Mitford, Mary Russell, English writer and playwright (1787-1855). Autograph letter signed, with a lock of her hair.

Swallowfield (Berkshire), 24. VII. 1854.

12mo. 1 p. Mounted on backing paper with 4 additional autographs; 5 additional autographs are loosely enclosed in an envelope.


"Dear Sir, I am so seriously & severely ill that in general I can only acknowledge the receipt of books - but I am so well pleased with your selection that I cannot help expressing my sense of the manner in which you have combined instruction with amusement. I hope your success will be proprotioned to your merits [...]". Mounted with a small envelope enclosing a lock of Miss Mitford's hair on a sheet of paper which also presents the signatures of Sir John Mordaunt, of an unidentified "Milton", and Lord Mexborough (an envelope cover addressed to the architect Anthony Salvin). Further envelope covers include one addressed to Sir John Shelley by Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, dated Sept. 1827, and another addressed to Edmund Hammond at the Foreign Office by Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. Stored in an envelope of the National Liberal Club, marked "Autographs (special)". From the collection of John Henderson (1862-1938), the long-serving secretary of the National Liberal Club.

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