Somerville, William, Scottish physician (1771-1860). 2 autograph letters signed.

[London], 2 Nov. 1819 and 5 March 1827.

8vo. Together (1+1 =) 2 pp. on one bifolium and one single sheet. One with autograph address verso.


To a publisher about his father's, the minister, antiquarian and amateur scientist Thomas Somerville's historical works: "My father directs me to beg you will send him copies of his Political Transactions [i.e., 'History of Political Transactions and Parties from Charles II to King William', 1792], & History of Q. Anne [i.e., 'The History of Great Britain During the Reign of Queen Anne', 1798] which he has not been able to procure in Edinburgh. If they are sent to my house I shall be able to forward them. He wishes to know if the sale goes on [...]" (2 Nov. 1819).

To the secretary of the Athenaeum asking him to sign a certificate in his place: "Being prevented from going out of doors by indisposition, I am not able to sign Mr. Dyer's Certificate whose name is on the ballot list for this Evening. I must therefore request that you will sign for me on my absence as has been done before on like cases [...]" (5 March 1827).

The 1827 letter shows larger tears due to breaking the seal, not touching the text. Both letters with traces of former mounting on verso.

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