Autograph letter signed, 3pp, 10 June 1818, to Monsier le Comte[?].

SMYTHE, PERCY CLINTON SYDNEY, SIXTH VISCOUNT STRANGFORD AND FIRST BARON PENSHURST

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Autograph letter signed ("Strangford") in French, 3 pages, measuring approximately 7 1/4" x 9 1/2", Stockholm, 10 June 1818. To Monsier le Comte[?], apparently praising and sending thanks for a book: "Le Livre que Votre Excellence a daigne ajouter a ma petite Collection, va une deoiner infiniment precian[?]; moins par sa varete extuine[?], que par l'occasion qu'il me fournit de temoigner mon Respect pour Votre Excellence, et les Sentiments d'admiration que en ont toujours inspires Ses vertus[?] et Ses talens. . . ." A bit browned and soiled; splitting at center fold; lower corner chipped.

Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, Sixth Viscount Strangford and First Baron Penshurst (1780-1855); English author, translated Camoens, was satirized by Byron. (Item ID: 12887)


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