Autograph letter signed, 2pp, 7 August 1869. To "Dear Gentlemen". With a poem.


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Autograph letter signed, 2pp, 8vo, Hollow Oak, Haverthwaite, Ulverston, Lancashire, 7 August 1869. To "Dear Gentlemen" (presumably her publishers) announcing her safe return from a tour: ". . . I shall remain in the Lake country till near the end of this month, and then return to my cottage by the sea. I was treated with great respect & attention, during my sojourn at the Hague, and honoured with a presentation to the Queen of the Netherlands, who took me into her bedchamber, to show me the miniature of the Princess Royal and some interesting memorials of that lady. I hope you . . . have a good account to give me of the half year's sale of 'The Queens', both great and small. . . ." Remains of prior mounting on (blank) verso; creased at folds; with some soiling and a vertical line through the first page of text (still legible); else good. Together with a small folded sheet containing Strickland's signature and the address "Roydon Hall Suffolk", dated by her at the bottom June 18, 1849. Additionally accompanied by a holograph occasional poem or riddle, titled "Charade" at the top, one page, oblong 8vo, unsigned, comprising 7 lines of verse, beginning: "My first every mortal, we know, / Might do, and the wisest & best here below, / If they did would be wiser and better. / My second to self comes so near, That it's always a favorite letter. . . ." With a second oblong sheet containing the 4 line- rhyming "Answer to Charade", which Strickland has written out and signed at the bottom. Remains of prior mounting paper on versos; very minor soiling; else good. Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England From the Norman Conquest, was first published (in multiple volumes) in 1840. (Item ID: 22851)

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