Autograph Letter Signed, to S.C.Hall, about is correspondent’s letter, explaining that he is “engaged on two large pictures at present”, so is unable to make “a design for your splendid work”. 1½ pages 9 x 7 inches, integral address leaf, postal marks, remains of guard where formerly mounted, in good condition. Scotland Street, Edinburgh, 13 June 1835. Uncommon. Sir William Allan (1782 –1850) was a distinguished Scottish historical painter known for his scenes of Russian life. He became president of the Royal Scottish Academy. He went to Russia in 1805 and spend some years travelling in the interior. Samuel Carter Hall (1800-1889), author and editor.