Autograph Letter Signed, to Sir John Lubbock, about their meeting, explaining that “Mrs Bayard is detained at Wiesbaden by her oculist”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, small piece of paper adhering to second page, otherwise good. Baldwin’s Hotel, Piccadilly, 28 April 1897. “We hope to embark from Southampton on the 8th.” Thomas Francis Bayard (1828 – 1898), American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served three terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware, and as U.S. Secretary of State, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.