CHAMBERS, Robert. 16821



Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Chambers’, addressed ‘Dear Madam’, explaining the arrangements for dinner, the adjournment of the ladies into the drawing-room “in order to have a little music and a little chat”, hoping that their friends at 105 Princes Street and 2 Queen Street can fall in with the proposed plan. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, folds, light creasing. Undated. Robert Chambers (1802-71), Edinburgh publisher, anonymous author of Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation, a precursor of The Origin of Species. Chambers moved to London in 1861 to work in the British Museum on his project, The Book of Days (published in two vols., 1862-64).