GILBERT, Ann. 10069



Autograph Letter Signed, regretting that she is unable at present to contribute to her correspondent’s work, although “all I can say is, that if it should happen that leisure and ability unite, your shall be – either the better or the worse for it…” 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches, small ink stain on first page, otherwise good. Nottingham, 24 March 1848. Mrs. Ann Gilbert (1782-1866), writer of poetry for children. Her most popular works were written before her marriage under her maiden name, Ann Taylor. “I am glad to hear that the publication prospers, in this day, when selection is the difficulty…”