GRAY, Elizabeth Caroline. 17971

£45

Description

Autograph Letter Signed ‘E.C. Hamilton Gray’, addressed “Dear Sir” [Sir Benjamin Hawes], about the delivery of “a mask” [?], and recommending the supplying firm. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, a few minor blemishes only, integral blank leaf (traces of mounting). Bolsover Castle, 3 April [watermark 1848]. Elizabeth Caroline Gray (1800-1887), author of A Tour to the Sepulchres of Etruria, in 1839 / by Mrs. Hamilton Gray [London : J. Hatchard and Son, 1840], and A History of Etruria [1843-44]. “Perhaps the Establishment may be already known to you but since I am called upon to notice them, I have no hesitation in saying that I think the Mask promising, & I can assure you that these Gentry, hitherto so factious and annoying, have now become witty, amusing, & reasonable.”