HUNTINGDON, Theophilus Hastings, 9th Earl. 18849



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Huntingdon’, sending a servant with “the Poem and Copy of the Inscription”, glad “to find Mr. Mattaire designs to print the Inscription, which is I believe next to those of the Arundel Collection the greatest curiosity if not the only one of the kind in England.” 2 pp. 8 x 7 inches, in good condition. 23 March, no year given. Theophilus Hastings (1696-1746) succeeded as 9th Earl of Huntingdon in 1705. Michael Mattaire (1668-1747), classical scholar and historian of printing, author of Annales Typographici ab artis inventae origine ad annum MD (The Hague, 1719) and other works. Huntingdon’s wife, Lady Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, the religous leader, is mentioned in this letter. “My Wife, whom you was so good as to remember, has found little or no benefit form either the waters or the famous Doctor she has so much faith in, and proposes to leave Bath in about a fortnight.”