Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.G.Lockhart’, to Craufurd, explaining that “great domestic distress” had prevented an earlier reply, and that “The anecdote however was not new to me”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, a little dusty, generally good. London, 5 May 1837. John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854), biographer, son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott, was mourning the death of his wife Ann. His major work was the Life of Sir Walter Scott (7 vols, 1837—1838; 2nd ed., 10 vols., 1839).