A lengthy Auitograph Letter Signed, to his friend, Benjamin Hawes, discussing “poor Christie”, a request for an autograph of Isambard Brunel, his own forthcoming visit to Constantinople, his Scottish travels, Henry Marshall’s recent work on Ceylon, and much else. 7 pp. 9 x 7 inches, folds, a few minor marginal blemishes, generally good. Colinton House, near Edinburgh, Monday morning, 22 March . Charles Macfarlane (1799-1858) travelled extensively in Turkey in 1827 and again in 1847. His travel works included ‘Constantinople in 1828’. Sir Benjamin Hawes (1797-1862), Whig politician, brother-in-law of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.