Autograph Letter Signed, to Benjamin Hawes, asking for a letter of introduction which Macready’s son can take to Ceylon, following a Writer’s Appointment there. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, one light stain on final page, otherwise very good. Sherborne House, Dorset, 9 August 1854. The sons of Macready and Hawes had been at Westminster together. W.C.Macready (1793-1873), actor, son of William Macready, actor and manager. Sir Benjamin Hawes (1797-1862), Whig politician, brother-in-law of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.