Autograph Letter Signed ‘Florence Marryat’, about her application for membership of the Pioneer Club. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, fold marks, small filing hole. Sydenham, 6 August 1894. Florence Marryat (1833 –1899), author and actress. The daughter of author Capt. Frederick Marryat, she was particularly known for her sensational novels and her involvement with several celebrated spiritual mediums of the late 19th century. Her works include Love’s Conflict (1865), Her Father’s Name (1876), There is No Death (1891) and The Spirit World (1894), The Dead Man’s Message (1894) and The Blood of the Vampire (1897).