Autograph Letter Signed ‘W. Gifford Palgrave’, to “Dear Joseph”, regretting he is unable to make the journey to Kent due to “a bad cold caught somehow in this infamous fog”. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches, in good condition, with a separate photographic portrait of Palgrave. Speaker’s Court, the Palace, Westminster, undated. William Gifford Palgrave (1826–1888), traveller and Arabic scholar, author of A Personal Narrative of a Year’s Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-1863).