Autograph Letter Signed ‘Harry S.Parkes’, to Mr. Cooke, with the latest news about Parkes’s daughter who has contracted diptheria. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches. In good condition. 1 Lancaster St., Lancaster Gate, 13 June, no year given. Sir Harry Smith Parkes (1828-1885), diplomat, served in China, acting as Lord Elgin’s envoy in 1860, and as minister in Japan from 1865.