REDE, Leman Thomas. 10056



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. Croker, exposing the devious denial by Mr. Davidge that he did not produce “the infamous playbill exhibited at the Coburg”, and explaining what really happened. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, fine. 5 Brydges Street, Covent Garden, 25 June 1832. “Falsehood generally refutes itself.” Leman Thomas [Tertius] Rede (1799-1832), writer, elocution teacher, actor, informs Croker that Davidge “followed that act up by requesting the actors personating the characters in Tom Thumb to model their dresses & appearance into as near a resemblance to his present Majesty, The Duke of Wellington &c., as possible. This the performers one & all declined doing.”