Autograph Letter Signed, asking E.W.Brayley to write “a very compressed account of London for the Encyclopedia Metropolitan”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, light dust soiling, address leaf. 12 May 1830. “Our want is immediate.” Edward Smedley (1788–1836) clergyman, miscellaneous writer, and editor of the Encyclopædia Metropolitana.