A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, asking his correspondent for detailed information about the Norman practice of building earthen mounds, also raising the subject of hill worship. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches, one small tear repaired, in good condition, remains of tape along one edge on final page where formerly mounted. Board of Trade, London, 22 February 1864. Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869), politician and traveller, author of Ceylon, Physical, Historical and Topographical (2 vols., 1859).