Autograph Letter Signed ‘Thos. Tooke’, to Mrs Hawes, explaining that a visit to his eldest son in Sussex prevents Tooke accepting her invitation, but that his son Tom “will be most happy to partake of Mr. Hawes’s official haunch of venison on that day”. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, a few minor stains only, integral blank leaf. Spring Gardens, 13 August, no year given. Uncommon. Thomas Tooke (1774–1858), economist known for writing on money and his work on economic statistics. After Tooke’s death the Statistical Society endowed the Tooke Chair of economics at King’s College London, and a Tooke Prize. Tooke is best known for his History of Prices and of the State of the Circulation during the Years 1703-1856 (6 vols., 1838-1857). His correspondent is Sophia Hawes,wife of Sir Benjamin Hawes, the brother-in-law of I.K.Brunel. She was the daughter of Marc Isambard Brunel.