Item #4459 Richard Monckton Milnes Autograph Signed Letter (ASL) 3 pages. Richard Monckton MILNES, 1st Baron Houghton , 1809- 1885.
Richard Monckton Milnes Autograph Signed Letter (ASL) 3 pages
Richard Monckton Milnes Autograph Signed Letter (ASL) 3 pages
MILNES, Richard Monckton, 1st Baron Houghton (1809- 1885)

Richard Monckton Milnes Autograph Signed Letter (ASL) 3 pages

Date Published: [1852]
Binding: No binding

Autograph letter signed. Dated Bawley, October 9th [1852]. Two pages, flat 6 x 7-1/2 inches folded once to 6 x 3-3/4 inches, very good condition. One page unwritten. back page mounted to another paper.

It reads: “Dear Sir/ I shall be happy to join the Committee of the Free Library for Marylebone though fear that I am too busy to be of much use to them. I remain…”

Monkton Milnes was a writer, parliamentarian. He was involved in many of the issues of his day. In the DCB it is noted that “his chief distinctions were his keen sense of literary merit in others, and the judgment and magnanimity with which he fostered it. He was surrounded by the most brilliant men of his time, many of whom he had been the first to acclaim. His chief title to remembrance rests on the part he played, as a man of influence in society and in moulding public opinion on literary matters, in connection with his large circle of talented friends. He secured a pension for Tennyson, helped to make Ralph Waldo Emerson known in Great Britain, and was one of the earliest champions of Algernon Charles Swinburne. He helped David Gray and wrote a preface for The Luggie.”
Very Good. Item #4459

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