HALLAM TENNYSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/07/1893 - HFSID 73630
HALLAM TENNYSON Signed, handwritten 1893 letter, inviting visitors Photograph signed: "Tennyson", 1 page, 4¼x3¾. Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey (England), 1893 August 7. On black-bordered mourning paper to "My dear Mr. Barrett"
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Signed, handwritten 1893 letter, inviting visitors
Photograph signed: "Tennyson", 1 page, 4¼x3¾. Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey (England), 1893 August 7. On black-bordered mourning paper to "My dear Mr. Barrett". In full: "Your letter has been forwarded to me from the Isle of Wight. Best thanks, we cannot come this year. If you are passing Haslemere Station on your way to the [illegible place name] or back from the [same illegible place name], we shall be delighted to welcome you at luncheon. Only let us know & we will meet you at the station." Hallam Tennyson (1852-1928), the eldest son of Victorian England's most beloved poet, Alfred Tennyson, became the second Baron Tennyson upon his father's death in 1892. He was named for Arthur Hallam, his father's friend and fellow poet who was engaged to Alfred Tennyson's sister at the time of his death. Hallam Tennyson wrote a biography of his father in 1897. In 1899, he was appointed Governor of South Australia, ascending to Governor-General of Australia in 1902. Despite his lack of political experience, he proved a popular Governor-General. Lightly worn at edges. Fold crease, not at signature. Fine condition.
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