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JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/03/1839 - HFSID 73496

JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART The famed biographer of Sir Walter Scott, his father-in-law, invites a Miss Rogers for an appointment later that week, signs name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "J.G. Lockhart" in black ink. 1 page, 3½x4½. July 9, 1839.

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JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
The famed biographer of Sir Walter Scott, his father-in-law, invites a Miss Rogers for an appointment later that week, signs name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "J.G. Lockhart" in black ink. 1 page, 3½x4½. July 9, 1839. In part: "Dear Miss Rogers, I hope you will honour me w/ you countenance at 10 on Wednesday the 10th...Exceedingly". John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854) was a Scottish writer and author, best known for his definitive biography of Sir Walter Scott titled Life of Sir Walter Scott (1837-1838), which is considered the second most admirable in the English language (after Boswell's Life of Johnson). A scholar of classics, Lockhart first came into notice while writing for the Scottish Tory publication Blackwood's Magazine, famed for its aggressive articles and brilliant criticism of the Scottish Whig stronghold and the Romantic intellectual movement. In 1818, Lockhart met Sir Walter Scott, and went on to marry his eldest daughter Sofia two years later. He worked as editor of the Quarterly Review from 1825 until 1853, as well as wrote novels such as Valerius (1821), Reginald Dalton (1823) and Matthew Wald (1824) and served as editor for the famed Murray's Family Library (1829). Normal mailing fold. Slightly toned. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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