JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED CIRCA 1825 - HFSID 73489
JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART The Scottish author and political writer sends letter to friend, apologizing for the confusion, signs his name in black ink Autograph letter signed: "J.G. Lockhart" in faded black ink. 2 pages (front and verso) 4½x7¼ folded.
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JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART
The Scottish author and political writer sends letter to friend, apologizing for the confusion, signs his name in black ink
Autograph letter signed: "J.G. Lockhart" in faded black ink. 2 pages (front and verso) 4½x7¼ folded. In full: "Dear Sir, I am afraid there must have been some very [illegible] misapprehension on my part as to what you said or of the contents of the note which was left on my table yesterday morning and which I supposed to be yours. I went to 8 Seymour Place - the man who choose me said he knew of no other place of the same name - and found there no Mr. Maddohur - but some quiet old people at tea . Forgive this longwinded apology. I have the honor to remain, Your much obliged friend". 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 folds. Creased throughout. Slightly toned. Corners rounded. Light stains throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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