RICHARD LALOR SHEIL - AUTOGRAPH ENVELOPE SIGNED 08/12/1836 - HFSID 304626
Sale Price $63.00
RICHARD LALOR SHEIL
Envelope addressed by the Irish dramatist and politician, signed with his free frank.
Autograph Envelope signed: "R. L. Sheil", 5x3. "Free" postal cancellation. In full: "Bath August 12 1836/A. Roper Esq./15 New Boswell Court/Lincoln Ave/London". Richard Lalor Sheil (1791-1851) was an Irish playwright, politician and orator. His first play, Adelaide, or The Emigrants debuted in Dublin in 1814 and in Covent Garden, London two years later. His second play, The Apostate (1817), fully established his reputation. Sheil campaigned for Catholic emancipation, a goal achieved in 1829. He entered Parliament in 1830, and was named Master of the Mint in 1846. He died in Florence, having been appointed minister to the Tuscan court. Lightly toned and creased Corners lightly creased. Stamp lightly effecting ink. Otherwise, fine condition.
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