RICHARD MONCKTON (1ST BARON HOUGHTON) MILNES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/22/1894 - HFSID 73106
Sale Price $198.00
RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES, 1ST BARON HOUGHTON
The 19th century literary figure writes a letter to friend expressing his wish for him to look at a letter from the Dublin Chamberlain
Autograph Letter signed: "Houghton" in black ink, 1p front and verso, 4½x7 folded. Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin, Ireland. In full: "My dear Sandhurst, Col. Dease, the writer of the enclosed [not included], is Chamberlain in Dublin, as you are probably aware. His letter explains itself, and if his wishes can properly be met, I should be glad. Of course you will best know what is the strength of his claim compared with those of others. Yours ever". Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (1809-1885) was an English poet, literature patron, and politician. While attending Cambridge, Milnes joined the socially and artistically progressive Apostles Club, which included members such as Alfred Tennyson and Arthur Henry Hallam. They involved themselves in issues such as copyright and the establishments of juvenile reformatories. His early work, mostly reflective poetry reminiscent of Wordsworth, led many people to regard him as one of the most promising writers of his generation, with books such as Memorials of a Tour in Some Parts of Greece (1834), Memorials of a Residence on the Continent and Historical Poems(1838), Poems of Many Years (1840), and Palm Leaves (1844) earning him recognition. However, Milnes' legacy was his standing as a generous and discriminating patron of writers; he published Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats (1848), helped Tennyson secure a pension, and popularized the writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson in England. Since his death, he has become known for his massive collection of erotic literature, including the first serious collection of the works of the Marquis de Sade. Normal mailing folds. Toned. Creased and stained in several places. Otherwise, fine condition.
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