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RICHARD MONCKTON (1ST BARON HOUGHTON) MILNES - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 2/12 - HFSID 73367

RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES, 1ST BARON HOUGHTON The nineteenth-century literary patron and politician requests the names of certain benefactors in this letter penned on House of Commons letterhead Autograph Letter signed: "Richard M. Milnes" in black ink, 1p front and verso, 4½x7 folded.

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RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES, 1ST BARON HOUGHTON

The nineteenth-century literary patron and politician requests the names of certain benefactors in this letter penned on House of Commons letterhead

Autograph Letter signed: "Richard M. Milnes" in black ink, 1p front and verso, 4½x7 folded. Written on official House of Commons letterhead. February 12, no year. In full: "Dear Mr. Brookfield, Let me know the names of the Benefactors. If they are likely to influence the affirmative, Your obedient servant". 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 throughout. Corners rounded. Torn and frayed, with adhesive remnants on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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