WILLIAM HENRY LEATHAM - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/16/1868 - HFSID 305577
Sale Price $180.00
WILIAM HENRY LEATHAM
The banker, poet and parliamentarian sends a carte de visite upon request.
Autograph Letter signed: "Wm Henry Leatham", 1 page, 4½x7. Demsworth Hall, Pontefract [West Yorkshire, England], 1868 April 16. On personal letterhead to "Mr. C. Brightwell, Scarburo [Scarborough?], in full: "In reply to your request I beg to enclose my 'carte'. [Item not included.] I beg to remain, Sir, yours truly". William Henry Leatham (1815-1889) was a Quaker banker, poet and Liberal politician. He held local offices, including Justice of the Peace of the West Riding, Yorkshire, before being elected to the House of Commons in from Wakefield 1859. He served intermittently in Parliament through 1885, alternately winning and losing elections. His books include three volumes of poetry, published between 1837 and 1840, and a play, Oliver Cromwell (1843). Multiple folds. Corners slightly worn. Light surface creases. Left edge frayed. Lightly toned. Stray ink marks across center of page. Faint stains in corners. Otherwise, fine condition.
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