Alfred Tennyson 1st Baron Tennyson. autograph letter Signed.
British poet. Author of the Charge of the Light Brigade, Idylls of the King, etc.
ALS. 1p. Aldworth, Blackdown, Haslemere. August 17th 1871. To an unnamed correspondent.
"Sir, I fear that my vote is already promised or I would gladly have given it to one whose mother's position is from what you say so trying and so bravely bourn. I have the honour to be your obedient servant, A. Tennyson."
8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Laid down by top section only to part of an album leaf, with slight browning at head from old glue. All else very good.
From a 19th century album compiled by the Marryat family, relatives of the novelist Captain Frederick Marryat, author of Mr Midshipman Easy, Children of the New Forest, etc.