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JOHN TENNIEL (1820-1914) Autograph Letter Signed
Name: JOHN TENNIEL (1820-1914) Autograph Letter Signed
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  JOHN TENNIEL (1820-1914) Autograph Letter Signed
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SIR JOHN TENNIEL Autograph LETTER Signed.

English illustrator and graphic humourist. Best known as the original illustrator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by LEWIS CARROLL and as a long-serving Punch cartoonist.
 
ALS.  1p.  10 Portsdown Road, Maida Hill, W.  May 7th 1885. To William Woodall M.P. Together with a contemporary portrait photograph.
 
"I regret very much that by reason of a severe cold, I was unable to be present at your soiree last night."
 
12mo.  Approx 7 x 4.5 inches.  Some browning and off-setting from its previous mounting in an album and with mounting traces on verso. Good.  The photograph is an albumen silver print measuring approx 3.5 x 2.5 inches, laid down on part of original card album leaf, with some creasing and edge tearing caused when originally mounted.
 
Both the letter and the photograph are from a 19th century collection made by the radical Liberal M.P., William Woodall.
 
 

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