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Autograph letter signed, 3-sides 8vo, to her cousin Charles [Burrard]:
" I have a little private communication to make to you.....which will I am sure give you pleasure. Much to my surprise at receiving by this days post a very handsome letter from Lord Derby, to acquaint me that at his recommendation the Queen has been pleased to place me on the Civil list for a pension of £200 that not some thing to be thankful for? - & indeed I am so ". She continues by saying that she needs two trustees for the pension and asks Charles if he is prepared to be one "will you dear Charles.........Ld. Derby's communication being marked private - as it may perhaps be some time before the matter gets into the press., I do not mean to make it known to any but yourself & Laura, Sir George & Mrs. Roche & the Warters. I do not think I shall long burthen the Civil list but I am certainly something better than I was - & if it please God to prolong my life beyond this year - This opportune help will make the downward way all the smoother.....". Buckland, Friday night, n.d. [ but 1852 ]. Laid down by the blank side of the conjugate leaf to a page from the album of Miss Maria Burrard., a 2nd cousin of Caroline Anne Southey. Inscribed in another, contemporary, hand at the head of the first leaf "Mrs. Southey (Caroline Bowles)". With, laid down to the reverse of the leaf, two other autograph pieces, one being an autograph note (or upper ¾ of a letter) unsigned from FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820-1910; hospital reformer) to a Mrs. Hillier : "Mrs. Smith is so good as to say that you will go with me to Edinburgh where I am obliged to go tomorrow on business. I start very early - and I think you had better come here tonight to sleep....please bring a week's things." . 30 Old Burlington Street, Friday, no date. Inscribed in another, contemporary, hand between the address & the commencement of the letter "Florence Nightingale" .
      [Bookseller: Bristow and Garland]
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