Dover House, Whitehill, 29 September 1831. 1 1/2 pp. on recto and verso of one panel of a folded lettersheet. Blank verso of conjugate tipped to mounting sheet otherwise very good. Item #WRCLIT77769
Baron Dover (1797-1833), British art patron, collector and editor of Walpole's letters, writes to British poet and anthologist Alaric A. Watts (1797-1864), stating in part: "I return you many thanks for the beautiful & almost unique proof of Lady Dover's print, which you have been good enough to send me ...." He further comments about the recipeint's decision regarding having an engraving made of "the picture by Collins ...if you finally determine not to have it engraved, will you be so good as to let me have it ...." An early ink note, likely by the recipient, appears on the recto of the conjugate: "The late Lord Dover, a most accomplished nobleman and the author of several popular works."