Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
(x) From the Mayflower Collection
Henry Stanley, Earl of Derby
A Superbly Attractive Early Domestic Letter
1589 (11 September) letter signed, the address panel reading "To my assured lovinge frende Thomas Egerton esquire Her Ma[jes]ties Solicitor generall" with reference to "Frenche occurrences" and "your brother Brereton". Devoted and signed in Stanley's beautiful and decorative hand "Youre assured lovynge frende allways fayethefullye to use H Derby". Given at Rocksavage, then an impressive Elizabethan mansion. Some minor foxing though a highly attractive document.
Notes: Thomas Egerton, 1st Viscount Brackley (1540-1617), Lord Keeper of the Great Seal (1596-1617), Lord High Chancellor (1596-1617), Lord High Treasurer (1613-1614).
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