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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2072

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
Earl and Countess of Sussex
A Most Unusual Matched Pair from this Period
1606-12, two letters signed: 1606 (24 June) from the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Suffolk to the Keeper of the Royal House, Oatlands, John Dethick giving instructions for "the furnishinge of his Majesty's house at Eltham for the Ladie Elizabeth, hir grace ... you will answer the contrary at your prill". Signed "Suffolke". A filing endorsement lists "40 pieces of hangings, 4 beds, 4 counter pynts[?]". With signed note from Richard Higgins;
1612 (13 July) letter signed from Countess of Suffolk to Fuller, her Gamekeeper reading "I would have you to deliver unto my couzen Sir Michael Stanhope a brace of Buckes ... let me cozen ... take the pleasure of the Parje to his owne content", endorsed simply "for Fuller" and signed "K Suffolk". A good pair

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