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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2084

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
Robert Rich Earl of Warwick
An Extraordinary Letter to his Son-in-Law
c.1651 ALS "For Sir Right Honorable the Earl of Manchester" with address panel marked for private delivery reading "Son, I desire to know your mind and what you will have done int eh business of Mrs. Massinberd for something must be done in it speedily for they will hear your son is come and will think themselves much neglected if somewhat be not done on or of truly son £10,000 is not to be had every day down and on the nayle with a reasonable handsome maid and I desire you not to be mislead by weemons discourses which in thy age and so censorious without cause as well as with, for on my life I speak it confidentially, and on good grounds, the maid is free from anyone yet ... my wife goes down tomorrow and if you defer this business I will go down with her." Signed "I rest your affectionate father, Warwick". Very fine and unusual

Ex Robson Lowe Collection

Notes: Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (1602-1671) married Lady Anne Rich, Robert Rich's second daughter though died in 1642.
Robert Rich, 2nd earl of Warwick (1587-1658), made Lord High Admiral in 1642

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