JAMES (George Payne Rainsford,1799-1860, Novelist & Poet)

Autograph Conveyancing document signed certifying "that I have made over to Captain Gardener all my right and title in the lodging now occupied by me over the second and third stories of the House of Monsieur Webber which I hold till Christmas week ...", 1 side oblong 8vo., Hendlebury, 26th October

He was appointed Historiographer Royal during the last years of William IV's reign, and published several official pamphlets. In 1842 he lived at Walmer and was frequently a guest of the Duke of Wellington at Walmer Castle. In 1845 he went to Germany, partly for recreation and partly to gather material for his writings. On his return to England he lived for some time in Farnham, Surrey.

Item Date:  1840

Stock No:  38343      £275

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