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DOUCE, Francis (1757-1834). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to Rodd, 1 page 8vo, (tipped to a backing-sheet), no place, 'Saturday 12 O'Clock', no date. Apologising for missing the carrier, promising that the books will arrive on Monday, and mentioning a work on the Stuarts.
'... I well knew A. Lumisden the translator & secretary to the Pretender.'
Andrew Lumisden, or Lumsden, (1720-1801) was appointed under-secretary by the Chevalier de St George in 1757, rising to sole secretary in 1862. At the Chevalier's death, the Young Pretender reappointed him to the office of secretary, dismissing him in 1768. Although granted a free pardon, Lumisden lived principally in Paris.
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