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LANDOR, Walter Savage (1775-1864). Author.
Autograph Letter Signed to a Mr Carbonel, evidently in Florence, 1 page 16mo with address-leaf, no date. Enquiring as to why Carbonel had failed to turn up for the dinner to which was invited, and promising to give 'a few lines' to his wife.
'I am sadly afraid you are unwell. Yesterday I waited dinner till half after 4 - and today till past four. It was yesterday, according to your note, that you flattered me with the hope of seeing you ...'
According to the records of the English Cemetery in Florence, a George Henry Carbonel was buried there on 5 August 1862. Landor himself died in Florence on 17 September 1864.
[No: 20856]

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