DU MAURIER, George, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts

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DU MAURIER, George (1834-1896). Artist and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lucas Ionides in Notting Hill, the 'G' as a sketch of a face, 1 page 8vo with envelope, 12 Earls Terrace, Kensington, 8 February 1870. Thanking Ionides for a cheque, and considering the prospect of a move to Hampstead to 'peaceably end our days there (not however till the 20th century)'.
According to Oxford DNB George du Maurier was settled in Hampstead from 1869, but the present letter clearly expresses the intention to make the move in the near future (the reference to the 20th century notwithstanding). The letter itself is not dated, but there is no reason to suppose that the envelope, clearly cancelled in 1870, belongs to a different one.
[No: 21540]


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