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BAILLIE, Joanna (1762-1851). Playwright and poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to the actor George Bartley (1782?-1858), 3 pages 8vo with address-leaf (mounting tape to reverse, small seal-tear), Hampstead, 'Sunday evening', no date. Giving a convoluted explanation of why she would be unable to see his play until Wednesday.
'... when you hear how I am circumstanced, I am sure you will agree that I ought not. We have Friends, who are engaged to dine ... one of these is going abroad ... . 'On tuesday I am engaged to meet a party of My Brothers whom Mrs Baillie is particularly anxious I should meet. ... So you see, my dear sir, how I am entangled. I must then beg to profit by your kind offer of a private box on Wednesday as I at first proposed ...'
Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
[No: 24747]

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