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BECKFORD, William (1766-1844). Writer and art collector.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Morlands, Auriol & Co., bankers, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf (the signature cancelled by the bank), 13 October 1823. Effectively a cheque, asking the bankers to pay Mr Clarke one hundred pounds (some traces of mounting to the reverse).
 Oxford DNB notes that Beckford 'was in almost daily communication with his booksellers, dealing in London with William Clarke, and then with his son George, from whom he ordered numerous books for examination and kept only those few that pleased him'.
Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
[No: 24769]

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