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HOBART, Robert (1760-1816). Fourth earl of Buckinghamshire, politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Granville Penn (1761-1844, author), 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf (the latter stained), ?'House Commons 2.½. pm.'
'The translation of Leibnitz's memoir with the judicious & able observations you have made upon it demand my earliest acknowledgments, & I shall put them into Mr. Addingtons hands as a proof of your uncommon diligence, and ability to render that diligence of the most essential importance to the Public Service.'
Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, was founded as a penal colony in 1803 and named after the writer of this letter.
Provenance: from a collection formed by A.M. Broadley in 1903.
[No: 24804]

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