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PAGET, Violet (1856-1935). Art historian & writer under the pseudonym Vernon Lee.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Madam'), 2 pages 8vo on facing pages, 3 Challoner Street, West Kensington, 30 August no year. Thanking her for Mrs Lyall's poem.

'... I was much struck by it, as Mr Aidé may have told you; & I wished to show it to my half brother, Lee Hamilton, whose name as a poet of dramatic idyls [sic] may have reached you.'

Violet Paget is presumably alluding to (Charles) Hamilton Aidé (1826-1906, novelist and poet). Her half-brother was Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845-1907), her mother's son from her first marriage. It is not clear to whom she is referring in 'Mrs Lyall' as this would not fit with Ada Ellan Bayly ('Edna Lyall'), nor another possible candidate, Mary Sybilla Holland (1836-1891, neé Lyall, wife of Francis James Holland). Perhaps the wife of Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall, Cornelia Arnoldina (Cora) Cloete, wrote poetry?
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