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'one who has long sojourned among wild folk'

STANLEY, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904). Explorer, administrator, author and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Alfred Lyall, 2 pages 8vo (facing, small area of damage to lower left hand corner of second leaf), 2 Richmond Terrace, 22 June 1891. Declining an offer of hospitality during his visit to Canterbury, and expressing his preference for a hotel.
Addressed to Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall (1835-1911, administrator in India and writer), and accompanied by a small letter from Lyall to his sister Sibylla [wife of Francis James Holland (1828-1907, son of the physician Sir Henry Holland)] sending Stanley's letter, and comment that 'he is something of a recluse, and avoids new society like one who has long sojourned among wild folk'.

£350 [No: 25379]
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