Original autograph letter, dated Feby. 22nd 1886, signed “Violet Fane” `Dear Sir I would before now have replied to your flattering communication of the 12th inst. which was forwarded to me by Messrs. Hart & Blackett – my publishers, had it not happened that, at this moment, I am much pressed for time …As I am by nature rather more of a versifier than a prose writer, I enclose herewith four lines in rhyme …’

CURRIE Lady, `Violet Fane'


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`Violet Fane’, Lady Currie (1843-1905), novelist, essayist and poet. Travelled with her husband, Philip, later Baron Currie, who was Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire 1889-1893, then Ambassador to Rome 1898-1903

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