Description: Noted English adventure novelist, H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925), wrote this kind autograph letter signed declining an invitation (maybe to speak?) and instead suggests other people: “How about Lord Tennyson who was the chairman of our Empire Settlement Committee, or Sir Harry Wilson of the Royal Colonial Institute”.
Sir H. Rider Haggard is best remembered for his works King Solomon’s Mines, She, and Allan Quatermain.
Written on an 8” x 5” sheet of “Rosemullion Hotel, Budleigh Salterton, S. Devon” imprinted stationery. Item #A00839.
Condition: Fold lines and wrinkling, top part of the letter has been reinforced with thicker paper on the verso, a few scattered spots, otherwise good condition with dark ink and a bold signature.