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To Lady Blessington, Irish-born writer and literary hostess : 2 letters : -- 1 autograph letter signed : 26 Apr 1849 : (BLES 1.080) : from 15 Victoria Square, Pimlico : begins, "The tone of the Grand Opera is assuredly not deep or serious; & as you know, I am at the best of times shy and tongue-tied -- worse and worse, I think, every year." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 19 May 1849 : (BLES 1.081) : from 15 Victoria Square, Pimlico : begins, "For the last ten days I have been meaning to write a line in acknowledgement of your first truly kind letter." -- Both letters mounted in v. 1 of the Blessington Papers. Shelved with oversized bound manuscript volumes.|||To Richard Robert Madden, author and colonial administrator : 1 autograph letter signed : 3 Mar 1853 : (BLES 1.079) : [no place] : begins, "In answer to your note of February the 28th, I fear I must say that I have no letters from Lady Blessington that will serve your purpose." Mounted in v. 1 of the Blessington Papers. Shelved with oversized bound manuscript volumes.