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To Lady Blessington, Irish-born writer and literary hostess : 3 letters -- 1 autograph letter signed : "Monday night" : (BLES 1.086a) : [no place] : begins, "I am sorry to say there are various things -- none of them all, nor all of them, worth one course of yr dinner -- fixed for t-morrow in the House of Lords; and I must therefore beg you not to wait dinner one minute for me ..." With the excised address from the letter cover. -- 1 autograph letter signed : 14 Feb 1849 : (BLES 1.086b) : [no place] : begins, "I am very sorry you have had so much trouble with the picture. It is returned, & the frame is here." -- 1 autograph letter signed : 14 Apr  : (BLES 1.083) : [no place] : begins, "I have been in the country all wee (altho'it seems my ghost appeared to some reporter at Covt Garden Opera on Tuesday, where I was not) ..." -- All letters to Lady Blessington mounted in v. 1 of the Blessington Papers. Shelved with oversized bound manuscript volumes.|||To Abraham Hayward, essayist and translator : 1 autograph letter signed : 27 Oct 1867 : (HWD 08.049) : from Portumna, Ireland : begins, "As you are an intimate friend of Henry Bulwer, you doubtless know where he is --"; on mourning stationery. Within the Abraham Hayward Correspondence Files.