[Bernard Bolingbroke Woodward, Royal Librarian at Windsor Castle.] Autograph Letter Signed ('B. B. Woodward') [to 'Morrison'?], regarding treatment at Queen Victoria's request by Sir William Jenner, 'Leonardo's MSS' and other matters.

Author: 
B. B. Woodward [Bernard Bolingbroke Woodward] (1816-1869), Royal Librarian at Windsor Castle [Sir William Jenner (1815-1898), physician; Queen Victoria; Sir Thomas Myddelton Biddulph (1809-1878)]
Publication details: 
On Windsor Castle letterhead; 1 December 1868.
£50.00
SKU: 22215

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Folded twice. The male recipient is not named, but the letter ends with respects to 'Mrs Morrison', presumably the recipient's wife. The letter begins: 'When your last note arrived, I was in Paris, for a short quasi-holiday; & on my return I had so severe an attack of illness, that the Queen put Sir Wm Jenner to take it in hand. Thanks to his skill & attention, I find myself recovering at a more rapid rate than my fall even. And Jenner promises me that I may live to a 100 years old, if I please!' He continues by stating that he has that morning spoken to the equerry Sir Thomas Biddulph 'respecting your suggestion that the Queen might like to see your splendid specimen of modern transparent enamel-work; & he thought that H.M. Would be really much gratified by it.' As 'this funereal time is coming round' he suggests that 'it might be better to postpone the treat till the return of the Court in the Spring'. He hopes that by then he will have seen the Queen again, as he has 'not been so much honoured this time'. After thanking him for a favour he concludes in the hope that he will soon be able to send 'a specimen of a reproduction of a page of Leonardo's MSS. by a new process – which seems to me perfect'.