[Chandos Leigh, 1st Baron Leigh.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Leigh') to 'Mr. Brodie', regarding a 'rather singular letter' he has received from one of his parishoners, offering his services as a shoemaker at a prison.

Chandos Leigh (1791-1850), 1st Baron Leigh, of Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, minor poet, cousin of Jane Austen and friend of Byron and Leigh Hunt
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57 Portman Square, London. 14 July 1849.
SKU: 13942

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. The recipient presumably held a living near Leigh's Warwickshire mansion Stoneleigh Abbey (said to be the model for Sotherton Court in his cousin Jane Austen's 'Mansfield Park'). Leigh apologises troubling Brodie 'with the enclosed rather singular letter which I have received from one of your Parishioners'. 'It has taken me some time to make out exactly what he wants, but I imagine that he is anxious to obtain a situation in the County Prison.' Leigh suggests thhat if Brodie can supply the man with 'a character, he might apply to the Governor of the Gaol, "Mr Anderson," but I am not aware that there is a vacancy for a Shoemaker there at the moment.' He ends by asking Brodie to see the man.