[ Charles Burton Wyatt, son of the architect James Wyatt. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('C: Wyatt') to 'Charles James Esqre', regarding financial matters.

Charles Wyatt [ Charles Burton Wyatt ] of the East India Company, son of the architect James Wyatt (1746-1813)
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1 Foley Place [ London ]. 9 February 1812.
SKU: 19149

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with neat spike hole. Addressed, with remains of red-wax seal, to 'Chars James Esqre | Upper Wimpole St'. The letter concerns 'a person' who has 'been in possession for 66£ 15s at the Suit of Henry agt my Father'. A mistake has occurred as he 'sent this Sum to your office instantly I received notice from you daterd the first Inst.' He asks him to 'direct the necessary Steps to be taken'. James Wyatt's entry in the Oxford DNB describes how his final years 'were increasingly overshadowed by ill health and financial difficulties, and he died penniless'. Little has been known regarding the later activities of his son Charles; from this letter it would seem that he acted as his father's assistant. He reappears in 1835 in a Times law report.