[William Boyd Carpenter, Bishop of Ripon and chaplain to Queen Victoria, complains of his 'demoralizing' workload.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. B Ripon') to 'Marian', explaining how pressure of work makes it impossible to meet.

William Boyd Carpenter (1841-1918), Bishop of Ripon and chaplain to Queen Victoria
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Palace, Ripon. 13 October 1886.
SKU: 20818

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. Aged and grubby. Written with purple pencil. He begins by thanking her for the 'letter & two Photographs', and is 'looking forward some day to see my god child whom the photographs picture as very bonny'. He is 'obliged to write on the train & to use this ugly pencil', and thinks there is little chance of his 'seeing you, or anyone else', as he has 'incessant work & numberless engagements till the middle of Novr.' After that he hopes 'to go somewhere and get a bit of quiet as the long journeys & constant preachings & talkings are most unsettling and, I almost think demoralizing – I have travelled more than 900 miles since the beginning of this month & I have given 10 Sermons & Speeches – The bliss of silence & stillness I hope to attain next month somewhere'.