[Henry Perlee Parker of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, artist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('H. P. Parker') to 'Mr Johnson' [E. A. Johnson], regarding his departure for Newcastle, the artist J. C. Zeitter, Emmerson, the Newcastle Exhibition.

Henry Perlee Parker (1785-1873) of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, genre and portrait painter [E. A. Johnson of the Zoological Gardens, Regents Park, entomologist; John [Johann Christian] Zeitter (1798-1862)]
Publication details: 
'Sunday Evening | June 2nd –' [1833]. 27 Newcastle Street, Strand [London].
SKU: 22241

3pp, 4to. Bifolium, addressed, with postmarks, on reverse of second leaf, 'to | Mr Johnson | Zoological Gardens | Regents Park | or Wellington Cottage | Wellington Place | Camden Town'. In good condition, lightly aged, with paper repairs last leaf. Folded several times. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir | By a letter I have just received from home I find it necessary to leave London earlier than I had intended which will make it impossible for me to have the pleasure of waiting upon you at your house, as I had hoped to do.' He intends to 'leave pr Steam packet which sails on Tuesday night 10 O Clock', and asks Johnson to 'forward what you may have to send to Mr Emmerson to be on board the City of Edinbro Packet Blackwall by eight o Clock of that evening.' He will be there about that time, and 'will keep an eye upon it untill [sic] it reaches Newcastle', and asks for his 'directions if the parcel should require any particular care'. He regrets 'exceedingly' not being able to avail himself of Johnson's 'kind offer to be introduced to Mr Zietter [sic, for 'Zeitter'] whose pictures I so much admire & from his great Knowledge of the Arts I should have derived so much information & pleasure by a Conversation on that Subject'. He leaves such a meeting 'to a future opportunity', but asks Johnson to remind Zeitter 'of his promise to you to send some of his work to N Castle, & I shall have the greatest pleasure in doing what I can to get them good places & procure purchasers.' He gives directions for sending the items 'by the Newcastle trader […] directed to the Secretary of the Newcastle Exhibition'. He sends his 'very best respects to Mrs. Emmerson & Mr & Mrs Marr'. In a ten-line postscript he returns to the subject of the conveyance to the packet of the parcel, explaining that he has 'so many things of my own & at present have not arranged where I shall be the day before, that I think it the safest way to have it sent on board at once'.