Autograph Letter Signed to the poet, journalist and editor Alaric A[lexander]. Watts (1797-1864).

Thomas Haynes Bayly (1797-1839), English poet and song writer.
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Friday [no date]; 5 Wyndham Place, London.
SKU: 5717

Two pages, quarto. Very good, on lightly aged and creased paper. He is sorry that he has not been able to 'become personally acquainted with' Watts since coming to town, but will 'very soon make another attempt', hoping to find him at home. 'As I before told you I wish to contribute to the Souvenir ['Literary Souvenir', an annual edited by Watts], & as you said you wished a tale somewhat in the style of my "Legend of Killarney" I send you one.' Asks the 'usual rate of remuneration, & what you can afford to give me for it, I dare say I shall feel disposed to accept without reference to, or comparison with the amount offered by other Periodicals'.