Autographed letter signed by John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork, and addressed to the booksellers Messrs. Dodsley on the subject of Horace Walpole. He commences the letter by asking to see any work by “Mr Walpole”: “I am told of one that it is very difficult to be procured”. He says that he met “Mr Walpole” many years ago at Houghton when he was treated with “honours and civility,” but has never had “an opportunity of improving my acquaintance with him” but would “you oblige me to the highest degree in trying to let me have one of his books”. Signed “Corke”.
- Author: Orrery, John Boyle, Earl of, 1707-1762.
- Title: John Boyle Orrery letter, to Messrs. Dodsley, [not before 1754] : manuscript / Corke.
- Production:[ England], [not before 1750]
LWL Mss File 140
Acquired October 2017