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Dated Possil House, Glasgow, Aug. 16th (no year, but 1850). Alison enthusiastically and with great courtesy invites Prescott to dinner and to stay the night, and gives directions. Alison and Prescott were both distinguished hisorians in their respective countries. Prescott was on a tour of England in 1850. His friend, George Ticknor, "described his visit with but slight exaggeration as 'the most brilliant visit ever made to England by an American citizen not clothed with the prestige of official station." (DAB, quoting Ticknor's "Life of...Prescott", 1864). Alison was so popular as an attorney in his home town and an historian that is funeral in 1867 is said to have been attended by "a crowd of from 100,000 to 150,000..." (Leslie Stephen in DNB). Two conjugate leaves, two pages, with original stamped, post-marked mailing envelope addressed to Prescott at Inverary Castle in Inverary, Ayrshire. Letter in Fine condition, envelope roughly opened, toned.
Title: Autograph Letter, Signed, to W.H. (William Hickling) Prescott.
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