Autograph letter signed from George Scharf, London, to Charles Kean [manuscript], 1856?

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Scharf, George, Sir, 1820-1895,. Autograph letter signed from George Scharf, London, to Charles Kean [manuscript], 1856?

Autograph letter signed from George Scharf, London, to Charles Kean [manuscript], 1856?

Scharf indicates that Kean's "mention of Autolycus and the purse business reminds [him] of the thievish god Mercury!" On leaf 2, a drawing with the caption "Hermes Autolycus in the paenula & petasus with purse." Address on item: 1 T.S. (presumably Torrington Square). Also, a leaf labeled "Records of Norfolk" with drawings of a lion and mulberries.

3 leaves : ill. ; 18 x 12 cm.

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