William Frith letter to A. McKaye, 1880 July 12.


Frith, William Powell, 1819-1909. William Frith letter to A. McKaye, 1880 July 12.

William Frith letter to A. McKaye, 1880 July 12.

Powell writes to McKaye, 12 July 1880, inquiring about an image of Jonathan Swift he saw at the British Museum; included is a small sketch of the head of Swift, hoping this will help identify the work so that he may purchase a copy.

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