Letter : [London], to Sir William Hamilton, 1792 Sept. 30.


Letter : [London], to Sir William Hamilton, 1792 Sept. 30.

ALS from Walpole and endorsed by Hamilton first commenting on Lady Emma Hamilton "good sense" among other compliments. The first part of the letter is a critique of the artistry of antique vases, in response to the publication of Hamilton's work, Collection of engravings from ancient vases. The rest of the letter is a "catalogue of the horrors" that are occuring in France commenting both on friends and then on the more general slaughter by Parisian mobs in 1792 as well as the capturing of Louis XVI and his family.

1 item ([4] p.) ; 21 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 8026608

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