Lot 764: English composer (1842-1900) best known for his operatic collaborations with W. S. Gilbert, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. ALS, one page, 7 x 4.25, Dorney House letterhead, June 22, 1893. Letter to Colonel Shaw-Hellier, in full: "I shall be delighted to come to you on the 29th but as I am very hard at work, and every hour is precious to me, I should like to come as late as possible. If I am with you at 5 will that do? And must I bring evening clothes with me?" Affixed to an off-white 8.25 x 5.5 sheet. In fine condition, with trivial soiling.
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