Lot 466: Hume, Joseph



2015-09-16 14:07:22

Lot 466: Hume Joseph: (1777-1855) Scottish Politician. An Interesting A.L.S., Joseph Hume, Two Pages, 8Vo, Bryanston Square, 18Th March 1844, To Henry Goulburn. Hume Informs His Correspondent That He Has Received A Letter From Liverpool And Continues To Quote An Extract From It, 'I Have A Very Important Evidence In A Tobacco Manufacturer Who Uses A Ton Of Smuggled Tobacco Every Month & He Is Otherwise Conversant With The Smuggling Trade. He Will Give Evidence Willingly Provided That He Is Guaranteed From Prosecution….& Provided His Name Does Not Appear When The Evidence Is Printed' Further Remarking 'I Consider It Very Important To The Inquiry We Are About To Commence To Obtain Such Evidence….My Informer Is A Most Reputable Man And I Therefore Consider The Opportunity A Favourable One To Be Embraced' With Blank Integral Leaf. Together With A Brief L.S., Joseph Hume, One Page, 12Mo, Bryanston Square, 5Th February 1845, To The Curator Of The Museum Of The Royal College Of Surgeons, Requesting Admittance For Mr. De Djunkinski (?) To The Museum. Vg, 2 Henry Goulburn (1784-1856) English Statesman, Chancellor Of The Exchequer 1828-30, 1841-46] International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction September 2015 Saturday, 26th September 2015 Estimate: £100-120
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