Autographed Letter Signed on "Savile Club" stationery

COLVIN, Sidney (1845 - 1927

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Place Published: London
Date Published: 1871

Description: 3 pages (front and back) each measuring 6 x 4 inches, London, no date but presumably written in early June 1871, making an introduction for his friend Jules Andrieu -- not the famed French artist, but Jules Andrieu, the French Revolutionary who had just fled the Paris Commune during Bloody Week. In part: "...I forgot to give you on either of my visits to your house, the particulars of my friend Andrieu's address...Jules Andrieu, 34 Richmond Gardens, High bridge Road, about a half mile down the square. He is a teacher by profession and instinct; not like most refugees, a person who has taken up teaching from necessity. His attainments in philosophy and many other sciences are remarkable, and he is a man of principal and original mind. If either for yourself or a few friends, you can get him letters to give - and what he seeks are serious learners, where the learner will really work - I shall consider it a personal service..." This important letter is a first-hand account of what Andrieu did upon entering England and how Colvin solicited students for his classes. Very good condition.

Comments: English literary and art critic, primarily remembered for his friendship in helping Robert Louis Stevenson publish his first book.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 218124

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