British poet (1830-1894) who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. ALS signed “Christina G. Rossetti,” one page both sides, 7 x 4.5, no date. Letter to her brother, the writer and critic William Michael Rossetti, in part: "The following I quote from one of Aunt Charlotte's letters written before Uncle Henry's death:—'Neatly put away in different receptacles I have found £16.19.0…the greater part of the money I found in a bag with a paper on wh: was written for the poor and such purposes.'—I hope, as you seem to know the precise sum in question, this note will suffice. I am very sorry about the soup; but Mr. Stewart is positive for the present, tho' he thinks that in two or three days it may become available. This morning I hope I may say that he finds Aunt Charlotte a degree better; but he lays great stress on rallying her strength if possible, and now he is trying a fresh prescription with quinine. The trained nurse has arrived. Do you know anything of the key of the tin box from Cheltenham? Of 3 keys apparently in question not one acts on its lock." In fine condition, with short splits to the ends of the central vertical fold.
Terms and abbreviations used in our descriptions.