BENNETT (Sir William Sterndale, 1816-1875, Composer and Principal of the Royal Academy of Music)

Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Leaf thanking him for "sending me the cheque for the Philharmonic Society and the Bach Society - the donation to the latter will be especially welcome - and the former cannot afford to lose any friends with all the competition going on - I had a strong wish to become one of the audience this season, but they persuaded me out of it. I have so many irons in the fire that I ... must soon alter my programme - not to cease from hard work, but to arrange it differently. I am so sorry that I have not yet been able to pay you and Mrs Leaf a visit at Norwood, but I do not despair having the pleasure ...", 3 sides 8vo., 38 Queensborough Terrace, Kensington Gardens, 23rd January lacking top left hand corner of the page without loss of text



Item Date:  1866

Stock No:  40892      £125

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