This renowned English historian authored or edited such works as "A History of England" (1831), "The Rise and Progress of the English Commonwealth" (1832), "Truths and Fictions of the Middle Ages" (1837) and the famed four-folume "The History of Normandy and England" (1851-64). Item #31430
ALS, 1p (lettersheet), 4½" X 7¼", Westminster, England, n.y. [ca. 1830]. Addressed to "My dear Sir," and the address panel in Palgrave's hand tells us this is "Dr. Roget" (Peter Mark Roget, 1779-1869, English physician best known for the 1852 "Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases," better known as "Roget's Thesaurus"). Near fine. Neatly, expertly inlaid. Nice personal content. In part: "I should have had very great pleasure in accepting your kind invitation, but my father, who is eighty six years of age, has been suddenly attacked in such a manner, as to give us hope to apprehend that I may not be able to go out a fortnight... and do not want to have you in uncertainty. With Mrs. Palgrave's best reports to Mrs. Roget...." Francis's father was Meyer Cohen, a member of the London Stock Exchange, whose year of birth in unknown but who died in 1831, helping date this letter. Boldly penned in Palgrave's usual small, abysmal script. Overall a quite attractive example.