[ANS;Steeplejack/Builder] H.W. Palmer, Builder & Contractor of Repairs to Church Spires and Chimney Shafts, 4 Prospect Place Union Road Rotherhithe, London, S.E."Dear Sir I herewith enclose you my card and beg to inquire if you need any repairs done to your Chimney Shaft or Lightning Conductor and if so I should be glad to send you an estimate of the cost on the most reasonable terms. I am yrs truly H.W. Palmer." London, April 20th 1883.
Builder's headed ledger sheet used as a letter of introduction soliciting business, the letterhead illustrated with vignettes of a scaffolded chimney stack and church steeple.
Provenance: from a scrap album compiled c.1840 - 1880 by Alfred Towgood of Riverside, a paper mill owner at St. Neots, Huntingdon. He was also a Lieutenant in the Duke of Manchester's Light Horse.
[Ref: 16512] £65.00