& A Society of Practical Genealogists...has been formed for the purpose of properly and correctly tracing the pedigrees of families of ancient date... For the ancient pedigree the fee is Two Guineas, pre-paid, either by Croffed Cheque or P.O.O. at P.O., Foubert's Place, Regent Street, in favour of Henry Delaine, Secretary. Secretary's Office, 51, King Street, Regent Street.
Autograph letter signed, black ink with words added in another (coloured?) ink by the same hand(?), now faded - including name of addressee, 'Ed Towgood Esqr'. Sheet 175 x 225mm, 7 x 9". Fixed ot album sheet with Rare letterpress broadside advertisement, printed in red and black ink, for a 'superior' genealogical research service. Sheet 190 x 240mm, 7˝ x 9˝". Old Vertical centrefold on both laid down.
Letter confirming arrangements for a bespoke and definitive genealogy for the Towgood family, and soliciting payment.
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.
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