Lot 30
  • 30

Burke, Edmund.

1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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  • Autograph letter signed, to Garret Nagle

  • ink on paper
on the fortunes of family members including Edward Nagle, who has taken up a position at sea, and especially the wretched circumstances of Garret's brother James, asking Garret to provide James with some support on his behalf, and with other domestic news, 4 pages, 4to, Gregories, 27 December 1768, remains of guard on final page

Catalogue Note

"...About two months ago, your Brother James called upon me. Until then I knew nothing of his having been in London. He was extremely poor, in a very bad state of health, & with a Wife to all appearances as wretched as he, & big with Child into the Bargain. It was evident enough that, with his Epileptick Distemper, he was very unfit to get his bread by hard Labour..."

Garret Nagle (Jr) was Burke's cousin on his mother's side. The Nagles were a genteel but impoverished Catholic family from Co. Cork.