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Online Adoptions 2014: Manuscripts



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Philip Williams. Autograph letter signed to his future wife Elizabeth Nalson at Ely. Manuscript

Adopt for: $775



Philip Williams, died 1719. Letter to Elizabeth Nalson of Ely, his future wife. Cambridgeshire[?], circa 1680.

Very few Renaissance love letters have survived to the present day. The Folger was fortunate to acquire one last year, in which Philip Williams gushes to his future wife, Elizabeth Nalson, "the sight of your letter Surpriz'd me and raised those transports in me that could receive no accession from anything but the sight of your own most adored person." He signs himself, "Your most gratefull Eternall Votarie & humblest Servant."
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