Letter from the anatomist Richard Owen to Sir Frederic Madden, requesting that a Mrs Mainwaring be allowed to inspect some of the illuminated manuscripts at the British Museum.
[printed in green] Sheen Lodge Richmond Park
[handwritten] Oct. 10. 1860.
Dear Sir Frederic
Will you kindly allow Mrs Lee Mainwaring the privilege of unspecting some of the illuminated MSS.
your's [sic] very truly,
[envelope] Sir Fred. Madden, KH. FRS,
Sir Richard Owen (1804-92) was a comparative anatomist and paleontologist.
Sir Frederic Madden 1801-73) was an English palaeographer.
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