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MILLAIS John Everett - ALS 1857 accepting an invitation to go shooting

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John Everett MILLAIS (1829-1896)

Autograph Letter Signed (“John Everett Millais”) to “Dear Miss McLaren” accepting an invitation to go shooting.

1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, Bowerswell, Perth, 9 October 1857.  

 “I shall be very happy indeed to accompany your Father out shooting on Monday, and I will make my appearance at breakfast. . . .” In a postscript, he adds: “Mr. Gray will be most happy to dine with you the same evening.

Two years earlier, Millais had married Effie Gray after the scandal of the annulment of her marriage to Ruskin. Millais was warmly welcomed by his in-laws and the couple would frequently spend their holidays with Effie’s parents at their Perthshire home, Bowerswell.


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