Two ALS from Frederick Cavendish to a Mr. Mercier, with a copy of Mercier's reply,
|Main Creator:||Cavendish, Frederick|
Requesting Mercier to authenticate his valuation of the catalogue of his fine library of books recently destroyed by fire at his house in Baggot Street. Mercier's response is a refusal to assess his valuation.
Cavendish took the Hope Assurance Company of London to court for refusing to pay out insurance for his library which had been destroyed by fire because they considered the recent valuation of the library was greatly inflated as compared to a previous valuation. Trial was held in Dublin from 18th to 23rd February 1813. The jury found for the defendant.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
With a copy of Mercier's reply in his own hand on one of the letters. One letter is undated from 126 Baggot Street and the other is undated although Mercier's reply is dated 12th February 1813.
With remains of seals.
Physical description: 1 item (2 letters).
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|MS 41,926||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|