Mary Hays, 3 Park Street, Islington, to William Tooke, 39 Ormond Street, 16 February .1
Dear Sir, will you have the goodness to leave out for me the remaining vols of Hume, for which my servant shall call in a day or two; and return to you, at the same time, Phillip II.
Have you heard any thing more from your friends, whom I hope ere long to be summoned to meet.
Can you direct me where to find ecclesiastical records of the Stuarts reign, & those which followed? I am also at a loss for the useful & elegant arts of this period.
You may perceive how I presume upon your friendship, of the value of which I am fully sensible; as also of the kindness which I have received from every branch of your family.
On my next visit to my brother,2 I purpose doing myself the pleasure of paying my respects to your brother & his lady.
Present my grateful compliments to every part of your family, & allow me to subscribe myself
your sincere & obliged friend
No 3. Park Street, Islington.
Address: Wm Tooke Esqr | 39 – Ormond Street, | Foundling Hospital.
Postmark: 17 February, 1807, 2 o’clock
Penny Post Unpaid
1 MH 0032, Pforzheimer Collection, NYPL; Brooks, Correspondence 342-43.
2 Reference is to the house of John Hays, living at that time at 54 Great Coram Street.