16 February [1807]

Mary Hays, 3 Park Street, Islington, to William Tooke, 39 Ormond Street, 16 February [1807].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

M Hays.

Feby 16th

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.