ALS, from Tennyson as Governor of South Australia to Sir Richard Webster, incoming governor. Rt. Hon. Hallam Tennyson.

ALS, from Tennyson as Governor of South Australia to Sir Richard Webster, incoming governor.

Adelaide: Government House, January 20, 1900. Autographed manuscript letter on Government House Adelaide letterhead stationery, addressed to "Dear Sir Richard Webster", and signed, "Tennyson".

Tennyson (1852 - 1928) was the eldest son of the poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The Governor General of South Australia (1899-1902), he was in office during the Federation of the Australian states into the Commonwealth of Australia. He became the Governor General of the Commonwealth (1902 -1904) on the resignation of Lord Hopetoun. He writes to assure incoming Governor Webster of his warm welcome in Australia: "You will be glad to hear that we like Australia and the Australians much; and we hope that they in turn like us. The patriotic enthusiasm is magnificent and I am glad to have lived to see it".

Bifolium, 4pp, (3 blank), 7 x 4 1/2". Two faint old creases. Very good condition. Item #25881

Price: $200.00

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