John Bacchus Dykes

Dykes, John Bacchus

English clergyman and hymnwriter (1823-1876). Autograph letter signed. St. Oswald's, Durham. 03.12.1870. 8vo. 2 pp. With autograph address.
$ 561 / 525 € (82337/BN53335)

To the Revd. William Brown, granting permission to reprint some tunes from the popular 1861 hymnal "Hymns Ancient and Modern" to which he had contributed: "In reply to your note, I beg to say that you are quite at liberty to print the tunes you mention in case you will kindly insert 'From 'Hymns Anc[ien]t & Mod[ern]' By permission'. The Nicene Creed to which you are good enough to refer is not published. I have some thought of writing a whole Service in G flat and including that in it. I was sorry to be present neither in Hereford nor Birmingham: but circumstances absolutely prevented it [...]". - On mourning paper. A little browned. With traces of old mounting tape on verso.

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