London, South Kensington
25 June 2002
MANUSCRIPT LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS
FIRST TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, 1861-62 -- A one-page codicil to a tour agreement, 2° (12¾ x 8¼in; 33.2 x 20.9cm), with integral blank, dated [? London] 25 September 1861, signed on the one hand by B.W. Mallam for Spiers & Pond, and on the other by the cricketers H.H. Stephenson, Edward Stephenson, George Griffith, William Caffyn, Thomas Hearne, Thomas Sewell, William Mortlock, William Mudie, Roger Iddison, Charles Lawrence and George Benett, confirming their readiness to sign a new agreement if advised by Counsel of the need to change the existing "hastily prepared" agreement [concerning the proposed tour of Australia]. A FINE SET OF SIGNATURES BY THE FIRST ENGLAND ELEVEN TO TOUR AUSTRALIA, the tour opening with a match on New Year's Day, 1862. As a codicil, this document supplements the 6-page contract on vellum between the same parties, signed at the same date, now in the museum at Lord's.
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