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Lord Boothby [Robert John Graham Boothby; Bob Boothby] (1900-1986), Conservative politician tainted by association with gangster Kray Twins [Hugh Burnett, BBC producer; John Freeman; ‘Face to Face’]

[Lord Boothby, colourful Conservative politician, associated with the Kray Twins.] Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Note Signed to Hugh Burnett of the BBC, with typescript of his ‘Face to Face’ interview with John Freeman.

See Boothby’s entry in the Oxford DNB. John Freeman's interview with Boothby, the fourth in the groundbreaking BBC series 'Face to Face', was broadcast on 27 May 1959. ONE: ALS. 13 June 1959. 1p, 12mo. Sent a couple of weeks after the interview was broadcast. ‘Dear Hugh - / Thanks so much for...

£120.00
Lord Carnarvon [Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon] (1831-1890), Conservative politician, known as Lord Porchester from 1833 to 1849, who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

[Lord Carnarvon [Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon], Conservative politician.] Autograph Letter Signed to E. Lovell, expressing a desire to attend an event, while explaining that this is unlikely.

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 1p, 12mo. In fair condition, aged and worn, with slight damage to one corner from removal from mount. Folded four times. Signed ‘Carnarvon’ and addressed to ‘E. Lovell Esr.’ If he possibly can he will ‘attend on the Wednesday’, but he doubts whether his ‘other...

£45.00
Lord Dartmouth [William Legge, 2nd Earl of Dartmouth (1731-1801)], Colonial Secretary on the eve of the American War of Independence, Lord Privy Seal ,endower of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

[Lord Dartmouth, Colonial Secretary on the eve of the American War of Independence and endower of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.] Autograph Letter Signed to ‘M: Ximenes Esqr.’, about a visit from ‘Mr. Wood’, with seal in red wax.

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 1p, 4to. On first leaf of bifolium, the reverse of the second leaf of which is addressed to ‘M: Ximenes Esqr.’, with a good impression of his seal in red wax. In fair condition, on aged paper. Elegant handwriting and good large signature. Reads: ‘Sir / I shall be...

£150.00
Lord Derby [Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby] (1826-1893), Conservative politician who served as Foreign Secretary and Colonial Secretary [John Stuart Mill; Matthew Arnold]

[Lord Derby disassociates himself from John Stuart Mill.] Autograph Letter in the third person [to Matthew Arnold], expressing a willingness to join in ‘any mark of respect’, as long as it does not imply ‘an agreement in Mr Mill’s political opinions'

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. Mill had died on 8 May, and in his 2018 biography, Timothy Larsen gives an account of the controversy over the efforts to have buried in Westminister Abbey. (In any event by his own desire Helen Taylor had her husband buried at Avignon.) 2pp, 12mo. With thin...

£120.00
Lord Elgin [James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine] (1811-1863), Viceroy of India and Governor-General of Canada [Charles Bristow Walker (1837-1910), photographer?]

[Lord Elgin, Viceroy of India.] Autograph Letter in the third person to ‘Mr. Walker’ [Charles Bristow Walker?], giving his opinion of his photographic portraits, but declining to make a final choice until the return to town of Lady Elgin.

See Elgin’s entry in the Oxford DNB. The recipient is clearly the individual responsible for the photographs, and possibly Charles Bristow Walker (1837-1910), around this time setting up business in the Strand. 3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. Begins: ‘Lord...

£120.00
Lord Haldane [Richard Burdon Haldane, 1st Viscount Haldane] (1856-1928), Scottish Liberal and Labour politician, philosopher, and Lord Chancellor

[‘The time is not one that favours such an enterprise’: Lord Haldane, Lord Chancellor and philosopher.] Autograph Letter Signed to ‘Miss Black’, giving his considered opinion of the prospects for ‘a new weekly paper’.

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 2pp, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged with a crease. Folded once. Signed ‘Haldane’. He begins ‘With all good wishes for any cause you are engaged in’, but ‘no hope of success for a new weekly paper’. He gives a damning assessment of the present situation: ‘...

£65.00
Lord Thomson of Fleet [Roy Herbert Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet] (1894-1976), Canadian-born British newspaper proprietor, one of the Fleet Street press barons [Hugh Burnett; BBC; John Freeman]

[Lord Thomson of Fleet, Fleet Street press baron.] Producer Hugh Burnett's copy of typescript of Thomson’s interview with John Freeman in the BBC TV series 'Face to Face', marked up for publication.

The present item is producer Hugh Burnett's own copy, from his papers, of the transcript of John Freeman's interview with Thomson, broadcast in the groundbreaking BBC series 'Face to Face' on 4 February 1962. This single-spaced typed transcript was produced for inclusion in Burnett's book 'Face...

£50.00
Louis Blanc [Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc] (1811-1882), French socialist politician and historian and advocate of co-operative enterprise, who obtained an amnesty for the Communards [Karl Blind]

[Louis Blanc, French socialist politician and historian.] Autograph Letter Signed, in French, regarding the purchase of books, including one on ‘notre digne et excellent ami Karl Blind’.

3pp, 16mo. Bifolium. 25 lines of text. In good condition, on thin paper, with minor staining from label to mount. Signed ‘Louis Blanc’. The salutation is ‘Cher Monsieur’. The recipient, who is not named, is presumably a bookseller. He is returning two of the books, keeping only the ‘Cabinet...

£100.00
Mabel Constanduros [Mabel Tilling] (1880-1957), commedienne and playwright, who wrote and starred in the BBC radio series ‘The Buggins Family’

[Mabel Constandurous, star and writer of BBC radio series ‘The Buggins Family’.] Two Autograph Letters Signed to her agent ‘Miss Booth', discussing the success of her radio work, a fan letter from Compton Mackenzie, future engagements.

According to Barry Took’s entry on Constanduros in the Oxford DNB, ‘The Buggins Family’ was ‘the first radio family’, and she played all six parts, writing and performing in more than 250 episodes between and 1928 and 1948: ‘The popularity of the family was such that the Ministry of Food used...

£180.00
Major-General Abraham D’Aubant (d.1805), Colonel of His Majesty's Corps of Royal Engineers, who played a leading role the 1794 invasion of Corsica [Horatio Nelson; Lord Nelson]

[Major-General Abraham D’Aubant, who played a leading role in the 1794 invasion of Corsica, frustrating Nelson with his caution.] Autograph Note in the third person to ‘Mr Brown’.

An uncommon signature. During the 1794 invasion of Corsica, D’Aubant took over as Lord Hood’s second-in-command after Hood forced Major-General David Dundas to resign, but proved even more cautious, to the frustration of Nelson and others. 1p, landscape 8vo. Laid down on part of leaf from...

Military and Naval History £180.00 D'Aubant