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Ronnie Scott, Jazz Musician

[ Ronnie Scott's; Jazz ] Part of an Autograph Letter Signed "Ronnie" to unknown correspondents about admission to Ronnie Scott's.

One page, 8vo, good condition. Text commences: "club - I can easily attange it - and all you have to do - is say that you are friends of mine, and ask for the doormanb called 'Bill' - who will look after you. | I go on - at about 11.30. Maybe will see you on Saturday - all the best, [...]"

Russell Braddon, Australian author (of "Naked Island" etc.)

[ Russell Braddon ] Autograph Note Signed "Russell Braddon" to a "Mr Kwiatowski", about having his photograph taken.

One page, 8vo, very good condition. He thanks his correspondent for his letter and poems, adding: "I dislike being formally photographed, so I have no studio shots to send you, but I enclose the four signed cards for which you asked - even though I doubt that those to Wendy, Mary and Anon will...

Sir Henry Halford (1766-1844), physician extraordinary to George III, George IV, William IV and the young Victoria [Sir Henry Ellis (1777-1869), Principal Librarian at the British Museum]

[Sir Henry Halford, physician extraordinary to four monarchs, including George III in his madness. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Henry Halford') to Sir Henry Ellis, Principal Librarian at the British Museum, asking for help in writing royal biographies

4pp, 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of tissue from mount adhering to one edge. Folded three times. An interesting letter, in which Halford asks Ellis for assistance in the writing of royal biographies for the Royal College of Physicians (of which he was President...

[ Royal Hospitals ]

[ Royal Hospitals; book ] Memoranda, References, and Documents relating to the Royal Hospitals of the City of London [...] continued below.

"Prepared and printed under tthe Directions of the Committee of the Court of Common Council appointed in relation to the said hospitals. [xii].167, original boards, rebacked in brown lightly embossed cloth, original title label on spine, corners bumped, some foxing, mainly good condition. Copies...

Dame Eva Turner, "dramatic soprano"

[ Eva Turner, soprano ] Substantial Typed letter Signed "Eva Turner" to a "David Bowman" on various matters including her views on biography.

One page, cr. 8vo, fold marks, very good condition. She appreciates his thoughtfulnes concerning her personal life, and is sympathetic about his personal life. She goes on: "I think there are enough biographies and autobiographies on the market without my inflicting more and so I have decided...

Ethel Smyth, composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement.

[ Ethel Smyth; Suffragette ] Autograph Signature "Ethel Smyth" only.

Irregular piece of paper, c.7.5 x 2.5cm, very good condition, with just her signature

George III (1738-1820), King of England [Ralph Robinson, the king's shepherd at Windsor]

[George III, King of England, writes on the eve of his first bout of insanity.] Disordered Autograph Letter Signed ('G. R'), in the third person, giving agricultural directions to 'Robinson', i.e. his shepherd at Windsor Ralph Robinson.

The recipient, Ralph Robinson, was George III's shepherd at Windsor, and the king (whose interest in agriculture earned him the nickname 'Farmer George') published contributions to the Annals of Agriculture under Robinson's name. 1p, 4to. Aged, soiled and worn in the folds, the wear taking in...

George III, King of England; Spencer Perceval, the only Prime Minister to be assassinated; William Eliot (1767-1845, latterly Earl of St Germans) and William Sturges-Bourne, Lords of the Treasury

[George III; Spencer Perceval, Prime Minister.] Royal Signature ('George R') to document directing payment of servants of the younger princes from duties from Barbados and Leeward Islands, countersigned by Perceval and two other Lords of the Treasury

2pp, folio. On a single sheet. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, folded twice into the customary packet. The first page is headed with the king's scrawled signature ('George R.'), he being practically blind with cataracts at the time of signing. The document is countersigned at the end...

ir William Knighton (1776-1836) of Horndean, physician and Private Secretary to King George IV

[Sir William Knighton, Private Secretary to George IV.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Knighton'), praising the 'Merits' of the unnamed recipient, and reporting the king's complete satisfaction with his actions.

3pp, 12mp. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with short closed tear at gutter. Folded three times. Having received the unnamed recipient's letter at Horndean that morning, he writes that there is no reason why he should not 'take to morrow Week, in place of to morrow, as I know...

John Caird, Scottish theologian, sometime Principal of the University of Glasgow.

[ John Caird; Theologian ] Autograph Letter Signed "J. Caird" to a "John G. Spens" politely declining an invitation to preside.

Two pages, 12mo, good condition. He explains why he hasn't replied sooner, adding: I feel honoured to be again asked by the Dialectic Society to presdie at theor Introductory Lecture; but I greatly regret that, owing to a pressure of engagements this week, I am not able to comply with their...