Autograph Letters

Statements of Account (x 2), signed.

Author: 
W.H. Russell
Publication details: 
1853
£65.00

Irish war correspondent amd miscellaneous writer (1820-1907). 2pp., 8vo. One signed twice by Russell, the other initialled. The statement gives details of three articles contributed to the Miscellany, including "The Lewis - What is it?".

Autograph Note, third person, to "Mr Buick"

Author: 
Sir J. Bernard Burke,
Publication details: 
18/04/63
£30.00

Genealogist. One page, 8vo. He presents his compliments and says he will answer Buick's enquiry on his return to Dublin Castle.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Spencer"

Author: 
W.H. Russell.
Publication details: 
04/06/82
£75.00

Irish war correspondent. 2pp., 8vo. He produces some badinage about an invitation card, then comments on the situation in Egypt: "I wish the Powers - which they aren't by the by - had let our fat friend Ismail [Pasha] alone just tightening the bit a little & and then there would be none of this darkness over the land of Egypt . . . ", concluding with jocular mis-spellings of "poetical".

Autograph Postcard Signed to "Madam"

Author: 
Tito Mattei
Publication details: 
11/10/88
£30.00

Pianist. 2 sides. He accepts an invitation to play a solo for the "Sick Childre (sic) Hospital" adding his choice of music for the programme.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo. to Goodall & Turner, solicitors or insurers

Author: 
Thomas Aston Coffin
Publication details: 
16/02/08
£75.00

American loyalist. He is returning a policy from which his "Liquors" have been mistakenly excluded. He asks for his cellar to be insured.

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 8vo, to Lord Harmsworth, press baron

Author: 
Schomberg K. MacDonnell
Publication details: 
10/08/98
£25.00

Irish civil servant ((1861-1915). He hopes for a meeting in London. "I want very much to see you for a few minutes".

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Walter G.F. Phillimore
Publication details: 
20/02/81
£25.00

Judge, jurist, and ecclesiatical lawyer (1845-1929). 3pp., 12mo, giving thanks for valuable information, describing his researches ("Rimbault's book" and correspondence), alluding to cheque books which he has inspected and others he wishes to inspect. He anticipates calling and seeing his correspondent's "Patents or Warrants"

Signature clipped from document

Author: 
Richard Westmacott
Publication details: 
no date
£25.00

Sculptor (1799-1872). Clipped signature from an appeal to the Artists' Benevolent Fund. Thomas Phillips, portrait painter (1770-1845), signature is on the same piece of paper

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown friend

Author: 
Victor Sardou.
Publication details: 
No date.
£45.00

French playwright. One page, 12mo. In French. He declares in inflated terms his inability to dine with him on a certain day.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Bramley"

Author: 
Walter Greenwood
Publication details: 
17/01/35
£30.00

Novelist, author of "Love on the Dole" (1903-1974). One page, 8vo. He says simply "Your letter was handed to me yesterday./ I hope these few words are what you want."

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to "Jones"

Author: 
Sir John M. Wilson
Publication details: 
09/07/64
£25.00

Soldier (1783-1868). Stained and worn but contents intact and legible, responding to condolences on his wife's death. what it means to him, and what her last days were like.

Autograph Letter Signed (Part of ), correspondent unknown.

Author: 
Sir William Grant
Publication details: 
No date (watermark, 1813)
£45.00

Canadian lawyer and English Master of the Rolls (1752-1832). Part of ALS signed, referring to "Sir Alexr Cochrane's propositions as to prizes that may be taken in conjunct expeditions on the coast of America" on which he does not feel able to give directions.

Autograph Letter Signed to James Williams

Author: 
Henry Hobhouse
Publication details: 
Whitehall, 25 Aug. 1821
£35.00

Archivist (1776-1854). 2pp., 4to, suggesting that, despite the potential for "tumult" of a "great Concourse of People", the following day, he does not believe there will be a need for the "Sheriff's Interference". (At this time Hobhouse acted as permanent under-secretary for the Home Dept.)

Autograph Letter Signed to Edward Draper

Author: 
Henry Lee
Publication details: 
28/10/84
£50.00

Naturalist (1826-1888). 2pp., 8vo, signs of having been laid down, thanking Draper for "the Japanese book on Birds, commenting on the drawings ("wonderfully instinct with life", "suggestion of movement about their portraits of animals or human beings"). he mentions another Japanese book he has "full of grotesque pantomime figures". He goes on to discuss the "Hippocampus" Draper has given him, asking for further information. He concludes with news about the por health of a mutual friend, W.O. Whiteside ("one of the 'wigwams'"(?)).

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 4to, to Rose Fyleman, children's writer.

Author: 
Owen Seaman
Publication details: 
14/10/17
£45.00

Poet, critic, editor of "Punch" (1861-1936). He criticises something she has written about fairies, sympathising with children's lack of understanding and concluding that he has encountered the things she describes "when there are no Fairies in the neighbourhood".

Autograph Note Signed to "My dear B."

Author: 
Lord Amelius Beauclerk,
Publication details: 
No date.
£35.00

Admiral, 8vo. He hadn't the heart to wake him when he called but could send what he had offered.

4 ALSs probably all to "Mr Smith" (addressed on two)

Author: 
Henry Rosehurst.
Publication details: 
13 May and 20 July 1813, 17 Nov. 1817, 3 May 1821
£200.00

Bishop of Norwich. (1813) "The application of civil sanctions, of any kind, to religious opinion, has always appeared to me contrary to sound policy, to just reasoning, and to the revealed Word of God.". The Pope is his "Holy Brother". He says that he will vote for his correspondent's bill for Catholic Emancipation which is before Parliament. The abstract was before the Bishops. He wonders what view the Bench will take, says that not many Bishops will support him, and questions the timing.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to "Admiral" (Sir John Fisher)

Author: 
Lord Burnham (Edward Levy-Lawson)
Publication details: 
21/11/07
£45.00

Edward Levy-Lawson, Newspaper proprietor (1833-1916). He describes a variety of physical ailments to which he is prey but concludes that "My suffering has not diminished my belief in one popularly known as 'Jack Fisher'. . .". Burnham's relationship with Fisher is perhaps explained by his Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph's, support of a "strong navy" policy.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 3) to C. Willes Wilshire.

Author: 
J. Spencer Northcote
Publication details: 
12 Nov. 1868 and 10 Feb. 1871 a
£60.00

Archaeologist and President of Oscott College (1821-1907). 5pp. total, 8vo. (1868) He asks for further information about Raoul Rochetti's lectures or writings on Christian art. He would like to read them before writing the relevant chapter "in my forthcoming analysis of De Rossi's Roma Sotterranea" (catacombs- published 1869). (1871) He asks for some favours, firstly for a rubbing of some early writing ("Ur of the Chaldees") and information about an Egyptian statue for a friend researching the Shepherd King Dynasty. He encloses a sketch (present).

Autograph Letter Signed to George Chalmers, antiquary

Author: 
John Stuart
Publication details: 
St Albans Street, 5 April 1799
£100.00

Gaelic Scholar (1743-1821). 2pp., 4to, signs of wear not obscuring text. As notes in another hand (Chalmers?) on the reverse state, Stuart is giving answers about several parishes in Kincardineshire. He reveals sources of information (e.g. a Mr Leslie on the remains of a Roman camp, a Mr Barclay on some tenures in Kincardineshire (papers currently mislaid).

Autograph Note Signed to (Sir Frederick) Bramwell, engineer

Author: 
J. Wolfe Barry,
Publication details: 
23/06/92
£35.00

Engineer. One page, 8vo. He asks him to use his influence in Belfast to get a job for a former pupil of his.

Autograph Letter Signed to Douglas Sladen

Author: 
Herbert Maxwell.
Publication details: 
27/12/15
£30.00

Scottish writer, sportsman and naturalist (1845-1937). 4pp., 4to. He gives detailed answers to questions about members of the Douglas family and finally refers Sladen to his book, "The Story of the Tweed".

Autograph Note Signed to (C. Ellis)

Author: 
James Martineau
Publication details: 
06/10/56
£45.00

Unitarian divine and philosopher. One page, 8vo. He alerts him that a consignment of Hymn Books had been sent to the "Maidstone Congregation", giving the binder's charge, and hoping they prove useful.

Autograph Postcards Signed (x 3)2 initialled, to C.H. Grinling, labour activist

Author: 
J. Arthur Thomson
Publication details: 
1905 (1), 1918 (2)
£40.00

Zoologist (1861-1933). Two of the cards say very little. The third is as follows: "'Nature' remains, more or less wisely, on an altitude. Books brought ot the altar will be reviewed. Others won't. If Prof. Carr sends a copy to 'Nature', as surely should have been done on publication, the all-highest Editor may send it to me for review, and for return therafter to the alter (sic). As far as \i know, this is the invariable rule. Of course I shall be glad to call attention to first-rate work." 3 items,

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 8vo, to an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Lancelot Shadwell
Publication details: 
24 Sept. 1848
£25.00

Vice-Chancellor (1779-1850). Laid down. He acknowledges receipt of a letter, but is obliged to leave that part of the country.

Autograph Letter Signed to J.[L.] Adolphus, barrister and author, friend of Richard Heber

Author: 
N.C. Tindal
Publication details: 
23/04/27
£40.00

Chief Justice of Common Pleas (1776-1846). 2pp., 4to, expresing gratitude for his offer of help but feeling that his "friends are so very assiduous in the Committee Room" that it will be unnecessary. He would welcome his calling by if in the neighbourhood to answer enquiries and doubts.

Autograph Letter, third person to Sir Cuthbert Sharp, antiquary

Author: 
John Wilson Croker,
Publication details: 
14/04/24
£35.00

Statesman and writer. 2pp., 8vo. He thanks Sharp for sending some books to him but points out that the books need not have travelled under Francis Freeling's cover as Croker's held good unrestrictedly.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 4to, to A.T. Sheppard, novelist.

Author: 
Oscar Browning
Publication details: 
06/07/17
£45.00

Educationalist and historian (1837-1933). He is delighted to have received his letter and speaks enthusiatically of the past, especially of Sheppard's brother, Bob. He discusses his reading. (He found a character just like himself in the TLS) and looks forward to Sheppard's next book.

Autograph Notes Signed (x 2) to Shirley Slocombe, portrait painter

Author: 
James Dewar.
Publication details: 
14 and 17 April 1906
£30.00

Scottish natural philosopher. One page, 8vo. He finds the invitation to a lecture at the "Club" interesting but cannot manage it. He would welcome a copy of "any scientific abstract of the Lecture".

Autograph Letter Signed, 4pp., 8vo, to "Mr Payne"

Author: 
Lord Granville Somerset
Publication details: 
09/02/42
£25.00

Statesman (1792-1848). He explains, as a Commissioner of Revenue and at length, why he cannot personally support someone's application for promotion in the Customs. He advises a direct application to the Board of Customs.

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