Autograph Letters

autograph letter signed to [Edward] Draper,

Author: 
Augustus Mayhew
Publication details: 
no date, 1 Leigh Street Burton Crescent.
£20.00

Author (1826-1875). 2 pp, 12mo. "[...] You got me into a d - d mess with Nicholson but I promised him to say nothing about it so Mum's the word / Yours in expectation of a True Hoodian morceau". Traces of mount stuck to reverse.

autograph note signed to unnamed male correspondent,

Author: 
Alfred Sydney Wigan
Publication details: 
13 October 1869, Little Campden House, Campden Hill, with monogram letterhead.
£45.00

English actor (1814-1878). 2 pp, 8vo, neatly mounted. "James Brown has referred me to you for a character as a general in-door servant - I should be much obliged if you would let me know your experience of his abilities, and of his character for honesty & diligence and sobriety -"

Autograph letter signed to "Mrs Gray".

Author: 
Charles Voysey
Publication details: 
18/02/71
£50.00

Theistic preacher (1828-1912). 6pp., 8vo. He is responding to the judgement of the Privy Council given on the 11th February that he be under "sentence of deprivation" unless he retracted his unorthodoxies. He discusses disestablishment, the need for the representation of national views, and the fund which established his independence.

Autograph card signed to Mr [Spencer Cecil Brabazon?] Ponsonby-Fane,

Author: 
Edmund Yates
Publication details: 
6 October [no year], with letterhead Thames Lawn, Great Marlow.
£25.00

Journalist and playwright (1831-94). One page, 12mo. "Very many thanks for your kindness in sending me the records. I knew Bolland well, and many of the others who have 'gone over'. So the book is very interesting to me. "

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 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, 2pp., 8vo, to Ernest Carr

Author: 
W. Pett Ridge
Publication details: 
14 April (n.y.)
£25.00

Novelist (1864-1930). He announces the birth of his first child, with comment on its colour.

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.

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

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 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 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 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 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"

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, 3pp., 8vo, to J.L. Tupper

Author: 
Richard Partridge
Publication details: 
05/12/59
£35.00

Surgeon (1805-1873). He discusses the book, "Bell on Expressions" which he is sending, discussing the illustrations tongue-in-cheek.

Autograph Note Signed to "Charles", secretary of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Author: 
Richard Phillips
Publication details: 
No date.
£80.00

Miscellaneous writer, journalist, Republican (1767-1840). 8vo. He complains that he forgot to leave his name for Phillips and his friends so that they could not enter the theatre. He asks that he make sure he does "this evening" with underlinings and emphatic statements.

Signature from document

Author: 
Robert Howard
Publication details: 
29 Feb. 1675
£125.00

Dramatist, historian and poet (1626-1698). Signature cut from a document (Howard was an auditor of the Exchequer) with above date and a few words from the text, laid down.

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 Note Signed to R. Byham, Ordnance Office

Author: 
Sir James Kempt.
Publication details: 
11/10/32
£25.00

General. One page, 8vo. He describes his enclosure of a banker's order to pay the rent on a property he is about to occupy.

Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 8vo, to F.W. Chesson

Author: 
Ralph Bernal
Publication details: 
22/06/52
£35.00

Politician and art collector (d.1854). He thanks him for the tract on the Militia Bill, giving his opinion of its cogent argument against the measure.

Autograph quotation

Author: 
Robert Southey
Publication details: 
n.d.
£100.00

c. 1.5" x 3", in a minute but distinct hand, 16 lines commmencing "They will by no means give the title of Saint to one of the Apostles or Evangelists of the LOrd . . . ", concluding with the apparent source of the lines "A Friendly Conference 48".

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 12mo, to "Mrs Hawes"

Author: 
Richard Westmacott
Publication details: 
17/05/44
£25.00

Sculptor (1775-1856). Work takes precedence over "gaieties" so he cannot accept an invitation.

Autograph Note initialled to "Catalina"

Author: 
Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer
Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer ANS
Publication details: 
No date.
£30.00
Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer ANS

Diplomat. One page, 8vo. He asks for a pair of Chinese slippers to be added to her brother's account and warns her against a "maddish charlatan" with whom he has crossed swords.

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.

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 Note Signed, one page, 12mo, to "Miss [Caroline] Fox", diarist and translator

Author: 
Joseph Jekyll
Publication details: 
6 Aug. (n.y.).
£100.00

Wit and politician (-1837). His health is restored but "Whishaw doubled my Disappointment by Recounting your Fairy Ball". Obviously, ill health prevented his attendance. With: (ms) "Advertisement Extraordinary", an amusing skit in which Jekyll offers to provide people to visit Country Houses much as horses are hired or books provided by a circulating library, 3pp., 8vo. On a blank conjoined page appear the words "not in Jekyll's handwriting", etc. signed "C. Fox" (Caroline Fox). 2 items,.

Autograph Letter Signed to J.V. Lee

Author: 
Joseph Jekyll,
Publication details: 
22/04/07
£50.00

Politician and wit. One page, 4to. He makes a proposal in what seems to be a legal case involving a "Mr J. Lockwood" and Jekyll's nephew, for whom he is taking the "Responsibility of all Risque".

Note signed, third person, "Mr Senior" to "Mr Magrath"

Author: 
Nassau Senior.
Publication details: 
15/02/30
£75.00

Political economist. He asks him to look at the enclosed letter "if he thinks it a sufficient authority" and "put Dr Buckland's name under that of Mr Gould".

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