Autograph Letters

Autograph letter signed to The Archdeaccon of Wiltshire.

Author: 
Francis Paget.
Publication details: 
Christ Church, Oxford, 5 March 1897.
£30.00

Bishop of Oxford, Dean of Christ Church, theologian (1851-1911). Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He thanks his correspondent for his letter "concerning Charlton Church". He will bring his proposal before the Governing Body, anticipating a meeting.

Autograph note signed, "A. Hayward", Man of Letters (1801-1884), to Lady Herbert.

Author: 
Abraham Hayward.
Publication details: 
8 St James St, 31 Dec. (no year [1867?])
£80.00

Man of Letters (1801-1884). Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He has the repeated misfortune not to be able to visit Wilton beause of a prior engagement, but thanks her for the invitation. "I have been reading your trip up the iIle with great interest" and sends his latest publication the subject of which she might not like but some of her friends might. Perhaps he is referring to her "Cradle Lands" (1867). His latest publication is presumably "More about Junius" (1868).

Autograph note, third person, to "Mr Buchanan".

Author: 
Frederick Greenwood.
Publication details: 
Pall Mall Gazette, Northumberland Street, Strand, Sunday, no date.
£30.00

Publicist, Man of Letters, editor (1830-1909). One page, 8vo, good condition. He presents his compliments and thanks him for "his exceedingly kind offer", and requests "two or three forks & spoons".

Autograph note signed to "The Revd [W?] H. Maddy".

Author: 
George Prevost.
Publication details: 
Stinchcombe, Dursley, Glos, 2 April 1866.
£50.00

Tractarian (1804-1893). Two pages, 12mo, good condition. "I learn this morning that Mrs Keble's funeral will not take place till Friday - I shall hope therefore to be at the meeting tomorrow - If you have [?] one to take my place do not trouble to alter things again - I am [but?] a poor speaker - and should be of but little use to you but I am heartily friend of the Society ".

Autograph letter signed to the Lord Mayor of London.

Author: 
William Smith.
Publication details: 
Park St, 6 Sept. 1816.
£100.00

Politician, anti-slavery (1756-1835). Two pages, 4to, fold marks, good condition. He congratulates the Lord Mayor "for the very exemplary exertions You have made to diminish & correct the licentiousness & riot of the Smithfield Fair - Everybody bears witness to the activity & intelligence with which your Magistrates Duties in general are executed; but it requires much more than ordinary Zeal to devote the Night as well as the Day to such objects . . . to the temporary quiet of the Metropolis at a season otherwise dedicated to Uproar . . .".

Autograph letter, third person, to the President of the Royal Society.

Author: 
Lord John Russell.
Publication details: 
H[ome] O[ffice], 14 May 1839.
£75.00

Prime Minister 1846-1852 and 1865-1866 (1792-1878). Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He "requests the President of the Royal Society to obtain the opinion of some of the members of the Society conversant with the Science of Botany, whether it may be advisable, with a View to extend the knowledge of Botany, that a Charter of Incorporation should be granted to the Royal Botanical Society (Regents Park.

Autograph note signed to Mrs Maddy.

Author: 
Jules Benedict.
Publication details: 
2 Manchester Square, 2 May 1849.
£50.00

German-English Musical Composer (1804-1885). One page, 8vo, good condition. "Should Miss Maddy be well enough to be able to take her lesson to-morrow Thursday at four o'clock it would afford me great pleasure to give her an hour's instruction then in lieu of to-day."

Autograph note signed to an unknown correspondent (name removed).

Author: 
Robert Peel.
Publication details: 
Drayton Manor, 27 Dec. (no year).
£40.00

Prime Minister (1788-1850). One page, 8vo, name of correspondent removed, rest of text apparently complete. "Should you be disengaged on Saturday next, will you give me the pleasure of your Company at 1/2 before twelve to shoot here in the morning and dress and dine here afterwards."

Autograph letter signed to "Mrs Fitzgerald".

Author: 
Margaret Oliphant.
Publication details: 
Windsor, 9 April 1879.
£40.00

Scottish novelist (1828-1897). Two pages, 12mo. She is discussing a puppy which her correspondent is getting for her to pass on to a firnd a "Miss Fitzmaurice". "The puppy is destined to a sort of heaven upon earth for puppies". Some further hasty news. With: a part of an ALS, mainly the signature and text with little interest.

Autograph letter signed to Clement Shorter, editor and author.

Author: 
Ruthven Deane.
Publication details: 
Chicago, Illinois, 20 Jan. 1926.
£50.00

Editor of Audubon (1851-1934). Two pages, cr. 8vo. He talks about his beginning to collect bookplates when Shorter was 2good enough to sedn me four or five prints of your Plates {?} for different subjects in your library". He asks for a recent one Shorter has acquired to put in books on Cornish literature, and any others he may have added. "My collection has grown to represent over 9600." He gives figures for "Authors & Writers" in Englandand the Drama.

Autograph letter signed to Douglas Sladen with drawing.

Author: 
W.B. Maxwell.
Publication details: 
27 Cantelupe Road, Bexhill, 29 August 1913.
£80.00

Novelist. Two pages, 4to. He can't make a game of golf. He looks forward to reading "the novel, & think the title is most taking - "Weeds that incumber the Earth [& entrance the Heavnes]." He discusses weather, his swimming in a thunderstorm. "The "Weeds" lie about on the Bexhill sands, or prance in the surf quite after the style of "the Continong" (vide-illustration p.2)" The illustration is of a young lady paddling in her Jansen

Autograph letter signed to "Miss Hewitt".

Author: 
Georgiana Fullerton.
Publication details: 
Slindon Cottage, 8 Sept. [1860?].
£35.00

Novelist and philanthropist (1812-1885). Two pages, 12mo, good condition. She has heard that some children in the village have "Hooping [sic] cough". "Edmund and the Baley" have not had it, but she thinks there would be no danger in their coming to Slindon.

Autograph letter signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Anna Maria Hall (Mrs S.C. Hall).
Publication details: 
Old Brompton, 15 Feb. 1848.
£40.00

Miscellaneous writer (1800-1881). 3pp., 12mo, good condition. She thanks him for some verses which she thought "amonst the sweetest, the most touching I ever had." Then she tries to enlist his help for a bazaar to be held to contribute to a fund for the erection of an Asylum for Aged Governesses. "If you would take charge of it, I would forward you a silver collecting card, . . . or if you could set any of your lady friends to work for it . . .".

Autograph note signed to the Duke of Newcastle.

Author: 
Samuel Warren.
Publication details: 
Office of Masters in Lunacy, 45 Lincoln's Inn Fields, 25 January 1860.
£35.00

Novelist and lawyer (1807-1877). One page, v.g. "I cannot deny myself the satisfaction of thanking your Grace for the very courteous kindness of your note of the 18th. inst. relating to Canon Trevor . . ."

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