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[Sir Robert Bateson-Harvey of Killoquin, County Antrim, Ireland.] Autograph double-entry year's accounts (as 'Robt. Bateson'), headed 'Mr. James Henry his acco[un]t. Curr[en]t. for the Ren<t> of the Killoquin Estate'. Signed by Henry.

Author: 
Sir Robert Bateson-Harvey (c.1747-1825) of Killoquin. County Antrim, Ireland; James Henry
Publication details: 
Culmore [County Londonderry, Ireland]. 31 December 1787.
£180.00

7pp., folio, paginated 338-344. A complete set of accounts for the period from 11 October 1786 to 31 December 1787, on four loose leaves, with the recto of the first leaf blank apart from pagination to 337. Signed at end: 'Errors excepted | Culmore 31st Decr 1787 | Robt. Bateson', and signed 'Jas Henry'. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. An interesting document, revealing some distress among the tenants. The first entry relates to 'arrears due by Insolvent Tenants at Novr.

Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Sybil Mc.Donnell') from Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell, daughter of the 6th Earl of Antrim, to Cecily Parker of Chester, discussing their autograph collections, and enclosing a caricature of her French teacher 'Tottie'.

Author: 
Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell (1876-1959), daughter of William Randall McDonnell (1851-1918), 6th Earl of Antrim, and from 1897 wife of Vivian Hugh Smith, 1st Baron Bicester
Publication details: 
Both on letterheads of Glenarm Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 'Friday' and 'Sunday' [both in envelope postmarked 29 May 1891].
£80.00

Entertaining letters reflecting the privileged childhood of a member of the Irish nobility in the late Victorian period. Both in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in aged envelope, with stamps and postmarks, addressed to 'Miss C. Parker | The Paddocks | Eccleston | Chester'. Letter One: 'Friday'. 1p., 12mo. She is sending 'some autographs which Mother gave me' (not present), and has 'put whoose [sic] they are on their backs in pencil'. She has 'no time to write now' as she is 'going out riding'.

Autograph Signature on fragment of letter.

Author: 
John Bruce Richard O'Neill (1780-1855), 3rd Viscount O'Neill, Irish General and politician, Constable of Dublin Castle
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£32.00

On piece of paper roughly one and a half inches by three wide. Small tear in top left-hand corner not affecting signature. Reads 'Your Obed Hue Servt | [signature] O'Neill | Lieut General'. On reverse '<...> he had his discharge to <...> | <...> allowed something he had <...>'.

Autograph Letter Signed to [John] Lanyon.

Author: 
William Ewart
Publication details: 
23 January 1888; on letterhead '9, Bedford Street, | Belfast.'
£20.00

Mayor of Belfast, 1859-60, and founder of what was at one time the world's largest privately owned linen manufacturer (William Ewart & Son Ltd). Lanyon (1839-1900) was a surveyor, architect and engineer, partner in Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon. One page, 12mo. In good condition, with small closed tear at head not affecting text, and remains of mount adhering to blank verso. Reads 'Dear Mr Lanyon | It will give me pleasure to support the boy Arthur Knox in whom you are interested at the first Election for the St Anne's Society | But about the Form that I must sign.

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
Sir Henry Vane-Tempest, 2nd Baronet of Wynyard
Publication details: 
27 April 1813; London.
£45.00

Wealthy landowner (1771-1813), MP for County Durham, sued by George Stubbs for non-payment for his picture of Vane-Tempest's racehorse Hambletonian. Four pages, 12mo. Good, though grubby and on paper slightly discoloured with age. Tipped in along one edge on leaf removed from autograph album. From this showing little wonder he died of apoplexy. He has received his correspondent's letter containing one from 'Mr Smith'.

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