ATKINSON

[ Rev. Augustus William Atkinson, Principal of the Lawrence Asylum, Lovedale, Ootacamund. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Aug. Wm. Atkinson.'), congratulating 'Mr. Rees' [ Sir John David Rees ] on his appointment to the Supreme Legislative Council.

Author: 
Rev. Augustus William Atkinson (1841-1907), Principal and Secretary of the Lawrence Asylum, Lovedale, Ootacamund, India [ Sir John David Rees (1854-1922), colonial administrator ]
Publication details: 
Lawrence Asylum, [ Lovedale ] Ootacamund [ India ]. 12 October 1895 ( 'Saturday night.').
£75.00

The four Lawrence Asylums were founded at the desire of Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence as boarding schools for the sons of British Army officers in India. What is now the Lawrence School, Lovedale, is now one of the most exclusive schools in India. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged.

[ Daniel Terry, actor and dramatist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Danl. Terry') to the wife of the architect William Atkinson

Author: 
Daniel Terry (c.1780-1829), English actor and dramatist, friend of Sir Walter Scott [ William Atkinson (c.1774-1839), English architect ]
Publication details: 
Without place or date, but with note stating that it was written 'about the year 1829'.
£45.00

1p., 12mo. Addressed to 'My dear Mrs. Atkinson', and with contemporary note at head stating that the letter is 'To Mrs. Atkinson Grove end - about the year 1829', Grove End in Paddington being the estate of the architect William Atkinson. In good condition, lightly-aged, with minor traces of stub adhering to one edge on blank reverse. He thanks her for her 'beautiful present' and informs her that he has 'secured 6 places in the front Boxes for to-morrow evening - and shall do myself the pleasure of bringing up admissions for that Number either to day or early to morrow morning'.

[ The Garrick Club, London. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('R H Atkinson') from the secretary of the Garrick Club to drama critic R. W. Lowe, regarding 'the privilege of engraving the pictures in the Club Collection'.

Author: 
R. H. Atkinson, Secretary of the Garrick Club, London [ Robert William Lowe (1853-1902), drama critic ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Secretary's Office, Garrick Club [ London ]. 15 May 1888.
£56.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. Lowe's request has been laid before the Club's committee, and there is no possibility of acceding to it: 'You say in your letter that you are aware that the privilege engraving the pictures in the Club Collection is "rarely" granted, but in this matter I fear you must have been misinformed as it is against the Rules to grant it at all'.

[ Joseph Atkinson, Edwardian coachmaker, of Leeds, Liverpool and Bootle. ] Printed advertisement with illustrations of eighteen of the firm's horse-drawn vehicles, including 'London Mail Van', 'Bottler's Lurry', 'Brewer's Float', 'Miller's Cart'.

Author: 
Joseph Atkinson, Edwardian coachmaker, of Leeds, Liverpool and Bootle [ Beck & Inchbold, Ltd., Leeds printers ]
Publication details: 
Joseph Atkinson, Black Bull Street, Hunslet Road, Leeds; also at 93, 95, & 97, Silvester Street, Scotland Road, Liverpool, And 66, Derby Road, Bootle. [ Printed by Beck & Inchbold, Ltd., Leeds. ] Undated [ Edwardian. ].
£120.00

Printed in black and blue on both sides of a 28 x 43 cm piece of paper. Discoloured and aged, with small strip cut at head of leaf. Carrying 18 engravings of the firm's designs for lurries, carts and vans, usually giving dimensions, weight and load. Among the designs are a 'Bottler's Lurry', 'Mineral Water Van', 'Mineral Water Lurry', 'Farmer's Lurry', 'Brewer's Float', 'Furniture Van', 'London Mail Van', 'Bread Van', 'Parcel or Bread Van', 'Farmer's Cart', 'Miller's Cart' and 'Contractor's Cart'.

[Printed] Collection of eight printed testimonials, addressed to Gatty by ten leading figures of the British bar, in support of his application to Lord Kimberley for 'a Colonial legal appointment'.

Author: 
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905 [Tindal Atkinson; Thomas Ellison; Sir J. B. Maule; Lord Norton; William Overend; George Ridding; Earl of Wharncliffe]
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of eight printed testimonials
Publication details: 
All written in December of 1882.
£45.00
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of eight printed testimonials

As one of the authors makes clear, the collection was assembled by Gatty himself, for forwarding to Lord Kimberley and others in support of his application. The texts of all eight items clear and complete. On aged and folded paper. They are attached to one another by a brass pin in the top left-hand corner. Each is addressed to Gatty in early December, and all are on one side of a loose leaf of 12mo paper. The writers are as follows: Tindal Atkinson ('Sergeant at Law | Judge of County Courts'); John E. Barker ('Recorder of Leeds'); Thomas Ellison ('Judge of County Courts'); Sir J. B.

Collection of ten printed testimonials, addressed to Gatty by ten leading figures of the British bar, in support of his application to Lord Kimberley for 'a Colonial legal appointment'.

Author: 
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905 [Tindal Atkinson; Thomas Ellison; Sir J. B. Maule; Lord Norton; William Overend; George Ridding; Earl of Wharncliffe]
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of ten printed testimonials
Publication details: 
All written in December of 1882.
£100.00
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of ten printed testimonials

As one of the authors makes clear, the collection was assembled by Gatty himself, for forwarding to Lord Kimberley and others in support of his application. The ten items are in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. They are attached to one another by a brass pin in the top left-hand corner. Each is addressed to Gatty in early December, and all are on one side of a loose leaf of 12mo paper. The writers are as follows: Tindal Atkinson ('Sergeant at Law | Judge of County Courts'); John E. Barker ('Recorder of Leeds'); J. H. de Ricci; Thomas Ellison ('Judge of County Courts'); Sir J. B.

Collection of ten testimonials (nine printed and one in his hand) supporting Gatty's application to Lord Kimberley for 'a Colonial legal appointment'.

Author: 
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905 [Tindal Atkinson; Thomas Ellison; Sir J. B. Maule; Lord Norton; William Overend; George Ridding; Earl of Wharncliffe]
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of nine printed testimonial, one ms.
Publication details: 
All written in December of 1882.
£150.00
Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty, Collection of nine printed testimonial, one ms.

As one of the authors makes clear, the collection was assembled by Gatty himself, for forwarding to Lord Kimberley and others in support of his application. It is on aged paper, with all texts clear and complete, except for two small central holes (affecting two words) in one of the printed testimonials (Wake). The ten items are attached to one another by a brass pin in the top left-hand corner.

Typed Letter Signed to G. K. Menzies[, Secretary], Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Robert Atkinson
Publication details: 
24 November 1932; on letterhead '126 WIGMORE STREET | W.I'.
£38.00

British architect (1883-1952) who worked on 'the Bath Improvement Scheme, Saint Catherine's Church, Hammersmith, W., The Regent Theatre, Brighton, The Picture House, Edinburgh, Gresham Hotel, Dublin, and many private and other works' (Who's Who). One page, quarto. Very good. Docketed and bearing R.S.A. stamp. Headed 're Architectural Decoration Committee'. He assumes that 'the Agenda of a meeting of your Committee on the 30th November at 4 p.m.' has been sent to him in error, as he has written a letter declining the invitation to serve on it.

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