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[ Daphne Charlton (Stanley Spencer)] A Miscellany of Material from the Archive of Daphne Charlton, Lover of Stanley Spencer and Artist. Diaries. sketches, letters, etc.

Author: 
[Daphne Charlton, lover of Stanley Spencer, Artist]
Daphne
Publication details: 
1943-1968
£1,500.00
Daphne

1. Autograph Note Signed Shirin Spencer, daughter of Stanley, to Daphne, 23 June 1961, in envelope:Unity [sister] and I were both so sorry to hear that you had lost your father in such a sad way. We send you our love and sympathy.; 2. Two Typed Letters Signed Andrew Boyle, sometime BBC producer, author, one page each, 30 Nov. and 11 Dec. 1962, about his inclusion of her in a programme about Spencer. [...] Yours is such a fascinating story, so personal and so vivid that it would be wrong not to have you in the programme; 3.

[ Anne Stevenson, poet] Typed Note Signed Anne Stevenson to Miss Cond [Eileen Cond, autograph collector] responding to a complimentary letter.

Author: 
Anne Stevenson (1933 – 2020), American-British poet.
Publication details: 
129 Bedford Court Mansions, Bedford Square, London, WC1, 3 November 1970.
£45.00

One page, cr.8vo, very good condition. She has only just found Cond's letter on her return from abroad. I am so glad you enjoyed 'A Relative Stranger' and have much pleasure in returning your bookplate [presumably signed]. I do appreciate the trouble you took to write to me. It is always very nice indeed to hear from readers who have read and enjoyed one's books.

[C.R.Leslie, painter] Autograph Letter Signed CR Leslie to [Mr Gardiner? Collector?] inviting Gardiner's wife presumably to visit to learn about models, etc.

Author: 
C.R. Leslie [Charles Robert Leslie RA (1794 – 1859), genre painter]
Publication details: 
2 Abercorn Place, St John's Wood, 16 Feb. 1852.
£85.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition, docketed on p.[4] 1852 | C R Leslie RA. He extends an invitiation for Mrs Gardiner to visit before two oclock when he will with pleasure give her such information and assistance as I can respecting models. He continues with insights into his own works: My faces & figures are sometimes painted from firends, sometimes from members of my own family but [some?] often from hired models, who do not, however, supply [dresses?]. These I make up as I can, & sometimes borrow them from Nathan in [?] Street [theatrical costumier?].

[Charles Bradlaugh] Note(secretarial) Signed C Bradlaugh to The Editor | Daily Telegraph] announcing the imminent circulation of his Appeal to the Country.

Author: 
Charles Bradlaugh [1833 – 1891), political activist and atheist]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Charles Bradlaugh | The National Reformer, | 20, Circus Road, St. John's Wood, | London, N.W., May 6th 1881
£35.00

One page, 12mo, top of page grubby, closed tears (one repaired on reverse), signature smudged, fold marks, text clear in a neat secretarila hand. I beg to enclose you an advance proof of an appeal which will be widely circulated after eleven o'clock tomorrow. Presumably this relates to the electoral shenanigans of 1881: Bradlaugh later returned to the House, but because Members had to take the oath before being allowed to take their seats, he effectively forfeited his seat in Parliament once he cast a vote in early 1881. His seat fell vacant and a by-election was declared.

[Margaret L. Woods, author] Autograph Note Signed M.L. Woods to Mr [Douglas?] Sladen asking for information.

Author: 
M. L. Woods [Margaret Louisa Woods, née Bradley (1855 – 1945), writer, known for novels and poetry. ]
Publication details: 
95 St George's Square, SW1, 3 Nov. [1916 added in pencil, probably another hand].
£35.00

One page, 8vo, prominent fold mark but ow good. Would you mind giving me some details about Captain Christmas' work. I think it would be better for me to be able to speak of it with more knowledge than I have at present, when I mention it to my niece. I was so glad to see you again & to meet your son, covered with glory! - How nice for you! Note: Presumably referring to the Danish author : Walter Christmas (born Walter Christmas-Dirckinck-Holmfeld) [...] Danish author who is best known for his children's books.

[ Stanley Spencer ] Manuscript (Holograph) entitled Stanley Spencer.

Author: 
[ Stanley Spencer ] Daphne Charlton, artist and woman in Stanley Spencer's Life.
Spencer
Spencer 2
Publication details: 
Dated 27 May 1962.
£2,000.00
Spencer
Spencer 2

14 pages, 4to, large handwriting (lower case letters 5mm), punch-holes, two of four damaged. The manuscript has elisions, substitutions and additions by the author, indicating a lot of thinking, perhaps a desire to use a long word rather than a short. She attempts to analyse Spencer's (artistic) character and their relationship (including sexual). I have attached scans of two pages, 5 and 14 (the final page) to illustrate her subjects and re-thinking (elisions etc).

[ Catherine Gladstone, wife of Prime Minister ] Autograph Letter Signed Cath Gladstone to unnamed female correspondent.

Author: 
Catherine Gladstone [(née Glynne; 1812–1900) , wife of British statesman William Ewart Gladstone.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, 16 Nov. [no year given].
£56.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Text: I am really touched by yr. contribution & hope soon to see Miss Mary Wardell & to put our heads together regards the project of a Home for Scarlet Fever Convalescent Patients. - The gift from the two Servants & the old house delights me[.] [I]f such subscriptions were common, we should have very little difficulty in raising money.[...][Postscript] I will [?] note to Miss Wardell & send you my photograph.

[J.G. Dartnell, Zulu Wars, Boer Wars, etc ] Autograph Note Signed J.G. Dartnell to a Miss Martin.

Author: 
J.G. Dartnell [Major-General Sir John George Dartnell (1838 -1913), soldier and police officer, founder and first Commandant Natal Mounted Police, veteran of the Indian Mutiny, Zulu War etc.]
Publication details: 
Zululand, 9 Sept. 1902.
£56.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, faint foxing, small closed tear at fold, ow good condition. Your letter of the 5th July last only reached me a very short time ago for it was directed to me 'War Office. London' and I have never left South Africa since the War. I enclose my autograph if you think it is worth having in your collection.

[ Mary H. Catherwood, American novelist ] Autograph Letter Signed Mary H. Catherwood to Miss Chace, including her encounter with the literary A-list and her next publication.

Author: 
Mary H. Catherwood [Mary Hartwell Catherwood (1847-1902), American writer of popular historical romances, short stories, and poetry]
Publication details: 
Hooperton, Illinois, 28 January 1891.
£150.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, final page blank with residue of tipping in process, ow good condition. Text: Your note has just been forwarded to me with a batch of others from the [Thorndike?]. I would have loved a visit to Newport. But as soon as my business was completed in Boston I come racing home just like an anxious bovine mother. It is foolish, but I positively cannot stay long away from our six year old baby. Mr. [Haughton?] and his wife had a dinner arranged for Monday evening, where I should meet Dr.

[John Fowles; film adaptation; Pinter; Karel Reisz] The French Lieutenant's Woman. Revised Production Information.

Author: 
[John Fowles; The French Lieutenant's Woman; movie/film]
Publication details: 
1 October 1980.
£150.00

Typescript (carbon), not paginated, [30pp], stapled, good condition. Another copy is in the Ray Roberts Collection of John Fowles material (HRC). See image of Contents page, from Background and Fowles on location to Developing the Novel ,The Book, the actors, Unit List, Cast List.

[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist] The Correspondence of John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist. An archive..

Author: 
[John Bromfield Gay Rees, Welsh Artist.
Publication details: 
1930-65
£1,750.00

John Bromfield Gay Rees (1912 - 1965), known to his family and friends as Brom, was a Welsh painter whose work was admired by such eminent figures as Dylan Thomas, Augustus John, William Rothenstein and Eardley Knollys, among others. Introspective and private, he was practically unknown to the general public during his lifetime, and the first major exhibition devoted solely to his work was in 1989.

[ Sarah Grand, Irish Novelist; New Woman ] Autograph Letter Signed Sarah Grand to Miss Carpenter about a forthcomiong concert and her inability to attend it.

Author: 
Sarah Grand [Sarah Grand (1854–1943), Irish feminist writer active from 1873 to 1922. Her work revolved around the New Woman ideal.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] The Royal Hotel, Weston-super-Mare, 9 June 1934.
£56.00

Two pages, 12mo, corner chipped with loss, evidence of its being tipped onto something, not affecting the text, mainly good condition. Text: Many thanks for letting me know of the forthcoming concert. Being here I should probably not otherwise have heard of it. I do hope your lovely music will be properly appreciated and the concert altogether a great success.. I cannot - alas! attend it myself. I am here on the Sick List more or less, and not yet [...?] to anything much in the way of exertion[...]

[ Julius Beerbohm, traveller and poet, half-brother of Max Beerbohm ] Manuscript Poem Signed J Beerbohm (calligraphically). See image.

Author: 
Julius Beerbohm [ Julius Beerbohm (1854 – 1906), Victorian travel-writer, engineer, explorer and poet.]
beerbohm
Publication details: 
No place, but dated by him 9 Sept. 90.
£220.00
beerbohm

32 line poem, cr.8vo, in a frame of an album page (detached), 4to, one ragged edge, celebrating summer, commencing: Is it not well, when the long day is over, | That brimmed with fulness of the summer time-| - Joy of wild bees that roam the the scented clover; [....] See image for full text. Verso: Sentiment by obscure German.

[ Charles, Earl of Liverpool; Dwarkanath Tagore ] Autograph Letter Signed Liverpool to Fitzgerald about an Indian mat on the floor of the picture gallery at Buckingham Palace.

Author: 
Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool, sometime Lord Steward of the Household (1841-6).
Publication details: 
Windsor Castle, 10 August 1842.
£45.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Teext: When Dwarkanath Tagore dined at Buckingham Palace he was shocked at the Indian mat which covered the floor of the picture gallery which he said was what a tradesman of Calcutta would not have used [.] [H]e also begged to be allowed to procure a mat for her Majesty[.] I now enclose you the dimensions of the floor of the picture gallery & beg that you will convey them to him. [...] Note: William Vesey Fitzgerald, Baron Fitzgerald and Vesey (1783-1843) was President of the Board of Trade, 1841-43 (death).

[Hesing Xi Cheng or Sheng, Captain of the Keying, Chinese Junk] Signed 8vo portrait drawing of Hesing, known as Xi Cheng.

Author: 
[Hesing; Voyage to England and New York from China, 1846-8]
Hesing
Publication details: 
[c.1848]
£950.00
Hesing

Signed `Hesing´ in bold black ink at the foot beneath his portrait, also adding the junk's name `Keying´ and the name `Suckling´ [not traced] to the portrait, all with their equivalent Chinese characters beneath. Quite heavily foxed, mainly around not on the image and signatures, top left corner torn off (a red ink stamp might have been there as in other examples, with Chinese characters, being the seal of Prince Hui Rui, but other examples would not have fitted in the lost corner). See image.

[ Anthony Panizzi; British ] Autograph Note Signed A Panizzi to unnamed correspondent, explaining that he can't meet up.

Author: 
Antonio Panizzi [Sir Antonio Genesio Maria Panizzi (1797 -1879), Anthony Panizzi, librarian of Italian birth and an Italian patriot, Principal Librarian of the British Museum from 1856 to 1866.]
Publication details: 
British Museum, Dec13 . night,
£35.00

Two page, 12mo, fold marks, good condition. Text: I thank you by post [underlined] for you invitation, in order you may get my answer sooned. | I am in town & not likely to go out of it any more than the monument. I have not been well & have been obliged to shut & live by rule. I suppose that owing to that I am better, but I must not presume too much, and, with great reluctance, I must beg to be excused from being with you on Monday next. With many thanks believe me [...].

[Hugh Welch Diamond, early psychiatrist] Autograph Letter Signed Hugh W. Diamond to Reid, on personal matters like a visit to Deal

Author: 
Hugh W. Diamond [Hugh Welch Diamond (1809 ? 1886), early British psychiatrist and photographer who made a major contribution to the craft of psychiatric photography.]
Publication details: 
[Headed]Twickenham House, Middlesex, 1 Sept. 1884.
£56.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Text: I fear you are like myself, & [burning?] into a state of mental debility or you would never imagine that such an old friend as you are could in any way have displeased one. I have not yet been to Brighton again but the invitation is in abeyance ---- I went last week to Deal & enjoyed the change much - Every body is out of Town & I fear we shall be very much alone next Sunday - but if under these circumstances you could venture to come, with Miss Reid & [stayed?] with us we should be very much pleased.

[ Giulia Grisi, opera singer ] Bold Signature Giulia Grisi.

Author: 
Giulia Grisi (1811 – 1869), Italian opera singer.
GRISI
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£56.00
GRISI

Signature on slip of paper, c.11 x 2cm, with embossed coat of arms (crown on top), laid down on slightly larger card, sl. irregular, good condition. Docketed the late Madame Grisi. See image,

[Vera Lynn, Forces' Sweetheart] B & W Photograph of a youthful Vera Lynn Signed Sincerely Yours | Vera Lynn

Author: 
Vera Lynn [ Dame Vera Margaret Lynn (née Welch; 1917 -2020), singer, songwriter and entertainer]
Vera Lynn
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£45.00
Vera Lynn

B & W Photograph, 8 x 13cm, very good condition except for remnants of laying down on the reverse. See image.

[ Florence (Douglas) Dixie, traveller and feminist] Part of a document boldly Signed Florence Douglas indicating an interest in a foreign language as yet unidentified

Author: 
Florence Dixie [Lady Florence Caroline Dixie [née Douglas (1855 – 1905), Scottish writer, war correspondent, and feminist].
DIXIE
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£120.00
DIXIE

Scrap of paper, irregular, 16 x 6cm, partially laid down on sl. larger scrap, some folded over. Three lines in a language I can't identify (yet?), signature Florence Douglas, and on reverse of the paper folded over, the word Infinitive followed by three words in the same language. I have yet to find any evidence that Lady Florence was interested in languages. See image.

[ Baron de Reuter; Reuters] Autograph Note Signed Julius de Reuter (a touch illegibly) to Sir Richard [Temple], administrator in British India and a politician, about an invitation.

Author: 
Baron Paul Julius de Reuter [Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter, Baron von Reuter (born as Israel Beer Josaphat, (1816 -1899), German-born entrepreneur, founder of Reuters News Agency.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 18 Kensington Palace Gardens, W., 28 November 1896.
£180.00

One page, 12mo, laid down on slightly larger. unevenly cut, card. A bold hand: I confirm my letter of the 25 inst in which I accepted your king invitation for Monday next and beg now to ackowledge the receipt of the invitation card you kindly sent me and remain sincerely [...]

[ Charles Kingsley ] Autograph Letter Signed CKingsley to My dear Dean [of Ely Cathedral], introducing an American antiquarian.

Author: 
Charles Kingsley (1819 – 1875), priest, professor, social reformer, historian, novelist and poet.
Publication details: 
[Embossed] Eversley Rectory, Winchester, 14 August 1874
£56.00

Three pages, 16mo, bifolium, tipped on to slightly larger card, good condition. A difficult handwriting. Text: May I introduce to you a [?] American scholar - Mr Betts - who has [...?] respect for English Cathedrals & other Antiquities - & specially for Ely. You will find him most ready to appreciate all that I myself wd gladly have shown him could I have visited the belover old place - and you [underlined]. | Pray remember me most kindly to [...]. Docketed (Chas. Kingsley) at foot of page three.

[Marquis of Linlithgow; G G Australia] Brief subscription of letter, Signed Linlithgow.

Author: 
Marquis of Linlithgow [John Adrian Louis Hope, 1st Marquess of Linlithgow, 7th Earl of Hopetoun, (1860 -1908) aristocrat, statesman, Ist Governor-General of Australia, earlier Governor of Victoria].
Publication details: 
No place of date.
£40.00

Piece of letter, shaped, 7 x 4cm, laid down on paper (part of album leaf prob.), 14 x 8cm. Text: I am | Yrs very truly | Linlithgow. Docketed in pencil with information about him (Governor-General of Australia). See image. On reverse of paper, the signature of the Breadalbanes.

[Sir Richard Owen, palaeontologist, opponent of Darwin's theory; Giant Moa.] Autograph Draft part lecture, re. 'the power of God' and 'study of the Scripture', vs 'men' 'gone astray'. WITH Autograph Description of Plates concerning Great Moa

Author: 
Sir Richard Owen (1804-1892), biologist, palaeontologist, comparative anatomist, first Director of Natural History Museum, opponent of the theory of evolution of Charles Darwin
Publication details: 
Undated, but composed for a lecture delivered before the Young Men's Christian Association, at Exeter Hall, London, 17 November 1863.
£1,250.00

An important artefact: a folio page carrying an Autograph Rough Draft of the central passage of a lecture in which Owen – four years after the publication of Darwin's 'Origin of Species' – defends the theistic view of evolution. One of two folio pages in Owen's autograph on the same leaf, the other page carrying the beginning of the description of plates in Owen's 'Memoir on the skull and scapular arch of the Dinornis Robustus [Giant Moa]'. 2pp, folio. On the two sides of a leaf of aged and worn paper, with fraying and chipping at head and foot. Folded twice.

[ William Godwin, political philosopher ] Autograph Address only from Letter to Victorian Novelist Lady Stepney.

Author: 
William Godwin [ (1756–1836), journalist, political philosopher and novelist.]
Publication details: 
No Date.
£100.00

Piece of paper, c.11 x 5cm, on sl.larger card, foxed. Some marking of address but text clear: Lady Stepney | Henrietta Street | Cavendish Square

[ Admiral Isaac Coffin ] Autograph Note Signed Isaac Coffin | Admiral to the Parliamentary official responsible for admissions to the Gallery of the House of Commons.

Author: 
Isaac Coffin [ Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin (1759 -1839), officer of the Royal Navy who served during the American War of Independence and the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.]
Publication details: 
15 Feb. 1822.
£45.00

Piece of paper, 17 x 9.5cm, corners damaged without affecting text, sl. smudged, but perfectly legible, laid down on similar sized card. Please to admit the Bearers Mr Smeaton & Mr Watson to a Seat in the Gallery of theHouse of Commons. Coffin was a Member of Parliament from 1818 to 1826.

[ Richard Doyle, illustrator ] Autograph Letter Signed R Doyle to unnamed correspondent about work for him.

Author: 
Richard Doyle [Richard Dickie Doyle, illustrator of the Victorian era]
Publication details: 
2 Savile Row, Wednesday [no date]. Watermark 1860. The address of the Royal London Yacht Club.
£280.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Since I saw you last I hve not neen well, and have in consequence not been able to make progress with the work, on the completion of which depended my being able to undertake and illustrations for you book. | I regret that it is so, but am obliged to say that it is not in my power to furnish any drawings for your work before Christmas. | Your book, howevere, is so very well supplied with illustrators of note that the absence of my name in the list cannot be of any consequence.

[ Carl Haag, painter ] Autograph Letter Signed Carl Haag to Sir Richard Temple, administrator in British India and a British politician, about Temple's stay in Brittany, other [un]interesting matters, including (briefly) current work.

Author: 
Carl Haag [ (1820-1915), Bavarian-born painter who became a naturalized British subject and was court painter to the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Rother Thurm, Oberwesel a/Rh, 12 October 1897.
£45.00

Two pages, obl. 8vo, fold marks, closed tear along fold, remnants of sellotape, some marking, text clear and complete. He appreciates Temple's enjoyment of Brittany, and his and his description of prehistorical remains so enticing that it makes me wish to visit the same spot. He is holding a letter addressed to Temple. He then reveals what his wife is doing (visiting their son). I am now doing a little work in the studio for it is probable that we may prolong our stay till after the end of Oct. when we hope to see you in full possession of your usual good health.

[ Chevalier Bunsen, theologian and Prussian diplomat ] Autograph Note in the Third Person (Chevalier Bunsen presents [...]) to R. Cole Esq about the delivery of a parcel to General Radewitz

Author: 
Chevalier Bunsen [Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen (Chevalier Bunsen) (1791- 1860), theologian and Prussian diplomat]
Publication details: 
9 Carlton Terrace, [London], 28 April 1851.
£56.00

One page, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. Chevalier Bunsen presents his compliments to Mr. R. Cole and has the honour to state, that the parcel, which Mr. Cole has addressed to General Radewitz and left at the Legation shall be forwarded to Berlin and Erfurt by the next official opportunity.

[ Baron Rayleigh, scientist] Autograph Note Signed Rayleigh to Sir Richard Temple, administrator in British India and a British politician.

Author: 
Baron Rayleigh [John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842–1919), scientist who made extensive contributions to both theoretical and experimental physics]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Yerling Place, Witham, Essex, 14 Feb. 1896.
£80.00

Two pages, 16mo, remnants of glue for tipping into an album, text complete and just legible. I mentioned the subject of your letter to the President yesterday. Some of us will have pleasure in reminding you, according to the usual practise in such cases.

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