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Autograph letter signed to "Dr Rost "(Ger.-Eng. orientalist)

Author: 
Hyde Clarke
Publication details: 
28/10/82
£35.00

Philologist and anthropologist. One page, 8vo. He expresses his appreication of Rost's "portrait" of (the recently deceased) Dr Burnell (Sanskrit scholar). It is a memorial which make sus mourn the more in knowing how much we lost".

Autograph letter signed to Mrs [Mark] Pattison, art critic.

Author: 
Edward J. Poynter
Publication details: 
28 Albert Gate, 6 July 1883.
£40.00

Painter, President of the Royal Academy (1836-1919). Four pages, 8vo. As follows: " I never thanked you for your postcard & its information which adds greatly to the interest of the drawing. " is puzzling certainly, but so unlike "canonico" that I can hardly think it can have been an error in the transcript of that word. I have not yet discovered the other two sketches I possess . . .

Signature only

Author: 
Jenny Lind
Publication details: 
no date
£35.00

Bold signature on paper cut to 4" x 1", some staining marginally affecting clarity.

Autograph letter signed to the "Lord Bishop of Winchester"

Author: 
Henry Taylor
Publication details: 
18/07/80
£150.00

Poet and playwright (1800-1886). 8 (eight) pages, 8vo. He writes concerning a local (Bournemouth) religious controversy and "lay advowsons", giving considerable detail, expressing opinions, and requesting the Archbishop's opinion.

Autograph note signed to "Mr Masson

Author: 
Ignaz Moscheles
Publication details: 
140 Sloane Ct, 10 July 1861
£100.00

Bohemian musician and pianist. One page, 8vo, sl. batterd but the text is unaffected, and clear. "My dear Mr Masson/ Every bottle drawn by your beautiful corkscrew shall be emptied to your good health and that of your sister [presumably Elizabeth Masson, vocalist and teacher, see DNB], and you will both live in our recollection as highly valued and long tried friends. With best thanks . ..... I. Moscheles

Autograph letter signed to "Major Johnson".

Author: 
J.J. Greig
Publication details: 
16/12/67
£35.00

Head Constable of Liverpool. He discusses the prospect of Johnson being appointed Chief Constable of Lancashire, promising instruction and a place inat his office. He praises his active nature and describes the high opinion which "distinguished officers" have of him.

Autograph letter signed to unnamed correspondent (in Tuckwell papers).

Author: 
James Henthorn Todd.
Publication details: 
Trinity College, Dublin, Easter Monday 1856.
£65.00

Irish scholar, Hebraist and librarian (1805-1869). Two pages, 8vo. His correspondent's account of a Mr Hamerton leads him to suggest that Hamerton come over (to Trinity) as soon as possible. "It would be a terrible thing if he cannot come to us until June, as we are now in a most serious dilemma. Bradshaw must leave . . . Mr Smith is quite inefficient & we are without hands - so that if Mr Hamerton cannot come to us at once, I see not how we are to go on at all." They could manage his ordination.

Autograph letter signed to Calder[?].

Author: 
Jeremiah Joyce.
Publication details: 
Highgate, 5 Dec. 1808.
£100.00

Compiler and educational writer, including "Scientific Dialogues" (1764-1816). One page, 8vo, sl. grubby and frayed but text clear and complete. "I enclose you what I drew up for the M{onthly] Magazine" asking for it to be returned as it is his only copy. He refers to the ill health of Mrs Calder [?], presumably the correspondent's wife to whom he sends good wishes and compliments. In a postscript he says "you will in No. Xii of Nicholson have an article on Will - freedom, by the author of the art.[?]Necessity".

Autograph note signed

Author: 
Isaac D'Israeli
Publication details: 
undated
£35.00

Author (1766-1848). On a small piece of paper, 3" x 1.5", mounted, D'Israeli has written "Proverbios in Lingua araba, Persiana e Turca 1688 vo. Les illustres proverbes historiques. I. D'Israeli. I Mar. (?)"

Autograph letter signed to unnamed correspondent

Author: 
J.R. Seeley
Publication details: 
4 Nov. [1878?]
£35.00

Historian and essayist (1834-1895). One page, 8vo. He discussses Baron Tauchnitz's involvement in one of his books [probably the "Life and Times of Stein; or, Germany & Prussia in the Napoleonic Age" (Todd 1849, Cambridge, 1878)]. "As to the honorarium, I am advised that Baron Tauchnitz ought to make an offer".

Autograph letter signed to Geo. R. Ward, engraver of portraits.

Author: 
Allan Cunningham.
Publication details: 
Belgrave House, 7 June 1831.
£45.00

Poet and man of letters (1784-1842). He reports that Chantrey (presumably the sculptor) left home and had "professional matters" to keep him away for some time. Asker[Asher?] might not be contactable, though he will"chance" a letter to him.

Autograph letter signed to A. Byham,

Author: 
Captain William Scarfe Moorsom
Publication details: 
23 Sept [?], 17½ Great George Street, Westminster.
£40.00

Civil engineer (1804-63). 2 pp, 12mo. "Dear Sir / Will you excuse the Son of your old Surveyor General so far as to send me a printed copy of the regulations under which Boys come for examination at Woolwich Academy: My Boy will probably be finding his way there & I want to prepare him to meet the Points of examination: - If you have not any of the printed copies perhaps by passing this not into an adjoining room you will be able to send one by my messenger who will wait, & you will much oblige yours faithfull / W. S. Moorsom".

Circular letter signed to "Revd Sir" (presumably vicars in his diocese)

Author: 
Brownlow North
Publication details: 
30/10/00
£100.00

Bishop of Winchester (1741-1820). Secretarial hand followed by the signature "B. Winchester". The Government has asked him (and other bishops presumably) to ask the vicars in his diocese to obtain information about the "high price of provisions", the Clergy being thought "above the suspicion of being actuated by selfish & interested motives". He has passed on some questions (not present) to which he would like answers derived from enquiries in their parishes and neighbourhood.

autograph letter signed to Edward Draper,

Author: 
Andrew Halliday [full name Andrew Halliday Duff]
Publication details: 
21 October 1872, with embossment 122 Camden Street.
£25.00

Essayist and dramatist (1830-1877). 1 page, 12mo. "If you should be in the neighbourhood of the T. R. D. L on Saturday about 3 o'clock, I should like to see you, with any of your quaint music books in your pocket. Have you still got "the ", & "the Vicar still preaches that Peter & Poule." For the latter see "Guard Room" Canto VI." Remains of mount glued to reverse of blank second leaf.

Autograph Note Signed to unnamed correspondent

Author: 
William Noel Hill, 3rd Lord Berwick
Publication details: 
No date
£25.00

Ambassador at Naples (-1842). "I have received my writ from the Lord Chancellor- & I am very much obliged to you for the trouble you have taken."

Autograph letters signed (x 3) to Clement Shorter, editor The Sphere, etc.

Author: 
E. Ray Lankester
Publication details: 
no year given
£50.00

Zoologist. 2pp. each, 8vo. He talks about proofs of his articles,giving instructions, discusses a manuscript he has submitted and congratulates Shorter on photographs of a Siberian mammoth. 3 items,

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.

Manuscript poem signed

Author: 
C.E. Maurice
Publication details: 
No date.
£45.00

Philanthropist and author (of the Life of Octavia Hill). One page taken from an album. On the page for his birthday (29 June) Maurice has written out part of Tennyson's "Oenone" (commencing "Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control"). Maurice involved himself in many causes, including the preservation of Parliament Hill Fields, Bulgaria when devastated, Boer women and children, Georgian independence, etc., etc. (With offprint of his obituary from the Ham and High.)

autograph note signed to Clement Shorter

Author: 
Austin Brereton
Publication details: 
17/10/06
£25.00

Stage historian. One page, 8vo.He thanks Shorter for the loan of some books and asks for another.

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 letter signed to "Mr Tupper" (presumably Charles Lewis Tupper, Anglo-Indian administrator, see DNB)

Author: 
Colin Scott-Moncrieff
Publication details: 
Lahore, 7 Nov. (n.y.)
£20.00

Engineer and administrator (1836-1916). He thanks Tupper effusively for his hospitality ("Traditional old Indian hospitality").

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Wilhelm Ganz
Publication details: 
09/07/90
£25.00

German-English musician (1833-1914). He tells of an approach made him by someone offering an engagement and giving a draft which was ultimately returned by the Bank.

autograph note signed to unnamed male correspondent,

Author: 
Charles Warner
Publication details: 
undated, on the letterhead of the Royal Princess's Theatre.
£15.00

English actor (1846-1909). One page, 8vo. "Dear Sir / If I can get original Cast I shall do a scene from 'Drink" / Yours faithfully / Charles Warner". Warner's most memorable part was Coupeau in 'Drink' (1879), an adaptation of Zola's 'L'Assommoir'. Not in the best of condition: creased, dusty and torn.

typed letter signed with manuscript addition, and one autograph letter signed, to Walter Jerrold and Mrs Walter Jerrold respectively.

Author: 
Alfred Noyes
Publication details: 
2 Oct. 1919 and 28 Oct. 1929
£40.00

Poet (1880-1958). One and 4pp., 4to and 8vo. The typed letter has a hole not affecting text. It concerns a book Noyes has sent under separate cover, hoping to arrange a meeting. In the letter to Mrs Jerrold, he is commiserating with her on the death of Walter Jerrold ("one of the most lovable men I have ever known", etc.). Two items,

Autograph letter signed to "Joyce"

Author: 
Charles C. Darton
Publication details: 
20/05/14
£50.00

Boys' story writer. 2pp., 8vo. He is pleased that she and her brother enjoyed "The King's Scout" (the "nicest women" enjoy their brother's books), and that she would like his autograph. He is sending her another book with autograph letters from himself and the illustrator, "Mr Masefield". "Mr. Masefield's is not a very good specimen but it is the only one I can find at present."

Two typed notes signed to Mrs Roscoe, secretary of the Society of Women Journalists.

Author: 
C.V. Wedgwood
Publication details: 
1950-1951.
£45.00

Historian. She suggests that her talk to the Society could include "some funny stories about the very early journalism in the infancy of newspapers", and, in the later note, she accepts an invitation to a Society function. Two items,

Autograph Note Signed to (Walter) Jerrold

Author: 
William Archer
Publication details: 
31/12/15
£35.00

Theatre critic. One page, 8vo, small piece of signature torn off with loss of "illi" of William. Concerning a "summons" (to a Fireside Club" dinner) which he could not obey being in Edinburgh on "postal censorship business". With: a printed card announcing the next Fireside Club dinner, Oct. 191[9] on which Archer has written "Hope to be present" with his signature, and another hand has written in the place and date. Two items,

Autograph letter signed to "Farquhar".

Author: 
A.A. Knox
Publication details: 
31/01/77
£20.00

Journalist and police magistrate ((1818-1891). One page, 8vo. He invites him to dinner. "The Grimstones and Toole are coming - and others whom I dare say you know". He asks for the response to be sent to the Police Court at Marlborough Street.

Autograph letters signed (x 4) to "J. Strathall"

Author: 
Beriah Botfield
Publication details: 
1845-1849
£200.00

Bibliographer (1807-1863). Total 5pp., three 8vo, one 4to, mainly concerning his exploration of his own family history (Boteville, etc.).

Autograph letter signed to Sir John Coxe Hippisley

Author: 
Duke of Somerset
Publication details: 
Maiden Bradley, 12 Sept. 1821.
£100.00

Edward Adolphus Seymour, eleventh Duke of Somerset (1775-1855), agriculturist, etc. Three pages, 4to. His correspondent was Sir John Hippisley who, among many avocations, pursued agricultural science which is the main topic of this letter. Somerset is pleased to see the books of General Beatson, former lt gen in the East India Company and Governor of St Helena, but also an experimental agriculturist.

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