AUTOGRAPH

Autograph Letter Signed (part) to unknown correspondent.

Author: 
George, Duke of Cambridge.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£25.00

Part of letter, c.4 x 4", laid down, good condition, last few lines in which he says "Princess Frederica has promised to dine with me. Could I induce you & Bradford to come & meet her here. I remain, / Yours most sincerely / George."

Statistics of Crime in England and Wales for the Years 1842, 1843, and 1844.

Author: 
F.G.P. Neison.
Publication details: 
[1846].
£100.00

Read before the Statistical Section of the British Association at Southampton, 15 Sept. 1846. Pp.1-54, 8vo, disbound, some pages loose, some soiling particularly last page. INSCRIBED by the author: "To Alexander Robertson Esq / With [Mr?] Neison's Compts."

Autograph Note Signed to “Miss Lanyon”, daughter of Charles Lanyon, engineer.

Author: 
J.L. Toole,
Publication details: 
06/07/89
£35.00

Actor (1830-1906). One page, 8vo, .good. With enclosure. He encloses his autograph (present - a tag from “Paul Pry” signed by Toole) and says he will be in Belfast in October.2 items,

Autograph Letter Signed to W[illiam] Shackell, onetime owner, printer of "John Bull".

Author: 
Samuel Phillips.
Publication details: 
18 Sept. 1852.
£45.00

Glass manufacturer (1814-1854). 2pp., 8vo, good, admitting that he isinvolved with the Crystal Palace Company, but is not the secretary. He says that he has the interests of “Mr Woodfall” [the printer?] at heart, and his family is well. Phillips became literary diretor of the Crystal Palace Co. in 1853. He wrote Guide to the Crystal Palace and Park (1854).

Autograph Note Signed

Author: 
V.S. Pritchett.
Publication details: 
No date.
£25.00

Short story writer and essayist (1900-1996). 8vo, to “Mrs Biggs”, appreciating her enjoyment of “the Russian books”, mentioning an error in his review of them, and recommending that she read Leskov about whom he hopes to write.

Autograph Note Signed to “Mr. Parkin”.

Author: 
Laurence A. Waddell.
Publication details: 
27/02/07
£45.00

Scottish archaeologist and traveller in Tibet (1854-1938). One page, 8vo, accepting an invitation to visit and meet “Mr. Dresser”.

Autograph Letter Signed from “W.G. Weiss”, wife or other relative, to “G. Wood”,

Author: 
W.H. Weiss.
Publication details: 
29/08/42
£35.00

(W.H. Weiss, vocalist and composer (1820-1867)). 2pp., 4to, torn, partly repaired crudely, discussing Willoughby Weiss’s current tour with “Miss Kemble”, the possibilities for a concert on the Isle of Man, his recent hectic tour (listing the many places he hasperformed at recently).

Autograph Letter Signed and Typed Note Signed to Henry Polak, formerly Gandhi's right-hand man in South Africa

Author: 
Salvador de Madariaga,
Publication details: 
1948
£150.00

Spanish author. Two pages, 4to. He writes concerning the World Unity Movement of which Polak is a sponsor, criticising the Chairman, James Avery Joyce. With: a TLS, 2pp., 4to, from Joyce to Polak referring to a note he has received from de Madariaga (copy enclosed) and describing his difficulties in finding a speaker. He also asks for his expenses from an American trip which de Madariaga found offensive.

Autograph Note Signed to “Mrs Tweedie”.

Author: 
Michael Haily.
Publication details: 
26 Sept. n.y.
£25.00

India Office. 2pp., 8vo, good, accepting an invitation to visit her at Devonshire House, if he “can get away from my Committee”.

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Edward Jesse.
Publication details: 
25/02/58
£25.00

Writer on natural history (1780-1868). One page, 8vo, good. He thanks his correspondent for his “interesting pamphlet” and discusses rough drawings of swans he is sending him.

Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Note Signed to John Holdsworth,

Author: 
Isaac Holden.
Publication details: 
18 Aug. 1886 and 28 Jan. 1890.
£75.00

Isaac Holden, inventor and manufacturer (1807-1897). 2pp. ea.,8vo, good.In the former, he asks questions about the cost of the transport of meatfrom New Zealand and Argentina and to what this will be reduced “in thenear future”. He points out its influence on land prices in England (“Woolcosts less that 1/2d per lb - meat must cost more”). He asks what area willfeed a sheep in New Zealand. In the latter, he extends a dinner invitation.2 items,

Autograph Letter Signed to “F. Ford”.

Author: 
G.D. Liveing.
Publication details: 
15/10/81
£35.00

Professor of Chemistry, Cambridge University (1827-1924). 2pp., 8vo, good. He finds “syllabuses” a reflection of what was considered important at a certain time, and is pleased to have been sent a plan of Wollaston’slectures. He goes on to discuss Wollaston (a predecessor of his in theChair) and the change wrought by his becoming Jacksonian Professor.

Autograph Letter Signed to “Yates”.

Author: 
Algernon Borthwick
Publication details: 
3 July (n.y.).
£30.00

Ist Baron Glenesk, newspaper proprietor (1830-1908), 4pp., 8vo, stained but not obscuring text, giving his reason for not seeing Yates’s “representation”, and planning a pre-luncheon conversation about Napoleon, Palmerston and the like. He is pleased to be given a place in Yates’s “Gallery”.

A collection.

Author: 
British Army.
Publication details: 
1901
£100.00

(British Army: Ist Volunteer Rifle Battalion (Devon) in 1901). A small collection of letters and printed ephemera relating to the Ist Volunteer Rifle Battalion, Exeter, comprising: ALS, 2pp., 8vo, William C.Richards to Colonel Sir Dudley Duckworth-King, 17 Sept.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2) to an unknown correspondent and A.B. Bagley.

Author: 
Edward Law, Earl of Ellenborough.
Publication details: 
19 Sept. 1830 and (30 Oct. 1841).
£100.00

Governor-General of India. 5 & 2pp., 8vo. Some illegible. (1830) he asks himself whether the "Board" should reply to "the Statements and Assumptions of the . . . Secret Committee in the subject of the Secret Letters relating to the Treaty with . . .(?)". He continues on the theme, concluding that ther documents in question had been perused by Lord Clare, the intended successor of Sir John Malcolm" (Governor of Bombay). (1841) he is trying to arrange a meeting.

Letter Signed to Chevalier Dr Karl de Scherzen

Author: 
[H] Evans Darby [Peace campiagner]
Publication details: 
13/12/93
£45.00

(Peace Society (1893)). 2pp., 8vo, H.(?) Evans Darby to the Chevalier Dr Karl de Scherzer, He informs his correspondent that the last “universal Peace Congress” in Chicago decided to invite eminent jurists “to form a Committee for thepurpose of considering the question of an International Court of Arbitration”. As a member of the provisional committee, he has beenasked to prepare a list for this committee for Europe. He invites hiscorrespondent to join it (“I should not think that it would involve muchlabour or responsibility”).

Autograph Letter Signed to “Maurice”.

Author: 
A.B. Cunninghame-Graham.
Publication details: 
17/03/47
£25.00

Admiral. One page, 4to, tear not affecting text, discussing his travel plans and meetings.

Autograph Note, third person, to “Dr Wynne”.

Author: 
Lord Ashburnham.
Publication details: 
16/03/99
£25.00

Collector (1760-1830). One page, 8vo, good, giving himpermission to view his pictures.

Autograph Notes Signed to “Fred” (Peake) and to an unknown correspondent.

Author: 
Edmund Yates.
Publication details: 
19 Dec. 1876 and 14 Feb. 1885[?].
£50.00

Novelist, dramatist and journalist (1831-1894). One page each, 8vo, good. In the first, he is sorry that “Fred” has been bothered in a particular“matter”. In the second, he says simply “Here is the Valentine you askfor”.

Autograph Letters, quantity, to “J.H. Roberts”,.

Author: 
A.J. Warne-Browne
Publication details: 
27 June-1 Nov. 1894.
£150.00

Painter. 4 ALSs, 2-3pp., 8vo, good. He asks for payment for a picture so that he can pay rent arrears, reports of his progress with his pictures, “the two Dartmoor streams”. He later talks of other pictures in which Roberrts has an interest (“Mermaid”, “Kennack Bay”, “Cadgwith [Cove]” and others) and his constant need for money. 4 items,

Autograph Note Signed to “Gentlemen”

Author: 
Jacob Bright.
Publication details: 
15/08/81
£30.00

Politician (1821-1899). 2pp., 8vo, reporting that Gladstonehas given their “resolution” a positive response and that expressions of“strong feeling” from the north create a good effect in Parliament.

Autograph Note Signed ANS, 8vo, to “Miss Bentley”, envelope present,

Author: 
Prince Vsevolode.
Publication details: 
postmarked 24 April 1958
£30.00

Russian emigre (1914- ?). ANS, 8vo, to “Miss Bentley”, envelope present, postmarked 24 April 1958. He asks her to cash a cheque for him to save him time.

Two copy TNs, Lady Churchill's Private Secretary to unknown correspondents.

Author: 
Lady Clementine Churchill.
Publication details: 
13/08/42
£50.00

Extensive corrections in Clementine Churchill's hand.The notes simply acknowledge firstly, a letter about a legal matter in which she cannot intervene, and secondly, she displays sympathy for someone's son who is doing "dangerous work". Two items,

Autograph Quotation Signed.

Author: 
Catherine Sinclair
Publication details: 
15/06/60
£25.00

Scottish novelist (1800-1864). One page, 8vo, good. She quotes Shakespeare’s “What’s in a name?” and appends hersignature.

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown correspondent.

Author: 
P.M. Roget.
Publication details: 
Bernard St, 31 March 1838.
£50.00

Physician and savant, compiler of the Thesaurus (1779-1869). One page, 8vo,small chip, good. He accepts an offer of two dozen bottles of port and promises to return the same number of bottles.

Autograph Letter Signed "Eliza Hamilton" to Mrs Losh, Jesmond.

Author: 
Elizabeth Hamilton.
Publication details: 
Whitburn,26 Aug. 1810.
£150.00

1758-1816, miscellaneous writer (DNB). Two pages, 4to, tears on folds and chipping, but text complete. She had hoped to find out how her friends at Jesmond were oby a morning visit but cannot do so. She is forced to "make an unwarrantable demand upon [her] hospitality and invite herself and two young friends ("the companions of my journey") to Mrs Losh's family dinner, staying overnight in Newcastle. {The correspondent is prob. Cecilia, wife of lawyer/philanthropist James Losh - see DNB.]

Signature only.

Author: 
Alfred Barry.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£25.00

Primate of Australia, miscellaneous writer (DNB). Clipped signature, , on paper, c.3.5 x 1.5", laid down on similar sized card. Text as follows: "Yours truly / Alfred Barry / W.H. Dynham Esq", the latter being the correspondent.

Autograph Letter Signed to [Samuel Christie-Miller].

Author: 
B.B. Woodward.
Publication details: 
Buckingham Palace, 10 Sept. 1869.
£50.00

Librarian at Windsor Castle. Three pages, 8vo, good condition. "I am one of hte unfortunates of the earth . . ." He is unable to accept an invitation to Britwell (hence the identification of Samuel Christie-Miller as the correspondent) because he "cannot keep off the demands of the printers any longer, & I must work." He hopes, however, to welcome him to the Library (Windsor) and to have the invitation to Britwell repeated. He adds a paragraph about "the great loss all Bibliophiles have experienced in the death of Mr Thomas Watts of the British Museum.

Autograph Letter Signed to "The very Revd Principal Mcfarlane" (presumably of Glasgow University (DNB).

Author: 
Charles Macintosh.
Publication details: 
Dunchattan, 28 Dec. 1836.
£75.00

Chemist, Inventor of water-proof material. See DNB. Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He asks for news about the Duke of Montrose. He describes his current illness, caused by the rupture of of a small artery in the lung - "we have got it soldered up however, but I am leaft weak from very copious bleeding".

Letter Signed to "Mr [Saher?], Theatre Royal, Dublin.

Author: 
W.H. Murray.
Publication details: 
Theatre Royal Edinburgh, 16 May 1850.
£45.00

Actor then Theatre Manager (see DNB). "unexpected circumstances" oblige him to postopone the opening of the Adelphi Season until June next. The cast will not assemble until the 12th June. It appears to be in a secretarial hand signed by Murray.

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