AUTOGRAPH

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 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 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 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.

Signature from document

Author: 
Robert Howard
Publication details: 
29 Feb. 1675
£125.00

Dramatist, historian and poet (1626-1698). Signature cut from a document (Howard was an auditor of the Exchequer) with above date and a few words from the text, laid down.

Autograph quotation

Author: 
Robert Southey
Publication details: 
n.d.
£100.00

c. 1.5" x 3", in a minute but distinct hand, 16 lines commmencing "They will by no means give the title of Saint to one of the Apostles or Evangelists of the LOrd . . . ", concluding with the apparent source of the lines "A Friendly Conference 48".

Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 8vo, to F.W. Chesson

Author: 
Ralph Bernal
Publication details: 
22/06/52
£35.00

Politician and art collector (d.1854). He thanks him for the tract on the Militia Bill, giving his opinion of its cogent argument against the measure.

Autograph Letter Signed, 3pp., 8vo, to J.L. Tupper

Author: 
Richard Partridge
Publication details: 
05/12/59
£35.00

Surgeon (1805-1873). He discusses the book, "Bell on Expressions" which he is sending, discussing the illustrations tongue-in-cheek.

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Walter G.F. Phillimore
Publication details: 
20/02/81
£25.00

Judge, jurist, and ecclesiatical lawyer (1845-1929). 3pp., 12mo, giving thanks for valuable information, describing his researches ("Rimbault's book" and correspondence), alluding to cheque books which he has inspected and others he wishes to inspect. He anticipates calling and seeing his correspondent's "Patents or Warrants"

Autograph Postcard Signed to "Madam"

Author: 
Tito Mattei
Publication details: 
11/10/88
£30.00

Pianist. 2 sides. He accepts an invitation to play a solo for the "Sick Childre (sic) Hospital" adding his choice of music for the programme.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Bramley"

Author: 
Walter Greenwood
Publication details: 
17/01/35
£30.00

Novelist, author of "Love on the Dole" (1903-1974). One page, 8vo. He says simply "Your letter was handed to me yesterday./ I hope these few words are what you want."

Statements of Account (x 2), signed.

Author: 
W.H. Russell
Publication details: 
1853
£65.00

Irish war correspondent amd miscellaneous writer (1820-1907). 2pp., 8vo. One signed twice by Russell, the other initialled. The statement gives details of three articles contributed to the Miscellany, including "The Lewis - What is it?".

Signature clipped from document

Author: 
Richard Westmacott
Publication details: 
no date
£25.00

Sculptor (1799-1872). Clipped signature from an appeal to the Artists' Benevolent Fund. Thomas Phillips, portrait painter (1770-1845), signature is on the same piece of paper

Statement of Account.

Author: 
Thomas Macknight
Publication details: 
1854
£20.00

Irish historian and political writer (1829-1899). One page, 8vo. Signed by Thomas Macknight. Ingrams (Bentley Archives) lists a few items by him (BL).

Autograph Note, third person, to "Mr Buick"

Author: 
Sir J. Bernard Burke,
Publication details: 
18/04/63
£30.00

Genealogist. One page, 8vo. He presents his compliments and says he will answer Buick's enquiry on his return to Dublin Castle.

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown friend

Author: 
Victor Sardou.
Publication details: 
No date.
£45.00

French playwright. One page, 12mo. In French. He declares in inflated terms his inability to dine with him on a certain day.

Autograph Note Signed to R. Byham, Ordnance Office

Author: 
Sir James Kempt.
Publication details: 
11/10/32
£25.00

General. One page, 8vo. He describes his enclosure of a banker's order to pay the rent on a property he is about to occupy.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo. to Goodall & Turner, solicitors or insurers

Author: 
Thomas Aston Coffin
Publication details: 
16/02/08
£75.00

American loyalist. He is returning a policy from which his "Liquors" have been mistakenly excluded. He asks for his cellar to be insured.

Autograph Letter Signed to J.V. Lee

Author: 
Joseph Jekyll,
Publication details: 
22/04/07
£50.00

Politician and wit. One page, 4to. He makes a proposal in what seems to be a legal case involving a "Mr J. Lockwood" and Jekyll's nephew, for whom he is taking the "Responsibility of all Risque".

Autograph Letter Signed to Douglas Sladen

Author: 
Herbert Maxwell.
Publication details: 
27/12/15
£30.00

Scottish writer, sportsman and naturalist (1845-1937). 4pp., 4to. He gives detailed answers to questions about members of the Douglas family and finally refers Sladen to his book, "The Story of the Tweed".

Autograph Note Signed to (C. Ellis)

Author: 
James Martineau
Publication details: 
06/10/56
£45.00

Unitarian divine and philosopher. One page, 8vo. He alerts him that a consignment of Hymn Books had been sent to the "Maidstone Congregation", giving the binder's charge, and hoping they prove useful.

Autograph Postcards Signed (x 3)2 initialled, to C.H. Grinling, labour activist

Author: 
J. Arthur Thomson
Publication details: 
1905 (1), 1918 (2)
£40.00

Zoologist (1861-1933). Two of the cards say very little. The third is as follows: "'Nature' remains, more or less wisely, on an altitude. Books brought ot the altar will be reviewed. Others won't. If Prof. Carr sends a copy to 'Nature', as surely should have been done on publication, the all-highest Editor may send it to me for review, and for return therafter to the alter (sic). As far as \i know, this is the invariable rule. Of course I shall be glad to call attention to first-rate work." 3 items,

Envelope signed

Author: 
Olga Novikoff
Publication details: 
26/07/17
£10.00

Russian-English publicist (1848-1925). Addressed to "The Manager, Kegan Paul & Co.", inscribed "With Mme Olga Novikoff's compliments".

Autograph Letter Signed to James Williams

Author: 
Henry Hobhouse
Publication details: 
Whitehall, 25 Aug. 1821
£35.00

Archivist (1776-1854). 2pp., 4to, suggesting that, despite the potential for "tumult" of a "great Concourse of People", the following day, he does not believe there will be a need for the "Sheriff's Interference". (At this time Hobhouse acted as permanent under-secretary for the Home Dept.)

Autograph Letter Signed to George Chalmers, antiquary

Author: 
John Stuart
Publication details: 
St Albans Street, 5 April 1799
£100.00

Gaelic Scholar (1743-1821). 2pp., 4to, signs of wear not obscuring text. As notes in another hand (Chalmers?) on the reverse state, Stuart is giving answers about several parishes in Kincardineshire. He reveals sources of information (e.g. a Mr Leslie on the remains of a Roman camp, a Mr Barclay on some tenures in Kincardineshire (papers currently mislaid).

Autograph Letter Signed, 4pp., 8vo, to "Mr Payne"

Author: 
Lord Granville Somerset
Publication details: 
09/02/42
£25.00

Statesman (1792-1848). He explains, as a Commissioner of Revenue and at length, why he cannot personally support someone's application for promotion in the Customs. He advises a direct application to the Board of Customs.

Autograph Letter Signed to (Maurice) Codner, artist

Author: 
Oswald Birley,
Publication details: 
15/10/38
£30.00

Artist. One page, 4to. He says that he is Secretary of the Artists' General Benevolent Fund for the year 1938-9 and asks for support for those artists in difficulty in "this period of unrest & uncertainty".

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