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Autograph Note Signed to "Mrs Sidny"(?)

Author: 
Ann Thicknesse, nee Ford
Publication details: 
16/06/22
£100.00

Authoress and musician (1737-1824), wife of Philip Thicknesse (see DNB). 8vo, expressing thanks and gratitude at inordinate length. Her shaky handwriting is explained in a postscript ("I am so nervous I can scarcely hold my pen").

Draft Statement about Memorial to George Canning.

Author: 
(Sir James Scarlett, Lord Abinger, judge)
Publication details: 
-1827
£100.00

Additions and corrections, some staining not obscurring the text. It commences "The Noblemen and Gentlemen whose names are undersigned", going on to describe Canning's role in estblishing peace and the "dignity and safety of the Empire" and popular desire for recognition of his work and a monument. He leaves a space for "Signatures" and lists the Banks where donations might be places.

ALS to P.P. Alexander

Author: 
Alexander Bain, Scottish psychologist and educationalist
Publication details: 
13/12/75
£100.00

2pp., 8vo. Compliments Alexander's "polemic with Mill on the question of 'Liberty and Necessity'"" and promises a review ("some public form").

Autograph Letter Signed to "Lanyon"

Author: 
F. Beauchamp Seymour, admiral
Publication details: 
"Narcisssus", Port Royal, n.d.
£30.00

2pp., 8vo, chipped, not affecting the text. He expresses a liking for a photograph and tells of a "job" involving the "Immortalite".

ALS, 4pp., 8vo, to Lady Leicester.

Author: 
E.J. Stanley, Baron Stanley
Publication details: 
16/03/40
£25.00

Statesman (1802-1869). He will be happy to promote a friend of Lady Leicester's if a vacancy occurs at Fakenham. As to Mr Payne, his brother has received an appointmen, and his would cause jealousy. He will respond to such requests in future if he can.

Autograph Letter Signed to Fagan.

Author: 
C.H. Read
Publication details: 
British Museum, 25 Nov. 1909
£35.00

Antiquarian and art connoisseur (1857-1929). 3pp., 8vo. He wishes to clarify the view he and his colleagues at the British Museum are taking on "the Thompson memorial", ignoring it since it is a British Academy matter not British Museum.

ANS to unknown correspondent

Author: 
Achille Fould, French statesman and financier
fould
Publication details: 
22/05/61
£30.00
fould

8vo. In French, expressing pleasure at an invitation from the Lord Mayor of London, and accepting.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Pollock"

Author: 
George Henschel
Publication details: 
The London Symphony Concerts, 5 Oct. 1886
£30.00

German-English singer, composer and conductor (1850-1934). One page, 8vo, anticipating a meeting and Pollock receiving something illegible, adding that the concerts are going well.

Autograph Notes Signed and Autograph Letters Signed (x 6) to Charles Manby, engineer

Author: 
F.H.F. Berkeley,
Publication details: 
1849-1852
£100.00

Politician. 1 and 2pp., 8vo. He discusses an anonymous witness ("la Dame Blanche") in a confidential matter. Later letters discuss a trickster operating in Berkeley's constituency (selling gas without coal with a magnet). He seeks information from Manby whom he believes will have the contacts to get it. Six items,

2 Autograph Letters Signed, total 10pp., 8vo, to C.H. Grinling, socialist and reformer

Author: 
Bolton King
Publication details: 
14 Dec. 1886 and 24 Dec. (n.y.)
£60.00

Social reformer and historian, educationalist (1860-1937). (1886). He brings Grinling up to date on his activities, educational and political, giving his views on clerical reform. (n.y.) He describes his life in country retirement. With: newspaper clipping, "Times" obituary. 3 items,

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Frederick W. Walker
Publication details: 
06/07/83
£25.00

High Master of St Paul's (1830-1910). One page, 8vo. He gives thanks for a book, adding that "In my younger days I used continuously & valued your abstracts of Gk & Roman History & notes on Herodotus".

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo (air letter), to Philip Connard, artist

Author: 
Elizabeth Murdoch
Publication details: 
12 Dec. (1945)
£100.00

Mother of Rupert, but apparently distinguished in her own right. She sympathises with Connard's "dreadful" life, but her family "feel very troubled that we are so well off for everything and can do almost nothing to help". She goes on to discuss the portrait Connard painted of Rupert and Helen (presumably sister) which "now graces our drawingroom mantelpiece" among distinguished company (John, Sickert, etc.). She mentions finally her two little daughters.

Typed Note Signed to Sir Hugh Allen, musician

Author: 
Compton Mackenzie
Publication details: 
25/06/29
£20.00

Novelist. One page, 8vo. He accepts an invitation to speak at the Conference of the Society of Musicians.

Autograph Letter Signed, 4pp., 8vo, to [Sir Frederick Young?]

Author: 
Bonamy Price
Publication details: 
25/07/76
£50.00

Political economist (1807-1888). Price appears to be responding to a work of Young's (probably " Imperial Federation of Great Britain and her Colonies. In letters edited by F. Y., (London, 1876)". He admires Young's enthusiasm but cannot himself "go into a definite Federated scheme as <?> as you do". He explains why, dintroducing the Great Powers, the Turks rotting, Russia advancing to the Bosphorus, and so on.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Allen"

Author: 
C.M. Ingleby
Publication details: 
Heacham Hall, 31 July (n.y.)
£35.00

Shakespearian critic and author ((1823-1886). 2pp., 8vo. He declines an invitation from the Lord Mayor of London on the grounds of ill health, and announces that he is off to Holkham Hall to visit the Napiers. "We must have a special no of the Reporter for reports of all the speeches". He would also like "all the complete & bound vols of the Reporter . . . out here", guaranteeing immediate payment.

Signature clipped from document

Author: 
George Peabody
Publication details: 
no date
£20.00

American philanthropist (1795-1869).

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr MacGeady"

Author: 
Baron Bunsen,
Publication details: 
n.d.
£50.00

Prussian ambassador. One page, 8vo. He announces his arrival (in Italy), gives informnation about his post and what he wants done with it.

Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
George Savile
Publication details: 
24/06/53
£50.00

Politician (1726-1784). One page, 4to. He announces that he will offer himself as a candidate at the general meeting where there will be consideration "of persons to represent the County in the ensuing Parliament. He looks to his correspondent's support. (Savile started representing Yorkshire in 1759. His colourful political career included support for the American colonies.)

Autograph Note Signed, to "Doyne"(?)

Author: 
Francis Paget
Publication details: 
22/11/94
£25.00

Bishop of Oxford and theologian (1851-1911). One page, 8vo. He would like his correspondent to let Max Muller know when a deferred luncheon is to be held. He will be writing to Dean Liddell (presumably on the same subject).

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2), to Lady Maitland and an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
G.H. Broughton
Publication details: 
1 Nov. 1899 and 28 April 1904
£35.00

Artist. One and 2pp., 8vo. (1899) He suggests the steps she must take to arrange the loan a a "miniature table" from the Royal Academy. (1904) He gives permission for his "Diploma Picture" to be reproduced in the "Windsor Magazine", revealing its history (an illustration to Tennyson's lines in "Break, break!"). He later appears to allude to a collection of moutaineering pictures(?). 2 items,

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
C.R. Smith
Publication details: 
18/10/45
£25.00

Antiquary (1807-1890). He complains mildly that "the Adelphi order" (for complimentary tickets, presumably) "was refused, one signed by you having already been presented.He asks for one for "either of the theatres" for the following week. Folds, traces of mount.

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown correspondent

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

Writer on natural history. One page, 8vo. He thanks his correspondent for his "interesting pamphlet" and discusses rough drawings of swans he is sending him.

Autograph Note Signed, to "Paul O'W"(?)

Author: 
Francis Paget
Publication details: 
28/07/86
£25.00

Bishop of Oxford and theologian (1851-1911). One page, 8vo. He has enclosed a cheque as an instalment of his contribution to the Dr Pusey Memorial Fund.

One Autograph Letter, third person and one Autograph Letter Signed, to Dr Mahon and T. Phillips (portrait painter)

Author: 
Charles, Earl Whitworth
Publication details: 
6 May 1820 and 18 Nov. 1822.
£60.00

Diplomat and Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (1752-1825). 2 & 4pp., 8vo. (1820) He expresses gratitude for Mahon's part in getting him membership of the Society of Antiquaries, and discusses his future resolves in its regard. (1822) He renews a request for a portrait of Sir Walter Scott to hang at Knole, and goes into some detail. 2 items,

Autograph Note Signed to Seymour Teulon

Author: 
C.W. Eborall
Publication details: 
South Eastern Railway, 7 June 1858
£50.00

Sometime Gen Manager of the S.E. Railway Co. (1820-1874). One page, 4to, saying that the Queen will meet the Prince [Albert} but wishes "particularly" that the Prince should not know until his arrival (much of this heavily underlined).

Autograph Letters Signed (x3 )and one Typed Letter Signed to C.H. Grinling, labour activist

Author: 
Edward R. Pease
Publication details: 
1891-1903.
£150.00

Founder-member of the Fabian Society (1857-1955). 12pp. total, 8vo (3) & 4to (1), (1891) He asks Grinling to work with Henry Snell (M.P. for Woolwich) on preparing a Fabian Tract, suggesting a draft could be shown to the S.E. Committee, outlining what they should say. He also wants a leaflet for "the Guardians Elections", and announces that Sidney Webb on Poor Law will be Tract 17. (1901) His opinion on the "Housing Loan question", a meeting on Boards of Guardians, and the disordered office.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr. Oates"

Author: 
Field-Marshal F.S. Roberts, Lord Roberts
Publication details: 
21/04/98
£25.00

Soldier (1832-1914). 8vo, vestigial signs of laying down, declining an invitation because he has to travel to Dublin.

Autograph Postcard Signed to E.A. Carr

Author: 
Bernard Partridge
Publication details: 
03/05/02
£35.00

Caricaturist (1861-1945). He declines taking up a suggestion since he is "no longer doing that kind of illustration for 'Punch'".

Autograph Note Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to Cuthbert Sharp, antiquary.

Author: 
Algernon Percy, Duke of Northumberland
Publication details: 
22/11/48
£15.00

Statesman and antiquarian (1792-1865). He thanks Sharp for "Works on Antiquarian subjects".

Autograph Note, third person, to the Librarian of the London Library.

Author: 
Lord Clanricarde.
Publication details: 
Stratton St, 18 March 1869.
£50.00

One page, 8vo, signs of having been laid down text clear and complete. "Lord Clanricarde will be much obliged if the Librarian of the London Library will send him by the bearer, the Life & Memoirs of Lieutenant Drummond [over excision], some time Chief Secretary in Ireland."

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