AUTOGRAPH

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.

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

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 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 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 Note Signed to (Sir Frederick) Bramwell, engineer

Author: 
J. Wolfe Barry,
Publication details: 
23/06/92
£35.00

Engineer. One page, 8vo. He asks him to use his influence in Belfast to get a job for a former pupil of his.

Autograph Notes Signed (x 2) to Shirley Slocombe, portrait painter

Author: 
James Dewar.
Publication details: 
14 and 17 April 1906
£30.00

Scottish natural philosopher. One page, 8vo. He finds the invitation to a lecture at the "Club" interesting but cannot manage it. He would welcome a copy of "any scientific abstract of the Lecture".

4 ALSs probably all to "Mr Smith" (addressed on two)

Author: 
Henry Rosehurst.
Publication details: 
13 May and 20 July 1813, 17 Nov. 1817, 3 May 1821
£200.00

Bishop of Norwich. (1813) "The application of civil sanctions, of any kind, to religious opinion, has always appeared to me contrary to sound policy, to just reasoning, and to the revealed Word of God.". The Pope is his "Holy Brother". He says that he will vote for his correspondent's bill for Catholic Emancipation which is before Parliament. The abstract was before the Bishops. He wonders what view the Bench will take, says that not many Bishops will support him, and questions the timing.

Autograph Note Signed to "Grey" of the British Museum

Author: 
J.E. Alexander
Publication details: 
06/10/51
£35.00

General and military writer (1803-1885). One page, 8vo. He encloses a memorandum (?) about "Mr Fowler's Colonial Fishes of Canada" (drawings), asking if any of his friends would like to subscribe. The memorandum is written on a conjoint page and is from R.J. Fowler. He is anxious for his drawings to go to London and discusses them with their prices

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".

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 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 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 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 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,

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".

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 Note Signed, one page, 4to, to Rose Fyleman, children's writer.

Author: 
Owen Seaman
Publication details: 
14/10/17
£45.00

Poet, critic, editor of "Punch" (1861-1936). He criticises something she has written about fairies, sympathising with children's lack of understanding and concluding that he has encountered the things she describes "when there are no Fairies in the neighbourhood".

Note signed, third person, "Mr Senior" to "Mr Magrath"

Author: 
Nassau Senior.
Publication details: 
15/02/30
£75.00

Political economist. He asks him to look at the enclosed letter "if he thinks it a sufficient authority" and "put Dr Buckland's name under that of Mr Gould".

Autograph Letter Signed to Edward Draper

Author: 
Henry Lee
Publication details: 
28/10/84
£50.00

Naturalist (1826-1888). 2pp., 8vo, signs of having been laid down, thanking Draper for "the Japanese book on Birds, commenting on the drawings ("wonderfully instinct with life", "suggestion of movement about their portraits of animals or human beings"). he mentions another Japanese book he has "full of grotesque pantomime figures". He goes on to discuss the "Hippocampus" Draper has given him, asking for further information. He concludes with news about the por health of a mutual friend, W.O. Whiteside ("one of the 'wigwams'"(?)).

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2), 7pp., 8vo, to Mrs Woodward and "Woodward" (B.B. Woodward, librarian and historian) respectively

Author: 
Nathaniel Lindley
Publication details: 
7 Oct. 1893 and 21 Oct. 1899
£50.00

Judge (1828-1921). (1893) He fears that his wife will not be able to visit the Woodwards because of a family crisis (a sick baby), but he would like to come anyway and suggests a timetable. (1899) He discusses in depth the enlargement of Convocation (Church of England) "to revise the Rubrics & services" and have more power over Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. But "I would not leave to any clerical court the application of legal principles to particular cases". He suggests a register of subscribers to the Church of England at parish level.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 3) to C. Willes Wilshire.

Author: 
J. Spencer Northcote
Publication details: 
12 Nov. 1868 and 10 Feb. 1871 a
£60.00

Archaeologist and President of Oscott College (1821-1907). 5pp. total, 8vo. (1868) He asks for further information about Raoul Rochetti's lectures or writings on Christian art. He would like to read them before writing the relevant chapter "in my forthcoming analysis of De Rossi's Roma Sotterranea" (catacombs- published 1869). (1871) He asks for some favours, firstly for a rubbing of some early writing ("Ur of the Chaldees") and information about an Egyptian statue for a friend researching the Shepherd King Dynasty. He encloses a sketch (present).

Autograph Letter Signed to "Maurice"

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

one page, 4to. He discusses his travel plans and meetings.

Autograph Letter Signed to "The Editor, Temple Bar"

Author: 
Francis Allitsee
Publication details: 
1 Nov. (n.y.)
£25.00

Song writer (1849-1912). 2pp., 8vo. He expresses fulsome gratitude for being allowed to set a lyric (unnamed) to music.

Autograph Note Signed to "J. Minshull(?)"

Author: 
Edward Baines.
Publication details: 
1 July (n.y.)
£35.00

Anti-slavery editor. One page, 8vo. Thanks for "pacquets of envelopes bearing an anti-slavery device".

Typed Note Signed, to "Mr. Archer" of Sanderson's Wallpaper Museum.

Author: 
Gerald Kelly
Publication details: 
23/08/63
£35.00

Artist (1879-1972). One page, 8vo. He had discussed with "Mr Entwhistle" (wallpaper historian) a little collection of wallpapers he had purchased. Entwhistle had retired but suggested he write to Archer. He thought he did, and found a copy of his letter. "If you are not interested it will be quite easy for you to let me know". photocopy of a page from Derek Stanford's biography of Kelly tells the story of his pruchase of "a trunk-full of Second Empire wall-papers" which he gave to the V & A at the end of his life.

Autograph Letter Signed, "Nugent Buckingham", to an unknown correspondent

Author: 
George Grenville, Ist Marquis of Buckingham
Publication details: 
(watermark 1796)
£40.00

Statesman. 2pp., 4to. He discusses his wife's health (fever) and the treatment his correspondent has received from the elder brother of a "Dr Vassor" ("scandalously & wickedly used").

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").

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