BAHAMAS

[Sir William Grey-Wilson, colonial governor.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Grey Wilson'), writing to an unnamed female correspondent on his return to England from the Bahamas.

Author: 
Sir William Grey-Wilson (1852-1926), KCMG, Governor of St Helena, 1887-1897; of the Falkland Islands, 1897-1904; and of the Bahamas, 1904-1912
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Midland Grand Hotel, London. 12 June 1912.
£35.00

1p., 8vo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The letter begins: 'Dear Madam | As I only landed in England yesterday your two letters of May 31st: and June 9th. have only just reached me.' He thanks her for forwarding photographs, which he is returning, and informs her 'that the Isle of Wight is at present not considered a suitable climate for my wife'.

[Bahamas; Printed] Notes on the Bahamas and Plan for a Colony.

Author: 
[H.M. Frith]
Publication details: 
[Florida?, 1895]
£280.00

Four pages, 4to, fold marks, closed tears on folds discreetly repaired, some marking, fair condition. Information about (headings) the climate, health, water, soil, fruit trees, cost of land, fruit, grain and fodder, vegetables flowers, sea water, fish, game, snakes, insects, animals, laboor, steamers. freight, cost of boats, cable, roads, inhabitants (mostly black, main occupation sponging, some petty theft, indolent, etc,) houses. schools. taxation, government, Wood Cay.

Long Autograph Letter Signed ('Eastnor') from John Somers Somers-Cocks, 2nd Earl Somers, to Sir James Carmichael-Smyth, Governor of the Bahamas, discussing a number of questions including the Reform Bill.

Author: 
John Somers Somers-Cocks (1788-1852), 2nd Earl Somers, styled Viscount Eastnor between 1821 and 1841 [Sir James Carmichael-Smyth (1779-1838), Governor of the Bahamas, 1829-1838]
Publication details: 
London. 1 August 1831.
£140.00

1p., 4to and 12pp., 12mo. The 4to leaf, in which the others (in three bifoliums) were wrapped, carries a black wax seal (damaged on opening) and the address 'His Excellency Major Genl Sir James Carmichael Smyth Bt. Bahama Islands.' Very good, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed to 'My dear Sir James'. He begins by reporting that his family is 'no longer living at the Priory, [...] but we are established, at least our home is established at leamington, where we have built & completed a pretty hunting Box.

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