BALLIOL

[ Robert Scott, Master of Balliol, co-compiler of the 'Liddell and Scott' Greek-English lexicon. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Robert Scott | Master of Balliol') to Major R. G. MacGregor, on the gift of his 'Translations from the Greek Anthology'.

Author: 
Robert Scott (1811-1887), Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and co-compiler of the 'Liddell and Scott' Greek-English lexicon [ Major Robert Guthrie Macgregor (1805-1869) ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Balliol College, Oxford. 24 October 1864.
£65.00

1p.,12mo. In good condition. Scott writes that he has 'just received, through Messrs. Parker, the volume of your Translations from the Greek Anthology which you have kindly requested me to place in the Library of Balliol College'. He thanks him on behalf of the College, and assures him that the book will be so placed, 'according to your desire'. MacGregor's tranlsation was published in London without a date by Nissen and Parker. Scott's co-compiler Henry Liddell was the father of 'Alice in Wonderland'.

[ Edmond Warre, Head Master of Eton College. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Hugh' (a former pupil?), sending 'the usual Certificate', discussing his father's ill health, and with mention of 'Cyril' and the Hampton Court Tapestry.

Author: 
Edmond Warre (1837-1920), successively Provost and Head Master of Eton College, and outstanding rower
Publication details: 
Eton (on his monogrammed letterhead); 8 October 1882.
£60.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. He is sending 'the usual Certificate', and is sorry to hear of the recipient's father's accident. 'How did he do it? I hope he will have no ill effects from it.' He asks to be remembered to his mother. 'Cyril is staying out with a Cold to day but not much the matter.' He concludes: 'I hope you will get through the Exam all right at Balliol. Come & see us on yr way down'. A postscript refers to 'the Hampton Court Tapestry "The Fates" 3 pieces', and ends with a Latin quotation.

[ Printed economic pamphlet. ] Half-past Twelve. Dinner Hour Studies for the Odd Half-hours.

Author: 
George W. Gough, Sometimes Exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford [ George Woolley Gough (1869-1943), historian and economist ]
Publication details: 
Privately printed by 'Sells Ltd., 168, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4.'. [ 1919. ]
£30.00

[6] + 77 + [1]pp. With frontispiece photograph of Draft. Stapled. In orange printed wraps. Compliments stamp of the Yorkshire Evening news on front cover. In good condition, with light signs of age and wear. Two-page introductory note on Gough states that 'His first close interest in the study of economics was aroused when an old shoemaker - of the class now largely driven out by modern machinery - advised him to read Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations." [...] Mr.

[ Balliol College ] Part of document signed by the Master, Bursar and Fellows of Balliol College, Oxford

Author: 
[ Balliol College ] R. Jenkyns, Master; E.C. Woollcombe, fellow; W.C. Lake, fellow; B. Jowett, fellow; & others
Publication details: 
No place given; 8 April 1851.
£125.00

Part of document (contents unknown but perhaps concerning Balliol property), 24 x 19cm, fold marks, edges sl. frayed, minor discoloration, text clear, comprisong the conclusion of s document saying "In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seal manual the eighth day of April in the year of our Lord, One thousand Eight hundred and Fifty One [followed by signatures in list as follows] R. Jenkyns Master | E.C. Woollcombe Fellow | W,C. Lake Fellow | B. Jowett Fellow | Henry Wale [Bursar] | James Riddell | E Palmer Fellow".

[ Rev. Dr Richard Jenkyns, Master of Balliol College, Oxford. ] Autograph Signature ('R. Jenkyns') on part of letter.

Author: 
Rev. Richard Jenkyns (1782-1854), DD, Master of Balliol College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and Dean of Wells Cathedral
Publication details: 
Balliol College [ University of Oxford ]. 28 January 1835.
£20.00

On 5.5 x 18.5 cm strip of paper. In good condition, lightly aged. Good firm signature. Reads: 'Yrs: very faithfully | R. Jenkyns. | Balliol College | Jan: 28. 1835.' Annotated at foot in a nineteenth-century hand: 'Master | and also 1845 Dean of Wells'. Reverse reads: '[...] & hasten to inform you thhat although the Term began on Saturday last the 24th: Inst:, yet if the state of your Son's health should render it desirable for him to remain [...]'.

[Richard Jenkyns, Master of Balliol College, Oxford.] Autograph Letter Signed ('R. Jenkyns') to former Balliol Fellow 'Marshall' [William Marshall] on personal and college matters.

Author: 
Richard Jenkyns (1782-1854), Master of Balliol College, University of Oxford [Rev. William Marshall]
Publication details: 
Balliol College [University of Oxford]. 4 December 1823.
£200.00

2pp., 8vo. 29 lines of neatly-written text. In fair condition, on aged paper, with two 5 cm closed tears to leaf. Addressed to 'My dear Marshall'. He regrets that his letter should contain 'so truly painful an account of the state of your family & affairs in the West Indies', but was 'glad to receive it, since after my last communication I was at a loss, not seeing you in Oxford, to explain your silence - I hope at some future occasion, I shall see you again under my roof'.

[The New Tory Club, Oxford.] Three printed items: list of officers and members on poster; seating plan for dinner of 'The United Club and the New Tory Club', and menu. With TLS from John Boraston of Liberal Unionist Council to E. W. Benison.

Author: 
Sidney Herbert, Balliol College, President, The New Tory Club, Oxford [Captain Sir Sidney Herbert (1890-1939), Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1923-24 and 1924-27]
Publication details: 
The list of officers and members, Hilary Term, 1911. The seating plan, 10 May 1912. The menu, 24 November 1911. Boraston's letter on letterhead of Liberal Unionist Council, London. 10 May 1910.
£220.00

The list of officers and members is printed on one side of a piece of 49 x 31 cm paper. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight damage caused by removal from an album. The Club's President is named as Herbert, the Treasurer as Viscount Wolmer MP of University College, and the Secretary as E. W. Benison of Magdalen. Five committee members are named, followed by the members in alphabetical order in two columns, from 'Amery, L. S., All Souls College' to 'Yerburgh, R. D. T., University College'.

[The New Tory Club, Oxford.] Three printed items: list of officers and members on poster; seating plan for dinner of 'The United Club and the New Tory Club', and menu. With TLS from John Boraston of Liberal Unionist Council to E. W. Benison.

Author: 
Sidney Herbert, Balliol College, President, The New Tory Club, Oxford [Captain Sir Sidney Herbert (1890-1939), Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, 1923-24 and 1924-27]
Publication details: 
The list of officers and members, Hilary Term, 1911. The seating plan, 10 May 1912. The menu, 24 November 1911. Boraston's letter on letterhead of Liberal Unionist Council, London. 10 May 1910.
£220.00

The list of officers and members is printed on one side of a piece of 49 x 31 cm paper. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight damage caused by removal from an album. The Club's President is named as Herbert, the Treasurer as Viscount Wolmer MP of University College, and the Secretary as E. W. Benison of Magdalen. Five committee members are named, followed by the members in alphabetical order in two columns, from 'Amery, L. S., All Souls College' to 'Yerburgh, R. D. T., University College'.

[John Inglis, Lord Glencorse.] Autograph Letter Signed to him from his 'affectionate Cousin | J Taylor'.

Author: 
John Inglis, Lord Glencorse (1810-1891), Scottish judge and Conservative politician [Taylor of Tibbermore, near Perth, Scotland; Balliol College, Oxford]
Publication details: 
Tibbermore [near Perth, Scotland]. 16 December [1830].
£38.00

4pp., 4to. Bifolium, with the last page of text cross-written over the first, and the valediction and signature cross-written over the second. In fair condition, on aged paper, with short closed tears along crease lines of the second page. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with red wax seal and postmarks, to 'John Inglis Esq | Balliol College | Oxford', and redirected to 'Loganbank'.

[Ernest Walker, musicologist and composer.] Autograph Letter Signed, written while assistant organist at Balliol College, Oxford, advising 'Miss White' [Maude Valérie White?] on her musical compositions.

Author: 
Ernest Walker (1870-1949), English musicologist and composer, born in India, Assistant Organist at Balliol College, Oxford, 1891-1901 [to 'Miss White' [Maude Valérie White (1855-1937), composer]
Publication details: 
15 Ship Street, Oxford. 18 November 1898.
£120.00

4pp., 12mo. 65 lines of text. Bifolium. In fair condition: on aged paper with one dogeared corner. He begins by apologising for not returning her manuscript sooner: 'what with my Doctorate exam: and other things, I have been specially busy'. Having been 'completely through the MSS' he lists those he likes best: 'the Rhapsodies (especially No. 1 - also No. 5 and No. 3 - especially the opening subject of No. 5).

Two Autograph Letters from the historian Thomas Lionel Hodgkin, one (signed 'Thomas') to the poet Sylvia Lynd, the other (unsigned) to her daughter Sigle Lynd, both written in the most effusive terms.

Author: 
Thomas Lionel Hodgkin (1910-1982), Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, British Marxist historian of Africa [Sylvia Lynd (1888-1952), poet; Sigle ('Sheila') Lynd [later Wheeler] (1910-1976)]
Publication details: 
Both letters on letterhead of 20 Bradmore Road, Oxford. Letter to Sylvia Lynd: 16 December 1930. Letter to Sigle Lynd: 19 July 1930.
£120.00

Both items in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Both letters are written in an excited, gushing style, and have the margins filled with extra text. Letter to Sylvia Lynd: 2pp., 4to. Addressed to 'Dear Mrs Lynd'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('John Conroy') from Sir John Conroy, Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, to 'Mr. Sclater', regarding the election of Sclater's son to the Athenaeum, London.

Author: 
Sir John Conroy (1845-1900), 3rd Bart, chemist, Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford [Athenaeum, London; Sclater]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Balliol College, Oxford. 7 June 1899.
£32.00

2pp., 16mo. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Docketed at head of first page: 'Sir John Conroy Bt | Fellow Balliol Coll.' He regrets that he cannot 'do London either on the 12: or before that day', and so will not be able to 'help in any way about your Son's election at the Athenaeum'. He concludes: 'I trust it will go all right.'

Autograph Letter Signed from the Shakespearian actor Balliol Holloway to the artist Jean Inglis.

Author: 
Balliol Holloway (1883-1967), English stage and screen actor, specialising in Shakespeare
Autograph Letter Signed from the Shakespearian actor Balliol Holloway
Publication details: 
24 June 1924; King's Theatre, Hammersmith.
£23.00
Autograph Letter Signed from the Shakespearian actor Balliol Holloway

4to, 1 p. Fourteen lines, in pencil. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. In envelope addressed by Holloway to Inglis. He apologises for his 'rudeness' in not answering earlier: 'I plead rush of work'. He would be delighted to sit for her, but 'the trouble is that I may have to leave town on Monday to produce a play in the country and then on to S[tratford]-on-A[von] for the 7 weeks Festival'. Suggests a later meeting.

Patience and Confidence the Strength of the Church. A Sermon preached on the Fifth of November, before the University of Oxford, at S. Mary's, And now published at the wish of many of its Members. [inscribed to Jenkyns, 'Rev. The Master of Balliol']

Author: 
Rev. E. B. Pusey [Edward Bouverie Pusey], Regius Professor Hebrew, Canon of Christ Church, and Late Fellow of Oriel College [Richard Jenkyns (1782-1854), Master of Balliol College, Oxford University]
Publication details: 
Oxford: J. H. Parker; J. G. and F. Rivington, London. 1837. [Baxter, Printer, Oxford.]
£95.00

8vo, xvi + 57 pp. Final blank leaf. Stitched as issued. Text clear and complete. Aged and worn, with damp bloom to prelims and final leaves. INSCRIPTION, in Pusey's hand, at head of title, 'Rev. The Master of Balliol | with the author's respects'. Sermon on Exod. xiv. 13'. Preface begins 'Non-resistance or passive obedience, in the sense to which they are generally limited, are but two sides of the same doctrine, and, together, are only a particular application of a general principle.'

Autograph Note Signed ('Ernest Myers') to autograph collector 'Mr. Soulsby'.

Author: 
Ernest James Myers (1844-1921), English classicist, translator and poet
Publication details: 
10 January 1884; place not stated.
£40.00

One page, 12mo. Very good. 'I have much pleasure in sending you my signature, as I am told you wd. care to have it.

Autograph Letter Signed and Typed Letter Signed to Wilson Clayton.

Author: 
Arthur Lionel Smith (1850-1924), historian and Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Publication details: 
Letter One (manuscript), 12 August 1919; Bamburgh, Northumberland [on Balliol letterhead]; Letter Two (typed), 10 January 1920, on Balliol Letterhead.
£36.00

LETTER ONE (manuscript): Two pages, 12mo. Good on aged paper with a little light foxing. Is 'glad of the opportunity' to tell Clayton 'how highly appreciated on the Committee was the assistance you gave it, your assiduity & attention, your fairness, & your practical wisdom. Besides your kindliness & unvarying good temper were an invaluable element. For myself personally I feel I have made a new friend; wh. in old age is not so easy, & therefore is all the more agreeable.' Signed 'Arthur L Smith'. LETTER TWO (typed): three pages, octavo. Good, though slightly dogeared.

Three Autograph Letters Signed to Mark [Bonham-Carter].

Author: 
George Malcolm Young
G.M. Young
Publication details: 
14 July 1945, 1 December 1946, 8 May 1947; all on letterhead 'THE OLD OXYARD, | OARE, | MARLBOROUGH, | WILTS.'
£120.00
G.M. Young

English historian (1882-1959). All three items, two pages, quarto. All good, though grubby and lightly creased. Three intimate and revealing letters. ITEM ONE apparently sent to Bonham-Carter in America. 'You will soon be back, I think. Are you now occupied in assembling and correlating your observations? [...] I should guess it was quite impossible to think when a Presidential election is going on. | I have been spending a fortnight in Oxford and I asked some of the early-middle-aged dons what the undergraduates were thinking.

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