BATES

[Philippe d'Orléans, comte de Paris, Orléanist pretender who served in the American Civil War.] Autograph Note Signed ('L P O', i.e. 'Louis Philippe Orléans), in English, to Henry Walter Bates, Assistant Secretary, Royal Geographical Society.

Author: 
Philippe d'Orléans [Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans (1838-1894)], comte de Paris [Count of Paris], Orléanist pretender to the French throne (King Philippe VII') who served in the American Civil War
Publication details: 
On letterhead of York House, Twickenham, S.W. 25 November 1865.
£150.00

1p, 16mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, folded three times and laid down on part of a leaf from an album. Reads: 'Nov. 25th. 1865 | the Comte de Paris | presents his compliments to M. Bates and sends to him the enclosed certificate of Dr. de Mussy as a candidate for election to the R. G. S. | L P O'. Henry Walter Bates (1825-1892), naturalist and explorer served as Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society from 1864. Noël-Francois-Odon Guéneau de Mussy (1813-1885) was a French physician.

[ 'Sergeant Bates', American Civil War (Union) soldier who walked across the American South and then England with the Union flag. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Gilbert H Bates | (Sergeant Bates') to Edward Draper, apologising for missing a visit.

Author: 
Sergeant Gilbert Henderson Bates [ Sergeant Bates; Sergeant Gilbert H. Bates ] (1836-1917), 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery [ Edward Draper, London solicitor ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Langham Hotel, Portland Place, London, England. 'Dec 3d. 1872 | 5 PM'.
£750.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and creased, with traces of a grey paper mount on the reverse of the second leaf, which also has a closed tear unobtrusively repaired with archival tape.

Typed Letter Signed from Arnold Wesker to Renee Hellman of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, regarding his 'favourite recipe'.

Author: 
Arnold Wesker (b.1932), English playwright of the 'kitchen sink' school [Renee Hellman; Imperial Cancer Research Fund; Alan Bates]
Publication details: 
27 Bishops Road, London N6. 11 October 1965.
£56.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. He asks her whether she means by 'a favourite recipe' one 'which I know of that others are likely not to know of? Or just one that I like but might well be familiar?' He ends by suggesting that she try asking Alan Bates, 'who I think has a secret recipe'. He gives an address for the actor.

Six Autograph Letter Signed from 'W. B. Ferguson' (William Bates Ferguson) to Sir Henry Truman Wood, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
William Bates Ferguson (1853-1937), author, lawyer and chemist, with an interest in photography [Royal Photographic Society; Sir Henry Truman Wood; Ferdinand Hurter; Vero Charles Driffield]
William Bates Ferguson (1853-1937), author, lawyer and chemist
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18 November to 19 December 1916; all on letterhead of 48 Compayne Gardens, South Hampstead, London N.W.
£150.00
William Bates Ferguson (1853-1937), author, lawyer and chemist

All in good condition on lightly-aged paper, and all but one (Letter Five) bearing the Society's stamp. Letters One, Two and Six docketed. Letter One (18 November): 12mo, 2 pp. Hoping that Wood, 'as an Ex President of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain', will 'help the Hurter and Driffield Memorial Fund [of which he is Honorary Treasurer] which is being got up [by the Royal Photographic Society] [...] to do honour to the memory of those famous workers in the Chemistry & Physics of Photography'. Letter Two (26 November): 4to, 2 pp.

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