BRASENOSE

[ Henry Wellesley, Principal of New Inn Hall, Oxford. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H Wellesley') [ to Rev Dr Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose ] on the subject of the spire [ of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, then renovating ].

Author: 
Henry Wellesley (1794-1866), Principal of New Inn Hall, Oxford, and Curator of the Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum and Taylor Institute [ Rev. Dr Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose College ]
Publication details: 
New Inn Hall [ Oxford University ]. 5 November 1849.
£220.00

5pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Addressed to 'My dear Principal', this being Rev. Dr Richard Harington (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose, who was at the time deeply involved in the renovation (1849-1851) of the spire and tower of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin by John Chessell Buckler (1793-1894) and his son (Buckler's correspondence and other papers on the subject are listed separately).

[ John Chessell Buckler and the restoration of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. ] Autograph Correspondence with Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose, with Architectural Notes, 'Remarks' by Harington and other matter.

Author: 
John Chessell Buckler (1793-1894), architect, antiquary and artist [ Rev. Dr Richard Harington (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College; University Church of St Mary the Virgin; Gothic Revival ]
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[ University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. ] Six of Buckler's letters dated between 8 October 1849 and 7 June 1851; the others undated. One from 15 Rockingham Row, New Kent Road [ London ].
£2,500.00

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is of great antiquity and importance to Oxford, Congregation having met there from at least 1252. Its spire is regarded as one of the most beautiful in England. From 1828 to his conversion John Henry Newman was vicar, and the church became a focus for the Oxford Movement. For a good summary of information see volume 4 of the Oxford section of the Victoria County History, according to which 'The tower, damaged by wind in 1791, and reported as dangerous in 1808, was completely repaired between 1849 and 1851 under J. C. and C.

[ First Oxford University Commission, 1850-1852. ] Various Autograph Drafts of the response of Rev, Dr Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose College, to the recommendations of the Report of the Commissioners to both Houses of Parliament.

Author: 
Rev. Richard Harington D.D. (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College [ First Oxford University Commission, 1850-1852; Archibald Campbell Tait (1811-1882), Archbishop of Canterbury ]
Publication details: 
[ Brasenose College, University of Oxford. 1852. ]
£450.00

The Law Magazine, in its issue of August-November 1852, praised the report as 'most valuable' and 'meritorious', noting among the obstacles to its completion 'the resolute and dogged refusal of information on the part of many, intimately connected with the University', including Harington's college Brasenose. The Spectator discussed the report on 29 May 1852, and reproduced all 47 recommendations on 5 June 1852.

[ Royal Commission on Cathedrals, 1853 ] Signed Copy of long Autograph Letter from Rev. Dr Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose College, responding to circular letter signed by Richard Jones, Secretary. With printed 'copy of the Commission'.

Author: 
Rev. Richard Harington D.D. (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford; Rev. Richard Jones, Secretary of the Royal Commission on Cathedrals in Whitehall
Publication details: 
All three items from 1853. Harington's letter from Brasenose College, Oxford. Jones's circular letter from Cathedral Commission, 1 Parliament Street, Whitehall, London.
£950.00

Three items in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Harington's 28-page letter is a significant assessment, by a senior member of the university, of the situation in the period immediately preceding the Oxford University Act of 1854. ONE: Signed Autograph Copy of Letter from 'Richd Harington' to 'The Rev. R. Jones'. Brasenose College, Oxford. 28pp., foolscap 8vo. On seven bifoliums of grey paper. Deletions and emendations throughout.

[ Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose and the Oxford Movement. ] Two unpublished Autograph Papers by 'RH', one in response to Newman's seventy-fifth Tract for Our Times; with long part of Autograph Letter to 'Dudley' on 'Popery'.

Author: 
Rev. Dr Richard Harington (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College [ John Henry Newman; the Oxford Movement; Tractarianism; Richard Laurence, Archbishop of Cashel ]
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[ Brasenose College, Oxford. ] One of the papers dated 1838; the other on paper with 1837 watermark. Letter dated from 'Old' [ Ould, Northamptonshire ], 1840.
£400.00

ONE: 'Remarks upon the Oxford Tract no 75. to which is prefixed a Table of passages from the Selections out of the Roman Breviary therein contained, which appear open to objection. | by | A Son of the Catholic Church'. Author identified at end as 'RH.' Undated, but paper with watermark: 'J WHATMAN | 1837'. 24pp., 4to. A stitched sheaf. Dog-eared, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Unpublished. With a few minor emendations.

[ Augustus Short, Bishop of Adelaide. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'A Short'), written while at Oxford to Rev. Richard Harington, regarding the Oxford Movement and 'Schismatics', and reporting a comment by John Henry Newman.

Author: 
Augustus Short (1802-1883), first Bishop of Adelaide, Librarian of Christ Church [ Rev. Richard Harington (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose;J ohn Henry Newman; the Oxford Movement; Tractarians ]
Publication details: 
Neither with place or year [ 1840s ]. One 'Wednesday. Mh. 13.'; the other 'Tuesday | June 4'.
£320.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. According to Short's entry in the Oxford DNB, he 'had many friends among the Tractarians, and wrote (but did not publish) a defence of Tract 90, though he voted for the condemnation of W. G. Ward's Ideal of a Christian Church in 1845. In 1846 he delivered at Oxford the Bampton lectures entitled The Witness of the Spirit with our Spirit'. ONE: 'Tuesday | June 4'. 3pp., 12mo. He begins by stating that he is enclosing the 'Extracts from the Tracts', together with Harington's 'paper of observations'.

[Rev. Dr Richard Harington, Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. ] Seven documents relating to his clerical career, six with seals, including signed documents by Richard Bagot, Bishop of Oxford, and Herbert Marsh, Bishop of Peterborough.

Author: 
[ Rev. Dr Richard Harington (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College; Richard Bagot (1782-1854), Bishop of Oxford; Herbert Marsh (1757-1839), Bishop of Peterborough; Isham Vere; William Strong
Publication details: 
Oxford, Northampton, Peterborough. One from 1829, one from 1830, five from 1833.
£280.00

The seven items in good condition, lightly aged. All seven documents are printed and completed in manuscript with Harington's details and signatures. One item (Three below) on vellum, the others on paper. Six items (all but the last) with seals under paper, three of them (One to Three) hanging. OME: By Richard [Bagot], Bishop of Oxford, recording the admission of Harington 'into the Holy Order of Deacons', 20 December 1829. Signed by Bagot, with his hanging seal under paper.

[ Beatrice Cecilia Harington, sitter to Lewis Carroll and first Head of St Margaret's House, Bethnal Green. ] 12 Autograph Letters Signed, seven of them to her brother Richard Harington, and four to the widow of her cousin Sir Richard Harington.

Author: 
Beatrice Cecilia Harington (1852-1936), sitter to and friend of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson [ Lewis Carroll ], first Head of St Margaret's House, Bethnal Green [ Brasenose College, Oxford ]
Publication details: 
Seven letters and a card to her brother between 1897 and 1910. Four letters to her nephew's widow, 1931. From: St Margaret's House, Bethnal Green; 15 Bardwell Road, Oxford; Bishop's House, Jerusalem; Mapperley Hall, Nottingham; Grand Hotel, Varese.
£320.00

Beatrice Cecilia Harington was one of the two daughters of Rev. Dr Richard Harington (1800-1853), Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford. As children she and her sister Alice Margaret (1854-1901) were befriended by Lewis Carroll, who photographed them. Neither of the two girls married, but both were associated with the Settlement Movement in London's East End. Beatrice was the first Head of St. Margaret's House, Bethnal Green, which, according to her Times obituary, was 'the first church settlement for women' in the capital'.

[ Thomas Vowler Short, academic and clergyman. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Thos V Short') to Rev. Richard Harington

Author: 
Thomas Vowler Short (1790-1872), English academic and clergyman, successively Bishop of Sodor and Man and of St Asaph [ Dr Richard Harington (1800-1853) , Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford ]
Publication details: 
Kingsworthy. 6 September 1833.
£60.00

4pp., 4to. On bifolium. In fair condition, In good condition, lightly aged, with part of second leaf torn away and adhering under the red wax seal, which carries a good impression. Addressed by Short to 'Rev Ricd Harington' in Northamptonshire, and redirected to 'Robt. Harington Esqre', Torrance, East Kilbride, Glasgow.

Autograph Letter Signed ('F. Madan') to 'Mr. Hudson'.

Author: 
Falconer Madan (1851-1935), Bodley's librarian [Bodleian Library; Brasenose College; Oxford]
Publication details: 
2 January 1919 [in fact 1920]; Brasenose College, Oxford.
£100.00

Two pages, 12mo. Very good on lightly aged paper. Begins with three bibliographical points, including one about Wagner's edition of Bentley's 'Phalaris' ('that of course we have at the Bodleian. A very useful edition, with long bibliography'). 'Thanks about my brother William, and Osler. The former I did not see much of, of late years. Osler, [Sir William Osler, who died 29 December 1919 and was a Curator as you say, is a real loss to the Bodleian.'

[Charles G. Mortimer, lyricist and Catholic writer.] Collection of 54 autograph song lyrics and poems by him, mostly holographs (signed 'CGM'), noting the sale of each (to music publishers and magazines). With Autograph Letter Signed to his typist.

Author: 
Charles G. Mortimer [Charles Gordon Mortimer, lyricist, Catholic journalist and author [Dulwich College; Brasenose College, Oxford; Stonyhurst College, Lancashire; Rudyard Kipling]
Publication details: 
One from Caterham House, Caterham, Oxfordshire, and another on letterhead of Stonyhurst College, near Blackburn, Lancashire Undated [1920s and 1930s], except for one dated 9 March 1921. The letter to his typist dated 2 April 1934.
£600.00

After leaving Dulwich College Mortimer was a classical scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford. In 1933 he was received into the Roman Catholic Church, after which he became a schoolmaster in Catholic schools, most notably Stonyhurst. According to his profile in the Catholic Herald, 5 August 1938, Mortimer was 'well-known as a composer and lyric writer, and his work has been broadcast from the early days of broadcasting. | Recently he has contributed " uncle-duty " to the [BBC] Children's Hour.

Autograph Letter Signed from the poet Henry Rowe, Rector of Ringshall, Suffolk, to his publishers [Cadell & Davies], rejecting an offer from them, and making a counter-offer, regarding the stock of 'Poem's, published two years before.

Author: 
Rev. Henry Rowe (1753-1819), Rector of Ringshall, Suffolk, and poet, educated at Eton and Brasenose College, Oxford, related to Samuel Rogers [Thomas Cadell, jnr (1773-1836); William Davies (d.1819)]
Publication details: 
No place. 26 February 1798.
£120.00

1p., 8vo. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Docketed on reverse: 'Rev: Mr. Rowe | Feby. 1798'. Signed 'Henry Rowe' and addressed 'Gentlemen' (from the context clearly his publishers). The letter concerns Rowe's 'Poem's (London: Cadell & Davies, 1792), published, according to the British Critic, 'with the hope of alleviating the distresses of the author and his family'. The letter begins: 'The proposal you made of delivering me Fifteen Copies for Five Pound, will in no respect answer my purpose'.

[Printed pamphlet.] A New Art Teaching How to be Plucked, being A Treatise after the Fashion of Aristotle; Writ for the Use of Students in the Universities. To which is added, A Synopsis of Drinking. By Scriblerus Redivivus.

Author: 
'Scriblerus Redivivus' [Edward Caswall (1814-1878) of Brasenose College, Oxford; Anglican clergyman and hymn writer who converted to Roman Catholicism] [Joseph Vincent, Oxford bookseller and printer]
Publication details: 
Fourth Edition. Oxford: Printed and Published by J. Vincent; 1836.
£120.00

12mo: viii + 40pp. As a fold-out tipped-in onto p.23 is 'A Synopsis of Drinking, formed according to the Categories of Aristotle' (1p., folio); and following the text is a four-page catalogue of 'Books published by J. Vincent, Oxford; Whittaker and Co.; Simpkin and Marshall; and Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, London.' Side-stitched, in original grey printed wraps. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with small burn-hole to dogeared front wrap, which carries the ownership inscription of 'F. Saunders / Trin Coll'. A satire on the dissolute ways of the Oxford undergraduate.

Autograph Letter Signed ('R H Barham') to Mrs Packman of Selling, near Faversham, Kent.

Author: 
Richard Harris Barham ['Thomas Ingoldsby'] (1788-1845), author of the 'Ingoldsby Legends'
Publication details: 
22 November 1808; 'B. N. C. [Brasenose College] Oxford'.
£180.00

4to, 3 pp. Bifolium. Addressed, with fragments of red wax seal, on reverse of second leaf. On aged, worn and grubby paper, with extensive damage to second leaf, from which a panel amounting to around a sixth of its area is lacking, with a further two holes repaired with archival tape. The fifty-one lines of text of the first leaf clear and complete; loss to twenty of the twenty-seven lines of the text on the second leaf.

Autograph Signature on fragment of letter.

Author: 
Henry Hobhouse
Publication details: 
No date; Basseterre, Guadaloupe.
£20.00

English historian and archivist (1776-1854; DNB) who superintended the publication of the 'State Papers of Henry VIII'. Fragment of letter, 2 inches by four, in good condition, on laid paper signed 'H. Hobhouse' beneath part of salutation 'Yr obed. Sert.' with 'Basseterre | Guadaloupe' beneath.

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