BRITISH

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dr Scott'.

Author: 
Walter Baring
Publication details: 
18 January 1874; Constantinople.
£50.00

Diplomat (1844-1915) and scion of the banking house. 4 pages, 8vo. Paper discoloured and grubby, but in good condition generally. He says he 'was on the other side of the Bosphorous' the day before, and so 'was unable to answer your letter by Austrian mail as I should otherwise have done'. He is sorry that Scott 'should have had any trouble about the cheque': he omitted to go through his account. He presents another cheque (not enclosed) for £4 18s 6d as he is going to ask Scott to make another payment.

Autograph Letter Signed to <?> Scott.

Author: 
Walter Baring
Publication details: 
2 October 1873; Athens.
£35.00

Diplomat (1844-1915), Secretary of the British Legation at Athens, and scion of the noted banking house. 2 pages, 8vo. In good condition. Presumably written on Scott's appointment as chaplain to the Legation. As Mr Stuart was absent from Athens, Scott's letter of 28 September was opened by Baring. 'It was the first intimation received here of your appointment, though I had heard from Mr Stuart that there was a possibility of your coming out, & the letter which I forward strengthened this opinion.

Autograph Letter Signed to A. D. Snow, Lawnhurst, St Botolph's Road, Worthing.

Author: 
Rev. John Sharp [BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY]
Publication details: 
15 November 1897; on the Society's letterhead.
£50.00

According to the letterhead Sharp was one of the Society's two Secretaries. 2 pages, 16mo. Creased, worn and discoloured, and with minor repair to head of first page, but in good condition overall. Closely written, this letter provides an interesting sidelight into the state of the Society at this time. He apologises for not responding to the 'enquiry about the circulation of the Revised Version' sooner. 'We are very short-handed at present at the Bible House. Since April death has taken from us the Rev. G. Wilson & Mr Chas. Finch, and the Rev. J. Austen-Binns has retired.

Autograph Signature on fragment of receipt.

Author: 
Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, as Lord Mahon
Publication details: 
24/06/46
£45.00

Stanhope (1805-1875) was styled Lord Mahon until his father's death in 1855. Signed 'Mahon' on fragment of document (dimensions 3 inches by 4 inches). Ruckled and discoloured as a result of previous mounting. Until 1846 Mahon was Secretary of the Board of Control for India, and the document would appear to be a fragment of a receipt for his salary.

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Uncle Billy'.

Author: 
Lawrence John Lumley Dundas, second marquess of Zetland, as Earl of Ronaldshay [FREEMASONRY]
Publication details: 
10 January 1916; on letterhead '38, GROSVENOR STREET, | W.'
£50.00

Indian administrator, politician and author (1876-1961). 3 pages, 16mo. Grubby, but in good condition overall. Signed 'Ronaldshay'. He has received the letter and is in London 'for the Compulsory Service bill at the H of C.' He asks that he be not recommended for the 'Grand Superintendantship of the Royal Arch'. 'It would bore me to tears! But in addition to this I have as much future work to discharge as I can manage.' He is sorry to learn that his uncle's eyes have been troubling him, and hopes 'that there is nothing seriously wrong'.

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
John Baring
Publication details: 
48 Charles Str - | Berkeley Square - | Monday morning', but docketed '20 April 1801'.
£50.00

The elder brother of Charles and Sir Francis Baring, John Baring was a leading Exeter citizen and an MP from 1776. While in reality a sleeping partner, he was also the nominal head of John and Francis Baring & Co. of London, and John and Charles Baring & Co. of Exeter. 1 page, 8vo. In good condition. Apparently to his solicitors, concerning the drafting of his will. 'As my wish is to keep my home &c at perfectly distinct from my other property - be pleased on failure of Mr Shorts Children to let it go to my generally'.

Autograph Signature, address and seal on fragment of envelope.

Author: 
John Robert Townshend, 3rd Viscount Sydney
Publication details: 
Postmark 'FOOTSCRAY | DE 14 | 1840'.
£35.00

Sydney (1805-1890) became 1st Earl Sydney in 1874. The front part of an envelope, dimensions roughly 3 inches by 8 inches. In good condition, but with traces of previous mounting on otherwise-blank reverse. Circular crested seal in red wax, roughly 1/2 inch in diameter. Reads 'H M S. | The Secretary to the Board of Ordnance | Pall Mall | London | Sydney'.

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Author: 
Thomas Baring [THE ORDER OF THE BATH]
Publication details: 
Without date or place, but 'Thursday morng' [presumably between 1828 and 1831].
£50.00

Banker and politician (1799-1873). 2 pages, 8vo. In good condition although somewhat creased and with some loss to one edge, affecting three words of text, and to one corner, not affecting text. The letter can be dated because Baring became a partner in the bank in 1828 and Lord Northesk died in 1831. 'Lord Northesk intends to propose to the Knights of the Bath, to appropriate the subscription for an entertainment to be given to the fashionable world on the occasion of their instalment, to charitable purposes.

Letter in secretary's hand, signed in autograph.

Author: 
Sir Francis Thornhill Baring, 1st Baron Northbrook, as Paymaster General
Publication details: 
7 March 1837; Treasury Chambers.
£100.00

1 page. 4to. In good condition. Concerning three accounts forwarded to the Board of the Treasury from the Accountant General of the Navy ('Two for Subsistence of Seamen belonging to Revenue Cruizers in the Naval Hospitals in Christmas Quarter last, and the other for their maintainence in Sick Quarters'), the Treasury Commissioners 'have authorized the Board of Customs to ay the Sum of £405. 10. 5. in discharge thereof to your account at the Bank of England, or at the Pay Office Whitehall, and I am to desire you will carry the amount to the Credit of Navy Services'. Signed 'F T Baring'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Egerton Grey.

Author: 
Teresa del Riego
Publication details: 
12 January 1937; on letterhead '18, HOLLYCROFT AVENUE, N.W.3. | TEL: HAMPSTEAD 0055.'
£75.00

British composer (1876-1968) of light classical music and singer. 16mo. 2 pages. In good condition, with one neat vertical crease and one dog-eared corner. She thanks him for the 'charming lyrics'. 'I don't think I had better embark on any more at present, as I find it increasingly difficult to get things published, & my Store of MSS. is very large!' The two letters of his that she has are signed 'Grey' and she will be interested to see his 'real signature'. She wonders whether he has a spare copy of 'A recall'.

2 Autograph Letters Signed to unnamed male correspondents.

Author: 
Thomas Fanshaw Middleton, Bishop of Calcutta
Publication details: 
The first letter, 17 December 1814, Calcutta; the second, 16 April 1822, <?>.
£100.00

Middleton (1769-1822) was consecrated Bishop of Calcutta in 1814. Both letters are 8vo. The first is 1 page, 8vo, and the second, 2 pages, 8vo. Both are creased and with a few closed tears, but in good condition. Letter one is attached along one edge to the remains of a stub. In the first letter, signed 'T. F. Calcutta', he asks if his correspondent 'will give the Bearer of this, Captain Lockett, who is now about to sail for England, a neatly bound Copy of my Vol. on the Gr[eek]. Article'. The handwriting of the second letter, also signed 'T. F.

Autograph Letter Signed to Douglas Murray.

Author: 
Sir William Blake Richmond, R.A.
Publication details: 
13 October 1895; Bearn Lodge, Hammersmith.
£45.00

English artist (1842-1921). 2 pages, 16mo, on the rectos of the two leaves of a bifoliate, the first leaf bearing a mourning border. In good condition, but with remains of mount adhering to blank verso of second leaf. 'Re candlesticks. | The dean does not want candlesticks for the Altar. | But, in the place of those hideous bronze things in fornt of the Altar I have designend, and Pegram the sculptor has modelled a sketch, a really fine thing.

fragment of autograph letter signed to unnamed female correspondent

Author: 
John James Chalon
Publication details: 
slip of paper around one inch by four inches, date and place not present
£25.00

Victorian landscape and genre painter. The conclusion of a letter cut away for the signature: 'the Silk covering with the Red but I believe they could be changed for blue if preferred | I have the honour to be | Madam | Your obedient Servent | J. J. Chalon'. Slightly discoloured by the glue with which it was stuck to the album.

Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Note Signed to F.W. Fairholt, engraver, art critic

Author: 
Joseph Durham
Publication details: 
20 April and 6 June [1857].
£45.00

Sculptor (1814-1877). 2pp. & one page, 8vo. He initially discusses the "distresses" of someone called Hone, presumably an artist, how £50 would enable him to provide for himself and his family. Advertisements about Hone's situation have been placed and presumably they hope for contributions. The second letter appears to concern contributions from Wigram and Tupper. 2 items,

Autograph Note Signed, 8vo, to Walter Sichel.

Author: 
W.P. Frith
Publication details: 
5 July 1888(?)
£50.00

Painter. One page, 8vo. He says that he had promised him "something or other" by the end of August. Pre-occupation with the third volume of his reminiscences has so far prevented him doing whatever it was.

autograph letter signed to Winifred [?]

Author: 
Frank O. Salisbury
Publication details: 
2pp, 4to, 20 December 1931, on letterhead 62 Avenue Road, Regent's Park, N.W.
£50.00

English artist. 'Life has been one continual rush since we returned from the States. I have been hoping for a chance to get down to see you. When you are in Town & this way do call in & see us.' Describes a window memorial in a church, dedicated to 'your dear Father'. 'How lovely to think of the two dear souls their memories yet more precious as the years advance'.

Autograph Note Signed to "Roberts" (prob. David).

Author: 
Thomas Webster.
Publication details: 
Kensington, 13 Sept. 1844.
£45.00

Artist (DNB). Two pages, 8vo, fold marks but good condition, partly laid down alongside photograph, c.2" x 3". He expects Roberts to attend the same event and asks to share his "conveyance". He concludes that he "found Callcott in much the same state I left him."

Signatures clipped from a document

Author: 
Edward Finden and others
Publication details: 
no date
£25.00

Artists/engravers. Signatures of Edward Finden, William Finden, W.T. Collard (? and Henry(?) Corbould cut from document in which a needy artist appeals to the Artists' Benevolent Fund. On the reverse is part of his plea.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Macdonald/ 87 Pall Mall".

Author: 
David Wilkie
Publication details: 
12/05/12
£100.00

Painter (1785-1841), two pages, 12mo, bifolitate leaf (damaged (adress intact), staining but text clear and complete. Text as follows: "Dear Macdonald/ I forgot to say yesterday that if you wanted a table for the room you should send to Mr Demoy Duke Street. I beg you will see about the bills at Reynells[?], and let me know what you did about the advertising last night and the night before. Put down in the list of subscribers the name of Samuel Whitbread Esq. 35 Dover Street. Proof. [name and following underlined].

Autograph Note Signed to Sir Martin [Archer Shee, President of the Royal Academy?]

Author: 
Richard Westmacott
Publication details: 
No place, 1 February [no year].
£25.00

English sculptor (1799-1872; DNB). On piece of paper 4 inches by 3 1/2. Somewhat grubby, and with remains of glue on blank reverse. Difficult hand. 'Dear Sir Martin | I am just returned from & shall have much pleasure in dining with You tomorrow. | believe me | very sincerely Yours | Richd Westmacott | '. The foot of the note has been cropped but this does not affect the signature.

Autograph note signed to Miss [?] Coates,

Author: 
Copley Fielding
Publication details: 
Saturday [no date], 26 Newman Street.
£40.00

Antony Vandyke Copley Fielding. Watercolour artist (1787-1855). One page, 12mo. "My dear Miss Coates, / Pray be so good as to give my kind Compliments to your mama, & say that I shall have great pleasure in coming to Bedford Place on Tuesday eveg. & with my best remembrance to your Aunt Julia, & many thanks to you for your obliging note, / I remain / very sincerely yours / Copley Fielding". One very small hole at head and slight creasing, but in good overall condition.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2) to "Mr Milne" (Rev.)

Author: 
E.M. Ward
Publication details: 
4 and 28 Sept. 1878
£100.00

Historical painter (1816-1879). 3 & 2pp., 8vo. (4 Sept.) He is doing his best to facilitate the sale of a painting through a friend ("Haynes"), "the de Witt picture", owned by a Col. Gordon. The market for "luxury" items is affected by the depression, but he hopes for an upturn. He admires both the de Witt and "the portrait of Mary". (28 Sept.) He will do his best with regard to both pictures but outlines problems. 2 items,

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed female correspondent.

Author: 
Copley Fielding.
Publication details: 
30/12/27
£35.00

Artist. One page, 4to, tears on folds, but text clear and complete. He is annoyed at not meeting up and discusses his much-felt loss of a brother. "His death was as tranquil as his life." He sends good wishes to the Smiths.

Autograph Note Signed to A. Durham.

Author: 
Martin Archer Shee.
Publication details: 
Cavendish Squate, no date.
£30.00

Irish artist and writer (DNB). One page, 8vo, good condition. He cannot accept an invitation because the event clkashes with a meeeting of the Dilettante Society to which he is committed.

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to Mrs Cash

Author: 
J.T. Nettleship
Publication details: 
05/07/86
£25.00

Painter, essayist and critic (1841-1902). He explains why he cannot go on an excursion. He expects to have to paint a python on the point of shedding its skin.

Autograph Signature on fragment of letter.

Author: 
John Prescott Knight
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£20.00

English portrait-painter (1803-81; DNB). Piece of paper approximately three inches by five. Slightly discoloured but in good condition, and attached to piece of brown card. Reads 'Remember me very kindly to the Ladies, and after to your Sons, and believe me | Every yours most sincerely | John P. Knight'

Signature only with others cut from document.

Author: 
Charles Landseer
Publication details: 
no date present
£20.00

Historical painter (1799-1879). Landseer's signature with others (Crowly, Ross, Graves, Lewis, Cury), probably cut from document relating to the Artist's Benevolent Fund. A line has been drawn thorugh Landseer's signature and the words "not eligible" added.

Part of a Debenture bearing five signatures.

Author: 
[EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY DEBENTURE] Edward Hayman, J Jekyll, E Jekyll, Charles Cocks, Mary Cocks
Publication details: 
4 August 1716; no place.
£100.00

2 pages, dimensions roughly five inches square. Grubby and discoloured. The heading 'Debentur -' is followed by six short lines of abbreviated Latin ("Annuitat", etc.) and 'Add Tow ye Civil List since Michas 1715 | Ex Recordr. 4o. Aug 1716.' Verso reads 'Augt 1716 | full Contents of this Debentur', followed by the five signatures: 'Edw. Hayman', 'J Jekyll', 'E Jekyll', 'Cha: Cocks' and 'Mary Cocks'. Joseph Jekyll (see DNB), Master of the Rolls, his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Lord Somers (family name Cocks as other signatories).

Printed form filled in in manuscript and with the Bishop's Autograph Signature, authorising the removal of the Rev John Gottlieb Lincke, Missionary Minister of Burdwan, to the Missionary Circuit of Calcutta; docketed with Signed Note by Fisher.

Author: 
Daniel Wilson, Bishop of Calcutta, and Henry Fisher, Commissary
Publication details: 
The form, 9 May 1837; Fisher's note, 22 September 1838; place unstated in both.
£35.00

Fifth Bishop of Calcutta (1778-1858). 2 pages, 8vo. In very good condition. Signed 'Daniel Calcutta'. Fisher's note reads 'I sanction the return of the Rev Mr Lincke back again to Burdwan his former station pending the confirmation of the Bishop on his return | Henry Fisher | Commissary | 22d. Sept. 1838'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Dawson William Turner.

Author: 
Robert R. Hamilton
Publication details: 
30 August 1883; 61 Westbourne Park Crescent, W.
£35.00

Turner (1815-85; DNB) was the son of the noted botanist and autograph collector. 4 pages, 16mo. Creased, stained and grubby. Odd cross between an offer of work and a begging letter. Marked 'Private'. From their 'former relations' Hamilton feels sure Turner will assist him as he did before, when he was 'engaged in bringing out the West-End'. He hopes 'it will not be long before I can again avail myself of your facile pen for a few more of your graphic sketches of what comes under your observation.

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