[ Christ's Hospital (the Bluecoat School). ] Original photographs, reports, correspondence, from the papers of C. W. Carey, regarding his work on the removal and renovation of paintings by Verrio and others, on the move from London to Horsham. ]

Charles William Carey (1862-1943), Curator of Picture Gallery, Royal Holloway College, Egham, Surrey [ Christ's Hospital (the Bluecoat School), successively of London and Horsham, Sussex ]
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[ Christ's Hospital, London and Horsham. C. W. Carey, Egham. ] Between 1900 and 1926.

53 items, in good overall condition, with light signs of age and wear. An interesting collection, not only recording an interesting event in the history of a national institution, but also recording the practices of art restoration in Edwardian England. Including forty original photographs by Carey himself (one of them, signed, a splendid image of the school in Horsham under construction), a long draft report and correspondence between Carey and R. L. Frank's, the school's 'Clerk'. The following description is divided into seven sections.

[ Georgian theatre in Cheltenham. ] Autograph Letter Signed from the actress Cecilia Crisp to actor-manager Benjamin Webster, offering to buy, for performance at her benefit, the rights to his interlude 'Pay for Peeping''.

Cecilia Crisp [ Cecilia Charlotte Crisp, later Carey ] (b.1811), actress, daughter of actor-manager, Charles Sherwin Crisp (c.1790-1832) [Benjamin Webster [ Benjamin Nottingham Webster ] (1797-1882) ]
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34 Gydes Terrace, Cheltenham. 27 October 1832.

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with seal of a harp in green wax, 'To | - Webster Esqre. | Theatre Royal Haymarket'. Writing two days before her father's death, she explains that she commissioned a friend to offer a guinea for his 'Interlude of "Pay for Peeping"', but finds that 'in return you expect one pound eleven for it'. She points out that she was 'the original (at the Strand Theatre) in the piece', and that she is offering the same terms accepted from her by 'Mr Selby for his "Day in Paris"'.

Autograph Letter Signed from the Scottish engineer James Thomson to 'Miss Jaffé', regarding an introduction to Professor Carey Foster.

James Thomson (1822-1892), Scottish engineer [George Carey Foster (1835-1919), English chemist and physicist]
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Oakfield House, Hillhead, on letterhead of the University of Glasgow. 27 July 1879.

2pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He regrets that 'too much time has elapsed' since her letter to 'our Mary': 'I wished to write sooner but I have missed doing so through great pressure of various urgent engagements'. He is enclosing (not present) 'an introduction to Prof. Carey Foster, which I hope may be useful unless you have already got the advice you wanted'. The recipient is probably a member of the family of Sir Otto Jaffe (1846-1929), Lord Mayor of Belfast.

Autograph Note Signed ('Thos F Gordon') from the American author, lawyer and freemason Thomas Francis Gordon to the Philadelphia publishers Messrs Carey & Hart, regarding the sales of his 'Gazetteer of New York'.

Thomas Francis Gordon (1787-1860), author, lawyer and freemason (Member of the Columbia Lodge No. 91 Philadelphia) [Carey & Hart, Philadelphia publishers]
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Place not stated. 2 May 1837.

1p., 12mo. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with damage to second leaf, which carries the address to 'Messrs Carey & Hart'. Reads 'Gentln | Will you oblige me by an account Sales on the one hundred copies of the Gazetteer of New York, delivered to you in October last. | Very respectfully &c | [signed] Thos F Gordon | 2 May 1837 | Mess. Carey & Hart.'

Autograph Signatures ('Gertrude Lawrence.', 'Ivy St. Helier' and 'Joyce Carey').

Gertrude Lawrence (1898-1952), Ivy St Helier (1886-1971); Joyce Carey (1898-1993); English actresses associated with Noel Coward
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Dates and places not stated.

On a leaf of cream paper, 8.5 x 12 cm, part of a bifolium taken from an autograph album. Very good. All three signatures are bold and clear. The signatures of Lawrence and St Helier are on one side of the leaf, and that of Carey is on the other. Lawrence's signature is in ink, and the other two in pencil. Three signatures,

Warrant Signed ('Ro: Cary') in his capacity as Chamberlain to the Prince of Wales [the future King Charles I].

Robert Carey [Cary], 1st Earl of Monmouth (1560-1639) [Sir Adam Newton (d.1630)]
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On one side of a piece of laid paper, with pot watermark, 26 x 20 cm. On sound, crisp paper, heavily foxed, and with slight wear to extremities, and remains of previous mounting at corners of reverse. Two small oval stains beneath text, and small clipping from autograph dealer's catalogue laid down in bottom left-hand corner. Firm signature. Fifteen lines of text beneath two-line date in Latin.

Document headed “Subscriptions to the Society for bettering the condition of the Poor"

Mathew Carey
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Philadelphia, 1829

And others. Philad[elphia] manuscript 1829. Single leaf 7.75 x 6.25 inches, variously signed, recto only, in ink and pencil. Folded twice, edgeworn with tears that long ago were reinforced verso with several strange tape-products, none of which have bled through. The designated recipients of any donations include: Stephen H. Tyng [pencil], G.C. Potts, Robt. Ralston, Jackson Kemper , G. T. Bedell [pencil, with flourish],Matthew S. Bevan, James San-- [?], Matthew Carey, Ezra Stiles Ely, G. W.Ridgely, E.

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