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[ 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'.

[ Christ Church, Oxford, at the time of Lewis Carroll. ] Six accounts for 'battels' and other expenditure run up by the son of Dodgson's schoolfellow Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, with two receipts signed by the steward 'A H D Acland'.

Author: 
[ Christ Church, Oxford; Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke Acland (1847-1926), Liberal politician; Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington; Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) ]
Publication details: 
Christ Church, Oxford. The eight documents dating from between 1879 and 1883.
£200.00

Six of the eight items in good condition, lightly aged and worn; the other two showing heavier signs of age and wear. The six sets of accounts from the 'Steward's Office' - for various terms between Christmas 1879 and Christmas 1882 - are each described by Harington on the reverse as 'Battels'. All six are printed forms, over a single 8vo page, headed 'Christ Church' and laid out in the same style, and completed in manuscript with the details of the expenditure of 'Mr Richard Harington' (the last being the greatest, at £49 12s 7d).

[ Sir Roland Vaughan Williams, judge. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Roland L. Vaughan Williams') to [Sir Richard] Harington, declining an invitation in affectionate style.

Author: 
Sir Roland Vaughan Williams [ Sir Roland Lomax Bowdler Vaughan Williams ] (1838-1916), judge and uncle of the composer [ Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Ridlington, 11th Baronet ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Judge's Lodgings, Edgbaston, Birmingham. 5 August 1897.
£35.00

3pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. He is forced to decline an invitation as he has 'a long list here' and has 'for a year past had to husband my strength': 'I know you would kindly wish me to do what I feel best for my well being': 'I hope you will not think me ungrateful I have such a pleasant recollection of your kindly feelings towards me and my brothers Arthur & Watty in days gone by that I should be very sorry if you thought I did not appreciate your kindness in asking me'. Both Vaughan Williams and Harington were educated at Christ Church College, Oxford.

[ Reginald Southey, inventor of 'Southey's Cannula' and lifelong friend of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll') ] Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Richard Harington, describing his failing health and reviewing his career as Lunacy Commissioner.

Author: 
Reginald Southey (1835-1899), physician and inventor of 'Southey's Cannula', friend of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll') [ Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Ridlington, 11th Baronet ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Commissioners in Lunacy [ London ]. 12 August 1897.
£120.00

6pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged. A nice association between two of Dodgson's Christ Church friends, Southey also introducing Dodgson to photography. The subject of the letter is Southey's failing health.

[ Thomas Vere Bayne, friend of Lewis Carroll. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. Vere Bayne') to Sir Richard Harington, regarding an anecdote by Augustus Hare concerning Samuel Smith, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.

Author: 
Thomas Vere Bayne (1829-1908), Student of Christ Church, Oxford, and friend of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson ('Lewis Carroll') [ Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Ridlington, 11th Baronet ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Royal Victoria Hotel, St. Leonards-on-Sea. 10 Janary 1897.
£75.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. A charming letter, the subject of which is an anecdote told by Augustus Hare in his autobiography relating to Samuel Smith, Dean of Christ Church, which was considered 'defamatory' by Smith's relation Harington, and gave offence to his family.

[ Augustus Hare, author. ] Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Richard Harington, with copies of two others, apologising for publishing an anecdote regarding Harington's relation Dean Smith of Christ Church. With autograph drafts of two Harington letters.

Author: 
Augustus Hare [ Augustus John Cuthbert Hare ] (1834-1903), English author; Sir Richard Harington (1835-1911) of Ridlington, 11th Baronet [ Samuel Smith (1765-1841), Dean of Christ Church, Oxford ]
Publication details: 
Hare autograph letter: The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, S.W. [ London ]; 9 February 1897. Hare copy letters: Holmhurst, St. Leonard's on Sea; 10 and 11 December 1896. Harington's two draft letters: Whitbourne Court, Worcester; 8 and 12 February 1897.
£250.00

Four items, in good condition, lightly aged and worn. An interesting correspondence, casting light on the proprieties of Victorian biographical writing. Hare's 'The Story of my Life' was published in six volumes between 1896 and 1900, and was described by the original DNB as ‘a long, tedious, and indiscreet autobiography’. The Oxford DNB remarks that 'By the late twentieth century, however, Hare was undergoing something of a revival. A society of enthusiasts and collectors of his works was formed: a one-volume condensed edition of his autobiography was edited by A. Miller and J.

[ The Pythic Club, Christ Church, Oxford. ] Autograph Letter Signed from B. H. Willett to Sir Richard Harington, describing this 'very old secret society in the House'.

Author: 
B. H. Willett [ Bernard Hastings Willett ] (1880-1949) of Christ Church, Oxford, cricketer [ Sir Richard Harington (1835–1911) of Ridlington, 11th Baronet; The Pythic Club ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Christ Church, Oxford. 6 June [ 1902 ].
£45.00

3pp., 16mo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Headed 'Private & Confidential'. Harington having written to say that he does not know 'anything about the Pythic Society', Willett points out that '[a]ccording to the books of the Society you were elected to the Society on March 6th 1882. | The Pythic is a very old secret [last word underlined] society in the House being founded in 1845 by the late Lord Dufferin. | No one in the House knows of its existance [sic] except the members & if anyone finds out he has to be at once elected a member in order to secure the necessary secrecy'.

[ Student Debt in Lewis Carroll's Oxford. ] 68 items relating to the debts of Vincent Hilton Biscoe, undergraduate of Christ Church, including letters from Henry Liddell and Richard James Spiers, and a mass of tradesmen's bills, letters and receipts.

Author: 
[ Vincent Hilton Biscoe of Christ Church, Oxford; Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington, 11th Baronet; Henry Liddell, Dean of Christ Church; Richard James Spiers, Mayor of Oxford 1853/4
Publication details: 
Christ Church and other locations in Oxford. Between 1857 and 1863.
£2,000.00

A marvellously evocative collection, giving a clear picture of the consequences of a profligate youth in the Oxford of Lewis Carroll (Biscoe would have been well-acquainted with Dodgson as a Fellow of Christ Church at his time there). Not only does the collection provide a large number of itemised tradesmen's bills, receipts and correspondence, for everything from confectionery, cigars, wine, boating, billiards and tennis, to hats, coats, shoes and the doing-up of Biscoe's rooms, but it also shows the efforts of his father, Rev.

[ Oxford Photographer; contemporary C.L. Dodgson ] Bill/Receipt [printed heading] Signed "E Bracher"

Author: 
Edward Bracher, Photographer
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] Oxford University Portrait Rooms, 26 High Street [MS "Biscoe Esqre Ch Ch"] To Edward Bracher, | Photographer [...], [MS 1858-59]."
£320.00

Bill/Receipt, 16.5 x 13.5cm, fold marks, good condition. Bill for purchases between 2 June 1858 and Novr 15 1859, for prices given) Negative, 8 Portraits. Album, "1 of Gordon" [General?] Interest. Bracher has added (with some relief) "Paid March 6/62 | E Bracher". Notes: A. Bracher was a "pioneering photgrapher" working in Oxford at much the same time as "Lewis Carroll" and Henry Taunt (who worked for Bracher when 14); B. This receipt has been extracted from a substantial bundle of invoices and receipts with Oxford addresses, with related letters. The Christ Church student, Victor H.

[ Rev. Henry Williams of Rhayader and Christ Church, Oxford. ] Autograph Letter Signed to his brothers John and Jonathan, giving directions regarding his will, with a full-page Inscription of 'Benefactions' to be erected in Rhayader Church.

Author: 
Rev. Henry Williams (1756-1818) of Rhayader, Powys, Wale, and Christ Church, Oxford, brother of the antiquary Jonathan Williams (c.1752-1829)
Publication details: 
'Rhayader [ Powys, Wales ] 7 February 1810.'
£150.00

3pp., 8vo. Bifolium. On aged and worn paper, creased and with a few closed tears. The letter is addressed to 'The Reverend Jonathan & John Williams, | Executors of the last Will & Testament of Henry Williams, Clerk.' A revealing personal communication, beginning: 'My Dear Brothers, | It hath pleased the Almighty to bless you with a competency of the good things of life to enable you to pass the remainder of your time with ease through this world. I dispose among you somewhat nearly to that my Father left me.

[ William Scoresby Routledge, ethnographer and anthropologist. ] Final two pages of Autograph Letter, with signature 'W. Scoresby Routledge'.

Author: 
William Scoresby Routledge (1859-1939), Australian-born British ethnographer, anthropologist and adventurer [ Sir Richard Harington of Ridlington (1861-1931) 12th Baronet ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Conservative Club, St James's Street, S.W. [ London ] No date.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. The text reads: '[...] dont think you are giving trouble - | Would you like me to secure you a smart little single handed boat - an ideal boat for sailing about the river with a lady? | Or is it not worth while from the point of view that your wife will not like you going on the water & taking her | Yours Ever | W. Scoresby Routledge'. From the papers of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931) of Ridlington, 12th Baronet, who was at Christ Church, Oxford, with Routledge.

[ Henry George Liddell, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and father of 'Alice in Wonderland'. ] MS. Signed, Autograph Signature ('Henry G Liddell, | Dean of Christ Church, Oxon') on manuscript 'Vinerian Scholarship' certificate of Richard Harington.

Author: 
Henry George Liddell (1811-1898), Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, father of the original of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland', Alice Pleasance Liddell [ Sir John Edward Harington, 10th Baronet ]
Publication details: 
Christ Church [ Oxford ], 31 October 1859.
£320.00

1p., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Liddell's elegant signature, together with text in another hand. Reads: 'Vinerian Scholarship | This is to certify that Mr Richard Harington Bachelor of Arts Student of Christ Church in the University of Oxford has resided there and kept forty two days. | Henry G Liddell, | Dean of Christ Church, Oxon | Christ Church | October 31st. 1859.' From the Harington family papers.

Printed handbill, produced for display, regarding the Regius Professor of Hebrew's 'Course of Lectures in the Minor Prophets' and 'Three Elementary Hebrew Classes'.

Author: 
Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew, University of Oxford [ Christ Church; Rev. W. Kay, Lincoln College ]
Publication details: 
Christ Church [ University of Oxford ]. 5 May 1848.
£200.00

Printed on one side of a 29 x 22.5 cm leaf of wove paper. Heavily worn, with closed tears, creasing and a couple of closed holes. (No loss of text, and would respond well to archival repair.) 21 lines of heavily-leaded text, attractively laid out in three point sizes.

[ Francis Paget, Bishop of Oxford: 'I dread a Controversy at the beginning of Term.' ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Francis Paget') to 'Dearest Bright' [ the patristic theologian William Bright ]

Author: 
Francis Paget (1851-1911), Bishop of Oxford [ William Bright (1824-1911), Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford and Deam of Christ Church ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Christ Church, Oxford. 1 October [ no year, but before his consecration as Bishop of Oxford in 1901 ].
£30.00

3pp., 12mo. Grey-paper bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. He begins by thanking him 'with all my heart for the kindness of a most interesting and valuable note', before describing '[t]he case of which I was trying to recall the details', that of William Whittingham (c.1524-1579), Dean of Durham. He gives his source and discusses the matter with reference to Whitgift and Fuller, giving the opinion that the argument 'surely looks like an effort to stretch & dignify an irregular laxity, and not at all like an appeal to an authorized permission'.

[ Theresa Harriet Beney, pianist, composer and organist of Christ Church, Folkestone. ] Autograph Card Signed ('Theresa Beney') to an unnamed female recipient, making arrangements for her to accompany the singer Richard Green in a recital.

Author: 
Theresa Beney [ Theresa Harriet Beney ] (b.c.1860, fl.1936), Organist of Christ Church, Folkestone, pianist and composer [ Richard Green, English baritone singer ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 4H, Blenheim Mansions, Marylebone Road, N.W. [ London ] 20 April 1900.
£80.00

On both sides of a grey 8.5 x 11 cm. card. She writes that she forgot to tell her in her reply to her note 'that Mr. Rich. Green is an old friend of mine & sings my songs admirably. If I am accompanying he wd. probably like to know - before making his selection of songs for May 5.' She wishes to know whether she is to 'book the date at your earliest convenience'. She is leaving town for a week, 'but letters will be forwarded'. Beney disappears from view in 1936.

[ Pamphlet. ] The Socialism of Jesus.

Author: 
M. Gass [ Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852-1936), socialist, traveller and author ]
Publication details: 
Glasgow: The Labour Literature Society, Ltd., 105 London Street. 1893.
£45.00

15pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In good condition, on aged paper. On the reverse of the title (p.2) is a dedicatory poem 'To Cunninghame Graham', beginning 'Perfervid Scot! of hero sires, who calmly spurns the sordid scorn | Of ingrates who proclaim thee mad, [...]'. Scarce.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] The Injustice of the English Law as it bears on the Relationship of Husband and Wife. An Essay Read in the Law School at Cambridge in November, 1867.

Author: 
Rev. Alfred Dewes, D.D., LL.D., Vicar of Christ Church, Pendlebury [The Contemporary Review, London; women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted, by the kind permission of the Proprietors, from "THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW."' ['Frederick Bell & Co., Steam Printers, King's Road, Chelsea.'] Undated [circa 1867].
£120.00

16pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Only one copy on COPAC, at the British Library. There was a second edition, published by Virtue & Co., London, in 1874.

[Printed item] The Injustice of the English Law as it bears on the Relationship of Husband and Wife. An Essay Read in the Law School at Cambridge in November, 1867. Reprinted, by the kind permission of the Proprietors, from 'THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW.'

Author: 
Rev. Alfred Dewes, D.D., LL.D., Vicar of Christ Church, Pendlebury [Married Women's Property Question; The Contemporary Review, London] [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
Second Edition, 1874. Frederick Bell & Co., Steam Printers, King's Road, Chelsea.
£120.00

16pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Dated at end to 'MARCH, 1874'. (Only one copy of the first edition traced, at the British Library, and misdated to circa 1868, when in fact also published in 1874.)

[Newman Hall, 'The Dissenters' Bishop'.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Newman Hall') to an unnamed recipient.

Author: 
Rev. Dr Christopher Newman Hall (1816-1902), Congregational minister, known in later life as 'The Dissenters' Bishop'
Publication details: 
[Albion Chapel] Hull [Yorkshire]. 25 December 1850.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly aged paper, in a windowpane mount. It gives him 'much pain' to refuse the recipient's 'kind and friendly invitation': 'My Sundays for 12 Months are engaged. I fear some kind friends forget I am a settled Pastor & not at liberty to accept one twentieth of the Invitations I get. I have only a few Sundays which I feel I can consistently spend away from home - & these are generally engaged several months in advance'.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Law and the City. Inaugural Lecture delivered by F. W. S. Cumbrae-Stewart, D.C.L. [...] On 15th March, 1926.

Author: 
F. W. S. Cumbrae-Stewart, D.C.L. Formerly Scholar of Christ Church, Oxford. Of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law. Garrick Professor of Law in the University of Queensland.
Publication details: 
A. J. Cumming, Government Printer, Brisbane. [Australia.] 1926.
£120.00

27pp., 12mo. With collotype frontispiece of memorial plaque to Sir James Francis Garrick (1836-1908). In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps with chipping to extremities and rusted staples. Stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Only three copies on COPAC, and none at the British Library.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Francis Paget') from the future Bishop of Oxford, Francis Paget of Christ Church, to 'Mr. Dowdeswell' [Rev. Edmund Richard Dowdeswell], suggesting his brother-in-law Rev. Henry Lewis Thompson as a lecturer.

Author: 
Right Rev. Francis Paget (1851-1911), Bishop of Oxford and Dean of Christ Church [Edmund Richard Dowdeswell (1845-1915); Henry Lewis Thompson (1840-1905), Rector of Iron Acton; Mandell Creighon]
Publication details: 
Christ Church, Oxford. 20 July 1887.
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. Good, on aged paper, with one small spot at head of first page. He feels sure that 'if Canon Creighton [Mandell Creighton, then Canon of Worcester] could be persuaded to undertake the Lectures he would do the work far better and far more worthily than I can hope to do it', but he does not know Creighton well enough to ask him to take his place. 'And so, in view of your letter, I think that I had better look forward to coming and doing my best: though I greatly fear that the work may be less thoroughly prepared than it shold be'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Francis Paget') from the future Bishop of Oxford, Francis Paget of Christ Church, to Canon Hemming Robeson of Bristol, complaining of the 'malignant perversity of trains'.

Author: 
Right Rev. Francis Paget (1851-1911), Bishop of Oxford, Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology, and Dean of Christ Church [Rev. Canon Hemming Robeson (1833-1912) of Bristol, Vicar of Tewkesbury]
Publication details: 
Christ Church, Oxford. 8 December 1887.
£38.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He thanks him for his letter, stating that it will be 'a great pleasure to look forward to staying at the Abbey House', and hopes that, 'in spite of the malignant perversity of trains', he will 'get to Tewkesbury at 4.16'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('E B Pusey') from Edward Bouverie Pusey, Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church Oxford, and a leader of the Oxford Movement, to 'My dear Knott', a letter of introduction for 'Mr Brumby', whose mind is 'preying upon itself'.

Author: 
Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), English churchman and Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement
Publication details: 
Date and place not stated.
£95.00

1p., 16mo. Good, on aged paper. He writes that the bearer, 'Mr Brumby', has come to him with an introduction from Crawley of St. Savour's [Rev. J. C. L. Crawley of St Saviour's, Leeds]. 'It wd be of great use to him, I think, not to be thrown so much upon himself. I am afraid of his mind preying upon itself. Cd. you make him acquainted with 2 or 3 good men. He is of N. C.'?>

Autograph Letter Signed ('E B Pusey') from Pusey to the Rev. William Hale Hale of Charterhouse, discussing the controversy over the new Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford, Renn Dickson Hampden.

Author: 
Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford, and a leader of the Oxford Movement [Rev. William Hale Hale (1795-1870); Renn Dickson Hampden (1793-1868)]
Publication details: 
Postmarked 29 April 1836.
£140.00

1p., 4to. 18 lines of text. Fair, on aged paper, with a few closed tears. Addressed on the reverse, with three postmarks and Pusey's seal in black wax broken in two, to 'Rev. Wm. H. Hale | Charter-house'. Writing in a tight, difficult hand, Pusey begins with a reference to an 'intended present' from Hale (from the context clearly a copy of Hale's edition of Jeremy Taylor's 'Doctrine and Practice of Repentence'). Pusey praises 'the earnest, energetic truth-speaking language of Bp. Taylor', which he considers 'a voice as from another world'.

Sanskrit Luke

Author: 
[St Luke's Gospel]
Sanskrit Luke
Publication details: 
Calcutta: Printed by J.W. Thomas, at the Baptist Mission Press, and published by the Bible Society, 23, Chowringhee Road, C.A.B.S. 1884
£125.00
Sanskrit Luke

[114]pp., obl.8vo, printed blue wraps, worn at spine, loss of strip at edge, some damage to back wrap, contents good. See image on my website, richardfordmanuscripts.com (or request it). COPAC lists only one copy, at BL (who have the Mark and John as well).

[Printed pamphlet.] List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

Author: 
[Catalogue of Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library; R. Pelton, Machine Printer, Tunbridge Wells]
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.
Publication details: 
Tunbridge Wells: R. Pelton, Machine Printer, The Broadway. 1889.
£25.00
List of Books in Christ Church, Kilndown, Sunday School Lending Library.

12mo, 12 pp. In original light-blue printed wraps. Stapled. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with slight damage from rusting of staple, and a little wear and loss to the corners of the wraps. 202 titles, nicely printed. Excessively scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Pamphlet/Offprint[?]] The Emerald Vernicle of the Vatican

Author: 
C.W. King [Portrait of Christ in Vatican]
 The Emerald Vernicle of the Vatican
Publication details: 
Printed by Harriet Curphey, "Sun" Office, Douglas [Isle of Man], no date
£48.00
 The Emerald Vernicle of the Vatican

Pp.[1]-12, sewn as issued, loose enclosure folder containing (loose) photographi of the image of Christ)( see COPAC for 24pp. pamphlet published by the Manx Society in 1872 - relationship with this unknown), some foxing and sunning of exterior, other marking, fair. With occasional annotation/correction in unknown hand.

Autograph Note Signed ('Plunket. Dublin') to the Lord Chancellor of Ireland (Ashbourne)..

Author: 
William Conyngham Plunket (1828-1897), 4th Baron Plunket, Archbishop of Dublin and Dean of Christ Church Cathedral [Edward Gibson (1837-1913), 1st Baron Ashbourne, Lord Chancellor of Ireland]
Publication details: 
23 October 1888; Old Connaught House, Bray.
£35.00

12mo, 2 pp. On his monogrammed letterhead (letter P with coronet). Very good, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed to 'My dear Lord Chancellor'. He cannot accept the 'kind invitation' as he has friends staying with him, 'whom I cannot well leave'.

Typed Letter Signed ('G. N. S. Hunt') to Mrs Steward of Beckenham, Kent.

Author: 
G. N. S. Hunt [Geoffrey Hunt] [Oxford University Press; Geoffrey Cumberlege; Amen Corner; Christ Church, Newgate Street]
Publication details: 
2 December 1955; on Oxford University Press letterhead (Amen House, London).
£28.00

4to: 1 page. Twenty-one lines of text. Good, on creased and lightly-aged paper. An impressively-considered letter, declining Mrs Steward's manuscript 'I had rather be a Doorkeeper'. 'As you point out, Christ Church, Newgate Street, is a near neighbour of Amen House, and its ruins are a pathetic sight.

Autograph Letter Signed 'To | the Revd: Doctor Shipley | Canon of Xt: Church | Oxford | by way of London'.

Author: 
Catherine Douglas (née Hyde), Duchess of Queensberry and Dover (1701-1777), aristocratic beauty and literary patron [Jonathan Shipley (1713-1788), Bishop of St Asaph]
Publication details: 
Ambresbury [Amesbury]; 22 January [13 February] 1755.
£750.00

4to: 3 pp. Bifolium. On neatly-repaired aged paper, with archival paper covering the two inner pages. Fifty-four lines of text, all clear and entire. Remains of black wax seal, with crest, on verso of second leaf, which carries the address and is docketed 'Maragna Mohammed'. A long letter in two parts, the second part beginning on the verso of the first leaf, which is headed 'now Febry: 13'.

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