CLARENCE

[ Lord Adolphus FitzClarence, Royal Navy rear admiral and son of King William IV and Mrs. Jordan. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Adolphus FitzClarence') to an unnamed admiral, declining an invitation to a dinner party.

Author: 
Lord Adolphus FitzClarence (1802-1856), Royal Navy rear admiral, illegitimate son of King William IV [as Duke of Clarence] and actress Dorothy Jordan [ Mrs. Jordan ] (1761-1816)
Publication details: 
'St. James's Palace | Monday [ no date ]'. On letterhead of royal crest.
£150.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper with one short closed tear. Reads: 'St. James's Palace | Monday | My dear Admiral | I sincerely regret being engaged for Saturday or I should have had much pleasure in joining your party | Yours Most Truly | Adolphus FitzClarence'.

[ King William IV, as Lord High Admiral. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('William') to Sir James Cockburn, Inspector General of the Royal Marines, concerning officer's examinations, divisional reports, and the preparation of a portrait.

Author: 
King William IV (1765-1837) of the United Kingdom, King of Hanover [ Sir James Cockburn (1771-1852), 9th Baronet, Inspector General of the Royal Marines ]
Publication details: 
Bushy House. 14 November 1829.
£250.00

2pp., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged. Cockburn is not named as the recipient, but the item comes from his papers. William (at the time the Duke of Clarence) writes: 'I rejoice exceedingly at the favourable account you are enabled to give me concerning the late examination for Adjutants amongs the Royal Marine Officers'. He is anxious to have Cockburn's 'various reports from the different Divisions'.

[ King William IV as Lord High Admiral. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('William') to Sir James Cockburn, Inspector General of the Royal Marines, on Lt-Col. Robert Moncrieff acting 'foolishly' over his commission. With ALS from Moncrieff on the subject.

Author: 
King William IV (1765-1837) of the United Kingdom, King of Hanover [ Sir James Cockburn (1771-1852), 9th Baronet, Inspector General of the Royal Marines; Lt Col. Robert Moncrieff ]
Publication details: 
Admiralty [ London ]. 22 November 1827. [ Moncrieff's letter to Cockburn from Portsmouth, 22 November 1827. ]
£200.00

2pp., 4to. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight tear to one edge. Cockburn is not named as the recipient, but the item comes from his papers. William (at the time the Duke of Clarence) writes that he is enclosing Moncrieff's letter, 'by which you will perceive he is acting foolishly not to use a harsher term. My determination therefore is when I arrive tomorrow afternoon at Portsmouth to be informed by you whether he sells or goes on the Half pay of a Colonel which is Fourteen Shillings and Six Pence pr: diem.

[ Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. ] Typescript of play 'Life with Father', with accompanying note to theatre historian W. Macqueen Pope from the agents Myron Selznick (London) Ltd.

Author: 
Howard Lindsay (1889-1968) and Russel Crouse (1893-1966)
Publication details: 
Typescript without place or date. Note from Myron Selznick (London) Ltd dated 18 November 1943.
£200.00

159pp., 4to. Typed in red and black. In good condition, on aged paper, in worn green card covers. TWO: Typed Note, signed by Enid Reynolds, 'Secretary to Mr. David Henley', sending the play to Macqueen-Pope. In good condition on aged paper. 1p., landscape 12mo. Lindsay and Crouse's 1939 adaptation of Clarence Day's book was the longest running non-musical Broadway play in history, spawning a film and television series.

Printed prospectus for 'The Royal Philatelic Collection. By Sir John Wilson Bt, Keeper of the King's Philatelic Collection. Editor Clarence Winchester.'

Author: 
Sir John Wilson Bt, Keeper of the King's Philatelic Collection; Clarence Winchester [The Royal Philatelic Collection; the Dropmore Press]
Publication details: 
Published by The Viscount Kemsley at the Dropmore Press Ltd., London, England. [Printed by W. S. Cowell Ltd, at the Butter Market, Ipswich, Suffolk.] ['Published by the Gracious Permission of His Majesty King George VI'.]
£280.00

Large (35 x 25 cm.) sumptuously-printed stitched pamphlet, in printed wraps. 16pp., with one additional collotype plate (stamped 'Specimen Colour Plate') and one tipped-in plate (of the binding), both coloured, and three full-page half-tone plates. Subscription form (The British Book Centre, Inc., New York), in red and black at rear. Aged and worn, with creasing to front cover. Includes three-page 'Commentary on a Unique Volume' by Winchester, and the first three pages of Wilson's text, two pages listing the contents, and specimen pages.

Printed prospectus for 'The Crown Jewels and other Regalia in the Tower of London'.

Author: 
Major-General H. D. W. Sitwell, Keeper of the Jewel House, Tower of London; Clarence Winchester [The Dropmore Press]
Publication details: 
Published at The Dropmore Press Limited, 9 Great James Street, London WC1. Undated [before the publication of the book itself in 1953].
£38.00

4pp., 4to. Bifolium. In very good condition. Covering the whole of the front page is a beautiful coloured illustration of the Imperial State Crown, with no text. The following three pages are printed in black and purple, with the second page carrying the publication details; the third page a full-page note from the editor; and the last page an advertisement for Sir John Wilson's 'Royal Philatelic Collection'. No copies of this item traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Sir Arthur Penn, Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.] Two Typed Letters Signed and one Autograph Letter Signed to the London booksellers Chas. J. Sawyer Ltd, regarding orders by her and casting light on her book-buying practices.

Author: 
Sir Arthur Horace Penn (1886-1960), Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother [Chas. J. Sawyer, booksellers, 12 & 13 Grafton Street, London]
Publication details: 
All three letters on Clarence House letterheads.28 May and 20 October 1954 (both typed); and 21 October 1957 (in autograph).
£160.00

The three items are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. One is slightly creased, and the other two carry minor traces of rust from a paperclip. All three are accompanied by their envelopes, each bearing a circular royal stamp in purple, and a 'LONDON SW1 OFFICIAL PAID' postmark in red. ONE: 28 May 1954. 1p., 12mo. 'I am commanded by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother to thank you for your letter, and for the leaflet announcing a reproduction of the "Album of Redouté".

Autograph Card Signed ('Edmund C. Stedman') from the American poet Edmund Clarence Stedman to 'Mrs. Ferris', regarding the marriage of the English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson to Emily Sellwood.

Author: 
Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908), American poet, writer and scientist, educated at Yale University
Publication details: 
New York. 14 November 1890.
£90.00

On one side of a 9 x 11.5 cm piece of card. In good condition, lightly-aged and with a couple of minor spots. Reads: 'New York, Novr. 14th. 1890 | Dear Mrs. Ferris, | In 1850, [date underlined] Alfred Tennyson married Miss Emily Sellwood, daughter of Henry Sellwood, of Horncastle, & took up his residence at Twickenham. He was made Poet Laureate the same year, & was then 41 years old. | Sincerely yrs., | Edmund C. Stedman.'

Autograph Letter Signed ('W W.') from the Whig politician William Windham to 'Robert', regarding a controversial 'question' at Oxford University, regarding which he has seen the Prince of Wales and Duke of Clarence.

Author: 
William Windham (1750-1810), British Whig politician [Dr David Hughes (c.1753-1817), Principal, Jesus College, Oxford]
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 1 July [1800s?].
£75.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium, with the blank second leaf laid down on page removed from album, which bears on the reverse a biography of Windham in a nineteenth-century hand. The letter begins: 'Dear Robert | I have seen the Pr. of Wales, & have written to the D. of Clarence, as well as to some others - It just occurs to me, that you shd get at University the address of Simpson formerly Tutor there who has a living somewhere in Dorsetshire, & endeavour to learn whether he is likely to be affected by the <?> question. Some of those on the spot will perhaps write, & explain why I have not.

Autograph Testimonial Signed ('Sydney G Mawson') by the landscape painter and lecturer in textiles at Slade School of Art, Sydney G. Mawson, for

Author: 
Sydney G. Mawson (1849-1941), landscape painter and lecturer in textiles at Slade School of Art [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
Langholen Lodge, Richmond, Surrey. 5 January 1924.
£56.00

Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake. He was himself an excellent artist and teacher, and there is a large collection of his work at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. 2pp., 12mo. Fair, on aged, creased paper with slight rust spotting. Mawson begins: 'Mr. H. Clarence Whaite first came under my notice a few years ago when attending my lecture on Decoration & Ornamental Design at the Slade School - and from the first I was much struck with his understanding and grasp of the principles[.] This enabled him to carry out work of exceptional merit.

Autograph Testimonial Signed ('R. B. Henderson MA (Ox) | Head Master Alleyn's School | formerly Assistant Master of Rugby School', for the artist and educationalist E. Clarence Whaite.

Author: 
R. B. Henderson [Ralph B. Henderson] (1880-1958), Headmaster, Alleyn's School, Dulwich, who lived in a ménage à trois with the novelist E. H. Young ('Mrs Daniell') [E. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978)]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Alleyn's School, Dulwich, SE22. 19 May 1925.
£35.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper with small pin-holes to one corner. 'Mr. H. Clarence Whaite is a part time art master in this School. [...] He succeeds in stimulating an interest in art & has conducted parties of boys over the Dulwich Gallery with that end in view. Of course the post he holds here does not offer much opportunity for the exercise of his powers either as an artist or a teacher of art & he is therefore justified in seeking a position more in accordance with his qualifications.' From the Whaite papers. Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake.

Typed Testimonial Signed by Sir Frederick Clarke, Professor of Education, University of London, supporting H. Clarence Whaite's application for the post of HM Inspector of Art, with covering letter.

Author: 
Sir Frederick Clarke (1880-1952), Professor of Education, University of London; Director, Institute of Education, Oxford [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, London Institute]
Publication details: 
Both items on University of London Institute of Education letterheads. The testimonial dated 10 August 1937, and the letter dated 12 August 1937.
£40.00

Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake. He was himself an excellent artist and teacher, and there is a large collection of his work at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. LETTER: 1p., 4to. Fair, on lightly-aged and creased paper. He begins: 'I am just trying to get away for a short holiday, so I have crafted your testimonial at once. [...] We should miss you badly if it should so happen that you left us, but that consideration need not stand in the way of my offering you the heartiest good wishes for your success.' TESTIMONIAL: 1p., foolscap 8vo.

Two Typed Testimonials Signed (each 'T. Percy Nunn') by Sir Percy Nunn [Sir Thomas Percy Nunn], Professor of Education, University of London, for the artist and educator H. Clarence Whaite

Author: 
Sir Percy Nunn [Sir Thomas Percy Nunn] (1870-1944), Professor of Education, University of London [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
The first, dated 28 June 1928, on London County Council letterhead. The second, dated 5 August 1937, from 83 Manor Drive, Wembley, Middlesex.
£120.00

Two extraordinarily positive testimonials, especially significant coming from one of the leading educationalists of his age, and also of interest considering the fact that Whaite would follow Nunn to the London Institute. (Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake. He was himself an excellent artist and teacher, and there is a large collection of his work at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.) ONE: Written by Nunn as Principal, London County Council, London Day Training College (University of London), Southampton Row, London, WC1. On College letterhead; 28 June 1928.

Typed Letter Signed from the artist and educator Marion Richardson to her protégé H. Clarence Whaite, discussing his application for the post of HM Inspector of Art, and her own career as an inspector.

Author: 
Marion Richardson (1892-1946), artist and calligrapher, Inspector of Art, London County Council [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the London County Council Education Officer's Department, 72 Queen's Gate, SW7. 7 August 1937.
£45.00

1p., 8vo. Fair, on aged and spotted paper. She thanks him for his 'most interesting letter'. 'I have not seen the Board's advertisement, but I feel sure that an appointment of this kind would give you scope for improving conditions, and you would certainly be able to help teachers "struggling" and otherwise. Surely you ought to apply. [...] I can honestly say that I have, in spite of struggles, been very happy as an inspector.

Typed Testimonial Signed ('M. L. Jacks') from Maurice Leonard Jacks, headmaster Mill Hill School, for H. Clarence Whaite, on his application for the post of HM Inspector of Art

Author: 
Maurice Leonard Jacks (1894-1964), headmaster Mill Hill School and Director of Education in Oxford [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Mill Hill School, London, NW7. 30 July 1937.
£35.00

Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake. He was himself an excellent artist and teacher, and there is a large collection of his work at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. 2pp., 8vo. In good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. The testimonial begins: 'Mr. H. C. Whaite has been on my Staff as visiting Art Master since January 1929, and I am very glad to write in support of his application for an Inspectorship of Art. Mr. Whaite has had wide experience of Art teaching, and has done remarkably successful work here with boys of 14 to 18 years of age.

Four Autograph Letters Signed, one Autograph Note Signed, and a Signed Testimonial, from Henry Tonks, Slade Professor of Fine Art, to his former student H. Clarence Whaite, who assisted Tonks on his 'large wall decoration at University College'.

Author: 
Henry Tonks (1862-1937), artist, Slade Professor of Fine Art, University College, London [Henry Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of the Art Department, University of London Institute of Education]
Publication details: 
Letters and note: four from Vale Studio B, Vale Avenue, Chelsea, SW3, and one on letterhead of Hill Hall, Theydon Mount, Epping; between 1922 and 1924. Testimonial on University of London, University College, letterhead; 4 January 1924.
£400.00

The note is Item Three below, and the testimonial is Item Six. Items One and Six refer to Tonks's 'large wall decoration at University College', 'The Four Founders', on which Whaite assisted Tonks. (Whaite, who was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake, was an excellent artist and tutor, and there is a large collection of his work at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.) One: Vale Studio B, Vale Avenue, Chelsea; 22 July 1932. 1p., 16mo. Good, on aged and spotted paper. 'I enclose you a Cheque for £5.

Typed Testimonial Signed ('Gwendoline E. Holloway') from Gwendoline Elizabeth Holloway, Principal, Queens College, London

Author: 
Gwendoline E. Holloway [Gwendoline Elizabeth Holloway] (1893-1981), Principal, Queen's College, 43, 45 & 47 Harley Street On Queen's College letterhead; 11 July 1940. 1p
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Queen's College, 43, 45 & 47, Harley Street, W1. 11 July 1940.
£35.00

1p., 8vo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. 'Mr. H. Clarence Whaite has held Art classes at Queen's College since Janary, 1934. [...] He has been most successful in encouraging the students to do individual work and the results have been excellent. | It has been of the greatest value to the College to have a visiting teacher who could bring such freshness and originality to the Art lessons and who, at the same time, took a keen interest in other subjects and in the general welfare of the students.' From the Whaite papers.

Typed Testimonial Signed ('Fred Burridge') from F. V. Burridge [Frederick Vango Burridge], Principal, London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, for the artist and educator H. Clarence Whaite.

Author: 
F. V. Burridge [Frederick Vango Burridge] (1869-1945), Principal, London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts [H. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978), Head of Art Department, London Institute]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the London County Council Central School of Arts and Crafts, Southampton Row, WC1. 28 June 1926.
£32.00

Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake. He was himself an excellent artist and teacher, and there is a large collection of his work at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester. 1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged and dusty paper. 'Mr. H. C. Whaite, after attending at the Slade School, joined this School as an evening student in September 1925, since which time he has studied Pottery, Design and Decoration.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Edmund C. Stedman') from the American man of letters Edmund Clarence Stedman to the Blackburn poet John Thomas Baron ('Jack O'Anns')

Author: 
Edmund Clarence Stedman (1833-1908), American poet, critic and essayist [John Thomas Baron (1856-1922), Blackburn dialect poet, writing under the pseudonym 'Jack O'Anns']
Publication details: 
31 January 1883; on letterhead of 71 West 54th Street, New York.
£750.00

12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. Forty-eight lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper. Begins 'One must needs be a churl indeed to be a laggard in his response to a letter containing words of so sweet breath composed as yours!' He thanks Baron for his 'kind & encouraging letter', and considers that an author 'has no keener or more lawful pleasure than to find that the errors of his song or tale has [sic] lodged (as Longfellow says) in the heart of some far-off and unknown friend'.

Signed Letter ('Php Stephens'), in a secretarial hand, to the Duke of Clarence.

Author: 
Sir Philip Stephens (1723-1809), Admiralty official [William IV (1765-1837), King of England (as Duke of Clarence); Royal Navy; Valiant; Andromeda]
Publication details: 
Admiralty Office 22d. June 1790.'
£150.00

Foolscap bifolium: 1 p. Worn, and on discoloured paper, but with text clear and entire. Thirteen lines of text.

Manuscript 'Copy of the Inscription Plate on the Coffin of Elizabeth Georgina Adelaide daughter William, Duke of Clarence - afterw<ards> King of England.'

Author: 
Gilbert [GOLDSMITH'S COMPANY; CALLIGRAPHY; WILLIAM IV, KING OF ENGLAND]
Publication details: 
Without date or place, but circa 1822.
£125.00

Dimensions of paper roughly five and a half inches by eight. Good, but on paper discoloured with age and with some glue-staining to reverse, which has not shown through. Docketed on reverse. An attractive example of Georgian calligraphy, within a thin black border.

Quo musa tendis?

Author: 
J[ames]. K[enneth]. Stephen [JACK THE RIPPER]
Publication details: 
Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes. 1891.
£22.00

First edition. 12mo. Pages: 2 ('BIBLIOGRAPHY OF LAPSUS CALAMI.') + x + 84 + 4 pages of publishers' advertisements. Very good in original worn light-blue cloth with heavily-worn label on spine. Ownership inscription of Richard E. Benson (1892) on front free endpaper. Stephen was first put forward as Jack the Ripper in Michael Harrison's biography of Prince Albert Victor, 'Clarence' (1972).

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