CLAYTON

[ William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon. ] Autograph Signature ('Sundon'), on part of an Exchequer receipt, 'in behalf of my Wife Ass. of Francis Dyre'.

Author: 
William Clayton, 1st Baron Sundon [ William, Lord Sundon ] (1671-1752), politician, Paymaster of the King's Private Pensions
Publication details: 
[ His Majesty's Receipt of Exchequer, London. ] 18 December 1741.
£50.00

On 12.5 x 17 cm. piece of paper. Aged and worn at one edge, but signature and surrounds clear and strong. Records the receipt, by 'Wm Ld Sundon in behalf of my Wife Ass. of Francis Dyre', from an annuity.

[ The Duchess of Marlborough, the Earl of Godolphin, and Lord Sundon. ] Autograph Signatures ('S: Marlbrough | Godolphin | Sundon') on part of an Exchequer receipt.

Author: 
Sarah Churchill (1660-1744), Duchess of Marlborough, wife of the great Duke of Marlborough; Francis Godolphin (1678-1766), 2nd Earl of Godolphin; William Clayton (1671-1752), 1st Baron Sundon
Publication details: 
[ Court of Exchequer, London. 17 May 1740. ]
£80.00

On an irregular piece of paper, 18cm. high and 23cm. wide at the extremities. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Torn from a larger leaf, with one side carrying manuscript additions completing printed text ('In Repayment of Loan on the Eighteenth, 2s. Aid, Anno 1739.'). In manuscript: 'The most Noble Sarah Dutchess Dowager of Marlborough, the Right Honble Francis Earl of Godolphin, the Right Honble William Lord Sundon Executors of the late most Noble John Duke of Marlborough'. The signatures are on the reverse, with more manuscript text.

[ Dion Clayton Calthrop, artist and author. ] Autograph sketchbook, containing portraits, historical studies, landscapes (two of them in charcoal colours), and ornamental designs.

Author: 
Dion Clayton Calthrop [ Dion William Palgrave Clayton Calthrop ] (1878-1937), English artist and author
Publication details: 
Three sketches dated from Ewelme [ Chilterns, Oxfordshire ] in 1903, and the rest of the sketchbook from around the same time.
£450.00

52pp., 12mo. In green cloth notebook with label of Reeves & Sons Ltd, London. In good condition, with moderate signs of age and wear, in worn binding. Calthrop's ownership inscription in pencil on front pastedown: 'Dion Clayton Calthrop | 29 Sussex Place | Queens Gate | S.W.' Apart from the two landscape studies in charcoal colours (both of cliffs by the sea), the rest of the sketchbook consists of pencil sketches in a tight, disciplined hand.

[ Major-General Sir John Clayton Cowell, Master of the Queen's Household and Governor of Windsor Castle. ] Autograph Note Signed ('J. C. Cowell') to the Lord Bishop of St Helena [ Piers Calveley Claughton ], presenting a portrait of Prince Albert.

Author: 
Major-General Sir John Clayton Cowell (1832-1894), PC, KCB, Master of the Queen's Household and Governor of Windsor Castle [ Piers Calveley Claughton, successively Bishop of St Helena and Colombo ]
Publication details: 
On embossed Windsor Castle letterhead. 29 November 1860.
£50.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper, in aged franked envelope ('J. Cowell') addressed to 'The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop of St. Helena.' Reads: 'My Lord - | I am desired by His Royal Highness, Prince Alfred, to forward you the accompanying portrait of himself. | Believe me | My Lord | Yours faithfully. | J. C. Cowell'.

Handbill entitled "Extract from "The Times" of 21st August, 1848.", reproducing a petition to the House of Commons 'from Finnemoor', complaining of 'oppression on the part of the Bishop of Oxford' [Samuel Wilberforce, 1805-1873].

Author: 
[The Times of London; Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873), Bishop of Oxford; Finnemoor, Lewknor Uphill, Oxfordshire; Hambleden; Sir William Robert Clayton; Francis Agar]
Publication details: 
Publisher not stated. [1848.]
£25.00

Quarto bifolium, 3 pp. Verso of second leaf blank. On greyish-blue paper. Good, though lightly creased and with a little spottting. Begins 'MR. D'ISRAELI [sic] presented a Petition from Finnemoor, a place forming part of Oxfordshire, but being wholly within the County of Buckingham. The Petiton complained of oppression on the part of the Bishop of Oxford.

Autograph Letter Signed to Joseph Procter.

Author: 
John Clayton, junior (1780-1865), Minister of Poultry Chapel, London
Publication details: 
29 December 1826; Devonshire Square.
£56.00

Four pages, 12mo. Very good, with strip of brown paper adhering at the head. Text clear and entire. A long letter, casting light on the effects on the English middle classes of the financial crisis of 1825. Clayton begins by thanking Procter for the 'card case'. He 'will gladly do any thing that may fall within [his] power, to assist the Associate Fund', but does not think that he can 'do much'. 'The times are such, that Cases of <?> distress so multiply in our different communities, as to swallow up a large proportion of our pecuniary means'.

Autograph Letter Signed and Typed Letter Signed to Wilson Clayton.

Author: 
Arthur Lionel Smith (1850-1924), historian and Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Publication details: 
Letter One (manuscript), 12 August 1919; Bamburgh, Northumberland [on Balliol letterhead]; Letter Two (typed), 10 January 1920, on Balliol Letterhead.
£36.00

LETTER ONE (manuscript): Two pages, 12mo. Good on aged paper with a little light foxing. Is 'glad of the opportunity' to tell Clayton 'how highly appreciated on the Committee was the assistance you gave it, your assiduity & attention, your fairness, & your practical wisdom. Besides your kindliness & unvarying good temper were an invaluable element. For myself personally I feel I have made a new friend; wh. in old age is not so easy, & therefore is all the more agreeable.' Signed 'Arthur L Smith'. LETTER TWO (typed): three pages, octavo. Good, though slightly dogeared.

Manuscript document headed 'The Expences of the Court Held at R. Stanley<s> | On Monday Octr. 20th 1777'.

Author: 
Ralph Stanley
Publication details: 
November 1777; no place.
£45.00

1 page, dimensions roughly 8 inches by 6 1/2 inches. Creased and with one closed tear, but in good condition overall. A bill containing 9 items (various quantities of beef, mutton, fouls, ham, geese, puddings, cheese & butter, bread sauce & dressing, liquor), separately charged, and with a total cost of £6 0s 8d. Beneath this '30th. Novr. 1777 | Recd. ye contents ff me [signed] Ralph Stanley'. Typewritten at the head of the page: 'STANLEY, Ralph, 1777.', and with 'CLAYTON MSS.' typewritten on the reverse, which also bears 'No. 200' in a contemporary hand.

Manuscript bill presented to him by Edward Green, and bearing Green's signature.

Author: 
Sir Kenrick Clayton
Publication details: 
Dated 7 April 1746; no place.
£45.00

Clayton (c.1713-1769) was MP for Bletchingley. 1 page, dimensions roughly 6 inches by 7 inches. In poor condition: creased, discoloured and with several closed tears. 12 items - mainly bushells of malt and hops - amounting to £31 12s 3d. Beneath this the receipt in another hand, signed in the same hand as the bill 'Edward Green'. Docketed on reverse: 'Edwd. Greens Bill for Malt'. Typewritten on reverse 'GREEN, Edward, 1747.' and 'CLAYTON MSS.'

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