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[ Alan John Sainsbury, Lord Sainsbury. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Sainsbury') to J. Samson, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society of Arts, agreeing to take the chair for a paper by Sir Rex Cohen, Chairman of Selfridges. With copy of Samson's letter.

Author: 
Alan John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury [ Lord Sainsbury ] (1902-1998), leading member of the owners of Sainsbury's supermarket chain
Publication details: 
On letterhead of J. Sainsbury Ltd, Stamford House, Stamford Street, London SE1. 4 September 1964. Copy Letter by Samson: 6 August 1964.
£50.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged, stapled to the carbon of the letter from Samson to which it is replying. On his return from holiday he states: 'I shall be very happy to take the chair for Sir Rex Cohen, Chairman of Selfridges, when he reads a paper on modern retail trading to the Society on Wednesday, January 13th.'

[ Sir Francis Palgrave. ] Autograph Note Signed ('F. Palgrave')

Author: 
Sir Francis Palgrave (1788-1861; né Francis Ephraim Cohen), archivist and historian
Publication details: 
'Rolls [The Rolls Office, London] | Wedy'. No date.
£32.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly-aged. 'Sir F Palgrave' in another hand at the head. Reads: 'My dear Sir | I enclose a note for Hooker but not knowing your particular object it is rather vague | Yrs truly | F. Palgrave'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('F. Palgrave') from Sir Francis Palgrave, Deputy Keeper of the Public Records, to his son Inglis, complaining of 'avalanches of business' and difficulties over a 'future residence' and helping 'Frank' [his son F. T. Palgrave]

Author: 
Sir Francis Palgrave [formerly Cohen] (1788-1861), English archivist and historian of Jewish descent, Deputy Keeper of the Public Records, 1838-61; his son Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave (1827-1919)
Publication details: 
'Rolls [Rolls House, Chancery Lane] - | 15 June [no year]'.
£56.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Palgrave begins: 'My dear Inglis/ | I have had such avalanches [last word underlined] of business - and most of a confidential nature - that I have really been unable to write to you. By confidential business I mean business of a class which I cannot open to mhy clerks - and what must be either copied by my own hands or at home - If it had not been for Fanny Brown in addition to her sister I do not know what I should have done'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('H H Milman') from Henry Hart Milman, later Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, to Francis Cohen [later Sir Francis Palgrave], discussing his poem 'The Martyr of Antioch', the Rev. James Garbett and Milton's Adam and Eve.

Author: 
Henry Hart Milman (1791-1868), Dean of St Paul's Cathedral [Dean Milman] [Sir Francis Palgrave [born Francis Ephraim Cohen] (1788-1861); Rev. James Garbett (1775-1857), Prebendary of Hereford]
Publication details: 
St Mary's, Reading. 11 April 1822.
£65.00

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Francis Cohen Esq | King's Bench Walk | Temple | London'. Fair, on aged paper, with the narrow remains of a paper windowpane mount around the edges of the second leaf. Milman begins: 'I found Garbett so much occupied that until yesterday I have not had an opportunity of seeing him'. Garbett has promised to send Milman 'a detailed answer' to all of Cohen's questions, 'and is very much flattered by your favorable opinion'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('C. Cohen') to Walters.

Author: 
Chapman Cohen (1868-1954), Editor of 'The Freethinker' [John Cuming Walters (1863-1933), Editor, Manchester City News]
Publication details: 
2 May 1919; on letterhead of 'The Freethinker'.
£75.00

4to, 2 pp. Good, on lightly-aged and worn paper. Thirty-seven lines of text. He finds himself 'very much in accord' with the views expressed by Walters in his address on 'The New Religion'. His 'chief difference' is 'a dislike to the use of the word "Religion." It has, to me, associations that are certain to rob it of all good.' As a 'working term', in Cohen's view, it lacks 'satisfactory power'. 'However, the great thing seems to me to keep churches & individuals on the move.

Autograph Signature ('F. Palgrave') on fragment of letter.

Author: 
Sir Francis Palgrave (1788-1861) [born Francis Ephraim Cohen], English historian and antiquary, best-known for his poetry anthology 'The Golden Treasury'.
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£25.00

On piece of grey wove paper cut into a rough rectangle, 5 x 8 cm. Good, but with light traces of glue from previous mounting on reverse. Reads '<...> | I have honour to remain | Dear Sir | Yr obt. & hble. Servt | F. Palgrave', with the flourish to the 't' of 'Servt' forming the top horizontal stroke to the 'F.' in Palgrave's signature. Reverse reads '<...> | In conformity <...> | my letter to you <...> | July last, I requir<...> | my name may be <...>'.

Typed Letter Signed ('Simon Marks') to John Cohen.

Author: 
Simon Marks, 1st Baron Marks (1888-1964), co-founder, with Thomas Spencer, of the retailers Marks & Spencer
Publication details: 
24 February 1932; on letterhead of Michael House, 72/82, Baker Street, London, W.1. ('Private Office')
£56.00

8vo, 1 page. Somewhat grubby; laid down on leaf removed from autograph album. Thanks him for his letter respecting the Goethe Centenary Festival. 'I shall be very glad to see you about March 11th. I am going away tomorrow for a short cruise, and will not be back until about that time. If you will get into touch with me then, I can arrange to see you.' Slightly smudged signature in green ink.

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