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Autograph Letter Signed ('Aleyn Lyell Reade') from A. L. Reade, author of 'Johnsonian Gleanings' to fellow-Johnsonian Charles McCamic, with reference to Professor Albert W. Smith, Dean of Sibley College, Cornell University.

Author: 
A. L. Reade [Aleyn Lyell Reade] (1876-1953) of Blundellsands, genealogist and author of 'Johnsonian Gleanings' (11 vols, 1909-1952) [Charles McCamic; Albert William Smith; Samuel Johnson]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Treleaven House, Blundellsands, near Liverpool; 30 September 1924.
£180.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Reade is pleased that McCamic has returned safely from his travels, and that they 'extended as far as Venice'. He is sending the 'Barber book' by book post, and gives the price. 'A few weeks ago I had Prof. Smith from Cornell University [Albert William Smith (1856-1942), Dean of Sibley College] to see me: he is a good Johnsonian.' He has had a letter in the TLS, and asks McCamic to send his own 'Johnsonian papers'. He sends his regards, 'in which the rest of the circle join'.

Manuscript 'Registration Cash Book' containing 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration' [by the Parish Clerk of All Saints Church, Brompton?]; with section of 'Godolphin School Collection Commencing Xmas 1856'

Author: 
[All Saints Church, Brompton; Godolphin School, Hammersmith; Samuel Cornell, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Parishes of Kensington, Fulham, Hammersmith, and Paddington]
All Saints Church, Brompton
Publication details: 
Receipts for fees from 3 February 1847 to September 1863. Godolphin School Collection, Midsummer 1856 to Christmas 1860
£180.00
All Saints Church, Brompton

12mo, 31 pp. Ruled cashbook. Bound in vellum, marbled edges and endpapers, remains of clasps. Text clear and complete, internally sound and tight, on lightly-aged paper. In Stained vellum binding. 'Registration Cash Book' in large manuscript on front cover, and 'Godolphin School Collection | Commencing Xmas 1856.' on back. The first twenty-eight pages of the volume are headed 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration'.

Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Ruby M. Ayres.
Publication details: 
Corner Ways, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, 16 Nov. 192[4?]
£56.00

Novelist. One page, 8vo, minor defects, text clear and complete. She explians her tardy response ot his letter by saying she was abroad. She acknowledges familiarity with the works of Calverley but "I am ashamed to admit that when I wrote "The Road that Bends" [pubd 1916] = some ten years ago, I did not remember that one quotation came from his "First Love"." She thanks him for the "connection".

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Legge"

Author: 
Hesba Stretton [pseud. for Sarah Smith]
Publication details: 
70 Lansdowne Road, W., London, 3 January 1883.
£125.00

Author, see DNB. Two pages, 8vo, good condition, with additional biographical notes by another hand. "Will you please to read the enclosed, & ascertain for [me?] if there is a Polish translation of "Jessica" ["Jessica's First Prayer"]. My cousin, Dr Manning, several times told me it had been translated into every European laguage; but he may not have thought of Polish. /Could you also tell Mr. Stevens for me that I never received the October [no.?]. of the Leisure Hour or Sunday at Home .

Autograph note signed to "Messrs. Carpenter" (James and Thomas), Booksellers, Old Bond Street, London.

Author: 
Mrs C. Mathew.
Publication details: 
[B]ath, 10 Feb. 1802.
£100.00

One page, 4to, grubby, small pieces torn out with loss of two words and the "B" of the Bath address. "Some person having (I suppose with a view to turn my Novel into ridicule) circulated a great many Printed Letters of which I <?> one; I beg the favor[sic] of you to get the advertisement on the other side inserted in the Sun, which will be of more effect than the Bath [? prob. local paper.] / I am sorry to be so often troublesome to you [?.] I hope however you will have the goodness to excuse and am . . ." Verso has address and a note by bookseller, "Mr[s] Mathew".

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