Arthur de Rothschild, Baron Rothschild (1851-1903), philtelist, collector of art, yachting enthusiast.
[Printed heading] Embossed Baron's coronet, 33 Faubourg St Honore, Paris, 29 January 1883.
Four pages, 12mo, bifolium, sl. dingy, and stained, tiny closed tear on fold mark, text clear and complete. Small docketing slip added to last page by Byrne (presumably) giving name of correspondent and dates of receipt and answer. Annotated on first page presumably by Byrne "recd 30th | an[swere]d 31st". Rothschild is "returning" a telegram and "the specification of the Candace". "From what you say about the 'Eros' [underlined; see note below ], I very much fear you are under the erroneous impression she is not worth more than a sixpence or so.
Colonel David Milne Home [David Milne-Home] (1838-1901), Royal Horse Guards, Conservative Member of Parliament for Berwick-upon-Tweed [Berwick Amateur Rowing Club]
On letterhead of the House of Commons Library, 8 May 1877.
2pp., 12mo. On bifolium with mourning border. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. He will be 'very happy, if it suits the Committee, to present a Cup somewhat similar to that they accepted fm me last year - as the Paxton Cup.' He prefers to leave the conditions to them, and asks for 'due notice when the time of the Regatta is fixed'.
68pp., illustrated, original pictorial wrappers, minor wear, good condition. Enclosures: a. Ticket, c.1.5 x 1.5", printed, headed "Professional Golfer's Association | Wentworth Club Surrey | Ryder Cup Matches 28 Sept. to 3rd Oct. U.S.A. v. G.B. | Admission to Course | Saturday, 3rd Oct [...]", with string to be suspended from a button; b. Ticket, c.1 x 1", printed ("Entry to Course, Saturday 20 Sept. 1952 [not Ryder Cup], with string to be suspended from a button; c.
Printed handbill, c.20 x 24.5cm, possibly trimmed, faint foxing, small closed tear, one small stain, mainly good. We, who have hereunto subscruibed our names, do severally agree to unite in forming an Association to be entitled the NAVY CLUB, and to appoint a Committee to frame a Constitution and Laws ... For remaining contents, a scan of this item can be found on my website, richardfordmanuscripts.co.uk
[Saville] Esme Percy, Actor (1887-1957). The first, 21 November , Theatre Royal, Bury, Lancashire. "So glad you are coming over Saturday night. If you will kindly let me know how many of you are coming I shall be pleased to give you all Tea if you will accept my invitation." The second, 24 November 1911, Theatre Royal, Bury, Lancashire, on deleted letterhead of the Gaiety Theatre, Manchester. "I shall expect you at 5 pm at 34 Shepherd St. Bury - am so glad your friends are coming with you". Two items,