DULWICH

[ Arthur Herman Gilkes, Master of Dulwich College. ] Autograph Note Signed ('A. H. Gilkes'), regarding his entry in a biographical dictionary.

Author: 
A. H. Gilkes [ Arthur Herman Gilkes ] (1849-1922), Master of Dulwich College, educationalist and author
Publication details: 
Dulwich College. 20 April [ no year, but after 1897 ].
£45.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Evidently written to the editor of a biographical dictionary. Reads: 'Dear Sir | I enclose the notice, with the names of the two book, [sic] | 'The thing that hath been” & “Kallistratus”, | that I have written since the first issue. | I am yours very truly | A. H. Gilkes'. The dates of the two books are 1894 and 1897.

[Sir John Soane.] Typescript of unpublished monograph titled 'The Life, Works and Influence of Sir John Soane, R.A., F.S.A., &c. An Essay by "Excelsior" [A. E. Bullock?].'

Author: 
'Excelsior' [Sir John Soane (1753-1837), English architect, Professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy] [Albert Edward Bullock, ARIBA?; Royal Institute of British Architects, London]
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 25 May 1905.
£350.00

48pp., folio. Each page on the recto of a leaf, and all 48 leaves held together by a brass stud. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Authorship or ownership inscription on title page: 'A. E. Bullock | 43 Chancery Lane | W. C.', with autograph note: 'An Essay written originally for a prize, I believe.

[Charles G. Mortimer, lyricist and Catholic writer.] Collection of 54 autograph song lyrics and poems by him, mostly holographs (signed 'CGM'), noting the sale of each (to music publishers and magazines). With Autograph Letter Signed to his typist.

Author: 
Charles G. Mortimer [Charles Gordon Mortimer, lyricist, Catholic journalist and author [Dulwich College; Brasenose College, Oxford; Stonyhurst College, Lancashire; Rudyard Kipling]
Publication details: 
One from Caterham House, Caterham, Oxfordshire, and another on letterhead of Stonyhurst College, near Blackburn, Lancashire Undated [1920s and 1930s], except for one dated 9 March 1921. The letter to his typist dated 2 April 1934.
£600.00

After leaving Dulwich College Mortimer was a classical scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford. In 1933 he was received into the Roman Catholic Church, after which he became a schoolmaster in Catholic schools, most notably Stonyhurst. According to his profile in the Catholic Herald, 5 August 1938, Mortimer was 'well-known as a composer and lyric writer, and his work has been broadcast from the early days of broadcasting. | Recently he has contributed " uncle-duty " to the [BBC] Children's Hour.

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.

Autograph Note Signed "J.Allen" to Francis Palgrave (of "The Golden Treasury")

Author: 
John Allen, Holland House habituee, Warden of Dulwich College, political and historical writer (DNB).
Publication details: 
Holland House, Thursday morning, May 1824.
£56.00

One page, bifolium (address), small closed tear, marking of address panel, mainly good. "Dear Sir| As I pass through town tomorrow on my way from Dulwich I shall take my chance of finding you at home about 12 o'clock."

Four Autograph Letters Signed ('W. Marshall') to Messrs Bradley & Son Ltd[, The Crown Press, Printers, Caxton Road, Reading], giving formula for 'Spacine' ('for the prevention of rising spaces in Monotype') and instructions for its application.

Author: 
W. Marshall, East Dulwich printer and inventor [Bradley & Son, Reading printers; Monotype; Spacine]
Publication details: 
30 Jan. [1929], 8 and 13 May 1929 and undated; the first three from 92 Upland Rd, East Dulwich, London, S.E.22.
£350.00

The four items, all on aged and lightly spotted paper, are attached by four rusty staples. One (five pages, octavo): In reply to the firm's inquiry regarding 'the prevention of rising spaces in Monotype', Marshall states that, instead of giving information, he 'would rather send you the method and you try it out and prove for yourself its value, then pay me afterwards'.

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