Soldier, administrator, orientalist (1879-1953). INSCRIBED by Jarvis on the titlepage "C.S. Jarvis/ For:- June & Eric/from Claude/29:4:43". WITH: 2 substantial Typed Letters Signed, 2pp each, 4to 1943 and 1952, sl crumpled, in the discussing his books (incl.
[Digest Gazetteer of Scottish Lochs & Rivers; geography of Scotland; salmon fishing; angling]
Without place. [1920s.] Containing two photographs with the stamp of the Scotsman and Evening Dispatch, Edinburgh.
341pp., foolscap 8vo, typed onto rectos only, and with the main text paginated in blue pencil to 252pp. Six black and white illustrative photographs laid down, two with the stamp of 'The Scotsman' newspaper on the reverse. A substantial volume, bound with string and staples, with thumb index. In brown wraps, with typed label on front: 'DIGEST GAZETTEER | OF | SCOTTISH LOCHS & | RIVERS'. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn wraps.
One hundred and nineteen original silhouettes [Edwardian golf; golfers; golfing]
Edwardian (one silhouette dated 1913). Album with ticket of 'A. Rawlings, Stationer, and Artists Colorman, 171, Friar Street, Reading.'
All but three of the silhouettes are laid down on 23 pages of an album of 32 leaves (leaf dimensions 31 x 25 cm) bound in worn brown buckram, with attractive metallic cobweb endpapers. In very good condition. The three silhouettes not in the album are laid down on a loose piece of blue paper (22 x 27 cm) and consist of three full length portraits of infant girls. One of these is the largest silhouette in the collection at 14.5 x 7 cm. The smallest, less than a centimeter high by half a centimeter wide, is of a golfer taking a swing. A delightful collection, including portraits of 'J.
Izaak Walton (1593-1683), author, biographer and fisherman
Without place or date.
On 1.5 x 6cm slip of paper, cut from a letter or note. Neatly and attractively laid down (in the nineteenth century?) on piece of 9 x 16cm cream wove paper, with alternating ink and pencil borders. In Walton's close, precise hand, reads: 'ffor my Nephew palmer. | I: W:' ('Mr. Palmer' was one of the recipients of a mourning ring, named in Walton's will.) Walton autographs rarely appear on the market.
The Fly Fishers Club, London, founded 1884 [ William Senior (1837-1920), editor of the Field; Robert Bright Marston (1853-1927); Maj.-Gen. Sir Desmond Dykes Tynte O'Callaghan ]
Two typed documents from the Fly Fishers Club, 36 Piccadilly, London. Both 14 November 1912. Manuscript document on letterhead of the Fishing Gazette, London. 15 November 1912.
The first two items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The third in fair condition, aged and worn. ONE: Typed Letter Signed (over a penny tax stamp) by 'W Senior' and 'R B Marston', announcing their resignation as trustees, to be replaced by Walter Durfee Coggeshall, William Milner Ratcliff, and John Assheton Rennie'. 1p., 4to. Manuscript postscript. With a 'certified copy of the resolution of the General Meeting of Members by which the above appointments were made'. 1p., 4to. Signed by Major-General Desmond O'Callaghan and the secretary.
Terence Horsley, writer on Fishing, Shooting and Flying
Many are apparently unpublished (by the Googlebooks test - if published, published item recorded). Most are extensively worked over. Fair condition.The collection includes:a. "The Salmon", typescript, 26pp., 4tob. Carbon copy of a.c. "Approach to Salmon Fishing", manuscript and typescript, 37pp., fol.d. Binder containing i."Gut sizes and descriptions", typescript, one page; ii. Small correspondence with Hardy's; iii. Notes towards "Teach yourself to Fish", typescript, 100p., 4to; iv. Notes, "Where to fish", etc, manuscript, 4pp., 4to; v.
Four pages, 4to, bifolium, minor staining, fold mark, mainly good condition. Sir Walter orders a pair of boots for fishing, giving full detail of dimensions etc. John Younger, boot/shoe maker, saying first of all how long it takes and what steps he'd altready taken (29 Sept.) and then giving instructions on how to use and maintain the boots (including a response to Walter Scott's revelation that he wears worsted stockings under large boots. I'm informed that this was supposed to have been pasted into a copy of Younger's Autobiography (as it was into the NLS copy).
Francis Spencer Churchill (1802-1886), 2nd Baron Churchill [Lord Churchill], of Wychwood and Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire
Cornbury Park [Oxfordshire]. 15 October 1870.
1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. The note reads: 'My dear Sir | You and your Brother are quite welcome to come and fish here, on any day that you like; and I only hope that you may find any sport. | Believe me| Very faithfully Your's [sic] | Churchill'.
Robert Cole of the Department of Fisheries, Federation of Malaya [Penang, Malacca)
Mostly written from Penang and Malacca in the Malay Federation. Dating from between 1952 and 1967.
The archive contains around 280 letters, two packets and negatives, various postcards, brochures and a driving licence. It contains around 260 letters from Robert Cole to his parents in Littlehampton, Sussex, England during the time he took up a Government position with the Federation of Malaya Fisheries Department in 1952 (Penang and Malacca, where he worked, remained Crown Territories within the Federation); and about 20 letters from his wife Cicely to Rosalind Cole.
Rev. Willoughby Bertie (c.1759-1820), Fellow of All Souls College and Rector of Buckland, Surrey [the free fishermen of Milton; Milton-next-Sittingborne; Earls of Abingdon]
Buckland, Surrey. 20 April 1818.
4pp., 4to. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper. An extraordinarily callous letter, which would furnish a text for a paper on religious hypocrisy and the evils of capitalism. The context is explained in Samuel Lewis's 'Topgraphical Dictionary of England', published twenty-two years after this letter, in which the entry on 'Milton-next-Sittingborne (Holy Trinity)' contains the following: 'The commercial business consists chiefly in shipping for the London market the agricultural produce of the neighbourhood, and in bringing goods in return.
'Titrao Cupido' [John B. Hearsh; John H. Beardsley; Henry William Herbert ('Frank Forester'), sportsman and author]
Undated, but contemporaneous with the letter, which is dated 'Cleveland, March 17th. 1857'.
4to, 2 pp. On bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Text clear and complete. The letter, of 39 lines, requests Herbert's opinion of 'the feasibility of a plan for the domestication of the Primated Grouse of the western prairies in this section of the country'. He writes because 'some few passages in your own writings have led me to know that one who has the heart of, and a desire to be a true sportsman, would not, if requesting a favor at your hand be overlooked'. Signed 'Titrao Cupido | Box 841 O.O. | Cleveland Ohio'. This has been lightly crossed-out in pencil, with the signature 'Jno.
Frederick Mather (1833-1900), author, editor of the Chicago 'Field' and Superintendent of the New York and United States Fish Commissions [Henry William Herbert ('Frank Forester'), 1807-1858)]
19 November 1893; on printed card of the New York and United States Fish Commissions, Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y.
13 x 7.5 card. Fair, on aged paper, with minor creasing to one corner. Stamped and addressed on one side to 'Mr. J. Charles Davis | Proctor's Theatre | New York'. The unsigned card (with the words 'and United States' deleted from the heading) has partly printed text. Mather completes it in pencil, acknowledging the 'inquiry about Frank Forester' and stating that 'as a boy I knew him and shot with him but my recollections would be of no value'. He ends by saying that he will 'try to brush them up' on his 'return from the west'.
William Morris Terlizzick (b.1817), hairdresser and fishing tackle maker, Devonport and Plymouth [Victorian angling; fly fishing]
9 July 1862; 'Golden Perch | Devonport'.
12mo, 1 p. On bifolium. Thirteen lines of text. Clear and complete. Fair, on aged and creased paper, with slight rust marking from hooks. Semi-literate, and redolent of the area and period. He asks Devon (not Captain Thomas Barker Devon, RN, who had died in 1846) to 'pardon the Liberty I have taken in writen [sic]' to him. He knows 'the Great difficulty that Gentlemen have in Getting good made peal [sic] Flys and firm Tied ones', and is enclosing 'a few of my Own Making & you will Greatly Oblidge me by your Trying of them'.
Jamy Millar, of the Clyde Salmon Fishing Company [H. Davidson of Edinburgh; Holy Lock and Lock Long, Scotland; salmon fishing; fisheries]
19 June 1832; 45 East Clyde Street, Glasgow.
4to, 2 pp. Bifolium. Addressed ('H. Davidson Esqr | | No 3 North Charlotte St | Edinb') and docketed ('Offer | The Clyde Salmon Fishing Company. | For Menzies Fishings in Holy Lock'), with two postmarks, on the reverse of the second leaf. Twenty three lines of text (including four-line initialled postscript), clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with hole in second leaf from breaking of wafer. Discussing proposed terms, ending 'Or in place of a sent will give the net proceeds of every tenth fish after marketing -'.
Augustus Grimble [Vincent Robert Stewart Ramsey Balfour-Browne (1880-1963), Scottish wildlife artist; field sports; hunting, shooting and salmon fishing]
Book: London: Chapman and Hall, Ld. 1892. Letter: 28 August 1903; on letterhead of Penrose, Henley-on-Thames.
Book: 8vo: xi + 259 pp. Eighteen plates (with the seventh plate, 'A Death Trap', as frontispiece). Fair copy, on lightly aged and foxed paper. In original green binding, gilt, with wear to hinges, corners and head and tail of spine. With autograph inscription of 'V. R. Balfour-Browne, Oxford. February 1901.' A nice association between two notable individuals in the world of field sports. The letter, addressed to 'Dear B. B.', is 12mo, 2 pp, in bifolium; in good condition; laid down by the blank second leaf to the recto of the book's fly leaf.
Walter A. MacGregor [Canada; Quebec; New Brunswick; freshwater; salmon fishing]
1874 and 1876-7.
Both volumes 4to, and uniform in dark-green leather bindings. A total of 195 manuscript pages. The journals reveal the author to be a man of leisure and means, fully able to induldge his taste for freshwater fishing, at camps with 'canoemen', cook, and canoes. The English sections indicate that he was a clubman, that he worked in the City (with possible business interests in Liverpool), and lived in West London with (sister?) 'Lola' and his mother. 'Alick', presumably a brother, is occasionally mentioned. (It may be that he was the Walter A.
Two pages, 8vo, bifolium (second leaf blank), some marking and staining but text clear and complete. I want the following information on Salmon fishers [fisheries?] in Scotland viz Is there any act of Parl[iamen]t which regulates the size of the mesh in nets used in net & coble fishing - If such exists will you be so good as to send me information without delay & mention the clause &c of the act ...
John Richard Brinsley Norton (1855-1943), 5th Baron Grantley [Lord Grantley], British peer and numismatist [trout fishing]
28 September 1886; on letterhead of Grantley Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire.
12mo, 1 p. Aged, grubby and creased, with slight loss to bottom left-hand corner, and closed tear to one margin. Requesting 'one or two choicest leather trout-fly books with plenty of pages, but not those with printed descriptions of flies'.
Hubert Smith [Hubert Smith-Stanier](1823-1911), British folklorist [David Harris; Wales; Welsh bards; harpists; minstrels]
Letter: 8 January 1899; Brooklynne, Willes Road, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Poem undated. Cuttings: 1892 and 1894.
Letter: 12mo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and discoloured paper, with four pin holes to first leaf. Difficult hand. Discussing an article the proofs of which he has corrected. Poem: 8vo, 1 p. Headed 'David Harris (tom piscota) '. Five four-line stanzas, chorus, and footnote. Translation begins 'Of every sport thats in the world | Fishing is the best | And have to wind out of south | And to fish will jump on my hand'.
[Author's Collection] Abel Heywood, Jun, of Abel Heywood & Son, Manchester, publishers and printers
Hf.lea, worn, raised bands, red lea., gt spine, title as above, some foxing and damage in parts, mainly good. Contents (listed on front endpaper in Abel Heywood's hand): "Four Days in Iceland"*, "A mountain walk in Norway"*, Scandanavian Stories about Huldre"*, " Notes on Japan and the Japanese"*, "Sveningdael"*, "Trout-fishing in Norway", "Fish out of Water", "A Night at the Lochinvar", "One Way to the Tweed", "A Fishing Adventure in Japan" [not listed in Contents], "The Vision of Fishes", "Fishes Ee-Seet", "Norway Re-visited".
John Trotter [The East Lothian & Merse Whale Fishing Company; James Hay, Writer to the Signet, Edinburgh; Sir William Forbes (1739-1806) of Pitsligo]
6 April 1805; Dunbar.
4to bifolium. Very good on aged paper. The letter covers the whole of the recto of the second leaf, the reverse of which carries the address and docketing: '6th. April 1805 | John Trotter - with List of payments to Sir Wm. Forbes & Co. on acct. of the whale fishing Cy.' Trotter quotes at length from a 'paragraph' in a letter he has received from William Forbes & Co, explaining why a credit 'does not appear in the annexed statement, as the receipt has not been delivered up to us'.
[SUFFOLK LIBEL ACTION] North Suffolk Election, December, 1910.
19 and 20 July 1911. 'Published by Arthur E. Hebbes, Election Agent, and Chief Conservative and Unionist Agent for the Northern or Lowestoft Division of the County of Suffolk, 88, London Road, Lowestoft.
8vo. 94 pages. 2 pages facsimile of an electoral handbill. One fold-out plate. In poor condition. Damp stained, and in remains of repaired grey printed wraps. Paper browning. 'Printed by J. Rochford O'Driscoll, Printer, Dagmar House, Lowestoft.' The case for the plaintiff, Harry Seymour Foster, was led by the celebrated F. E. Smith (Later Earl of Birkenhead). The defendant was Edward (later Sir Edward) Beauchamp. The main cause of what the judge in summing-up described as 'a political action' was a letter by 'FISHERMAN' (i.e.
William Black (1841-1898), Scottish journalist and novelist [Sir Joseph Norman Lockyer (1836-1920), Alexander Macmillan (1818-1896); astronomer; Altnaharra Hotel; angling; fishing]
29 March [no year]; Altnaharra, Lairg, N.B. [Scotland]
16mo bifolium (leaf dimensions 11 x 9 cm): 2 pp. 17 lines of text. Very good on lightly aged paper. Wonders whether Lockyer would like to spend his Easter holidays at Altnaharra, for a fortnight from 14 April. (The Altnaharra Hotel was used by anglers visiting the nearby lochs.) 'It is an expensive journey; but the sport is good - at least it has been good this last fortnight, but now we are sadly in want of rain. The weather is like June, only more so.' Forty salmon have been killed 'in these two weeks, averaging 11 lbs each'. Black's publisher was Alexander Macmillan.
William Dickson; Anthony Wimmer; Thomas Ashworth [nineteenth-century salmon fishing; Coquet River; Stormontfield Ponds; Alnwick Castle; Kelso; Duke of Northumberland; piscatorial; Victorian angling]
All British: 1857, 1858, 1860, 1861, two from 1871, and two undated (one from the 1860s).
All items with text clear and entire. Item One: offprint, on one side of a piece of wove paper 25 x 18.5 cm. Good, on lightly-aged paper with some wear to extremities. Headed 'AQUAECULTURE, And the Artificial Propogation [sic] of the Danube Salmon in Bavaria, BY DR. WIMMER. | Re-printed from the Macclesfield Courier June 27, 1857.' The letter, dated 'Landshut, 11th June, 1857', is addressed to 'Thomas Ashworth, Esq.' and covers two columns of small print. Item Two: four-page offprint, on all sides of a grey-paper bifolium, leaf dimensions 20 x 12 cm. Very good. Headed 'ON PISICULTURE.
Monreith, Whauphill, Wigtownshire, 13 Sept. and 4 Oct. 1927.
Total four pages, 8vo, dusted but text clear and complete. (Sept.) He is sorry to have missed him and has to go to Dumfries the following day "on Territorial Force business". He looks forward to luncheon during the subsequent week. "If you care to put a fly over Loch Elrig, pray do so, and tell Hannan you require the boat. There are good trout up to 3lb in the loch. | I hope you are not going to allow the Wye to be polutted. That would indeed be an inhuman outrage." (Oct.) He appreciates the three photograpsh Hutton has sent of the "House of Elrig.
[The British Piscicultural Company, Limited.; Jean Jacques Marie Cyprien Victor Coste (1807-1873)]
Undated, but the company 'Incorporated under the Companies' Act, 1862.'
On both sides of a folio leaf (dimensions 42 x 26.5 cm). On aged and lightly creased and spotted paper. Proposing to raise 'CAPITAL, £50,000, in 5,000 SHARES of £10 each.' Details of Directors; Bankers; Auditors; Brokers; Solicitors; Secretary, (pro tem.); and Offices left blank.
Dr. Anthony Wimmer, Professor, of Landshut [Thomas Ashworth; salmon fishing; angling]
Reprinted from the Macclesfield Courier June 27, 1857.
Printed on one side of a piece of wove paper, 25 x 18.5 cm. Good, on lightly creased paper. Giving detailed information in two columns of small print. Addressed 'To Thomas Ashworth, Esq.' and signed in type, 'Dr. Anthony Wimmer, Professor. Landshut, 11th June, 1857.' Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.