[ Edward William Wyon, sculptor. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edward W Wyon') to R. Redpath, praising Sir Francis Chantrey as a 'great Master of Portrait Sculpture', and his statue of 'a Bishop kneeling' [ Reginald Heber. ].

Edward William Wyon (1811-1885), sculptor [ Sir Francis Chantrey (1781-1841); Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Bishop of Calcutta ]
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On letterhead of 19A Stanhope Street, Hampstead Road, N.W. London. 1 March 1867.

Wyon studied at the Royal Academy schools from 1829, and became a celebrated sculptor, exhibiting at the Royal Academy regularly from 1831 to 1876. Among his commissions were works intended for reproduction by Wedgwood as well as numerous portrait busts. 1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. The subject of the letter is Chantrey's 1847 statue of Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Bishop of Calcutta, now in St Paul's Cathedral in that city.

[ Richard Heber, Bishop of Calcutta. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('R Calcutta') to Rev. W. Parish, asking for news of his wife and Miss Stow, following the death of his curate Martin Stow.

Reginald Heber (1783-1826), Bishop of Calcutta [ Rev. W. Parish; Martin Stow ]
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With note by recipient dated 22 July 1824.

4pp., 16mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed: 'Rev W Parish | R C.' For the background to this letter, which concerns the death of Heber's curate Martin Stow, see George Smith's biography of Heber (London: John Murray, 1895). The letter begins: 'My dear Sir, - | I am still here & in great perplexity at not receiving any letter from my wife or Miss Stow. It has occurred to Mr Masters that your Brother who is an excellent correspondent may have written to you since the news of poor Stow's death reached Calcutta'.

[Britwell Library] Autograph Letter Signed 'S. Christy' [Samuel Christy-Miller] to the "Revd A. Townsend", about cataloguing the Library.

Samuel Christy-Miller, originally Samuel Christy [From 1862 Samuel Christie Miller (1810–1889), businessman and politician.
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Park Street [West London], 8 May 1854.

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, fold marks, minor staining, good condition. "We have ever since we commenced ([...] 18 months ago) been exclusively engaged upon cataloguing the Early English poetry in the Miller Library.

[Rev. Charles Henry Hartshorne, antiquary.] Autograph Letter lacking signature, regarding the repayment of a debt, his forthcoming marriage and his requirement for engraved portraits.

Rev. Charles Henry Hartshorne (1802-1865), antiquary, linked by scandal to the bibliomaniac Richard Heber
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Stand near Manchester. 10 November 1826.

2pp., 4to. 51 lines of text. On brittle, discoloured paper, with closed tears and slight loss at foot, including the signature. In September 1826 Hartshorne had returned to England from a tour of the continent with the Earl of Guildford, to find that rumours were circulating that he had been engaged in a homosexual liaison with Richard Heber. In December 1828 he married Frances Margaretta Kerrich.

[Thomas Frognall Dibdin, bibliographer.] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. F. Dibdin') to Thomas Amyot, regarding a planned visit, with the bibliomaniac Richard Heber, to Blickling Hall in Norfolk.

Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), bibliographer and cleric [Thomas Amyot (1775-1850); Joseph Dixie Churchill (1762-1836), rector of Blickling, Norfolk; Richard Heber (1773-1833), bibliomaniac]
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[Kensington postmark.] 24 July [1823].

2pp., 8vo. On bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Thos. Amyot Esq | 13. James St. | Pimlico', with two postmarks and a good impression of Dibdin's red wax monogram seal. He is 'solicitious' to know Amyot's movements. 'My request is, "Fly not yet." The later you go, the better for me.' He gives the dates on which he means to be in Norwich, 'to spend a day at Blickling - having written word to Churchill to that effect - to get instituted, inducted, & read myself in by the following Sunday - ye 17th.

[Printed item in boards.] The Lyre of Ebor; The Fall of Belshazzar; Genius and Intemperance; and other Poems. By John Nicholson, Author of Airedale in Ancient Times, The Poacher, &c.

John Nicholson (1790-1843) [Thomas Brayshaw (d.1931) of Settle; Percival F. Hinton (1896-1977)]
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London: Sold by Seeley and Son, 169, Fleet-street; and G. & E. Nicholson, Bradford. 1827.

viii + 218 + [1]pp. In quarter-bound boards with blue-grey covers and buff spine. Ex Libris of Thomas Brayshaw and Percival F. Hinton on front pastedown, and ownership signature of 'Heber' (not the book collector Richard Heber) at head of title. 'Preface' on pp.iii-v, dated 'Bingley, July 28th, 1827.', followed by two-page table of contents, listing 25 poems. 'Notes' on pp.201-218, followed by a page of advertisements by G. & E. Nicholson.

[Printed facsimile; Hymn] From Greenland's Icy Mountains [Twas when the Seas were roaring].

Reginald Heber, sometime Bishop of Calcutta.
From Greenland's Icy Mountains
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Published & Sold by Hughes & Son, Wrexham, [1899].
From Greenland's Icy Mountains

Four pages, 4to, bifolium, stains and small closed tears on fold marks, mainly good condition, comprising: Facsimile of Heber's words for the Hymn commencing "From Greenland's Icy Mountains" and concluding ([p.2]) "Redeemer, King, Creator, in bliss returns to reign" (Note at foot of p.[2] "The obliterations in the second and Fourth Verses are caused by the Printer's file"; p.[3] For the story of the writing of the hymn (see http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/f/r/fromgrim.htm); p.[4] Typed Letter Signed "Ellis Lever", "coal contractor", Brooklawn, Southport, April 8th, 1899, explaining to the ad

Autograph letter signed to J. F. Ellis,

John Leycester Adolphus
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10 December [no year], no place.

Barrister and author (1795-1862). One page, 12mo. "Dear Ellis, / Doe v.

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