LATHAM

[ Robert Gordon Latham, ethnologist and philologist. ] Autograph Letter Signd ('R G Latham') to the philologist Edwin Norris of the Royal Asiatic Society, making requests about publications.

Author: 
Robert Gordon Latham (1812-1888), ethnologist, philologist and medical practitioner, Professor of English language and literature in University College, London [ Edwin Norris (1795-1872) ]
Publication details: 
'29 U S S' [ i.e. Upper Southwick Street, London ]. 22 March 1853.
£50.00

1p., 4to Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with postmarks, to 'E. Norris Esqr. | Royal Asiatic Society | New Burlington Street | Burlington Gardens', Latham's hand is not altogether straightforward. The letter beings: 'My dear Norris. | Thanks for the Slavonic. I wonder at Bopp having overlooked it.' He asks him to 'have a copy or two of the grammar ready by Friday', and to send them to him 'care of “R G Latham Dr Museum of Economic Geology Jermyn St.' The letter ends: 'This will get them over to &c free'.?>?>

[ William Latham Bevan, Welsh Anglican cleric and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. L. Bevan') to 'Miss Strickland', i.e. the historical writer Agnes Strickland, recounting the story of a family heirloom said to come from Queen Anne Boleyn.

Author: 
William Latham Bevan [ W. L. Bevan ] (1821-1908), Welsh Anglican clergyman and author, Archdeacon of Brecon [ Agnes Strickland (1796-1874), historical writer and poet ]
Publication details: 
'Hay - South Wales.' 5 August 1851.
£45.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. As a new edition of Strickland's 'Lives of the Queens of England' is in the press, he sends her 'an interesting and (I fully believe) an authentic incident connected with the last day of Ann Boleyn's life'. He explains that he has in his possession 'an elegant trinket intended evidently to be hung round the neck by a chain. It is a small gold pistol, about an inch in length, richly chased, the barrel serving the purpose of a whistle, and under the barrel, a set of picks – tooth pick &c – round the handle a serpent is coiled'.

Letter, in a secretarial hand, signed by P. A. Latham, secretary of the Nevada Land and Cattle Company, Limited, to Sir James Kitson, regarding his '1000 shares', enclosing a printed circular by Latham on the Company's behalf.

Author: 
P. A. Latham, Secretary, The Nevada Land and Cattle Company, Limited [Sir James Kitson of Gledhow Hall, Leeds]
The Nevada Land and Cattle Company
Publication details: 
Letter: 13 December 1888; on letterhead of the Nevada Land and Cattle Company Limited, 15 St Helen's Place, Bishopsgate Street, London. Circular: 29 November 1888; from the same address.
£95.00
The Nevada Land and Cattle Company

Both items good, on lightly-aged paper. LETTER: 4to, 2 pp. He is enclosing the 'circular letter recently sent out to all the shareholders of this Company, whose shares are not fully paid', but as Kitson has 'paid in full in advance of calls on the 1000 shares' in his name 'by way of Loan to the Company', he informs him of the sum to be transferred to his account. On 3 April 1889 Kitson's 'loan a/c will be closed and your shares will be fully paid'. CIRCULAR: 4to, 1 p.

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