[ Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford. ] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Longford') to the music critic R. A. Streatfeild regarding the suitability as a groom or chauffeur of his 'fellow countryman' Leonard, for whom he has a 'sneaking liking'.

Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford [ Lord Silchester to 1887 ] (1864-1915), Irish politician and soldier [ R. A. Streatfeild [ Richard Alexander Streatfeild ] (1866-1919), music critic ]
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On letterheads of 44 Byranston Square, W. [ London ] 11 and 12 May 1911.

The two letters in good condition, on lightly aged paper. ONE: 2pp., 12mo. He begins by stating that he 'knew Leonard pretty well in the 2nd Life G[uar]ds., he was a good fellow, but rough and wild - he came from Mullingar, my local capital, a good man with a horn but too heavy for a groom'. He could not give Leonard 'a better character than the regiment has done', and if 'his knee is too bad for him to soldier it probably would prevent him being a groom anywhere [...] he occasionally came before me for punishment - and as a fellow countryman I took an interest in him'.

[ Richard More O'Ferrall, Irish politician. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('R More OFerrall') to 'My Dear Nugent', giving arrangements, with a diagram, for a funerary monument.

Richard More O'Ferrall (1797-1880), Irish politician, MP for County Kildare, and Longford, and Governor of Malta
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Without place or date (on paper watermarked 1845).

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Five-digit number in red ink in another hand at head. Having failed to meet him that day, he is availing himself of the recipient's 'kind offer to Mrs M. OF.' He draws a diagram of 'a figure mounted on a cross' which he wishes Nugent to get for him: 'The figure is a new composition perfect imitation of Ivory and was made at Brussels.

Small archive of material relating to Lord Pakenham [Lord Longford], comprising five typescripts (including an early draft of a portion of his 1953 autobiography), twenty-four black and white photographs and a few items of correspondence.

Francis Aungier Pakenham, 7th Earl of Longford [Lord Longford] (1905-2001)
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Items dated between 1945 and 1953.

The collection is lightly-aged, but in good overall condition. It consists of five undated typescripts, twenty-four black and white photographs, and a few items of correspondence. The typescripts: ONE. Early draft of Longford's 1953 autobiography 'Born to Believe', published in 1953. 4to, 58 pp, paginated 1-55, 9A, 9B and 52A. Ends midway through Chapter 6. There are a number of autograph emendations, and the typescript exhibits differences from the published version. A second typed draft of half a page of text covers the earlier draft, which is still legible beneath.

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