Maria Ann Lovell [ née Maria Ann Lacy ] (1803-1877), English actress and playwright, wife of the author George William Lovell (1804-1878)
7 Mornington Crescent [ London ]. In envelope with postmark of 20 March [ no year ].
1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with traces of glue from mount on reverse of letter and envelope. Envelope, with penny red, addressed by Lovell to 'Dillon Croker Esq. | 3 Gloucester Road | Old Brompton'. Reads: 'Mrs. Lovell begs to thank Mr. Croker for his polite note and for the trouble he has kindly taken - | Should there be any occasion Mrs Lovell will gladly avail herself of Mr. Croker [sic] offer of further assistance.'
George William Lovell (1804-1878), playwright and novelist [ Benjamin Webster [ Benjamin Nottingham Webster ], English actor-manager, lessee of the London theatres the Haymarket and the Adelphi ]
6 Mornington Crescent [ London ]. 'Thursday Morning' and 'Friday Eveng' [neither with date, but both circa 1846].
Both items in good condition, on aged paper. Lovell begins the first letter (3pp., 12mo) by expressing disappointment at not having heard from Webster yet 'with the M.S.', and offers to 'save [him] any trouble in explanations' by calling on him. If that is not acceptable he asks him to 'let me have the copy with your notes upon it & I will work at once. And if you have any thing more agreeable in the way of criticism to communicate it will put me in better spirits'.
George William Lovell (1804-1878), playwright and novelist [ Thomas Hailes Lacy (1809-1873), actor, playwright, and theatrical publisher; Charles Kean [ Charles John Kean ]; Ellen Kean ]
Letter: Vale Lodge, Hampstead Heath. 28 July [ no year, but after the death in 1868 of Charles Kean ].
Both items in good condition, on lightly aged paper. Letter: 2pp., 12mo. The letter begins: 'Mrs. Kean has given me back possession of the two Plays. The Wife's Secret & The Trial of Love. & the advice of Mr. Coyne was that I should add them to the Dram[ati]c. Authors Society's list.' Under the circumstances, he asks whether Lacy would be 'desirous of printing them & if so what would be your arrangement?' He suggests a meeting the following day. Autograph prelims: 3pp., 4to. Bifolium, with bottom half of second leaf torn away.
George William Lovell (1804-1878), playwright and novelist; Charles Kean [ Charles John Kean ] (1811-1868), English actor-manager
7 Mornington Crescent [ London ]. 28 August [ 1855
2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper, with light glue stains on blank reverse of second leaf. Lovell writes in jaunty tones: 'When I quitted Town I left your incomparable Cardinal in the plenitude of his power & on my return I find him still in the ascendant & his glory undiminished! - Such a man belongs to posterity & my posterity are anxious to pay (?) [the question mark is Lovell's, the implication being that they want to get in to a performance without paying] their homage to him.
['The Brown-Campbell Crusade against the Educational Department for Upper Canada' (George Brown; James Campbell); Augustus Egerton Ryerson; John Lovell; Thomas Nelson; the Montreal Globe]
Montreal: Printed by John Lovell, St. Nicholas Street. 1866.
Full title: '[Printed item.] The School Book Question: Letters in reply to the Brown-Campbell Crusade against the Educational Department for Upper Canada: with copious notes, further illustrating and confirming what is contained in letters, and refuting various other misstatements which have appeared in the "Globe" since their publication. | 1. First Letter of Rev. Dr. Ryerson. | 2. Letter of Mr. John Lovell. | 3. Second Letter of Rev. Dr. Ryerson. | 4. Third Letter of Rev. Dr. Ryerson. (Seven additional misstatements corrected.) | 5. Correspondence of Mr.
'By the Superintendent of Schools for Upper Canada [Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882)]'
'Printed by order of the Legislative Assembly.' Montreal: Printed by Lovell and Gibson, Saint Nicholas Street. 1847.
72pp., 12mo. With four fold-out tables. Stitched. No covers. With labels and shelfmark of the Education Department Reference Library, London (one of which, on the title-page, covers the words 'Printed by order of the Legislative Assembly.'). On aged and worn paper. The report proper covers pp.4-20, and is signed in type 'EGER. RYERSON.' Four copies found on OCLC WorldCat.
A. E. Lovell, M.A., Director of Education and Secretary to the Committee, City & County Borough of Chester]
Chester: Arthur Blayney, Printer, Bridge Street Row, Works - Watergate Street. 24 March 1904.
46pp., 8vo, with two fold-out appendices. In good condition, on aged paper, in worn grey wraps. Stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on WorldCat.
A. E. Lovell, Education Office, Town Hall, Chester [City and County of the City of Chester]
Education Office, Town Hall, Chester. January 1921.
78pp., 8vo, with two fold-out tables at rear. In fair condtion, on aged paper, in worn wraps. With stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.
Philip Henry Stanhope, 4th Earl Stanhope (1781-1855), English aristocrat (until 1816 Lord Mahon), nephew of William Pitt the younger [Vice Admiral William Stanhope Badcock [Lovell] (1788-1859)]
'Loake's Hill [near High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire], April 2d. 1814.'
3pp., 4to. Bifolium. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. An excellent letter, filled with content. Mahon has received Badcock's letter and is 'glad to find that you have had the company of Lord & Lady Buckingham at Portsmouth'. Following 'the disasters that have taken place in Holland' (the Six Days' Campaign) he expected 'that the Militia Battalion would have been sent thither, & indeed there seems to have been some hesitation upon the subject of their destination, as their departure has been delayed long after they were embarked'.
William Browne [of Montreal, Canada] [John Lovell (1810-1893), Canadian printer and publisher; John Stuart Mill]
'Published by JOHN LOVELL, Montreal, and Rouse's Point, N.Y.' [1870?]
16mo, 36pp. Printed in small type. Disbound. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. A separate title-page may have been printed on a front wrap, now lacking. The pamphlet begins in stirring style: 'The conflict between labor and capital becomes more and more the struggle of the age. On both sides there are titanic powers engaged in what appears to be headlong and indiscriminating war. There may be now and again a lull in the contest - there may be some kind of truce proclaimed - some good sort of people may approach the combatants andn induce them for a season to lay down their arms.
John Keir Cross (1911-1967), Scottish writer of science fiction and fantasy; Montague Shaw, production manager at Faber & Faber Ltd [Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet]
[Pencil note gives date of transmission on the BBC Third Programme as 29 January 1949.]
Folio, [ii] + 16 pp. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged and spotted paper. First page headed in pencil 'Mr. John Keir Cross' and with the following, also in pencil, at foot: 'Transmission: Sat. 29th January, 1949. | 7.45-8.25 p.m. Third Prog.' First two pages give details of the production, including the names of the producer Noel Iliff and of the seven 'Speakers': Alan Wheatley, Laidman Browne, Valentine Dyall, Patricia Jessel, Anthony Jacob, Robert Marsden and Raf de la Torre. Second page includes instructions regarding the characters of the 'Voices' and a 'Production Suggestion'.