LUKE

[ William Allan, Quaker scientist and abolitionist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm. Allan') to R. H. Marten

Author: 
William Allan (1770-1843), Quaker scientist and abolitionist [ R. H. Marten [ Robert Humphrey Marten ] (1763-1839) of Broadway House, Plaistow, City merchant and Baptist minister ]
Publication details: 
No place. 19 November 1827.
£80.00

Allan was an associate of Humphry Davy and Luke Howard. 1p., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He begins by sending his condolences to Marten's family 'on the present severe trial with which it has pleased Providence to visit you' (the death of the second of Marten's three wives?), and continues with pious sentiments: 'To you the Stroke, although expected, must be heavy – but it is some consolation, that the amiable Sufferer is released from Pain, & from the troubles of this Life, and is gone to receive her reward'. Eight lines follow in the same tone.

[ Fanny Fildes, artist, and her husband Sir Luke Fildes. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Fanny Fildes') from Lady Fildes to the physician Sir W. H. Allchin, about a 'cure' for her husband, with his autograph signature ('Luke Fildes') on part of letter.

Author: 
Fanny Fildes [née Woods ] (1851-1927), artist, and model of her husband Sir Luke Fildes (1843-1927), artist and illustrator of Charles Dickens [ Sir William Henry Allchin (1846-1912), physician ]
Publication details: 
Lady Fildes' letter on letterhead of 11 Melbury Road, Kensington, W. [ London ] 10 July [ no year ]. The slip from a letter of her husband without place or date.
£60.00

Both items in good condition, lightly aged. ONE: ALS from Lady Fildes to Allchin. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper. Addressed to 'Sir William'. She asks him to call the following Monday at tea time, to 'talk over with Luke what he ought to do about a cure. We leave on Friday next for Cheshire to stay until Tuesday, and Luke thinks as he would be in the neighbourhood of some "cure" places he might do a short one of a fortnight, and then go to Dartmoor afterwards.' In a postscript she states that they had 'a very jolly evening last Monday'.

[Sir Luke Fildes, artist.] Autograph Signature ('Luke Fildes') cut from letter.

Author: 
Sir Luke Fildes [Sir Samuel Luke Fildes] (1843-1927), English artist
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£23.00

On a piece of 8 x 8.5 cm paper. In good condition, lightly-aged, with fold line. The side of the letter with the signature reads '<...> at once signed | believe me - | Very faithfully Yours | Luke Fildes'. The reverse reads: '<...> two other Sums of £150 & £200 which I have had. The forms I have mislaid & cannot find them. <...>'

Typed Letter Signed ('Cobham') from Lord Cobham to Sir Harry Luke, concerning Queen Salote and arrangements at Govt Hse New Zealand.

Author: 
Lord Cobham [Charles John Lyttelton (1909-1977), 10th Viscount Cobham], Governor-General of New Zealand and English cricketer [Sir Harry Charles Luke (1884-1969)[H. C. Lukach]; Queen Salote Tupou III]
Lord Cobham [Charles John Lyttelton (1909-1977), 10th Viscount Cobham]
Publication details: 
24 December 1957; on letterhead of Government House, Wellington, New Zealand.
£56.00
Lord Cobham [Charles John Lyttelton (1909-1977), 10th Viscount Cobham]

4to, 1 p. Nineteen lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Thanking him for 'the two charming letters' which Luke wrote to Cobham and his wife. 'It is always a great encouragement when one is in a new and unfamiliar job to receive a pat on the back from someone who has been in the game all his life.' Cobham's 'loud and noisy family' make Government House 'a bit of a family home', but he will try and 'stiffen it up for State functions, receptions, etc. although noises are still apt to drift down from the upper quarters'.

Sanskrit Luke

Author: 
[St Luke's Gospel]
Sanskrit Luke
Publication details: 
Calcutta: Printed by J.W. Thomas, at the Baptist Mission Press, and published by the Bible Society, 23, Chowringhee Road, C.A.B.S. 1884
£125.00
Sanskrit Luke

[114]pp., obl.8vo, printed blue wraps, worn at spine, loss of strip at edge, some damage to back wrap, contents good. See image on my website, richardfordmanuscripts.com (or request it). COPAC lists only one copy, at BL (who have the Mark and John as well).

Autograph Letter Signed from Lt-Col. Charles William Henry Sealy ('CWHS') to fellow-orientalist Sir Harry Charles Luke (as Lt-Commander H. C. Lukach), containing a family tree of the family of James Morier, author of 'Hajji Baba'.

Author: 
Lt-Col. Charles William Henry Sealy, Resident Head of the British Somaliland Protectorate, 1893-1896, and orientalist [James Morier; Sir Harry Charles Luke (1884-1969) [Lt-Commander H. C. Lukach]]
Autograph Letter Signed from Lt-Col. Charles William Henry Sealy
Publication details: 
25 July 1916; on his letterhead of 6 Priory Grove, The Boltons, London.
£125.00
Autograph Letter Signed from Lt-Col. Charles William Henry Sealy

12mo, 2 pp. Letter on one leaf and Morier family tree on another. Clear and complete. Seventeen-line letter and detailed family tree. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. With original envelope, with stamp and postmark, addressed by Sealy to 'Lieut-Commander H. C. Lukach RNVR | Chief Secretary's Office | TROODOS | Cyprus'. After a brief reference to the 'Morier stuff', most of the letter relates stamp collecting ('Salonikas' and 'Long Island overprinted on Turkish').

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