MACKAY

[ 'Official Opening of the Central Public Library', County Borough of Burnley, 1930. ] Autograph Card Signed to J. Cuming Walters from the curator of the Towneley Museum, John Mackay, enclosing a copy of the printed programme to the opening.

Author: 
[ The Central Public Library, Burnley ] John Mackay, first curator (from 1930), of Towneley Hall, Burnley [ J. Cuming Walters [ John Cuming Walters ] (1863-1933), editor of the Manchester City News ]
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Mackay's card from Towneley Hall, Burnley, 30 June 1930. The programme for the official opening of the Central Public Library on 3 July 1930.
£35.00

Both items in good condition, lightly aged and worn. Accompanied by the remains of the envelope in which they were enclosed, addressed by Mackay to Walters at the Manchester Evening News. A very nice piece of ephemera, from an age when British libraries were cherished. (It is impossible to believe that the opening of a library today would be broadcast on the BBC.) The Library is still in service. ONE: Autograph Card Signed ('John Mackay'). A plain Post Card. Mackay, who had been the butler at Towneley Hall before becoming the first curator in 1903, writes exclusively in capitals.

['Marie Corelli' [Mary Mackay], English popular novelist.] Autograph Signature ('Marie Corelli') removed from letter.

Author: 
'Marie Corelli' [pseudonym of Mary Mackay (1855-1924)], Victorian popular novelist
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£23.00

On 3 x 12.5 slip of paper cut from foot of letter. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The reverse reads '[...] think of me! I fear [...] I was threatened your [...]'.

['Marie Corelli' [Mary Mackay], English popular novelist.] Autograph Signature ('Marie Corelli') removed from letter.

Author: 
'Marie Corelli' [pseudonym of Mary Mackay (1855-1924)], Victorian popular novelist
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£23.00

On 5 x 11 cm slip of paper cut from foot of letter. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The reverse reads '[...] in these dark days [...] interest! It is so [...] of you to sent it, [...]'.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Relations and Functions and Work of Senate and Faculty of the Modern University in France and England together with an Account of the Faculty of Arts in Liverpool.

Author: 
J. M. Mackay, M.A., Honorary Dean of the Faculty and Rathbone Professor of History Victoria University, University College of Liverpool; Owens College, Manchester; Board of Education Reference Library
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Liverpool: D. Marples & Comp. 1897.
£50.00

Title-page headed: 'Victoria University, University College of Liverpool, Faculty of Arts.' 58pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with central vertical crease, and with shelf-marks and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library, and the printing of Mackay's name on the front cover touched up in manuscript.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Chas Mackay') from the author Charles Mackay to Stephen Massett, discussing his work, and praising the American suffragist Victoria Woodhull Martin and Marie Corelli.

Author: 
Charles Mackay (1812-1889), Scottish poet, author and editor [Stephen C. Massett (1820-1898) English-born American musician; Victoria Woodhull Martin (1838-1927), American suffragist; Marie Corelli]
Publication details: 
47 Longridge Road, South Kensington; 17 December 1888.
£350.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with stub from previous mounting neatly adhering to margins. Mackay hastens to reply to Moffatt's letter, but fears that 'the "pesky" gout in my right hand will render my cacography illegible'. After dealing with his 'Selected Poems' and the Reform Club, Mackay discusses his poem 'Eternal Justice', which was printed with his 'knowledge & permission' by 'Miss Victoria Woodhull Martin [...] I have since received a visit from her, and highly esteem the honour of her acquaintance.

[Manuscript form from the American Civil War, listing sixty-five men.] 'Abstract of Expenditures, on Account of the Quartermaster's Department by A J MacKay Lt Col & Chief Q M 14 A Corps, In the Field in the Month ending on the 31st of July 1863.'

Author: 
Andrew Jackson MacKay (1827-1901), Brevet Brigadier General in the Union Army during the American Civil War, Chief Quartermaster for the Army of the Cumberland
Andrew Jackson MacKay (1827-1901), Brevet Brigadier General in the Union Army
Publication details: 
31 July 1863. 'No. 13. Abstract B.'
£125.00
Andrew Jackson MacKay (1827-1901), Brevet Brigadier General in the Union Army

Folio, 3 pp. A printed form on three leaves, held together by the original pink ribbon. Docketed on the reverse of two of the leaves (with the army said to be 'At M

Letter 'by the hand of an amanuensis' to the poet and biblical scholar the Rev. Henry Alford (1810-1871).

Author: 
Charles Mackay (1814-1889), Scottish poet and journalist
Publication details: 
7 March 1853; 21 Brecknock Crescent, Camden Road Villas, [London].
£45.00

Three pages, 12mo. Very good: lightly aged and with the merest glue spot to blank verso of second leaf of bifolium. Mackay's 'signature' appears to be in the same hand as the rest of the letter. He has had a 'severe attack of inflammation of the eye', and this has prevented him from reading or writing during the previous week. For the same reason he is replying to Alford's letter of 1 March through an amanuensis. Three weeks previously Mackay 'received a packet from Mr.

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