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[ Sir Andrew Napier, Irish politician and father-in-law of Dame Nellie Melba. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Andw. Armstrong') to 'the Reporter of the Globe Newspaper', correcting an error regarding his voting in the House of Commons.

Author: 
Sir Andrew Armstrong (1786-1863), Irish politician, MP for King's Country, and Receiver General of Stamps in Ireland, father-in-law of Dame Nellie Melba
Publication details: 
House of Commons [ London ]. 8 June 1841.
£65.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf 'To the Reporter of the Globe Newspaper'. He points out that in 'the Division which took place last night upon the Belfast and Cave-hill Railway Bill' his name 'was placed in the Majority whereas it should have been in the Minority', and he asks him to correct the error.

[ Robert Lynd, Irish Nationalist journalist. ] Copy of Typed Letter 'To the Editor of the "Irish Times.", regarding the state of 'the campaign against partition' following 'the Northern Ireland election'

Author: 
Robert Lynd [ Robert Wilson Lynd ] (1879-1949), journalist, essayist and Irish Nationalist
Publication details: 
5 Keats Grove, Hampstead, N.W.3. [ London ] Undated [ 1945 or 1949 ].
£250.00

6pp., 4to. In fair condition, on aged paper with worn edges. It is not known whether the letter was sent or published. The Lynds settled at their celebrated London address of 5 Keats Grove (where James Joyce had his wedding reception) in 1924, but the letter was clearly written after the Second World War: 'Now that the Northern Ireland election is over, it may be worth considering whether the campaign against partition, if continued on its present lines, is likely to be effective in achieving its end.

[ Edwardian Ireland and Home Rule. ] Typescript by J. C. Arnold titled 'The Ulster Unionists' Objections to Home Rule.'

Author: 
J. C. Arnold [ Home Rule; Ireland; Irish politics; Ulster; Basil Williams; Viscount Haldane ]
Publication details: 
At end of document: 'J. C. ARNOLD. | 3, Staple Inn. [ London ] | 17/5/11.'
£300.00

10pp., 8vo. Contemporary duplicated typescript, on ten leaves held together by one corner with a brass stud. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper with slight creasing at head. The present item is a paper presented to an unnamed committee. A version was published under the same title in 'Home Rule Problems', edited by Basil Williams, with an introduction by Viscount Haldane (London: P. S. King & Son, 1911). The opening paragraph reads: 'In writing this paper I wish to put in as strong a light as possible the objections to Home Rule, which one commonly hears from the Ulster Unionists.

[ Una O'Connor, Irish stage and Hollywood film actress. ] Typed Letter Signed to 'Mr. Livingstone', regarding the return of photographs.

Author: 
Una O'Connor [ born Agnes Teresa McGlade ] (1880-1959), Irish stage and Hollywood film actress
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Chateau Marmont, 8221 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. 9 August 1935.
£35.00

1p., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged paper, with slight creasing to corners. She thanks him for 'having taken the trouble to send an International stamp for the return of the photos (which so few people think of ! )', and returns them with 'larger ones'.

[ Great Northern Railway. ] Original coloured map of St Albans Station (London Road).

Author: 
[ Great Northern Railway; St Albans Station, Hertfordshire ]
Publication details: 
[ Great Northern Railway, London. ] Undated (circa 1863?).
£280.00

Original map, drawn in black ink, coloured in blue, grey and red. Titled: 'GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY | ST. ALBANS STATION | SCALE 50 FEET TO AN INCH'. Dimensions: 77 x 143 cm. Showing the station complex - including 'Coal Stocking Ground', 'Goods Shed' and 'Stables' - on the line from Hatfield to 'L. & N. W. Station', with adjoining 'Watercress Beds', and crossed by the 'River Ver'. Rolled up. In poor condition, on aged, discoloured and worn tracing paper, with flaking away of small sections as a result of rolling, and wear to extremities.

[Sir Robert Bateson-Harvey of Killoquin, County Antrim, Ireland.] Autograph double-entry year's accounts (as 'Robt. Bateson'), headed 'Mr. James Henry his acco[un]t. Curr[en]t. for the Ren<t> of the Killoquin Estate'. Signed by Henry.

Author: 
Sir Robert Bateson-Harvey (c.1747-1825) of Killoquin. County Antrim, Ireland; James Henry
Publication details: 
Culmore [County Londonderry, Ireland]. 31 December 1787.
£180.00

7pp., folio, paginated 338-344. A complete set of accounts for the period from 11 October 1786 to 31 December 1787, on four loose leaves, with the recto of the first leaf blank apart from pagination to 337. Signed at end: 'Errors excepted | Culmore 31st Decr 1787 | Robt. Bateson', and signed 'Jas Henry'. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. An interesting document, revealing some distress among the tenants. The first entry relates to 'arrears due by Insolvent Tenants at Novr.

[Printed pamphlet.] Public Education in Northern Ireland. The New System.

Author: 
The Most Hon. The Marquess of Londonderry, K.G. (Minister of Education, Northern Ireland) [Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1878-1949), 7th Marquess of Londonderry]
Publication details: 
'Reprinted from The Nineteenth Century and After. Revised by permission of the Editor, March, 1924.' [The Whitefriars Press, Ltd., Printers, London and Tonbridge.]
£50.00

7 + [1] pp., In grey printed wraps. On aged paper, in worn wraps, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] Speech by the Marquess of Londonderry, K.G. Minister of Education, Northern Ireland. On the Introduction of The Education Bill, in the House of Commons, Belfast. 14th March, 1923.

Author: 
The Marquess of Londonderry, K.G. [Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1878-1949), 7th Marquess of Londonderry, Minister of Education (Northern Ireland) from 1921 to 1926]
Publication details: 
Printed by Harold Moore Ltd. Belfast. [1923.]
£60.00

19 + [1] pp., 12mo. In printed card wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusted staples, and shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Irish University Question. Second Annual Meeting of the Royal University Graduates' Association, held in the Museum, College Square North, Belfast, On Saturday, June 29th, 1901.

Author: 
[The Royal University Graduates' Association, Belfast; the Irish University Question.]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from the Northern Whig. [Belfast, 1901.]
£40.00

14pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged paper with rusted staples, and slight wear and discoloration to front page, which carries the title. Shelfmarks, stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Minor manuscript emendations to p.8. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

Three printed items relating to Stranmillis Training College, Belfast: 'Syllabus 1927-1928'; 'Prospectus'; and 'Government of Norther Ireland. Ministry of Education. Stranmillis Technical College. Programme. 1930-32-32'.

Author: 
[Stranmillis Training College, Belfast; Government of Northern Ireland, Ministry of Education]
Publication details: 
Syllabus, printed by 'N. W. Ltd.', dated '5/28' [May 1928]; Prospectus, also printed by 'N. W. Ltd.', dated '7/28' [July 1928]; Programme, printed by 'W. & G. B. Ltd.', dated '11 30' [November 1930].
£100.00

The three items attached to one another by ribbon through punch holes in top inner corners. All three items in fair condition, aged and worn, and carrying shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Syllabus: 9pp., 8vo. In cream card wraps with photograph of the College on front cover. Prospectus: 7pp., small 4to. Programme: 21pp., 8vo. With photographic frontispiece of the College. In blue printed wraps. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] Ministry of Education for Northern Ireland. Interim Report of the Departmental Committee on the Educational Services in Northern Ireland. Presented by Command of His Excellency The Lord Lieutenant.

Author: 
[Ministry of Education for Northern Ireland; Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1878-1949), 7th Marquess of Londonderry, Minister of Education (Northern Ireland) from 1921 to 1926]
Publication details: 
Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed. Belfast: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office on behalf of the Government of Northern Ireland. [1922.]
£80.00

104pp., 8vo. In blue printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, with rusted staples and one dogeared corner. Shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] Ministry of Education for Northern Ireland. Final Report of the Departmental Committee on the Educational Services in Northern Ireland. Presented by Command of His Grace the Governor of Northern Ireland.

Author: 
[Ministry of Education for Norther Ireland; Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1878-1949), 7th Marquess of Londonderry, Minister of Education (Northern Ireland) from 1921 to 1926]
Publication details: 
Belfast: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office on behalf of the Government of Northern Ireland. [1921.]
£100.00

126pp., 8vo. In blue printed wraps. On aged and lightly damp-stained paper, in heavily chipped and worn wraps, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet.] Association of Technical Institutions. Report of Proceedings at the Belfast Summer Meeting, July 12th and 13th, 1907, Including Papers [...] By Mr. G. Fletcher, [...] And [...] By Principal Forth.

Author: 
[Association of Technical Institutions; Mr. G. Fletcher, Assistant Secretary for Technical Instruction in Ireland; Principal Forth]
Publication details: 
Knapp, Drewett & Sons, Ltd., Printers, 30, Victoria Street. S. W. [London, England.]
£65.00

42pp., 12mo. In light-green printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. The second part of the title reads, in full: 'Including Papers on The Organisation and Position of Technical Education in Ireland, By Mr. G. Fletcher, Assistant Secretary for Technical Instruction in Ireland; andn on The Evolution of the Technical Instruction Scheme in Belfast, By Principal Forth.' Scarce.

[Sir George Henry Darwin.] Autograph petition by Darwin asking the Great Northern Railway Company to provide evening trains from London to Cambridge. Signed by Darwin and sixteen other Cambridge Professors and prominent academics.

Author: 
Sir George Howard Darwin [Cambridge University; Great Northern Railway Company; Sir Charles Villiers Stanford; Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook; Sir William Napier Shaw; Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb]
Publication details: 
[Cambridge.] Undated [but no later than 1895, the year of death of one of the signatories].
£300.00

3pp., 8vo. Bifolium. On laid paper with 'Silverburn' watermark. In good condition, lightly aged, with short closed tears along fold lines. The petition, in Darwin's hand, reads: 'To the Manager of the Great Northern Railway Company | We the undersigned residents at Cambridge have often occasion to pass the day in London, and frequently make use of the admirable train service provided by your Company. | The afternoon is the time usually devoted to our business, and we are often pressed for time or compelled to stay over in London, because there is no train leaving London after 5 p.m.

[Charles Duke Yonge, classical scholar and historian.] Autograph Letter Signed ('C D Yonge') to J. Wylie, regarding a circular he has been sent on the subject of his lectures and Oxford and Cambridge scholarships.

Author: 
Charles Duke Yonge (1812-1891), Regius Professor of Modern History at Queen's College, Belfast, classical scholar, historian and cricketer for Oxford University
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Queen's College, Belfast. 1 June [no year].
£40.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. In a difficult hand. The letter reads: 'In reference to the last paragraph of your circular of May 27 I have to say that I have no "notable successes" of any of my students to report, since neither in any of the scholarships at Oxford or Cambridge for which our students compete do the subjects of my Lectures form any part of the examinations.'

Typed Letter Signed ('A J Sylvester') from Lloyd George's private secretary A. J. Sylvester [Albert James Sylvester] to Sir Charles Starmer, regarding 'Mr. Lloyd George's visit to Cober Hill Guest House'. With copy of Starmer's typed letter.

Author: 
A. J. Sylvester [Albert James Sylvester] (1889-1989), Secretary to three Prime Ministers, David Lloyd George, Andrew Bonar Law and Stanley Baldwin [Sir Charles Starmer; Cober Hill, Scarborough]
Publication details: 
Thames House, Millbank, SW1. On House of Commons letterhead. 12 May 1933. Copy of Starmer's reply dated the same day.
£80.00

Both Sylvester's letter and the copy of the letter by Starmer to which it is replying are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, each with punch holes to one margin. Starmer, who at the time of writiing was proprietor of a large group of newspapers, had begun his career on the 'Northern Echo'; he had for many years been a Liberal member of parliament, standing down in 1931 due to ill health. Cober Hill Guest House was at that time an early experiment in what would become the children's home or retreat. For clarity's sake this description begins with the copy of Starmer's letter: 1p., 4to.

Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'Sybil Mc.Donnell') from Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell, daughter of the 6th Earl of Antrim, to Cecily Parker of Chester, discussing their autograph collections, and enclosing a caricature of her French teacher 'Tottie'.

Author: 
Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell (1876-1959), daughter of William Randall McDonnell (1851-1918), 6th Earl of Antrim, and from 1897 wife of Vivian Hugh Smith, 1st Baron Bicester
Publication details: 
Both on letterheads of Glenarm Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. 'Friday' and 'Sunday' [both in envelope postmarked 29 May 1891].
£80.00

Entertaining letters reflecting the privileged childhood of a member of the Irish nobility in the late Victorian period. Both in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in aged envelope, with stamps and postmarks, addressed to 'Miss C. Parker | The Paddocks | Eccleston | Chester'. Letter One: 'Friday'. 1p., 12mo. She is sending 'some autographs which Mother gave me' (not present), and has 'put whoose [sic] they are on their backs in pencil'. She has 'no time to write now' as she is 'going out riding'.

[Printed book.] Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway (Northern Division) Literary Institute [Newcastle-upon-Tyne].

Author: 
[North Eastern Railway (Northern Division) Literary Institute, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Thomas Elliot Harrison (1808-1888), civil engineer, designer of the Jarrow and Hartlepool Docks; lending libraries]
Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway
Publication details: 
Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Printed by Michael Benson, No. 57, Side. 1870.
£350.00
Rules and Catalogue of Books of the North Eastern Railway

12mo, 10 + 67 pp. In original purple morroco binding, with 'PRESENTED TO | T. E. HARRISON, ESQ., | VICE-PRESIDENT.' stamped on the front cover in gilt. A tight copy, in fair condition, on aged paper, with front endpapers sprung, and in a worn binding. Vignette woodcut on title-page, showing man working beside track as locomotive goes past.

Handbills and other ephemera relating to the Great Northern Railway Company.

Author: 
[Irish Railways ephemera]
Ephemera relating to the Great Northern Railway Company
Publication details: 
[189-]-1941.
£125.00
Ephemera relating to the Great Northern Railway Company

Seven handbills, c.14x22cm, variyng condition from fair to good, some chipping and marking, mainly advertising cheap tickets to Dublin (1, Sept. 1940), Portadown (1, Nov. 1940), and Warrenpoint (2, 1940-41). With: a. Return of Passenger Traffic at [Newtownstewart](189-); b. [Card, c.7x11cm] "Shipping Goods to Belfast"; Form for answer choices to be ticked for Traffic Manager, Belfast (x2); blank cards for recording details of goods consigned (One headed "Live Stock", another "Important Goods".

Autograph Letter Signed (Chas. C. Rafn.') from the Danish antiquary Charles Christian Rafn to the Principal Librarian at the British Museum, Sir Henry Ellis.

Author: 
Professor Charles Christian Rafn (1795-1864), secretary of the Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries at Copenhagen [Sir Henry Ellis (1777-1869), Principal Librarian, British Museum, 1827-56]
Professor Charles Christian Rafn, ALS
Publication details: 
Copenhagen; 24 October 1850.
£165.00
Professor Charles Christian Rafn, ALS

8vo, 3 pp. Bifolium. The letter, on both sides of the first leaf, runs to thirty-seven lines, with nine lines in Icelandic (in another hand?) on the recto of the second page. Fair, on aged paper, and laid down onto a mount by the reverse of the second leaf. The mount is captioned in a contemporary hand. The first part of the letter refers to a facsimile which Ellis has 'caused to be executed and transmitted hither'. Rafn has already received this 'from Mr. Worsaae'. It contains 'an extract possessing interest for us of Ottar's and Ulfstein's account of travels in the North'.

Manuscript document, naming those 'present' and 'Tickets disposed of' at a 'Mass Meeting Berwick [on Tweed]', 1897.

Author: 
[Northern Union of Conservative Associations, mass meeting, Berwick-upon-Tweed, 1897]
Northern Union of Conservative Associations, mass meeting, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Publication details: 
Document dated 15 October 1897.
£95.00
Northern Union of Conservative Associations, mass meeting, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Folio, 1 p. Docketed on reverse: '15 Oct 1897 | Mass Meeting Berwick | Tickets disposed of'. Text clear and complete. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. In double-column, in at least two hands. Additions in pencil and blue pencil. The Times, 16 October 1897, carried a report of the event, described as the 'greatest political gathering ever held in Northumberland outside Newcastle-upon-Tyne'. Apparently a document produced in the run up to the meeting.

Northern Territory Land Orders. Ballot for Order of Choice, held at Adelaide, on the 10th & 11th May, 1870. Reprinted and forwarded by the Agent-General for the information of Land Order Holders in England.

Author: 
Australian Northern Territory Land Orders, 1870 ballot
Publication details: 
[London: Agent General's Office? 1870.]
£150.00

3 pp, in a bifolium. Leaf dimensions 33.5 x 21 cm. Clear and complete. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. Each page divided into four columns of small type, each column headed 'LONDON REGISTER' and containing numbers under three heads: the first being 'No. of Land Order', and the other two, jointly under 'Order of Choice', being 'Town Lots' and 'Country Sections'. Beneath heading: 'NOTE.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Leslie Rundle') to 'My dear General'.

Author: 
Leslie Rundle [Sir Henry Macleod Leslie Rundle] (1856-1934), British army officer
Publication details: 
31 July 1904; on letterhead of Government House, York.
£56.00

12mo, 3 pp. Good on lightly-aged paper. He has 'written to the necessary authorities' about his correspondent's son. 'Of course it will largely depend on which Slade [Lt-Gen. Frederick George Slade (b.1851), C.B.] says about him, as I do not know your son personally - though his record reads an exceptionally good one.' He is sorry to hear about his correspondent's brother's death: 'he was always very kind' to Rundle.

Print headed 'Termina diocletians', showing ruined Roman arches with figures in the foreground.

Author: 
Hieronymous Cock (c.1510-1570), Flemish northern renaissance engraver
Publication details: 
No date; place not stated. 'H. Cock excudebat' in top right-hand corner.
£120.00

On piece of aged, laid paper roughly six inches by eight and a quarter wide. Two inch closed tear at head, and three-quarters of an inch closed tear, with a little loss, to the right. Quarter-inch hole towards top right-hand corner, in sky above archway. Mounted on piece of grey paper. Negligible wear to bottom left-hand corner.

Seven Typed Letters Signed and one Autograph Letter Signed to G. K. Menzies, Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Sir James Fortescue Flannery, 1st Baronet
Publication details: 
1924-5; typed letters on letterhead of Flannery, Baggallay & Johnson, Ltd., consulting engineers; autograph letter on letterhead of the Grand Hotel, Harrowgate.
£150.00

Ulster unionist politician and civil engineer (1851-1943). The collection is in very good condition. The seven typed letters are quarto and the autograph letter 12mo. All signed 'J. Fortescue Flannery', mostly docketed and carrying the Society's stamp. Mainly concerns the delivery and publication of a 'Paper on Diesel Engines'. 2 February 1925: 'I note with great interest that you expect a large and influential attendance on the 11th inst.' 5 February 1925: 'it occurs to me that the name of the Rt. Hon. Lord Montagu of Beaulieu K.C.I.E.

Autograph Card Signed to the Secretary, Royal Society of Arts.

Author: 
Colonel Sir Charles Edward Yate
Publication details: 
Postmarked 19 January [1918]; on letterhead '17, PRINCE OF WALES' TERRACE, | KENSINGTON, W.'
£25.00

British colonial administrator and politician (1849-1940). Dimensions of card four and a half inches by three and a half inches. Bearing postmark and stamp. Docketed and bearing the Society's stamp. Good, but with creasing and closed tears along foot of card, affecting signature. Reads 'May I ask you kindly to send me a spare copy of the Journal for September. 21st. 1917 no. 3383 - giving the concluding portion of Professor lecture on Architecture - also the next number if not concluded in that.' Signed 'Chas. E. Yate'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Hamilton, President of Queen's University, Belfast.

Author: 
Thomas Macknight
Publication details: 
12 March 1891; on letterhead '28 Wellington Park | Belfast'.
£25.00

Political writer (1829-99), and editor of Burke. One page, 12mo, in very good condition. Reads 'My dear President, | I regret that I shall not be able to be at your meeting in the Library tomorrow afternoon. I expect some visitors here at the very time appointed - four oclock. | I hope, however, to be present at the dinner on the 19th. | With kind regards to Mrs. Hamilton and Yourself, | Believe me | Very Truly Yours | Thomas Macknight'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Mr [?] Grinling.

Author: 
William Percival Westell
Publication details: 
22 September 1915, on letterhead Verulam, The Icknield Way, Letchworth.
£45.00

Fellow of the Linnaean Society, Naturalist and first curator of the Letchworth Museum. 2 pages, 8vo, in good condition, but with slight damp damage to one margin not affecting text. Closely written. 'I thought you would like to know that our Naturalist's 'Society' & Museum here are progressing & I believe we are doing a good educational & scientific work, even in war time. | We now have a membership of 220'. Goes into detail about grades of membership. 'We should welcome you personally & should also like someone associated with the G[reat]. N[orthern]. R[ailway].

Autograph Letter Signed to (Hamilton)

Author: 
William Graham.
Publication details: 
04/08/91
£50.00

Irish philosopher and political economist. 3pp., 8vo. He addresses Hamilton as "President" and refers to the "Society" in Belfast. He explains that J.A. Froude is more selective about engagaments as he gets older and is unlikely to accept an invitation from the "Society". He recommends a direct approach. He expresses pleasure at the performance of the "Belfast students" and adds a postscript about candidates for the "English Chair in the college".

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