Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubigné (1794-1872), Swiss Protestant minister and historian of the Reformation
7 February 1869.
2pp., 8vo. On bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Written in a difficult hand. Dated 'M<?> 7 Fevr 69'. Addressed to 'Monsieur & Mes colleguès'. He writes regarding the 'Commission de la Bibliothèque', and their direction that he send copies of their prospectus to 'M le <?> Hofman à Berlin', with reference to 'Mr B'. The sepia portrait photograph of d'Aubigné is 9 x 5.5 cm and appears to have been cut down, but is otherwise in good condition.?>
Lawrence William Hodson (1865-1934) of Compton Hall, near Wolverhampton, brewer, connoisseur and patron of the Arts and Crafts movement [Lt Col. Philip Lyttleton Gell (1852-1926)]
Hodson's letter on letterhead of Bradbourne Hall, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. 10 November 1923.
The three items are in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. The letter is 6pp., 4to, with emendations and deletions, and marked by Hodson 'Copy' at the head of the first page. In envelope annotated by Hodson: 'Copy of a letter to Lt. Col. P. Lyttleton Gell, J.P. | The Catholic Revival. In order to make his point of view clear, he begins by stating: 'I may say that I was born in London & my mother took me to such churches as S. Alban's Holborn, S. Michael's Shoreditch, All Saints, Margaret St.
No place or date given [Newcastle on Tyne, c.1860?]
8pp., 8vo, unbound as issued, unopened, corner turned a little, edges a little grubby, mainly good condition, portrait of Ronge on front, text distilled from"some papers by G.S. Phillips, in the 'Truth-Seeker'." [with addition] The following paragraph may be added, from a correspondent to the 'Gateshead Observer', last week (Jan. 17). At the foot of the last page there is an advertisment for two lectures in the Temperance Hall, North Shields, giving title, dates of lectures and time. COPAC lists the electronic resource only. WorldCat lists copies at Newcastle, Glasgow and Princeton.