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[ Privately-printed item. ] Early Memories for the Children | By the Author of "Tom Brown's Schooldays."

Author: 
[ Thomas Hughes (1822-1896), author of 'Tom Brown's Schooldays' ]
Publication details: 
London: Thomas Burleigh. 1899. 'For private circulation only.' [ Barnicott and Pearce, Printers, Taunton. ]
£180.00

[4] + 78pp., 12mo. In original grey-green printed wraps. Presentation inscription on fly-leaf, dated January 1907. The volume comprises three pieces. First, an untitled memoir, with footnote at end: 'My father begun [sic] this autobiography at the request of my brother Jack, and after his death did not continue it.'; second, an account of a street fight between a policeman and a 'bone-picker', titled 'A Street Adventure, 1845'; lastly, 'The Working Men's College'. Four copies on COPAC, but now uncommon.

[Boulogne living expenses; Maj. Gen. Charles Matthew Griffith of the Bombay Staff Corps ] Seven manuscript ledgers and account books detailing domestic expenditure by his family, the first two relating to their residence in Boulogne-sur-Mer.

Author: 
Major General Charles Matthew Griffith (1834-1913) of the Bombay Staff Corps, British Indian Army, and subsequently of the Gate House, Rugby, and latterly of Maes Gwyn, Winchester
Publication details: 
Mhow and Bombay, India; Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; Rugby and Winchester, England. 1884-1886, 1881-1888, 1889-1895, 1905-1909, 1914-1919 (with 'Summary of Accounts', 1921-1924), 1913-1916, 1924-1928.
£500.00

Seven volumes, six of them substantial and sturdy, ranging in size from 40 x 15 cm to 22 x 18 cm. Double-entry accounts, with receipts on versos and expenditure on the facing rectos. Possibly, considering the content, the work of the mistress of the house rather than the husband. The two largest volumes, both bound in vellum, mostly relate to the family's residence in France. Written on the cover of the first is 'Daily Account Book from Mhow [ India ] 1st. June 1881 to 31st Decr. 1888. Boulogne S. M. France'. And on the cover of the second: 'Boulogne Sur Mer 1889.

[India; daily expenses] Maj. Gen. C. M. Griffith of Bombay Staff Corps, British Indian Army. ] Two vols of autograph 'Cash Accounts', with itemised entries detailing domestic expenditure including payment to Indian servants and other expenditure.

Author: 
Major General Charles Matthew Griffith (1834-1913) of the Bombay Staff Corps, British Indian Army, and subsequently of the Gate House, Rugby, and latterly of Maes Gwyn, Winchester
Publication details: 
[ Bombay, India. ] November 1878 to February 1881; and March 1881 to December 1883.
£600.00

2 uniform 12mo volumes, each of around 200pp. Internally in good condition, on lightly-aged paper In heavily worn black leather bindings. Double-entry accounts, casting valuable light on the everyday expenses of a British Army officer in the heyday of the Raj. Possibly, considering the content, the work of the mistress of the house, rather than her husband. Payments are recorded both in rupees and English currency. Entries include regular payments to such servants as the ayah (including 'Sending Ayah to Bombay'), hamal, masal and chokra.

[ John Percival, Bishop of Hereford. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J Hereford') to 'Miss Rawnsley', on the death in the First World War of his son Lt-Col. A. J. B. Percival, Northumberland Fusiliers.

Author: 
John Percival (1834-1918), Headmaster of Rugby School and Bishop of Hereford [ Lieut-Col. Arthur Jex Blake Percival (1871-1914), Northumberland Fusiliers ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Palace, Hereford. 30 November 1914.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. He thanks her for 'sending the soldier's letter', adding: 'Arthur had a wonderful gift for attaching me to him, & his death leaves a sad blank in my life.'

[ Thomas Hughes, author of 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'. ] Autograph Signature on part of letter.

Author: 
Thomas Hughes (1822-1896), English lawyer and judge, author of 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'
Publication details: 
Place not stated. [ 1873. ]
£25.00

On 3.5 x 16.5 cm piece of paper, cut from the end of a letter. Ruckled and lightly stained, with small closed tear (not affecting signature). Good firm signature. Reads: 'Kindest regards to your wife | Ever most truly yours | Thos Hughes'. At bottom left: '1873'. Same year printed on reverse, which carries more autograph text by Hughes, written at right angles to the text on the other side.

[ South Africa; Rugby Union; autographs ]The Springboks Tour of the UK in 1931-2, Signatures of the Players.

Author: 
[ South Africa; Rugby Union ]The Springboks Tour of the UK in 1931-2
Publication details: 
1931-2
£450.00

Two pages extracted from an autograph album, c.17.5 x 11cm, sl. grubby, mainly good condition. One entitled (in ink, "North of Scotland v. Springboks. | Aberdeen: 9th Jan.1932"; the other just headed by date so, "10/1/31 [32 in fact]" There are eight (8) signatures of South African players on the first page described above, and twenty-two (22) signatures on the second, total 30. One name, "S G Osler" is repeated on both pages. Given that a scrawled signature is liable to misinterpretation, the following members of the touring party appear to have signed: First page (total 8 signatures): a.

[Rugby Union] Autograph Letter Signed "V. H. Cartwright" to unnamed correspondent who has asked him for anecdotes.

Author: 
V.H. Cartwright, Rugby Union International (England; sometime Captain) and first-class cricketer.
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] The County Club, Nottingham, 22 September 1912.
£200.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, vestiges of hinges on second leaf, fold marks, good condition. He apologises for nor answering before. "I'm afraid any amusing experiences in connection with Rugby Football are hardly printable but I will give you them for what they are worth. 1/ England v Wales 1905 @ Cardiff | I was leaving the playing pitch after the match (score Wales 25 Eng. 0) when a small boy selling 'death cards' came up to me & said 'death card of England, sir?'.

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[Rugby School; Pre-Raphaelite] Autograph Letter Signed "F Temple", Headmaster, to [John Lucas] Tupper, obscure member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Author: 
Frederick Temple, Headmaster Rugby School [later Archbishop of Canterbury].
Publication details: 
Embossed "Oxford & Cambridge Club". Written, "Rugby", 7 Feb. 1865.
£150.00

Three pages (expansive hand), 12mo, fold mark, good condition. "Ihave decided on offering you our Drawing Mastership. | The salary will be half a guninea for every Boy in the School not on the Foundation up to a maximum of 160 guineas. | The boys have steadily exceeded 320, not on the Foundation, for years. But [...] is our rule of payment in all cases. | I should be glad if you could come in about a month."

[Walter Delafield Arnold ('Punjabee'), army officer and author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W D Arnold.') to an unnamed male recipient, apologising for his non-appearance at a dinner ('I got as far as Charing Cross') and inviting him to one.

Author: 
William Delafield Arnold (1828-1859), British army officer and novelist, best known for his novel 'Oakfield', published under the name 'Punjabee', fourth son of Thomas Arnold (1795-1842) of Rugby
Publication details: 
17 Queen's Terrace, Bayswater. 24 May 1854.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with remains of stub adhering to margin on reverse of leaf. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir | I got as far as Charing Cross last night on my way to you - when horrified by the lateness of the Hour, I did not venture to put in an Appearance & turned Homeward. -' He concludes by inviting him to a dinner at the East India Club, 14 St James's Square.

[England Rugby Union Football Team, 1954.] Autograph Signatures of 17 members of the squad, including Dickie Jeeps; Gordon Rimmer; Peter Yarranton; Jeff Butterfield; John Kendall-Carpenter; Vic Leadbetter; Tug Wilson; Bob Stirling; Pat Quinn.

Author: 
England Rugby Union Football Team, 1954 [Dickie Jeeps; Vic Leadbetter; Ted Woodward; Phil Jones; John Kendall-Carpenter; Jeff Butterworth; Pat Quinn; Tug Wilson; Gordon Rimmer; Peter Yarranton]
Publication details: 
[England; 1954.]
£250.00

The seventeen signatures are on a piece of 8.5 x 11 cm paper, laid down on a leaf removed from an album, captioned '"ENGLAND" RUGBY FOOTBALL TEAM | 1954'. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Present (with one unidentified) are the signatures of Vic Leadbetter; Ted Woodward; Phil Jones; John Kendall-Carpenter; <?>; Jeff Butterworth; Pat Quinn; Eric Evans; Tug Wilson; Peter Young; Dickie Jeeps; Gordon Rimmer; Peter Yarranton; Rob Stirling; Martin Regan; Sandy Sanders; Reg Higgins. It may be that the item is misdated, as this exact team did not play in the Five Nations of that year.

Autograph of 'Sonnet | By the Revd John Moultrie', beginning 'Now Lady, that our parting is so nigh'.

Author: 
Rev. John Moultrie (1799-1874), Church of England clergyman, poet and hymn writer; educated at Eton College; teacher at Rugby School and friend of Dr Thomas Arnold
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 3 May 1825.
£95.00

1p., 4to. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with loss to one corner and edge from breaking of wafer. Removed from an album, and with '90' in another hand in one corner. Headed 'Sonnet | By the Revd John Moultrie', and with 'May 3d. 1825.' at the foot. With four minor autograph emendations. The sonnet begins: 'Now Lady, that our parting is so nigh, | Fain would I think that thou, in future hours, | Amidst thine own Dunedins queenly towers, | Or haply Scotland's mountain scenery, | Wilt tow'rd the South turn no unkindly eye,'.

Autograph Letter Signed, in French, from Etienne Allègre to 'Cher Monsieur Manfield'

Author: 
Etienne Allègre, French rugby player and Communist politician, Deputy for Toulon, 1935-1940, brother-in-law of Jean Bartolini (1899-1977), Mayor of Toulon from 1945 to 1947
Publication details: 
5 Chemin de Plaisance, Toulon. 12 July 1954.
£45.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with a few short closed tears along fold lines. He apologises for replying with 'un retard inqualifiable!' He apologises profoundly for 'ce contretemps' which has not allowed him to thank Mansfield properly 'pour l'Admiration que vous avez bien voulu me temoigner - sans doute à l'occasion de l'un des derniers Salons à Paris'. He is sending a photograph, with his autograph.

Autograph Testimonial Signed ('R. B. Henderson MA (Ox) | Head Master Alleyn's School | formerly Assistant Master of Rugby School', for the artist and educationalist E. Clarence Whaite.

Author: 
R. B. Henderson [Ralph B. Henderson] (1880-1958), Headmaster, Alleyn's School, Dulwich, who lived in a ménage à trois with the novelist E. H. Young ('Mrs Daniell') [E. Clarence Whaite (1895-1978)]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Alleyn's School, Dulwich, SE22. 19 May 1925.
£35.00

2pp., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper with small pin-holes to one corner. 'Mr. H. Clarence Whaite is a part time art master in this School. [...] He succeeds in stimulating an interest in art & has conducted parties of boys over the Dulwich Gallery with that end in view. Of course the post he holds here does not offer much opportunity for the exercise of his powers either as an artist or a teacher of art & he is therefore justified in seeking a position more in accordance with his qualifications.' From the Whaite papers. Whaite was first cousin twice removed of his more famous namesake.

ALS ('E. Meyrick Goulburn') from Rev. Edward Meyrick Goulburn, Dean of Norwich, to Rev. Dr Adam Sedgwick, FRS, Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge, regarding improvements to the canonry, and St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Author: 
Edward Meyrick Goulburn (1818-1897), Dean of Norwich from 1866 to his death, and Headmaster of Rugby, 1849-1857 [Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873); St Catharine's College, Cambridge]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Deanery, Norwich. 9 January 1873.
£220.00

4pp., 12mo. 51 lines of text. Bifolium. On aged paper. The context is explained by the fact that until 1927 one canonry in the cathedral establishment of Norwich was attached to the Mastership of St. Catharine's College. The letter begins: 'I have requested the Master of Catherine [sic] [Charles Kirkby Robinson] to read you two letters from Canon Nisbet, which will show you how very litle prospect there is of our getting permission from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to spend any part of the money gained by our sale of the Barracks in the improvement of our Canonry Houses.

[Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing] Book of Words. J. H. E. 16th November, 1893.

Author: 
'J. H. E.' [J. H. Ewing; Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing] [Rugby School]
[Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing] Book of Words.
Publication details: 
[1893.] Rugby: Printed by J. H. Pepperday, 24, High Street.
£280.00
[Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing] Book of Words.

12mo: unpaginated. Pamphlet of eight leaves, on good laid paper, stitched with lilac ribbon. A total of 14 pp, with the body of the text on 12 pp, plus title on front cover and woodcut vignette ('S. JULIANI') on back. Creased and with light staining to front cover, otherwise fair. Eight poems, preceded by a quotation from 'We and the World', and followed by three pages of notes, containing background information about the writing of the poems. Scarce: issued with a programme (not present) for 'Entertainment to be given in New Big School' at Rugby.

Autograph Letter Signed to Canon Knowles

Author: 
Henry Hayman (1823-1904) [Canon Edward Hadarezer Knowles (c.1823-1899); Rugby School; Matthew Holbeche Bloxam]
Publication details: 
3 December 1875; on printed letterhead of the Rectory, Aldingham, Ulverston.
£85.00

12mo, 1 p, 8 lines. With mourning border. Good, on aged paper, with small closed tear at head neatly repaired on reverse with archival tape. Blank second leaf of bifolium stained from previous mounting. Printed as part of the letterhead at top of page are two lines giving Hayman's terms as a private tutor. (Begins 'The Rev. H. HAYMAN, D.D., ex-Head Master of Rugby, prepares Pupils for the Universities, &c.') Hayman writes to say that he has mislaid the letter from the 'Secry Archl Socy [Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1805-1888), Secretary of the Oxford Architectural Society]'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Matt H Bloxam') to Reginald H Pope, Standlake Rectory, Witney, Oxfordshire.

Author: 
Matthew Holbeche Bloxam (1805-1888), architectural historian [Rugby School]
Publication details: 
17 May 1887; Rugby.
£56.00

12mo, 2 pp. Very good. Several of the letters of congratulation he received on his birthday were from 'old Rugbeians', and Pope's was 'one of the first'. He has been 'invited by the President and Council of the Royal Archaeological Institute to be President of one of the Sections at their meeting this year at Salisbury but age and infirmity have obliged me to decline'. Although 'not under the Doctor's hands' he feels he is 'going down hill apace'. The previous Tuesday 10 boys from Rugby 'came in to partake of Cake Gingerbreads and fruit 9 of whom were from your old boarding house now Mr.

Autograph Letter Signed ('F W Farrar') to [Herbert Armitage] James[, Headmaster of Rossall School].

Author: 
Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903), Dean of Canterbury and Master of Marlborough College, 1871-6 [Herbert Armitage James; Rossall School; Rugby School]
Publication details: 
21 September 1875; on letterhead of The Lodge, Marlborough College.
£100.00

Four pages, 12mo. Very good, on lightly aged paper, with minor traces of two mounts adhering to verso of second leaf of bifolium. Praises 'the excellent Sermon'. 'You will doubtless have a difficult work at Rossall, but every term will render it less difficult' [...] One can't ask for a greater blessing than difficult work when it is also - as yours is & will be - entirely hopeful & immensely useful.

Two albums of newspaper clippings and handwritten notes recording the games of Leicester Tigers

Author: 
[ LEICESTER TIGERS ]
Publication details: 
Seasons 1922-23 AND 1930-31.
£120.00

Two albums giving full details of the above seasons for Leicester Tigers, including fixture list (with all details to "Won" or "Lost"); Try scorers (with number) and other recordsa (e.g. "Converted goals); newspaper clippings of team sheets for home fixtures (only) with newspaper pictures of the action. Presented neatly with headings.

Three Typed Letters Signed, one Autograph Poem Signed, and Two Typed Letters signed by his Private Secretary.

Author: 
Wavell Wakefield
Publication details: 
All five Typed Letters on House of Commons notepaper, 1961-2; the poem April 1962.
£120.00

Politician and rugby player (DNB). The five letters all one page, 16mo, and each with two staple holes and in good condition. The autograph poem is on a printed bifoliate menu for the Cricket Society Spring Dinner (6 April 1962), 16mo, slightly discoloured. The letters relate to various Cricket Society Dinners. He agrees to attend the 1961 Spring Dinner at the Lords Tavern, but his private secretary P. Barling declines on his behalf an invitation to the autumn dinner as he is out of the country recovering from an operation.

Autograph Letter Signed (part) to unknown correspondent.

Author: 
Thomas Arnold.
Publication details: 
No date.
£45.00

Headmaster of Rugby. c.4.5" x 2", soiled from vestiges of laying down process but text mainly clear as follows: Likes India, and that he is doing well there. Believe me to be, my dear [Torkell?], / Ever very truly yours, / T. Arnold.

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