[Marie Stopes, birth control and women's rights pioneer.] 275 Christmas Cards received by her from distinguished scientists, celebrities, society figures, many designed for the sender, a number with autograph messages.

Marie Stopes [Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes] (1880-1958), scientist, eugenicist and birth control and women's rights pioneer [Lord Reith; Sir James Jeans; Sir Richard Gregory; David Low]
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From England and abroad. Between 1919 and 1937.

275 cards in an album, of which 261 are laid down and 14 are loose. The cards are in good condition, with light signs of age and wear, in a worn 35 x 23 x 7 cm album, quarter bound with black cloth spine and covers of brown ribbed watered cloth. There is evidence of the removal of a few cards. All but a handful of the cards date from the period between the Christmases of 1927 and 1938 (the earliest is from 1919 and the latest from New Year 1939).

[ Father Edmond Nolan, Catholic priest, Vice-President, St Edmund's College, Ware. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edmond Nolan') to 'Miss Haig' of Basildon, regarding autographs in his collection and his duties tutoring boys.

Father Edmond Nolan, Vice-President of St Edmund's College, Old Hall, Ware, and founder of (the Roman Catholic) St Edmund's House (now St Edmund's Hall), Cambridge
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On letterhead of St Edmund's College, Old Hall, Ware. 12 and 14 November 1894.

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Since his return from Basildon three friends have promised him 'letters from the illustrious' for her collection. He has also 'looked for a collection I made myself once - but altho I have found all kinds of things which I thought I had lost for ever I cannot find it'. He lists seven 'minor autographs' he is sending her, including '(7) The late Earl of Denbigh to Bish of Patterson - This letter led to the capture of a famous impostor, who died immediately afterwards in Clerkenwell Gaol'.

[Small printed booklet.] Some Account of Mrs. Henry Ware, Jun. of America. Derived from Dr. Hall's Memoir. By R. L. Carpenter, B.A.

R. L. Carpenter, B.A. [Mary Lovell Ware [née Pickard] (1798-1849), wife of Henry Ware, Jun. (1794-1843), Unitarian Minister and mentor of Ralph Waldo Emerson; Edward B. Hall]
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Published by The Christian Tract Society. London: E. T. Whitfield, 178, Strand. [No year: 1850s?] [Letts, Son & Steer, Printers, 8, Royal Exchange, London.]

24pp., 12mo. Stitched into brown card wraps. Near fine on lightly-aged paper. Title-page on front cover, and drop-head title on p.1. An excessively scarce item, with no copy listed on COPAC or OCLC.

18-line handbill advertisement, beginning 'W. Viney, Angel Hill, Tiverton, Begs leave to inform the Families and Inhabitants of this Town and its Neighbourhood, that he has just received a supply of the Bridgwater Red Ware, [...]'

W. Viney, Angel Hill, Tiverton; James Pope; William Bragg, printer, of Cheapside, Taunton [nineteenth-century ceramics; Bridgwater Red Ware]
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Dated 23rd. April 1827. | W. BRAGG, PRINTER, &c. CHEAPSIDE, TAUNTON.'

On one side of a piece of wove paper, watermarked 'BRIDGE MILL | 1826', roughly 24 x 19 cm. In a variety of types and point sizes. Good, with text clear and entire, on slightly grubby and lightly discoloured paper . Two spike holes at centre, puncturing one large letter (the 'W' of 'WARE'). Serving as a proof, with printer's manuscript corrections in pencil. The first three lines ('W. VINEY, | ANGEL HILL, | TIVERTON," have been cancelled, with the text that is intended to replace them ('James Pope Street ') at head of page.

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