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Thomas Vowler Short (1790-1872), English academic and clergyman, successively Bishop of Sodor and Man and of St Asaph [ Dr Richard Harington (1800-1853) , Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford ]

[ Thomas Vowler Short, academic and clergyman. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Thos V Short') to Rev. Richard Harington

4pp., 4to. On bifolium. In fair condition, In good condition, lightly aged, with part of second leaf torn away and adhering under the red wax seal, which carries a good impression. Addressed by Short to 'Rev Ricd Harington' in Northamptonshire, and redirected to 'Robt. Harington Esqre', Torrance...

Thomas Blore (1754-1818), English topographer [ Sir John Edward Harington of Ridlington ]

[ Thomas Blore, topographer. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Tho: Blore') to Sir John Edward Harington of Ridlington, posing a number of questions so that he may complete his pedigree for his history of Rutland.

3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and creased with a few short closed tears. The reverse of the second leaf carries red wax seal with a good impression and two postmarks, and is addressed by Blore to Harington in Berkeley Square. Neatly and closely written, beginning: 'I am favoured...

Sir Alfred Butt, Managing Director, The Palace Theatre, London [ Norman Keene; Herman Finck; Arthur Wimperis; Basil Hood; Lionel Monckton; Gertie Millar; Teddie Gerrard; Arthur Playfair; Nelson Keys ]

[ Printed item. ] Souvenir of The Hundredth Performance of Bric-a-Brac. [ With tipped-in photographs of seven actors including Gertie Millar; Teddie Gerrard; Arthur Playfair; Nelson Keys.

Ten unpaginated 26 x 22 cm. leaves, comprising three leaves of letterpress (cover, title and back cover), and seven leaves each with a 17 x 14 cm black-and-white photograph laid down. A frail survival, with the photographic portraits in good condition, but the brittle leaves chipped and...

Sir Alfred Butt (1878-1962), theatre impressario, Managing Director, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Palace Theatre, London [ Herman Finck [ Hermann Van Der Vinck ] (1872-1939), Anglo-Dutch composer ]

[ Sir Alfred Butt, theatre impressario. ] Five Typed Letters Signed (all 'Alfred Butt') to the composer Herman Finck, on a variety of topics

Five letters, each 1p., 4to. In fair condition, aged and creased. ONE: Palace Theatre, 4 July 1912. In capitals. Conveying the thanks of the King and Queen to the members of the orchestra for their work at the previous night's royal performance, and adding, for Finck: 'I have already told you...

Sigmund Romberg (1887-1951), American-based Austro-Hungarian composer [ Herman Finck [ born Hermann Van Der Vinck ] (1872-1939), Anglo-Dutch composer ]

[ Sigmund Romberg, composer. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Romberg') to fellow-composer Herman Finck, thanking the 'dear sweet boy' for his assiistance during the London production of 'The New Moon'.

1p., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. After returnig to America he has 'settled down into his usual routine', and wishes 'to grasp this first opportunity I have to write these few lines to you and thank you for the sincere and full-hearted co-operation which you gave me...

Princess Anne of Denmark, later Queen Anne of Great Britain [ Mary of Modena, second wife of King James II ]

[ Printed handbill. ] The Princess Anne of Denmarks Letter to the Queen.

1p, 8vo. On watermarked wove paper, trimmed down to 26 x 16 cm. Twenty-six lines of text. Worn and aged, with closed tears and strips of backing card laid down on blank reverse. Written by Anne to her mother Mary of Modena, second Queen to James II, at leaving Whitehall on the arrival of the...

Major-General W. F. Kelly, Deputy Adjuitant General, South Africa Field Force [ Boer War ]

[ Printed Boer War item. ] 'Return of Troops marching into Bloemfontein on its Surrender . . . 13th. March. 1900.' With diagrammatic lists of 'Staff Officers' and 'Officers of the Army Head Quarter Staff'.

Printed in black and red on both sides of a 22 x 20 cm. piece of thick paper. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. One side carries the return, in a table with twenty columns, listing units, officers, warrant and non-commission officers, horses and guns. On the other side are two...

John Ansell (1874-1948), English composer of light classical music [ [ Herman Finck [ Hermann Van Der Vinck ] (1872-1939), Anglo-Dutch composer; Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900); Gilbert and Sullivan]

[ John Ansell, composer. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Jack (Ansell)') to fellow-composer Herman Finck, eulogizing Sir Arthur Sullivan, whom he knew, and describing a rehearsal of one of his works.

2pp., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. A warm letter addressed to 'My dear Herman'. He begins with a description of a rehearsal of Sullivan's 'The Rose of Persia' which he conducted the previous morning at Savoy Hill, 'which brought back memories of the production at the theatre...

James Robinson Planché [ J. R. Planché ] (1796-1880), dramatist, antiquary and herald [ Sir John Harington of Ridlington ]

[ James Robinson Planché, dramatist, antiquary and herald. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J: R.:Planché') to Sir John Harington of Ridlington, advising him on the purchase of family 'relics' (prints) and discussing his pedigree.

8pp., 12mo. On two bifoliums. In good condition, lightly aged. The letter begins: 'I think your Mr. B charges a long price for his relics and if the tomb of Sir John Chappell who apparently married a Harington is in existence you mght have as good drawing for it for the money. (Five Guineas!)...

J.J. Howard LLD, Honorary Editor of the Miscellanea Genealogica [Joseph Jackson Howard]

[ Joseph Jackson Howard; Genealogist ] Autograph Letter Signed to [Sir] Richard Harington, about his father's bookplate

Four pages, 12mo, large handwriting, very good condition. "May I call your attention to the notes relating to the Harington family contributed to the Miscellanea Genealogica by my friend Mr. Poynter, the Rector of Kelston. I send for your acceptance the part of the work containing an impression...

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