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Tito Mattei

Autograph Postcard Signed to "Madam"

Pianist. 2 sides. He accepts an invitation to play a solo for the "Sick Childre (sic) Hospital" adding his choice of music for the programme.

Victor Sardou.

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown friend

French playwright. One page, 12mo. In French. He declares in inflated terms his inability to dine with him on a certain day.

W. Pett Ridge

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to Ernest Carr

Novelist (1864-1930). He announces the birth of his first child, with comment on its colour.

W.H. Russell

Statements of Account (x 2), signed.

Irish war correspondent amd miscellaneous writer (1820-1907). 2pp., 8vo. One signed twice by Russell, the other initialled. The statement gives details of three articles contributed to the Miscellany, including "The Lewis - What is it?".

W.H. Russell.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Spencer"

Irish war correspondent. 2pp., 8vo. He produces some badinage about an invitation card, then comments on the situation in Egypt: "I wish the Powers - which they aren't by the by - had let our fat friend Ismail [Pasha] alone just tightening the bit a little & and then there would be none of...

Walter G.F. Phillimore

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent

Judge, jurist, and ecclesiatical lawyer (1845-1929). 3pp., 12mo, giving thanks for valuable information, describing his researches ("Rimbault's book" and correspondence), alluding to cheque books which he has inspected and others he wishes to inspect. He anticipates calling and seeing his...

Walter Greenwood

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Bramley"

Novelist, author of "Love on the Dole" (1903-1974). One page, 8vo. He says simply "Your letter was handed to me yesterday./ I hope these few words are what you want."

John Stuart

Autograph Letter Signed to George Chalmers, antiquary

Gaelic Scholar (1743-1821). 2pp., 4to, signs of wear not obscuring text. As notes in another hand (Chalmers?) on the reverse state, Stuart is giving answers about several parishes in Kincardineshire. He reveals sources of information (e.g. a Mr Leslie on the remains of a Roman camp, a Mr Barclay...

John Wilson Croker,

Autograph Letter, third person to Sir Cuthbert Sharp, antiquary

Statesman and writer. 2pp., 8vo. He thanks Sharp for sending some books to him but points out that the books need not have travelled under Francis Freeling's cover as Croker's held good unrestrictedly.

Joseph Jekyll

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 12mo, to "Miss [Caroline] Fox", diarist and translator

Wit and politician (-1837). His health is restored but "Whishaw doubled my Disappointment by Recounting your Fairy Ball". Obviously, ill health prevented his attendance. With: (ms) "Advertisement Extraordinary", an amusing skit in which Jekyll offers to provide people to visit Country Houses...

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