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George Selwyn

Document signed

Wit and politician. One page, fol., damp-staining and other damage marginally affecting the text. He acknowledges the receipt of £122.7.5 from Philip, Earl of Hardwicke, "one of the four tellers of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer" (of a total of £40,000 in a Treasury Order "for the...

£75.00 George Selwyn
Gerald Kelly

Typed Note Signed, to "Mr. Archer" of Sanderson's Wallpaper Museum.

Artist (1879-1972). One page, 8vo. He had discussed with "Mr Entwhistle" (wallpaper historian) a little collection of wallpapers he had purchased. Entwhistle had retired but suggested he write to Archer. He thought he did, and found a copy of his letter. "If you are not interested it will be...

Baron Humboldt.

Signature on address panel to "Monsieur / Professeur le Lieut Colonel / Edward Sabine / a / Woolwich".

Baron Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt , German naturalist and traveller (1769-1859). Sabine, soldier (American War), scientist and arctic explorer (1788-1883)(DNB). Humboldt's "Cosmos" was translated by Sabine's wife. An address panel, trimmed, removed rom an album, c.5 x 3.5", fold...

Cardinal Wiseman.

Autograph Note Signed, N. Card. Wiseman, to Mrs Brewster.

Archbishop of Westminster and writer (1802-1865). One page, 8vo, laid down, page from an album, some staining but text clear. "Madam / I have the oleasure of hereby complying with your request. / Yours sincerely / N. Card. Wiseman / Mrs Brewster". The request must have been for an autograph....

Catherine Sinclair.

Autograph Poem Signed.

Scottish novelist (1800-1864). One page, trimmed, removed from an album, 7 x 4.5", text cldear and apparently complete, as follows: "Lines on the death of a Christian Hero.- // Let not a tear upon his grave be shed / The common tribute to the common dead, / But let the good, the [?], & the...

Everard Digby

To the Brave of the Land of the Mimosa. The Japanese. (Poem).

Printed Handbill, c.7.5 x 12", pink paper, fold marks, sl. tear on folds. An exhortation to the Japanese against the Russians commencing "Heed not the boasting Russian horde who claim our dearest rights, / Hold we our heads aloft, stand firm, in many glorious fights; / Forward - ye sons of Fair...

P.M. Roget.

Autograph Note, third person, "Dr Roget" to Sir David Brewster, natural philosopher (DNB).

Physician and savant (1779-1869). One page, trimmed,removed from an album, stained but text clear and apparently complete. Roget invites Brewster to dinner. This derives from the album formed by Brewster's daughter-in-law, Annie, and to which Brewster contributed substantially. (See earlier...

Robert Southey.

Autograph Quotation not signed.

Poet and man of letters (1774-1843) A scrap of pape, obviously trimmed, r removed from an album, c.3 x 2", a quotation from "Roderick, the last of the Goths", 9ll, from "Then Roderick knelt" to "As if resolv'd in resistence [sic] to bear." In Southey's distinctive miniature hand. Someopne has...

John Hassall.

Autograph letter and note signed to "Bessie" and unnamed correspondent.

Poster artist (1868-1948). (1900) 3 pages, 8vo, black-edged,foxing and fold mark, remnants of laying down in album, text clear and complete. He describes the deat of his wife in childbirth ("She [Isabel, first wife] was up and about in the morning, confined of a wee girl baby at one midday and...

Francis Paget.

Autograph letter signed to The Archdeaccon of Wiltshire.

Bishop of Oxford, Dean of Christ Church, theologian (1851-1911). Two pages, 8vo, good condition. He thanks his correspondent for his letter "concerning Charlton Church". He will bring his proposal before the Governing Body, anticipating a meeting.

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