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Author, Title, Summary Price
Alfred Sydney Wigan

autograph letters signed (x 2).

English actor (1814-1878). The first, 2 pp, 12mo, to Admiral Hornly. "The enclosed ticket is very much at your service - Had you been up a few weeks ago, I think I should have cut a better figure in Mrs. Hornley's eyes, than I can in the stupid part I am now acting - [...]". (According to the...

£35.00
Alfred Sydney Wigan

autograph note signed to unnamed male correspondent,

English actor (1814-1878). 2 pp, 8vo, neatly mounted. "James Brown has referred me to you for a character as a general in-door servant - I should be much obliged if you would let me know your experience of his abilities, and of his character for honesty & diligence and sobriety -"

£45.00
Alfred Sydney Wigan

autograph note signed to unnamed male correspondent,

English actor (1814-1878). One page, 12mo. "My dear Sir, / By all means send me a ticket of our dinner. / Yours truly / Alfred Wigan". The reverse of the second leaf, which shows some traces of paper and glue, is docketed in pencil, "One of the only gentlemen on the stage in / "Still Waters...

£35.00
Allan Cunningham.

Autograph letter signed to Geo. R. Ward, engraver of portraits.

Poet and man of letters (1784-1842). He reports that Chantrey (presumably the sculptor) left home and had "professional matters" to keep him away for some time. Asker[Asher?] might not be contactable, though he will"chance" a letter to him.

£45.00
Alma Murray

autograph letter signed to Albert Case,

English actress (1854-1945). 2 pp, 12mo. "All my recitations are favorites just when I am reciting them - so the question you ask me is rather difficult to answer. - I love my work, so each bit of it has its special place in my heart. Sometimes - it may be a sad one or a merry one that I feel...

£20.00
Andrew Halliday [full name Andrew Halliday Duff]

autograph letter signed to Edward Draper,

Essayist and dramatist (1830-1877). 1 page, 12mo. "If you should be in the neighbourhood of the T. R. D. L on Saturday about 3 o'clock, I should like to see you, with any of your quaint music books in your pocket. Have you still got "the ", & "the Vicar still preaches that Peter &...

£25.00
Andrew Halliday [full name Andrew Halliday Duff]

photograph,

Essayist and dramatist (1830-1877). Portrait photograph, 3¾ inches by 2½, from the studio of Charles Watkins, 54 Chancery Lane, of a heavily-bearded Halliday looking to the right in jacket, coat and striped tie. The photographer's details and device are printed on the reverse of the mount,...

£20.00
Anna Caroline Steele

Autograph note and pen and ink drawing signed to an unnamed correspondent

Authoress. 2pp., 8vo, some staining marginally affecting text. She has drawn a devil carrying a book engulfed by flames with a woman hand on head saying "What & leave the world no copy". She adds a "Quotation by the Saturday Review" "Go go to H- & say I sent thee thither". She...

£100.00
Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery

Typed note signed,

Liberal Prime Minister (1847-1929). One page, 12mo, on mourning paper. "Dictated. / My dear Constance, / I always reckon on your sympathy, and so your kind note has not taken me by surprise. / Your affte / [signature]". The signature looks like little more than "Ry".

£30.00
Arthur Cecil

autograph letter signed to Mrs [?] Murray,

[Real name Arthur Cecil Blunt]English actor (1843-1896). 2 pp, 12mo. "Dear Mrs Murray / I also was sorry not to put in an appearance on Sunday but I had a little work as you know to look over & after Douglas left me in the afternoon so many "casuals" dropped in that I could not well get out...

£20.00
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