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Kenelm Digby (Kenelm Henry Digby)

Autograph note, third person, to [Bohte], bookseller.

Miscellaneous writer (1800-1880). One page, 8vo, edges discoloured, text clear and complete. "Upon arriving at Cambridge, Mr Digby finds that only the ist volume of Kant's Works had been sent to Will's Coffee House [when did it close?]. He writes to request that Mr Bohte will forward the...

Lady Anne Culling Smith.

Autograph note, third person, to [James?] Carpenter, bookseller..

One page plus address page conjoint, 8vo, grubby, spike-hole, small portion torn off with opening of seal not affecting text, text clear and complete. "Lady Anne Culling Smith begs Mr. Carpenter will send her down by the stage to:morrow Eveng Mrs. Riche's Nocturnal visit together with her Maid...

Marchioness of Douglas.

Autograph letter, third person, to Clarke (William with Hamilton/Beckford connection).

Susan Euphemia Beckford ("one of the handsomest women of her time" (quoted in DNB), 7 m. Marquis of Douglas in 1810. Two pages, somewhat grubby but text clear and complete. "The 5 Vols: of Grimms[sic] Correspondence which Mr. Clarke sent to Gros[veno]r Place for the Marchioness of Douglas are...

Paul Colnaghi.

Document signed.

Print dealer (1751-1833). One page, folio, bifoliate, fold mark, chipping and staining, text clear and complete: "Know all Men by these presents that I Paul Colnaghi of the Parish of Saint James within the City and liberty of Westminster Merchant have made ordained authorised Constituted and...

John Britton.

Autograph Notes signed to John Russell Smith, publisher.

Antiquary, topographer and architectural writer (DNB).Two ANSs to Smith, 23 April 1849 and 21 June 1853, 12mo and 8vo. (1849) He returns "Mr. Halliwell's vol". (Smith published a good number of books by J.O. Halliwell[-Phillipps], some in 1849.) (1853) He proves that he is making progress with...

J.C.E. Bowen.

Secret. Proposed Operation against Poachers in the Kalahari (typescript).

Major J.C.E. Bowen, District Commissioner, Bechuanaland, formerly serving as an administrator in India and Iran, translator from Persian, poet. Typescript (carbon), 6 pages, folio, SIGNED by Bowen, minor defects, text complete and clear. Headings: Introduction; General Proposals; Concentration...

R.P. Gillies (Robert Pearse Gillies).

Autograph Letters (four) to booksellers.

Scottish miscellaneous writer (1788-1858)(DNB). Total eight pages, 8vo, minor defects. In his two letters addressed to J.H. Bohte Gillies discusses (Feb.1820) his account and lists 21 catalogue brief catalogue entries. Most are German publications. Six are marked with a cross (presumably the...

Sir Donald Sinden

typed letter signed to theatrical bookseller I. F. Fletcher

English thespian. Thanks Fletcher for his catalogue of autograph letters of nineteenth-century actors. 'I doubt if I will be able to get in before Christmas but hope to see you and them as soon as possible.' Signed 'Donald Sinden'. Creased and with some unobtrusive calculations on the reverse....

Sir Gerald Kelly

typed letter signed to Nancy Huntly

English painter and President of the Royal Academy. 'It was kind of you to feel indignant that some young modern went out of his way to be critical of my work. I do not think that it is very important; he doesn't like my pictures and probably I shouldn't like his! | I think it is awkward for the...

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

autograph signature

Ecclesiastical architect. Signed 'Giles Gilbert Scott' beneath typewritten 'Yours sincerely,'. Neatly stuck beneath this is 'Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, R.A.' printed in copperplate (from the letterhead?). The fragment is about one inch by two and a half inches. Docketed in pencil 1935.

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