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John Charles Spencer, Viscount Althorp and 3rd Earl Spencer

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Whig politician (1782-1845). 2 pages, 16mo. Dusty but in good condition. 'Dear Sir, | I have stated to Mr. Grant your desire for a for your son. But I could not express myself to him so as to make the appointment a favour to myself because I had before applied to him to give such an appointment...

John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron Hampton

Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Hill.

English Conservative politician (1799-1880). 4 pages, 16mo. Creased and somewhat grubby, with minor damage at head of one leaf caused by previous mounting, but in good condition overall. He has received his correspondent's note and will 'be glad to aid the objects of the conference in any manner...

King Edward VIII as Prince of Wales.

Black and white photograph.

King Edward VIII (1894-1972), crowned and abdicated in 1936, thereafter Duke of Windsor. Approximately 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches. Shows the Prince in bowler hat mounting a stone jetty with four associates, with three sailors in RNLI boat at bottom left. In the background two sailing boats and two...

Lady Violet Astor

Typed Letter Signed to 'Mrs. Lyon'.

Violet Mary Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound (1889-1965), daughter of the Earl of Minto and wife of newspaper proprietor John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever. 1 page, 8vo. Large coffee stain to one corner not affecting signature. She thanks her correspondent for a 'nice letter with regard to my...

Mabel Constanduros

2 Autograph Letters Signed and 1 Typed Letter Signed to Mrs Roscoe.

Humourist, actress and radio comedienne, originator of the Buggins Family. All three letters are 8vo, and in good condition, but all have damage to one corner caused by rusting paperclip. In the first letter she thanks her correspondent for 'the little books [...] I am a great lover of poetry,...

Margaret Kennedy

Autograph Postcard Signed to Miss E. Saunders, The Manor House, Little Tew, Oxford.

English novelist, playwright, biographer and critic (1896-1967). Prestamped postcard with postmark. Grubby and creased. Reads '54 Lonsdale Road | Oxford | Monday. | Thank you very much for your letter & enclosed plan. I hope to be with you by 7.30 on the 19th. | Margaret Kennedy'.

£25.00 Kennedy
Margery Fisher

Autograph Letter Signed to [F. J.] Epps[, F.G.S.].

Margery Lilian Edith Turner Fisher (1913-92), English novelist. 1 page, 8vo. With two folds but in good condition overall. She is enclosing 'a rather assorted MS. of my husband's paper for the <?>' and hopes 'the delay has not been too frightful for you. | He would be grateful if you...

Papers relating to John Dale, nineteenth-century English gardener

Nine Autograph Letters Signed to him (eight in stamped envelopes), two Testimonials Signed, twenty printed competition certificates, and three loose envelopes.

Some of the envelopes are grubby, creased, and stained, but the collection is in good condition overall. Most items are 16mo. The first testimonial (1 page, 16mo), by 'H Smith | Gardener & Bailiff', is dated August 1874. It reads 'John Dale lived under me in the Gardens at The Dale nr...

Percy Clinton Sydney Smythe, 6th Viscount Strangford and 1st Baron Penshurst

Autograph Signature on Frank.

Aristocratic Tory politician (1780-1855). Frank on front of envelope, dimensions approximately 3 inches by 5 inches. In good condition with remains of blue paper mounts on blank reverse. No postmarks. Reads 'To | The Lord Downes. K.C.B. | &c &c &c | Ordnance Office | Pall Mall. |...

Ronald Harwood

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Sewell'.

English playwright (born 1934). 1 page, 8vo. In good condition. He thanks his correspondent for 'your sweet first night telegram which was so much appreciated and so very welcome. | We have had our problems and crises but all seems now to be under control (touching wood, or any other object that...

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