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Autograph Signature on fragment of official document.

British Whig Prime Minister (DNB). Rectangular piece of paper approximately two inches by five, lightly creased and discoloured. Signed 'Melbourne' beneath the words 'By His Majesty's Command.' in another hand. In the same hand on the reverse are fragments of eight lines apparently relating...


Autograph Note Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

British Tory Prime Minister (DNB). One page, 16mo, on mourning paper, creased but in good condition. The foot of the leaf, which would have borne the recipient's name, has been neatly torn away. 'My dear Sir, | We shall be very glad to see you on Monday, & the Three oclock Train will bring...

Randolph Churchill

Autograph Signature on frank to Philip W. Bagenal.

English statesman (DNB), father of Sir Winston Churchill. One page, 16mo, front of envelope, glued to blank reverse of printed vellum fragment of Royal Humane Society document dated 17 August 1896. In good condition though grubby. Addressed to Bagenal at St Stephens Club Westminster.

Sir Douglas Fox

Autograph Note Signed to Mrs Sawyer [wife of American Unitarian minister Thomas Jefferson Sawyer (d. 1899)?]].

British civil engineer of the Victorian period (DNB). One page, 16mo, good condition, with remains of four pieces of gummed paper still adhering to blank reverse. Expresses his sincere regret at learning of the death of his 'old friend' the correspondent's husband. 'May the God of all...

W. T. Thiselton-Dyer

Autograph Letter Signed to [?] Mellersh.

English professor of botany, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew (DNB). One page, 8vo, creased, slightly discoloured and with a few closed tears. 'I failed, as I think I told you, to get any light on the Chancellors Eulogium from Oxford! I thought it only fair to send to Sir Herbert...

Wavell Wakefield

Three Typed Letters Signed, one Autograph Poem Signed, and Two Typed Letters signed by his Private Secretary.

Politician and rugby player (DNB). The five letters all one page, 16mo, and each with two staple holes and in good condition. The autograph poem is on a printed bifoliate menu for the Cricket Society Spring Dinner (6 April 1962), 16mo, slightly discoloured. The letters relate to various Cricket...

Auction 1801.

"Sale of the Effects of Mrs Headon / Wansworth / Decembr 11th 1801(manuscript).

Auctioneer's Record of "Mrs Headon's Sale / December 11th 1801". 15pp., 8vo, in primitive wraps (sewn) created from a shet of paper on which survives a proof (apparently) of a decorative advertisement (the size of a business card) for "James Graves / Tea Dealer & Grocer, / Putney / Surry /...

Charles Dibdin

Autograph Letter Signed to Dr [?] Frazer.

Charity administrator (1864-1938). Two pages, 16mo, on letterhead of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. 'This is the latest Chart published. It came out this month. We do not issue a larger copy or I would send it to you.'

D Squadron

Autograph Signatures of several members on printed keepsake.

Presumably printed for a Royal Air Force regimental reunion. Card bifoliate, 16mo, with 3 pages printed in green ink and featuring crude vignette of men in action in black ink on recto of first leaf, and with verso of second leaf reserved for autographs. Discoloured but in good condition....

Arthur Waugh.

One Autograph Letter Signed and one Typed Note Signed to Walter Jerrold.

Publisher. (TNS) One page, 4to, about the next Thackeray dinner. He has lost his "papers about the Titmarsh Club" and adds an apology in his hand. (ALS) Two pages, 8vo. He praises Ianthe Jerrold's latest poems effusively and at length, concluding that "I think we may expect her to take her place...

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