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John Drinkwater

Typed letter signed to Sybil Rosenfeld,

Playwright, biographer, actor and poetaster (1882-1937). One page, 12mo, in stamped addressed envelope. "In reply to your letter, I am afraid I cannot manage to come just at present as I am going abraod [sic] early in April and shall be away for some weeks, but if later on we can arrange a date...

£25.00
John Gorell Barnes, Baron Gorell

Typed letter signed to F[rederick]. W. Hollams,

English judge (1848-1913). One page, 12mo. He apologises for not answering sooner. The letter "has given me very great pleasure. I hope I shall prove of service in the higher Tribunals, as you so kindly seem to anticipate." Autograph postscript: "Excuse type. I have so many letters to answer."...

£35.00
John Hall Gladstone

Autograph letter signed to [?] Carruthers,

Chemist (1827-1902). "I am trying to get small collections of natural objects for our Pupil Teachers' Schools, as we wish these teachers of the future to have some systematic knowledge of natural history and other elementary science. Could you tell me where we could best purchase typical...

£30.00
John Hare [Fairs]

Autograph letters signed (x 2).

English actor-manager (1844-1921), knighted in 1907. The first, to [?] Burgess, 25 November 1895, on letterhead of the Hôtel Métropole, 2 pp, 8vo. He thanks him for a letter which "my wife & I prize very highly", and says he is sorry that his correspondent will not be able to be present. The...

£30.00
John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

Fragment, signed by an amanuensis,

English Admiral of the Fleet (1735-1823). The upper part of a letter on one 4to leaf. Recto: "Mortimer Street / the 18th of February 1807 / Sir / I have the honor to acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of the 10th Instant reporting the account communicated by Lieutenant Batt, of <......

£50.00
John Jervis, Earl of St Vincent

one formal autograph letter in the third person to Mr [?] Handley,

English Admiral of the Fleet (1735-1823). One page, 12mo. "Lord St. Vincent will thank Mr Handley to convey the inclosed, to Mr. Willan, as soon as possible / Rochetts / 13th. June 1817".

£50.00
Rev. Arthur Hudleston.

Autograph letter not signed to The Editor of the Quarterly Review (Lockhart).

Two pages, 8vo, good condition. With a note identifying the writer who simply describes himself in his letter as "The Author of the accompanying volume of sermons" of which he asks the Editor to give an early notice. He offers the "accustomed remuneration [!] for this trouble through his...

£45.00
Wilhelm Ganz

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to unnamed correspondent

German-English musician (1833-1914). He tells of an approach made him by someone offering an engagement and giving a draft which was ultimately returned by the Bank.

£25.00
William Adam

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 4to, to James Pillar, Land Revenue Office

Scottish lawyer and politician, friend of Walter Scott (1751-1839). Damp-staining and some damage not affecting legibility and completeness. He discusses in some detail the lease on the Cock Close Estate at Eton, and the attitude of the family concerned (Slatter).

£75.00
William Archer

Autograph Note Signed to (Walter) Jerrold

Theatre critic. One page, 8vo, small piece of signature torn off with loss of "illi" of William. Concerning a "summons" (to a Fireside Club" dinner) which he could not obey being in Edinburgh on "postal censorship business". With: a printed card announcing the next Fireside Club dinner, Oct. 191...

£35.00
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