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W.H. Russell.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Spencer"

Irish war correspondent. 2pp., 8vo. He produces some badinage about an invitation card, then comments on the situation in Egypt: "I wish the Powers - which they aren't by the by - had let our fat friend Ismail [Pasha] alone just tightening the bit a little & and then there would be none of...

£75.00
Walter G.F. Phillimore

Autograph Letter Signed to unnamed correspondent

Judge, jurist, and ecclesiatical lawyer (1845-1929). 3pp., 12mo, giving thanks for valuable information, describing his researches ("Rimbault's book" and correspondence), alluding to cheque books which he has inspected and others he wishes to inspect. He anticipates calling and seeing his...

£25.00
Walter Greenwood

Autograph Note Signed to "Mr Bramley"

Novelist, author of "Love on the Dole" (1903-1974). One page, 8vo. He says simply "Your letter was handed to me yesterday./ I hope these few words are what you want."

£30.00
Joseph Jekyll

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 12mo, to "Miss [Caroline] Fox", diarist and translator

Wit and politician (-1837). His health is restored but "Whishaw doubled my Disappointment by Recounting your Fairy Ball". Obviously, ill health prevented his attendance. With: (ms) "Advertisement Extraordinary", an amusing skit in which Jekyll offers to provide people to visit Country Houses...

£100.00
Joseph Jekyll,

Autograph Letter Signed to J.V. Lee

Politician and wit. One page, 4to. He makes a proposal in what seems to be a legal case involving a "Mr J. Lockwood" and Jekyll's nephew, for whom he is taking the "Responsibility of all Risque".

£50.00
Lancelot Shadwell

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 8vo, to an unnamed correspondent

Vice-Chancellor (1779-1850). Laid down. He acknowledges receipt of a letter, but is obliged to leave that part of the country.

£25.00
Leonard Huxley

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 4to, to D. Christie Tait

Biologist and poet (1860-1933). He accepts with pleasure the invitation to preside at the next Conway Memorial Lecture, and wonders when Tait would like a copy of his introductory remarks.

£25.00
Lord Amelius Beauclerk,

Autograph Note Signed to "My dear B."

Admiral, 8vo. He hadn't the heart to wake him when he called but could send what he had offered.

£35.00
Lord Burnham (Edward Levy-Lawson)

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to "Admiral" (Sir John Fisher)

Edward Levy-Lawson, Newspaper proprietor (1833-1916). He describes a variety of physical ailments to which he is prey but concludes that "My suffering has not diminished my belief in one popularly known as 'Jack Fisher'. . .". Burnham's relationship with Fisher is perhaps explained by his...

£45.00
Lord Granville Somerset

Autograph Letter Signed, 4pp., 8vo, to "Mr Payne"

Statesman (1792-1848). He explains, as a Commissioner of Revenue and at length, why he cannot personally support someone's application for promotion in the Customs. He advises a direct application to the Board of Customs.

£25.00
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