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James Robinson Planche

"On a Painting of the Fifteenth Century in the National Gallery"

Antiquarian and dramatist (1796-1880), disbound article, [12] pages, in homemade blue wraps, contents partly detached, manuscript title on front "J.R. Planche on a battlepiece in the National Gallery, July. 1878". Enclosed; Autograph note signed, tipped in, from Planche to George Scharf, artist...

James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger

Autograph note signed to an unnamed male correspondent,

Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer (1769-1844), the most successful advocate of his day. One page, 12mo. "My dear Sir / If you will excuse so short a notice & happen to be disengaged on Wednesday next pray do me the favour to join a small party which I have hastily made up with Lord Lyndhurst...

James Sheridan Knowles

Autograph fragment signed,

Irish-born playwright (1784-1862). A cutting from a letter of irregular shape, 12mo, made by an autograph hunter. "Thank you my dear fellow. Tho' on the score of friendship I was quite well satisfied before as I am now / Yours ever / J. S. Knowles." Docketed on the otherwise blank reverse "The...

Jane H. Findlater

Autograph letter signed to [the Rev. E.F.F. Davies, autograph-collector]

Novelist. She assures him that she is "still in the land of the living, and is initially flattered that he is showing an interest (in her autograph). Then she realises that he has mentioned books by her sister (M. Findlater) and has confused her with her sister - "but it is all the same to us...

Jane Porter

Part of an autograph letter signed to Sir M.A. Shee (see DNB, artist, novelist, etc.))

Novelist (1776-1850). Text as follows: "Ever yours most faithfully/Jane Porter/ I shall return it to your care before I leave /<?>/ Sir M.A.Shee.?>

Jenny Lind

Signature only

Bold signature on paper cut to 4" x 1", some staining marginally affecting clarity.

Jeremiah Joyce.

Autograph letter signed to Calder[?].

Compiler and educational writer, including "Scientific Dialogues" (1764-1816). One page, 8vo, sl. grubby and frayed but text clear and complete. "I enclose you what I drew up for the M{onthly] Magazine" asking for it to be returned as it is his only copy. He refers to the ill health of Mrs...

John Billington

Autograph letter signed to [?] Farquhar,

English actor (1830-1904). One page, 12mo. "My dear Farquhar / Quite right! I had already written to Mr. Lumley on the subject & expect him to Rehearsal on Monday. Hope Coventry's trip has done him good."

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...

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."...

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