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William Sydney Penley, actor

Autograph letter signed to [?] Pemberton,

English actor-manager (1852-1912). One page, 12mo. "Dear Mr Pemberton/ / If more convenient to you Thursday at 11.30 will suit me just as well as Wednesday". Traces of previous mounting on blank reverse.

William Sydney Penley, actor

Autograph letter signed to unnamed female correspondent,

English actor-manager (1852-1912). One page, 12mo. "Dear Madam / I sent your donation to Mrs. Wenman, with your letter She should have acknowledged it, Apologising for delay Thanking you for your kindness". Traces of previous mounting on reverse.

William Windham of Felbrigg

Autograph letter signed to an unnamed correspondent,

Politician (1750-1810), a favoured friend of Samuel Johnson in his last years, and a pall bearer at his funeral. 3 pp, 8vo. He apologises for misapprehending his correspondent's letter. "One circumstance which helped to mislead me was of a sort which it is not for me to reproach you with, though...

Wilson Barrett

Autograph note signed to Mr [?] Wells,

English actor and dramatist (1846-1904). "Thank you for the kind offer. I shall bear it in mind. Many congratulations on the success." Strip of brown discolouration in the right-hand margin and evidence of previous paper-clip attachment.

John Johnson

Typed letter signed to J.G. Wilson, Chairman of Bumpus's, booksellers

OUP. One page 8vo. A brief note about unpacking "Buenos Aires material" which had presumably been there for an exhibition.

John Leycester Adolphus

Autograph letter signed to J. F. Ellis,

Barrister and author (1795-1862). One page, 12mo. "Dear Ellis, / Doe v. Millett is very troublesome &c &c, and gave me infinite annoyance - but half the energy you have wasted in kicks at the drawer of the case, testator, partioners, members of family, and ever the unhappy Cornish...

John Lodge (later John Lodge Ellerton)

Autograph Note Signed to the President of the Catch Club (not named)

Musical composer (1801-1873). One page, 4to. He says simply that "it will not be in his power to attend the meeting of the Catch Club on Tuesday the 19th [?].."

John Phillip

Autograph Note Signed to E.W. Cooke, marine painter

Subject and portrait painter (1817-1867). He discusses a possible visit.

John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon

Autograph letter signed to the Rev. William Marshall of Harberton near Totness,

Lord Chancellor of England (1751-1838). 2 pp, 12mo. An interesting sidelight into ecclesiastical preferment. "Sir / The Living in Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire is that, to which I propose to present you, if you are disposed to accept it. Its Value, I am informed, but a Chancellor's...

Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Autograph letter signed to Mrs Bovill,

English actor-manager (1853-1937), knighted in 1913. One page, 12mo. "Yes, with the greatest pleasure. Baker St. 11.37. - I warn you, I am a very good player." With negligible creasing and staining.

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