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Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Autograph note signed to unnamed correspondent,

English actor-manager (1853-1937), knighted in 1913. One page 12mo. What is clearly a reply to a request for an autograph, "Yours very truly, / Johnston Forbes-Robertson. / Feb: 1928." Mounted, with slight ruckling, on a piece of pink paper, docketed "Sir J Forbes Robertson / great actor /...

Joseph Rowntree

two letters signed to E. S. Gibb,

The younger. Quaker cocoa manufacturer and philanthropist (1836-1925). Both letters one page, 4to, and written by an amanuensis. The letters deal with a "proposed new siding", for which "Mr Copperthwaite & my Clerk of Works" think it will be necessary to "take down the bridge which connects...

Joseph Trapp

Strand Ward Lecturers Book 1730

Manuscript, 34pp., folio, bound in vellum, poor condition but complete. A Book of all ye names of the Severall Inhabitants & others residing in Strand Ward in the parish of St Martin in the Fields in the County of Middx for one year free Collection from Christmas 1729 by Quarterly payments...

Legh Richmond

Autograph letter signed to "Revd Mr Hoare".

Divine and author (1772-1827). He discusses the timing of the next "clerical meeting" and suggests a friend who could take pupils, "a serious brother".

Leon Quartermaine

Autograph letter signed to "My dear Peter",

Actor (1876-1967). One page, 8vo. "I am sending you back "The Minx" - which I have read with pleasure - / The writing is charming & natural - but in my opinion the play is too slight - there is not enough to it to stand production - Perhaps I am wrong tho' -". Creased, and with two holes...

Leonard Woolf

Empire & Commerce in Africa. A study in economic imperialism

Ex lib, involving one small stamp on title and back free endpaper and vestiges of London County Council Education Library bookplate inside front cover, hinge strain inside front cover, some wear to spine, corners bumped, contents good, a better copy than it sounds. Scarce.

Lord John Russell

Autograph letter signed to an unnamed correspondent.

(Prime Minister) Three pages, 8vo, very good condition. Text as follows: I have a request to make to you, with which I hope you will compy. It is that you will serve in the Royal Commission to enquire into the state of the University of Cambrige./ Professor Sedgwick & Sir John Herschel I...

M.H. Spielman

Autograph postcard signed to Douglas Sladen, author.

Author. She asks where Frederic Whyte is. "I've long been wanting to meet him again, but he's unfortunately plunged out of my orbit . . . he's one of the men I should least like to lose sight of". She asks about Sladen's election to the Athenaeum.

Margaret Oliphant

Autograph letter signed to "Miss <?>"

Scottish novelist and historical writer (1828-1897). 2pp., 12mo, laid down. She is delighted to accept "Mrs Hargreaves's invitation, saying when will suit her best and outlining travel plans.

Marie Effie Bancroft (née Wilton)

Autograph letters signed (x 2) and 1 autograph note signed,

Actress (1839-1921), wife of the actor-manager Squire Bancroft. The first letter, to Lady Hayter, "Thursday" (no date), 2 pages, 8vo. "Shall you have any military music on Friday? If so, I should like to see the Trumpeter for I want him to play some calls during a recitation. I would run in...

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