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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.

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...

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.

N.C. Tindal

Autograph Letter Signed to J.[L.] Adolphus, barrister and author, friend of Richard Heber

Chief Justice of Common Pleas (1776-1846). 2pp., 4to, expressing gratitude for his offer of help but feeling that his "friends are so very assiduous in the Committee Room" that it will be unnecessary. He would welcome his calling by if in the neighbourhood to answer enquiries and doubts.

Nassau Senior.

Note signed, third person, "Mr Senior" to "Mr Magrath"

Political economist. He asks him to look at the enclosed letter "if he thinks it a sufficient authority" and "put Dr Buckland's name under that of Mr Gould".

Nathaniel Lindley

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2), 7pp., 8vo, to Mrs Woodward and "Woodward" (B.B. Woodward, librarian and historian) respectively

Judge (1828-1921). (1893) He fears that his wife will not be able to visit the Woodwards because of a family crisis (a sick baby), but he would like to come anyway and suggests a timetable. (1899) He discusses in depth the enlargement of Convocation (Church of England) "to revise the Rubrics...

Olga Novikoff

Envelope signed

Russian-English publicist (1848-1925). Addressed to "The Manager, Kegan Paul & Co.", inscribed "With Mme Olga Novikoff's compliments".

Oscar Browning

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 4to, to A.T. Sheppard, novelist.

Educationalist and historian (1837-1933). He is delighted to have received his letter and speaks enthusiatically of the past, especially of Sheppard's brother, Bob. He discusses his reading. (He found a character just like himself in the TLS) and looks forward to Sheppard's next book.

Oswald Birley,

Autograph Letter Signed to (Maurice) Codner, artist

Artist. One page, 4to. He says that he is Secretary of the Artists' General Benevolent Fund for the year 1938-9 and asks for support for those artists in difficulty in "this period of unrest & uncertainty".

Owen Seaman

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 4to, to Rose Fyleman, children's writer.

Poet, critic, editor of "Punch" (1861-1936). He criticises something she has written about fairies, sympathising with children's lack of understanding and concluding that he has encountered the things she describes "when there are no Fairies in the neighbourhood".

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