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Augustus W. Franks [ Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks (1826 – 1897), antiquary and museum administrator ]

[ Augustus Franks; British Museum ] Autograph Letter Signed "Augustus W. Franks" to "[William Boyd ] Dawkins", geologist and archaeologist, Curator of Manchester Museum etc.

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition,difficult hand at times. "I am very glad that you have had so successful an expedition. | The objects to which you allude do not appear to be interglacial. They consist 1. of cores left in [turning?] vases, grey [schistore?] slatewith a few garnets, [...

Alfred Melanesia [ Alfred Thomas Hill (1901–1969), fourth Anglican Bishop of Melanesia].

[Alfred, Bishop of Melanesia; homosexuality and murder ] [Airmail] Typed Letter Signed "Alfred Melanesia" to the Rev. Father H. Cecil Cohen C.R. at Welsh address, about

Airmail letter, 27 x 17cm, one and a half pages typed, fold marks, minor staining, mainly good. A long and detailed letter discussing the circumstances of the forthcoming trial of Reginald Poole, revealed as a predatory homosexual, and about to be tried for the murder of a Melanesian youth. He...

[ Adler, Freud, Jung, Havelock Ellis and others Vice-Presidents]

[ Leaflet/Handbill; annotated ] Association for the Scientific Treatment of Criminals "The only way to stop us ..."(annotation described below).

Printed, 4pp., 8vo, fold mark, small closed tear, good condition, with removeable application for Associate/subscription intact and unused. The word "Criminal" in the title has been crossed out and"Deliquency & Crime" added in MS title. The list of members include Adler, Freud, Jung,...

Sir Humphry Mackworth [Sir Humphrey Mackworth], Tory politician and dubious industrial entrepreneur in Neath, Wales, and New York [Company of Mine Adventurers of England]

[Sir Humphry Mackworth, politician, and industrial entrepreneur.] Manuscript Draft Petition from Mackworth's partners to the Lord Chancellor, claiming that 'mismanagement' of interests in Neath (Wales), and New York, will leave them 'entirely ruined'

Mackworth was a flamboyant character, but whatever his flaws he played a major and innovative role in energising Welsh industry in the late Stuart period. For information on him and his dubious ventures, see his entries in the Oxford DNB (where his first name is spelt 'Humphry') and the...

Paul Lacroix [pseudonyms 'P. L. Jacob, bibliophile' and 'Bibliophile Jacob'] (1806-1884), French novelist, historian and journalist, Librarian of the Arsenal Library, Paris [Alphonse de Lamartine]

[Paul Lacroix ('P. L. Jacob, bibliophile'), French author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Paul Lacrois | bibliophile Jacob') to Lamartine, calling on him to prevent a 'massacre des monumens', the destruction of ' les châteaux royaux et les Tuileries'.

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with stub from mount adhering to second leaf. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Baron Houghton). The salutation is to 'Monsieur', but Lamartine is named as recipient in the text of the letter (see below)....

Marion Spielmann [Marion Harry Alexander Spielmann] (1858-1948), art critic and art historian, editor of The Connoisseur and Magazine of Art [Douglas Sladen (1856-1947), author]

[Marion Spielmann, editor of The Connoisseur and Magazine of Art, art critic.] Autograph Card Signed (' M. H. Spielmann') to author Douglas Sladen, asking for information on Frederic Whyte, 'one of the men I should least like to lose sight of'.

13.5 x 9 cm post card, unillustrated, and with stamp printed on in green, and postmark. In fair condition, on aged and browned high-acidity card. Addressed by Spielmann to: 'Douglas Sladen Esq. | The Avenue House, | Richmond.' As long as a short letter, with postscript up one side. He has...

Louis XIV of France [Louis Dieudonné] (1638-1715), known as 'le Roi Soleil' (the Sun King) and 'Louis le Grand' [Louvois [François Michel Le Tellier, Marquis of Louvois] (1641-1691), War Secretary]

[Louis XIV of France.] Autograph Signature ('Louis') to manuscript document to 'Monsr de Bezmaux gouvr. de mon chau de la Bastille', i.e. Bastille Governor François de Monlezun, Sieur de Besmaux, regarding Marquis de Jonzac. Countersigned by Louvois.

2pp, folio. In fair condition, aged and worn, with two closed tears for the seal (not present) and repair to slight damage along one edge, and stub from mount adhering. Folded twice. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). The document is addressed...

Lord Salisbury [Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil (1830-1903), 3rd Marquess of Salisbury], Conservative Prime Minister on three occasions [William Henry Fremantle, Dean of Ripon; Maeirone]

[Lord Salsibury, Conservative Prime Minister.] Autograph Letter in the third person to 'Mr. Macirone', regarding 'Canon Fremantle's letter'.

2pp, 12mo. In fair condition, aged and lightly stained. Folded once. Headed by Salisbury 'Private'. The letter begins: 'Lord Salisbury presents his compliments to Mr. Macirone, & is much obliged to him for his letter, & for the very apposite quotations to which he calls Lord Salisbury's...

Johann Heinrich Samuel Formey [Jean Henri Samuel Formey] (1711-1797), German churchman, of French descent, 'savant' and contributor to Diderot's 'Encylopédie', a founding member of the Berlin Academy

[Johann Heinrich Samuel Formey [Jean H.S. Formey], contributor to Diderot's 'Encylopédie'.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Formey | Conseiller intime du Roi | Secretaire perpetuel de l'Academie'), in French, declining present to the Berlin Academy.

1p, 8vo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. With stub from mount adhering along one edge. From the celebrated manuscript collection of Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton). In reply to the unnamed recipient's letter, he writes that he has presented to the Berlin Academy 'votre...

James Kirkup [1918–2009), born James Harold Kirkup, poet, translator and travel writer

[ James Kirkup in Japan ] Printed Business Card with Autograph Note Signed "James Kirkup" to unnamed correspondent.

Busieness Card, 9 x 6cm, rounded corners, sl. battered but text clear. Printed detail includes name, James Kirkup, and celebrate his membership of the RSL, his professorship at the UNiversity of Nagoya, and Visiting Professorship at the Japan Women's University. The text (see image) is as...

£60.00 Kirkup
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