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John Murray the second (1778-1843), English publisher [ Henry Hallam (1777-1859), historian; Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), portrait painter ]

[ John Murray the second, London publisher. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('John Murray') to the historian Henry Hallam

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. He begins by informing him that the accounts 'for sale of your works for the past year are being made out'., and that he hopes to send them in a few days: 'they have been delayed only until I could receive from the various newspapers the acc...

J. P. Nichol [ John Pringle Nichol ] (1804-1859), Scottish astronomer, economist and educator

[ John Pringle Nichol, Scottish astronomer, economist and educator. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. P. Nichol') to W. Nisbet

1p., 12mo. In good condition, laid down on part of piece of grey-paper leaf from album. Nisbet has sent him an advertisement, indicating that he did not receive Nichol's letter informing him that he could not 'lecture in Paisley on the 15th.', and proposing the following day as an alternative. '...

J. D. C. Sowerby [ James De Carle Sowerby ] (1787-1871), naturalist and artist

[ James De Carle Sowerby, naturalist and artist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. D. C. Sowerby') to J. Rig, sending an impression of a fossil, and offering information regarding 'Fossils you may pick up'.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. He is sending 'an impression of Ammonites Duncanni [sic, for 'Duncani']', and offers 'any information respecting Fossils you may pick up'.

Henry Huntingford (1787-1867), classical scholar [ Richard Watts (d.1844), Printer to the University of Cambridge; Thomas Cadell and William Davies, London booksellers and publishers ]

[ Henry Huntingford, classical scholar, praises the work of Richard Watts, former Printer to the University of Cambridge. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H. Huntingford') [ to Richard Watts ], praising the work on his edition of Pindar,.

The subject of this letter is Huntingford's 'Pindari Carmina', 'excudit R. Watts sumptibus T. Cadell et W. Davies', published in London in 1814. Watts had been made Printer to the University of Cambridge in 1802, resigning in 1809 because, as Stokes notes in his 'Cambridge Stationers, Printers,...

Humphry Sandwith (1822-1881), army physician and author, Colonial Secretary of Mauritius [ his wife, born Lucy Ann Hargreaves (1842-1882) ]

[ Humphry Sandwith, army physician, author and Colonial Secretary of Mauritius. ] Autograph Letter Signed to a cleric, requesting a 'pastoral visit' for his ill wife, and a 'friendly cup of tea [...] to solace me in my solitude'.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Neatly written in a distinctive hand. The recipient is not identified. Sandwith begins by explaining that his wife 'has been really very ill the last two days', and that she 'expressed to me yesterday how much she would relish a pastoral visit by...

Henry Gally Knight (1786-1846), architectural writer and antiquary [ The Dramatic Authors' Society, London ]

[ Henry Gally Knight, architectural writer and antiquary. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('H Gally Knight')

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with small glue and paper stain affecting one word of text. He asks the unnamed male recipient to thank 'the Dramatic Authors' Society, for the honor they have done me in noticing my humble efforts in the cuase of the Drama'. It will give...

Gilbert Ainslie (1793-1870), Master of Pembroke College, and twice Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge [ Major Robert Guthrie Macgregor (1805-1869) ]

[ Gilbert Ainslie, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Major Macgregor', regarding his 'Translations from the Greek Anthology'.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. He has just received a copy of Ainslie's 'Translations from the Greek Anthology' from the London booksellers Messrs. Macmillan, together with MacGregor's 'obliging note'. The book will be placed in the College library, and Ainslie begs leave, 'in the...

Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge [ Lord Hardinge ] (1785-1856), Field Marshall in the British Army and Conservative politician [ Major General Sir Frederick Abbott (1805-1892) ]

[ Field Marshall Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge, army officer and politician. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Hardinge') congratulating 'Colonel Abbott' [ Sir Frederick Abbott ] on his knighthood.

2pp., 12mo. With postmarked frank (again signed 'Hardinge') addressed to 'Colonel Abbott C. B. | Addiscombe'. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. He is pleased that Abbott is 'to receive a mark of distinction from the Queen, which combines the satisfaction which your Services have given at...

F. J. Furnivall [ Frederick James Furnivall ] (1825-1910), philologist, Shakespeare scholar, co-creator of what became the Oxford English Dictionary [ Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth (1824-1908) scholar ]

[ F. J. Furnivall, philologist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('F. J. F.') to 'Mr. Ebsworth' [ the scholar Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth ], regarding topics including the state of 'the Soc[iet]y' and his 'last landlady Mrs. Achurch' and her daughter.

2pp., 12mo. The first sentence concerns an indecipherable subject. 'He continues: 'When you come to town, we must have a chat about ways & means. The Soc[iet]y. has no money in hand, & I don't see myself how to raise it. Your last Part was a too generous one for one year.' If Ebsworth...

Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake [ nee Rigby ] (1809-1893), art critic and art historian, the first woman to write regularly for the Quarterly Review, wife of Sir Charles Eastlake, Director, National Galery

[ Elizabeth, Lady Eastlake, art critic and wife of Sir Charles Eastlake, Director of the National Gallery. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Eliz: Eastlake')

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with small glue stain and thin strip of stub adhering to one edge. Reads: 'Dear Lady Stanhope | If you & Lord Stanhope could honor us with your company on Thursday evng the 19th. Sir Chas. & Dr. Waagen & I wd. be much gratified | Believe me...

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