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Caroline Herschel [ Caroline Lucretia Herschel ] (1750-1848), Hanoverian astronomer in England, sister of the astronomer-royal Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)

[ Caroline Herschel, Hanoverian astronomer in England, sister of Sir William Herschel. ] Autograph Message to 'Miss Kerr', to which she adds her name and address.

Neatly written out, with the long s, and presented on an 8 x 14.5 cm piece of gilt-edged paper. The text reads: 'Miss Kerr desires me to write something for her Stam-Book (so I believe it is called) I would rather compley [sic] with any other commands She would be pleased to honour me with, than...

Allan Cunningham (1784-1842), Scottish poet and author, a member of the 'London Magazine' circle of John Scott [ William Jerdan; Literary Gazette ; Henry Glassford Bell; Edinburgh Literary Journal ]

[ Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed to William Jerdan, editor of the Literary Gazette, an amusing letter of introduction for Henry Glassford Bell, editor of the Edinburgh Literary Journal.

1p., 12mo. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Will. Jerdan Esq | Grove House | Brompton', with second signature 'Allan Cunningham' at bottom left of address. Docketed on the same page, presumably by Jerdan: 'A Cunningham | Introduction of Mr Bell | Ed. Of Edinh. Lit. Journal'. In...

Alice Meynell [Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell, née Thompson ] (1847-1922), poet, suffragist, author and editor [ Beatrice or Gertrude Harraden? ]

[ Alice Meynell, poet and suffragist. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Miss Harraden', thanking her for her consideration and inviting her to visit.

4pp., 16mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with dogeared corners. She is effusive in her thanks for Harraden's 'generous thought of writing to me. | To receive such a letter from one like you is a great delight. I am sure you would be glad if you knew how great.' She asks if...

Washington Gladden (1836-1918), American Congregational pastor and religious editor of New York Independent, prominent in the Social Gospel and Progressive Movements, opponent of racial segregation

[ Washington Gledden, religious editor of the New York Independent and opponent of racial segregation. ] Autograph Signature.

On one side of a 12mo piece of paper. In good condition, lightly aged, folded once horizontally with traces of glue from mount on blank reverse. Firm signature, underlined. Reads: 'Washington Gledden | Jan 29, 1914'.

Spanish Civil War; HMS Shropshire, Royal Navy Mediterranean Fleet 1st Cruiser Squadron; Admiral Sir Thomas Hugh Binney (1883-1953); the Spanish Civil War

[ The Spanish Civil War: Royal Navy evacuation of refugees in 1936. ] Original duplicated copy of an account titled 'H.M.S. “Shropshire” at Barcelona. 22nd August 1936 to 16th September 1936'. With thirteen photographs, including eight of refugees.

HMS Shropshire was a Royal Navy 'London' County-class heavy cruiser, launched in 1928 and decommissioned in 1942. In July 1936, as part of the Mediterranean Fleet 1st Cruiser Squadron, she sailed to Barcelona, relieving HMS London, the first ship to arrive to take off refugees from the Spanish...

Robert Baker Girdlestone (1836-1923), Hebrew scholar, first principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and Anglican cleric [ Samuel Prideaux Tregelles; Constantin von Tischendorf ]

[ Robert Baker Girdlestone, Hebrew scholar and first principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. ] Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'R. B. Girdlestone'), with reference to the biblical scholars Constantin von Tischendorf and Samuel Prideaux Tregelles. ]

The three items in good condition, on lightly aged paper. All three on bifoliums. ONE (5 August 1868): 2pp., 12mo. He thanks the recipient for his 'lecture', which 'gives a large amount of information in a small space'. If he would care to 'present a copy to our library, I am sure it would be...

Mona Inglesby (1918-2006), dancer, choreographer, founder of International Ballet [ Moira Shearer, Nina Tarakanova, Claudie Léonard Algeranova, Anna Marinova, Joyce Graeme, Rex Reid, Jean Harris ]

[ Mona Inglesby and International Ballet. ] Autograph Signatures of Inglesby and 23 members of her International Ballet troupe, including Moira Shearer, Nina Tarakanova, Claudie Léonard Algeranova, Anna Marinova, Joyce Graeme, Rex Reid, Jean Harris.

There has been a recent resurgence of interest in Mona Inglesby and her International Ballet (1942-1951). In 2008 Kay Hunter published a study of the troupe, titled 'Ballet in the Blitz'; then in 2012 BBC Radio 4 aired a documentary about Mona Inglesby and International Ballet, titled 'Black-Out...

Margot Asquith [ Emma Alice Margaret Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith, née Tennant ] (1864-1945), wife of Liberal Prime Minister H. H. Asquith [ Herbert Henry Asquith ] (1852-1928)

[ Margot Asquith to her husband Liberal Prime Minister H. H. Asquith. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Yr. own | Margot'), to 'Darling', discussing personal matters including her love for her baby and a portrait of 'R' by John Singer Sargent.

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. The letter, the handwriting of which is not altogether straightforward, begins: 'Darling It is so cold here we have to have fires wh. is a blow for the children for having no gov[erness]. I thought we sd. Live on the beach for tea &...

Lt.-Col. William Burton Stewart (1872-1936), Scottish war hero, traveller, genealogist, Oxford double blue

[ Lt. Col. William Burton Stewart, Scottish First World War hero, traveller, genealogist, Oxford double blue. ] Substantial unpublished 'Memoirs' (the original corrected autograph and typed copy), with two volumes of family photographs.

For information about Stewart, see his Times obituary, 8 June 1936, and his entry in Who Was Who. The Times obituary ('Lt.-Col. W. Burton Stewart | A Double Blue'), contains the following summary of the main events described in these memoirs: 'Burton, as he was known for most of his life, was...

Lord Wenlock [ Beilby Lawley, 3rd Baron Wenlock (1849-1912), soldier, Liberal politician and Governor of Madras,1891-1896 ] [ Lieut.-Col. Charles Henry Milburn (1860-1948) ]

[ Lord Wenlock, Liberal politician and Governor of Madras. ] Three Autograph Letters Signed (all 'Wenlock') to 'Colonel Milburn', on topics including 'services' in Hull and his 'duties in attendance to the King of Bulgaria'..

From the papers of Lieut.-Col;. C. H. Milburn, Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant of the 2nd East Riding Yorks Royal Garrison Artillery (Volunteers), Royal Army Medical Corps.All three items in good condition, lightly aged, with slight traces of glue from mount; the last letter has a short closed...

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