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Hodder & Stoughton, London publishers, founded 1868: Robert Percy Hodder-Williams (1880-1958) and his brother Ralph Hodder-Williams (1890-1961), directors

[Hodder & Stoughton, London publishers.] Typed Note Signed by two of the firm's directors, the brothers R. Percy Hodder-Williams and Ralph Hodder-Williams, asking Jackson Gregory to accept a 'special copy' of his 'Riders across the Border'.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. The brothers ask Gregory to 'please accept this special copy of RIDERS ACROSS THE BORDER, with our warmest regards, and with every good wish for Christmas and the New Year.' Gregory had published his book with the firm earlier in the year. Philip...

D. Christie Murray [David Christie Murray] (1847-1907), journalist and author, a noted foreign correspondent

[ David Christie Murray, Victorian foregin correspondent and author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('D. Christie Murray') to Messrs Edward Gwyer & Son, regarding his plans for payment of a debt following the completion of a book.

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with minor traces of paper from mount on reverse. Reads: 'Gentlemen, | My book was finished and handed in last Monday. I have written to Smedley's setting forth that fact. The document they hold forbids me to draw the money and sent it to them, but in...

Henry Sutherland Edwards (1828-1906), Victorian Fleet Street journalist and author, foreign correspondent of The Times, London [Arthur Locker (1828-1893), editor of The Graphic]

[Henry Sutherland Edward hands over the editorship of the Graphic to Arthur Locker.] Autograph Letter Signed ('H S. Edwards') to 'Richard', regarding his handing over of the editorship of the Graphic to Arthur Locker.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Addressed to 'My dear Richard'. In the first paragraph he explains that he will not be able to accept his inviation as he is 'obliged to go into the country'. In the second he writes: 'Arthur Locker will succeed me here after the first of May; and he...

Arthur Sidgwick (1840-1920), educationist and classical scholar, suffragist and proponent of women's education at Oxford, brother of the philosopher Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900)

[ Arthur Sidgwick. ] Autograph Card Signed ('A. Sidgwick') to 'Mrs Green'., regarding arrangements for her stay at his Oxford address, while he and his family are in Wales.

Neatly and closely written on both sides of a 9 x 11.5 cm. card. In good condition, lightly aged. On his return from Cambridge the previous Saturday he 'found (as I expected) my family gone to Wales. Among their letters was the enclosed card. I assume it is from you.' He assures her that 'all is...

Charles Young, head of the Kensington booksellers Lamley & Co. [ [John Gideon Wilson (1876-1963)] of the London booksellers J. & E. Bumpus; John Murray Ltd ]

[ Charles Young, head of the Kensington booksellers Lamley & Co., to John G. Wilson of Messrs Bumpus. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('C.') to Wilson

R. J. L. Kingsford, in his history of the Publishers Association, describes Young as 'a bookseller of outstanding character and ability, a friend of Arnold Bennett, and the discoverer of the literary distinction of George Sturt'. 1p., 12mo. Neatly and closely written. Headed 'private', and...

Arthur Locker (1828-1893), novelist and journalist, editor of The Graphic

[Arthur Locker, novelist and journalist, as editor of the Graphic.] Autograph Note Signed ('Arthur Locker | (Ed. Graphic)') to Henry Walker of Worcester, declining an article.

1p., 12mo. On grey paper. Aged and with light discoloration and chipping along one edge. A somewhat barbed missive, reading: 'Sir, | I thank you for your offer, but I have so many subjects on hand just now that I fear I could not find room for your article even if I approved of it.' The Graphic...

Westland Aircraft Limited, Yeovil, Somerset

[Westland Aircraft Limited, British aircraft manufacturers.] A duplicated typed official company history headed 'A Brief Westland History'.

9pp., 8vo. On nine stapled leaves. At end: 'With the compliments of | Westland Aircraft Limited, | Yeovil, Somerset. | Tel: Yeovil (0935) 5222 | November 1971'. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. The start of the document gives an indication of the businesslike style of the narrative: 'In...

Violet Hunt, author and literary hostess, lived with Ford Madox Hueffer [Ford] for a time.

[ Violet Hunt; Pre-Raphaelites ] Autograph Note Signed "Violet Madox Hueffer" to Clifford Bax, author, accepting an invitation.

Though never married, Hunt carried on a number of relationships, mostly with older men. One page, 12mo, good condition, saying, It is very kind of you to ask me to your party on the 9th and I shall be very pleased top come." Note: Among her lovers were Somerset Maugham and H. G. Wells, though...

Sean T. O'Kelly, sometime President of the Republic of Ireland (1882-1956)

[ Sean T. O'Kelly, Republican ] Autograph (brief) Curriculum Vitae Signed "With best wishes from | Sean T. O'Kelly"

One page, 4to, edges sl chipped. mainly good condition, complete. He follows his best wishes (see above) with information about the (formal) political positions he has occupied from President (giving dates of inauguration and retirement ); place of birth (Wellington St, Dublin); when elected to...

Dorothy M. Richardson, feminist author.

[ Dorothy M. Richardson ] Autograph Letter Signed "Dorothy M. Richardson" to Clifford Bax, author, about a "small appreciation" of something by her husband (!) she'd like to have published in a periodical Bax edited.

One page, 8vo, lined paper, good condition, hand attractive and somewhat calligraphic. "The irrelevance of the comments to date, on [ husband] Alan Odle's Candide, has moved me to attempt a small appreciation. I send it herewith, hoping that you may find room for it in the January number of "The...

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