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Gracie Fields (1898-1979), English movie star, singer and music hall comedian

[ Gracie Fields, movie star, singer and music hall comedian. ] Autograph Signature.

On one side of 7 x 10 cm piece of pink paper cut from an autograph album. In fair condition, lightly aged. In a bold, large hand, simply reads: 'Gracie Fields'.

Frank Podmore (1856-1910) of the Post Office, founding member of the Fabian Society, and influential member of the Society for Psychical Research sceptical of spiritualism

[ Frank Podmore of the Fabian Society and Society for Psychical Research. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Frank Podmore') to 'Russell'

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged. The handwriting is difficult. Beneath the signature is written in pencil in another hand: 'Psychical Man.' The first paragraph concerns 'Macdonald's visit' and his own wife's return from Scotland. Podmore continues: 'We both feel that the...

Frances Parkinson Keyes [ nee Wheeler ] (1885-1970), bestselling American novelist

[ Frances Parkinson Keyes, bestselling American novelist. ] Three Typed Letters Signed to collector Eileen M. Cond, discussing her whereabouts and other matter.

Each of the three items is 1p., 4to. All three are signed 'Frances Parkinson Keyes'. The three in fair condition, lightly aged and creased. ONE: 19 March 1952. She was in Europe when Cond wrote her note, 'so it had to undergo several forwardings; and since my return to the United States, I have...

Emerson Tennent [ Sir James Emerson Tennent, 1st Baronet, born James Emerson ] (1804-1869), Irish-born British politician, colonial administrator and traveller, who acted as Governor of Ceylon

[ Sir James Emerson Tennent, politician and colonial administrator. ] Autograph Note Signed ('J Emerson Tennent') to

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, lightly aged, with traces of mount adhering at corners of reverse. The recipient is not identified. The note is written in a neat hand, and reads: 'Sir | Permit me to offer you my sincere thanks for the valuable communication you have so obligingly procured,...

Emerson Tennent [ Sir James Emerson Tennent, 1st Baronet, born James Emerson ] (1804-1869), Irish-born British politician, colonial administrator and traveller, who acted as Governor of Ceylon

[ Emerson Tennent, politician, colonial administrator and Governor of Ceylon. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Emerson Tennent'), describing his family's connection with Methodism, and his desire to attend a Methodist meeting in London.

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. He has asked his friend 'Mr Reilly' to assure the recipient that he will be with him on the arranged date. 'Independently of my personal interewst in Methodism from the fact of my family having been for 35 years < full?> in connexion with that...

Edward Morrison, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, 1811-1813

[ Edward Morrison, Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica. ] Autograph Signature ('Edw: Morrison Lt: Govr | Commr of the Forces at Jamaica <?>', on part of official letter concerning the court martial of Lieutenant Robert Irvine.

On both sides of a 13 x 20 cm piece of paper cut from an official letter. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The recto reads: '[…] Having received the enclosed Papers since I wrote to you on the 27th inst transmitting the Proceedings of a General Court Martial on the Trial of Lieutt...

Edmund Sharpe (1809-1877) of Lancaster, English architect, architectural historian, railway engineer [ Henry Heathcote Statham (1839-1924), architect; Liverpool Architectural Society ]

[ Edmund Sharpe of Lancaster, architect and architectural historian. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Edm: Sharpe. -') to fellow-architect H. Heathcote Statham, offering to change his plans so as to assist the Liverpool Architectural Society.

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. He very much regrets that his 'occupation and residence for 1/3rd of the year in the S[outh]. of France render it almost impossible for me to be of use in the way you propose to the L[iver]pool. Arch[itectura]l. Society: for your...

Doris Leslie [ née Doris Oppenheim, later Lady Fergusson Hannay ] (1891-1982), bestselling British novelist and historical biographer

[ Doris Leslie, bestseslling British novelist and historical biographer. ] Autograph Card Signed ('Doris Leslie.') to 'Miss Cond, (the ever faithful!)' [ Eileen M. Cond ], describing her husband's operation and convalescence, and a planned move

Written in blue ink and covering both sides of the card, which does not carry an address. After informing her that she is returning her bookmark with her signature she continues: 'I have been through an awful time which has killed all interest in the great success my “Perfect Wife” seems to be...

Charles Greville [ Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville ] (1794-1865), English diarist ('The Greville Memoirs') and first-class cricketer

[ Cholera; Charles Greville, celebrated diarist and first-class cricketer. ] Autograph Signature ('C Greville') to part of letter.

The Greville Memoirs caused an uproar on its publication in 1874. Queen Victoria described it as a 'dreadful and really scandalous book' which should be 'severely censored and discredited'. Disraeli characterised its author as 'the vainest being—I don't limit myself to man—that ever existed;...

Catherine Gaskin [ Catherine Gaskin Cornberg ] (1929-2009), best-selling Irish-Australian novelist in the field of romantic fiction [ William Hope Collins (1903-1967), Glasgow publisher ]

[ Catherine Gaskin, Irish-Australian author of romantic fiction. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Catherine Gaskin Cornberg') to 'Miss Cord [sic]' [ i.e. Eileen M. Cond ], discussing her former publisher William Hope Collins and his family.

1p., 4to. In good condition, lightly aged. She begins by agreeing to inscribe Cond's bookplate, before continuing: 'Ye, I did know Hope Collins – not particularly well, since he was based in Glasgow, and I lived in New York and the West Indies from 1955 to 1967 and so our visits to London rarely...

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