Women

Two typed notes signed to Mrs Roscoe, secretary of the Society of Women Journalists.

Author: 
C.V. Wedgwood
Publication details: 
1950-1951.
£45.00

Historian. She suggests that her talk to the Society could include "some funny stories about the very early journalism in the infancy of newspapers", and, in the later note, she accepts an invitation to a Society function. Two items,

autograph note signed to Georgina Jones,

Author: 
Agnes Strickland
Publication details: 
21 October 1858, no place.
£20.00

Historian (1796-1874), whose most famous work was "The Lives of the Queens of England". One page, 12mo, on blue paper. "Believe me to be, dear Miss Georgina Jones very truly / Agnes Strickland / Octr. 21 1858". Unobtrusive numbering in one corner.

Autograph note signed to an unnamed male correspondent,

Author: 
Catherine Gladstone
Publication details: 
21 November [no year], Downing Street.
£30.00

(c.1813-1900), wife of the Liberal Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98). 2 pp, 12mo. "I am very sorry your note has not been answered. The truth is I am overwhelmed with applications & it is with very great regret that I must refuse your request. / I hope to be in Wells soon & in any case I could not make another engagement." Two spots of glue from previous mounting adhering to the reverse.

autograph letter signed to Albert Case,

Author: 
Alma Murray
Publication details: 
3 September 1902, with letterhead 49 Comeragh Road, West Kensington.
£20.00

English actress (1854-1945). 2 pp, 12mo. "All my recitations are favorites just when I am reciting them - so the question you ask me is rather difficult to answer. - I love my work, so each bit of it has its special place in my heart. Sometimes - it may be a sad one or a merry one that I feel most devoted to. - The audiences help you at these moments & make special favorites for a few hours."

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo (air letter), to Philip Connard, artist

Author: 
Elizabeth Murdoch
Publication details: 
12 Dec. (1945)
£100.00

Mother of Rupert, but apparently distinguished in her own right. She sympathises with Connard's "dreadful" life, but her family "feel very troubled that we are so well off for everything and can do almost nothing to help". She goes on to discuss the portrait Connard painted of Rupert and Helen (presumably sister) which "now graces our drawingroom mantelpiece" among distinguished company (John, Sickert, etc.). She mentions finally her two little daughters.

Autograph Note Signed to "Mrs Sidny"(?)

Author: 
Ann Thicknesse, nee Ford
Publication details: 
16/06/22
£100.00

Authoress and musician (1737-1824), wife of Philip Thicknesse (see DNB). 8vo, expressing thanks and gratitude at inordinate length. Her shaky handwriting is explained in a postscript ("I am so nervous I can scarcely hold my pen").

Autograph Poem Signed.

Author: 
Catherine Sinclair.
Publication details: 
28/11/57
£85.00

Scottish novelist (1800-1864). One page, trimmed, removed from an album, 7 x 4.5", text cldear and apparently complete, as follows: "Lines on the death of a Christian Hero.- // Let not a tear upon his grave be shed / The common tribute to the common dead, / But let the good, the [?], & the brave, / With noble envy sigh for such a grave / Catherine Sinclair / 28 Novr- / 1857". From the album formed by Annie, David Brewster's (see DNB) daughter-in-law. Brewster helped her with donations.

Autograph letter signed to Miss Buchanan.

Author: 
Elizabeth M. Sewell.
Publication details: 
Ashcliff, Bonchurch, I.W., 10 Dec. 1891.
£65.00

Religious and educational writer (1815-1906). Three pages, 8vo, good condition. She modestly thanks her correspondent for her letter and its contents. "God has been very good to me in granting His Blessing upon my efforts to be helpful by my writings . . . I am an old woman and my writing days are over, and I belong to a past generation." She is interested that her correspondent has "already known sorrow", although young, and warns that she should expect more. She hopes she learns that "God's ways are Ways of pleasantry and all His paths are Peace . . .

Autograph letter signed to "Mrs Fitzgerald".

Author: 
Margaret Oliphant.
Publication details: 
Windsor, 9 April 1879.
£40.00

Scottish novelist (1828-1897). Two pages, 12mo. She is discussing a puppy which her correspondent is getting for her to pass on to a firnd a "Miss Fitzmaurice". "The puppy is destined to a sort of heaven upon earth for puppies". Some further hasty news. With: a part of an ALS, mainly the signature and text with little interest.

Autograph letter signed to "Miss Hewitt".

Author: 
Georgiana Fullerton.
Publication details: 
Slindon Cottage, 8 Sept. [1860?].
£35.00

Novelist and philanthropist (1812-1885). Two pages, 12mo, good condition. She has heard that some children in the village have "Hooping [sic] cough". "Edmund and the Baley" have not had it, but she thinks there would be no danger in their coming to Slindon.

Autograph letter signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Anna Maria Hall (Mrs S.C. Hall).
Publication details: 
Old Brompton, 15 Feb. 1848.
£40.00

Miscellaneous writer (1800-1881). 3pp., 12mo, good condition. She thanks him for some verses which she thought "amonst the sweetest, the most touching I ever had." Then she tries to enlist his help for a bazaar to be held to contribute to a fund for the erection of an Asylum for Aged Governesses. "If you would take charge of it, I would forward you a silver collecting card, . . . or if you could set any of your lady friends to work for it . . .".

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