AUTOGRAPH

[Rosita Forbes] Bold Signature only: Rosita Forbes.

Author: 
Rosita Forbes [(1890 – 1967), travel writer, novelist and explorer].
Rosita
Publication details: 
No place or date
£30.00
Rosita

Piece of paper, 6.5 x 2.5cm, very good condition. Signature only, with no evidence of being a part of a letter. See image.

[William J. Thoms; Princess Olive] Autograph Letter Signed William J. Thoms to Doyne Bell, antiquarian, sometime employee in the Royal Household, about Princess Olive, the impostor.

Author: 
William J. Thoms [William John Thoms (1803 -1885), writer credited with coining the term folklore in 1846. Thoms's investigation of folklore & myth led to a later career debunking longevity myths]
Publication details: 
40 St George's Square, SW, 19 Jan. 1877.
£56.00

Three pages, bifolium, black-bordered, good condition. Text: Do you know a Mr Tobin who is writing a Life of the Duke of Kent. | I have here a cool & curious Letter asking me to lend him my 'two volumes of Mm Serres Memoirs of HRH' & speaks of the value of her views upon the matter [as?] 'that lady was versed in the history of that period' [phrase underlined].

[Edward VII; Albert Edward P] Autograph Letter Signed Albert Edward to Lord Bury, about His inspection of the Civil Service Volunteers.

Author: 
Albert Edward [Edward VII (1841 -1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India from 1901 until his death in 1910].
Publication details: 
[Headed] Marlborough House, 14 June 1864
£80.00

Three pages, 8vo, bifolium, black-bordered, good condition. He thanks him for kind words about him and the Princess. I can assure you that both the Princess & myself are deeply sensible of the feelings displayed towards us - & we were both very much gratified by the Inspection of the Civil Service Volunteers under your command yesterday- | We shall always be most anxious to support any great public institution & undertaking & it is indeed most necessary to encourage the Volunteers, who have displayed so noble a feeling in coming forward for the defence of their Sovereign & Country - [...]

[Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Family] Christmas Card comprising Family Photograph, Autograph Note Signed by Mary Lee and inscription to Mark Bonham-Carter To Mark - Aye, Mary Lee and Doug

Author: 
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Family
Fairbanks
Publication details: 
For Christmas and 1951 [front page of card]
£165.00
Fairbanks

Christmas (and New Year) Card, c.14 x 11cm, bifolium, very good condtion. See image. With envelope probably addressed by Fairbanks himself. Internally, on left, there's a note by Mary Lee apologising for the card's lateness: Dear Mark- Just found this in a book I was reading - I'm sorry it didn't arrive at a more appropriate season! So Happy Easter! We will be here by May 1, and look forward to seeing you again. | Affectionately, | Mary Lee. Opposite page.

[Admiral Fremantle; Titanic] Autograph Letter Signed ER Fremantle to unnamed correspondent, author of a Poem about the sinking of the Titanic, congratulating and criticising.

Author: 
E.R. Fremantle [Admiral The Honourable Sir Edmund Robert Fremantle (1836 – 1929), Royal Navy officer who served as Commander-in-Chief, Plymouth.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 44 Lower Sloane Street, S.W., 4 May [1912?]
£65.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, very good condition. Text: A line to acknowledge your stirring poem on the loss of the Titanic which I admire much. | I suppose & hope that the story of the band is true, but it requires some corroboration.

[Gaston Palewski; de Gaulle] Typed Letter Signed Gaston Palewski to Monsieur le Professeur Andre Gros, legal advisor to De Gaulle at the time, who counter-signs, referring to an article by Sir John Pollock, and his work in London.

Author: 
Gaston Palewski [(1901 – 1984), French politician, close associate of Charles de Gaulle]
Palewski
Publication details: 
[Printed heading includes] Cabinet du Général de Gaulle, No. 505/Cab.Dir., [date typed] Alger, le 8 février 1944
£120.00
Palewski

One page, 4to, fold marks, one edge dusted, fold marks, ow good. Je vous remercie vivement de m'avoir envoyé l;article de Sir John Pollock. Que cette fidélité amicale et intelligence est raffraichissante [one f crossed out]. | Je vous félicite du travail que vous faites à Londres, et vous prie de croire a mon tres fidèle souvenir. Underneath Palewski's scrawled signature, Gros has added le ci est de Palewski I I think!) adding his own nearly illegible signature. See image.

[Henry Fairfield Osborn, paleontologist] Typed Letter Signed Henry Fairfield Osborn ro Dr. W.B. Crow. botanist, expressing pleasure at receiving Crow's paper (phylogeny, the evolutionary history of species).

Author: 
Henry Fairfield Osborn [(1857 -1935), American paleontologist, geologist and eugenics advocate. He was the president of the American Museum of Natural History for 25 years].
Publication details: 
[Headed] American Museum of Natural History New York, Office of the President, 6 January 1927
£75.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Text: A great number and variety of activities delayed my reply to your letter. | I was delighted to receive your paper and much interested in your subject. Few scientific workers devote sufficient thought to the real factors entering into a phylogenetic arrangement. | I am very glad to forward to you some of my studies on the phylogeny of the elephants and trust that you may find them useful to you in your future work [...]

[Travel to India] Two Handwritten Letters from The Company , Henry S. King & Co, one to F.W. Pirrie ( later in Survey of India), the other to Messrs Cochran & Macpherson, one detailing the expenses of passage to India and the route.

Author: 
Henry S. King & Co. East India, Army, Civil Service, and Colonial Bankers and Agents.
Publication details: 
A.19 August Inst [1897?]; B. Bombay, 17 April 1897.
£45.00

Two pages and one page, 4to, good condition. A. The agent details the expense of travel for Miss Pirrie, Pirrie's use of a coupon, baggage allowance (for S.S. Arcadia), enclosing a traveller's Guide [not present], concluding with stamped signature Henry King & Co.; B. Concerning the Bill of lading for Pirrie's 3 cases, shipped by the S.S. Coromandel. A paragraph asking for an Invoice is crossed out, and a sentence added: The goods have been duly cleared and forwarded. Note from source of the letters: F.W.

[General Alexander; Cruikshank; I.K. Brunel] Autograph Letter Signed J.E. Alexander to George Cruikshank, caricaturist, about a monument to Brunel in Scotland.

Author: 
J.E. Alexander [General Sir James Edward Alexander (1803 – 1885), Scottish traveller, author and soldier]
Publication details: 
[Headed] United Service Club, Pall Mall, S.W., 7 Dec. 1872.
£120.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition, a scrawI. Text: I have only now come to town & was prevented replying to your letter of 28 Nov. sooner. We are getting on slowly but I hope surely with the subscription for the BruneI Statue - but all concerned in this National (Scotch) undertaking must exercise patience - no Committee in Scotland have a such command as you mention (£500) (I hope the Cttee here are coping doing) I came to London for Decr.

[James Paget; Queen Victoria??] Autograph Note Signed James Paget to Laking [Francis Laking (1847–1914), physician, Surgeon-Apothecary etc to Queen Victoria], asking him to arrange with William Gull to see Mrs Jones [Queen Victoria?].

Author: 
James Paget [Sir James Paget (1814 -1899), surgeon and pathologist. In 1858 he was appointed surgeon extraordinary to Queen Victoria]
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] 62 Pall Mall, SW, Thursday [undated].
£45.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Text: If you arrange [?] with Sir William Gull for seeing Mrs. Jones tomorrow afternoon, Kindly let me know the time and I will come to hear the report. All medical men mentioned served the Queen.

[Harold Acton, aesthete, BYT] Autograph Note Signed 'Harold Acton' to a Mr Higgins [John Higgins of 'The Times'] concerning proofs.

Author: 
Harold Acton [Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton (1904 – 1994), writer, scholar, and aesthete].
Publication details: 
Villa La Pietra, Florence, 15 August 1975.
£85.00

One page, 8vo, fold marks, good condition. Herewith I enclose the proofs you kindly sent with many thanks. All is at a standstill here for Ferragosto [underlined] but I hope this will reach you safely by express post.

[Alexander Knox, the sage of Bellevue] A very substantial Autograph Letter Signed Alex Knox, to a Mr [Mangen?], more an Essay than a letter, including a personal credo, comment on John Wesley, and on current politics (agitators; Castereagh)

Author: 
Alexander Knox (1757 – 1831), Irish theological writer.
Publication details: 
Bellevue, 7 Dec. [1819]. Note: The year seems to be in a different hand. Watermark obscured but could be1818.
£650.00

Eleven (11) pages, 12mo, 3 bifoliums, remnants of crude binding (sewing with paper spine), text complete, final page chipped with no loss, foxing and staining NOT obscuring text. More an Essay than a Letter. He asks that a packet that accompanied this letter should be forwarded (NOT present) and emphasises that he only wants a reply when it suits his correspondent who is not necessarily required to read his letters (!) until an interval of time leaves you at liberty. His correspondent has expressed his liking for the preface submitted to him.

[Arthur Henderson, Foreign Secretary; League of Nations] Typed Letter Signed Arthur Henderson, President of the Conference for the Reduction and the Limitation of Armaments, to Mr. Sayers [Rev. A.H. Sayers].

Author: 
Arthur Henderson [(1863 – 1935) was a British iron moulder (foundry) and Labour politician, sometime Foreign Secretary, President, Disarmament Conference in 1932, Nobel Peace Prize 1934]
Publication details: 
Societe des Nations | League of Nations | Conference etc in French and English, Geneva, 2 July 1932
£135.00

One page, sm. folio, fold marks, good condition. Henderson thanks Sayers for his telegram urging drastic reduction in World Armanents. | I can assure you that, as President of the Conference, I shall do all within my power to achieve this end. The responsibility for decisions rests, however, with the various Governments, especially those of the Great Powers; I am therefore venturing to have mention made of your telegram in the Journal of the Conference so as to bring it to the notice of the Delegations.

[Auberon Waugh, journalist] Typed Note Signed and Autograph Note Signed (2 items) Auberon Waugh to John Higgins of The Times about something published and some galley proofs.

Author: 
Auberon Waugh [Auberon Alexander Waugh (1939 – 2001), journalist and novelist, and eldest son of the novelist Evelyn Waugh.].
Publication details: 
[Headed Notepaper with view of the Waugh House in Combe Florey.] Combe Florey House, Combe Florey, Taunton, Somerset, TA4 3JD, 17 August 1976 (TLS) and 15 June 1976.
£50.00

Both one page, 8vo, fold marks, good condition.1. The ANS: I return the galleys on my Donleavy piece. As you see, there are [?] no corrections. Docketed, by Higgins presumably, SAT Review | File; 2. The TLS: [...] I thought The Times did me proud on the Donleavy article and was delighted that my portrait should be given so much greater prominence than Donleavy's. | It would be a tremendous kindness if you have any spare copies of it, to send me a few. I gave my only copy away.

[Flora Klickman' Girls' Own Paper] Autograph Note Signed Flora Klickman to unnamed male correspondent, making a financial contribution.

Author: 
Flora Klickman [Emily Flora Klickmann (1867 – 1958), journalist, author and editor].
Publication details: 
[Printed heading] The Flower-Patch, Near Tintern, Chepstow. Brockweir (holograph), 14 October 1933.
£35.00

One page, 12mo, very good condition. I enclose a guinea towards the Prize for the Flower Show, & hope you will have a very successful day. With all good wishes [...]. Note: She was the second editor of the Girl's Own Paper, but became best known for her Flower-Patch series of books of anecdotes, autobiography and nature description.

[Indian Students' Department, East India Association, London.] Six yearly issues of the printed 'Report on the Work of the Indian Students' Department', variously by C. E. Mallet, N. C. Sen and Thomas Quayle, from between July 1912 and 31 March 1922.

Author: 
Indian Students' Department, East India Association, London (C. E. Mallet, N. C. Sen and Thomas Quayle) [Office of the High Commissioner for India]
Publication details: 
London: His Majesty's Stationery Office [the last published by the Office of the High Commissioner for India]. Six items: a run of four from July 1912/June 1913 to July 1915/June 1916; with: 1 April 1920/31 March 1921 and 1 April 1921/31 March 1922.
£450.00

From the papers held at the headquarters of the National Indian Association and the Northbrook Society, 21 Cromwell Road, London (referred to in the report for 1912/1913 as 'The House in Cromwell Road' and 'The London Bureau' and 'still to a large extent the headquarters of the Student's Department'; and in the report for 1914/1915 as 'Mr. Arnold's Bureau', referring to 'Mr. T. W. Arnold, C.I.E., the Educational Adviser in London'). For the context see F. H. Brown's article 'Indian Students in Great Britain' (with 'Discussion'), Asiatic Review, July 1925, quoting Sir Charles E.

[Isaac Foot; India] Typed Letter Signed Isaac Foot boldly to the Rev. A.H. Sayers who was particularly involved in the League of Nations Union.

Author: 
Isaac Foot [(1880 – 1960), Liberal politician and solicitor; bibliophile].
Publication details: 
Pencrebar, Callington, Cornwall, 19 August 1935.
£45.00

One page, 4to, fold marks, good condition. Judging by other correspondence accompanying this letter, Foot has probably been invited to address the Monmouth Town Branch of the League of Nations Union. Foot is sorry [he] cannot give a promise for November although I would very much like to come and be associated with your work. The imminence of an election has now to be taken into consideration.

Commemorative card In Sacred Memory of the Officers, Crew and Passengers of the British Airship R.101 which crashed in France on Sunday Morning OCT. 5th 1930 with a loss of 48 lives . . .

Author: 
[ Airship disaster ; R101 ]
Publication details: 
[1930]
£35.00

Card, 4 pages, c.4 x 3, signs of wear but mainly good condition. First page a device of a cross in flowers and the phrase Thy Will be done; second page image of airship with a brief account of the disaster; thrid page In Sacred Memory . . .

[Richard Casey; 16th Governor-General of Australia] Typed Letter Signed R[G?] Casey to H. Rutherford Purnell, c/o The Public Library, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, saying that he's posting two books of his under separate cover.

Author: 
Richard Casey [Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey (1890 – 1976), Australian statesman]
Publication details: 
[Printed Heading] Commonwealth Treasury, Canberra, F.C.T., 9 March 1935.
£45.00

One page, cr. 8vo, fold marks, good condition. Text: I have your letter of March 5th,and am posting to you - under separate cover - 'The World we live in' and 'Australia's place in the World'. | With my thanks for the courtesy of your letter. With additional note in his handwriting, Will be forwarded in next shipment.

[Charles Pratt; America; Plantations] Section only of MS. Document (Secretarial text) Signed C. Pratt, memorialist as Attorney-General, concerning the Commissioners of Prizes and Plantations in America

Author: 
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (1714-1794) judge and politician.
Camden
Camden1
Publication details: 
Lincolns Inn Fields, 3 Dec. 1759.
£280.00
Camden
Camden1

Surviving section 20 x 10cm, closed tears 2.5cm, edges sl. ragged, foxing but text fully legible. See images.

[George Cornewall Lewis; the Crimean War] Autograph Note Signed G.C. Lewis to J.W. Wilkins thanking him for his essay on the Turkish Empire.

Author: 
George Cornewall Lewis [(806 – 1863), statesman and man of letters.]
Publication details: 
Kent House, 1 July 1853.
£45.00

Two pages, 12mo, an edge frayed, remnants of paper for tipping in album, minor stain, text clear and complete. Text: Pray accept my thanks for yr kindness in sending me your essay on the Turkish Empire, which I shall read with much pleasure, in reference to the important question now pending in that part of the world. The Crimean War commenced in October 1853.

[Golfers of the 30s] Signatures of Johnny Bulla (American), C.A. Whitcomb (English), Jimmy Adams (Scottish) and four others (not deciphered but see image).

Author: 
Golfers of the 30s.
Golfers
Publication details: 
Prob. 1930s.
£65.00
Golfers

Leaf removed from autograph album, 13.5 x 11cm, one rough edge (from removal), pencilled, minor stain, good condition.

[Thomas Gisborne, Anglican cleric and author, leading member of the abolitionist Clapham Sect.] Three Autograph Letters Signed to Archdeacon John Woodhouse, praising his edition of the Apocalypse, and discussing his own on 'Sunday Drilling'.

Author: 
Thomas Gisborne (1758-1846), Anglican cleric, leading member with William Wilberforce and Thomas Babington of abolitionist Clapham Sect [John Chappel Woodhouse (1749-1833), Archdeacon of Salop]
Publication details: 
All three from Yoxall Lodge. 24 February and 2 May 1806; and 25 June 1828.
£220.00

The three letters are in good condition, lightly aged and worn, with minor evidence of previous mounting in an album. ONE: 24 February 1806. 1p, 4to. Signed 'Thomas Gisborne.' The subject of the letter is Woodhouse's translation of the Apocalypse, prefixed by 'a dissertation on the divine origin of the book', published the previous year. Gisborne writes that on his 'return from Leicestershire' the previous Friday, he found Woodhouse's 'very obliging present'.

[Noel Coward] His flamboyant and characteristic signature only. See image.

Author: 
Noel Coward [Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899 – 1973), playwright, composer, director, actor and singer].
Noel
Publication details: 
Docketed London 10.44.
£28.00
Noel

Detached page of autograph album, c. 14 x 10cm, verso, rough edge to show removal, sl. grubby but still striking. Two signatures on recto, Maurice Perrat (radio host and television, actor and voice actor French ), and another.

[Huddersfield F.C.] The Autograph Signatures of 12 Players for Huddersfield in its golden period

Author: 
Huddersfield F.C. in its pomp.
Huddersfield
Publication details: 
c.1925 [John F. Chaplin, a signatory of this collection describes himself as Trainer. He was trainer from 1922-6 (playup liverpool site)]
£350.00
Huddersfield

Page extracted from autograph book, 10 x 14cm, dulled but still clear, one edge roughened having been removed from an autograph book. Signatures of N. Christie, W. Carr, G M Lean, W.E. Roughton, J. Smith, C. Luke, W.H. Smith, J.J. Williams, H. Turner, R. Robinson, W.G.B. Bottrell, F.R. Goodall, John F. Chaplin. See image. Note: Huddersfield became the first English club to win three successive English league titles in 1925–26. The first two league titles were won under manager and pioneer Herbert Chapman, who also led the team to an FA Cup win in 1922.

[Valentín Gómez Farías; Mexico] Signature with final flourish only. See image.

Author: 
Valentin Gomez Farias [(1781 – 1858), President of Mexico twice.].
Mexico
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£350.00
Mexico

Piece of paper 9 x 2.5cm, laid down on slightly larger card, with docketing President 1835, sl. grubby but clear and bold. Notes (from Wikipedia): A. President of Mexico during two main periods: one in the early 1830s and one in the late 1840s, when he served as president during the Mexican-American War. In his first term, he enacted significant liberal reforms that were aimed at undermining the power of the Roman Catholic Church and the army in Mexico ; The Mexican Cession consisted of present-day U.S.

[Pandit Nehru, Indira (Nehru) Gandhi and her Sons] Family Photograph of Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi and her two sons, Rajiv and Sanjay. With, on reverse, a signed greetings from Indira Gandhi.

Author: 
Pandit [Jawaharlal] Nehru, Indira [Nehru] Gandhi and her Sons, with dog.
Nehru
Nehru reverse
Publication details: 
Printed label on reverse, New Delhi 1959-60.
£1,500.00
Nehru
Nehru reverse

Photograph, c.16 x 11.5cm, very good condition, tipped on to card of same size crudely taped,and with wire for hanging as with a picture, with inscription on verso, All good wishes for the New Year | Indira Gandhi. Some philistine has added to the inscription in blue ink and capitals, WITH THE PRIME MINISTER | AND HIS | GRANDSONS. See images. Note: I've not found the image on Google Images.

[Nathan M. Rothschild; Lionel de Rothschild] Promissory Note Signed H.C. Smithson and [?] Hall to an unholsterer called William Banting; countersigned by N.M. Rothschild and L[N?] Rothschild [Lionel de Rothschild presumably]

Author: 
[Nathan M. Rothschild; Lionel de Rothschild prob.]
Rothschild
Rothschild2
Publication details: 
Paris, 16 November 1832.
£400.00
Rothschild
Rothschild2

See images for content. Paper, 19.5 x 9cm, creasing, minor damage. A £100 payment Seven days at the sight [...] for value received as per advice. Attached: small paper, 6 x 4.5cm, printed heading Venn & Son, Notaries [with address] with MS note Present when due | Notl Charges [printed] 3/6.

[Domhnall MacEacharn; Gaelic Poet] Autograph Lines in Gaelic signed 'Domhnall MacEacharn'.

Author: 
Domhnall MacEacharn [Donald MacKechnie]
Gaelic
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£56.00
Gaelic

Paper, 11 x 7cm, probably from an album (another signature on reverse (Florence Steel)), laid down on larger piece of paper, on the dingy side but text clear and apparently complete. Docketed Donald MacKechnie | Gaelic Poet.

[Israel Gollancz; Scholar] Bold Autograph Signature Only, Israel Gollancz. See image.

Author: 
Israel Gollancz [Sir Israel Gollancz (1863 – 1930), scholar of early English literature and of Shakespeare].
Israel
Publication details: 
Docketed in pencil 24.12.26.
£28.00
Israel

Card, 9 x 6cm. very good condition.

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