AUTOGRAPH

[Alison Uttley] Signature only Alison Uttley.

Author: 
Alison Uttley, children's author
Publication details: 
No place or date
£25.00

Piece of paper, 7 x 2cm, good clear signature. See image.

[Dodie Smith] Autograph Note Signed Dodie to Popie (W. Macqueen-Pope, theatre historian) about an unexpected lunch.

Author: 
Dodie Smith [Dorothy Gladys Smith], children's author and playwright, best known for 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians' .
Publication details: 
[Headed] The Barretts, Finchingfield, Essex, 4 September 1958.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, very good condition. I was so astonished to find I was lunching with you to-day, instead of with dear Marie Lohr. It was very naughty of you - but also very charming. Anyway, I enjoyed both your conversation and your courtesy. Such graceful acts are rare nowadays.

[Marechal Berthier] Autograph Subscription to a Letter, signed Berthier (see image),

Author: 
Louis-Alexandre Berthier ( 1753 – 1815) (Minister of War and chief of staff to Napoleon)
Berthier
Publication details: 
No Place or Date.
£56.00
Berthier

Part of letter, 18.5 x 10, stained and grubby but text clear (see image), laid down on another piece of paper of the same size, as follows: Recevez, Monsieur le Comte, l'assurance de ma plus haute consideration | Le Prince de Wagram et de Neuchatel | Vice-connétable | Berthier ||

[Frank A. Nankivell; Australian Artist] Autograph Note Signed FrankANankivell to Mr. [Howes] Norris, autograph collector, jocularly replying with his autograph.

Author: 
Frank A. Nankivell [Frank Arthur Nankivell (1869–1959) was an Australian artist and political cartoonist, known for his caricatures in publications such as Puck.]
Nankivell
Publication details: 
[Printed Heading] The Autograph Collection of Howes Norris, Jr. Place & date by Nankivell, 50 S. Washington Sq. N.Y. City, 23 Feb. 1909,
£150.00
Nankivell

One page, 12mo, bottom edge stained but not obscuring a 5 x 3cm pencil sketch of a woman with big hair (see image), mainly good condition. Text: To be convicted for a term at hard labor - viz:- attending to one's correspondence - Terrible! | My intentions are of the best but unfortunately the letters remain unanswered - | So I hope now to be pardoned and remain | Yours very truly [...].

[3rd Earl Grey; Guiana] Substantial Autograph Letter Signed Grey to Thomas Baring who has requested advice on the latter's eventual petition (3 July 1857) of the immigration of free labour [as opposed to slaves as in the USA) into Guiana.

Author: 
Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey (1802 – 1894), statesman, sometime Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies and later Colonial Secretary.
Publication details: 
Howick, 25 June 1857
£100.00

Six pages, 12mo, good condition. He finds it difficult to give advice because of his being so imperfectly informed as to the present state of the question of immigration into Guiana.

[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund] A Collection of Letters from Lord Balcarres to Arthur a Beckett Terrell (all signed 'Balcarres') re. the business of the fledgling National Arts-Collections Fund..

Author: 
[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund]
Publication details: 
1906-1912.
£350.00

8 Typed Letters, 4to, 2 of two pages, others one page; 1 Typed Letter, 12mo, one page; one PC; one Autograph Letter, 12mo, one page; all Signed Balcarres with one TLS signed I Spielmann [Isidore Spielmann], writing on behalf of Balcarres. A. Postcard, 10 June [1909]: Asquith ]Prime Minister] will receive a private deput[atio]n next week - will write again Note: David Alexander Edward Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford and 10th Earl of Balcarres, (1871 - 1940), styled Lord Balcarres or Lord Balniel between 1880 and 1913, was a British Conservative politician and art connoisseur.

[Dorothy Billson, Gymnast] Signature with title, Dorothy Billson | English Champion Gymnast. | May 6th 1924.

Author: 
Dorothy Billson, British Gymnastics Women’s Champions, 1924-6.
Publication details: 
1924.
£25.00

Piece of paper (part of autograph book page?), 11 x 4.5, clipping not quite regular, one edge stained, text clear.

[Bishop Alexander Cameron and others; Manuscript] Heritable Bond signed on every page by Bishop Alexander Cameron, Alexander Badenoch, Alexander Dick (accountant), George Brown (lawyer), James Francis Kyle (became RC Bishop in 1827)

Author: 
Dr Alexander Cameron [(1747–1828), Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District, Scotland]., and Others
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, 1814
£120.00

MS.11 pages, folio, bound with string, last page dusted and grubby, mainly good condition. All pages have the five signatures. Image of first page available.

[George, Duke of Marlborough] Autograph Note Signed Marlborough to My Lord [not known] about Oxford Yeomanry.

Author: 
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739 – 1817), sometime Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, courtier, nobleman, and politician
Publication details: 
Blenheim, [ Aug 1807?]
£85.00

Half a 12mo page, fold mark, good condition. I have the Honor to transmit to your Lordship this Letter which I have received from two of the officers commanding Troops of Yeomanry in the County of Oxford. See image. These letters are NOT present.

[Bill Burgess; T.W.Burgess, Channel swimmer] Signature Only T W Burgess

Author: 
Thomas William Burgess (1872 – 1950), second person to successfully complete a swim of the English Channel after Matthew Webb.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£35.00

Green Card, 9 x 6cm, laid down on small album page sl. larger than the card, Some creases at corner and across the B of Burgess, sl. soiled but signature clear. See image.

[George, Duke of Marlborough] Autograph Note Signed Marlborough to My Lord [not known] about Oxford Yeomanry.

Author: 
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (1739 – 1817), sometime Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, courtier, nobleman, and politician
Marlborough
Publication details: 
Blenheim, [ Aug 1807?]
£85.00
Marlborough

Half a 12mo page, fold mark, good condition. I have the Honor to transmit to your Lordship this Letter which I have received from two of the officers commanding Troops of Yeomanry in the County of Oxford. See image. These letters are NOT present.

[Bill Burgess; T.W.Burgess, Channel swimmer] Signature Only T W Burgess

Author: 
Thomas William Burgess (1872 – 1950), second person to successfully complete a swim of the English Channel after Matthew Webb.
Burgess
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£35.00
Burgess

Green Card, 9 x 6cm, laid down on small album page sl. larger than the card, Some creases at corner and across the B of Burgess, sl. soiled but signature clear. See image.

[Dorothy Billson, Gymnast] Signature with title, Dorothy Billson | English Champion Gymnast. | May 6th 1924.

Author: 
Dorothy Billson, British Gymnastics Women’s Champions, 1924-6.
Publication details: 
1924.
£25.00

Piece of paper (part of autograph book page?), 11 x 4.5, clipping not quite regular, one edge stained, text clear.

[Bishop Alexander Cameron and others; Manuscript] Heritable Bond signed on every page by Bishop Alexander Cameron, Alexander Badenoch, Alexander Dick (accountant), George Brown (lawyer), James Francis Kyle (became RC Bishop in 1827)

Author: 
Dr Alexander Cameron [(1747–1828), Roman Catholic bishop who served as the Vicar Apostolic of the Lowland District, Scotland]., and Others
Edinburgh
Publication details: 
Edinburgh, 1814
£120.00
Edinburgh

MS.11 pages, folio, bound with string, last page dusted and grubby, mainly good condition. All pages have the five signatures. Image of first page available.

[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund] A Collection of Letters from Lord Balcarres to Arthur a Beckett Terrell (all signed 'Balcarres') re. the business of the fledgling National Arts-Collections Fund..

Author: 
[National Arts-Collections Fund, now known as the Art Fund]
Publication details: 
1906-1912.
£350.00

8 Typed Letters, 4to, 2 of two pages, others one page; 1 Typed Letter, 12mo, one page; one PC; one Autograph Letter, 12mo, one page; all Signed Balcarres with one TLS signed I Spielmann [Isidore Spielmann], writing on behalf of Balcarres. A. Postcard, 10 June [1909]: Asquith ]Prime Minister] will receive a private deput[atio]n next week - will write again Note: David Alexander Edward Lindsay, 27th Earl of Crawford and 10th Earl of Balcarres, (1871 - 1940), styled Lord Balcarres or Lord Balniel between 1880 and 1913, was a British Conservative politician and art connoisseur.

[Melton Prior, artist] Autograph Letter Signed Melton-Prior to Sir Augustus Harris [actor, impresario, and dramatist]

Author: 
Melton Prior (1845 – 1910), artist and war correspondent.
Publication details: 
[Headed] Millington, Newstead Road, Lee, Kent, 31 October 1893.
£56.00

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, good condition. I scarcely know how to thank you for the very handsome present which I received this afternoon, & cannot help feeling that the slight services I was able to render in connection with 'A Life of Pleasure' [subject the Burmese War which Prior had covered] certainly did not warrant any recognition at all, but I accept it with pleasure and am very proud to think you number me as one of the Servants of The High Priest 'Druriolanus'. My wife desires [...]

[Sir William Rothenstein, artist.] Autograph Note Signed ('Wm Rothenstein'), to 'Morley Horder'.

Author: 
Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art [Percy Richard Morley Horder (1870-1944), architect]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 13 Airlie Gardens, W8, 2 Nov. 1933.
£56.00

One page, obl.12mo, small stain not affecting text, clear and good condition. Text: I fear the newspapers gave a sensational aspect to a simple matter. [?] you liked [?name indecipherable to me] & his work at the Gallery.. But his salary was quite insufficient. He was given to believe that this wd be raised, & this was not done. So he reluctantly resigned & is going elsewhere, with at least a living wage.

[Solomon J. Solomon] Autograph signature with part subscription, Yours faithfully | Solomon J. Solomon.

Author: 
Solomon Joseph Solomon (1860 – 1927), painter
Publication details: 
[Headed Notepaper in red] White Cliffe, Birchington, Thanet, no date.
£25.00

One page, 16mo, very good contion. Text as above.

[Myra Hess and others] Signatures of Jelly D'Aranji, Myra Hess, Elisabeth Schumann, and Daisy Buckland, signed at Bridge of Allan, Jan: 29th /26.

Author: 
Jelly D'Aranji, violinist; Myra Hess, pianist; Elisabeth Schumann, vocalist; Daisy Bucktrout, accompanist
Publication details: 
Bridge of Allan, 29 Jan. 1926.
£60.00

Piece of paper, 19 x 14cms, bottom edge sl. rough (torn rather than cut from other half of the page), ow good condition, with bold signatures. The signatures of Evangeline Florence, soprano (as Evangeline F Crerar, her married name) and Henry Brearley, tenor, the latter dated 2 March 1904 are on the verso.

[Edwin Forrest, actor] Florid and bold Autograph Signature as follows: Yours truly | Edwin Forrest. See image

Author: 
Edwin Forrest, American Shakespearean Actor (1806-1872).
Publication details: 
No place or date
£35.00

Piece of paper, 10.5 x 5cm, apparently clipped from a letter, good condition. Text as above, the signature being florid and bold. See image

[Military Hierarchy in India, 1917] Bold signatures of the above with rank/function in India, with pencil notes of identification.

Author: 
C.C. Monro, Commander-in-Chief, India; G.M. Kirkpatrick, Lt. General, CGS [Chief of General Staff] India; E.A. Altham, Quartermaster General in India; H[avelock] Hudson, Adjutant General India.
Publication details: 
Simla 12 July 1917
£450.00

One page, 8vo, small closed tear. fold mark, ow good condition. With pencilled notes above the signatures, and on verso (identifying signatories). See image.

[Caroline Norton, author] Part of an Autograph Letter Signed Caroline Norton presumably to an editor or publisher about some scraps.

Author: 
Caroline Norton [Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton, Lady Stirling-Maxwell (née Sheridan; 1808 – 1877), social reformer and author]
Publication details: 
No place or date (lost in clipping).
£56.00

Piece of paper, 12.5 x 8cm, verso has black (mourning) border, good condition. Part of letter, text as follows: Please let me know if these scraps are welcome.

[M.A. (Monty) Noble; Australian cricketer] Autograph Note Signed M A Noble to autograph collector, Louis Frewer of Oxford

Author: 
M.A. (Monty) Noble, eminent Australian Cricketer
Publication details: 
[Headed Notepaper] M.A. Noble & F.H. Gee | Manufacturers' Agents || 153 Clarence Street, | Ist Floor | Sydney. 19 Sept. 1933
£100.00

One page, 20 x 17cm, partly spotted and dusted, but text clear and confident: Dear Sir, | Herewith please find said autograph as requested. I feel sure you must be a very keen collector, having sent for it from such a very great distance. However I trust it will prove to be a link in the great chain of mutual goodwill between the Mother Country & Australia.

[Cloudesley Shovell] Holograph Superscription only (text below), docketed 2 Janry 1692 | Sir Cloudesley Shovel.

Author: 
Sir Cloudesley Shovell [Admiral of the Fleet Sir Cloudesley Shovell (1650 – 1707), naval officer.]
Publication details: 
2 January 1692
£200.00

Paper folded to enclose letter (not present), sm. fol., fold marks, edge frayed (no loss), grubby and foxed, but superscription clear and complete as follows: The Rt. Hon[ora]ble the Principal | officers and Com[manders?] of | their Maj[esti]es | Navy.

[Francis Chantrey, sculptor] Autograph Note Signed F Chantrey to Sir Martin, excusing himself from a social arrangement since it's the last day of the pheasant shooting season.

Author: 
Sir Francis Chantrey [Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey] (1781-1841), English sculptor.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£56.00

One page, 12mo, laid down on sl. larger piece of card, probably trimmed with loss of address and date[?], good condition, boldly written. Unluckily I am engaged to Breakfast at the Black Bull [underlined] Hodedon[?] on Wednesday tthe 29th & shoot pheasants [underlined] the remainder of the Day in the Park - I am very sorry: I have fixed the day myself & it is the last this season so pray forgive me & excuse me.

[Sir William Rothenstein, artist.] Autograph Note Signed ('Wm Rothenstein'), to 'Morley Horder'

Author: 
Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945), painter, printmaker, draughtsman, lecturer, and writer on art [Percy Richard Morley Horder (1870-1944), architect ]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 13 Airlie Gardens, W8, 2 Nov. 1933.
£56.00

One page, obl.12mo, small stain not affecting text, clear and good condition. Text: I fear the newspapers gave a sensational aspect to a simple matter. [?] you liked [?name indecipherable to me] & his work at the Gallery.. But his salary was quite insufficient. He was given to believe that this wd be raised, & this was not done. So he reluctantly resigned & is going elsewhere, with at least a living wage.

[F.C. Selous, explorer] Bold Autograph Signature ('F. C. Selous') on fragment of letter, with some surviving text.

Author: 
Frederick Courteney Selous (1851-1917), British explorer of Africa, the inspiration for Rider Haggard's 'Allan Quartermain'
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£56.00

Piece of paper, 11 x 3.5cm, good condition. Surviving text as follows: ever you wish. Hoping that your readers will find it interesting. Believe me yrs very truly | F.C. Selous||

[Freya Stark; explorer] Signature and Date Only.

Author: 
Freya Stark [Dame Freya Madeline Stark (1893 – 1993), Anglo-Italian explorer and travel writer.]
Publication details: 
5 May 1949.
£30.00

Piece of paper, 20 x 2cm, edges unevenly clipped but signature and date complete (at either end of the paper), good condition. Text: Freya Stark May 5th 1949.

[Arthur Bigge, much decorated soldier, Private Secretary to Queen Victoria] Autograph Letter Signed Arthur Bigge to Sir Richard Temple, colonial administrator in India, passing on thanks from Queen Victoria for sending a letter he had re Boer War..

Author: 
Arthur Bigge [Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur John Bigge, 1st Baron Stamfordham (1849 – 1931), Army officer and courtier], sometime Private Secretary to Queen Victoria and George V.
Publication details: 
[Headed] Osborne, 23 July 1900
£45.00

Four pages, 12mo, bifolium, in a generous hand, good condition. The Queen desires me to thank you for submitting to her the letter addressed to you by the Calcutta Literary Society expressing loyal congratulations to Her Majesty on the successes in the South African War. The Queen Empress would be glad if you could convey to the Society the expression of her gratification and thanks for this testimony of patriotism and devotion to the Throne on the part of its members.

[Byam Shaw, painter] Autograph Note Signed Byam Shaw to Mrs A Beckett Terrell, author of 'Emancipation: the story of a girl who wanted a career', referring to a student at the School.

Author: 
Byam Shaw [John Byam Liston Shaw (1872 – 1919), painter, illustrator, designer and teacher]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 62 Addison Road, Kensington, W., 11 Oct. 1911.
£56.00

One page, 4to,good condition, a large bold hand. Text: Thanks you so much for your kind note. I thought Miss Chitty seemed distinctly clever & I hope she will get on all right at the School. Thank you so much for thinking of us.

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