AUTOGRAPH

[ Edward Marsh, PS to Churchill ] Typed Note Signed E Marsh to Thomas Lloyd Humberstone, conveying Chancellor of the Exchequer Churchill's thanks for sending a copy of his book on University Reform.

Author: 
Edward Marsh [Sir Edward Howard Marsh (1872-1953) was a British polymath, translator, arts patron and civil servant; Private Secretary to Churchill]
Publication details: 
[Embossed Stamp of Chancellor of the Exchequer, then Embossed] Treasury Chambers, Whitehall, S.W., 8 Dec. 1926
£50.00

One page, 4to, fold marks, good condition. Text: Mr. Churchill desires me to thank you for the copy of your book on University Reform in London, which you have been good enough to send him.

[ Beatrice Webb, social reformer et al ] Typed Letter Signed illegibly Beatrice Webb | [typed] (Mrs Sidney Webb) to [Thomas Lloyd] Humberstone , touching on the authorship of some articles, Sidney's poor health et al.

Author: 
Beatrice Webb [Martha Beatrice Webb, Baroness Passfield, (née Potter; (1858 -1943), sociologist, economist, socialist, labour historian and social reformer]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Passfield Corner, Liphook, Hants, 17 March 1938.
£180.00

One page, 8vo, fold marks, good condition. Text: I regret that my husband's serious breakdown in health prevents him from answering your note of March 14th. He tells me that the aticles in The Times quoted in the book were written by himself: he was very fond of writing unsigned articles in newspapers and then quoting them, as he knew the quotations wouyld be apt! | I fear that he is quite unable to see you, as he is not strong enough to see friends, and especially those who wish to discuss serious questions with him. Do you happen to know Mr. R.W. Bell, an official of the L.C.C.?

[ Augustus John, artist; Welsh Art ] Autograph Note Signed Augustus John to Capt. Levy [Mervyn Levy, Welsh artist] about contributing something to a Welsh Exhibition.

Author: 
Augustus John, artist [Augustus Edwin John (1878 – 1961), Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher]
Publication details: 
33 Tite Street \ SW3, | Flaxman 9123 |11 Feb. 1947
£300.00

One page, 12mo. fold marks, very good condition. Text: Thank you for yoyr letter inviting me to contribute to a Wesh Exhibition you are organising. I hope I may be able to find something for this purpose.

[ John T. Lang, Australian Politician ] Typed Note Signed John T. Lang [Leader of the Opposition] to H. Rutherford Purnell, Librarian, Public Library of South A'lia, ADELAIDE.

Author: 
John T. Lang [John Thomas Lang (1876–1975), usually referred to as J. T. Lang during his career and familiarly known as Jack, nicknamed The Big Fella, Australian politician.]
Publication details: 
[Headed gilt] Legislative Assembly of New South Wales, Leader of the Opposition, Sydney, 13 March 1935.
£35.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Text: In reply to your letter of 28th February I wish to inform you that I have requested the publishers of Why I fight to send you two copies - one for your own library and one for Rhodes House, Oxford.

[ Peggy Salaman, aviator ] Autograph Note Signed Peggy Salaman to Mr Frewer [autograph-collector of Oxford], thanking him for his letter of congratulations and explaining why she can't get her fellow-aviator, Store's, autograph.

Author: 
Peggy Salaman, aviator [aviatrix]
Publication details: 
[Headed] 8 Cambridge Square, Hyde Park, W2, 13 Dec. [1931]. The year has been added in another hand.
£45.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Text: Thank you for your letter of congratulations, Mr Store is still in Kimberley so I cann not get his autograph for your collection. | I enclose a snap -shot of the lion cubs [not present] Juba and Joker and myself. Note: During October 30 - November 5 1931 - with Mr. A. Gordon Store - Peggy Salaman undertook a 7050 mile marathon flight in a de Havilland Puss Moth from Lympne in Kent to Cape Town in South Africa which lasted 5 days 6 hours and 40 minutes.

[ Ramsay Muir, historian, thinker] A very substantial Autograph Letter Signed Ramsay Muir to Davis, responding at length to criticisms of his recent publication [perhaps British History a survey of the history of all the British peoples (1929)]

Author: 
Ramsay Muir [John Ramsay Bryce Muir (1872–1941), historian, Liberal Party politician and thinker ].
Publication details: 
Park Lodge, Buxton, 13 Dec. [no year given]
£450.00

Four pages, 4to, fold marks, good condition, closely written, pages joined at top. He thanks Davis for writing at such length. But as you still attribute to me ideas wh[ich] I repudiate, you must put up with a rejoinder.

[ Taffrail ] Autograph Note Signed Taprell Dorling to Mr Frewer [autograph collector] about his autograph.

Author: 
Taprell Dorling [ Taffrail; Captain Henry Taprell Dorling (1883–1968), sailor, author, and journalist
Publication details: 
[Headed] From Captain Taprell Dorling, D.S.O., R.N. , Marlings, Woking, 27 July 1931.
£35.00

One page, cr. 8vo, good condition. Text: I am afraid my autograph is not very valuable and is never likely to be. However I enclose it herewith, and am honoured that you should wish to have it. Tipped on to bottom of note, smaller piece of paper, 11 x 8cm, with the following text in Taffrail's hand: Taprell Dorling || Captain | Royal Navy | Taffrail | July 27: 1931 |

[Thomas George Knox, Irish soldier and diplomat] Autograph Letter Signed Thomas George Knox to Mrs. Smith

Author: 
Thomas George Knox [Sir Thomas George Knox (1824–1887), Irish soldier and diplomat, consul-general in Siam from 1868 to 1879.]
Publication details: 
Biarritz, 17 Dec. [1880]
£56.00

Four pages, 8vo, bifolium. He apologises for being too busy to reply sooner, and goes on to discuss the affairs of the Club [British Club in the venue de Palais, Biarritz]. It was decided to build a new Club on a large scale on the site of the lodge on the right as you enter to Palais grounds. It is to cost £8000 of which they say £5000 is promised - They go to work at once. Of the success or otherwise of the undertaking I say nothing. He then describes the circumstances in which a Lt Col. Frederick [West?] was blackballed, but who thought Knox was the principal offender.

[ C.B. Phipps; Prince Albert's death ] Autograph Letter Signed C B Phipps to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, about the University's condolences on the death of Albert, Chancellor of said University.

Author: 
C.B. Phipps [Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps (1801 – 24 February 1866), soldier and courtier.]
Publication details: 
Osborne, 2 January 1862.
£280.00

Black-bordered, three pages, 12mo, bifolium, fold marks, good condition. Text: I have not failed to lay before Her Majesty the Queen the purport of your letter of the 31st Ult. | Her Majesty was well assured that the University of Cambridge was not likely to be backward in any expression of Sympathy with Herself in Her overwhelming grief or to be wanting in any mark of respect for their Chancellor.

[Herbert B. Edwardes; British India] Autograph Letter Signed Herbert B. Edwardes to the Revd G. Phillips D.D. | President of Queens Coll[ege]

Author: 
Herbert B. Edwardes [Major-General Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes (1819–1868), administrator, soldier, and statesman active in the Punjab region of British India].
Publication details: 
5 Grand Parade, Eastbourne, Sussex, 27 June 1860.
£180.00

Two pages, 12mo, bifolium. good condition. Text: Herewith I return the Proofs, corrected to the best of my ability. The speech is wonderfully well reported I think. | I have not touched any speech but my own. | Lady Edwardes joins me in kind regards to Mrs. Phillips & yourself; & I assure you we look back with pleasure to our stay under yur roof. [...] He is, perhaps, referring to his speech at the Church Missionary Society's Meeting in London, in May, 1860(?).

[ James Murray, Lexicographer ] Autograph Note Signed JAH Murray to Mr. Mount, apparently about [Cardinal?] Newman's use of English.

Author: 
J.A.M. Murray [ Sir James Augustus Henry Murray (1837 – 26 July 1915), lexicographer and philologist.]
Publication details: 
[Headed] Dr. Murray, Oxford, 22 Oct. 1901.
£175.00

One page, 12mo, sl. grubby, and at one time torn in two and crudely repaired, text clear and complete. Mr. Brandreth has looked this up in Brit. Mus., and sent us this quotation. As it stands, we can make neither head nor tail of the passage; we cannot tell whether Newman is attacking or maintaining these tenets, some of which appear to be positive & some negative, and two of which seem to require the insertion of not [corrected to no] to make sense out of nonsense.

[ Platon S. Drakoulis; Greek socialist politician] Autograph Note Signed Platon S Drakoulis to a Mr Smith.

Author: 
Platon S. Drakoulis [Platon Eustathios Drakoulis or Drakoules (1858 – 1942), Greek socialist politician].
Publication details: 
5 Beaumont Street, Oxford, 27 Sept. 1939.
£250.00

One page, 8vo, fold mark, good condition. Text: So sorry I forgot to tell you that the photograph is a copyright of Elliot & Fry. I do not know what we must do about it. But I find I have another large size [phrase inserted] photograph quite free for publication. It is ready for you here if you like to come.

[ Stanley Morison; typographer ] Autograph Note Signed Stanley Morison to Orlo [Williams], about the pain & agony of [...] long illness.

Author: 
Stanley Morison [(1889–1967), typographer, printing executive and historian of printing].
Publication details: 
[The Times stamp] 2 July 1953.
£56.00

One page, 12mo, good condition. Text: I read the notice with the deepest feeling of sympathy, knowing how extreme, desperate, has been the pain & agony of this long illness & separation; and I have perceived & marvelled at, the courage with which you have borne your burden, the end of which cannot yet have been reached. But you have the prayers of [...] Note: Orlo Williams is described in one book as a gentle and musical civl servant, member of a coterie attached to 'The Times' (Tom Burns, 'The Use of Memory: Publishing and Further Pursuits', p.123).

[ Andrew Bell, educationalist ] Autograph Letter Signed A Bell to dear Miss Harriet, taking leave, talking about collecting a letter.

Author: 
Andrew Bell [(1753–1832), Scottish Episcopalian priest and educationalist who pioneered the Madras System of Education]
Publication details: 
Chapel House, 11 November 1821.
£180.00

Two pages, 12mo, fold marks, minor defects, good condition. Allow me, My Dear Miss Harriet, to take leave for the present, of My Lord & Lady, & the Bairns, with lowly & grateful Acknowledgments of all their goodness. | If the letter for the Dean be ready, the Bearer will bring it. If not, I can call in the morning early, being unwilling to break in upon you tonight. I go at 9 o'Clock. [...]

[ Montague Summers; his manservant; Bodleian Library ] Part Printed Part Manuscript, mainly in the hand of Montague Summers, Recommendation for Hector Stuart-Forbes to use the Bodleian.

Author: 
[ Montague Summers, author and clergyman; his manservant; Bodleian Library ]
Publication details: 
[Bodleian Library] 22 January 1931
£850.00

Leaflet, two pages, 8vo, fold marks, edges sl. chipped, text complete and clear. Printed Form headed BODLEIAN LIBRARY, mainly filled in (boldly) by Montague Summers (as required): name of Applicant (Hector Stuart-Forbes, his address, the subject of study, Summers signature (Rev.) Montague Summers, his status (MA (Oxon); FRSL), the date (as above Note: Hector Stuart- Forbes was apparently Summers' manservant. The Applicant has signed at the bottom, Hector-Stuart-Forbes, and, at the very top he is admitted to the [Radcliffe] Camera by virtue of E.

[ Hubert Wilkins, Australian Polar Explorer ] Newspaper Article by Wilkins, AND signed by him, entitled North Pole Submarine for London

Author: 
Hubert Wilkins [ Sir George Hubert Wilkins (1888–1958), Australian polar explorer, ornithologist, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer. ]
Publication details: 
Unknown Newspaper [1930 or 1931]
£180.00

Substantial Article extracted from a newspaper, 38 x 29cm, good condition, in which Wilkins discusses his project of taking a submarine (the Nautilus of course) under the Arctic. His signature Hubert Wilkins appears top left, probably in pencil.

[ Hugh MacDiarmid ] Substantial part of a Typed Letter Signed C.M. Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) introducing his unknown correspondent to a leaflet giving information about him [PRESENT]

Author: 
C.M. Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid), Scottish Poet, journalist, essayist and political figure.
Publication details: 
Apparently the top of the letter has been cut off (with presumably his address and the date, and name of correspondent).
£180.00

Paper, 20 x 11.5cm, punch-hole (one only, the other having been cut off (as stated above) - perhaps filed formerly). Text: My name may perhaps be known to you as that of a well-known Scottish poet and essayist, author of a number of books on Scottish literary, historical, sociological, economic and political matters. I enclose a leaflet giving some information about my work. | I will be glad to write and submit an article along the above lines immediiately if I hear from you that you are willing to consider this.

[ John Stevens Henslow, mentor to Darwin ] Autograph Note Signed J.S. Henslow to Mrs Phillips of Queen's Lodge, Cambridge, about his lecture at Buckingham Palace.

Author: 
J.S. Henslow [ John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861), priest, botanist and geologist, mentor to Charles Darwin.]
Publication details: 
Hitcham Bildeston Ipswich, 18 Oct. 1860.
£450.00

One Page, obl. 8vo, closed tear and small loss of paper not affecting text, foxing, text legible and complete. Text: I send the little programmes I prepared for the 4 Lectures I had the honour of delivering at Buckingham Palace, and which you expressed a wish to see. Note: The 1860 Oxford evolution debate which he chaired took place in the previous June, the same month as he delivered these lectures to the Royal children.

[ Capt. Arthur Rostron; Carpathia; Titanic ] Autograph Note Signed A H Rostron to A.S.Plested, returning an item the latter had sent to him.

Author: 
Arthur Rostron [Sir Arthur Henry Rostron (1869–1940), sailor and a seagoing officer for the Cunard Line. Captain of The Carpathia [Titanic Rescue[.
Publication details: 
[Headed] Holmecroft, Chalk Hill, Westend, Hants., 20 June 1931.
£1,450.00

One page, 4to, fold mark minor staining. Text: Very many thanks for your kindness in forwarding the enclosed [not present] for my perusal. | It is very interesting & [I] had never Seen it before. | I return it herewith as I honestly do not care to have too many mementoes of the occasion [presumably the sinking of the Titanic].

[Sir James Craufurd [Sir James Gregan-Craufurd], diplomat. Autograph Letter in the third person, in French, to 'M. Dulau' [London foreign-language bookseller] ordering books required for 'le cours historique qu'il a commencé avec ses enfans'.

Author: 
Sir James Craufurd [Sir James Gregan-Craufurd] of Kilbirney, Stirling, 2nd Baronet (1761-1839), diplomat, British Ambassador to Denmark
Publication details: 
22 August 1806. Rushbrook Hall near Bury St. Edmunds.
£35.00

See his obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine, September 1839. B. Dulau & Co. was a firm of foreign language booksellers in Soho Square, London, founded by a Benedictine monk, Armand Bertrand Dulau, who had fled France during the revolution. 2pp, 4to. Thirty-two lines of text. In good condition, lightly aged, with stub from mounting adhering to one edge, and negligible damage at a corner. The letter begins: 'Sir James Craufurd prie M.

[Sir Robert Long, Royalist politician and exchequer official, associate of Samuel Pepys and rival of the Earl of Clarendon.] Autograph Signature ('Rob Long') on exchequer document..

Author: 
Sir Robert Long (c.1602-1673) of Worcester Park, Royalist MP, Auditor of the Lower Exchequer and Receiver-General of the Queen's Revenues, associate of Samuel Pepys and rival of the Earl of Clarendon
Publication details: 
July 1667. Place not stated.
£30.00

See Long's entry in the Oxford DNB. On 7 x 17 cm piece of paper, laid down on slightly larger piece of thick paper cut from an album. In good condition, lightly aged. Three lines of text by Long in clerk's hand, reading 'Registred accordinge to Ex Art within [mentioned?] ye [?] day of July 1667[.] And to be paid in coarse [?] after 397338 16 1'. A good example of Long's neat signature, larger and underlined with a tight flourish, beneath the text and towards the right.

[Sir William Grant, Scottish lawyer and English judge.] Autograph Note in the third person, regarding 'the Old Fish Dinner party'.

Author: 
Sir William Grant (1752-1832), Scottish lawyer and English judge, Attorney General for Quebec, Member of Parliament, Master of the Rolls
Publication details: 
23 June 1829. Lincoln's Inn Fields [London].
£30.00

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. On one side of a 12 x 11 cm piece of paper. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. Reads: 'Lincoln's Inn Fields | 23d. June 1829 | Sir Wm. Grant will have the honor of joining the Old Fish Dinner party on Saty. the 27th. of June.'

[Meredith Frampton, 'the forgotten genius of British art'.] Autograph Letter Signed , thanking portraitist Maurice Codner for 'a most enjoyable evening'.

Author: 
Meredith Frampton [George Vernon Meredith Frampton], English artist, 'the forgotten genius of British art' [Maurice Frederick Codner (1888-1958), portraitist]
Publication details: 
16 May 1938. On his letterhead, 92 Carlton Hill, NW8 [London].
£30.00

Alistair Sooke, on the BBC website, makes the case that 'Meredith Frampton is the forgotten genius of British art'. See Frampton's entry in the Oxford DNB, and also those of Codner and of Frampton's father Sir George Frampton, who executed the celebrated statue of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (not modelled on his son, who was eighteen when it was made). 1p, 4to, in fair condition, aged and worn. Folded once. Writing to 'My dear Codner', he apologises for 'keeping you up till such a late hour last night'.

[Oscar Hammerstein, American lyricist and librettist associated with Richard Rodgers.] Typed Note Signed ('Oscar') to W. J. Macqueen-Pope, regarding the opening of the London production of 'The King and I'.

Author: 
Oscar Hammerstein [Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II] (1895-1960), American lyricist, librettist, associated with composer Richard Rodgers [W. J. Macqueen-Pope]
Publication details: 
12 October 1953. On London letterhead of 'The King and I', Williamson Music Limited, 14 St George St, W.1.
£220.00

1p, 4to. In fair condition, lightly aged. Folded once. The printing of the letterhead, in red and black, extends along three edges, with decorations including an oriental-style architectural motif in front of a tree at bottom right. At the head of the page the letterhead reads 'Williamson presents The King and I as originally produced by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein 2nd.' The four directors of Williamson Music Limited are named at the foot, including Rodgers, Hammerstein and 'Louis Dreyfus (British formerly American)'. The note, addressed to 'Mr.

[Ronnie Tritton, War Office Publicity Officer.] Two Autograph Letters Signed ('T' and 'R.') [to his wife Andrina], written during the 'Phoney War', writing with evocative immediacy about Claridge's, the Savoy, and a host of friends and acquaintances.

Author: 
Ronnie Tritton [Ronald Edward Tritton] (1907-1990), War Office Publicity Officer 1940-1945 [his wife, née Andrina Frances Schweder; Savoy Hotel, London; The Phoney War, Second World War]
Publication details: 
One: 12 September 1939. On letterhead of White's [gentleman's club in St James's Street, London]. Two: 'Wed.' [no date, but 1939]. On letterhead of the Savoy Hotel, London.
£56.00

Tritton was educated at Winchester College, and in later life held the office of High Sheriff of Essex. He served as War Office Publicity Officer between 1940 and 1945 (the first civilian to hold the post). The present items exhibit the candour and evocative immediacy for which his wartime diaries were praised on their publication in 2012. Two long letters to 'Darling', both 2pp, 4to. Both in good condition, lightly aged, and folded twice. ONE (signed 'R.'): Thirty-eight lines of text. He is writing her a second letter of the day, prompted by boredom and the want of something else to do'.

[Rev. Joseph Wolff, Jewish Christian traveller and 'missionary to the world' whose travels inspired Fitzroy Maclean.] Part of Autograph Letter in the third person, in English, to 'the Hon. Mr. Wilson', regarding a subscription.

Author: 
Joseph Wolff (1795-1862), Jewish Christian traveller and 'missionary to the world', born in Germany and settled in England, who inspired Fitzroy Maclean and whose son founded the Primrose Leagu
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£35.00

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 11 x 8 piece of watermarked wove paper, cut from letter. In fair condition, aged and worn. Folded twice. Reads: 'The Rev. Joseph Wolff will feel obliged by the Hon. Mr. Wilson having the goodness to remit the amount of the subscription which he will [...]'. On the reverse is part of the letter's address: '[...] [Bl]oomsbury | London'.

[Ken Rosewall and Darlene Hard, celebrated tennis players.] Autograph Signatures.

Author: 
Ken Rosewall [Kenneth Robert Rosewall] (b.1934), Australian lawn tennis player; Darlene Hard [Darlene Ruth Hard] (b. 1936), American tennis player who won three open championships
Publication details: 
No date or place, but dated in another hand '1956'.
£45.00

In blue ink on a 9 x 6 cm rectangle of laid paper. In good condition. Hard signs first ('Darlene | Hard') with Rosewall's signature ('Ken Rosewall') curving upwards beneath hers. Between the two, in another hand is the date 1956, and beneath Rosewall's signature, in the same hand, is '(Rosewall)'. In 1956 Rosewall was on the verge of turning professional. In that year he won the US Open, beating fellow-Australian Lew Hoad. It was one of eight Grand Slam finals he played in as an amateur, winning three. In 1956 Hard was nearing her peak.

[Leontine Sagan, director of pioneering lesbian film 'Mädchen in Uniform', associate of Alexander Korda.] Autograph Card Signed, in English, to 'Popie' [theatre historian W. J. MacQueen-Pope] saying goodbye on leaving London for South Africa.

Author: 
Leontine Sagan [née Leontine Schlesinger; later Leontine Fleischer] (1889-1974), Austro-Hungarian Jewish film and theatre director who made the lesbian film 'Mädchen in Uniform' [ W. J. MacQueen-Pope]
Publication details: 
'St. Helena, 2/XI/52'. [2 November 1952]
£45.00

Postcard with postmarked St Helena postage stamp and photograph of illustration of 'The pavilion where Napoleon resided before going to Longwood, St. Helena'. In fair condition, lightly aged. Addressed by Sagan to 'McQueen Pope Esq. | 5/6 Coventry Str. | London | W.1'. Reads: 'Dear Popie, | Belated farewell greetings on my way back to S. A. This island is beautiful and magic. | Best wishes for the new year and my sincere regards. | Yours Leontine Sagan'.

[Martin Hardie, artist, engraver, art historian, and a Victoria & Albert Museum Keeper.] Autograph Card Signed to C. H. Whitby, regarding an engraving by the disciple of William Blake, Samuel Palmer.

Author: 
Martin Hardie (1875-1952), artist, engraver, art historian and Keeper of Painting, Engraving, Illustration, and Design at the Victoria and Albert Musem, London [Samuel Palmer; William Blake]
Publication details: 
4 June 1925; with London postmark of the same date.
£35.00

See Hardie's entry in the Oxford DNB. 11.5 x 9 cm card. Printed with penny stamp in red; no illustration. In fair condition, discoloured and a little worn. Addressed by Hardie to 'C. H. Whitby | 82, Crofton Park | Yeovil.' (Whitby is the author of a handful of books of reglious poetry.) Whitby would appear to be offering for sale, or at least asking for advice about, an impression of Palmer's celebrated engraving 'The Bellman'.

[John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham, general who commanded the Walcheren Campaign of 1809.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Chatham') to Rev. Dr H. Adams, sending an autograph of his brother William Pitt the Younger [not present].

Author: 
John Pitt (1756-1835), 2nd Earl of Chatham, British general who commanded the disastrous Walcheren Campaign of 1809; elder brother of William Pitt the Youngerq
Publication details: 
13 April 1829. Charles Street [London].
£80.00

See his entry in the Oxford DNB. 2pp, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with traces of mount adhering to blank second leaf of bifolium. Folded twice. He returned 'but very late from Brighton, and was afterwards very unwell, which added to a great deal of business', prevented him from finding for Adams 'an Autograph of my Brothers, which I promised you some time back'. He is now enclosing the autograph, but apologises that he has 'none of my Father's [i.e. William Pitt the elder] to send you, for among his letters, there are no copies preserved in his own hand writing.'

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