[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)

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

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.

[Daniel O'Connell, 'The Liberator', Irish nationalist leader, fighter for Catholic emancipation.] Autograph Signature ('Daniel O Connell') on frank, addressed to Messrs Cox and Co, Army Agents. With correction initalled by him.

Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), Irish nationalist leader, known as 'The Liberator', fighter for Catholic emancipation
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Dublin [Ireland]. December 18 1834.

On one side of 7 x 11.5 cm piece of watermarked laid paper, cut from the letter's envelope, in his bol hand. In fair condition, though somewhat ruckled and aged. Entirely in O'Donnell's hand, and laid out in the customary fashion, with the signature 'Daniel O Connell' between two lines at bottom left. Addressed: 'Dublin December Sixteen [corrected by O'Connell 'eighteen | D O C'] | 1834 | Messs Cox & Co | Army Agents | Craigs Court | London'.

[Caroline Norton, social reformer, George Meredith's 'Diana of the Crossways'.] Autograph Letter Signed, requesting permission to attend 'some curious experiments of animal magnetism'.

Caroline Norton [Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton] (1808-1877), author and social reformer, heroine of the novel 'Diana of hte Crossways' by her friend George Gissing
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Without place or date.

1p., 16mo. With mourning border. Aged and worn, with tear to one corner and glue stains on reverse. Signed 'Caroline Norton'. The recipient is not identified. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir | The Prince Schomberg having told me of some curious experiments in animal magnetism which you would make this evg. I called to ask permission to witness them -'. She will 'retract' her 'petition' if he has 'no other ladies present – or if the persons on whom the experiments are made, only speak German', as she 'will not be able to understand enough of what passes'.

Printed pamphlet: 'Jubilee of Catholic Emancipation. A Paper, read in the Assembly Rooms, Bath, before the Members of the Bath Catholic Assocation. May 12th, 1879.'

Right Rev. Dr. Sweeney, O.S.B., Abbot of St. Alban's [ James Norbert Sweeney ]
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London: Burns and Oates. Bristol: Austin and Oates. 1879.

32pp., 8vo. Stitched and disbound. With printed front wrap only on brown paper. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, but with the first 16pp. detached from the rest. Copies on COPAC at only three locations: BL, Oxford and Cambridge.

[Printed pamphlet.] [Drophead title:] The Roman Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829. How it was carried through Parliament; and the Necessity for its Repeal.

[Charles Stirling, MA] [Anti-Catholicism; Protestantism; Roman Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829]
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Without place or date. [London : Chas. J. Thynne, [1901?]]

32pp., 12mo. Unbound, and presumably lacking the wraps carrying the details of author and publisher. A rabidly anti-Catholic tract, proposing 'DISESTABLISHMENT AND COMPLETE DISENDOWMENT to render the noxious system impotent for evil', and stating that 'A PROTESTANT PARLIAMENT animated by the noble spirit of that Parliament which met at Westminster on November 3, 1640, is required to deal effectively with the perilous condition of affairs by which we are now confronted.' In poor condition, dogeared, on aged paper, with closed tear to spine and back leaf.

[Broadside] Civil and Religious Liberty. THe following Letters, by Sir John Maxwell Tylden, are submitted to the consideration of the MEN OF KENT.

[Sir John Maxwell Tylden; Broadside; Catholic Emancipation]
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George Wood, Printer (herald Office) High Street, Canterbury [1828 [Milsted, 18 Oct. 1828].

One page, folio, fold marks, closed tears at fold, stained at edges, mainly good condition. Two letters, one addressed "To the Right Honorable Lord Haris, the pother "To the Opponents of Emancipation", both expressing trenchant opinions pro Catholic Emancipation, the Catholic Relief Act being passed in 1829. Tylden also had radical views on Reform.

Printed facsimile of circular letter to clergymen from 'A J B Beresford-Hope', as Chairman of the Marriage Law Defence Union', writing in opposition to the Married Women's Property Rights Act of 1882.

Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford Hope (1820-1887), conservative politician [the Marriage Law Defence Union; the Married Women’s Property Rights Act of 1882]
Beresford-Hope, facsimile letter,  Marriage Law Defence Union
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18 September 1883. 20 Cockspur Street, London SW.
Beresford-Hope, facsimile letter,  Marriage Law Defence Union

12mo, 1 p. In good condition. Laid down on a page removed from an album. Addressed to 'Rev. and Dear Sir', and calling the recipient's attention to an 'enclosed appeal' (not present), and asking that he 'would kindly put it up in your Church'. 'It speaks for iself and I can only add that the efficiency of the opposition to the disastrous change of law must greatly depend on the means at the disposal of those who are contending for an old domestic purity.'

Autograph Letter Signed "Vassall Holland".

Henry Richard Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland, statesman.
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No place or date.

Three pages, 8vo, bifolium, small closed tear, remnants of tipping in,mainly good condition. He has received a letter and petition from his correspondent. He explains his confinement to home through gout, and also the procedure by which the petition would be presented ("as the petition of yourself & the trustees") to the House of Lords (technicality).

4 ALSs probably all to "Mr Smith" (addressed on two)

Henry Rosehurst.
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13 May and 20 July 1813, 17 Nov. 1817, 3 May 1821

Bishop of Norwich. (1813) "The application of civil sanctions, of any kind, to religious opinion, has always appeared to me contrary to sound policy, to just reasoning, and to the revealed Word of God.". The Pope is his "Holy Brother". He says that he will vote for his correspondent's bill for Catholic Emancipation which is before Parliament. The abstract was before the Bishops. He wonders what view the Bench will take, says that not many Bishops will support him, and questions the timing.

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