Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Fawkes') from the Yorkshire MP Walter Fawkes to the London cartographer and map seller William Faden, sending good wishes on his retirement, and requesting maps for his 'beautiful collection' from his successor.

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'Farnley. Tuesday.' [Farnley Hall, Yorkshire. 1824.]

1p., 4to. Bifolium, with address ('Mr. Faden. Charing Cross. London'.) on reverse of second leaf, from which the seal has been cut away. He begins by informing Faden that his servant will call to pay his bill. 'I wish you would desire Mr. Wyld [James Wyld the elder (1790-1836)] your successor to send me the largest & best maps extant of Sweden, Norway & Lapland - maps I want in my otherwise beautiful collection very much'. He also enquires after 'Walker's new Map of India 16s', and a 'new map of Ceylon - where my eldest daughter is gone - as the Governor Sr. Edward Barnes' wife -'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('James Ramsden') to 'Mr Thompson'.

Sir James Ramsden (1822-1896), civil engineer and first mayor of Barrow in Furness
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6 August 1882; on letterhead of Furness Abbey, Lancashire.

12mo, 2 pp. On bifolium. In fair condition, lightly-aged and creased. Discussing arrangements for a meeting with Thompson before 14 August, the date of the 'Furness general meeting', after which he is going on 'a months cruise'.

Three Autograph Letters Signed by Ramsden to Cuming Walters, with two printed documents, relating to an address given by Cuming Walters to the Heywood Fellowship on 'Brotherhood Sunday'.

T. Ramsden, Hon. Sec., Heywood Brotherhood ('held in Market Street Wesleyan Church') [J. Cuming Walters, Editor, Manchester City News; Heywood, Lancashire]
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[Heywood, Lancashire.] November 1930.

It is a singular circumstance that no information whatsoever is available on the Heywood Brotherhood (whose President was the Reverend F. Gordon Mee) on the internet. The five items clear and complete on lightly-aged paper. All leaves of the three letters on the Brotherhood's letterhead (featuring the names and addresses of five of its officials). Letter One (2 pp, one 8vo and one 12mo, with small ink stain at head of first leaf): 18 November 1930. Ramsden asks to 'have the subject of the address you propose to give at our "Brotherhood Sunday" on Sunday, Nov. 30/30'.

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