British History 1800-1950

ADAM‚ William. 5090

ADAM‚ William.	5090 Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing a friend’s proposal‚ the payment of interest and its legal ramifications. A good one page example 8½ x 6½ inches‚ in good condition. Woburn Abbey‚ 27 September 1809. William Adam (1751-1839)‚ politician and lord chief commissioner of the Scottish jury court‚ fought a duel with Charles Fox in 1779. He became a close friend of Sir Walter Scott.

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ADY‚ Joseph. 17370

ADY‚ Joseph.	17370	An original Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jos: Ady‚ Accountant’‚ informing his unsuspecting correspondent that Ady “is able to inform you of something he believes considerably to your advantage on receipt of twenty shillings for his trouble by Post Office order or otherwise on a promise of one fourth part when recovered.” 7 x 7 inches‚ in worn condition‚ laid down. 7 York Steet‚ Charlotte Street [London]‚ undated‚ c.1850. A remarkable surviving manuscript record of Victorian low life. Joseph Ady (1770–1852) was a notorious English impostor. His career is recorded by De Quincey in an essay on Secret Societies. Ady was at one time a hatter in London‚ but failing in that business he hit upon the device of raising funds by means of circular letters. He would look up the lists of unclaimed inheritances‚ dividends‚ and bequests‚ and then write‚ without stamping his letters‚ to any people of those names that he could find‚ offering to produce ‘something to their advantage’ on payment of 20/-. In numerous instances he evaded the law and baffled the magistrates and post-office authorities.

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ARBUTHNOT‚ Charles. 12814

ARBUTHNOT‚ Charles.	12814	Autograph Letter Signed to Admiral Lord Keith‚ apologising for keeping the Papers so long‚ stating that “The Question is still under the consideration of Lord Liverpool.” 1½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ fine. Treasury Chambers‚ 20 May 1816. Charles Arbuthnot (1767 – 1850)‚ diplomat and Tory politician. He was Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1804 and 1807 and held a number of political offices. He was a good friend of the Duke of Wellington. His second wife‚ Harriet‚ became a hostess at Wellington's society dinners‚ and wrote an important diary cataloguing contemporary political intrigues.

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BALFOUR‚ Lady Frances. 13881

BALFOUR‚ Lady Frances.	13881	Autograph Postcard Signed‚ to Miss Harris‚ “so glad to hear of your success at Walton on Thames”. 3½ x 4½ inches‚ light corner crease‚ in good condition. 32 Addison Road‚ 13 March 1909. “It is very good. I remember that meeting with great pleasure.” Lady Frances Balfour (1858-1931) was one of the highest-ranking members of the British aristocracy to assume a leadership role in the women's suffrage movement. From 1896 to 1914‚ she was the president of the National Society for Women's Suffrage. A non-violent suffragist‚ she was opposed to the militant actions of the Women's Social and Political Union.

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BARING‚ Evelyn‚ Lord Cromer. 16570

BARING‚ Evelyn‚ Lord Cromer.	16570 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cromer’‚ to Lord Milner‚ about recruiting someone with special knowledge about Technical Education‚ and asking whether Cyril Jackson has these qualifications. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Caithness‚ 16 August 1906. Evelyn Baring (1841-1917)‚ Earl Cromer‚ consul-general in Egypt 1883-1907. Lord Milner (1854-1925)‚ statesman and colonial administrator.

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BARING‚ Evelyn‚ Lord Cromer. 16772

BARING‚ Evelyn‚ Lord Cromer.	16772 Typed Letter Signed ‘Cromer’‚ with a long autograph postscript‚ to Mr. Foster‚ reminiscing about Jamaica‚ adding that he has just received news of the Kingston Earthquake. 2 pp. 7 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. British Agency‚ Cairo‚ 21 January 1907. Evelyn Baring (1841-1917)‚ Earl Cromer‚ consul-general in Egypt 1883-1907.

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BERNARD Sir Thomas 6313

BERNARD Sir Thomas	6313	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Tho.Bernard’ to the Hon.H.Goodhall discussing the use of charitable funds a bill for their regulation which would also cover Charity Schools and other subjects suggesting the compilation of “a Register & Investment of these Funds”. 2 pp. 9½ x 8 inches in good condition address leaf removed. Foundling 16 April 1805. Sir Thomas Bernard second baronet (1750–1818) philanthropist. He spent the early part of his life in British North America where his father was governor of Massachusetts and was educated at a private school in New Jersey and at Harvard University. devoted the best part of his later life to philanthropy especially concerning the welfare of the poor. He took an active interest in the London Foundling Hospital and became a governor and then in 1795 treasurer all the while involving himself in its day-to-day affairs and finances until ill health forced his retirement in 1806. Bernard was also concerned at the unwholesome working conditions of children in cotton factories and of apprentice chimney sweeps. There emerged from the work of Bernard and the Society for Bettering the Condition of the Poor a school for the indigent blind the Cancer Institution and the Fever Institution alongside other initiatives. He was also interested in allotments friendly societies Sunday societies schools of industry medical charities penny clubs the aged poor and schemes for the promotion of vaccination. [DNB] “The publishing a List of abused Charities would I fear be an odious & irritating thing; & would only serve to detect a very few Abuses out of many.”

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BRIGHT‚ Jacob. 9263

BRIGHT‚ Jacob.	9263	Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining that his parliamentary duties prevent him accepting an invitation to address the club. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ stains along upper edge. Alderley Edge‚ Cheshire‚ 3 January 1886. Jacob Bright (1821-1899)‚ politician‚ became leader of the suffragist movement in parliament. He introduced his last bill in the Commons on women's suffrage in 1878. During the subsequent debates within the women's suffrage movement‚ he held out for the full franchise demand‚ including married women‚ rather than the more limited enfranchisement of widows and single women.

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BRIGHT‚ John. 15770

BRIGHT‚ John.	15770	House of Commons Admission Ticket to the Gallery‚ signed ‘J.Bright’. 3 x 5 inches‚ a few minor stains. 15 August‚ no year given. John Bright (1811-89)‚ radical statesman and orator.

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BROCKETT‚ John Trotter. 9785

BROCKETT‚ John Trotter.	9785	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. S.Prowett‚ 269 Strand‚ agreeing to be “a Subscriber to the Publication of Lord Northwick’s Coins”‚ and enquiring about other publications. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ holed at seal opening‚ piece torn away without loss of text‚ address panel‚ Newcastle postmark. Newcastle upon Tyne‚ 18 May 1824. John Trotter Brockett (1788-1842)‚ antiquary and numismatist.

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BROUGHAM‚ Henry. 11275

BROUGHAM‚ Henry.	11275	Autograph Pass Signed: ‘Please to admit the bearer to the H. of Lords this day. Brougham.’ 4½ x 7 inches‚ mounted on part of an old album page. 1832. Henry‚ Lord Brougham (1778-1868)‚ Lord Chancellor‚ law reformer‚ orator‚ one of the most famous legal figures of the nineteenth century.

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BROWNE‚ Isaac Hawkins. 7308

BROWNE‚ Isaac Hawkins.	7308	Autograph Letter Signed‚ accepting “the high honour of being one of the Vice-presidents of the London Vaccine Institution”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ integral blank‚ a few marginal defects. 15 South Audley Street‚ 22 January 1808. Isaac Hawkins Browne (1745–1818)‚ politician and industrialist‚ son of Isaac Hawkins Browne (1706-1760)‚ the poet. He represented Bridgnorth for twenty-eight years from 1784 to 1812. He was a supporter of William Pitt and later of the ministries of Henry Addington‚ the duke of Portland‚ and Spencer Perceval. In 1815 Browne published anonymously Essays‚ Religious and Moral‚ which he afterwards acknowledged. His Essays on Subjects of Important Inquiry in Metaphysics‚ Morals and Religion (1822) was not published until after his death.

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BULLER‚ Charles. 5761

BULLER‚ Charles.	5761 Autograph letter signed‚ informing his correspondent that he is bringing E.J.Stanley as a guest to the Pol.Econ.Club. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. 2 Charles Place‚ 3 May [no year given]. Charles Buller (1806-48)‚ liberal politician‚ pupil of Carlyle.

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BURTON‚ Isabel. 17145

BURTON‚ Isabel.	17145	A series of 10 Autograph Letters Signed (including one correspondence card)‚ together with the printed invitation to Sir Richard Burton’s funeral‚ all addressed to Mrs. White Cooper‚ discussing visits‚ several mentioning Richard Burton (”waiting at Venice for me”)‚ a visit to Professor Owen‚ the Queen’s gracious acceptance of her book‚ appointments with publishers with Richard (1878)‚ and one longer letter written on board ship off Port Said (7 January 1876) describing the voyage and their visit to Trieste. 20 pp.‚ various sizes‚ legible and in good condition. With the black edges funeral card‚ inscribed on verso by Isabel: “Lady White-Cooper & family”. Various London addresses‚ also Trieste‚ Port Said‚ 1875-1885 and undated. Isabel Burton (1831-1896)‚ author and traveller‚ wife of Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890). Sir William White Cooper (1816-1886)‚ surgeon‚ was a pupil of Sir Richard Owen. Isabel Burton writes: “I feel that you take a pleasure in my little successes & I am very pleased & happy because the Queen has been so gracious as to accept my book. Also the Prince of Wales‚ The Duchess of Edinburgh‚ The D of Cambridge & the Queen of the Netherlands‚ & it is on its round to the Empress of Austria - I am now getting some nice reviews.” Also in the collection is a little autograph card‚ which reads: “A thousand thanks for your sweet flowers. Isabel Burton. 17 June.” Richard Burton’s funeral was at Mortlake on 15 June 1890.

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BURTON‚ Richard Francis‚ 17144

BURTON‚ Richard Francis‚	17144 Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.F.Burton’‚ to Sir Henry Thompson‚ losing no time in “assuring you that I shall be most happy to assist at the ‘Function’ of Feb 4‚ and that I will keep military time”. 1½ pages 4½ x 3½ inches (could be opened out for display)‚ in good condition. Athenaeum Club‚ Pall Mall‚ 16 January‚ no year given. Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)‚ explorer and orientalist. Sir Henry Thompson (1820-1904)‚ surgeon and polymath.

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BUXTON‚ David. 10989

BUXTON‚ David.	10989 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking him for the interesting document‚ referring to legislation and sending a pamphlet. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard‚ recipient’s name partially erased at end of letter. School for the Deaf and Dumb‚ Liverpool‚ 24 October 1876. David Buxton‚ Principal of the School for the Deaf and Dumb‚ Liverpool.

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BUXTON‚ Sir Thomas Fowell. 11382

BUXTON‚ Sir Thomas Fowell.	11382 Autograph Letter Signed‚ hoping to see his correspondent “upon our public meeting‚ on which I feel some anxiety” and making arrangements to meet. 1 page 7½ x 7 inches‚ edges trimmed‚ traces of mounting. Undated. “I write this in the Vestry.” Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845)‚ philanthropist‚ and a leading figure in the abolition of slavery.

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BUXTON‚ Sir Thomas Fowell. 16296

BUXTON‚ Sir Thomas Fowell.	16296 Autograph Letter Signed‚ explaining his financial position‚ but “Our House will be happy to subscribe to your book”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with a separate engraved portrait of Thomas Fowell Buxton. Spitalfields‚ 19 May 1835. Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton (1786-1845)‚ philanthropist‚ and a leading figure in the abolition of slavery.

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BYRON‚ Lady Anne Isabella Noel. 17238

BYRON‚ Lady Anne Isabella Noel.	17238	Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.I.Noel Byron’‚ to Mrs. Hawes‚ forwarding an article by Mrs. Jameson‚ regretting that Annabella will not have the advantage of associating with Mrs. Hawes’ daughter. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf. Esher‚ 26 October‚ no year given. Anne Isabella Milbanke (1792-1860)‚ mathematician and heiress‚ married Lord Byron in 1815. She was the mother of Ada Lovelace‚ the patron and co-worker of mathematician Charles Babbage. Sophia Hawes (daughter of Marc Isambard Brunel) and her husband Benjamin were also friends of Babbage. Sir Benjamin Hawes became deputy-secretary for war. “As you seemed interested in my former scrap of Austrian news‚ I enclose this just received. Mrs. Jameson‚ not being political‚ is an impartial witness. I will only ask you to return it in a blank cover‚ now that your are in office.”

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CAMDEN‚ John Jeffreys Pratt‚ first Marquis. 16749

CAMDEN‚ John Jeffreys Pratt‚ first Marquis.	16749 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Camden’‚ addressed ‘My Lord’‚ proposing that the Weald of Kent Regiment of local Militia assemble for a 14 day exercise at Tunbridge Wells. A good one page example‚ 9 x 7 inches. Arlington Street‚ 10 April 1813. John Jeffreys Pratt‚ 1st Marquess Camden (1759 – 1840)‚ known as The Earl Camden from 1794 to 1812‚ was a British politician. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1795 and 1798 and as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies between 1804 and 1805.

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CAMDEN‚ John Jeffreys Pratt‚ first Marquis. 17290

CAMDEN‚ John Jeffreys Pratt‚ first Marquis.	17290	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Camden’‚ about the Sketch‚ probably for his portrait‚ wishing to call in to see it “before the Drawing is begun”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ neatly tipped on to part of an old album page. Hastings‚ 5 March 1833. “Lady Georgiana has taken to Drawing again‚ which I am very glad to see.” John Jeffreys Pratt‚ 1st Marquess Camden (1759 – 1840)‚ known as The Earl Camden from 1794 to 1812‚ was a British politician. He served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland between 1795 and 1798 and as Secretary of State for War and the Colonies between 1804 and 1805. Disliked in Ireland as an opponent of Roman Catholic emancipation and as the exponent of an unpopular policy‚ Camden's term of office was one of turbulence‚ culminating in the rebellion of 1798: his refusal to reprieve the United Irishman William Orr‚ convicted of treason on the word of one witness of dubious credit‚ aroused great public indignation.

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CARPENTER‚ Mary. 11857

CARPENTER‚ Mary.	11857	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Newall‚ explaining that she can not supply an example of Dr. Guthrie’s autograph‚ and referring to her own “splendid collection”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Red Lodge House‚ 11 June 1870. Mary Carpenter (1807-77)‚ philanthropist‚ founder of various ragged schools‚ author of Our Convicts (1864) and Six Months in India (1868). Red Lodge in Park Row‚ Bristol‚ was a reformatory school for girls. Mary Carpenter’s house in Park Row was bought for her by Lady Byron‚ who contributed to several other of her projects.

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CARSON‚ Joseph. 15076

CARSON‚ Joseph.	15076 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Canon Hayman‚ reporting his findings in the Matriculation Book of Trinity College‚ discussing other College matters. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Trinity College Dublin‚ 12 May 1882. Joseph Carson (d.1898)‚ Vice-Provost of Trinity College Dublin (1890-1898).

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CARTWRIGHT‚ John. 15355

CARTWRIGHT‚ John.	15355 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Maton‚ Spring Garden‚ recommending a candidate for the expected vacancy for surgeon or assistant surgeon at the Westminster Hospital‚ “a gentleman of talent and a scholar”. 1 page 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf‚ torn at seal opening.f 2 November 1817. A good letter by John Cartwright (1740-1824)‚ the ‘Father of Reform’ and political writer. “He had the medical care for 12 months of my friend White‚ who‚ as well as his lady‚ speaks of him in the highest terms.”

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CASTLEREAGH‚ Robert Stewart‚ Viscount. 17333

CASTLEREAGH‚ Robert Stewart‚ Viscount.	17333	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Castlereagh’‚ to The Lord Bishop of Clogher‚ about the advancement of the Bishop’s son in the Navy‚ forwarding Lord Melville’s view of the matter‚ suggesting that a recommendation to a commander-in-chief on a Foreign Station would be most likely to succeed. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral blank leaf‚ marked Private. Dover Castle‚ 14 October‚ no year given. Fully autograph letters by Castlereagh are uncommon. Robert Stewart‚ Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822)‚ statesman‚ foreign secretary‚ leader of the House. “Sir E.Pellew’s is one of the largest Commands‚ which gives him a better Chance.” John Porter‚ Bishop of Clogher from 1797 until his death in 1819.

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CHAMBERLAIN‚ Joseph. 12576

CHAMBERLAIN‚ Joseph.	12576 Letter Signed‚ to Edgar Flower‚ inviting him to attend a Conference of Liberal Unionists to consider the results of the recent Elections. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ folded‚ in very good condition. National Liberal Union‚ 20 July 1892. Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914)‚ Colonial Secretary‚ father of Austen and Neville Chamberlain.

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CHAMBERLAIN‚ Joseph. 14904

CHAMBERLAIN‚ Joseph.	14904 Autograph Letter Signed‚ agreeing to dine on 4 April‚ although “it is just possible that the Easter holy days may not be over‚ in which case I shall remain in Birmingham”. 1¼ pages 7 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Board of Trade‚ 1 March 1883. Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914)‚ Colonial Secretary‚ father of Austen and Neville Chamberlain.

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CHAMBRÉ‚ Sir Alan. 0370

CHAMBRÉ‚ Sir Alan.	0370	Official Order‚ partly printed‚ to a plaintiff’s attorney‚ requiring his attendance ‘to Shew Cause’ why a defendant should not have a month’s time in which to plead‚ signed ‘A.Chambre’. 8 x 3 inches. Serjeants Inn‚ 31 May 1813. Sir Allan Chambré (1739-1823)‚ judge.

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CHILDERS‚ Hugh. 17554

CHILDERS‚ Hugh.	17554	Letter Signed as Secretary of State for War‚ to Colonel J.D.Baker‚ Natal‚ about the Command of the Forces in Natal and the Transvaal in the event of Sir Evelyn Wood or Redvers Buller being incapacitated‚ sending a confidential paper to be opened if necessary‚ “containing a dormant Commission appointing you their successor‚ with the local rank of Major General”. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. War Office‚ 27 April 1881. Hugh Culling Eardley Childers (1827-1896)‚ statesman‚ Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882)‚ Home Secretary (1886)‚ had a successful start to his career as a politician in Melbourne in the 1850’s. Later he was instrumental in bringing about the abolition of transportation. He was responsible for the administration of the War Office during the Transvaal War of 1881 and the Egyptian Campaign of 1882.

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CLARENDON‚ George William Frederick Villiers‚ 4th Earl. 16317

CLARENDON‚ George William Frederick Villiers‚ 4th Earl.	16317	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Henry Labouchere‚ Secretary of State for the Colonies‚ asking for his opinion on “the Course we ought to pursue respecting the boundary between Venezuela and British Guiana”‚ discussing likely negotiations‚ the possibility of the prospect of gold there‚ the unhealthiness of the locality‚ and related matters. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ marked Private. F.O.‚ 5 November 1857. The 4th Earl of Clarendon (1800-70)‚ statesman‚ Viceroy of Ireland (1847-1852)‚ Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1853.

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CLARENDON‚ George William Frederick Villiers‚ 4th Earl. 9482

CLARENDON‚ George William Frederick Villiers‚ 4th Earl.	9482	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe (Stratford Canning‚ former ambassador to Constantinople) agreeing to place Mr. Brennan’s name on the list of candidates for a Student Interpretership in China or Japan. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Foreign Office‚ 17 November 1865. The 4th Earl of Clarendon (1800-70)‚ statesman‚ Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1853.

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CLELAND‚ James. 15553

CLELAND‚ James.	15553	Autograph note in the third person: “Mr Cleland requests Dr Hookers acceptance of his Enumeration Tables.” 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ inlaid to album page. 15 Upper Nile Street‚ 24 July 1820. James Cleland (1770–1840) Scottish statistician and historical writer. He was a native of Glasgow‚ and began life as a cabinet-maker‚ spending some in London. He obtained in 1814 the post of superintendent of public works in Glasgow. In 1819 he was employed by the municipal authorities in taking a census of Glasgow‚ the most ambitious in the United Kingdom. He was similarly employed in 1821 and 1831.

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COBBE‚ Frances Power. 15554

COBBE‚ Frances Power.	15554	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Jones‚ about her engagements that week‚ encouraging her correspondent “to come over some afternoon while Miss Jewsbury is with you”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 26 Hereford Square‚ undated. Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904)‚ Irish writer and campaigner for women's rights. She established a wide network of feminist friends‚ including Emily Davies‚ the founder of Girton College‚ John Stuart Mill and his stepdaughter‚ Helen Taylor‚ and the suffrage leaders Lydia Becker and Millicent Garrett Fawcett. Cobbe's greatest contribution to the women's movement came from her writing. She published in almost every major periodical‚ writing on the problems of marriage and the virtues of celibacy; the need for women to have independent activities‚ and similar subjects. She saw a close connection between feminism and the anti-vivisection campaign. Ultimately Cobbe's most important contribution to nineteenth-century feminism lay in her attempts to set out a feminist ethic‚ developed most extensively in The Duties of Women (1881). [ODNB] She challenged the teachings of Charles Darwin on the basis of God as the Universal Creator of Man (Darwinism in Morals‚ 1872).

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COBDEN‚ Richard. 11140

COBDEN‚ Richard.	11140 Folio leaf (numbered 6) of an original autograph manuscript by Richard Cobden about Egypt‚ describing his interview with Mehemet Ali. Unsigned. 40 lines on 1 page 13 x 8 inches‚ with corrections‚ light creasing. Undated. Richard Cobden (1804-65)‚ statesman. When Cobden visited Egypt in 1836‚ on behalf of a Lancashire calico factory‚ he wrote letters to his sisters and friends‚ extracts of which are printed in John Morley‘s Life of Richard Cobden. “I was startled too on observing that whilst the mouth‚ which was partially concealed beneath his white beard & moustache‚ put on the semblance of laughter‚ the eyes were all the while peering coldly from beneath their heavy brows with an expression quite opposite to that of unguarded mirth. The great size of his head accords‚ phrenologically‚ with the extraordinary force of character possessed by this successful soldier; whilst a broad & massive forehead harmonises with that subtlety & depth of intellect which he had evinced in his intrigues & schemes of personal aggrandisement. Upon the whole however - let me hasten to confess it - there is nothing remarkable in the appearance of Mehemet Ali...”

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COBDEN‚ Richard. 13861

COBDEN‚ Richard.	13861	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Slagg”‚ asking for an English translation of an article in a Madrid newspaper‚ mentioning Willie’s engagement and other family news. 3½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ old repairs to second leaf‚ final page dust stained‚ lightly tipped on to part of an album page. Midhurst‚ 13 January 1863. Richard Cobden (1804-65)‚ economist and politician‚ known as the Apostle of Free Trade.

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COBDEN‚ Richard. 13933

COBDEN‚ Richard.	13933 Autograph Pass‚ signed ‘Rich Cobden’‚ admitting the bearer to the Strangers Gallery of the House of Commons‚ possibly in 1846 during the repeal of the Corn laws. 4 x 6 inches‚ folded‚ upper right corner clipped. Thursday 14 May [?1846]. Richard Cobden (1804-65)‚ economist and politician‚ known as the Apostle of Free Trade. In 1846 May 14th was a Thursday. The bill to repeal the Corn Laws passed the House of Commons on 16 May 1846 by 98 votes. In the next month Peel was forced to resign the Prime Ministership‚ and in his resignation speech he credited Cobden‚ more than anyone else‚ with the repeal of the Corn Laws.

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COBDEN‚ Richard. 14044

COBDEN‚ Richard.	14044 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Olliffe‚ referring to a forthcoming meeting or dinner. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Wedensday‚ undated. Richard Cobden (1804-65)‚ economist and politician‚ known as the Apostle of Free Trade. “Mr Ryband is not coming. But Mr Chevalier does not know that Mr Renouard will not be here. He promised to come.”

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COBDEN‚ Richard. 16099

COBDEN‚ Richard.	16099 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.B.Scott‚ agreeing to forward “your views in business”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ traces of mounting. With a separate engraved portrait of Richard Cobden. 103 Westbourne Terrace‚ 24 November 1849. Richard Cobden (1804-65)‚ economist and politician‚ known as the Apostle of Free Trade.

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COCKBURN‚ Sir Alexander. 16098

COCKBURN‚ Sir Alexander.	16098 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Lennox‚ explaining that he has not been able to find the time to complete and return her ‘book of Likes & Dislikes”‚ with the further excuse that he decided to complete the task in verse‚ not prose‚ but “my somewhat sleepy muse” brought a result larger than the space allowed in the book. 12 pp. 5½ x 3½ inches‚ fine. Hertford Street‚ 23 January 1862. Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn QC (1802 –1880)‚ Scottish jurist and politician who served as the Lord Chief Justice for 21 years. A notorious womaniser and socialite‚ he heard some of the leading causes célèbres of the nineteenth century.

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COLLINGS‚ Jesse. 14815

COLLINGS‚ Jesse.	14815 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Selborne‚ accepting an invitation to dinner. A good one page example‚ 7½ x 5 inches. House of Commons‚ 3 March 1903. Jesse Collings (1831 –1920)‚ Mayor of Birmingham‚ a Liberal (later Liberal Unionist) member of Parliament‚ but was best known as an advocate of educational reform and land reform.

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COLQUHOUN‚ Archibald Campbell-. 0447

COLQUHOUN‚ Archibald Campbell-.	0447 Autograph Letter Signed‚ marked ‘Private’‚ about the preparation and publication of the Jury Bill and its likely progress through the Commons and the Lords. 2 pp. 4to. Edinburgh‚ 28 November 1814. Archibald Campbell-Colquhoun (d.1820)‚ lord advocate.

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CONROY‚ Sir John. 16890

CONROY‚ Sir John.	16890	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Francis Grant‚ conveying “how very much obliged Her Royal Highness [the Duchess of Kent] is‚ by the attention shewn to The Princess Victoria”‚ saying that a servant is sent with this letter “to conduct the ... puppy to the Palace‚ a present‚ which the Princess will highly value”. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original wrapper front (laid down) also signed by Conroy. Kensington Palace‚ 17 August 1835. Exactly which of the many Royal Pets is referred to in this letter‚ we have yet to determine. Sir John Conroy (1786-1854)‚ comptroller of the household of the Duchess of Kent. Queen Victoria grew to hate Conroy over his oppressive systems and immediately expelled him from court life when she became queen. Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878)‚ portrait painter‚ later President of the Royal Academy.

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COURTENAY‚ William‚ 9th Earl of Devon. 12300

COURTENAY‚ William‚ 9th Earl of Devon.	12300 Autograph Letter‚ in the third person‚ to Monsieur Ravrio‚ Paris‚ returning a chandelier to have the chains changed‚ and to have six attached where there were formerly three‚ sending also four standing lamps “pour changer les Globes”‚ and to be altered according to Courtenay’s instructions the other day. In French. 1 page 7½ x 5 inches‚ with integral address leaf. Chateau de Dravil‚ 2 May 1827. William “Kitty” Courtenay‚ 9th Earl of Devon (1768-1835)‚ flamboyant and homosexual patron of the arts‚ left the family seat at Powderham Castle to live in New York and later in Paris. William Beckford developed a passion for young Courtenay‚ then in his teens‚ an episode which led to Beckford’s exile. Courtenay escaped his creditors by fleeing to America in 1811. In 1825-1826 he purchased the Château Dreveil in Paris. This letter concerns the chateau’s furnishings.

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CROKER‚ John Wilson. 16278

CROKER‚ John Wilson.	16278	Autograph Letter Signed‚ informing his corresponden that a parcel of books is on its way‚ “one returned‚ a couple of Edinb. Reviews which belong to Mr. Murray‚ a couple of volumes of Mr. Lockhart’s‚ and a dozen of my own which you will be so good as to send to the binders.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. 6 July 1848. John Wilson Croker (1780-1857)‚ politician‚ Secretary to the Admiralty. He was the originator of the term Conservative.

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CUNARD‚ Emerald. 15325

CUNARD‚ Emerald.	15325	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Emerald Cunard’‚ to “Dear Seymour” [Seymour Leslie] asking him to send from his bookshop works by Andre Gide and George Moore‚ and asking for his assistance in organising subscriptions for an organisation for opera. 2 pp. 7½ x 5½ inches‚ light surface creasing and dust soiling only. 7 Grosvenor Square. Endorsed as received 26 November 1928. Uncommon. Maud Alice Burke (1872 – 1948)‚ later Lady Cunard‚ known as Emerald‚ was an American-born‚ London-based society hostess. She had long relationships with the novelist George Moore and the conductor Thomas Beecham‚ and was the muse of the former and a champion of and fund-raiser for the latter.

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DISRAELI‚ Coningsby. 0543

DISRAELI‚ Coningsby.	0543 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to H.Byron Read‚ offering his ‘services to you and the cause’ as a second speaker in Bradford. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ folded. 89 Onslow Square‚ 2 February 1891. Coningsby Disraeli (1867-1936)‚ nephew and heir to Benjamin Disraeli‚ and Conservative M.P. for Altrincham‚ Cheshire‚ 1892-1906.

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DOUGHTY‚ Sir Edward. 6643

DOUGHTY‚ Sir Edward.	6643 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Edw.Doughty’‚ discussing essential repairs to his house‚ saying that “on Monday we leave Upton for Tichborne...” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ with an integral blank leaf laid down on part of an old album page. Upton House‚ 26 July 1846. Sir Edward Doughty (1782-1853)‚ uncle of Roger Charles Doughty-Tichborne (1829–1854?)‚ who was later impersonated by “The Tichborne Claimant”. Doughty played a significant role in the drama by bringing back from the West Indies a former family servant‚ an African Negro named Andrew Bogle. Bogle remained affectionately by Sir Edward's side the remainder of his life as valet and confidant‚ after which he retired to Australia in receipt of a handsome annuity from Lady Doughty and kept in contact with her. In Sydney he “recognised” the imposter Thomas Castro as the missing baronet‚ probably as a way of securing a return to England.

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DRAPERY. John Wilson & Sons‚ Linen Drapers‚ New Bond Street. 16340

DRAPERY. John Wilson & Sons‚ Linen Drapers‚ New Bond Street.	16340	A collection of 16 original letters‚ all addressed to Messrs. Wilson of 159 New Bond Street‚ London‚ requesting materials‚ calico‚ patterns‚ dimity‚ such as “6 Birds Eye Diaper Tray Napkins‚ the size of Breakfast Napkins”‚ written by Lady Barker‚ Lady Middleton‚ Lady Ross‚ Lady Elphinstone‚ Mrs. Blane of Winkfield Park‚ the Dowager Lady Radstock and other ladies of title‚ one letter with a sample of material pinned to it. 16 letters‚ some dust soiling and stains‚ filing holes‚ generally good. 1824-1869‚ most 1830s to 1840s. “Mrs. Blane requests Mr. Wilson will send ten yards of the dimity like the pattern & One Piece of Shirting Calico for Boys Shirts. The parcel to be directed to Mrs. Blane‚ Winkfield Park‚ by the Windsor Coach to be left at the Coach office till called for. Winkfield Park‚ 11 December [1824].”

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DRUMMOND‚ Henry. 16980

DRUMMOND‚ Henry.	16980	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Phillips at Woodbridge‚ about alterations to be made to a picture‚ assuring Phillips that only Phillips will touch it‚ and looking forward to the pleasure of his company. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral address leaf‚ Guildford Penny Post strike. 29 January 1829. Uncommon. Henry Drummond (1786 –1860)‚ English banker‚ politician and writer‚ best known as one of the founders of the Catholic Apostolic or Irvingite Church. Drummond married his cousin Lady Henrietta Hay Drummond (referred to in this letter as Lady Harriet‚ the abbreviated name). In later years he was intimately associated with the origin and spread of the Catholic Apostolic Church‚ which Edward Irving and others had founded in 1826. He contributed very liberally to the funds of the new church and he became one of its leading office-bearers‚ being first ordained as Angel of the Congregation in Albury and afterwards called as Apostle for Scotland and the Protestant part of Switzerland and was thus with the other "Apostles" and prophets responsible for its theology.

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DUFFERIN AND AVA‚ Frederick Temple‚ 1st Marquis. 12853

DUFFERIN AND AVA‚ Frederick Temple‚ 1st Marquis.	12853 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Clarendon‚ about the illness of his friend Gifford‚ explaining that Dufferin can not accept Lady Clarendon’s invitation. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of hinges. Dufferin Lodge‚ 28 January 1862. Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood‚ 1st Marquis of Dufferin and Ava (1826-1902)‚ diplomat and administrator‚ was Governor-General of Canada (1872-78). “I am afraid moreover even if it were not for this sad decision‚ that my confidence in my talents for acting would not have permitted me to have run the risk of spoiling the tout ensemble of yr. company. The fact is I have not tried to take a part for years.”

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DUNDAS‚ Sir Thomas. 13275

DUNDAS‚ Sir Thomas.	13275 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Lord’ (Admiral Lord Keith)‚ responding to an account of the roads on his estate in Clackmannanshire‚ agreeing to apply “the statute Labour” to the maintenance of the roads. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Hertford Street‚ 29 October 1820. Thomas Dundas‚ 1st Baron Dundas (1741 – 1820)‚ known as Sir Thomas Dundas‚ 2nd Baronet‚ from 1781 to 1794‚ was a powerful figure in British politics‚ and is now remembered for commissioning the Charlotte Dundas‚ the world's "first practical steamboat".

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ELGIN‚ Thomas Bruce‚ 7th Earl. 16953

ELGIN‚ Thomas Bruce‚ 7th Earl.	16953 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Elgin’‚ to H.W.Williams‚ hoping to answer his letter but hoping for a chance to talk the matter through‚ hoping to see the printed letter which had appeared in the Times. 2¼ pages‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Broom Hall‚ 21 December 1821. Uncommon. Thomas Bruce‚ 7th Earl of Elgin (1766-1841)‚ diplomat and art connoisseur. As Ambassador to the Porte (1799-1803) he arranged for the transport of the Parthenon sculptures to England. The Elgin Marbles were purchased for the nation in 1816. His autograph is often confused with that of his son‚ James Bruce‚ 8th Earl of Elgin. “There is no such thing as a President in the Travellers Club - nor‚ as far as I know‚ any printed List of the Members of it. I’ll endeavour however to ge a list of them for you.”

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ELLIS‚ Sarah Stickney. 0636

ELLIS‚ Sarah Stickney.	0636	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Bosanquet‚ about her drawing and the return of some paintings‚ her visit to schools in Scotland‚ particularly Stow’s Training School at Glasgow‚ ‘the most delightful exemplification of what popular education ought to be’‚ and lamenting the effect of the cold weather on the poor. 4 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ tipped on to part album leaf. In good condition. Undated. Sarah Stickney Ellis (d.1872)‚ wife of William Ellis‚ the missionary‚ was the founder of Rawdon House‚ a school for ladies‚ and a pioneer of female education.

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FANE‚ John‚ Earl of Westmorland. 10652

FANE‚ John‚ Earl of Westmorland.	10652	Official Dispatch signed ‘Westmorland’‚ entitled ‘Report of the inspection of the Austrian Corps d’Armée’. 22 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ numbered ‘53’‚ stapled‚ addressee’s name cut away. Berlin‚ 21 October 1846. Detailed military intelligence about the state of the Austrian Army‚ the appearance of the troops‚ discipline‚ pay‚ commanders‚ numbers‚ etc. John Fane‚ 11th Earl of Westmorland (1784-1859)‚ soldier and diplomat‚ was aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington in 1809 and took part in the battle of Talavera. While resident minister in Berlin (1841-51) he acted as mediator between Denmark and Prussia in the Schleswig-Holstein question. His books included ‘Memoirs of the Early Campaigns of the Duke of Wellington in Portugal and Spain. By an Officer employed in his army’ [1820].

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FISHER‚ Herbert William. 15178

FISHER‚ Herbert William.	15178	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ while serving as Private Secretary to his former pupil‚ the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII)‚ explaining the system under which a royal nomination of a child for the Clergy Orphan School can be made. 8 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Marlborough House‚ Pall Mall‚ 14 June 1864. Herbert William Fisher (1826 – 1903)‚ historian‚ best known for his book Considerations on the Origin of the American War (1865). He became Tutor to the future King Edward VII in 1859.

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FOX‚ Henry Richard Vassall‚ 3rd Baron Holland. 16635

FOX‚ Henry Richard Vassall‚ 3rd Baron Holland.	16635 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Vassall Holland’‚ to William Warden (possibly William Warden‚ naval surgeon on HMS Northumberland)‚ thanking him for the letter which reached him after his tour of Scotland‚ hoping to see him at Holland House when Holland returns in the first week of September. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf‚ red wax seal. Howick‚ 23 August 1816. The third Lord Holland (1773-1840)‚ Liberal statesman‚ slavery abolitionist‚ nephew of Charles James Fox.

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FRY‚ Elizabeth. 16726

FRY‚ Elizabeth.	16726 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Dear Friend”‚ explaining that she has “only obtained three pounds for the sorrowful case thou wrote to me respecting”‚ asking her correspondent to forward the money‚ hoping to have more in a few days. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Undated. Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845)‚ the Quaker prison reformer.

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GLASGOW‚ Sir George Boyle‚ 4th Earl. 11464

GLASGOW‚ Sir George Boyle‚ 4th Earl.	11464 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Dodd‚ Taylor‚ St James’s Street‚ confirming instructions for his “Wellington Pantaloons” and the Blue Coats. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ address panel‚ one clean tear at seal opening. Soutborough Cottage‚ 9 July 1815. Sir George Boyle‚ 4th Earl of Glasgow (1766-1843). As for the Wellington Pantaloons‚ Dodd is instructed “to make them considerably higher than before‚ And smaller in the leg below the Calf‚ As I do not wear a wide Boot‚ & as often Gaiters..”

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GRAHAM‚ James. 9955

GRAHAM‚ James.	9955	Autograph Letter Signed ‘James Graham’‚ addressed ‘My dear Sir’‚ discussing Commons business and the possible appointment of his correspondent’s friend to a Receivership in the North Riding‚ with mention of Wilberforce. 4 pp. 7 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. House of Commons‚ Thursday evening‚ undated. Sir James Robert Graham (1792-1861)‚ statesman. “I got hold of Wilberforce & carried him with me to Lord Liverpool and altho’ he would or could not for some very good reason request the appointment for Coll. P. yet he & I both informed Lord L that it was the wish & desire of every real friend to the Govt. in the North Riding as well as many others in the West & East Ridings that he should have this appointment‚ & Wilberforce said every thing in his favour & even expressed his wish strongly altho’ he could not ask the appointment for anyone.” In a postscript Graham mentions that the Commons is considering the Preservation of the Peace Bill.

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GRENVILLE‚ Thomas. 11384

GRENVILLE‚ Thomas.	11384	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lady Davy‚ inviting her to dinner‚ describing the company‚ insisting that “if any more promising proposal shall be made to you‚ do not deprive yourself of it by a premature engagement.” 2 pp. 3½ x 2¼ inches‚ fine. Undated [1840s]. Thomas Grenville (1755-1846)‚ statesman and book collector.

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GRIMALDI‚ Stacey. 1385

GRIMALDI‚ Stacey.	1385	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Egerton Brydges‚ discussing representation in a case and methods of payment. 2 pp. 7 x 9 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ a few minor tears. 27 May 1831. Stacey Grimaldi (1790-1863)‚ antiquary‚ eminent ‘record lawyer’‚ engaged in many peerage cases.

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HAMILTON-GORDON‚ Arthur‚ 1st Baron Stanmore. 15356

HAMILTON-GORDON‚ Arthur‚ 1st Baron Stanmore.	15356 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick‚ about the unfounded rumour of the Duke of Newcastle’s illness. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Government House‚ Fredericton‚ 18 November 1862. Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon‚ 1st Baron Stanmore (1829 – 1912)‚ Liberal Party politician and colonial administrator. He had extensive contact with Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.

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HANBURY LEIGH‚ PONTYPOOL PARK. Bill for Saddlery‚ 1821. 14833

HANBURY LEIGH‚ PONTYPOOL PARK. Bill for Saddlery‚ 1821.	14833	Original Bill for Saddlery‚ submitted by George Griffiths‚ Postmaster at Newport‚ endorsed and signed by Molly Ann Hanbury Leigh‚ together with George Griffiths’ covering letter‚ and his signed receipt for £98-6-6‚ “the Amount of a Bill for Saddlery”. 3 items in good condition‚ folded. Griffiths’ letter bears a neat red wax seal reading NEWPORT M‚ alongside a blurred Newport straight line stamp. Post Office‚ Newport‚ September 1821. Capel Hanbury Leigh (1776 - 21861) undertook renovations of the family house of Pontypool Park and it is thought that his wife Molly Ann was responsible for the interior shell decoration of the famous Shell Grotto commissioned by John Hanbury in the eighteenth century. The Bill for Saddlery is in fact a bill for all manner of horse furniture‚ harnesses‚ “Scarlett Kersey Check Horse sheets”‚ best Postillion Saddles‚ Driving Whips‚ Silk Lashes‚ Hoggskin Sidesaddle‚ best brass furniture‚ and much else‚ across two pages folio.

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HANKEY‚ Thomson. 10609

HANKEY‚ Thomson.	10609	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Beaumont’‚ comparing the relative weights and values of sovereigns and napoleons. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ light dust soiling only. With a separate newspaper cutting (1869) from the Civil Service Gazette being a satirical poem about Hankey. 45 Portland Place‚ 25 January 1867. Thomson Hankey (18051-1893)‚ politician and political economist‚ Governor of the Bank of England (1851-52). After the commercial panic of 1866‚ Hankey criticised the constitution and action of the Bank. He was the author of The Principles of Banking‚ Its Utility and Economy. “One word more about Sovereigns & Napoleons. 125o Napoleons are found to be worth at 77:10½ per ounce‚ £989:17. 1000 Sovereigns at the point below which they would cease to be legal tender are worth £993:14:4. What your friend proposes to do is to enable a man in England who owes £1000 to discharge it by paying that which he can buy of £989:17. We should soon be without a gold English Sovereign or see out gold circulation composed of 20/- pieces - you might perhaps say that a man can now discharge his debt of £1000 by paying Sovereigns of the minimum legal weight which would only be worth £993:14:4....”

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HARCOURT‚ William Vernon. 13620

HARCOURT‚ William Vernon.	13620	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Bertram Currie‚ the banker‚ about currency reform and banking reserves in England‚ Goschen’s plans‚ the purpose of gold reserves‚ the effect of speculation‚ and other matters‚ asking for Currie’s opinion. 12 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ occasional foxing‚ otherwise good. Marked Confidential. Malwood‚ Lyndhurst‚ 17 December 1891. Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt (1827 –1904)‚ lawyer‚ journalist and Liberal statesman. He served as Member of Parliament for various constituencies and held the offices of Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer under William Ewart Gladstone before becoming Leader of the Opposition. He was recognized as one of the ablest and most effective leaders of the Liberal party and when‚ after a brief interval in 1885‚ Gladstone returned to office in 1886‚ Harcourt was made Chancellor of the Exchequer‚ an office which he again filled from 1892 to 1895. Between 1880 and 1892 Harcourt acted as Gladstone's political deputy. Bertram Wodehouse Currie (1827-1896)‚ banker‚ financial member of the Council of India‚ was often consulted by Treasury officials‚ and advised Gladstone on financial matters. “The Banks will I should imagine keep such reserves as they think adequate for their business - neither more nor less - whatever may be the stock of gold in the issue dep. and this stock of Gold will be no more available for their purposes than it was before. If it had any effect at all I should imagine that it would only have the result of encouraging the banks and other people to trade up to the margin‚ if possible more than ever‚ relying upon the idea that there was a Pandora’s box saved up for them which would get them out of any scrape into which over speculation might plunge them.”

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HARCOURT‚ William Vernon. 15439

HARCOURT‚ William Vernon.	15439 Receipt Signed ‘W.V.Harcourt’ for “Secret Key No. 12‚ and three Yellow Boxes with corresponding numbers‚ for my use as Chancellor of The Exchequer. Also Cabinet Key No. 16.” 4½ x 7 inches‚ filing hole‚ in good condition. Undated‚ c.1892. Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt (1827 –1904)‚ lawyer‚ journalist and Liberal statesman. He served as Member of Parliament for various constituencies and held the offices of Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer under William Ewart Gladstone before becoming Leader of the Opposition.

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HARMSWORTH‚ Alfred Charles William‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe. 15750

HARMSWORTH‚ Alfred Charles William‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe.	15750	A series of 8 Typed Letters Signed ‘Northcliffe’‚ all addressed to Harold Wheeler‚ thanking him for books and suggestions‚ including Wheeler’s book on the French Revolution. 8 letters‚ 1 envelope‚ in good condition. The Times (4)‚ The Daily Mail (3)‚ British War Mission New York (1)‚ 1906-1917. Alfred Charles William Harmsworth‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922)‚ journalist and newspaper magnate. Most of these letters are brief acknowledgements‚ but two refer to plans for a biography of Northcliffe himself. “There are already four ‘lives’ of me in preparation‚ and in one case I have given some assistance‚ but I do not think there will be a demand for any of them.”

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HARMSWORTH‚ Alfred Charles William‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe. 7736

HARMSWORTH‚ Alfred Charles William‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe.	7736 Typed Letter Signed ‘Northcliffe’‚ to Austin Fryers‚ asking him not to be so mysterious. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. The Times‚ 31 May 1915. Alfred Charles William Harmsworth‚ 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865-1922)‚ journalist and newspaper magnate.

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HERTFORD‚ Francis Seymour‚ 2nd Marquess. 12874

HERTFORD‚ Francis Seymour‚ 2nd Marquess.	12874	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Admiral Lord Keith‚ asking that Lieutenant Bickerton Hickes‚ whose father is “a very old Captain in the Navy”‚ be transferred from the Edgar to a flag ship. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Charles Street‚ 28 June [1797]. Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway‚ 2nd Marquess of Hertford (1743-1822)‚ politician.

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HILL‚ Octavia. 11809

HILL‚ Octavia.	11809	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Octavia Hill’‚ to Miss Erskine‚ about the visit of Mr. Matthews and Mr. Boyes to discuss the latter’s undertaking of some work‚ regretting that “Mr. Matthew’s visit to our club is postponed owing to its moving into a somewhat larger room”. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard‚ fine. 14 Nottingham Place‚ 6 March 1873. Octavia Hill (1838-1912)‚ housing reformer and founder of the National Trust. Hill was a moving force behind the development of social housing‚ including Council housing‚ and she also campaigned for the availability of open spaces for poor people‚ which resulted in the establishment of the National Trust. She was a member of the Royal Commission on the Poor Laws in 1905. In 1859‚ she created the Army Cadet Force‚ an organisation to prepare youths for entrance to the army.

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HILL‚ Octavia. 1254

HILL‚ Octavia.	1254	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Allen‚ reminding her when the music begins at Red Cross Hall‚ and looking forward to seeing her. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches‚ in good condition. 190 Marylebone Road‚ 17 December 1892. Octavia Hill (1838-1912)‚ housing reformer and founder of the National Trust.

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HILL‚ Octavia. 4310

HILL‚ Octavia.	4310	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Erskine‚ thanking her for the tickets for Westminster Abbey‚ and hoping she had time “to rest before starting on your travels - perhaps you will find the travelling itself a rest”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 27 July 1873. Octavia Hill (1838-1912)‚ housing reformer and founder of the National Trust.

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HOLYOAKE‚ George Jacob. 11805

HOLYOAKE‚ George Jacob.	11805	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Woolner‚ making arrangements for their meeting and hoping to meet Sir Baldwin Leighton. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 20 Cockspur Street‚ 10 March 1873. George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906)‚ English social reformer. Holyoake taught mathematics for some years at the Mechanics' Institution in Birmingham‚ lectured on Robert Owen's socialist system‚ was secretary to Garibaldi's British contingent‚ edited the Reasoner‚ and promoted the bill legalizing secular affirmations. He was the last person imprisoned in England on a charge of atheism (1842). He wrote histories of the co-operative movement‚ works on secularism‚ Sixty Years of an Agitator's Life (1892) and Public Speaking and Debate (1895).

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HOTHAM‚ Beaumont. 10855

HOTHAM‚ Beaumont.	10855	Autograph Letter Signed ‘B.Hotham’‚ to the Lord Chancellor‚ discussing an appointment. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ integral address leaf‚ in good condition. Hampton [Middlesex]‚ 6 February 1806. Beaumont Hotham (1737-1814)‚ judge.

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HUME Joseph. 11170

HUME Joseph.	11170 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Kidd‚ agreeing with the substance of his petition and referring to his own argument about the corn laws. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting on verso. 21 February 1837[?]. Joseph Hume (1777-1855)‚ radical politician and political philosopher. “I had the pleasure to receive your note yesterday‚ &‚ on presenting your petition last night‚ I stated the fact of 600 being then fed from the Public Kitchen as an argument for promoting a change in the laws respecting corn.”

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HUME Joseph. 12196

HUME Joseph.	12196 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to James Coppock‚ about elections‚ Reform‚ the fickleness of candidates‚ and similar political questions. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ light surface creasing only. 17 June 1834. Joseph Hume (1777-1855)‚ radical politician and political philosopher. In 1834 he moved the repeal of the Corn Laws. “I have seen‚ with great regret‚ many men in whom I had placed Confidence forget their principles and pledges‚ & act as the Ministers wanted them to do‚ alike regardless of their Constituents as of the true interests of the people; and I have now great difficulty in stating on whom I can place Confidence.”

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HUME‚ Joseph. 16649

HUME‚ Joseph.	16649 Autograph Letter Signed‚ informing his correspondent that “I shall present the petition against Climbing Boys being used” at the first opportunity‚ adding that he will be glad to see the end of this practice. 1 page 5½ x 5 inches‚ lower blank section cut away‚ minor creasing to left margin. 16 April 1833. Joseph Hume (1777-1855)‚ radical politician and political philosopher. In 1834 he moved the repeal of the Corn Laws.

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JARDINE‚ David. 0163

JARDINE‚ David.	0163	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Alfred Beesley‚ discussing his correspondent’s remuneration for an article on Banbury submitted for inclusion in the Cyclopedia. 1 page 4to. Torn at seal without loss of text. Remains of guard along inner edge. Temple‚ 11 December 1834. David Jardine (1794-1860) was called to the bar in 1823. His works include several on criminal law and state trials.

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KEYSER‚ Agnes [Sister Agnes]. 17550

KEYSER‚ Agnes [Sister Agnes].	17550 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sister Agnes’‚ to Mrs. Batten‚ referring to treatment for a patient. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in pencil. With the franked envelope/ King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers‚ undated [after 1910]. King Edward VII’s Hospital for Officers was established in 1899 by two sisters‚ Agnes and Fanny Keyser‚ who turned their home at 17 Grosvenor Crescent into a hospital for sick and wounded Officers‚ returning from the Boer War. King Edward VII became the Hospital’s first patron. “The important thing is - What is this throat? He would be in a ward with others (serious cases) & we cannot take anything infectious.”

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KIMBERLEY‚ John Wodehouse‚ 1st Earl. 13433

KIMBERLEY‚ John Wodehouse‚ 1st Earl.	13433	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wodehouse’‚ as a young diplomat in St. Petersburg‚ to Thomas Finnis‚ Lord Mayor of London‚ responding to his request “to set on foot subscriptions to the Indian Relief Fund” (following the Indian Mutiny)‚ setting out the sums raised from the British community in St. Petersburg. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ small filing hole‚ light dust soiling to final page‚ otherwise good. St. Petersburg‚ 12 December 1857. John Wodehouse‚ 1st Earl of Kimberley KG‚ PC (1826 – 1902)‚ known as the Lord Wodehouse from 1846 to 1866‚ was a British Liberal politician. He held office in every Liberal administration from 1852 to 1895‚ notably as Secretary of State for the Colonies and as Foreign Secretary.

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KING‚ Peter‚ 7th Lord King. 2231

KING‚ Peter‚ 7th Lord King.	2231 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Washington Cotes at Lincolns Inn‚ about grants of copyhold‚ quit rents‚ and other legal matters relating to his property. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ with integral address leaf‚ also signed‚ in good condition. 15 October 1805. Peter King (1776-1833)‚ currency expert and politician‚ author of a Life of John Locke‚ opponent of the corn laws.

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LAMBERT‚ Brooke. 0984

LAMBERT‚ Brooke.	0984 A closely written Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Beaumont’‚ describing his winter abroad (to recover from the strain of his work among the poor in Whitechapel)‚ and referring to the trial of Voysey. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ legible and in good condition. Villa Congreve‚ San Remo‚ 5 December 1870. The Rev. Brooke Lambert (1834-1901)‚ social and educational reformer.

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LANSDOWNE‚ Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice‚ 3rd Marquess of. 15418

LANSDOWNE‚ Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice‚ 3rd Marquess of.	15418 Letter Signed ‘Lansdowne’‚ to William Tooke‚ declining the office of President “of the Society for superceding the use of climbing-boys” to clean chimneys‚ due to his patronage of so many other Societies. 2 pp. 8½ x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf (traces of mounting). Berkeley Square‚ 21 May 1827. Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice‚ 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780 –1863)‚ statesman. In a ministerial career spanning nearly half a century he notably served as Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer and was three times Lord President of the Council.

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LEATHERSELLERS. The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers. 16316

LEATHERSELLERS. The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers.	16316	Lease of Rooms and Offices on the first floor of No. 20 St Helens Place in the City of London‚ by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to John Collinson Esq. at a Rent of £250 a year. Large Vellum Indenture‚ folded‚ in good clean condition‚ signed by John Wotherspoon as Master‚ with a fair example of the Leathersellers seal in red wax beneath. 23 December 1878.

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LEVI‚ Leone. 10662

LEVI‚ Leone.	10662	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Thomas Winkworth at the Gresham Club‚ asking him to provide a testimonial for Levi’s application for a new professorship of Political Economy at King’s College. With Winkworth’s draft testimonial on the integral leaf. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with an original envelope. 20 Thornhill Crescent‚ 25 June 1859. Leone Levi (1821–1888)‚ jurist‚ political economist‚ and statistician‚ author of the History of British Commerce (1872).

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LITTLETON‚ Edward John‚ 1st Baron. 13432

LITTLETON‚ Edward John‚ 1st Baron.	13432 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Daniel O’Connell‚ returning “the papers in the Sheas case”‚ explaining why he can offer no assistance‚ settting out the Attorney General’s statement on the Records of the case. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ folds‚ in good clean condition. Irish Office‚ 7 August 1833. Edward John Littleton‚ first Baron Littleton (1791-1863)‚ Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (Marquis Wellesley). “I do not see what step I can take in the business; more especially as an effort has already been made & failed to procure a mitigation of Sentence by Memorial to the Lord Lieutenant.”

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LIVERPOOL‚ Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson‚ 3rd Earl. 14338

LIVERPOOL‚ Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson‚ 3rd Earl.	14338	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Liverpool’‚ to Sir Herbert Taylor‚ interceding on behalf of “my unfortunate Nephew”‚ Lietenant Gordon of the 17th Regt.‚ now under orders for New South Wales‚ saying that his mother wishes him to go with the first Detachment if possible‚ and not remain at Chatham. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fold‚ in good condition. Pitchford Hall‚ Shrewsbury‚ 10 September 1829. Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson‚ 3rd Earl of Liverpool (1784 –1851)‚ the younger half-brother of the Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson‚ 2nd Earl of Liverpool. During the Napoleonic Wars he notably served as a volunteer in the Austrian Army at the Battle of Austerlitz in 1805. He held office under the Duke of Portland as Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department from 1807 to 1809 and under Spencer Perceval as Under-Secretary of State for War and the Colonies from 1809 to 1810‚ but did not serve in his brother's 1812 to 1827 Tory administration.

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MACDONALD‚ John Cameron. 13160

MACDONALD‚ John Cameron.	13160	Autograph Letter Signed‚ regretting he can not accept his correspondent’s invitation‚ hoping to hear that Mr. Osborne has been summoned (as was MacDonald) to give evidence before the Roebuck Committee. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Temple‚ undated. John Cameron MacDonald‚ engineer and later manager of The Times‚ became almoner to the Times Crimea Fund. On her arrival at Scutari‚ Florence Nightingale embarked on radical changes to the medical arrangements. The public funds were hedged with bureaucratic procedures‚ and she had to meet costs partly from her own funds and partly through donations made by MacDonald from the Times fund. She and MacDonald evolved a close working relationship‚ and the fund became a powerful weapon against official incompetence. As a result the newspaper was subjected to a campaign of vilification from elements in the establishment‚ who either denied that things were as bad as reported or imputed base motives for the paper's involvement.

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MALMESBURY‚ James Harris‚ 1st Earl. 10185

MALMESBURY‚ James Harris‚ 1st Earl.	10185	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Malmesbury’‚ to William le Blanc‚ the lawyer acting for Princess Caroline‚ regretting that the state of his health and his residence in the country make it impossible for him to act as an Executor of the will [of Princess Caroline’s mother Duchess of Brunswick who had died on March 23rd]. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf‚ light dust soiling. Park Place‚ 7 April 1813. James Harris‚ 1st Earl of Malmesbury (1746-1820)‚ diplomat‚ negotiated the match between the Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline of Brunswick‚ and acted as the Prince’s proxy at the ceremony in Germany. The Prince never forgave him for his share in bringing about the marriage. “...impossible for me to act as Executor on an occasion where every sentiment of Respect‚ and attachment impell me to it‚ and when nothing but imperious reasons as I have to alledge should induce me to shrink from it: I trust therefore‚ that some one of my six colleagues will be good enough not to decline the trouble of proving the will of Her Royal Highness as well as assembling the Executors for the purposes you state as pressing.”

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MALMESBURY‚ James Howard Harris‚ 3rd Earl. 10057

MALMESBURY‚ James Howard Harris‚ 3rd Earl.	10057 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Malmesbury’‚ to Lord Palmerston‚ about the Mexican Civil War‚ explaining that “We have two Parties to deal with in Mexico‚ namely the Central Govt wh H.M. recognizes‚ & the Insurgent Govt who hold Vera Cruz & Tampico”‚ discussing the measures to be taken in the form of reprisals for the ill treatment of British subjects. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ docketed by Palmerston on verso: “Ld Malmesbury‚ Intended Proceedings of Govt to obtain Redress from Mexico”. Foreign Office‚ 14 January 1859. James Howard Harris‚ 3rd Earl of Malmesbury (1807-1889)‚ foreign secretary. “From the former [Central Govt.] whose officers have illused our fellow subjects we have demanded redress & compensation‚ to be enforced if refused. To the latter [Insurgent Govt.] we have sent some ships to extort both. All the cases wh yr Correspondent mentions are in one or the other of these categories‚ excepting Mr Perry’s. This Gentleman by his own admission assisted the Insurgents against the Central Govt when they attacked the City of Mexico & were defeated...”

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McCULLOCH‚ John Ramsay. 10666

McCULLOCH‚ John Ramsay.	10666	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Miss Winkworth‚ sending money‚ discussing the dispatch of “Evening Hours” and related matters. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank. 4 Southampton Street‚ Fitzroy Square [7 March 1831]. John Ramsay McCulloch (1789-1864)‚ statistician and political economist.

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MORLEY‚ John‚ Chief Secretary for Ireland‚ and others. 15158

MORLEY‚ John‚ Chief Secretary for Ireland‚ and others.	15158	Original Correspondence about the formation of the Commission on the Financial Relations between Great Britain and Ireland (the Childers Commission)‚ comprising: a series of 15 Autograph Letters Signed by John Morley‚ as Irish Secretary‚ to Hugh Childers‚ Chairman of the Commission (and 2 letters to his daughter); together with a further 15 original letters‚ mostly to Childers‚ from various correspondents applying for the post of Secretary to the Commission. Morley correspondence about 26 pp. Over 30 letters‚ all in good condition‚ legible‚ and 1 telegram from Morley to Childers. With a draft list of the Commission members‚ indicating whether they are Irish or English. Mostly from the Irish Office (London) and the Chief Secretary’s Office (Dublin Castle)‚ 1894. John Morley (1838-1923)‚ statesman‚ Chief Secretary for Ireland (1886‚ 1892-95‚ Secretary of State for India (1905-1910‚1911). Hugh Childers (1827-1896)‚ statesman‚ Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882-85) and Home Secretary (1886). His last piece of work was the drafting of a report for the 1894 "Financial Relations Commission" on Irish financial matters‚ of which he was chairman (generally known as the Childers Commission). This found that‚ compared to the rest of the United Kingdom‚ Ireland had been overtaxed on a per capita basis by some £2 or £3 million annually in previous decades. The matter was finally debated in March 1897. In the following decades Irish nationalists frequently quoted the report as proof that some form of fiscal freedom was needed to end imperial over-taxation‚ which was prolonging Irish poverty. Childers' 1894 report was still considered influential in 1925 in considering the mutual financial positions between the new Irish Free State and the United Kingdom. Morley’s letters debate the membership of the committee‚ the place of meeting (”If you won’t come to the Castle‚ where we have all ready for you‚ you must find your own quarters)‚ the scope of the commission (”It would be absurd‚ in my view‚ to bring Scotch taxations before a Commission which was specially instructed to consider the taxation of Ireland.)‚ the membership of the Committee‚ Mr. Gladstone’s approval‚ etc. “It is not at all agreeable to our Irish friends to have Arthur O’Connor on. He is personal ingratissima to them. There are other persons in the same direction. What we need now in the list as you have adjusted it‚ is one fewer English & one more Irish. I will try if I can get an Irish suggestion‚ or perhaps still better reduce the size of the Commission to twelve.” (19 February 1894).

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MOSLEY‚ Sir Oswald. 17136

MOSLEY‚ Sir Oswald.	17136	Xerox typescript of his long Review of The General Strike (by Christopher Farman)‚ for Books & Bookmen‚ submitted to the printers with a number of amendments by E.J.Hamm (Sir Oswald Mosley Secretariat)‚ with a list of those to whom the April issue of Books & Bookmen‚ containing the review‚ should be sent. 7 pp. folio typescript‚ with corrections in ink‚ with 4 notes attached. Sir Oswald Mosley Secretariat‚ 76A Rochester Row‚ London‚ 26/27 February 1973. Sir Oswald Mosley (1896-1980)‚ leader of the British Union of Fascists. “With apologies for one final amendment to the Sir Oswald Mosley article delivered today. The article was done entirely on the telephone from Paris‚ due to postal delays.” “Dear Mr. Dossé‚ Owing to the French air strike Sir Oswald Mosley had not received his final copy of the typescript when I delivered your copy to your office this morning. He has now received it and has asked me to pass on to you the attached late amendments‚ for your printers. With apologies for any inconvenience this may occasion you. Yours faithfully‚ E.J.Hamm‚ Secretary.”

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MOTT‚ Charles. 11311

MOTT‚ Charles.	11311	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Charles Manby‚ agreeing to recommend “your Warming apparatus”‚ and enquiring about “the probably cost for a moderate sized workhouse”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor stains only. Poor Law Commissioners‚ 27 January 1837. Charles Mott (d.1851)‚ Poor Law Commissioner‚ was concerned with contracts with the local authorities for the maintenance of paupers.

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NORTHBROOK‚ Thomas George‚ 2nd Baron. 15911

NORTHBROOK‚ Thomas George‚ 2nd Baron.	15911 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Captain Hawes‚ glad to be of use “for your father’s sake & for the sake of old times at the India Office”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Admiralty‚ 25 July 1882. Thomas George‚ 2nd Baron Northbrook (1826-1904)‚ Governor General of India (1872-76)‚ First Lord of the Admiralty (1880-1885). Captain Hawes‚ son of Sir Benjamin Hawes.

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NORTHBROOK‚ Thomas George‚ 2nd Baron. 7366

NORTHBROOK‚ Thomas George‚ 2nd Baron.	7366 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Northbrook’‚ to F.Hovenden‚ agreeing to be a Vice-President of the London Institution. 2½ pages 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. 4 Hamilton Place‚ 18 March 1901. Thomas George‚ 2nd Baron Northbrook (1826-1904)‚ Governor General of India (1872-76)‚ First Lord of the Admiralty (1880-1885).

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O’BRIEN‚ William Smith. 9677

O’BRIEN‚ William Smith.	9677	Autograph Letter Signed with initials W.O’B.‚ asking whether his correspondent has at the Castle “the Report of Lord Clancarty’s Committee of last session upon Poor Laws”‚ asking for its loan‚ and sending “several Books belonging to the Adan Reading Society”. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ tipped on to a small Victorian album leaf headed ‘William Smith O’Brien’. Cahirmoyle [co. Limerick]‚ 1 December 1846. William Smith O’Brien (1803–1864)‚ Irish nationalist politician. He joined with Daniel O’Connell in the movement for the repeal of legislative union between Great Britain and Ireland (1843)‚ took part in the insurrection in the south of Ireland (1848). His death sentence was commuted to transportation (to Tasmania). O’Brien was instrumental in founding the Irish Confederation‚ the first meeting of which took place on 13 January 1847. Towards the end of 1846 O’Brien published ‘Reproductive Employment; or a Series of Letters to the Landed Proprietors of Ireland‚ with a preliminary letter ot Lord John Russell’.

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O’CONNELL‚ John. 16713

O’CONNELL‚ John.	16713 Manuscript Ticket of Admission to the Gallery of the House of Commons‚ signed ‘John O’Connell’. 4 x 5½ inches‚ fine. 5 August 1839. John O'Connell (1810 – 1858) was one of seven children (the third of four sons) of the Irish Nationalist leader Daniel O'Connell and his wife Mary. He followed his father as a member of parliament and leader of the Repeal Association.

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ONSLOW‚ William‚ 4th Earl. 16344

ONSLOW‚ William‚ 4th Earl.	16344 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Under Secretary of State for the Colonies‚ to Lord Goschen‚ regarding “Miss Vaughan’s wish to obtain an appointment as Lady Doctor in the Concentration Camps in South Africa”‚ awaiting Lord Milner’s reply. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Colonial Office‚ 23 November 1901. William Hillier Onslow‚ 4th Earl of Onslow (1853 – 1911)‚ Conservative politician. He held several governmental positions between 1880 and 1905 and was also Governor of New Zealand between 1889 and 1892.

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PALMER‚ George. 11159

PALMER‚ George.	11159	Original Portrait Photograph‚ signed beneath ‘Geo Palmer’. 6 x 4 inches‚ inlaid to mount. On the verso is a signed photograph of T.G.Dodson (Lord Monk-Bretton‚ statesman). Reading‚ undated. George Palmer (1818-1897) was a proprietor of Huntley & Palmers‚ biscuit manufacturers of Reading.

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PAULTON‚ Abraham Walter. 5671

PAULTON‚ Abraham Walter.	5671 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘Dear Sir’‚ discussing the payment of cheques and other matters‚ explaining that “we are getting a bad reputation for mismanagement here‚ and people begin to get pressing on the supposition that the League is running dry”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ some paper adhering to the blank verso of the second page. 448 Strand‚ 13 June 1843. Abraham Walter Paulton (1812-76)‚ politician and journalist‚ lecturer for the Anti-Corn Law League‚ editor of its journal until 1846. In this letter there is a reference to George Wilson (1808-70)‚ the chairman of the Anti-Corn Law League.

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RALPH‚ James. 15547

RALPH‚ James.	15547 Autograph Letter Signed‚ offering to show his correspondent “our admirable prison”‚ discussing the painting of portraits. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Pentonville Prison‚ 18 November 1842. James Ralph‚ Chaplain of Pentonville Prison.

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REDMOND‚ William. 16731

REDMOND‚ William.	16731 Autograph Note Signed ‘William Redmond’‚ sending a cheque for some books. 3½ x 4½ inches‚ correspondence card. House of Commons‚ 12 January‚ no year given. William Archer Redmond DSO (1886-1932) was an Irish nationalist politician and son of John Redmond the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 to 1918. He served as an MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland as well as a Teachta Dála (Deputy) of Dáil Éireann‚ the lower House of the Irish parliament. He was one of the few people to have served in both the House of Commons and in Dáil Éireann. During World War I he served as officer with an Irish regiment on the Western Front.

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ROGERS‚ Thorold. 11156

ROGERS‚ Thorold.	11156	Original Portrait Photograph‚ signed beneath ‘James E.Thorold Rogers’ 6 x 4 inches‚ inlaid to mount. On the verso is a signed photograph of John Gilbert Talbot M.P. Undated. James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823-1890)‚ known as Thorold Rogers‚ political economist and Member of Parliament. He deployed historical and statistical methods to analyse some of the key economic and social questions in Victorian England. Rogers was instrumental in obtaining the Clerical Disabilities Relief Act‚ of which he was the first beneficiary‚ becoming the first man to withdraw legally from his clerical vows in 1870. His most influential works were the 6-volume History of Agriculture and Prices in England from 1259 to 1795 and Six Centuries of Work and Wages.

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RUSSELL‚ Sir William Howard. 15142

RUSSELL‚ Sir William Howard.	15142 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Romaine‚ sending his condolences on the death of her husband William Govett Romaine‚ formerly Judge Advocate in the Crimea‚ “one who in times gone by was ever kind to me & mine”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 167 Victoria Street‚ London‚ 3 May 1893. Sir William Howard Russell (1821-1907)‚ the famous special correspondent who reported the sufferings of the soldiers in the Crimean War.

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SCOTLAND. Marischal College‚ Vellum Diplomas 1797‚ 1814‚ 1815. 17412

SCOTLAND. Marischal College‚ Vellum Diplomas 1797‚ 1814‚ 1815.	17412	A series of three original Vellum Diplomas recording the academic achievements of the Reverend George Forbes‚ bearing a wide selection of signatures (21) of Scottish professors‚ lecturers‚ and other academics on the staff of Marischal College. 3 vellum certificates or diplomas‚ folded‚ in very good clean condition‚ with the original seals and silk ties. Marischal College [Aberdeen]‚ 1797‚ 1814‚ 1815. Marischal College was founded in 1593‚ becoming Aberdeen's second university. King's College had been founded in 1495. The two Colleges merged in 1860 to form the modern University of Aberdeen. Medicine and Law were taught at Marischal and Arts and Divinity at King's College. George Forbes of Blelack and Inverernan born 8th April 1778‚ second son of George Forbes‚ min. of Leochel ; educated at Marischal College‚ Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1797) ; licen. by Presb. of Alford 12th July 1803 ; pres. by George III. 14th Oct. that year; ord. 1st March 1804; D.D. (Marischal College 1814) ; dem. 1st Feb. 1830 ; died suddenly 16th Feb. 1834.

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SCOTT‚ John‚ Earl of Eldon. 10541

SCOTT‚ John‚ Earl of Eldon.	10541	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Eldon’‚ to ‘My dear Lord’‚ about the distance between two Livings‚ in Marlborough and the Isle of Wight‚ adding that “I hear your Son is in Town & I hope he will have the presentation today or Monday”. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ folds‚ light traces of mounting. Undated. John Scott‚ 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838)‚ barrister and politician. He served as Lord Chancellor between 1801 and 1806 and again between 1807 and 1827.

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SCOTT-GATTY‚ Sir Alfred 9603

SCOTT-GATTY‚ Sir Alfred	9603	A series of 26 Autograph Letters Signed‚ as Rouge Dragon‚ to T.H.Manners‚ recording his research into the Manners family‚ local record searches at the Rolls Office‚ extant wills‚ genealogy‚ etc 62 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Heralds College‚ London‚ 1884-1886. Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty (1847-1918)‚ Garter King of Arms and composer. “I have heard from the Vicar of Helmesley who it appears has been very busy with the gathering of some 60 clergymen. He rather ‘haggles’ about my terms so I have offered him £5 to extract everythign from 1600 to 1750 and I think he will accept my offer.”

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SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl. 15143

SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl.	15143 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.E.Forster M.P.‚ explaining that he might have difficulty attending the meeting‚ although “my whole heart is with the Bechuanas”‚ but “I may go down all of a sudden”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. St. Giles’s House‚ Cranborne‚ Salisbury‚ 19 November 1883. Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-85)‚ factory reformer and philanthropist.

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SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl. 15917

SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl.	15917 Autograph Letter‚ signed with initial‚ to “Dear Smithies”‚ discussing some philanthropic endeavour. 2¼ pages 7 x 4¼ inches‚ in good condition‚ light traces of mounting. 13 December 1862. Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-85)‚ factory reformer and philanthropist. “And‚ indeed‚ Distress is becoming so rife in London‚ that we must do something here. I trust that‚ by God’s blessing‚ there is a dawn‚ (a very weak dawn‚ no doubt) of improvement.”

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SHEIL‚ Richard Lalor. 6165

SHEIL‚ Richard Lalor.	6165 Order to pay £30‚ signed twice by Richard Sheil‚ addressed to Henry Harris‚ “Proprietor of Covt. Garden Theatre”. 9 x 3½ inches‚ blind embossed revenue stamp‚ folds. Dublin‚ 18 August 1821. Richard Lalor Sheil (1791-1851)‚ Irish dramatist and politician‚ aided O’Connell with impassioned speeches until the granting of Catholic emancipation (1829)‚ then fought for the repeal of the union of Great Britain and Ireland.. Master of the Mint (1846-50).

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SMITH‚ George. 17195

SMITH‚ George.	17195 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.L.Paton‚ thanking him for the cheque “to help me out of sickness & sorrow into newness of life”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ a few light foxing spots. 4 Chatham Street‚ Ramsgate‚ 7 May 1895. Uncommon. George Smith (1831-1895)‚ social reformer‚ author of The Cry of the Children from the Brickyards of England : a statement and appeal with remedy (1871)‚ and Our Canal Population: a Cry from the Boat Cabins (1875).

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SMITH‚ William Henry. 13542

SMITH‚ William Henry.	13542 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Alexander Forbes‚ thanking him for the letter and pamphlet‚ assuring him that the Government will not ignore the points he has raised. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original envelope also signed W.H.Smith. Greenlands‚ Henley on Thames‚ 21 January 1888. William Henry Smith (1825-1891)‚ newsagent and politician. On the formation of Salisbury's second administration Smith was appointed secretary of state for war in August 1886. In his clashes over War Office estimates with Lord Randolph Churchill at the Treasury‚ he was clear‚ adamant‚ and equable where Churchill was excitable and offensive. In the restructuring of the cabinet‚ following Churchill's resignation‚ Smith became first lord of the Treasury and leader of the House of Commons in January 1887. [DNB]

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SOMERSET‚ Henry‚ 7th Duke of Beaufort. 7453

SOMERSET‚ Henry‚ 7th Duke of Beaufort.	7453 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Beaufort’‚ to Madame de Flahaut‚ thanking her for the brochures and commenting on the appointment of a new Secretary for Foreign Affairs in succession to Lord Palmerston. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ embossed monogram‚ fine. Badminton‚ 28 December 1851. Henry Somerset‚ seventh Duke of Beaufort (1792–1853)‚ sportsman and courtier‚ was aide-de-camp to the Duke of Wellington in the Iberian peninsula from 1812 to 1814.

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SPENCER‚ Sydney. 16700

SPENCER‚ Sydney.	16700 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Dear Corry”‚ asking for exhibits for the Photograph Exhibition in May. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ left edge slightly ragged‚ otherwise good. Alpine Club‚ 23 Savile Row‚ 10 March 1903. Sydney Spencer (d.1950)‚ mountain photographer‚ Secretary and Librarian of the Alpine Club.

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SPRING-RICE‚ Sir Cecil. 15752

SPRING-RICE‚ Sir Cecil.	15752	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cecil’ as British Ambassador at Washington‚ to his niece Honora‚ describing President Woodrow Wilson and The White House. 3 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. British Embassy‚ Washington‚ 23 December 1913. An interesting private letter by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice (1859-1918)‚ diplomat and author of ‘I Vow To Thee My Country’. According to some commentators‚ such as Colonel House‚ President Wilson’s adviser‚ Spring-Rice delayed America’s entry into the war by two years. “I saw the President yesterday to present an address from Carlisle to congratulate him on being elected‚ he being the grandson of a Scotch Minister who served for some time in Carlisle... The White House is a copy fo the D of Leinster’s house‚ I am told - It is a very fine one and beautifully furnished. It used to be extremely early Victorian. I must stop or get scolded...”

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STRANGFORD‚ Percy Smythe‚ 8th Viscount. 16308

STRANGFORD‚ Percy Smythe‚ 8th Viscount.	16308 Autograph Letter Signed‚ about Klaproth’s manuscript‚ saying it was translated from a Russian book‚ “officially confided to him when at Turkestan in 1805 or thereabouts”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ light creasing only. Letter head in Arabic beneath a coronet. 19 November 1868. Percy Smythe‚ 8th Viscount Strangford (1826-1869)‚ immersed himself in cultural studies of the Ottoman Empire.

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STUART‚ Lord Dudley. 16386

STUART‚ Lord Dudley.	16386 Autograph Letter in the third person‚ regretting that ill health prevents him from attending the Anniversary Dinner of the City of London Truss Society. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 34 St. James’s Place‚ 4 February 1850. Lord Dudley Stuart (1803-1854)‚ politician. A Whig and subsequently Liberal‚ he was a passionate advocate of Polish independence‚ and sympathetic in general to the cause of the Eastern European peoples against Russia. He received Lajos Kossuth in England after his exile from Hungary.

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STURGE‚ Joseph. 12128

STURGE‚ Joseph.	12128	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Esteemed Friend”‚ expressing his delight that “the people of Wakefield have firmly adhered to Complete Suffrage”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ with a separate engraved portrait (trimmed‚ repaired). Birmingham‚ 6/10 1848. “We had a large meeting here on Wednesday when a petition for Complete Suffrage was unanimously adopted in our Town Hall.” Joseph Sturge (1793–1859)‚ Quaker philanthropist‚ was one of the founders of the agency committee of the Anti-Slavery Society. Between November 1836 and April 1837 Sturge visited the West Indies gathering evidence to demonstrate the flaws of the apprenticeship system. On his return he published The West Indies in 1837 (1838). He founded the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in 1839‚ and organized international anti-slavery conventions in 1840 and 1843. In 1841 he travelled through the United States with the poet J. G. Whittier‚ to observe the condition of the slaves there‚ and on his return published A Visit to the United States in 1841 (1842).

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STURGE‚ Joseph. 13061

STURGE‚ Joseph.	13061	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Josiah Conder (editor of The Patriot)‚ thanking him for the extracts from the Emancipator‚ and discussing the visit to England of Richard Chamberlaine‚ who “is a man of colour & never been in England before”‚ arranging a dinner for him. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ with signature overleaf‚ integral address leaf‚ folds‚ in good condition. With a separate engraved portrait of Joseph Sturge‚ some marginal tears. Birminghham‚ 21 September 1839. Joseph Sturge (1793–1859)‚ Quaker philanthropist‚ was one of the founders of the agency committee of the Anti-Slavery Society. Between November 1836 and April 1837 Sturge visited the West Indies gathering evidence to demonstrate the flaws of the apprenticeship system. On his return he published The West Indies in 1837 (1838). He founded the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in 1839‚ and organized international anti-slavery conventions in 1840 and 1843. In 1841 he travelled through the United States with the poet J. G. Whittier‚ to observe the condition of the slaves there‚ and on his return published A Visit to the United States in 1841 (1842). In his book on the West Indies‚ Sturge refers to his meeting with “the special magistrate‚ Richard Chamberlaine jun.‚ an intelligent coloured gentleman” at Manchineal Bay‚ Jamaica. In this letter Sturge corrects Conder’s description: “Chamberlaine is not a missionary but a Stipendary Magistrate; he has been at my house at the time of the Association meeting here ...”

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TENTERDEN‚ Charles Abbott‚ 3rd Baron. 12102

TENTERDEN‚ Charles Abbott‚ 3rd Baron.	12102	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Scoones‚ about finding a tutor for the King of Siam’s brother “who wishes to be prepared for entering a military college”‚ saying he has seen the Siamese minister‚ Prince Prisdang‚ today and asked him to consult Scoones. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Foreign Office‚ 18 October 1881. Charles Stuart Aubrey Abbott‚ 3rd Baron Tenterden (1834 – 1882)‚ diplomat. In the 1860s and 70s Abbott was involved in the negotiations of the famous Alabama Claims.

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THOMSON‚ Basil Home. 15779

THOMSON‚ Basil Home.	15779 A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing in detail the book he has been working on‚ about law and religion among the Fijians‚ the effects of Western contacts‚ “and the people sit bewildered among the ruins of the Old‚ watching the New with curiosity and suspicion.” 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Princetown‚ Dartmoor‚ 4 May 1898. Sir Basil Home Thomson KCB (1861 – 1939)‚ intelligence officer‚ police officer‚ prison governor‚ colonial administrator‚ and writer. Assistant Commissioner Metropolitan Police‚ 1913. Director of Intelligence‚ Scotland Yard‚ 1919-1921. Thomson's work as Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard Involved a wide range of investigations. His natural conservatism was given full throttle against suffragettes‚ then against spies from Imperial Germany and its allies‚ then against Irish nationalists‚ and finally against British Marxists. Thomson was involved with the spreading of public awareness of the "Black Diaries" used against Sir Roger Casement to prevent public support for a reduction of Casement's death sentence for high treason in 1916.

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TOOKE‚ Thomas. 14042

TOOKE‚ Thomas.	14042	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Winkworth at the Gresham Club‚ King William Street‚ about finding a copy of the petition for Free Trade of 1820‚ mentioning his own “recently published volumes of the History of Prices” in which there is a reference to the petition‚ as well as a reference to his correspondent’s name as a Juror at the Paris Exhibition of 1855. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition‚ with the original autograph envelope. 13 April 1857. Uncommon. Thomas Tooke (1774–1858)‚ economist known for writing on money and his work on economic statistics. After Tooke's death the Statistical Society endowed the Tooke Chair of economics at King's College London‚ and a Tooke Prize. Tooke is best known for his History of Prices and of the State of the Circulation during the Years 1703-1856 (6 vols.‚ 1838-1857). “I omitted to say that the paper at page 331 Vol 6 is written by me; while the whole of part 4 in which is the notice of you at page 415‚ Vol 5‚ is the composition of my friend Mr. Newmarch. The argument on Agricultural Statist[ician]s in part 1 of Vol 5 is entirely mine.”

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TWISS‚ Horace. 1820

TWISS‚ Horace.	1820	Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing the fate of his recent writings for the stage‚ saying he is about to depart for the Oxford circuit‚ mentioning a review in the Sun which he had undertaken ‘to accommodate my friend Mr.Jerdan’. 4 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ second leaf inlaid to part album page. Fine. London‚ 2 March 1816. Horace Twiss (1787-1849)‚ lawyer‚ wit and politician‚ and the nephew of Mrs.Siddons.

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VILLIERS‚ Charles Pelham. 16376

VILLIERS‚ Charles Pelham.	16376	A series of 5 Autograph Letters Signed‚ with good political content‚ discussing Free Trade‚ the Corn Laws‚ trade with Brazil‚ Hansard proofs‚ political influence‚ etc.‚ two (and probably the rest) addressed to W.Hodgkin. 5 letters‚ 19 pp.complete‚ in clean but mixed condition‚ a few blemishes. With an engraved portrait of Villiers (light foxing). One dated 1847‚ the remainder undated. Charles Pelham Villiers (1802 – 1898)‚ lawyer and politician from the Villiers family who sat in the House of Commons from 1835 to 1898‚ making him the longest-serving Member of Parliament. Pelham Villiers also holds the distinction of the oldest candidate to win a parliamentary seat‚ at the age of 93. “... the produce of Antigua did increase rapidly for 6 years after the complete Emancipation of the Slaves - & has declined lately (as I believe owing to the population having emigrated to the islands were higher wages were given ...”

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WARBURTON‚ Henry. 15914

WARBURTON‚ Henry.	15914	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Henry Warburton’‚ to “My dear Sir” [Benjamin Hawes]‚ postponing a meeting of the Commission‚ probably the Commission for postal reform set up by Parliament. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf. H of C [House of Commons]‚ 12 February 1840. Henry Warburton (1784-1858)‚ philosophical radical politician‚ active in the Anti-Cornlaw League‚ second to Rowland Hill alone in his support of penny postage in the House of Commons select committee. “The Committee on Hansards’ case being appointed to meet tomorrow‚ I am obliged to postpone the meeting of the Commission‚ until Saturday at one o’clock.” This letter was found among the correspondence of Sir Benjamin Hawes (1797-1862)‚ Whig politician‚ the brother-in-law of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Hawes was an advocate of the repeal of the Corn Laws‚ and also worked on behalf of the penny postage system.

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WEBB‚ Sidney. 8334

WEBB‚ Sidney.	8334	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr.Hawker‚ mentioning the “International Control of Communications”‚ inviting him to write a memorandum of a thousand words‚ “giving a very elementary survey of the problem”‚ to be sent to Switzerland for the International Socialist Conference meeting in Berne. 3 pp. 5 x 8 inches‚ with Webb’s signature on the fourth page‚ centre fold repaired. 41 Grosvenor Road‚ 29 January 1919. Sidney Webb (1859-1947)‚ social reformer‚ Labour M.P.

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WEBB‚ Sidney. 8656

WEBB‚ Sidney.	8656 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sidney Webb’‚ to ‘Dear Costelloe’‚ regretting that “two other engagements to speak” will prevent his visit. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. Lightly toned overall‚ integral blank leaf (remains of guard). 4 Park Village East‚ 29 June 1892. Sidney Webb (1859-1947)‚ social reformer‚ Labour M.P.

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WELLESLEY‚ Henry‚ 1st Baron Cowley. 14342

WELLESLEY‚ Henry‚ 1st Baron Cowley.	14342	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Herbert Taylor‚ thanking him for the messages from their Royal Highnesses the Princesses. 1½ pages 9 x 7½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. Vienna‚ 26 February 1828. Henry Wellesley‚ 1st Baron Cowley (1773 – 1847)‚ diplomat and politician‚ was the younger brother of Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke of Wellington‚ Richard Wellesley‚ 1st Marquess Wellesley and William Wellesley-Pole‚ 3rd Earl of Mornington. In 1809 Wellesley became the British envoy to Spain. In 1823‚ Wellesley became Ambassador to Austria‚ where he remained until 1831. His final diplomatic service was in Paris‚ where he served as ambassador during Robert Peel's administrations in 1835 and 1841-1846.

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WELSH‚ Elizabeth. 10145

WELSH‚ Elizabeth.	10145	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Monro‚ about the arrangements for her visit to Girton. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of hinges. Girton College‚ Cambridge‚ 30 May‚ no year given. Elizabeth Welsh (1843-1921)‚ Mistress of Girton College Cambridge.

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WHEATLEY‚ John. 17493

WHEATLEY‚ John.	17493	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear General”‚ about a dispute with Huskisson‚ referring to “my system”‚ discussing the value of the pound‚ hoping to have a conversation about Wheatley’s own pamphlet‚ thanking him for sending letters in the government bag. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. George’s Halfway House‚ Saturday [August 1828]. Rare. “I think I secure the good will of government by my bringing my guns to bear upon Huskisson.” John Wheatley (1772-1830)‚ political economist. Wheatley linked the the supply of money strictly to inflation and denied monetary expansion had any stimulative effects on industry. Wheatley blamed the turn-of-the-century inflation on the excessive issue of banknotes by Bank of England. Wheatley is sometimes identified for developing the idea of an "optimum" quantity of money. He is also credited for recognizing the international equalization of goods prices through trade and an early form of purchasing power parity theory.Wheatley's principal treatise‚ the Remarks on Currency and Commerce‚ was published in 1803. His ideas were expanded in his later Essay (published in two volumes‚ the first in 1807‚ the second in 1822). He also wrote A Letter to the Duke of Devonshire on the State of Ireland and the general effects of Colonization‚ 1824.

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WHITE‚ Sir William Arthur. 14399

WHITE‚ Sir William Arthur.	14399	Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed “Dear Madam” (possibly Lady Grey)‚ mentioning his old acquaintance with General Sir Charles Grey “as far back as 1856 when he was sent by the Queen on a Special Mission to Warsaw”. 2 pp. 7½ x 5 inches. Therapia [Summer Palace of the British Embassy‚ Turkey]‚ 28 October 1889. William Arthur White (1824-1891)‚ diplomat‚ British agent in Serbia‚ ambassador at Constantinople.

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WHITELEY‚ William. 14746

WHITELEY‚ William.	14746 Autograph Letter Signed ‘William Whiteley’‚ to J.B.Curgenwen‚ enquiring at length about taking a pew at Christ Church when he is resident in the district in the autumn. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ one small corner blemish only. Printed address: William Whiteley‚ Westbourne Grove‚ London W.‚ 3 March 1886. William Whiteley (1831-1907)‚ “The Universal Provider”‚ opened a small shop with two assistants at 31 Westbourne Grove in 1863. By 1876 he had fifteen shops and 2000 employees. At his death his estate was valued at £1‚452‚829. He was shot dead on 24 January 1907 by a young man claiming falsely to be his illegitimate son.

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WILLIAMS-WYNN‚ Charles Watkin. 16240

WILLIAMS-WYNN‚ Charles Watkin.	16240 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Charles Hatchett‚ chemist and metallurgist‚ discussing the high price of Platinum‚ which precludes its “employment for the Military and Naval Medals”‚ an ounce of it insufficient for a medal. 1½ pages 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Grafton Street‚ 28 March 1835. Charles Watkin Williams-Wynn (1775-1850)‚ politician. “Sir Humphrey Davy I remember when I talked to him on the subject nearly 20 years ago expressed an expectation that from the quantity discovered in Russia it might in a short time be supplied at exactly half of what you mention is the present price ...”

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WILSON‚ James. 11739

WILSON‚ James.	11739	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Molesworth‚ asking for the title‚ or publisher’s name’ of Mrs Grote’s pamphlet‚ and for the dates of the Morning Chronicle containing letters concerning the Ragged Schools. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ minor blemishes only. 15 Hertford Street‚ undated. James Wilson (1805-1860)‚ politician and political economist‚ established The Economist (1843) and Wilson’s articles were published later as Capital Currency and Banking (1847). From January 1853 to 1858 Wilson was financial secretary to the Treasury‚ where he reformed the system of public accounts. He died in India where he had been appointed the financial member of the Council of India‚ and helped to establish a paper currency.

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WILSON‚ Sir Charles Rivers. 7606

WILSON‚ Sir Charles Rivers.	7606	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Romaine‚ confiding to her his feelings on making “my final bow to Egypt”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 56 Chester Square‚ 4 April 1880. Sir Charles Rivers Wilson (1831-1916)‚ civil servant and financier. Finance Minister in Nubar Pasha’s ministry under Khedive Ismail (1878)‚ dismissed 1879‚ but recalled in April 1880 to be president of the International commission of liquidation. Wilson was President of the Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada‚ 1895-19-0.”I am therefore afforded a sort of moral satisfaction & disappointment ...many drawbacks‚ climate‚ intrigues‚ a certainty of displeasing many people‚ imputations and defamations of all sorts.”

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