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BROWNING‚ Robert. 17998

BROWNING‚ Robert.	17998	An original Autograph Envelope‚ in Robert Browning’s hand‚ unsigned‚ addressed to Professor Knight‚ Edgecliffe‚ St. Andrews. 4 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Postmarked Paddington‚ 21 March 1883. Robert Browning (1812-89)‚ poet. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher. Knight corresponded with Robert Browning about Elizabeth Barrett Browning‚ and on his retirement in 1905 he came to Florence's Swiss-owned so-called English Cemetery to plant the red rose at her tomb‚ which still flourishes‚ to honour women's learning‚ though the enamelled plaque celebrating that act has since been stolen. His portrait was presented to St Andrews University by the Ladies Literate in Arts whose admission he encouraged.

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BYNG‚ General Sir Julian‚ Viscount Byng of Vimy. 17990

BYNG‚ General Sir Julian‚ Viscount Byng of Vimy.	17990 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Thring‚ sending him two forms‚ explaining that he has been away at Training. 1 page 9 x 8 inches‚ minor blemishes only‚ in good condition. General’s House‚ Cairo‚ Egypt‚ 7 December 1913. General Sir Julian Byng‚ Viscount Byng of Vimy‚ (1862-1935). He served as Governor General of Canada.

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DUNDAS‚ Lawrence‚ 1st Earl of Zetland. 18010

DUNDAS‚ Lawrence‚ 1st Earl of Zetland.	18010	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Dundas’‚ 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. Found in the correspondence files of Admiral Lord Keith. Docketed in Keith’s hand “Lord Dundas 1821”. Hertford Street‚ 29 October 1820. Lawrence Dundas‚ 1st Earl of Zetland (1766 – 1839)‚ politician. In 1820 Dundas succeeded his father as second Baron Dundas and as a baronet. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Orkney and Shetland in 1831‚ and in 1838‚ on the occasion of the coronation of Queen Victoria‚ he was created Earl of Zetland (i.e. Shetland) for having provided financial assistance to the new Queen's parents‚ the Duke & Duchess of Kent‚ in the years preceding her accession.

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ELGAR‚ Sir Edward. 18004

ELGAR‚ Sir Edward.	18004	Original Envelope‚ addressed by Elgar to Professor Knight‚ Greta Lodge‚ Keswick. Not signed. 4 x 5 inches. Midland Railway Hotels stationery. Postmarked Nottingham‚ 24 November 1911. Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)‚ composer. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

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FOUCHÉ‚ Joseph‚ Duke of Otranto. 18011

FOUCHÉ‚ Joseph‚ Duke of Otranto.	18011	Printed letter‚ completed in manuscript‚ and signed by Fouché as Minister of Police‚ to the Minister of Finance‚ acknowledging the details of the arrest‚ by the customs officers of the Brigade de Piron‚ of three priests at the moment they disembarked from an English boat. In French. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ minor blemishes only. Paris‚ 9 vendemiaire an 9 [1 October 1800]. The scarce autograph of Napoleon’s Minister of Police‚ Joseph Fouché‚ duc d'Otrante (Duke of Otranto) (1759–1820)‚ who became member of the Convention in 1792. An enthusiastic proponent of de-Christianization‚ and a consummate intriguer‚ he served as Minister of Police (1799–1815).

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HELMHOLTZ‚ Hermann von. 18003

HELMHOLTZ‚ Hermann von.	18003	Original Envelope‚ addressed by Helmholtz to Professor William Knight at St. Andrews. Not signed. 4 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Postmarked Berlin‚ 1 January 1892. Hermann von Helmholtz (1821 – 1894)‚ German physician and physicist who made significant contributions in several scientific fields. The largest German association of research institutions‚ the Helmholtz Association‚ is named after him. As a philosopher‚ he is known for his philosophy of science‚ ideas on the relation between the laws of perception and the laws of nature‚ the science of aesthetics‚ and ideas on the civilising power of science. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

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HIND‚ John Russell. 17986

HIND‚ John Russell.	17986	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to S.Meredith‚ offering to show him the instruments in the Observatory. 1 page 8 x 7 inches‚ mounted on an old album page‚ corner stains. Mr. Bishop’s Observatory‚ South Villa‚ R.P.‚ 13 September 1848. John Russell Hind (1823-1895)‚ astronomer. At age 17 he went to London to serve an apprenticeship as a civil engineer‚ but through the help of Charles Wheatstone he left engineering to accept a position at the Royal Greenwich Observatory under George Biddell Airy. Hind remained there from 1840 to 1844‚ at which time he succeeded W. R. Dawes as director of the private observatory of George Bishop. In 1853 Hind became Superintendent of the Nautical Almanac‚ a position he held until 1891. Hind is notable for being one of the early discoverers of asteroids.

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ISHERWOOD‚ Christopher. 18006

ISHERWOOD‚ Christopher.	18006	A good series of 5 Autograph Correspondence Cards‚ Signed ‘Christopher Isherwood’ (4) and ‘Chris’ (1)‚ to Dr. William Gray of Randolph-Macon College‚ Virginia‚ with many references to his published works‚ thanking him for news of “Chester’s death”‚ musing on the death of Gerald Hamilton‚ discussing the forthcoming publication of ‘Kathleen and Frank’‚ work on the Frankenstein story for TV‚ acknowledging ‘Stylus’ containing Gray’s interview with Isherwood‚ recommending Gerald Heard’s book‚ ‘Pain‚ Sex & Time’‚ etc. 5 cards 3 x 5 inches‚ in good clean condition‚ postmarked. Santa Monica‚ California‚ 1967-1975. Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986)‚ novelist. A series full of biographical references: “I was in England this spring but unfortunately missed seeing Gerald Hamilton as I had to leave earlier than I expected. His death was‚ apparently‚ quite sudden. I saw him on TV while I was there‚ giving an excellent performance of himself. No‚ I don’t think I shall write any more about Mr. Norris.”

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JAPAN. Sir Claude MacDonald‚ British Ambassador. 17992

JAPAN. Sir Claude MacDonald‚ British Ambassador.	17992 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Thring in London‚ about his “tickets for the enclosure for the Emperor’s funeral” which were not collected‚ adding that the funeral was “a most weirdly impressive sight”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine‚ with the original franked envelope. British Embassy‚ Tokio‚ 15 September 1912. Colonel Sir Claude Maxwell MacDonald (1852 –1915)‚ diplomat in China and Japan. In 1899 MacDonald was the author of a Diplomatic Note which proposed a new demarcation of the border between China and British India in the Karakoram and Kashmir‚ now known as the Macartney-MacDonald Line‚ which still forms the basis of the border between China and Pakistan. He became Britain's first ambassador to Japan when the status of the legation was raised to an embassy in 1905.

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OSBORN‚ Sherard. 17980

OSBORN‚ Sherard.	17980	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Allchin‚ asking him to pay a professional visit‚ available till 7 p.m. “when I have to go to the First Lord at the Admiralty”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine‚ folds. 33 Charles Street‚ 19 November 1874. Uncommon. Rear-Admiral Sherard Osborn (1822-1875)‚ author and explorer. His books included Quedah‚ or‚ Stray Leaves from a Journal in Malayan Waters (1857). He served in China (1840-42 and 1857-58) and in the Crimea. He took a prominent part in 1849 in advocating a new search expedition for Sir John Franklin‚ and in 1850 was appointed to the command of the steam-tender Pioneer in the Arctic expedition under Horatio Thomas Austin‚ in the course of which he performed (1851) a remarkable sledge-journey to the western extremity of Prince of Wales Island. He published an account of this voyage‚ entitled Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal (1852). In the new expedition (1852–1854) under Sir Edward Belcher he again took part as commander of Pioneer. In 1856‚ he published the journals of Captain Robert McClure‚ giving a narrative of the discovery of the Northwest Passage.

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OWEN‚ Sir Richard. 17984

OWEN‚ Sir Richard.	17984	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Richd. Owen’‚ to Miss Lloyd‚ referring to his Lilac-tide‚ Rhododendron-tide and Rose-tide‚ discussing the day for a Lecture. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. Sheen Lodge‚ Richmond Park‚ undated. Sir Richard Owen (1804–1892)‚ biologist‚ comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. Owen is probably best remembered today for coining the word Dinosauria and for his outspoken opposition to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. He was the driving force behind the establishment‚ in 1881‚ of the British Museum of Natural History in London. In 1841 Owen coined the word ‘dinosaur' from the Green words Deinos (fearfully great) and sauros (lizard).

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PAGET‚ Sir James. 17977

PAGET‚ Sir James.	17977	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Louis”‚ thanking him and his wife Mary for the gift of the Lowell Calendar. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ good‚ light toning only. 1 Harewood Place‚ 21 February 1887. Sir James Paget (1814 – 1899)‚ surgeon and pathologist who is best remembered for Paget's disease‚ and who is considered‚ together with Rudolf Virchow‚ as one of the founders of scientific medical pathology. “I rarely pass a day without reading Shakespear and now I may add ‘and Lowell too’.”

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PHILLIPS‚ Richard. 17978

PHILLIPS‚ Richard.	17978	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edward Soley Junior‚ Curzon Street‚ suggesting arrangements for his visit‚ adding that “I have ordered space to be left for your paper”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address leaf. St Thomas’s‚ postmarked 6 January 1836. Richard Phillips (1778-1851)‚ pharmaceutical chemist‚ author of numerous papers‚ chemist and curator of the Museum of Practical Geology in Jermyn Street. He was the son of James Phillips‚ the well known printer and bookseller. A talented chemist‚ he lectured in chemistry at Royal London Hospital from 1817 and was employed as a professor at Royal Military College in 1818. His proficiency was recognised when he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1819‚ having been proposed by Thomas Allan‚ Leonard Horner and Sir David Brewster and as a fellow of the Royal Society in 1822. Around this time‚ he became an editor at Annals of Philosophy and later joint-editor at Philosophical Magazine‚ publishing papers in both. He was a founder member both of the Chemical Society and the Geological Society.

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PRICE‚ Bartholomew. 18007

PRICE‚ Bartholomew.	18007	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Musgrave[?]‚ thanking him for his book‚ congratulating him on “so great a work”‚ providing news of family and friends‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. 11 St. Giles‚ Oxford‚ 27 June 1869. “Here we have plenty of ability‚ but a great lack of energy for such labours.” Bartholomew Price (1818 -898)‚ mathematician. He took a leading position in the mathematical teaching at Oxford‚ and published treatises on the Differential calculus (in 1848) and the Infinitesimal calculus (4 vols.‚ 1852–1860)‚ which for long were the recognized textbooks there. This latter work included the differential and integral calculus‚ the calculus of variations‚ the theory of attractions‚ and analytical mechanics. Professor Price is best remembered as one of the teachers of Lewis Carroll. There is a reference to his nickname of 'the bat' in the Mad Hatter's song "Twinkle‚ Twinkle‚ Little Bat"‚ a parody of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

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PROUT‚ Samuel. 17983

PROUT‚ Samuel.	17983	Autograph Letter Signed ‘S.Prout’‚ returning an album (which apparently he has inscribed with two “shabby” drawings)‚ explaining how busy he has been with the approaching exhibition‚ holidays in Kent and Surrey‚ ill health‚ and so on. 3 pp. in good condition‚ one or two minor stains only. 5 De Crespigny Terrace‚ Denmark Hill [1848]. Samuel Prout (1783-1852)‚ water colour painter. “I have endeavoured to ease my conscience by two efforts‚ as you will find‚ but fear two shabby ones will not make one tidy. Wishing the begging book better friends and better success than at the beginning of its career‚ Believe me‚ Dear Sir‚ most truly yours‚ S.Prout.”

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RUSKIN‚ John. 18001

RUSKIN‚ John.	18001	Original Envelope‚ addressed by Ruskin to William Knight‚ Edgecliffe‚ St. Andrews. Not signed. 4 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Knight has written ‘John Ruskin’ on the back of the envelope. Postmarked Ambleside‚ 2 July 1883. John Ruskin (1819-1900)‚ author‚ painter and art critic. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

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SWINBURNE‚ Algernon Charles. 17999

SWINBURNE‚ Algernon Charles.	17999	Envelope in Swinburne’s hand‚ addressed to “Professor Knight‚ Malvern”. 4 x 6 inches‚ not signed‚ annotated “Swinburne” on verso by Professor Knight. Franked Edward VII 1d stamp. Backstamped Malvern. Postmarked Putney‚ 13 October 1908 Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)‚ poet. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

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TAGORE‚ Rabindranath. 18002

TAGORE‚ Rabindranath.	18002	Original Envelope‚ addressed by Tagore to Professor William Knight‚ Great Lodge‚ Keswick‚ England. Not signed. 5 x 6 inches‚ edges worn‚ franked‚ annotated on verso by Professor Knight. Postmarked Calcutta‚ 9 November 1914. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)‚ Indian author and poet. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

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TENNYSON‚ Alfred‚ Lord 18000

TENNYSON‚ Alfred‚ Lord	18000	Original Envelope in Tennyson’s hand‚ unsigned‚ addressed by him to Professor Knight at at London address. 4 x 5 inches‚ thin black border‚ in good condiion. Postmarked Haslemere‚ 15 October 1891. Alfred‚ Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)‚ Poet Laureate. Tennyson died a year later on 6 October 1892 at Aldworth House‚ near Haslemere. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher. He has written ‘Tennyson’ on the back of the envelope.

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