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ALISON‚ Sir Archibald. 17720

ALISON‚ Sir Archibald.	17720	A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ to R.Patterson of the Press Office‚ Strand‚ thanking him for his ‘most able & judicious Review’ of Alison’s Life of Castlereagh in Blackwood’s Magazine‚ deploring the ill natured criticisms in other quarters‚ referring to some additional letters by Castlereagh to the Emperor Alexander about Poland‚ sent to Alison by the Duke of Wellington‚ which will be incorporated in a second edition. 4 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Glasgow‚ 28 February 1862. Sir Archibald Alison (1792-1867)‚ historian‚ author of the History of Europe. His Life of Castlereagh caused much hostility because Alison refused to ‘worship the Dagon of Liberalism’. In this letter Alison explains the actions of his critics: ‘they have simply transferred Man’s ill Nature from the Statesman to the writer’.

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ALISON‚ Sir Archibald. 17721

ALISON‚ Sir Archibald.	17721	Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking for a place for himself‚ Lady Alison and their daughter at the balcony or window of The Athenaeum to see the procession of the Duke of Wellington’s Funeral‚ which he wishes to describe in the final volume of his History‚ “of which the first is about to appear”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Glasgow‚ 29 October 1852. Sir Archibald Alison (1792-1867)‚ historian‚ author of the History of Europe.

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BALFOUR‚ John Hutton. 17750

BALFOUR‚ John Hutton.	17750	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the specimen received on “return from a botanical trip to the Highlands”‚ identifying the plant as Nostoc Commune‚ a species of Alga‚ and describing its habitat. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ with signature on integral leaf‚ in good condition. 83 Great King Street‚ Edinburgh‚ 15 August 1846. John Hutton Balfour (1808-1884)‚ botanist‚ Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden and Queen’s botanist for Scotland. He was the first in Edinburgh to introduce classes for practical instruction in the use of the microscope.

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BIRKBECK‚ George. 17737

BIRKBECK‚ George.	17737	Letter Signed ‘George Birkbeck’‚ to Miss Cockins‚ requesting admittance of Mr. Davidson and friends “to view the models &c at the Society of Arts”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in fair condition‚ mounted on part album page. 50 Broad Street‚ 24 June 1828. George Birkbeck (1776-1841)‚ philanthropist‚ founder of the mechanics’ institutions‚ dedicated to the education of working people. This later became the Birkbeck Literary and Scientific Institution‚ and eventually Birkbeck College‚ University of London.

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BROWNING‚ Oscar. 17740

BROWNING‚ Oscar.	17740	An early Autograph Letter Signed‚ enquiring whether his correspondent had received his letter “from the Lake of Como asking you kindly to catalogue the Russian despatches for me from the death of Frederick the Great to 1793”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ one pinhole. King’s College Cambridge‚ 25 October 1863. Oscar Browning (1837-1923)‚ writer‚ historian‚ educationalist‚ Fellow of King’s Cambridge known as O.B.

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COOPER‚ Daniel. 17743

COOPER‚ Daniel.	17743	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to George Hubbard‚ Surgeon at Bury St Edmunds‚ about an exchange of specimens of Clausilia Rolphii‚ hoping to obtain some to be examined for a forthcoming Monograph‚ also mentioning a rare British shell “found in slow rivers in Suffolk” which he hopes to obtain. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ with address leaf. 82 Blackfriars Road‚ London‚ 8 October 1837. Uncommon‚ on account of Cooper’s early death at the age of twenty-five. Daniel Cooper (1817?-1842)‚ naturalist. He took an active part in establishing the Botanical Society of London‚ of which he became first curator‚ his duties being to receive and distribute the dried plants among the members. At this time he was an assistant in the zoological department of the British Museum‚ but had employed his leisure hours in compiling his ‘Flora Metropolitana‚’ much being due to his own observations. This work contains a list of the land and fresh water shells round London‚ which was also separately issued. The next year‚ 1837‚ a supplement to his ‘Flora’ was published‚ the wrapper containing announcements of his botanical classes and sets of his shells‚ to be had at his address‚ 82 Blackfriars Road.

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COOPER‚ Thomas. 17715

COOPER‚ Thomas.	17715	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Wright‚ about keeping in touch with Miller‚ unable to arrange to be in London as “my darling feels she must not attempt to travel”‚ possibly lecturing in London next year‚ meanwhile “I may feel it to be my duty to re-peregrinate the South & West of England‚ instead”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ stains showing through where formerly mounted‚ otherwise good. Cheltenham‚ Good Friday‚ 30 March 1866. Thomas Cooper (1805-1892)‚ Chartist poet. He became leader of the Leicester Chartists in 1841‚ and was imprisoned in Stafford Jail for two years for sedition. He published two novels‚ Alderman Ralph (1853) and The Family Feud (1854) and an autobiography (1872).

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DASENT‚ George. 17716

DASENT‚ George.	17716	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Herva Magnussyni‚ Reykjavik‚ sending “a copy of my Njala by the Arcturus Steamer”‚ hoping to return to Iceland in the summer‚ mentioning the recovery of Mr. Campbell’s sketchbook and the presents being sent “to our two guides who were good men and true”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ some annotations‚ old catalogue slip tipped to first page. Westminster‚ 3 March 1862. Uncommon. Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817–1896)‚ translator of folk tales and contributor to The Times. Perhaps his most well-known work‚ The Story of Burnt Njal‚ a translation of the Icelandic Njal's Saga that he had first attempted while in Stockholm‚ was issued in 1861. This was followed in 1861-1862 with a visit to Iceland‚ where he was hailed in Reykjavík as one of the saga lovers who had strengthened ties between the English and Norse. Subsequent to that visit‚ he published in 1866 his translation of Gisli the Outlaw from the Icelandic.

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DRUMMOND‚ Henry. 17726

DRUMMOND‚ Henry.	17726 Autograph Letter Signed‚ presenting his correspondent with “the cheap edition of Baxter” for his class. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 3 Park Circus‚ Glasgow‚ 20 January 1892. Henry Drummond (1851-97)‚ Scottish theologian and biologist‚ author of Natural Law in the Spiritual World (1883). In June 1883 he set out for Africa to make a scientific and geological exploration of the Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika regions. His journals later became the book‚ Tropical Africa (1888).

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DRUMMOND‚ Henry. 17727

DRUMMOND‚ Henry.	17727	Autograph Letter Signed [to Mr. Arnold‚ the publisher]‚ explaining that he is “so deep in debt to other editors that I dare not venture to undertake new work”. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 3 Park Circus‚ Glasgow‚ 11 January 1889. Henry Drummond (1851-97)‚ Scottish theologian and biologist‚ author of Natural Law in the Spiritual World (1883). In June 1883 he set out for Africa to make a scientific and geological exploration of the Lake Nyasa and Lake Tanganyika regions. His journals later became the book‚ Tropical Africa (1888).

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EGERTON‚ Sir Philip Grey. 17744

EGERTON‚ Sir Philip Grey.	17744	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the descriptions of the unusual specimens of fish teeth found in the Isle of Wight‚ hoping to have an opportunity for examining them. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine‚ with adhesive adhering to the fourth page where formerly mounted. Carlton Club‚ 24 May 1867. Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton (1806-1881)‚ palaeontologist and politician. While at Oxford his interest in geology was aroused by the lectures of William Buckland. While travelling in Switzerland with Lord Cole (later to be 3rd earl of Enniskillen) they were introduced to Prof. L Agassiz at Neufchâtel‚ and determined to make a special study of fossil fish. During the course of fifty years they gradually gathered together two of the largest and finest of private collections—that of Sir Philip Grey Egerton being at Oulton Park‚ Tarporley‚ Cheshire.

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ELGAR‚ Sir Edward. 17705

ELGAR‚ Sir Edward.	17705	Proof Title Page for the full score of The Wand Of Youth‚ Elgar’s Op. 1a‚ bearing a correction in Elgar’s hand in red ink‚ removing brackets and commenting in the margin: “? better thus”. 1 page 12 x 10 inches‚ folded‚ in good condition. Novello & Co. Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)‚ composer. A Novello employee has written in pencil in the top margin: “Another proof please quickly.”

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ELIOT‚ Sir Charles. 17728

ELIOT‚ Sir Charles.	17728	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Arnold‚ the publisher‚ agreeing to meet‚ describing Africa as “the most fascinating place in the world”‚ hoping to return to Mombasa in some capacity. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. Brockwell‚ Triangle‚ Nr. Halifax‚ 2 September 1904. Sir Charles Norton Edgecumbe Eliot (1862 – 1931)‚ British diplomat‚ colonial administrator and botanist. He served as Commissioner of British East Africa in 1900–1904. He was British Ambassador to Japan in 1919–1925. He was the first Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong.

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ELLIS‚ Alexander John. 17719

ELLIS‚ Alexander John.	17719	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Jackson‚ thanking her for her work‚ hoping that “your thoughtfulness for the E.D.S [English Dialect Society] will be rewarded by your superintending the publication of your glossary yourself”‚ discussing the weather in Rome as reported by his son‚ adding that he himself is returning to work after two months interruption. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. 25 Argyll Road‚ Kensington‚ 25 May 1874. Bernard Shaw acknowledged Ellis as the prototype of Professor Henry Higgins of Pygmalion (My Fair Lady).Alexander John Ellis (1814-1890)‚ philologist and mathematician. Initially trained in mathematics and the classics‚ he became a well-known phonetician of his time. Through his work in phonetics he also became interested in vocal pitch and by extension in musical pitch as well as speech and song. Ellis is also noted for translating and extensively annotating Hermann Helmholtz's On the Sensations of Tone. The second edition of this translation‚ published in 1885‚ contains an appendix which summarises Ellis' own work on related matters. Initially trained in mathematics and the classics‚ he became a well-known phonetician of his time. Through his work in phonetics he also became interested in vocal pitch and by extension in musical pitch as well as speech and song.

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FOUCHÉ‚ Joseph‚ Duke of Otranto. 17707

FOUCHÉ‚ Joseph‚ Duke of Otranto.	17707	Printed letter‚ completed in manuscript‚ and signed by Fouché as Minister of Police‚ to the Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies‚ sending a signed document‚ “le certificate de non-inscription”‚ which had been sent two years earlier to “René Henry‚ fils‚ propriétaire Américain”. In French. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ one old repair‚ right margin slightly trimmed. Ministry of Police‚ “Division Surveillance Générale”‚ Paris‚ 18 Vendemiaire an 9 [10 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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GORE‚ Catherine. 17722

GORE‚ Catherine.	17722	One page only of a Autograph Manuscript concerning food for the poor‚ beginning “... greasy pot - the crumbling crust of the mouldy pâté - ...the mould of sour paste‚ which formerly covered the fat of a saddle of pre salé mutton ... these feed the ragged mendicant.” 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ with corrections‚ numbered 10‚ mounted on part of an old album page. Undated. Catherine Grace Frances Gore (née Moody)‚ (1798 –1861)‚ prolific English novelist and dramatist.

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HELPS‚ Arthur. 17718

HELPS‚ Arthur.	17718	A series of 8 Autograph Letters Signed‚ 7 to George Smith (of Smith Elder‚ Publishers)‚ 1 to Mrs. Smith‚ discussing books‚ sending his secretary Arthur Ricketts with a volume‚ presenting Mr. Smith with Realmah‚ discussing the publication of Conversations on War and General Culture (inspired by the War of 1870)‚ also sending Some Talks about Animals and their Masters. 8 letters‚ 21 pp. 8vo‚ generally in good condition. Privy Council Office‚ 1868-1874. Sir Arthur Helps (1813–1875)‚ public servant and author. Helps's strong aversion to slavery led to his research on the Spanish conquest of America. First came The Conquerors of the New World and their Bondsmen (2 vols.‚ 1848–52) and then The Spanish Conquest in America and its Relation to the History of Slavery (4 vols.‚ 1855–61). After the death of Prince Albert‚ Queen Victoria turned to Helps to prepare an appreciation of her husband's life and character. In his introduction to the collection (1862) of the Prince Consort's speeches and addresses Helps adequately fulfilled his task. Some years afterwards he edited and wrote a preface to the Queen's Leaves from a Journal of our Life in the Highlands (1868).

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HICKSON‚ Sydney John. 17746

HICKSON‚ Sydney John.	17746	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about his lecture at the London Institution‚ proposing to speak on “The characters of the fresh water fauna”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ paper adhering to verso where formerly mounted. Downing College‚ Cambridge‚ 8 July 1894. Sydney John Hickson (1859 – 1940)‚ zoologist known for his groundbreaking research in evolution‚ embryology‚ genetics‚ and systematics. Hickson travelled in the Malay archipelago in 1885–1886. He was appointed Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester in 1894. Author of A Naturalist in North Celebes. A narrative of travels in Minahassa‚ the Sangir and Talaut Islands‚ with notices of the fauna‚ flora and ethnology of the districts visited. [1889]; The Fauna of the Deep Sea [1894].

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HOWORTH‚ Henry Hoyle 17747

HOWORTH‚ Henry Hoyle	17747	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Stebbing‚ hoping he will visit the Royal Society‚ agreeing to preside at Stebbing’s meeting. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. 30 Collingham Place‚ 6 June 1902. “My book creeps along. I have printed off about 900 pages but alas this gout.” Sir Henry Hoyle Howorth (1842-1923)‚ politician‚ geologist‚ historian‚ known for his comprehensive Mongolia: a History of the Mongols (1876–1888)‚ 3 parts in 4 vols. In 1892 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Indian Empire in recognition of his works on the history and ethnography of Asia. In 1893 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society‚ against considerable opposition as he lacked any formal scientific education. His correspondent is the Rev.Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1835-1926)‚ naturalist and theological writer.

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HUNT‚ James. 17735

HUNT‚ James.	17735	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Hyde Clarke‚ about the publication of Mr. Hodgson’s writings‚ asking for suggestions for a letter heading for the Society’s use. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. On the writing paper of the Anthropological Society of London‚ 4 St. Martin’s Place [but from Hastings]‚ 10 April 1867. James Hunt (1833 –1869)‚ speech therapist in London‚ England who had among his clients Charles Kingsley‚ and Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). His other main interest was in anthropology and in 1863‚ with the help of the explorer Richard Burton‚ he established the Anthropological Society of London‚ which after his death merged with the more established Ethnological Society of London to become the Royal Anthropological Institute. Author of: Stammering and Stuttering‚ their nature and treatment. 1861; The Negro's Place in Nature. Anthropology Institute‚ 1865.

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JAMES‚ William Henry. 17702

JAMES‚ William Henry.	17702	Collection of original printed Circulars‚ Letters Patent Synopsis‚ etc. describing his inventions‚ with a number of offprints (with duplication) from the The Mining Journal (1857-58) claiming James’s father‚ William James‚ to the “The Originator of the Modern Railway System”. From papers retained by the James family. 6 different Circulars and Patent announcements‚ with a collection of offprints‚ folds‚ minor blemishes only‚ generally in good condition. Undated‚ mostly 1850s. William Henry James (1796–1873) assisted his father in his survey of the Liverpool and Manchester railway. He subsequently commenced business as an engineer in Birmingham‚ where he made experiments upon steam locomotion on common roads. He took out patents for locomotives‚ steam-engines‚ boilers‚ railway carriages‚ diving apparatus‚ &c.‚ and he is commonly stated to have anticipated Stephenson in the application of the tubular boiler to locomotives‚ but this is an error‚ James's boiler being what is known as a ‘water-tube’ boiler. This interesting group comprises: A New Practical Telegraph; Certain Improvements in Steam Engines (2); A New System of Transit for Passengers and Goods; Improvements in Heating and Refrigerating; Universal Peace throughout the World ...a New Peace-inducing System of Aggressive Warfare.

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JAMES‚ William. 17703

JAMES‚ William.	17703	An original carte de visite photograph of an engraved portrait of William James‚ annotated on verso: “William James‚ the Projector of the Manchester & Liverpool Railway”. Together with a Victorian copy “Of the Original Agreement in respect to Locomotive Engines‚ between William Losh‚ George Stephenson‚ William James and William Henry James (September 1‚ 1821)” and a series of printed letters in The Mining Journal (1857-58) by William Henry James claiming his father to be “the Originator of the Modern Railway System”. Some wear‚ light soiling‚ marginal tears. Photograph undated. Preserved among the family papers. William James (1771-1837)‚ railway projector. James's connection with the establishment of railways constitutes his chief claim to remembrance.

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KIPLING‚ Rudyard. 17709

KIPLING‚ Rudyard.	17709	Typed Letter Signed ‘R.Kipling’‚ to M.A.Bayfield‚ Head Master of Eastbourne College‚ thanking him for his courteous letter but regretting that “at present I am unable to attend any public functions”. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. The Elms‚ Rottingdean‚ near Brighton‚ 29 June 1899. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)‚ author.

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KIPLING‚ Rudyard. 17713

KIPLING‚ Rudyard.	17713	An original signature “Very sincerely yours‚ Rudyard Kipling” (provided for a collector‚ traces of mount). Together with a curious and jokey Autograph Letter Signed by Kipling with a disguised signature “Rudeyard Kipleig”‚ confirming that “there is nothing wrong with the tracing of the signature you enclose”. 2 items. 1 page letter‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ some fading indicating the letter has been in a mount‚ otherwise in good condition. North End House‚ Rottingdean‚ 26 August 1897. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)‚ author.

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LILFORD‚ Thomas Littleton Powys‚ 4th Baron. 17751

LILFORD‚ Thomas Littleton Powys‚ 4th Baron.	17751	A series of four Autograph Letters Signed ‘Lilford’‚ to Henry Stevenson‚ the ornithologist‚ on ornithological matters‚ with a full description of the Polish Swan‚ specimens of Grebe‚ the Little Gull‚ etc. 4 letters‚ 13 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ a few blemishes only. 1870-1876. Thomas Littleton Powys‚ fourth Baron Lilford (1833-1896)‚ ornithologist. Lilford was a pioneer in Spanish ornithology. He was the author of Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands‚ in seven volumes (1885–97)—which was completed by Osbert Salvin and included a biography by the zoologist Alfred Newton— and Notes on the Birds of Northamptonshire and Neighbourhood (1895). His correspondent is Henry Stevenson‚ author of The Birds of Norfolk‚ with Remarks on Their Habits‚ Migration‚ and Local Distribution (3 vols‚ 1866‚ 1870 and 1890). Lilford writes: “We are anxiously awaiting the second volume of your Birds of Norfolk.”

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MARTINIQUE. Bill of Exchange‚ 1796. 17711

MARTINIQUE. Bill of Exchange‚ 1796.	17711	Bill of Exchange for £1059‚ issued in Martinique to Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Maitland “on account of Extraordinary Expenses of His Majesty’s Forces in the Windward & Leeward Charibee Islands”‚ signed by Valentine Jones‚ Commissary General‚ countersigned overleaf by Frederick Maitland in favour of John Will Adam. 5 x 9 inches‚ in very good condition‚ small blank piece cut away at upper edge. Martinique‚ 25 July 1796. Early in 1794 the island had been retaken from the French by Sir John Jervis and Sir Charles Grey. Britain controlled the island almost continuously from 1794–1815‚ when it was traded back to France at the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. General Frederick Maitland (1763-1848) served in the American War‚ the Peninsular War‚ and as Lieutenant Governor of Dominica. In 1779 the age of 16 Maitland joined the 14th regiment‚ serving as a Marine on HMS Union at the Great Siege of Gibraltar in 1781. Maitland subsequently served in the West Indies on the staff of the quarter master-general‚ General Cuyler. He was promoted from Ensign to Brevet Major and also served as aide-de-camp to Sir Charles Grey‚ at the relief of Nieuport on the Dutch coast in 1793. In 1796 Maitland was appointed secretary to General Sir Ralph Abercromby and travelled with him to the West Indies. Valentine Jones later ran into trouble about the unauthorised issuance of bills of exchange in Martinique (as revealed in contemporary Parliamentary Papers).

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MELBA‚ Nellie. 17706

MELBA‚ Nellie.	17706	An original printed Programme for the Nellie Melba Concert (part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts 1919-1920)‚ signed beneath her photograph “Nellie Melba”. 16 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ generally in good condition‚ blemished on final page only. 1920 Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931)‚ Australian prima donna.

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MUDIE‚ Charles Edward. 17704

MUDIE‚ Charles Edward.	17704	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Vincent Robinson‚ asking him to lunch in Muswell Hill and providing directions. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ some scattered foxing‚ otherwise good. The Limes‚ Muswell Hill‚ 28 September 1883. “We cannot show you a Tartar Summer House! But our Avenue of Limes has not yet lost all its autumn beauty.” Charles Edward Mudie (1818-90)‚ founder of Mudie’s Lending Library‚ which soon became a national institution.

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NORTHUMBERLAND‚ Algernon Percy‚ 4th Duke. 17742

NORTHUMBERLAND‚ Algernon Percy‚ 4th Duke.	17742	A series of six Autograph Letters Signed (4 as Northumberland‚ 2 as Prudhoe)‚ to E.T.Parris‚ about his designs for the interior of Stanwick‚ discussing colours‚ curtains‚ carved ornament‚ the Library at Alnwick‚ etc.‚ incorporating two pen and ink sketches to illustrate the Duke’s ideas. 6 letters‚ 22 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Stanwick‚ Darlington‚ 1845 and 1850. Admiral Algernon Percy‚ 4th Duke of Northumberland (1792 – 1865)‚ styled Lord Algernon Percy from birth until 1816 and known as Lord Prudhoe between 1816 and 1847‚ was a British naval commander‚ explorer and Conservative politician. Edmund Thomas Parris (1793 –1873)‚ painter‚ book illustrator‚ designer and art restorer.

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NYLANDER‚ William. 17748

NYLANDER‚ William.	17748	Autograph Letter Signed [to W.A.Leighton‚ English botanist‚ author of Lichen Flora of Great Britain]‚ answering his letter and discussing lichens and recent articles on the subject. In French. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ with blemishes and a tear (without loss of text)‚ mounted at lower edge on part of an old album page. Paris‚ 19 June 1867. Uncommon. William (Wilhem) Nylander (1822-1899)‚ Finnish botanist and entomologist. Nylander taught at the University of Helsinki for a number of years before later moving to Paris. Nylander pioneered the technique of determining the taxonomy of lichens by the use of chemical reagents‚ such as tinctures of iodine and hypochlorite‚ still used by lichenologists to this day. Nylander was also the first to realise the effect of atmospheric pollution on the growth of lichens.

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RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord. 17708

RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord.	17708	Manuscript Warrant‚ signed ‘Raglan’‚ addressed to the Ordnance Paymaster in Varna‚ directing payment of £500 to Mr. William Hall at Constantinople “being the value of Rockets purchased of him by my order”. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ a few minor blemishes only. Marked ‘Duplicate’‚ this being one of two originals‚ probably one sent and one retained. Varna‚ 9 August 1854. An order signed during the Crimean War by Lord Raglan (1788-1855)‚ commander in chief of the army in the Crimea.

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RENOUARD‚ George Cecil. 17739

RENOUARD‚ George Cecil.	17739	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Captain Beaufort R.N.‚ thanking him for use of the Journal‚ discussing inscriptions‚ offering to show him “the Cambridge Lions” over the summer. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ toned‚ two neat repairs‚ remains of guard. Miles Lime‚ 4 February 1815. George Cecil Renouard (1780-1867)‚ scholar‚ made classical archaeological discoveries when he was chaplain at Smyrna. He had a wide reputation as a linguist‚ geographer and botanist‚ and maintained a correspondence with the most distinguished orientalists and geographers of Europe. He was a leading member of the translation committee of the Royal Asiatic Society. Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857)‚ rear-admiral and hydrographer.

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ROSCOE‚ Thomas. 17723

ROSCOE‚ Thomas.	17723	Autograph Letter Signed‚ presenting his correspondent with a copy of the Landscape Annual‚ marking his correspondent’s kindness “in supplying my little juvenile work with so many beautiful little poems‚ among the richest ornaments of my little book”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ minor blemishes only. 3 Fig Tree Court‚ Temple‚ 6 January [1830 pencilled in another hand. Thomas Roscoe (1791 – 1871)‚ author and translator. The letter probably relates to The Juvenile Keepsake‚ edited by Roscoe 1828–30.

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ROSEBERY‚ Archibald Primrose‚ 5th Earl. 17731

ROSEBERY‚ Archibald Primrose‚ 5th Earl.	17731 Autograph Letter Signed with initial‚ to William Mackay in Glasgow‚ thanking him for “your cordial note”‚ hoping to make firm arrangements to meet‚ suggesting his likely address in Glasgow. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original (dusty) envelope. Lansdowne House‚ Berkeley Square‚ 23 June 1885. Archibald Primrose‚ 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929)‚ Prime Minister 1894-95. William Mackay worked for Singer (Singer’s Sewing Machines) in Glasgow.

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SANDYS‚ William‚ 3rd Lord Sandys. 17724

SANDYS‚ William‚ 3rd Lord Sandys.	17724	Original Manuscript Certificate‚ signed by William Sandys‚ addressed to the Justices of the Exchequer‚ concerning the recovery of rent due from inhabitants of the Vyne. 6 x 8 inches‚ an attractive document bearing two impressed seals. With an old partial translation. From the Enys Library. January 1576. William Sandys‚ 3rd Baron Sandys (d. 1623). The third Lord Sandys was visited at the Vyne (near Basingstoke) by Queen Elizabeth I in 1569. It was from here that she wrote the letter to the Earl of Huntingdon‚ commanding him to take custody of Mary‚ Queen of Scots‚ and to allow her "neither to send or receive any message or letters without our knowledge". The Sandys family continued to live at the Vyne until 1650. The first creation‚ as Baron Sandys‚ of The Vyne‚ was in the Peerage of England in 1523 for William Sandys‚ the favourite of King Henry VIII. It passed through several generations of his descendants until it fell into abeyance circa 1683 at the death of the eighth Baron‚ in which state it has remained since.

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SELBY‚ Prideaux John. 17753

SELBY‚ Prideaux John.	17753	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Samuel Williams‚ the engraver‚ sending drawings of the Field Cherry‚ with some seeds of other plants‚ with mention of the Sycamore‚ a drawing of fruit‚ the Horse Chestnut‚ etc.‚ hoping his correspondent can work with some of these to produce “tail pieces or vignettes”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Twizell House [Northumberland] 8 March 1841 Prideaux John Selby (1788 –1867) was an English ornithologist‚ botanist and natural history artist. Selby is best known for his Illustrations of British Ornithology (1821–1834)‚ the first set of life-sized illustrations of British birds. He also wrote Illustrations of Ornithology with William Jardine and A History of British Forest Trees (1842). Many of the illustrations in his works were drawn from specimens in his collection. Selby’s correspondent is Samuel Williams (1788–1853)‚ the draughtsman and wood engraver‚ who produced illustrations for Selby’s History of British Forest Trees.

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SPOONER‚ William Archibald. 17717

SPOONER‚ William Archibald.	17717	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.A.Spooner’‚ facilitating the exchange of umbrellas‚ asking his correspondent to hand Spooner’s umbrella to the Porter. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ a little dusty. New College‚ Oxford‚ 25 February 1911. “I am sorry to have caused you this needless trouble. My blindness and the darkness of the day are my only excuses.” William Archibald Spooner (1844-1930)‚ dean and warden of New College‚ Oxford‚ and originator of the spoonerism.

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UPNOR CASTLE‚ KENT. Inventory of Ordnance‚ 1720. 17734

UPNOR CASTLE‚ KENT. Inventory of Ordnance‚ 1720.	17734	An Account of the remains of stores under my Charge in his Majesty’s Garrison at Upnor Castle. An original manuscript‚ signed by David Orris [”David Orriss”]‚ Master Gunner. 1 page inventory 12 x 7 inches‚ with a final entry and the signature of David Orris on a second leaf. Docketed on verso ‘Upnor Castle‚ Davd. Orriss‚ M[aste]r G[unne]r‚ [4th Quarter] 1720.” Upnor Castle [an Elizabethan artillery fort located on the west bank of the River Medway in Kent]‚ 31 December 1720. An interesting document because by the end of the seventeenth century Upnor Castle was England’s leading magazine. In 1668 it was converted into "a Place of Stores and Magazines" to supply munitions to naval warships anchored in the Medway or the Swale. Guns‚ gun carriages‚ shot‚ and gunpowder were stored in great quantities within the main building of the castle‚ which had to be increased in height and its floors reinforced to accommodate the weight.

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WAUGH‚ Alec. 17714

WAUGH‚ Alec.	17714	Portrait Photograph (passport size)‚ signed ‘Alec Waugh’. 2 x 1½ inches. With the original envelope‚ addressed by Waugh to James Butt in Stowmarket‚ franked with Moroccan stamps. Postmarked Tangier‚ 14 November 1977. Alec Waugh (1898-1981)‚ author.

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