New Stock

AUCHMUTY‚ Lieutenant-General Sir Samuel. 18353

AUCHMUTY‚ Lieutenant-General Sir Samuel.	18353	Autograph Letter Signed ‘S.Auchmuty’‚ to Captain Campbell‚ about his respect for the Duke of Kent‚ agreeing to provide for Captain Knatchbull‚ military appointments‚ etc. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ two minor paper defects‚ occasional faint ink‚ otherwise good. Madras‚ 23 November [watermark 1807]. Uncommon. Lieutenant-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty (New York‚ 1756-1822) fought as a loyalist‚ during the American War of Independence. He later served in India‚ Alexandria‚ the Buenos Aires expedition of 1806-07‚ and in 1810 was appointed to command the Madras Army. He commanded the expedition organized for the conquest of Java in 1811.

Price : £75.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

AUDEN‚ W.H. 18356

AUDEN‚ W.H.	18356	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.H.Auden’‚ to Philip Dossé‚ thanking him for the book by Enid Starkie‚ explaining why he is unable to review it. A very good one page example‚ 8 x 6 inches‚ one paperclip indentation. Kirchstetten‚ Austria‚ 8 August‚ no year given. Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973)‚ poet. Philip Dossé (d.1980)‚ editor of Books and Bookmen. Enid Starkie (1897 – 1970)‚ Irish literary critic‚ known for her biographical works on French poets.“I can’t do anything about it for two obvious reasons - I don’t know enough about French literature‚ and I appear in the book.”

Price : £150.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

BEECHEY‚ Frederick William. 18371

BEECHEY‚ Frederick William.	18371	Presentation Signature “HMS Blossom‚ F.W.Beechey‚ Nov 28th 1853” on half sheet embossed ‘Royal Geographical Society’ upper left. 3½ x 4½ inches‚ lightly mounted on part album page. Royal Geographical Society‚ London‚ 28 November 1853. HMS Blossom was an 18-gun Cormorant-class sloop-of-war. She was built in 1806 and is best known for the 1825–1828 expedition under Captain Beechey to the Pacific Ocean‚ during which Beechey visited Pitcairn Island. Frederick William Beechey (1796-1856)‚ naval officer and explorer. In 1818 he served under Lieutenant (afterwards Sir) John Franklin in David Buchan's Arctic expedition‚ of which at a later period he published a narrative. In the following year he accompanied Lieutenant W. E. Parry in HMS Hecla. In 1825‚ Beechey was appointed to command the HMS Blossom. His task was to explore the Bering Strait in concert with Franklin and Parry operating from the east. The whole voyage lasted more than three years and in the course of it Beechey discovered several islands in the Pacific. In 1831 there appeared his Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Berings Strait to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions‚ 1825-1828. In 1854‚ he was made rear-admiral‚ and in the following year was elected president of the Royal Geographical Society.

Price : £150.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

BEECHEY‚ Sir William. 18369

BEECHEY‚ Sir William.	18369	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Hetty”‚ and subscribed “I am‚ dear Etty” [William Etty‚ painter]‚ saying he intends to give the bearer T.H.Vankerman a letter of recommendation to the General Benevolent Institution and hopes Etty will do the same. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard. 7 June 1830. Sir William Beechey (1753-1839)‚ painter. He was appointed portrait painter to Queen Charlotte‚ and became one of the most fashionable portrait painters in Georgian England.

Price : £65.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

BOER WAR. Roger Stephen Tempest‚ 2nd Scots Guards‚ 1900. 18336

BOER WAR. Roger Stephen Tempest‚ 2nd Scots Guards‚ 1900.	18336	Autograph Campaign Letter Signed ‘Roger S.Tempest’‚ as a 22 year old subaltern‚ addressed “My dear Romeo”‚ a fellow officer‚ describing his military routine and a number of skirmishes with the Boers‚ the surprise release of prisoners on parole‚ his escape at the gallop “amidst a perfect hail of bullets” from 300 Boers‚ and much else. In pencil. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Harrismith ORC [Orange River Colony]‚ 13 August 1900. Lieutenant-Colonel Roger Stephen Tempest (1876-1948) was promoted to command the 1st Battalion Scots Guards in 1917.

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

BREMER‚ Rear-Admiral Sir James John Gordon. 18361

BREMER‚ Rear-Admiral Sir James John Gordon.	18361	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.J. Gordon Bremer’‚ encouraging his correspondent’s efforts to obtain naval promotion‚ but explaining that Lord Melville says there will be no promotion. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ hole in upper left corner‚ laid down on an album page (with adhesive showing through). Stonehouse‚ 24 December‚ no year given. Rear-Admiral Sir James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850) established the colony on Melville Island‚ Australia (1824)‚ and later at Port Essington. He had the naval command of the expedition to China during a great part of the years 1840-41. He was distinguished in the Burmese and Chinese wars. Bremer landed at the Possession Point on Hong Kong Island on 26 January 1841 during the First Opium War‚ prior to the cession of the island according to the Treaty of Nanking‚ and claimed Hong Kong for Queen Victoria.

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

BURLEIGH‚ Bennet. 18334

BURLEIGH‚ Bennet.	18334	Autograph Letter Signed‚ recommending a friend’s book called Patrollers of Palestine. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ thin tape along two edges. Daily Telegraph‚ London‚ 24 October 1906. Bennet Burleigh (1840-1914)‚ war correspondent and soldier‚ author of several books on Victorian campaigns‚ including Sirdar and Khalifa and Khartoum Campaign. In 1904 he reported the Russo-Japanese War‚ resenting the Japanese restrictions and censorship‚ and praising their military qualities. He demanded military training‚ as in Japan‚ in British state-aided schools. From this war correspondence he compiled Empire of the East (1905).

Price : £30.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

CHATHAM‚ General John Pitt‚ 2nd Earl. 18379

CHATHAM‚ General John Pitt‚ 2nd Earl.	18379	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed ‘Chatham’‚ to Major-General Hawker‚ about the dismissal of “Private Hall of the North Mayo”‚ Colonel Jackson’s “improper” letter‚ the correct way of directing official correspondence on this matter 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ some minor clean tears repaired‚ final page dust soiled. Hill Street‚ 4 April 1814. John Pitt‚ 2nd Earl of Chatham (1756-1835)‚ eldest son of William Pitt the Elder. The 2nd Earl of Chatham was lord privy seal and president of council. He commanded the Walcheren Expedition. In this letter Chatham raises suspicions about the unfortunate Private Hall‚ who had not turned out for a surgeon’s examination.

Price : £65.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

CORBOULD‚ Alfred Chantrey. 18388

CORBOULD‚ Alfred Chantrey.	18388	Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.C.Corbould’‚ to Mr.Burnand‚ incorporating an original signed cartoon of Receiving Day at the Royal Academy in 1894‚ called ‘A Fact’. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition‚ traces of former mounting. 8 Pembroke Road‚ Kensington‚ 4 April 1894. Alfred Chantrey Corbould (1852-1920)‚ artist and illustrator‚ studied with his uncle Charles Keene‚ who introduced him to Punch‚ where much of his work was published. His correspondent is Sir Francis C.Burnand (1836-1917)‚ author‚ editor of Punch.The cartoon shows a porter receiving a canvas from an artist. ‘R.A.Porter to Stodge‚ delivering his Picture: “ ‘stonishing lot o Rubbish sent in this year Sir. Moo’ damaging to th’ [h]eys Sir.”’

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

COURTENAY‚ William‚ 9th Earl of Devon. 18384

COURTENAY‚ William‚ 9th Earl of Devon.	18384	Autograph Letter‚ in the third person‚ to Monsieur Ravrio‚ Paris‚ reminding him about the replacement of certain glass components of the chandelier in the dining room‚ assuring Monsieur Ravrio that the chandelier is very beautiful. In French. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with integral address leaf. Chateau de Dreveil‚ 28 July 1824. 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.

Price : £200.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

EASTLAKE‚ Elizabeth. 18365

EASTLAKE‚ Elizabeth.	18365	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Eliz: Rigby’‚ to Lady Drysdale‚ about acquaintances‚ health‚ opportunities for meeting‚ local events (”Linlithgow was a very successful day ...”). 4 pp. 4 x 3 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Lady Elizabeth Eastlake (1809 – 1893)‚ born Elizabeth Rigby‚ was an author‚ art critic and art historian‚ and was the first woman to write regularly for the Quarterly Review. She is known not only for her writing‚ but also for her significant role in the London art world while her husband‚ Sir Charles Eastlake‚ was director of the National Gallery.

Price : £35.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

FORD‚ Richard. 18349

FORD‚ Richard.	18349	Autograph Signature taken from the end of a letter: “Yours truly‚ Rich. Ford”. In good condition‚ laid down on a small piece taken from a Victorian autograph album. Undated. Uncommon. Richard Ford (1796-1858)‚ author of Handbook for Travellers in Spain (1845).

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

GIBBONS‚ Grinling 18383

GIBBONS‚ Grinling	18383	Manuscript Bill for building materials and labour‚ “Examined by the Wardens”‚ signed for payment by Grinling Gibbons (’Grinling Gibbons’)‚ as a Warden of the Drapers Company‚ countersigned by Edward Anthony‚ another Warden‚ with other annotations. 3 pp. 7 x 6 inches‚ upper edge trimmed away‚ the paper foxed but sound. 18 March 1704. A rare autograph. Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721)‚ the famous English sculptor and woodcarver‚ served as one of the four wardens of the Drapers Company in 1704-5. The bill records the daily payments to named bricklayers‚ and payments for tiles and slates.

Price : £650.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

GORDON‚ General Sir James Willoughby. 18363

GORDON‚ General Sir James Willoughby.	18363	Letter Signed‚ to Ensign John Radford‚ 62nd Regiment‚ informing him‚ in response to his letter to Colonel Clinton‚ “that there is no intention of raising the men in the manner your propose”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ mounted on an album page (adhesive showing through). Horse Guards‚ 13 September 1804. General Sir James Willoughby Gordon (1772-1851)‚ long-standing Quartermaster-General to the Forces‚ holding the position for some 40 years.

Price : £30.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

GUIZOT‚ François Pierre Guillaume. 18347

GUIZOT‚ François Pierre Guillaume.	18347	Autograph Letter Signed [to an official at the British Museum]‚ introducing a young Parisian historian‚ Ch. Weiss‚ who is going to England to research the history of Protestant refugees from France after the Edict of Nantes. In French. 1 page 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. 16 July 1850. François Pierre Guillaume Guizot (1787-1874)‚ French historian and statesman‚ was premier of France (1840-48)‚ but was forced into exile by the events of the Revolution of 1848.

Price : £35.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

HIGHLAND VOLUNTEERS. 88th Regiment of Foot‚ 1762. 18337

HIGHLAND VOLUNTEERS. 88th Regiment of Foot‚ 1762.	18337	Return of Arms and Accoutrements &c. lost by the 88th Regiment of Foot During The Course of the last Campaign. Signed by Archibald McNab‚ Major of the 88th Regiment. Original manuscript‚ oblong 8 x 12 inches‚ complete‚ neatly ruled‚ folds‚ in very good clean condition. Lingen [Hanover]‚ 15 March 1762. A record the Firelocks‚ Bayonets‚ Swords‚ Sword belts‚ Cartridge Boxes‚ Slings‚ Halberts‚ Drums‚ Knapsacks and Plaids lost‚ or “Taken by the Enemy with the Sick in Hospital Waggons”. The 88th Regiment of Foot (Highland Volunteers)‚ or Campbell's Highlanders‚ was a Scottish infantry regiment‚ formed in 1760 and disbanded in 1763. The regiment was raised at Argyll‚ Perth‚ Inverness‚ Ross and Sutherland by Colonel John Campbell of Dunoon in January 1760 out of a cadre taken from the 87th Foot. The regiment was moved to Germany that year‚ where it fought at the Battle of Warburg in July 1760 and the Battle of Villinghausen in July 1761. It returned to Scotland from the continent in late 1762‚ and was disbanded at Linlithgow in July 1763. Maj.-Gen. Archibald Macnab (d. 1790) was the son of Robert Macnab of that Ilk‚ 14th Chief. He fought in the Battle of Prestonpans in 1745‚ where he was taken prisoner.1 He became Major in 1759 in the Campbell's (88th) Highlanders‚ and fought in the Battle of Vellinghausen in July 1761‚ where he was wounded.

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

India. HASTINGS‚ Francis Rawdon-Hastings‚ 1st Marquis‚ and others. 18360

India. HASTINGS‚ Francis Rawdon-Hastings‚ 1st Marquis‚ and others.	18360	Piece cut from an official India Supreme Council letter‚ bearing the signatures of Hastings (as Lord Moira)‚ Sir George Nugent (Commander in Chief) ‚ Neil Benjamin Edmonstone and Archibald Seton. 4 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Dated in another hand in pencil: Calcutta‚ 7 December 1813. Francis Rawdon-Hastings (1754-1826)‚ 1st Marquis of Hastings‚ 2nd Earl of Moira‚ served with distinction in the American War of Independence‚ and became Governor General of India in 1813. His campaigns against the Mahrattas helped to establish the supremacy of British power throughout India. He purchased Singapore Island in 1819.

Price : £45.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

INGLEFIELD‚ Edward Augustus. 18345

INGLEFIELD‚ Edward Augustus.	18345 His signature ‘E.A.Inglefield’ taken from the end of a letter. 2 x 4 inches‚ laid down on part of a Victorian album page‚ adhesive showing through. Undated. An uncommon autograph. Sir Edward Augustus Inglefield (1820–1894) was a Royal Naval officer who led one of the searches for the missing Arctic explorer John Franklin during the 1850s. In doing so‚ his expedition charted previously unexplored areas along the northern Canadian coastline‚ including Baffin Bay‚ Smith Sound and Lancaster Sound. He was also the inventor of the marine hydraulic steering gear and the anchor design that bears his name. The warship HMS Inglefield is named after him‚ as is the Inglefield Land region of Greenland.

Price : £30.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

IRVING‚ Sir Henry. 18387

IRVING‚ Sir Henry.	18387	Autograph Quotation‚ “This is I‚ Hamlet the Dane”‚ signed and dated by Henry Irving. 3 x 4½ inches‚ laid down on an old album leaf. Glasgow‚ November 1878. Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905)‚ the English actor. On 31 October 1874 Irving played Hamlet‚ in which role he established himself as the unrivalled great Hamlet of his period. Hamlet ran for 200 nights‚ an unheard of success for a Shakespearian play. On 31 August 1878 Irving took over the Lyceum Theatre from Mrs. Bateman and his great reign of twenty-three years in the theatre which he made world famous began on 30 December with a revival and handsome new mounting of his Hamlet.

Price : £150.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

IRVING‚ Washington. 18378

IRVING‚ Washington.	18378	Library book request slip‚ entirely in the hand of Washington Irving and signed by him ‘W.Irving’‚ requesting The Christian Diary of Nicolas Caussin. About 3 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ central filing hole. 26 May 1819. Washington Irving (1783-1859)‚ American author of Rip Van Winkle‚ Bracebridge Hall‚ Life of Washington‚ etc. Irving was in Europe from 1815 to 1832.

Price : £300.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

KERR‚ General John Manners. 18364

KERR‚ General John Manners.	18364	Autograph Letter Signed‚ enquiring where the 71st Regiment is stationed. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ mounted on an old album page (adhesive showing through)‚ other blemishes. Hanold House‚ 10 November 1826. General John Manners Kerr (1769-1843)‚ served in Barbados‚ the attack on Tobago (1793) and elsewhere in the West Indies. He commanded the islands of Grenada‚ Dominica‚ Barbados and St. Vincent until 1804. In 1810 he was appointed Colonel of the 5th Royal Veteran Battalion.

Price : £30.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

KING’S BENCH PRISON‚ 1812. 18357

KING’S BENCH PRISON‚ 1812.	18357 KING’S BENCH PRISON.‚ 1812. 18357 The original Letter Signed by William Ticken and 107 other inmates of the King’s Bench Prison‚ addressed to Samuel Whitbread M.P.‚ thanking him “for the support you gave the Bill for our relief and for your polite and generous attention to Us throughout the Sessions”. 3 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ text complete but in a fragile state‚ separated at some folds‚ edges nicked‚ etc. In need of conservation and further research into the signatures. King’s Bench Prison [London]‚ 1 August 1812. The King's Bench Prison was a prison in Southwark‚ south London. It took its name from the King's Bench court of law in which cases of defamation‚ bankruptcy and other misdemeanours were heard; as such‚ the prison was often used as a debtor's prison until the practice was abolished in the 1860s. During 1812 Parliament debated The Insolvent Debtors Bill.

Price : £200.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

LAWRENCE‚ John‚ Viceroy of India. 18355

LAWRENCE‚ John‚ Viceroy of India.	18355	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Lawrence’‚ to Thomas Woolner‚ the sculptor‚ saying that Lawrence and his wife will call on Thursday to see the statue. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ one or two blemishes only. 26 Queens Gate‚ 24 June 1873. John Lawrence (1811-79)‚ 1st Baron‚ administrator‚ Viceroy of India (1863-69). Thomas Woolner (1825-1892)sculpted several marble or bronze busts of Lord Lawrence.

Price : £75.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

LOCKHART‚ John Gibson. 18346

LOCKHART‚ John Gibson.	18346 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed “Dear Sir” [a British Museum official]‚ about the visit of “Mr Cadell‚ the publisher of Sir W.Scott’s novels”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard. 20 April 1843. John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854)‚ biographer‚ son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott. His major work was the Life of Sir Walter Scott (7 vols‚ 1837—1838; 2nd ed.‚ 10 vols.‚ 1839). “Mr Cadell‚ the publisher of Sir W.Scott’s novels is anxious to see some works in the Museum” with a view to illustrations for Ivanhoe.

Price : £75.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

MARIA THERESA‚ Empress. 18339

MARIA THERESA‚ Empress.	18339	Letter Signed ‘Maria Theresa’‚ addressed to Cardinal Filippo Acciaiuoli‚ exchanging Christmas felicitations and other greetings. In Latin. 1 page 14 x 9 inches‚ complete with the integral address leaf bearing the large wafer seal of Maria Theresa. Vienna‚ 16 January 1762. Maria Theresa (1717-1780)‚ Empress‚ daughter of the Emperor Charles VI‚ became Queen of Hungary and of Bohemia‚ and Archduchess of Austria on the death of her father in 1740. Cardinal Filippo Acciaiuoli (1700-1766).

Price : £475.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

MOLYNEUX‚ General Thomas‚ 5th Baronet. 18362

MOLYNEUX‚ General Thomas‚ 5th Baronet.	18362	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to a coachmakers in London‚ enquiring‚ on behalf of a friend‚ their terms “for building him a plain travelling Chaise with a Barouche Box”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ mounted on an album page (adhesive showing through). Monmouth‚ 31 July 1820. General Sir Thomas Molyneux‚ 5th Baronet (died in Dublin 1841) served in North America 1786-1793‚ then in the West Indies for the taking of Martinique‚ St Lucia and Guadaloupe. He served with the Rothsay and Caithness Fencibles till the conclusion of the rebellion in Ireland in September 1798.

Price : £30.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

NELIGAN‚ John Moore. 18370

NELIGAN‚ John Moore.	18370	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Sieveking in London‚ discussing the distribution and sale of the Journal‚ suggesting the possibility of a “Germanic exchange” or mutual agreement with German publishers to sell each other’s publications. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition. 17 Merrion Square East‚ Dublin‚ 1 April 1851. John Moore Neligan (1815-1863)‚ physician‚ author of works on the administration of medicines and drugs‚ Editor of the Dublin Quarterly Journal of Medical Science (1849-61).

Price : £65.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

OGLE‚ Colonel Thomas. 18338

OGLE‚ Colonel Thomas.	18338	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Thos. Ogle’‚ about the agreement of the Captains to raise their own companies‚ agreeing himself to distribute funds from “the surplus of what exceeds £1000 arising from the sale of my company & the Captain Lieutenancy which will nearly make an equal fund for every Captain & myself”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. 26 October 1761. Captain Thomas Ogle raised the 111th Regiment of Foot in 1761 from independent companies. The regiment was disbanded in 1763.

Price : £75.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

PEVSNER‚ Sir Nikolaus. 18342

PEVSNER‚ Sir Nikolaus.	18342	Typed Letter Signed‚ as an editor of The Architectural Review‚ to Mr. Hunt‚ asking permission to make a cover of the photograph marked with an asterisk. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ a few minor blemishes only. The Architectural Review‚ 14 December 1949. Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (1902-1983)‚ German-born British scholar of history of art and‚ especially‚ of history of architecture. He is best known for his 46-volume series of county-by-county guides‚ The Buildings of England (1951–74)‚ often simply referred to as "Pevsner".

Price : £45.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

PHILLIPPS‚ Sir Thomas. 18389

PHILLIPPS‚ Sir Thomas.	18389	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Thos Phillipps’‚ to Major Wemyss‚ Wilderness‚ sending him the Wemyss Pedigree‚ as promised‚ and asking him to “supply the wives of the first 4 generations & the Pedigree from 1682 to the present day”. 4 pp. 5½ x 3½ inches‚ folded. Middle Hill‚ 22 January 1846. Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872)‚ collector of books and manuscripts.

Price : £150.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord. 18332

RAGLAN‚ Fitzroy Somerset‚ Lord.	18332 Autograph Signature taken from a dated military order during the Crimean War: “Approved and confirmed‚ Raglan.” 1 x 5 inches‚ mounted on part of an old album page. 20 November 1854. Signed during the Crimean War by Lord Raglan (1788-1855)‚ commander in chief of the army in the Crimea. The Battle of Inkerman was fought on 5 November 1854.

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SANTO DOMINGO. British Expeditionary Force 1796. 18377

SANTO DOMINGO. British Expeditionary Force 1796.	18377	Letter Signed by A.W.Farbier[?]‚ surgeon‚ to Sir John Thomas Duckworth (Commander in Chief)‚ representing to him the case of Lieutenant Paul Godby of His Majesty’s Ship Canada‚ severely afflicted with Rheumatic Gout‚ and stating that “a change of Climate” is absolutely necessary for his recovery. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ in fine condition‚ docketed on receipt. Naval Hospital at Mole St. Nicholas [Santo Domingo]‚ 25 July 1796. Documents from this disastrous attempt to hold Santo Domingo are uncommon. During the five years of British occupation not less than 20‚000 men were lost from disease alone.

Price : £150.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SCOTT‚ Sir Giles Gilbert. 18340

SCOTT‚ Sir Giles Gilbert.	18340 Typed Letter Signed‚ to Father Rope‚ sending a copy of his inaugural address at the R.I.B.A. and mentioning his work. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. 7 Gray’s Inn Square‚ 22 November 1933. Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960)‚ architect. “I am glad to say my work at Oban is making good progress. Unfortunately we are only building a section of the Cathedral at present; I do not know how long it may be before money is forthcoming to complete it‚ but I live in hopes of seeing it finished one day.”

Price : £45.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SCROPE‚ William. 18358

SCROPE‚ William.	18358	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ about the fulfilment of a prescription and the supply of “12 good leeches”. 1 page 4 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. William Scrope (1772-1852)‚ artist and sportsman‚ author of The Art of Deer-Stalking and Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in The Tweed. “Mr Scrope will be obliged to Mr Fitch to be particular as to the enclosed Prescriptions ...”

Price : £45.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl. 18366

SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl.	18366	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Shaftesbury’‚ to Mr. Clayton‚ discussing “the 43rd Clause”‚ the case of “private Halls”‚ regretting the absence of the Bishops during the House of Lords debate‚ discussing Oxford and Cambridge‚ etc. A good 4 page letter 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition. 15 June 1855 Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-85)‚ factory reformer and philanthropist. “Tho I was educated at Oxford myself‚ I do not feel for her half the respect that I do for Cambridge‚ to which I shall send my Son in October next.”

Price : £45.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SHIRLEY‚ Thomas‚ Captain R.N. 18380

SHIRLEY‚ Thomas‚ Captain R.N.	18380	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Thos: Shirley’‚ addressed “My Dear Lord” [probably Lord Townshend]‚ hoping to be on the list for promotion to Colonel of Marines‚ citing his long service‚ dwelling on his family connections‚ and shamelessly offering “to strengthen your Lordships intrest in Derbyshire and Staffordshire very considerably”. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ central fold split‚ in good clean condition. London‚ 15 March 1769. A good example for the ruthless search for patronage in the Navy. Thomas Shirley (1733-1814) R.N.‚ Lieutenant 1755‚ Commander 1759‚ Captain 1759. His brother was Rear-Admiral Lord Washington Shirley (5th Earl Ferrers).

Price : £65.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SMIRKE‚ Sydney. 18352

SMIRKE‚ Sydney.	18352	Autograph Note Signed‚ to Mr. Jarvis at the Royal Academy‚ asking him to show Mr. Cook‚ the Royal Academician‚ the new building “& give him all explanations that he may desire”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the address panel. 3 June‚ no year given [watermark 1864]. Sydney Smirke‚ architect‚ (1798-1877)‚ a younger brother of Sir Robert Smirke‚ also an architect. In 1847 Smirke altered‚ and in 1857 completely rebuilt the Carlton Club. He also constructed the exhibition galleries for the Royal Academy at Burlington House.

Price : £45.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SOMERSET‚ Algernon Seymour‚ 7th Duke. 18354

SOMERSET‚ Algernon Seymour‚ 7th Duke.	18354 Letter Signed ‘Hartford’‚ to Henry Watkins‚ about the succession of Captains in Hertford’s Regiment. 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. 17 December 1712. General Algernon Seymour‚ 7th Duke of Somerset (1684 –1750)‚ styled Earl of Hertford until 1748‚ of Petworth House in Sussex‚ soldier‚ politician and landowner.

Price : £65.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

STANFIELD‚ Clarkson. 18368

STANFIELD‚ Clarkson.	18368	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.Barnard‚ asking him to “allow the cover to remain on my picture till the last moment as it is quite wet”. 1 page 4 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Undated [a pencil note indicates 1840]. Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1867)‚ marine and landscape painter. As a boy he made several voyages in the merchant service‚ and was pressed into the Navy in 1812. He retired from the sea after an accident‚ became a scene painter at a sailors’ theatre in east London‚ and progressed to be a member of the Hampstead Sketching Society and a friend of Dickens‚ Thackeray‚ Macready‚ Sir Edwin Landseer‚ David Roberts‚ Samuel Lover and C.R.Leslie. He was called Clarkson after the anti-slavery agitator‚ Thomas Clarkson.

Price : £45.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

SULLIVAN‚ E.J. 18367

SULLIVAN‚ E.J.	18367	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Grant Reid‚ asking for the return of his sketches “as I intend making use of them very shortly”. 2 letters‚ 2 pp. y x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 30 Belsize Grove‚ Haverstock Hill‚ 3 & 15 November 1897. Uncommon. Edmund Joseph Sullivan (1869–1933)‚ usually known as E. J. Sullivan‚ book illustrator who worked in a style which merged the British tradition of illustration from the 1860s with aspects of Art Nouveau.

Price : £75.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

THACKERAY‚ Anne Isabella‚ Lady Ritchie. 18350

THACKERAY‚ Anne Isabella‚ Lady Ritchie.	18350 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anne Thackeray’‚ to Mrs. Brunel‚ saying she and her brother-in-law had hoped to be able to visit and “hear the music”‚ but her bad cold prevented this. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ with four lines and signature overleaf‚ in good condition‚ one edge lightly faded. 16 Onslow Gardens‚ undated. Anne Isabella Thackeray‚ Lady Ritchie (1837-1919)‚ novelist (e.g. Old Kensington‚ 1873)‚ elder daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray.

Price : £35.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

THACKERAY‚ William Makepeace. 18348

THACKERAY‚ William Makepeace.	18348	Autograph Signature taken from the end of a letter: “faithfully yours W.M.Thackeray”. In good condition‚ on a small piece cut from a Victorian autograph album. Undated. William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-63)‚ novelist.

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

THOMAS‚ George Housman. 18351

THOMAS‚ George Housman.	18351	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the completion of an engraving block‚ the difficult hunt for the small portraits required‚ hoping his correspondent approves the drawing. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ with a few lines and signature overleaf. Oakley Cottage‚ 31 December 1850. “... it would not do to ask a person to sit for a portrait the size of a pea.” George Housman Thomas (1824 –1868)‚ engraver‚ illustrator and painter. In 1846 he went to the United States to illustrate a New York City paper‚ and remained there about two years. During this time he obtained a commission from the government of the United States to design banknotes. He was present at the siege of Rome by the French in 1849‚ and sent sketches of the siege to the Illustrated London News.

Price : £35.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

TOWNSHEND‚ Thomas‚ 1st Viscount Sydney‚ and others. 18376

TOWNSHEND‚ Thomas‚ 1st Viscount Sydney‚ and others.	18376	Treasury Warrant Signed ‘Tho: Townshend’‚ and by two other Lords of the Treasury‚ to the Earl of Lincoln at the Exchequer‚ requesting the quarterly salaries for named Commissioners of Trade. 1 page 13 x 9 inches‚ a few small tears repaired‚ left edge creased but complete‚ generally in good condition. Treasury Chambers‚ Whitehall‚ 22 July 1767. Thomas Townshend‚ 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800) was brought him back into office by Rockingham as a Lord of the Treasury on 12 July 1765. He became secretary of state for the home office in July 1782‚ after a few months as secretary at war under Rockingham. In those days the home department included responsibility for the colonies. He is famous for his support of the plans for a convict settlement in New South Wales. On 26 January 1788 Arthur Philip named Sydney in New South Wales in his honour.

Price : £200.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

WAITE‚ A.E. 18343

WAITE‚ A.E.	18343	Typed Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Miller‚ referring to Skene’s translation of ‘Four Ancient Books on Wales’‚ his own volume on The Holy Grail‚ The Sacred Cup of Tregaron‚ and looking forward to the photograph of his friend Arthur Machen. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ a few minor blemishes‚ folds‚ in good condition. 104 Maida Vale‚ 23 July 1938. Uncommon. Arthur Edward Waite (1857 – 1942)‚ commonly known as A. E. Waite‚ was an American-born British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters‚ and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.

Price : £100.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

WALLAS‚ Graham. 18344

WALLAS‚ Graham.	18344	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Graham Wallas’‚ to Mr. Rogers‚ about him joining his history class at Toynbee‚ and sending copies of his last syllabus and Fabian Tract 29. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 32 Great Ormond Street‚ 5 October‚ no year given. Graham Wallas (1858–1932)‚ political psychologist and educationist‚ author of Human Nature in Politics (1908)‚ one of the founding books of the modern study of political psychology‚ and its successors The Great Society (1914) and Our Social Heritage (1921).

Price : £35.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item

YONGE‚ Sir George. 18335

YONGE‚ Sir George.	18335	A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ entering into a controversy about the facts and figures of the Local Militia‚ the maintenance of company strength‚ errors in deductions and much else relating to military administration. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ dusty‚ with other blemishes‚ but complete‚ tears at centre fold neatly repaired. Hampton Court‚ 25 February 1809. Sir George Yonge (1731-1812) was secretary for war in from 1782 to 1794. In February 1799 he was appointed Governor of the Cape of Good Hope.

Price : £75.00

top Top of Page | enquiry Email About This Item