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American War 1812-13. HMS SHANNON‚ William Diamond‚ landsman. 18147

American War 1812-13. HMS SHANNON‚ William Diamond‚ landsman.	18147	An original Autograph Letter Signed by William Diamond‚ [to his former captain of HMS Shannon‚ possibly Provo Wallis‚ who briefly succeeded Broke]‚ prompted to write by “your generous gift to the officers of the New Shannon”‚ recalling the taking of the Chesapeake‚ the fate of the officers of HMS Shannon‚ and Diamond’s later service in other ships in the Navy. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition. [Plymouth] 1856. A rare eyewitness record by one the Shannon’s young sailors‚ now aged 67. “... my name is william diamond i was with you Sir On board the shannon in taking the Chesapeake of Boston i will relate to you Sir Concerning the officers of his majestys ship Shannon. June 1st 1813 being off a tuesday morning Captain brookes wounded on board the Chesapeake‚ Mr wates Lieutenant killed your honour being Commanding Officer‚ mr faulkner second in Command‚ Sir i done my duty in the pursers store room‚ Mr Oldham was the purser. Died of his wounds Mr Stevens boatswain ...” In the Medical and Surgical Journal of HMS Shannon by Alexander Jack for 30 July to 29 November 1813 [National Archives]‚ we find this entry: William Diamond‚ aged 21‚ landsman [a seaman with less than a year's experience at sea; after a year‚ a Landsman was usually rated as an Ordinary Seaman]; disease or hurt‚ severe headache‚ pains in the loins and limbs‚ sickness at stomach with nausea and thirst. Put on sick list‚ 10 August 1813. Discharged 15 August 1813 to duty.

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ARCH‚ Joseph. 18151

ARCH‚ Joseph.	18151	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Joseph Arch’‚ to Mr. Samuelson‚ about the coming election‚ hoping “you are making good progress with the Working Men of Liverpool”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Wootton‚ Norfolk‚ 3 September 1884. Uncommon. Joseph Arch (1826-1919)‚ politician‚ champion of the Farmworkers‚ and Primitive Methodist preacher. Arch played a key role in what Karl Marx called the "Great awakening" of the agricultural workers in 1872.

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BROWNRIGG‚ General J.Studholme. 18166

BROWNRIGG‚ General J.Studholme.	18166	Letter Signed by Brownrigg as Major and Adjutant-General of the Grenadier Guards‚ to the Quarter Master General of the Forces‚ applying for two routes for prisoners’ escorts. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ fine. Orderly Room‚ Grenadier Guards‚ 9 August 1852. Studholme Brownrigg commanded a battalion of the Grenadier Guards in the Crimea. There is a famous photograph by Robert Fenton showing Brownrigg with two Russian youths‚ probably drummer boys‚ who were captured in battle. Studholme Brownrigg later reached the rank of general. He was present at the Battles of Alma and Inkermand‚ and at the Siege of Sebastopol.

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CURETON‚ William. 18167

CURETON‚ William.	18167	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the supply of copies of his Spicilegium Syriacum‚ suggesting a source for his correspondent. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Westbury‚ Shropshire‚ 31 August 1855. William Cureton (1808-1864)‚ orientalist. Cureton's most remarkable work was the edition with notes and an English translation of the Epistles of Ignatius to Polycarp‚ the Ephesians and the Romans‚ from a Syriac manuscript that had been found in the monastery of St. Mary Deipara‚ in the desert of Nitria‚ near Cairo.

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CURZON‚ George Nathaniel. 18158

CURZON‚ George Nathaniel.	18158	A good Autograph Letter Signed ‘Curzon’‚ to Lord Milner‚ inviting him to the dinner of the Royal Geographical Society‚ attended by the famous geographers of all countries‚ to hear “what the Geographers have done for the Empire & its builders”. 3 pp. 7 x 5 inches‚ in fine condition. 1 Carlton House Terrace‚ 2 April 1911. George Nathaniel Curzon (1859-1925)‚ Viceroy of India. Lord Milner (1854-1925)‚ statesman and colonial administrator.

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ENGLEFIELD‚ Sir Henry Charles. 18110

ENGLEFIELD‚ Sir Henry Charles.	18110	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Doctor Blagden (later Sir Charles‚ and secretary of the Royal Society) at Gower Street‚ referring to Mr. E.Pigott (Edward Pigott jr‚ 1768-1807‚ astronomer)‚ who has asked Englefield to make corrections to a paper on Pigott’s behalf: “I therefore shall be obliged to you if you will send the Sheets to me as they are printed‚ & I will correct them.” 1 page 7½ x 6½ inches‚ integral address leaf‚ in good condition. Undated. Sir Henry Charles Englefield (1752-1822)‚ Fellow of the Royal Society‚ scientific writer. In 1781 Englefield joined the Dilettanti Society and acted as its secretary for fourteen years. Besides his antiquarian studies‚ which resulted in many contributions to Archaeologia‚ he carried on research in chemistry‚ mathematics‚ astronomy‚ and geology. His "Discovery of a Lake from Madder" won for him the gold medal of the Society of Arts. Englefield was a close friend of Charles James Fox.

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EXMOUTH‚ Admiral Edward Pellew‚ Viscount. 18106

EXMOUTH‚ Admiral Edward Pellew‚ Viscount.	18106 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Exmouth’‚ expressing his profuse thanks to his correspondent for important services‚ evidently relating to Commission matters concerning India. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 14 December 1817. Admiral Edward Pellew (1757-1833)‚ Viscount Exmouth‚ successfully besieged Algiers in August 1816‚ leading to the liberation of three thousand slaves.

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FAIRBAIRN‚ Sir William. 18105

FAIRBAIRN‚ Sir William.	18105	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Fairbairn’‚ to E.T.Wight‚ discussing Wright’s patent for oblique joints‚ explaining that it would not “in so far as regards strength compensate for the extra labour and complexity which it involves”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Manchester‚ 8 April 1857 “I am a great advocate for simplicity in construction ...” Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874)‚ engineer‚ established ship building works in London (1835-49)‚ patented principle of wrought-iron girders for use in bridge construction.

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FARNESE‚ Francesco‚ Duke of Parma. 18121

FARNESE‚ Francesco‚ Duke of Parma.	18121	An original Letter Signed by Francesco Farnese as Duke of Parma‚ to the Marchese de Torny‚ discussing letters sent and received‚ introducing Annibale Scotti‚ one of his illustrious knights‚ the bearer of this letter‚ etc. In Italian‚ untranslated. 1 page 10 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf. Piacenza‚ 24 January 1716. Francesco Farnese (1678 –1727) reigned as the seventh and penultimate Farnese Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1694 until his death.

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FERGUSSON‚ Sir Adam. 18104

FERGUSSON‚ Sir Adam.	18104	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Robert Moore of Blairston‚ Ayr‚ agreeing to the settlement of Fergusson’s account with him‚ discussing the forestry expenses in detail. 2 pages‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ fine‚ with the integral address leaf‚ also signed‚ with Fergusson’s seal in red wax. Kilkerran‚ 31 October 1783. “The first volume of Bocaccio I have also got; and have no doubt you will take care of the second.” Sir Adam Fergusson‚ 3rd Baronet of Kilkerran (1733-1813)‚ Scottish advocate and politician‚ M.P. for Ayrshire. Dr Samuel Johnson described him as "a vile Whig" but his friend James Boswell was less condemning‚ saying "few people were but mixed character‚ like a candle: half wax‚ half tallow- but Sir Adam Fergusson was all wax‚ with a pure taper‚ whom you may light and set upon any lady’s table". Robert Burns who knew Fergusson through his Ayr connections‚ called him "the oath-detesting‚ chaste‚ Kilkerran". Boswell described him as "his excellent friend".

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FOSTER‚ Birket. 18111

FOSTER‚ Birket.	18111	Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing a subject for illustration‚ having difficulty with “the Chaldean Shepherd”‚ rejecting the suggestion of “the astronomy”‚ giving his reasons - with a small sketch of a star and a crescent moon - and asking for further instructions. 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ one small stain‚ in very good condition. Tuesday‚ undated. Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899)‚ artist and illustrator. Birket Foster was the most celebrated Victorian watercolour painter of rustic scenes. He painted in a stippled technique with great technical skill.

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FOSTER‚ Birket. 18112

FOSTER‚ Birket.	18112	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Birket Foster’‚ to his cousin‚ thanking him for the “capital likeness”‚ which he is pleased to be able to add to his collection. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ traces of former mounting on verso. Witley‚ 16 June 1863. Myles Birket Foster (1825-1899)‚ artist and illustrator. Birket Foster was the most celebrated Victorian watercolour painter of rustic scenes. He painted in a stippled technique with great technical skill.

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FRANKAU‚ Julia. 18114

FRANKAU‚ Julia.	18114	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Ernest Salaman‚ offering to introduce him the to the current editor of The Connoisseur. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. The Hotel Great Central‚ London N.W.‚ 2 May 1902. Julia Frankau‚ née Julia Davis (1859-1916) was a successful novelist who wrote under the name Frank Danby. Her first novel was published in 1887: Dr. Phillips: A Maida Vale Idyll. Its portrayal of London Jews and Jewish life‚ and its discussion of euthanasia by a doctor were controversial. This was followed by more Frank Danby novels and by books on other subjects‚ including engraving‚ which were sometimes written under her own name.

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FRENCH‚ Field Marshal Sir John. 18107

FRENCH‚ Field Marshal Sir John.	18107	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Henniker‚ hoping to visit‚ discussing dates‚ explaining that he is taken up with “tin boxes full of Confidential Reports”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 19 Park Mansions‚ Knightsbridge‚ 12 December 1909. Field Marshal Sir John Denron Pinkstone French (1852-1925)‚ 1st Earl of Ypres‚ commanded the British army on the Western Front 1914-1915.

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FREYTAG‚ Georg. 18118

FREYTAG‚ Georg.	18118	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Freytag’‚ to Monsieur Humbert‚ Professor of Arabic at Geneva‚ on academic matters‚ with mention of “Der Bogen Arabischer Text ohne Vokale”‚ paper‚ booksellers‚ publishing‚ etc. In German‚ untranslated. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ surface creases‚ a few minor blemishes‚ address leaf‚ postmarked Bonn. Bonn‚ 4 January 1832. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Freytag (1788-1861)‚ German philologist. In 1819 he was appointed to the professorship of oriental languages in the new University of Bonn. Besides a compendium of Hebrew grammar (Kurzgefasste Grammatik der hebräischen Sprache‚ 1835)‚ and a treatise on Arabic versification (Darstellung der arabischen Verskunst‚ 1830)‚ Freytag edited two volumes of Arabic songs (Hamasae carmina‚ 1828-1852) and three of Arabic proverbs (Arabum proverbia‚ 1838-1843). Freytag's principal work was the Lexicon Arabicolatinum (Halle‚ 1830-1837)‚ an abridgment of which was published in 1837.

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FROEBEL‚ Julius. 18116

FROEBEL‚ Julius.	18116	A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘Julius Froebel’‚ to his niece Eliza Froebel in Edinburgh‚ discussing autograph letters and signatures‚ and listing letters received from well-known correspondents‚ and other matters. In German‚ untranslated. 6 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in fine clean condition‚ with the original franked envelope (worn) Algiers‚ 14 June 1882. Julius Froebel (1805-1893)‚ German geologist‚ traveller‚ democratic politician. After 1848 he emigrated to America. His published works included A System of Social Politics (London‚ 1847); The Republican‚ an historical drama (1848): Seven Years' Travel in Central America‚ Northern Mexico‚ and the Far West of the United State (1859); Theory of Politics (1861); and Political Addresses (1870). He was German consul in Algiers from 1876 to 1888.

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GINSBURG‚ Christian David. 18115

GINSBURG‚ Christian David.	18115	Autograph Letter Signed‚ telling his correspondent that “The parable to which you refer is unknown to me”‚ and discussing the Talmud. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition‚ integral blank leaf. Wokingham‚ Berkshire‚ 23 February 1879. Uncommon. “... I never pay any attention much less attach any value to quotations from the Talmud ... without the precise page being given. I hardly need tell you that there is no concordance or Index to the Talmud...” Christian David Ginsburg (born 1831 in Warsaw‚ died 1914 in England) was a Polish-born‚ British Bible scholar and student of the masoretic tradition in Judaism. Coming to England shortly after the completion of his education in the Rabbinic College at Warsaw‚ Ginsburg continued his study of the Hebrew Scriptures‚ with special attention to the Megillot. The first result of these studies was a translation of the Song of Songs‚ with a historical and critical commentary‚ published in 1857. His life-work culminated in the publication of the Masorah‚ in three volumes (1880–1886)‚ followed by the Massoretico-critical edition of the Hebrew Bible (1894).

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HAITI. Vicomte de Rochambeau‚ Armée de Saint-Domingue‚ 1803. 18161

HAITI. Vicomte de Rochambeau‚ Armée de Saint-Domingue‚ 1803.	18161	Original Letter Signed ‘Dtn Rochambeau’‚ to Citoyen Lequoy Mongiraud‚ the civilian administrator‚ about the necessity for rigorous economy in the distribution of rations to the troops. In French. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ printed heading of the Armée de Saint-Domingue‚ one piece cleanly cut away diagonally at right margin with loss of a few words‚ just touching signature‚ old paper repair‚ otherwise good. Armée de Saint-Domingue‚ Au Quartier-général du Cape‚ [Haiti] 28 nivose an 11 [18 January 1803]. Some damage‚ but an evocative record of this chapter in French colonial history. Donatien-Marie-Joseph de Vimeur‚ vicomte de Rochambeau (1755 – 1813)‚ soldier‚ the son of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur‚ comte de Rochambeau‚ He served in the American Revolutionary War as an aide-de-camp to his father. In the 1790s‚ he participated in an unsuccessful campaign to re-establish French authority in Martinique and Saint Domingue. Rochambeau was later assigned to the French Revolutionary Army in the Italian Peninsula‚ and was appointed to the military command of the Ligurian Republic. In 1802‚ he was appointed to lead an expeditionary force against Saint Domingue (Haiti) after General Charles Leclerc's death. His remit was to restore French control of their rebellious colony‚ by any means. Historians of the Haïtian Revolution credit his brutal tactics for uniting black and gens de couleur soldiers against the French. After Rochambeau surrendered to the rebel general Jean-Jacques Dessalines in November 1803‚ the former French colony declared its independence as Haïti‚ the second independent state in the Americas. At the Surrender of Cap Français‚ Rochambeau was captured aboard La Surveillante frigate by a British squadron under the command of Captain John Loring and returned to England as a prisoner on parole‚ where he remained interned for almost nine years. He was exchanged in 1811‚ and returned to the family château‚ where he resumed the work of classifying the family's growing collection of maps‚ which his father had begun. He also enriched the collections with new acquisitions‚ in particular ones contributed by the military campaigns of his son‚ Auguste-Philippe Donatien de Vimeur‚ who served as the aide-de-camp for Joachim Murat and was with Murat's cavalry in the Russian campaign in 1812. He was mortally wounded in the Battle of Nations‚ and died three days later at Leipzig‚ at the age of 59.

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HEAPHY‚ Thomas. 18169

HEAPHY‚ Thomas.	18169	Autograph Note Signed‚ to Mr. Carol at the Society of British Artists‚ asking him to deliver two pictures to Mr. Ullathorne. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ dusty‚ blemishes‚ with the address leaf‚ dust soiled. St. John’s Wood‚ 8 August 1824 Uncommon. Thomas Heaphy the elder (1775–1835) was an English water-colour painter‚ known also for his portraits. Heaphy was a successful painter. He devoted much of his fortune to developing land in the neighbourhood of what is now Regent's Park‚ and a portion of St. John's Wood owes its origin to him. This took him temporarily away from painting. He then established the Society of British Artists‚ of which he was elected the first president‚ and to its first exhibition‚ in 1824‚ contributed nine works‚ but he resigned his membership the following year.

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KEATE‚ Robert. 18127

KEATE‚ Robert.	18127	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Keate’‚ to Dr. Willis‚ asking him to admit Dr. French to read in the Library [probably at the Royal College of Surgeons‚ of which Keate was president]. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. 13 Seymour Crescent‚ Euston Square‚ 27 April 1840. Robert Keate (1777–1857)‚ surgeon‚ younger brother of John Keate‚ headmaster of Eton. Robert Keate was a staff surgeon in the army. Keate held appointments to George III and George IV‚ and later became sergeant-surgeon-extraordinary to William IV‚ and in 1841 sergeant-surgeon to Queen Victoria.

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KELTIE‚ John. 18137

KELTIE‚ John.	18137	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to R.W.Frazer‚ agreeing to deliver a lecture‚ asking Frazer to suggest a subject. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Royal Geographical Society‚ 3 July 1890. Sir John Scott Keltie F.R.G.S. (1840 – 1927)‚ Scottish geographer‚ best known for his work with the Royal Geographic Society. He joined the Royal Geographic Society in 1883‚ and quickly became heavily involved in its activities. He was appointed its Inspector of Geographical Education in 1884‚ and undertook a thorough review of the state of geography education in the UK‚ producing an influential 150-page report. In 1885 he became the Society's librarian‚ and upon the death of Henry Walter Bates in 1892‚ succeeded him as Assistant Secretary of the Society (in effect its Secretary‚ as the official Secretary was a figurehead from the nobility). Among his first tasks was the relaunching of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographic Society as the Geographical Journal in 1893‚ in order to appeal to a wider audience. He was officially given the title of Secretary in 1896.

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KNELLER‚ Sir Godfrey. 18142

KNELLER‚ Sir Godfrey.	18142	Printed Exchequer Document‚ completed in manuscript‚ signed ‘G.Kneller’‚ in receipt of his annuity payment of £73:10s.‚ witnessed by Philippe Moreau. Single leaf‚ 11 x 7 inches‚ laid down and heavily dampstained‚ with defects at edges‚ but signature sound. 9 October 1718. An uncommon signature. Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723)‚ portrait painter‚ studied at Amsterdam and Italy‚ came to London in 1676‚ and in 1680 was appointed court painter.

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KNIGHTON‚ Sir William. 18126

KNIGHTON‚ Sir William.	18126	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his son William‚ giving paternal advice about behaviour and study‚ recommending that William values the advice of Dr. Jelf‚ destined to rise “very high in the Church”‚ insisting on improvement in “your manner of writing”‚ spelling and punctuation‚ by copying a page every morning from the Sepctator‚ the Rambler‚ Idler‚ or Adventurer‚ etc. 8 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ a few tiny pinholes. 2 November 1828 “I have bought one Picture since we parted - namely Mr. Northcote’s Father‚ a Portrait by his Son.” Sir William Knighton‚ first baronet (1776–1836)‚ courtier and physician‚ was Assistant Surgeon at the Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth‚ and then commenced private practice‚ initially in Devonport‚ in London from 1803 then briefly Edinburgh‚ then in London again from 1806. He was Medical Officer to the Embassy to Spain in 1809. In September 1822 Knighton gave up his lucrative medical practice to devote himself fully to the service of King George IV‚ having been officially appointed keeper of the privy purse in succession to Sir Benjamin Bloomfield. He attended the King in his last illness.

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LANSDELL‚ Henry. 18117

LANSDELL‚ Henry.	18117	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Editor of the Contemporary Review‚ about the paper he has now enlarged‚ awaiting proofs‚ looking forward to the edition containing Lansdell’s article. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ recipient’s scribble on final blank. Blackheath‚ 30 August 1880. Henry Lansdell (1841 –1919)‚ explorer and author. Lansdell's journey from Hotan to Yarkand in present-day Xinjiang "across deserts abominable" was probably the first by any Englishman. He was the author of a number of books including Chinese Central Asia: A Ride to Little Tibet (1893) and Russian Central Asia‚ including Kuldja‚ Bokhara‚ Khiva and Merv (1885).

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LAWRENCE‚ John‚ Viceroy of India. 18139

LAWRENCE‚ John‚ Viceroy of India.	18139	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Lawrence’‚ acknowledging receipt of his tickets‚ adding “I will take care to be in time”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. 26 Queen’s gate‚ 24 May 1870. John Lawrence (1811-79)‚ 1st Baron‚ administrator‚ Viceroy of India (1863-69).

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LAWRENCE‚ Sir Thomas. 18124

LAWRENCE‚ Sir Thomas.	18124	Autograph Letter Signed “Ever My dear Sir with equal Regard as Esteem and faithfully yours Thos. Lawrence”‚ suggesting that “a drive round the Regent’s Park” might “be of cheering service” in his correspondent’s illness. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of former mounting only. Royal Academy‚ Wednesday‚ undated [watermark 1827]. “Let me know if you can yield to my earnest request. I am sure that a quiet ride to Hampstead‚ if Mrs. Jones will accompany you‚ will do you more good than seclusion & medicine.” Without addressee’s name‚ but possibly to George Jones (1786-1867)‚ painter‚ librarian of the Royal Academy. The uncommon autograph of Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830)‚ painter‚ noted for his portraits. President of the Royal Academy‚ 1820.

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LONG‚ Sir Robert. 18140

LONG‚ Sir Robert.	18140	Registration of payment to be made “for the Revenue of his Majesty’s Customs” for the first quarter of 1671‚ signed ‘Rob. Long’. 4 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. 1671. The autograph of Sir Robert Long (d.1673)‚ auditor or chancellor of the exchequer‚ a significant figure in the closing stages of the English Civil War‚ who became secretary of the council for the Prince of Wales in 1644.

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LOUIS-PHILIPPE‚ King of the French. 18136

LOUIS-PHILIPPE‚ King of the French.	18136	Autograph Letter in the third person as Duke of Orleans‚ to Mr. Hulke‚ about a bill drawn upon the Chevalier de Bressac by the Duchess Dowager‚ Louis-Philippe’s mother‚ and asking Mr. Hulke to call at Santa Croce when the Duke “will take the necessary arrangements to redeem his mother’s pledge”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Santa Croce [Sicily]‚ 25 November 1811. Louis-Philippe (1773-1850)‚ Duke of Orleans and later King of the French.

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MACKENZIE‚ Sir Morell. 18133

MACKENZIE‚ Sir Morell.	18133	Typed Letter Signed ‘Morell Mackenzie’‚ giving the reference for his use of Koch’s fluid. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ minor blemishes only. 19 Harley Street‚ 1 April 1891. Sir Morell Mackenzie (1837-1892)‚ physician and laryngologist‚ author of The Use of the Laryngoscope in Diseases of the Throat (1864 and other editions) and similar works. He suffered from the controversy surrounding his mis-diagnosis of laryngeal cancer in the case of the Crown Prince Frederick of Germany‚ who died in 1888‚ after reigning as Frederick III for ninety-nine days. “The result of my experience with Koch’s fluid will be found in the April number of The Journal of Laryngology and Rhinology‚ published by Messrs F.A.Davis‚ 40 Berners Street‚ London W.”

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MARIA ISABELLA‚ Queen of Naples. 18138

MARIA ISABELLA‚ Queen of Naples.	18138	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Maria Isabella’‚ being an intimate letter to her sister‚ evidently about family events and travels. In Italian. 9 x 7 inches‚ in very good condition. Blind stamped royal crest upper left‚ with initials MI. Naples‚ 25 October 1841. María Isabella of Spain (1789 – 1848) was an Infanta of Spain and the Queen of the Two Sicilies. She was the second wife of Francis I and the youngest surviving daughter of the Spanish king Charles IV and his consort Maria Luisa of Parma.

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MAUGHAM‚ William Somerset. 18141

MAUGHAM‚ William Somerset.	18141	Typed Letter Signed ‘W.S.Maugham’‚ to Mrs.Kosmyryk‚ thanking her for her letter‚ regretting “that I have no little object from the East that I can send you - I haven’t got any.” 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in fine condition. Villa Mauresque‚ 5 February 1961. William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965).

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MEADE‚ L.T. 18156

MEADE‚ L.T.	18156	Typed Letter Signed ‘L.T.Meade’‚ to Miss Whitehead‚ agreeing to take the chair at the meeting‚ mentioning two of her books‚ ‘Wages’ and ‘Rosebury’‚ “my best production”. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. The Woodlands‚ Dulwich Common‚ 3 April 1903. L.T.Meade (Elizabeth Thomasina Meade Smith) (1854-1914)‚ prolific author of stories for girls. During her writing career‚ she wrote over 280 books‚ as well as short stories and articles for magazines such as The Strand Magazine and Lady's Pictorial. During her most productive period‚ she published more than ten novels a year.

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MEREDITH‚ George. 18123

MEREDITH‚ George.	18123	Autograph Letter Signed ‘George Meredith’‚ to Mr. Haldane‚ hoping to make arrangements for Haldane’s visit on Sunday. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Box Hill‚ 2 August 1889. The uncommon autograph of George Meredith (1828-1909)‚ novelist and poet.

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MOLBECH‚ Christian. 18130

MOLBECH‚ Christian.	18130	A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Molbech’‚ on board a ship returning from England to Copenhagen‚ to an English colleague‚ discussing language‚ English and Danish political interests‚ English reviews‚ Cobden‚ Thackeray‚ and much else. In English. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. “at a distance of 6 English miles from Copenhagen‚ 18 July 1856”‚ completed Copenhagen‚ 24 July 1856. Christian Molbech (1783 –1857)‚ Danish historian‚ literary critic‚ writer‚ and editor of historical sources.

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MOREAU‚ Gustave. 18143

MOREAU‚ Gustave.	18143	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Gustave Moreau’‚ addressed “Mon cher ami”‚ saying he has put the finishing touches on the little painting which is now ready for his correspondent‚ explaining that a letter from “Madame de N” means that their meeting must be adjourned a couple of days to give her an opportunity to see the picture‚ hoping this will not be too late. In French. A very good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ deep black borders‚ integral blank leaf. Undated. Gustave Moreau (1826 – 1898)‚ French Symbolist painter.

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MUSPRATT‚ James Sheridan. 18125

MUSPRATT‚ James Sheridan.	18125	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Frank Howard‚ explaining they have been away from home‚ but can now extend an invitation to “Quite a friendly party”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. The Hollies‚ West Darby‚ undated. James Sheridan Muspratt (1821-1871)‚ Irish scientist‚ author of many works including a two volume work on Chemistry. Muspratt worked with Justus von Liebig in Giessen before founding the Liverpool College of Chemistry in 1841. Muspratt was a friend of Dickens and Macready. He took a keen interest in local theatre and in 1847 acted as organizing secretary for the visit of Charles Dickens's amateur company‚ which was the first appearance in Liverpool of the celebrated American actresses the Cushman sisters; Muspratt married Susan Cushman in 1848.

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Napoleonic Wars. PENROSE‚ Vice-Admiral Sir Charles. 18146

Napoleonic Wars. PENROSE‚ Vice-Admiral Sir Charles.	18146	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Lieutenant-Colonel Howard Elphinstone‚ Royal Engineers‚ Head Quarters‚ Bordeaux‚ saying that he had visited “the scene of the investment of Bayonne”‚ sending a copy of a few lines he had written to Wellington about the zealous service of the officers of Engineers who had taken part of the expedition to the Adour‚ vexed that this was omitted from the published report of the campaign. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ with the integral address leaf (no postal marks). In good condition. Pasages [northern Spain]‚ 16 June 1814. A campaign letter by Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Vinicombe Penrose (1759-1830)‚ referring to “our joint service”‚ a naval and military joint operation during the advance into French territory. In December 1813 Penrose was appointed to command a squadron of small craft on the north coast of Spain and the coast of France‚ co-perating with the army. The service was peculiar and difficult; and the way in which the vessels under Penrose’s orders made their way into the Adour‚ and afterwards forced the passage of the Gironde‚ destroyed all the French vessels in the river‚ won for him the warm thanks of Wellington. “I have had more than one reason to regret that a little more information has not been given on some parts of our joint service about the Adour on account of the young men who were engaged on it ...”

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OUIDA‚ Louise de la Ramée. 18150

OUIDA‚ Louise de la Ramée.	18150	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ouida’‚ addressed ‘My dear Sir’ [Henry Salt‚ founder of the Humanitarian League]‚ dismissing Mr. Stephen Smith’s claim that “the cruelties of the Oceanic Cattle trade have been so much diminished by the exertions of The Protection of Animals Society that they are practically ended”. 4 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ fine. Viareggio‚ 17 March‚ no year given. A firm rebuttal by Ouida‚ Louise de la Ramée (1839-1908)‚ novelist. “Now‚ unhappily‚ this is far from the case as you know‚ andI write to ask you to send to him some facts of the present time concerning this form of suffering ... You can say I have asked you to do this.” For many years Ouida lived in London‚ but about 1871 she moved to Italy. She rented Villa Farinola at Scandicci‚ Italy south of Bellosguardo near Florence.

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PAGET‚ Sir James. 18145

PAGET‚ Sir James.	18145	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sincerely yours‚ James Paget’‚ to Dr. Godson‚ sending a receipt for his donation‚ and offering to “do what I can towards your getting such an appointment as you wish‚ or‚ in any way towards your recovery of the good position you had fairly gained”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ with signature overleaf. In fine condition. 1 Harewood Place‚ 16 January 1873. 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.

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PALMERSTON‚ Lord. 18144

PALMERSTON‚ Lord.	18144	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Palmerston’‚ to Sir Hamilton Seymour‚ ambassador to Vienna‚ thanking him for “your account of the Emperor’s Conversation”‚ discussing in some detail the relations between Great Britain and the Emperor of Austria. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ generally in good condition‚ one dusty vertical fold neatly repaired. Brocket [Brocket Hall‚ Herefordshire]‚ 2 November 1857. Henry John Temple‚ 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865)‚ Prime Minister (1855-58‚ 1859-65). Sir George Hamilton Seymour (1797-1880)‚ diplomat. Seymour‚ after serving in Belgium‚ Portugal‚ and St. Petersburgh‚ became Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Emperor of Austria (1855-1858). The Emperor “is a very extraordinary man‚ of a high mnded character‚ and a perfect Gentleman. His Theories of Politics differ from ours‚ but that need not prevent us from being on good Terms with him ... It is but justice to him to say that his Conduct during the last Four Years of European difficulties has been free from any Reproach. For even in regard to his operations in Hungary if one takes into account his Position and opinions one cannot blame him for giving the assistance that was asked‚ and there is no Fault ot be found in the mannerin which the assistance was afforded. We think that it was wrongful Interference in the internal affairs of another Country‚ but each Party has a right to his own opinion.”

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PARKMAN‚ Francis. 18154

PARKMAN‚ Francis.	18154	Autograph Letter Signed ‘F.Parkman’‚ to Miss Whitehead‚ sending a list (not present) of “such books about Colorado etc. as seem likely to answer your purpose”. 1 page 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. Prince St.‚ 17 June‚ no year given. “Hoping you have had an agreeable trip‚ yours very truly‚ F.Parkman.” Francis Parkman (1823 –1893)‚ American historian‚ best known as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life and his monumental seven-volume France and England in North America.

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PORTER‚ Jane. 18109

PORTER‚ Jane.	18109	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jane Porter’‚ to Lady Scott Douglas‚ giving advice on the subject of courtesy calls made on Adelaide‚ the Queen Dowager‚ at her residence at Hastings‚ with a mention of “my old young friend Mr. Scott Ker”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in very good condition. 6 Verulam Gardens‚ undated. Jane Porter (1776-1850)‚ novelist‚ author of The Scottish Chiefs (1810). “The Queen being here quite a secluded character‚ both on account of her recent widowhood‚ and/or her health‚ she is to be considered rather as a Private Person‚ than as a royal personage; and hence it seems‚ most visitors to Hastings‚ though of the ranks which have carried them to Court‚ have altogether acted as if she were a private person‚ and taken no notice of her presence at Hastings at all.”

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RICHARDSON‚ Sir Benjamin Ward. 18159

RICHARDSON‚ Sir Benjamin Ward.	18159	Autograph Correspondence Card Signed ‘B.W.Richardson’‚ to J.W.MacAlister‚ agreeing to send “a complete set of Asclepiad portraits” for the Surgical Society library. Two sides of card‚ 3 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 23 Manchester Square‚ 17 March 1888. Benjamin Ward Richardson (1828-1896)‚ surgeon‚ sanitary reformer‚ and prolific writer. He continued‚ and extended‚ John Snow's work on inhalation anaesthesia and brought into clinical use‚ no less than fourteen anaesthetics‚ of which methylene bichloride is the best known‚ and he invented the first double-valved mouthpiece for use in the administration of chloroform. He also made known the peculiar properties of amyl nitrite‚ a drug which was largely used in the treatment of angina pectoris‚ and he introduced the bromides of quinine‚ iron and strychnia‚ ozonized ether‚ styptic and iodized colloid‚ hydrogen peroxide‚ and sodium ethoxide‚ substances which were soon largely used by the medical profession.

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ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl. 18157

ROBERTS‚ Frederick Sleigh‚ 1st Earl.	18157	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Roberts’‚ to Lord Milner‚ suggesting the arrangements for Milner’s visit. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition. Englemere‚ Ascot‚ 17 October 1903. Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914)‚ Field Marshal‚ Commander in Chief in India‚ hero of the Relief of Kandahar. He won the Victoria Cross in the Indian Mutiny. Lord Milner (1854-1925)‚ statesman and colonial administrator.

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SMITH‚ William. 18168

SMITH‚ William.	18168	A fine Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Smith’‚ to Mr. Wilkins‚ bookseller in Market Place‚ Norwich‚ explaining which numbers of various part publications have not yet reached him‚ an entertaining lament about the frustrations of being a subscriber. 3 pp. 9 x 8 inches‚ with the address panel‚ signed for free postage. London‚ 5 November 1819. William Smith (1756–1835) ‚ abolitionist‚ Member of Parliament. He was a friend and close associate of William Wilberforce and a member of the Clapham Sect of social reformers‚ and was in the forefront of many of their campaigns for social justice‚ prison reform and philanthropic endeavour‚ most notably the abolition of slavery. He was the maternal grandfather of pioneer nurse and statistician Florence Nightingale. “... these mistakes‚ the having to think about them‚ & the chance of losing as well as not getting parts‚ as well as their running into endless length‚ have made me resolve almost never to subscribe to anything of the kind.”

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TAYLOR‚ Helen. 18155

TAYLOR‚ Helen.	18155	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Helen Taylor’‚ addressed “Dear Madam”‚ explaining that she can not attend the Conference due to a carriage accident‚ sending earnest wishes for the Conference’s success‚ and sending an increased subscription of £5. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ a few blemishes and holes to the second leaf where formerly mounted‚ otherwise in good condition. Avignon‚ 12 March 1891. Uncommon. “... there seems need for a revival of energy in the great work of opposition to the State regulation of vice.” Helen Taylor (1831–1907)‚ English feminist‚ writer and actress. She was the daughter of Harriet Taylor Mill and stepdaughter of John Stuart Mill. After the death of her mother‚ she lived and worked with John Stuart Mill. Together they promoted women's rights. From 1876 to 1884 (when she quit due to her health) she was a member of the London School Board. In 1881‚ she joined the Democratic Federation.

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WOODFORD‚ Field Marshal Sir Alexander George. 18108

WOODFORD‚ Field Marshal Sir Alexander George.	18108 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Alexander Woodford’‚ as Lieutenant Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea‚ explaining that “the many claims for charities tie my hands” and therefore his subscription must have a limit. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ one small trace of former mounting. Royal Hospital Chelsea‚ 15 February 1861. Uncommon. Field Marshal Sir Alexander George Woodford (1782 – 1870) served in most of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars. During the Hundred Days he commanded the 2nd battalion of the Coldstream Guards at the Battle of Quatre Bras‚ the Battle of Waterloo and the storming of Cambrai. He went on to become lieutenant governor and brigade commander at Malta‚ lieutenant governor and brigade commander at Corfu and then commander of the British garrison on the Ionian Islands before being appointed Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar.

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