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ALBEMARLE‚ General George Thomas Keppel‚ 6th Earl. 17466

ALBEMARLE‚ General George Thomas Keppel‚ 6th Earl.	17466	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Albemarle’‚ probably to his publisher‚ about the different number of pages in each of the two volumes. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ trace of mounting. 11 Grosvenor Square‚ 16 December 1851. George Thomas Keppel‚ 6th Earl of Albemarle (1799-1891)‚ joined the 3rd Battalion 14th Foot just six weeks before seeing action at the Battle of Waterloo. He wrote a number of travel books: Personal Narrative of a Journey from India to England‚ by Bussorah‚ Bagdad‚ The Ruins of Babylon‚ Curdistan‚ The Court of Persia‚ The Western Shore of the Caspian Sea‚ Astrakhan‚ Nishney‚ Novogorod‚ Moscow‚ and St. Petersburgh in the Year 1824. 2 vols‚ 1827); Personal Narrative of Travels in Babylonia‚ Assyria‚ Media and Scythia (1827); Narrative of a Journey across the Balcan (1831).

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ARMENTIERES‚ Louis de Brienne de Conflans‚ Marshal of France. 17438

ARMENTIERES‚ Louis de Brienne de Conflans‚ Marshal of France.	17438	Letter Signed‚ to the Marquis de Castries‚ discussing at length the different approaches to disciplinary matters in the infantry and the cavalry. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ fine. Paris‚ 22 February 1770. Louis de Brienne de Conflans d'Armentières (1711-1774)‚ Marshal of France. During the War of the Polish Succession he served in Italy from 1733 to 1735. On 19 September 1734‚ he fought at Guastalla under the maréchal de Coigny and was wounded in the neck by a musket shot. On 18 October 1734 he became a brigadier‚ aged only 23. He served in the Bohemian expedition during the first phase of the War of the Austrian Succession‚ under maréchal de Belle-Isle. He returned to France in February 1743 and was made a maréchal de camp on 20 February that year. He then joined the armée d'Alsace during its campaign in Flanders. He fought at Rocourt on 11 October 1746 and brought Louis XV news of the victory. During the Seven Years' War he initially served in Germany under marshals de Soubise and de Contades‚ before being put in command of the Trois Evêchés (Metz‚ Toul and Verdun) in 1761. He was made a marshal of France on 2 January 1768.

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BANCROFT‚ George. 17444

BANCROFT‚ George.	17444 Letter Signed‚ to C.B.Russell‚ regretting that he must decline “the invitation to take part in Mr. Mackenzie’s work.” A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. New York‚ 12 May 1857. George Bancroft (1800-1891)‚ American historian and diplomat.

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BARNETT‚ John Francis. 17430

BARNETT‚ John Francis.	17430	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Holdsworth‚ regarding a performance of Berlioz’s Faust‚ discussing the composition of the choir and orchestra. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ one clean tear at centre fold repaired. 8 Marlborough Place‚ St. John’s Wood‚ 12 January 1881. John Francis Barnett (1837 – 1916) English music composer and teacher. “Berlioz employs a great many extra instruments not normally employed. My band will number about sixty.”

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BENEDICT‚ Sir Julius. 17451

BENEDICT‚ Sir Julius.	17451 Autograph Letter Signed‚ [to Nimmo ?] requesting Goodwin to bring works by Beethoven‚ discussing corrections to a Programme‚ musicians’ payments‚ etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ minor blemishes only. traces of former mounting. 2 Manchester Square‚ Sunday‚ undated. Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885)‚ pianist‚ composer and conductor.

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BOUFFLERS‚ Louis-François de‚ Marshal of France. 17441

BOUFFLERS‚ Louis-François de‚ Marshal of France.	17441	A lengthy Signed Letter‚ discussing the case of M. de Beauregard‚ treasurer of the Guards Regiments‚ his arrest‚ bogus marriage‚ charges about irregular payments‚ asking his correspondent for an opportunity to discuss the case. In French. 5 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ light toning‚ in good condition. Louvain‚ 24 August 1701. Louis-François de Boufflers (1644 –1711)‚ Marshal of France. He served throughout the campaigns of the time with increasing distinction‚ and in 1681 became lieutenant-general. He commanded the French army on the Moselle‚ which opened the War of the Grand Alliance with a series of victories. On 15 October 1688‚ he took the important fortress Mainz‚ the Aureum caput regni‚ with 20‚000 soldiers‚ then he led a corps to the Sambre‚ and reinforced François Henri de Montmorency‚ Duc de Luxembourg on the eve of the Battle of Fleurus (1690). In 1694‚ he was appointed governor of French Flanders and of the town of Lille. He was besieged in Namur in 1695‚ and only surrendered to his besiegers after he had lost 8‚000 of his 13‚000 men. In the conferences which terminated in the Peace of Ryswick he had a principal share. During the War of the Spanish Succession‚ when Lille was threatened with a siege by the Duke of Marlborough and Prince Eugène of Savoy‚ Boufflers was appointed to the command‚ and resisted for three months. He was rewarded and honoured by the king for his defence of Lille.

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BROWN‚ Samuel Sneade. 17436

BROWN‚ Samuel Sneade.	17436	Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending his pamphlet on “sanitary teachings”‚ praising his correspondent’s “interesting and instructive lecture at the Society of Arts yesterday” relevant to that subject. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of former mounting. Found among the correspondence of Jabez Hogg‚ almost certainly the recipient of the letter. 13 Dorset Square‚ 13 May [c.1870]. Samuel Sneade Brown (1809–1875)‚ colonial administrator‚ was stationed in India. He was the author of Home Letters Written from India Between the Years 1828 and 1841 (1878). He also wrote on Sanitary Reform‚ including a pamphlet‚ Notes on Sanitary Reform‚ the Health of Towns (1870)‚ probably the subject of this letter. “It is not until the subjects affecting our health are made the matter of public instruction that the public health will really be bettered. Want of perception lies at the root of popular ignorance and want of local consciousness at that of municipal mismanagement.”

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CANNING‚ Charles John‚ Earl Canning. 17463

CANNING‚ Charles John‚ Earl Canning.	17463	Autograph Note Signed‚ to Colin Campbell‚ Lord Clyde‚ asking him to read an enclosure‚ for discussion “whenever you next drop in.” 1 page 7 x 5 inches‚ fold. 18 January [1859 or later]. A little note linking two of the major characters in India at the time of the Mutiny. Charles John Canning‚ Earl Canning (1812–1862)‚ governor-general and viceroy of India (1856-1862). In 1858 an Act of Parliament transferred the government of India from the East India Company to the crown. Canning thereby became the first Viceroy of India. Colin Campell‚ Lord Clyde (1792-1863)‚ Field Marshal. At an early stage of the Indian Mutiny‚ Campbell became Commander-in-Chief‚ India and‚ in that role‚ he relieved and then evacuated Lucknow and‚ after attacking and decisively defeating Tatya Tope at the Second Battle of Cawnpore‚ captured Lucknow again. Whilst still commander-in-chief he dealt with the 'White Mutiny' among East India Company troops‚ and organised the army sent east in the Second Opium War.

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CARLOS de España. 17440

CARLOS de España.	17440	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his friend for “votre aimable attention”‚ discussing military officers‚ acquaintances‚ and much else. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 6 inches‚ very fine. Madrid‚ 15 April 1826. Uncommon. Roger-Bernard-Charles Espagnac de Ramefort (1775 – 1839)‚ better known as Charles d'Espagnac or‚ from 1817‚ Carlos d'Espagne‚was a French-born Spanish general who saw distinguished service in the Peninsular War‚ and as governor of Barcelona. In his letters and dispatches‚ Wellington refers to him as Carlos de España. He fought at the Battle of the Gebora‚ and was wounded fighting under the orders of General Beresford at the Battle of Albuera. In March 1812‚ he was wounded again at the Siege of Badajoz‚ fighting under the orders of Wellington‚ under whose orders he also fought at Salamanca. He was again wounded at the Siege of Pamplona in 1813. He was briefly governor of Madrid before returning to the battlefield at the Battle of Bayonne and at Vitoria‚ where he was again wounded. He was murdered by Catalonian Carlists while crossing a bridge over the river Segre‚ near Organya‚ and his body was thrown into the river with a stone round its neck.

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CATT‚ Carrie Chapman. 17425

CATT‚ Carrie Chapman.	17425 Typed Letter Signed‚ to Miss Leaf‚ sending her three press photographs. 1 page 11 x 8 inches‚ light creases only‚ traces of former mounting on verso‚ on the headed paper of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. New York‚ 2 May 1913. “I shall be glad if they come back to me but if they do not there is no great loss.” Carrie Chapman Catt (1859 –1947)‚ American women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution‚ which gave U.S. women the right to vote in 1920. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and was the founder of the League of Women Voters and the International Alliance of Women.

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EVERETT‚ Joseph David. 17464

EVERETT‚ Joseph David.	17464 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Clement le Neve Foster‚ enquiring “whether you have had the opportunity of doing anything in Underground Temperature.” A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Belfast‚ 28 July 1874. Joseph David Everett (1831–1904)‚ English physicist‚ professor of natural philosophy at Queen's College‚ Belfast. He wrote Outlines of Natural Philosophy (1887) and other works. Sir Clement le Neve Foster (1841 – 1904)‚ English geologist and mineralogist.

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GREENLAND. 17465

GREENLAND.	17465	View of the Whale Fishery‚ &c. in Greenland. Engraved for Millar's New‚ Complete & Universal System of Geography. Original copper engraving‚ 11¼ x 7" within platemark. In good condition. [London: A. Hogg‚ c.1782.] Whales being harpooned by whaling parties form small boats launched from larger ships‚ in Arctic waters; polar bears on ice flows in foreground‚ and a walrus being shot. In distinctive decorative border‚ from George Henry Millar's 'The new and universal System of Geography‚ being a complete history and description of the whole world. ...' 1782. Thornton sculp.

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HOARE‚ Sir Richard. 17428

HOARE‚ Sir Richard.	17428 Original entry cut from an early 18th century financial ledger‚ bearing the signature of Sir Richard Hoare. 1 x 11 inches‚ in good condition. c.1709 Sir Richard Hoare (1648-1719)‚ founder of C. Hoare & Co‚ one of the United Kingdom's oldest private banks.

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HUTCHISON‚ Robert. 17426

HUTCHISON‚ Robert.	17426	Typed Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Vane Turner‚ returning her list of meals‚ and commenting on the nutritive value‚ starch content‚ etc. 1 page 19 x 8 inches‚ traces of mounting on verso‚ left edge ragged‚ light creasing. Queen Anne Street‚ 14 July 1909. Sir Robert Hutchison‚ 1st Baronet‚ (1871 –1960)‚ Scottish physician and paediatrician‚ original editor of the medical books‚ "Clinical Methods" and "Food and the Principles of Dietetics".

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INDIA. William M.Smyth‚ Bengal Engineers. 17446

INDIA. William M.Smyth‚ Bengal Engineers.	17446 Two lengthy Autograph Letters Signed by William Matthew Smyth‚ Captain‚ Corps of Engineers‚ to his mother‚ and to Captain Tom Smyth R.N.‚ in England‚ discussing family news‚ appointments in India‚ politics‚ his own appointment‚ and much else. 7 pp.‚ folded‚ in very good clean condition‚ legible‚ no postal markings. Kisheragheer and Berhampore [West Bengal]‚ 1841 & 1843. “I have taken pen‚ ink and paper on a small boat in which I am proceeding to Calcutta.” “I have a pleasant enough appointment but the climate here is very bad and I have had a little more sickness than is pleasant‚ but only slight fevers that have none done me very much damage as yet ... I ought to make money but I go down to Calcutta too often & keep too many horses. However‚ these enjoyments keep up the spirits ...” After the Mutiny (1857) it was decided that all artillery and engineers in India should be part of the British Army. On 1 April 1862 the Bengal‚ Bombay‚ Madras Engineers were amalgamated into the Corps of Royal Engineers.

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JOHNSTON‚ Sir Alexander. 17461

JOHNSTON‚ Sir Alexander.	17461 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.Jardine [?]‚ asking for the return of the India Magazine “which contains the petition of the natives of Bombay to the Houses of Parliament.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches. Great Cumberland Place [London]‚19 July 1831. Sir Alexander Johnston (1775 –1849)‚ colonial official who served as third Chief Justice of Ceylon and second Advocate Fiscal of Ceylon. He introduced a range of administrative reforms in Ceylon‚ introducing numerous liberal ideas and supporting the rights of natives. He was also an orientalist and along with Henry Thomas Colebrooke and others he was a founding member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He was the father of Alexander Robert Johnston‚ the acting Administrator of Hong Kong (1841-42).

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KEELEY‚ Mary Anne. 17424

KEELEY‚ Mary Anne.	17424 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Walter Goodman‚ the artist‚ discussing photographs from which her portrait might be painted‚ the flowers which have been delivered‚ and other matters. 5 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 28 November [1888]. Mary Anne Keeley‚ née Goward (1805 – 1899)‚ English actress and actor-manager.“I have received a paper from the Board of Management of the East London Hospital... nominating Mrs. Keeley as a Steward ...what does it mean? A cheque‚ or your life‚ or a speech to drain the pockets of the guests?” Goodman organised the reception for her 90th birthday.

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LINDET‚ Robert. 17439

LINDET‚ Robert.	17439	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Lindet’‚ to Citoyen Perregaux‚ discussing the return of the adjutant general of the Rhine army‚ advising an interview‚ reminding Perregaux of Casimir Depierre‚ and other matters. In French. 1 page 8½ x 7 inches‚ fine‚ with the integral address leaf‚ red wax seal. rue de la Calendre‚ 11 germinal an 7 [31 March 1799]. Jean-Baptiste Robert Lindet (1746 – 1825)‚ French politician of the Revolutionary period. He became a substitute member of the Committee of Public Safety on April 6‚ 1793‚ and soon replaced the ill Jean Antoine Debry. Without being formally opposed to Maximilien Robespierre‚ he did not support him‚ and he was‚ with Philippe Rühl‚ one of the only two members of the Committee who did not sign the order for the execution of Danton and his party. When asked to do so‚ he had replied to Louis de Saint-Just: "I am here to protect citizens‚ and not to murder patriots". He served as Minister of Finance from June 18 to November 9‚ 1799.

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LYBAERT‚ Theophile. 17423

LYBAERT‚ Theophile.	17423 His Visiting Card‚ inscribed to a cleric at Gand‚ asking him to allow Madame Turner to see Lybaert’s work. In French. With the original envelope. Undated. Théophile Marie François Lybaert (1848-1927)‚ Belgian painter and sculptor.

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MOULE‚ Thomas. 17460

MOULE‚ Thomas.	17460 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Editor of the Gentleman’s Magazine‚ correcting errors in the the magazine’s notice about Moule’s printed description of Salisbury Cathedral. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ toned and rather dusty‚ but sound and complete. 2 February 1835. Uncommon. Thomas Moule (1784 –1851)‚ antiquarian‚ writer on heraldry‚ and map-maker. He is best known for his popular and highly decorated county maps of England‚ steel-engraved and first published separately between 1830 and 1832. He sold books in Duke Street‚ Grosvenor Square‚ from 1816 to 1822. Later‚ he became an inspector of 'blind' (illegibly addressed) letters at the General Post Office.

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ORSI‚ Joseph. 17458

ORSI‚ Joseph.	17458	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Walford‚ regretting that‚ in the confusion of moving to Paris‚ Orsi had not completed the promised review‚ but providing in this letter a considered assessment of Napoleon III and his opponents‚ recent political events‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Paris‚ 3 June 1861. Count Joseph Orsi (1808–1899)‚ conspirator and author. As a youth‚ he met Louis Napoleon Bonaparte‚ then living in exile. He followed the prince to London where he entered business. In 1840‚ he attempted to land Louis Napoleon at Boulogne‚ but the planned uprising did not take place. Instead‚ the conspirators were arrested‚ tried‚ and imprisoned. Orsi served five years then returned to London. A few years later‚ he helped the prince escape prison in 1846. Louis Napoleon was subsequently elected president of France then crowned emperor. After the Franco-German War‚ Louis Napoleon was exiled again and Orsi was arrested by the Commune. He returned to London where he turned to literature to support himself. Besides articles and a memoir of Louis Napoleon‚ Orsi wrote the single novel The Maid of Brittany (1894). He died in 1899 in Fulham in poverty.

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SALVINI‚ Tommaso. 17429

SALVINI‚ Tommaso.	17429 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Tommaso Salvini’‚ referring to the story of dramatic art. In Italian. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ fine‚ with a striking embossed monogram. With a separate newspaper obituary. Firenze‚ 31 December 1884. Tommaso Salvini (1829-1915)‚ Italian actor.

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SCLATER‚ Philip. 17456

SCLATER‚ Philip.	17456	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Cooke‚ checking a gentleman’s name and address. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ with the original envelope. Zoological Society of London‚ 11 Hanover Square‚ 31 May 1865. Philip Lutley Sclater (1829 – 1913)‚ lawyer and zoologist. In zoology‚ he was an expert ornithologist‚ and identified the main zoogeographic regions of the world. He was Secretary of the Zoological Society of London for 42 years‚ from 1860–1902.

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TRINIDAD. Henry Fuller‚ 1817. 17459

TRINIDAD. Henry Fuller‚ 1817.	17459	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Richard Jenney in Deptford‚ announcing the death of his son‚ Doctor Jenney‚ in Trinidad‚ the circumstances of his death‚ his effects and property‚ etc. 3 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ address panel (privately carried). Trinidad‚ 12 August 1817. Henry Fuller owned several plantations in Trinidad. He became Attorney General. “I am sorry to say that I believe his loss is to be attributed to an over zealous wish of Performing the duties of his Profession in having got wet several times during one or two days previous to his sickness‚ without taking any precaution of changing his cloaths‚ and when he was obliges to take to his bed being imprudent and persisting in not calling in medical aid until it was too late.”

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WILSON‚ General Sir Robert. 17467

WILSON‚ General Sir Robert.	17467	Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Governor of Gibraltar‚ to Lord Fitzroy Somerset‚ asking for permission to retain the services of Lieutenant Parke‚ 72nd Regiment of Foot‚ on his staff at Gibraltar. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folded. Gibraltar‚ 1 September 1847. General Sir Robert Thomas Wilson (1777-1849) served in Sir David Baird’s expeditionary force in South Africa against the Dutch. Wilson had a varied military career‚ commanding Abercromby’s cavalry in Egypt (1801)‚ and commanding a Spanish brigade at the Battle of Talavera in the Peninsular War. He was Governor of Gibraltar 1842-49. He was the author of the popular History of the British Expedition to Egypt (1801 and later editions)‚ travel diaries‚ memoirs and pamphlets.

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WOODWARD‚ Henry. 17457

WOODWARD‚ Henry.	17457	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Henry Lee‚ thanking him for the copy (and the dedication) of his Book on the Octopus‚ inviting Lee to a meeting of the “Pandora Sketching Club”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ one small blemish‚ traces of mounting. 142 St. Paul’s Road‚ Camden Square‚ London‚ 4 November 1875. Henry Bolingbroke Woodward (1832 –1921)‚ English geologist and palaeontologist known for his research on fossil crustaceans and other arthropods. Henry Lee (1826-1888)‚ naturalist.

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