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AIRY‚ Sir George Biddell. 18419

AIRY‚ Sir George Biddell.	18419	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Mumford‚ acknowledging two cheques relating to “Navigation Interest” and “Hendred of Stow”. A very good one page example 7 x 4 inches. Royal Observatory‚ Greenwich‚ 9 February 1860. Sir George Biddell Airy (1801-92‚ Astronomer Royal from 1836).

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ASQUITH‚ Herbert Henry. 18434

ASQUITH‚ Herbert Henry.	18434 Autograph Signature‚ cut from the end of a letter. 3 x 4 inches. Undated. H.H.Asquith (1852-1928)‚ Prime Minister 1908-1916.

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BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron. 18429

BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron.	18429	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Baden Powell’‚ to Sir Francis de Winton‚ explaining that he is only in town “to see Lord Milner off tomorrow”‚ and that then he is going “away North for a month of fresh air & sleep!” 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ horizontal fold‚ in superb condition. 8 St. George’s Place‚ Hyde Park Corner‚ 8 August [1901?]. Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell‚ first Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941)‚ hero of Mafeking (relieved in May 1900)‚ founder of the Boy Scouts.

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BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron. 18430

BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron.	18430 The visiting card of Mrs. Baden-Powell and Miss Baden-Powell‚ inscribed by one of them: “With warmest thanks for your kind sympathy for Mafeking” and dated “June 1900”. About 2 x 4 inches‚ card‚ in excellent condition. From the papers of Sir Francis de Winton. 8 St. George’s Place‚ Hyde Park Corner‚ June 1900. Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell‚ first Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941)‚ hero of Mafeking (relieved in May 1900)‚ founder of the Boy Scouts.

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BALFOUR‚ Arthur James. 18412

BALFOUR‚ Arthur James.	18412	Letter Signed ‘Arthur James Balfour’‚ to W.P.Sinclair M.P.‚ thanking him for the letter “respecting the relative merits of certain of the candidates for the office of President of Queen’s College‚ Belfast”. A good one page example 7 x 5 inches. Irish Office‚ 2 April 1889. Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930)‚ statesman‚ philosopher‚ Prime Minister (1902-06).

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CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN‚ Henry. 18433

CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN‚ Henry.	18433	Autograph Signature‚ cut from the end of a letter. 3 x 4 inches‚. Undated. Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836-1908)‚ Liberal statesman‚ war secretary from 1886‚ Prime Minister 1905-1908. “I gladly enclose a modest contribution. Yours very truly‚ H.Campbell-Bannerman.”

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CANNING‚ George. 18410

CANNING‚ George.	18410	Autograph Letter Signed‚ inviting his correspondent to an Interview with Mr. Rose in Old Palace Yard. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ lightly trimmed‚ traces of former mounting. Downing Street‚ 4 March 1797. George Canning (1770-1827)‚ Prime Minister‚ received the KIng’s commands to form a new administration on 10 April 1827.

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CASTLEREAGH‚ Robert Stewart‚ Viscount. 18393

CASTLEREAGH‚ Robert Stewart‚ Viscount.	18393	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Castlereagh’‚ to Edward B.Wilbraham‚ about recommending a diplomat “to the Prince Regent for the Mission to Munich”‚ the salary being superior to that for Stutgart or Switzerland. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ slightly trimmed with rounded corners‚ some light stains‚ but generally in good sound condition. Foreign Office‚ 22 December [1819]. Fully autograph letters by Castlereagh are uncommon. Robert Stewart‚ Viscount Castlereagh (1769-1822)‚ statesman‚ foreign secretary‚ leader of the House. Edward Bootle-Wilbraham‚ 1st Baron Skelmersdale ( 1771-1853)‚ landowner and politician.

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CHAMBERLAIN‚ Joseph. 18409

CHAMBERLAIN‚ Joseph.	18409 Letter Signed ‘J.Chamberlain’‚ to H.Hawkes‚ H.M. Coroner for Birmingham‚ discussing committee matters and the duties and dignity of the Coroner’s office. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ some light marginal soiling‚ otherwise good. Mayor’s Office‚ Birmingham‚ 14 October 1875. Joseph Chamberlain (1836-1914)‚ Colonial Secretary‚ father of Austen and Neville Chamberlain.

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DIBDIN‚ Thomas Frognall. 18418

DIBDIN‚ Thomas Frognall.	18418 An interesting Autograph Letter Signed ‘T.F.Dibdin’‚ asking for the loan of various titles‚ Lyon’s second volume‚ Horsley’s Brit. Romana‚ Hasted’s ninth volume‚ and enquiring in which volume of Archaologia is to be found the account of the Roman Bath at Dover. 4 pp. 4 x 3 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of tape where formerly mounted. Ingatestone‚ 4 October 1841 Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 –1847)‚ English bibliographer.

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DISRAELI‚ Benjamin. 18404

DISRAELI‚ Benjamin.	18404 Autograph Note in the third person‚ written by Benjamin Disraeli: “Mr. & Mrs. Disraeli will be at the Star Hotel on Monday next.” 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ traces of mounting at corners. Grosvenor Gate‚ 1 June 1853. Benjamin Disraeli‚ Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-81)‚ Prime Minister 1868‚ 1874-80.

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DOYLE‚ Conan. 18428

DOYLE‚ Conan.	18428	Autograph Letter Signed ‘A. Conan Doyle’‚ to Mr. Rose‚ at the Roc Cycle Company stand at the Agricultural Hall‚ providing the dates for his time in Scotland. A very good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. With the original envelope‚ addressed by Conan Doyle. Undershaw‚ Hindhead‚ Haslemere‚ postmarked London‚ 30 November 1906. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)‚ author of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Conan Doyle had a financial interest in the Roc Cycle Company‚ a motorcycle manufacturing company in Guildford.

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DYOTT‚ William Major-General. 18447

DYOTT‚ William Major-General.	18447	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Quarter Master General‚ about regiments on the march‚ Coals being supplied rather than Wood‚ the provision of Wheelbarrows for this‚ clearing stones from the Encampments‚ etc. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Lichfield‚ 27 June 1812. General William Dyott (1761-1847) served in Nova Scotia‚ the West Indies‚ Egypt (1801)‚ and in the Walcheren Expedition (1809). See Dyott's Diary‚ 1781-1845 : a selection from the journal of William Dyott‚ sometime general in the British army and aide-de-camp to His Majesty King George III. Edited by Reginald W. Jeffery (1907).

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GLADSTONE‚ William Ewart. 18391

GLADSTONE‚ William Ewart.	18391	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Thomas Spring Rice]‚ agreeing to serve on the Scotch Education Committee. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 6 Carlton Gardens‚ 26 July 1838. An early letter by William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) who became Prime Minister 1868-74‚ 1880-85‚ 1886‚ 1892-94.

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GRATTAN‚ Henry. 18407

GRATTAN‚ Henry.	18407	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the “rather unseasonable” application by his correspondent‚ agreeing to comply with his wishes on Grattan’s return to Ireland. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ one small filing hole‚ in good condition. 5 Conduit Street‚ 13 January 1827. Henry Grattan (1789-1859)‚ Whig Member of Parliament representing Dublin City from 1826 to 1830 in the House of Commons. From 1831 to 1852‚ he represented Meath. Grattan was called to the Irish Bar in 1810. His father‚ also named Henry Grattan‚ was a famous Irish orator and statesman.

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INGELOW‚ Jean. 18423

INGELOW‚ Jean.	18423	Autograph Poem‚ being the first two verses of ‘When Sparrows Build’‚ signed and dated by Jean Ingelow. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. June 1891. Jean Ingelow (1820-97)‚ poet‚ published several volumes of verse (Poems‚ 1863) and stories for children (Mopsa the Fairy‚ 1869).

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KITCHENER‚ Horatio Herbert‚ 1st Earl. 18432

KITCHENER‚ Horatio Herbert‚ 1st Earl.	18432 Original Signature ‘Herbert Kitchener‚ Sirdar’‚ cut from a printed contract in Egypt. 2 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Kitchener of Khartoum (1850-1916)‚ soldier and statesman‚ Sirdar of the Egyptian army from 1890.

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NIGHTINGALE‚ Frances [Florence Nightingale]. 18415

NIGHTINGALE‚ Frances [Florence Nightingale].	18415	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frances Nightingale’‚ to Lord Monteagle‚ thanking him for the inspiring lines of Wordsworth (”most welcome to our brave Soldiers”) and providing “our last intelligence of my Daughter” and “her entourage” at Scutari‚ first hand accounts‚ welcome changes in the treatment of troops in the Crimea‚ etc. 7 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in very good condition. Embly‚ 13 January 1855. Frances Nightingale‚ mother of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)‚ was the daughter of William Smith (1756-1835)‚ a strong supporter of the abolition of slavery. In this fine letter she extracts recent news of her daughter from several missives received from the Crimea. Miss Stanley says of her first visit: “... It was with no ordinary feelings that we landed upon that pier & walked up that hill‚ the places which had been the scenes of such intense suffering. We entered the door‚ we turned up the stone stairs on the second floor‚ we came to the Corridors of sick on low wooden stands raised upon tressels 2 or 3 feet apart & leaving 2 or 3 feet down the middle along which we walked. I saw nothing sad. We passed thro’ 2 or 3 immense Corridors‚ askng our way as we went. At last we came to the Guard room‚ then thro’ a door into a large busy kitchen where stood Mrs. Williams who seemed much pleased to see me. Then a heavy curtain was raised & there sat dear Florence writing at a small deal unpainted table. I never saw her look better.”

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PEEL‚ Sir Robert. 18399

PEEL‚ Sir Robert.	18399	Autograph Letter in the third person (”Mr Robert Peel presents his Compliments to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ....”‚ declining to serve on a Committee “as Sir Robert Peel has strongly objected to the propriety and practice of a Revision of the Pension List by a Committee of the House of Commons”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Whitehall‚ 10 December 1837. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850)‚ Prime Minister 1834-5‚ 1841-6‚ who reorganised the police force.

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PEEL‚ Sir Robert. 18435

PEEL‚ Sir Robert.	18435	Original Envelope‚ written by Peel and signed by him (”Robert Peel”) lower left‚ addressed to the Rev. Dr. Buckland‚ Christ Church Oxford. 3 x 8 inches‚ dusty‚ otherwise good. Red wax seal and OXFORD backstamp on verso. Postmarked 2 November 1844. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850)‚ Prime Minister 1834-5‚ 1841-6‚ who reorganised the police force.

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PIATTI‚ Alfredo. 18420

PIATTI‚ Alfredo.	18420	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Frere‚ delighted to accept her invitation to dinner‚ hoping the weather will turn milder‚ etc. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches‚ traces of fomer mounting only. 15 Northwick Terrace‚ 31 March‚ no year given. Carlo Alfredo Piatti (1822–1901)‚ Italian cellist and renowned teacher. He composed two cello concertos‚ one cello concertino‚ six cello sonatas‚ lieder for voice and cello accompaniment‚ and cello solos‚ as well as a cello method.

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POPE‚ Alexander. 18426

POPE‚ Alexander.	18426	The major part (only) of an Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.P.’‚ with the complete address leaf: “To Mr Richardson in Queen’s Square‚ Bloomsbury ...with a side of venison” [Jonathan Richardson]‚ thanking him for his “kind letter”‚ referring to his correspondent’s son‚ etc. 1 page‚ the right corner and a substantial section torn away‚ with the address leaf‚ mounted on part of an old album page. “Munday”‚ undated [c.1737-1742?]. “Bolingbroke will not fail to wait on Mr Richardson wensday morning att 11.” Incomplete‚ but entirely in the hand of Alexander Pope (1688-1744)‚ poet. Jonathan Richardson (1667-1745)‚ portrait painter‚ whose portrait of Pope is in the National Portrait Gallery. A series of letters from Pope to Richardson were sold individually by Thomas Thorpe in his 1840 Catalogue; they reappeared at Christies and Sothebys‚ 1988-1995.

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SALISBURY‚ Robert Cecil‚ 3rd Marquis of. 18402

SALISBURY‚ Robert Cecil‚ 3rd Marquis of.	18402 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Pollard‚ thanking him for the report‚ and “I heartily sympathise with your efforts to maintain the rights of the Borough”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ horizontal fold. Hatfield House‚ 22 November 1883. Lord Salisbury (1830-1903)‚ Conservative statesman‚ three times Prime Minister (1885-6‚ 1886-92‚ 1895-1902).

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SCRIBE‚ Eugène. 18425

SCRIBE‚ Eugène.	18425 Mandat de Paiement‚ for 1000 francs‚ being the first of three payments‚ signed by the director of the Comedie Francaise‚ and by Eugene Scribe on receipt. In French. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ printed and completed in manuscript‚ in good condition‚ mounted along upper edge on an old album page. Paris‚ 7 February 1838. Augustin Eugène Scribe (1791 –1861)‚ French dramatist and librettist. He collaborated with Giacomo Meyerbeer on a number of occasions‚ and also provided the words for works by Giuseppe Verdi (Les vêpres siciliennes)‚ Vincenzo Bellini‚ Daniel Auber (La muette de Portici‚ Gustave III and others)‚ Fromental Halévy (including La Juive‚ Guido et Ginevra‚ and Le Juif errant)‚ François-Adrien Boieldieu‚ Gaetano Donizetti (Dom Sébastien) and Gioachino Rossini (Le comte Ory). At the time of his death‚ he was working on revision of the libretto for Meyerbeer's L'Africaine‚ which he had originally written in 1838.

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SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl. 18408

SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl.	18408 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ashley’‚ to John Buller‚ rejoicing at the “excellent intelligence”‚ and arranging a meeting about “the dwellings of the Poor”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Brighton‚ 13 April 1849. Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-85)‚ factory reformer and philanthropist. “Surely‚ by God’s blessing‚ something may be done for the dwellings of the Poor.”

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SLAVERY. Edward Geoffrey Stanley‚ 14th Earl of Derby‚ 1833. 18416

SLAVERY.  Edward Geoffrey Stanley‚ 14th Earl of Derby‚ 1833.	18416	A remarkable Autograph Letter Signed ‘E.G.Stanley’‚ to John Wilks M.P.‚ about the immediate publication of “notices” recording the 3rd Reading of the Slavery Bill‚ the importance of getting it through Parliament without loss of time‚ hoping to get the news on to the West India Packet sailing tomorrow. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition. Downing Street‚ 7 August 1833. The Abolition of Slavery in the making. The Earl of Derby became Prime Minister in 1852‚ 1858-9‚ and 1866- January 1868. As Colonial Secretary in 1833 Lord Stanley presented a plan to Parliament‚ which finally passed into law on 29 August. The 1833 act provided for the gradual abolition of slavery in the British West Indies. “As I saw that you have still some notices on the Paper‚ to be brought forward on the 3d Reading of the Slavery Bill‚ you could oblige me much by calling here in the course of the morning‚ to see if we cannot arrange them out of the House‚ as it is of great importance to get the Bill through without further loss of time‚ which‚ at this period of the Session we can ill afford. You are perhaps aware that the West India Packet sails tomorrow‚ & I should be glad to report by her that the Bill was through the House.”

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STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby. 18396

STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby.	18396 Manuscript Receipt‚ signed ‘Stanley’‚ for his quarterly salary of £1213 after tax‚ as Colonial Secretary. 3 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Downing Street‚ 2 July 1842. The Earl of Derby became Prime Minister in 1852‚ 1858-9‚ and 1866- January 1868. As Colonial Secretary in 1833 he carried the Act for the emancipation of West Indian slaves. Stanley served as Colonial Secretary in Peel's second government in 1841.

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STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby. 18403

STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby.	18403 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Derby’‚ to Sir Fitzroy Kelly M.P.‚ about a subscription to assist Mr. P.Nagle‚ asking for further information and whether Kelly had given permission for his own name to be added to the subscription document. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition. Knowsley‚ 24 December 1854. The Earl of Derby became Prime Minister in 1852‚ 1858-9‚ and 1866- January 1868. As Colonial Secretary in 1833 he carried the Act for the emancipation of West Indian slaves.

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TISSOT‚ James. 18431

TISSOT‚ James.	18431	Autograph Letter Signed ‘James Tissot’‚ to the Lord Mayor‚ regretting that “une affaire importante” prevents him accepting the Mayor’s invitation. In French. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ on quadrille paper (small marginal tears repaired)‚ in good condition. Abbaye de Buillon‚ 21 July 1898. James Tissot (1836 –1902)‚ French painter and illustrator. He was a successful painter of Paris society before moving to London in 1871. He became famous as a genre painter of fashionably dressed women shown in various scenes of everyday life. He also painted scenes and characters from the Bible.

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TUKE‚ Samuel. 18446

TUKE‚ Samuel.	18446	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Robert Foster‚ responding to his arguments‚ giving his views on the Society’s use of money‚ asking for the manuscript to be sent to him. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ minor blemishes only. York‚ 21 November 1816. “... the Society is far from consistent in its opposition to claims founded originally on church rights or even on injustice.” Samuel Tuke (1784 – 1857)‚ Quaker philanthropist and mental health reformer. He greatly advanced the cause of the amelioration of the condition of the insane‚ and devoted himself largely to the York Retreat. The methods of treatment pursued there were made more widely known by his Description of the Retreat near York. Samuel Tuke also published Practical Hints on the Construction and Economy of Pauper Lunatic Asylums (1815).

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WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke. 18436

WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke.	18436 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wellington’‚ to one of his grooms‚ about the route to be taken by horses including “Young Copenhagen”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ with the address leaf‚ red wax seal‚ in good condition. 10 September 1835. Entirely in the hand of Arthur Wellesley‚ first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852).

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WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke. 18437

WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke.	18437	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wellington’‚ to Samuel Gordon in Sackville Street‚ Piccadilly‚ answering his request respecting an appeal to the House of Lords against Lord Plunkett‚ Lord Chancellor of Ireland‚ declining to present a petition to the House upon that subject‚ and explaining the status of the House of Lords. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ tipped on to an old album page‚ light markings along two margins‚ otherwise very good. London‚ 20 January 1841. Entirely in the hand of Arthur Wellesley‚ first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852).

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WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke. 18438

WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke.	18438	Autograph Wrapper‚ signed ‘Wellington’ lower left for free postage‚ to an address in Chertsey‚ written during Wellington’s time in office as Prime Minister. Unfolded‚ 7 x 9 inches‚ with a good impression of Wellington’s personal seal in red wax‚ one tear where originally opened‚ a few small holes at folds. Postmark 30 May 1829. Entirely in the hand of Arthur Wellesley‚ first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852).

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WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke. 18439

WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke.	18439	Autograph wrapper front only‚ signed with initials lower left‚ addressed to the Revd. I.J.Crossman in Lambeth. 3 x 4 inches‚ laid down beneath a very good complete example of Wellington’s personal seal in black wax. Undated. Entirely in the hand of Arthur Wellesley‚ first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852).

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WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke. 18443

WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke.	18443	Two Autograph Notes‚ in the hand of the Duke of Wellington‚ authorising “The Porter at the Duke of Wellington’s” to hand over or receive packets or parcels‚ on presentation of “this paper”. 2 notes‚ each 1 x 4 inches‚ laid down‚ in good condition. Undated. Entirely in the hand of Arthur Wellesley‚ first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852).

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WILLIAM IV. 18392

WILLIAM IV.	18392	A fine Autograph Letter Signed as Duke of Clarence‚ to James William Daniell‚ his steward at Bushy House‚ written while travelling back from a visit to the Queen of Wirtemberg‚ about maintenance at Bushy‚ pleased by Daniell’s arrangements for Sophia‚ consideration for George’s wife (”It is singular she is not brought to bed”)‚ his own travel plans‚ returning signed papers‚ etc. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in superb condition. Altenstein‚ 12 August 1822. King William IV (reigned 1830-1837). ‘The bulk of the Daniell papers (about 100 letters out of 118) consists of letters written by William IV as Duke of Clarence and King‚ to James William Daniell (1773-c.1855). Unfortunately‚ very little is known about Daniell's life‚ but it appears that he was firstly hired as tutor to the FitzClarence children (George‚ Henry‚ Sophia‚ Mary‚ Frederick‚ Elizabeth‚ Adolphus‚ Augusta‚ Augustus‚ Amelia; the children William had with his long-term mistress Dorothea Jordan). Once the children had grown up‚ Daniell became librarian to their father and‚ later‚ his steward at Bushy House until around 1826.’ [Royal Collection Trust]

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