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ADMIRALTY. Orders for Vice Admiral Duckworth to seize Spanish ships‚ 1804. 17908

ADMIRALTY. Orders for Vice Admiral Duckworth to seize Spanish ships‚ 1804.	17908	The original Admiralty Order‚ addressed to Vice Admiral J.T.Duckworth‚ commanding at Jamaica‚ instructing him to seize or detain all Spanish vessels. Signed by Lords of the Admiralty‚ Sir John Colpoys‚ Philip Patton‚ William Dickinson‚ also by William Marsden Secretary to the Admiralty. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ very fine‚ with an integral blank leaf. Admiralty‚ 14 December 1804. This interesting document records the news just received from Spain that “an Embargo had been ordered to be laid on all British Ships and Vessels in the Ports of Spain”. In retaliation‚ all Commanders of His Majesty’s Ships are “hereby required and directed on falling in with any Spanish Ships or Vessels‚ to detain and bring‚ or send them into Port‚ there to remain until His Majesty’s further Pleasure.” Duckworth is also warned to instruct the Officers who take charge of such vessels “to take all possible care that no Embezzlement of any kind whatsoever do take place on board them.” Sir John Colpoys (1742-1821) entered the Navy in 1758‚ commanded the Seaford frigate on the North American station in 1776‚ commanded several ships of war‚ and was in command at Spithead when the mutiny broke out in 1797. William Marsden (1754-1836)‚ Secretary to the Admiralty‚ was the first to receive the news of the Battle of Trafalgar.He went to work in Sumatra and on his return wrote the History of Sumatra (1811).

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AUDEN‚ W.H. 17863

AUDEN‚ W.H.	17863	Autograph Note Signed ‘W.H.Auden’‚ to Philip Dossé‚ sending a review: “I hope this is O.K.” Together with the original franked envelope‚ addressed by Auden‚ with a second signature ‘W.H.Auden’ above his address on the verso. Kirchstetten‚ Austria‚ 9 May 1972. Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973)‚ poet. Philip Dossé (d.1980)‚ editor of Books and Bookmen.

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BABBAGE‚ Charles. 17865

BABBAGE‚ Charles.	17865	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Babbage’‚ forwarding a letter‚ explaining that he has replied to Mr. Baker and sent his letter to the Secretary of the Statistical Society of London‚ and suggesting the action to be taken now. 12 lines on 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Sold at Phillips‚ London‚ November 2001. 15 January 1835. Entirely in the hand of Charles Babbage (1792-1871)‚ mathematician‚ inventor of the calculating machine still preserved in the Science Museum‚ London. Babbage expects “that you will forward the rules and any printed papers which may be of use. I believe the Council have in several instances given permission and will I have no doubt in the present case.” In 1833‚ the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BA) created a statistical section‚ following a presentation by the Belgian statistician Adolphe Quetelet to its fellows. This proved so popular that a year later‚ a Statistical Society was founded by Charles Babbage‚ Thomas Malthus and Richard Jones with the Marquis of Lansdowne as President. During 1834‚ 411 fellows joined‚ representing politics‚ the army‚ law‚ history‚ physical science‚ philosophy‚ the church‚ art‚ journalism‚ medicine and philanthropy as well as economists and statisticians. The founding aims were ‘the collection and classification of all facts illustrative of the present condition and prospects of Society‚ especially as it exists in the British Dominions’.

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BARROW‚ Sir John. 17884

BARROW‚ Sir John.	17884	Letter Signed‚ as Secretary to the Admiralty‚ to Rear Admiral Sir Graham Hamond‚ Rio Janeiro‚ about “the Appointments and Removals of Lieutenants under your Command”‚ reminding him of the Regulations about Seniority on different rates of ships. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Docketed “Recd. by H.M.Packet Delight‚ 24 June 1836.” Admiralty‚ 9 April 1836. Sir John Barrow (1764-1848)‚ explorer and secretary to the Admiralty. Barrow published among other works: Travels in China (1804); Travels into the Interior of South Africa (1801-1804); Lives of Lord Macartney (1807)‚ Lord Anson (1839)‚ Lord Howe (1838); The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: (1831) Its Cause and Consequences. Barrow was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery‚ including those of John Ross‚ William Edward Parry‚ James Clark Ross‚ and John Franklin. The Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic as well as Point Barrow and the city of Barrow in Alaska are named after him.

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BERESFORD‚ General William Carr. 17910

BERESFORD‚ General William Carr.	17910	An Autograph Campaign Letter with good military content‚ signed ‘W.C.Beresford’‚ to Sir Charles Stuart [at Lisbon]‚ pleased that he prevented the Conde de Ribeira from being the bearer of Lord Wellington’s dispatches “giving an account of a great action” (the count being a retired officer)‚ discussing Stuart’s papers on the Revenue which Lord Wellington had shown him‚ with his own intelligence reports including the news that Soult has arrived to take charge of the French army‚ mentioning a report from France “that Marat has declared against Buonaparte”. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Lesaca [Navarre‚ Spain]‚ 17 July 1813. William Carr Beresford (1768-1854)‚ Peninsular War general‚ Marshal in the Portuguese Service‚ prepares for the invasion of France. He commanded the centre of the army at the battles of the Nivelle‚ the Nive‚ and Orthez. “Soult has arrived to take command of the French army‚ the three of the Centre‚ South & Portugal are formed into one‚ & to which I conclude Clausel will be joined ... Mina is in Saragossa and we have contradictory accounts if Clausel has or not passed the Pyrenees but it would rather appear he had. ... The King Joze has left the army for the Interior & it is probably the last he will ever be entrusted with the Command of by his imperial Brother. Nothing has transpired of the affairs of the north from Soult who must have made a most expeditious journey ...”

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BOYLES‚ Vice-Admiral Charles. 17921

BOYLES‚ Vice-Admiral Charles.	17921	Letter Signed‚ to Captain Robert Mitford‚ His Majesty’s Sloop Espoir‚ ordering him to proceed to Palermo with a letter for Rear Admiral Fremantle. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ horizontal folds. HMS Trident at Malta‚ 8 November 1811. Boyles was the young midshipman who became a close friend and mentor to Horatio Nelson when he joined the Raisonable in 1771. “Boyles was his favourite and he probably assumed the role of protective older brother. Five years Horace’s senior he was a lively Norfolk lad whose father‚ the collector of customs at Wells‚ was known to the Nelson-Suckling families ... he was capable too: he became a post-captain in 1790‚ distinguished himself in Calder’s action with the French in 1805 and reached flag rank a year later.” [John Sugden Nelson: A Dream of Glory‚ p 50]. Vice-Admiral Charles Boyles (1756-1816) became a rear-admiral in 1809 and from 1810 to 1812 served in the Mediterranean. He became a vice-admiral in 1814.

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CHURCHILL‚ Winston Spencer. 17867

CHURCHILL‚ Winston Spencer.	17867 Original envelope‚ signed ‘W.S.Churchill’ lower left‚ addressed to D.Clowes‚ Naval & Military Club‚ 94 Piccadilly. 4 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ franked with two Edward VII halfpenny stamps. Postmarked London‚ 29 August 1907. Signed by Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)‚ Prime Minister 1940-45‚ 1951-55. From 1905 to 1908‚ Churchill was Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies.

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FELU‚ Charles. 17913

FELU‚ Charles.	17913	His printed visiting card‚ “Charles Felu‚ Artiste Peintre”‚ inscribed in ink “... of Antwerp. On a visit to R.Wilbraham Jones Esqr.‚ Mitre Court Chmbers‚ Temple‚ E.C.” 2 x 4 inches. Undated. Charles Francois Felu (1830-1900)‚ “Artiste Peintre”‚ was born without arms‚ a disability which did not prevent the execution of some fine portraits‚ including one of the Negro King Massala.

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FRITH‚ William Powell. 17911

FRITH‚ William Powell.	17911	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to John Mallows Youngman‚ responding to criticism of his 1874 Royal Academy picture (Blessing the Children at Boulogne) in the Times. 2 pp.‚ concluded on integral leaf‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. 7 Pembridge Villas‚ Bayswater‚ 8 May 1874. A good letter by William Powell Frith (1819-1909)‚ painter of historical and genre works‚ including large canvases such as Derby Day (1858). His correspondent is John Mallows Youngman (1817-1899)‚ painter. Frith writes: “The fault the Times & other papers - the hounds all yelp after the leading dog - find with my picture not only doesn’t exist but if I had been charged with an undue concentration of effect almost amounting to trick - or artifice at least - they would have had some ground for their remark. No‚ the picture is full of faults but the art critics are about the last to discern them - come up and judge for yourself. You will see faults enough & I am vain enough to believe beauty too.”

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FRITH‚ William Powell. 17912

FRITH‚ William Powell.	17912 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to JG.Frith‚ thanking him for forwarding a letter which had been delivered by mistake‚ and ‘I shall be pleased to see you here & shew you the pictures I am preparing for the Exhibition...’ 1¼ pp.‚ 7 x 4.5 inches‚ mourning border. 7 Pembridge Villas‚ Bayswater‚ 10 June 1868. William Powell Frith (1819-1909)‚ painter of historical and genre works‚ including large canvases such as Derby Day (1858).

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GAMBIER‚ Admiral James. 17916

GAMBIER‚ Admiral James.	17916	Letter Signed ‘Gambier’‚ to Vice Admiral Sir John Duckworth‚ informing him of the recent preparations made at the Hospital at Plymouth “for the Sick and Wounded of the Army in Portugal”‚ ordering him to direct any “Transports having on board Sick of Wounded of that Army” to repair to Plymouth. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in very good condition‚ horizontal folds. Docketed on verso‚ “Recd in Torbay.” Ville de Paris in Hamoze [Plymouth]‚ 7 September 1808. James Gambier (1756-1833)‚ 1st Baron Gambier‚ Admiral of the Fleet (1830) was born in the Bahamas. He fought with distinction under Lord Howe in the Battle off Ushant in 1794. He was Governor of Newfoundland‚ 1802-1804. He commanded the British fleet at Copenhagen in 1807. At the Battle of Aix Roads in 1809 he disregarded the signals of Dundonald‚ but was acquitted by a court martial. He retained command of the Channel Fleet until 1811. Gambier was a founding benefactor of Kenyon College in the United States‚ so the town that was founded with it‚ Gambier‚ Ohio is named after him. Mount Gambier‚ South Australia‚ the extinct volcano and the later city‚ and Gambier Island in British Columbia are also named after him.

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GREENE‚ Graham. 17866

GREENE‚ Graham.	17866	Typed Letter Signed ‘Graham Greene’‚ to Philip Dossé‚ editor of Books and Bookmen‚ discussing his reviewing policy‚ suggesting Sybille Bedford might review Greene’s book (probably The Human Factor)‚ with mention of other possible reviewers suggesting Goronwy Rees‚ but not Rebecca West. About 250 words on 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ in fine condition. La Residence des Fleurs‚ Antibes‚ 23 November 1977. “I dont know who are my principal enemies so I cant suggest any of them to you.” Graham Greene (1904-1991)‚ author. Philip Dossé (d.1980)‚ editor of Books and Bookmen. “I dont really approve of your idea of getting authors to suggest their reviewers ... You are in danger of printing only favourable reviews of fiction.” “Because of the subject of the book it might be interesting to have a review by Goronwy Rees who in his time was connected with intelligence. I dont know in the least what his attitude to me is. Perhaps like Rebecca West he regards me as almost a traitor and I wont go so far as to suggest you send the book to her. Although I met her at lunch the other day and found her an agreeable old lady. Yours ever‚ Graham Greene. P.S. You must take me one day to Christina Foyle’s Abbey!” “When I was a reviewer I did what Peirs Paul Read has done and refused to review the book of a friend not from a fear of offending him but from a fear of praising him genuinely and being suspected of puffing him.”

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HALLÉ‚ Charles. 17890

HALLÉ‚ Charles.	17890	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Mrs. Edwards‚ agreeing to give her daughter some lessons and suggesting the arrangements. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Greenhays‚ Manchester‚ 30 March‚ no year given [watermark 1865]. Charles Hallé (1819-1895)‚ composer and conductor.

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HARDWICK‚ Philip. 17877

HARDWICK‚ Philip.	17877 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to H.W.Pickersgill in Soho Square‚ extending an invitation to dinner. 1¼ pages 4 x 3 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original envelope‚ stamped 1d. PAID. Russell Square [London]‚ 19 January 1846. Philip Hardwick (1792-1870)‚ architect‚ designed Euston railway station‚ the hall and library of Lincolns Inn‚ Goldsmiths’ Hall and Limerick Cathedral.

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HARDY‚ Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman. 17896

HARDY‚ Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman.	17896 Letter Signed ‘T.M.Hardy’‚ to Joseph Mogg‚ requiring him to attend at the Admiralty‚ “when you will be examined‚ and if found a fit object for this Institution I shall be directed by the Board to receive you into this Establishment.” 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ slightly dusty‚ generally in good condition. Annotated across the first page: “2d March 1837 admitted ...” Greenwich Hospital‚ 6 February 1837. Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839) was Nelson’s flag captain‚ to whom Nelson addressed his dying words at the Battle of Trafalgar. Mogg would have been a Greenwich out-pensioner applying for admission into Greenwich Hospital as in-pensioner (after service in the Royal Navy‚ Royal Marines or the Naval Dockyards).

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HODGSON‚ Ralph. 17899

HODGSON‚ Ralph.	17899	Autograph Poem entitled ‘Time‚ you old Gipsy Man’‚ signed ‘Ralph Hodgson’. 32 lines on 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ formerly framed‚ in good condition. Written for Colin Fenton. Albany‚ London‚ 2 April 1958. Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962)‚ poet.

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HUGGINS‚ Sir William. 17893

HUGGINS‚ Sir William.	17893	Autograph Letter Signed ‘William Huggins’‚ to T.Buxton Morrish‚ discussing legalities‚ the arrangement of a mortgage‚ thanking him for his kindness. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 90 Upper Tulse Hill‚ 7 March 1891. Sir William Huggins (1824-1910)‚ English astronomer best known for his pioneering work in astronomical spectroscopy together with his wife Margaret Lindsay Huggins. Huggins built a private observatory at 90 Upper Tulse Hill‚ London‚ from where he and his wife carried out extensive observations of the spectral emission lines and absorption lines of various celestial objects. Huggins was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1865‚ was awarded their Royal Medal (1866)‚ Rumford Medal (1880) and Copley Medal (1898) and delivered their Bakerian Lecture in 1885. He then served as President of the Royal Society from 1900 to 1905. Sir Thomas Buxton Morrish (1839-1909)‚ secretary of the Art Union‚ and a partner in the well-known firm of jewellers and silversmiths‚ Howell‚ James‚ & Co. of Regent Street.

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HUGGINS‚ Sir William. 17894

HUGGINS‚ Sir William.	17894	Autograph Letter Signed ‘William Huggins’‚ suggesting Mr. Lewis Day as a suitable candidate “for your long course of lectures”‚ knowing that “he has a large number of art photographs suitable for projection on a screen”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ a few minor blemishes only‚ traces of former mounting on blank verso. 90 Upper Tulse Hill‚ 3 May 1893. Sir William Huggins (1824-1910)‚ English astronomer best known for his pioneering work in astronomical spectroscopy together with his wife Margaret Lindsay Huggins. Huggins built a private observatory at 90 Upper Tulse Hill‚ London‚ from where he and his wife carried out extensive observations of the spectral emission lines and absorption lines of various celestial objects. Huggins was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1865‚ was awarded their Royal Medal (1866)‚ Rumford Medal (1880) and Copley Medal (1898) and delivered their Bakerian Lecture in 1885. He then served as President of the Royal Society from 1900 to 1905.

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INDIA. East India Company Commission‚ 1829. 17888

INDIA. East India Company Commission‚ 1829.	17888 Original Printed Commission‚ completed in manuscript‚ signed by Lord William Cavendish Bentinck as Governor General‚ also by Metcalfe and Bayley‚ Councillors of the Presidency of Fort William‚ appointing Charles John Richardson to be Lieutenant of Infantry in the Service of the Honorable United East India Company on the Bengal Establishment. 9 x 15 inches‚ wafer seal affixed‚ in superb condition. Fort William‚ 27 March 1829. Lord William Cavendish Bentinck (1774-1839)‚ Governor of Madras (1803-1807)‚ Governor-General of India (1828-1835). Charles John Richardson was born at Negapatam‚ Madras‚ on 30 September 1808‚ the son of Francis Richardson‚ Esq.‚ Commercial Resident at Nagore‚ and his wife Lady Elizabeth Richardson‚ tenth daughter of the 1st Earl Winterton; and the grandson of William Richardson‚ Esq.‚ sometime Accountant General of the Honourable East India Company. Commissioned Ensign on 13 May 1825‚ he was posted to the 57th Native Infantry‚ was promoted Lieutenant on 18 July 1828‚ and was appointed Instructor and Quartermaster of the Regiment on 22 May 1833. He subsequently served as Adjutant from 22 June 1836 until 21 May 1841‚ and was promoted Captain on 7 January 1841. He was present at the Insurrection in Bundelkhand in 1842‚ and the engagement near Jaitpur‚ where he was slightly wounded. Appointed Assistant to the A.G.G. Bundelkhand‚ specially attached to Jhansi State‚ on 20 February 1843‚ he served as Second in Command‚ 5th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 13 January 1844‚ and was Commandant‚ 4th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 9 November 1849 until going on furlough in 1856. Promoted to Brevet Major on 11 November 1851‚ he died at St. Leonards-on-Sea on 17 February 1857.

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INDIA. East Indies Commission‚ 1826. 17886

INDIA. East Indies Commission‚ 1826.	17886	Original Printed Commission‚ completed in manuscript‚ signed ‘Combermere’ as Commander-in-Chief‚ appointing C.J.Richardson‚ Gentleman‚ to be Ensign in the King’s Army in the East Indies. 10 x 15 inches‚ vertical folds‚ in good clean condition‚ with Combermere’s wafer seal affixed. Fort William in Bengal‚ 25 April 1826. Bearing a good bold signature of Sir Stapleton Cotton‚ Field Marshal Viscount Combermere (1772-1865)‚ the Peninsular War commander‚ who was Commander-in-Chief in India (1825-30). In January 1827 Combermere successfully stormed the fortress at Bhurtpore. Charles John Richardson was born at Negapatam‚ Madras‚ on 30 September 1808‚ the son of Francis Richardson‚ Esq.‚ Commercial Resident at Nagore‚ and his wife Lady Elizabeth Richardson‚ tenth daughter of the 1st Earl Winterton; and the grandson of William Richardson‚ Esq.‚ sometime Accountant General of the Honourable East India Company. Commissioned Ensign on 13 May 1825‚ he was posted to the 57th Native Infantry‚ was promoted Lieutenant on 18 July 1828‚ and was appointed Instructor and Quartermaster of the Regiment on 22 May 1833. He subsequently served as Adjutant from 22 June 1836 until 21 May 1841‚ and was promoted Captain on 7 January 1841. He was present at the Insurrection in Bundelkhand in 1842‚ and the engagement near Jaitpur‚ where he was slightly wounded. Appointed Assistant to the A.G.G. Bundelkhand‚ specially attached to Jhansi State‚ on 20 February 1843‚ he served as Second in Command‚ 5th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 13 January 1844‚ and was Commandant‚ 4th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 9 November 1849 until going on furlough in 1856. Promoted to Brevet Major on 11 November 1851‚ he died at St. Leonards-on-Sea on 17 February 1857.

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INDIA. East Indies Commission‚ 1829. 17887

INDIA. East Indies Commission‚ 1829.	17887	Original Printed Commission‚ completed in manuscript‚ signed ‘Combermere’ as Commander-in-Chief‚ appointing C.J.Richardson‚ Gentleman‚ to be Lieutenant in the King’s Army in the East Indies. 10 x 15 inches‚ vertical folds (some clean tears neatly repaired)‚ in good clean condition‚ with Combermere’s wafer seal affixed. Fort William in Bengal‚ 1 October 1829. Bearing a good bold signature of Sir Stapleton Cotton‚ Field Marshal Viscount Combermere (1772-1865)‚ the Peninsular War commander‚ who was Commander-in-Chief in India (1825-30). In January 1827 Combermere successfully stormed the fortress at Bhurtpore. Charles John Richardson was born at Negapatam‚ Madras‚ on 30 September 1808‚ the son of Francis Richardson‚ Esq.‚ Commercial Resident at Nagore‚ and his wife Lady Elizabeth Richardson‚ tenth daughter of the 1st Earl Winterton; and the grandson of William Richardson‚ Esq.‚ sometime Accountant General of the Honourable East India Company. Commissioned Ensign on 13 May 1825‚ he was posted to the 57th Native Infantry‚ was promoted Lieutenant on 18 July 1828‚ and was appointed Instructor and Quartermaster of the Regiment on 22 May 1833. He subsequently served as Adjutant from 22 June 1836 until 21 May 1841‚ and was promoted Captain on 7 January 1841. He was present at the Insurrection in Bundelkhand in 1842‚ and the engagement near Jaitpur‚ where he was slightly wounded. Appointed Assistant to the A.G.G. Bundelkhand‚ specially attached to Jhansi State‚ on 20 February 1843‚ he served as Second in Command‚ 5th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 13 January 1844‚ and was Commandant‚ 4th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 9 November 1849 until going on furlough in 1856. Promoted to Brevet Major on 11 November 1851‚ he died at St. Leonards-on-Sea on 17 February 1857.

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INDIA. East Indies Commission‚1840. 17889

INDIA. East Indies Commission‚1840.	17889	Original Vellum Commission‚ printed and completed in manuscript‚ signed by Sir Jasper Nicolls‚ Commander in Chief in the East Indies‚ appointing Captain Charles John Richardson‚ East India Company‚ to be Captain in the Queen’s Army in the East Indies. Countersigned by Lt. Col. John Luard‚ Military Secretary. 10 x 15 inches‚ red wax seal afixed‚ in very good condition. Calcutta‚ Bengal‚ 13 August 1840. General Sir Jasper Nicolls (1778-1849) fought at Corunna in Major-General Rowland Hill’s brigade. Saw further service in India as quartermaster-general. Received K.C.B. for his services at Bhurtpore (1825). Commander-in-Chief at Madras 1838‚ transferred to Bengal 1839. Lieutenant-Colonel John Luard (1790-1875)‚ the Military Secretary‚ served with the 16th Light Dragoons as Lieutenant at the battle of Waterloo‚ and as Captain at Bhurtpore in 1825. Charles John Richardson was born at Negapatam‚ Madras‚ on 30 September 1808‚ the son of Francis Richardson‚ Esq.‚ Commercial Resident at Nagore‚ and his wife Lady Elizabeth Richardson‚ tenth daughter of the 1st Earl Winterton; and the grandson of William Richardson‚ Esq.‚ sometime Accountant General of the Honourable East India Company. Commissioned Ensign on 13 May 1825‚ he was posted to the 57th Native Infantry‚ was promoted Lieutenant on 18 July 1828‚ and was appointed Instructor and Quartermaster of the Regiment on 22 May 1833. He subsequently served as Adjutant from 22 June 1836 until 21 May 1841‚ and was promoted Captain on 7 January 1841. He was present at the Insurrection in Bundelkhand in 1842‚ and the engagement near Jaitpur‚ where he was slightly wounded. Appointed Assistant to the A.G.G. Bundelkhand‚ specially attached to Jhansi State‚ on 20 February 1843‚ he served as Second in Command‚ 5th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 13 January 1844‚ and was Commandant‚ 4th Infantry‚ Gwalior Contingent‚ from 9 November 1849 until going on furlough in 1856. Promoted to Brevet Major on 11 November 1851‚ he died at St. Leonards-on-Sea on 17 February 1857.

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JAMESON‚ Anna. 17905

JAMESON‚ Anna.	17905 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Fitzhugh‚ hoping to be able to accept the invitation‚ saying she will send word of her movements “but I fear I must be in town on that day”. 3 pp. 4 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ light traces of former mounting at corners. Little Chessel‚ undated. Anna Jameson (1794-1860)‚ Irish art critic and author.

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JEANS‚ Sir James Hopwood. 17897

JEANS‚ Sir James Hopwood.	17897	Typed Letter Signed‚ to N.L.Clay‚ permitting him to reproduce the first three paragraphs of The Universe Around Us‚ adding that the publisher’s permission will also be required. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ fine. Cleveland Lodge‚ Dorking‚ 29 November 1932. Sir James Hopwood Jeans (1877-1946)‚ physicist‚ astronomer and author. He made important contributions in many areas of physics‚ including quantum theory‚ the theory of radiation and stellar evolution. His scientific reputation is grounded in the monographs The Dynamical Theory of Gases (1904)‚ Theoretical Mechanics (1906)‚ and Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism (1908). After retiring in 1929‚ he wrote a number of books for the lay public‚ including The Stars in Their Courses (1931)‚ The Universe Around Us‚ Through Space and Time (1934)‚ The New Background of Science (1933)‚ and The Mysterious Universe. These books made Jeans fairly well known as an expositor of the revolutionary scientific discoveries of his day‚ especially in relativity and physical cosmology. One of Jeans' major discoveries‚ named Jeans length‚ is a critical radius of an interstellar cloud in space.

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JEKYLL‚ Gertrude. 17898

JEKYLL‚ Gertrude.	17898 Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.Jekyll’‚ to Mrs. Methuen‚ suggesting arrangements to meet to “discuss the plan all the earlier”‚ and asking her to telegraph “as I have to fit things in rather closely all day.” 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Muntstead Wood‚ Godalming‚ 9 October 1903. “I propose this because I have to go out on a job at 2.30 and it would give a half hour instead of a quarter.” Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932)‚ artist and garden designer.

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LACAITA‚ Sir James. 17870

LACAITA‚ Sir James.	17870 A series of six Autograph Letters Signed‚ to the Hon. George Elliot‚ about his father’s papers‚ particularly relating to Lord Minto’s mission to Italy in 1847‚ and their possible publication. 6 letters‚ 14 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. London and Italy‚ 1887-1889. Sir James Lacaita (1813 - 1895)‚ Anglo-Italian politician and writer. An authority on Dante‚ he gave lectures on Italian literature and history while in England; he wrote articles on Italian subjects.

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LANDSEER‚ Sir Edwin. 17915

LANDSEER‚ Sir Edwin.	17915 Autograph Letter Signed E.Landseer‚ to Henry Graves‚ the print seller in Pall Mall‚ saying he is going “to touch an impression of the Duke of Beaufort’s Dogs”‚ wishing to have the print Graves has‚ which “was never intended for the World in its present state”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ with the address panel‚ signed ‘E.L.’ 1844. Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-73)‚ painter.

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LEITH HAY‚ Andrew. 17923

LEITH HAY‚ Andrew.	17923 Autograph Letter Signed‚ acknowledging receipt of his correspondent’s letter. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ traces of former mounting at corners showing through. Leith Hall‚ 30 January 1849. Sir Andrew Leith Hay of Rannes (1785 –1862)‚ Scottish soldier‚ Scottish Liberal Party politician and writer on architecture. He entered the army as an ensign in the 72nd Foot on 8 January 1806‚ went to the Peninsula in 1808 as aide-de-camp to his uncle‚ General Sir James Leith‚ and served through the war until 1814. He was much employed in gaining intelligence‚ and was present at many of the actions from Corunna to the storming of San Sebastian. Wherever he went he made sketches‚ and in 1831 worked up these materials into two volumes‚ entitled A Narrative of the Peninsular War.

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MacWHIRTER‚ John. 17868

MacWHIRTER‚ John.	17868	A series of nine Autograph Letters Signed‚ to his friend‚ W.B.Lethbridge‚ St James’s Street [wine and cigar merchant]‚ about the private view of his pictures‚ his cigar orders‚ arrangements to meet‚ the framing of his pictures‚ etc. 9 letters‚ 11 pp.‚ with 3 franked envelopes‚ a letter from Katherine MacWhirter and two newspaper cuttings. 1 Abbey Road‚ St. John’s Wood‚ 1885-1887 where dated. John MacWhirter RA (1839-1911)‚ Scottish landscape painter. MacWhirter specialised in romantic landscapes with a great fondness for trees‚ spending much time in the hilly countryside of Perthshire. Initially‚ under the influence of John Everett Millais‚ he experimented with the detailed images of the Pre-Raphaelites‚ but later adopted a more sweeping style.

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NERUDA‚ Wilma. 17891

NERUDA‚ Wilma.	17891	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wilma Hallé’‚ to Mr. Briggs‚ delighted to permit her name to be added to the Jubilee Fund Committee. 1½ pages 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Didsbury‚ 24 December 1907. Wilma Neruda‚ Lady Hallé (1838-1911)‚ Moravian violinist. She married the Swedish musician Ludvig Norman (1831–1885) in Stockholm in 1864 and had a son‚ Ludwig Norman Neruda‚ who became a famous alpinist. Four years later‚ she moved to London with her son. After Norman died in 1885‚ she married the German-English musician Charles Hallé in 1888.

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NEWLAND‚ Abraham. 17883

NEWLAND‚ Abraham.	17883 Ledger entry‚ bearing his signature ‘A.Newland’. Fragment only‚ 2 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Dated in another hand‚ 10 October 1805. Abraham Newland (1730–1807)‚ banking official. He became chief cashier of the Bank of England in 1782. His signature on Bank of England notes became so familiar that they were known as Abraham Newlands.

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NORDEN‚ John‚ topographer. 17881

NORDEN‚ John‚ topographer.	17881	Original manuscript Warrant signed by five members of the Prince of Wales’s Council‚ addressed to the Stewards of Kingswood‚ Wiltshire‚ directing them to permit John Norden (”Surveyor of the Princes Landes”) to view certain specified properties. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ a few tears at horizontal folds‚ a little fragile but complete and of good appearance. Formerly Phillipps Collection 29735‚ sold at Phillips‚ London‚ June 1981. 16 October 1618 Includes the signatures of Sir Richard Smythe (1563-1628). Smythe became a member of Prince Charles’ Council in April 1617‚ and seven months later he was appointed surveyor-general to the prince; Sir Thomas Trevor‚ who In 1619 he was knighted and appointed solicitor to Prince Charles; Sir James Fullerton (1563 – 1631)‚ courtier and politician. John Norden (c. 1547 – 1625) was an English cartographer‚ chorographer and antiquary. He planned (but did not complete) a series of county maps and accompanying county histories of England‚ the Speculum Britanniae. In 1612 he was made surveyor of the royal castles in Kent‚ Surrey‚ Sussex‚ Hampshire‚ Berkshire‚ Dorset‚ Wiltshire‚ Somerset‚ Devon and Cornwall; in 1616 and 1617 he appears surveying the soke of Kirketon in Lindsey‚ as well as various manors and lands belonging to Prince Charles‚ afterwards Charles I. His last works were a survey of Sheriff Hutton manor‚ Yorks‚ in 1624‚ and England‚ an intended guide for English travellers‚ a series of tables to accompany Speed's county maps‚ executed in 1625‚ shortly before his death.

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NORDEN‚ John‚ topographer. 17882

NORDEN‚ John‚ topographer.	17882	Original Petition to the Prince of Wales’s Council and Commissioners of Revenue‚ receipted‚ signed and dated by John Norden‚ claiming payment for surveys carried out in Kent (Malling)‚ Buckinghamshire (Princes Risborough)‚ Oxfordshire (Sutton Courtenay)‚ Hertfordshire (Hitchin‚ Hertford‚ Great Munden)‚ Middlesex (Poplar and Bromely)‚ on 74 days in August to October 1620. Signed by five members of the Prince’s Council. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ dust soiled but sound‚ with the integral blank docketed on verso. Provenance: Phillips‚ London‚ Auction June 1981. 1620. The rare signature of John Norden (1547 – 1625)‚ the English cartographer‚ chorographer and antiquary. He planned (but did not complete) a series of county maps and accompanying county histories of England‚ the Speculum Britanniae. In 1612 he was made surveyor of the royal castles in Kent‚ Surrey‚ Sussex‚ Hampshire‚ Berkshire‚ Dorset‚ Wiltshire‚ Somerset‚ Devon and Cornwall; in 1616 and 1617 he appears surveying the soke of Kirketon in Lindsey‚ as well as various manors and lands belonging to Prince Charles‚ afterwards Charles I. His last works were a survey of Sheriff Hutton manor‚ Yorks‚ in 1624‚ and England‚ an intended guide for English travellers‚ a series of tables to accompany Speed's county maps‚ executed in 1625‚ shortly before his death.

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NORMAN‚ Field Marshal Sir Henry Wylie. 17919

NORMAN‚ Field Marshal Sir Henry Wylie.	17919	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Edwin Arnold‚ sending him the pamphlet containing the address Norman had given to the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science at Brisbane about the West Indies‚ referring too to his own successful circumnavigation of Jamaica in a sixty ton schooner yacht. 3¼ pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ one small filing hole. 85 Onslow Gardens‚ 7 November 1896. Field Marshal Sir Henry Wylie Norman (1826 – 1904) served in the Second Anglo-Sikh War‚ the campaign against the Kohat Pass Afridis‚ the suppression of the Santhal rebellion‚ and the suppression of the Indian Mutiny. He became military member of the Viceroy's Council (in effect Minister for War in India) in 1870‚ in which role he maintained the policy of ensuring that the Indian Army were less well armed than British troops there to deter another mutiny. As a result‚ he became a member of the Council of India; and in his later years he became Governor of Jamaica and then Governor of Queensland.

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NURSEY‚ Claude Lorraine. 17861

NURSEY‚ Claude Lorraine.	17861	A series of nine Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Henry Mogford‚ the exhibition organiser‚ discussing the Crystal Palace Exhibition‚ submissions for other exhibitions‚ asking for the drawings by Maclise and Mulready as soon as possible‚ etc. 9 letters‚ 24 pp. in good condition‚ neatly tipped on to an old album page. Norwich and London‚ 1855-11858. Claude Lorraine Nursey (1820-1973)‚ landscape painter. In 1849 he joined the Belfast School of Design and continued there until about 1855 when he removed to the school at Norwich. While in Belfast he was eminently successful by his zeal and power of organization in the management of the school and in interesting the manufacturers of the city in the subject of industrial art. He finally settled in his native county and was for some time Secretary of the Norwich Fine Arts Association.

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PITT‚ William‚ the Younger. 17900

PITT‚ William‚ the Younger.	17900	An original Autograph Memorandum‚ in the hand of William Pitt‚ for circulation among his Cabinet only‚ about a draft Message to the King‚ in advance of the imminent Budget‚ advising that the considerable funds accruing through the capture of “the Dutch Property” (in the East Indies‚ and at the Cape) “ought to be applied by His Majesty to Public Purposes”. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine clean condition. Written in the third person‚ without signature. Downing Street‚ Sunday‚ December 6th.‚ 5 P.M. [1795]. An urgent policy decision‚ designed to raise money for the war against France‚ entirely in the hand of William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806)‚ England’s youngest Prime Minister‚ in a letter for circulation among his Cabinet‚ five of whom have annotated this letter with their initials and “I see no objection...” In July 1795 Holland joined the French against England. The British took from the Dutch the Cape of Good Hope‚ Ceylon‚ and other possessions in the East Indies. On 5 December 1795 a subscription loan of 18 million pounds was raised to carry on the war. Against this background‚ Pitt writes (in the third person) to his Cabinet on 6 December: “By the accompanying Account which Mr Pitt has received from the King’s Advocate‚ it appears that the Amount of the Dutch Property which will be vested in the Crown is likely to be very considerable‚ and that a large Part of it has been detained under Circumstances which will entitle the Captors to a very small Proportion. The Remainder it is conceived ought to be applied by His Majesty to Public Purposes‚ as in the Case of the French Prizes in the War before last‚ and it would in many respects be very material that this Intention should be announced previous to the Budget tomorrow. With this View Mr Pitt has prepared the draft of a Message on this subject‚ taken in a great measure from the King’s Speeches at the Close of the Session of 1763‚ and the Commencement of that of 1764‚ and proposes‚ if no Objection occurs to it‚ to send it tomorrow morning for His Majesty’s Signature. He has desired these Papers to be circulated as expeditiously as possible.”

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RALSTON‚ W.R.S. 17902

RALSTON‚ W.R.S.	17902 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs.Arthur Lewis‚ explaining that he never arrived at “your festal board”‚ due to his “almost unconquerable shyness”. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. With the original franked envelope. 8 Alfred Place‚ Bedford Square‚ Xmas night 1879. William Ralston Shedden-Ralston (1828–1889)‚ scholar and translator of Russian. He made two or three journeys to Russia‚ formed numerous literary acquaintances there‚ and had a lasting friendship with Turgenev. His shyness “came down upon me when I got into the fog - especially when I saw a carriage drive up to your gates‚ with a vague gleam of radiant beings within. It seemed to me that I should be de trop‚ and I fled howling into the misty night.”

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ROGERS‚ Alexander. 17917

ROGERS‚ Alexander.	17917	Autograph Postcard in Arabic‚ signed ‘A.Rogers’‚ addressed to Sir Edwin Arnold‚ 225 Cromwell Mansions. 3 x 4 inches‚ franked‚ Paddington postmark. 38 Clanricarde Gardens‚ 25 December 1894. Alexander Rogers‚ noted Orientalist‚ author and translator.

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ROWE‚ Thomas‚ and others. 17920

ROWE‚ Thomas‚ and others.	17920	Manuscript certificate signed by Rowe and five others‚ testifying that John Weston‚ Minister of Trinity Minories is “a Loyall person & conformable to the Church of England”‚ in spite of “the complaints against him‚ & the opposition with which he hath been molested”. 1 page 9 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. 4 November 1684. Thomas Rowe (1657–1705)‚ English nonconformist minister‚ significant as the tutor of the next generation of Dissenters‚ particularly in philosophy‚ in one of the first of the dissenting academies. In 1678 he became pastor of the independent church in Holborn and tutor in the academy at Newington Green. He was the first to desert the traditional textbooks‚ introducing his pupils‚ about 1680‚ to what was known as ‘free philosophy’. He was one of the earliest exponents of John Locke. We have yet to identify the other five signatures.

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STANHOPE‚ Philip‚ 5th Earl. 17903

STANHOPE‚ Philip‚ 5th Earl.	17903 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mahon’‚ to Mr. Cookesley‚ flattered by the request for his works for the Eton Boys Library‚ but regretting that he has had to limit the number of gifts of his published works. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. India Board‚ 21 April 1846. Philip Henry Stanhope‚ 5th Earl Stanhope (1805 – 1875)‚ styled Viscount Mahon between 1816 and 1855‚ was a British politician and historian. He held political office under Sir Robert Peel in the 1830s and 1840s. Stanhope became intrigued by the story of the feral child‚ Kaspar Hauser‚ a youth who had appeared in Nuremberg in 1828. Stanhope published Tracts Relating to Caspar Hauser (1836‚ German original 1835).

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VICTORIA CROSS. Lieutenant Frederic Brooks Dugdale‚ Boer War VC. 17909

VICTORIA CROSS. Lieutenant Frederic Brooks Dugdale‚ Boer War VC.	17909	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Frederic’ on the troopship to South Africa‚ to his sister Maudie in England‚ thanking her for the trouble she took for him in town‚ describing the rough seas and the rolling boat which makes it difficult to write. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. R.M.S. Carisbrook Castle‚ undated. Frederic Brooks Dugdale VC (1877-1902). He was 23 years old‚ and a lieutenant in the 5th Lancers (Royal Irish)‚ British Army during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place on 3 March 1901 near Derby‚ South Africa for which he was awarded the VC. On 3rd March‚ 1901‚ Lieutenant Dugdale‚ who was in command of a small outpost near Derby‚ having been ordered to retire‚ his patrol came under a heavy fire at a range of about 250 yards‚ and a Sergeant‚ two men‚ and a horse were hit. Lieutenant Dugdale dismounted and placed one of the wounded men on his own horse; he then caught another horse‚ galloped up to a wounded man and took him up behind him‚ and brought both men safely out of action. He was killed in a horse riding accident whilst riding with the North Cotswold Hunt‚ near Charingworth in Gloucestershire on 13 November 1902. “They say last night was the roughest ever seen in these parts so I’m jolly glad I slept through it and only heard about it at breakfast from poor people that hadn’t slept at all.”

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