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ALBANI GYE‚ Emma‚ known as Madame Albani. 17474

ALBANI GYE‚ Emma‚ known as Madame Albani.	17474 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “Dear Maestro” [Augustus Manns]‚ offering to sing without remuneration‚ praising “your grand orchestra and its capable conductor”‚ but regretting that on the afternoon in question she is to sing “at Austin’s Concert at the Albert Hall.” 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ a little dusty‚ generally good. 16 The Boltons‚ 23 April 1886. Emma Lajeunesse (1852-1930)‚ known as Madame Albani‚ Canadian operatic and oratorio singer; married operatic impresario Ernest Gye in 1878. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907)‚ German conductor‚ cellist and violinist.

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AMHERST‚ Jeffrey‚ 1st Baron‚ Field-Marshal. 17510

AMHERST‚ Jeffrey‚ 1st Baron‚ Field-Marshal.	17510	Letter Signed ‘Amherst’ as Commander-in-Chief‚ to Captain Polson‚ 60th Foot‚ informing him that His Majesty has granted Polson “leave of absence for the recovery of your Health”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ a little dusty‚ with the integral blank leaf docketed by the recipient. Whitehall‚ 18 December 1781. The desirable autograph of General Jeffrey Amherst (1717-97) who commanded the British expedition against the French in Canada in 1758-60. In 1760 he was appointed governor-general of British North America. He had less success against Pontiac in the Indian rebellion which followed‚ and Amherst returned to England in 1763. In 1772 he became commander-in-chief‚ and in 1796 a field-marshal. Captain John Polson‚ 60th Foot‚ commanded the expeditionary force which set out from Jamaica in 1780 for an attack on Nicaragua‚ the expedition in which the 22 year old Horatio Nelson distinguished himself.

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ANGLESEY‚ Henry William Paget‚ 1st Marquis. 17509

ANGLESEY‚ Henry William Paget‚ 1st Marquis.	17509	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Anglesey’‚ stating that he has now received the letter from Lord Raglan regretting that there is no place available for the employment of Wilberforce Bird‚ the list of appointments for Barrack Master “being immeasureably over charged”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Beaudesert‚ 1 February 1853. Lord Anglesey (1768-1854) commanded the British cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo‚ where he lost a leg. Anglesey succeeded Lord Wellesley as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in February 1828.

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BARATEAU‚ Emile. 17519

BARATEAU‚ Emile.	17519	A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed “Monsieur”‚ discussing singing techniques‚ the “demi-charge”‚ and hoping to arrange a meeting. In French. 1 page 7 x 5 inches‚ light toning‚ small filing hole. Saturday‚ 9 October‚ no year given. Emile Barateau (1792-1870)‚ poet and lyricist.

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BUTT‚ Isaac. 17503

BUTT‚ Isaac.	17503	Autograph Letter Signed‚ saying he has written to the Secretary of the Irish Home Rule League asking him to send his correspondent “some publications which I hope you will find useful in preparing for the coming debate on Irish Home Rule.” 1½ pages‚ traces of former mounting along one edge of the second page. House of Commons Library‚ 14 April 1874. Isaac Butt (1813-1879)‚ Irish patriot‚ and probably the inventor of the phrase Home Rule. Butt takes an interest in “the formation of a sound English opinion on this subject.” In 1870‚ Isaac Butt‚ a barrister and former Tory MP‚ founded the Irish Home Government Association. The movement combined a powerful cross section of progressive landowners‚ tenant rights activists‚ and supporters and sympathisers of the failed Fenian uprising of 1867 to create a third way in Irish politics. By 1874‚ styled as the Home Rule League‚ Butt’s nascent party succeeded in gaining the loose allegiance of 59 out of 103 Irish MPs.

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CARMICHAEL‚ Lt. Gen. Hugh Lyle. 17516

CARMICHAEL‚ Lt. Gen. Hugh Lyle.	17516	Original Receipt Signed ‘Hu: Lyle Carmichael’ for an Allowance in lieu of Forage for the first quarter of 1804. 3 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Jamaica‚ 1 April 1804. Lt. General Sir Hugh Lyle Carmichael (1764-1813)‚ 2nd West India Regiment. He was Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces at the Siege of Santo Domingo. He was Lieutenant Governor of Demerara from 1812 until his death the following year. He was a strong proponent of giving native Caribbean troops the same rights as ordinary British soldiers. Towards the end of 1812‚ the United States of America went to war with Britain. In September‚ American warships formed a blockade around Georgetown. Under Carmichael‚ a British force stationed in Georgetown launched a successful attack on the Americans and drove them from Guiana.

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CHRISTIAN VICTOR‚ Prince. 17529

CHRISTIAN VICTOR‚ Prince.	17529	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Christian Victor’‚ to his mother‚ Princess Helena‚ about the arrangements for his leave‚ saying that he is not allowed by the Regiment to have a grey [horse]‚ asking her to explain this to Dr. Taylor [Surgeon-Major General William Taylor]. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ fine. Tournay Barracks‚ Aldershot‚ 2 February 1897. The uncommon autograph of Prince Christian Victor (1867-1900)‚ son of Princess Helena‚ and a favourite grandson of Queen Victoria. He died of enteric fever during the Boer War.

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COMMONWEALTH NAVY. Nicholas Reed‚ Captain of The Sovereign‚ 1652. 17506

COMMONWEALTH NAVY. Nicholas Reed‚ Captain of The Sovereign‚ 1652.	17506	Original document certifying that John Hancroft‚ Boatswain of the ship The Sovereign‚ has served in the Navy “from his minority as a mariner”‚ is “a man without Blemish in his Conversation”‚ and is fit to be a Master Attendant in the State’s Navy. Signed by Nicholas Reed (Captain)‚ Thomas Rabinett (former Boatswain of the Sovereign)‚ Thomas Arkinstall‚ and one other (possibly a member of the Phineas Pett family). 1 page 9 x 8 inches (lower blank section trimmed away)‚ minor blemishes only. 22 February 1652 [1653]. Sovereign of the Seas was a 17th-century warship of the English Navy. She was ordered as a 90-gun first-rate ship of the line‚ but at her launch was armed with 102 bronze guns at the insistence of the King. She was later renamed Sovereign‚ and then Royal Sovereign. The ship was launched on 13 October 1637 and served from 1638 until 1697‚ when a fire burned the ship to the waterline at Chatham.This certificate must have reached General George Monk‚ who wrote to the Admiralty on 20 July 1653 suggesting the appointment of John Hancroft‚ Boatswain of The Sovereign to be Master Attendant at Chatham Dockyard in place of Thomas Rabinett.

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COOTE‚ General Sir Eyre. 17495

COOTE‚ General Sir Eyre.	17495 Autograph Order to Pay £165 to the Honble. Commissioner Boyle‚ signed ‘Eyre Coote’. 9 x 7 inches‚ neatly inlaid‚ in good condition. With a separate small portrait. London‚ 25 June 1813. General Sir Eyre Coote (1762-1823) served in the American War as an ensign in the 37th Foot‚ and carried the colours at the Battle of Brooklyn (1776); he served in most of the campaigns in that war. During the Napoleonic Wars Eyre Coote saw distinguished service in Holland‚ Egypt‚ the Walcheren Expedition. He was also lieutenant governor and commander in chief at Jamaica. Tropical service affected his brain‚ and led to eccentricities of behaviour which culminated in his dismissal from the army in 1816.

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D’URBAN‚ General Sir Benjamin. 17502

D’URBAN‚ General Sir Benjamin.	17502 The second page only of an autograph inventory of “Three other cases of Plate afterwards deposited in the Ordnance Stores upon Sir Benjm. D’Urban’s going to England in 1846.” Signed ‘B.D’Urban’. 8 x 10 inches‚ lower edge torn with loss of a few words. 1846. An uncommon military autograph. Lieutenant-General Sir Benjamin D'Urban (1777-1849)‚ Peninsular War veteran‚ general and colonial administrator‚ known for his frontier policy when he was the Governor of the Cape. He occupied Natal. The name of Durban was given to Port Natal. In January 1847 D’Urban was transferred to the cmmand of the forces in Canada.

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DEVON. Bond for the Payment of First-Fruits‚ Halwill‚ 1763. 17530

DEVON. Bond for the Payment of First-Fruits‚ Halwill‚ 1763.	17530	Bond for the Payment of First-Fruits to the Exchequer by the Rector of Halwill‚ Devon. Signed by Willoughby Stambury and Robert Davis. Vellum‚ 8 x 10 inches‚ light damp staining‚ minor defects‚ of good appearance. 8 March 1763. Offered with two pages of a full typed description and transcript‚ with historical notes. Halwill lies between Okehampton and Holsworthy in the north of the county of Devon. To the right of the signatures‚ where two seals would have been‚ a small strip of parchment has been cut away‚ probably as a formal act of cancellation on the discharge of the bond.

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FINANCE. Clayton & Morris Cheque‚ 1659/60. 17478

FINANCE. Clayton & Morris Cheque‚ 1659/60.	17478	Original Manuscript Cheque‚ drawn on the bank Clayton & Morris‚ opening “Mr. Morris‚ pray pay the bearer ...” £50 to Sir Robert Stone for Nicholas Vanacker‚ the merchant who has signed the cheque. 6 x 8 inches‚ light border where formerly mounted or framed‚ folds‚ in excellent condition‚ docketed‚ Clayton MSS stamp on verso. London‚ 10 March 1659 [1660]. One of the earliest cheques in existence‚ maybe the third oldest known Clayton & Morris scrivener’s cheque. In those years the calendar year began on Lady Day (25 March)‚ so this cheque was issued on 10 March 1660. The first cheque was issued in London on 22 April 1659. It was for £10 and made payable to the bearer by Nicholas Vanacker. It was drawn on the bank of Clayton & Morris. The original cheque was sold for £1‚300 at Sotheby's‚ London in 1976.The other known early cheques are dated 16 February 1659/60 (in the collection of the Royal Bank Of Scotland) and 27 August 1660; and the earliest held by the Bank of England is dated 8 December 1660. All of these were also drawn by Vanacker on his account with Clayton & Morris. They were the leading bankers of the Restoration‚ with offices at Cornhill in the City of London: 'Unlike their contemporary goldsmith–bankers‚ Clayton and Morris never invested in royal moneylending‚ nor did they traffic in foreign exchange. Instead‚ their business was centred in the private market of lending money to landowners. As civil wars and interregnum disrupted credit in the countryside‚ many landowners‚ including royalists in search of money to pay compounding fees‚ turned to London for loans. After 1660 the money market remained centred in the capital‚ and Clayton and Morris seized the opportunity to dominate it. Their unique contribution to banking history was to integrate the mortgage as a form of long-term security for banking loans' (Frank Melton‚ 'Robert Clayton'‚ ODNB).

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FINANCE. Clayton & Morris Cheque‚ 1664. 17479

FINANCE. Clayton & Morris Cheque‚ 1664.	17479	Original Manuscript Cheque‚ drawn on the bank Clayton & Morris‚ opening “Mr. Morris‚ pray pay the bearer ...” Francis Lodwick the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds for Nicholas Vanacker‚ the merchant who has signed the cheque. Endorsed twice on verso‚ first by Francis Lodwick‚ and then by Humphry Thornbery. 5 x 7 inches‚ light border where formerly mounted or framed‚ folds‚ in excellent condition‚ docketed. London‚ 5 September 1664. A very early scrivener’s cheque. The first cheque was issued in London on 22 April 1659. It was for £10 and made payable to the bearer by Nicholas Vanacker. It was drawn on the bank of Clayton & Morris. The original cheque was sold for £1‚300 at Sotheby's‚ London in 1976.The other known early cheques are dated 16 February 1659/60 (in the collection of the Royal Bank Of Scotland) and 27 August 1660; and the earliest held by the Bank of England is dated 8 December 1660. All of these were also drawn by Vanacker on his account with Clayton & Morris. They were the leading bankers of the Restoration‚ with offices at Cornhill in the City of London: 'Unlike their contemporary goldsmith–bankers‚ Clayton and Morris never invested in royal moneylending‚ nor did they traffic in foreign exchange. Instead‚ their business was centred in the private market of lending money to landowners. As civil wars and interregnum disrupted credit in the countryside‚ many landowners‚ including royalists in search of money to pay compounding fees‚ turned to London for loans. After 1660 the money market remained centred in the capital‚ and Clayton and Morris seized the opportunity to dominate it. Their unique contribution to banking history was to integrate the mortgage as a form of long-term security for banking loans' (Frank Melton‚ 'Robert Clayton'‚ ODNB). Nicholas Vanacker held the manor of Eryth in Kent‚ purchased a decade earlier from the Lodwick family. In 1666 the premises of Clayton and Morris were destroyed in the Great Fire of London.

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GARNETT‚ Richard. 17501

GARNETT‚ Richard.	17501 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Barrett‚ about the purchase of his book. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original envelope. British Museum‚ 8 April 1895. Richard Garnett (1835-1906)‚ writer and bibliographer‚ author of verse‚ critical works and biographies (Shelley‚ 1862‚ Carlyle 1883)‚ keeper of printed books at the British Museum (1890-99).

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GEORGE III and the Nabob of Arcot‚ 1797. 17508

GEORGE III and the Nabob of Arcot‚ 1797.	17508 Autograph Letter Signed ‘GR’ by the King‚ discussing the proposed letter to the Nabob of Arcot‚ expressing his concern about the correct form of address within the letter. 8 lines on 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ neatly inlaid. Queens House‚ 3 November 1791‚ 30 minutes past 8 o’clock. A letter entirely in the hand of King George III (reigned 1760-1820). The letter to the Nabob of Arcot “seems very proper but the Clerk who put it inot the Box has omitted sending the words I am to put above the Signature of my name. I have therefore returned it that the omission may be rectified. In letters to the Grand Vizier I remember the terms are Affectionate Friend‚ I suppose therefore that at least but probably with the addition of very must be the custom to a Nabob.” Muhammad Ali Khan Wallajah‚ or Muhammad Ali Khan Walla Jah (7 July 1717 – 13 October 1795)‚ was the Nawab of Arcot in India and an ally of the British East India Company.

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GRATTAN‚ Henry. 17515

GRATTAN‚ Henry.	17515	Autograph Note Signed a fortnight before his death: “I beg to return my very sincere thanks to the worthy people of Liverpool. Henry Grattan‚ May 23 1820.” 4 x 8 inches‚ traces of former mounting. [Liverpool] 23 May 1820. Henry Grattan (1746-1820)‚ the Irish politican and reformer. In May 1820 Grattan crossed from Ireland to London when in poor health to bring forward the Irish question once more. Travelling from Liverpool by canal he arrived in London on 31 May‚ and died in Baker Street on 4 June 1820‚ aged 74.

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GREEN‚ Joseph Henry. 17528

GREEN‚ Joseph Henry.	17528	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Charles Wheatstone‚ the scientist and inventor‚ altering their arrangements to meet. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Hadley‚ undated. Uncommon. Joseph Henry Green (1791 – 1863)‚ English surgeon who became the literary executor of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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HARRINGTON‚ Charles Stanhope‚ 3rd Earl. 17511

HARRINGTON‚ Charles Stanhope‚ 3rd Earl.	17511	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Harrington’‚ to Sir George Yonge‚ Secretary at War‚ setting out the possibilities for the promotion of Brevet Major St. Clair. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ a few minor stains and tear only. Windsor‚ 10 December 1791. Charles Stanhope‚ Earl of Harrington (1753-1829)‚ aide de camp to General Burgoyne in America in 1777‚ brigadier general in Jamaica (1780-1782)‚ Commander in Chief of the Forces in Ireland 1805-1812.

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HAWTHORNE‚ Nathaniel. 17484

HAWTHORNE‚ Nathaniel.	17484	True Stories from History and Biography. Signed by Hawthorne (’N.Hawthorne’) in ink at the end of the Preface. First Edition 3rd impression. BAL 7655. Illustrations‚ 343 pp. 8vo. Blind stamped cloth‚ spine gilt. Prelims foxed. Boston‚ 1851. With the bookplate of Nicholas Frederic Brady (1878-1930).

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INGELOW‚ Jean. 17524

INGELOW‚ Jean.	17524	Autograph Verses beginning “For me this freshness in the morning hours ...”‚ signed ‘Jean Ingelow’. 2 stanzas on 1 page 5 x 4½ inches‚ laid down. Undated. Jean Ingelow (1820-97)‚ poet‚ published several volumes of verse (Poems‚ 1863) and stories for children (Mopsa the Fairy‚ 1869).

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INGELOW‚ Jean. 17525

INGELOW‚ Jean.	17525	Autograph Letter Signed‚ agreeing to the reprinting of her ballad The High Tide. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ lightly toned. Undated. Jean Ingelow (1820-97)‚ poet‚ published several volumes of verse (Poems‚ 1863) and stories for children (Mopsa the Fairy‚ 1869).

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KLEEBERG‚ Clotilde. 17470

KLEEBERG‚ Clotilde.	17470	A good Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Augustus Manns‚ about concert performances at the Crystal Palace and the programme of works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn. In German. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 32 rue des Mathurins [Paris]‚ 18 August 1886. Uncommon. Clotilde Kleeberg-Samuel (1866-1909)‚ French pianist. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907)‚ German conductor‚ cellist and violinist.

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LLOYD‚ Edward. 17476

LLOYD‚ Edward.	17476	A series of three Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Augustus Manns‚ discussing engagements and the songs he wishes to sing at the concerts. 3 letters‚ 7 pp.‚ in good condition‚ a little dusty. Tulse Hill and Hove‚ undated. Edward Lloyd (1845-1927)‚ the most famous tenor of his generation. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907)‚ German conductor‚ cellist and violinist.

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LOCKE‚ William John. 17505

LOCKE‚ William John.	17505 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Sichel”‚ saying he has instructed The Bodley Head to send two copies each of Far Away Stories‚ Jaffery‚ and The Beloved Vagabond’ for Locke to autograph for charity‚ following Sichel’s daughter’s request. 3 pp. 6½ x 5 inches‚ occasional dusty creasing. Piccadilly Hotel‚ 17 July 1916. W.J.Locke (1863-1930)‚ novelist and playwright. The Beloved Vagabond was published in 1906.

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MACGREGOR‚ Sir Charles Metcalfe. 17490

MACGREGOR‚ Sir Charles Metcalfe.	17490	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.M.Macgregor’‚ to “My dear Baker” [Colonel J.D.Baker]‚ about speaking to “Sir Fredk.” [Frederick Roberts] about the comand of the Division‚ explaining that “the Duke [of Cambridge] had made a considerable fuss abt your getting a B[riga]de”‚ assuring Baker of his continuing support. etc. 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ folds‚ minor blemishes. Jellalabad [India]‚undated [probably about 1879]. “Can I do anything for you at Jellalabad?” Probably written duing the Second Afghan War. Major-General Sir Charles Metcalfe MacGregor (1840 – 5 February 1887) was an Anglo-Indian explorer and geographer; also Quartermaster General for the British Army in India‚ the head of the Intelligence Department for the British Indian Army and served under Frederick Roberts in the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The MacGregor Medal is awarded in his honour. Author of Narrative of a journey through the province of Khorassan and on the n.w. frontier of Afghanistan in 1875 (1879); Wanderings in Balochistan (1882); The Defence of India: a strategical study (1884). After the Second Afghan War‚ training of men in intelligence gathering became the responsibility of the Quartermaster General and MacGregor served in this role for the East Indies until 1885.

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MANNS‚ August. 17507

MANNS‚ August.	17507	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edward Croager‚ about the control of ticket distribution. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ folds. Crystal Palace Company‚ 22 June 1898. Sir August Friedrich Manns (1825-1907)‚ German bandmaster‚ became full conductor of the Crystal Palace band in October 1855.

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METHUEN‚ Field Marshal Lord. 17497

METHUEN‚ Field Marshal Lord.	17497	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Arthur Fortescue‚ reminiscing about service in Africa‚ news of former colleagues‚ plans to meet‚ etc. 4 pp. 7 x 5 inches‚ minor blemishes only. Avon Tyrrell‚ Ringwood‚ 24 September 1895. “... there was no one I was fonder of than yourself in S.Africa‚ and no officer gave me more loyal support.” Field Marshal Paul Sanford Methuen‚ 3rd Baron Methuen‚ (1845-1932). Methuen served in the army in the Gold Coast (Ashanti War) and in the Bechuanaland Protectorate. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant General in 1899‚ and fought in the Battle of Magersfontein in the Second Boer War. There he was defeated by the Boers on December 11‚ 1899.

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MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA‚ Louis‚ 1st Earl. 17486

MOUNTBATTEN OF BURMA‚ Louis‚ 1st Earl.	17486	Typed Letter Signed “yours ever‚ Mountbatten of Burma”‚ to Professor Franklyn Johnson‚ about the distribution of complimentary copies of Johnson’s book‚ Defence By Ministry‚ to military colleges and schools‚ saying “We must not forget the various Canadian Colleges as so far at that goes‚ Australia and New Zealand as well as India.” 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in very good condition. Broadlands‚ Romsey‚ Hampshire‚ 8 February 1979. Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979)‚ Commander in Chief in South East Asia‚ Viceroy of India‚ First Sea Lord‚ later Chief of the Defence Staff. Professor Franklyn Johnson was an American expert on British defence organisation‚ author of Defence By Ministry‚ for which Mountbatten wrote a foreword.

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NERUDA‚ Wilma. 17523

NERUDA‚ Wilma.	17523	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wilma Norman Neruda’‚ addressed “Sir Julius”‚ evidently making arrangements for a performance‚ mentioning the sum of 25 Guineas. In German. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 3 Burwood Place‚ Hyde Park‚ undated. 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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OUTRAM‚ Major-General Sir James. 17494

OUTRAM‚ Major-General Sir James.	17494 Autograph Note Signed ‘J.Outram’‚ to “My dear Mackenzie”‚ agreeing to meet on Monday‚ adding Christmas and New year wishes‚ with a second signature beneath. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Undated [Calcutta 1858 added in another hand]. Uncommon. Major-General Sir James Outram (1803-1863)‚ officer in the East India Company‚ fought in the First Afghan War‚ the Anglo-Persian War and the Indian Mutiny. On 19 March 1858 Outram and Campbell captured Lucknow. As a member of the Governor-General’s council‚ Outram turned his attention to the reorganization of the Indian Army.

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PATEY‚ Janet. 17471

PATEY‚ Janet.	17471	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Augustus Manns‚ agreeing the time for a rehearsal at the [Crystal] Palace. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches Blindley Heath‚ Surrey‚ 19 June 1889. Janet Monach Patey (1842 – 1894)‚ English concert and oratorio contralto. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907)‚ German conductor‚ cellist and violinist.

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PENINSULAR WAR. Henry Dutton‚ Private‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ deserter. 17469

PENINSULAR WAR. Henry Dutton‚ Private‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ deserter.	17469	Autograph Letter Signed‚ while in detention on HMS Dido‚ to Richard Richardson‚ Capenhurst‚ near Chester‚ lamenting his plight‚ referring to the distress suffered by the Army in Portugal‚ appealing for funds at this critical moment in his life. 3 pp. 10 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ Cowes straight line postal marking HM Ship Dido‚ Isle of Wight‚ 8 August 1811. A recent discovery‚ worthy of more research. In the General Orders it is recorded that at a General Court Martial at Lisbon on 15 January 1811‚ Henry Dutton‚ Private in the 14th Light Dragoons‚ was charged with desertion on or about 26th May 1810. The Court declared Dutton to be guilty‚ and he was sentenced “to be transported as a felon for the space of seven years‚ and at the expiration of such term of years‚ to be at the disposal of His Majesty for service as a soldier in any of His Majesty’s forces at home or abroad for life ...” This meant transportation to New South Wales‚ and then to serve as a soldier in the corps stationed in that colony. In a well written letter‚ Dutton reminds his friend of “those happy times which did once exist under your hospitable roof”‚ and begs “in an Hour of distress‚ a temporary aid of pecuniary matters ...”‚ referring to the loss of his clothes‚ and urging “that this application is by no intention an Introduction to a second call upon your generosity‚ but urged at a moment of real distress‚ and upon the eve of leaving this Country again for a foreign station.” He adds in a postscript that “we expect to leave this in about Ten days.” Whether Dutton served his sentence‚ or served as a soldier again‚ we have not yet discovered. 250PENINSULAR WAR. Henry Dutton‚ Private‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ deserter. 17469 Autograph Letter Signed‚ while in detention on HMS Dido‚ to Richard Richardson‚ Capenhurst‚ near Chester‚ lamenting his plight‚ referring to the distress suffered by the Army in Portugal‚ appealing for funds at this critical moment in his life. 3 pp. 10 x 7 inches‚ in fine condition‚ Cowes straight line postal marking HM Ship Dido‚ Isle of Wight‚ 8 August 1811. A recent discovery‚ worthy of more research. In the General Orders it is recorded that at a General Court Martial at Lisbon on 15 January 1811‚ Henry Dutton‚ Private in the 14th Light Dragoons‚ was charged with desertion on or about 26th May 1810. The Court declared Dutton to be guilty‚ and he was sentenced “to be transported as a felon for the space of seven years‚ and at the expiration of such term of years‚ to be at the disposal of His Majesty for service as a soldier in any of His Majesty’s forces at home or abroad for life ...” This meant transportation to New South Wales‚ and then to serve as a soldier in the corps stationed in that colony. In a well written letter‚ Dutton reminds his friend of “those happy times which did once exist under your hospitable roof”‚ and begs “in an Hour of distress‚ a temporary aid of pecuniary matters ...”‚ referring to the loss of his clothes‚ and urging “that this application is by no intention an Introduction to a second call upon your generosity‚ but urged at a moment of real distress‚ and upon the eve of leaving this Country again for a foreign station.” He adds in a postscript that “we expect to leave this in about Ten days.” Whether Dutton served his sentence‚ or served as a soldier again‚ we have not yet discovered.

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PINKERTON‚ John. 17480

PINKERTON‚ John.	17480	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Pinkerton’‚ to “Monsieur General”‚ thanking him for his letter and making arrangements to meet. In French. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ lightly toned. [Paris] Vendredi‚ 3 Ventose XIII [22 February 1805]. John Pinkerton (1758 – 1826)‚ Scottish antiquarian‚ cartographer‚ author‚ ballad forger‚ numismatist‚ historian‚ and early advocate of Germanic racial supremacy theory. His other works included Recollections of Paris in the Years 1802–5 (1806); a very useful General Collection of Voyages and Travels (1808–1814); a New Modern Atlas (1808–1819); and his Petralogy (1811). Pinkerton was a celebrated master of the Edinburgh school of cartography which lasted from roughly 1800 to 1830. Pinkerton‚ along with John Thomson & Co. and John Cary‚ redefined cartography by exchanging the elaborate cartouches and fantastical beasts used in the 18th century for more accurate detail. Pinkerton's main work was the "Pinkerton's Modern Atlas" published from 1808 through 1815 with an American version by Dobson & Co. in 1818. Pinkerton maps are today greatly valued for their quality‚ size‚ colouration‚ and detail.

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SAINTON‚ Prosper. 17475

SAINTON‚ Prosper.	17475	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Augustus Manns‚ sending his notes‚ which Manns might have to send on to Sir George Grove. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Bayswater‚ 3 April 1887. Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton (1813 -1890)‚ French violinist. In 1844 he made his first appearance in England‚ at a Philharmonic concert directed by Mendelssohn. Settling in London‚ he was in 1845 appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Music. From 1848 to 1855 he was leader of the Queen's Band‚ and in 1862 he conducted the music at the opening of the International Exhibition. In 1860‚ he married the famous contralto singer‚ Miss Charlotte Dolby. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907)‚ German conductor‚ cellist and violinist.

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Sarawak. CRESPIGNY‚ Claude Champion de. 17521

Sarawak. CRESPIGNY‚ Claude Champion de.	17521 Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.C. de Crespigny’‚ telling his correspondent that Crespigny leaves London tonight‚ asking him “to influence Mr. Templar to order me a free passage from Singapore to Sarawak in his steamer”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ embossed crest‚ in good condition. 8 Connaught Place‚ undated. Claude Augustus Champion de Crespigny (1829-1884) became Resident of Baram [Baram River‚ Sarawak]. He was the first to record the presence of oil in Sarawak. The entry in his diary‚ dated 31st July 1882‚ refers to oil discovered in some 18 wells dug by hand by the local inhabitants.

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SPENCER‚ Herbert. 17487

SPENCER‚ Herbert.	17487	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Herbert Spencer’‚ to “Dear Madam” (in Paris)‚ thanking her for the review‚ referring her to a section in his Principles of Sociology‚ Volume 1‚ for an answer to her question‚ explaining the inference of these passages for the future of “the inferior races”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ minor marginal tears only‚ centre fold neatly repaired‚ in good condition. 38 Queen’s Gardens‚ Bayswater‚ 24 November 1880. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)‚ philosopher‚ expresses one of the tenets of Social Darwinism. “It is to be inferred‚ I think‚ from the passages you will find there‚ that except where they inhabit regions that are not available for superior races‚ the inferior races will disappear. Mostly‚ I conceive that they have come to the limits which their special types can reach‚ and it is but few cases that they retain the possibility of being moulded into a higher type. Certainly I see no chance that those races which have been left behind in the course of civilization will ever be able to make up their arrears in presence of the difficulties which the advance of the civilized races puts in their way.”

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THAYER‚ James Bradley. 17526

THAYER‚ James Bradley.	17526 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Bacon‚ sending a notice in the Saturday Review about the Royal Academy in London‚ which “will interest a good many friends of Simmons’s in our neighbourhood”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ minor blemishes. 18 June 1889. James Bradley Thayer (1831 – 1902)‚ American legal writer and educationist. Probably concerning Edward Simmons (1852-1931)‚ born at Concord‚ Mass‚. mural painter who exhibited at the 1889 Royal Academy.

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TREBELLI‚ Zelia. 17472

TREBELLI‚ Zelia.	17472 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Augustus Manns‚ saying she is just back from the continent and ready to make plans for future engagements. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 37 Abbey Road [London] N.W.‚ undated. Zelia Trebelli (1838-1892)‚ the French operatic singer. She travelled to the USA in 1878 and again in 1884. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907)‚ German conductor‚ cellist and violinist.

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URUGUAY AND BRAZIL. 17483

URUGUAY AND BRAZIL.	17483 Correspondence respecting Hostilities in the River Plate‚ &c. Parts I‚ II and III. Presented to the House of Lords by Command of Her Majesty. 1865. 119‚ 33‚ 38 pp. in one volume‚ disbound. In good condition. Harrison and Sons‚ London [1865]. Letters between the British representatives in Monte Video etc. and the Admiralty and the Foreign Office‚ with translations of letters emanating from Buenos Ayres‚ regarding hostilities‚ diplomatic efforts‚ foreign vessels in the River Plate‚ and much else.

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WATERLOO. Lt. William Havelock‚ 43rd Foot‚ aide-de-camp to Count Alten. 17496

WATERLOO. Lt. William Havelock‚ 43rd Foot‚ aide-de-camp to Count Alten.	17496	Autograph Signature ‘W.Havelock’ as Lt. Colonel‚ 14th Light Dragoons‚ cut from a military letter or document. 1 x 3 inches‚ laid down on part album page. Dated in pencil 1845. Rare. Lieutenant-Colonel William Havelock (1793-1848). He carried one of the colours of the 43rd at the passage of the Coa River in 1810‚ and was present in all the subsequent actions in which the light division was engaged to the end of the Peninsular War‚ spending time as aide-de-camp to Major-general Charles‚ Baron Alten. Havelock was Alten's aide-de-camp at the battle of Waterloo and at the occupation of Paris. He became major 4th Light Dragoons in 1830‚ and exchanging into the 14th light dragoons‚ became lieutenant-colonel of that regiment in 1841. He commanded it in the field under Sir Charles Napier‚ and with the Bombay troops sent to reinforce Lord Gough's army during the Second Anglo-Sikh War. He fell mortally wounded at the head of his regiment in a charge on the Sikhs at the battle of Ramnagar‚ on the banks of the River Chenab‚ on 22 November 1848. Heavily wounded‚ after eleven of his troopers had been killed beside him‚ he was left for dead on the field.

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WHEATLEY‚ John. 17493

WHEATLEY‚ John.	17493	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear General”‚ about a dispute with Huskisson‚ referring to “my system”‚ discussing the value of the pound‚ hoping to have a conversation about Wheatley’s own pamphlet‚ thanking him for sending letters in the government bag. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. George’s Halfway House‚ Saturday [August 1828]. Rare. “I think I secure the good will of government by my bringing my guns to bear upon Huskisson.” John Wheatley (1772-1830)‚ political economist. Wheatley linked the the supply of money strictly to inflation and denied monetary expansion had any stimulative effects on industry. Wheatley blamed the turn-of-the-century inflation on the excessive issue of banknotes by Bank of England. Wheatley is sometimes identified for developing the idea of an "optimum" quantity of money. He is also credited for recognizing the international equalization of goods prices through trade and an early form of purchasing power parity theory.Wheatley's principal treatise‚ the Remarks on Currency and Commerce‚ was published in 1803. His ideas were expanded in his later Essay (published in two volumes‚ the first in 1807‚ the second in 1822). He also wrote A Letter to the Duke of Devonshire on the State of Ireland and the general effects of Colonization‚ 1824.

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