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ARNOLD‚ Edwin Lester. 17781

ARNOLD‚ Edwin Lester.	17781	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the literary agent‚ W.M.Colles‚ thanking him for placing ‘A Dreadful Journey’ with the Pall Mall Magazine‚ pleased that it will be illustrated. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ some soiling‚ filing annotation‚ a few blemishes. 8 Cavendish Place‚ Clapham Common‚ 28 February 1893. Edwin Lester Arnold (1857-1935)‚ author‚ became a journalist in 1883‚ and published his first books A Holiday In Scandinavia (1877) and Bird Life In England (1887) before writing his first novel The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician. Arnold's Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation is considered important to 20th century science fiction literature‚ in that it may have inspired the Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom series‚ which was written six years later. Indeed‚ both Gullivar and Burroughs's character John Carter‚ first seen in A Princess of Mars (1917)‚ are Southern United States soldiers who arrive on Mars and have numerous adventures‚ including falling in love with a Martian princess.

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AUGUSTUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Sussex. 17758

AUGUSTUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Sussex.	17758	Letter Signed as Colonel of the Loyal North Britons Volunteer Infantry‚ to George Shee‚ Agent General‚ informing him of a payment to Captain James Hamilton. 1 page 10 x 7 inches‚ minor blemishes‚ trimmed at head. 25 September 1811. Augustus Frederick‚ Duke of Sussex (1773-1843)‚ sixth son of King George III.

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BENEDEK‚ Ludwig von‚ General. 17771

BENEDEK‚ Ludwig von‚ General.	17771	Original bold autograph‚ given “pour souvenir” to the reporter William Howard Russell a few days after the Battle of Königrätz 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ neatly tipped on to a 2 page letter (21 July 1866) explaining the circumstances of the autograph. 13 July 1866. Ludwig von Benedek (1804-1881)‚ Austrian general best known for commanding the imperial army in 1866 in the Battle of Königrätz against the Prussian Army.

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BOWERBANK‚ James Scott. 17788

BOWERBANK‚ James Scott.	17788 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Dobie‚ thanking him for his papers on Grantia [sponges] 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ traces of mounting‚ light creases. 3 Highbury Green‚ 13 May 1852. James Scott Bowerbank (1797-1877)‚ naturalist and paleontologist‚ one of the founders of the London Clay Club (1836)‚ an organisation for the study of the fossils of the Tertiary period.

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BROWNE‚ Mary Ann 17783

BROWNE‚ Mary Ann	17783	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas MacKinlay‚ returning proofs‚ sundry mistakes now corrected‚ sending the volume she mentioned‚ confirming that there is no chance of inserting the prose story‚ but reluctantly agreeing to write a Preface for the book she returns‚ discussing publication‚ etc. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Stanley Crescent‚ Liverpool‚ 4 September 1831. Uncommon. Mary Ann Browne (afterwards Gray) (1812-1844) published her first volume of poems at the age of fifteen and went on to have a successful career as a writer of both prose and verse‚ publishing frequently in the literary annuals. In 1842 she was married to Mr. James Gray‚ a nephew of James Hogg; she died in Cork in 1844. “Do not make any apologies about the matter ...do you think I know nothing of the torments of an Editorship? And do you think me unreasonable‚ woman though I am‚ to be angry about a thing of so little consequence‚ and which moreover you could not help? I am not especially clever at Preface writing but if you want me for the accompanying volume I must try and do my best.”

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BURGOYNE‚ General Sir John Fox. 17797

BURGOYNE‚ General Sir John Fox.	17797	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Haliday‚ hoping to acquire “about a dozen Childrens Hoops of the French pattern ...far better than the English Hoops”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ one paperclip mark‚ otherwise good. Office of Public Works‚ 17 June 1843. General Sir John Fox Burgoyne (1782-1871). For his services during the Peninsular War‚ Burgoyne received the Army Gold Cross‚ with one clasp‚ for Badajoz‚ Salamanca‚ Vitoria‚ San Sebastian‚ and the Nive‚ and the Military General Service Medal with three clasps for Busaco‚ Ciudad Rodrigo‚ and Nivelle. In the War of 1812‚ he fought under General Pakenham as a Lieutenant Colonel and participated in the Battle of New Orleans. During the Irish Potato Famine‚ he led the efforts to provide relief from mass starvation. Before the outbreak of the Crimean War‚ he went to Constantinople to assist in its fortification and that of the Dardanelles. During the siege of Sevastopol‚ he arranged for the bombardment of Malakoff. His statue is in Waterloo Place.

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CAMPBELL‚ John‚ Duke of Argyll and Duke of Greenwich. 17766

CAMPBELL‚ John‚ Duke of Argyll and Duke of Greenwich.	17766 Manuscript Note Signed ‘Argyll & Greenwich’‚ empowering James Cockburn to accept‚ on the Duke’s behalf‚ “One Thousand pounds fourth Sea Stock‚ transferred to my Acct. in the South Sea Company’s Books”. 3 x 7 inches‚ tipped on to part of an old album page. 25 April 1732. John Campbell‚ 2nd Duke of Argyll and Duke of Greenwich (1678-1743)‚ soldier and politician‚ played a key role in negotiating the Union (1705) and was commander in chief in Spain in 1711. In 1712 he commanded the army in Scotland‚ and reluctantly suppressed the Jacobite uprising in 1715. He led the government army against the Jacobites led by the Earl of Mar at the Battle of Sheriffmuir.

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CARPENTER‚ William Benjamin. 17756

CARPENTER‚ William Benjamin.	17756	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Colonel Manby‚ referring to Carpenter’s own book‚ Principles of Mental Physiology‚ of which a new edition is about to be published. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 56 Regents Park Road‚ 13 July 1876. William Benjamin Carpenter (1813-1885)‚ naturalist‚ author of many works on zoology‚ geology and botany‚ accepted Darwin’s views with some reserve‚ insisting that natural selection leaves untouched the evidence of design in creation. His works included The Principles of General and Comparative Physiology (1838)‚ The Principles of Human Physiology (1842)‚ and a Popular Cyclopaedia of Natural Science (3 vols.‚ 1841–3). He took an active part in many expeditions to study marine zoology.

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COBBETT‚ William. 17782

COBBETT‚ William.	17782 Bill of Exchange‚ written and signed by William Cobbett‚ agreeing to pay Mr. Richard Smith £49.1s. “three months after date”. 3 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ impressed Treasury stamp‚ filing hole‚ lightly mounted on part of an old album page. Botley‚ 23 December 1805. William Cobbett (1762-1835)‚ politician‚ and the leading journalist in the movement for parliamentary reform.

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COLVIN‚ John. 17800

COLVIN‚ John.	17800	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Colvin’‚ to John Forbes Royle‚ about Falconer’s discovery of fossils East of the Ganges “similar to those we have West of the Jumna”‚ discussing what this can mean‚ hoping that Royle can display some of his fossil specimens‚ etc. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ light traces of mounting Oriental [Club]‚ undated [1840s]. Lieutenant-Colonel John Colvin (1794 –1871)‚ engineer who served the East India Company in India‚ and who is mainly remembered for his role in constructing canals in northern India. Colvin became interested in the fossils found in the Siwalik Hills and gave several large donations to the Asiatic Society of Bengal's museum‚ as well as specimens to museums in Britain. “I am going to Oxford on Thursday at Daylight. Will you give me an Introduction to Dr. Buckland whose Collection I should much wish to see.”

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ELGIN‚ Thomas Bruce‚ 7th Earl. 17790

ELGIN‚ Thomas Bruce‚ 7th Earl.	17790	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to John Murray‚ the publisher‚ drawing his attention to “a gross error in the Note‚ p. 13 of the Postscript” [Postscript to a Letter to the Editor of the Edinburgh Review. Printed for J. Murray‚ London‚ 1816]. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ light fading down centre fold (where filed by the publisher)‚ otherwise good‚ docketed on verso. Gloucester Place‚ 29 January 1816. Uncommon. Thomas Bruce‚ 7th Earl of Elgin (1766-1841)‚ diplomat and art connoisseur. As Ambassador to the Porte (1799-1803) he arranged for the transport of the Parthenon sculptures to England. The Elgin Marbles were purchased for the nation in 1816. “Lord Elgin wishes to point out to Mr. Murray‚ That there is a gross error in the Note‚ p. 13 of the Postscript. After the figure 412‚ there should be a stop - and the word: There be the beginning of a sentence. Lord E would be glad that Mr. Murray made the correction in the Copies he may distribute.”

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GIBBONS‚ Thomas. 17774

GIBBONS‚ Thomas.	17774	Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing the large collection of letters he has accumulated‚ including those representing “many famous people of all sorts I have met and known in different parts of the world during nearly twenty years of a travelling life”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ occasional light soiling. With a one page prospectus for Boxing The Compass: Memories and Gleanings of Travel. By Thomas Gibbons. Hull‚ 18 May 1881. Uncommon. Thomas Gibbons‚ at one point resident in Shanghai‚ author of Boxing the Compass‚ The American Expedition to Corea‚ The Way to Ichang‚ etc.

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GLADSTONE‚ Catherine. 17796

GLADSTONE‚ Catherine.	17796	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cath Gladstone’‚ to William Bowman‚ the ophthalmologist‚ asking him to examine the inflamed eye of the bearer‚ “an excellent servant”‚ mentioning that Gladstone is well‚ with other news. 4 pp. 5 x 4 inches‚ black borders‚ with the envelope also signed‚ inscribed “To be opened & acted upon”. 4 Carlton Gardens‚ undated. Catherine Glynne Gladstone‚ née Catherine Glynne (1812 – 1900)‚ wife of the Prime Minister.

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HAIG‚ Douglas‚ Field Marshal. 17785

HAIG‚ Douglas‚ Field Marshal.	17785	Original signature ‘D.Haig’‚ taken from the end of a letter signed as Field Marshal‚ Commanding-in-Chief‚ British Armies in France. 1 x 3 inches‚ laid down‚ in good condition. Undated. Douglas Haig (1861-1928)‚ field marshal and commander in chief during the First World War.

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JELF‚ Richard William. 17772

JELF‚ Richard William.	17772	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.H.Ince‚ sending him an autograph of the Poet Wordsworth‚ explaining that he has been unable to obtain the Queen Dowager’s autograph. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Christ Church Oxford‚ 6 July 1847. Evidence of the early phase of the craze for autograph collecting. Richard William Jelf (1798-1871) was the fourth Principal of King's College London. He was educated at Eton College and Christ Church‚ Oxford‚ and was subsequently made a Fellow of Oriel College‚ Oxford. He served as canon of Christ Church‚ Oxford‚ and Principal of King's College London from 1844 to 1868. The Jelf medal was established at King's College London in his memory. He took an impartial stance over the Oxford Movement.

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JESSE‚ Edward. 17799

JESSE‚ Edward.	17799	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Friend”‚ saying he has ordered that his “Portrait” [probably a photograph] be sent to his correspondent‚ adding that “we found our Cottage in nice order. I am pretty well‚ thanks to you.” 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. East Sheen‚ Mortlake‚ Surrey‚ 7 February 1857. Edward Jesse (1780-1868)‚ writer on natural history. Besides contributions to the Gentleman's Magazine‚ Bentley's Miscellany‚ Once a Week‚ and The Times‚ Jesse wrote a number of works describing the countryside around Hampton Court‚ Windsor‚ and Eton. His interests in natural history and angling are reflected in his An Angler's Rambles (1836) and Anecdotes of Dogs (1846).

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KENYON‚ John. 17770

KENYON‚ John.	17770	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Hassell‚ thanking her for her kind appreciation of his verses‚ and‚ following Miss Hassell’s request‚ incorporating in this letter the entire 40 line autograph poem (also signed) entitled “To Miss Mary Anning of Lyme” [later published in Kenyon’s Poems‚ 1838]. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. 4 Harley Place‚ London‚ 11 June 1837. John Kenyon (1784-1856)‚ poet and philanthropist‚ friend of Coleridge‚ the Brownings‚ and other early nineteenth century literary figures. Kenyon first introduced Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett. Mary Anning (d.1847) of Lyme Regis was a pioneer in British Palaeontology. “Even poets shall by thee set store‚ For wonders feed the poets’ wish; And is their mermaid wondrous more Than thy half-lizard and half-fish? And therefore ‘tis that all the time Yon shark’s head Thou art measuring-spanning. I only weave this uncouth rhyme In honest praise of Mary Anning.” Against the shark’s head line Kenyon has placed an asterisk with the comment beneath: “We had found one - a rare specimen - during the morning.”

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KLEIN‚ Emanuel Edward. 17793

KLEIN‚ Emanuel Edward.	17793	Autograph Letter Signed ‘E.Klein’‚ to “Dear Starling”‚ asking him to introduce Dr. von Rekowski to the physiological meeting this afternoon. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Saint Bartholomew’s Hospital and College [London]‚ undated. Uncommon. Emanuel Edward Klein (1844-1925)‚ the father of British microbiology. Klein was born in Croatia and educated in Austria before settling in Britain. He is known as the father of British microbiology‚ but most of his work in microbiology and bacteriology was overshadowed during his life by his use of and outspoken support for animal vivisection in physiological and medical experiments. The press coverage during the anti-vivisection case made Klein widely infamous. Several novels of the period were inspired by the case including Paul Faber‚ Surgeon (1878) by George MacDonald; The Professor's Wife (1881) by Leonard Graham and Heart and Science (1883) by Wilkie Collins. These novels included a scientist as a key character‚ modelled after Klein and juxtaposed with a range of negative traits and ethnic stereotypes.

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LESLIE MELVILLE‚ William‚ The Hon. 17755

LESLIE MELVILLE‚ William‚ The Hon.	17755	Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing the vacancies “among the present establishment of Scotch Chaplains in India”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ folds. Tunbridge Wells‚ 28 July 1834. William Leslie Melville‚ Bengal Civil Service‚ author of Remarks on the War in Afghanistan (1842).

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NETHERCLIFT‚ Joseph. 17775

NETHERCLIFT‚ Joseph.	17775	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Netherclift’‚ to J.G.Nichols‚ discussing at some length the legalities and copyright issues of reproducing “the queen’s writing” for his correspondent’s magazine‚ insisting he has royal permission‚ suggesting terms for publication. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ with address leaf‚ minor blemishes only. 16 February 1838. Uncommon. Joseph Netherclift (1792 - 1863) was an English composer and lithographer. He was awarded a medal in 1829 for his method of lithography. He made lithographic facsimiles of historical documents for publication‚ responding to the new craze for collecting autographs and manuscripts.

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NORTON‚ Caroline. 17805

NORTON‚ Caroline.	17805 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Caroline Norton’‚ to Mr. Doyle‚ explaining why she has failed to pack and send away “the Sybilline book”‚ and commenting on “the letter to Hogarth”. 3 pp. 4 x 3 inches‚ decorated edges‚ paper loss at centre fold (clear of the text). Undated. Caroline Norton (1808-77)‚ Irish poet and novelist. “Do you not think the letter to Hogarth might be available still as suggestive of a series of drawings of the way the hours are passed on the Sabbath‚ here‚ where Sir A.Agnew vainly attempted to establish as a religious fact‚ the rule of do nothing at all?”

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ORMEROD‚ Eleanor Anne. 17780

ORMEROD‚ Eleanor Anne.	17780	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Shuttleworth‚ explaining that the attack on her beans was more likely to be caused by fungus rather than “from insect injury”‚ suggesting she send a specimen to the editor of any good agricultural journal. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Torrington House‚ St. Albans‚ 11 May 1898. Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1828 – 1901)‚ entomologist‚ a daughter of George Ormerod‚ F.R.S.‚ author of The History of Cheshire. In 1877 she published a pamphlet‚ Notes for Observations on Injurious Insects‚ which was distributed to interested persons‚ who in turn sent in the results of their researches‚ resulting in a series of Annual Series of Reports on Injurious Insects and Farm Pests. In 1881 Ormerod published a special report on the turnip-fly‚ and in 1882 was appointed consulting entomologist to the Royal Agricultural Society‚ a post she held until 1892. For several years she was lecturer on scientific entomology at the Royal Agricultural College‚ Cirencester.

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PASSPORT. Original French Passport‚ 1844. 17809

PASSPORT. Original French Passport‚ 1844.	17809	Original French Passport for Pierre Boutigny‚ professor of chemistry and pharmacist‚ extended to accommodate his many journeys to the Italian States and to London‚ numerous stamps. About 16 x 12 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition‚ decorated borders. France‚ 1844 Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (1798-1884)‚ professor of chemistry‚ author of Etudes sur les corps à la l’état sphéroidal‚ etc. The passport has been signed by him‚ beneath the record of his physical appearance.

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PEEL‚ Lieutenant-General Jonathan. 17792

PEEL‚ Lieutenant-General Jonathan.	17792	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Benjamin Hawes‚ about the successful “introduction of the Armstrong Gun into the Service”‚ praising Sir Benjamin for his “assistance in overcoming all the difficulties raised by‚ I will not say prejudice‚ but old ideas ...” 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ light staining to final page‚ otherwise good. Marble Hall‚ Twickenham‚ 6 November 1860. Lieutenant-General Jonathan Peel (1799-1879)‚ younger brother of the Prime Minister. He served under his brother as Surveyor-General of the Ordnance from 1841–46 and was Secretary of State for War (with a seat in the cabinet) under the Earl of Derby between 1858 and 1859 and 1866 and 1867. In the latter office he was considered competent and successful and became very popular. However‚ he resigned in March 1867 in protest against the proposed electoral reforms. He had been admitted to the Privy Council in 1858.

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PORTER‚ Jane. 17769

PORTER‚ Jane.	17769 Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Porter’‚ to Mr. Cockle‚ sending autographs (”the Names”) and autograph letters for his collection. 1 page 8 x 8 inches‚ trimmed at head‚ laid down on an old album page. London‚ 20 July‚ no year given. Jane Porter (1776-1850)‚ novelist‚ author of The Scottish Chiefs (1810). “I send you a Whole L[ette]r of Capt. Sherer - another treasure.”

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SANDWICH‚ Edward Montagu‚ 1st Earl and Admiral. 17803

SANDWICH‚ Edward Montagu‚ 1st Earl and Admiral.	17803 Letter Signed ‘Sandwich’‚ written on board HMS Prince‚ addressed to the Navy Office in London‚ recommending necessary repairs to The Constant John‚ Captain James Blake‚ while providing water for the fleet going to Norway‚ the hull and masts having been damaged in an engagement with a privateer. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in a clean but fragmentary state with loss of marginal blank areas‚ but the whole well conserved and laid down‚ with the remains also of the integral address leaf. Prince in Southwold Bay [Solebay]‚ 29 August 1665. An uncommon signature. Edward Montagu‚ 1st Earl of Sandwich (1625-1672‚ killed at the Battle of Solebay)‚ admiral who fought in the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars. In the Second Anglo-Dutch War of 1665 to 1667 he fought at the Battle of Lowestoft‚ an English victory‚ but suffered defeat at the Battle of Bergen at the beginning of August. This letter was written soon after Sandwich’s return to Solebay. After refitting‚ he put to sea again on the 30 August‚ and on 3/4 September captured some valuable Dutch East Indiamen as prizes.

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SCRIVEN‚ Edward. 17779

SCRIVEN‚ Edward.	17779	Autograph Letter Signed‚ writing to thank his correspondent and “to satisfy your mind’s anxiety about the plate” which is now in an advanced state and will be ready in a day or two. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. 46 Clarendon Square‚ Tuesday morning‚ undated. Edward Scriven (1775 – 1841)‚ English engraver of portraits‚ in the stipple and chalk manner. Scriven was the pre-eminent engraver of his generation‚ with 206 portraits ascribed to him by the National Portrait Gallery. Scriven worked mainly for the publishers of expensively illustrated books and serials‚ such as the British Gallery of Portraits‚ (1809–17); Ancient Marbles in the British Museum (1814) ; Henry Tresham and William Young Ottley's British Gallery‚ 1818; Edmund Lodge's Portraits of Illustrious Persons‚ 1821–34; Thomas Frognall Dibdin's Ædes Althorpianæ‚ 1822; William Jerdan's National Portrait Gallery‚ 1830–4; and Anna Jameson's Beauties of the Court of Charles II‚ 1833.

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SPRAGUE‚ William Buell. 17768

SPRAGUE‚ William Buell.	17768 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev. Dr. Raffles in Liverpool‚ sending a parcel of pamphlets for his collection‚ asking for the autographs of Canning and Brougham - and for some of Raffles’s own sermons. A very good one page example‚ 10 x 8 inches‚ with address leaf‚ neatly tipped on to an old album page. West Springfield‚ Massachusetts‚ 15 June 1828. William Buell Sprague (1795-1876)‚ American Congregational clergyman‚ autograph collector and biographer. Sprague was also a collector of historical documents and pamphlets and became the first person ever to gather a complete set of the autographs of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence.

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STUART‚ Henry Benedict‚ Cardinal. 17804

STUART‚ Henry Benedict‚ Cardinal.	17804	Letter Signed “Votre bon Ami‚ Henry Cardinal”‚ to Monsieur Honorati in Paris‚ thanking him for his kindness and devotion in sending a note of congratulation on Henry Benedict’s promotion to cardinal. In French. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good clean condition‚ slight paper loss lower left corner‚ with the integral blank leaf. Rome‚ 16 August 1747. Uncommon. Henry Benedict Stuart (1725-1807)‚ Cardinal‚ as well as the fourth and final Jacobite heir to publicly claim the thrones of England‚ Scotland‚ and Ireland. His father was James Francis Edward Stuart‚ the Old Pretender. Henry went to France in 1745 to help his brother‚ Prince Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie"‚ or "the Young Pretender") prepare the Jacobite rising of 1745. After its defeat‚ Henry Stuart returned to Italy. On 30 June 1747 Pope Benedict XIV conferred him with tonsure and created him Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Portico in a special consistory held on the 3 July 1747.

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TOWNSHEND‚ Thomas‚ 1st Viscount Sydney. 17787

TOWNSHEND‚ Thomas‚ 1st Viscount Sydney.	17787	Part wrapper (only)‚ signed ‘Sydney’‚ addressed in his hand “To Evan Nepean Esqr.” 7 x 5 inches‚ part of a red wax seal remaining‚ annotated by the recipient “Wednesday‚ Lord Sydney”. Undated. An historic combination of two men associated with the first convict settlement in Australia. Thomas Townshend‚ 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800) was brought him back into office by Rockingham as a Lord of the Treasury on 12 July 1765. He became secretary of state for the home office in July 1782‚ after a few months as secretary at war under Rockingham. In those days the home department included responsibility for the colonies. He is famous for his support of the plans for a convict settlement in New South Wales. On 26 January 1788 Arthur Philip named Sydney in New South Wales in his honour. Sir Evan Nepean (1751-1822)‚ under-secretary of state‚ and later secretary to the Admiralty‚ drafted the announcement of the government’s decision to found a penal colony in Botany Bay. Nepean‚ rather than Lord Sydney‚ was probably responsible for drawing up the document ‘Heads of a Plan for effectually disposing of convicts’. Captain Arthur Phillip had to negotiate with Nepean over the supplies for the First Fleet.

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UPCOTT‚ William. 17773

UPCOTT‚ William.	17773	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Josiah French‚ making arrangements to meet with others for “a Fivepounder Shoulder of Lamb or Mutton”‚ asking French to let him know “if any Autographs are wanting”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ paper toned‚ with the address leaf. Islington‚ postmark 16 September 1843. William Upcott (1779-1845)‚ antiquary and autograph collector.

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WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke. 17759

WELLINGTON‚ Arthur Wellesley‚ 1st Duke.	17759	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wellington’‚ to Sir George Murray‚ his former quartermaster-general in the Peninsula‚ agreeing to receive applications to him for appointments‚ and commenting on his current system. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. London‚ 14 December 1834. A letter entirely in the hand of the first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852). General Sir George Murray (1772-1846) was Wellington’s quartermaster-general in the Peninsula. “My dear Murray‚ If any Person whatever has any scruple about applying to me on any subject‚ I am very much surprized. I must decline to interfere in appointments out of my own Dept. In it I must take care of those employed without Salaries. With these reservations I shall be happy to attend to any applications of Lady Strathallan’s in favour of Mr. Murray.”

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WESTALL‚ Richard. 17789

WESTALL‚ Richard.	17789 Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Westall’‚ to Nathaniel Ogle‚ trying to raise yet more money‚ asking this time for a loan of £25‚ and “pardon my trespassing upon you with this request”. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ left margin ragged‚ otherwise in good condition. Russell Place‚ 31 October 1834. Richard Westall (1765-1836)‚ historical painter.

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WILKINSON‚ Sir John Gardner. 17754

WILKINSON‚ Sir John Gardner.	17754	Autograph Letter Signed‚ hoping to receive soon his copies of a paper on Pembrokeshire printed in the Collecteana‚ which he wishes to send to his friends. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ old transparent paper hinge along one edge‚ otherwise good. Brynfield House‚ Glamorgan‚ 1 March 1870. Sir John Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875)‚ explorer and Egyptologist‚ author of Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians (1837-1841) and Modern Egypt and Thebes (1843).

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WILSON‚ Major-General Sir Archdale. 17763

WILSON‚ Major-General Sir Archdale.	17763 Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending a cheque for the Kirby Shootings. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Ashwelthorpe Hall‚ Wymondham‚ 24 November 1858. Sir Archdale Wilson‚ 1st Baronet (1803 –1874) was a distinguished soldier in the British Indian Army‚ who fought at the siege of Bharatpur in 1825-6‚ and was commended for his part in the capture of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny. Wilson subsequently commanded the whole of the Artillery at the siege of Lucknow in 1858.

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