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ADMIRALTY. Appointment of William Parry‚ Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron‚ 1775 17379

ADMIRALTY.  Appointment of William Parry‚ Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron‚ 1775	17379	Admiralty Commission‚ signed by three Admiralty Commissioners‚ the Earl of Sandwich‚ Henry Viscount Palmerston‚ and Henry Penton‚ appointing William Parry to be Vice Admiral of the Red. Vellum 11 x 13 inches‚ in fine condition‚ Admiralty seal affixed. Admiralty‚ 7 December 1775. John Montagu (1718-92)‚ fourth Earl of Sandwich‚ first Lord of the Admiralty during the American War of Independence. He assisted Captain Cook in fitting out his fleet in 1778‚ and the Sandwich Islands [later called Hawaii] were named after him. Admiral William Parry (1705 –1779) was given command of the fourth-rate HMS Kingston in February 1755 and saw action at the Battle of Minorca in May 1756 during the Seven Years' War. Promoted to rear-admiral on 21 October 1762‚ he went on to be Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaica Station in 1766 and‚ having been promoted to vice-admiral on 24 October 1770‚ he became Commander-in-Chief of the Leeward Islands in 1772.

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ADY‚ Joseph. 17370

ADY‚ Joseph.	17370	An original Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jos: Ady‚ Accountant’‚ informing his unsuspecting correspondent that Ady “is able to inform you of something he believes considerably to your advantage on receipt of twenty shillings for his trouble by Post Office order or otherwise on a promise of one fourth part when recovered.” 7 x 7 inches‚ in worn condition‚ laid down. 7 York Steet‚ Charlotte Street [London]‚ undated‚ c.1850. A remarkable surviving manuscript record of Victorian low life. Joseph Ady (1770–1852) was a notorious English impostor. His career is recorded by De Quincey in an essay on Secret Societies. Ady was at one time a hatter in London‚ but failing in that business he hit upon the device of raising funds by means of circular letters. He would look up the lists of unclaimed inheritances‚ dividends‚ and bequests‚ and then write‚ without stamping his letters‚ to any people of those names that he could find‚ offering to produce ‘something to their advantage’ on payment of 20/-. In numerous instances he evaded the law and baffled the magistrates and post-office authorities.

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ALGIERS. 17372

ALGIERS.	17372	La completa vittoria riportata dall'Inglesi contro gli Algerini. Canzone. Printed verses 7 x 5 inches‚ on two sides of one sheet‚ worn‚ one horizontal tear‚ but complete. Rome [?1816]. Verses commemorating the Bombardment of Algiers (27 August 1816)‚ a campaign to end the slavery practices of Omar Agha‚ the Dey of Algiers. We note that an example of this scarce printing is held by the British Library.

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BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron. 17367

BADEN-POWELL‚ General Robert‚ 1st Baron.	17367 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the useful present given by the Club‚ “and it will be a very great pleasure to me to meet any of them who may be in Newcastle when I come there on 25th inst.” 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ fold marks‚ a few minor blemishes only‚ generally in good condition‚ with an integral blank leaf. Inspector General of Cavalry‚ Horse Guards‚ War Office‚ 18 July 1903. Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell‚ first Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941)‚ hero of Mafeking‚ founder of the Boy Scouts.

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BAKER‚ John Martin‚ American Consul‚ Palma. 17395

BAKER‚ John Martin‚ American Consul‚ Palma.	17395	Autograph Letter Signed‚ as American Consul at Palma‚ to Robert Mitford‚ Commander of His Britannic Majesty’s Sloop‚ Espoir‚ raising the case of John Williamson‚ who is claiming to be an American citizen‚ born in Suffolk‚ State of Virginia‚ and requesting his immediate release from detention aboard the Espoir. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ a little dusty‚ in good condition. United States Consulate‚ Palma [Balearic Islands}‚ 3 October 1810. John Martin Baker‚ “Consul of the United States of America for the Balearick Islands”‚ noted as a correspondent with James Madison and Thomas Jefferson on consular matters.

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BANNATYNE‚ John James. 17383

BANNATYNE‚ John James.	17383	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Parker”‚ asking to be proposed as a candidate for election as an Associate Exhibitor at the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 5 Albert Street‚ Regents park‚ 8 March 1886. Uncommon. John James Bannatyne (1835-1911)‚ artist.

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BORROW‚ George. 17357

BORROW‚ George.	17357 Envelope only‚ entirely in George Borrow’s hand‚ addressed to Mrs. G.Borrow‚ Yarmouth‚ Norfolk‚ England‚ endorsed by Borrow “to be left at Post Office till called for”. Envelope 2½ x 4¾ inches‚ mourning borders‚ in good condition‚ franked 1d red. Postmarked Inverness‚ 19 September 1858‚ backstamped Yarmouth and London. Uncommon. George Borrow (1803-1881)‚ author of The Bible in Spain‚ Lavengro‚ Romany Rye‚ etc.

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BROUGHTON‚ Rhoda. 17349

BROUGHTON‚ Rhoda.	17349 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Sartoris‚ accepting her invitation to stay‚ writing again with train times‚ fearing that Miss Hosmer “gave me far too good a character”. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of former mounting. 22 January‚ no year given. Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920)‚ novelist.

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CHATELAIN‚ Jean-Baptiste François Ernest de. 17363

CHATELAIN‚ Jean-Baptiste François Ernest de.	17363 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Le Chevalier de Chatelain’ [to Percy Vernon Gordon De Montgomery] asking whether his correspondent will exchange his work ‘Hours of Sun and Shade’ for Chatelain’s ‘Fables Nouvelles’‚ hoping also that his correspondent will allow Chatelain to translate his poems (recently noted in The Echo). 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. London‚ 8 November 1856. Jean-Baptiste François Ernest de Chatelain (1801-76)‚ republican author. Having settled in London in 1842‚ he published nearly fifty works‚ including Beautés de la Poésie Anglaise (5 vols.‚ 1860-72) and Rambles through Rome (1852).

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COTTON‚ Admiral Sir Charles. 17393

COTTON‚ Admiral Sir Charles.	17393	Letter Signed ‘C.Cotton’‚ while serving as Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean‚ to Captain Robert Mitford of the Espoir‚ directing him “to take under your protection such Vessels as may be here having Troops on board for the Sicilian Army”‚ together with “the light Victualler” names in the margin (the Triton)‚ and to proceed without delay to Palermo.. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Given on board the San Josef‚ 9 March 1811. Admiral Sir Charles Cotton (1753-1812) joined the frigate HMS Niger and participated in the Boston campaign in 1775 and Long Island campaign in 1776. In 1777‚ Cotton took command of the floating battery HMS Vigilant off the Chesapeake and supported the landing of British troops off the river. He was also promoted to lieutenant during the campaign. In 1779 as captain of HMS Boyne Cotton joined the fleet under Sir George Rodney in the West Indies. The following year‚ Cotton joined Rodney in action at the Battle of Martinique. After the Battle of Trafalgar‚ Cotton took command of several ships stationed off the Tagus in Portugal. He also planned and executed the seaborne extraction of the 30‚000 men of Sir John Moore's army trapped in Galicia. Cotton's plans allowed a fleet to transports to remove the vast majority of the army after they had defeated close French pursuit at the Battle of Corunna. In 1810‚ Cotton was chosen as Lord Collingwood's replacement in command of the Mediterranean Fleet after Collingwood's sudden death.

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CUADRAS‚ Joaquin. 17345

CUADRAS‚ Joaquin.	17345	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to his friend and fellow artist Walter Goodman‚ descriptions of Venice‚ the sirocco‚ declining health‚ expressions of friendship‚ discussion of art‚ acquaintances‚ and much else. In Spanish. 2 letters‚ 4 pp. and 7 pp.‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ the second letter mounted on old album pages alongside two small portrait photographs of Cuadras and two photographs of his paintings. Recently discovered in an album compiled by Walter Goodman. Venice‚ 22 November and 20 December 1876. Uncommon. Joaquín Cuadras (1843–1877)‚ Cuban painter. In 1861 Cuadras met fellow artist Walter Goodman whilst copying Old Master paintings at the Uffizi palace in Florence and the two became friends. They travelled to Barcelona in 1862 and arrived in London a year later. In 1864 he travelled to Cuba with Walter Goodman. Between 1868 and 1869 Cuadras was director of Academia de Dibujo de Santiago de Cuba. There are examples of Cuadras' work in the Museo Bacardi in Santiago de Cuba. Joaquín Cuadras died in Rome in January 1877. One letter is annotated “Joaquin Cuadras’s last letter to W.G.” Walter Goodman (1838-1912) dedicated his travel book about Cuba‚ The Pearl of the Antilles‚ to Joaquin Cuadras.

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DOYLE‚ Conan. 17351

DOYLE‚ Conan.	17351 An original Autograph Letter Signed ‘A.Conan Doyle’‚ to a tradesman‚ explaining why the Napkin Press is unsuitable and needs to be returned. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down on an old album page‚ light dust staining‚ one closed tear‚ annotated by the recipient. 12 Tennison Road‚ South Norwood [dated 1894 in another hand]. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)‚ author of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The Napkin Press is “dearer than a second hand article should be‚ we think.”

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EDEN‚ William Denis. 17341

EDEN‚ William Denis.	17341 Original Illustrated Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss E.Bodkin‚ 52 Upper Mount Street‚ Dublin‚ flattered that “you are having the little woodcut framed”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ with the original envelope. Woodstock‚ January 1928. William Denis Eden (1878-1949)‚ writer‚ painter and illustrator. His correspondence with Thomas Bodkin is held by Trinity College Dublin. Eden had his first lessons in painting from F G Stephens‚ an original member of the Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood.

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FRANCE. Louis de Crévant‚ Duc d’Humières‚ Marshal of France. 17422

FRANCE. Louis de Crévant‚ Duc d’Humières‚ Marshal of France.	17422	Printed Warrant‚ completed in manuscript and signed‚ ordering an officer to return to duties with the Artillery. In French. 1 page 13 x 8 inches‚ an attractive document in fine condition‚ one small hole‚ with the ducal seal in red wax. Paris‚ 20 April 1693. Louis de Crévant‚ Duc d’Humières (1628-1694)‚ Marshal of France‚ Governor of Compiegne‚ Bourbonnais and Lille. He was present at the Battle of the Dunes‚ and participated in the Franco-Dutch war under Turenne. He was made Marshal of France in 1668. At the Battle of Cassel he and Marshal Luxembourg assisted Philippe I‚ Duke of Orléans to victory. In 1688 he invaded the Spanish Netherlands but did not succeed the next year in winning the Battle of Walcourt against a smaller force. Voltaire said of him‚ that he was the first who was served in silver in the trenches‚ and had ragouts and entremets served up to his table (at the siege of Arras‚ in 1658).

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GARVICE‚ Charles. 17353

GARVICE‚ Charles.	17353	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Charles Garvice’‚ to Douglas Sladen‚ about finding guests‚ such as “an American of distinction”‚ for a society dinner. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting. Richmond‚ 7 February 1920. Charles Garvice (1850 – 1920)‚ prolific British writer of over 150 romance novels‚ who also used the female pseudonym Caroline Hart. He was a popular author in the UK‚ the United States and translated around the world. He was ‘the most successful novelist in England’‚ according to Arnold Bennett in 1910.

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GLADSTONE‚ William Ewart. 17366

GLADSTONE‚ William Ewart.	17366	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to A.Elliot Esq.‚ thanking him for the book [The Psalms in History and Biography] and thanking him “for your attention‚ which never failed‚ in connection with the publication of my Midlothian & other Speeches.” 2 pp. 5 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Hawarden‚ September 1886. William Ewart Gladstone (1809-98) who became Prime Minister 1868-74‚ 1880-85‚ 1886‚ 1892-94.

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HANNAY‚ James. 17340

HANNAY‚ James.	17340	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to E.J.Goodman‚ about articles for publication‚ asking for the last Saturday Review‚ and saying he will write “on the first batch of American news”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down on part of an old album page. Tgether with a woodcut portrait of Hannay. 13 May 1861. James Hannay (1827 – 1873)‚ Scottish naval officer‚ novelist‚ journalist and diplomat. In 1848‚ he began using his naval experiences‚ and wrote the first of the stories which were afterwards collected in his Sketches in Ultramarine‚ published in 1853. In 1848‚ he first made the acquaintance of Thackeray and Carlyle‚ to whom he was proud to acknowledge his obligations. He soon improved his literary connection‚ and worked for papers of good position‚ for the quarterlies and magazines‚ till he became editor of the Edinburgh Evening Courant in 1860. During these years he published his best work‚ his two naval novels‚ Singleton Fontenoy (1850) and Eustace Conyers (1855).

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Herbarium Labels. 17410

Herbarium Labels.	17410	Herbarium Labels for the British Ferns and Allied Plants: consisting of the Orders‚ Genera‚ Species and Varieties. Intended for pasting on herbarium covers. By Thomas Moore‚ F.L.S. 3 original sheets of printed labels for cutting out‚ each sheet 11 x 8½ inches‚ with the original printed title wrapper. In fine condition. London [c.1848]. A rare survival of printed ephemera from the early days of herbarium popularity. Thomas Moore (1821-1887)‚ gardener and botanist‚ curator of the Apothecaries’ Company’s Garden in Chelsea‚ author of A Handbook of Ferns.

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HERBERT‚ John Rogers. 17389

HERBERT‚ John Rogers.	17389	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to W.Stanfield‚ about the measurements and prices of pictures sent to the Fine Art Society‚ and correcting a description in the Royal Academy catalogue. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. The Chimes‚ West End Lane‚ Kilburn‚ 9 August 1885. With a mention of his picture‚ ‘First Coming of the Sword of Islam into Spain - £160’. John Rogers Herbert (1810–1890)‚ painter. He converted to Roman Catholicism and developed a close friendship with Augustus Welby Pugin. Herbert's impressive portrait of Cardinal Wiseman (exh. RA‚ 1842; St Mary's College‚ Oscott) indicates the high Catholic circles in which he moved. Herbert advocated painting in the open air‚ a central tenet of Pre-Raphaelitism. In 1869 he moved with his family to his newly built London residence‚ The Chimes‚ West End Lane‚ in Kilburn‚ designed by Pugin's son Edward.

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HOEY‚ Frances Sarah Cashel. 17343

HOEY‚ Frances Sarah Cashel.	17343	Autograph Letter Signed‚ with an eye to a good review‚ to Mr. Goodman (Walter Goodman‚ the artist)‚ announcing the publication of her new book The Blossoming of a Aloe (Hurst & Blackett)‚ and inviting him to call. 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ red border‚ laid down. 17 Campden Hill Road [dated in another hand to August 1874]. Frances Sarah Cashel Hoey [née Frances Sarah Johnston] (1830–1908)‚ Irish novelist and nationalist. Frances Hoey's eleven novels‚ published between 1868 and 1886‚ abound in sensational crises and exemplary tragedies of misplaced love. Her book‚ The Blossoming of an Aloe was serialized in Chambers’s Journal‚ 29 August - 26 December 1874.

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HOEY‚ Frances Sarah Cashel. 17354

HOEY‚ Frances Sarah Cashel.	17354 Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Mr. Goodman (Walter Goodman‚ the artist)‚ referring to her stay in France‚ “the horrid potboiler I am doing”‚ making Mr. Thornbury’s acquaintance‚ a visit to Brighton. 2 letters‚ 2 pp.‚ laid down on an old album page. Boulogne‚ 10 July 1874; Campden Hill Road [London‚ undated]. Frances Sarah Cashel Hoey [née Frances Sarah Johnston] (1830–1908)‚ Irish novelist and nationalist. Frances Hoey's eleven novels‚ published between 1868 and 1886‚ abound in sensational crises and exemplary tragedies of misplaced love.

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HOWARD‚ Sir Robert‚ and others. 17414

HOWARD‚ Sir Robert‚ and others.	17414	Large lower section (only) of an Exchequer document‚ bearing the signatures of Sir Robert Howard‚ Sir John Ernle (Chancellor of the Exchequer)‚ Thomas Earl of Danby‚ and‚ overleaf‚ Sir Nicholas Steward (Stuart)‚ Chamberlain of the Exchequer. Partly printed‚ with manuscript insertions. 10 x 9 inches‚ folds‚ in good condition. November 1679. The autograph of the seventeenth century dramatist‚ Sir Robert Howard (1626-98)‚ author‚ privy councillor‚ and patron of Dryden. Sir John Ernle (1620–1697)‚ Chancellor of the Exchequer. Thomas Osborne‚ Earl of Granby‚ later Duke of Leeds (1632-1712) became Lord High Treasurer to Charles II in 1674.

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LEADER‚ Major William N. 17347

LEADER‚ Major William N.	17347 Autograph Letter Signed‚ on his return from Ireland‚ to Walter Goodman‚ the artist‚ about supporting Goodman’s younger brother for membership of the Club‚ 3 pp. 6½ x 4½ inches‚ mounted on an old album page with newspaper obituaries‚ wood engraved portrait of Leader. On the verso of one album page is an autograph letter signed by Frank Topham‚ the illustrator‚ addressed to Walter Goodman. Pembridge Club‚ Bayswater‚ 7 March 1877. Major William N.Leader‚ Daily Telegraph Correspondent with the Turks‚ died of fever at Philippopolis‚ 16 October 1877.

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LOCKER‚ Arthur. 17342

LOCKER‚ Arthur.	17342	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Walter Goodman‚ about the publication in the Graphic of the picture “Cuban Lovers‚ a Study from the West Indies” 1 page 7 x 5 inches‚ laid down. The Graphic‚ 31 March 1873. Arthur Locker (1828–1893)‚ novelist and journalist. Attracted by the Australian Gold Rush of the time‚ he emigrated to Victoria‚ and there took up journalism and writing. He returned to the UK in 1861‚ where he wrote extensively for newspapers and magazines. Locker published fiction‚ mainly based on his Australian experiences. In 1863 Locker obtained work with The Times‚ which lasted until 1870‚ when he was appointed editor of The Graphic a few months after it was founded. Walter Goodman (1838-1912)‚ artist: in 1872 Goodman contributed a piece entitled A Cigarette Manufacturer At Havana to the London Society magazine and one called General Tacon's Judgment to the Daily Pacific Tribune‚ a Washington newspaper. In 1873 he published an account of his years in Cuba‚ entitled The Pearl of the Antilles‚ or An Artist in Cuba (recently republished). The book was based upon a series of humorous sketches first published in Charles Dickens' periodical All the Year Round. The same year he contributed some sketches of Santiago to The Graphic magazine.

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LOCKHART‚ John Gibson. 17377

LOCKHART‚ John Gibson.	17377	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Merritt‚ with a message for William to look after Walter “with a paternal eye”‚ reporting a letter from the Squire at Clifton‚ news of Mrs. Mildmay‚ etc. 3 pp. 4 x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ second leaf laid down on part album page. London‚ 26 March 1839. John Gibson Lockhart (1794-1854)‚ biographer‚ son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott.

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LUMISDEN‚ Andrew. 17406

LUMISDEN‚ Andrew.	17406	Two Autograph Letters Signed ‘Andrew Lumisden’‚ to the same correspondent‚ about forwarding information‚ packets and letters to M.de Buffon (Georges-Louis Leclerc‚ Comte de Buffon)‚ who wishes to subscribe to “this third and last voyage of Capt. Cooke [which] is to be published by subscription”‚ referring also to Dr. Blagden (Charles Blagden‚ scientist)‚ and to the renewal of subscriptions to journals. 2 letters‚ 9 x 8 inches‚ a few minor blemishes‚ one edge ragged‚ generally in good clean condition‚ with a small engraved portrait of Andrew Lumisden (European Magazine). Paris‚ 27 June 1783; 15 March 1784. Uncommon. Andrew Lumisden (or Lumsden) (1720–1801)‚ Scottish Jacobite. Lumisden became private secretary to Prince Charles Edward shortly after his arrival in Edinburgh. He accompanied the prince throughout the campaign‚ and was present at the battle of Culloden. In exile he became secretary to the Old Pretender. After the Old Pretender’s death Lumisden was continued in office by Charles Edward‚ who made use of him very much as a factotum. Ultimately‚ in December 1768‚ he was dismissed by Charles for refusing to allow him to attend an oratorio while drunk. In 1797 Lumisden published Remarks on the Antiquities of Rome and its Environs‚ which was reprinted in 1812. Georges-Louis Leclerc‚ Comte de Buffon (1707 – 1788)‚ French naturalist‚ mathematician‚ cosmologist‚ and encyclopédiste. Lumisden forwards de Buffon’s regret that ill health prevents him from showing Dr. Blagden “civilities” in Paris. In June 1783‚ Charles Blagden (1748-1820)‚ then assistant to Henry Cavendish‚ visited Antoine Lavoisier in Paris and described how Cavendish had created water by burning "inflammable air".

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MALTA. Rear-Admiral John Laugharne‚ Senior Officer‚ Malta 1812-13. 17392

MALTA. Rear-Admiral John Laugharne‚ Senior Officer‚ Malta 1812-13.	17392	Memorandum‚ signed by John Laugharne‚ addressed to Captain Mitford of HMS Espoir‚ instructing him to take on board supernumeraries “for passage to join their ships at Palermo”. 6 x 9 inches‚ with the address panel ‘O.H.M.Service’ also signed by Laugharne. Stained at folds‚ some dust soiling‚ torn at opening. HMS Trident at Malta‚ 7 April 1813. Interesting ship to ship postal history‚ signed twice by Rear-Admiral John Laugharne (1745-1819).

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MAUD‚ Queen of Norway. 17378

MAUD‚ Queen of Norway.	17378	Autograph Correspondence Card Signed ‘Maud’‚ to her friend Gladys Thompson at Bishton Manor‚ thanking her for the lovely matchbox and bellows which “match so beautifully in my dressing room here”‚ so glad she could come with Diana: “What a dear little girl she is & she loved my ‘Billy’.” 2 sides 3½ x 4½ inches‚ fine. With the original envelope‚ postmarked Sandringham. Appleton House‚ King’s Lynn‚ 27 November 1927. Princess Maud of Wales (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; later Queen Maud of Norway; 26 November 1869 – 20 November 1938) was a member of the British Royal Family‚ a granddaughter of Queen Victoria‚ and later Queen consort of Norway‚ as the wife of King Haakon VII of Norway. She was the first queen consort of Norway since 1319 who was not also queen consort of Denmark or Sweden. Queen Maud was godmother to Gladys Thompson’s daughter.

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MERRICK‚ Leonard. 17355

MERRICK‚ Leonard.	17355 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Par Lawlor in New Zealand‚ pleased that Merrick’s books have interested him‚ thanking him for Authors’ Week. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ with the original envelope. British Empire Hotel‚ 28 & 30 De Vere Gardens‚ Kensington‚ 20 July 1936. Leonard Merrick (1864–1939)‚ English novelist.

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MIDDLESEX‚ Lionel Cranfield‚ 1st Earl; Richard Weston; PORTLAND‚ Richard Weston‚ 1st Earl; COVENTRY‚ Thomas‚ 1st Lord. 17420

MIDDLESEX‚ Lionel Cranfield‚ 1st Earl; Richard Weston; PORTLAND‚ Richard Weston‚ 1st Earl; COVENTRY‚ Thomas‚ 1st Lord.	17420	MIDDLESEX‚ Lionel Cranfield‚ 1st Earl; Richard Weston; PORTLAND‚ Richard Weston‚ 1st Earl; COVENTRY‚ Thomas‚ 1st Lord. 17420 Original piece torn from a manuscript letter‚ bearing the signatures of three eminent peers of the reigns of James I and Charles I: Lionel Cranfield‚ Earl of Middlesex‚ Richard Weston‚ Earl of Portland‚ and Thomas Lord Coventry (overleaf). About 4 x 7 inches‚ light damp staining. July 1623. Richard Weston (1577-1635). 1st Earl of Portland‚ statesman‚ Lord High Treasurer of England. He played an important part in the early years of the reign of King Charles I‚ advocating peace with Spain‚ a policy which made him highly unpopular. He was created Earl of Portland on 17 February 1633. Thomas‚ first Lord Coventry (1578-1640)‚ Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. Lionel Cranfield (1575-1645)‚ 1st Earl of Middlesex‚ Lord High Treasurer of England.

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MODENA. Rinaldo d'Este. 17416

MODENA. Rinaldo d'Este.	17416 Letter Signed ‘R Cardinalis Estensis’‚ referring to the recent events in England‚ possibly making arrangements for representation at Court. In Latin‚ untranslated. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ waterstained‚ with damage at centre fold‚ other blemishes at edges‚ worn‚ old repairs. Modena‚ 21 May 1688. Rinaldo d'Este (1655 –1737) was Duke of Modena and Reggio from 1695 until his death‚ as well as a member of the House of Este. Created cardinal on 2 September 1686‚ he left the ecclesiastical career in 1694 to succeed his nephew Francesco II as duke. He married Princess Charlotte Felicitas of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1671–1710)‚ eldest daughter of Johann Friedrich‚ Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Benedicta Henrietta of the Palatinate.

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NAVAL. Lord Bridport’s action off Groix‚ June 1795. 17386

NAVAL. Lord Bridport’s action off Groix‚ June 1795.	17386	A long and descriptive campaign letter by Lieutenant John Lodington‚ Royal Marines‚ HMS Thalia‚ to Charles Cox‚ Marine Agency Office‚ London‚ providing an eyewitness account of the naval action off Port L’Orient on 22 June 1795‚ with details of captures and casualties. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ legible (and with typed transcript)‚ Two line PLYMOUTH DOCK strike‚ in good condition. Postmarked 3 July. Docketed on receipt‚ “Lieut Lodington 2 July 95”. HMS Thalia‚ Cawsand Bay‚ 1 July [written 31 in error] 1795. Breaking news of a major naval action‚ recorded by Lieutenant John Lodington‚ Royal Marines‚ still on board HMS Thalia (36 guns). “We are at present perfectly ignorant of Lord Bridport’s publick letter‚ but am happy to say our loss in men is trifling to a degree‚ whilst on board L’ Formidable (ci-devant Marat) which ship we boarded by half past 7‚ not an hour from the commencement of the action at least 250 men killed‚ dead‚ with horrid to relate an Equal Ratio of Wounded. Pigs loose upon Deck feeding upon Reeking Remnants of the killed ... L’ Formidable whose name is changed from L Marat is a new ship also. From best Information I find they came out to carry Cornwallis in‚ of which they had not the smallest Doubt‚ and positively have only 15 days Bread on board. Seemed horridly sick of Equality‚ for the Cap of Liberty upon Iron Pedestal 14 Feet high most securely nailed upon Poop‚ Elegantly decorated‚ was by them torn down‚ abused‚ etc. They are astonished at our Provisions‚ our Ships; being taught to believe we are starving‚ our ships in most wretched condition‚ & Rebellion in full force throughout England ...”

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NELSON‚ Horatio. 17384

NELSON‚ Horatio.	17384	An original Manuscript Order Signed with his left hand ‘Nelson & Bronte’‚ the text in the hand of Nelson's secretary‚ John Scott‚ to Lord Mark Kerr‚ Captain of HMS Fisgard‚ ordering him to gather intelligence about “the political circumstances passing in France and Spain” from Edward Gayner‚ then to join Nelson at a numbered Rendezvous‚ with further instructions to take on board Richard Ford‚ Agent-Victualler to the Fleet‚ if he has settled his business at Rosas. 2 pp. 12½ x 8 inches‚ folds‚ in very fine clean condition. With the integral blank leaf‚ docketed “Lord Nelson’s Order to proceed into Roses [Rosas] for Intelligence.” “Given on board the Victory at Sea”‚ 28 September 1804. Recently discovered. A fine bold example of the signature of Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) issuing orders on board HMS Victory‚ one year before the Battle of Trafalgar‚ to one of his frigate Captains‚ Captain (later Rear-Admiral) Lord Mark Kerr (1776-1840). Lord Mark Kerr‚ third son of the fifth Marquess of Lothian‚ had served with Macartney’s Embassy to China in 1792 and at the capture of Minorca in 1798. Kerr’s ship‚ HMS Fisguard‚ was a 44 gun frigate built by the French as La Résistance in 1793 and taken in to British service after being captured at the Battle of Fishguard in 1797. Nelson writes: “Whereas it is of great importance that I should be acquainted with the political circumstances passing in France and Spain‚ Your Lordship is hereby required and directed to proceed immediately in His Majesty’s Ship Fisgard under Your Command to the Bay of Rosas‚ and procure from Mr. Edward Gayner such information as he may have obtained together with any Letter or News Papers he may have to send me from Madrid‚ with which you will join Me with all possible expedition on Rendezvous Number 97 under Cape St Sebastian‚ where you will find the Squadron or Order for your further proceedings.” Edward Gayner was an important source of intelligence for the Navy; he also welcomed passing naval officers‚ helped to apprehend deserters and used his private family correspondence to hide some of the Admiral’s letters.

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PALMES‚ Lieutenant-General Francis‚ & ST. JOHN‚ Rt. Hon. Henry. 17358

PALMES‚ Lieutenant-General Francis‚ & ST. JOHN‚ Rt. Hon. Henry.	17358	Original Bill‚ submitted by Francis Palmes and signed by him‚ for the reimbursement of payments for “postage of letters‚ pacquets & other Expresses; Intelligence of all sorts‚ translating papers; pens‚ ink paper‚ Gazetts‚ & other Stationary Ware”‚ together with his travel expenses “For his Journey from Vienna to London‚ which he undertook at the instance of the Earl of Peterborow for Her Matie’s Immediate Service”. Countersigned‚ with extensive commentary‚ by Henry St. John. 2 pp. 11½ x 7 inches‚ in good condition. With the integral blank leaf. Whitehall‚ 5 April 1712. Lieutenant-General Francis Palmes (d.1719)‚ noted favourite general of the Duke of Marlborough. Palmes assumed command of his regiment at the Battle of Blenheim. Reports from the battle state that 'hardly anyone was more instrumental to the success of that day' than Palmes. From February 1708 Palmes travelled extensively‚ undertaking mission to the United Provinces‚ Hanover‚ Prussia‚ Vienna and Savoy in order to concert measures with the allies. He was promoted to lieutenant-general in the Army in 1709 and became envoy to Poland in 1718. Henry St John‚ 1st Viscount Bolingbroke (1678 – 1751)‚ English politician‚ government official and political philosopher.

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PEEL‚ Sir Robert. 17375

PEEL‚ Sir Robert.	17375	Autograph Letter in the third person (”Mr Robert Peel presents his Compliments to Mr. Westall ...”)‚ regretting that he is unable to view Westall’s pictures “on account of the severe pressure of public Business.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf. Whitehall‚ 7 March 1836. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850)‚ Prime Minister 1834-5‚ 1841-6‚ who reorganised the police force.

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PERKIN‚ William Henry. 17408

PERKIN‚ William Henry.	17408	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.H.Perkin’‚ returning “proof of evidence with corrections & additions”. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ light staining to blank lower edge. The Chestnuts‚ Sudbury‚ Harrow‚ 9 March 1882. Sir William Henry Perkin‚ FRS (1838 – 1907)‚ English chemist best known for his accidental discovery of the first aniline dye: the purple mauveine.

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RAGG‚ Lonsdale. 17368

RAGG‚ Lonsdale.	17368	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Lonsdale Ragg’‚ to Mrs. Woodward‚ encouraging her tree researches. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fold marks‚ minor blemishes. The Tree Lover‚ 5 January 1932. Canon Lonsdale Ragg (1866-1945)‚ author of Dante and his Italy (1907) and Things Seen In Venice (1912). Frederick Rolfe's The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole‚ his autobiographical novel set in Venice‚ contains a merciless portrait of the Raggs as ‘Exeter and Emily Warden’.

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RENAULT‚ Bernard. 17360

RENAULT‚ Bernard.	17360 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Robert Kidston‚ about the discovery of cordaites‚ their distinguishing marks‚ etc. In French. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Paris‚ 26 October 1901. Bernard Renault (1836 -1904)‚ French paleobotanist. He was a specialist in regard to the anatomy of Carboniferous and Permo-Carboniferous Era flora. Robert Kidston‚ FRS (1852 -1924)‚ Scottish palaeobotanist.

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RHODES‚ Richard. 17390

RHODES‚ Richard.	17390 Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the completion of a plate‚ describing clearly his method of historical engraving. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Camden Town‚ 29 November 1819. Uncommon. Richard Rhodes (1765–1838)‚ engraver‚ produced chiefly small line-engravings for illustrated books‚ in the style rendered popular towards the close of the last century by James Heath and continued by Charles Heath‚ to whom Rhodes was principal assistant for many years. He engraved plates after Fuseli in Woodmason's ‘Shakespeare‚’ 1794‚ and in Cowper's ‘Poems‚’ 1806; ‘Timon of Athens‚’ after Howard‚ in Boydell's ‘Shakespeare‚’ 1802; some plates in ‘Ancient Terra-cottas in the British Museum‚’ 1810; numerous illustrations to Tegg's ‘Shakespeare‚’ after Thurston‚ 1812–13; some of Stothard's designs for Byron's ‘Poems‚’ 1814; eleven plates for Somerville's ‘Poems‚’ 1815; several plates after Westall and others for Sharpe's ‘Poets‚’ 1816–17; and a portrait of Henry Mackenzie‚ author of ‘The Man of Feeling‚’ after Geddes. “When you reflect that the principal light in the Subject falls on the figures‚ you must be aware that cannot effectively be the first tinted. In Historical engraving this mode of operation is invariable‚ at least I have never seen one instance to the contrary. Be this as it may‚ it is my practice‚ and I cannot engrave on any other principle.”

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ROSEBERY‚ 5th Earl of. 17374

ROSEBERY‚ 5th Earl of.	17374	Autograph Letter Signed with initials‚ to Mrs. Ford‚ discussing the bibliography of “the Handbook” [A Handbook For Travellers In Spain‚ by Richard Ford]. 1 page 7 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Dalmeny House‚ Edinburgh‚ 15 January 1906. Archibald Primrose‚ 5th Earl of Rosebery (1847-1929)‚ Prime Minister 1894-95. “Is there an edition of the Handbook that never appeared at all? We buy the ‘First Edition’ as a rarity. But is that the cancelled edition‚ or is there an edition that never appeared or was for sale at all?”

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ROYAL SCOTS‚ Maine‚ America‚ December 1814. 17398

ROYAL SCOTS‚ Maine‚ America‚ December 1814.	17398	The original Military Estimate of the Sums required for the use of the Detachment of the 1st Regiment of Royal Scots attached to the 1st Battalion 62nd Regiment‚ 25 November to 24 December 1814. Signed by Major James Butler‚ Lieutenant-Colonel David Ximines (commanding the 62nd Regiment in America)‚ and R.Tucker‚ the Deputy Quarter Master General. 1 page 12 x 7 inches‚ one wormhole‚ light traces of mounting‚ in good condition. Castine [Maine]‚ 8 December 1814. In August and September 1814‚ Sir John Coape Sherbrooke sent a naval force and 500 British troops to conquer Maine and (again) establish the colony of New Ireland. In 26 days‚ they succeeded in taking possession of Hampden‚ Bangor‚ and Machias‚ destroying or capturing 17 American ships. They won the Battle of Hampden (losing two killed while the Americans lost one killed) and occupied the village of Castine for the rest of the war. Lieutenant-General Sir David Ximenes (1777 - 1848) had commanded the 62nd Regiment at the capture of Genoa before taking command at Castine.

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SAINT HILAIRE‚ Jules Barthélémy- 17352

SAINT HILAIRE‚ Jules Barthélémy-	17352	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Sarah Austin and to Alexander Duff Gordon (her son-in-law)‚ about his current plan to travel to Belgium and then London‚ approving Sarah Austin’s plans for a young Frenchman‚ the second letter being St. Hilaire’s letter of introduction fo Alexander Duff Gordon to Ferdinand De Lesseps‚ then in England for negotiations about the Suez Canal. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ tears at centre fold‚ minor blemishes. With some old catalogue notes providing the historical background to these letters. Paris & Les Pepinieres de Meaux‚ 24 April & 13 June 1855. Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire (1805 – 1895)‚ French philosopher‚ journalist‚ statesman. In 1855 he went as member of the international commission to Egypt to report on the possibility of the proposed Suez canal‚ and by the articles which he wrote he contributed largely to making the project popular in France. On an integral leaf is an Autograph Letter Signed “Mutter” (Sarah Austin) to “Dear Child” about St. Hilaire’s visit to London.

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SALE‚ Lady Florentia. 17399

SALE‚ Lady Florentia.	17399	A long Autograph Letter Signed ‘Florentia Sale’‚ while in India‚ to her brother‚ Colonel John Wynch in England‚ reporting family news in detail‚ her travels in Gwalior‚ enquiring about the elder boys taking up careers in India‚ and much else. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ some light stains‚ with the address panel (signed F.Sale)‚ boxed AGRA postal mark‚ oval INDIA‚ Cheltenham receiver. Agra [India]‚ 10 February 1851. Lady Florentia Sale (1790-1853) wrote an account of her adventures in a Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan (1843). Lady Sale’s husband‚ Sir Robert Sale died in action in 1845. She remained in India for most of the rest of her life. “We had a good deal of scrambling about and sight seeing of old Jain temples and Curious Sculpture of griffins and monsters that must have greatly taxed the imagination of their inventors.”

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SCOTLAND. Marischal College‚ Vellum Diplomas 1797‚ 1814‚ 1815. 17412

SCOTLAND. Marischal College‚ Vellum Diplomas 1797‚ 1814‚ 1815.	17412	A series of three original Vellum Diplomas recording the academic achievements of the Reverend George Forbes‚ bearing a wide selection of signatures (21) of Scottish professors‚ lecturers‚ and other academics on the staff of Marischal College. 3 vellum certificates or diplomas‚ folded‚ in very good clean condition‚ with the original seals and silk ties. Marischal College [Aberdeen]‚ 1797‚ 1814‚ 1815. Marischal College was founded in 1593‚ becoming Aberdeen's second university. King's College had been founded in 1495. The two Colleges merged in 1860 to form the modern University of Aberdeen. Medicine and Law were taught at Marischal and Arts and Divinity at King's College. George Forbes of Blelack and Inverernan born 8th April 1778‚ second son of George Forbes‚ min. of Leochel ; educated at Marischal College‚ Aberdeen ; M.A. (31st March 1797) ; licen. by Presb. of Alford 12th July 1803 ; pres. by George III. 14th Oct. that year; ord. 1st March 1804; D.D. (Marischal College 1814) ; dem. 1st Feb. 1830 ; died suddenly 16th Feb. 1834.

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SECKENDORFF‚ Count Gotz von. 17376

SECKENDORFF‚ Count Gotz von.	17376 A series of 6 Autograph Letters Signed‚ to George Wallis‚ writing on behalf of the Crown Princess‚ acknowledging expressions of sympathy‚ announcing visits to England‚ thanking him for the etching‚ discussing collecting interests‚ etc. 6 letters‚ 16 pp. in good clean condition. Together with an autograph letter‚ probably a draft‚ from Wallis to Count von Seckendorff (1887). San Remo‚ Potsdam‚ Berlin‚ 1881-1888. Count Gotz von Seckendorff‚ Private Secretary to Crown Princess Victoria. “H.R.H. The Crown Princess is much obliged to you that you kindly thought of Her‚ but rarely going in for China‚ I thought it better not to bid.”

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SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl. 17421

SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl.	17421 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to F.O.Ward‚ clarifying their differences of opinion‚ discussing Commissions‚ their length and uses. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 8 August 1851. Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-85)‚ factory reformer and philanthropist. “I quite agree with you in the necessity of abridging‚ visibly‚ the duration of Commissions - the difference should be clearly established‚ that a Commission gives only a temporary squeeze; the Corporation is a Sindbad‚ the old man of the Sea. But our wings are closely clipped by your open enemies and false friends - I fear that nothing of value can now be effected by the Board.”

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SHERMAN‚ James. 17404

SHERMAN‚ James.	17404	Autograph Letter Signed‚ agreeing to preside at his correspondent’s anniversary‚ although it means breaking his own rule “not to take an extra service beside Surrey Chapel”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Surrey Chapel‚ 9 January 1839. James Sherman (1796–1862)‚ was a Congregationalist and abolitionist; a popular preacher at the Surrey Chapel‚ Blackfriars‚ London from 1836-54. He was successor at the Surrey Chapel to Rowland Hill. James Sherman contributed an introduction to Uncle Tom's Cabin‚ written by the American Congregationalist‚ Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin was written in serial form for The National Era‚ a slavery abolitionist newspaper‚ in 1851. When it appeared as a two volume work by March 1852‚ with James Sherman's introduction‚ it quickly became a work of historical significance. For the book's promotional tour in London in the early summer of 1852‚ Harriet Beecher Stowe‚ her husband‚ and brother Charles Beecher‚ stayed at James Sherman's house. At the same time he invited the African-American escaped slave and Congregational minister Samuel Ringgold Ward‚ and assisted his stay in Britain for nearly a year‚ helping him raise funds for the Canadian Anti-slavery Society at a time when many escaped slaves from the USA were trying to reach freedom in British Canada.

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SIMPSON‚ Sir James Young. 17364

SIMPSON‚ Sir James Young.	17364 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Kent‚ speculating about her romance. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ laid down on part album page. On the verso is an original autograph prescription signed by Sir William Fergusson (1850). 24 February 1868. “But let me whisper in your ear‚ why is it that the Major & you are not married yet.” Sir James Young Simpson (1811-1870)‚ Scottish obstetrician‚ originated the use of ether in childbirth‚ and discovered the properties of chloroform (1847). He championed chloroforms’s use against religious and medical opposition until its use at the birth of Prince Leopold led to its general acceptance. Sir William Fergusson (1808-1877)‚ surgeon‚ Professor of Surgery at Kings College (1840-1870).

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SWEDEN. Baron Rehausen‚ Swedish Minister. 17411

SWEDEN. Baron Rehausen‚ Swedish Minister.	17411 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Rehausen’‚ saying there is a ship ready to sail for Sweden‚ and he would like to make arrangements to send the King’s pictures by it. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 7 June [watermark 1851]. His Excellency John G. Baron de Rehausen (d.1854)‚ Swedish ambassador in London.

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THORNBURY‚ Walter. 17344

THORNBURY‚ Walter.	17344	A series of four Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Walter Goodman‚ the artist and writer‚ relating to invitations‚ book criticisms‚ acquaintances. 4 letters‚ 6 pp.‚ minor blemishes‚ laid down on 2 album pages with newspaper obituaries of Thornbury. 1858-1870‚ and undated. George Walter Thornbury (1828-1876)‚ miscellaneous writer‚ author of the Life of J.M.W.Turner (2 vols.‚ 1861). His first major work was Lays and legends of the New World (1851). It followed a history of the Buccaneers‚ Monarchs of the Main‚ (1855)‚ Shakspeare's England during the reign of Elizabeth (1856‚ 2 Vols.) and Art and nature at home and abroad (1856‚ 2 Vols.). His Old and New London: a Narrative of its History‚ its People‚ and its Places was first published in 2 volumes in 1872‚ and in an undated edition of 1878 in 6 volumes‚ the last four being by Edward Walford.

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VANSITTART‚ Nicholas. 17418

VANSITTART‚ Nicholas.	17418 Autograph Letter Signed‚ regretting that he is unable to attend the Bible Society meeting and meet the Archbishop and the Bishop of London. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ small filing hole‚ in good condition. Downing Street‚ 13 May 1817. Nicholas Vansittart‚ Baron Bexley (1766-1851)‚ Chancellor of the Exchequer (1812-1823).

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VICTORIA‚ Princess Royal. 17400

VICTORIA‚ Princess Royal.	17400	Autograph Letter Signed ‘V’‚ to “Ma bien chère Rollet” [’Rollet’‚ Madame Rollande‚ governess to the royal children]‚ reporting on events at Osborne‚ progress in cookery‚ a visit from little Bulgarian children‚ and so on‚ but exclaiming that life is “très ‘dull’ sans toi”. In French. 2 pp. 7½ x 4½ inches‚ with the original address panel [”By Messenger”] pasted on verso of the integral blank leaf‚ addressed to Madame Rollande de la Sange‚ Buckingham Palace‚ signed lower left “Princess Ro.” Osborne‚ Saturday‚ undated [c.1855]. Royal mail‚ privately carried by Messenger between Osborne and Buckingham Palace. Victoria‚ Princess Royal (1840 –1901) was the eldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was created Princess Royal of the United Kingdom in 1841. She became German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. After her husband's death‚ she was known as Empress Frederick.

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Waterloo. DOUGLAS‚ Lieutenant-General Sir Neil. 17348

Waterloo. DOUGLAS‚ Lieutenant-General Sir Neil.	17348	Autograph Signature and subscription as Lieutenant-Colonel‚ 79th Regiment‚ cut from the end of an autograph letter to Major-General Sir Thomas Brisbane. 3 x 7 inches. Undated. Uncommon. Lieutenant-General Sir Neil Douglas (1779-1853) was commissioned into the 95th Regiment of Foot on 28 January 1801. Promoted to captain in the 79th Regiment of Foot on 19 April 1804‚ he took part in the Battle of Copenhagen in August 1807‚ the Battle of Corunna in January 1809 and Battle of Bussaco in September 1810. He went on to fight in the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813‚ the Battle of the Nive in December 1813 and the Battle of Toulouse in April 1814. Promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 3 December 1812‚ he commanded his regiment at the Battle of Quatre Bras in June 1815 and the Battle of Waterloo also in June 1815 during the Hundred Days. He later served as Commander-in-Chief‚ Scotland and also as Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

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WOODS‚ Henry. 17396

WOODS‚ Henry.	17396	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Bronson‚ about meeting her grand daughter‚ referring to international politics and preparing for the Venetian Carnival. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard‚ in very good condition. 2727 San Maurizio [Venice]‚ 5 January 1897. Henry Woods (1846-1921)‚ artist. Woods first went to Venice in 1876 on the recommendation of his lifelong friend‚ Luke Fildes. Most of his exhibited paintings are of Venetian scenes. The Bronson family held a central position within Venetian society‚ having settled in Venice in 1876. Katherine Bronson was related to Whistler’s early patron‚ Thomas De Kay Winans.The Bronsons lived at Ca' Alvisi‚ situated at the mouth of the Grand Canal opposite Santa Maria della Salute.

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WYNDHAM‚ Sir Charles. 17401

WYNDHAM‚ Sir Charles.	17401	A series of 6 Autograph and 13 Typed Letters and 10 Telegrams addressed to J.Dudley Morgan‚ 15 of the letters signed by Wyndham‚ 1 by his wife Mary Moore‚ and 3 by his secretary Percy Hutchinson‚ concerning Wyndham’s production of ‘The End of the Story’‚ written by Morgan under the title ‘The Diplomat’‚ the majority relating to the writing of the play‚ with suggestions as to its construction and content‚ encouraging extensive revision‚ agreeing to an advance of £50‚ describing the difference between comedy and face‚ discussing a copyright performance‚ and the choice between Miss Congdon and Miss Burnet for the part of Eleanor. 32 pp.‚ in good condition. Wyndham’s Theatre‚ Charing Cross Road‚ 1899-1902. Sir Charles Wyndham (1837 – 1919)‚ actor-manager. The author was persuaded to change the title to avoid having two plays with the same title running in America at the same time.

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ZEILLER‚ Charles René. 17362

ZEILLER‚ Charles René.	17362	A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Monsieur Adami‚ on botanical matters‚ varieties‚ research‚ with mention of the publication of the first part of Flore fossile (with Bernhard Renault‚1888–89)‚ the work on the second part‚ and much else. In French. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines‚ Paris‚ 18 December 1890. Charles René Zeiller (1847-1915)‚ French mining engineer and paleobotanist. He studied at the École Polytechnique (1865–67) and at the École nationale supérieure des mines (1867–70)‚ where from 1878 onward‚ he taught classes in paleobotany. In 1911 he was appointed vice-president of the Conseil général des mines. In 1881 he became a member of the Société botanique de France‚ later serving as its vice-president (1898) and president (1899 and 1904). The paleobotanical genera Zeilleria‚ Zeillerisporites and Zeilleropteris commemorate his name.

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