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ALBERT‚ Prince Consort. 17680

ALBERT‚ Prince Consort.	17680	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Albert’‚ to Nassau William Senior‚ thanking him for his letter “with your Irish Journal”‚ adding his thanks for kindly sending “the Conversations with M.Thiers”. 2 pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ pinhole‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf tipped on to part album page. Windsor Castle‚ 9 January 1853. A good example of a letter by Albert‚ the Prince Consort (1819-61)‚ addressed to Nassau William Senior (1790-1864)‚ the famous English economist. Senior travelled extensively‚ and entrusted his travel journals and accounts of conversations with well known politicians (such as Thiers‚ Guizot and de Tocqueville) to the safe keeping of Prince Albert‚ although the journals (or copies of them) were shown to other select people. His ‘Journal kept in Turkey and Greece’ was published in 1859. The others were only published after his death.

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ARISTARCHI BEY. 17675

ARISTARCHI BEY.	17675 Letter Signed‚ as Ottoman Minister in Washington‚ addressed “Cher Monsieur”‚ evidently taking in hand the arrangements for his correspondent’s visit to Constantinople. In French. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ folds‚ lightly toned‚ some minor blemishes. Embossed crest with Greek inscription. Washington‚ 25 January 1878. Gregory Aristarchis (d.1915)‚ also known as Aristarchi Bey‚ was an Ottoman diplomat of Greek ethnicity‚ author of a corpus of Ottoman legislation. He served as Ottoman Minister in Washington from 1873 to 1883 with Alexandros Mavrogenis. After 1883 he lived in Paris where he worked as advisor to Alfred Nobel. After the fall of Abdul Hamid II he served as an Ottoman envoy to the Netherlands‚ where he died. He composed one of the first collections of the Ottoman Law in 7 volumes in French language.

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BABINGTON‚ Charles Cardale. 17681

BABINGTON‚ Charles Cardale.	17681 Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Miss Atwood‚ offering assistance with any botanical questions‚ and commenting on a grass specimen. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ second leaf laid down on small album page. St. John’s College‚ Cambridge‚ 25 September 1852. Charles Cardale Babington (1808–1895)‚ botanist and archaeologist‚ Professor of Botany at Cambridge.

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BARROW‚ Sir John. 17693

BARROW‚ Sir John.	17693	Letter Signed‚ as Secretary to the Admiralty‚ to Rear Admiral Sir Graham Hamond‚ Rio Janeiro‚ acknowledging his letters‚ including one from Commodore Mason “on the subject of the Storehouses at Valparaiso”‚ stating their Lordships’ “direction to you to cause one store only to be continued till further notice”. 3 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Docketed “Recd. by the Goldfinch p[acke]t‚ 22 Aug 1836”. Admiralty‚ 9 March 1836. Sir John Barrow (1764-1848)‚ explorer and secretary to the Admiralty. Barrow published among other works: Travels in China (1804); Travels into the Interior of South Africa (1801-1804); Lives of Lord Macartney (1807)‚ Lord Anson (1839)‚ Lord Howe (1838); The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: (1831) Its Cause and Consequences. Barrow was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery‚ including those of John Ross‚ William Edward Parry‚ James Clark Ross‚ and John Franklin. The Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic as well as Point Barrow and the city of Barrow in Alaska are named after him. HMS Dublin was a 74-gun third rate ship which became the flagship of Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific fleet Admiral Sir Graham Hamond‚ 2nd Baronet from 1835 to 1838.

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BLUNT‚ Wilfrid Scawen. 17685

BLUNT‚ Wilfrid Scawen.	17685	Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘My dear Sir’ [W.Martin Wood‚ formerly editor of the Times of India and a writer on Indian affairs]‚ hoping he can attend a large Conservative meeting for the Indian Delegates at Camberwell‚ at which Blunt will be speaking. 2 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the original envelope. 10 James Street‚ Buckingham Gate‚ 16 October 1885. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840-1922)‚ traveller‚ politician and poet. “I intend giving my views on Indian Reform & Egyptian Policy - & the pt [parliamentary?] resolutions in favour of a Parliamentary Inquiry - & Arabi’s recall.”

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BREMER‚ Rear-Admiral Sir James John Gordon. 17700

BREMER‚ Rear-Admiral Sir James John Gordon.	17700	An original Admiralty Memorandum signed by Gordon Bremer as Commodore‚ to Captain Hall (”Nemesis Hall”) of H.M. Steam Vessel Dragon‚ approving payment to the Boatswain of the Dragon “for the conveyance of one Officer and eleven men from the Nine Elms ot Woolwich in their journey from Portsmouth”. 1 page 6 x 8 inches‚ in very good condition‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. William & Mary Yacht‚ Woolwich‚ 29 June 1847. Rear-Admiral Sir James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850) established the colony on Melville Island‚ Australia (1824)‚ and later at Port Essington. He had the naval command of the expedition to China during a great part of the years 1840-41. He was distinguished in the Burmese and Chinese wars. Bremer landed at the Possession Point on Hong Kong Island on 26 January 1841 during the First Opium War‚ prior to the cession of the island according to the Treaty of Nanking‚ and claimed Hong Kong for Queen Victoria. His memorandum is addressed to Captain (later Admiral) William Hutcheon Hall (1797–1878) who served in the First Anglo-Chinese War and Crimean War. In 1816–17‚ he served as a midshipman under Captain Basil Hall‚ with whom he attended William Amherst's embassy to China. In November 1839‚ Hall obtained command of Nemesis of the British East India Company in China‚ where he served in the First Anglo-Chinese War (1839–43). The ship's first engagement was against Chinese forts and a fleet of junks in the Second Battle of Chuenpee on 7 January 1841.He was Mentioned in Despatches for his part in the battle. He was also present at the Battle of First Bar on 27 February. In commemoration of his service‚ he was commonly known in the navy as "Nemesis Hall". William Dallas Bernard‚ an Oxford graduate who studied life and customs in China‚ used Hall's notes to write an account of the war in the Narrative of the Voyages and Services of the Nemesis from 1840 to 1843 (1844).

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BROMFIELD‚ William Arnold. 17683

BROMFIELD‚ William Arnold.	17683	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Miss Louisa Legge‚ identifying her plant as Yellow Birdsnest‚ an uncommon Hampshire plant‚ and diiscussing its habitat. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. William Arnold Bromfield (1801–1851)‚ English botanist and traveller‚ author of Flora Vectensis‚ a description of the plants of the Isle of Wight‚ and Letters from Egypt and Syria‚ both works being published posthumously in 1856. In September 1850 he embarked for the East‚ and spent some time in Egypt‚ penetrating as far as Khartoum. After a year of travelling in the Near East‚ he was attacked by malignant typhus at Damascus‚ and died on 9 October 1851. His collections were sent to Kew‚ some of the contents being shared amongst his scientific friends.

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CAP‚ Paul-Antoine. 17688

CAP‚ Paul-Antoine.	17688	Autograph Letter Signed [to Pierre H.Boutigny‚ the French chemist and pharmacologist]‚ about the urgent completion of his scientific project or experiment‚ making arrangements to meet. In French. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ tipped on to part of an old album page. Paris‚ 15 January 1851. Paul-Antoine Cap (1788-1877)‚ French pharmacist and naturalist‚ writer on scientific subjects. He introduced into medical practice the pharmaceutical preparations based on glycerin (memoire presented to the Academy of Medicine on January 17‚ 1854).

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CLARKE‚ Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew. 17657

CLARKE‚ Lieutenant-General Sir Andrew.	17657	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Symons‚ about a correspondence with Sir A.Alison‚ Clarke’s arrangements for “winter quarters” in Devonshire‚ inviting his correspondent to join a shooting party. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition. 52 Portland Place [London]‚ 6 September 1887. Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Clarke‚ (1824 – 1902). surveyor and politician in Australia‚ Surveyor General of Victoria. Sir Andrew Clarke served as the second Governor of Singapore and the Governor of the Straits Settlements from 4 November 1873 until 7 May 1875. Clarke played a key role in positioning Singapore as the main port for the Malay states of Perak‚ Selangor and Sungei Ujong. Singapore's Clarke Quay was named after him. Clarke Street‚ located next to Clarke Quay‚ was officially named in 1896‚ and was originally two streets known simply as East Street and West Street in north Kampong Malacca. As Governor of the Straits Settlements‚ Clarke was famous for signing the Treaty of Pangkor in 1874‚ which established indirect British rule over the Malay States.

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CONDE‚ Louis V Joseph de Bourbon-Condé‚ Prince de. 17678

CONDE‚ Louis V Joseph de Bourbon-Condé‚ Prince de.	17678	Letter Signed ‘Louis Joseph de Bourbon’‚ to Madame de Rochechouart‚ about a complaint against Lieutenant Chouart‚ explaining that his conduct can not go unpunished‚ and that he has therefore been sent to prison. In French. 1 page 8½ x 6½ inches‚ in fine condition‚ folded‚ integral blank leaf. Paris‚ 22 February 1762. Louis Joseph de Bourbon (1736 – 1818) was Prince of Condé from 1740 to his death. A member of the House of Bourbon‚ he held the prestigious rank of Prince du Sang.

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CORNWALLIS‚ Edward‚ Governor of Gibraltar and Nova Scotia. 17677

CORNWALLIS‚ Edward‚ Governor of Gibraltar and Nova Scotia.	17677	Original Warrant Signed by Lieutenant General Edward Cornwallis‚ as Governor of Gibraltar‚ to the Paymaster General‚ or William Sloper‚ his Deputy at Gibraltar‚ ordering a payment to John Sweetland of £167 “for Sundry Special Services for this Garrison”. Signed overleaf by John Sweetland on receipt. 2 pp. 13 x 8 inches‚ wafer seal affixed‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf docketed. Gibraltar‚ 24 December 1768. Lieutenant-General Edward Cornwallis (1713-1776) founded Halifax‚ Nova Scotia with 2‚576 settlers and later became Governor of Gibraltar (1762). Cornwallis participated in the Battle of Fontenoy during the War of the Austrian Succession. Cornwallis played an important role in suppressing the Jacobite Rising of 1745. He fought for the victorious British soldiers at the Battle of Culloden and then led a regiment of 320 men north for the Pacification of the Scottish Highlands. The British Government appointed Cornwallis as Governor of Nova Scotia with the task of establishing a new British settlement to counter France's Fortress Louisbourg. He sailed from England aboard HMS Sphinx of 14 May 1749‚ followed by a settlement expedition of 15 vessels and about 2500 settlers. Cornwallis arrived at Chebucto Harbour on 21 June 1749. Cornwallis Street (Halifax)‚ Cornwallis Street (Shelburne)‚ Cornwallis River and Cornwallis Park‚ Nova Scotia‚ are named after him.

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CUNNINGHAM‚ Allan. 17652

CUNNINGHAM‚ Allan.	17652	Autograph Verses‚ signed ‘Allan Cunningham’‚ entitled ‘Anna’. 3 stanzas of 8 lines on 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ light surface creases‚ remains of an old album page adhering to verso‚ in good condition. Undated. Allan Cunningham (1784-1842)‚ Scottish poet and man of letters. ‘Anna’ is the song of a sailor remembering his sweetheart during adventures on the high seas “from Hebride to Havanna”. In 1825 Cunningham published four volumes of The Songs of Scotland‚ Ancient and Modern.

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DE LOLME‚ Jean Louis. 17664

DE LOLME‚ Jean Louis.	17664	Printed Receipt‚ signed ‘J.L.De Lolme’‚ for payment (details left blank) for “a complete and correct French Edition of the Constitution of England (La Constitution de l’Angleterre) which I hereby promise to deliver‚ in‚ or before‚ the next Month of July”. 4 x 6 inches‚ very lightly tipped on to an album page with an engraved portrait of De Lolme and a biography. 1783. Jean-Louis de Lolme (1740 – 1806)‚ Swiss and British political theorist and writer on constitutional matters‚ born in Geneva. As an adult he moved to England‚ and became a British subject. His most famous work was Constitution de l'Angleterre (The Constitution of England‚ 1771)‚ which was subsequently published in English as well. In it‚ de Lolme advocated a constitutional form of government enshrining the principle that monarchy‚ aristocracy and democracy should be balanced against each other. He also praised the element of representative democracy in the constitution‚ and urged an extension of suffrage. The work influenced many of the framers of the United States Constitution.

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FORBES‚ Edward. 17684

FORBES‚ Edward.	17684	Autograph Letter in the third person‚ to Miss Atwood‚ answering her question relating to his Physical Atlas and metamorphic and igneous rocks‚ declaring that the text “relates entirely to stratified rocks containing organic remains”‚ and explaining this in detail. 4 pp. 4 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted. Museum of Geology‚ Jermyn Street‚ 4 September 1850. Edward Forbes (1815-1854)‚ naturalist‚ geologist‚ marine biologist‚ traveller in Europe and the Levant‚ author of numerous scientific papers. At the end of 1842 Forbes obtained the curatorship of the museum of the Geological Society of London. To the duties of that post he added in 1843 those of the professorship of botany at King's College London.

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GOMPERTZ‚ Richard. 17662

GOMPERTZ‚ Richard.	17662	Autograph Musical Quotation Signed ‘Richard Gompertz’ and dated. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Cologne‚ December 1897. Richard Gompertz (1859-1921)‚ violinist and teacher‚ pupil of the great Joseph Joachim in Berlin. In 1880 he moved to England‚ where he formed the Cambridge String Quartet. He taught in the Royal College of Music from its beginning in 1883‚ and in 1895 became professor of violin. His work included a sonata for piano and violin‚ a book of songs‚ a violin concerto and studies for violin.

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HERSCHEL‚ Caroline Emilia. 17687

HERSCHEL‚ Caroline Emilia.	17687	Autograph Letter Signed [to Pierre H.Boutigny‚ the French chemist and pharmacologist]‚ responding on her mother’s behalf to Boutigny’s letter‚ asking for Boutigny’s new address‚ etc. In French. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ tipped on to part of an old album page. Undated. Caroline Emilia Elizabeth Herschel (1830 –1909)‚ daughter of Sir John Frederick William Herschel‚ polymath and astronomer. She married Alexander Hamilton-Gordon.

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JUBB‚ George. 17676

JUBB‚ George.	17676 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Geo: Jubb’‚ making suggestions about his correspondent’s book. 1 page 6 x 7 inches‚ trimmed at head and foot‚ minor blemishes. Porters near Barnet‚ Hertfordshire‚ 27 December 1759. George Jubb‚ DD (1717-1787)‚ Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford in 1780; Chancellor of the Diocese of York in 1781. “For I am fully persuaded that the best source of illustration to the SS. is the collation of the Mss. joined to the use of sound & sober Criticism‚ a talent alas! but rarely to be found.”

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KENNEDY‚ Admiral William Robert. 17667

KENNEDY‚ Admiral William Robert.	17667	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Sir Claude [de Crespigny]‚ about hunting in different countries‚ reminiscing about some fine times with Sir Claude’s brother on the Pampas of South America‚ referring to his book on the subject. 4 pp.7 x 4 inches‚ some minor blemishes only. Falconer’s Hill‚ Daventry‚ 27 March‚ no year given. Admiral Sir William Robert Kennedy (1838-1916)‚ who served in the Crimea and in China‚ wrote books about his sporting adventures‚ and an autobiography Hurrah for the Life of a Sailor. “I wrote a little book on sport in S.America when I was Capt of the Ruby and Senior Officer. it is published by Porter of Princes St. Cav. Square.”

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KIDD‚ Samuel. 17673

KIDD‚ Samuel.	17673	Original signature ‘Samuel Kidd’. 2 x 4 inches. Light traces of former mounting in an album. Annotated on verso in pencil in a Victorian hand: ‘Professor of Chinese‚ University College’. Undated. Samuel Kidd (1804-43)‚ missionary and professor of Chinese at University College‚ London‚ arrived at Malacca in November 1825. Under the direction of the Rev. David Collie he made rapid progress in the study of Chinese‚ and was appointed professor of Chinese at the Anglo-Chinese College of Malacca.

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LAWRENCE‚ John. 17670

LAWRENCE‚ John.	17670	Autograph Letter Signed ‘John Lawrence’‚ to “My dear Cust” [Robert Cust‚ Home Secretary to the Government of India‚ 1864-65]‚ agreeing to changes to some government documentation. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ Government of India embossed blind stamp‚ minor blemishes‚ pinholes. [India] docketed 25/2/65‚ probably the date of receipt. John Lawrence (1811-79)‚ 1st Baron‚ administrator‚ Viceroy of India (1863-69).

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MAURICE‚ F.D. 17649

MAURICE‚ F.D.	17649	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Self‚ much grieved by the scandal at Maurice’s church‚ and hoping “I shall be able to put a stop to it”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting at corners. 23 October‚ no year given. Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-72)‚ theologian‚ professor of Moral Theology at Cambridge.

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McLACHLAN‚ Robert. 17654

McLACHLAN‚ Robert.	17654	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to D.G.Rutherford‚ making arrangements to meet. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4 inches. Lewisham‚ 12 April 1877. Robert McLachlan (1837-1904)‚ entomologist‚ first editor of the review Entomologists' Monthly Magazine. He became a member of the Entomological Society of London in 1858‚ its secretary in 1868 to 1872‚ treasurer from 1873 to 1875 and from 1891 to 1904 and president 1885 to 1886. Author of a number of entomological monographs.

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MEADE‚ General Sir Richard John. 17655

MEADE‚ General Sir Richard John.	17655	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Saunders‚ about the appointment of the Nizam’s guardian‚ the importance of encouraging “feelings of respect for‚ and confidence in the British Govt.” 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Embossed monogram. Bangalore‚ 10 August 1874. General Sir Richard John Meade GCSI CIE (1821 – 1894) was part of the Central India Field Force during the troubles of 1857-59 and led the column which captured Tantya Tope and hanged him. He was the British resident in the state of Hyderabad in 1875–81. He tutored and protected Ma b b Al Kh n‚ the underage nizam (ruler). Thomas Henry Thornton‚ Meade’s biographer and author of General Sir Richard Meade and the Feudatory States of Central and Southern India (1898)‚ regarded this position as one of the most politically challenging in India.

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MONTALEMBERT‚ Charles Forbes René‚ comte de. 17672

MONTALEMBERT‚ Charles Forbes René‚ comte de.	17672	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the the Duc de Cazes in Luxembourg‚ about obtaining two seats at a reception. In French. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition. With the address leaf‚ and a separate engraved portrait of Montalembert. Undated. Charles Forbes René‚ comte de Montalembert (1810-1870)‚ French journalist and politician. 100

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MONTGOMERY‚ Sir Robert. 17659

MONTGOMERY‚ Sir Robert.	17659	Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.Montgomery’‚ to Mrs. Saunders‚ returning the papers [of her husband‚ Charles Saunders] which he has read with interest. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ integral blank leaf docketed on verso. 20 April‚ no year given. “He seems to have acted well at a critical time - and I hope in due time will reap the reward (in honors) of his exertions.” Sir Robert Montgomery (1809 –1887)‚ administrator in India. His first notable position was as a commissioner in Cawnpore. In May 1857‚ at the start of the Indian Mutiny‚ he was in Lahore in the Punjab‚ where he was Judicial Commissioner (and in-charge of Chief Commissioner at Lahore) of the province. He immediately had the native garrison disarmed‚ which prevented them from taking any action in the rebellion. He was awarded with a knighthood for this action and became Chief Commissioner of Oudh. He was then the second Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab from 1859 to 1865‚ preceded by Sir John Lawrence and succeeded by Sir Donald McLeod. He served as Lieutenant-Governor up to an advanced age.

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MOTLEY‚ John Lothrop. 17663

MOTLEY‚ John Lothrop.	17663	Autograph Quotation Signed ‘J.L.Motley’ and dated‚ from the final paragraph of his concluding remarks on William the Silent from The Rise of the Dutch Republic‚ beginning “He went through life‚ bearing the load of a people’s sorrows...” 56 words on 1 album page‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. London‚ 18 March 1861. John Lothrop Motley (1814-1877)‚ American historian‚ author of The Rise of the Dutch Republic (1856) and other works. “He went through life‚ bearing the load of a people’s sorrows upon his shoulders with a smiling face. Their name was the last word upon his lips‚ save the simple affirmative‚ with which the soldier who had been battling for the right all his life time‚ commended his soul in dying to “his great captain‚ Christ”.”

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MURRAY‚ John. 17666

MURRAY‚ John.	17666	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Editors of the Philosophical Magazine & Journal‚ discussing in scientific terms the temperature of mines‚ and giving the results of some experiments. 2 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition. 4 June 1823. John Murray (1785/6-1851)‚ writer on science and public lecturer. Murray was much interested in the miners' safety lamp‚ and took part in the discussion which arose about 1816 after the publication of Sir Humphry Davy's papers in the Philosophical Transactions. In that year Murray published papers in the Philosophical Magazine in which he showed that a sieve of hair or whalebone‚ or a sheet of perforated cardboard‚ formed an effectual barrier to the passage of flame. He also exhibited at his lectures an experimental safety lamp‚ the body of which consisted of muslin rendered incombustible by steeping it in a solution of phosphate of ammonia‚ and which was quite effective. From these experiments Murray derived a theory of the efficiency of the safety lamp which was opposed to that propounded by Davy. A summary of his researches on this subject is given in his Observations on Flame and Safety Lamps (1833). In 1835 he gave evidence on the safety lamp and ventilation before the select committee of the House of Commons on accidents in mines.

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NAVAL PRIZES. Sale of French Brig L’Heureux‚ Malta‚ 1811. 17696

NAVAL PRIZES. Sale of French Brig L’Heureux‚ Malta‚ 1811.	17696	Original Manuscript‚ signed by the Agent: “Account Sales of the Cargo of the french Brig L’Heureux‚ whereof Montfort was Master‚ captured on the 13th March 1811 by H.M. Sloops Redwing and Nautilus and condemned in the Vice Admiralty Court of Malta on the 10th April 1811 - the Vessel to stand over for a claim on behalf of a British Proprietor until 12th May 1812.” 3 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Malta‚ 18 July 1811. This document‚ the final account of the sale of prize‚ itemises the cargo of the French brig: 8 sacks yellow berries; 100 hides; 1 box Ostrich feathers; 5 bales Flax; 1 bark Gum Arabic‚ etc. and gives the results of their sale at Public Auction‚ less the considerable auction charges‚ “Attendance of a Health Officer”‚ “Postage of Prize Lists to London”‚ registration‚ quarantine‚ labour‚ canvas and twine for making new bales‚ “maintenance of Prisoners during Quarantine”‚ “Duty for Greenwich Hospital”‚ brokerage‚ agency fees.

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OGDEN‚ Samuel. 17660

OGDEN‚ Samuel.	17660	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ogden’‚ to ‘Dear Ashton’ [possibly Thomas Ashton‚ friend of Horace Walpole]‚ responding to Ashton’s order to write‚ and ‘ready to promise obedience & vigilance’. 1 page‚ 8 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. 31 January 1739/40. Samuel Ogden (1716-1778)‚ classical scholar and orientalist‚ was the same age as Thomas Ashton. They both went up to Kings College Cambridge in 1733‚ and both were ordained. However‚ the connection is not entirely proven. ‘...I beg my Crimes may be imputed to their real Cause. Do not think that a sign of Disrespect‚ which ten to one is a Proof of nothing but my late rising. I have often been displeas’d with myself; but never with you. Tho’ I am almost angry at you now‚ for thinking me so. Dear Ashton‚ yours ever‚ Ogden.’

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ORMONDE‚ James Butler‚ 2nd Duke. 17640

ORMONDE‚ James Butler‚ 2nd Duke.	17640 A fine Letter Signed ‘Ormonde’‚ to John Piggott‚ Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Somerset‚ confirming is appointment in that county‚ directing him to meet monthly “to perfect & compleat the settlement of the militia”‚ requring an acccount of these proceedings to transmit to the Privy Council‚ but if “I am Ordered by His Majesty to attend him in his Expedition into Flanders‚ & am suddainly to go out of England to that purpose”‚ then the accounts are to be sent to the Marqus of Carmarthen. 1 page 13 x 9 inches‚ with the integral address leaf bearing a good impression of the Duke’s personal seal in red wax. In fine clean condition. London‚ 9 May 1691. James FitzJames Butler‚ 2nd Duke of Ormonde‚ 13th Earl of Ormond‚ 7th Earl of Ossory‚ 2nd Baron Butler‚ KG (1665 – 1745)‚ Irish statesman and soldier. Like his grandfather the 1st Duke‚ he was raised as a Protestant‚ unlike his extended family who held to Roman Catholicism. He served in the campaign to put down the Monmouth Rebellion‚ in the Williamite War in Ireland‚ in the Nine Years' War and in the War of the Spanish Succession but was accused of treason and went into exile after the Jacobite rising of 1715.

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PEARD‚ Frances Mary. 17661

PEARD‚ Frances Mary.	17661	Autograph Letter Signed ‘F.M.Peard’‚ to Miss Thackeray‚ accepting an invitation. 1 page 5 x 4 inches‚ blank section removed. 56 Capo de Case‚ Monday‚ undated. “I think my views of Greece look somewhat misty.” Frances Mary Peard (1835-1923)‚ popular English novelist‚ daughter of Commander G. S. Peard‚ R.N. Among her numerous novels and historical romances were: ‘Unawares’ (1870); ‘The Rose-Garden’ (1872); ‘Thorpe Regis’ (1874); ‘Cartouche’ (1878); ‘Schloss and Town’ (1882); ‘The Asheldon School-Room’ (1883); ‘Prentice Hugh’ (1887); ‘The Blue Dragon’; ‘The Interloper’; ‘The Abbot’s Bridge.’

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PHILIPPINES. Robert Hood‚ Carriage Factory‚ Manila‚ 1848. 17694

PHILIPPINES. Robert Hood‚ Carriage Factory‚ Manila‚ 1848.	17694	Manuscript Order for Carriage Furniture‚ addressed to Messrs. Gibson‚ Patent Axle Makers‚ London‚ being a trade order “for my Carriage Establishment in this place”‚ signed by Robert Hood‚ incorporating small diagrams of the axles. 3 pp. 11 x 9 inches‚ some light waterstaining‚ otherwise good. Marked ‘per Overland Mail’‚ no address leaf. Manila‚ 3 August 1848. Very detailed specifications for a large order (£665) of axles and axle parts of various dimensions.

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PRINSEP‚ Valentine. 17642

PRINSEP‚ Valentine.	17642	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Warwick‚ confirming arrangements for delivering an address about Art. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine‚ monogram. 1 Holland Park Road‚ Kensington‚ 13 January 1896. Valentine Cameron Prinsep (1838–1904)‚ artist and writer. He wrote a lively account of his Indian travels‚ ‘Imperial India: an Artist's Journals’ (1879). Later Prinsep wrote two novels: Virginie: a Tale of one Hundred Years Ago (1890) and The Story of Abibal the Tsourian (1893). “As to the address I dare say I shall be able to say something fresh and shall hope to interest at least those of my hearers who take an interest in Art.”

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PRUSSIA. Wilhelm I‚ German Emperor. 17647

PRUSSIA. Wilhelm I‚ German Emperor.	17647	Official Manuscript Document signed by Wilhelm as King of Prussia. 1 page 11 x 9 inches‚ in good condition. Konigsburg‚ 18 October 1861. Wilhelm I was King of Prussia (1861-1888) and the first German Emperor (18 January 1871–March 9‚ 1888). On 2 January 1861 Frederick William died and William ascended the throne as William I of Prussia.

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SOUTHWELL‚ Sir Robert. 17646

SOUTHWELL‚ Sir Robert.	17646	Autograph Letter Signed‚ while serving as ambassador in Portugal‚ to Rear Admiral Sir John Kempthorne [then in HMS Defiance in Lisbon harbour]‚ referring to the new mast for the ship Cambridge‚ inviting Kempthorne over to dinner‚ discussing Mr. Legg and suggesting that he be appointed to the Pembroke. 2 pp. 12 x 8 inches‚ with the address leaf bearing the address‚ in Southwell’s hand‚ of John Kempthorne‚ Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron “in the Bay of Waves”. Minor blemishes only. Lisbon‚ 9 April 1667. An interesting postal history item‚ being sent from shore to ship in “the bay of waves”. Sir Robert Southwell (1635–1702)‚ diplomat‚ became Secretary of State for Ireland‚ and President of the Royal Society from 1690. He was appointed in November 1665 as an emissary to Portugal‚ being knighted before he left. There he assisted in securing the peace between Spain and Portugal‚ which was achieved in February 1668. He returned to England‚ but was sent back to Portugal‚ staying for over another year.

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SOWERBY‚ Charles Edward. 17682

SOWERBY‚ Charles Edward.	17682	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.E.Sowerby’‚ to K.Taylor‚ discussing the monthly publication of his Illustrated Catalogue of British Plants. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ laid down on a small album leaf. Undated‚ c.1840-41. Uncommon. “The Algae will follow in regular order‚ and I may possibly go on faster than at present.” Charles Edward Sowerby (1795-1842)‚ botanist. The Sowerby family was a British family of several generations of naturalists‚ illustrators‚ botanists‚ and zoologists active from the late 18th century to the mid twentieth century.

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TINWORTH‚ George. 17699

TINWORTH‚ George.	17699	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.Tinworth’‚ to Mr. Sparks‚ referring to Tinworth’s “memory of old times”‚ regretting his correspondent’s poor health‚ alluding to the happiness of his own boyhood. 1 page 7 x 4 inches. In good condition. 8 Maze Villas‚ Kew‚ [c.1905]. George Tinworth (1843-1913)‚ ceramic artist‚ exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1866 to 1885. After the Royal Academy art school he got a job at Royal Doulton‚ the famous Lambeth pottery manufacturer‚ in 1866. It was at this point that Doulton started producing art pottery with George Tinworth as their main designer. “What a hard struggle this life is - when I was a boy I was a happy boy‚ although I did not know where the next meal was to come from. I had no dread of the future‚ but now I am 62 it is different but I must keep on an do the best I can till the end.”

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VRIJ‚ Johan Eliza de. 17690

VRIJ‚ Johan Eliza de.	17690	A good Autograph Letter Signed [to Pierre Hipployte Boutigny‚ the pharmacist]‚ while working as a pharmacist in Rotterdam‚ renewing their correspondence‚ discussing experiments‚ mentioning Dumas and Liebig‚ travel plans‚ etc. In French. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in fine condition‚ tipped on to part of an old album page. Rotterdam‚ 4 May 1852. Johan Eliza de Vrij (1813-1898)‚ pharmacologist and quinologist‚ worked first as a pharmacist in Rotterdam from 1832‚ and then as a chemist in plant experiments in Java‚ relating particularly to the extraction of medical compounds from plants‚ the preparation of quinine compounds‚ etc. Some of his reports are in the India Office Library.

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WARBURTON‚ William‚ Bishop of Gloucester. 17669

WARBURTON‚ William‚ Bishop of Gloucester.	17669	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.Gloucester’‚ to his bookseller [probably John Nourse]‚ saying that he has received Voltaire’s Life of the Czar‚ and that Warburton will call at the end of the week “& desire that my bill may be wrote out”. 1 page 4 x 5 inches‚ neatly laid down on an album page beneath an engraved portrait of Warburton. Grosvenor Square‚ 12 November‚ no year given [probably c.1763]. William Warburton (1698-1779)‚ bishop and scholar‚ defender of Pope’s Essay on Man‚ a controversialist who tackled Hume‚ the Deists‚ Voltaire and Wesley. We have been unable to trace this letter in the Oxford Bibliographical Society publication: Pope’s Literary Legacy: The Book-Trade Correspondence of William Warburton and John Knapton with other letters and documents‚ 1744-1780‚ Edited by Donald W.Nichol [1992]. Voltaire’s book‚ The History of the Russian Empire under Peter the Great‚ was published in its English translation in London by J.Nourse and P.Vallant in 1763. John Nourse (d.1780) was a London bookseller who specialized in French literature and scientific works. Warburton ordered many books from him.

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Waterloo. KERRISON‚ General Sir Edward. 17674

Waterloo. KERRISON‚ General Sir Edward.	17674 Autograph Free Front‚ signed ‘Edwd. Kerrison’. 3 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. 5 January 1840. An uncommon Waterloo signature. General Sir Edward Kerrison (1776-1853) served at the Battle of Waterloo as the Lieutenant-Colonel of the 7th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Hussars).

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WAUGH‚ Alexander. 17665

WAUGH‚ Alexander.	17665	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Revd. John Esqre‚ Well Street‚ Hackney‚ sending some observations on nature by Duncanson of Airdrie‚ describing his own preaching engagement at Henley‚ quoting Goldsmith‚ etc. 1 page 12 x 7 inches‚ with the address panel‚ postmarks‚ minor blemishes and stains. Postmarked 28 July 1797. The banks of the Thames are lovely‚ but “alas! in what a dead & withered state the peoples minds in regard to the growth of righteousness are said to be”. Alexander Waugh (1754-1827)‚ United Secession minister‚ one of the original members of the London Missionary Society. He supported a host of other religious and philanthropic bodies‚ including the British and Foreign Bible Society‚ the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge‚ the Scottish Hospital‚ and Mill Hill Academy. He contributed to the Evangelical Magazine and made missionary tours in England‚ Ireland‚ Scotland‚ and France.

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WHITAKER‚ Admiral Sir Edward. 17650

WHITAKER‚ Admiral Sir Edward.	17650	Autograph Letter Signed‚ while serving in the Mediterranean as Flag Captain to Matthew Aylmer‚ to Sir Richard Haddock‚ Controller of His Majesty’s Navy‚ at the Navy Office‚ about the arrival of the Romney and the Bonadventure‚ and the most necessary victualling ships‚ the poor weather‚ the lottery‚ the payment of his salary to his wife‚ etc. 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ some occasional light spotting only‚ with the address leaf‚ remains of red wax seal‚ bishopmark. The Royal Sovereign “enrigd above ffunchal”‚ 30 January 1694/5. Admiral Sir Edward Whitaker (1660–1735) served during the War of the Spanish Succession and is known for his role in the Capture of Gibraltar and the Battle of Málaga in 1704. In 1693 he returned to support his former commander Aylmer who was now an admiral. Whitaker was his flag-captain in HMS Royal Sovereign in the Mediterranean. He announces that the Royal Sovereign is ready to depart‚ “only waite for faire Weather which we find a raire thing in the Contry‚ for I think never was worse weather seen which we meet with heare‚ such another Winter as we had att the Demollishing Tanger ...”

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WHYMPER‚ Charles. 17644

WHYMPER‚ Charles.	17644	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to C.A.Pearson‚ suggesting two subjects for Whymper’s lectures: “Where do the summer birds go” and “A skating trip in Holland”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ toned paper‚ otherwise good. 50 Berners Street‚ 19 November 1895. Uncommon. Charles Whymper (1853-1941)‚ artist‚ illustrated books on African travel‚ author of Egyptian Birds for the most part seen in the Nile Valley (1909).

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WODEHOUSE‚ Sir Philip. 17656

WODEHOUSE‚ Sir Philip.	17656	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Saunders‚ about his accommodation in Bombay‚ suggesting local introductions‚ declining to invite Saunders and his wife because “Parell [Government House] will be full to overflowing and surrounded by an army of tents‚ and not a single Lady in our party”. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ fine. Embossed crest Government of Bombay. Ganeshkind [Pune‚ India]‚ 21 September 1875. Sir Philip Edmond Wodehouse (1811 –1887)‚ colonial administrator‚ Ceylon Civil Service‚ British Honduras‚ British Guiana‚ Governor of Cape Colony from 1861‚ Governor of Bombay from 1872 to 1877.

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WOOD‚ Field Marshal Sir Henry Evelyn. 17698

WOOD‚ Field Marshal Sir Henry Evelyn.	17698	Typed Letter Signed “yours sincerely‚ Evelyn Wood”‚ to Colonel T.A.Colfax‚ Bridport‚ about the arrangements to attend at Sherborne. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in fine condition. City of London Territorial Force‚ London‚ 21 March 1911. Field Marshal Sir Henry Evelyn Wood (1838-1919) fought in the Crimea‚ Indian Mutiny (receiving a Victoria Cross)‚ Ashanti War‚ Zulu War‚ and in Egypt (1882)‚ where he became commander in chief of the Egyptian Army.

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