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BARROW‚ John Henry. 18474

BARROW‚ John Henry.	18474	Autograph admission ticket‚ signed ‘J.Barrow’: “Admit Mr. Dyer’s Party to visit the Zoological Gardens”. 5 x 3 inches‚ slightly trimmed‚ mounted on an old album page. Undated John Henry Barrow (1796-1858)‚ author of Characteristic sketches of animals‚ principally in the zoological gardens‚ Regent's Park / drawn... and engraved by Thomas Landseer; descriptive notes by John Henry Barrow (1832).

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BINGHAM‚ George. 18468

BINGHAM‚ George.	18468	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.Bingham’‚ addressed “Dear Sir”‚ discussing antiquarian matters‚ thanking him for “the specimen of Doomsday Book”‚ sending a list of Lord Lieutenants‚ etc. 1 page 8 x 6 inches‚ minor blemishes‚ light dust soiling. Pimperne [Dorset]‚ 8 September 1773. George Bingham (1715–1800)‚ English cleric‚ scholar and antiquarian.

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BROWNE‚ Hablot Knight. “Phiz” 18458

BROWNE‚ Hablot Knight. “Phiz”	18458	Autograph Letter Signed ‘H.K.Browne’‚ to G.W.Walford‚ sending sending a manuscript by his son for possible publication in Once a Week. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine. 2 Stanley Crescent‚ Notting Hill‚ undated. Rare. Hablot Knight Browne (1815 – 1882)‚ English artist and illustrator. Well-known by his pen name‚ Phiz‚ he illustrated books by Charles Dickens‚ Charles Lever‚ and Harrison Ainsworth. “I send a MS which perhaps would suit the pages of ‘Once a week’ - as a Sanitary Article. It is by my Son - a medico ...”

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CHARLESTON. Count de Choiseul‚ French Consul. 18467

CHARLESTON. Count de Choiseul‚ French Consul.	18467 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Choiseul’. sending papers relating to the transfer of funds (”my malta money”)‚ advising his correspondent that he has drawn on him for 100 pounds sterling. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ marginal blemishes. Charleston [South Carolina]‚ 8 January 1838 Count Joseph Marie Gabriel St. Xavier de Choiseul‚ French consul‚ father of Lieutenant Colonel Charles de Choiseul‚ Confederate soldier‚ who died at Shenandoah in June 1862.

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DANIELL‚ James William. 18459

DANIELL‚ James William.	18459	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edward Thomason in Birmingham‚ replying on behalf of the Duke of Clarence that “His Royal Highness is pleased further to observe that the Medal is a good likeness‚ and appears to be well and neatly executed”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ minor blemishes‚ traces of former mounting on verso. Bushy House‚ 14 January 1827. James William Daniell (1773-c.1855).He was hired as tutor to the FitzClarence children (George‚ Henry‚ Sophia‚ Mary‚ Frederick‚ Elizabeth‚ Adolphus‚ Augusta‚ Augustus‚ Amelia; the children William had with his long-term mistress Dorothea Jordan). Once the children had grown up‚ Daniell became librarian to their father and‚ later‚ his steward at Bushy House until around 1826. Sir Edward Thomason (1769-1849)‚ a manufacturer and inventor in Birmingham knighted by King William IV. At age 16 he was articled to Matthew Boulton in the Soho Foundry. He began manufacturing in his father's factory around 1793‚ establishing a trade in gilt and plated buttons. The business expanded into manufacture of medals‚ tokens and coins‚ and later plated gold and silver works. In 1835 he sold the business to Whitegrave and Collis.

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GORDON‚ Charles George. 18470

GORDON‚ Charles George.	18470	Autograph Post Card Signed ‘C.G.Gordon’‚ a few days before leaving England to become Governor of Equatoria‚ to the Rev. Horace Waller‚ a leading anti-slaver‚ at the Vicarage at Leytonstone. Post Card‚ in good condition‚ light toning. Postmarked Charing Cross 21 January 1874. “Before entrusting instruments to MacWilliam’s son‚ see he is conversant with them.” General C.G.Gordon (1833-1885)‚ the Victorian hero who died at Khartoum. Horace Waller (1833-1896)‚ anti-slavery activist‚ missionary‚ close associate of David Livingstone and others involved in central and east African mission and exploration work. ‘On the day that the news of Livingstone’s death reached England‚ 28 January 1874‚ Gordon’s forty-first birthday‚ [Gordon] left for the southern Sudan‚ scattering post-cards to relatives.’ [John Pollock‚ Gordon‚ the man behind the legend‚ 1993]

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KENT. Lydd land deed‚ c.1327. 18453

KENT. Lydd land deed‚ c.1327.	18453	An original vellum deed for the sale of land in Lydd by William Adam. In a neat Latin script on parchment‚ 3 x 10 inches‚ with two armorial wax seals appended. In the 21st year of the reign of King Edward II [1327]. A most attractive medieval deed‚ in good condition‚ in need of professional research‚ exact dating and interpretation. Lydd is a town in Kent‚ lying on Romney Marsh. It is one of the larger settlements on the marsh‚ and the most southerly town in Kent. Lydd reached the height of its prosperity during the 13th century‚ when it was a corporate member of the Cinque Ports.

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NELSON‚ Horatio. 18461

NELSON‚ Horatio.	18461	Autograph Letter Signed ‘your most obliged Nelson & Bronte’ with his left hand‚ to Richard Creed‚ the naval agent‚ informing him that he has signed papers allowing Mr Fellows to take "your report as to the correctness of Lord Hoods order and I have given a testimony of Mr Fellows' conduct‚ which I hope may be as useful as I am sure it is true"‚ also thanking Creed for complimenting his conduct in the affair. 1 page‚ about 9 x 7 inches‚ in fine clean condition‚ traces of corner mounts on verso. HMS Medusa at Sea‚ 26 August 1801. On his return from the Baltic campaign‚ Horatio Nelson (1758-1805)‚ as Vice-Admiral‚ transferred his flag on 4 August 1801 to HMS Medusa (Captain Gore) and launched an exploratory attack on the French flotilla in Boulogne harbour. On 25 August Nelson in the Medusa arrived at the mouth of the West Scheldt‚ to investigate the defences at Flushing. He returned to Deal on 27 August. Richard Creed was a partner in Marsh & Creed‚ bankers and navy agents. Although the firm had care of Nelson's finances‚ this letter relates to the money troubles of Thomas Fellowes‚ who had been Nelson's purser on the Agamemnon in the early 1790s‚ and had had difficulty with the navy board over his accounts from HMS Superb when the ship was in the Mediterranean. Nelson was wholeheartedly supportive of Fellowes in this dispute. On 26 November 1801 he wrote to St Vincent asking him to give Fellowes a Clerkship at Chatham: "The inquiries I have made of his Agents‚ and my own opportunity of observation‚ while he was under my command‚ leave not a shadow of doubt upon my mind but that the pecuniary embarrassments which are the source of this distress‚ are not the result of any extravagance or misconduct in the discharge of his duty; and indeed‚ speaking from my own knowledge‚ I can safely say that Mr. Fellowes is a man of strictly honest principles" (The Dispatches and Letters‚ IV‚ p.531). This letter is apparently unpublished.

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NICOLLS‚ General Sir Jasper. 18466

NICOLLS‚ General Sir Jasper.	18466	Lease of Premises No. 18 Cornwall Terrace‚ Regents Park‚ by Major Genl. Sir J.Nicolls to Lawrence Phillips Esq.‚ signed at foot‚ ‘J.Nicolls’. Vellum Indenture‚ 3 large sheets‚ folded‚ internally fine and clean‚ outer title dust soiled. 17 June 1835. General Sir Jasper Nicolls (1778-1849) fought at Corunna in Major-General Rowland Hill’s brigade. Saw further service in India as quartermaster-general. Received K.C.B. for his services at Bhurtpore (1825). Commander-in-Chief at Madras 1838‚ transferred to Bengal 1839.

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NORFOLK. Stanhoe land deed from the reign of King Richard II. 18460

NORFOLK.  Stanhoe land deed from the reign of King Richard II.	18460	An original land deed relating to land at Stanhoe‚ North Norfolk‚ with a connection to “Easthall” according to an annotation on the verso. In Latin. Vellum‚ 3 x 10 inches‚ fold marks‚ in very good condition‚ with a small seal in red wax appended. At Stanhoe [North Norfolk]‚ first year of King Richard II [1377]. A most attractive medieval deed‚ in good condition‚ in need of professional research‚ exact dating and interpretation.

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QUEENSLAND‚ Australia. Arhur Edward Kennedy‚ Governor. 18448

QUEENSLAND‚ Australia. Arhur Edward Kennedy‚ Governor.	18448	Document Signed by Kennedy as Governor of Queensland‚ countersigned by Arthur Hunter Palmer‚ appointing Frederick Waymouth Gibbs to serve on the Commission to enquire into the management of the office of the Agent-General for Queensland in London. Together with an Autograph Letter Signed by Gibbs‚ to Sir Arthur Hunter Palmer‚ acknowledging the thanks of the Government of Queensland for his work [23 December 1881]. Vellum 12 x 17 inches‚ folded‚ in very good clean condition‚ Queensland seal affixed. Government House‚ Brisbane‚ 1 December 1880. Frederick Waymouth Gibbs (1821-1898)‚ Barrister and tutor to Edward VII. William Hemmant (1837-1916‚ see Australian Dictionary of Biography) had alleged agency scandals in the purchase of railway lines and in contracts for the conveyance of immigrants.Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy GCMG CB (1809–1883)‚ colonial administrator who served as governor of a number of British colonies‚ namely Sierra Leone‚ Western Australia‚ Vancouver Island‚ Hong Kong and Queensland. Sir Arthur Hunter Palmer (1819–1898)‚ politician and pastoralist in Australia‚ Premier of Queensland (1870-74).

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SITWELL‚ Sacheverell. 18477

SITWELL‚ Sacheverell.	18477	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Sacheverell Sitwell’‚ to Philip Dossé‚ editor of Books & Bookmen‚ about Michael Holroyd’s biography of Augustus John‚ suggesting that an article be written by Michael Holroyd himself‚ or by Douglas Cooper. A good one page example‚ 5 x 8 inches‚ fine. Weston [Hall‚ Towcester]‚ 30 April 1974. Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988)‚ writer. “Augustus had something very fascinating‚ and almost hypnotic about him. But I’m afraid in the end he failed - having had so auspicious a start.” In the end‚ Sitwell reviewed both volumes of the famous biography in Books & Bookmen.

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SOMERSET. Colonel John Piggot‚ Bridgwater Regiment‚ 1690. 18471

SOMERSET. Colonel John Piggot‚ Bridgwater Regiment‚ 1690.	18471	Original Commission appointing John Piggot to be “Collonell of a Regiment of Foot of the Trained Band within the said County commonly called the Bridgwater Regiment of the Red”‚ signed by Thomas Marquess of Camarthen‚ William Earl of Devonshire‚ and Charles Earl of Dorset. Vellum 9 x 14 inches‚ in good clean condition‚ folded. With the three red wax seals of the signatories affixed. 9 July 1690. “... in the second yeare of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord & Lady William & Mary...” A rare commission with a fine array of signatures and seals. Thomas Osborne‚ 1st Duke of Leeds (1632-1712)‚ known as Lord Danby and Marquess of Camarthen‚ was one of the small group of prominent statesmen who invited William III‚ Prince of Orange to depose James II of England as monarch during the Glorious Revolution. William Cavendish‚ 1st Duke of Devonshire (1640-1707)‚ another strong supporter of the Glorious Revolution. Charles Sackville‚ 6th Earl of Dorset and 1st Earl of Middlesex (1643-1706)‚ poet and courtier.

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SPENCER‚ Herbert. 18473

SPENCER‚ Herbert.	18473	Letter Signed ‘Herbert Spencer’‚ to Edward Livingston Youmans‚ the American scientific writier‚ commenting on letters‚ amused by the “story of the theological controversy on your way to Liverpool”‚ referring him to Hinton’s Essays‚ particularly the essay on Positive Philosophy. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ complete‚ but with unsightly old repairs along the lower edge where a tear has been repaired‚ and traces of mounting still on the blank final page. 38 Queens Gardens‚ Bayswater‚ London‚ 13 March 1879. Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)‚ philosopher. Edward L.Youmans (1821-1887)‚ American scientific editor and writer‚ author of “Herbert Spencer on the Americans and the Americans on Herbert Spencer” (New York‚ 1884). Spencer hopes Youmans has had a calm passage back to America‚ despite local gales‚ and wonders whethe he has “got rid of your markings” by now. Edward L.Youmans has added a pencil annotation explaining the “markings”: “I had fallen on the London pavement and much disfigured my face. E.L.Y.” “Spencer writes: “I took up at the Athenaeum a day or two ago a volume of Hinton’s Essays. If you can get a sight of it you will find in the essay on the Positive Philosophy some passages which will serve admirably in your controversy with the theologians.”

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STANFIELD‚ George Clarkson. 18464

STANFIELD‚ George Clarkson.	18464	Autograph Letter Signed ‘George C.Stanfield’‚ to Daniel Maclise R.A.‚ about the hanging of Stanfield’s pictures at the Royal Academy. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches in very good condition‚ second leaf tipped on to part of an old album page. 42 Belsize Square‚ 4 April‚ no year given. George Clarkson Stanfield (1828-1878)‚ painter‚ the second son from the second marriage of his painter father Clarkson Frederick Stanfield (1793–1867). He is best known for his topographical views painted during his visits to the Rhine Valley‚ the Moselle‚ Switzerland‚ and the Italian lakes.

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VICTORIA‚ Queen‚ and ALBERT‚ Prince Consort. 18472

VICTORIA‚ Queen‚ and ALBERT‚ Prince Consort.	18472 Matching envelopes‚ addressed to Lord John Russell‚ one in the hand of Queen Victoria and signed ‘The Queen’ lower left‚ the other in the hand of Prince Albert‚ signed with initial A lower left. 2 envelopes‚ about 3 x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ with red wax seals on versos. Undated. A rare pair of matching covers‚ perfect for display‚ signed by Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901) and Albert Prince Consort (died 1861). They are addressed to the 1st Earl Russell (1792-1878)‚ known as Lord John Russell‚ statesman‚ Prime Minister (1846-52‚ 1865-66).

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