Signatures

ADDISON‚ Joseph. 5347

ADDISON‚ Joseph.	5347 A good example of his Autograph ‘Jos. Addison’ on a strip of paper excised from an early eighteenth century ledger or record of subscriptions. 11 inches wide‚ in good condition. Dated in a later hand 1709. Joseph Addison (1672-1719)‚ essayist.

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BARYATINKSI‚ Prince Aleksandr Ivanovich. 6766

BARYATINKSI‚ Prince Aleksandr Ivanovich.	6766 His Autograph‚ mounted on part of an old album page. 1½ x 2½ inches. Undated. Prince Aleksandr Ivanovich Baryatinski (1814-79)‚ Russian field marshal‚ was given command of the army in the Caucasus by Emperor Alexander II.

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BENEDICT‚ Sir Julius. 11935

BENEDICT‚ Sir Julius.	11935 His autograph ‘Julius Benedict’. 4 x 3½ inches‚ neatly laid down. 2 manchester Square‚ May 1871. Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885)‚ pianist‚ composer and conductor.

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BYRON‚ Lady Anne Isabella Noel. 12688

BYRON‚ Lady Anne Isabella Noel.	12688 Her Autograph Signature‚ cut from the end of a letter: Yours truly‚ A.I. Noel Byron. ½ x 2½ inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Anne Isabella Milbanke (1792-1860)‚ mathematician and heiress‚ married Lord Byron in 1815.

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CONGREVE‚ Sir William. 13851

CONGREVE‚ Sir William.	13851	Original Signature “William Congreve”‚ taken from the end of a letter‚ and dated. 2½ x 4½ inches‚ mounted‚ in good condition. 8 October 1822. Sir William Congreve‚ 2nd Baronet (1772-1828) was an English inventor and rocket artillery pioneer distinguished for his development and deployment of Congreve rockets. Parliament authorized Congreve to form two rocket companies for the army in 1809. Congreve subsequently commanded one of these at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. Congreve rockets were used for the remainder of the Napoleonic Wars‚ as well as the War of 1812 -- the "rockets' red glare" in the American national anthem describes their firing at Fort McHenry during the latter conflict. They remained in the arsenal of the United Kingdom until the 1850s.

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CRAGGS‚ James‚ Postmaster-General. 13988

CRAGGS‚ James‚ Postmaster-General.	13988 Original Signature‚ cut from a dividend receipt book. Horizontal strip‚ 1 x 9 inches‚ in good condition. Dated in a later hand to c.1716. James Craggs the Elder (1657-1721). He was in business as an army clothier and held several official positions‚ becoming joint Postmaster-General in 1715; and‚ making the most of his opportunities in all these capacities‚ he amassed a great deal of money. Craggs also increased his wealth by mixing in the affairs of the South Sea Company‚ but after his death an act of parliament confiscated all the property which he had acquired since December 1719. He left an enormous fortune when he died in disgrace for his involvement in the South Sea Bubble‚ a month after the death of his son. It is possible that Craggs the elder committed suicide.

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CRICHTON-BROWNE‚ Sir James. 8641

CRICHTON-BROWNE‚ Sir James.	8641	Signature cut from the end of a letter: ‘Believe me yours very faithfully James Crichton Browne’. 4 x 4½ inches‚ laid down. Undated. Sir James Crichton-Browne (1840-1938)‚ doctor and psychologist‚ lunatic asylum superintendent‚ a pioneer of the early treatment of mental breakdown.

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DICKSON‚ Admiral Edward Stirling. 7387

DICKSON‚ Admiral Edward Stirling.	7387 Lower section only of a naval document‚ bearing the signature ‘E.S.Dickson’ (as Commander). 4½ x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Given under my Hand on Board of His Majesty’s Sloop the Victorieuse‚ 13 July 1799. Admiral Edward Stirling Dickson (1765-1844) commanded the brig-sloop Victorieuse (14 guns) at the Capture of Trinidad (February 1797). On 3 December 1798 the Victorieuse and the Zephyr landed a small force on the West Indian island of Margarita and successfully attacked a fort on the river Caribe.

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FERDINAND III‚ Grand Duke of Tuscany. 14269

FERDINAND III‚ Grand Duke of Tuscany.	14269 Autograph Signature taken from the end of a letter: “Afferionatissimo fratello Servitore‚ e lugino Ferdinando”. Laid down on part album page. Light foxing. Undated. Ferdinand III‚ Grand Duke of Tuscany (6 May 1769 – 18 June 1824) was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1790 to 1801 and‚ after a period of disenfranchisement‚ again from 1814 to 1824. He was also the Prince-elector and Grand Duke of Salzburg (1803–1806) and Grand Duke of Würzburg (1806–1814).

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HANWAY‚ Jonas‚ and others. 13989

HANWAY‚ Jonas‚ and others.	13989	Original Signature‚ on a piece cut from a dividend receipt book‚ with other signatures. Horizontal strip‚ 2½ x 10 inches‚ in good condition. Dated in a later hand‚ 1718. Jonas Hanway (1712-86)‚ merchant‚ traveller and philanthropist‚ travelled across the Caspian Sea and into Persia (1743-45). He wrote An Historical Account of the British Trade over the Caspian Sea (4 vols.‚ 1753). His second work was A Journal of Eight Days' Journey from Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames (1756)‚ to which he appended An Essay on Tea. Many other works followed. The American War of Independence kept Hanway occupied at the victualling board and at the Marine Society‚ the society contributing 7955 men and 4271 boys to that war. Among the other signatures (on both sides) we note Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy (1666-1732).

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LYELL‚ Sir Charles. 17314

LYELL‚ Sir Charles.	17314 An original Autograph Signature‚ “Cha. Lyell”‚ taken from the end of a letter. 1½ x 3 inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875)‚ Scottish geologist‚ author of Principles of Geology (1830-33).

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MEREDITH‚ George. 7471

MEREDITH‚ George.	7471 Signature cut from the end of letter: “...some concern for you‚ George Meredith”. 2½ x 3½ inches‚ laid down‚ in good condition. Undated. The uncommon autograph of George Meredith (1828-1909)‚ novelist and poet.

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SEWARD‚ Anna. 8799

SEWARD‚ Anna.	8799	Final lines only of an autograph letter signed ‘Anna Seward’. 4½ x 7½ inches. Undated. Anna Seward [called the Swan of Lichfield] (1742–1809)‚ poet and correspondent‚ supplied Boswell with particulars about Dr.Johnson‚ whom she imitated in her letters (6 vols.‚ 1811-13); published poetical novel Louisa (1782). “... doubles the regret the disappointed hope of last summer. With warmest wishes for the life-long banishment of complaints so oppressive‚ & for every sort of good to Mr. Parke & yourself‚ I remain‚ dearest Madam‚ Your obliged Friend & Servant Anna Seward.”

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SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 1st Earl. 16857

SHAFTESBURY‚ Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 1st Earl.	16857	Final section only of a Letter Signed ‘Ashley’ as Lord Ashley. 4 x 8 inches‚ right margin ragged and soiled‚ otherwise good. Exeter House‚ 9 November 1668. Anthony Ashley Cooper‚ 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (1621-83)‚ Chancellor of the Exchequer‚ and one of the great political leaders of the seventeenth century. Shaftesbury was a member of the Cabal (the initial letters of the ministers who signed the treaty of Dover of 1670). He took considerable interest in colonial affairs‚ and in 1669 he helped draw up the fundamental constitutions of Carolina.

Price : £75.00

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STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby. 5219

STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby.	5219 Autograph address in his hand ‘The Queen - Derby’‚ being the address label for the circulation of an official box. With an accompanying letter from his daughter‚ Lady Emma Talbot‚ forwarding this autograph‚ explaining it “was merely the direction on one of the official boxes”. 3½ x 2½ inches‚ in good condition. Undated. The Earl of Derby became Prime Minister in 1852‚ 1858-9‚ and 1866- January 1868. As Colonial Secretary in 1833 he carried the Act for the emancipation of West Indian slaves.

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STRICKLAND‚ Agnes. 5381

STRICKLAND‚ Agnes.	5381 Autograph Card‚ signed ‘Agnes Strickland‚ Queens of England’‚ at the Worcester bazaar for a collector‚ and dated. 3 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 2 August 1848. Agnes Strickland (1796-1874)‚ author of Lives of the Queens of England (1840) and other works.

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WEST‚ Benjamin. 11598

WEST‚ Benjamin.	11598	Final lines only of an autograph letter signed: “...With great regard‚ and with a full assurance that I am Dear sir‚ your much obliged and Obedient Servt. Benjn. West.” 2 x 7 inches‚ fine. Undated. Benjamin West (1738-1820)‚ American painter. On the verso Benjamin West has written: “I have to acknowledge with high respect and thanks‚ The two unquestionable‚ and pure Pictures - on by Jacomo Bassano‚ and its companion by Francis his relative. I send you the two hundred pound Bank Note. It is very true my good sir‚ that I esteem those two Pictures for their purity and excellence in colour superior...”

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WOLFF‚ Joseph. 16505

WOLFF‚ Joseph.	16505 Original Signature: yours affect. Joseph Wolff. 2½ x 5 inches. With a separate printed caricature of Wolff‚ with his facsimile signature beneath. Undated. Joseph Wolff (1795-1862)‚ Anglicised Jew who became a missionary to the Jews in the East‚ and the author of a Narrative of his Mission to Bokhara.

Price : £35.00

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