Wrappers and Envelopes

ADELAIDE‚ Queen. 14324

ADELAIDE‚ Queen.	14324 Wrapper Front only‚ addressed by Queen Adelaide: Her Serene Highness the Princess Louise of Saxe Weimar‚ Pavilion‚ Brighton. 3 x 5 inches‚ tipped on to part of an old album leaf‚ in good condition. Dated on verso in another hand: 27 September 1831. Adelaide‚ later Queen Dowager (1792-1849)‚ married the Duke of Clarence‚ later King William IV‚ in 1818.

Price : £50.00

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ADOLPHUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Cambridge. 11296

ADOLPHUS FREDERICK‚ Duke of Cambridge.	11296	Envelope front (only)‚ signed ‘Cambridge’ lower left‚ addressed ‘To The King‚ Hanover’. 2¾ x 4¾ inches‚ laid down on part of an album page‚ traces of mounting on verso‚ other minor blemishes. Undated. Adolphus Frederick‚ Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850)‚ tenth child of King George III and Queen Charlotte. In 1816 the Duke of Cambridge‚ on behalf of King William IV‚ was appointed to the viceroyalty of Hanover‚ which at the treaty of Vienna (1814) had been elevated from an electorate to a kingdom. His discreet administration helped to preserve the Hanoverian crown for his family.

Price : £100.00

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BRIGHT‚ John. 8840

BRIGHT‚ John.	8840	Autograph Envelope‚ signed ‘John Bright’ lower left‚ addressed to Edward Stanhope at the War Office. 2¾ x 4¾ inches. Reform Club. John Bright (1811-89)‚ radical statesman and orator.

Price : £25.00

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GEORGE VI 12953

GEORGE VI	12953	Autograph Envelope‚ signed GRI lower left‚ addressed by the King to Sir Edward Peacock G.C.V.O.‚ 8 Bishopsgate‚ E.C.2. 4 x 5 inches‚ in very good condition‚ some light fold marks‚ marked ‘Personal‚ By Hand’ by the King. Royal monogram on envelope flap. Undated. King George VI (reigned 1936-1952). Sir Edward Peacock (1871-1962) was made Receiver General to the Duchy of Cornwall‚ which entailed dealing with the Royal finances‚ in 1929. For these services‚ he was knighted by George V in 1934. He was Receiver General until the death of George VI in 1952. Peacock was in Washington‚ D.C. during World War II‚ liaising between the United States government and the Bank of England. Just before the war‚ he and Montagu Norman were asked by Admiral John Henry Godfrey of Naval Intelligence to find him a personal assistant. He found and recruited Ian Fleming‚ who later wrote the James Bond novels.

Price : £250.00

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HAYDON‚ Benjamin. 11306

HAYDON‚ Benjamin.	11306	Autograph wrapper only‚ signed ‘B.R.Haydon’ lower left‚ addressed to R.H.Solly‚ Curzon Street. 7 x 89 inches‚ in good condition. Postmarked 10 [or 19] April 1832. B.R.Haydon (1786-1846)‚ historical painter.

Price : £35.00

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HEAD‚ Sir Edmund Walker. 12851

HEAD‚ Sir Edmund Walker.	12851	Envelope Front only‚ signed ‘Edmund Head’ lower left‚ addressed to Sir George Lewis at the Home Office in London. 2 x 4 inches‚ irregularly trimmed‚ in clean condition‚ laid down. 6d. Stg. Paid marking. Postmarked Quebec 25 April 1861‚ London arrival cds. Sir Edmund Walker Head (1805-1868) was simultaneously Governor General of the Province of Canada and Lieutenant Governor of Canada West and Canada East (1854-1861) and formerly Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick (1847-1854).

Price : £100.00

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HELMHOLTZ‚ Hermann von. 18003

HELMHOLTZ‚ Hermann von.	18003	Original Envelope‚ addressed by Helmholtz to Professor William Knight at St. Andrews. Not signed. 4 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Postmarked Berlin‚ 1 January 1892. Hermann von Helmholtz (1821 – 1894)‚ German physician and physicist who made significant contributions in several scientific fields. The largest German association of research institutions‚ the Helmholtz Association‚ is named after him. As a philosopher‚ he is known for his philosophy of science‚ ideas on the relation between the laws of perception and the laws of nature‚ the science of aesthetics‚ and ideas on the civilising power of science. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

Price : £75.00

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KEITH‚ George Keith Elphinstone‚ Admiral Lord. 15479

KEITH‚ George Keith Elphinstone‚ Admiral Lord.	15479 Autograph Free Front‚ signed ‘Keith’ lower left‚ addressed to J.Sykes in London. 3 x 5 inches‚ worn at one horizontal crease‚ otherwise good. Ramsgate‚ 30 July 1804[?]. An important naval autograph. George Keith Elphinstone‚ Viscount Keith (1746-1823)‚ admiral‚ fought in the American War of Independence‚ and commanded the expedition which took Cape Town (1795-97). In December 1798 he was sent ot the Mediterranean as second in command to St.Vincent. Keith landed the army in Aboukir Bay (1801). From 1803 to 1807 he was commander-in-chief in the North Sea‚ with particular responsibility for coastal defence (including the Channel) in the event of a French invasion. From 1812 he was commander-in-chief of the Channel Fleet‚ and had a line of cruisers along the French coast at the time of Waterloo.

Price : £45.00

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RUSKIN‚ John. 18001

RUSKIN‚ John.	18001	Original Envelope‚ addressed by Ruskin to William Knight‚ Edgecliffe‚ St. Andrews. Not signed. 4 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Knight has written ‘John Ruskin’ on the back of the envelope. Postmarked Ambleside‚ 2 July 1883. John Ruskin (1819-1900)‚ author‚ painter and art critic. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

Price : £100.00

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SALA George Augustus. 6267

SALA George Augustus.	6267	Envelope Front only in Sala’s hand and signed by him lower left ‘G.A.S.’ to Monsieur John Latey at the Illustrated London News. 4 x 5 inches. Postmarked Brussels November 1883. George Augustus Sala (1828-1895) journalist and novelist special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.

Price : £25.00

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STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby. 11333

STANLEY‚ Edward Geoffrey‚ 14th Earl of Derby.	11333 Autograph Envelope Front‚ signed ‘D’ lower left‚ to an address in Savile Row. 5 x 3¼ inches‚ black border‚ mounted on part album page (an unrelated free front is on the other side). 11 July 1868. 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.

Price : £30.00

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SWINBURNE‚ Algernon Charles. 17999

SWINBURNE‚ Algernon Charles.	17999	Envelope in Swinburne’s hand‚ addressed to “Professor Knight‚ Malvern”. 4 x 6 inches‚ not signed‚ annotated “Swinburne” on verso by Professor Knight. Franked Edward VII 1d stamp. Backstamped Malvern. Postmarked Putney‚ 13 October 1908 Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909)‚ poet. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

Price : £75.00

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TAGORE‚ Rabindranath. 18002

TAGORE‚ Rabindranath.	18002	Original Envelope‚ addressed by Tagore to Professor William Knight‚ Great Lodge‚ Keswick‚ England. Not signed. 5 x 6 inches‚ edges worn‚ franked‚ annotated on verso by Professor Knight. Postmarked Calcutta‚ 9 November 1914. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)‚ Indian author and poet. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher.

Price : £150.00

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TENNYSON‚ Alfred‚ Lord 18000

TENNYSON‚ Alfred‚ Lord	18000	Original Envelope in Tennyson’s hand‚ unsigned‚ addressed by him to Professor Knight at at London address. 4 x 5 inches‚ thin black border‚ in good condition. Postmarked Haslemere‚ 15 October 1891. Alfred‚ Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)‚ Poet Laureate. Tennyson died a year later on 6 October 1892 at Aldworth House‚ near Haslemere. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916)‚ writer and philosopher. He has written ‘Tennyson’ on the back of the envelope.

Price : £100.00

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VICTORIA‚ Queen. 15205

VICTORIA‚ Queen.	15205 Address Panel (only)‚ entirely in the hand of Queen Victoria‚ addressed “The Lord Chancellor” and signed lower left “The Queen”. 4 x 7 inches‚ mounted at the corners on part of an old album leaf‚ folds‚ light toning. Undated. Queen Victoria (reigned 1837-1901).

Price : £100.00

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WALPOLE‚ Horace. 13681

WALPOLE‚ Horace.	13681 Address Panel only‚ written by Horace Walpole‚ unsigned: “To George Augustus Selwyn Esq in Curzon Street‚ Mayfair‚ London.” 2 x 4 inches‚ vertical crease‚ Walpole’s name written on verso by a nineteenth century collector. Undated. A handwriting example of one of the most famous correspondents of the eighteenth century‚ Horace Walpole (1717-97)‚ 4th Earl of Orford.

Price : £150.00

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WELLESLEY‚ Richard Colley‚ Marquis. 7611

WELLESLEY‚ Richard Colley‚ Marquis.	7611	Address Panel only‚ signed ‘Wellesley’ lower left‚ addressed to Alfred Montgomery. 3¼ x 5 inches‚ laid down‚ in good condition. Undated. Richard Colley‚ Marquis Wellesley (1760-1842)‚ Governor-General of India and brother of the 1st Duke of Wellington.

Price : £25.00

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