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This sale was held on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 11:00am

STEPHENSON (George, Railway Founder): interesting 3pp ALS, Kyle of Bute 13 August 1879 to the mayor of Chesterfield refusing, with regret, to allow a portrait to be copied...'when I tell you that the late Mr Robt Stephenson always refused to allow the picture to be copied you will see that I am bound to carry out his wishes...'. Together with 3 side ALS from Sir Robert Peel, 3rd Baronet, dated Feb....

£20 - £30

BRIGHT (John, British Statesman, 1811-1889): one side ALS to Rev Thompson of Hemel Hempstead, dated May 10 1883, on church matters: with a second letter dated Rochdale, Sep.6.55, 4 sides on smaller notepaper, to a Mr D Lowe of Manchester....'I am compelled to abstain from subscription to institutions in Manchester by reasons which are prudential as well as political...' (2)

£40 - £60

TAYLOR (Tom, 1817-1880): 4 side ALS from Tom Taylor to Mrs Gaskell, printed heading for General Board of Health, Whitehall: together with handwritten dedication to Mrs Gaskell 'with kindest regards C Norton', with handwritten poem in French language, mounted together on old album leaf. (2)

£20 - £40

PALMERSTON (Viscount): 2 side ALS to Monsieur Roth at French Consulate, 50 Portland Place regarding regimental appointments, War Office 22nd November 1827: together with a cut signature of Palmerston and steel engraving of same. (3)

£20 - £40

AUTOGRAPH MISCELLANY: collection of approx 30+ cut autographs and letters, largely political and military, late 19th-early 20thc, including 2 cut signatures of Wellington, portion of letter with signature from David Cox, short note from J P Morley on House of Commons Library paper headed 'Dear Booth' etc. (Small quantity)

£40 - £60

POLITICAL & NOBILITY, LETTERS: collection of 11 ALS and a few cut notes and autographs, late 18th-19thc, chiefly from politicians and nobility, including examples from the Earl of Rosebery, Douglas, Lord Hardwicke, Granville, Napier and others. (Small quantity)

£40 - £60

TRACTS IN BRISTOL: CRUELTY TO ANIMALS AND TEMPERANCE: 15 line ALS to a Mr J Llewellin of Bedford Place Bristol, mid 19thc, from J Pascoe of Bartholomew Close London, relating to the distribution of tracts. (1)

£20 - £30

'THE GREATEST LIAR ON EARTH': short TLS from Louis de Rougemont to the editor, The Times, September 26 1898...'I see that it is stated that I am to lecture at St George's Hall. I have made no such arrangement...but excellent as these arrangements may be I know of one person who will not be present, and that is...': single leaf, old folds. De Rougemont (born Henri Louis Grin 1847-1921) was a would-be...

£20 - £40

MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: a quantity of ALS and cut signatures, largely 19thc politicians, nobility and churchmen, to include Sir Theodore Martin, John Morley (concerning a contribution to the fortnightly review); and others, including a freefront postmarked 1831, approx 38 items. (Small quantity)

£60 - £100

LETTERS, EARLY 19THC: collection of approx 20 ALS, largely early to mid 19thc, a few cropped or cut, to include some of military and naval interest. (Small quantity)

£60 - £100

LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS, 19THC: collection of approx 33 ALS and cut autographs, largely 19th century politicians and nobility to include Sir Arthur Nicolson, Edward Marjoribanks 2nd Baron Tweedmouth, John Rodney, Thomas Philip de Grey, and others. (Small quantity)

£60 - £100

CONTINENTAL DOCUMENTS: group of 9 items, including French manuscript on vellum dated 1645: unaddressed ALS from widow of General Hoche, 1816: 16pp handwritten document, Rouen 1774, four Revenue stamps and several signatures; and others. (9)

£60 - £100

19TH CENTURY LETTERS & MANUSCRIPT: collection of approx 35 items, 19th century and a few later, letters and manuscript extracts, to include ALS from Bishop Stanley to J W Jenkins, April 29 1863 touching on the health of the army in India: other letters from Sir John Lubbock, Sir Robert Montgomery: Viscount Edward Cardwell: Sir Edward George Clarke, and others. (Small quantity)

£60 - £100

MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: collection of approx 18 items, manuscripts on paper, 17th to early 19th century, documents, letters and fragments, English and Continental. (Small quantity)

£70 - £100

19TH CENTURY LETTERS & DOCUMENTS: two letters entire postmarked Penzance 1840, Buller family, London: with 9 other 19th century letters and manuscripts, including one side ALS from Carrington to Lord Grenville, sent from Boston: letter entire from Radstock to Teignmouth, Dover Dec. 25 1834, etc. (11)

£50 - £80

MANUSCRIPTS, 17TH-18TH CENTURY: group of 6 items, to include letter entire dated 25.7.1714, addressed to one Edward Rooper 'at the Golden Ball over against the Royall Exchange, Cornhill...': manuscript order in Dutch from William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan, 1700: with other letters and documents. (6)

£60 - £100

LETTERS: a collection of 20 items, largely letters late 19th-earlier 20thc, to include short one side ALS from artist Joseph Kenny Meadows to Wilton Hennessey, May 25 1849: ALS from publisher John Murray March 1898: ALS from ethnologist Henry Ling Roth to Miss Rix, 1878, and others. (Small quantity)

£50 - £80

LETTERS & SIGNATURES: a quantity in bundle, largely 19th century nobility and political. (Small quantity)

£40 - £60

LETTERS, SIGNATURES, MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: a collection of over 45 items, largely 19th and early 20thc, to include ALS from historian Henry Thomas Buckle: freefront in hand of Sir John Malcolm: short ALS from Lord Essex, mounted: mounted portion of letter from Lord Lonsdale, 1822: and others similar. (A bundle)

£50 - £100

MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: a group of approx 27 items, largely 19thc ALS from nobility, churchmen, politicians and others. (Sm. quantity)

£40 - £60

MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS, 17TH & 18THC: a group of 6, to include 34 line witness account of an assault following trespass, Ashford area, signed John Dodd, ?1632: James II exchequer receipt, 1687: statement of costs for vessel 'The London', 1790-91: order for receiving into store '5 chests containing paper cartridges' to Major Samuel Cleveland, Fort St Davids, 10th Feb 1748, and others. (6)

£100 - £150

MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: collection of ALS and cut signatures, to include 2 side letter from conductor and tenor Thomas Simpson Cooke, 16 June 1842: ALS from Theodore Martin, 1880: Forbes Robertson, actor: Anne Humby, actress, mid-19thc: and others, to include lengthy 4 page letter entire addressed to Mrs Augustus Hare. (Small quantity)

£40 - £60

LETTER ENTIRE: KENNAWAY (Charles Edward, Rev): a lively and extensive letter from Kennaway to his sister Miss Augusta, Escott, Exeter 1827, written from St John's College Cambridge...'you rightly appreciate fraternal words my young starveling but that you may digest with greater facility the food I have already afforded you chew the cud of affliction until further notice...' (1)

£30 - £50

18TH CENTURY LETTERS: a group of 7 autograph letters signed, all English 18th century, to include 2pp ALS from Stephen Payne Galwey to Captain Magra, Clifton July 1775, thanking him for a friendly remembrance on his return to Bath and the trouble he has taken...'the house you have found out for me seems to possess everything requisite to form a good townhouse but a house I should always wish to see,...

£50 - £80

MANUSCRIPTS, ENGLISH, 17TH & 18TH CENTURY: a group of 8 items, to include letter entire from John Knight on settlement of accounts, 1728: letter of reference from Thomas Middleton, Muntham, Feb 5 1683: with other, letters and contemporary copies. (8)

£40 - £60

MANUSCRIPTS: collection of approx 15 items, 17th-early 19thc manuscripts, to include 2pp letter entire concerning 'Tackle, Apparel and Furniture' on board the ship Diana, April 22nd 1790, addressed to Frederick Booth of Craven Street, Strand: exchequer order of payment for £250, a quarter's pension to William Lord Byron, 1736, cut: early 18thc copy of letter from John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury,...

£40 - £60

MANUSCRIPTS: a quantity of letters and cut signatures, largely 19th century. (A bundle)

£50 - £80

PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT EPHEMERA: a bundle, to include typescript valuations of pictures in the Macclesfield Museum, 1915: signature of Andrey Vyshinsky, 23.11.1943, to reverse of card for Yarkon Hotel, Tel Aviv: 19thc release document on vellum: printed certificate of recommendation to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, made out for Rev. Dr James Parker, 1769: and others. (A bundle)

£50 - £80

HARWOOD (Sir Ralph Endersby, 1883-1952): a small collection of typed and handwritten letters and documents, to include ALS to Harwood from Admiralty War Staff Dec 7 1915: TLS from Robert Cecil on Swedish negotiations, Feb 5th 1917: TLS from W H Coates, Somerset House, 7th May 1920: together with 20pp typescript 'Memorandum regarding the statistics quoted in the recent Daily Mail articles on the question...

£70 - £100

DOCUMENTS, LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS: collection of 5 items, to include: Approval of Disbursements of His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sardinia, 1769, signed by Thomas Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, old folds and browning: cut portion of printed admiralty document signed by Sir John Barrow (1764-1848): MS document 'In the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors at Calcutta', 1834, signed...

£40 - £60

CUNARD WHITE STAR, RMS AQUITANIA: collection of 7 luncheon and dinner menus, 1938: together with another menu, Canadian Pacific Dining Car Service. (8)

£70 - £100

MARITIME DOCUMENTS: a group of 3, to include a naval commission ?1842: Merchant Seaman Apprentice Indenture 1837: and another. (3)

£30 - £50

NAVAL ORDERS: collection of 3 late 18th century manuscript naval orders, variable condition, together with a damaged printed example, laid down and with losses. (4)

£30 - £50

NORTHUMBERLAND MILITIA: commission for Peter Paxton, 10 January 1813 as Lieutenant in the Southern Regiment of local militia, County of Northumberland, manuscript on vellum, signed Duke of Northumberland, impressed paper seal: together with a Victorian commission, plus 3 other manuscript documents. (5)

£40 - £60

LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS, NAVAL AND MILITARY: collection of approx 30 items, late 18th-early 20thc, to include 2 side ALS sent from 'HMS Argonaut at sea', 29 Dec 1914: manuscript order on headed paper from HMS Agincourt, 9 Sep 1884: short note from Admiral Graham First Sea Lord, 15 Oct 1832: 3 side ALS on War Office notepaper from Major General Sir Alfred Turner, 30.8.1901: and others, some civilian....

£40 - £60

ARMOURER, HMS VICTORY: printed certificate with manuscript entries, 4th May 1827, recommending Thomas Day to position of armourer onboard His Majesty's Ship Victory, signed Captain Elliot and 3 others, Portsmouth Harbour, old folds, a few tears at head: together with a 5 page handwritten biography of Day's career in a later hand. (2)

£30 - £40

THOMAS HARDY: cut signature of same, tipped onto card: together with 8 line autograph note from Anna Swanwick (1813-1899) and portion of document bearing signature of Agnes Strickland (1796-1874). (3)

£50 - £100

LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS: collection of c.18 items, to include 5 line ALS from Gladstone, 10 Downing Street notepaper, Feb 2nd 1884: bundle of lively and intimate letters to 'My Dearest' from 'Dulcie', Saville Row 1899: TLS from Arthur Mee: TLS from Ian Hay on correcting an edition of The King's Service: and others, mainly letters. (Small quantity)

£40 - £60

PASSPORT: French Empire passport allowing Victor Bouchard of Paris free passage, 8 June 1860, creased and browned: with 4 other continental documents, 17th-19thc. (5)

£20 - £40

DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA: collection of approx 11 items, to include: 1840 letter entire from a young girl, stating she has read ...'a little book called Wonders of the Microscope...I thought it exceedingly interesting...': printed ticket of admittance to the Queen's Private Box, Royal Princesses Theatre, 1851: vellum probate document, Alfred Wesson, 1858: passport issued by The Lord Provost of Edinburgh,...

£50 - £80

INDENTURES: Deed of Grant, Mill Bank land in Lydd, Kent, Nicholas Sympson to Thomas Bates, 20th October 1602: with another indenture, Enfield Middlesex 1648, together with a small mid-c19 album containing some drawings and watercolours. (3)

£40 - £60

LETTERS & AUTOGRAPHS: MILITARY & NAVAL: collection of c20 items, letters, documents and cut signatures, largely military and naval interest, late 18th-19thc. (Small quantity)

£40 - £60

EARL OF MINTO (1782-1859, First Lord of Admiralty): ALS to 10th Duke of Hamilton concerning James Campbell 'having lost his health on service on the coast of Syria, and obliged to invalide at Malta...': together with ALS from Major Robert Campbell (1798-1857) to Robert Brown, botanist. (2)

£20 - £40

CUBA: contemporary manuscript translation of letter from Governor Henry White of Florida to Captain General of the Isle of Cuba, 1807, 10pp, old folds. (1)

£50 - £80

FLAX WAREHOUSE AT RIGA, INSURANCE DOCUMENT: Phoenix Assurance Company, 7th May 1825, to Messrs Frederick Huth of Finsbury Square, insuring 'the undermentioned flax in the following warehouses situate at Riga in Russia...', engraved headpiece, folded, a few small splits at conjunctions, else fine. (1)

£30 - £50

MARITIME DOCUMENTS: a group of 3, to include marine insurance policy 1801, all war risks covered 'with liberty to seek and join convoy': apprenticeship indenture for William Thomas Long aged 15 years to Peter Mitchell, owner of Brig St Ann, Port of London, West India trade: bond of Thomas Alcock of Sunderland and Giles Alcock of Newcastle to Master, Pilots and Seamen of Trinity House, Newcastle on...

£40 - £60

MARITIME ACT, ENGLISH COMMONWEALTH: 'An Act for Constituting Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy...Thursday 28th July, 1653...' London, John Field, 1653: sm. folio, black letter text, sewn, neat repair to spine, light waterstain to lower corner. (1)

£40 - £60

'UNDER SAILE FOR GUINEA': entire letter from Captain William Swale to John Russell, clerk of the Cheque at Woolwich Dockyard: HMS Oxford, Plymouth Sound, 26 March 1736...'I've just this moment got my two Convoy out and am making sail, tho' no better than (?)wind. However it's fine weather and I hope to get out of the channel. My compliments to my good landlady the babes and all friends, & I heartily...

£30 - £50


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