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ABERCORN, James Hamilton, 1st Duke of (1811-1885). Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent regarding a petition, 1 page 8vo, South Audley Street, 'Friday' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2477]

ACLAND, Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke (1847-1926). Politician and educator.
Signed autograph testimonial for Mrs Palmer, author of 'Life-Saving in War Times' for which Acland had written an introduction.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2482]

ADAMSON, John (1787-1855). Antiquary and Portuguese scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to J. Wilson regretting that they had failed to meet, 1 page 8vo (traces of former mounting on the reverse), no place, 1846.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2486]

ADDINGTON, Henry Unwin (1790-1870). Civil servant.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Sir Harold Dillon, giving him permission to scrutinise a document in the Foreign Office library, 2 pages 8vo, Foreign Office, 15 Apr 1850.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2491]

ADDINGTON, William L., Second Lord Sidmouth (1794-1864). Son of the Prime Minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Manby making an appointment on behalf of his father, 1 page 4to, Whitehall, 25 June 1816.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2490]

ADLER, Hermann (1839-1911). Chief Rabbi.
Signature ('H Adler / Chief Rabbi'), dated 13 March 1905, on his compliments slip (traces of mounting at the corners).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 7717]

AGUTTER, William (1758-1835). Preacher.
Autograph Letter (third person), accepting an invitation from Mr Webb, 1 page 8vo (trimmed, laid down), Asylum, 12 March 1821.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2492]

ALDEN, Sir Percy (1865-1944). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed on postcard to J.S. Thornton, discussing a proposed lecture on the Danish educational system, Hotel Central, Denmark, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2564]

ALEXANDER, Albert Victor, Earl (1885-1965). Politician. First Lord of the Admiralty.
Signature ('A V Alexander') on white card, ca 50 x 90 mm (2 x 3½ inches).
£15 / $18 / €17 [No: 5183]

ALLEN, William Joshua (1829-1902). American jurist and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard, to B.W. Hartley, arranging a meeting, Hotel London & New York, Paris (traces of former mounting), 5 October 1897.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2498]

ANCRAM, Robert Ker, first earl of (1578-1654). Courtier and politician.
Document Signed ('Ancram'), 1 page small 4to, 6 July 1649. A receipt for one hundred pounds, being half of the sum 'bestowed upon me by the Com[m]ons house'. The mark of a single witness at the foot, some old pencilled annotations.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 26098]

ANDERSON, David (1814-1885). Bishop of Prince Rupert's Land.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Rowley, regretting that he will be unable to preach at he opening of Rowley's church, 3 pages 8vo, Clifton, 22 Aug 1865.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2658]

ANNESLEY, Alexander (d. 1813). Legislator and political writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Groom, discussing monetary problems, 3 pages 8vo, Southbrook, 1812.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2666]

ANTONELLI, Giacomo (1806-1876). Cardinal Secretary of State 1848-1876.
Letter Signed to the papal vice-consul in Ischia, 1 page 4to with address-leaf (a few marginal tears), Gaeta, 21 March 1849. Conveying the pope's good wishes and apostolic blessing.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26434]

ARNOLD-FORSTER, Hugh Oakeley (1855-1909). Statesman and miscellaneous writer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Charles Hughes, lamenting a misquote in the Westminster Gazette (article appended), 1 page 4to, London, 25 April 1902.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2681]

ARNOLD, Thomas Kerchever (1800-1853). Educationalist and theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, promising to comply with his request, 1 page 8vo (trimmed, laid down), no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2679]

ARNOLD, William Thomas (1852-1904). Historian and journalist.
2 Autograph Letters Signed (one in pencil) to Broadfield, regretting Broadfield's resignation from the 'Examiner', and thanking him for sympathy, 8 pages 8vo, 1884 & 1900.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2680]

ASHBURTON, Francis Baring, 5th Baron (1866-1938).
Autograph Letter Signed to Balfour Browne, about Home Rule, 2 pages 8vo, Carlton Club, 11 Jan 1912.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2684]

ASHLEY, Rt. Hon. Evelyn Melbourne (1836-1907). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Baden Powell regretting that he will miss the dinner, but hoping to come in time to hear the President's address, 3 pages 8vo, Salisbury, 16 Nov 1884.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2686]

ASHLEY, Sir William James (1860-1927). Economic historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Newark, urging the case of a small boy, 2 pages 8vo, St James's Palace, 14 Feb no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2687]

ASHLEY, Sir William James (1860-1927). Economic historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, thanking him for his new anthem, 2 pages 4to, Tunbridge Wells, 18 Mar no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2688]

ASHWELL, Arthur Rawson (1824-1879). Principal of Theological College, Chichester.
Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, regretting that he will be unable to attend a dedication, 2 pages 8vo, Durham, 21 July 1873.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2689]

ASKWITH, George Ranken, Lord (1851-1942). Industrial artibrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cunnyhame, concerning an award, 2 pages 8vo, London, 30 Nov 1903.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2690]

ASQUITH, Elizabeth Daughter of the Prime Minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry, thanking him for supporting her charity, 1 page 8vo, 10 Downing Street, 11 Apr 1916.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2695]

ASQUITH, Margot Wife of the Prime Minister.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed (pencil) to Miss Farrar, enclosing 'what you ask for', 1 p. 8vo, Sutton Courtney, Berks, 1928.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2696]

AUTOGRAPH COLLECTING, 1822
Autograph Letter Signed from Sophia Coutts (1775-1844) to the Parisian bookseller, Chevalier, 3 pages 4to with address (seal tear and small burn hole), Bath, 5 December 1822. Thanking him for 'the little note of Talma's in Lady Susan's Letter', and asking for more autographs to supply her friend's collection.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26362]

AVORY, Sir Horace Edward (1851-1935). Judge and advocate.
Autograph Letter Signed to Engelbach, thanking him for good wishes, 1 page 8vo, Gloucester Square, 30 Jan 1935.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2712]

AYRTON, Acton Smee (1816-1886). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Taylor, apologising for missing a meeting, 2 pages 8vo, no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2714]
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BAINES, Edward (1775-1848). Newpaper proprietor, politician, and historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Joseph (? or Joshua) Lambert, 2 pages 8vo (inlaid), Inner Temple, 18 December no year. Promising a order for admission to the gallery of the House Of Commons.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24245]

BAINES, Sir Edward (1800-1890). Journalist and economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Buckston, 1 page 8vo, 3 Park Road, Halifax, 2 February 1869. Regretting that a 'special engagement' prevents his accepting the invitation to meet Mr Shelly.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22143]

BALCARRES, David Lindsay, 10th Earl of (1871-1940). Patron of and writer on art.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Edmund Wimperis, accepting a dinner invitation and promising not to inflict a long speech on the company, 1 page 8vo, 7 Audley Square, 19 February 1912
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2653]

BALDWIN, Stanley, 1st Earl (1867-1947). Prime Minister 1923-1924, 1924-1929 and 1935-1937.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Manby, 1½ pages 8vo with autograph envelope initialled in the lower left hand corner, Sevenoaks, 6 November 1931. Acknowledging receipt of her letter and expressing regret that work commitments prevent him from visiting her in Worcestershire.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26555]

BALFOUR, John Blair, Baron (1837-1905). Lord Justice General of Scotland.
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Newbiggins, secretary of the Reform Club, concerning tickets, 3 pages 8vo, Edinburgh, 17 May 1902.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2717]

BARING, Thomas Charles (1831-1891). Banker and philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Blunt, extending an invitation, 1 page 8vo, Norman Court, 10 Dec 1860.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2725]

BARNARD, C.W. Vane, 10th Baron (1888-1964).
Typewritten Letter Signed, with autograph additions, to J. Landfear Lucas, discussing ecclesiastical benefices, 2 pages 4to, Darlington, 11 Mar 1918.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2726]

BARNETT, Samuel Augustus (1844-1913). Divine and social worker. Founder of Toynbee Hall.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, ('As far as I know this matter rests with the Gov General of Canada'), 1 page 8vo, Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel, 26 Sep 1895.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2729]

BARNETT, Samuel Augustus (1844-1913). Divine and social worker. Founded Toynbee Hall.
Typewritten Letter Signed to H. Cunningham, requesting a photograph for his 'Friendship Corner', 1 page 8vo, Toynbee Hall, 19 Dec 1902.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2730]

BARNUM, Phineas Taylor (1810-1891). American showman.
Autograph Letter Signed to [William T. Stead], editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 1 page 8vo with integral blank, headed paper of Waldemere, Bridgeport, CT, no date. Expressing his intention 'to place the great show (Jumbo included) in London and the Provinces' and asking Stead to send him the relevant copy of the Gazette should he publish 'the enclosed, or any remarks concerning it'.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 26334]

BAYLEY, Sir John (1763-1841). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Law, congratulating her husband on his presentation of a case before Bayley, 1 page 8vo with address, Hertford, 5 Mar 1830.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2745]

BAZLEY, Sir Thomas (1797-1885). Manufacturer and politician.
Autograph ticket of admission to the Strangers' Gallery in the House of Commons, Signed, 1 page 16mo.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2747]

BEALES, Edmond (1803-1881). Lawyer, politician and pamphleteer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Tennant, accepting an invitation, 1 page 8vo, Lincoln's Inn, 16 May 1867.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2853]

BELPER, Edward Strutt, First Baron (1801-1880). Philosophical radical.
Document Signed ('E. Strutt'), 1 page 8vo (oblong), a ticket of admittance to the Gallery of the House of Commons, 18 June 1838.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19917]

BENES, Edouard (1884-1948). Czechoslovak statesman.
Bold signature in ink on small card bearing the printed word 'Autogram'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23141]

BERNIS, François-Joachim, Cardinal de (1715-1794).
Letter Signed ('Le Card. de Bernis'), 1 page 4to with second, endorsed, leaf, Rome, 5 September 1770.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 24939]

BERRYER, Pierre Antoine (1790-1868). French orator and politician.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed, without superscription, arranging a meeting, 1 page 8vo, 24 October no year.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2903]

BIGGE, Arthur John, Baron Stamfordham (1849-1931). Courtier.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sheppard, 4 pages 8vo on black-edged paper of Buckingham Palace, 20 December 1910. Informing Sheppard that the king has approved the appoingment of Dr Gee, Master of Univeristy College, Durham, to be Chaplain In Ordinary vice Canon Henry, with the approval of the Archbishop.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23896]

BLESSINGTON, C.J. Gardiner, 1st earl of (1782-1829). Husband of Marguerite Blessington (1789-1849).
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Mr Elmes' written in another hand), 1½ pages 4to, Paris, 9 September 1822. Acknowledging receipt of a sketch for a proposed new building, suggesting he send an estimate, and congratulating him on his plans for the Baths.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26500]

BOOTH, William, 'General' (1829-1912). Founder of the Salvation Army.
Postcard-sized photograph showing Booth in Salvation Army cap and heavy coat, at half length, signed in purple ink at the foot. The overall dimensions are 136 x 87 mm. (ca 5½ x 3½ inches), one corner slightly crushed, the address and message side unwritten.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26030]

BOYLE, Maria, countess of Cork & Orrery (174-1840). Literary hostess.
Letter Signed ('M. Cork etc') with autograph addition and signature, to Mrs Skinner, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, Streatham, 17 March, watermark 1833 and postal cancellation ?1836 Inviting her to call and signing off 'with my own blind ey[e]s'.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24813]

BRADLAUGH, Charles (1833-1891). Freethought advocate & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.C. Ponsonby, 1 page 8vo, House of Commons (blind stamp), 13 March no year. Apparently applying for three different types of ticket for an unspecified event or location.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25387]

BRADLAUGH, Charles (1833-1891). Freethought advocate & politician.
Autograph cheque addressed to Messrs Holyoake & Co., 1 page 8vo (oblong, laid down), 28 May 1858. Requesting a payment to the bearer of £12 'on account of Ernest Jones'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24097]

BRIGHT, John (1811-1889). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to I. (?J) Hesse, 2 pages 8vo (the second blank leaf reattached), Sutherlandshire, 4 September 1860. Marked 'Private' at the head, the letter declines an invitation ('You are too far away & I have too much to do in other directions'), while appreciating Hesse's 'earnest endeavours to do good'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25979]

BRODRICK, George Charles (1831-1903). Warden of Merton College & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Chapman, acknowledging receipt of an application, & discussing a gathering ('Wallace's slip was unfortunate'), 2 pages 8vo, Merton College, 28 Jun 1893.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3205]

BROWN, William Haig- (1823-1907). Master of & writer on Charterhouse.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, thanking him for a volume of translations from Greek ('I have been pleased to recognize many of my favourites in an English dress'), 1864.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3272]

BROWNING, Oscar (1837-1923). Educationalist & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed, thanking his correspondent for his review and telling him that his own book on Madame de Stael will be reviewed soon, 1 page 8vo, 1907.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3278]

BRUCE, Agnes
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Eddie', 7 pages 8vo on headed paper of 'The Freshwater Bay Hotel', Isle of Wight, 16 September 1901.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1024]

BRUCE, Hon. William Napier (1858-1936). Educationalist.
Autograph Letter Signed on black-edged correspondence card (filing holes) to Mr Williams, returning a signed cheque, South Kensington, 15 May 1912.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3295]

BRYCE, Elizabeth Marion, Viscountess (d. 1939). Educator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Wrench, promising to give full & fair attention to the application of Mlle Lunati for a position at Bedford College, 2 pages 8vo, 1 Jul 1906.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3301]

BUCKINGHAM, Alice Anne, Duchess of (d. 1931). Benefactress.
Autograph Letter Signed ('A. Buckingham & Chandos') to Mrs Stuart Wortley, declining an invitation to tea, 2 pages 8vo, Thetford, 15 Nov 1894.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3315]

BULWER, James Redford (1820-1899). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Torr, thanking him for congratulations (on his successful election as member for Cambridge), 3 pages 8vo, 2 Temple Gardens, 16 Sep no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3345]

BULWER, Sir (William) Henry Lytton (1801-1872). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Crother, expressing pleasure at Crother's recovery from his 'temporary attack', 1½ pages 8vo, 8 Apr 1852.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3343]

BUNTING, Sir Percy William (1836-1911). Social reformer & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to a lady, sending her autographs from his past correspondence, 3 pages 8vo, Endsleigh Gardens, 19 Nov 1905.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2886]

BURDETT, Sir Francis (1770-1844). Politician.
Note Signed, 1 page 8vo (trimmed), 6 May 1842. Requesting that the bearer be admitted to the gallery of the House of Commons.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0109]

BURDETT, Sir Francis (1770-1844). Politician.
Document Signed, 1 page 4to on vellum, signed also by two others
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0110]

BURGE, Hubert Murray (1862-1925). Headmaster of Winchester College & bishop of Oxford.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs Stevenson, 1 page 4to, Cuddesdon Palace, 28 August 1923. Attempting to allay her fears as to the use of the Fund for the Division of the Diocese ('I appreciate your confidence most fully').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24199]

BURGE, Hubert Murray (1862-1925). Headmaster of Winchester College & bishop.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Branston, accepting her invitation for the coming 8th of December, 2 pages 8vo, The College, Winchester, 30 Oct no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3360]

BURGOYNE, Montagu (1750-1836). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to ?N. Jordan, asking his support in disseminating a pamphlet directed to the Commissioners of Works & Forests, 1 p. 8vo, Gloucester Place, 31 Jan no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3365]

BURKITT, Francis Crawford (1864-1935). Theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bushell, discussing some gnostic theories about the physical appearance of the Risen Christ, 3 pages 8vo, Cambridge, 10 Aug 1909.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3370]

BURNS, John (1858-1943). Trade unionist, statesman & book collector.
Signature on the corner of an envelope addressed to Mrs McClure in Eccleston Square, postmarked 19 November 1907.
£25 / $31 / €29 [No: 6609]

BURRITT, Elihu (1810-1879). American linguist and advocate of international peace.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Hill, 1¼ pages 8vo, 35 Exchange, Birmingham, 23 July 1864. Regretting that because he and his neice had been away they had only just received Miss Hill's invitation to dinner the previous week, and promising to call upon her on their return.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25718]

BUTLER, Lady (Charlotte) Eleanor (1739-1829). Elder of the two Ladies of Llangollen.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr & Mrs Phipson, ½-page 8vo on flimsy paper, address-leaf and red wax seal (some serious ink-smears, not affecting the text), 'Sunday nine O'Clock' no date. Giving permission to Mr & Mrs Phipson and their friends to see the grounds.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25713]

BUTLER, William John (1818-1894). Divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev. C. Jacob, discussing preaching dates, 2 pages 8vo, 21 May 1893.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3399]

BUTT, Sir Charles Parker (1830-1892). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Crowdy, thanking him for a letter of congratulations, 1 p. 8vo, 29 Cadogan Place, 31 Mar 1883.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3400]
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CADOGAN, George Henry, Earl (1840-1915). Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.
Autograph Letter (third person), marked 'private', announcing Lady Westmorland's impending accouchment & asking that the committee sit without him, 1 p. 8vo, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3439]

CADOGAN, George Henry, Earl (1840-1915). Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland.
Autograph Letter Signed to Johnson, sending an inkstand as a wedding present, 2 pages 8vo, Norfolk, 1 Nov 1874.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3510]

CAIRD, Edward (1835-1908). Master of Balliol. Advocate of higher education for women.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dickson, 1½ pages 8vo (photograph of Caird tipped onto the second page), 12 August 1898. Thanking Dickson for sending some sketches and asking if he can make use of some of them.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21459]

CALLAGHAN, (Leonard) James (1912-2005). Prime Minister 1976-1979.
Photograph, 5 x 3½ inches, signed in blue ink on a white border, no date.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 0774]

CALTHORPE, August Cholmondeley Gough- (1829-1910). Agriculturist.
A.Ms.S., a ticket of admissions to the House of Lords. 1 p. 8vo (oblong), 11 July 1862.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3527]

CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Sir Henry (1836-1908). Prime Minister 1905-1908.
Brief signed note on a small card, 7 January 1905. 'With many apologies for delay.'
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 25616]

CAPEL, Thomas John (1836-1911). Roman Catholic prelate & controversialist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Walford, concerning the opening ot the Catholic University College in Kensington, 1½ pages 8vo, Kensington, 6 Apr 1875.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3560]

CARPENTER, the Revd Spencer Cecil (1877-1959). Dean of Exeter & chaplain to the King.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady, thanking her for her gift, 1 page 8vo, The Deanery, Exeter, 15 August 1942.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3584]

CATHCART, Alan Frederick, third Earl (1828-1905). President Royal Agricultural Society.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edward Simpson, declining to join his local agricultural society, 2 pages 8vo, [London], 27 April 1881.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3602]

CAVE, Sir Lewis (1832-1897). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Brown, promising to vote in his favour the following Monday, 1½ pages 8vo, Athenaeum Club, 21 March no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3453]

CAVE, Sir Lewis (1832-1897). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, reserving a place at a dinner, 1½ pages 8vo, Chislehurst, 23 Jun no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3608]

CAVE, Sir Stephen (1820-1880). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, promising to try to call on the 29th, but doubting his ability to do so as it is a 'Government night', 2 pages 8vo, Wilton Place, 19 May 1876.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3609]

CAVENDISH (and Foster), Elizabeth (1757-1824). duchess of Devonshire, society hostess and patron of the arts.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to an unnamed correspondent ('dear Madam'), 1 page 8vo with second leaf (slight traces of mounting), D[evonshire] House, 'Saturday', no date. Announcing an imminent visit to Chiswick, after which she hope that they shall meet.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 24681]

CHAMBA, Raja of (1869-1919).
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Boyd, welcoming him to Chamba & asking him to call, 1 page 8vo, Chamba, 19 Apr 1913.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3629]

CHAMBERLAIN, (Arthur) Neville (1869-1940). Prime Minister.
Signature ('N. Chamberlain') in black ink on a small thin card, ca 65 x 115mm (2½ x 4½ inches).
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 26156]

CHANNELL, Sir William Fry (1804-1873). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev. Henry Lindsay, declining a dinner invitation, 1½ pages 8vo, Croydon, 'Monday morning' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3648]

CHARLEY, Sir William Thomas (1833-1904). Lawyer, politician & miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.L. Tow, thanking him for congratulations on his knighthood, 2 pages 8vo, Temple, 3 Apr 1880.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3654]

CHASE, Drummond Percy (1820-1902). Divine, writer & principal of St Mary Hall, Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to G.S. Read, thanking him for his letter, 1 p. 16mo, St Mary Hall, 15 Jun 1852.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3658]

CHASE, Frederic Henry (1853-1925). Bishop of Ely.
Autograph Letter Signed ('F.H. Ely') to B. Osborne, discussing the temporal jurisdiction of the see of Ely, 3 pages 8vo, The Palace, Ely, 11 April 1923.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3659]

CHESTER, Joseph Lemuel (1821-1882). American-English genealogist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady, making arrangements to see her & to 'render you any assistance in my power', 1 p. 8vo, Bermondsey, 29 May 1870.
£88 / $110 / €102 [No: 3673]

CHITTY, Sir Joseph William (1828-1899). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, agreeing to act as steward at the dinner in honour of [Sir Henry] Irving, 1 p. 8vo (filing hole), 27 May 1883.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3689]

CHITTY, Thomas (1802-1878). Barrister & legal writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Smith, thanking him for the gift of 4½ brace of grouse, 4 pages 8vo, Lancaster Gate, 27 Aug 1874.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3690]

CHOATE, Joseph Hodges (1832-1917). American lawyer & diplomat; ambassador to Britain.
Autograph Letter Signed to Arthur Spurgeon, insisting that he has no recollection of agreeing to attend a dinner in his honour, 4 pages 8vo, York, 10 Oct 1899.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 3458]

CHURCHILL, Lord Randolph (1849-1895). Politician. Father of Sir Winston Churchill.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo with blank second leaf, in good and clean condition, 2 Connaught Place, 12 May 1890. Declining to attend 'the dinner of the Kensington Parliament' [sic], on the grounds of having another unavoidable engagement.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25890]

CHURCH, Richard William (1815-1890). Dean of St Paul's.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 16mo, no place, 3 December 1881. Thanking him for a paper, and sending two tickets (no longer present).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1736]

CHURCHILL, Winston (1871-1947). American novelist, politician and painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Wedgewood in Kensington, 1½ pages 8vo (facing) with envelope, Crillon Hotel, Paris, 8 November 1917. Explaining that he had received a cable summoning him back to America and regretting that he could not dine with her.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25346]

CHURTON, Edward (1800-1874). Theologian & Spanish scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, explaining that he is seeking temporary help as Chapel prevents his helping himself, 1 p. 8vo, York, 11 Nov 1854.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3707]

CINCINNATI
Fragment of an Autograph Letter Signed from a recent settler in Cincinnati, with notes on the brewing trade, farm prices, working conditions, etc., 2 pages folio, 13 Jun 1830.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3708]

CLAPHAM, Samuel (1755-1830). Divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Delane, ordering various volumes, 1 p. 4to (oblong) with address-leaf, Christchurch, Hants, 3 Nov 1808.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3732]

CLARENDON, Edward Hyde Villiers, Earl of (1846-1915). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cox, sending a sovereign for the Schools Collection, which he had been unable to give at church as he had had an attack of gout, 1½ pages 8vo, 1887.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3738]

CLARKE, Sir Edward George (1841-1931). Lawyer, advocate & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.F. Molony, sending a maxim ('Take pains to do easy things well & you will find difficult things easy'), 1 p. 8vo, 10 Jan 1908.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3742]

CLARKE, Sir Edward George (1841-1931). Lawyer, advocate & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to R.H. Wyatt, declining an invitation on the grounds that he is to be a guest of the Merchant Taylors, 1 p. 8vo, House of Commons, 4 May 1881.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3756]

CLARKE, George Sydenham, Baron Sydenham (1848-1933). Administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hunt, thanking him for his support ('I am trying to pick up the threads of my life'), 1 p 8vo, on writing paper of the Governor of Bombay, 1909.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3759]

CLEASBY, Sir Antony (1804-1879). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Pollack, talking about a case ('I shall be very angry if they don't leave me time enough to sum up'), 2 pages 8vo, Queen Annes Gate, 24 Feb [1877].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3769]

CLIFFORD, Sir Augustus William (1788-1877). Usher of the Black Rod.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr ?Park, sending a ticket to the House of Lords on the following Thursday, 1 p. 8vo, no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3771]

CLIVE, Edward, Baron, 1st Earl of Powys (1754-1839). Governor of Madras.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Booth, discussing a subscription for a view of Geneva by T.D. Brown, 1 p 8vo (corners trimmed), no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3774]

COACHMAKING
Collection of 5 letters relating to coaches and coachmaking, including Autograph Letter Signed from Elizabeth Fox (1750-1842), 1½ pages 4to, St Anne's Hill, 12 January 1810. Also included are letters from coachmakers of the 1860s (one being Thrupp & Maberly, who were later known for their manufacturing of luxury car bodies such as Rolls Royce) and Metherall's price list of coachman's wigs.
£325 / $406 / €380 [No: 26505]

COBDEN, Richard (1804-1865). Statesman and reformer, founder of the Anti-Corn Law league.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jos[eph] W. Read, 1 page 8vo with bank leaf (one stain but in good condition), London, 24 April 1849. Agreeing to present to the House (parliament) 'the petition from Upton on Severn [Worcestershire] in favor of International Treaties of Arbitration'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25633]

COCHRANE, Charles (1807-1855). Eccentric & philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Meteyard, discussing the abolition of the Poor Laws, 4 pages 8vo, Leinster Terrace, 22 Mar no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3795]

COHEN, Arthur (1829-1914). Jurist.
Letter Signed, agreeing to attend a meeting if he is able to do so, 1 p. 8vo, Notting Hill, 3 Jan 1881.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3813]

COKE, Daniel Parker (1745-1825). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed, advising Sir Henry to exonerate himself from his debts immediately, 2 pages 4to, Seaford, 27 Dec 1798.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3816]

COLENSO, John William (1814-1883). Bishop of Natal.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, thanking him for corrections to his book, & asking for more, 1 p 8vo (laid down, browned), 1 Oct 1852.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 3469]

COLERIDGE, John Duke, Lord (1820-1894). Lord Chief Justice.
2 Autograph Letters Signed, to Monkswell, about visits, 4 pages 8vo, Court of Queen's Bench & Devon, 1880 & 1891, together with an autograph account of Lord Coleridge.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3470]

COLERIDGE, Stephen (1854-1936). Anti-vivisectionist & literary man.
Autograph Letter Signed & Typewritten Letter Signed to the Editor of The Cambridge Magazine, concerning his letters in the Times, 3 pages 8vo & 4to, March & April 1914.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3834]

COLONSAY, Duncan McNeill, Lord (1793-1874). Scottish judge.
Autograph ticket of admission to the House of Lords, signed and dated 9 Jul 1869, on a trimmed piece of House of Lords writing paper.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3861]

COLVILLE, Sir William James (1827-1903). Colonel & Master of Ceremonies to Edward VII.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wilks, asking his advice on an application, 1 p. 8vo (another letter on the reverse), Clarence House, 7 Jan 1881.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3867]

COMPTON, Lord Alwyne Frederick (1825-1906). Bishop of Ely.
Autograph Letter Signed, explaining that he cannot attend a meeting in Brunswick, 1 p. 8vo, 145 Piccadilly, 2 Jul 1875.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3875]

CONSTANT, Benjamin (1845-1902). Portrait painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Barthelemy., expressing interest in a mutual friend, 1 p. 8vo with address-leaf, 19 Apr no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3886]

CONYNGHAM, Henry, 1st Marquis (1766-1832).
Autograph Letter Signed to Mulgrave, cancelling a dinner engagement & sending a contribution, 2 pages 8vo, Dudley Manor, 'Wed' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3892]

COOK, George (1772-1845). Divine & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.H. Robinson, making arrangements for him to meet a friend, 2 pages 8vo, Hackney, 21 Jun 1823.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3897]

COOPER, Sir Grey (d. 1801). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir William Scott, sending effusive congratulations to Scott's brother on his elevation to the peerage, 2 pages 4to, Windsor Castle, 24 Jul 1799.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3904]

COPPOCK, James (1798-1857). Electioneering agent.
Interesting Autograph Letter Signed to J.A. Roebuck, concerning the pairing of candidates for Bath, 3 pages 8vo, marked 'Private' at the head, Cleveland Row, 21 May 1841.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3912]

CORK & ORERRY, R. Boyle, 9th Earl of (1829-1904). Politician & sportsman.
Autograph Letter Signed, about an appointment for his correspondent's son, 2 pages 8vo (filing holes & recipient's date stamp), 28 May [1894].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3913]

COSTLEY-WHITE, The Very Rev Harold (1878-1966). Headmaster (Bradley & Westminster) & chaplain to the King.
5 Typewritten Letters Signed, 2 Autograph Letters Signed & correspondence card to N.P. MacDonald, concerning his contribution to a symposium on patriotism, 10 pages 8vo & card, 1934-1935.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3922]

COUPLAND, Sir Reginald (1884-1952). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to [John] Drinkwater, 4 pages 8vo (paper clip mark at the head), Wotton Hill, Oxford, 27 August 1936. Discussing the relationship of the king with the Colonies and Protectorates.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25909]

COWPER, William Mount-Temple, Baron (1811-1888). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Cowper') to an unnamed correspondent, explaining that there is no immediate plan to restore the cartoons of Raphael, 2 pages 8vo, Office of Works, 22 Aug 1865.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3941]

COX, William Sands (1802-1875). Founder of Queen's College, Birmingham.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, explaining that he has forwarded by the same post a copy of the rules & regulations of Queen's College, 2 pages 16mo, Birmingham, 18 Nov 1855.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3944]

COXE, Henry Octavius (1811-1881). Scholar & Bodley's Librarian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, apologising for the delay, due to the closure of the Library, 1 p. 16mo, Bodleian Library, 10 Oct 1870.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3945]

COXE, Henry Octavius (1811-1881). Scholar & Bodley's Librarian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Chapman, recommending Hallewell as Secretary for the Radcliffe ('honest, persistent, clever & very obliging nice manner'), 1 p. 8vo, Bodley, 1872.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3946]

CRAIK, Sir Henry (1846-1927). Scottish civil servant, politician & man of letters.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Balfour] Brown, promising to help ('But I cannot conceive that there is the faintest chance of any but a most successful result), 1 p. 8vo, 1892.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3481]

CRANBROOK, G. Gathorne-Hardy, Earl of (1814-1906). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Chapman, promising to act on his strong recommendation of Mr Farmer, 1½ pages 8vo, Privy Council Office, 6 May 1892.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3953]

CREWE-MILNES, Robert, Marquis of (1858-1945). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Beatson, a letter of condolence on the death of her husband who had served with Crewe during the King's Indian visit, 2 pages 8vo, 1914.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3483]

CRIPPS, Charles Alfred, Baron Parmoor (1852-1941). Lawyer & politician.
Autograph Letter (third person), also signed ('Parmoor'), to an unnamed correspondent, Parmoor, Henley-on-Thames, 25 December 1917. Declaring that he 'could not send such a message as the New York Times might approve' and supporting the development of a league of nations.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24396]

CROMBIE, Alexander (1762-1840). Philologist & schoolmaster.
Printed proxy vote for the 'Election for Deaf & Dumb Children into the Asylum', 1 p. 8vo (oblong, trimmed), signed & dated 3 Jul 1811.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3979]

CROMWELL, Oliver (1599-1658). Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Document Signed, ('Oliver P[rotector]' at the top), 1 page folio (slightly spotted and browned but in overall good condition), Whitehall, 5 March 1657/8. A warrant addressed to the commissioners of the admiralty and navy to send a ship to Dieppe to collect Sir William Whitmore and his tutor and bring them back to any convenient port in England.
£6500 / $8125 / €7604 [No: 26007]

CROMWELL, Thomas Kitson (1792-1870). Dissenting minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Wilkinson, arranging a meeting, 2 pages 8vo, Canterbury, 30 Sep 1865.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3980]

CROSSLEY, John (1812-1879). Philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev. H. F. Holmes, remitting a cheque for his cause, 1 p. 8vo, Halifax, 27 Nov 1868.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3987]

CUNNINGHAM, Sir Henry Stewart (1831-1920). Judge & novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, asking what he owes for some lantern-slides which 'have been much admired', 1 p. 8vo, Egerton Gardens, 5 Mar 1898.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4019]

CUNNINGHAM, William (1849-1919). Pioneer economic historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Creed, inviting him to his rooms for a talk, 1½ pages 8vo, Trinity College, Cambridge, 19 Jan 1912.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4023]

CURRIE, Philip Henry Wodehouse, Baron (1834-1906). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Tenterden, refusing an invitation on the grounds that he has engaged to go to a French play, 1½ pages 8vo, Foreign Office, 20 Jun no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4025]
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DALLAWAY, James (1763-1834). Topographer and miscellaneous writer.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr Phillips in St Paul's Churchyard concerning copies of letters, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Gloucester, 2 March 1803.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4229]

DANA, Richard Henry, senior (1787-1879). American poet, critic and lawyer.
Autograph Letter Signed to James Grant Wilson (1832-1914, editor and author and civil war general), 1 page 8vo in a shaky hand, Boston, 27 November 1872. Supplying his autograph for Miss Holland (probably one of the four daughters of Sir Henry Holland).
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 25647]

DARMESTETER, Jasper (1849-1894). French orientalist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to Miss Lee on behalf of his wife who is ill, requesting her to visit, 1½ pages 8vo, 18 boulevard de Latour-Maubourg, Paris, 15 April no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4064]

DARNELL, William Nicholas (1776-1865). Theological writer and antiquarian.
Autograph Letter Signed complaining that his newspapers were not being forwarded, 2 pages 16mo (explanatory note on the reverse), Stanhope Rectory, 14 January 1845.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4200]

DART, Joseph Henry (1817-1887). Conveyancer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir J[ohn] Kirkland, concerning treasury bills from Lisbon, 2 pages 8vo, 5 Church Court, 27 December 1850.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4201]

DAVIDSON, Samuel (1806-1898). Theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev John Stroyan referring him to Miss Creighton for information about 'Mr O H's early history', 2 pages 12mo, 1 September 1855.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4210]

DAVY, Jane (1780-1855). Society figure. Widow of Sir Humphry Davy.
Autograph Letter Signed to [the Royal Institution], 1 page 8vo, no place, 'Thursday Even.', 16 November 1829 in pencil in another hand. Beginning without salutation, and asking for the 'exact' date when the Royal Institution had published Sir Humphry's 'extraordinary & creative discovery [sic] of the Metals of the Earth'.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25920]

DAWSON, George (1821-1876). Preacher, lecturer and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed promising to give his attention to a paper ('I have given the other copy to Mr Ball'), 1 page 8vo, Birmingham 8 March no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4228]

DE GEX, Sir John Peter (1809-1897). Law reporter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Hastings, 2 pages 8vo, Lincoln's Inn, 'Friday', no date Commenting on Meyerbeer's music.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4233]

DENISON, Edward (1840-1870). Philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Young concerning the recent death of his father [Bishop of Salisbury], 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper (soiled), Salisbury, 17 March [1854].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4240]

DEVONSHIRE, William Cavendish, 7th Duke of (1808-1891). Benefactor of Universities of London and Cambridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Lady William' inviting her to come to stay at Chatsworth in January and hoping to go shooting with Lord William, 1 p. 8vo, 14 December no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4128]

DEVONSHIRE, William Cavendish, 7th Duke of (1808-1891). Benefactor of Universities of London and Cambridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Maberley thanking her for her book and hoping she and Colonel Maberley will visit, 1 p. 8vo on embossed paper of the Duke of Devonshire, 13 Apr no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4129]

DEVONSHIRE, S.C. Cavendish, 8th Duke of (1833-1908). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Hugh Culling Eardley] Childers, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, Chatsworth, 31 December 1891. Written ten days after succeeding the dukedom, expressing regret that Childers would be leaving the House of Commons (he retired at the general election of 1892).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 4130]

DIAZ, Porfirio (1830-1915). President of Mexico 1876-1911.
Menu for dinner at Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo, signed in ink in the upper right hand corner and signed also by his wife, Carmen (in pencil), 8 March 1913.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25345]

DIBBS, Sir George (1834-1904). Premier of New South Wales.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Dorothy Neville, regretting that work prevents him from visiting London & discoursing at length on the political scene, Sydney, 15th June 1893.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1068]

DICEY, Albert Venn (1834-1922). Jurist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Murray, expressing relief that the chimney just erected is not near his garden, 3 pages 8vo, Oxford, 5 December 1889.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1070]

DIGGLE, Joseph Robert (1849-1917). Educationalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Heywood, declining an invitation, 2 pages 8vo, no place, 24 June 1893.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1071]

DILKE, Ashton Wentworth (1850-1883). Traveller and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, saying he has nothing suitable for the proposed exhibition, 2 pages 8vo, House of Commons Library, 2 August 1881.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1072]

DILKE, Sir Charles Wentworth (1810-1869). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My Dear Sir') enquiring about finding good lodgings in Cambridge and specifying his requirements for same, 3 pages 8vo, 9 June 1845.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 4122]

DILKE, Sir Charles Wentworth (1810-1869). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent thanking him for an address and referring to forming a committee for the Society of Arts, 2½ pages 8vo, 21 March 1850.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4121]

DISRAELI, Benjamin, earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881). Prime minister and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to J[ohn] Knott, 4 pages 8vo (splits in the folds, some foxing), Grosvenor Gate, 18 August 1850. Thanking Knott for sending him 'a copy of your interesting correspondence with Sir Robert Peel', regretting that his indisposition had prevented their meeting to discuss it and expressing the hope that they may yet do so.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26070]

DISRAELI, Coningsby Ralph (1867-1936). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of 'The Albemarle Review', declining to write an article as the recent election has left him exhausted, 1 p 8vo, Altrincham, 26 July 1892.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1083]

DIXON, George (1820-1898). Educationalist.
Letter Signed to I.H.R. Bazley, thanking him for a copy of his work and sending payment for same, 2 pages 8vo (facing pages), Birmingham, 21 August 1871.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1093]

DIXON, William Hepworth (1821-1879). Historian and editor of the 'Athenaeum'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Thompson, asking for access to any William Penn papers in the latter's possession for his work on Penn, 1 page 8vo, London, 12 August 1850.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1094]

DOCKER, Frank Dudley (1862-1944). Director of the Midland Bank.
Autograph Letter Signed arranging a meeting, 1 page 8vo on engraved paper of Midland Bank Limited, London, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4134]

DODS, Marcus (1834-1909). Presbyterian divine.
Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed correspondent, complaining that his bedridden condition precludes him from taking on more responsibilities, ½-page 8vo, no place, no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1161]

DÖLLINGER, Johann Joseph von (1799-1890). German theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Bellasis, regretting that he cannot see him, as he must return to Munich and his official duties, 2½ pages 8vo, London 10 June 1857.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1086]

DOVER, George J.W. Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron (1797-1833). Historian.
Autograph Letter (third person) to the City Remembrancer, regretting that illness will prevent him attending the Reform celebrations, 1½ pages 8vo, Dover House, 3 July 1832.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1089]

DOW, Neal (1804-1897). American social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent arranging to travel to South Shields the following day, 1 page 8vo, Station Hotel, Newcastle, 'Wednesday p.m.' no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4165]

DOWSE, Richard (1824-1890). Irish judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Coleridge', describing the Christmas stay of a foreign visitor and offering congratulations on his promotion, 3 pages 8vo, Dublin, 28 Dec no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1189]

DU BOIS, Edward (1774-1850). Satirist and barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Rees, asking for the return of his 'Wits', 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, [Inner] Temple, 'Friday' [postmark 21 April 1815].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1170]

DU BOIS, Edward (1774-1850). Satirist and barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to J. Wright, asking for his help in obtaining Finders' 'Gallery of Graces', 1½ pages 8vo, no place, 'Saturday', no date.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1171]

DUDLEY, John William Ward, 1st Earl of (1781-1832). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), discussing properties in Scotland, and asking if any votes are attached to the estate at Loughton, 3 pages 8vo, Bowood, 30 December 1825.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1261]

DUFF, Sir Mountstuart (1829-1906). Poet and Governor of Madras.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to Lady Monkswell accepting an invitation to dine but excusing Julia and Clara and sending a ticket for a lecture, 3 pages 8vo, 1890 and 1895.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4139]

DUNCAN, Francis (1836-1888). Soldier and politician.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Townley, soothing her anxieties, 1 page 8vo, Woolwich, 13 June 1888.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1123]

DUNDAS, Sir David (1799-1877). Statesman.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr Willis, 1 page 4to with address-leaf & seal, Comrie, Crieff, 18 Aug 1839. Asking him to make a dress black coat and send it by the mail as he has nothing fit to wear.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1845]

DUNDAS, Henry, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811). Statesman.
Ticket of admission to the trial of Lord Melville, 115 x 77 mm. (4½ x 3 inches), rather creased and soiled. The ticket (No. 76) bears the name 'Mr S. Baxter' on the front, and on the reverse two red wax seals, the signatures of (Sir) P[eter] Burrell and Lord Dartmouth, the words 'for D.G.C.' and 'For the Kings Box'.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26444]

DURAND, Sir Henry Mortimer (1850-1924). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Judd' inviting him to dine now that he has been relieved of his post as Concierge of the Belgian Refugee Hostel, 1 p. 8vo, 12 October 1944.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4144]

DYCE, Alexander (1798-1869). Man of letters.
Autograph Verse Letter, 3 pages 4to (inlaid, rather soiled) with address-leaf to C.E. Walker at Exeter College, Oxford, Lanteglos, 27 October 1822. A lengthy humorous poem of eight verses to a colleague at Exeter College, Oxford, referring nostalgically to term time habits and acquaintances, and concluding in a postscript 'I'm exceedingly admired at Fowey'.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26453]
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EARDLEY, Sir Culling (1805-1863). Philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir David Dundas, referring to engravings and a pamphlet, 1 page 8vo, on paper of 'Evangelical Alliance', London, 2 April 1856.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3296]

EARLE, Sir Lionel (1866-1948). Civil servant.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Cobb, imploring him to choose someone else to speak at an assembly, 2 pages 8vo, Sloane Gardens, London 22 November no year.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3299]

EASTHOPE, Sir John (1784-1865). Politician and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Henry F. Richardson on black edged paper, declining an invitation to be a steward at a public event, 2 pages 8vo, 19 Grafton Street, 7 March 1843. Together with an Autograph Letter Signed from Elizabeth Easthope to Mr C. Pennell.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3446]

EBBLEWHITE, Ernest Arthur (1867-1947). Barrister.
Typewritten Letter Signed to S. Graveson, advising him to communicate with the Sunday Times, 1 page 4vo, 5 Essex Court, Temple, 8 November 1937.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3456]

EDEN, Charles Page (1807-1885). Divine and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev S.H. ?Fearn, regarding the Harewood Choral meeting, 2 pages 16mo, (remains of former mount), Aberford, 26 April 1864.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0154]

EDEN, Robert (1804-1886). Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness.
Affectionate Autograph Letter Signed ('Godfather') to 'Anna', inviting her for a visit, 4 pages 8vo, Bruton Street, 27 May no year [watermark 1863].
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0221]

EDGE, Helga Daughter of Sir John Edge (1841-1926).
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Maggie', 2 pages 4to, (split along central fold), Nayland, 17 January 1929. Apologising for failing to return a book, and giving family news.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0293]

EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin (1819-1868). Statesman and soldier.
Autograph Letter Signed to Campbell Dun, 3¼ pages 8vo, (remains of former mount), Southgate House, 8 May 1866. Thanking him for a portrait of the 'great Duke' [Wellington], and inviting him to visit.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0555]

EFFINGHAM, Kenneth, 11th Baron of (1767-1845).
Autograph Letter Signed to the publishers Saunders and Ottley, 3½ pages 8vo (3 marginal holes), The Grange, 8 January 1842. Alluding to inaccuracies in his entry in Lodge's Peerage and informing them of his youngest daughter's marriage.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1316]

EGERTON, Wilbraham (1781-1856). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, St James's Square, 21 May no year. Regretting that he cannot attend the anniversary dinner of the Royal Metropolitan Infirmary for Sick Children.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1608]

ELGIN, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of (1766-1841). Diplomatist and collector of antiquities.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir William Knighton (1776-1836, courtier), 3 pages 8vo, Royal Hotel, St James's Square, 10 October 1825. Asking whether he might be given permission to see the building works taking place at Windsor Castle.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26521]

ELLIOTT, Sir Charles Alfred (1835-1911). Governor of Bengal.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Madam'), 1 page 8vo, Wressil Lodge, Wimbledon Common, 27 July no year. Regretting he cannot attend the Church Conference in Dublin or the meeting of her Society.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1406]

EMERY, William (1825-1910). Divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Bramston, 4 pages 8vo, (remains of former mount), The College, Ely, 23 April 1887. Explaining that he does not yet know when he can come to a meeting about her school, and expressing doubts over his ability to help her.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1713]

ENFIELD, Edward (1811-1880). Philanthropist.
4 Autograph Letters Signed, three to the Rev John Simpson Evans, one to an unnamed correspondent, 6 pages 8vo with 2 envelopes, Berkeley Square, January 1861 to November 1868. Arranging to receive a deputation, and to present a motion for a Royal Commission on compensation for loss of burial fees; soliciting votes as Liberal candidate for Middlesex.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1723]

ERNLE, Rowland Prothero, 1st Baron (1851-1937). Agriculturalist.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Ernle') to Lord Hindlip, 1 page 8vo, Whitehall Palace, S.W.1, 16 July 1919. Thanking him for some cheese and gooseberries, and informing him that the 'hay control question' will shortly come before the Cabinet.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1727]

ERSKINE, William (1773-1852). Scottish historian and orientalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 16mo on black-edged paper, St Bernard's Crescent, 25 January no year [watermark 1842]. Inviting him to dinner and asking for the etymology of a word.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1749]

ESHER, Oliver Brett, third Viscount (1881-1963). Government official.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Drinkwater, 1 page 8vo, Hill Street, Mayfair, 22 June 1937. Declining an invitation but enclosing a 'contribution for Penelope Ann'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1759]

ESTCOURT, Thomas Henry (1801-1876). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord ?Henry, 3 pages 8vo, Eaton Place, 1 July no year. Explaining he would have met him at the House that day, 'if I were not unfortunately confined to my room by a Bleeding of the Nose, which renders me both shocking to the eye, and weak in body'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1764]

EVELYN, John Harcourt Chichester (1876-1922). Descendant of the diarist Evelyn.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 3 pages 8vo, Wotton House, Dorking, Surrey, 27 May 1910. Arranging for his 'excellent idea' to be carried out.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1803]

EVELYN, William John (1822-1908). Politician.
2 Autograph Letters Signed to the Rev Edward White, 6 pages 8vo, one on black-edged paper, Wotton House, Dorking, Surrey, 18 April 1885 and 19 September 1887. Thanking him for information about two brochures, discussing the 'Mitchelstown affair' and regretting that Lord Salisbury has not done better over the Irish problem.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 1804]

EWART, William (1798-1869). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Stokes, 1 page 8vo, Cambridge Square, 7 February no year. Thanking him for sending his Pictorial Alphabet.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1813]
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FARINGDON, Alexander, 1st Baron (1850-1934). Politician and judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Thorneycroft, 2 pages 8vo (facing pages), 18 Arlington Street, 13 January 1929. Sending money for her Bazaar and mentioning that Mr Davidson might arrange a grant for her.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1899]

FARQUHARSON, Robert (1836-1918). Physician and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Pryor, 1 page 4to, (slight staining and offsetting of the ink), Durham Place, Chelsea, 15 May no year. Delightfully thanking her for her letter and lamenting that he will not be able to see her in London.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1921]

FARRER, Thomas Henry, 1st Baron (1819-1899). Civil servant.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir E.J. Reed, 1 page 8vo, Bryanston Square, 26 August 1883. Thanking him for his note.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1929]

FEA, Allan (1860-1956). Historian and antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Bramley, 2 pages 8vo, Whitstable, Kent, 10 November 1937. Lamenting the neglect into which Old Ragdale Hall has fallen, and hoping that a letter he has written to 'The Times' will do some good.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1953]

FELLOWES, Robert (1771-1847). Philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, (slightly crumpled), Featherstone Buildings, Holborn, 24 November no year. Asking for various articles to be sent to him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1960]

FERGUSON, Sir Adam (1771-1855). Keeper of the Regalia in Scotland.
Letter Signed to Charles, 2 pages 8vo, Albany Street, 6 November 1810. Informing him that the club will meet for dinner tomorrow, and hoping that he will be there.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1964]

FERRERS, Laurence Shirley, fourth earl (1720-1760). Murderer.
Brief autograph note ('Ferrers') asking 'Athorp' to plead not guilty for him, on a small slip, 75 x 185mm. (c.3 x 7½ inches), dated 31 January 1758. A note on the reverse (in another hand) reads: 'Instr[uctions] to plead'.
£275 / $343 / €321 [No: 26617]

FIELD, Frederick (1801-1885). Divine and biblical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Willett L. Adye, 2 pages 8vo, (remains of former mount), Carlton Terrace, Heigham, Norwich, 20 January 1866. Thanking him for his lecture on the text of the Greek Testament, and enclosing a copy of his 'Otium Norvicense' (no longer present).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1988]

FIELD, Sir William Ventris, Baron (1813-1907). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Balfour Brown, 1½ pages 8vo, no place, 'Saturday', no date. Explaining that he will not be able to reach the club in time, and giving his view on a case.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1993]

FINDLAY, John Ritchie (1824-1898). Newspaper proprietor and philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Fergusson, 1 page 8vo, Aberlour, Banffshire, 11 July 1888. Giving his view that 'an excellent President's action is just what is expected of the sensible and responsible head of an intelligent and reasonable Council'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2013]

FINLAY, Robert Bannatyne, Viscount (1842-1929). Lord Chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to George C. Barnpas, 2 pages 8vo with autograph envelope signed, Bradbury Private Hotel, North Berwick, 22 October 1904. Informing him that he would forward his son's application for the Secretaryship if the opportunity arose.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2016]

FINLAY, Robert Bannatyne, Viscount (1842-1929). Lord Chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Mary, 2½ pages 8vo, (small tear on centre fold not affecting the text), Palace Hotel, Schéveningue, 14 June 1923. Accepting a dinner invitation, and discussing the weather in The Hague.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2017]

FISHER, Herbert Albert Laurens (1865-1940). Historian, statesman and Warden of New College.
Autograph Letter Signed to L[uigino] Franchetti in Oxford, 2½ pages 8vo with envelope, on writing paper of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, 21 June 1913. Congratulating Franchetti on his first class honours degree ('the only First Class of the year').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25134]

FITCH, Sir Joshua Girling (1824-1903). Inspector of schools and educational writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr J.S. Thornton, 3 pages 8vo, Leinster Square, 27 March 1901. Discussing private and state schools, their funding, and the liberty of teachers in choosing methods of teaching.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2064]

FITCH, Sir Joshua Girling (1824-1903). Inspector of schools and educational writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.M. Field, 1 page 8vo, [Education Department, Whitehall], 23 December 1891. Requesting that a certain book be put into a library.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2065]

FITZGERALD, William (1814-1883). Bishop of Killaloe.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.S. Hoare, 2 pages 8vo, Dublin, 21 February 1852. s mm Thanking him for a book for his children, enclosing a copy of a sermon (no longer present), and sending greetings to his wife.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2074]

FITZGERALD, William (1814-1883). Bishop of Killaloe.
Autograph Letter Signed to Richard Gibbings, 2 pages 8vo, (torn at upper left corner, not affecting the text), Killaloe, 12 February 1867. Thanking him for his lecture on Eusebius, and discussing the Anglicising of Latin names. With greeting: 'Viro celeberrimo et doctissimo Ricardo Gibbingii'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2075]

FITZMAURICE, Edmond George, Lord (1846-1935). Statesman, historian and administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fawcett, 1 page 8vo, St James's, 9 February no year. Accepting an invitation.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2081]

FITZWILLIAM, William Thomas Spencer (1815-1902). 6th Earl.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, traces of mounting on the reverse, Wentworth [Woodhouse], 10 September 1841. Suggesting that the Montrose petition should be entrusted to some other peer as he will not be at home for some months.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2100]

FITZWILLIAM, (William) Charles Wentworth (1848-1925). Son of 6th Earl Fitzwilliam.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Sturgeon, 2 pages 8vo, Peterborough, 6 December 1874. Enclosing a letter of introduction to the general manager of the London and Yorkshire Bank (no longer present). Also expressing regret for an accident at sea and suggesting a scheme for saving life in the case of shipwrecks.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2390]

FLEETWOOD-WILSON, Sir Guy Douglas Arthur (1850-1940). Civil servant.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Smith, 2½ pages 8vo, (enclosed letter attached with metal pin), the War Office, 16 September 1885. Asking him to read the enclosed note from Mr Nepean, a cloth contractor proposing to stand at the next General Election.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2992]

FLETCHER, Alexander (1787-1860). Scottish Presbyterian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Bulton, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf, (remains of former mount), Homenton, 27 October 1815. Thanking him for his support and appreciation of Fletcher's sermons.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2049]

FLETCHER, Alexander (1787-1860). Scottish Presbyterian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Cochrane and Mr Crone, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf, (seal-tear not affecting the text), Finsbury Circus, 10 February 1834. Informing them that Mr Hamilton consents to have his name on the title page of 'the Work', and that he will circulate it to all his acquaintance, and asking whether the publication can be divided between two publishers.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2050]

FLEURIAU, Aimé Joseph de (1870-1938). French ambassador.
Christmas card with handwritten note and signature to Lord Wakefield, French Embassy, London, 1930. Thanking him for his Christmas gift of a book and sending best wishes to him and Lady Wakefield.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0011]

FOLLETT, Sir William Webb (1798-1845). Attorney-general.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Francis [Palgrave], 1½ pages 8vo, Duke Street, 19 October 1836 (endorsed by recipient). Including 3 letters from Lady Follett to Lady Palgrave. Thanking him for his congratulations and expressing regret that they did not meet during their stay on the Continent.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0007]

FOLLETT, Sir William Webb (1798-1845). Attorney-general.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir M[artin] A[rcher] Shee, 1 page 8vo, Park Street, 15 April 1842. Asking him to give a vote for his brother at the ballot at the Athenaeum the following Monday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0009] Longer description

FORBES, Archibald (1838-1900). War correspondent.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unidentified editor, 1 page 8vo on grey writing paper (a little foxed), 1 Clarence Terrace, 19 January 1893. Sending an obituary notice of the late President Hayes (no longer included).
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2357]

FORREST, Sir George William (1845-1926). Historian of India.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Walter', 3 pages 8vo, Bombay, 8 December 1887. Telling him that the latest two volumes of his writings are being sent to England, hoping that he will read the introduction, and mentioning how much he misses his wife and children who are in Germany.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1998]

FORSHALL, Josiah (1795-1863). Librarian and Biblical critic.
2 Autograph Letters (third person) to Mr Rigge, 2 pages 4to, British Museum, 30 March 1829 and 12 May 1829. Returning a will (no longer present), and arranging a time to deliver the deeds relating to the property of the late Mr Clare.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2054]

FORSTER, William Edward (1818-1886). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Tom' [?Thomas Arnold, his brother-in-law], 3½ pages 8vo, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Leeds, 18 January 1867. Informing him of the procedure of certain legal matters relating to property, mentioning the weather and adding a postscript giving details of the international mail.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0073]

FOSBROKE, Thomas Dudley (1770-1842). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Horsley, 20 November 1804. Urging his correspondent to start immediately with the work and arrangements which will 'now proceed without interruption'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20186]

FOWLER, Thomas (1832-1904). President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.
Letter Signed (as Vice-Chancellor, 'T. Fowler VC') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Corpus Christi, 4 June 1900. Recommending him to the War Office for a commission in the Infantry.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0431]

FOX, Charles James (1749-1806). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rt. Hon. William B. Ponsonby at Cheltenham, 2 pages 4to with address-leaf with seal and postal cancellations, St Anne's Hill, 30 September [1805]. Discussing the candidacy of Parnell (Sir John Parnell, 1774-1801) for Queen's County, and declaring that as he had no time in which to obtain Ponsonby's opinion he had given his consent.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 25888]

FOX, Charles James (1749-1806). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer, 1 page 8vo (inlaid), Arlington Street, 'Sunday Night', no date. Summoning him to an urgent meeting.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26457]

FOX, William Johnson (1786-1864). Preacher, politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to (?)H[enry] Slack, 2 pages 16mo, no place, 1 March 1855. Regretting that he did not see him the previous Saturday and asking him to peruse the accompanying pamphlet (no longer present) as he hopes it will do good in Lancashire and elsewhere.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0462]

FRANCIS, John Collins (1838-1916). Proprietor of The Athenaeum.
Autograph Letter Signed to Aleck Abrahams, 1½ pages 8vo, Streatham Hill, 17 February 1914. Thanking him for the offer to lend him a letter by John Conell who was a member of an association formed by his father (John Francis, 1811-1882, publisher of the 'Athenaeum').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0507]

FRANCKLIN, William (1763-1839). Orientalist.
Partially Printed Receipt signed in ink to Mr Wildman, 1 page 8vo, (neatly mounted), London, 25 January 1790. Acknowledging his subscription for a copy of 'The History of the Reign of Shah Aulum' and promising to have it delivered as soon as it is published.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0537]

FRANKS, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826-1897). Collector, curator, & President of the Society of Antiquaries.
Autograph Letter Signed to Tomkinson, 1 page 8vo, British Museum, 1 November 1892. A letter of thanks for the gift of partridges.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 25945]

FRASER, James (1818-1885). Bishop of Manchester.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Manchester, 28 June 1875. Thanking him for his note, mentioning that his attack of lumbago has improved since Friday, and explaining that he probably caused it by lying on his lawn.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0599]

FRASER, Sir William Augustus (1826-1819). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Ellerton, 3 pages 8vo, no place, 22 July 1869. Requesting an introduction to meet Longfellow on discovering that he is in London.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0310]

FREELAND, Henry William (1819-1891). Photographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 2½ pages 8vo, Chichester, 9 November 1877. Arranging to send some books, and speculating about the formal application form for them which he believes may have been mislaid.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0349]

FREEMAN, Edward Augustus (1823-1892). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Somerleaze, Wells, 3 September 1862. Acknowledging that 'the proud parson of Snettisham' is considered by his neighbours to be a mild man, but denying any knowledge of what the East Anglian standard of mildness might be.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21356]

FREEMAN, Edward Augustus (1823-1892). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Somerleaze, Wells, Somerset, 3 February 1880. Refusing the honour of being a Vice-President of an Eisteddfod to be held at Caernarvon ('I should be quite out of my place').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21349]

FREMANTLE, Sir Charles William (1834-1914). Deputy Master of the Mint.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Kaye, 1½ pages 8vo, no place, 15 February 1893. Arranging a date for Mr Kaye to come and visit the Royal Mint.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0654]

FREMANTLE, Thomas Francis (1798-1890). First Baron Cottesloe. Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Robertson, 1 page 8vo, Swanbourne, 1 August 1832. Clarifying details of a legal matter relating to his father's will.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21259]

FRITH, Walter (d. 1941). Barrister, author and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Pitt, 1 page 8vo, Spring Gardens, Wednesday, no date. Thanking her for an invitation, regretting that he will be unable to attend and mentioning the bad weather.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0075]

FROUDE, James Anthony (1818-1894). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Ruskin, 3½ pages 8vo, 5 Onslow Gardens, 31 March, no year. Thanking him for his letter received on his return from Madeira, informing him he has now published two volumes of Carlyle's Reminiscences and offering to send him a copy if he feels 'equal to reading it'.
£275 / $343 / €321 [No: 26424]

FRY, Sir Edward (1827-1918). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Frederick Burrows, 1½ pages 8vo, Villa Victoria, 20 March 1894. Inviting him and Lady Burrows to visit in Ostia, explaining that they are about to move to the Hotel Roma, Corso, and that they will be leaving Rome on the following Monday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0808]

FRY, Sara Margery (1874-1958). Reformer.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed ('S.M.F.') on a correspondence card to Dr Pailthorpe, 1 page 8vo, Clarendon Road, postmark 2 November 1932. Apologising for the delay, and inviting him to lunch on Saturday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0812]

FRY, Sir Theodore (1836-1912). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1½ pages 8vo, Ganloch, 8 September 1889. Thanking him for his invitation to attend a Bible Society meeting which he has to decline as he has too many other engagements.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0824]

FRY, Thomas Charles (1846-1930). Dean of Lincoln.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, The Deanery, Lincoln, 14 April no year. Advising him to write to Canon Wordsworth of St Nicholas Hospital as the best authority.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0832]
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GAIRDNER, James (1828-1912). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Jessopp, 2 pages 8vo, Pinner, Middlesex, 9 June 1904. Thanking him for his note, referring to an essay he has undertaken and asking him to look up a passage from Naunton for him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2296]

GALWAY, George, 7th Viscount (1844-1931).
Autograph Letter Signed to (?)Dr Monckton, 2 pages 8vo (hole punch in centre slightly affecting one word), Wensley, Yorkshire, 1 September 1886. Hoping that the errors made on some printed sheets can be corrected.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2305]

GARNETT, William (1850-1932). Secretary to the Technical Education Board, London.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.S. Thornton, 1 page 8vo, Technical Education Board, 11 November 1896. Giving Thornton permission to print an extract referring to the Education problem but expressing doubts that there can be any benefit from printing a certain quotation.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2337]

GARRISON, William Lloyd (1805-1879). American abolitionist, journalist and social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Crosfield, 2 pages 8vo, Manchester, 7 June 1877. Thanking her for a letter and her recent hospitality, talking about his recently deceased wife, and mentioning a letter from a mutual friend and fellow abolitionist, George Thompson.
£185 / $231 / €216 [No: 26422]

GASKELL, Lady Constance Milnes (1885-1964). Lady-in-waiting to Queen Mary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Madam'), 2 pages 8vo, Marlborough House, 12 October 1938. Informing her on behalf of the Queen that she cannot buy a landscape due to the numerous requests of a similar nature and apologising that she is unable to help her in her present difficulties.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2350]

GASKIN, George (1751-1829). Divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev (?)Arnold Goddard, 1½ pages 8vo (laid down), 2 January 1821. Informing him that he has signed the blank testimonial sent to him, but that only one other clergyman has done the same as they have not yet had any visitors, and correcting an error in the paper.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 2355]

GAVAZZI, Alessandro (1809-1889). Italian monk, preacher and patriot.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Scarborough, 21 September 1865. Arranging details of a future lecture.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 2376]

GAVAZZI, Alessandro (1809-1889). Italian monk, preacher and patriot.
Autograph Sentiment in Italian, 4 lines, no place, 1874. Expressing a wish for Italian women to enjoy the same rights as the English. ('Quando le donne italiane si leverano alle condizione delle Inglesi ...').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2378]

GIBB, Robertson Fyffe (1868-1944). Director of the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Ltd.
Autograph Letter Signed to Langdon Edis, 1 page 8vo, Fenchurch Street, London, 18 April 1904. Thanking him for the House of Commons dinner and apologising for neglecting to send 10s for the tickets.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5335]

GIFFEN, Sir Robert (1837-1910). Economist and statistician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Rew, 1 page 8vo, Haywards Heath, 2 November 1905. Declining to write a paper for 'next session' on the grounds of ill health.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5344]

GIFFORD, Edwin Hamilton (1820-1905). Divine and theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Bonney, 1 page 8vo, Exeter, 3 March 1865. Thanking him for news from Cambridge ('I am looking forward to reading some amusing debates in the Senate about the Examination of Girls').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5346]

GILBEY, Sir Walter (1831-1914). Wine-merchant.
Autograph Letter Signed to F W Lee, 1 page 8vo, 22 Down Street, Piccadilly, 22 August 1912. Regretting that numerous demands prevent him from complying with Lee's request and suggesting that he approach Lord Blyth.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5351]

GILES, Peter (1860-1935). Philogogist & Master of Emmanual College, Cambridge.
Two Typewritten Letters Signed to the Rev C J Creed, 2 pages 4to, Emmanual College, Cambridge, 19 November 1917 and 15 February 1921. The first making preparation for Creed's son to come up to Cambridge, the second asking Creed to act as an examiner for the Carus Prize.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5352]

GLADSTONE, John Hall (1817-1902). Chemist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Prankerd, 2 pages 8vo, no place, no date. Inviting him to a lecture at the Royal Institution ('Do you care for a good Chemical lecture?').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5362]

GLADSTONE, William Ewart (1809-1898). Prime Minister 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to the dean of St Paul's [Henry Milman (1791-1868)], 3 pages 8vo, Carlton Gardens and Carlton-House Terrace, 15 May 1852 and 10 June 1864.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 25488]

GLADSTONE, William Ewart (1809-1898). Prime Minister 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894.
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel (William) Mure (1799-1860), D[owning] S[treet], 2 pages 8vo, 23 December 1853. Regretting that he cannot assist Mure in his inquiry about the appointment of Clerks to public offices.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26598]

GLASS, Sir Leslie (Charles) (b. 1911). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir John [later Lord] Harding, 2 pages 4to, British Embassy, Washington, 25 November 1957. Wishing Harding a happy retirement ('earned many times over') and discussing the situation in Cyprus ('I have given a number of talks ... on the TV .. and find... Americans are sympathetic').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6178] Longer description

GLASSE, Samuel (1735-1812). Theologian.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr Hinley, 1 page 8vo with integral address leaf, no place, 24 October 1788. Asking for papers, plans and drawings for the building of 'ye House of Correction', as he has just been appointed a member of the Committee.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5366]

GLEIG, George (1753-1840). Bishop of Brechin.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr ?Bradford, 1 page 4to (integral address-leaf, remains of red wax seal), no place, 'Thursday afternoon' no date. Discussing the third edition of Dr Thomson's Chemistry, and attempting to trade in his second edition for it.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5612]

GLOUCESTER, Bishop of, Charles Ellicott (1819-1905).
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Subdean' on two sides of a correspondence card, Gloucester, 8 February 1898. Expressing his approval of the Subdean's decision, while regretting that it means the loss of a valued neighbour.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6179] Longer description

GLOVER, Terrot Reaveley (1869-1943). Classical scholar & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 2 pages 8vo, St John's College [Cambridge], 9 January 1927. Explaining the origins of the Public Oratorship ('The tradition is that Erasmus did the work for a while') and recommending a paper on the subject.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5012] Longer description

GODSON, Sir Augustus Frederick (1835-1906). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir & Bro'), 1 page 8vo, Droitwich, Worcestershire, no date [received stamp dated 4 June 189?]. Promising to be present for the installation of 'Bro Sir R Hanson', but may possibly be late because of pressing business in the country.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5434]

GOHIER, Louis Jerome (1746-1830). French politician.
Letter Signed ('Gohier') to Madame Spreackling, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Eauboune, 16 July 1823. Sending to her a 'échautitton de nos manufactures' to remind her of Eauboune, where she is much missed, and greetings to M Spreackling.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6098]

GOLDSTUECKER, Theodor (1821-1872). Orientalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edward Walford (1823-1897, compiler, editor of biographical works etc), 2 pages 8vo, Primrose Hill, 29 June 1861. Apologising for the delay in sending biographical details for Men of the Time and promising to do so promptly.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5442]

GOODALL, Joseph (1760-1840). Provost of Eton.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down), Athenaeum, 2 May 1839. Confirming an invitation to dine and stay at Eton Lodge, and apologising becauase he is a little unsure as to the exact day arranged.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5449] Longer description

GOODALL, Joseph (1760-1840). Provost of Eton.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (small tears in the folds), Lodge, Eton College, 20 November 1836. Thanking his correspondent for the gift of a book about coins, which he had been seeking for two years, and mentioning some of the coins in his own collection.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25875]

GOODFORD, Charles Old (1812-1884). Provost of Eton.
Autograph reference signed for John Waddon Martyn, 2 pages 8vo, Eton College, 7 October 1863.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5452] Longer description

GORDON, Arthur Charles Hamilton (1829-1912). Colonial governor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Forster, 2 pages 8vo (trimmed at the left hand side), Ascot, Berks, 28 June 1879. Offering to send her a copy of his paper on 'Native Taxation in Fiji' and sending tickets of admission for the 'farewell service' to be held in Henry VII's Chapel.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5460]

GORE, Charles (1853-1932). Bishop of Worcester, Birmingham and Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Phillips, regretting that a prior speaking engagement prevents him accepting an invitation, 1 page oblong 8vo, no place, 12 January 1923. Gore spent the spring of 1923 in Eastern Europe, touring the area and accumulating information on churches.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 4157]

GORST, Sir John Eldon (1835-1916). Lawyer & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Branston, 2 pages 8vo, Carlton Club, 24 October 1900. Declining her invitation to attend the prize-giving at Winchester High School on the grounds of press of business ('I do not expect to make any appearance in public till Parliament meets'.)
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5471]

GOSCHEN, George Joachim, 1st Viscount (1831-1907). Statesman.
Signature and subscription, cut from the foot of a letter, ca 110 x 55 mm (4½ x 2½ inches).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 6603]

GOSCHEN, George Joachim, 1st Viscount (1831-1907). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Philips, 3 pages 8vo, Hawkhurst, 25 October no year (watermark 1874). Declining an invitation to speak on the grounds of having refused so many others, and offering his support for liberalism.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5472]

GOUGH, John Ballantine (1817-1886). American temperance orator.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Page, 1 page 8vo (laid down), Birmingham, 20 May 1879. Acceding to a request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5480]

GOUGH, John Ballantine (1817-1886). American temperance orator.
Autograph poem Signed, 8 lines of doggerel on red-edged writing paper, Newcastle, 16 March 1854.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5481] Longer description

GOULD, Sir Henry the Younger (1710-1794). Judge.
Part of a document signed, partially printed and completed by hand, ca 115 x 220 mm (4½ x 8½ inches), 11 May 1792. Requesting attendance at his chambers 'to Shew Cause why the Depts should not have a weeks further Time to plead in this Cause'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5489]

GRAFTON, Augustus C L F, 7th duke of (1850-1918). Equerry to the Prince of Wales.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed General, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged writing paper, Wakefield Lodge, Stony Stratford, 20 February no year. Asking the General to attend a dinnner for the Royal Blind Pension Society to support the Prince of Wales who will be presiding.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5494]

GRAFTON, George H Fitzroy, 4th duke of (1760-1844).
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed painter, 2 pages 4to (neatly inlaid), Euston, near Thetford, 4 October no year. Discussing an engraving and two pictures of a horse in his possession.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6104]

GRAHAM, Sir James Robert George (1792-1861). Statesman.
Autograph ticket of admission to the House of Commons, signed and dated 19 April 1850.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5495]

GRANT, Charles (1746-1823). Statesman & philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Scott], 1 page 4to, no place, [February 1793]. Asking a favour respecting a Cadetship.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5525]

GRANT, Thomas (1816-1870). Roman Catholic bishop of Southwark.
Autograph Letter Signed ('+Thomas Grant') to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Sir'), ½-page 8vo (trace of mounting on reverse, some trimming to the left, St George's, 1 January 1858.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 25635]

GRANT, Sir William (1752-1832). Master of the Rolls.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rt Hon T Spring Rice, 1 page 8vo, 6 Berkeley House, Berkeley Square, 15 February 1832. Sending two books in which Spring Rice had expressed an interest the previous evening.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5529]

GRANT DUFF, Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone (1829-1906). Statesman & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Simeon', 1½ pages 8vo (what may be a cigarette scorch mark in centre, text unaffected), Government House, Isle of Man, 2 September 1889. Thanking him for a headache remedy, recalling that he had heard the 'diamond story' but can't remember details, and discussing mutual friends.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5531]

GRANTHAM, Sir William (1848-1911). High Court Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wright, 1 page 8vo, Central Criminal Court, London, 'Received 21 Ap[ril] 1899'. Praising Wright's conduct of a case and expressing the hope that his summing up to the jury will be equally praiseworthy.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5532]

GREEN, Joseph Frederick (1855-1932). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2½ pages 8vo, blind stamp of the Colonial Office, 29 May 1916. Recommending a place to stay in the Lake District (the Oddfellows Arms in Caldbeck, 'where the famous song "John Peel" was written'), if he does not mind wholesome country fare ('which is often monstrous to townsmen').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5551]

GREENWOOD, Joseph Gouge (1821-1894). Principal of the Owens College, Manchester.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr S Page, 2 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on verso, note of identification at the head), The Owens College, Manchester, 24 April 1877. Requesting a short interview at which he will be better able to answer Page's enquiries.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 5597]

GRESWELL, Edward (1797-1869). Chronologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Thorpe, 2 pages 8vo, C[orpus] C[hristi] C[ollege], Oxford, 17 December 1835. Thanking her for a present, recalling the melancholy circumstances of their meeting and sending her a paper on the burial service of the church which he thinks might be of interest to her.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6124]

GREY, Sir George, Second Baronet (1799-1882). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Moberly, 3 pages 8vo, J[udge] A[dvocate's] Office, 2 September 1839. Asking for his letters to be forwarded to his office to avoid delay.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6113]

GREY, Sir George, Second Baronet (1799-1882). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to J Ellis, 1 page 8vo, H[ouse] of C[ommons], 25 March 1856. Sending Colonel Phipps's letter and a petition (no longer present), as he had not been in the House.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6130]

GRIFFITHS, Arthur George Frederick (1838-1908). Inspector of prisons & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Collins, 2 pages 8vo (typed note of identification on second page), Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall, 8 November 1892. Assuring him that his application to join the regiment will receive every attention and is likely to be successful because his father had seen active service with them.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6138]

GROSVENOR, Lord Richard (1795-1869). Second Marquis of Westminster; Member of Parliament.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Clerk of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, 2 page 4to, integral address-leaf and red wax seal, 15 Grosvenor Square, 2 April 1835. Denying that he serves as a majestrate for Middlesex and therefore unable to complete the return sent, and listing his other qualifications.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6153] Longer description

GUILDFORD, Frederick, 5th Earl of (1766-1827). Philhellene.
Autograph Letter Signed to Admiral Sir Sidney Smith, 1 page 4to (integral address-leaf, remains of red wax seal), Otranto, 28 June 1824. Inviting Smith to dine with him at the Hotel de Tivoli in Paris, where he will be passing through on his way to England.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6116]

GULLAND, John William (1864-1920). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Balfour Browne, 3 pages 8vo, Hotel Glenelg, Invernessshire, 1 September 1914. Reporting that the War Office has more recruits than they can manage, so the campaign will be slowed down, and suggesting a series of political meetings ('open-air meetings are the most effective') rather than one large gathering.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0618]

GURNEY, Archer Thompson (1820-1887). Divine & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Bentley, 1½ pages 8vo, 9 Keble Terrace, Oxford, 7 June 1883. Asking for 100 copies of 'the Letter' and reporting that has send another review.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6188]

GURNEY, Hudson (1775-1864). Antiquary & autograph collector.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev Francis Cunningham, 3 pages 4to with address-leaf (chewed at the foot, not affecting the text), penny-red stamp, Warwick, 5 December 1845. Explaining that he is unable to vote in the hospital election, and in fact seldom votes for London hospitals.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6189] Longer description

GURNEY, Joseph John (1788-1847). Quaker philanthropist & writer; brother of Elizabeth Fry.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Friend', 1 page 8vo, Norwich, 'Thursday', no date. An invitation to breakfast with the Bishop of Winchester.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21974]

GURNEY, Sir John (1768-1845). Judge.
Autograph Letter (third person) to White, 1 page 4to (ragged at the left hand edge), no place, no date. Asking White to obtain a print of Mr Justice Bosanquet and to frame it ('in the same way he lately framed one for Mr Justice Patteson'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6190]

GURNEY, Sir John (1768-1845). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mayne, 3 pages 4to, L[incoln's] I[nn] Fields, 13 October 1826. Declining an invitation to Telfont ('in our modern Kings Bench Dictionary, the term Long Vacation is not to be found'), and expressing pleasure that his daughter is to marry Mayne's sister-in-law.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6191]
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HACKING, Douglas Hewitt, 1st Baron (1884-1950). Politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Charles Seligman, 1 page 4to, embossed House of Commons writing paper, 28 February 1933. Thanking him for a letter of congratulations on his appointment to the Home Office (as Parliamentary Under Secretary).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6219]

HADDINGTON, Thomas, 11th Earl of (1827-1917). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Aberdeen, 3½ pages 8vo, Cheshire, 20 September 1877. Agreeing to take on a trusteeship, though he had vowed never to do so again, and giving family news.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6221]

HAIG BROWN, William (1823-1907). Master of Charterhouse.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gerald Fitzmaurice, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Charterhouse, 26 December 1883. Congratulating him on his son's success.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6231]

HAIG BROWN, William (1823-1907). Master of Charterhouse.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Searle, 2 pages 8vo, United University Club, 2 December 1900. Recommending Napier's History of the Peninsular War and other books on the subject.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6232]

HALE, Edward Everett (1822-1909). American author and Unitarian clergyman.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Cummings, 2 pages 8vo, no place, 22 December 1863 and South Congregational Church [Boston], 18 January 1868. Asking him to help with the Christmas decorations at the church, and offering to print his paper in the Register.
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 23764]

HALL, Sir Benjamin, 1st Baron Llanover (1802-1867). Politician.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Major Shelty, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, no place, [16 January 1840]. Asking Shelty to 'send a person down to him' the following morning.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6417]

HALL, Christopher Newman (1816-1902). Congregationalist minister and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed doctor, 2 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on reverse), St John's Wood, 'Friday Evening', no date (dated in another hand September 23). Regretting the delay in replying to his invitation which he cannot accept due to public engagements, and wishing him enjoyment at 'beautiful Llandudno'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6413]

HALSBURY, Hardinge Giffard, 1st Earl of (1823-1921). Lord Chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Richardson, 3 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting and stains, not affecting the text), Woodlands, Stanmore, Middlesex, no date. Congratulating him on a political fight well fought, despite the fact that 'I cannot address you as M.P. for East Carmarthenshire'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6441]

HAMILTON, Lady Anne (1766-1846). Courtier.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Messrs George & Broadley, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, 19 Baker street, Portman Square, 'Thursday' [identified in another hand as 1818]. Asking for eight yards of silk to be delivered the following morning.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24783]

HAMILTON, Lord George Francis (1845-1927). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Baxter, 3 pages 8vo, Carlton Club writing paper, 9 January 1883. A letter of sympathy on the death of Baxter's mother who was 'so inseparably connected with my advent into political life'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6522]

HAMILTON, George Alexander (1802-1871). Privy Councillor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Achille Vogue, 1 page 8vo (soiled at the head) on embossed Treasury writing paper, 1 September 1868. Sending his autograph, with expressions of surprise that it was required as 'my political days have so long pased away'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6523]

HAMILTON, Henry Parr (1794-1880). Dean of Salisbury.
Autograph Letter Signed to Onslow, 2 pages 8vo (glue stains to the left hand margin), 29 Adelaide Crescent, Brighton, 31 May 1871. Explaining that he and Mrs Hamilton will be in Brighton until the end of June and will therefore with regret not have the opportunity to welcome him to the Deanery.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6519]

HAMILTON, Mary Agnes (d. 1966). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Macdonald, 1 page 8vo (oblong), 105 Cheyne Walk, 8 October no year. Sympathizing with his cause, but explaining that she is much too busy to join it.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6526]

HAMILTON, Mary Agnes (d. 1966). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to Colonel C L'Estrange Malone, North Devon, 10 January 1931. Regretting that she cannot accept his invitation as she is to go straight to Blackburn ('about which I entirely agree with you').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6527]

HAMMOND, Charles Edward (1837-1914). Clergyman; chaplain of Oxford Female Penitentiary.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cudlip, 3½ pages 8vo, Menheniot Vicarage, Liskeard (stamped over Wootton Rectory, Northampton embossed letterhead), 15 October 1896. Inquiring about the suitability of the Revd W S Johns to lecture to local parishes on the Reformation and Restoration periods.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6533] Longer description

HAMMOND, Charles Edward (1837-1914). Clergyman; chaplain of Oxford Female Penitentiary.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cudlip, 2½ pages 8vo, Menheniot Vicarage, Liskeard, 28 June 1895. Discussing the vexing problems presented by the Liturgies and opining that if the Vatican opened its libraries many valuable clues might be found there.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6534] Longer description

HAMMOND, Edmund, Baron (1802-1890). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Childers, 1 page 8vo, F[oreign] O[ffice], 30 April 1869. Sending a draft from Lord Clarendon, and asking for alterations to be made; a note at the top observes 'Nothing to alter except a word or two in pencil / C'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0653]

HAMMOND, Joseph (1839-1912). Clergyman; Canon of Truro.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to the Reverend Pender H Cudlip, The Vicarage, St Austell, 12 September 1900. Accepting an invitation ('Mr Woolcombe is kind enough, I believe, to entertain me').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6536]

HAMPDEN, Renn Dickson (1793-1868). Bishop of Hereford.
Signature and autograph insertions on a form from Christ Church, Oxford, 23 June 1840. Asserting that Thomas Jackson of Brasenose College had attended his lectures in Trinity Term, 1840.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6537]

HAMPDEN-TREVOR, John, third Viscount (1749-1824). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Monzani, 1 page 4to, Bromham, Bedford, 8 August 1806. Explaining that he had erected an organ in his parish church and wishes to secure the services of an organist ('He should also be capable of giving lessons in Psalm singing'), preferably a young person.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 6538]

HAMPTON, Sir John Pakington, 1st Baron (1799-1880). Politician.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Lord Cranbrook, 1 page small 8vo, 9 Eaton Square, 9 December no year. Asking that a letter to Sir Richard Temple be forwarded in Lord Cranbrook's next bag.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6540]

HANCOCK, Professor Sir William Keith (1898-1988). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 pages 8vo, University of London, 4 October 1950. Acceding to his request.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6545]

HANKINSON, Cyril (1895-1984). Editor of Debrett's Peerage.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Wiener, 1 page 4to, 13 Welsby Court, Eaton Rise, Ealing, 15 Febuary 1973. Declining to lecture to his society as he cannot get back from an evening appointment and does not wish to stay the night, but offering to lecture to any other society which meets in the afternoons.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6548]

HANNA, William (1808-1882). Theological writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down on card), Helmsburgh, Dunbartonshire, 12 February 1870. Sending an enclosure (no longer present) and expressing pleasure to have been of service to his correspondent's family.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6550]

HARDWICK, Charles P York, 5th Earl of (1836-1897). Soldier and land-owner.
Letter Signed to the Secretary of the Cambridge Asylum for Soldiers' Widows, 1 page 8vo, integral address-leaf and red wax seal, penny-red stamp, 6 March 1865. Accepting with pleasure the office of Steward on the occcasion of their 4th Memorial Dinner.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6567]

HARDWICK, Charles Phillip York, 5th Earl (1836-1897). Soldier and land-owner.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir John Radcliffe, 2 pages 8vo, 1 August no year. A thank-you letter.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6568]

HARDY, E J (1849-1920). Forces Chaplain; author of How to be Happy though Married.
Autograph Letter (third person) on a postcard to Mrs Louisa B Malony (traces of former mounting), Southam, no date (postmark obscured). Thanking her on behalf of the patients of the R.V. Hospital for the magazines she had sent to them, and suggesting she read his book.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6569]

HARE, Thomas (1806-1891). Political reformer & barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, 14 February 1871. Correcting the Daily Telegraph's report on the cumulation vote.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6578]

HARMSWORTH, Cecil Bisshopp, 1st Baron (1869-1948). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wintle, 3 pages 8vo, 28 Montagu Square, 'Sunday' no date. Recommending Annie M Hewer's book Our Baby and suggesting a chapter on financial matters ('Most people - even men - are woefully ignorant of these matters').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6664]

HARRISON, Benjamin, the younger (1808-1887). Archdeacon of Maidstone.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My Dear Mr Ex [Subwarden, Sublibrarian]', 2 pages 8vo (identified at the head), 'Tuesday mg', no date. Asking him to fill an unexpected vacancy at a dinner party that evening ('You will meet the Mayor & Mayoress, The Warden & Wardeness, Mrs Payne Smith, & some other friends').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6675]

HARROWBY, Dudley Ryder, Second Earl of (17y8-1882). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to H H Backley, 1 page 8vo (note of identication at the head), Travellers Club, '4.30 P.M.' 22 May 1873. Making a appointment to see him either at his home or at the House of Lords.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6683]

HARROWBY, John H Dudley, 5th Earl of (1864-1956). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Balfour Browne, 1½ pages 8vo, Sandon Hall, Stafford, 28 June 1907. Regretting that he had decided not to stand for the seat, but expressing the hope that he may change his mind in the event of a general election.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6685]

HART, Heber Leonidas (d. 1948). Lawyer.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Alfred George] Gardiner (editor of the Daily News), 1 page 8vo, Goldsmith Buildings, Temple, 18 April 1918. Sending a book, and promising that the publishers will send another, in the ordinary way, to the Daily News.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6687]

HAWEIS, Hugh Reginald (1838-1901). Author & preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss McGregor, 2 pages 8vo, Cheyne Walk, no date. Thanking her for a party ('Does one ever get an opportunity to say two words in those crowds?'), and inviting her to hear him preach.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6712]

HAYTER, Sir William Goodenough, Baronet (1792-1878). Liberal whip.
Autograph Letter Signed to Butler, the Solicitor General, 2 pages 8vo, Treasury, 28 July no year (watermark 1855). Reporting that he had put Stanley's name down for a Supernumerary surveyor of taxes, but that there had been no vacancies for some time and promising to see to Butler's holiday as soon as he has the opportunity.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6755]

HAZEL, Alfred Ernest William (d. 1944). Principal of Jesus College, Oxford.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Bernard Osborne, 1 page 4to, Jesus College, Oxford, 8 June 1927. Reporting that the earliest trace he could find of an Assessor of the Chancellor's Court is Dr Richard Zouch, Fellow of New College in 1626.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6760]

HEAD, Antony Henry, 1st Viscount (1906-1983). Soldier & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed & Typewritten Letter Signed ('Antony') to Lord Harding and Lady Harding, in all 4 pages 8vo & 1 page 4to, Throope Manor, Salisbury and British Embassy, Cairo, 17 March 1956. Regretting that his 3-year Defense Policy was not accepted, and sympathising with Harding's frustrating time [as Governor] in Cyprus.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6765]

HEADLAM, Thomas Emerson (1813-1875). Judge advocate-general.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gervase Crofton, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged writing paper, 21 March no year (watermark 1861). Asking his opinion in the case of a man from Newcastle ('And if you think nothing can be done will you send me a letter that I may forward to my correspondent putting an end to the matter').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6768]

[HEARD, John]
Copy of John Heard's Will, 1½ pages folio, (browned, weak in folds), with ½-page of notes in another hand, no place, ca 1779.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 3186]

HEATH, Edward
Reproduction photograph, signed in ink.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0395]

HEATH, Francis George (1843-1913). Author & pioneer of Open Spaces Movement.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Thomson, 2 pages 8vo, as from Ashburton Road, Totnes, 8 September 1887. Apologising for having published a 'little paragraph' about the Burmese in Illustrations without acknowledging Thomson's authorship, the oversight being due to having temporarily lost his letter.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6811]

HEATHCOTE, Sir William Perceval (1826-1903). 6th Baronet.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Librarian of the London Library, 2 pages 8vo, 91 Victoria Street, 7 March 1867. Asking for his name to be submitted to the Committee of the Library for admission as a subscriber, and supplying his country address.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6812]

HEBERDEN, Charles Buller (1849-1921). Principal of Brasenose College.
Autograph Letter Signed to Palmer, 1 page 8vo, Brasenose College, Oxford, 14 December 1919. Thanking him for his contribution to the Haig Portrait Fund.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6816]

HELD, Adolph (1844-1880). German economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 9 South Crescent, Hertford Square, no date. Thanking him for offering to procure an invitation to the meeting of the Ancient Order of Foresters.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 6817]

HELPS, Sir Arthur (1813-1865). Privy Councillor.
Autograph Letter Signed ('AH') to Donne, 4 pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the Privy Council Office, 1 November 1860. Noting the absence of proofs, expressing gratification at Donne's approval of the 4th volume, and inviting Donne to visit any time ('It always cheers me to see you.').
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 22572]

HELPS, Sir Arthur (1813-1865). Privy Councillor.
Autograph Letter Signed to G J Goodman, 2 pages 8vo, Council Office, 4 May 1874 (embossed Council Office stamp excised with the loss of a few words). Making an appointment to see Goodman, but warning that he has little time for questions not connected with his work.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 22573]

HELY-HUTCHINSON, Sir Walter Francis (1849-1913). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Sir Howard', 2 pages 8vo, Court Lodge, Shorne, Gravesend, 30 July 1904. Declining an invitation on the grounds that he has already left London for the summer.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6822]

HENDERSON, Sir Hubert Douglas (1890-1952). Economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to his secretary Mrs Jones, 1½ pages 8vo, Glen Tower, Kelvinside, Glasgow, 30 January 1929. Explaining that his father is lying unconscious with no real hope of a recovery, but that the inevitable end may be within hours or days so that he does not know when he may be returning to the office.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6825]

HENLEY, Antony Henley, third Baron (1825-1899). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Watford Court, Daventry, 5 January 1856. Asking his correspondent to meet him in Birmingham to impart information on the subject of reformatory schools.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6829]

HENRY, Sir Thomas (1807-1876). Chief Magistrate.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fitzgerald, 1 page 8vo, 23 Hanover Square, 5 March [1875]. A note to be shown to Sowerby ('The Secretary') for the purpose of obtaining tickets ('the more the better for the Society').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6835]

HENSON, Herbert Hensley (1863-1947). Bishop of Hereford & Durham.
Autograph Letter Signed to Donaldson, 3 pages 8vo (small piece missing from margin, not affecting the text), Westminster Abbey, 3 November 1901. Rearranging the preaching list for the Abbey and admitting that with his sermon to Cambridge University he burnt his boats 'on the matter of recognizing the non-episcopal ministries', which has nonetheless eased his soul.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6839]

HENSON, Herbert Hensley (1863-1947). Bishop of Hereford & Durham.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd J M Creed, 2 pages 8vo, The Palace, Hereford, 11 August 1920. Offering him the 'responsible and honorable' post of one of the examining chaplains at Durham ('I am very anxious to raise the standard required of Ordination Candidates where ... grave laxity has obtained').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6840]

HERBERT, Sir Robert George Syndham (1831-1905). Colonial official; scholar of Eton & Balliol College, Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to Schneider, 3 pages 8vo, 42 Eaton Terrace, 31 October 1894. Suggesting that he approach Sir Charles Euan Smith who in turn will approach those 'millionaires' with whom he is connected with a view to raising capital for a proposed company.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6850]

HERFORD, Charles Harold (1853-1931). Scholar & critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Cox, 1 page 8vo, 5 Parkfield Road, Didsbury, 28 September 1907. Agreeing to meet any Saturday that suits.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6857]

HERSCHELL, Farrar, 1st Baron (1837-1899). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wyn, 1 page 8vo, 11 New Court, Carey Street, Lincoln's Inn, 18 February 1884. Regretting that he could not obtain a ticket for the Speakers' Gallery due to recent demand, but promising one for the Strangers' Gallery.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6863]

HERTFORD, George F A Seymour (1871-1940). 7th Marquess of.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Dorothea] Beale (1831-1906, principal of Cheltenham Ladies' College), 3 pages 8vo, Ragley Hall, 15 November no year. Together with a letter of his daughter, Victoria Seymour, discussing the payment of fees for her lessons and saying how much she enjoyed her time at the College.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 6869]

HIBBERT, Sir John Tomlinson (1824-1908). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Aslett, 2 pages 8vo, Hampsfield, Grange-over-Sands, 7 August 1899. Agreeing to meet him to see the pictures at the Palace Theatre.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6894]

HIBBERD, (Andrew) Stuart (1893-1983). BBC announcer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Stewart, 2 pages 8vo, 2 West Field, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, 10 September 1970. Thanking her for birthday wishes (I tell my wife 77 sounds like a cricket score), and describing the celebration.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6890]

HIGGINS, Charles Longuet (1806-1885). Benefactor of Turvey, Bedfordshire.
Autograph Letter Signed to Briddy, 3 pages 12mo, Fern Hill, 7 September no year. A letter introducing his cousin ('but I don't own that to every one') who is a 'very great snob', and asking that he keep his opinion from the man himself.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6902]

HILDYARD, James (1809-1887). Classical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo (torn in the fold), Ingoldsby, 17 March 1887. Declaring that he should be made a bishop on the strength of his Jubilee Hymn ('not a desirable [office] these days, but still a duty for those who have health & strength for the work').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6903]

HILL, Alexander Staveley (1825-1905). Barrister & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Sir Knight', 4 pages 8vo (traces of glue on the back), House of Commons Library, 13 February 1873. Promising to put his offer before Lord Shrewsbury, and suggesting that Ascalon and the Crusades should be his inspiration and not 'The Bard of Avon'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6904]

HILL, Alex (1856-1929). Surgeon & educator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Frank Richards, 2½ pages 8vo with envelope, on writing paper of the Vice-Chancellor of the University (Cambridge), Downing College Lodge, 29 July 1898. Urging Richards to come to lecture at Cambridge and putting him onto the Slade Professor to further that plan.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6905]

HILL, Sir Clement Lloyd (1845-1913). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 9 Grosvenor Place, 23 June 1900. Offering to receive him at 10 am as long as it is understood that there is 'no charge to me for any article'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6907]

HILL, Sir Hugh (1802-1871). Judge of the Queen's Bench.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hugh Childers, 4 pages 8vo, Northern Circuit, no date. A moving letter of condolence on the death of Childers's mother, recalling the death of his own wife.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6908]

HILL, Octavia (1838-1912). Philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Ridley, 1 page 8vo, 14 Nottingham Place, 13 July 1871. Declining to go with Miss Ridley's friends and offering as an alternative that they visit her.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 21915]

HILL, Sir Rowland (1795-1879). Inventor of penny postage.
Letter Signed to W.L. Prattman, 1 page folio (repair to split in horizontal fold), General Post Office, 6 August 1850. Informing him that his recommendation has been fully considered 'and that it has not been found expedient to establish a Money Order Office at Houghton-le-Spring.'
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 26504]

HIND, Jessee William (1866-1946). Lawyer & philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Willian Anson, 1 page 8vo (soiled), Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, 4 November 1899. Sending a newly published book which he hopes Anson 'will regard not from the view of intrinsic worth, but as a token of the sincere esteemm of the authors'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7283]

HIRSCH DE GEREUTH, Maurice, Baron (1831-1896). Financier & philanthropist.
Letter Signed with autograph subscript to Major Finch, 3 pages 8vo, Eichhorn, Autriche, 16 September no year. Making arrangements for Finch to come to Austria for the shooting.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7286]

HIRST, Francis Wrigley (1873-1953). Economist & Liberal writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Philips, 1 page 8vo, 27 Campden Hill Square, 28 May 1912. A thank-you letter for a recent visit ('it has done me a lot of good'), telling of his subsequent journey and 'interesting lunch with Massingham, Hobhouse, Holson, Levinson & Erskine Childers'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 7293]

HOBHOUSE, Sir Benjamin, 1st Baronet (1757-1831). Politician.
Autograph Letter (third person), 1 page 8vo, Manchester Buildings, 21 April 1831. Sending Josiah ?Davison to the Royal Society in his place with the request that he be allowed to receive Hobhouse's number of the Transactions.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7434]

HODGSON, Bernard (1745?-1805). Principal of Hertford College, Oxford; Biblical translator.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, Tolpuddle near Piddletown, Dorset, 12 August 1793. A curious letter requesting the repair or replacement of an item, to be as exact duplicate of the original as possible ('I cannot, with any convenience, send the machine').
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 7446]

HODGSON, Francis (1781-1852). Provost of Eton, poet and friend of Byron.
Autograph Letter (third person: 'The Provost of Eton encloses ...'), 1 page 4to, The Lodge, Eton College, 6 November 1852. Sending a draft for £12 14s 'to cover the account for the Eton Master Proofs'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7447]

HODGSON, William Ballantyne (1815-1880). Educational reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Franklin Fox, 3 pages 12mo, 41 Grove End Road, St John's Wood, 31 December 1869. Thanking him for sending his publication and commenting closely upon it.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7448]

HOGG, James Weir, 1st Baronet (1790-1876). East India director & scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing paper of the Carlton Club, as from 26 Grosvenor Gardens, 13 November no year. Enclosing (but no longer enclosed) postage stamps for the amount of the annual subscription to the Bath Chess Club.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7457]

HOGG, Quintin (1845-1903). Philanthropist.
Letter Signed to S F Cooper, 2 pages 8vo, Southampton, 28 September 1883. Declining the offer to become a vice-president of the Westminster Liberal Club on the grounds that he is not sufficiently conversant with them nor has he the time to devote to the cause, which he wishes well.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7458]

HOLE, Samuel Reynolds (1819-1904). Dean of Rochester, and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Burgess, 1½ pages 8vo (two filing holes), Caunton Manor, Newark, 27 November 1883. Agreeing to act as a referee ('My name is pretty well known in different parts of the country').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7462]

HOLLAND, Sir Sidney George (1893-1961). Prime minister of New Zealand.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick, 1 page 4to on Prime Ministerial paper, 14 August 1953. Thanking him for recent hospitality in Cologne ('I greatly enjoyed ... getting a first hand picture from you on a number of matters which are of very great interest to me').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 7475]

HOLMES, Ven. Ernest Edward (1854-1931). Domestic chaplain to Queen Alexandra.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, on two sides of a correspondence card, The Chapter House, St Paul's Cathedral, 3 December 1919. Declining to write a biography of Bishop Stubbs, as Archdeacon Hatton has already done so, but admitting 'I could, as you say, tell some things wh. are yet untold'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7486]

HOLYOAKE, George Jacob (1817-1906). Co-operator and secularist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir John Robinson, manager of the Daily News, 2½ pages 8vo, Eastern Lodge, Brighton, 24 October 1893. Congratulating him (on his knighthood), reporting that he has taken every number of the News and regretting that 'England has been behind France and America in national honour of the Press'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7493]

HOLYOAKE, George Jacob (1817-1906). Co-operator and secularist.
Autograph note, signed, on the back of part of an envelope, 1 page 8vo, 16 October 1904. Declaring that 'The principal of the Book is that the Democrat is a thief; that all improvement is dangerous and that nothing can be better than it is'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7494]

DOUGLAS-HOME, Sir Alexander (1903-1995). Prime Minister 1963-1964.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Mrs [Jeanne] Bennett, 1 page 8vo with envelope, The Hirsel, Coldstream, 30 May 1975. Thanking her for a letter and adding that 'I have done quite a lot of meetings, but London seems rather to hog the media!'
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 25099]

HOOK, Walter Farquhar (1798-1875). Dean of Chichester.
Autograph Letter Signed to John ?Murray, 1 page 8vo, Vicarage, Leeds, 10 January 1853. A thank-you note for a cheque which will enable him to go to Oxford 'to vote for Mr Gladstone'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7538]

HOOK, Walter Farquhar (1798-1875). Dean of Chichester.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed clergyman ('Reverend Sir'), 1 page 8vo, Vicarage, Leeds, 19 March 1846. A testimonial for Mr Watson who 'bore the character of a pious, industrious, and orthodox Clergyman'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7539]

HOPE, Alexander James Beresford (1820-1887). Politician & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo on embossed House of Commons Library writing paper, as from 1 Connaught Place, 11 March 1875. Making suggestions for the wording of the Pembroke memorial.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7544]

HOPE-SCOTT, James Robert (1812-1873). Parliamentary barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Robert] Cooke, John Murray's assistant, 1½ pages 8vo, 44 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, 30 July 1855. Asking for several volumes, to complete a set for binding.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7549]

HOPWOOD, Charles Henry (1829-1904). Recorder of Liverpool.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Noble, 3 pages 8vo, 1 Essex Court, 25 May 1883. Cancelling his appearance at 'the Richmond meeting' the following Wednesday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7559]

HORNBY, James John (1826-1909). Provost of Eton.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of Men and Women of the Time, 1 page 8vo with envelope, Gale Cottage, Keswick, 21 April 1898. Amending his entry in the book to include his DD of Oxford as well as his DCL of Durham.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7566]

HORNBY, James John (1826-1909). Provost of Eton.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on the front and back), Eton College, 7 May 1865. Thanking his correspondent for the gift of books which 'I shall value ... very much'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7564]

HORSE RACING
Manuscript report of the 'Performances of Grey Thomas', 1 page 8vo (laid down), undated. Listing the horse's wins and the amount of money (in dollars), won in each race, totalling $535 and supplying the names of the riders.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7579]

HOW, William Walsham (1823-1897). First Bishop of Wakefield.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm Walsham Bedford') to Hodgson, 1½ pages 8vo, Stainforth House, Upper Clapton, London, 26 June 1880. Expressing thanks for reminiscences of the 'old Durham days', but regretting that he cannot arrange a meeting due to pressure of work ('they keep me well up to the collar here').
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 5870]
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ILBERT, Sir Courtenay Peregrine (1841-1924). Parliamentary draughtsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Samson, 1½ pages 8vo (filing hole), Troutwells, Penn, Buckinghamshire, 27 October 1919. Granting his application as 'We must all do our best to help each other during these present difficultities'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7731]

INDERWICK, Frederick Andrew (1836-1904). Lawyer & antiquary.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Conway, 1 page 8vo (trimmed), 'Temple', 15 October 1878. 'The matter needed no explanation whatever.'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7737]

INDIA, 1846
Letter Signed from the Surgeon of the North West District, 1 page folio, Madras, 14 April 1846. Stating his medical opinion that E Peters of the Madras Civil Service should not return to India unless a change greatly for the better occurs.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7739]

INGE, William Ralph (1829-1903). Provost of Worcester College, Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear President, 2 pages 8vo, Worcester College, 1 December 1892. A testimonial for J O H Carter ('have known of him since he became Bishop's Boy at Salisbury').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7740]

INGE, William Ralph (1860-1954). Dean of St Paul's.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to Mrs Davies (fold mark), no place, no date. Reporting that he has forwarded her letter to the Canon in Residence.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7742]

INGLIS, Sir Robert Harry (1786-1855). Tory politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to General Fox, 1 page 8vo, 7 Bedford Terrace, 18 December 1851. Declining an invitation.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7747]

INGLIS, Sir Robert Harry (1786-1855). Tory politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting), 7 Bedford Square, 20 April 1843. Discussing a bill introduced to the House and also the new Court of Marriage in the light of his corresondent's 'personal grievance'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7748]

INGRAMS, William Harold (1897-1973). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wiener, 2 pages 8vo, on Commonwealth Office writing paper, from 15 Gledhow Gardens, [1970]. A convoluted refusal to accede to Wiener's request ('I ... work full time, now on Research for the FO/CO Research dept & in my spare time evenings & weekends I have other work, my books, articles etc to do. ...').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7760]

INSURANCE
Printed copy of an insurance policy from Albion Fire and Life, issued to Mr William Wood in the Isle of Wight, 3 pages large folio, 11 April 1833. Somewhat scuffed at the edges.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7765]

IRELAND, John (1761-1842). Dean of Westminster & theological writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Blake, 1 page 4to (oblong), no place, 2 August 1804. Requesting that the sum of £3233.15.0 ('part of the monies this day deposited with you') be put in the 3 per cent trust account of Robert Bromley.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7800]

ISLE OF MAN
Copy of a commission, 1 page folio (oblong, edges torn, piece missing from the foot, not affecting the text), partially printed and completed by hand. Appointing John Cringle to be one of Her Majesty's Constables, 26 July 1864, good red wax seal, signed by Henry B Koch, Lieutenant Governor of the Island.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 7817]

IVORY, James, Lord Ivory (1792-1866). Scottish judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Tillock, 1 page 4to (oblong, trimmed), 17 Grafton Street East, Tottenham Court Road, 'Monday' no date. Sending an article for Tillock's magazine to be returned if not useful.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7830]
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JACKS, Lawrence Pearsall (1860-1955). Unitarian Divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lindsay, 2 pages 8vo on his Hibbert Journal writing-paper, Headington, Oxford, 25 July 1923. Advising Lindsay on how to make his article more up-to-date, suggesting that he substitute the instance of the French in the Ruhr for the Irish illustration.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7831]

JACKSON, William Walrond (1838-1931). Rector of Exeter College, Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hodgson, 2 pages 8vo, Exeter College, Oxford, 10 June 1892. Offering him a bed in College, explaining that no ticket is necessary for Encaenia and asking if he would like a ticket for the college ball that evening (for 15 shillings).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8001]

JACOBSON, William (1803-1884). Bishop of Chester.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Friend', 2 pages 12mo, no place, no date. Reporting that the 'aspirant' wishes to be in Oxford the next evening.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8006]

JACOBSON, William (1803-1884). Bishop of Chester.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 pages 8vo, Ewelme Rectory, Wallingford, 6 July 1863. Blaming pressing business ('the Royal Visit, its antecedents, enjoyment, & consequences') for the tardiness of his reply, and explaining that he can part with only a scrap of Dr Stanley's writing and none of Gladstone's.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8017]

JAMAICA
Letter from the Commercial Bank of Kingston to David Kennedy, 1 page 4to with address-leaf and Kingston frank, 1 April 1847. Charging Kennedy with several tasks including sending letters to London via the Liverpool sailing packet and settling accounts.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19868]

JAMES, The Revd Herbert Armitage (1844-1931). President of St John's College, Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on crested writing-paper of Cheltenham College, 17 November 1893. Confirming that his correspondent's son's name shall be entered for September of 1895.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8023]

JEBB, Sir Richard Claverhouse (1841-1905). Greek scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Professor Rûcher, 1 page 8vo, The Athenaeum, 9 June 1899. Explaining that he has signed Principal Bodington's paper and hope to vote for him the following Monday.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 8094]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Mary] Berry (1763-1852, author), 2 pages 8vo (cut in the middle, opaque tape on the back, not affecting the text), 6 Arlington Street, 'Thursday Evg 21th' no date. Regretting that the death of a friend had 'disenchanted' London for him and he is to go North, thereby disappointingly missing the opportunity to visit Miss Berry in Petersham.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 24877]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Innes, 1 page 16mo with remains of address-leaf, 24 Murry Place, 'Wedy ½ past 2'. Inviting her and her husband to dinner, and asking her to reply by the bearer ('Charles & I are here till 3. o'clock').
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24271]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter (third person) to the Librarian of the Faculty of Advocates, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, 24 Murry Place, 15 June 1835. Asking for a volume containing the 'case of Blackwood in 1848'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 8098]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Fragment of an Autograph Letter Signed to R Miller with a few lines, laid down with an engraving of Jeffrey, in all 280 x 150 mm (ca 11 x 6 inches).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19869]

JEKYLL, Gertrude (1843-1932). Artist and garden designer.
Autograph Letter Signed and a postcard to Mrs Cecil Mangles, the letter is 2 pages 8vo (slightly chewed at the sides), Munstead Wood, Godalming, 14 May and 6 June 1931. Offering advice about propagating a plant, illustrated with a sketch, and asking for a sample.
£850 / $1062 / €994 [No: 23518]

JELF, Sir Arthur Selborne (1876-1947). Governor of Jamaica.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wollaston, 2 pages 4to, Peter's House, Bungay, 12 July no year. Thanking Wollaston for the copy of Heraldry Explained.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0810]

JELF, Richard William (1798-1871). Principal of King's College, London.
Autograph testimonial Signed, 2 pages 8vo, King's College, London, 28 December 1861. An enthusiastic testimonial of the 'exemplary conduct and diligence' of George Gwilliam when he was a student in the Department of General Literature & Science, and listing Gwilliam's prizes.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 8102]

JENKINS, Edward (1838-1910). Politician & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to H J Nichol, 1 page 8vo, London, 18 November 1882. Acknowledging receipt of Nichol's note and promising a full answer in a few days' time.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8106]

JEREMIE, James Amiraux (1802-1872). Dean of Lincoln.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Trinity College, Cambridge, 25 February 1858. Thanking his correspondent for sending a copy of his lectures and declaring that he is so weak with pleurisy that he can hardly write.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8119]

JERNINGHAM, Charles Edward Wynne (1854-1921). Author ('Marmaduke') & Catholic radical.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Methuen, 2 pages 4to, 14 Pelham Crescent, Thurloe Square, no date. Originally accompanying a gift of a pair of card cases for Mr & Mrs Methuen, and complaining of the evils of the Christmas season.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8120]

JERSEY
Document pertaining to land in Jersey, in French, large folio (oblong) on vellum, remains of green wax seal, 2 December 1809. A lease for Mr Josué for property of Mr Jean Amy.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 19795]

JERSEY, Victor Albert George, 7th Earl (1845-1915). Colonial governor.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Monkswell, 1 page 8vo, 64 Cadogan Square, 27 June 1899. 'Enclosed are the Eton v. Harrow tickets.'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19794]

JERSEY, George Child Villiers, 5th Earl (1773-1859).
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mr George, 1 page 8vo, Berkeley Square, no date. Apologising for his gamekeeper's treatment of George's dog ('the keeper had no knowledge of its belonging to Mr George'), noting what a good neighbour George had always been and offering to replace the animal.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19793]

JESSOP, Augustus (1823-1914). Schoolmaster and historical writer.
Autograph Postcard Signed ('A.J.') to Mrs Wilson in Long Stratton, Scarning Rectory, 23 August 1888. Thanking her for a handkerchief, and talking of his work on an article which is proving tiresome to him.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1600]

JEX-BLAKE, Thomas William (1832-1915). Schoolmaster and dean of Wells.
Autograph Letter Signed to Alderson, 2 pages 8vo, The Deanery, Wells, 29 November 1893. Refusing to put in a word for Alderson's son with 'Mr G' because 'the only time I put in a word for the son of a friend, he did not - entre nous - quite like it' and wishing that 'G.O.M's net of fraud may split somewhere soon'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19806]

JOHNSON, Hewlett (1874-1966). Dean successively of Manchester and Canterbury.
Autograph Letter Signed on a correspondence card to the Reverend I Fowler, the Deanery, Canterbury ('Manchester' crossed out and replaced), 18 January 1932. Asking him to come to Canterbury, but advising that a long absence in China will necessitate his staying close to Canterbury in the summer so that he cannot promise to reciprocate the visit.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19818]

JOHNSON, John de Monins (1882-1956). Printer & scholar.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Dr R B McKerrow, 1 page 8vo (oblong) on writing-paper of the Oxford University Press, 8 December 1933. Expressing pleasure at the prospect of sending McKerrow a copy of his 'little Dent lecture, lately delivered'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19820]

JONES, John Winter (1805-1881). Principal librarian of the British Museum.
Letter Signed to D[ominic] Colnaghi, the text printed with the superscript ('Sir') and date (27 October 1877) in another hand. Thanking Colnaghi for his gift to the Museum of a silver plate engraving of The Virgin and Child by De Gheyn.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 19929]

JUSSERAND, Jean Jules (1855-1932). French writer & diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Munro, 3 pages small 4to, French Embassy in Washington, 11 December 1910. Discussing early French Shakespeare scholarship.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24274]

JUSSERAND, Jean Jules (1855-1932). French writer & diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Hughes, 2 pages 8vo with envelope, on writing paper of the French Ambassador to Washington, 12 July 1905. Thanking Hughes for a copy of his book Avisa, and advising him that he had already ordered a copy and read it with great interest.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 19861]
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KAY, William (1820-1886). Biblical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to White, 1 page 12mo, Linc[oln] Coll[ege], 'Sat.Eve' no date. Declining an invitation on the grounds of a previous engagement.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 19954]

KAY-SHUTTLEWORTH, Sir James Phillips (1804-1877). Educator and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Garnett, 2½ pages 8vo, (three small filing-holes), Gawthorpe, 4 October no year [watermark 1854?].
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 3218]

KEKEWICH, Sir George William (1841-1921). Educationalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Williams, 1 page 8vo, Education Department, 6 January 1895. Thanking Williams for his congratulations ('There is no one from whom they are more acceptable'.)
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20129]

KELLY, Sir Fitzroy (1796-1880). Lord chief baron; barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Septimus Gaselee, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaaf, Buffet Calais, 'Wednesday Night' no date. Urging him to board Captain Smithett's ship which is the only one that was able to put in.
£30 / $37 / €35 [No: 20241]

KENEALLY, Edward Vaughan Hyde (1819-1880). Barrister.
Part of an Autograph Letter Signed, 1 page 4to, laid down on the remains of an album leaf, no place, no date. Admonishing his correspondent to pursue his case, and assuring him that the evidence of the tattoo alone will ensure his acquittal.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20002]

KENEALLY, Edward Vaughan Hyde (1819-1880). Barrister and poet.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer ('My Lord'), 4 pages 8vo (held together with a circular staple), Gray's Inn, 'Easter Sunday 1875'. Thanking the peer for his biography of Lord Denman and denying ever having been in Buxton ('perhaps somebody has who has amused himself by calling my name').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20284]

KENNEDY, Gilbert George (1844-1909). Barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gretton, 2½ pages 8vo on embossed writing-paper of the Garrick, 15 January 1897. Returning 10 debentures of the Temple Yacht Club (no longer present) and endorsing Lord Rothschild's leadership.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20286]

KENNEDY, Sir William Rann (1846-1915). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Balfour Browne, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing paper of the Royal Courts of Justice, 26 March no year. Thanking Balfour Browne for presenting a copy of Authors' Essays and saying how much he has already enjoyed the sections on Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Landor.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20411]

KENNETT, Robert Hatch (1865-1932). Hebraist & divine.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to J M Creed at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, Queens, 8 March 1912. Attempting to arrange an appointment for the following Monday.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20412]

KENNY, Arthur Henry (1776-1855). Controversialist.
Autograph Letter (third person) to William Woods, 1 page 4to with integral address leaf, 171 Great Surrey Street, 20 January 1822. Promising to communicate with John Adams (parish clerk) the contents of Mr Woods's letter together with his own sanction 'in obeying the direction expressed in the note'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20415]

KENYON, Sir Frederic George (1863-1952). Scholar & administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hyslop, 1 page 8vo on writing-paper of the British Museum, 7 February 1925. Accompanying a treatise from the Museum's principal authority on Gaelic dialects ('It isn't very definite, but leaves all the more rope to the translator').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20422]

KENYON, Sir Frederic George (1863-1952). Scholar & administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Pearson, 2 pages 8vo, British Museum, 31 January no year. Promising to send a copy of 'the Aristotle' with the hope that his contribution is not too dull, and giving news of his family.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20423]

KENYON, Lloyd, First baron (1732-1802). Master of the Rolls.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1¼ pages 4to, 9 Portman Square, 3 May no year. Agreeing with his correspondent's views on Roman Catholicism, but declining to join in the public denunciation his correspondent suggests.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24847]

KEYMER, Sir Daniel Thomas (1857-1933). East India & Colonial merchant.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Miller, 2 pages 8vo, 7 Warwick Road, Upper Clapton, 8 July 1923. Thanking Miller for his letter of congratulations.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20686]

KING, Cecil Harmsworth (1901-1987). Newspaper man.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed corresondent, 2 pages 8vo (soiled and creased), 109 Cheyne Walk, 10 May no year. Outlining his area of book and manuscript collecting.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20692]

KITTO, John Vivian (1875-1953). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Payen-Payne, 2 pages 8vo, on blind-stamped writing-paper of the House of Commons, 20 February 1933. Apologising for his failure to attend Payen-Payne's celebration event, which appears to have been caused by his son's motorcycle breaking down.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20936]

KNATCHBULL, Sir Edward (1781-1849). Statesman.
Autograph Letter (third person) to the Mayor Elect of the City of Canterbury, 1 page 4to, Marsham Hatch, 21 Setpember 1831. Accepting an invitation to dine 'with him and the Corporation'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20007]

KNIGHT, Professor William Angus (1836-1916). Professor of moral philosophy & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2¼ pages 8vo, University of St Andrews, 1 January 1894. Agreeing to lecture to the London Institution and apologising for the delay in replying.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20951]

KNOLLYS, Colonel Sir Henry (1840-1930). Controller & private secretary to the Queen of Norway.
3 Autograph Letters Signed to the Rev J C Taylor, in all 4 pages 8vo with 1 envelope, Buckingham Palace, 2 Morpeth Mansions & King's Lynn, 1913. Accepting, on behalf of the King of Norway, Taylors The Northern Sea, and praising 'the force & beauty of your descriptions and the fidelity of the drawings'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 20961]

KNOX-LITTLE, William James (1839-1918). Divine & preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Robert', 1 page 8vo, The College, Worcester, 22 November 1889. Offering to do all in his power to help.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20972]

KNOX-LITTLE, William James (1839-1918). Divine & preacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to Carroll, 2 page 8vo, Hoar Cross, Burton-on-Trent, 7 December 1893. Regretting that he cannot help Carroll during Lent as he is to be in London only for the week when he is at St Paul's.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20973]

KOSSUTH, Lajos (1802-1894). Hungarian patriot.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss E Phipson, 1 page 8vo on flimsy writing paper, 11 Kensington Park Terrace, Noting hill [sic], 10 December 1852. Introducing Colonel N.C. Szerdmey who wishes to publish a series of 'historical tableaux drawn by himself, and having reference to the period of the late Hungarian struggles', and begging her patronage.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 25571]

KYNASTON, Herbert (1835-1910). Canon of Durham and classical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Wilkinson, 4 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting in the margin), St Paul's, 22 October 1861. Discussing Mr Mercier's chances of securing a post.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20986]
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LAING, David (1793-1878). Scottish antiquary.
Autograph calculations signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong), 22 September 1865. Showing the measurement 'of the Garden Ground and house in Coalsnaughton for Mr Drysdale', calculating it as '27 Falls 1 Ell Scotch which is nearly 33¾ Imperial'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21002]

LAKE, William Charles (1817-1897). Dean of Durham.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Elliot, 4 pages 8vo with envelope, the first page cross-written, Deanery, 21 July postmarked 1891. A good gossipy letter about fellow clerics (Tait, Arnold, Church).
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21003]

LANCASTER, Joseph (1778-1838). Educationalist; founder of the Lancastrian system.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Robert Spence, 1 page 4to (small seal tear), Newcastle, 2 November 1810. Arranging to see Spence in the evening ('He has but just arrived and is rather fatigued with travelling.').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21019]

LANCASTER, Sir William John (1841-1929). Philanthropist.
Autograph note on a printed compliments card, South Lynn, 40 Putney Hill, 8 June 1918. Noting the contribution of £5 5s 'for Chas Dickens House'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21021]

LANFREY, Pierre (1828-1877). French historian & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed woman ('Madame'), 2½ pages 8vo, 22 rue Chaptal, 6 March 1870. Reminiscing about his friend Schiffer, whose memory and sterling qualities were so well evoked by his recipient's book.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21038]

LANSDOWNE, Henry, third Marquis of (1780-1863). Statesman.
Autograph Letter (third person) [to Hans Busk], 1 page and 1 line 4to, Bowood, 14 April 1819. Praising Busk's book The Banquet.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21049]

LANSDOWNE, Henry C K Petty-Fitzmaurice (1845-1927). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wrench, 2 pages 8vo, Berkeley Square, 19 August 1907. Noting Wrench's reservations and promising that they will be given due consideration.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21048]

LASCELLES, Sir Frank Cavendish (1841-1920). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sheffield, 2 pages 8vo, 62 Eaton Square, 23 November 1873. Asking for an introduction for Hannay ('a Police Magistrate') so that he may attend a debate in the Assembly and the trial of Bazame in Paris.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21057]

LATHAM, Henry (1821-1902). Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Trinity Hall Lodge, Cambridge, 17 June no year. Urging his correspondent to find a bookseller who will sell the book in question for 5s instead of 6s 6d.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21064]

LAUD, William (1573-1645). Archbishop of Canterbury. Executed for treason.
Document Signed ('Guil: Londin:'), 1 page large folio with address-leaf (slightly soiled and rubbed but in generally fine condition), Whitehall, 12 October 1632.
£3250 / $4062 / €3802 [No: 25239]

LAURIE, Sir Peter (1778-1861). Lord Mayor of London.
Autograph Letter Signed to Haynes, 1 page 8vo with red wax seal and integral address-leaf, 7 Park Square, 30 September 1828. Inviting Haynes to attend a meeting to hear the complaints of the pensioners, and informing him that 'a gentleman from the Herald will be there'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21137]

LAWLEY, Francis (1825-1901). Sportsman & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Fergusson, 3 pages 8vo, 75 Victoria Street, 25 June 1874. Relating a story about Edmund Kean and an obscure actor.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21142] Longer description

LAWRENCE, Sir John Laird Mair, 1st Baron (1811-1869). Governor-general of India.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Edward Backhouse] Eastwick (1814-1883, orientalist and diplomatist), 1½ pages 4to (traces of former mounting), India House, 10 August 1859. Inquiring about the possible date for Eastwick's return and emphasising its urgency.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 23977]

LAWRENCE, Sir Joseph, Bt. (1848-1919). Industrialist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Upton, 4 pages 8vo with a pencilled note on a card, Oaklands, Kenley, Surrey, 27 June 1899. Note of identification and underlining in red ink. The card urges Upton to substitute for Mark Twain who has cried off, the letter thanks him for doing so ('My American visitors are like meteors - they fly across the firmament & then are lost to view.').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21147]

LAWSON, Sir Edward Levy-, Baron Burnham (1833-1916). Newspaper proprietor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, 12 Berkeley Square, 'May 1895'. Inviting his correspondent to attend the annual dinner of the Royal General Theatrical Fund, which he is to chair; failing which he hopes for a donation.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21150]

LEACH, Sir John (1760-1834). Master of the Rolls.
Autograph Letter Signed to Maclean, 1 page 16mo with integral address-leaf (soiled), South Street, 31 July 1831. Informing Maclean that he is leaving London immediately for three months and asking that his mail be reserved until his return.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21213]

LEADER, John Temple (1810-1903). Politician and connoisseur.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Andrews, 1 page 4to with address-leaf and seal, Ch[rist] Ch[urch, Oxford], 30 October 1828. Listing the lots which he wishes Andrews to procure for him at the sale of Dr Parr's library.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 3721]

LEAF, Walter (1852-1927). Classical scholar & banker.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bedford, 2 pages 8vo, 6 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, 12 November 1900. Asking for help in securing entrance for a friend who is a scientific dentist who wishes to see the snakes at the zoo in connection with his study of mastication.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21218]

LEASK, William (1812-1884). Dissenting divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Walker, ½-page 8vo, 9 Holland Grove, Kensington, 10 January 1851. Thanking Walker for his book order.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21220]

LEES, Sir Elliott, 1st Baronet (1860-1908). Politician.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Miss Gatehouse, 1 page 8vo, South Lytchet Manor, Pool, 17 September 1890. Declining an invitation as he and Lady Lees will be absent from Birkenhead.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21376]

LEE, Gordon Ambrose de Lisle (1864-1927). Clarenceux King of Arms.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Edmund, ½-page 4to (three filing holes), Zenda, Kew Gardens, Surrey, 11 March 1919. Concerning the bestowal of a knighthood.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21234]

LEE, Jennie (1904-1988). Politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to F O Rilstone, 1 page 8vo on House of Commons writing paper, 23 February 1960. Passing on the thanks of her husband for Rilstone's kind letter.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 21238]

LEFEVRE, Charles Shaw-, Viscount Eversley (1794-1888). Politician. Speaker of the House of Commons.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850, portrait painter), 2 pages 8vo, 71 Eaton Square, 'Friday Morng' no date. Making arrangements for a sitting.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26477]

LEFEVRE, Charles Shaw-, Visc Eversley (1794-1888). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry, 2 pages 8vo on embossed writing paper of the Royal Commission on Loss of Life at Sea, as from 18 Bryanston Square, 13 April 1886. Calling off a dinner engagement with two grounds: the death of a close relative of his wife and an invitation to stand at Bradford.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21380]

LEGH, Thomas Wodehouse, Second Baron Newton (1857-1942). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to T W Keighly, ½-page 8vo, 7 Upper Belgrave Street, 13 December 1895. Confirming his appearance at the meeting of the Magazine Art Union.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21666]

LEHMANN, Rudolph Chambers (1856-1929). Journalist, politican and oarsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hanson Lewis, 3 pages 8vo, Daish's Hotel, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, 5 August 1900. Suggesting that Elliott & Fry might supply the photo required, and discussing photographs of regattas.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 21671]

LEMIEUX, Rodolphe (1866-1937). Canadian statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Aberdeen, 2 pages 8vo (facing), Ottawa, 4 September 1908. Offering support for her son's election ('I sincerely hope that the son of our beloved Governor will be elected').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21687]

LEWIS, Sir George Cornewall (1806-1863). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed ('G C Lewis') to Thomas Keightley (1789-1872, historian and author), 3½ pages 8vo (small mounting strip on last page), War Office, 22 November 1861. Thanking him for his new edition of Milton's poetical works, and asking him a question.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25746]

LEWIS, Sir George Cornewall (1806-1863). Politician and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Lord Chancellor [Lord Cranworth], 2 pages 8vo with blank leaf, Downing Street, 18 July 1856. Explaining that 'the enclosed letter' [no longer included] was founded on a misapprehension.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 25747]

LIDDON, Henry Parry (1829-1890). Theologian and pulpit orator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Plummer, 3 pages 8vo, (remains of former mount), Christ Church, 26 April 1869. Hoping that they will be able to meet, but warning that he may have to return to London as the bishop is very ill.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1746]

LIDDON, Henry Parry (1829-1890). Theologian and pulpit orator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Arnold, 2 pages 8vo, Christ Church, 1 May 1879. Promising to write to Mr Wordsworth, though he holds out little chance of success.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1747]

LIVERPOOL, Charles, third Earl of (1784-1851). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Haling, 1½ pages 8vo, Buxted, 18 November 1842. Sending a draft and ordering a carpet ('I do not like any fringe to the rug').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21778]

LLOYD, Charles
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Porchester, 1 page 8vo, London, 1 January 1819. Accepting the invitation from Porchester's father, Lord Caenarvon.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0538]

LOCK, William (1732-1810). Art connoisseur & patron.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (creased), Norbury Park, 1 May no year. Regretting that the farm in question is not likely to become available and apologising for his mistake.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21815]

LOFTUS, August William Frederick Spencer (1817-1904). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to Kugel, 4 pages 8vo, 58 Chester Square, 'Jeudi matin' no date. Regretting that he was not at home to receive Kugel and that, due to his wife's health, he does not go about in society, and sending best wishes to Kugel and his family.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 21995]

LONDONDERRY, Chas Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1851-1915). Sixth marquis; politician.
Secretarial Autograph Letter (third person) to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, received stamp, Wyngard Park, Stockton on Tees, 18 March 1885. Regretting his inability to attend the AGM of the RNLI.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22903]

LONG, Walter Hume, 1st Viscount (1854-1924). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Arthur, 3 pages 8vo, Rood Ashton, Trowbridge, 24 December 1915. Congratulating Arthur on his work ('never was it so true as it is today that the nation owes her existence to our Sailors') and giving news of his sons' military careers ('I wish I was 20 years younger!).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22068]

LONG, Walter Hume, 1st Viscount (1854-1924). Politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Stephen Simeon, 1½ pages 4to, on embossed Admiralty paper, 6 May 1919, with a draft of Simeon's reply at the foot. Defending the Navy's treatment of its sailors ('I am quite unable to find any substantiation of the facts concerning the conditions under which boys in the Royal Navy live'), and noting recruitment policies in the Colonies.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22069]

LONGLEY, Charles Thomas (1794-1868). Archbishop of Canterbury.
Autograph Letter Signed ('C T Cantuar') to J Rashleigh, 1½ pages 8vo on black-edged writing paper, with signed envelope bearing a penny red stamp, Addington Park, 31 October 1867. Explaining that the recent death of his third daughter has affected him so that he is unable to perform the marriage service for Rashleigh's daughter so soon, and sending his blessing for the union.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 5105]

LONSDALE, William Lowther, 1st Earl of (1757-1844). Landowner and literary patron.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 16 October 1823. Thanking his correspondent for his report on the state of Lady Lonsdale's health.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22075]

LONSDALE, William Lowther, Second Earl of (1757-1844). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (torn left margin, no loss of text), Carlton Terrace, 20 April 1852. Agreeing to lay the first stone of the Westmorland Society's schools, should his health permit.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22077]

LONDESBOROUGH, Albert Denison, Baron (1805-1860). Connoisseur of the arts & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Grimston, Tadcaster, 23 December 1851. Thanking his correspondent for sending a print of 'the old house at Londesborough - the larger Print from which it is taken is already in my possession'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22051]

LONSDALE, John (1788-1867). Bishop of Lichfield.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edwards, 3 pages 8vo, Great Malvern, 23 August 1843. A tender letter of sympathy.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22076]

LOPES, Sir Massey, Bt (1818-1908). Politician and agriculturist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed Bishop, 4 pages 8vo (filing holes), Grosvenor Gardens 20 April 1872. Regretting that he is unable to attend the meeting to explore the necessity for increased religious accommodation in towns, and offering £100 towards the cause.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22098]

LORAINE, Sir Percy (1880-1961). Diplomatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Fitzmaurice, 1½ pages 8vo (oblong), Sloane Street, 17 July 1949. Acknolwedging Miss Fitzmaurice's letter of sympathy on the death of his sister ('she did untold good helping others, with never a thought for herself') and remembering Frank Henderson ('A good sportsman, a good neighbour').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22099]

HOUSE OF LORDS
Ticket of admission to the gallery of the House of Lords, 1 page 8vo (oblong) with ink smudges, 20 December 1852. Signed by Stratford Canning, 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22101]

LOTHIAN, Robert Kerr, Marquess of (1882-1940). Writer and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed bookseller, 1½ pages 8vo, 29 St James's Place, 1 November 1930. Ordering a copy of Duveen to be sent to Mde Revilliad in Switzerland (several attempts at the address crossed out).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22106]

LOTHIAN, Schomberg Kerr, Marquess of (1833-1900). Diplomatist and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Greaves, 4 pages 8vo, Strome Ferry, 23 April 1892. Inquiring as to the well-being of his son, Robert, and dispensing advice as to how best he may pass his examinations ('a glass of wine & a biscuit might not be a bad fortifier').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22105]

LOUISE Margaret, Princess (1860-1917). Wife of the Duke of Connaught.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Constance, 2½ pages 8vo, Bourbon l'Archamboult Allies, France, 3 June 1893. Thanking Lady Constance for procuring a cloak for her ('I think it most moderate in price').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22146]

LOWER, Mark Anthony (1813-1876). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev J.I. Fowler, 1 page 8vo, (left-hand margin somewhat uneven), St Anne's House Mews, 19 February 1867. Expressing great pleasure in signing Fowler's certificate as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and the hope that he may be at Somerset House to support his election.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22165]

LOWE, Sir Robert, Lord Sherbrooke (1811-1892). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Sherbrooke') to Collier, 4 pages 8vo, 34 Lowndes Square, 6 March 1882. Quoting sources in Greek and Latin to support his case ('As a parson said He who is not convinced by these arguments must be a vilian [sic] indeed').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22162]

LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, essayist and diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Drummond, 1 page 8vo, (traces of mount on verso of second leaf), Lowndes Square, 16 June 1883. Accepting an invitation to dinner, and regretting that his wife will not join them.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 2552]

LOWTHER, James (1840-1904). Politician and sportsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Colleague', 2½ pages 8vo, on writing paper of the Chief Secretary's Lodge, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 11 January 1880. Promising to try to attend a dinner, and adding 'I know by experience that the assistance you refer to would be at my disposal if the state of affairs over here made it out of my power to get over'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22167]

LOWTHER, James William, Viscount Ullswater (1855-1949). Speaker of the House of Commons.
Autograph Letter Signed to Balfour Browne, 1 page 8vo, Speaker's House, House of Commons, 27 March 1916. Requesting an urgent meeting on a 'rather pressing matter'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22168]

LOWTHER, James William, Viscount Ullswater (1855-1949). Speaker of the House of Commons.
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Archer Shee, 2 pages 8vo, Speaker's House, House of Commons, 12 April 1921. Replying to the suggestion of a ladies' gallery in a lukewarm manner ('The police have their hands pretty full just now and it seems undesireable to add to their duties, as an opening of the ladies' gallery would certainly do').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22169]

LOYSON, Emilie Hyacinthe Wife of Hyacinthe Loyson & missionary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Mademoiselle'), 2 pages 8vo, no place, 25 January 1878. Declining an invitation on the grounds of indisposal ('I am trying to gather strength enough to make a journey next week with the Père').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22171]

LOYSON, Hyacinthe (1827-1912). Unfrocked priest & founder of the Gallican movement.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Hyacinthe Loyson / prêtre') in French to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo (traces of glue on the back), Neuilly, Paris, 13 July 1880. Listing English translations of his books.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22170]

LUARD, Henry Richards (1825-1891). Reistrar of the university of Cambridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Registry, Cambridge, 29 April 1863. Acknowleding his corresondent's cheque for £12, being the subscription for himself and his sister to the restoration of St Mary's.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22187]

LUCAN, George Charles Bingham, Earl of (1800-1888). Field Marshal.
Correspondence between Lucan and his estate manager for Sutton Hall in Macclesfield, William Brocklehurst with additional estate papers. In all, 37 Autograph Letters Signed of Lucan and 11 address-wrappers, an Autograph Letter (third person) of Lady Lucan, ca 35 letters from Brocklehurst, and a large number of estate papers, 1830s
Price on application [No: 7380]

LUDLOW, John Malcolm Forbes (1821-1911). Social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Friend', 2 pages 8vo, on black-edged paper of The Athenaeum 1 March 1864. A letter of sympathy for the loss of a brother ('those whom we see no more are but gone to join the spirits of just men made perfect').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22216] Longer description

LUDLOW, John Malcolm Forbes (1821-1911). Social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Parkinson, 2 pages 8vo, 112 Fleet Street, 5 January 1863. Stating that Whitaker will be able to supply some literary gossip ('or to correct a good deal, which is scarcely less important'), and asking for Parkinson'spaper to be submitted as early as possible.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22215]

LUNN, Sir Arnold Henry Moore (1888-1974). Ski pioneer & Christian controversialist.
Typewritten Letter Signed ("Sally Lunn") to Simons, 2 pages 4to, Palace Hotel Des Alpes, Mürren, no date. Accepting Simons's compliment ('which you have paid to my book of writing a tome in refutation of its fallacies') and answering some of Simons's points.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22229]

LUNN, Sir Arnold Henry Moore (1888-1974). Ski pioneer & Christian controversialist.
Typewritten Letter Signed to William Gill of the Oxford Union Society, ½-page 4to, Chalet Berna, Grindelwald, 20 May 1924. Expressing sorrow that Gill is leaving the Union ('I had come to regard you as a permanent fixture, as permanent as the building itself').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22228]

LUPTON, Joseph Hirst (1863-1905). Scholar & schoolmaster.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Collinson Morley, 1 page 8vo, 7 Earl's Terrace, Kensington Road, 2 December 1898. Wishing for more of the 'trespassing on the school library' that Morley describes and listing the copies of Colet's sermon in the library.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22231]

LUSH, Sir Charles Montague (1853-1930). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to G.G. Holland, 2 pages 8vo, Tanglewood, Bushey Heath, 7 November 1910. Thanking him for his note of congratulations and recalling the case where they met.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22232]

LUSH, Sir Robert (1807-1881). Lord Justice.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 22 April [1879]. Explaining that he is just off on the circuit, but promising to look out the book on Ceylon when he returns.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22233]

LUSHINGTON, Stephen Rumbold (1776-1868). Indian official.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, 16 April 1817. Requesting a revenue vessel for the lakes of Scotland, to be drawn from those put out of commission.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22875]

LYALL, Sir Alfred Comyn (1835-1911). Indian civil servant & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Sheridan, 2½ pages 8vo, 18 Queen's Gate, 30 November 1904. Thanking her for sight of letters from Lord Dufferin, used in his writings, and assuring her that 'I have made no allusion, in my book, to the calumnious imputations that were once thrown upon Mrs Newton'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22243]

LYALL, Sir Alfred Comyn (1835-1911). Indian civil servant & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Monkswell, 1¼ pages 8vo, 18 Queen's Gate, 27 June 1901. Extending a last-minute invitation to dine as one of his guests has dropped out.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22242]

LYALL, William Rowe (1788-1857). Dean of Canterbury.
Autograph Letter Signed to Moor, 1 page 8vo, Deanery, 10 January no year. Returning some papers (no longer present).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22244]

LYNDHURST, John Singleton Copley, Baron (1772-1863). Lord Chancellor, son of the portrait painter. F
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Malcolm, 2 pages 8vo, George Street, 'Saturday' no date. Promising to do what he can for Mr Pemberton, but warning her that the Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of London hold the influence in the matter.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22277]

LYNDHURST, John Singleton Copley, Baron (1772-1863). Lord Chancellor, son of the portrait painter. F
Fragment of a Document Signed ('Lyndhurst) on vellum, excised from the whole, ca 145 x 125 mm (6 x 5 inches), 9 September 1829. Allowing and confirming a certificate.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22276]

LYSONS, Daniel (1762-1834). Topographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 closely written pages 4to on black-edged paper, Rodmarton, 8 May 1833. A detailed letter entirely concerned with plant specimens, of which he is sending a parcel 'by Pickwick's coach today'.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 23385]

LYSONS, Daniel (1762-1834). Topographer.
Autograph Letter Signed evidently to a bookseller or publisher, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Putney, 'Wednesday Morning, no date. Asking him to send three copies (of an unspecified work) for named recipients by the Stroud coach, directed to Thomas Master of Cirencester.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24705]

LYTE, Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell (1848-1940). Deputy Keeper of the public records.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hubert Smith, 2½ pages 8vo, 18 Albemarle Street, 7 October 1883. Advising Smith as to the transcription and translation of two Latin books.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22288]

LYTE, Sir Henry Churchill Maxwell (1848-1940). Deputy Keeper of the public records.
Typewritten Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 61 Warwick Square, 5 December 1926. Informing his correspondent that the office of Deputy Keeper of the Records was created by an act of parliament and that the national archives were previously dispersed.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22289]

LYTTLETON, Oliver, 1st Viscount Chandos (1893-1972). Politician & business man.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Oliver') to Field Marshal Sir John Harding, Crown House, Aldwych, 18 August 1954. Thanking Harding for his and the War Office's assistance 'when you had to improvise and scrape round for what the Opposition blythly quotes "a few companies"'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22290]

LYTTON, Pamela Wife of the second Baron Lytton.
Autograph Letter Signed in pencil to Mrs Page, 2½ pages 8vo on writing paper of the Governor's Camp, Bengal (where her father was governor) with gold coronet, 'Friday' no date. Making arrangements for Mrs Page's daughter, Rosemary.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22295]
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M'CARTHY, Justin (1830-1912). Politician and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to M[oncure] D[aniel] Conway (1832-1907, American author), 1½ pages 12mo, 48 Gower Street, Bedford Square, 24 October no year. Sending a photograph of [James Russell] Lowell (no longer present). Small tear in second leaf affecting one word.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 22376]

McCARTHY, Justin (1830-1912). Irish politician and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bell, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, no place, 19 November 1879. Sending a quote from Juvenal, with his own translation.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22590]

MacCOLL, Malcolm (1838-1907). Clergyman & publicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Aberdeen, 4 pages 8vo, Devonshire Club, St James's, 5 July no year. Asking that a card be sent to Mrs Hoy, the London correspondent for two Australian newspapers, and remarking 'What a fiasco the collapse of the O'Donnell trial is'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22594]

McCULLOCH, John Ramsay (1789-1864). Statistician and political economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Hawes (probably the politician, 1797-1862), 1 page 8vo with postscript on the reverse and blank leaf, Stat[ionery] Office, 2 July 1844. Thanking him for a copy of his speech and asking him to obtain a number of 'heads of returns'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24779]

MacDONALD, James Ramsay (1866-1937). Prime Minister 1924 and 1929-1935.
Typewritten Letter Signed to J Grigor, 1 page 4to on black-edged paper, Lincolns Inn Fields, 9 December 1912. Discussing the possibility of establishing a Labour daily paper.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26126]

MACDONALD, Sir John Hay Athole (1836-1919). Lord jusice-clerk of Scotland.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of Men and Women of the Time, 1 page 8vo, Amwell Place, Hassocks, 21 April 1898. Returning a proof with no corrections.
£30 / $37 / €35 [No: 22624]

MACDONALD, Malcolm John (1901-1981). Politician, diplomat & writer; son of James Ramsay Macdonald.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Lord Wakefield, 1 pages 4to, on writing paper of the Dominions Office, Downing Street, 19 January 1938. Thanking Wakefield for sending the Life of Admiral Arthur Phillip and a copy of his address delivered in 1934.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22626]

MACDONALD, Sir Murdoch (1866-1957). Engineer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Alex-Tweedie, 1 page 8vo, 26 Half Moon Street, London, 30 March 1922. Thanking her for her note of congratulations on his election (as MP for Inverness).
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22627]

McDONNELL, Sir Schomberg Kerr (1861-1915). Civil servant.
Autograph Letter Signed to Whateley Ingall, 3 pages 8vo with envelope (some tape adhering to the upper margin), Foreign Office, 23 January 1896. Thanking him, on behalf of Lord Salisbury, for his letter about orchestra subsidy and explaining that Salisbury does not think that local rates can legitimately defray the costs.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22628]

MACDOUGALL, Francis Thomas (1817-1886). Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear John', 2 pages 8vo, Godmanchester Vicarage, Huntington, 7 August no year (watermark 1868). Congratulating his correspondent on becoming 'a brother D.C.L., and inviting him to stay to "talk over" the depravity of human nature as we used 30 years ago'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22629]

McGREGOR, Sir Evan (1842-1926). Civil servant.
Autograph Letters to Messrs Holland & Sons, 2 pages 8vo, Aynsome, Cartmel, Lancashire, 6 November 1909. Declining to visit Glautty House because of the proximity of other houses.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22638]

MACGREGOR, John (1825-1892). Philanthropist and traveller, known as 'Rob Roy'.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), [Inner] Temple 29 March no year. Sending his terms for lecturing (no longer included) and adding that his lecture in Birmingham cleared £124.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22639]

MACKARNESS, John Fielder (1820-1889). Bishop of Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Canon Edgar] Sheppard (1845-1921, Chaplain in Ordinary to Queen Alexandra, Queen Victoria and King Edward), 3 pages 8vo, Cuddesden, 27 October 1882. Agreeing wholeheartedly to joining the committee convened for the purpose of raising a memorial to the late Dean of Windsor (George Henry Connor, who was Sheppard's predecessor as Chaplain to Queen Victoria).
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24197]

MACKAY, Mackintosh (1800-1873). Gaelic scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo (small piece out of the upper left hand margin), 5 West Register Street, 'Monday', no date. Recommending a former pupil for a position.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22644]

MACKINTOSH, Sir James (1765-1832). Political writer and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to J[ohn] H[enry] Merivale, 3 pages 8vo with integral address-leaf, Cadogan Place, 'Sunday' no date [marked 1825 in another hand]. Asking for Merivale's brief on the cases of Martine and Paoli to help elucidate a case he is working on.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22680]

McLAREN, Duncan (1880-1886). Politician & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Dudgeon, 1 page 8vo, as from the Army & Navy Hotel, Victoria Street, 8 May 1884. Paying his doctor's bill.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22693]

McLAREN, Ian (1850-1907). Presbyterian divine & author, pseudonym of John Watson.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady ('Dear Madam'), 1½ pages 8vo, 18 Sefton Drive, Liverpool, 22 December 1897. Explaining that, although he would like to help her, he cannot take any more engagements for at least 18 months.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22686]

MACLEAN, Sir Fitzroy Hew Royle (1911-1996). Army officer & politician.
Correspondence Card Signed ('Fitzroy'), blind stamp of the House of Commons, 'Christmas 1951'. Inscribed 'To Pat and Edith / with every good wish'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22687]

McNEILE, Hugh (1795-1879). Dean of Ripon.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Cropper, 1 page 12mo (laid down), Albery House, 31 January no year. Sending her a copy of the letter reproduced in the Liverpool Courier.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22703]

MACRORIE, William Kenneth (1831-1905). Bishop of Maritzburg.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jenkinson, 7 pages 8vo, Caldecott Rectory, Nuneaton, 4 September 1888. A lengthy explanation of the posts available in Natal, with apologies for the small stipends attached and the lack of places at his discretion.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22714] Longer description

MacVEAGH, Wayne (1883-1917). American politician & diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Edward H. Read, 1 page 4to, on writing paper of MacVeagh's Law Offices in Philadelphia, 30 January 1882. Urging a careful and rational approach to the problem ('we must not be induced to make a false stand again upon a consideration'). MacVeagh was attorney general of the United States at the time of writing.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22715]

MADDOCK, Sir Thomas Herbert (1790-1870). Indian administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Frederick', 1 page 4to (printed note of identification at the foot), no place, no date. Asking for another copy of the certificate (which is copied on the back of the letter) to replace one that has been mislaid, to enable him to secure his prize money.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22719]

MAGNUS, Sir Philip (1842-1933). Politician & educationalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thompson, 2 facing pages 8vo (note of identification in ink at the head), 16 Gloucester Terrace, 29 September 1895 Explaining that a recent move has caused disarray amongst his papers, so that he cannot at the moment find those relating to the 'University Schemes'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22731]

MAINE, Sir Henry (1822-1888). Jurist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Brookefield, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 33 Albion Street, 'Tuesday' no date. Admitting that he cannot read Mr Hallam's writing and asking Brookefield to let him know the date of the invitation.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22736]

MAISKY, Ivan Mikhaylovich (1884-1975). Soviet diplomat, historian & politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Lord Horder, 1 page 4to, 13 Kensington Palace Gardens, with embossed hammer and sickle, 7 Janaury 1942. Congratulating Horder on his birthday.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 22739]

MAJENDIE, Henry (1754-1830). Bishop of Bangor.
Autograph Letter Signed as Bishop of Chester ('HM Chester') to H ?Stibbing, 1 page 4to, Chester, 16 May 1807. Pleading the cause of a clergyman with an income of £70 with which to support nine children.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22750]

MAJOR LESTER, Thomas (1829-1903). Pioneer of homes for children
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, Everton, 23 February 1899. Advising his correspondent to send in for the post.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22755]

MALET, Sir Edward Baldwin (1837-1808). Diplomatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hare, 4 pages 8vo, Rome, 22 November 1876. Referring to the political situation of the day ('I don't quite understand our policy ... but I suppose it is based upon the idea that we had bettter not keep up the farce of even pretending to believe in Russian promises.').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22763]

MALLESON, Elizabeth (1828-1916). Educationist and promoter of rural district nursing.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Chapman, 4 pages 8vo, Camp Cottage, Wimbledon Common, 11 October, no year. Tactfully urging him to withdraw his letter of complaint to the Shield, where quotations from his pamphlet had, apparently, been published without acknowledging his authorship.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22765]

MALMESBURY, James Herbert, third Earl of (1807-1889). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to F. Lawley, 1 page 8vo, 14 Wimpole Street (embossed crest), 14 November 1884. Insisting that the anecdote in his memoirs to which Lawley alludes is true 'both as to the man and the circumstances'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22770]

MALTBY, Edward (1770-1859). Bishop of Durham.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Gentm'), 1 page 12mo (trimmed, laid down on the remains of an album leaf), London, 25 April 1808. Requesting the delivery of a copy of his commencement sermon and his 'Letter to the Freeholders' to Mr Cleaver Banks.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22774]

MANN, Thomas (1856-1941). Trade-unionist & communist.
Printed document completed and signed by Mann, 3 pages 4to, South Lambeth, 20 May 1890. An application presumably to act as a guarantor of a loan for Mr H. Mann.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22785]

MANNERS-SUTTON, Charles (1755-1828). Archbishop of Canterbury.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Cantaur') [to Charles Lloyd], 1 page 4to on black-edged paper, Lambeth Palace, 12 February 1827. Congratulating Lloyd on his appointment to the bishopric of Oxford and giving advice on his consecration.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22788]

MANNERS, Lord John James Robert (1818-1906). Seventh Duke of Rutland; politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the Office of Works, 22 June 1868. Suggesting that 'Mr Disraeli is far too much occupied to attend to the documents you forward him', recommending that he cease 'harassing yourself with public affairs, and sending the requested £5.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22786]

MANSBRIDGE, Albert (1876-1952). Founder of Workers' Educational Association.
Autograph Letter Signed to Gillett, 2 pages 8vo, Stoke Rochford, Grantham, 7 September 1939. Offering to get in touch with the Ministry of Information on Gillett's behalf and declaring that books for ships is his immediate concern ('You may have seen my "Times" letter').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22801]

MANSEL, William Lort (1753-1820). Bishop of Bristol.
Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Bristol') to John Nicols, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf, Trinity College [Cambridge], 4 November 1818. Passing on information concerning the late Mr Justice Hardinge to assist Nicols in his research.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22802]

MANSFIELD, Sir James (1733-1821). Lord chief justice of common pleas.
Address-leaf Signed in the lower left hand corner, free frank addressed to the Revd Choraine Smith in Manchester Square, postmarked 1819.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22807]

MAPLES, Chauncey (1852-1895). Bishop of Likoma in Nyasaland.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Leeds, 'Monday', no date. Arranging an appointment.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22806]

MARGOLIOUTH, David Samuel (1858-1940). Classical scholar & orientalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to De Burgh, 1 page 8vo, New college, 29 October no year. Inviting De Burgh to breakfast at New College.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22820]

MARGOLIOUTH, George (1853-1924). Oriental scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr A. Neubauer at the Bodleian Library, on a postcard, British Museum, 18 June 1898. Offering to do 'whatever possible' for M. Bonnier when he visits the Museum.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22819]

MARRIOTT, Sir John (1859-1945). Educationist and politician.
Two Autograph Letters Signed on postcards to Mrs Middleton, as from Worcester College, Oxford, 26 March and 16 October 1944. Discussing the unfortunate neglect of 'N.E.'; the first remarking that his house had been bombed and he had since been 'in exile - mostly in Wales'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22897]

MARRIAGE LICENCE
Special marriage licence, 1 page folio (oblong), partially printed and completed by hand, Great Saling, 5 September 1838. Granting the right to marry without the necessity of publishing the banns.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 22896]

MARRIOTT, Sir William Thackeray (1834-1903). Lawyer and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Colonel Street, 2 pages 8vo on writing paper of the Carlton Club, 28 March no year. Inviting him to dine at the Carlton Club to meet 'H.R.H.'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22898]

MARSDEN, John Howard (1803-1891). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Cliff Grange, Higher Broughton, 'Tuesday' no date. Inviting his correpondent to dinner to meet a relative of 'the late Colonel W Martin Leake'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25949]

MARSH, Catherine (1818-1912). Philanthropist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Pierrepont in faded blue ink, 2 pages 8vo (traces of mounting on the first page), Sydney House, 31 January no year. Pleading a cold and sore throat which prevents her visiting.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22909]

MARSH, Catherine (1818-1912). Philanthropist and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('My dear Madam'), 1 page 8vo, Beckenham Rectory, Kent, 1 September 1866. Thanking her correspondent for her gift for the orphans recovering from cholera.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22910]

MARSHALL, George William (1839-1905). Genealogist.
Autograph Note Signed, no superscript, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of Sarnesfield Court, Weobley, no date. Noting that his permanent address is Heralds' College, E.C.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22919]

MARTINDALE, Cyril Charlie (1879-1963). Priest & scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Plater's Hall, Oxford (received stamp of 31 July 1917). Recommending Mr R. Tuke's manuscript ('I think it should be popular in & out of the army') for publication.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22959]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Colfox, 1 page 8vo, 5 Gordon Street, 17 February 1876.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 21976]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.H. Busk, 2 pages 16mo, 10 Gordon Street, 31 March 1864. Sending a list of references and apologising for its formidable length.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 21975]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Signature, probably cut from the foot of a letter (closely trimmed) and laid down, ca 15 x 85 mm (½ x 3½ inches).
£28 / $35 / €32 [No: 7053]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Signature and valediction from the foot of an Autograph Letter Signed.
£28 / $35 / €32 [No: 7875]

MARTIN, Richard (1754-1834). Animal welfare campaigner & social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 4 pages 4to, London, 4 December 1825. Discussing strategy for furthering the cause of abolishing cruelty to animals.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23504]

MARTIN, Richard (1754-1834). Animal welfare campaigner & social reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to W.H. Brocett, 1½ pages 4to, 16 Manchester Buildings, 21 April 1825. Urging Brocett to procure petitions ('Nothing can be so important as procuring of petitions to Parliament reprobating these disgusting cruelties commited on living Animals under the pretext of acquiring Medical knowledge').
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23505]

MARTIN, Robert Montgomery (1800-1868). Author & civil servant.
Autograph Letter Signed to tsarquess of Londonderry, 1 page 4to, 4 Moreton Villas, Kentish Town, 10 May 1848. Bringing to the Marquess's attention the publication of the third edition of his book on Ireland ('I have ventured to add some remedial suggestions for the social evils from which Ireland suffers').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23503]

MARTIN, Sir Theodore (1816-1909). Lawyer and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady ('Dear Madam'), 2 pages 8vo, 31 Onslow Square, 29 May 1905. Praising her selection of illustrations, regretting that there is no one on the stage who can do justice to Shakespeare and sending her his bookplate (adhering to the last, blank page).
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22937]

MARTIN, Sir Theodore (1816-1909). Lawyer and biographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hall, 2 pages 8vo, Llangollen, 17 October 1882. Thanking Hall for his appreciation of Martin's life of Prince Albert and remarking that Lord Lyndhurst destroyed all his letters and never wrote more than he had to.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22938]

MARVIN, Dwight Edward (b. 1851). Congregational theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Walker, 3 pages 8vo, 1200 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 5 February 1910. Exchanging bookplates and describing his own with reference to his British antecedents.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22964]

MASHAM, Samuel, Second Baron (1712-1776). Auditor-general of household of George, Prince of Wales.
Document Signed, 1½ pages folio (small piece torn out of lower right hand corner, affecting a few words), 10 October 1764. Ordering payment of £250, a quarter of his annuity.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23507]

MASKELL, William (1814-1890). Medievalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to A.J. Stephens, 2 pages 8vo, S[aint] M[ary's] C[hurch], 3 January 1849. Inquiring as to the sense in which Stephens uses the term Liturgy ('and whether you have committed yourself to its wide & improper use').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 22984]

MASON, Arthur James (1851-1928). Church of England clergyman and theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, Truro, 'Whitsunday 1890'. Declining an invitation on the grounds that he has promised 'to act for an indefinite time as domestic chaplain to the Bishop of Truro'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22989]

MASSON, George Joseph Gustave (1819-1888). French scholar & teacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Harrow, 10 May no year [watermark 1878]. A hasty thank-you ('beseiged by pupils') for a cheque.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22998]

MASTERMAN, Charles Frederick Gurney (1874-1927). Politician, author & journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bentley, 1½ pages 8vo, 18 Buckingham Street, Strand, no date. Expressing hope that he will be able to enjoy Bentley's invitation ('with you and Gilbert on each side of me I believe I could endure even Drury Lane!').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 22999]

MATHEWS, Sir Charles Willie (1850-1920). Lawyer.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard to J Paul di Castro, postmarked London, 17 May 1917. Thanking di Castro for forwarding a letter ('no apology needed for opening it').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23016]

MATHEW, Sir James Charles (1830-1908). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Walter Sickel, 3 pages 8vo, 46 Queen's Gate Gardens, 3 March 1895. Declining to recommend Sickel ('I know not the Carringtons or Ponsonbys or Fanes who are supposed to make the selection'), adding that 'a Judge who advises any appointment is "vox clamantes"'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23003]

MAULE-RAMSAY, Fox, Earl of Dalhousie (1801-1874). Politician.
Autograph Letter (third person), 1½ pages 8vo, War Office, 6 February 1851. Regretting that a Cabinet Council prevented his attendance at the House of Commons and expressing the hope that an alternative had been found to present the petition concerning the Perth Petty Customs Bill.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23030]

MAURICE, [John] Frederick Denison (1805-1872). Theologian & socialist.
Autograph Letter Signed to King, 2 pages 8vo, Torquay, 28 January no year. A recommendation for Cathens who has been 'a very useful member of our Working Mens College in Gt Ormond St and has also been the teacher of a Bible class'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23035]

MAURICE, [John] Frederick Denison (1805-1872). Theologian & socialist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sandford, 4 pages 8vo, no place, 18 November no year. Discussing his son's entry for examinations.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23036]

MAURICE, [John] Frederick Denison (1805-1872). Theologian & socialist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd T. Wilberforce, 1¼ pages 4to with integral address-leaf (traces of former mounting adhering to last page), Guy's [Hospital], 3 April no year. Regretting that he had neglected to answer Mr Fosbery due to the need to complete an artiicle 'which has been tormenting me for two years'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23509]

MAXIM, Sir Hiram Stevens (1840-1916). Engineer and inventor.
Bold signature on 1 page 8vo, 18 Queen's Gate Place, London, nd.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24150]

MAX MULLER, Friedrich (1823-1900). Orientalist and philologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Gordon Watson, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, All Souls College, 5 May 1887. Explaining that he cannot decipher an inscription ('I know very little of Arabic - you should send it to our Professor of Arabic'), and adding 'good news from Wiesbaden'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2143]

MAX MULLER, Friedrich (1823-1900). Orientalist and philologist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Matheson, 1 page 8vo, 7 Norham Gardens, Oxford, 21 January 1885. Asking Matheson whether he might give Max Muller's son three hours a week of tuition in Classics.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 2144]

MAXWELL, Sir Herbert Eustace, Bt. (1845-1937). Country gentleman, politician & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 4to, Monreith, Whauphill, Wigtownshire, 6 September 1917. A learned discussion of pheasants ('Illustrous as Thomas Bewick was as wood-engraver, he does not rank high as an ornithologist. ... Classification was far from complete in his day ...').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23049]

MAXWELL-LYTE, Sir Henry Churchill (1848-1940). Deputy keeper of the public records & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bridgeman, 1½ pages 8vo, 61 Warwick Square, 17 March 1931. Thanking her for lending him a copy of Sir Ian Malcolm's lecture, and noting his familiarity with its subject, Hatfield House ('Lord Rosebery was one of my oldest friends, at Eton, at Oxford, and in London, alike').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23053]

MAXWELL, Sir Herbert Eustace, Bt. (1845-1937). Country gentleman, politician & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to G. Cardew, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of the House of Commons with embossed seal, 29 June 1904. Acknowledging Cardew's correction ('Lord Wellesley was not Viceroy but Governor General').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23048]

MAY, Sir Thomas Erskine (1815-1886). Constitutional jurist; First Baron Farnborough
Autograph Letter Signed to Mitchell, 4 pages 8vo, Invergorden Castle, 13 September 1864. Declining an invitation, praising Inverness ('In a few years it bids fair to be a great city'), and congratulating Mitchell on his newly opened railway.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23055]

MAYER, Sir Robert (1879-1985). Business man, patron of music & philanthropist.
Two Autograph Letters Signed, one to [Joseph] Joachim, one to Frau Joachim, the second in German, in all 3½ pages 8vo, Vernet-les Bains and Harefield, 1932 and 1933. Urging Joachim to approach Malcolm Sargent for conducting opportunities at the [Royal] College [of Music], as an alternative to the expense of a concert.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23058]

MAYO, Charles (1792-1846). Educationalist.
Autograph Sentiment Signed, 1 page 4to, Cheam School, 23 May 1835. 'The method of Pestalozzi is, in its essence, the application of Christianity to the business of Education.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23527]

MEATH, Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl (1841-1929). Diplomat & philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Stirling, 4 pages 8vo, 83 Lancaster Gate, 2 April 1891. A lengthy apology for failing to answer Canon Hull's letter.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23071]

MELLOR, John William (1835-1911). Judge Advocate General & politician.
Document Signed, 2 pages 4to, partially printed and mostly completed by Mellor, 24 Bloomsbury Street, 1873. A form for information to be included in Debrett's Illustrated Heraldic & Biographical House of Commons, & the Judicial Bench for 1873.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23085]

MENSDORFF-POUILLY, Alexander von, Count (1813-1871). Austrian foreign minister.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Mensdorff') in French to the Duc de Gramont, 1 page 8vo with envelope, also signed, Vienna, 24 May 1866. Arranging an appointment.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23110]

MERIVALE, Charles (1808-1893). Dean of Ely.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Frere, 1 page 8vo (traces of former mounting in the margin), Lawford, 21 January 1853. Announcing the birth of his daughter ('a fine baby according to doctor and nurse').
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20342]

MERIVALE, Charles (1808-1893). Dean of Ely.
Autograph Letter Signed to C Wilson, 2 pages 8vo with envelope (soiled), Deanery, Ely, 25 January 1890. Regretting that he cannot help Wilson in the disposal of his copy of Hooker's Roman History as he already has a copy.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20343]

MERIVALE, Herman (1806-1874). Under-secretary for India.
Autograph Letter Signed to Collier, 2 pages 8vo (torn in the folds), on embossed writing-paper of the India Office, 25 March 1868. Returning proof sheets and praising their contents.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20345]

MERIVALE, Herman (1806-1874). Under-secretary for India.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Caroline', 2 pages 8vo, on embossed writing-paper of the India Office, 4 December 1873. Reporting that he has been in touch with the Admiralty concerning her inquiry and sympathizing with Byron's suffering.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20346]

MIALL, Edward (1809-1881). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to S. Prior, 1 page 8vo, Sydenham, 19 October 1845. Rejoicing in the payment to Mrs Pocock and promising to send his own contribution in a few days ('heavy payments of late have made it inconvenient to do so at the present moment').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23163]

MILES, Eustace Hamilton (1868-1948). Sportsman, writer & food reformer.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of Pearson's Weekly, 22 Ridgmont Gardens, Gower Street, 3 May 1908. Sending an article (no longer present) and informing him that it will be 'two hundred if you take it'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23168]

MILES, Eustace Hamilton (1868-1948). Sportsman, writer & food reformer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Miles, 1 page 4to, Charing Cross, 26 September 1912. Giving advice on a proper diet ('No scientific person would dream of getting his body-building foods from fruits or vegetables').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23169]

MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873). Philosopher and political economist.
Letter Signed with autograph postscript as Chairman of the Jamaica Committee to a subscriber ('Dear Sir'), 3 pages 8vo (lightly mounted), London, 12 November 1867. Asking for the remaining payment of a guarantee, and in the postscript giving directions as to how the payment may be made.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 25457]

MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873). Philosopher and political economist.
Autograph Letter Signed ('J.S. Mill') to Mr Black, 1½ pages 8vo on conjoint leaves (a little soiled), no date (watermark 1830). Sending an enclosure (no longer present) and adding a curious postscript.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26522]

MILLER, George (1764-1848). Divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Stuart, 2 pages 4to, 'College', 31 January no year. Refusing to have his sermon printed on the grounds that it would require prodigious work supplying necessary proofs and illustrations at a time when he is engaged on work 'for which my whole life may not be more than sufficient'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23534]

MILMAN, Henry Hart (1791-1868). Dean of St Paul's.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Dean of Bristol, 1 page 8vo (small tears, pin holes), Deanery, 19 January no year. Announcing the end of State Services ('I shall not think it necessary to pronounce a funeral oration over them in Convocation').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23285]

MILMAN, Henry Hart (1791-1868). Dean of St Paul's.
Autograph Letter Signed to Pidgeon, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf and remains of a red wax seal, no place, no date [watermark 1833]. Asking Pidgeon to arrange a meeting with the other members of the subcommittee, Mr Castries and Mr Henry Deane.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23289]

MILNER, Alfred
Autograph Letter Signed re donation, 2 pages 8vo, 31 July 1917
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0604]

MILNER-GIBSON, Thomas (1806-1884). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, no place, no date. Thanking his correspondent for inviting him to be a patron of the Manchester & Salford Early Closing Association, and asking for time to consider his answer.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23216]

MILNES GASKELL, Lady Constance (d. 1964). Lady in waiting.
Autograph Letter Signed to Seymour, 2 pages 8vo, on writing paper of Marlborough House with coronet, 29 May 1952. Sending Queen Mary's thanks for 85th birthday greetings, stating that 'The first visitors were Prince Charles & Princess Anne, each bringing ... a bunch of flowers, Prince Charles's a blue & White to match his knickers ...'
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23220]

MILNES, Richard Monckton (1807-1885). First Baron Houghton; politician & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed [to William Whewell], 1794-1866, philosopher & scientist), 3 pages 4to, Sealby, Bawtry, no date. Inviting Whewell to attend a meeting that will present 'a good opportunity for anybody to express ... his views of subjects of intellectural development'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23218] Longer description

MILNES, Richard Monckton (1807-1885). First Baron Houghton; politician & poet.
Autograph poem signed, 1 page 8vo with red wax seal at the head, undated. Two things I even tremble while I scorn / The Stars of Heaven, and the Mind of Men, with a note stating the lines are from the German.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 23219]

MINTO, Gilbert John Murray Kynynmond (1845-1914). 4th Earl; statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Minto House, Hawick, 3 September 1898. Looking forward to meeting his correspondent in London.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23649]

MÖENS, William John Charles (1833-1904). Huguenot antiquary.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to The Editor of "Men & Women of the Time" and V[ictor] G[ustav] Plarr (the editor), 3 pages 8vo with 1 envelope, Lymington, 1894 & 1898. Sending proofs and a page of corrections [for his entry in the publication].
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23237]

MOMERIE, Alfred Williams (1848-1900). Theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Sir George', 4 pages 8vo, 2213 Washington Circle, Washington, D.C., 27 August 1895. Praising the liberality of the American clergy ('Roughly it might be said tht only educated men in America are clergy. The rest make money!').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23247]

MOMERIE, Alfred Williams (1848-1900). Theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Barnard, 3 pages 8vo, St John's College, Cambridge, 12 August no year. Thanking her for her poem ('the sentiment of which I of course entirely agree') and inquiring as to how she came to hear of his collection of sermons in Cheltenham.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23246]

MONCKTON, Walter Turner, 1st Viscount (1891-1965). Lawyer & politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Nicolas Bentley at Andre Deutsch, 1 page 4to (tape repair), 3 Paper Buildings, Temple, 1 July 1955. Thanking Bentley for a copy of Fabulous Mogul and requesting that a letter be forwarded to Mr Karaka.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23294]

MONRO, David Binning (1836-1905). Scholar; Vice-chancellor of Oxford University.
Autograph Letter Signed on a postcard (fold marks) to A.J.W. May, Oriel College, Oxford, 8 March 1888. Inquiring as to whether May had received back his birth certificate.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23303]

MONSELL, William, Baron Emly (1812-1894). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Simeon, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of Her Majesty's Postmaster General, 20 May no year [postmark 1868]. Assuring her that he has executed her commission.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23307]

MONSON, Sir Edmund John, 1st Baronet (1834-1909). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Kelly, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, no place, no date. Declining an invitation and exclaiming that 'The Dinner was delightful'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23308]

MONTPENSIER, Ferdinand, Duc de (1884-1924).
Autograph Letter (third person) in English, 1½ pages 8vo, Bushy House, Bushy Park, Teddington, no date. Instructing Colnaghi's to purchase a picture for him.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23322]

MOODY, Christopher Lake (1753-1815). Clergyman & critic.
Autograph Letter Signed (initials) to Edward Foss (1 page 4to with integral address-leaf, seal tear), 23 September 1813. Written in verse, demanding a bill and commiserating with Foss on his illness.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23326]

MOORE, Evelyn Stuart (1875-1941). Religious writer & spiritual director.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Hogarth, 2½ pages 8vo, 50 Campden Hill Square, 27 January 1910. Congratulating her on her 'perfectly splendid' stand on libraries censorship.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23331]

MOORE, Sarah Jessup (1824-1899). American philanthropist & writer.
Autograph Letter Signed on two sides of a black-edged correspondence card, to an unnamed correspondent, no place, 11 May 1892. Thanking her correspondent for recommending a dentist.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23328]

MOORHOUSE, James (1816-1915). Bishop of Melbourne & Manchester.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bonney, 1½ pages 8vo (glue staining), Fitzroy Square, 8 February 1866. Inquiring as to the title of his lecture ('the substance that you propose will be very interesting, but it will be desireable if possible to have a shortish title').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23339]

MORANT, Sir Robert Laurie (1863-1920). Civil servant.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Thornton, in all 5 pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the Education Library, 43 Parliament Street, 4 March 1897 and no date. A closely argued and detailed critique of Thornton's paper, anticipating the wishes of Sadler, who is away.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23342]

MORGAN, Sir George Osborne, 1st Baronet (1826-1897). Lawyer & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Childers, 1½ pages 8vo on embossed writing paper of the Judge Advocate General's Office, 13 May 1865. Apologising for failing to join Childers's party and explaining that he had to be in the House.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23355]

MORIER, James Justinian (1780?-1849). Diplomat, traveller and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the auctioneer and antiquary, James Christie, 1 page 4to, Brighton, 8 May 1821. Asking Christie to convey his regrets to the President of the Literary Friends Society for his inability to attend the dinner, due to the ill health of his wife which has necessitated a trip to Brighton.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 7404]

MORIER, James Justinian (1780?-1849). Diplomat, traveller and novelist.
Autograph Letter Signed to the bookseller John Bohn, 1 page 8vo with integral address leaf, 22 Charles Street, 23 April 1836. Informing Bohn that he had resigned from the Archaeological Society in 1830 and therefore he does 'not feel myself any longer a party in its transactions - nor indebited to it the sum you have charged me'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25978]

MORRISON, Herbert (1888-1965). Labour politician & cabinet minister.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Nicolas Bentley, ½ page 4to, The County Hall, London, 7 April 1936. Asking Bentley to give him the original 'of the top part of your cartoon in the News Chronicle for April 4 - Hackney Marshes'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23389]

MORLEY, Samuel (1809-1886). Politician & hosiery manufacturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Crapper, 1 page 8vo, Hall Place, 20 December no year. Sending her something which 'we have all read .. with much pleasure'.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23360]

MORRIS, John (1826-1893). Jesuit.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Augustus Jessopp, 2 pages 8vo, Manresa House, Roehampton, 27 September 1879. Asking if he can introduce Count Hompesch, formerly Bavarian Minister in London, who has admired Jessopp's book and wishes to translate it into German.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23377]

MORRITT, John Bacon Sawrey (1771-1843). Traveller & classical scholar; friend of Scott.
Autograph Letter Signed to Westmacott, 1 page 8vo with integral address-leaf, London, 'Thursday' no date. Expressing approbation of Westmacott's abridgement of the Archdeacon's epitaph on Hillock.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23390]

MOULTON, John Fletcher, Baron Moulton (1844-1921). Lord of appeal in ordinary.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.T. Langdon Edis, 1 page 8vo, 74 Onslow Gardens, 27 February 1886. Declining an invitation to attend the proposed 'Liberal Demonstration' on the grounds of a previous engagement.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23417]

MOULTRIE, Gerard (1829-1885). Devotional writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer ('My Lord'), 1½ pages 8vo, South Leigh Vicarage, 5 August 1878. Thanking his correspondent for the setting of a hymn, which he will forward to Powell, 'secretary of the Society at whose request the Hymn was written'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23419]

MOUNTBATTEN, Lord Louis, 1st Earl (1900-1979). Admiral of the Fleet.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Dickie') to 'My dear Elita', 1 page small 4to, Broadlands, Romsey, no date. Concerning the arrangements for a family wedding.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 25348]

MOWBRAY (formerly Cornish), Sir John (1815-1899). 'Father of the House of Commons'; 1st Baronet.
Autograph Letter Signed to R Le Neve Foster, 2 pages 8vo with envelope, 19 Down Street, Piccadilly, 2 March [1888]. Requesting Foster's help in deciding about giving support ('I sent a trifle last year to the St Cross Cricket Club').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23430]

MUIR, Sir William (1819-1905). Indian administrator & principal of Edinburgh University.
Autograph Letter Signed to De la Pryme, 2 pages 8vo, Dean Park House, Edinburgh, 24 January 1900. Thanking Prynne for congratulations on his birthday, even though the date was mistaken.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23436]

MUNDELLA, Anthony John (1825-1897). Statesman.
Letter Signed to Sir Henry Jenkyns, 1½ pages 8vo with an autograph postscript, Board of Trade, Whitehall Gardens, 1 December 1893. Urgently requesting a memorandum on the Merchant Shipping Bill, explaining 'The Shipowners and others interested are really anxious to help me with this bill now'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23441]

MURRAY, Sir Charles Augustus (1806-1895). Diplomat & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Shee, 1 page 8vo (pin holes at the top), British Legation, 31 Janaury no year. Inviting Mrs Shee's son to the Ball to be held on the following day.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23477]

MURRAY, Lady Emily (1816-1902). Lady in Waiting.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Thomas] Spring Rice (later 1st Baron Monteagle), 1 page 4to, Windsor, 24 April 1838. Asking for the renewal of her pension and explaining that her duties as Maid of Honour entail additional expense. She married the Marquis of Hertford the following year, presumably ending her financial problems.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23546]

MURRAY, George (1784-1860). Bishop of Rochester.
Autograph Letter Signed ('G. Rochester'), to an unnamed lady ('Madam'), 2 pages 8vo, Deanery, Worcester, 30 December 1842. Pleading a full schedule preventing him from satisfying her wishes.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23481]

MUSGRAVE, Thomas (1788-1860). Archbishop of York.
Letter Signed as bursar of Trinity College Cambridge (partially printed), 1 page 4to, 16 October 1828. An account for the rent due for Walkeringham.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23491]
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NAPIER, Alexander (1814-1887). Editor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Francis Faithful, 3 pages 8vo, Holkham Vicarage, 10 June 1880. Reporting that he had received a second invitaion to dine with the Merchant Taylors' Company.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23572]

NEALE, Edward Vansittart (1810-1892). Christian socialist & co-operator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Johnston, 1½ pages 8vo (slightly soiled), 15 Portsmouth Street, 24 January 1890. Crying off attending the exhibition dinner ('being of little importance personally').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23612]

NEALE, Erskine (1804-1883). Divine & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady ('Madam'), 1 page 8vo, Hinton Rectory, 29 September 1849. Requesting a character reference for Ward, a pastry cook who is to leave her employ and whom he wishes to take on.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23613]

NEAVE, Caroline Hannah (1781-1863). Philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'dear William', 3½ pages 4to (fold marks), Dagnam Park, 6 November 1842. Describing in detail the consecration of a church in Essex.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23615]

NECKER, Jacques (1732-1804). French statesman.
Ls to M. Ferray in Lyon, 1 page folio (slightly trimmed at the head, traces of mounting to the reverse), Paris, 15 October 1788. Announcing that the king had appointed M. Blondet as the administrator the royal vetinerary schools.
£235 / $293 / €274 [No: 24710]

NESSELRODE, Count Karl Robert (1780-1862). Russian statesman.
Autograph Letter (third person) in French to 'Sir Hamilton', 1 page 8vo, no place, 'Jeudi / 23 Juillet' ('4 August' and '1853' in another hand with note of identification). Promising to join him in the country the following day.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 23629]

NETTLESHIP, Henry (1839-1893). Latin scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Moss, on two sides of a correspondence card, 17 Bradmore Road, Oxford, 5 December 1884. Offering some Latin alternatives ('Pray understand that I only write that to explain your own idea, not supposing that you wd be so indulent as to adopt it').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23632]

NEWDIGATE, Charles Newdigate (1816-1887). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to S. Phillips, 4 pages 8vo, Arbury, 29 November 1846. Praising Phillips's article in the Herald concerning improving the condition of the poor.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23651]

NEWDEGATE, Sir F.A. Politician; goverenor-general of Western Australia.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Octavia?] Susman, 3½ pages 8vo, Arbury, Nuneaton, 22 August 1922. Recalling fondly his days in Australia and reporting on his plans to return.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 23652]

NEWMAN, Francis William (1805-1897). Scholar & man of letters; brother of John Henry Newman.
Autograph Letter Signed to the editor of the Alliance News, 1 page 8vo (foxed), Weston Super Mare, 5 May 1884. Reprimanding the editor for adopting from the Pall Mall Gazette the 'tale of the Brandy King', branding it 'Mr Groom Napier's romance about Vegetarianism, which deceived Mr Isaac Pitman and has been sent into foreign countries'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 23656]

NEWMAN, Sir George (1870-1948). Medical officer of health.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Gerald Christy at the Lecture Agency, 1 page 4to, on writing paper of the Board of Education, Whitehall, 4 October 1916. Declining to lecture for Christy ('though I would gladly do so if I had sufficient control of my time to allow of it').
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23659]

NEWMAN, John Henry, Cardinal (1801-1890). Leader of the Oxford movement, beatified 2010.
Autograph Letter Signed ('JHN') to 'My dear William', 1 page 8vo on rather browned and flimsy paper, no place, no date.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 25376]

NEWNES, Sir George (1851-1910). Newspaper proprietor & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Donkeighley, 1 page 8vo, Wildcroft, Putney Heath, 20 February 1895. Making an appontment for the following day.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23657]

NEWTON, Robert (1780-1854). Wesleyan Methodist minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd John Hodg[address incomplete] in Oundle, 1 page 4to (trimmed, touching the ends of the lines on the right hand side), Manchester 14 December 1833. Describing his itinerary, and promising to get to Manchester.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25620]

NICHOLSON, Sir Charles, 1st Baronet (1808-1903). Chancellor of the University of Sydney.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Hugh Childers, 1 page 8vo, Totteridge, 19 June ['1879' in pencil]. Accepting an invitation to a dinner to celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of Victoria as a separate colony.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23699]

NICHOLSON, Nigel (1917-2004). Writer, publisher & politician; son of Vita Sackville-West.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Peter Wiener, 1 page 4to, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, 30 January 1968. Declining to address the Ramsgate Arts Society, claiming pressure of work.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23702]

NORMANTON, Sidney James Agar (1865-1933). Fourth Earl.
Autograph Letter Signed to Francis Bickley, 4 pages 8vo, Somerley, Ringwood, 23 February 1909. Giving the history of Somerley.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 23724]

NORRIS, Henry Handley (1771-1850). Theologian.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev Ernest Hawkins, 1 page 12mo, no place, 5 June 1850. Asking for the loan of a review.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23725]

NORTHBROOK, Thomas Baring, 1st Earl (1826-1904). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Stratton, Micheldever Station, 14 November 1876. Requesting a visit from his correspondent, who is the bring with him paterns for curtains for the drawing room, library and breakfast room.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23745]

NORTHBROOK, Thomas Baring, 1st Earl (1826-1904). Statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Branston, 1½ pages 8vo, Stratton, Micheldever Station, 27 June 1883. Conveying the thanks of the Prince of Wales for the copy of her book.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23746]

NORTHCLIFFE, Alfred, 1st Viscount (1865-1922). Newspaper proprietor.
Brief Typewritten Letter Signed to James Brydone, ½-page 4to, on writing paper of The Times, 8 March 1917. Asking Brydone to take 'this' (no longer present) to Mr Boosey and to ask for his signature on it.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23747]

NORTHCLIFFE, Alfred, 1st Viscount (1865-1922). Newspaper proprietor.
Typewritten Letter Signed to J E McManus, 1 page 4to on writing-paper of The Daily Mail, 8 June 1921. Having just learned of McManus's illness, he asks if he can telephone and regrets that he will not be able to visit in the near future as he is 'taking charge of a number of American "Rotarians" here and in Scotland'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 20339]

NORTHCOTE, Henry Stafford, Baron (1846-1911). Governor-general of Australia.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 25 St James's Place, 3 November 1899. Though conscious of the honour done him by the World, he nonetheless declines to be interviewed.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23719]

NORTHCOTE, Henry Stafford, Baron (1846-1911). Governor-general of Australia.
Autograph Letter Signed to C. Saunders, 1 page 8vo, 11 Downing Street, 13 October 1879. Acknowledging, on behalf of the Chancellor of the Exchequer (his father) Saunders's letter regarding a tax on bicycles.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23756]

NORTHCOTE, Sir Stafford Henry (1818-1887). First earl of Iddesleigh.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir W. Stephenson, 1 page 8vo, 11 Downing Street, 10 March 1875. Soliciting an opinion on the outcome of raising income tax from 2d in the £1 to £1 per cent, and wondering what the objections were to the plan.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23758]

NOTT, George Frederick (1767-1841). Divine & author.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Mrs Hughes], 2 pages 4to, Close, Winchester, 23 September 1813. Organising the distribution of copies of Mr Bidlake's sermons and asking that the Countess of Sefton be included in the list of subscribers.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23776]

NOTT-BOWER, Sir (John) William (1849-1939). Police administrator.
Typewritten Letter Signed to A.L. Ball, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing paper of New Scotland Yard (note of identification at the foot), 16 April 1958. Promising to call upon Ball before his imminent and regrettable retirement.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23777]

NOTTINGHAM, Charles Howard, third earl of (1610-1681).
Document Signed, 1 page folio (small tear in the signature), no place, 8 December 1676. A receipt for a tally of his annuity amounting to £333 6s 8d for half a year ending 25 December 1672.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25794]

NOVA SCOTIA, John Inglis, Bishop of (1777-1850).
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Brien, 4 pages 8vo (traces of former mounting on the back), 35 Conduit Street, 1 April 1840. Thanking Brien for the gift of Bibles, and taking the opportunity to deliver a sermon on the worthiness of Brien's work.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23778]

NOVIKOFF, Olga (1848-1925). Russian journalist, propagandist & reputed agent.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Olga Novikoff, Née Kiréef') to Hill, 2 pages 8vo (oblong) with elaborate monogrammed crown, Symonds' Hotel, Brook Street, London, 12 January 1917. Inquiring about the number of seats gained by the Liberals.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 23784]

NUGEE, George (1819-1892). Anglican cleric.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer ('My Lord'), 4 pages 8vo, St Austin's, New Kent Road, 18 January 1887. Soliciting support for his free breakfasts for workmen ('as Messrs Rothschild & others have done'), both out of charity and to prevent bread riots.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23786]
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OAKLEY, John (1834-1890). Dean of Manchester.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Branston, 4 pages 8vo, St Saviour's Vicarage, Hoxton, 20 June 1877. Offering profuse thanks for the flowers she sent.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23794]

O'BRIEN, James Francis Xavier (1828-1905). Irish Nationalist.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Basil E.P. Gregg in Sterborough, Torquay, 1 page 8vo, Irish National league of Great Britain, London, 26 September 1899. Complying with a request for his autograph.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 24099]

ODENHEIMER, William Henry (1817-1879). Bishop of New Jersey.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Gibson, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, Philadelphia, 29 May 1835. Thanking her for her kind words and sending his best wishes to Mr Gibson. Odenheimer was, at this time, still a student at the University of Pennsylvania.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23804]

OGILVIE, Charles Atmore (1793-1873). Theologian.
A.Document Signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong, laid down on the remains of an album leaf), Oxford, 2 December 1848. Certifying that James Hope had attended his lectures in Michaelmas term, 1848, signed as Regius Professor of Pastoral Theology.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23812]

OLIVER, Frederick Scott (1864-1934). Man of business & publicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Leftwich, 1 page 8vo, Kenry House, Kingston-on-Thames, 18 March 1928. Giving effusive thanks for the information sent by Leftwich ('just the information I wanted').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 23833]

ONSLOW, William Hillier, 4th Earl of (1853-1911). Governor of New Zealand.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wilson, 2½ pages 8vo on embossed writing paper of the House of Lords, 12 May no year. Listing those subjects on which he wishes that they confer, including 'Powers to Corporations to run Omnibuses' and 'Notification of Births in Huddersfield'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 23864]

ORLEANS, Félix-Antoine-Philibert (1802-1878). Liberal bishop of Orleans.
Autograph Letter Signed ('felix, Eveque d'orleans') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Orleans, 10 September 1859. Eliciting his corresondent's help with a project.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24026]

ORLEANS, Henri d', duc d'Aumale (1822-1897). Youngest son of King Louis-Philippe.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing-paper of the Athenaeum [to which he had been elected in 1867], 'Mardi 26' no date. Declining an invitation because he had been commanded by the Queen to go to Windsor.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24029]

ORLOFF, Prince Nikolai (1827-1885). Russian diplomat & author.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to M. ?Opeteheyiff, 1 page 8vo on monogrammed paper (blind stamp, small chip from left hand edge), 27 February 1878. Sending an invitation to a ball (no longer present).
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24030]

OSBORN, George (1808-1891). President of the Wesleyan Conference.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, Richmond, Surrey, 8 January 1879. Returning a book and apologising for the delay in doing so.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24058]

OSBORNE, Lord Sidney Godolphin (1808-1889). Philanthropist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Sidmouth, 'Sunday' no date. Discussing the request by the Editor of Men of Mark for his photograph.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24062]

OSWALD, James (1779-1853). M.P. for Glasgow; champion of the Reform Bill.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Haddow in Glasgow, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf, 82 Jermyn Street, 22 June 1811. Enclosing four bills for £1500 each (no longer included), and remarking 'you are right - we must get out of this Bill business'. Further despondent remarks concern the war.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24068]

OVERSTONE, Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st Baron (1796-1883). Banker & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Wilson' (Sir John), 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, Norfolk Street, 26 March 1850. Lamenting Wilson's declaration that he has been 'severed from my friendly intimacy' because of Overstone's acceptance of a peerage.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24078]

OVERTON, The Reverend J H
Autograph Letter Signed to Canon Moor, 1 page 8vo, Gumley Rectory, Market Harborough, 26 January 1903. Forwarding a letter from Professor Collins (no longer present), which he categorizes as 'very sensible and difficult to answer'.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 7663]
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PADWICK, Henry (1804-1879). Money-lender to the aristocracy, & sportsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Harris, 1½ pages 8vo, 4 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, 18 January 1875. Assuring her that his nephew will return Master Georgie to Brighton.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24202]

PAGET, Lord Alfred Henry (1816-1888). Official in the royal household.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bidden, 1 page 8vo on embossed black-edged paper of Windsor Castle, 22 February no year. Lamenting the fact that he is 'tied by the leg here', but promising to 'look up some Lords'. The mourning writing paper may date the letter to 1861 and the death of Prince Albert
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24206]

PAGET, Francis (1851-1911). Bishop of Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Stevenson, 1½ pages 8vo, Cuddesdon, 29 May 1905. Accepting her invitation to a garden party in support of the Diocesan Societies.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24200]

PAGET, Francis Edward (1806-1882). Divine & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Bagnell, 1 page 8vo, Christ Church, Oxford, no date. Thanking her for her gift.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24227]

PAKINGTON, John Somerset, Baron Hampton (1799-1880). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir William Denison, (1804-1871, Governor General of Australia), 3 pages 8vo, Westwood Park, Droitwich, 20 December 1858. Introducing Henry de St Jean who is on his way to Australia to pursue a career as a civil engineer or surveyor of land, and asking for Denison's advice as to how to further that ambition.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24381]

PAKINGTON, John Somerset, Baron Hampton (1799-1880). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Cresswell, 4 pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the House of Commons, 7 February 1860. Regretting that he cannot help her with her enquiries about the Royal Naval Female School, and remarking that 'it is very doubtful whether Gladstone will be well enough to give us the budget'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24233]

PALGRAVE, Sir Francis (1788-1861). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to the earl of Derby, 1 page 4to, Rolls House, Public Record Office, 20 November 1852.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 26311]

PALGRAVE, Sir Francis (1788-1861). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Brodie, 1½ pages 8vo, on writing paper of the Public Record Office, 2 February 1861. Enthusiastic rejoicing at the recovery of her husband, Sir Benjamin Brodie (1783-1862) the eminent surgeon. Sadly the improvement was short-lived - Brodie died the following year.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24304]

PALGRAVE, Sir Francis (1788-1861). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to the printer and antiquary J[ohn] G[ough] Nichols (1806-1874), 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of the Public Record Office, 27 April 1861. Sending some papers (no longer present).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24305]

PALGRAVE, William Gifford (1826-1888). Traveller & diplomatist
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Charles', 3 pages 8vo, 46 Marine Parade, Worthing, 14 January 1884. Announcing his promotion to Minister Resident at Montevideo.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24309]

PALGRAVE, Sir Reginald Francis Douce (1829-1904). Clerk of the House of Commons.
Autograph Letter Signed to fellow parliamentarian George Cubitt, 1½ pages 8vo (glue stains in the margin), on embossed writing paper of the House of Commons, 30 August 1886. Declining an invitation to dine, on the grounds that the close of the sitting in the House requires his presence up to the late hour of half-past six.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24308]

PALMER, Sir Roundell, Earl of Selbourne (1812-1895). Lord Chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd J.G. Averys, 8 pages 8vo (second sheet cut in two and professionally repaired), 11 New Square, Lincolns Inn, 3 April 1851. A long and thoughtful letter in reply to Avery's article discussing the importance of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill, his opposition to which led to his defeat the following year's election.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24312]

PARKE, Sir James, Baron Wensleydale (1782-1868). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (trimmed, traces of former mounting), no place, no date. Thanking his correspondent for sending a ticket for the 'Biennial Distribution of Prizes, at the Royal Academy', but declining to attend as he has an appointment on that date.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24368]

PARKER, Joseph (1830-1902). Congregationalist divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Scott, 3 pages 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), South Hampstead, 26 October 1891. Assuring Scott that his letter will be treated in absolute confidence ('It is the letter of an apostle of Christ ... Why can't we unite & defeat those wretched agents of the Devil?').
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24374]

PARKINSON, Sir (Arthur Charles) Cosmo (1884-1967). Civil servant.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear R.W.', 2 pages 8vo, on Athenaeum writing paper, as from 39 Barkston Gardens, 22 April 1944. Promising to send a copy of Apes and Parrots, 'it is the best collection of parodies I have come upon'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24382]

PARKINSON, Richard (1797-1858). Canon of Manchester; principal of St Bees College.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd Dr Olivant, 2 pages 8vo (note of identification at the foot of the second page), St Bees, 26 May 1847. Agreeing to accept the degree of D.D. providing that he can bypass the usual steps, for which he has no time.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24393]

PATTERSON, Sheila (1918-1988). Social anthropologist specialising in race relations.
Typewritten Letter Signed to G.L. Lewis, 1 page 4to, 55 Wilbury Avenue, Hove, Sussex, 6 September 1973. Referring to a request for information she had made through the Times Literary Supplement, explaining that it was an old request ('so I am well advanced on the essay'), and asking if he may perhaps have relevant family material.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24448]

PATTISON, Mark (1813-1884). College head & scholar.
Letter Signed, the text in a secretarial hand, 1 page 8vo, Lincoln College, Oxford, 11 November 1882. Offering to supply names of 'young men who I think might be of use to the C.R.'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24431]

PAUL, Herbert Woodfield (1853-1935). Author & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Blunt, 1 page 8vo, 46 Cheyne Walk, 7 May 1898. Explaining that his wife has gone to Aix for a month leaving him in charge of looking after the 'poor little boy' and offering to do so ('It is a heartbreaking case').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24451]

PAUL, Sir John Dean (1802-1868). Banker & fraudster.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Robert Inglis, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, Strand, 29 January 1833. Soliciting Sir Robert's help in acquiring a chaplain for the cemetery he has recently established on the Harrow Road (the Kensal Green Cemetery).
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24454]

PAUL, Sir John Dean, Second baronet (1802-1868). Banker & fraudster.
Letter written on his behalf (third person) to Messrs Bickner & Bush, 1½ pages 8vo on black-edged paper (torn in the folds, somewhat soiled), 217 Strand, 16 November 1854. Offering to accept a copy of the Memoirs of Port Royal in French should an English version be difficult to locate.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 24453]

PAUNCEFOTE, Julian, 1st baron (1828-1902). British diplomat; ambassador to Washington.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady De Gex, 4 pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the British Embassy, Washington, 25 December 1896. Wishing her a happy new year, remembering her husband and his kindnesses, and expressing the wish that they may meet on his next visit to England.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24456]

PEARD, John Whitehead (1811-1880). 'Garibaldi's Englishman'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Gilbert, 2 pages 12mo, Sparnon, Torquay, no date. Thanking her for bringing the sale of a bird to his attention, but regretting that it had been sold an hour before he contacted its owner.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24478]

PEARSON, Sir (Cyril) Arthur (1866-1921). Newspaper magnate & publisher.
Letter (probably in his wife's hand) to Naylor, 1¼ facing pages 8vo, Hotel Beau-Site, 16 December 1913. Poignant letter of thanks for sympathy on his loss of sight.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24481]

PEARSON, Charles Buchanan (1807-1881). Divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 12mo (traces of former mounting), Knebworth Rectory, Stevenage, 13 July 1873. Forwarding a letter of Dr Lytton (no longer present).
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24482]

PEARSON, Charles Henry (1830-1894). Colonial minister & historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing paper of The Athenaeum, 16 August no year. Apologising for the delay in replying and offering to make up for it by paying his subscription for the following year in advance.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24483]

PEEL, Arthur Wellesley, 1st viscount (1829-1912). Speaker of the House of Commons.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bushell, 2 pages 8vo, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, 9 August 1898. Tracing the relationship of Eton to the Abbey of Normandy ('the practice of "hunting the Ram" is mentioned in the Register of the Abbey as a custom belonging to the manor of Great Wrotham ...'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24488]

PEEL, Sir Francis (1823-1906). Railway commissioner; Second son or Robert Peel.
Autograph Letter (third person) to the Editor of Debretts, 2 pages 8vo, 32 Chesham Place, 7 July 1869. Correcting the address listed in the Peerage.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24489]

PEEL, Lady Julia (d. 1859). Wife of the prime minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Clinton, 1 page 8vo, Whitehall Gardens, no date [a received note dates the letter at 17 March 1838]. Agreeing to be a Patroness of the Bazaar ('In compliance with her Majesty Queen Adelaide's wish').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24490]

PEEL, Sir Robert (1788-1850). Prime Minister 1834-35 and 1841-46.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Emily, 2 pages 8vo, D[rayton] M[anor], 'Wednesday' no date. Reporting on the desperate illness of their child ('Julia [Peel's wife] cannot write').
£135 / $168 / €157 [No: 24841]

PEEL, Sir Robert (1788-1850). Prime Minister 1834-35 and 1841-46.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed, no salutation, ½-page 8vo, Whitehall, 3 November no year.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24842]

PEMBROKE, Philip Herbert, 4th earl of (1584-1650). Courtier and politician.
Document Signed, ('Pembroke & Montgomery'), on vellum, 164 x 318 mm. (6½ and 12½ inches), 1 June 1637. A deed poll, issued at the request of Sir Maurice and Lady Dorothy Dromond, whereby the earl releases to Thomas Lower all rights in wardship of body, marriage and lands of the said Thomas Lower.
£250 / $312 / €292 [No: 26099]

PENN, John (1760-1834). Writer; grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 4to, Spring Gardens, 21 June 1824. Lauding a book ('so interesting a kind of work, beginning as it does wit the victory of Lord Howe, & concluding with the crown of our national labors in the success of Waterloo'.).
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24506]

PENNANT, George Sholto (1836-1907). Landowner & quarry owner; Second Baron Penrhyn.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Penrhyn') to Gatehouse, 3 pages 8vo, Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Wales, 11 August 1898. Discussing shooting rights on his land.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24509]

PENROSE, Dame Emily (1858-1942). College principal.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Somerville College, 19 May 1909. Forwarding a college prospectus and particulars of admission and promising to send scholarship information when it is printed.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24510]

PEPYS, Walter Courtenay Genealogist to the Pepys family.
Footnote of 13 lines in pencil to a letter from Arthur Pepys, 2½ pages 8vo, Knowle House, 30 June 1913. With a photograph dated October 1861. Referring to the non-increase of a branch of the family since 1895, and giving family news.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 0665]

PERCIVAL, John (1834-1918). Schoolmaster & bishop.
Autograph Letter Signed to Canon Edgar Sheppard, 3 pages 8vo, School House, Rugby, 19 January 1890. Introducing Septimus Rivington, a publishing partner of Percival's son, who wishes to publish a life of Lord Napier.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24516]

PEROWNE, Edward Henry (1826-1906). Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Autograph Letter Signed to the editor of Wit and Wisdom, 2 pages 8vo, The Lodge, Corpus Christi College, 1 November 1889. Declining to write the requested paper on Success in Life, due to pressure of 'literary and other engagements'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24523]

PEROWNE, John James Stewart (1823-1904). Bishop of Worcester.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2½ pages 8vo, Deanery, Peterborough, 24 August 1888. Giving permission for his correspondent to photograph and make sketches in Peterborough Cathedral.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24524]

PETRE, Sir George Glynn (1822-1905). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter (third person) to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Hatchwoods, Winchfields, Hampshire, 24 January 1894. Returning a biographical notice with no corrections save that he had retired 'on a pension' the previous year.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24573]

PETRIE, Henry (1768-1842). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.C. Trevelyan, 1½ pages 8vo (trimmed at the top, traces of former mounting), Oxford, 11 June 1827. Having missed him at the Athenaeum, sending a reminder of the Charter of Athelstan and other items he is anxious to see prior to Trevelyan's departure from the country.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24574]

PHELPS, Lancelot Ridley (1853-1936). Provost of Oriel College.
Autograph Letter Signed to Button, 1 page 8vo, 24 Norham Road, Oxford, 31 August 1935. Reporting the death of his brother.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24580]

PHILLIMORE, John George (1808-1865). Jurist.
Autograph Receipt Signed, 80 x 195 mm (3 x 7½ inches) with embossed paper one shilling seal, 23 February 1849. Acknowledging the receipt of forty-two pounds from P. Smith 'by Cheque on Messrs Coutts'. A note on the back indicates that the sum was paid for legal services.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24583]

PHILLIMORE, Sir Robert (1855-1875). Barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear E.S.', 1 page 12mo, The Coppice, Henley on Thames, 'Monday night' no date. Making an appointment for 11 o'clock the following day.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 23151]

PHILLIPS, Sir Thomas (1801-1867). Local politician & writer on education.
Autograph Letter Signed to W.H. Smith (1825-1891, newsagent and politician), 3 pages 12mo with envelope, no place, no date. Promising to try to join Smith's party at Crystal Palace, but warning that other appointments may prevent him.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24623]

PHILLIMORE, Sir Walter George Frank, Bt. (1845-1929). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Balfour Browne, 4 pages 8vo, 28 Eaton Square, 29 June 1910. Asking Balfour Browne to respond to a toast.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24584]

PHILLIPS, Wendell (1811-1884). American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans & orator.
Autograph Letter Signed to his namesake, Wendell Phillips Hale ('my dear little boy'), 4 pages 8vo (bit of a corner missing, not affecting the text), no place, May 1873. Thanking the young boy for the gift of a book (I have read Mr Thomas' account of his visit here with great pleasure') and inviting him to visit when he is in Boston.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 24624]

PHILLPOTTS, Henry (1778-1869). Bishop of Exeter.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev'd J.R. Hogg, 1½ pages 8vo, Warner's Hotel, Regent Street, 25 January 1843. Advising Hogg to refuse to admit to the Church infants baptized by laymen ('especially in Schism'), and urging him to convince the parents of the sinfulness of their act.
£50 / $62 / €58 [No: 24628]

PHILLPOTTS, Henry (1778-1869). Bishop of Exeter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Archdeacon Bartholomew, 2 pages 8vo, Bishopstowe [Torquay], 21 December 1854. Begging a bed for himself and Mrs Phillpotts on the occasion of the 'approaching ordination'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24627]

PHIPPS, Sir Charles Beaumont (1801-1866). Court official.
Autograph Letter Signed to Shaftesbury, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper (slightly soiled), Windsor Castle, 8 January 1852. Stating that the Prince [Albert] did not, 'upon principle' allow any of his letters, no matter how trivial, to be published, and therefore Shaftesbury's request is denied.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24629]

PICKARD, Benjamin (1842-1904). Trade unionist & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cunninghame, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of 1 Craven Street, Strand, as from The Limes Hydro, Southport, 17 December 1903. Claiming ill health and asking for more information before he acts ('No act of parliament is named & no work to be done to merit Diplomas etc').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24632]

PICKARD-CAMBRIDGE, Sir Arthur Wallace (1873-1952). Classicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed bishop, 1 page 8vo (filing hole), on writing paper of the Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield, 5 June 1939. Agreeing to second 'the resolution' if possible, though pressing business may prevent his doing so.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24633]

PIM, Bedford Clapperton Trevelyan (1826-1886). Naval officer & barrister.
Letter Signed to W.H. Webb, President of the Central American Transit Company, 1 page 4to (tears in the folds), 4 Westminster Chambers, London, 22 June 1867. Soliciting the partnership of Webb in his scheme to build a canal through Mosquito and Nicaragua, for which he has received a concession from the Nicaraguan government.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26357]

PITMAN, John Rogers (1782-1861). Church of England clergyman & author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Duncan, 1 page 4to (oblong), C[hrist's] H[ospital], 14 December no year. Asking that the name 'Admiral Vashon', recently submitted by Pitman as a subscriber, be changed to 'Rev'd J.V. Vashon'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24662]

PITT, William, the younger (1759-1806). Prime Minister 1783-1801 & 1804-1806.
Autograph Letter Signed to G[eorge?] Hammond, 1 page 4to (slightly irregular at left hand margin), Bath, 28 October 1802. Thanking him for papers delivered that morning and asking whether others could be sent.
£1250 / $1562 / €1462 [No: 26227]

PLATT, Sir Thomas Joshua (1788-1862). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd D Ray, 2 pages 4to (tears in the folds of the second, blank sheet), no place, no date [watermark 1834]. A testimonial as to the suitability of Ray to function as a clergyman or to hold Church Preferment, owing to his conduct during a suit he had brought agains those allegedly conspiring to alienate his wife's affections.
£60 / $75 / €70 [No: 24700]

PLAYFAIR, James (1738-1819). Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Chalmers in the Office for trade, Whitehall, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Meigle, 28 March 1799. Offering to help Chalmers in 'your present important undertaking', reporting on the presbytery records of the name 'Tealing', and discoursing on the local climate and geology.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24721]

PLAYFAIR, James (1738-1819). Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Gentlemen'), 1 page 4to, St Andrews, 28 October 1809. Sending 'a few copies of my Proposals to your care', offering to send more if required, and soliciting their 'influence & friendly aid'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24733]

PLUNKETT, Sir Francis Richard (1835-1907). Diplomatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to [?A.M.] Broadley, 3 pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper, Brussels, 15 February 1895. Reporting that the meeting of the institute had been postponed due to both the President and Vice-president suffering from influenza, and describing the reconciliation between the Princess de Ligne and 'the old Lady'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24817]

PLUNKET, William Conyngham, 4th baron (1828-1897). Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed dean, 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper with coronetted initial, Highcliffe Hotel, Bournemouth, 2 January 1884. Referring to a pamphlet written by Dean Stanley entitled Three Irish Churches, which had been requested by the dean of Wells.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24738]

POLAND, Sir Harry Bodkin (1829-1928). Barrister.
Autograph Letter Signed to Stephen Simeon, 2 pages 8vo, on writing paper of the New Club, Brighton, as from 18 Sloane Gardens, 11 May 1903. Promising to attend a meeting of the select committee and to write a memorandum regarding the Poor Prisoners Defence Bill.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24824]

POLIGNAC, Camille J.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), discussing business prospects and requesting payment, 3½ pages 8vo, London, 28 July 1870. 'While I shall be on the lookout for any favourable change which may take place, I believe that Government contracts are more likely at this moment to prove successful.'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 3484]

POLIGNAC, Prince Jules de (1780-1847). French statesman.
Autograph Letter (third person and probably not autograph) to [Robert] Peel (then home secretary), 1 page 4to with endorsements, Portland Place, March 1825. Offering the pictures of 'Monsieur le Chevalier de la Neufville' for sale to the British government 'pour la Galerie que le Government anglais a exprimé l'intention de former'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26510]

POLLOCK, Sir Charles Edward (1823-1897). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lochnis, 1 page 8vo on embossed writing paper of the Royal Courts of Justice, 24 March 1887. In a postscript announcing his intention to the tell the Attorney General that his client 'lost nothing by his absence'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24826]

POLWARTH, Alexander Hume-Campbell, Baron (1675-1740). Politician & diplomat.
Letter Signed to the Earl of Cadogan (1761/2-1726), 2 pages 4to, Copenhagen, 30 March 1720. Reporting on the progress of the treaty between Sweden and Denmark, which he hopes will be well advanced 'before My Lord Carteret leaves Stockholm'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24880]

POMEROY, Florence Wallace (1843/4-1911). Viscountess Harberton; dress reform campaigner.
Autograph Letter Signed to Brangwyn, 1½ pages 8vo, 15 Kensington Square, 14 July 1909. Gladly agreeing to sign the testimonial of McFall, and suggesting others that may also help.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24881]

PONSONBY, Arthur Augustus, Baron (1871-1946). Politician & peace campaigner.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Frank Pike, 1 page 8vo, 10 Downing Street, 17 March 1906. Writing as principal private secretary to Campbell-Bannerman, Ponsonby explains that his former letter to the London Fife Association, sending the PM's regrets, had been returned, thus occasioning an unfortunate delay in replying.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24883]

PORTER, John Addison (1856-1900). Politician; first official 'Secretary to the President'.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the Revd Dr Berry, 2 facing pages 8vo, Executive Mansion, Washington, 6 December 1897. Attempting to re-arrange an audience with the president for Berry and his friends, due to 'the peculiarly sad circumstances ... which surround the President and his household today'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24889]

POSTE, Beale (1793-1871). Antiquary.
Autograph Letter Signed to U.C., 1 page 8vo, ?Bydens Place, 23 March no year. Sending stamps in payment for a copy of the Collectania.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 24996]

POTTER, Alonzo (1800-1865). American bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Bishop of Landaff, 1½ pages 8vo (hole on the second page repaired), Great Malvern, 24 July 1858. Praising the bishop's Charges ('One cannot but quietly admire the dispassionate spirit which pervades them'), and promising to accept his invitation should his health allow him to travel.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24999]

POTTER, George (1832-1893). Trade unionist and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on writing paper of The Bee-Hive Newspaper (the trade union journal founded by Potter), 27 December 186 (last digit missing). Clarifying the position with regard to payment for carriages.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25003]

POTTER, John (1673/4-1747). Archbiship of Canterbury.
Signature ('Jo[annes] Cant[uariensis]') at the head of a partial document, a 4to (oblong) piece cut from the full document and laid down on an album leaf.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26513]

POTTER, Sir Thomas (1774-1845). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Deety, 2½ pages 8vo on writing paper of the Cobden Club, 17 September no year. Complaining of nettle-rash ('I take no notice of it, but thought I shd tell you I am a little troubled').
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25002]

POWER, Eileen Edna Le Poer (1889-1940). Economic historian.
Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Letter (third person) to the bookseller Mr J.A. Neuhuys, 2 pages 8vo (crossed and with notes by Neuhuys in blue pencil and ink), Girton College, October no year. The first letter orders two books from Neuhuys's catalogue and has, at the foot, a note from Neuhuys explaining that one of the books has been sold but that he can supply a new copy at 20s; his offer declined in the second letter.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25017]

POYNDER, John (1779/80-1849). Lawyer & evangelical activist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Handry, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf (somewaht soiled) and red wax seal, no place, 2 May 1814. Offering to call upon Handry with Mr Harding ('the famous copier in body colour of old paintings), in order to determine the artist who painted his picture.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25040]

POYNDER, John (1779/80-1849). Lawyer & evangelical activist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 4to, no place, no date [watermark 1825] Regretting that the volume his correspondent wished to have was missing from his library.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25020]

PRAED, Winthrop Mackworth (1802-1839). Poet & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Marshall, 2½ pages 8vo with integral address-leaf and remains of a red wax seal, Eton, 22 June no year [postmarked 1826]. Inviting Marshall to a cricket match against Uxbridge. Praed was, at this time, private tutor to Lord Bruce at Eton.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25042]

PRESTON, Sir Harry John (1860-1936). Racing car driver & hotelier.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Editor of The Financial News, 1 page 8vo, Royal York Hotel, Brighton, 16 February 1920. Sending thanks for the 'extremely handsome notice of "100 Years of the Royal York"'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25091]

PREVITE-ORTON, Charles William (1877-1947). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 2 pages 8vo, St John's College Library, Cambridge, 23 September 1931. Conveying information about the university career of John Davies who arrived at Cambridge in 1646.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25094]

PRICE, Bartholomew (1818-1898). College head.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, 11 St Giles, Oxford, 1 January 1881. Refusing to support the memorial to the Archbishop of Canterbury because he does not 'concur in many of the statements made', and declining to take part in the conference over which the Archbishop is to preside.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25095]

PRICE, Bonamy (1807-1888). Economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Professor [Richard] Owen, 3½ pages 8vo with Owen's stamp on the front, 11 Princes Terrace, Princes Gate, 20 March 1864. Praising Owen's lecture ('I was not aware that you were a great Exegete, as well as so much else').
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 25096]

PRICE, T. ?Baptist minister.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Baynes, a London bookseller, ½-page 4to, (seal-tear, just touching the signature), Baptist College, Bristol, no date [postmark 22 October 1822]. Asking that the books ordered be kept so that he can collect them during his impending trip to London.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 2159]

PRIVY COUNCIL Privy Council of Elizabeth I
Letter Signed by the Privy Council, addressed to Thomas Sackville, Baron Buckhurst [later 1st earl of Dorset], 1 page folio with address-leaf, Whitehall, 20 January 1601/2. A fine example, with nine signatures of Elizabethan statesmen, a little worn and soiled, only slightly affecting legibility, but in largely good condition.
£3250 / $4062 / €3802 [No: 25699]

PRYME, George (1781-1868). Economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs J. Hibbert, 1 page 4to written on the address-leaf (also signed), Hull, 25 September 1838. Detailing his movements ('I came 10 days ago having left Mrs. P. with my relatives the Tennants at Holme House ...').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25520]

PULTENEY, Sir William, fifth baronet (1684-1764). Politician & property developer.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to an unnamed correspondent, in all 3 pages 4to (second blank page removed from both letters)), Weymouth and London, 28 September and 9 November 1797. Discussing the way forward in resolving a grievance brought by Lord Dunsinann.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25928]

PUNSHON, William Morley (1824-1881). Wesleyan Methodist minister & public lecturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to J.H. ?Hunt, 4 pages 8vo (centre fold torn, not affecting the text), 4 pages 8vo, Heckmondwike, 5 December 1871. Acknowledging receipt of evidently early franks and offering others in return.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25527]

PUSEY, Edward Bouverie (1800-1882). Tractarian divine.
Autograph Letter (third person), perhaps a draft, to the publisher [?Francis] Rivington, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 35 Grosvenor Square, no date. Sending part of the manuscript of his 'Enquiry' and discussing details of the publication. The letter is undated but the beginning of the watermark '182[]' is evident.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 22499]

PUSEY, Edward Bouverie (1800-1882). Tractarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jacobson, 1 page 16mo (laid down), no place, no date. Apologising for misjudging the whereabouts of a paper on the population of Whitwood.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 4803]

PYAT Félix (1810-1889). French Socialist journalist & politician.
Document Signed (with his assumed name of Monod), 1 page 8vo (oblong), 18 September 1865. The document is a form from the South Kensington Museum for borrowing books. Pyat requests the loan of a French dictionary. A note at the head explains the pseudonym.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25531]
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QUADROS, Jânio (1917-1992). President of Brazil.
Brief Autograph Note Signed on a telegram form to Sr. Henrique Barto, ½-page 4to, Palacio do Governo, no date. Promising collaboration.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25532]
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RADCLIFFE, Frederick Peter Delmé (1804-1875). Sportsman and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to G.H. Ward, 1 page 4to (repair to fold), Cowes, 25 June 1839. Sending a copy of his The Noble Science, his book on hunting, for the Northwood Park library.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25541]

RADNOR, Wm Pleydell-Bouverie, third earl (1779-1869). Politician
Autograph Letter Signed to Matthew Montagu, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, Longford Castle, 21 October 1801. Reminding Montagu that the Deputy Lieutenant must be 'in the County, for which the Commission is issued'.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26579]

RANDOLPH, John (1749-1813). Bishop of London.
Autograph Letter Signed as bishop of Oxford ('J. Oxford') to The Revd Mr Symonds, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, Cuddesdon, 26 July 1804. Making arrangements for Randolph's visit to Ensham (Eynsham) church for a confirmation service.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25728]

RATHBONE, Eleanor Florence (1872-1946). Social reformer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to N.P. Macdonald, 1 page 4to (rust mark in corner), 50 Romney Street, 6 September 1934. Declining to contribute to Macdonald's book on patriotism, though wishing it well.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25734]

RAWLE, Richard (1812-1889). Bishop of Trinidad.
Autograph 'Enigma', 2 pages 8vo, no place, no date.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25736]

RAWLINSON, George (1806-1888). Historian & Church of England clergyman.
3 Autograph Letters Signed to W Shearing, 5 pages 8vo, 6 St Giles's, Oxford and the Precincts, Canterbury, August to December 1888.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25750]

ISAACS, Rufus D, 1st Marquess of Reading (1860-1935). Politician & judge.
Brief Typewritten Letter Signed to Mr Franklin, 1 page 8vo, Royal Courts of Justice (with blind stamp), 30 October 1916. Thanking him for a letter 'and expression of City opinion'.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 26437]

REDESDALE, John Thomas Freeman Mitford (1805-1886). Politician, first earl of Redesdale.
Autograph Letters to Lord Stuart (Lord Dudley Coutts (1803-1854), politician), 3 pages 8vo, Batsford Park [Gloucestershire], 22 October 1841. Soliciting proxies as Stuart is to 'start very shortly for the frozen regions', suggesting that Canning will hold them ('if he is not already engaged to perform that office for others').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25954]

REES, Abraham (1743-1825). Presbyterian minister & encyclopaedist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, ½-page 4to (tipped to the remains of an album leaf, a little dust-stained), 7 Kings Road, Grays Inn, 6 February 1819. Sending plans (no longer enclosed) for warming a chapel and asking that his correspondent consult the gentleman concerned 'ab[ou]t the expediency, utility and expense of warming the chapel'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26581]

REICH, Emil (1854-1910). Historian.
Autograph statement, 1 page 8vo on his writing paper at 33 St Luke's Road, 9 August 1910. An apologia for capital punishment.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 25962]

REY, Joseph (1779-1855). 'Inventor of Socialism in France'.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to [Sir John] Bowring (1792-1872, politician, diplomatist & writer), ½-page 4to with integral address-leaf, no place, 19 July 1823. Introducing M. Villerine, a native of Chambray, who has made great sacrifices and must now apply to the Spanish for permission to become assimilated in Italy, and asking asking for Bowring's assistance.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26582]

RHODES, Cecil John (1853-1902). Imperialist and benefactor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear Sir'), 1 page 8vo with blank leaf (small splits in one fold repaired on the reverse), 16 Cork Street, no date. Referring to a letter of introduction (no longer enclosed) and asking for a brief meeting.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26255]

ROBINSON, Richard, 1st Baron Rokeby (bap. 1708-1794). Church of Ireland archbishop of Armagh.
Autograph Letter Signed ('R Armagh') to [Thomas Percy] Bishop of Dromore, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf, 'H & Wells Bristol', 25 June 1787. Enlisting Percy's help on his 'Trienniel Visitation', asking for lodging for himself and others.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26583]

[ROBINSON, William] (1838-1935). Author & gardener.
Letter (secretarial signature) to Shackle, 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of The Garden, 16 February 1899. Attempting to elicit Miss Cady's address.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 6781]

ROEBUCK, John Arthur (1801-1879). Politician.
Autograph Note Signed to Mrs F.M. Williams, sending his autograph, 1 page 12mo, London, 20 July 1867.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0642]

[ROOTES, William Ed., 1st Baron Rootes (1894-1964). Motor vehicle manufacturer.]
Group of 26 Typewritten Letters Signed & Autograph Letters Signed to Rootes from various correspondents, in all 14 pages 4to, 11 pages 8vo and 1 page folio, 1935-1964, where dated. The letters divide into two subjects: Rootes's generous provision of cars to visitors both in England and in other countries, and recognition of his tireless efforts to expand trade abroad.
£185 / $231 / €216 [No: 26585]

ROTHENSTEIN, Sir John Knewstub Maurice (1901-1992). Art historian & administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Daisy Drinkwater, widow of the poet, 4 pages 8vo, The Athenaeum, 25 March [1937]. A letter of sympathy on the death of her husband.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25911]

RUSSELL, Lord John, first Earl Russell (1792-1878). Prime Minister 1846-1852 and 1865-1866).
Poignant Autograph Letter Signed to [Edmund] Hammond, 1 page 4to with integral blank leaf, 6 July 1866. Reflecting on his second and final departure as prime minister.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26287]

RUSTEM PASHA
Letter Signed ('Rustem') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (evidence of former framing at the margins), 30 December 1891. Explaining that the Turkish Army does not require any foreign officers at the present moment, so that he is unable to further the request of Mr H.B. Cooke.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 0741]
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SADLER, Sir Michael Ernest (1861-1943). Educationist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Cook (possibly A.K. Cook of Winchester College), 2½ pages 8vo, no place, 10 August 1910. Attempting to find a date on which he can visit the college.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 26217]

ST LEONARDS, Edward Sugden, Baron (1781-1875). Lord chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wightman (probably Sir William Wightman, 1785-1863, judge), 2 pages 8vo, Boyle Farm, 'Friday', no date. Asking him to a dinner with the Chief Justice.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 26221]

SALMON, Lucy Maynard (1853-1927). American historian & professor at Vassar College.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Eisler in Bavaria, 4 pages 4to, Poughkeepsie, New York, 13 November 1923. Offering a copy of her book 'for review purposes' and asking that, in return, he provide her with a list of works relating to the German press suitable for adding to the Vassar College archive.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26231]

SANDAY, William (1843-1920). Biblical scholar.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Merivale, 2½ pages 8vo, Christ Church, Oxford, 6 April no year. Thanking her for the gift of a paper knife, an object that has 'a pecular interest for me'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 26235]

SANKEY, Ira David (1840-1908). American evangelist and hymn writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William T. Stead, then editor of the Pall Mall Gazette, 3 pages 8vo, 110 Newington Green Road, 7 June 1884.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 26328]

SANKEY, John, Viscount (1866-1948). Lord Chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Wakefield, 1½ pages 4to, on writing paper of the House of Lords, 4 January 1932. Reciprocating Wakefield's good wishes for Christmas and the New Year, and thanking him for the gift of a book about London livery companies.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26237]

SAY, (Jean Baptiste) Léon (1826-1896). French economist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent ('Mon cher Monsieur'), 1½ pages 8vo, Hotel des Iles Britanniques, Menton, 18 October 1880. Thanking his correspondent for his offer ('obligeante et aimable') but explaining that he is to go to Venice with his wife following an illness.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26250]

SCAPINI, Georges (1893-1972) French politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed in French, to Th. Rickman in Brighton, 1 page 8vo with envelope, Paris, 15 April 1930. Thanking him warmly for giving him news of the translation in English and Braille of his book which he hopes will be useful to those blinded in the war, and also for sending on a letter from Mrs Reynolds.
£42 / $52 / €49 [No: 26261]

SCHLESINGER, Arthur M. jnr. (1917-2007). American historian and social critic.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the artist Nicolas Bentley, 1 page 8vo, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, 17 August 1966. Thanking Bentley for his kindness to Schlesinger's mother when she was in London, and telling him of her delight at meeting 'the artist of Eliot's cats!'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 26274]

SCOTT, Sir Harold Richard (1887-1969). Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.
Autograph Letter Signed to Geikie Cobb, 2 pages 8vo on writing paper of New Scotland Yard, 7 February 1957. Accepting a rather vague invitation and promising to be in touch when his wife makes one of her rare appearances in town.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26294]

SELBORNE, William Palmer, second earl (1859-1942). Politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Selborne') to Muller at the Daily Telegraph, 2 pages 8vo on embossed writing paper of the Admiralty, 20 July 1903. Explaining that a correspondent on the Good Hope will see more of the manoeuvres than one on any battleship.
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 26323]

SELLON, (Priscilla) Lydia (1821-1876). Founder of the Society of the Most Holy Trinity.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Philpotts, 4 pages 16mo (traces of former mounting), Plymouth, 18 February no year. Asking if a portrait she has of 'the Bishop' could be put before him 'when he is disengaged' so that he might add his signature at the foot.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26344]

SETON, Ernest Thompson (1860-1946). Writer and illustrator. Chief Scout of America.
Signature with the usual sketch of a cat's paw, ca 50 x 115 mm (2 x 4½ inches).
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 7705]

SHAWCROSS, Hartley William, Baron (1902-2003). Barrister, politician & businessman.
Lengthy Typewritten Letter Signed to Stanley Baldwin, 2½ pages 4to on writing paper of the President of the Board of Trade, 25 May 1951. While exonerating himself from blame ('not my responsibility'), explaining the disparity between the price paid by the Raw Cotton Commission for Sea Island cotton from Montserrat and the price at which it is sold domestically.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26482]

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley (1751-1816). Playwright and politician.
Characteristic brief Autograph Letter Signed ('RBS') to an unnamed correspondent (no salutation), 1 page small 4to, 'Friday', no date.
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 24716]

SIMON, Sir John (1818-1897). Serjeant-at-law.
Cabinet photograph (three-quarter length) by the London Stereoscopic Company, signed in ink in the lower border.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 22397]

SMITH, Goldwin (1823-1910). Controversialist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Charles Eyre Pascoe, 1 page 8vo, 46 Clarges Street, 12 March 1882. Apologising for having lost some papers by accident ('arising from my unsettled condition') and stating that the slight corrections had been made.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25947]

SMUTS, Jan Christiaan (1870-1950). South African soldier and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to W.H. Anstey, 2 pages small 8vo with envelope, Savoy Hotel, London, 8 October 1934. Promising to help Anstey with a problem over his pension.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 26087]

SMUTS, Jan Christiaan (1870-1950). South African soldier and statesman.
Signature ('J.C. Smuts') at the foot of a letter addressed to him by a collector, 18 October 1929. The letter, 1 page 8vo on deckle-edged paper, is a polite request (enclosing a stamped envelope) from an autograph collector.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 26088]

SNOWDEN, Philip, Viscount Snowden (1864-1937). Politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Basil Gregg, 1 page 4to, Elberton, Woodstock Road, Golders Green, 10 April 1911. Discussing the national debt, and explaining his method of calculating its cost to the individual.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24094]

SOUTHAMPTON, Thomas Wriothesley, earl of (1607-1667). Statesman.
Letter Signed addressed to Sir Robert Pye, 1 page folio (small fragment missing from right hand side touching three words), with endorsed second leaf, 4 March 1661/2. Ordering the payment of the royal organ maker.
£425 / $531 / €497 [No: 26338]

SPOONER, William Archibald (1844-1930). Warden of New College; originator of the 'Spoonerism.'.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to [Luigino] Franchetti, in all 3½ pages 8vo, New College, Oxford (one from the Warden's lodgings), 26 April and 26 June 1913. Sending a stern warning that Franchetti is to 'make a solomn promise' not to lead his visiting brother astray. The second letter backtracks, congratulating Franchetti on his first and wishing him a successful musical career.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25140]

[STOCKDALE, John] (1749?-1814). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed addressed to Stockdale and signed 'Corregidore', 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf (spike-hole, folds fragile), no place, no date [watermark 1804]. An anonymous complaint of the inadequate and inaccurate treatment of the Rokeby family in the latest issue of Debrett's.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 8085]

STUBBS, William (1825-1901). Historian & Bishop of Oxford.
Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Oxon') to Dr Collins, 1½ pages 8vo, The Palace, Cuddesdon, 18 September 1890. Thanking Collins for sending the abstract of William Barroby's will ('It is full of suggestions of cousinship').
£40 / $50 / €46 [No: 24193]
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TATTERSALL, Richard, the third (1785-1859). Bloodstock auctioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 4to (a note of identification in ink at the head), no place, 12 November 1823. Agreeing to call on his correspondent and to send his servants, adding in a postscript 'should you wish to see the Books'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24806]

TEMPLE, Frederick (1821-1902). Archbishop of Canterbury.
2 Autograph Letters Signed ('H. Temple') to the Dean [of Bristol], in all 2½ pages 8vo, Rugby, 24 September 1868 and 16 October 1869. Sending a report of his speech at Clithero (sic), extracted from the local paper and giving the Dean permission to use it however he wishes, and thanking him for congratulations (on his appointment as Bishop of Exeter).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 5108]

TEMPLE, Frederick (1821-1902). Archbishop of Canterbury.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('F. Cantuar') to the Revd A. Perowne, 1 page 8vo, Butharlyp How, Grasmere, 12 August 1899. Stating that 'The decision has been already sent to every Bishop. It is open to every Bishop to act on it at once'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 25366]

THIERS, Louis Adolphe (1797-1877). French statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Rambuteau, 1 page 8vo, no place, no date. Asking him to receive Thiers' secretary and take him to a department where he can find out about the 'Statue d'argent'.
£38 / $47 / €44 [No: 0798]

TREDEGAR, Courtney Charles E., 1st Viscount (1830-1913).
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, ½-page 8vo, Tredegar Park, Newport, 12 November 1910. Enclosing a cheque for his subscription.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8154]

TREDEGAR, Courtney Charles E., 1st Viscount (1830-1913).
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Tredegar Park, Newport, 20 May 1900. Returning a sketch (no longer present) because it is not suitable for the friend for whom he was making enquiries.
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 8155]

TURNER, Sir William (1832-1916). Anatomist and university administrator.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Alice, 4 pages 8vo, 6 Eton Terrace, Edinburgh, 24 May 1913. Thanking her for volumes of the Philosophical Transactions, and sending family news.
£35 / $43 / €40 [No: 24342]
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VESEY-FITZGERALD, Brian
Autograph Postcard Signed to A.C. Piper, Farnham, 10 May 1949. Thanking his correspondent for the letter about dogs; 'The expression was quite new to me and I'm most intrigued that it should even have been used in good society!'
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 1587]

VOYSEY, Charles (1828-1912). Theistic preacher.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to the editor of the Temple Bar, 4 pages 8vo, Woodlawn House, Dulwich, 24 and 26 January 1884. Sending copies of his book 'Letter to the Press of the Realm, on the present Relation of Church & State its Perils & Safequards', and asking him not to publicise it until the first week in February.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25185]
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WALPOLE, Robert, Second Earl of Orford (1701-1751). Viscount Walpole. Son of the first Prime Minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Ned', 1 page 4to, Heanton, 13 September 1737. Hoping to visit him the following evening, later than he had originally proposed. Tattered at the left hand edge affecting several words.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26372]

WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852). American lawyer and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Signed Photograph Lyman Esq.', 1 page 4to on blue paper with blank leaf, 'Jan 5' [in another hand 'Washington' and '1842']. Evidently a business or diplomatic letter.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 25368]

WEST, F.A. President of the Wesleyan Convention.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev Dr Carlyle, 4 pages 8vo, Hackney, 24 November 1858. A note of identification and editing (perhaps for publication) in another hand. Ordering copies of 'News of the Churches' and lauding its aims.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 1336]

WHITBREAD, Samuel (1764-1815). Politician.
Letter Signed to Lord Sidmouth (Henry Addington, 1757-1844, prime minister 1801-1804), 1 page 8vo with second, endorsed, leaf, Dover Street, 7 May 1814. Sending a petition (no longer enclosed) for the Prince Regent (later George IV). Sidmouth was at this time Home Secretary.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24792]

WHITNEY, W.C.
Typewritten Letter Signed to E.R. Robinson, 1 page 8vo, Washington
£32 / $40 / €37 [No: 0882]

WHITWORTH, Sir Joseph (1803-1887). Mechanical engineer and machine tool manufacturer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry [perhaps Major General Sir Henry Knights Storks (1811-1874)], 1 page 8vo with blank leaf, The Firs, Near Manchester, 5 October 1857. Looking forward to welcoming Sir Henry and Lord Panmure [Fox Maule (later Fox Maule-Ramsay), second Baron Panmure (1801-1874, army officer and politician)], and offering to meet their train.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 25447]

WILDE, James Plaisted, Baron Penzance (1816-1899). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Penzance') to the Hon. H[amilton] Cuffe (1848-1934, lawyer), 4 pages 8vo, Eashing Park, Godalming, 19 May 1887. Attempting to clear up any misunderstanding arising from his previous letter on the subject of modes of punishment.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24515]

WOOD, Sir Matthew, first baronet (1768-1843). Druggist and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Earl of Lichfield, 2 pages 8vo, with endorsements to the second leaf, 24 Great George Street, 8 July 1841. Asking for his nephew, Matthew Wood, to be moved from the Inland Office to the Rail Road.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 24807]
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