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BADER, Sir Douglas Robert Steuart (1910-1982). Royal Air Force Officer.
2 Typewritten Letters Signed to Geoffrey Powell, London, 2 pages 4to (a few chips, glue-stains to reverse of one letter), 11 November 1975 and 12 April 1978. With covering letter.
£285 / $356 / €333 [No: 26495]

BAKER, Sir Samuel White (1821-1893). African traveller.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Fowler', 3 pages 8vo, Thornham Hall, Eye, 29 Novedmber 1873. Making arrangments for a visit for dinner, asking whether his daughter (who would otherwise be left alone at the hotel') could be included in the number, and sending his best wishes to 'Professor Owen'.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 26523]

BERESFORD, Lord Charles (1846-1919). Admiral and politician.
Letter Signed to General Sir Robert Baden Powell, 1 page 4to, 1 Great Cumberland Place, 30 March 1911. Promising to 'see how the sentiment goes with regard to your kind offer' concerning Scoutmaster Swaine.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24012]

BERESFORD, Lord Charles (1846-1919). Admiral and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Sir Charles', 1½ pages 8vo (docketed in ink at the head), Admiralty (blind stamp), 26 May 1887. Agreeing to watch the career of James Robinson and 'if he passes do what I can to give him a lift'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 24974]

BOSCAWEN, Edward ('Old Dreadnought') (1711-1761). Naval officer and politician.
Document Signed ('Ed: Boscawen'), 1 page folio (oblong) on vellum, 255 x 320 mm. (10 x 12¼ inches), with papered seal; Fort St George (Madras), 1 October 1749. Appointing John Rodolphus de Gingins 'to be second Lieutenant to the Independent Company of Foot whereof George Gordon Esqr. is Captain'. The signature slightly scratchy.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 26624]
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CARDIGAN, James Thos Brudenell, 7th Earl (1797-1868). Lieutenant-General. Commander of the Light Brigade in the Crimea.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Deene, 19 January 1865. Approving an estimate and requesting that the work be started immediately. 'I approve the place & estimate & return them to you - I wish the work to be proceeded with at once.'
£225 / $281 / €263 [No: 26401]

COLLINGWOOD, Cuthbert, Baron (1748-1810). Vice-admiral. Second in command at Trafalgar.
Letter Signed to Sir Robert Adair, 1 page folio with second leaf bearing a brief endorsement, Ocean at Malta, 27 January 1809. Congratulating Adair on having concluded a treaty with Turkey, promising to order the cessation of naval hostilities, and offering to find a good position for Captain Stewart.
£1650 / $2062 / €1930 [No: 26226]

CONWAY, Henry Seymour (1719-1795). Army officer and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed peer [perhaps the earl of Bute], 3 pages 4to, ?Amenau, 19 September 1762. Soliciting advancement from the king.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24722]
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DU CHAILLU, Paul Belloni (1835-1903). African explorer and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to [John] Cordy Burrows, 1½ pages 8vo with blank leaf and envelope, Edinburgh, 23 October 1861. Thanking Burrows for an invitation to the opening 'of your new museum', and declining on the grounds of other engagements.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25630]

DUNDAS, Sir Richard Saunders (1802-1861). Naval officer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain F J Michell, 1½ pages 4to, Admiralty, 29 December 1828. Acting as secretary to his father, Lord Melville, he writes to promise that his father will consider granting Michell promotion, but warning that are a number of other cases 'to which his attention may be more immediately called'.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25923]
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FISHER, John Arbuthnot, 1st Baron (1841-1920). Admiral of the fleet.
Large signature ('Fisher') in ink on a cut piece with admiralty rubber stamp alongside, no date.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 25688]
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GORDON, Charles George (1833-1885). Army officer. Killed at Khartoum.
Autograph Letter Signed to General Eyre at 10 Berkeley Square, 1 page 8vo with blank leaf and original envelope, 5 Rochester Place, Southampton, 9 January 1884. Informing Eyre that he will be leaving for Exeter to stay with the Revd [R.H.] Barnes and that he will be leaving for Brussels on the 25th. 'I cannot break my word to King Leopold ...'
£1100 / $1375 / €1287 [No: 26253]

GORDON, Charles George (1833-1885). Army officer. Killed at Khartoum.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Dyer, 1 page 8vo with blank Leaf, 5 Rockstone Place, Southampton (on United Service Club writing paper), 8 December 1882. Acknowledging his letter and confirming that he will try to visit his correspondent before leaving England.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 26254]
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HALL, Captain Basil (1788-1844). Naval Captain and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Richardson, 2¼ pages 16mo (weak in the folds, laid down on the remains of an album leaf), 77 Harley Street, 20 March 1840. Asking Richardson to append his name to 'our friend Grant's Certificate at the Royal Academy'.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25871]

HOOD, Samuel, first Viscount (1724-1816). Admiral.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Hood') to the Revd Dr Goodall, 1 page 4to (slight traces of mounting, and one endorsement to the reverse), Wimpole Street, 24 April 1798. Recommending his grandson as a pupil at Eton.
£650 / $812 / €760 [No: 25873]
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KEITH, George Keith Elphinstone, Viscount (1746-1823). Admiral.
Important Autograph Letter Signed to Sir (William) S[idney] Smith (1764-1840, naval officer), 1 page 4to with address-leaf (name only), ?'Camp', 31 August or 'April' no year.
£450 / $562 / €526 [No: 24717]

KITCHENER, Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl (1850-1916). Field Marshal.
Cabinet-size photograph by G. Lékégian & Co. of Cairo, signed in ink 'Kitchener of Khartoum / Sirdar' [commander-in-chief], no date (after 1892). A fine photograph in near perfect condition showing Kitchener at three-quarter length in tropical uniform. Inscribed on the reverse by a previous owner as having been acquired at Bagshot Park Bazaar in 1899.
£750 / $937 / €877 [No: 26014]

KITCHENER, Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl (1850-1916). Field Marshal.
Autograph Letter Signed to Captain Anson, 1 page 8vo (a little worn with some remains of old mounting and offsetting from hasty folding), Cairo, 28 April, no year. Signed 'Herbert Kitchener', declining to find Anson a billet (i.e. a military position), referring him to Captain Middlemass of the Coast Guard at Alexandria ('but they are full now').
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 26603]
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LAYARD, Sir Austen Henry (1817-1894). Excavator of Nineveh.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Thomas] Hughes, 2 pages 8vo, Piccadilly, ?21 October ?1851. Arranging to hold a dinner for the painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts. ('I have also spoken to Phillips who ... proposed a plan for kidnapping the pittore in case he should show any coyness in accepting the invite. ...')
£120 / $150 / €140 [No: 26557]

LUCAN, George Charles Bingham, Earl of (1800-1888). Field Marshal; commanded the heavy brigade at Balaclava.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Lucan') to his agent, W[illia]m Brocklehurst, 4 pages 8vo with postscript written across the first page, Castleham, 7 November 1842. Urging Brocklehurst to implement the scheme drawn up for the management of his Sutton estate and asking for help in securing two mares ('I have always admired the horses about ... Manchester & Liverpool').
£175 / $218 / €204 [No: 22360]
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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]

MARKHAM, Sir Clements Robert (1830-1916). Geographer and historical writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, 21 Eccleston Square, 2 December 1907. Thanking him for sending Sir Henry Knyvetts' Defence of the Realm with which he heartily agrees ('The antidote to socialism is patriotism').
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 22860]

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]
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NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Vice-admiral.
Autograph Letter Signed (with the left hand, 'Nelson & Bronte') to captain Sir Edward [Berry], 1 page 4to (old repair to split in centre fold), Merton, 8 June 1802. Concerning a case relating, not unusually, to prize money.
£7500 / $9375 / €8775 [No: 25490]

NELSON, Horatio, Viscount (1758-1805). Vice-admiral.
Naval order signed ('Nelson & Bronte'), the text in the hand of his secretary John Scott, to Lord Mark Kerr, Victory, at sea, 26 January 1805. To the captain of H.M.S. Fisguard, countermanding earlier orders and commanding him to return to rendezvous number 97 [south of San Sebastian], 2 sides folio on a single sheet, with blank leaf.
£4750 / $5937 / €5557 [No: 26464]

NORSTAD, Lauris (1907-1988). American general; Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Typewritten Letter Signed ('Lauris') to Field Marshal Sir John Harding, 1 page 4to, on writing paper of the Allied Powers Europe (filing holes in margin), 27 July 1956. Thanking Harding for congratulations on his succession [as Supreme Allied Commander Europe], and offering hope that Harding will be 'successful in finding a workable solution to the serious problem with which you are dealing'.
£55 / $68 / €64 [No: 23727]
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PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). Arctic explorer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Richardson', probably Sir John Richardson, 1 page 8vo (c.5 x 4½ inches), Haslar, 27 December no year. Traces of old mounting to the reverse, slightly trimmed at the left hand side.
£325 / $406 / €380 [No: 26618]

PASLEY, Sir Charles William (1780-1861). Army officer.
Autograph Letter Signed to W. Cabell, 2½ pages 4to, Chatham, 14 February 1834. Warmly approving a plan to send engineering cadets to Chatham under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Hay ('to make him responsible for their general conduct') whilst remaining in command of their studies.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26353]

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]

PEPYS, Samuel (1633-1703). Diarist.
Letter Signed, to the clerk of the cheque at Chatham, 1 page folio, 30 April 1667, with a further document on the reverse also signed by Pepys, 27 April 1667. The letter instructs the clerk to receive a consignment of timber (as described in the contract overleaf) from Mr John Mason. Signed also by Brouncker, William Penn (jnr.) and John Hervey.
£2500 / $3125 / €2925 [No: 26547]

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]

POLIGNAC, Camille Armand, Prince de (1832-1913). French nobleman, scholar & soldier; joined the Confederate Army.
Autograph Letter (third person) to the Comte de Mulinen, 1 page 8vo (stains resembling coffee), Paris, 16 September no year. Assuring him that the coat destined for the Comte de Mandelstok will be delivered.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24825]
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REID, William (1921-2001). Victoria Cross holder.
Signature and subscription ('Best Wishes / William Reid V.C. / ex 61 Squadron RAFVR / ex 617 / Tarland 21.2.56'. On a small white card, ca 45 x 75 mm (2 x 3 inches).
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 19834]

ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl (1832-1914). Field Marshal.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the Rev J. Percy de Putron, 3 pages small 4to (a little soiled), 'On the Nile, 14 March 1909. Taking as his starting-point Putron's letter saying that he was to hold a Church Parade for his parishioners who had joined the Territorials, Robert expatiates on the duty of soldiering.
£150 / $187 / €175 [No: 25512]

ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, 1st Earl (1832-1914). Field Marshal.
Autograph Letter Signed to Hichens, 2 pages 8vo, Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, 8 October 1895. Suggesting that his shares in the Consolidated Gold Fields of South Afica ought perhaps to be sold in view of the drop in their value.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26140]

RUSSELL, Sir William Howard (1820-1907). War correspondent.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on dark blue paper with integral blank, Braemar, 27 September 1865. Asking whether he had received a photograph and stamps sent three weeks previously.
£65 / $81 / €76 [No: 24339]
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SABINE, Sir Edward (1788-1883). Army officer, explorer and physicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.W. Cooke, 3 pages 8vo, 13 Ashley Place, 27 April no year [watermark 1862]. Welcoming him home and inviting him to an early dinner to meet a colleague.
£110 / $137 / €128 [No: 25355]

SABINE, Sir Edward (1788-1883). Army officer, explorer and physicist.
Autograph Letter Signed to John Murray, 1½ pages 8vo (traces of glue in the margin), no place, 29 January 1867. Thanking Murray for a copy of de Chaillu's 'volume'.
£75 / $93 / €87 [No: 26214]

SCHENCK, Robert Cumming (1809-1890). Union Army General in the American Civil War.
Autograph Letter (third person), 1 page 8vo on flimsy paper, 1330 Mass[achuetts] Avenue ('cor[ner] 14th. W.), 3 February 1870. Accepting an invitation from Mr Philp for the following Thursday.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26267]

SCOTT, Robert Nicholson (1838-1887). American Army Officer & compiler of Civil War Records.
Autograph Letter Signed to Prof Robert Thompson in Philadelphia, 1 page 4to on writing paper of the War Department, Publication Office, War Records, Washington, 21 July 1882. Explaining that pressure of work means that he will be unable to write an article on the American Army in time to meet the deadline, and suggesting in his stead General James Foy.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26298]

SETON-KARR, Heywood Walter (1859-1938). Soldier & game hunter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Fletcher, 3 pages 8vo, 30 Lancaster Gate, 6 April 1889. Informing Fletcher that his book Shores and Alps of Alaska is soon to be issued and listing his other publications dealing with Alaska and British Columbia, along with other cryptic observations.
£45 / $56 / €52 [No: 26347]

SHERMAN, William Tecumseh (1820-1891). American general.
Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Julia K. Fish, 4 pages 8vo, Headquarters, Army of the United States, Washington, 11 July 1870. Discussing the future of Fort Monroe.
£425 / $531 / €497 [No: 24302]

SMITH, Sir (William) Sidney (1764-1840). Admiral.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lord Nugent at Lilies in Buckinghamshire, 3 pages 4to with address-leaf bearing red wax seal, Paris, 18 June 1818. Thanking him for his support during his 'painful state of suspense'.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 24756]

SMYTH, William Henry (1788-1865). Admiral and scientific writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo, St John's Lodge, Aylesbury, 26 January 1859. An amusing letter telling of the breakfast-table announcement of Baden Powell's election to his two sons.
£125 / $156 / €146 [No: 26571]

STANLEY, Sir Henry Morton (1841-1904). Explorer, administrator, author and journalist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Alfred Lyall, 2 pages 8vo (facing, small area of damage to lower left hand corner of second leaf), 2 Richmond Terrace, 22 June 1891. Declining an offer of hospitality during his visit to Canterbury, and expressing his preference for a hotel.
£350 / $437 / €409 [No: 25379]
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WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, duke of (1769-1852).
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, London, 30 April 1844. Suggesting that if his presence at the Committee is not necessary, he would prefer not to attend, but promising to do so if needed.
£550 / $687 / €643 [No: 24867]

WOOD, Sir (Henry) Evelyn, VC. (1838-1919). Army officer
Typewritten Letter Signed to E.H. Montage [sic], 1½ pages 8vo, War Office (with blind stamp), 8 September 1899. Giving several reasons why Montage's brother-in-law would not be eligible for the Army Service Corps.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 25687]
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ZALINSKI, Edmund Louis Gray (1849-1909). Military engineer, developed the dynamite torpedo-gun.
The conclusion and signature from an Autograph Letter Signed ('I am, with much love, affectionately yours E.L. Zalinski'), with a postscript, ½-page 8vo, no date.
£85 / $106 / €99 [No: 24144]
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