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ALS, 2pp., 8vo, to an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
(John Tenniel) Bernard C. Green
Publication details: 
17 Nov. 1913
£35.00

(Tenniel) artist and cartoonist (18201914). Green has been asked by Tenniel, to write on his behalf. He explains that Tenniel is now blind and infirm. He [passses on the opinion that the artists their correspondent has named "all stood out in thier respective spheres, and were among the cleverest black & white artists of the century in their particular styles".

[ David Roberts et al) Signatures of David Roberts, Charles Eastlake and Henry Moseley (with their current addresses) clipped from document

Author: 
David Roberts, C.L. Eastlake and Henry Moseley, artists
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£65.00

18.5 x 8.5cm, sl. chipped and stained, but text clear. Signatures of Roberts, C.L. Eastlake and Henry Moseley, adding their addresses in holograph (Eastlake and Roberts both at 7 Fitzroy Square, and Moseley at 52 Upper Charlotte Street), probably clipped from an appeal to the Artists' Benevolent Fund.

Signature clipped from document, "David Roberts, R.A." with signature of Thomas McLean, presumably the publisher

Author: 
David Roberts, Scottish artist
Publication details: 
n.d.
£28.00

Cut irregularly from document, 10 x 4cm, good condition. Signatures of Roberts and McLean from an appeal to the Artists' Benevolent Fund. Note on reverse reveals a claim on behalf of "Mrs Anne Turner", claim no. 1495.

ALS to "Dr Rost", orientalist

Author: 
Dr James Burgess
Publication details: 
17/10/84
£100.00

Archaeological surveyor of India. 2pp., 8vo. He discusses the personnel of the Survey, the senior position to be filled, and what he would do if he were in charge. (He was Director General from 1886 to 1889.)

Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Donald Currie, shipowner and benefactor

Author: 
John Blair Balfour, Ist Baron Kinross
Publication details: 
28/02/84
£45.00

Scottish judge (1837-1905). 6pp., 8vo, discussing in detail the expropriation of estates from an absent person and the implications and powers of the "Presumption of Life Limitation (Scotland) Act of 1881".

ALS to S.(?) Jennings

Author: 
G.H. Laporte, painter
Publication details: 
01/05/65
£45.00

5pp., 8vo. He discusses some proofs of engravings he has sent, for which his correspondent has shown insufficient enthusiasm. He would like them back. He says he is prepared to "make Pictures of Animals from Photographs, in fact he has done so. He discusses colouring, oil or water colour. His main line is portrait-painting, he says, either in London or at "Gentlemen's seats", giving his rates.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 3) to Col. Harvey

Author: 
Margot Asquith,
Publication details: 
1913 and 1915
£300.00

Wife of Prime Minister. 2-5pp., 8vo. Extensive eulogising of her husband, H.H. Asquith, and condemnation of his enemies. (Asquith was replaced by Lloyd George in 1916.) Three items,

Autograph Note Signed to an unknown correspondent

Author: 
Philip S. Robinson.
Publication details: 
17 Jan. (?) 1885
£200.00

Naturalist and miscellaneous writer. One page, 8vo. He says that he is about to leave for the Sudan and apologises for his discourtesy in not replying sooner. With: holograph list, 2pp., 8vo, of works by Robinson and key dates, events, and positions in his life, including a professorship in India, work for newspapers, authorship of a fishing brochure. His adventurous life was thought to have ended in the bush on Cuba where he was to have reported on the Spanish-American War.

Autograph Note Signed, one page, 8vo, to an unnamed correspondent

Author: 
Marie Zimmerman
Publication details: 
8 July (n.y.)
£50.00

Pianist and composer (1847-1925). She has sent her correspondent a card (invitation) to a concert she is organising on behalf of the Church of St Augustine. She says she has made every effort to make it a success, and has persuaded all the artistes to give their services (free).

Autograph Note Signed to (J. Saddler)

Author: 
George Dalziel
Publication details: 
No date.
£50.00

Wood engraver2pp., 8vo. Staining not obscuring the text. He promises to go to his house to "sign the Return you speak of" and announces a recent change of address.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 4) to (Charles) Buxton

Author: 
William E. Baxter.
Publication details: 
11 July-29 Aug. 1885
£250.00

Traveller in Spain and elsewhere, and author. 2-4pp., 8vo. He discusses extensively his work on "a Handbook on Russia & Great Britain in Central Asia", giving a resume of chapters and asking for copies to be sent to various places. "No question is more important at present". FOUR ITEMS,

Autograph Note Signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
C.P. Scott.
Publication details: 
02/11/16
£20.00

Newspaper editor (1846-1932). One page, 8vo, acknowledging good wishes for his 70th birthday.

Autograph Letter Signed,to an unnamed woman

Author: 
Frederic Harrison
Publication details: 
29/03/15
£45.00

Author and positivist (1831-1923). 4pp., 4to, He is responding to an appeal from the "Gould Committee", formed when Gould ceased to be teacher for the Moral Education League. Harrison goes into detailed discussion of the implications, prophesying economic difficulties for years to come.

Autograph Letter, third person, to "Mr Casey"

Author: 
Charles Kean,
Publication details: 
Dublin, 30 Dec. 1862
£30.00

Actor and theatre manager (DNB). One page, some damage marginally affecting the text. He thanks him for his gift of the poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade".

Autograph Note Signed to (Mrs Fisher, literary agent)

Author: 
F. Anstey
Publication details: 
08/11/09
£50.00

One page, 8vo. French rights of "The Brass Bottle" already settled. With: Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 8vo, F.W. Pemberton, on Anstey's behalf, to Mrs Fisher on the same matter. Two items,

Signature clipped from document

Author: 
David Roberts
Publication details: 
n.d.
£45.00

Scottish painter (1796-1864).Good Signature of Roberts and others (Calder Marshall and Witherington and one illegible).clipped from an appeal to the Artists' Benevolent Fund.

Autograph Letter Signed, to an unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
William Adam
Publication details: 
Charlotte24 Nov. 1832.
£50.00

Scottish lawyer and politician, friend of Walter Scott (1751-1839). 2pp., 4to, good condition. He is submitting letters to his correspondent for him to "peruse" and plans a discussion of "the matter" in a carriage. A note has been added "Of Sir Walter Scott" ( Scott died 21 Sept. 1832, and Adam was a friend), but there is no internal evidence of this.

Autograph Letter Signed and Autograph Note Signed to F.W. Fairholt, engraver, art critic

Author: 
Joseph Durham
Publication details: 
20 April and 6 June [1857].
£45.00

Sculptor (1814-1877). 2pp. & one page, 8vo. He initially discusses the "distresses" of someone called Hone, presumably an artist, how £50 would enable him to provide for himself and his family. Advertisements about Hone's situation have been placed and presumably they hope for contributions. The second letter appears to concern contributions from Wigram and Tupper. 2 items,

Autograph Note Signed, 8vo, to Walter Sichel.

Author: 
W.P. Frith
Publication details: 
5 July 1888(?)
£50.00

Painter. One page, 8vo. He says that he had promised him "something or other" by the end of August. Pre-occupation with the third volume of his reminiscences has so far prevented him doing whatever it was.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2) to "Mr Milne" (Rev.)

Author: 
E.M. Ward
Publication details: 
4 and 28 Sept. 1878
£100.00

Historical painter (1816-1879). 3 & 2pp., 8vo. (4 Sept.) He is doing his best to facilitate the sale of a painting through a friend ("Haynes"), "the de Witt picture", owned by a Col. Gordon. The market for "luxury" items is affected by the depression, but he hopes for an upturn. He admires both the de Witt and "the portrait of Mary". (28 Sept.) He will do his best with regard to both pictures but outlines problems. 2 items,

Autograph Letter Signed, 2pp., 8vo, to Mrs Cash

Author: 
J.T. Nettleship
Publication details: 
05/07/86
£25.00

Painter, essayist and critic (1841-1902). He explains why he cannot go on an excursion. He expects to have to paint a python on the point of shedding its skin.

Signatures clipped from a document

Author: 
Edward Finden and others
Publication details: 
no date
£25.00

Artists/engravers. Signatures of Edward Finden, William Finden, W.T. Collard (? and Henry(?) Corbould cut from document in which a needy artist appeals to the Artists' Benevolent Fund. On the reverse is part of his plea.

Statement of Account

Author: 
Alexander Knox
Publication details: 
1839-1844
£45.00

Journalist and police magistrate (1818-1891). 2pp., 8vo. Statement of Account for contributions to the "Miscellany", countersigned by Know three times. "Wellesley" attributes the articles listed in these statements to John Hamilton Reynolds, Keats's friend.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 4) to John Wilson Croker, Capt. Basil Hull, the Attorney-General and Archdeacon Singleton

Author: 
Henry Hardinge
Publication details: 
1826-1843
£120.00

Viscount, soldier, G.-G. of India. (Croker) asks for assistance for lady whose sons died on naval duty. (Hull) he has passed on his note about forgery to Peel. (Attorney-General) asks him to look at a Bill he wants to go before the House. (Singleton) he discusses the circumstances of the death of Huskisson (run over by a train) and other business including "O.G. Mahon", Lord Westmeath's speech ("coarse invective agt the D of W and so grossly indecent"), Shiel's speech, O'Connell ("influence greatly declined"), General O'Neill and other matters. Four items,

Autograph Notes Signed (x 2), one page each, 4to, to Sir Robert Wilmot

Author: 
Richard Rigby
Publication details: 
19 Dec. 1760 and 1 April 1761
£120.00

Politician (1722-1788). He died "leaving half a million of public money" (quoted in DNB). The signatures appear by the superscription, one is initialled. (1760) He has heard that there are "letters in Town from Ireland which say, That Volumes are writing there against transmitting a money Bill". He wonders if Wilmot has heard anything. (1761) He would "be glad our Letters & Bills and all our business was despatched in due time" since he wishes to make up a party with some Ladies to play at Loo. 2 items,

Autograph Letter Signed to (Hamilton)

Author: 
William Graham.
Publication details: 
04/08/91
£50.00

Irish philosopher and political economist. 3pp., 8vo. He addresses Hamilton as "President" and refers to the "Society" in Belfast. He explains that J.A. Froude is more selective about engagaments as he gets older and is unlikely to accept an invitation from the "Society". He recommends a direct approach. He expresses pleasure at the performance of the "Belfast students" and adds a postscript about candidates for the "English Chair in the college".

Autograph Letter Signed and Typed Note Signed to Henry Polak, formerly Gandhi's right-hand man in South Africa

Author: 
Salvador de Madariaga,
Publication details: 
1948
£150.00

Spanish author. Two pages, 4to. He writes concerning the World Unity Movement of which Polak is a sponsor, criticising the Chairman, James Avery Joyce. With: a TLS, 2pp., 4to, from Joyce to Polak referring to a note he has received from de Madariaga (copy enclosed) and describing his difficulties in finding a speaker. He also asks for his expenses from an American trip which de Madariaga found offensive.

Autograph Letters Signed (x 2) to an unknown correspondent and A.B. Bagley.

Author: 
Edward Law, Earl of Ellenborough.
Publication details: 
19 Sept. 1830 and (30 Oct. 1841).
£100.00

Governor-General of India. 5 & 2pp., 8vo. Some illegible. (1830) he asks himself whether the "Board" should reply to "the Statements and Assumptions of the . . . Secret Committee in the subject of the Secret Letters relating to the Treaty with . . .(?)". He continues on the theme, concluding that ther documents in question had been perused by Lord Clare, the intended successor of Sir John Malcolm" (Governor of Bombay). (1841) he is trying to arrange a meeting.

Autograph Letter, third person, to a Miss Maxwell

Author: 
J.E. Bicheno,
Publication details: 
(2 May 1830)
£30.00

Colonial secretary , Van Diemen's Land. 1.5pp., 8vo. He discusses the physical composition of a necklace. (Bicheno's works on Law and the Irish economy are listed on the reverse in a different hand.)

Autograph Letter Signed to "Miss Iwar Muller"

Author: 
Alfred Milner, Viscount,
Publication details: 
n.d.
£30.00

Imperialist. 2pp., 8vo. He regrets that he cannot accept her invitation and that he will not be able to meet the "Glazebrooks".

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