CORK

[British Army officer in Ireland following the Great Famine.] Diary of Captain H. M. Vaughan, 90th Light Infantry, while stationed at Ballincollig Barracks, including accounts of riots in Cork by 5000 'Paupers' and during the 1852 General Election.

Author: 
Captain Herbert Millingchamp Vaughan (c.1828-1855), Welsh British Army officer in the 90th Light Infantry; Ballincollig Royal Gunpowder Mills, County Cork; Great Exhibition, London 1851
Publication details: 
Ballincollig, County Cork, Ireland; Llangoedmore, Wales; London; Between May 1851 and September 1852.
£1,200.00

An interesting and vivid account of a British army officer's service in Ireland in the period immediately following the Great Famine. The author is stationed at the barracks in Ballincollig, built to protect the Royal Gunpowder Mills (at the time one of the largest in the British Isles). High points include a long account of a riot at Cork during the General Election of 1852; and descriptions of a riot by 5000 'Paupers' around the 'Cork Union' and the first Irish industrial exhibition, also at Cork in 1852.

[Daniel O'Connell, 'The Liberator', Irish politician who fought for Catholic emancipation.] Autograph Signature ('Daniel O'Connell') as part of autograph addressing of envelope to Joseph Sturge of Birmingham, with O'Connell's green armorial wafer.

Author: 
Daniel O'Connell [Dónall Ó Conaill] (1775-1847), Irish political leader who campaigned for Catholic emancipation, referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, founder of the Catholic Association
Publication details: 
London; 26 February 1844.
£100.00

On 8 x 10 cm panel, cut from the front of an envelope, with wafer on attached strrip of paper, and all laid down on piece of leaf cut from album. In good condition, lightly aged. At the time of writing O'Connell was Member of Parliament for County Cork. Rowland Hill had abolished the franking privilege in 1840, but the signature is at bottom left, as is customary with a frank. The item does not have a franking postmark, but rather a red 'petalled' circle, enclosing 'SUN | FE 25 | 1844'. Written with a steel-nib pen, the address reads: '1844 | London 26th.

[[General Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork and Orrery.] Autograph Signature ('Boyle') to frank addressed in his Autograph to 'Miss L: Inglis | Milton Bryand | Wooborn'.

Author: 
General Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork and Orrery (1767-1856), Irish peer and soldier, styled Viscount Dungarvan, 1768-1798
Publication details: 
'Woolverhampton [sic] July seventeenth 1848'.
£50.00

The frank is on a piece of paper cut from the front of an envelope. In good condition, lightly aged, laid down on part of leaf from album. The frank is set out in the customary manner, with the signature 'Boyle' at bottom left, and the address reading: 'Woolverhampton [sic] July | seventeenth 1848 | Miss L: Inglis | Milton Bryand [sic] | Wooborn'. The recipient is probably Mary Louisa Inglis (d.1853), sister of Sir Robert Harry Inglis (1786-1855), Conservative politician and Lord of the Manor of Milton Bryant (or Bryan), Bedfordshire.

[General Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork and Orrery.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Cork') to 'Mr: Vuillamy' [i.e. Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy, Clockmaker to the Crown], regarding a broken watch. Also franked by him, as 'Boyle'.

Author: 
[General Edmund Boyle, 8th Earl of Cork and Orrery (1767-1856), Irish peer and soldier, styled Viscount Dungarvan, 1768-1798 [Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy (1780-1854), Clockmaker to the Crown]
Publication details: 
Marston. 25 November 1814.
£200.00

1p, 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Franked on reverse of second leaf, with seal in red wax broken into two pieces, and franking postmark: 'Frome – November twenty fifth 1814 | Messrs: Wulliamys | Watch Maker's | Pall Mall | London | Boyle'.

['Father Mathew', Irish temperance reformer.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Theobald Mathew') to 'Mr. Coxen' of Bath, explaining that he is 'obliged to sojourn at Hotels, so as to be able to see, every one, Rich and Poor'.

Author: 
Theobald Mathew (1790-1856), Irish Catholic priest and temperance reformer, popularly known as Father Mathew [Cork Total Abstinence Society; Coxen of Bath]
Publication details: 
London. 27 August 1843.
£80.00

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, lightly aged. He hopes that his 'increasing labours in the Sacred Cause of Temperance in the Metropolis' will excuse his late acknowledgement of the recipient's 'honoured Letter'. He thanks Coxen and his wife for their 'kind invitation', but fears that he will not be 'able to take up my abode at your Mansion', although he promises himself, 'the pleasure of paying you and your aimiable lady a visit during my stay at Bath'.

[ Robert Samuel Gregg, as Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Robert S Cork'), asking 'Mr Morris' to consider paying for another stained glass window in the ambulatory of William Burges's St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.

Author: 
Robert Samuel Gregg (1834-1896), successively Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross (1878-1893), and of Armagh (1893-1896) [ William Burges ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Palace, Cork. 5 January 1880.
£50.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged. The window next to Morris's 'in the Ambulatory of the Cathedral' is one of three out of eighteen 'still unfilled', and he asks him to consider taking it. 'We are all anxious that the series should be completed so that the designs and the glass may be done by the same artists and thus to have it all in harmony'. He ends by asking him not to be angry with him for making the suggestion.

[ John Francis Maguire, Irish politician and author of 'The Irish in America'. ] Autograph Signature.

Author: 
John Francis Maguire (1815-1872), Irish writer and politician, MP for Dungarvan, 1852-1865, and Cork City, 1865-1872
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£56.00

On 4 x 11.5 cm piece of paper cut from letter. In fair condition, lightly aged and a little creased. Reads: 'purposes. | Yours very truly | John Francis Maguire'. On reverse: '[...] printer can easily understand my marking. Buf if you have any difficulty [...]'

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. A Statute for University College, Cork. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII., cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)'

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Cork]
Publication details: 
Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 3rd May, 1911. Dublin: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Alex. Thom & Co. (Limited), 87, 88, & 89, Abbey-Street. 1911.
£65.00

36pp., crown 8vo. Stitched. In poor condition, on aged and worn paper, with title leaf loose and chipped, and with the last blank leaf also loose, with a long closed tear. With stamp of the Science Museum Board of Education Science Library, and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Irish Universities Act, 1908. Statute IV. For University College, Cork. (Presented in pursuance of the Act 8 Edward VII., cap. 38, sec. 5 (1).)

Author: 
[Irish Universities Act, 1908; University College, Cork]
Publication details: 
Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be Printed, 27th May, 1913. Printed by A. Thom and Co., Ltd., 87, 88, and 89, Abbey Street, Dublin. 1913.
£50.00

4pp., crown 8vo. Bifolium. On aged paper, with closed tear to both leaves at spine. Stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Louisa Baldwin (née Louisa Baldwin), one of the 'Macdonald Sisters', mother of Stanley Baldwin and aunt of Rudyard Kipling.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Louie') to her brother Rev. Frederic William Macdonald, discussing the naming of his fourth child.

Author: 
Louisa Baldwin [née Louisa Macdonald] (1845-1825), wife of industrialist Alfred Baldwin (1841-1908), mother of Stanley Baldwin and aunt of Rudyard Kipling [Rev. Frederic William Macdonald (1842-1928)]
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 15 April 1874.
£235.00

A characteristic letter by one of the celebrated 'Macdonald Sisters'. (Louisa Baldwin was the youngest of the four. Her eldest sister Alice was Rudyard Kipling's mother; the next oldest Georgiana married the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones; and the third Agnes married the president of the Royal Academy Edward Poynter.) 8pp., 12mo. On two bifoliums, both with mourning borders and the Baldwin crest as letterhead. In good condition, lightly-aged.

[Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor.] Invitation and illustrated programme of her 'First one-man Exhibition' of 'Sculpture & Drawings', at the St George's Gallery, London.

Author: 
Elisabeth Frink [Elizabeth Jean Frink] (1930-1993), English sculptor and printmaker [Yolanda Sonnaband (b.1935), theatre designer and portrait painter; Typography Froshaug]
Publication details: 
St George's Gallery, 7 Cork Street, London W1. 17 May to 18 June 1955. The programme by 'Typography Froshaug / Printed in Great Britain'.
£120.00

Both items on aged and lightly-worn paper. ONE: Invitation. Printed postcard, addressed on reverse to 'Mrs Molanda [sic] Sonnaband, | 30, Hamilton Terrace, | N.W.8.' Tastefully designed, in sans-serif font, the card reads: 'Elisabeth Frink | Basil Jonzen requests the honour of your company at the Private View of the first one-man exhibition of sculpture & drawings of Elisabeth Frink at St. George's Gallery Paintings & Sculpture. 3pm Tuesday 17 May 1955 | 10am to 6pm (1pm Saturdays) 7 Cork Street . London W1'. TWO: Programme.

[Feargus Edward O'Connor, Chartist leader.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Feargus O'Connor') to

Author: 
Feargus O'Connor [Feargus Edward O'Connor] (1796?-1855), Irish radical politician and Chartist leader
Publication details: 
L<?>. 23 August 1847.
£80.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, folded and on lightly-aged paper. O'Connor's hand is quite difficult. As far as can be deciphered, the letter reads: 'My dear Ch<?> | I was from home when yours came. I your cheque for £200 acknowledge receipt addressed to "<?>". Keep going at "<?>" I shall be in town, all next week to arrange about Bank and other things.' Postscript: 'The <?> are asking what became of you.'?>

[Pamphlet.] Technical Education: A National Necessity. Its Uses and Advantages.

Author: 
Henry Corby, B.A., M.D., M.Ch., F.O.S.L., Professor, Queen's College, Cork
Publication details: 
Cork: J. Mahony, Cork Printing Hall, 36 & 37, Cook St. 1896.
£70.00

38pp., 8vo. Stapled. In printed wraps. With stamps, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

Corrected Typed Biography of Irish author William Maginn by his nephew Rev. C. A. Maginn, with subscription list of a memorial he is raising to him. With two Autograph Letters Signed by the nephew, discussing a proposed edition of his uncle's works.

Author: 
Rev. Charles Arthur Maginn (b.1860), nephew of Irish author William Maginn (1794-1842) [Fraser's Magazine; Blackwood's Magazine; Messrs E. Whitby & Son, 8 Princes Street, Yeovil, booksellers]
Publication details: 
All three items from Caradoc View, Little Stretton, Church Stretton, Shropshire. The typescript undated, and the letters dated 5 August 1926 and 23 February 1929.
£280.00

The three items in good condition, on lightly-aged and worn paper. ONE: Typescript. 5pp., 4to. Paginated 1 to 5, with the first three pages and last two forming separate sections, the second section headed 'P.S.' C. A. Maginn's signature in type on pp.3 and 5, and his address given on p.3. The second page contains the subscription list to the proposed memorial, with eleven contributions listed in type (headed by three guineas from Messrs BLackwood & Sons, and including a guinea apiece from Professor Saintsbury, A. P.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Harriette Waylett') from the actress and singer Harriet Waylett to J. M. Donnell of the Theatre Royal, Cork.

Author: 
Harriet Waylett [née Cooke; other married name Harriet Lee] (1800-1851), English actress and singer [J. M'Donnell, proprietor, Theatre Royal, Cork]
Publication details: 
'Dublin Saturday [18 April 1829]'. Postmarked 20 April 1829.
£90.00

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Very good, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed by Waylett on reverse of second leaf 'To/ | J. M. Donnell Esq | Theatre Royal | Cork', with oval postmark in red, in two parts: 'MIDDAY MAIL | 20 AP | 1829'. According to Waylett's entry in the Oxford DNB, 'On 12 May 1825 she made, as Zephyrina in The Lady and the Devil, her first appearance at the Haymarket, under D. E. Morris. It was a successful début, but she was not encouraged by the managers, and after playing many different parts, some original, she went to Dublin.

Autograph Signature ('Wellesley') of Richard Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on printed warrant appointing Walter Redmond of Ballycotton [Baile Choitín], County Cork, a Customs and Excise 'Preventive Officer (Water Guard)'.

Author: 
Richard Wellesley [formerly Wesley], Marquess Wellesley (1760–1842), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland [Walter Redmond of Ballycotton [Baile Choitín], County Cork, Eire; Irish Customs and Excise]
Publication details: 
'Given at His Majesty's Castle of Dublin, the eleventh Day of July 1822'.
£180.00

On one side of piece of 27 x 38 cm paper. Aged and heavily-creased, with central closed tear. A printed document, with engraved portrait of King George IV in the top left-hand corner, completed in manuscript and signed by Wellesley and three others, with fading to the manuscript parts. The document is headed: 'To all People to whom these Presents shall come Greeting.

Autograph Letter Signed from Robert Miller, informing 'Captain Pack' [Colonel Arthur John Reynell Pack] of troop movements from Cork to Gibraltar and the West Indies, and discussing Pack's desire for a transfer to the Royal Fusiliers.

Publication details: 
[Received 7 December 1841.]
£120.00

2pp., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed, with red wax seal and postmark in red ink, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Captain Pack | Royal Fusiliers | Barbados'. The letter begins: 'My dear Captain Pack | I take the earliest opportunity of letting you that [sic] the Ship Herefordshire - a noble vessel - has been taken up to convey the 67 to Gibraltar, & the 66 & 72 from thence to the West Indies, proceeding afterwards with the Fusiliers & 19th Halifax'.

Autograph Letter Signed from the wood-engraver Robert Gibbings to Mrs de Navarro in Canada, discussing his future plans.

Author: 
Robert Gibbings (1889-1958), Anglo-Irish wood-engraver and author
Publication details: 
On his letterhead, 91 Warwick Road, London, SW5. 1 January 1953.
£120.00

1p., 4to. Eight lines. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with slight discoloration to the blank reverse, caused by tape repair to a short closed tear. In envelope addressed by Gibbings to 'Mrs. de Navarro | P.O. Box 88 | Mont-Rolland | P.Q. | Canada'. He thanks her for her 'nice letter'. He is 'now hard at work on the engravings for my new book "Coming Down The Seine" to be published in the autumn; then I may be going back to Ireland again.' He ends in sending 'every good wish for 1953'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('H Macnaughton Jones') from the Irish gynaecologist Henry Macnaughton Jones to 'Dr. Coffin', concerning the diagnosis of 'Mrs. Damon'.

Author: 
Dr Henry Macnaughton Jones (d.1918), Irish consulting surgeon and writer; Professor of Midwifery, Queen's College, Cork; President of the British Gynaecological Society
Dr Henry Macnaughton Jones
Publication details: 
Undated; on letterhead of 141 Harley Street, Cavendish Square, London.
£56.00
Dr Henry Macnaughton Jones

12mo, 2 pp. Twenty-six lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. Having examined Mrs Damon in her bed, he now finds her 'up & down stairs', and requests Coffin to 'kindly give her a look up & control her & force her to be an invalid for a few days'. Ends with the news that his wife is 'still most seriously & dangerously ill'. For some of Jones's many achievements see his entry in Who Was Who, and also his obituary, British Medical Journal, 4 May 1918, pp.521–522

Proof engraving on India paper of ruined abbey, with signed inscription by Fisher to 'L Stocks'.

Author: 
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver
Publication details: 
London. Undated (c. 1837?).
£56.00
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver

The proof itself is in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, 22 x 14 cm. Dimensions of image roughly 10.5 x 7 cm. Mounted on the original foxed and aged paper, 43 x 29 cm, with wear to extremities, carrying Fisher's inscription in pencil: 'L Stocks Esqr with S Fisher's Comts'. Oval vignette, showing what appears to be a ruined Norman abbey, with stone staircase and high window, a skull, a sword, a helmet, a stork and a key in rushes on water in foreground. Possibly one of the enravings from Leitch Ritchie's 'Ireland, Picturesque and Romantic' (London: Longmans, 1837-8).

Proof engraving on India paper of 'Bantry Bay Cork' (from a drawing by Thomas Creswick), with signed inscription by Fisher to 'L Stocks'.

Author: 
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver [Thomas Creswick]
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver
Publication details: 
London. Undated (c. 1837).
£56.00
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver

The proof itself is in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, 24 x 16 cm. Dimensions of image roughly 12 x 10 cm. Mounted on the original foxed and aged paper, 43 x 29 cm, with Fisher's inscription in pencil: 'Bantry Bay Cork. L Stocks Esqr with S Fisher's Comts'. Oval vignette, giving tasteful view from hill, with soldiers and women, down into the bay, with mountains behind. The engraving appeared in Leitch Ritchie's 'Ireland, Picturesque and Romantic' (London: Longmans, 1837-8).

Autograph Note.

Author: 
Sidney Royse Lysaght (1860-1941), Irish writer who visited Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa
Publication details: 
16 October 1907; on letterhead Blackwell Down, Flax Bourton, Somerset.
£10.00

One page, 12mo. On aged, creased and spotted paper, with remains of paper and glue and paper from mount adhering to both sides. Reads 'With S.. R.. Lysaght's compliments - | 16. viii. 07.' From the collection of the Rev. E. J. F. Davies.

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