[ Lady Agatha Russell, daughter of Lord John Russell. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Agatha Russell.'), regarding 'The Inquirer', her father's views on free trade and the repeal of the Corn Laws.

Lady Agatha Russell (1853-1933), daughter of Liberal Prime Minister Lord John Russell and aunt of Bertrand Russell
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On letterhead of Rozeldene, Hindhead, Surrey. 18 April 1930.

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Written in a shaky hand. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir | I was much obliged to you for the extra copy of The Inquirer which I was glad to have, containing very good letters supporting Free Trade. It is a subject on which I feel strongly – perhaps inherited from my father!

[ Printed handbill poem addressed to John Bright of the Anti-Corn Law League, MP for Birmingham. ] Celebration Ode: on the Occasion of the Bright Celebration, by Alfred Capel Shaw.

Alfred Capel Shaw [ (1847-1918), Chief Librarian of Birmingham ] [ John Bright (1811-1889), Quaker and Radical, prominent member of the Anti-Corn Law League, Corn Law, MP for Birmingham ]
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Hudson & Son, Printers, Edmund Street, Birmingham. [ 1883. ]

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium on pink paper. In fair condition, lightly-aged, with minor evidence of removal from stub. A poem of 13 irregular stanzas. Begins: 'When some great warrior returns | Triumphant to his native land, | The heart of all the nation burns | To welcome him.

[ James Ridgway of Piccadilly, London bookseller. ] Printed catalogue titled 'Pamphlets on Corn Laws, Currency, Banking, China, &c. &c. Recently published by James Ridgway, 169, Piccadilly.'

James Ridgway of 169 Piccadilly, London bookseller [ Blatch and Lampert, Printers, Grove Place, Brompton; the Corn Laws; Opium Trade; economic history ]
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[ James Ridgway, 169 Piccadilly [London]. Printed by 'Blatch and Lampert, Printers, Grove Place, Brompton.' [Circa 1840.]

8pp., 8vo. Disbound. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. Sixty titles, with prices and some information, arranged under five headings: 'Important Works on the Corn Laws, &c. &c.' (24 items); 'On Banking' (6 items); 'The Chinese and Opium Question' (4 items); 'On Education' (7 items); 'Political' (19 items). No copy traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

Autograph Note in the third person from Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, to 'Mr Blair', regarding a pass to the 'House of Peers' [House of Lords] and a 'Pamphlet on the Corn Laws'.

Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (1797-1861), 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
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17 May [without year, but on paper watermarked 1839].

1p., 12mo. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with a creased corner. The note reads: 'The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos incloses [sic] an order for Mr Blair to the House of Peers for to-day, & begs to acknowledge the receipt of the Pamphlet on the Corn Laws. | 17th May'. The paper is watermarked '<...>YNSON | 1839'.

The Struggle.

Joseph Livesey, Preston [William Strange, Paternoster Row; Free Trade; repeal of the Corn Laws]
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No. 75. 'Printed and Published by J. LIVESEY, Preston. Sold by W. Strange, Paternoster-row, London [...]. [between 1842 and 1846]

4to: 4 pp. Unbound. Good. Half-page illustration on first page of 'The Emigrant's Farewell'. Small vignette on p.3 of 'Sancho Panza flogging himself, or the Landlords laying peculiar burthens on themselves!' Includes articles entitled 'Onward Still!', 'The Sugar Monopoly' and 'The Working Man his Own Capitalist'. Ends with 'A HINT. - Every newspaper containing debates on the corn laws, should be sent through the post from one hand to another while it will hold together.'

Offprint of poem by 'ORION' entitled 'THE BURIAL OF RICHARD COBDEN', with MS note by Sandland acknowledging authorship.

John Dorlin Sandland [Richard Cobden; Liverpool]
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From THE ALBION, Liverpool, of Monday, April 10, 1865.' Dated in print 'Liverpool, Saturday, April 8, 1865.'

Sandland was the author of 'The wanderer, and other poems' (1845). Roughly four and three quarto inches by seven and three-quarters. Grubby, folded twice and mounted on larger piece of light-green paper. Sonnet beginning 'ON they went with a step that was measured and slow' and concluding 'In this temple of quiet, where Nature is free, | Here they left in repose the Apostle of Peace.' MS reads (at head) 'To the Writer of | The Funeral of Mr Cobden | Morning Star Saturday April 8th.

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mr Teulon' [W. F. Teulon, author of 'Sacramental Exercises' (1837)?].

William Johnson Fox
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12 December 1828; Dalston.

Preacher, politician and author (1786-1864). 3 pages, 16mo. Grubby and discoloured, with some damp damage to second leaf of bifoliate, but no loss of text. He says he is 'ashamed of having kept yr MSS so long - | I think the Analysis of Michaelis very useful - & shd think it likely to be very acceptable as a pamphlet, were it not the disgraceful fact that there is no sale for the work itself, wh is a mere drug in the trade. It is a most interesting book - to me, at least -'. Discusses Teulon's spelling of 'Scripture names'.

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