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[Monk Gibbon, 'The Grand Old Man of Irish Letters'.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Monk Gibbon'), to 'Prof Brunbaugh', regarding 'a copy of a short poem' he has made for her, and the reason for his 'rudeness' in replying to his letter late.

Monk Gibbon [William Monk Gibbon] (1896-1987), Irish poet and prolific author, dubbed 'The Grand Old Man of Irish Letters', second-cousin of William Butler Yeats
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24 Sandycove Road, Sandycove, Co. Dublin. 10 November 1970.

1p, 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-creased grey paper. Addressed to 'Dear Prof Brunbaugh'. He explains that Brunbaugh's letter of 19 September 'went into a large collective envelope marked “For attention”', adding 'You can guess what that means. It is lucky ever to have come out.' He has 'made a copy of a short poem' for Brunbaugh, and hopes that he will go and see him when he next comes to Ireland.

[ Baron Sheffield, Gibbon's friend ] Autograph Letter Signed "Sheffield" to an unnamed correspondent, about a work on an agricultural subject. he has been sent.

Baron Sheffield [ John Baker Holroyd ], 1st Earl of Sheffield (1735–1821)[1], politician, agriculturalist, close friend and literary executor of Edward Gibbon
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Portland Place, 25 June 1810.

One page (with part of bifolium leaf), 12mo, sl. water-stained, fold marks, small closed tear on central tear, text clear and complete, as follows: "I delayed thanking you for your attention in sending me your work which I am satisfied I shall find highly valuable [elision of word] but I have not received it from the Board of Agriculture.. I shall laways be happy to hear from you - I have ordered enquiry to be made at the Board of Agriculture for your work.

[ Thomas Townson, Archdeacon of Richmond and author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. T.') to the antiquary John Loveday, commenting knowledgeably on the 'Critical Observations on the Sixth Book of the Aeneid' (by Edward Gibbon).

Thomas Townson (1715-1792), Archdeacon of Richmond and author [ John Loveday (1711-1789), English antiquary ]
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Without place or date.

1p., on half a folio leaf (16 x 19.5 cm). In fair condition, aged and worn. Fifteen lines of neatly-written text, signed 'T. T.' Begins: 'I reckon Mr J Loveday, to whom my best respects, has read the Critical Observations on the Sixth book of the Aeneid, which is pretty smart upon his friend the Bp of Gloucester. But the ingenious author, in the eagerness of his assault, seems to lay himself open to attack, by asserting, p.17, that Aeneas never appears as a legislator, except in one line Aen. III. 137.' Signed at end 'T. T.', with the initials underlined twice.

[Benjamin Phelps Gibbon, engraver.]

Benjamin Phelps Gibbon (1802-1851), Wesh engraver
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89 Albany Street, Regents Park [London]. 17 November 1841.
Upon request

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He reports that he shared the 'bounty' of the recipient's 'delicious present' with his brother, who has been 'confined to the house for a month'. He reports that 'Mr Watts and family are well', and hopes that 'Mr Stack is so'.

[Printed House of Commons report into London police offices, 1837] Report from the select committee on Metropolis Police Offices; with the Minutes of Evidence, Appendix and Index.

House of Commons Select Committee report on Metropolis Police Offices [London policing], 1837 [Edward Gibbon Wakefield]
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London, 1837. ['Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 29 June 1837.']


Three Autograph Letters Signed to Mark [Bonham-Carter].

George Malcolm Young
G.M. Young
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14 July 1945, 1 December 1946, 8 May 1947; all on letterhead 'THE OLD OXYARD, | OARE, | MARLBOROUGH, | WILTS.'
G.M. Young

English historian (1882-1959). All three items, two pages, quarto. All good, though grubby and lightly creased. Three intimate and revealing letters. ITEM ONE apparently sent to Bonham-Carter in America. 'You will soon be back, I think. Are you now occupied in assembling and correlating your observations? [...] I should guess it was quite impossible to think when a Presidential election is going on. | I have been spending a fortnight in Oxford and I asked some of the early-middle-aged dons what the undergraduates were thinking.

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