[Sir Frederick Lugard [Lord Lugard], Governor of Hong Kong and first Governor-General of Nigeria.] Three Autograph Letters Signed to colonial civil servant Simon Nicholson, and one to Nicholson's wife Molly.

Sir Frederick Lugard [Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard; Lord Lugard] (1858-1945), soldier, explorer, Governor of Hong Kong, first Governor-General of Nigeria [Simon Nicholson]
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The first of the four letters on letterhead of Little Parkhurst, Abinger Common, Nr Dorking, Surrey; the other three without place. One from 1940, two from 1941, one from 1943.

The recipient Simon Nicholson was a colonial civil servant and a neighbour of Lugard at Tallboys in Abinger Hammer. He and his wife Molly were a cultured couple, and were friends of Edith Wharton and Bernard Berenson. The four letters are in good condition, lightly aged and worn, and each is 2pp, 12mo. Each folded once. The first three are signed 'Lugard' and the last, to Molly Nicholson, 'Fred Lugard'. In the first letter (23 September 1940), after expressing pleasure at seeing Nicholson again and having 'a talk', he begs him 'not to postpone your week-end here.

[ Eric Teichman, Orientalist ] The Consular Officer's Vade-Mecum ("Notes on Treaty Interpretation and Precedent and Diplomatice and Consulary Procedure in China [ ... ]")

[ Eric Teichman, compiler ("revised by H.M. Consuls in China") ]
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"For private circulation only". Tientsin Press, Ltd [ Peking, 1920 ]

Pp.[x].135, original brown paper wraps, covers dulled, partly sunned, and a little spotted, mainly good condition. Subjects include: Trade; Courts; Treaty Ports; Land Questions; Foreigners in Peking; Taxes; Customs; Disturbances ("Use of Gunboats" etc); Asylum; Extradition; Missionaries; British Gunboats; Export of Gold; etc, etc. COPAC/WorldCat record 4 copies: Oxford, Cambridge, SOAS, and York. No other copy currently on the market. Very scarce.

[Privately printed item.] Oxford. A Satire.

[Sir Andrew Caldecott (1884-1951) of Exeter College, Oxford, Governor of Ceylon and Hong Kong]
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Edinburgh: Printed by Morrison & Gibb Limited. [1907.]

15 + [1]pp., 8vo. In grey printed card wraps. In fair condition, lightly aged, with rusted staples. The author describes his work in an introductory note as 'an elegant and ingenious poem in heroic verse; suggested by the third Satire of Juvenal; wherein the foolishness of the institutions of this University, and the dullness and dishonesty of its inhabitants are for the first time properly exposed'. The influence of Samuel Johnson (another adapter of Juvenal and also an Oxford man) is strong, as the opening indicates: 'Though on my brow there rose an angry frown | When B - ll - l's [i.e.

[Hon. Capt. Francis Egerton, R.N.] Autograph Letter to 'John Bowring Esqre', regarding the writing of his 'Journal of a Winter's Tour in India, with a Visit to the Court of Nepaul'.

Hon. Capt. Francis Egerton (1824-1895), Royal Navy [Francis Leveson-Gower; Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), Governor of Hong Kong; John Murray, London publisher]
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[London?] 'Monday <June?> 20th' [1852].

1p., landscape 12mo (16 x 20.5 cm). Addressed on reverse 'To | John Bowring Esqre | 6 Freeman's Court | Cornhill'. In good condition, lightly aged and worn. Folded into a packet for hand-delivery. Written in a crabbed, difficult hand. Begins: 'Tomorrow I will send you a copy of my Character [clearly 'The Life and Character of the Duke of Wellington', which is however generally ascribed to his namesake the Earl of Ellesmere], which you will see <?> Blaquiere <?> is just now in demand. Also a work which i can only lend him. <?> The Fragment ought [last word underlined three times] to be sent'.

Autograph Note Signed "F D Lugard", colonial administrator, etc. to "Mr. Mallet", about a "Slavery Memo" and a visit to 10 Downing Street..

Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard, (1858 –1945), British soldier, mercenary, explorer of Africa, Governor of Hong Kong (1907-12), Governor-General of Nigeria (1914–1919).
 Autograph Note Signed "F D Lugard", colonial administrator,
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[Prhinted Heading] Junior Army & Navy Club, St James's Street, SW, 23 August 1895.
 Autograph Note Signed "F D Lugard", colonial administrator,

One page, 12mo, faint marking and slightly grubby, text clear and complete. "I will be at No 10 Downing Street at 2. pm. on Tuesday, as kindly appointed by Mr. Balfour. I sent you the Slavery Memo this afternoon." Online biographies (Wikipedia and DNB) mention his activities indicating that he was anti-slavery (in the main!), but don't mention activity resulting in a Memo. According to the DNB disappointments in England drove him back to Africa in 1895. Perhaps this was it.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J Bowring') to unnamed recipient.

Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), English polymath, 4th Governor of Hong Kong [Unitarianism; radicalism; William Roberts; Thiruvenkatam Vellala]
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10 March 1828; 4 Highbury Park.

12mo, 1 p. Clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. In a bifolium, with thin strip of archival tape along edge of reverse of second leaf from previous mounting. He is enclosing 'W Roberts' letter & the answer' (neither present), and asks for a duplicate to be made of the latter item and 'sent forward'. Complains of 'a sad irregularity of Messrs Forbes & Co', asking if the matter has been set straight.

Autograph Note Signed to unnamed male correspondent.

Sir John Bowring
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2 Wellington Street; 4 December 1830.

Linguist, writer and traveller (1792-1872). One page, octavo. Lightly creased and with a few closed tears. Reverse adhering to page from autograph album. Reads 'My dear Sir | Herewith the promised letters - | Yours most truly | John Bowring'. Docketed on reverse.

Offprint from the 'Proceedings of the Royal Colonial Institute' entitled The critical position of British trade with oriental countries.

T. H. Whitehead (member of the Legislative Council, Hong Kong)
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London: Spottiswoode and Co.; no date, but 'READ BEFORE THE ROYAL COLONIAL INSTITUTE FEB. 12, 1895'.

8vo. 42 pages, in original grey printed wraps. Grubby, and with staining to front wrap and first leaf. On verso of front wrap: '(With the Author's Compliments).

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