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[Percy Venner Bradshaw, Director, The Press Art School, Forest Hill, London.] Typewritten circular, signed ('Percy V. Bradshaw') and addressed to G. Filby.

Author: 
Percy V. Bradshaw [Percy Venner Bradshaw (c.1877-1965)], Director, The Press Art School, Forest Hill, London
Publication details: 
On letterhead of The Press Art School, 37 Dacres Road, Forest Hill, London, S.E. 5 November 1931.
£65.00

1p., 8vo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Letterhead illustrated in old-fashioned style, with a bare-chested woman clutching a pen, floating at the head of a twirl of loose papers and fabrics. The circular, which encloses a prospectus, draws the recipient's notice to the nature of the two courses offered within it.

[Walter Delafield Arnold ('Punjabee'), army officer and author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W D Arnold.') to an unnamed male recipient, apologising for his non-appearance at a dinner ('I got as far as Charing Cross') and inviting him to one.

Author: 
William Delafield Arnold (1828-1859), British army officer and novelist, best known for his novel 'Oakfield', published under the name 'Punjabee', fourth son of Thomas Arnold (1795-1842) of Rugby
Publication details: 
17 Queen's Terrace, Bayswater. 24 May 1854.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with remains of stub adhering to margin on reverse of leaf. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir | I got as far as Charing Cross last night on my way to you - when horrified by the lateness of the Hour, I did not venture to put in an Appearance & turned Homeward. -' He concludes by inviting him to a dinner at the East India Club, 14 St James's Square.

[The School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.] Striking printed poster/magazine: 'NUMBER 1. | Periodical for the communication of ideas and opinions between students and teachers The School of Architecture Pratt Institute Brooklyn'.

Author: 
The School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; Theo David; Myron Goldfinger; Paul Heyer; Hanford Yang; Gamal El-Zoghby; James Sterling; André Hoderé; Larry Pons; Phyllis Tuchman
Publication details: 
The School of Architecture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Spring 1971.
£450.00

Presumably all published. An excessively scarce item, with no copy traced, and none listed on OCLC WorldCat or COPAC. Printed in black on one side of a piece of thick white 85 x 55 cm paper. A display item, in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with three small closed tears at crease ponts, and one dog-eared corner with slight loss to margin edge below. Striking modernist design, with architectural plans, photographic illustrations, and central collage of architectural features, and two columns of sans serif text, with headings in 'cargo crate' font.

[Printed item.] London School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.) [....] Announcements Summer Term, 1920-21.

Author: 
[London School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.)]
Publication details: 
ondon School of Economics and Political Science. (University of London.) Clare Market, Portugal Street, Kingsway, W.C.2. [Printed by St. Clements Press Ltd., Portugal Street, Kingsway, W.C.2.] [London, 1920.]
£120.00

8pp., 12mo. Stapled. Aged and creased. On first page: 'It is not proposed to issue a complete programme for the Summer Term. This leaflet contains all additions and alterations in the announcements of lectures, classes and seminars made in the School Calendar, together with the General Time Table for the current Term.' The table covers the last four pages, and gives details of the Time; Short Title; Lecturer; No. of Course; Date of beginning. Lectures include 'The Constitution of the United States' by 'Prof. Westermarck', 'Economic History from 1485 (Class)' by 'Mr.

[Printed item.] Tunbridge Wells Classical and Commercial School. Examination, June, 1854.

Author: 
[Rev. William Earle (1817-1892), Head Master, Tunbridge Wells Classical and Commercial School; J. Colbran, printer; St John's College, Cambridge]
Publication details: 
Tunbridge Wells: J. Colbran, Printer, High Street. 1854.
£80.00

[32]pp., 8vo. Stitched and unbound. Internally in good condition, on aged paper, in covers spotted with ink, with slight staining at head of first few leaves, and one corner dogeared. Nicely printed, with lists of meritorious boys, a full-page transcript of a letter from Rev. B. Whitelock to Earl, and examination papers in Greek, Latin, French, geography, algebra and other fields. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or WorldCat, although a similar item for 1852 is held by the British Library. In 1855 it was reported that the school counted 109 scholars, of whom 72 were boarders.

[Printed prospectus.] "Datchelor House," Clothworkers' Hall of Residence, (2, Champion Park, Denmark Hill, S.E.)

Author: 
["Datchelor House," Clothworkers' Hall of Residence, (2, Champion Park, Denmark Hill, S.E.)]
Publication details: 
'Apply to Miss RIGG, Headmistress of the Mary Datchelor Girls' School, The Grove, Camberwell, S.E.' ["Datchelor House," Clothworkers' Hall of Residence] January, 1899.
£25.00

1p., 8vo. On bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with pin holes and dots of rust staining. Shelfmark and stamp of the Board of Education Library, London. With circular devices in blue of the 'Mary Datchelor Girls' School' and 'Clothworkers London' at head. Scarce: no copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed 'RESTRICTED' British Civil Defence pamphlet with enamel 'I.C.D.S.' (Instructor Civil Defence School) badge.] Civil Defence. Notes for Volunteers. [With sections on 'Atomic Warfare', 'Chemical Warfare' and 'Biological Warfare'.]

Author: 
[I.C.D.S.; British Civil Defence, 1955; Civil Defence School; Atomic Warfare; Biological Warfare; Chemical weapons; nuclear war]
Publication details: 
At foot of final page: '(1204) WT. 39620. [number of copies:] 22,500 [date of publication, i.e. July 1955:] 7/55 [printer:] D & G Ltd.'
£80.00

39pp., small 4to. Stud-bound in brown card printed wraps. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with crease to front cover, to which the enamel badge is also attached, beside the ownership signature of 'E J Sayer' (Downing Street secretary Elizabeth Sayer, later Cooper.). First page dated in pencil '8th Sept', and pencil note in text of the 'permitted dose' of radiation.

[Printed pamphlet.] Home Office. Children Act, 1908. Copy of Rules made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, dated May 21, 1909, as to Places of Detention under Section 109 of the Children Act, 1908.

Author: 
H. J. Gladstone, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State [Children Act, 1908; Home Office rules as to places of detention]
Publication details: 
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Darling and Son, Ltd., 34-40, Bacon Street, E. 1909. [Whitehall, 21st May, 1909.]
£30.00

6pp., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. No copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed parliamentary paper.] Employment of School Children Committee. Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on the Employment of School Children, appointed by H.M. Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department [Chas. T. Ritchie].

Author: 
[Employment of School Children Committee; British parliamentary report, 1901; Houses of Parliament; child labour]
Publication details: 
Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Wyman and Sons, Limited, Fetter Lane, E.C. 1901.
£50.00

25pp., foolscap 8vo. Stitched. On worn and aged paper. With shelfmark, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Title-page headed in manuscript: 'OUT OF PRINT'.

[Datchelor Training College.] Four printed documents: three college college reports and a 'List of Students of the Mary Datchelor Training College for Women Teachers', giving full-page details of twelve students.

Author: 
[Datchelor Training College [The Mary Datchelor Girls' School, Camberwell], Recognised by the Cambridge Training Syndicate, Governing Body: Worshipful Company of Clothworkers of the City of London]
Publication details: 
[Datchelor Training College [The Mary Datchelor Girls' School, The Gove, Camberwell, London, S.E.]] College Reports: February 1898; October 1899; and April 1907. List of Students: 1907.
£120.00

The four items in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with rusted staples. All four with shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. The three college reports, each dated in type at the end, are all 4to, with that of 1898 consisting of 8pp; 1899, 9pp; 1907, 14pp. In addition to the reports, all three carry lists of officers and other information.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Teaching of International Relations in Schools. An Enquiry into Methods and Principles.

Author: 
[The Friends' Guild of Teachers, Yorkshire; Friends' School, Great Ayton, Yorks]
Publication details: 
Published by the Friends' Guild of Teachers. [Additional Copies can be obtained from the Secretary, Friends' School, Great Ayton, Yorks.] [Printed by J. Atkinson & Sons, Star Works, Pontefract.]
£60.00

29pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with wear to front cover and slight rusting to staples. Shelfmarks, stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet by the Society of Art Masters, London.] Paris Exhibition, 1900. International Congresses On Instruction in Drawing. Special Report prepared for the Society of Art Masters.

Author: 
Walter Wallis, A.R.C.A. (Lond.) Chairman of the Society for the year 1899-1900, Head Master, School of Art, Croydon [Society of Art Masters, London]
Publication details: 
London: Printed by J. B. Nichols & Sons, Parliament Mansions, Orchard Street, Victoria Street. 1901.
£60.00

16pp., 8vo. Stitched. In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with creasing to wraps and front cover crossed through in red ink. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Two printed pamphlets.] 'Children's Ethical Classes.' and 'Syllabus of Moral and Civic Instruction For the Elementary School. Arranged in Seven Stages. Also Suitable for Use in Preparatory Schools and the Lower Forms of Secondary Schools.'

Author: 
F. J. Gould, Lecturer and Demonstrator for the Moral Education League
Publication details: 
Both published by The Moral Education League. The first from Surrey House, Victoria Embankment, W.C., London, in 1901; the second from 6, York Buildings, Adelphi, London, W.C. in 1914.
£120.00

ONE: 'Children's Ethical Classes', 1901. 16pp., 12mo. Stitched. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Library, London. Two copies on COPAC. TWO: 'Syllabus of Moral and Civic Instruction For the Elementary School.' 31pp., 12mo. In red printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Three copies on OCLC WorldCat and none on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet, inscribed by the author Kurt Hahn.] Ten Years at Gordonstoun. An Account and an Appeal.

Author: 
Kurt Hahn [Kurt Matthias Robert Martin Hahn] (1886-1974), German educator, founder of Gordonstoun school in Scotland
Publication details: 
"County Times," Printers, Welshpool. No date [1945], but presentation dated by Hahn 13 June 1945.
£280.00

28pp., 4to. Stapled into brown wraps with title printed on cover. In fair condition, aged and worn, with short closed tear at foot of first leaf. On the first page: 'Confidential. | To the Friends of Gordonstoun | For Private Circulation Only.' Kahn's inscription, at the head of the cover, reads: 'To W. H. Green and J. F. Green with love and gratitude for their help to a guilty Headmaster on the 17. VI. 1944. | Kurt Hahn | 13. VI. 45.' Scarce: only three copies found on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] The College & Association of Teachers of the Blind. School Teachers' Examination. Regulations and Syllabus for 1925.

Author: 
The College & Association of Teachers of the Blind, London [Board of Education Reference Library, London]
Publication details: 
The College & Association of Teachers of the Blind [London]. 1925. [Herbert & Mobbs, Printers, 20, Bucklersbury, E.C.4.
£60.00

15pp., 12mo. On aged and stained paper, with rust to staples. Stamp, shelfmarks and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no material relating to this organisation on COPAC, while OCLC WorldCat has two later items.

Five Victorian printed reports to conferences relating to the blind, including ones held at Yorkshire School for the Blind; Royal Normal College for the Blind; General Institution for the Blind, Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Author: 
[Yorkshire School for the Blind; Royal Normal College for the Blind, Norwood; General Institution for the Blind, Edgbaston, Birmingham]
Publication details: 
Two in London in 1876; York, 1883; Norwood, 1890; Birmingham, 1894.
£250.00

The five reports in good condition, on aged and lightly-worn paper. The five bound together in a worn red calf half-binding, with marbled endpapers and strengthened inner hinges (outer hinges sprung). In gilt on spine: 'THE BLIND | CONFERENCES | LONDON |1876 | LONDON | 1876 | YORK | 1883 | NORWOOD | 1890 | BIRMINGHAM | 1894.' First item carries stamp and shelfmarks of the Education Department Library, London; other items with numbered labels on title-pages. Presentation label on front fly-leaf, with following in manuscript: 'Presented to the Education Department Library by Mr.

Fourteen nineteenth-century French pamphlets relating to the blind, four presented by Maurice de La Sizeranne of the Association Valentin Haüy, a run of whose magazine is also present, with English pamphlet from Wilberforce School for the Blind, York

Author: 
Maurice de La Sizeranne; Association Valentin Haüy, Paris; Institut National des Jeunes Aveugles; Société des Ateliers d'Aveugles; Alexandre Blanchet; Wilberforce School for the Blind, York]
Publication details: 
All but one item printed in Paris, Paris-Auteuil and Tournon, between 1859 and 1888. The fifteenth pamphlet printed in York by Coultas and Volans of King Street, 1879.
£950.00

A total of 38 items (15 pamphlets and 23 copies of a magazine) bound together in a sturdy modern brown cloth binding, with 'PAMPHLETS ON THE BLIND | FRENCH' and shelfmark in gilt on spine. The items are in good overall condition, on aged paper, with occasional slight chipping and wear to wraps. Label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London, and stamps and labels of its predecessor, the Science & Art Department Educational Library.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Beautiful as a Factor in Education. Read before the Pennsylvania State Teachers' Association, at Scranton, July 4th, 1888.

Author: 
Edward Brooks, Ph.D., Late Principal of State Normal School in Pennsylvania
Publication details: 
Inquirer P. & P. Co., Lancaster, Pa. [Pennsylvania, 1888.]
£100.00

7pp., 8vo. Stitched and disbound. In poor condition, on aged and worn paper, with stamp shelfmarks and label of the Education Department Reference Library, London. No copy recorded on COPAC or WorldCat

[Printed handbill reproducing two letters to the editor of the 'Belfast News-Letter'.] Primary Education.

Author: 
Arabella Fennell [of Deramore Drive, Malone, Belfast]
Publication details: 
Reprinted from "Belfast News-Letter," February 27 and 28, 1906.
£60.00

4pp., 12mo. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Scarce.

[Printed pamphlet on Irish matters.] Letters on Primary Education.

Author: 
Arabella Fennell [of Deramore Drive, Malone, Belfast; teaching in Ireland; Irish primary education and schools]
Publication details: 
Belfast: William W. Cleland, Limited, Falcon Electric Press. 1905.
£100.00

34pp., 12mo. In light-green printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, in aged and worn wraps with slight damage to front cover, and rusted staples. Shelfmarks, stamp and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce.

[Privy Council Medical Research Council.] Printed item: 'The Relation between Home Conditions and the Intelligence of School Children. By L. Isserlis, M.A., D.Sc. From Data collected by the late Mrs. Frances Wood, B.Sc.' [Preface by Cyril Burt.]

Author: 
L. Isserlis; Mrs. Frances Wood [Privy Council Medical Research Council; Sir Cyril Burt]
Publication details: 
London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1923.
£80.00

28 + [4] pp., 8vo. Stapled. In fair condition, aged and worn. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Research Library. Eight copies on COPAC, but uncommon nevertheless.

[The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London).] Two printed items: 'Brief Report on the Work of the School since 1895' and 'A Brief Description of the Objects and Work of the School.'

Author: 
[The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)]
Publication details: 
'Brief Report': London: Waterlow & Sons Limited, Printers, London Wall. 1899.' 'A Brief Description': The London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London). 10, Adelphi Terrace, W.C. March 1901.
£220.00

Both items in fair condition, on aged paper, with shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. 'Brief Report': 32pp., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly aged paper, in worn grey printed wraps strengthened at the spine with brown tape. Headings include 'Provision for training in Economics and Political Science', 'Character and Objects of School', 'Methods of Organisation', and 'Property of the School and the Library'. Also the 'complete curriculum of the School', pp.9-17, and list of lecturers (pp.17-20). 'A Brief Description': 7pp., 4to.

[Printed book.] The School House; Its Architecture, External and Internal Arrangements, with [...] papers on Gymnastics, the Use of Apparatus, School Discipline, Methods of Teaching, etc., etc., [...] with Selections for Public Recitations in Schools

Author: 
J. George Hodgins, M.A. Deputy Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada, editor
Publication details: 
Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 1857.
£300.00

216pp., 8vo, paginated i-viii, 6-212. With numerous engravings of views and plans of schools, 'school architecture' (desks, blackboards and so on), and diagrams and illustrations of gymnastics. Divided into three sections: 'School Architecture', 'School Economy and Discipline' and 'Selections for public Recitation in Schools'. Two-page appendix: 'New Brick School House at Simcoe, County of Norfolk'. In original printed wraps of cloth backed with card. In fair condition, on aged paper, in heavily worn wraps. The volume contains an interesting selection of stamps and labels.

[Printed item.] School Board for London. Report on Elementary Education in the United States of America. By Arthur W. Jephson.

Author: 
Arthur W. Jephson [School Board for London; education; schools; United States of America]
Publication details: 
[School Board for London.] Prepared in Accordance with the Resolution of the Board of 28th January, 1904. Sold at the Offices of the Board, Victoria Embankment, W.C. [P. S. King & Son, Westminster.]
£220.00

79pp, 4to. Illustrations, plans and tables in text. In frail condition, on aged and chipped paper, in like brown printed wraps (stamped 'SOLD COPY'). With stamps and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. In card folder stamped 'Supplied for the Public Service'. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC in the National Library of Wales and the Guildhall Library, London.

[Duplicated First World War school magazine.] Our Own. The Magazine of Sidmouth St Boys' Demonstration School. Boys' Dept. HULL. [The first fourteen issues, including a 'Shakespere Tercentenary Number'.

Author: 
[Sidmouth Street Boys' Demonstration School, Hull, Yorkshire.] [Shakespeare Tercentenary, 1916; Sidmouth Street Football Club; Dudley Murton Freeling (b.1899), Royal Flying Corps]
Publication details: 
[Sidmouth Street Boys' Demonstration School, Hull.] Issues 1 to 14. Dating from between 1913 and April 1919.
£250.00

Totalling 280pp., 8vo (each issue 20pp), with aditional grey card printed covers to issues 13 and 14. The first twelve issues are bound up, without covers, in a black leather half-binding with black cloth boards. As the covers are lacking it is only possible to date these issues from the gilt title on the spine: 'OUR OWN | 1913-6'. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper: 'Cecil Thom | 22 Nov. 1916.' (Henry E. Thom appears to have been a music teacher at the school.) Modern bookplate of John Gadd on front pastedown. Issues 13 (March 1917) and 14 (April 1919) are loosely inserted.

[Margaret Francis Harris, theatre designer.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Margaret Harris') to 'Mr Rhodes', discussing the sale of her 'Motley designs' to the University of Illinois.

Author: 
Margaret Harris [Margaret Francis Harris] (1904-2000), English opera, costume and theatre designer [Motley Theatre Design Group]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Theatre Design Course at Riverside, Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith. 17 June 1982.
£80.00

2pp., 8vo. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. She apologises for not being able to be 'helpful on any of your questions'. She does not even possess a copy of her own 'Designing and Making Stage Costume'. 'I have no Motley designs at all, as every one which was in my possession has been sold to the University of Illinois, who have taken the whole collection of about 3000 swatches.' She is glad to hear that he has some of them, 'as it means that there are a few still in this country'.

[Hampden Gurney Schools, Marylebone, London.] Printed programme of the 'Christmas Concert and Distribution of Prizes, On Thursday, December 19th, 1889.'

Author: 
[Hampden Gurney Schools, Marylebone, London, 1889; Rev. W. Hammersley, headmaster]
Publication details: 
[Hampden Gurney Schools, Marylebone, London.] Printed by J. Martin & Son, Portman Printing Works, 18 Lisson Grove, NW. 1889.
£35.00

18pp., 12mo. Unbound stapled pamphlet on grey paper. The cover carries the names of officers. The pamphlet also features lists of 'Prize Medallists' (boys, 1867-1889; girls, 1869-1889), 'Prize Children', and pupils commended for 'Attendance', together with the programme for the concert, including the words of numerous hymns and songs sung, with names of participants. No copy of this or of any other of the school's Christmas Programmes has been traced on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.

[Hampden Gurney Schools, Marylebone, London.] 'Sunday School Award of Merit' medal, manuscript 'Prize Essay written for Mr. Blair's Prize', two printed Christmas Concert progammes, and printed label signed by Rev. W. Hammersley and Rev. E. B. Ottley

Author: 
[Hampden Gurney Schools, Marylebone, London, 1889 and 1890; Rev. W. Hammersley, headmaster; Rev. E. B. Ottley, Chairman of Committee]
Publication details: 
[Hampden Gurney Schools, Marylebone, London.] The Christmas Concert programmes both printed by J. Martin & Son, Portman Printing Works, 18 Lisson Grove, NW; 1889 and 1890. The prize essay dated December 1890. The other two items undated.
£120.00

The five items, which would make for an attractive display on the theme of Victorian education, relate to the Hampden Gurney Schools, which were founded in 1863, in the newly-named Hampden Gurney Streeet, as a memorial to the recently-deceased Rev. John Hampden Gurney (1802-1862), Rector of St Mary’s, Bryanston Square. The school is now the Hampden Gurney Church of England Primary School, and is located in Nutford Place. ONE: Metal circular medal, 3.75 cm in diameter. In very good condition.

[George Gilfillan, Scottish critic and 'spasmodic' poet.] Autograph Note Signed to an unnamed autograph hunter.

Author: 
George Gilfillan (1813-1878), Scottish Presbyterian minister, critic and 'spasmodic' poet
Publication details: 
Dundee; 18 January 1855.
£56.00

1p., 16mo (12.5 x 11.5cm). In good condition, on lightly aged and ruckled paper, with traces of mount on reverse and minor loss to one edge. Reads: 'Dundee | 18th. Jany. | 1855 | My Dear Sir | I have much pleasure in transmitting you my Autograph | I am | Yours very truly | George Gilfillan'.

[John Russell Lowell, American poet.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. R. Lowell'), while American ambassador in London, to Lady Elphinstone, declining an invitation and attempting to arrange a meeting to renew their acquaintance.

Author: 
J. R. Lowell [John Russell Lowell] (1819-1891), American poet, author and diplomat [Lady Elphinstone]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 40 Clarges Street, Piccadilly, W. [London] 2 July 1886.
£60.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, and with the margins cut down. The letter reads: 'Dear Lady Elphinstone, | I am very sorry that an engagement here will prevent my having the pleasure of coming to you this afternoon. But I hope to be able to go out to Richmond next Friday & if so shall do myself the honour of renewing so agreeable an acquaintance.'

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