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[Victorian score and separate libretto of work promoting women's employment.] 'Women at Work. An Operetta or Cantata for Academies, Schools, &c. The libretto by A. J. Foxwell. The music by T. Mee Pattison.' and 'Words of Women at Work. An Operetta.'

Author: 
A. J. Foxwell [Andrew James Foxwell (1826-1903)], librettist; T. Mee Pattison [Thomas Mee Pattison (1845-1936)], composer [The Curwen Press, London]
Publication details: 
Score ('Old Notation Edition'): London: J. Curwen & Sons, Ltd., 8 & 9 Warwick Lane, E.C. Libretto: London: J. Curwen & Sons, 8, Warwick Lane, E.C. [1886]
£350.00

SCORE: [4] + 75pp., 4to. In printed wraps with decorative cover and advertisements. A fair copy, on aged paper, in worn and chipped wraps repaired at the spine. Unusually positive and forward-looking for its period, on the subject of women in the workplace. Note on reverse of title: 'The writer of the Libretto wishes to acknowledge his obligations to "Work and how to do it," by Mrs.

[Book auction catalogue- annotated] Lowther Castle Near Penrith. The Major part of the Earl of Lonsdale's Collection To be Sold by Public Auction in a Series of Sales at the Castle during April, May and June 1947. [With some prices and names.]

Author: 
Lancelot Edward Lowther, 6th Earl of Lonsdale (1867-1953) [Lowther Castle Sale, 1947]
Publication details: 
Fourth Series. 6 to 9 May 1947. Solicitors, Messrs Ellis & Ellis, Westminster. Joint Auctioneers: Maple & Co., Ltd, and Thomas Wyatt, F.V.A., London.
£280.00

116pp., 4to. Lots 2401 to 4510. In brown printed wraps with design including small illustration of Lowther Castle laid down on front cover. Aged and worn in like wraps. Clearly made out by a substantial bookseller (perhaps Quaritch, since the name does not appear in references). Inside the rear cover the following in pencil: 'Hotel Expenses £18/12/0 | Tips Hotel £2/15/- | Total Spent at Sale £2677/-/-', last figure being an enormous sum for the time. On the front cover a note has been made of three cash sums totalling '582 [pounds]'.

[William Gawtress, Leeds printer.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm. Gawtress') to Rev. Thomas Greenwood, requesting contributions [to the Leeds Intelligencer] of 'Sketches' of 'Dawson and Newton', and discussing a book society and Greenwood's poetry.

Author: 
William Gawtress, printer and proprietor of the 'Leeds Intelligencer' [Rev. Thomas Greenwood, of Trinity College, Cambridge, Lecturer at Cripplegate Church]
Publication details: 
No place. 3 May 1825.
£280.00

2pp., 4to. On bifolium, with reverse of second leaf addressed to 'Rev. T. Greenwood, | Leeds.' In good condition, on aged paper, with slight discoloration to second leaf. BBTI lists Gawtree as active in Leeds between 1817 and 1822; he took over the Leeds Intelligencer in 1818. The first paragraph reads: 'An opportunity has very unexpectedly occurred this morning of sending a packet. - I inclose you Blackwood, wch. we recd. uncommonly late this month.

[Rev. David Henry Urquhart.] Autograph Letter Signed from his wife Eliza Urquhart to his publishers [Cadell & Davies], urging them to send proofs [of his 'Commentaries on Classical Learning'] more quickly, or 'the Season will inevitably be lost'.

Author: 
Rev. David Henry Urquhart (c.1754-1829), Prebendary of Lincoln [Cadell & Davies, London publishers; Thomas Cadell (1773-1836); William Davies; Andrew Strahan (1750-1831), printer; Spottiswoode]
Publication details: 
Doncaster. 5 May [1803].
£100.00

1p., 4to. On aged paper, with damage and discoloration to one margin. Eliza Urquhart begins her letter: 'Gentlemen, | Mr Urquhart has desired me to acquaint you that he thinks it would be adviseable immediately to see Mr Spotswood [i.e. Spottiswoode, then an employee of the book's printer Andrew Strahan] on the subject of accelerating the printing of his work, as from the present tardiness with which the proofs are sent, he thinks the Season will inevitably be lost'.

[Charles Lever, London solicitor.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Chas: Lever.') [to Thomas Wright?], subscribing to the newly-formed Camden Society, and making suggestions regarding 'the proposed undertaking'.

Author: 
Charles Lever, London solicitor [Thomas Wright (1810-1877), antiquary, Secretary of the Camden Society]
Publication details: 
10 King's Road, Bedford Row [London]. 2 April 1838.
£145.00

1p., 4to. 22 lines of text. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount on reverse.

[Inscribed copy.] Acis & Galataea, or The Beau ! the Belle !! and the Blacksmith !!! A Piece of Oxford Extravagance. Written for the Annual Dramatic Performance at the Victoria Theatre, Oxford, December, 1869, in aid of the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Author: 
[Thomas Forder Plowman (1844-1919)]
Publication details: 
Oxford: Slatter & Rose, High Street. 1869. [Oxford: Printed by E. W. Morris, Jun.]
£120.00

[4] + 43pp., 12mo. Stabbed as issued. An attractive and elegantly-printed little book. Internally very good, on lightly-aged paper, loose in worn light-brown calf binding, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, back hinge sprung. Stamped in gilt on the front cover: 'ACIS & GALATAEA | A PIECE OF OXFORD EXTRAVAGANCE | BY | T. F. PLOWMAN'. Inscribed on fly-leaf: 'H. W. Chapman, Esq. | with the author's sincerest regards. | 1869.' A scarce item: only three copies on COPAC, at Oxford, Cambridge and the British Library, all three of which attribute this anonymous work to Plowman.

Autograph Letter Signed, to unnamed male correspondent, laid down in copy of the revised edition of Nicoll's 'Thomas Carlyle'.

Author: 
Henry James Nicoll, Scottish man of letters [Thomas Carlyle]
Publication details: 
Letter, 7 April 1881, 'Lumsden, by Aberdeen'; book, Edinburgh: Macniven & Wallace, Princes Street, 1881.
£56.00

The letter is 12mo, 2 pp, 30 lines. In good condition, with the text clear and entire, and with wear to 0.5 cm strips at head and tail (not affecting the text) where the letter overlaps the top and bottom of the book. The blank second leaf of the bifolium is laid down on the verso of the book's half-title. Nicoll begins by apologising for sending 'a copy of the cheap edition' ('the cloth copies of the second edition are not yet ready, and I do not know when they will be out').

[Thomas Hookham, senior, Georgian bookseller.] Autograph Letter in the third person to him from 'Mr Bowyer' (a relation of Sir George Bowyer of Radley Hall), sending instructions regarding book purchases

Author: 
[Thomas Hookham, senior (c.1739-1819) of Bond Street, Georgian bookseller and publisher; Sir George Bowyer (1783-1860) of Radley Hall, Berkshire]
Publication details: 
Place not stated. 5 January 1804.
£100.00

1p., 4to. Good, on aged paper, with small central spike hole made by recipient. The letter reads: 'Mr Bowyer begs Mr Hookham will send him the following Books as soon as possible | Parkhursts Lexicon for the Greek Testament[;] Smarts translation of Virgil; a translation of Sallust; there is one I do not know by whom it is translated it is in columns one side English and the other latin.' Postscript: 'Send them to Lady Bowyer Tunbridge Wells Kent'. A note in a contemporary hand at the foot of the page identifies the author as 'Sr. Geo B MP on Cathc.

[Rev. R. H. Barham's autograph antiquarian notes in William Courthope's book:] Synopsis of the Extinct Baronetage of England; Containing the Date of the Creation, with the Succession of Baronets, and their respective Marriages and Time of Death.

Author: 
William Courthope; Rev. R. H. Barham [Rev. Richard Harris Barham, 'Thomas Ingoldsby'] (1788-1845) [William Hardy]
Publication details: 
Book published by J., G., and F. Rivington, St. Paul's Church Yard, and Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, London. 1835.
£220.00

xii + 256 pp. Autograph inscription on title-page: 'William Hardy | Nov. 5. 1850 - | N.B. the corrections are by the hand of the Revd. R. H. Barham | The extinct Peerage at the end is not part of this Synopsis'. (Bound in at the end of the volume is a sixteen-page printed list of 'The Dormand and Extinct Peerages of England'.) Barham is listed (p.vii) among the subscribers to the work. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn red leather library half-binding, with front hinge sprung and front free endpaper and half-title detached.

[Ann Bill, daughter of Thomas Bill, Leeds china dealer.] Autograph Letter Signed to her mother, describing an excursion to Chester, with reference to the construction of the Manchester and Leeds Railway, and the Marquess of Westminster's Eaton Hall.

Author: 
Ann Bill, daughter of Thomas Bill, china dealer of Leeds [Robert Grosvenor (1767-1845), 1st Marquess of Westminster, of Eaton Hall, Cheshire; Manchester and Leeds Railway]
Publication details: 
'Chester Sept 15th. 1837', '1/2 Past two Friday afternoon'.
£120.00

4pp., 4to. Bifolium. 76 lines of closely and neatly written text, including a four-line postscript cross-written on the first page. Addressed, with Chester postmark, on reverse of second leaf to 'Mr. Bill | Boar Lane | Leeds | Yorkshire'. ('Bill Thomas, 7, Boar lane' is listed among the 'Glass, China, and Earthenware Dealers' in Haigh's 'General and Commercial Directory of the Borough of Leeds', Baines & Co., 1839). The reverse of the second leaf also carries the remains of the wax seal, stamped 'Ann'. In fair condition, on worn and aged paper.

Autograph Poem by the Scottish poet Thomas Pringle, a sonnet beginning 'Long years of sorrow and slow-wasting care'.

Author: 
Thomas Pringle (1789-1834), Scottish poet and abolitionist, friend of Sir Walter Scott and settler in South Africa
Publication details: 
Without place or date [but after 1828?].
£90.00

1p., 4to. Fair, on aged paper with traces of previous grey paper mount adhering to the blank reverse. Titled 'Sonnet.' Docketed at head 'Thomas Pringle Poet & Editor of the Friendship's Offering.'; with 'No. 4' in top left-hand corner, and 'T. P.' beneath poem in a third hand. Apart from accidentals, the only difference from the version printed in Pringle's 'Poetical Works' (1838) is in line eleven: the printed 'The loveliness that witched my heart so wildly' is 'The loveliness that witch'd all hearts so wildly' in the manuscript.

[Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington, as Lord Binning.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Binning'), docketted 'Mail coaches', and discussing the 'measure of applying to the English counties', ' Mr Mundell' and the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.

Author: 
Thomas Hamilton, 9th Earl of Haddington [known as Lord Binning between 1794 and 1828] (1780-1858) of Tyninghame House, Tory politician
Publication details: 
'Tynninghame [Tyninghame House, East Lothian, Scotland] | Sunday night' [docketted with date '16/18 Sepr 1810'].
£40.00

3pp., 4to. On bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight damp-staining to one corner. '[...] The measure of applying to the English counties was proper & indeed necessary - and I doubt not that, as the evil complain'd of is very general, we shall find a very general & ready cooperation on their part in our endeavours to procure redress.

[Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster.] Autograph Signature ('Westminster') and seal in red wax on piece of vellum cut from document, with his engraved portrait by W. H. Mote.

Author: 
Robert Grosvenor (1767-1845), 1st Marquess of Westminster [W. H. Mote; Thomas Collins; Reform Club, London]
Publication details: 
The vellum document dated 1841. The engraving from 'London, Thomas Collins, 170, Piccadilly, Jany. 23 1842'.
£20.00

The piece of vellum an irregular rectangle of about 4 x 17 cm. Smudged signature, with crumbling red wax seal to its right, beneath fragment of Latin text ending with date 1841. The engraving, with facsimile of signature, 'From a picture in his Lordship's possession | This plate, 28 x 19 cm on 4to leaf, is by express permission dedicated most respectfully to the Members of the Reform Club by their faithful Servant Thomas Collins'. It is in fair condition, aged and with strip of discoloration in margin at head.

[Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish antiquary.] Autograph Letter Signed ('T. Crofton Croker') to Sir Francis Palgrave, giving an excuse for not replying to a dinner invitation.

Author: 
Thomas Crofton Croker (1798-1854), Irish antiquary and civil servant [Sir Francis Palgrave (1788-1861), born Francis Ephraim Cohen, English historian]
Publication details: 
Admiralty [Whitehall, London]. 16 January 1827.
£120.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on aged paper, with a closed tear along a fold line unobtrusively repaired with archival tape. Addressed at foot to 'F. Palgrave Esqr' (he would not be knighted until 1832), beside which Palgrave has written: 'Mr. Crofton Croker. | Author of Fairy Legends of the South of Ireland &c.' The text of the letter reads: 'My dear Sir | I ought to apologize for not replying to your invitation for Wednesday evening last. - My excuse must be that I did not return to town until yesterday and that your note reached me on Friday at Brighton.'

[William P. Sherlock, artist and engraver.] Receipt made out to him by the London booksellers Cadell & Davies, 'for Engraving the Monument of Arch Bp Sandys'.

Author: 
William P. Sherlock (born c.1780), artist and engraver [Thomas Cadell, jnr (1773-1836) and his partner William Davies (d.1819), London booksellers, Cadell & Davies]
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [London, c.1801.]
£60.00

1p., landscape 12mo. Laid down on a grey paper mount. In fair condition, on aged paper. Reads: 'Messrs Cadel. & W Davies | to Wm P Sherlock | for Engraving the Monument of Arch Bp Sandys £10 10s 0d | Plate for the same. £0 6s 0d | Writing Engravers Bill £0 10s 0d | [total] £11 6s 6d'. The engraving featured in William Dickinson's Nottinghamshire, published in 1801.

[Thomas Webster, RA.] Autograph Note in the third person to 'Mr. Gotta'.

Author: 
Thomas Webster (1800-1886), RA, English genre painter and etcher [Royal Academy of Arts, London]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Cranbrook, Staplehurst. 10 May 1877.
£35.00

1p., 16mo. On bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-spotted paper. The note reads: 'Mr. Webster in reply to Mr. Gotta's note desires to say, with his compliments, that his Picture, in the Royal Academy, is engaged.'

[William Thomas Roden, Victorian portrait painter.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. T. Roden'), to an unnamed recipient, regarding the engraving of a painting by William Powell Frith.

Author: 
William Thomas Roden (1817-1892), Victorian portrait painter and engraver [William Powell Frith (1819-1909), English artist]
Publication details: 
1 Victoria Terrace, Bridge Road, Hammersmith. No date.
£80.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Casting an interesting light on the practicalities of Victorian engraving. Roden begins: 'I have had an answer from Mr. Frith who is willing that I should engrave his picture[,] he cannot however get it me for 3 years, the time I mentioned.' Frith has mentioned a copy to Roden, which will cost him sixty guineas, 'and the purchaser consents to me having the original "now and then"'. He ends with an appeal for the recipient's advice.

[Thomas Goff Lupton, engraver.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Thomas Lupton') to 'Mrs. Osborne', the mother of his godson, denouncing his trade of engraver as 'a painful health destroying profession [...] and little short of wilful murder'.

Author: 
Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), English engraver
Publication details: 
4 Keppel Street, Russell Square [London]. 2 February 1866.
£220.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper. An excellent and surprising letter. Lupton begins by saying that he is happy to comply with Mrs Osbornes request for 'two of my Cartes, one for yourself, the other for your Boy! My God Son: who I am glad to know is so well placed in the world. O!

[William P. Sherlock, artist and engraver.] Receipt made out to him by the London booksellers Cadell & Davies, 'for Engraving the Monument of Arch Bp Sandys'.

Author: 
William P. Sherlock (born c.1780), artist and engraver [Thomas Cadell, jnr (1773-1836) and his partner William Davies (d.1819), London booksellers, Cadell & Davies]
Publication details: 
Without place or date. [London, c.1801.]
£60.00

1p., landscape 12mo. Laid down on a grey paper mount. In fair condition, on aged paper. Reads: 'Messrs Cadel. & W Davies | to Wm P Sherlock | for Engraving the Monument of Arch Bp Sandys £10 10s 0d | Plate for the same. £0 6s 0d | Writing Engravers Bill £0 10s 0d | [total] £11 6s 6d'. The engraving featured in William Dickinson's Nottinghamshire, published in 1801.

[Thomas Webster, RA.] Autograph Note in the third person to 'Mr. Gotta'.

Author: 
Thomas Webster (1800-1886), RA, English genre painter and etcher [Royal Academy of Arts, London]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Cranbrook, Staplehurst. 10 May 1877.
£35.00

1p., 16mo. On bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-spotted paper. The note reads: 'Mr. Webster in reply to Mr. Gotta's note desires to say, with his compliments, that his Picture, in the Royal Academy, is engaged.'

[Charles Daly, London bookseller.] Autograph Letter Signed to Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman, complaining of a fraud practised on him by the Birmingham bookbinder Thomas Male, by 'representing himself as patronized by' Wiseman.

Author: 
Charles Daly, London bookseller (fl.1832-1855) [Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman (1802-1865), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster; Thomas Male, bookbinder of Duke Street, Birmingham; Bickers & Darling]
Publication details: 
17 Greville Street, Hatton Garden, London. 2 March 1844.
£130.00

1p., 8vo. On bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper with a few small closed tears to edges. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with broken red wax seal, Penny Red stamp and postmarks, to: 'Revd. Dr. Wiseman, | St. Mary's College | Oscott | Nr. Birmingham'. 22 lines of text, closely and neatly written. Daly begins: 'I am sorry to trouble you by laying before you the Letters [not present] of a man of the name of Thomas Male - Bookseller & Bookbinder residing at St. Mary's, who has by representing himself as patronized by you got Credit from me to the Amount of £11 . 9 .

[Thomas Brand Hollis, radical and dissenter.] Autograph inscription to the antiquary Charles Townley.

Author: 
Thomas Brand Hollis (c.1719-1804) of The Hyde, near Ingatestone, Essex, English radical and dissenter [Charles Townley (1737-1805), antiquary]
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£56.00

On a cut-down piece of 4 x 15 cm paper. Laid down on part of leaf from album. In fair condition, on aged paper. Reads 'Mr Townley. | with Mr Brand Hollis | compliments'.

[John Hall, engraver.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Jno: Hall') to Thomas Pennant, regarding his portrait of the Admirable Crichton for Pennant's second 'Tour in Scotland', carrying an impression of his seal in red wax.

Author: 
John Hall (1739-1797), English engraver [Thomas Pennant (1726-1798), Welsh antiquary]
Publication details: 
Cheney Walk, Chelsea [London]. 7 February 1774.
£120.00

1p., 4to. Bifolium. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed on reverse of second leaf 'To Mr: Pennant | Downing in Flintshire', with two postmarks, and carrying a fair impression of his seal, cracked but intact. The letter reads: 'Sr | The portrait of ye Admirable Crichton is very near finished - I shall send you a proof in a few Days - Shall be oblig'd to you - for what writing you propose under the Head - that I may get it done in theh neatest manner'.

[The Catholic Standard, London newspaper.] Manuscript document proposing thirteen terms by Richardson & Sons 'for carrying on the Catholic Standard Newspaper'. With covering note to Cardinal Wiseman by H. R. Bagshawe of Lincoln's Inn.

Author: 
[The Catholic Standard, London newspaper; Thomas Richardson (1797-1875), publisher; Richardson & Sons; Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman (1802-1865), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster]
Publication details: 
Terms: without date or place. Bagshawe's Note: 13 Old Square, Lincoln's Inn. 12 January 1853.
£450.00

Terms and note: 3pp., foolscap 8vo. Bifolium. Docketted by Wiseman on reverse of second leaf 'Cath Standard', with 'Bagshawe Correspondence 1837-64' in another hand. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. The thirteen terms are headed: 'Mr Richardson on behalf of his firm of Richardson & Sons proposes as follows'. The first two terms read: '(1.) Mr. Richardson To supply (including what he has already paid) £1000. as part of the capital for carrying on the Catholic Standard Newspaper. | (2) £2000. Capital to be supplied in addition to his £1000.

[Thomas Elliott Ogilvie of Chesters, Roxburghshire.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Thos. E. Ogilvie') to Charles Erskine of Melrose, regarding the arrangement of the roup [auction] of the furniture of Branseholm Park, Hawick.

Author: 
Thomas Elliott Ogilvie (1751-1831) of Chesters, Roxburghshire, friend of Sir Walter Scott [Charles Erskine, Writer [solicitor], Melrose, Scotland]
Publication details: 
Chesters [Roxburghshire]. 2 November 1809.
£200.00

Ogilvie is described by Lockhart as one of Sir Walter Scott's 'chief friends among his country neighbours'. 3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper. Addressed, with postmark, on reverse of second leaf, to 'Charles Erskine Esqr | Melrose', and docketted by Erskine: 'About Branseholm Sale of Furniture &c'.

[John Haig, whisky distiller at Cameron Bridge.] Autograph Letter Signed to Thomas Bywater of Wemyss Castle, Fife, apologising for being unable to pay the rent immediately, as he is 'going to Melrose fair'.

Author: 
John Haig, whisky distiller, Cameron Bridge Distillery [Thomas Bywater, Wemyss Castle, Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland; Melrose fair]
Publication details: 
Cameronbridge [i.e. Cameron Bridge Distillery]. 10 August 1840.
£180.00

1p., 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with Kirkaldy postmark, to 'Thos. Bywater Esq | Wemyss Castle | Kirkaldy'. Reads: 'I have your notice & meant to have sent you the Baln. of Rent tomorrow but the remittances I was counting on have not come forward today & I am going to Melrose fair tomorrow before Post time & wont be back till the end of the week but you may count upon it on Monday or Tuesday next week when I expect to be here again'.

[John Brewster, Under Sheriff of Nottingham.] Autograph Note Signed to John Goodall, enclosing an account of legal charges in the cases Grammer against Lord Melbourne and Grammer against Hides, relating to Greasley Moor Green, Nottinghamshire.

Author: 
John Brewster, Under Sheriff of Nottingham [William Lamb (1779-1848), 2nd Viscount Melbourne [Lord Melbourne]; Thomas Grammer of Greasley Moor Green, Nottinghamshire; John Goodall, solicitor, Derby]
Publication details: 
Letter dated from Nottingham, 19 March 1845. Account of charges at 12 March 1845.
£70.00

On 4to bifolium, with the account of charges on the recto of the first page, and Brewster's letter on the recto of the second. In very good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Addressed, with Nottingham and Derby postmarks, on the reverse of the second leaf, to 'John Goodall Esq | Solr. | Derby'. Docketted: 'Brewster Jno. | Under Shff of Nttm | with acct. of Charges in Grammer at Melbourne | Same at Hides'. The letter reads 'Inclosed I forward you the Account of Charges relating to these

[Sir Thomas Dyke Acland.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Thos. Dyke Acland') to an unnamed recipient, explaining how he has ceased to make charitable payments to the widow of an artist 'labouring under loss or decay of sight'.

Author: 
Sir Thomas Dyke Acland (1787-1871), successively Conservative Member of Parliament for Devonshire and North Devon
Publication details: 
From the Waterloo Hotel, on his crested letterhead. 10 June 1863.
£56.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight traces of glue from mount along one edge. A hurried letter, illegible at points. 'You will see the name of yr. respectable at the end of the enclosed Petition from My Own Hand. She has no right to refer to me for any further knowledge of herself and her husband, or his position of art - than that of my having understood him to be an artist in a state of much distress, labouring under loss or decay of sight, & that I for some years I might almost , I gave him occasional relief.

[The Caledonian Canal, Scotland.] Manuscript Letter, signed by James Hope of Rickman & Hope, solicitors, to the Bank of Scotland, regarding 'dues collected for the passage of Vessels through the Caledonian Canal'. With detailed accounts of receipts.

Author: 
[The Caledonian Canal, Scotland, designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1822; James Hope of Rickman & Hope, Edinburgh; George Sanby of the Bank of Scotland]
Publication details: 
31 Moray Place, Edinburgh. 27 December 1825.
£580.00

4pp., foolscap 8vo, on two bifoliums. On aged and worn paper, with slight bloom at head and a little loss to spine from disbinding.

[James Stuart, Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, as Secretary of State for Scotland.] Typed Letter Signed ('James') to Sir Thomas Moore, MP for Ayr Burghs, thanking him for his help 'last night with the problem of the children's officer at Ayr'.

Author: 
James Stuart (1897-1971), 1st Viscount Stuart of Findhorn, Secretary of State for Scotland, 1951-1957 [Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore (1886-1971), MP for Ayr Burghs]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Secretary of State for Scotland, Scottish Office, Fielden House, 10 Great College Street, London, SW1. 24 April 1952.
£45.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on aged and creased paper. After thanking him for his assistant Stuart informs Moore that he is 'delaying a further approach to the Council until you tell me that the new Provost has been appointed and you have been able to make unofficial approaches to him about a Deputation meeting me in Edinburgh'. Annotated in pencil by Moore.

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