[ Lavinia, Countess Spencer ] Valediction only of Autograph Letter Signed "Lavinia Spencer" to "Field Marshall - Duke of York" [Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany]

Lavinia Spencer [ Countess Spencer (née Bingham; 1762 – 1831), society hostess and illustrator.
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[ Spencer House, 15 March 1795; docketed by recipient or his secretary ]

Valediction of Letter only, 5 lines inc. signature and address, 19 x 7cm, laid down on similar sized paper, with remnants on verso suggesting that it was in an album at one time, with note identifying writer ("The Countess Spencer"). Text: "& you will very highly oblige & gratify me. | I have the honor to be your Royal Highness most obedient Sert | Lavinia Spencer". From a large collection of similar conclusions,so often to the Duke of York ("Royal Highness" etc) that they may reveal the fate of his incoming correspondence, or part of it..

Autograph Letter in the third person from Lord Bingham [later George Charles Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan] to Sir Francis Freeling, Secretary of the General Post Office, regarding a petition to be presented to the House of Commons. With two cuttings.

George Charles Bingham (1800-1888), 3rd Earl of Lucan [Lord Lucan], until 1839 known by the courtesy title Lord Bingham [Sir Francis Freeling (1764-1836), Secretary of the General Post Office]
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3 Park Place [London] 12 June 1830. One of the cuttings dating from the commencement off the Crimean War, 1853.

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. 'Lord Bingham presents his compliments to Sir Francis Freeling & will feel much obliged to him if he will be good enough to have the accompanying letter opened & returned to him free of postage as Ld. B. knows it to be a Petition to the House of Commons | Ld. B.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Pat Lucan') from George Charles Patrick Bingham, 6th Earl of Lucan, the Labour Chief Whip in the House of Lords, to Chorley

George Charles Patrick Bingham [Pat Lucan] (1898-1964), 6th Earl of Lucan, Labour Chief Whip in the House of Lords [Robert Samuel Theodore Chorley (1895-1978), 1st Baron Chorley, Labour politician]
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On House of Lords letterhead. 28 April 1955.

2pp., 12mo. 20 lines. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Asking Chorley if he would be one of '3 members for the committee which is to be set up to examine the powers of this House over its members relative to their attendance - that is probably not an accurate description of it, but I have not got the reference handy, and I think you will know what I mean!' The committee is to be appointed the following June, 'but Hendriks would be glad to have the names beforehand'. 'Wedgy Benn [William Wedgwood Benn, 1st Viscount Stansgate] and Lewis Silkin' have also been asked. From the Chorley papers.

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