[ Leaflet ] The Howard League for Penal Reform (Formerly the Howard Association and the Penal Reform League).. Enclosure: form to accompany donation, not yet filled in.

[ The Howard League for Penal Reform ]
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Leaflet, 4pp., 8vo, bifolium, unbound, minor staining, good condition. Presumably this was published just after The Howard Association and the Penal Reform League joined forces in 1921, The Officers are listed first, including Lord Henry Cavendish-Bentinck (Chairman) and Margery Fry (Hon. Sec., Principal of Somerville College, Oxford). The leaflet outlines the objectives of the Howard League with a page dedicated to I. The setting up of an organised system of Probation and the final two pages headed II. Classification of Prisoners. No other copy traced (yet).

[Mary Somerville, Scottish scientist after whom Somerville College, Oxford, is named.] Autograph Signature ('Yours truly | Mary Somerville') cut from letter.

Mary Somerville [née Fairfax, sometime Greig] (1780-1872), Scottish scientist and author after whom Somerville College, Oxford, is named
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Without date or place.

See her entry in the Oxford DNB. Since 2017 she has been depicted on the Scottish ten pound note. On 2.5 x 8.5 cm slip of paper, cut from letter. In good condition, lightly aged. Laid down on 4 x 9.5 cm piece of paper. Reads 'Yours truly | Mary Somerville'.

[ Henry Turner, American artist in Prussia. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Messrs Morgan & Buckstone' of Berners Street Gallery, London, stating that he sending over '4 Oil Pictures', with reference to 'Mr G. du Mourier'. [ George Du Maurier ].

Henry Turner, American artist, from Virginia [ Matthew Somerville Morgan (1839-1890) and Frederick Buckstone, manager and secretary, Berners Street Gallery, London; George Du Maurier ]
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Berger Strasse No. 1, Düsseldorf, Prussia. 5 December 1862.

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly-aged. 'I shipped on yesterday to you through Mr J. D. Brink Jr Forwarding Merchant of this city a box containing 4 Oil Pictures which I wish you to expose for sale at your Exhibition Rooms. | The titles and prices of the same will be given you by my friend Mr G. du Mourier. Please let me know when they come to hand.' The Berner's Street Gallery's association with American artists would continue: in the following decade it would gain notoriety for exhibiting Whistler's 'Symphony in White, No. 1'.

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Sartoris, 27 Chapel Street, London.

Mary Somerville (1780-1872), Scottish scientist after whom Somerville College, Oxford is named
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15 July [postmarked 1844, with Penny Red stamp]; 14 Lower Belgrave St, Eaton Square [London].

16mo: 3 pp. A small bifolium (each leaf 10.5 x 9 cms) on aged paper. Discoloured strip at foot of first leaf, containing four lines of text and the signature, cut away and reattached with archival tissue, with damage to two words (not in signature). Second leaf with minor damage through breaking of seal. Good Penny Red stamp, postmarked in black, and second red postmark. The earliest she can accept the dinner invitation is the following Wednesday.

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