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Antiques etc... AUCTION POSTPONED FROM 4TH & 5TH FEB UNTIL TUESDAY 9TH & WEDNESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY
Lot 1STEPHENSON (George, Railway Founder): interesting 3pp ALS, Kyle of Bute 13 August 1879 to the mayor of Chesterfield refusing, with regret, to allow a portrait to be copied...'when I tell you that the late Mr Robt Stephenson always refused to allow the picture to be copied you will see that I am bound to carry out his wishes...'. Together with 3 side ALS from Sir Robert Peel, 3rd Baronet, dated Feb. 23 1878. (2).
Lot 2BRIGHT (John, British Statesman, 1811-1889): one side ALS to Rev Thompson of Hemel Hempstead, dated May 10 1883, on church matters: with a second letter dated Rochdale, Sep.6.55, 4 sides on smaller notepaper, to a Mr D Lowe of Manchester....'I am compelled to abstain from subscription to institutions in Manchester by reasons which are prudential as well as political...' (2).
Lot 3TAYLOR (Tom, 1817-1880): 4 side ALS from Tom Taylor to Mrs Gaskell, printed heading for General Board of Health, Whitehall: together with handwritten dedication to Mrs Gaskell 'with kindest regards C Norton', with handwritten poem in French language, mounted together on old album leaf. (2).
Lot 5AUTOGRAPH MISCELLANY: collection of approx 30+ cut autographs and letters, largely political and military, late 19th-early 20thc, including 2 cut signatures of Wellington, portion of letter with signature from David Cox, short note from J P Morley on House of Commons Library paper headed 'Dear Booth' etc. (Small quantity).
Lot 8'THE GREATEST LIAR ON EARTH': short TLS from Louis de Rougemont to the editor, The Times, September 26 1898...'I see that it is stated that I am to lecture at St George's Hall. I have made no such arrangement...but excellent as these arrangements may be I know of one person who will not be present, and that is...': single leaf, old folds. De Rougemont (born Henri Louis Grin 1847-1921) was a would-be explorer who claimed to have had exotic adventures in Australasia, writing for various periodicals he was later widely disclaimed and ridiculed, dying in poverty in London on 9th June 1921. (1).
Lot 9MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: a quantity of ALS and cut signatures, largely 19thc politicians, nobility and churchmen, to include Sir Theodore Martin, John Morley (concerning a contribution to the fortnightly review); and others, including a freefront postmarked 1831, approx 38 items. (Small quantity).
Lot 1319TH CENTURY LETTERS & MANUSCRIPT: collection of approx 35 items, 19th century and a few later, letters and manuscript extracts, to include ALS from Bishop Stanley to J W Jenkins, April 29 1863 touching on the health of the army in India: other letters from Sir John Lubbock, Sir Robert Montgomery: Viscount Edward Cardwell: Sir Edward George Clarke, and others. (Small quantity).
Lot 1519TH CENTURY LETTERS & DOCUMENTS: two letters entire postmarked Penzance 1840, Buller family, London: with 9 other 19th century letters and manuscripts, including one side ALS from Carrington to Lord Grenville, sent from Boston: letter entire from Radstock to Teignmouth, Dover Dec. 25 1834, etc. (11).
Lot 16MANUSCRIPTS, 17TH-18TH CENTURY: group of 6 items, to include letter entire dated 25.7.1714, addressed to one Edward Rooper 'at the Golden Ball over against the Royall Exchange, Cornhill...': manuscript order in Dutch from William Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan, 1700: with other letters and documents. (6).
Lot 17LETTERS: a collection of 20 items, largely letters late 19th-earlier 20thc, to include short one side ALS from artist Joseph Kenny Meadows to Wilton Hennessey, May 25 1849: ALS from publisher John Murray March 1898: ALS from ethnologist Henry Ling Roth to Miss Rix, 1878, and others. (Small quantity).
Lot 19LETTERS, SIGNATURES, MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: a collection of over 45 items, largely 19th and early 20thc, to include ALS from historian Henry Thomas Buckle: freefront in hand of Sir John Malcolm: short ALS from Lord Essex, mounted: mounted portion of letter from Lord Lonsdale, 1822: and others similar. (A bundle).
Lot 21MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENTS, 17TH & 18THC: a group of 6, to include 34 line witness account of an assault following trespass, Ashford area, signed John Dodd, ?1632: James II exchequer receipt, 1687: statement of costs for vessel 'The London', 1790-91: order for receiving into store '5 chests containing paper cartridges' to Major Samuel Cleveland, Fort St Davids, 10th Feb 1748, and others. (6).
Lot 22MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY: collection of ALS and cut signatures, to include 2 side letter from conductor and tenor Thomas Simpson Cooke, 16 June 1842: ALS from Theodore Martin, 1880: Forbes Robertson, actor: Anne Humby, actress, mid-19thc: and others, to include lengthy 4 page letter entire addressed to Mrs Augustus Hare. (Small quantity).
Lot 23LETTER ENTIRE: KENNAWAY (Charles Edward, Rev): a lively and extensive letter from Kennaway to his sister Miss Augusta, Escott, Exeter 1827, written from St John's College Cambridge...'you rightly appreciate fraternal words my young starveling but that you may digest with greater facility the food I have already afforded you chew the cud of affliction until further notice...' (1).
Lot 2418TH CENTURY LETTERS: a group of 7 autograph letters signed, all English 18th century, to include 2pp ALS from Stephen Payne Galwey to Captain Magra, Clifton July 1775, thanking him for a friendly remembrance on his return to Bath and the trouble he has taken...'the house you have found out for me seems to possess everything requisite to form a good townhouse but a house I should always wish to see, as well as a wife before I take either for better or worse', with PS, 'the Congress I hear from New York are employed in devising some plan of reconciliation...: letter entire dated Falmouth 8th Feb 1730, 'I beg pardon for my long silence since my leaving London...', to Joseph Kirke Lincoln's Inn, and others. (7).
Lot 26MANUSCRIPTS: collection of approx 15 items, 17th-early 19thc manuscripts, to include 2pp letter entire concerning 'Tackle, Apparel and Furniture' on board the ship Diana, April 22nd 1790, addressed to Frederick Booth of Craven Street, Strand: exchequer order of payment for £250, a quarter's pension to William Lord Byron, 1736, cut: early 18thc copy of letter from John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury, 2pp, and others, to include 5 various entire letters, some damage. (Small quantity).
Lot 28PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT EPHEMERA: a bundle, to include typescript valuations of pictures in the Macclesfield Museum, 1915: signature of Andrey Vyshinsky, 23.11.1943, to reverse of card for Yarkon Hotel, Tel Aviv: 19thc release document on vellum: printed certificate of recommendation to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, made out for Rev. Dr James Parker, 1769: and others. (A bundle).
Lot 29HARWOOD (Sir Ralph Endersby, 1883-1952): a small collection of typed and handwritten letters and documents, to include ALS to Harwood from Admiralty War Staff Dec 7 1915: TLS from Robert Cecil on Swedish negotiations, Feb 5th 1917: TLS from W H Coates, Somerset House, 7th May 1920: together with 20pp typescript 'Memorandum regarding the statistics quoted in the recent Daily Mail articles on the question of the efficacy of the British blockade'. (Small quantity).
Lot 30DOCUMENTS, LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS: collection of 5 items, to include: Approval of Disbursements of His Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary to the King of Sardinia, 1769, signed by Thomas Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, old folds and browning: cut portion of printed admiralty document signed by Sir John Barrow (1764-1848): MS document 'In the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors at Calcutta', 1834, signed Thomas Holroyd: cut autograph of Richard B Weininger, Station Scientific Leader, Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, plus a letter from British Consulate Jerusalem on importation of Australian meat, April 23 1908. (5).
Lot 34NORTHUMBERLAND MILITIA: commission for Peter Paxton, 10 January 1813 as Lieutenant in the Southern Regiment of local militia, County of Northumberland, manuscript on vellum, signed Duke of Northumberland, impressed paper seal: together with a Victorian commission, plus 3 other manuscript documents. (5).
Lot 35LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS, NAVAL AND MILITARY: collection of approx 30 items, late 18th-early 20thc, to include 2 side ALS sent from 'HMS Argonaut at sea', 29 Dec 1914: manuscript order on headed paper from HMS Agincourt, 9 Sep 1884: short note from Admiral Graham First Sea Lord, 15 Oct 1832: 3 side ALS on War Office notepaper from Major General Sir Alfred Turner, 30.8.1901: and others, some civilian. (Small quantity).
Lot 36ARMOURER, HMS VICTORY: printed certificate with manuscript entries, 4th May 1827, recommending Thomas Day to position of armourer onboard His Majesty's Ship Victory, signed Captain Elliot and 3 others, Portsmouth Harbour, old folds, a few tears at head: together with a 5 page handwritten biography of Day's career in a later hand. (2).
Lot 38LETTERS AND AUTOGRAPHS: collection of c.18 items, to include 5 line ALS from Gladstone, 10 Downing Street notepaper, Feb 2nd 1884: bundle of lively and intimate letters to 'My Dearest' from 'Dulcie', Saville Row 1899: TLS from Arthur Mee: TLS from Ian Hay on correcting an edition of The King's Service: and others, mainly letters. (Small quantity).
Lot 40DOCUMENTS AND EPHEMERA: collection of approx 11 items, to include: 1840 letter entire from a young girl, stating she has read ...'a little book called Wonders of the Microscope...I thought it exceedingly interesting...': printed ticket of admittance to the Queen's Private Box, Royal Princesses Theatre, 1851: vellum probate document, Alfred Wesson, 1858: passport issued by The Lord Provost of Edinburgh, admitting engineer John Balbirnie of Leith to enter Russia, 28th May 1862: and other items. (Small quantity).
Lot 43EARL OF MINTO (1782-1859, First Lord of Admiralty): ALS to 10th Duke of Hamilton concerning James Campbell 'having lost his health on service on the coast of Syria, and obliged to invalide at Malta...': together with ALS from Major Robert Campbell (1798-1857) to Robert Brown, botanist. (2).
Lot 45FLAX WAREHOUSE AT RIGA, INSURANCE DOCUMENT: Phoenix Assurance Company, 7th May 1825, to Messrs Frederick Huth of Finsbury Square, insuring 'the undermentioned flax in the following warehouses situate at Riga in Russia...', engraved headpiece, folded, a few small splits at conjunctions, else fine. (1).
Lot 46MARITIME DOCUMENTS: a group of 3, to include marine insurance policy 1801, all war risks covered 'with liberty to seek and join convoy': apprenticeship indenture for William Thomas Long aged 15 years to Peter Mitchell, owner of Brig St Ann, Port of London, West India trade: bond of Thomas Alcock of Sunderland and Giles Alcock of Newcastle to Master, Pilots and Seamen of Trinity House, Newcastle on Tyne, 6 Jan 1738/9 (cropped). (3).
Lot 47MARITIME ACT, ENGLISH COMMONWEALTH: 'An Act for Constituting Commissioners for Ordering and Managing the Affairs of the Admiralty and Navy...Thursday 28th July, 1653...' London, John Field, 1653: sm. folio, black letter text, sewn, neat repair to spine, light waterstain to lower corner. (1).
Lot 48'UNDER SAILE FOR GUINEA': entire letter from Captain William Swale to John Russell, clerk of the Cheque at Woolwich Dockyard: HMS Oxford, Plymouth Sound, 26 March 1736...'I've just this moment got my two Convoy out and am making sail, tho' no better than (?)wind. However it's fine weather and I hope to get out of the channel. My compliments to my good landlady the babes and all friends, & I heartily wish I may be able to bring some of our Guinea live creatures in the ship up to Woolwich...': browned, remains of wax seal, old repair to fold at verso. (1).