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ADDINGTON, Henry, 1st Viscount Sidmouth (1757-1844). Prime Minister 1801-1804.
Autograph Letter (third person) to J.B. Howell, 1 page 8vo (traces of mounting and a small tear not affecting the text), Treasury 16 ?November 1801.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 26741]

ALEXANDER, Albert Victor, Earl (1885-1965). Politician. First Lord of the Admiralty.
Typewritten Letter Signed to A Tomlinson, 1 page 4to with envelope, Admiralty, 21 March 1931.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 8064]

Autograph Letter Signed from Sophia Coutts (1775-1844) to the Parisian bookseller, Chevalier, 3 pages 4to with address (seal tear and small burn hole), Bath, 5 December 1822. Thanking him for 'the little note of Talma's in Lady Susan's Letter', and asking for more autographs to supply her friend's collection.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 26362]
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BALFOUR, Arthur James, 1st earl of (1848-1930). Prime Minister 1902-1905.
Letter Signed ('A.J.B.'), as prime minister, to 'My dear Alfred (headed 'Mr. Cox'), 3 pages 8vo, 10 Downing Street, 2 December 1904. Concerning the attitude of the colonies to a re-organisation of the Privy Council.
£120 / $154 / €136 [No: 26671]

BERNIS, François-Joachim, Cardinal de (1715-1794).
Letter Signed ('Le Card. de Bernis'), 1 page 4to with second, endorsed, leaf, Rome, 5 September 1770.
£225 / $290 / €256 [No: 24939]

BLESSINGTON, C.J. Gardiner, 1st earl of (1782-1829). Husband of Marguerite Blessington (1789-1849).
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Mr Elmes' written in another hand), 1½ pages 4to, Paris, 9 September 1822. Acknowledging receipt of a sketch for a proposed new building, suggesting he send an estimate, and congratulating him on his plans for the Baths.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 26500]

BOOTH, William, 'General' (1829-1912). Founder of the Salvation Army.
Postcard-sized photograph showing Booth in Salvation Army cap and heavy coat, at half length, signed in purple ink at the foot. The overall dimensions are 136 x 87 mm. (ca 5½ x 3½ inches), one corner slightly crushed, the address and message side unwritten.
£350 / $451 / €399 [No: 26030]

BRADLAUGH, Charles (1833-1891). Freethought advocate & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.C. Ponsonby, 1 page 8vo, House of Commons (blind stamp), 13 March no year. Apparently applying for three different types of ticket for an unspecified event or location.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 25387]
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CANNING, George (1770-1827). Prime Minister 1827.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, Gloucester Lodge, 15 August 1822. Explaining that he could not recall having responded to his correspondent's second letter, but that the mayor had now named a date.
£120 / $154 / €136 [No: 26754]

CAVENDISH (and Foster), Elizabeth (1757-1824). duchess of Devonshire, society hostess and patron of the arts.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to an unnamed correspondent ('dear Madam'), 1 page 8vo with second leaf (slight traces of mounting), D[evonshire] House, 'Saturday', no date. Announcing an imminent visit to Chiswick, after which she hope that they shall meet.
£225 / $290 / €256 [No: 24681]

CHAMBERLAIN, (Arthur) Neville (1869-1940). Prime Minister.
Chamberlain's Christmas Card for 1939, unsigned, but a remarkable relic of what must have been his most difficult Christmas, 110 x 175mm. (4½ x 7 inches). The card is embossed in gilt on the front 'Christmas 1939' and is adorned with a red ribbon.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 26716]

CHESTER, Joseph Lemuel (1821-1882). American-English genealogist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed lady, making arrangements to see her & to 'render you any assistance in my power', 1 p. 8vo, Bermondsey, 29 May 1870.
£88 / $113 / €100 [No: 3673]

CHURCHILL, Lord Randolph (1849-1895). Politician. Father of Sir Winston Churchill.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 8vo with blank second leaf, in good and clean condition, 2 Connaught Place, 12 May 1890. Declining to attend 'the dinner of the Kensington Parliament' [sic], on the grounds of having another unavoidable engagement.
£150 / $193 / €171 [No: 25890]

CHURCHILL, Winston (1871-1947). American novelist, politician and painter.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Wedgewood in Kensington, 1½ pages 8vo (facing) with envelope, Crillon Hotel, Paris, 8 November 1917. Explaining that he had received a cable summoning him back to America and regretting that he could not dine with her.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 25346]

Collection of 5 letters relating to coaches and coachmaking, including Autograph Letter Signed from Elizabeth Fox (1750-1842), 1½ pages 4to, St Anne's Hill, 12 January 1810. Also included are letters from coachmakers of the 1860s (one being Thrupp & Maberly, who were later known for their manufacturing of luxury car bodies such as Rolls Royce) and Metherall's price list of coachman's wigs.
£325 / $419 / €370 [No: 26505]

COBDEN, Richard (1804-1865). Statesman and reformer, founder of the Anti-Corn Law league.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jos[eph] W. Read, 1 page 8vo with blank leaf (one stain but in good condition), London, 24 April 1849. Agreeing to present to the House (parliament) 'the petition from Upton on Severn [Worcestershire] in favor of International Treaties of Arbitration'.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 25633]

COUPLAND, Sir Reginald (1884-1952). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to [John] Drinkwater, 4 pages 8vo (paper clip mark at the head), Wotton Hill, Oxford, 27 August 1936. Discussing the relationship of the king with the Colonies and Protectorates.
£65 / $83 / €74 [No: 25909]

CRIPPS, Charles Alfred, Baron Parmoor (1852-1941). Lawyer & politician.
Autograph Letter (third person), also signed ('Parmoor'), to an unnamed correspondent, Parmoor, Henley-on-Thames, 25 December 1917. Declaring that he 'could not send such a message as the New York Times might approve' and supporting the development of a league of nations.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24396]
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DANA, Richard Henry, senior (1787-1879). American poet, critic and lawyer.
Autograph Letter Signed to James Grant Wilson (1832-1914, editor and author and civil war general), 1 page 8vo in a shaky hand, Boston, 27 November 1872. Supplying his autograph for Miss Holland (probably one of the four daughters of Sir Henry Holland).
£250 / $322 / €285 [No: 25647]

DAVY, Jane (1780-1855). Society figure. Widow of Sir Humphry Davy.
Autograph Letter Signed to [the Royal Institution], 1 page 8vo, no place, 'Thursday Even.', 16 November 1829 in pencil in another hand. Beginning without salutation, and asking for the 'exact' date when the Royal Institution had published Sir Humphry's 'extraordinary & creative discovery [sic] of the Metals of the Earth'.
£150 / $193 / €171 [No: 25920]

DUNDAS, Henry, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811). Statesman.
Ticket of admission to the trial of Lord Melville, 115 x 77 mm. (4½ x 3 inches), rather creased and soiled. The ticket (No. 76) bears the name 'Mr S. Baxter' on the front, and on the reverse two red wax seals, the signatures of (Sir) P[eter] Burrell and Lord Dartmouth, the words 'for D.G.C.' and 'For the Kings Box'.
£110 / $141 / €125 [No: 26444]
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FISHER, Herbert Albert Laurens (1865-1940). Historian, statesman and Warden of New College.
Autograph Letter Signed to L[uigino] Franchetti in Oxford, 2½ pages 8vo with envelope, on writing paper of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, 21 June 1913. Congratulating Franchetti on his first class honours degree ('the only First Class of the year').
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 25134]

FOX, Charles James (1749-1806). Politician.
Autograph Manuscript of two poems in Italian, 3 pages 8vo, signed by Fox ('C.J. Fox') at the head of each. Remains of old mount on blank (fourth) side.
£750 / $967 / €855 [No: 25518]

FOX, Charles James (1749-1806). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rt. Hon. William B. Ponsonby at Cheltenham, 2 pages 4to with address-leaf with seal and postal cancellations, St Anne's Hill, 30 September [1805]. Discussing the candidacy of Parnell (Sir John Parnell, 1774-1801) for Queen's County, and declaring that as he had no time in which to obtain Ponsonby's opinion he had given his consent.
£450 / $580 / €513 [No: 25888]
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GLADSTONE, William Ewart (1809-1898). Prime Minister 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, and 1892-1894.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Richard Monckton Milnes] ('My dear Houghton'), 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, 73 H[arley] Street, 8 July 1877. Regretting that he would be leaving London 'for a few days on Tuesday at your breakfast hour'.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 25066]

GOODALL, Joseph (1760-1840). Provost of Eton.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to (small tears in the folds), Lodge, Eton College, 20 November 1836. Thanking his correspondent for the gift of a book about coins, which he had been seeking for two years, and mentioning some of the coins in his own collection.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 25875]

GREVILLE, Charles Francis (1749-1809). Mineralogist and horticulturist. Emma Hamilton was his mistress.
Collection of eight documents relating to Greville's expenses, including two accounts specifically made out to Sir William Hamilton. Further material relates to Hamilton's estate.
£550 / $709 / €627 [No: 26759]

GURNEY, Joseph John (1788-1847). Quaker philanthropist & writer; brother of Elizabeth Fry.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Friend', 1 page 8vo, Norwich, 'Thursday', no date. An invitation to breakfast with the Bishop of Winchester.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 21974]
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HALE, Edward Everett (1822-1909). American author and Unitarian clergyman.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Cummings, 2 pages 8vo, no place, 22 December 1863 and South Congregational Church [Boston], 18 January 1868. Asking him to help with the Christmas decorations at the church, and offering to print his paper in the Register.
£135 / $174 / €153 [No: 23764]

HAMILTON, Lady Anne (1766-1846). Courtier.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Messrs George & Broadley, 1 page 8vo with address-leaf, 19 Baker street, Portman Square, 'Thursday' [identified in another hand as 1818]. Asking for eight yards of silk to be delivered the following morning.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 24783]

HAMPDEN-TREVOR, John, third Viscount (1749-1824). Diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Monzani, 1 page 4to, Bromham, Bedford, 8 August 1806. Explaining that he had erected an organ in his parish church and wishes to secure the services of an organist ('He should also be capable of giving lessons in Psalm singing'), preferably a young person.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 6538]

HASTINGS, Warren (1732-1818). Governor-general of India.
Cheque made out and signed by Hastings (in full 'Warren Hastings') to Messrs Browne & Whitefoord for £60. Drawn on Messrs Robert, Francis & William Gosling, London 1 February 1791.
£150 / $193 / €171 [No: 26763]

HELPS, Sir Arthur (1813-1865). Privy Councillor.
Autograph Letter Signed ('AH') to Donne, 4 pages 8vo, on embossed writing paper of the Privy Council Office, 1 November 1860. Noting the absence of proofs, expressing gratification at Donne's approval of the 4th volume, and inviting Donne to visit any time ('It always cheers me to see you.').
£50 / $64 / €57 [No: 22572]

HODGSON, Bernard (1745?-1805). Principal of Hertford College, Oxford; Biblical translator.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 4to, Tolpuddle near Piddletown, Dorset, 12 August 1793. A curious letter requesting the repair or replacement of an item, to be as exact duplicate of the original as possible ('I cannot, with any convenience, send the machine').
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 7446]

HOW, William Walsham (1823-1897). First Bishop of Wakefield.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Wm Walsham Bedford') to Hodgson, 1½ pages 8vo, Stainforth House, Upper Clapton, London, 26 June 1880. Expressing thanks for reminiscences of the 'old Durham days', but regretting that he cannot arrange a meeting due to pressure of work ('they keep me well up to the collar here').
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 5870]
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JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Mary] Berry (1763-1852, author), 2 pages 8vo (cut in the middle, opaque tape on the back, not affecting the text), 6 Arlington Street, 'Thursday Evg 21th' no date. Regretting that the death of a friend had 'disenchanted' London for him and he is to go North, thereby disappointingly missing the opportunity to visit Miss Berry in Petersham.
£110 / $141 / €125 [No: 24877]

JEFFREY, Francis, Lord (1773-1850). Scottish judge and critic.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Innes, 1 page 16mo with remains of address-leaf, 24 Murry Place, 'Wedy ½ past 2'. Inviting her and her husband to dinner, and asking her to reply by the bearer ('Charles & I are here till 3. o'clock').
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 24271]

Document pertaining to land in Jersey, in French, large folio (oblong) on vellum, remains of green wax seal, 2 December 1809. A lease for Mr Josué for property of Mr Jean Amy.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 19795]

JONES, John Winter (1805-1881). Principal librarian of the British Museum.
Letter Signed to D[ominic] Colnaghi, the text printed with the superscript ('Sir') and date (27 October 1877) in another hand. Thanking Colnaghi for his gift to the Museum of a silver plate engraving of The Virgin and Child by De Gheyn.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 19929]

JUSSERAND, Jean Jules (1855-1932). French writer & diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Munro, 3 pages small 4to, French Embassy in Washington, 11 December 1910. Discussing early French Shakespeare scholarship.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 24274]
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LAWRENCE, Sir John Laird Mair, 1st Baron (1811-1869). Governor-general of India.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Edward Backhouse] Eastwick (1814-1883, orientalist and diplomatist), 1½ pages 4to (traces of former mounting), India House, 10 August 1859. Inquiring about the possible date for Eastwick's return and emphasising its urgency.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 23977]

LEFEVRE, Charles Shaw-, Viscount Eversley (1794-1888). Politician. Speaker of the House of Commons.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Martin Archer Shee (1769-1850, portrait painter), 2 pages 8vo, 71 Eaton Square, 'Friday Morng' no date. Making arrangements for a sitting.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 26477]

LIVERPOOL, R.B. Jenkinson, Second Earl of (1770-1828). Prime Minister 1812-1827.
Letter Signed to the Rev. Dr Coke, 2 pages 4to (split in fold, some traces of old mounting), Fife House, 11 September 1813. Relating to the position of missionaries travelling to those parts of the colonies 'in the East' which were not in the territories of the East India Company.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 26755]

LLOYD-GEORGE, David, 1st Earl (1863-1945). Prime Minister 1916-1922.
Autograph envelope addressed to 'Miss F.L. Stevenson CBE', postmarked 27 January 1931.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 26704]

LOWELL, James Russell (1819-1891). American poet, essayist and diplomat.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Drummond, 1 page 8vo, (traces of mount on verso of second leaf), Lowndes Square, 16 June 1883. Accepting an invitation to dinner, and regretting that his wife will not join them.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 2552]

LYSONS, Daniel (1762-1834). Topographer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 closely written pages 4to on black-edged paper, Rodmarton, 8 May 1833. A detailed letter entirely concerned with plant specimens, of which he is sending a parcel 'by Pickwick's coach today'.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 23385]

LYSONS, Daniel (1762-1834). Topographer.
Autograph Letter Signed evidently to a bookseller or publisher, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Putney, 'Wednesday Morning, no date. Asking him to send three copies (of an unspecified work) for named recipients by the Stroud coach, directed to Thomas Master of Cirencester.
£65 / $83 / €74 [No: 24705]
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M'CARTHY, Justin (1830-1912). Politician and writer.
Autograph Letter Signed to M[oncure] D[aniel] Conway (1832-1907, American author), 1½ pages 12mo, 48 Gower Street, Bedford Square, 24 October no year. Sending a photograph of [James Russell] Lowell (no longer present). Small tear in second leaf affecting one word.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 22376]

McCULLOCH, John Ramsay (1789-1864). Statistician and political economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Hawes (probably the politician, 1797-1862), 1 page 8vo with postscript on the reverse and blank leaf, Stat[ionery] Office, 2 July 1844. Thanking him for a copy of his speech and asking him to obtain a number of 'heads of returns'.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 24779]

MACGREGOR, John (1825-1892). Philanthropist and traveller, known as 'Rob Roy'.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (laid down on the remains of an album leaf), [Inner] Temple 29 March no year. Sending his terms for lecturing (no longer included) and adding that his lecture in Birmingham cleared £124.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 22639]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Colfox, 1 page 8vo, 5 Gordon Street, 17 February 1876.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 21976]

MARTINEAU, James (1805-1900). Unitarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to E.H. Busk, 2 pages 16mo, 10 Gordon Street, 31 March 1864. Sending a list of references and apologising for its formidable length.
£110 / $141 / €125 [No: 21975]

MEDIEVAL DOCUMENT thirteenth century.
Grant with warrant by Alice Faraydone de Goudale of Pollington, Yorkshire, in a fine hand in good condition apart from one small hole. Lacking seal. Grant to Edmund son of Hugh of Goudale of one selion (small strip) of land called Periscroft. Lightly ruled in red, thirteen lines in all, in Latin, short contemporary endorsement. Thirteenth century.
£375 / $483 / €427 [No: 26697]

MEDIEVAL DOCUMENT, thirteenth century
Quitclaim: attractive document of nine lines in a bold hand, in Latin on vellum, lacking seals, contemporary endorsement and more recent inscription. John, son of Hugh of Goldale, grants to Henry, son of John of Heck, land in the town of Polington [Pollington].
£350 / $451 / €399 [No: 26698]

MILNES, Richard Monckton (1807-1885). First Baron Houghton; politician & poet.
Autograph Letter Signed [to William Whewell], 1794-1866, philosopher & scientist), 3 pages 4to, Sealby, Bawtry, no date. Inviting Whewell to attend a meeting that will present 'a good opportunity for anybody to express ... his views of subjects of intellectural development'.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 23218] Longer description

MÖENS, William John Charles (1833-1904). Huguenot antiquary.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to The Editor of "Men & Women of the Time" and V[ictor] G[ustav] Plarr (the editor), 3 pages 8vo with 1 envelope, Lymington, 1894 & 1898. Sending proofs and a page of corrections [for his entry in the publication].
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 23237]
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NECKER, Jacques (1732-1804). French statesman.
Ls to M. Ferray in Lyon, 1 page folio (slightly trimmed at the head, traces of mounting to the reverse), Paris, 15 October 1788. Announcing that the king had appointed M. Blondet as the administrator the royal vetinerary schools.
£235 / $303 / €267 [No: 24710]

NEWDEGATE, Sir F.A. Politician; goverenor-general of Western Australia.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Octavia?] Susman, 3½ pages 8vo, Arbury, Nuneaton, 22 August 1922. Recalling fondly his days in Australia and reporting on his plans to return.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 23652]

NEWMAN, Francis William (1805-1897). Scholar & man of letters; brother of John Henry Newman.
Autograph Letter Signed to the editor of the Alliance News, 1 page 8vo (foxed), Weston Super Mare, 5 May 1884. Reprimanding the editor for adopting from the Pall Mall Gazette the 'tale of the Brandy King', branding it 'Mr Groom Napier's romance about Vegetarianism, which deceived Mr Isaac Pitman and has been sent into foreign countries'.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 23656]

NEWTON, Robert (1780-1854). Wesleyan Methodist minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd John Hodg[address incomplete] in Oundle, 1 page 4to (trimmed, touching the ends of the lines on the right hand side), Manchester 14 December 1833. Describing his itinerary, and promising to get to Manchester.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 25620]
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O'BRIEN, James Francis Xavier (1828-1905). Irish Nationalist.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Basil E.P. Gregg in Sterborough, Torquay, 1 page 8vo, Irish National league of Great Britain, London, 26 September 1899. Complying with a request for his autograph.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 24099]

ONSLOW, William Hillier, 4th Earl of (1853-1911). Governor of New Zealand.
Autograph Letter Signed to Wilson, 2½ pages 8vo on embossed writing paper of the House of Lords, 12 May no year. Listing those subjects on which he wishes that they confer, including 'Powers to Corporations to run Omnibuses' and 'Notification of Births in Huddersfield'.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 23864]

OSBORN, George (1808-1891). President of the Wesleyan Conference.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 3 pages 8vo, Richmond, Surrey, 8 January 1879. Returning a book and apologising for the delay in doing so.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24058]

OSWALD, James (1779-1853). M.P. for Glasgow; champion of the Reform Bill.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Haddow in Glasgow, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf, 82 Jermyn Street, 22 June 1811. Enclosing four bills for £1500 each (no longer included), and remarking 'you are right - we must get out of this Bill business'. Further despondent remarks concern the war.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 24068]

OVERSTONE, Samuel Jones-Loyd, 1st Baron (1796-1883). Banker & politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Wilson' (Sir John), 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, Norfolk Street, 26 March 1850. Lamenting Wilson's declaration that he has been 'severed from my friendly intimacy' because of Overstone's acceptance of a peerage.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24078]
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PADWICK, Henry (1804-1879). Money-lender to the aristocracy, & sportsman.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Harris, 1½ pages 8vo, 4 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, 18 January 1875. Assuring her that his nephew will return Master Georgie to Brighton.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24202]

PAKINGTON, John Somerset, Baron Hampton (1799-1880). Politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir William Denison, (1804-1871, Governor General of Australia), 3 pages 8vo, Westwood Park, Droitwich, 20 December 1858. Introducing Henry de St Jean who is on his way to Australia to pursue a career as a civil engineer or surveyor of land, and asking for Denison's advice as to how to further that ambition.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24381]

PALGRAVE, Sir Francis (1788-1861). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to the earl of Derby, 1 page 4to, Rolls House, Public Record Office, 20 November 1852.
£65 / $83 / €74 [No: 26311]

PALGRAVE, Sir Francis (1788-1861). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Brodie, 1½ pages 8vo, on writing paper of the Public Record Office, 2 February 1861. Enthusiastic rejoicing at the recovery of her husband, Sir Benjamin Brodie (1783-1862) the eminent surgeon. Sadly the improvement was short-lived - Brodie died the following year.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 24304]

PALGRAVE, Sir Francis (1788-1861). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to the printer and antiquary J[ohn] G[ough] Nichols (1806-1874), 1 page 8vo, on writing paper of the Public Record Office, 27 April 1861. Sending some papers (no longer present).
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24305]

PALGRAVE, William Gifford (1826-1888). Traveller & diplomatist
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Charles', 3 pages 8vo, 46 Marine Parade, Worthing, 14 January 1884. Announcing his promotion to Minister Resident at Montevideo.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 24309]

PALMER, Sir Roundell, Earl of Selbourne (1812-1895). Lord Chancellor.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd J.G. Averys, 8 pages 8vo (second sheet cut in two and professionally repaired), 11 New Square, Lincolns Inn, 3 April 1851. A long and thoughtful letter in reply to Avery's article discussing the importance of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill, his opposition to which led to his defeat the following year's election.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 24312]

PATTERSON, Sheila (1918-1988). Social anthropologist specialising in race relations.
Typewritten Letter Signed to G.L. Lewis, 1 page 4to, 55 Wilbury Avenue, Hove, Sussex, 6 September 1973. Referring to a request for information she had made through the Times Literary Supplement, explaining that it was an old request ('so I am well advanced on the essay'), and asking if he may perhaps have relevant family material.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24448]

PAUL, Sir John Dean (1802-1868). Banker & fraudster.
Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Robert Inglis, 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, Strand, 29 January 1833. Soliciting Sir Robert's help in acquiring a chaplain for the cemetery he has recently established on the Harrow Road (the Kensal Green Cemetery).
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 24454]

PEARD, John Whitehead (1811-1880). 'Garibaldi's Englishman'.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Gilbert, 2 pages 12mo, Sparnon, Torquay, no date. Thanking her for bringing the sale of a bird to his attention, but regretting that it had been sold an hour before he contacted its owner.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24478]

PEEL, Arthur Wellesley, 1st viscount (1829-1912). Speaker of the House of Commons.
Autograph Letter Signed to Bushell, 2 pages 8vo, The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, 9 August 1898. Tracing the relationship of Eton to the Abbey of Normandy ('the practice of "hunting the Ram" is mentioned in the Register of the Abbey as a custom belonging to the manor of Great Wrotham ...'.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24488]

PEEL, Sir Robert (1788-1850). Prime Minister 1834-35 and 1841-46.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Emily, 2 pages 8vo, D[rayton] M[anor], 'Wednesday' no date. Reporting on the desperate illness of their child ('Julia [Peel's wife] cannot write').
£135 / $174 / €153 [No: 24841]

PEEL, Sir Robert (1788-1850). Prime Minister 1834-35 and 1841-46.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed, no salutation, ½-page 8vo, Whitehall, 3 November no year.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 24842]

PEMBROKE, Philip Herbert, 4th earl of (1584-1650). Courtier and politician.
Document Signed, ('Pembroke & Montgomery'), on vellum, 164 x 318 mm. (6½ and 12½ inches), 1 June 1637. A deed poll, issued at the request of Sir Maurice and Lady Dorothy Dromond, whereby the earl releases to Thomas Lower all rights in wardship of body, marriage and lands of the said Thomas Lower.
£250 / $322 / €285 [No: 26099]

PENN, John (1760-1834). Writer; grandson of the founder of Pennsylvania.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1½ pages 4to, Spring Gardens, 21 June 1824. Lauding a book ('so interesting a kind of work, beginning as it does wit the victory of Lord Howe, & concluding with the crown of our national labors in the success of Waterloo'.).
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 24506]

PENROSE, Dame Emily (1858-1942). College principal.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, Somerville College, 19 May 1909. Forwarding a college prospectus and particulars of admission and promising to send scholarship information when it is printed.
£59 / $76 / €67 [No: 24510]

PEPYS, Walter Courtenay Genealogist to the Pepys family.
Footnote of 13 lines in pencil to a letter from Arthur Pepys, 2½ pages 8vo, Knowle House, 30 June 1913. With a photograph dated October 1861. Referring to the non-increase of a branch of the family since 1895, and giving family news.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 0665]

PERCIVAL, John (1834-1918). Schoolmaster & bishop.
Autograph Letter Signed to Canon Edgar Sheppard, 3 pages 8vo, School House, Rugby, 19 January 1890. Introducing Septimus Rivington, a publishing partner of Percival's son, who wishes to publish a life of Lord Napier.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24516]

PHILLIPS, Wendell (1811-1884). American abolitionist, advocate for Native Americans & orator.
Autograph Letter Signed to his namesake, Wendell Phillips Hale ('my dear little boy'), 4 pages 8vo (bit of a corner missing, not affecting the text), no place, May 1873. Thanking the young boy for the gift of a book (I have read Mr Thomas' account of his visit here with great pleasure') and inviting him to visit when he is in Boston.
£110 / $141 / €125 [No: 24624]

PHILLPOTTS, Henry (1778-1869). Bishop of Exeter.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev'd J.R. Hogg, 1½ pages 8vo, Warner's Hotel, Regent Street, 25 January 1843. Advising Hogg to refuse to admit to the Church infants baptized by laymen ('especially in Schism'), and urging him to convince the parents of the sinfulness of their act.
£50 / $64 / €57 [No: 24628]

PITT, William, the younger (1759-1806). Prime Minister 1783-1801 & 1804-1806.
Autograph Letter Signed to G[eorge?] Hammond, 1 page 4to (slightly irregular at left hand margin), Bath, 28 October 1802. Thanking him for papers delivered that morning and asking whether others could be sent.
£950 / $1225 / €1083 [No: 26227]

PLATT, Sir Thomas Joshua (1788-1862). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Revd D Ray, 2 pages 4to (tears in the folds of the second, blank sheet), no place, no date [watermark 1834]. A testimonial as to the suitability of Ray to function as a clergyman or to hold Church Preferment, owing to his conduct during a suit he had brought agains those allegedly conspiring to alienate his wife's affections.
£60 / $77 / €68 [No: 24700]

PLAYFAIR, James (1738-1819). Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography.
Autograph Letter Signed to George Chalmers in the Office for trade, Whitehall, 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Meigle, 28 March 1799. Offering to help Chalmers in 'your present important undertaking', reporting on the presbytery records of the name 'Tealing', and discoursing on the local climate and geology.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 24721]

PLAYFAIR, James (1738-1819). Church of Scotland minister and writer on geography.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Gentlemen'), 1 page 4to, St Andrews, 28 October 1809. Sending 'a few copies of my Proposals to your care', offering to send more if required, and soliciting their 'influence & friendly aid'.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 24733]

POLIGNAC, Prince Jules de (1780-1847). French statesman.
Autograph Letter (third person and probably not autograph) to [Robert] Peel (then home secretary), 1 page 4to with endorsements, Portland Place, March 1825. Offering the pictures of 'Monsieur le Chevalier de la Neufville' for sale to the British government 'pour la Galerie que le Government anglais a exprimé l'intention de former'.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 26510]

POLWARTH, Alexander Hume-Campbell, Baron (1675-1740). Politician & diplomat.
Letter Signed to the Earl of Cadogan (1761/2-1726), 2 pages 4to, Copenhagen, 30 March 1720. Reporting on the progress of the treaty between Sweden and Denmark, which he hopes will be well advanced 'before My Lord Carteret leaves Stockholm'.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 24880]

POMEROY, Florence Wallace (1843/4-1911). Viscountess Harberton; dress reform campaigner.
Autograph Letter Signed to Brangwyn, 1½ pages 8vo, 15 Kensington Square, 14 July 1909. Gladly agreeing to sign the testimonial of McFall, and suggesting others that may also help.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24881]

PORTER, John Addison (1856-1900). Politician; first official 'Secretary to the President'.
Typewritten Letter Signed to the Revd Dr Berry, 2 facing pages 8vo, Executive Mansion, Washington, 6 December 1897. Attempting to re-arrange an audience with the president for Berry and his friends, due to 'the peculiarly sad circumstances ... which surround the President and his household today'.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24889]

POTTER, Alonzo (1800-1865). American bishop of the Episcopal Church.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Bishop of Landaff, 1½ pages 8vo (hole on the second page repaired), Great Malvern, 24 July 1858. Praising the bishop's Charges ('One cannot but quietly admire the dispassionate spirit which pervades them'), and promising to accept his invitation should his health allow him to travel.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24999]

PREVITE-ORTON, Charles William (1877-1947). Historian.
Autograph Letter Signed to Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 2 pages 8vo, St John's College Library, Cambridge, 23 September 1931. Conveying information about the university career of John Davies who arrived at Cambridge in 1646.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 25094]

PRICE, Bonamy (1807-1888). Economist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Professor [Richard] Owen, 3½ pages 8vo with Owen's stamp on the front, 11 Princes Terrace, Princes Gate, 20 March 1864. Praising Owen's lecture ('I was not aware that you were a great Exegete, as well as so much else').
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 25096]

PRICE, T. ?Baptist minister.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Baynes, a London bookseller, ½-page 4to, (seal-tear, just touching the signature), Baptist College, Bristol, no date [postmark 22 October 1822]. Asking that the books ordered be kept so that he can collect them during his impending trip to London.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 2159]

PUSEY, Edward Bouverie (1800-1882). Tractarian divine.
Autograph Letter (third person), perhaps a draft, to the publisher [?Francis] Rivington, 1 page 8vo (laid down), 35 Grosvenor Square, no date. Sending part of the manuscript of his 'Enquiry' and discussing details of the publication. The letter is undated but the beginning of the watermark '182[]' is evident.
£110 / $141 / €125 [No: 22499]

PUSEY, Edward Bouverie (1800-1882). Tractarian divine.
Autograph Letter Signed to Jacobson, 1 page 16mo (laid down), no place, no date. Apologising for misjudging the whereabouts of a paper on the population of Whitwood.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 4803]
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RANDOLPH, John (1749-1813). Bishop of London.
Autograph Letter Signed as bishop of Oxford ('J. Oxford') to The Revd Mr Symonds, 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal, Cuddesdon, 26 July 1804. Making arrangements for Randolph's visit to Ensham (Eynsham) church for a confirmation service.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 25728]

RATHBONE, Eleanor Florence (1872-1946). Social reformer.
Typewritten Letter Signed to N.P. Macdonald, 1 page 4to (rust mark in corner), 50 Romney Street, 6 September 1934. Declining to contribute to Macdonald's book on patriotism, though wishing it well.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 25734]

RAWLINSON, George (1806-1888). Historian & Church of England clergyman.
3 Autograph Letters Signed to W Shearing, 5 pages 8vo, 6 St Giles's, Oxford and the Precincts, Canterbury, August to December 1888.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 25750]

REES, Abraham (1743-1825). Presbyterian minister & encyclopaedist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, ½-page 4to (tipped to the remains of an album leaf, a little dust-stained), 7 Kings Road, Grays Inn, 6 February 1819. Sending plans (no longer enclosed) for warming a chapel and asking that his correspondent consult the gentleman concerned 'ab[ou]t the expediency, utility and expense of warming the chapel'.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 26581]

[ROOTES, William Ed., 1st Baron Rootes (1894-1964). Motor vehicle manufacturer.]
Group of 26 Typewritten Letters Signed & Autograph Letters Signed to Rootes from various correspondents, in all 14 pages 4to, 11 pages 8vo and 1 page folio, 1935-1964, where dated. The letters divide into two subjects: Rootes's generous provision of cars to visitors both in England and in other countries, and recognition of his tireless efforts to expand trade abroad.
£185 / $238 / €210 [No: 26585]

Letter Signed ('Rustem') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (evidence of former framing at the margins), 30 December 1891. Explaining that the Turkish Army does not require any foreign officers at the present moment, so that he is unable to further the request of Mr H.B. Cooke.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 0741]
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SAY, (Jean Baptiste) Léon (1826-1896). French economist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent ('Mon cher Monsieur'), 1½ pages 8vo, Hotel des Iles Britanniques, Menton, 18 October 1880. Thanking his correspondent for his offer ('obligeante et aimable') but explaining that he is to go to Venice with his wife following an illness.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 26250]

SELLON, (Priscilla) Lydia (1821-1876). Founder of the Society of the Most Holy Trinity.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Philpotts, 4 pages 16mo (traces of former mounting), Plymouth, 18 February no year. Asking if a portrait she has of 'the Bishop' could be put before him 'when he is disengaged' so that he might add his signature at the foot.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 26344]

SHAWCROSS, Hartley William, Baron (1902-2003). Barrister, politician & businessman.
Lengthy Typewritten Letter Signed to Stanley Baldwin, 2½ pages 4to on writing paper of the President of the Board of Trade, 25 May 1951. While exonerating himself from blame ('not my responsibility'), explaining the disparity between the price paid by the Raw Cotton Commission for Sea Island cotton from Montserrat and the price at which it is sold domestically.
£75 / $96 / €85 [No: 26482]

SIMON, Sir John (1818-1897). Serjeant-at-law.
Cabinet photograph (three-quarter length) by the London Stereoscopic Company, signed in ink in the lower border.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 22397]

SMUTS, Jan Christiaan (1870-1950). South African soldier and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to W.H. Anstey, 2 pages small 8vo with envelope, Savoy Hotel, London, 8 October 1934. Promising to help Anstey with a problem over his pension.
£150 / $193 / €171 [No: 26087]

SMUTS, Jan Christiaan (1870-1950). South African soldier and statesman.
Signature ('J.C. Smuts') at the foot of a letter addressed to him by a collector, 18 October 1929. The letter, 1 page 8vo on deckle-edged paper, is a polite request (enclosing a stamped envelope) from an autograph collector.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 26088]

SNOWDEN, Philip, Viscount Snowden (1864-1937). Politician.
Typewritten Letter Signed to Basil Gregg, 1 page 4to, Elberton, Woodstock Road, Golders Green, 10 April 1911. Discussing the national debt, and explaining his method of calculating its cost to the individual.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 24094]

SPOONER, William Archibald (1844-1930). Warden of New College; originator of the 'Spoonerism.'.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to [Luigino] Franchetti, in all 3½ pages 8vo, New College, Oxford (one from the Warden's lodgings), 26 April and 26 June 1913. Sending a stern warning that Franchetti is to 'make a solomn promise' not to lead his visiting brother astray. The second letter backtracks, congratulating Franchetti on his first and wishing him a successful musical career.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 25140]

[STOCKDALE, John] (1749?-1814). Publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed addressed to Stockdale and signed 'Corregidore', 2 pages 4to with integral address-leaf (spike-hole, folds fragile), no place, no date [watermark 1804]. An anonymous complaint of the inadequate and inaccurate treatment of the Rokeby family in the latest issue of Debrett's.
£85 / $109 / €96 [No: 8085]
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TATTERSALL, Richard, the third (1785-1859). Bloodstock auctioneer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 4to (a note of identification in ink at the head), no place, 12 November 1823. Agreeing to call on his correspondent and to send his servants, adding in a postscript 'should you wish to see the Books'.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 24806]

TEMPLE, Frederick (1821-1902). Archbishop of Canterbury.
2 Autograph Letters Signed ('H. Temple') to the Dean [of Bristol], in all 2½ pages 8vo, Rugby, 24 September 1868 and 16 October 1869. Sending a report of his speech at Clithero (sic), extracted from the local paper and giving the Dean permission to use it however he wishes, and thanking him for congratulations (on his appointment as Bishop of Exeter).
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 5108]
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VOYSEY, Charles (1828-1912). Theistic preacher.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to the editor of the Temple Bar, 4 pages 8vo, Woodlawn House, Dulwich, 24 and 26 January 1884. Sending copies of his book 'Letter to the Press of the Realm, on the present Relation of Church & State its Perils & Safequards', and asking him not to publicise it until the first week in February.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 25185]
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WALPOLE, Robert, Second Earl of Orford (1701-1751). Viscount Walpole. Son of the first Prime Minister.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Ned', 1 page 4to, Heanton, 13 September 1737. Hoping to visit him the following evening, later than he had originally proposed. Tattered at the left hand edge affecting several words.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 26372]

WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852). American lawyer and statesman.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'S P Lyman Esq.', 1 page 4to on blue paper with blank leaf, 'Jan 5' [in another hand 'Washington' and '1842']. Evidently a business or diplomatic letter.
£650 / $838 / €741 [No: 25368]

WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, duke of (1769-1852).
Autograph Letter Signed ('Wellington') to General Sir [James W]illoughby Gordon, 2 pages 8vo, S[tratfied] Saye, 7 September 1827. A fine political letter.
£750 / $967 / €855 [No: 26669]

WELLINGTON, Arthur Wellesley, duke of (1769-1852).
Autograph Letter Signed ('Wellington') to General Sir [James W]illoughby Gordon, 2 pages 8vo, London 8 July 1839. Explaining that he would be engaged with the Military Commission, but promising toto be 'ready to assist with my opinion upon any subject.'
£550 / $709 / €627 [No: 26668]

WEST, F.A. President of the Wesleyan Convention.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Rev Dr Carlyle, 4 pages 8vo, Hackney, 24 November 1858. A note of identification and editing (perhaps for publication) in another hand. Ordering copies of 'News of the Churches' and lauding its aims.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 1336]

WHITBREAD, Samuel (1764-1815). Politician.
Letter Signed to Lord Sidmouth (Henry Addington, 1757-1844, prime minister 1801-1804), 1 page 8vo with second, endorsed, leaf, Dover Street, 7 May 1814. Sending a petition (no longer enclosed) for the Prince Regent (later George IV). Sidmouth was at this time Home Secretary.
£125 / $161 / €142 [No: 24792]

WILDE, James Plaisted, Baron Penzance (1816-1899). Judge.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Penzance') to the Hon. H[amilton] Cuffe (1848-1934, lawyer), 4 pages 8vo, Eashing Park, Godalming, 19 May 1887. Attempting to clear up any misunderstanding arising from his previous letter on the subject of modes of punishment.
£45 / $58 / €51 [No: 24515]

WOOD, Sir Matthew, first baronet (1768-1843). Druggist and politician.
Autograph Letter Signed to the Earl of Lichfield, 2 pages 8vo, with endorsements to the second leaf, 24 Great George Street, 8 July 1841. Asking for his nephew, Matthew Wood, to be moved from the Inland Office to the Rail Road.
£55 / $70 / €62 [No: 24807]
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