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SOLD ITEMS SELECTED FROM OUR ARCHIVES. 

This category contains a number of autograph letters and documents that we have previously sold but are considered to be sufficiently of interest to be retained as sources of reference only.

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AMELIA EARHART (1897-1937) Autograph Signature
AMELIA EARHART (1897-1937) Autograph Signature

AMELIA EARHART AUTOGRAPH Signature American pioneer aviatrix. The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.   Autograph signature on paper piece, measuring approx 5 x 3.75 inches. Light foxing spots, else fine.   Amelia Earhart set many aviation records but is best remembered for her solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in her Lockheed Vega monoplane on 20th May, 1932.  Four years earlier, she had become the first woman to fly accross the Atlantic when she made the crossing with Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon.  Amelia Earhart disappeared over the Pacific whilst attempting a circumnavigational flight round the globe in.....

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MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL (1879-1964) Autograph Letter Signed
MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL (1879-1964) Autograph Letter Signed

MABEL LUCIE ATTWELL AUTOGRAPH Letter Signed. English illustrator noted for her drawings of children.    ALS.  1p.  The Little House, Mermaid Street, Rye, Sussex.  Aug. 27th 1922. To "Dear Madam"   "Many thanks for your nice letter.  I am so glad that you love "My Babies" and that you had the kindly thought to write and tell me so.  They make friends for me all over the world, which, of course, adds considerably to the pleasure I take in the making of them.  I hope you will like the new ones."  With good full signature.   Large 8vo.  Approx 9.....

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PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, DUCHESS OF FIFE (1891-1959) Photograph Signed
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA, DUCHESS OF FIFE (1891-1959) Photograph Signed

PRINCESS ALEXANDRA DUCHESS OF FIFE Photograph Signed. Princess of the House of Saxe-Coberg and Gotha. Consort of Prince Arthur of Connaught. Daughter of Prince Louise of Wales.   Photograph, signed on image by Alexandra.  An informal snapshot showing the Princess in nurses uniform and wearing the Order of the Royal Red Cross.   The photograph measures approx 4 x 3 inches (excluding mount) and is mounted on card.  The mount bears evidence of having been trimmed at foot and it appears that, at one time, there was also a signature of Alexandra on the mount below the photograph. This second.....

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ENRICO CARUSO (1873-1921) Autograph Self-Portrait
ENRICO CARUSO (1873-1921) Autograph Self-Portrait

ENRICO CARUSO Autograph Self-portrait Signed. Italian tenor singer.   Autograph self-portrait signed. With good full signature and the words added in Caruso's hand "London. 1914". Together with an extract from the Yorkshire Herald of 6th August 1921 which gives the history and provenance of the portrait.   The self-portrait measures approx 7 x 4.5 inches. On paper. There are old glue stains at borders and slight edge damage where it had previously been mounted in a frame and the paper has some light foxing and age toning. Mounting traces to verso. The extract from the Yorkshire Herald is laid down on.....

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J M BARRIE (1860-1937) Autograph Signature
J M BARRIE (1860-1937) Autograph Signature

J M BARRIE Autograph Signature. Sir James Matthew Barrie, British (Scottish) author and playwright. Author of 'Peter Pan'.   Autograph presentation signature and the words "Yours sincerely" on paper laid down by its top edge to part of an album leaf.   The paper piece measures approx. 5.5 x 3.5 inches. This is not a clipped signature from a letter but a specimen autograph written purposely for a collector.   From the album of Miss Evelyn Grey, a young lady who began collecting autographs to pass the time whilst convalescing in hospital during the First World War. She seems to.....

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JANE COBDEN (1851-1947) Autograph Letter Signed
JANE COBDEN (1851-1947) Autograph Letter Signed

JANE COBDEN autograph letter Signed. British (Anglo-Welsh) reformer, early proponent of women's rights, the first woman elected to the inaugural London County Council, suffragist. Daughter of Richard Cobden and wife of the publisher Thomas Fisher Unwin.   ALS. 3pp. 10 Hereford Square, South Kensington, SW. February 31st 1897. To [William] Woodall, MP. TOGETHER WITH a contemporary cabinet portrait photograph.   "This letter has just come from Mrs Richmond. Perhaps we had better say nothing about a pension for Mrs Wood and try for the largest pension possible for the two Miss Masons. I do trust they will get one, they.....

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LOUIS BOTHA (1862-1919) Portrait Signed
LOUIS BOTHA (1862-1919) Portrait Signed

LOUIS BOTHA Newsprint Portrait Signed. South African soldier, Boer General and Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.   Newsprint photographic portrait with bold Autograph signature across light part of the image. Mounted on a post-card, which is addressed on the verso to W.H. Richardson, 77 High Street, Redcar.   Approx 5.5 x 3.5 inches.Fine.   General Louis Botha fought with distinction in the Second Boer War and was in command at the battles of Colenso and Spioen Cop and was the man who captured Winston CHURCHILL. After the fall of Pretoria, Louis Botha fought on, mounting a series.....

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SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) Autograph Signature
SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON (1821-1890) Autograph Signature

SIR RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON autograph Signature. British explorer, scholar, orientalist and soldier.   Paper piece from foot of an ALS with two lines in his hand, signed with autograph initials. The line of text on the verso reading "I found Isabel and her [nice?] brother". "Isabel" is identified in pencil in another hand as being Lady Burton.   Contained within the original 19th century collector's folding paper docket. The paper piece measures approx. 1 x 4 inches. Slight age marking but in very good condition.   Sir Richard Francis Burton was one of the most colourful characters of the 19th.....

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AMELIA EDWARDS (1831-1892) Autograph Letter Signed
AMELIA EDWARDS (1831-1892) Autograph Letter Signed

AMELIA EDWARDS autograph letter Signed. Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards. British (English) novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist.   ALS. 3pp. Pembroke, Meadfoot Road, Torquay. December 22nd 1865. To E[dmud] K[ell] Blyth.   "Both Mrs Green and Mrs Ryde were all the time expecting you to write the first letter, and Mrs Ryde, thinking you had written, and must have written, concluded I presume that your letter had been misdirected, or miscarried. You have, in fact, each been waiting for the other to make the first move. It is unlucky but I do not doubt that you will find Mrs Green attend.....

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CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN (1801-1890) Autograph Signature
CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN (1801-1890) Autograph Signature

CARDINAL JOHN HENRY NEWMAN autograph Signature on voting form. British (English) cleric, philosopher, poet, writer and founder of the Oxford Movement. Beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010.   Autograph signature with address "the Oratory" and date "March 26th 1867" in his hand below the printed words "Sir, I beg to inform you that it is my intention to support Mr Thomas Hiron Bartleet, at the ensuing election."   Approx 5 x 2.75 inches. Trimmed at top edge and with mounting traces to verso. All else very good.   Cardinal Newman was a convert from Anglicanism and arguably the most.....

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