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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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G A HENTY (1832-1902) Autograph Letter Signed
G A HENTY (1832-1902) Autograph Letter Signed

G A HENTY autograph letter Signed. British (English) war correspondent and author of boys' adventure stories.   ALS. 2pp. 33 Lavender Gardens, Clapham Common, London, SW. No date. To [William] Woodall. TOGETHER WITH a fine contemporary albumin portrait photograph.   "I do not know that I can give you any stronger proof of my friendship than by saying I was sincerely glad you were returned again. Now that you are in a . . . and esp[ecially] respectable position, will you fulfil your promise and go for a three days cruise in the 'Meerschaum'.  Will it suit you to go.....

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GARNET WOLSELEY (1833-1913) Autograph Letter Signed
GARNET WOLSELEY (1833-1913) Autograph Letter Signed

SIR GARNET WOLSELEY Autograph LETTER SIGNED. British Field Marshall who served in many campaigns, including the Crimea and Indian Mutiny.   ALS. 3pp.  Midhurst (the printed letterhead '6 Hill Street, W' deleted). 15th May 1886. To [William] Woodall.  Marked "Private". Together with a fine portrait photograph.   "I return to office work tomorrow, so if you wish to see me about the enclosed LETTER - which is for your own perusal only - I shall be glad to pay your room a visit.  The writer I knew years ago when a subaltern officer in the Crimea - I knew him.....

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G A HENTY (1832-1902) Autograph Letter Signed
G A HENTY (1832-1902) Autograph Letter Signed

G A HENTY Autograph Letter Signed. British (English) war correspondent and author of boys' adventure stories.   ALS. 3pp. 33 Lavender Gardens, Clapham Common, SW. September 11th, no year. To [William] Woodall.   "I should have written directly I obtained your address from your letter to our last Committee, but I went away cruising the following morning, and having friends on board, had no quiet opportunity for writing there. I returned yesterday having finished my season's sailing. My wife and I have talked about you scores of times and have regretted much the ignorance of your whereabouts and my consequent.....

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GARNET WOLSELEY (1833-1913) Autograph Letter Signed
GARNET WOLSELEY (1833-1913) Autograph Letter Signed

SIR GARNET WOLSELEY autograph Letter Signed. British (English) Field Marshal who served in many campaigns, including the Crimea and Indian Mutiny.   ALS. 3pp. War Office. 15th October 1886. To [William] Woodall.Together with a fine contemporary portrait photograph. A fine letter in which Sir Garnet Wolseley talks of impending European war and British unpreparedness.   "I distribute the prizes regularly to my own Regiment, but I refuse in all other cases. If I did it for one Corps I could not with any logic refuse others and if I consented to all instances my life would be a burden to me.....

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GERALD KELLY (1879-1972) Typed Letters Signed
GERALD KELLY (1879-1972) Typed Letters Signed

GERALD KELLY R.A. Typed Letters Signed. British painter best known for his portraits.  Sir Gerald Kelly was president of the Royal Academy from 1949 to 1954.   A good series of 3 TLsS from Sir Gerald Kelly with autograph additions.  5pp. 117 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, W.1.  5th May, 28th May and 2nd June, 1964.  All to Miss Catherine Moody, dealing with his loan of paintings of nudes for her exhibition and to efforts being made to trace a lost painting by Sir George Clausen, 'Primavera'.  Together with his rough note on the contents of a parcel of drawings, Gerald Kelly copy letter.....

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EVELYN WOOD V.C. (1838-1919) Autograph Letter Signed
EVELYN WOOD V.C. (1838-1919) Autograph Letter Signed

EVELYN WOOD V.C. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed. British Army Officer and holder of the Victoria Cross.   ALS.  7pp.  23 Devonshire Place, W.  9th September [no year]. To [William] Woodall. Together with fine portrait photograph.   "Your letter has given me more pleasure than I can express. In former days the civil side of the War Office even when appreciative of the martial or social qualities of the soldiers employed in Pall Mall never dreamt of trusting them with more than very small sums. The allotting to soldiers of large financial responsibilities was at least so far as I am concerned.....

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GIDEON MANTELL (1790-1852) Autograph Letter Signed
GIDEON MANTELL (1790-1852) Autograph Letter Signed

GIDEON MANTELL Autograph Letter Signed. Gideon Algernon Mantell FRS. British geologist, palaeontologist and obstetrician. The first man to make a scientific study of dinosaurs.   ALS. 1p plus integral blank leaf. Chester Square, Pimlico, London. September 1850. To "Sir".   "Having resided in London many years your letter addressed to me at Lewes has but this morning reached me, or I should earlier have replied to your favour and complied with your request as I now do by subscribing myself, Your most obliged s. faithfully, Gideon Algernon Mantell. Author of The Fossils of the South Downs, The Wonders of Geology, The.....

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LAURA KNIGHT (1877-1970) Autograph Letter Signed
LAURA KNIGHT (1877-1970) Autograph Letter Signed

LAURA KNIGHT Autograph LETTER Signed. English impressionist painter, known for her pictures of circus and ballet.    ALS.  1p.  Park Hotel, Colwall, Malvern, Worcs.  31st October 1945.  To "Mrs [Olive May] Moody". Together with original snapshot PHOTOGRAPH of Laura Knight.   "I am so terribly ashamed! Please forgive me? Your very kind letter reached me just before I left here to join my husband in Birmingham. I did not have time to write before going and I decided to ring you up directly I got back on Saturday evening; and having an engagement already for Sunday afternoon, I forgot - I.....

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WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (1874-1965) Autograph Signature
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (1874-1965) Autograph Signature

WINSTON SPENCER CHURCHILL autograph Signature. British Conservative statesman and twice Prime Minister (1940-45 and 1951-55). He was also a Nobel Prize winning writer, army officer, war correspondent and artist.   Bold AUTOGRAPH signature on paper piece from an autograph book.   Approx 4.75 x 2.75 inches. Fine.   Winston Churchill, son of Lord Randolph Churchill and the American, Jennie Jerome, is one of the great figures of the 20th century. His early life as a soldier at the Battle of Omdurman and his adventures during the Boer War would have been remarkable enough, had he done nothing else. Rising from.....

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WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (1874-1965) Book: Triumph and Tragedy Signed
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL (1874-1965) Book: Triumph and Tragedy Signed

WINSTON S. CHURCHILL Triumph and Tragedy, SIGNED. British Conservative statesman. Twice Prime Minister (1940-45 and 1951-55). He was also a Nobel Prize winning writer, soldier, war correspondent and artist.   Bold autograph signature on title-page of 'Triumph and Tragedy', the 6th and concluding volume of his 'Second World War'.   First U.S. Edition. Houghten Mifflin, 1953. Original red cloth, blocked black and gilt on upper cover and spine. 8vo. xvipp, 800pp. With 29 maps and diagrams (all present as called for). Spine very slightly faded and a trifle bumped at head and tail. Traces of 'cup rings' to cloth of.....

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