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SOLD ITEMS SELECTED FROM OUR ARCHIVES

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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ANDREW CLARKE (1824-1902) Autograph Letter Signed
ANDREW CLARKE (1824-1902) Autograph Letter Signed

LT-GEN. SIR ANDREW CLARKE Autograph Letter Signed. British soldier and Colonial Governor.   ALS. 4pp.  52 Portland Place, W. October 6th 1888. To [William] Woodall. Together with a contemporary portrait PHOTOGRAPH.   "Your kind note has touched me much. It tells me that my old service under you at the War Office still lingers in your memory.  May I say how gratified I am by the invitation of the Chiefs of the Artillery Corps of your District and how happy I am in accepting the honour they have done me.  Next week, as you tell me, you will be in.....

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FRIDTJOF NANSEN Autograph Signature
FRIDTJOF NANSEN Autograph Signature

FRIDTJOF NANSEN AUTOGRAPH Signature. FRIDTJOF NANSEN (1861-1930).  Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, diplomat and Nobel prize winner.  Autograph signature on card (approx 4.5 x 3 inches), with the sentiment "With best wishes" and dated March 4th 1897.  Together with press cutting relating to Nansen's appointment as Norway's representative in London.   Very slight foxing spots and with mounting traces on verso, else fine...

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WILLIAM WILBERFORCE (1759-1833) Autograph Signature
WILLIAM WILBERFORCE (1759-1833) Autograph Signature

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE autograph Signature on part ALS.British philanthropist and leader of the movement for the abolition of the slave trade.Autograph signature, subscription and part of an ALS on paper piece. London. 14th July 1823.  To "My dear Madam".  William Wilberforce acknowledges receipt of £50 but remainder of letter is excised.Paper piece measures approx 4 x 4.5 inches. Mounting traces to verso slightly affecting one or two words.  Very good.In addition to his leading role in the campaign for the abolition of the slave trade, William Wilberforce was heavily involved in a number of other reforming social movements, including those which.....

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CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896) Autograph Letter Signed
CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896) Autograph Letter Signed

CLARA SCHUMANN Autograph Letter Signed. German musician and composer. Wife of Robert Schumann. Nee Clara Josephine Wieck.   ALS, 3pp on notepaper embossed with the monogram of Clara Schumann, together with original envelope. Dusseldorf. 5th March 1857. To Dr Theodor Topken at Bremen.   Text of the letter is in German and, due to the somewhat florid style of Clara Schumann's handwriting, we have only succeeded in a partial translation. Clara Schumann writes to Theodor Topken thanking him for his suggestion or recommendation concerning a piano. She says that, sadly she does not like this and gives her reasons for this. She goes.....

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CYRIL BURT (1883-1971) An archive of documents formerly belonging to the family of Cyril Burt
CYRIL BURT (1883-1971) An archive of documents formerly belonging to the family of Cyril Burt

CYRIL BURT An archive of manuscripts, diaries, letters and documents formerly belonging to the family of Cyril Burt Cyril Lodowic Burt. Pioneering educational psychologist. The first psychologist to be knighted.   An archive comprising:   1. An unpublished typescript 'Leaves from the Life of a Woman Doctor by Mildred Barrow'. These are the memoirs of Marion Burt (the sister of Cyril Burt) detailing events in their childhood and an account of her time as a medical student and her early days in practice as a country doctor. The memoirs are pseudonymous (Barrow being the maiden name of her father's mother)......

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EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON (1803-1873) Autograph Letter Signed
EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON (1803-1873) Autograph Letter Signed

EDWARD BULWER-LYTTON Autograph Letter Signed. Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton. British (English) novelist, poet and politician.   ALS. 1p plus integral blank leaf. Park Lane. June 10th 1858. To Kamyl Tyate.   "My most cordial thanks to you. I shall indeed be proud and happy if I can in any way assist your [?] friend [?] Thursday and to good .... [?]."   8vo. Approx 7.25 x 4.5 inches. In fine condition...

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GEORGE CLAUSEN (1852-1944) Autograph Letter Signed
GEORGE CLAUSEN (1852-1944) Autograph Letter Signed

SIR GEORGE CLAUSEN Autograph Letter Signed. English artist and Royal Academician who was one of the foremost British painters of landscapes and peasant life.   ALS.  2pp. 61 Carlton Hill, N.W.8.  May 30th, 1937.  To Victor Hume Moody.   "I beg to thank you for your letter and your Committee for the honour of their invitation to contribute to your forthcoming exhibition: I shall be pleased to contribute 3 oil paintings, for which I enclose list and prices. I note that your Committee will arrange for expenses of collection, transit and insurance. The pictures are here, ready for your agents."  On a.....

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LORD PALMERSTON (1784-1865) Autograph Letter Signed
LORD PALMERSTON (1784-1865) Autograph Letter Signed

LORD PALMERSTON Autograph Letter Signed. Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston. British Tory and subsequently Whig statesman who was twice Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-1865).   ALS. 1p. 5th April 1836. To G. Coles, Esq.   "I shall start from London tonight, and shall find myself at Wellington on Thursday at 12 o'clock."   8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Lacking integral blank leaf and backed onto paper with mounting traces on verso. Very good.   At the date of this letter, Lord Palmerston was at the beginning of his long career as one of the most successful Foreign Secretaries.....

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MOHANDAS K. GANDHI (1869-1948) Autograph Letter Signed
MOHANDAS K. GANDHI (1869-1948) Autograph Letter Signed

MOHANDAS KARAMCHAND GANDHI Autograph Letter Signed. Indian political and spiritual leader, known as 'Mahatma'.   ALS. 2pp. As at Nadiad. 30th April, no year [1918]. To Sir William Vincent. Together with a Letter (TLS) from Sir William Vincent to Lady Henry Rawlinson referring to Gandhi's letter.   "Dear Sir William Vincent, I ruffled you on Sunday. But I really came to further the object for which you have overworked yourself. I merely came to tell you that the release of the Brothers Ali was intended to encourage recruiting. If I did not believe this it would have been sinful for me.....

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SIR JOHN DUCKWORTH (1747-1817) Autograph Letter Signed
SIR JOHN DUCKWORTH (1747-1817) Autograph Letter Signed

SIR JOHN DUCKWORTH AUTOGRAPH Letter Signed. British "age of sail" admiral who served in the American War of Independence and the Napoleonic Wars.   ALS mentioning Admiral Lord Nelson's doctor. 1p. [Place undeciphered]. August 16th, 1805. To "Dear Sir."   "The death of Dr. Snipe has been an event so looked towards that I doubt not his plac[es] have been disposed of in idea long before it to[ok] place; but I have written Admiral Gambier to express the interest I take in your welfare and am with regard Dear Sir, Very sincerely yours"   On paper watermarked 1802 and measuring approx.....

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