Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
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On this day in 1779 Admiral Horatio Nelson and Captain Thomas Hardy embarked on HMS Foudroyant and set sail against the Spanish fleet. In 1829 John Everett Millais was born. He as a painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
NELSON (Horatio, Viscount, 1758-1805, Admiral) Final part of a letter signed “Nelson & Bronte” under the neatly clerk-written subscription “I am, Sir, Your most obedient, humble servant” on a piece 5” x 4”, no place, no date, circa 1800 35902
MILLAIS (Sir John Everett, 1829-1896, Pre-Raphaelite Painter) Fine autograph letter signed to ‘Dear Gilbert’, saying that he doesn’t “know whether you are Sir or not but I address you as you must be immediately. Now I want you to be a good fellow and be a steward to the Artist’s General Benevolent Institution for our dinner 18 May, Lord Lorne in the Chair. I am Hony Secy & must do all I can for the Society so you must not write me down a bore. My time is much taken up in the work but I take it as a duty and I hope you will regard this office of steward in the same light. You will not be asked to do it again, only once in a life and such a hardship. Hoping you are all right again ...”, 3 sides sm. 8vo., with engraved portrait, 7 Cromwell Place headed paper, 26th February 1872, traces of mounting on the verse 36814
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