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September 25


On this day In 1907 Sibelius' 3rd Symphony premiere. The Third Symphony is a good-natured, triumphal, and deceptively simple-sounding piece. The first performance was given by the Helsinki Philharmonic Society, conducted by the composer. In 1725 Robert Clive was born. Clive of India, Commander-in-Chief of British India, was a British officer and soldier of fortune who established the military and political supremacy of the East India Company in Bengal. Together with Warren Hastings he was one of the key early figures in the creation of British India. SIBELIUS (Jean, 1865-1957, Finnish Composer) Fine photo signed on the mount showing him head and shoulders with his arms folded, 5” x 3½” in mount 7” x 4½”, no place, no date but 1913 38268

[CLIVE (Baron Robert, 1725-1774, Governor of Bengal, ‘Clive of India’, Major General)] Large Indenture signed “Clive” in the hand of his proxy Caleb Powell of Dublin, on behalf of “Robert, Lord Clive, Baron Clive of Plassey in the Kingdom of Ireland”, with “John Singleton of Ballygarreen,” (Ballygirreen House, Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare), renewing the lease of 508 acres 1 rood at Ballyards [probably later Ballard] barony of Ibricken, for three lives, on the terms originally granted in 1712 by Henry, Earl of Thomond (Henry O’Brien, 1688-1741, the largest landowner in County Clare, from 1691 8th Earl), to Thomas Dalton of Ballycahane in the County of Limerick, at an annual rent of £45 [line 59], net of all taxes, with at Michaelmas, “two hoggs two muttons and four capons”, with Clive’s armorial seal and Singleton’s signature and seal, the deed is in a clear round hand, on single sides of two skins approximately 27½” x 33½” and one skin 14½” x 29”, folding to approximately 8¾” x 9”, no place, 28th Octiober 1769 55507

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