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AIRY (Sir George Biddell, 1801-1892, Astronomer Royal 1836-1881)

Autograph Letter Signed to Dr J. H. GLADSTONE (John Hall, 1827-1902, Chemist, President of the Physical Society, collaborator with Brewster) saying that he has "doubtless heard from Admiral Hamilton that, in consequence principally of a dinner on Wednesday, he has put off the French expedition to Tuesday 19th ... I cannot arrive in Dover on Monday so soon as I could wish, for I must attend an important meeting in Piccadilly ... which will probably cause me to overshoot the 4.30 train. Meantime I go to look at Whitby ...", 2 sides 8vo., Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 12th June

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  39743      £65

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ALBEMARLE-39773-1.jpg SUPPLYING ARMS TO THE GARRISON AT CHESTER CASTLE
ALBEMARLE (Sir George Monk, 1608-1670, Restorer of Charles II, 1st Duke)

Document signed "Albemarle" addressed to the "right Honble Sir William COMPTON ..." (1625-1663, Master of the Ordnance and Privy Councillor) desiring him "to take care of sending to His Majstys Garrison in Chester Castle three score and one snaphance muskets and three score and two Collars of Bandaleeres a partisan a halberd one Drum eight barells of powder and eight barells of bullett to bee delivered to SrTheophilus Gilbey Governor of the said Castle or whom he shall appoint for the role of the sd Garrison. Dated at ye Cockpitt 8 Aug 1662 ...", 1 side oblong 4to., 1 side oblong 4to., with an engraving of Monk, the Cockpitt, 8th August

Item Date:  1662
Stock No:  39773      £2250

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ALBEMARLE (Sir George Monk, 1608-1670, Restorer of Charles II, 1st Duke)

Document signed "George Monck" addressed to "my loving friends the Commers of the Navy" saying that he is "well satisfied of the fidellity and Abillity of Bennet Barret to discharge and Execute yr office and place of steward in the ... friggt at Blackwall ... These are therefore to Authorize and Desire you to Cause ye sd Bennet Barret to bee entered steward of ye sd shipp with such allowance of wages ... for himself and Servnt as is now usuall in a shipp of her Ranck & Quality And this shall bee yr warrt. Given under my hand & Seal at Whitehall ...", 1 side folio with endorsements on the verso, Whitehall, 4th November

Item Date:  1653
Stock No:  39774      £2250

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[ALBERT VICTOR (Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence, 1864-1892, Eldest Son of Edward VII)]

Fine Unsigned Cabinet Portrait Photograph by W & D Downey, showing him nearly three quarter length, almost full face, with a steady gaze and military bearing, in elaborate full dress uniform with frogging and three stars including the Garter, 6½" x 4¼", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1890
Stock No:  39750      £325

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ALBERT-VICTOR-39751-1.jpg ALBERT VICTOR'S ENGAGEMENT PHOTO
[ALBERT VICTOR (Christian Edward, Duke of Clarence, 1864-1892, Eldest Son of Edward VII) & his fiancée MARY (of Teck, 1867-1953, later Queen of George V)]

Very rare unsigned cabinet photo by Gunn & Stewart showing the couple three quarters length, standing together arm in arm, he is wearing a formal jacket with a high collar and she is wearing a high necked dress with a decorated bodice, taken on the occasion of the royal couple's engagement, 6½" x 4½", no place, no date,

Item Date:  1891
Stock No:  39751      £375

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