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ALBERT (1819-1861, Prince Consort of Queen Victoria)

Fine signature on a piece of paper, 4½" x 2½", no place, no date

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Stock No:  40607      £120

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CARLYLE (Thomas, 1795-1881, Historian)

Brief Autograph note signed to Mrs Stanley saying "Certainly I will, with great pleasure, if some Demon do not snatch me in the interim ...", Chelsea, Monday, no date, trimmed from a larger letter and laid down

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Stock No:  40616      £125

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CASTLEREAGH (Viscount, Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquis of Londonderry, 1769-1822, Foreign Minister, Committed suicide and was buried in Westminster Abbey), Charles MANNERS-SUTTON (1755-1828, Archbishop of Canterbury), Henry BROUGHAM (1778-1868, Anti-Slaver & Writer, Lord Chancellor 1830-1834, from 1830 Baron Brougham & Vaux) and WILLIAM FREDERICK (2nd Duke of Gloucester, 1776-1834, Field Marshal, great-grandson of King George II and nephew and son-in-law of King George III)

Small collection of Autograph Letters Signed to WILBERFORCE (William, 1759-1833, Slave Trade Abolitionist) the one from Castlereagh is a third person letter saying that he "presents his compliments to Mr Wilberforce and in reply to his letter of the 9th Inst begs to acquaint him that he will be very happy to send out some copies of Mr Stephen's pamphlet to our Ambassador at Madrid for private circulation, but he cannot take upon himself to transmit them officially to his Excellency ...", with a note on the verso "Slave Trade 1820", 1 side 4to., Foreign Office, 11th October 1820, the one from the Archbishop says he has not "had an opportunity of laying before ye Bishops yr letter with which you honored me, & appointed reasons for establishing a neo Society for distributing Prayer Books & Homilies. The last week has been full of ecclesiastical engagements. The next, I hope will be less so ... I will take the earliest opportunity of obeying your commands ...", 1 side 4to., Lambeth Palace, 15th May 1812, Brougham writes that he has "since learnt that Mrs Park's brother is a bookseller in Edinbh & anxious to have a share in publishing, which accounts for the sort of claim recently set up by the family. Of course our publishers will easily settle that by making him his agent in Edinbh ...", 1 side 4to., no place, 26th December 1812 together with a fine unsigned carte de visite by Maull of Brougham, and the one from the Duke of Gloucester says that he feels "extremely sensible of your very obliging attention, and I am certain that my Gentlemen will be equally so, and much gratified by the kind manner in which you express yourself towards them. I will, with your permission, bring Mr Dalton with me tomorrow. He has already, I believe, answered the note he had last night ... and expressed the satisfaction he has in accepting your invitation ... I must request of you to accept my warmest acknowledgements upon this & to be ever assured of the sincere attachment and esteem with which I am always ...", with a note on the front "Duke of Gloucester Dining with me", 2 sides 4to., Gloucester House, 31st May 1814, the correspondence ranging from 1812 to Parts of the letters have been damaged with some loss of text and professionally repaired and laid down

Item Date:  1820
Stock No:  40612      £775

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CAVENDISH-BENTINCK (Winifred Anna, 1863-1954, Duchess of Portland, Humanitarian and Animal Welfare Activist)

Fine Photo by Alice Hughes signed and dated showing the Duchess with her eldest child Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet (1890-1994, she married Captain Michael Erskine-Wemyss) standing at her knee, the Duchess is wearing a fine velvet dress and the baby a white lace dress and hat,

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Stock No:  40609      £275

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COLLINS (Arthur, 1845-1911, Equerry and Comptroller for Princess Louise, Queen Victoria's 4th daughter and Gentleman Usher in the households of Queen Victoria and Edward VII)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed, marked 'Private' to Dr ALLCHIN (William Henry, 1846–1912, Physician and lecturer on comparative anatomy, physiology, pathology and medicine at Westminster Hospital) saying that "H.R.H. the Princess Louise wishes me to send you enclosed letter; there has been some mistake if appears & I sent it to Lord Cadogan too soon, he has read it, and so I should think if you want to say more about the matter, it would be better it should take the form of a postscript or appendix, & I could copy it out & send it to Ld Cadogan with the letter I now enclose, which please return, otherwise if an entirely fresh letter is sent he may think it strange. I notice Sir W. Jenner writes to H.R.H. that your statement is unanswerable ...", 4 sides 8vo., with original envelope, Kensington Palace headed mourning paper, 17th May

Item Date:  1884
Stock No:  40597      £125

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