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"THE POSITION FOR THE WEST IS NOW VERY DANGEROUS"
EDEN (Sir Anthony, Earl of Avon, 1883-1977, Prime Minister) & his widow Clarissa (born 1920, Dowager Countess of Avon, née Spencer)

Fine collection of one good Typed and Autograph letter from Eden and 2 Typed Letters signed from Clarissa to John Sparks, his letter thanks him for taking "such excellent care of our few pieces of porcelain. We are very fond of them and are happy to have them with us here again. You may have noticed that the lovely Yung Chang period piece you gave me was not among them. Happily it has not suffered on that account. I always kept this piece in my bedroom at Downing Street and it was packed separately ..." the autograph postscript says that "Like you I am sorry for the loss of these two years in the Middle East. The position for the West is now very dangerous ...", 1 side 8vo., Donhead House, Shaftesbury headed paper, 29th July 1958, Clarissa's letters also thank him for his care of their china and she also says that her "husband has asked me to thank you for your generosity and to tell you what pleasure your words give him ...", each 1 side 8vo., Donhead House and Rose Bower, Salisbury, 2nd July and 16th August 1958, together with carbon copies of Spark's letter to her in which he says that he does "not wish my Firm to charge anything at all for the storage of the pieces here, nor for the packing, as I am one of the many thousands who are grateful to your husband for all that he has done for us in this country .." and also copies of the valuations and other correspondence with the firm,

Item Date:  1958
Stock No:  39469      £675

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EDWARD VII (1841-1910, King of Great Britain)

Charming unsigned cabinet photo by Barraud & Jerrard, showing the Prince full length, standing outside a building, wearing a naval cap and casual suit, holding a walking stick, 6¼" x 4", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1880
Stock No:  39409      £150

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[EDWARD VIII (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor)

Fine unsigned cabinet photo by Gunn & Stuart showing him head and shoulders in uniform with medals and decorations, 6½" x 4¼", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1900
Stock No:  39449      £125

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'ELIOT (George', 1819-1880, Pseudonym of Marian Lewes, Novelist)

Unsigned Autograph envelope addressed to Kegan PAUL Esq (Charles, 1828-1902, Publisher and Author) in Paternoster Square, 4¼" x 3¼", St John's Wood, 21st May

Item Date:  1879
Stock No:  39470      £175

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ELLERY (William, 1727-1820, Signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Peter Vandervoort, Merchant in New York, saying that he should "have wrote you last week but Mrs Vandervoort wrote, but unluckily her letter failed of a Conveyance, she now writes you & sends also some monies which will be deliverd you at the Port. I received your letter to Port & I am glad to hear you are in a way to Purchase the articles I mentioned to you, hope it will be Safe to Ship them for this Place however don't doubt but you will take every Precaution necessary for their Safe Conveyance, have nothing New from Camp except a small Acquisition our men made on Long Island near Boston, where they took a few Prisoners & a Number of Cattle & Sheep. A New Intrenchment is forming in Roxbury Neck, near George Tavern, how these Movements will end God only knows, haste prevents my adding more, for any Particulars Concerning Family Affairs I refer you to Mrs Vandervoorts Letter ..." ending "I am Dear Sir your Friend and Brother", 1 side folio with autograph address on the verso, Hartford, 16th July

Item Date:  1775
Stock No:  39471      £5750

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