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KEAN (Charles, 1811-1868, Shakespearean Actor)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, saying he "ought to have written before & thanked you for your kind note but it became mislaid & escaped my memory until chance brought it under my notice this morning. I beg you will do me the favor to accept the enclosed ticket when I hope you will see that I have profited by your suggestions ...", 1 side 8vo., no place, 13th August

Item Date:  1855
Stock No:  39420      £150

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KEMBLE (Frances Anne, Mrs Pierce Butler, 1809-1893, Shakespearean Actress)

Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Walker saying that she has had a "sort of gouty turning in my conscience ever since I gave the lines I gave you - to Beauty for his Temple Bar. I feel as if I ought to have asked your permission before publishing them for I wrote them for you & not for the Public - your kind acquiescence in what I have done rather increases my remorse - you are very good to have written to me so kindly about it. I hope I may have the pleasure of seeing you ...", 3 sides sm. 8vo., 26 Hereford Square, "Tuesday 18th" no date

Item Date:  1880
Stock No:  39422      £125

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KINGSLEY (Mary Henrietta, 1860-1901, Traveller, Ethnologist and Author)

Pair of Autograph Letters Signed to Sydney A. GIMSON (1860-1938, from 1888 President of the Leicester Secular Society) thanking him for his letter and saying that she has "been very nearly dead with acute congestion of the lungs as a complication of influenza, but I am decidedly better today & I hope I shall be able to come on the 27th and will let you know for certain next week ...", 2 sides 8vo., the second saying that she is "making what the Dr calls a remarkable recovery but never having been ill for years I must say I do not feel very excited over my present feeble state ..." she continues about lecturing "of course I cannot think of charging any fee after the nuisance I know I must have been to you. I have also been a nuisance to several other people & I am going next week to try & repair various social damages I have caused commencing with our mutual friend Mr Clodd who had got together a bank of choice spirits for a dinner party to meet me ...", 2 sides 4to., both with original autograph envelopes, 100 Addison Road, Kensington, 22nd and 27th January

Item Date:  1898
Stock No:  39477      £275

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"THE MINUTE I EVER TRY TO DO A THING TO AMUSE MYSELF I'M PROMPTLY BLOCKED WITH STUFF THAT I HAVE TO DO"
KIPLING (Rudyard, 1865-1936, Novelist & Poet)

Fine Autograph Letter marked 'Private' to 'Dear Stephens', telling him that "Richborough permits & letters received. Behanalls (?) & Cookey's letters received herewith. Selection with regard to turning over of Richborough duly noted. I'm afraid - however, I can't do it before the 28th but if I can I'll let you know. The minute I try to do a thing to amuse myself I'm promptly blocked with stuff that I have to do which isn't even interesting; and the coming week which I thought was going to be free is simply 'full up'. I'm off to town tomorrow if the local horse can move over the ... roads ...", 2 sides 8vo., Bateman's, Burwash Sussex, 2nd February slightly worn

Item Date:  1919
Stock No:  39417      £575

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