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[RADCLYFFE (3rd Earl of Derwentwater, 1689-1716, Jacobite, Executed for Treason)

Inventory of Household Goods for James Radclyffe headed "An Inventory of the Household Goods of the late Lord Derwentwater at Dilston House" and listing "At the Garretts - 7 plain Bedsteads, 3 with Blew & 4 with green coarse Kidderminster Curtains one side of the Rooms being hung with the same ... In the Servts Room ... 3 old Bedsteads with Ordinary beding to one ... On the same floor - 1 small Bedstead with Coarse Curtains ... 1 peer Glass Cracked ... On the same floor - A pr of small Bay Trees, 5 orange trees, 2 laurentines, 3 small Myrtles, 1 Spanish brome. In the Nursery - 2 Nunns Pictures, 1 old Chair, Old Bedstead. In the Dining Room - 1 Oval Table, 1 Card Table, 12 Carve Chairs, 2 prs of Window Curtains of White knotted Dimmety ... large Iron Stove. In the Passage - A Napkin press with drawers. In the Steward's Room - A small Bedstead with Curtains of Scotch Pladd with Hangings ... Bed Blanketts & Quilt ... a small Desk, an Easy Chair, 4 Carve Chairs, 2 little tables, 9 Old Pictures ... An Iron Stove, Tongs, fire Shovel, Poker and fender ... In the Maid's room - An Old Bedstead .. Chest of Drawers 7 broken Chairs ... In the Servts Hall - 2 long Tables ... Old brewing Tubbs. In the Cellars - 9 Empty Casks, 2 Thralls ... In the Kitchen - 4 Small Pewter Dishes, 10 plates, 3 old brass panns ... In the Scullery & Bakehouse - 1 Piggin, 3 Dough Tubbs, 2 Dripping panns ... In the Wash House - 8 Washing Tubbs ... In the Brew House - 2 Mashing Tubbs ..." the appraisal by Matthew Llewelin and Nicholas Tooke valued the contents, excluding the Earl's personal possesions at £22.19s and 742 deal boards added a further £45, the property was sold the same day - "The Goods before mentioned sold to Mr Ralph Wood of Needless Hall in the Parish of Harburn in the County of Northumberland the 17th Day of Aprill 1717 for the Sume of Sixty Eight pounds by me. Henry Gibbs ...", with a further receipt signed by Lewis Elstobb Receiver of the Exchequer for the money received from Ralph Woods on 14th August 1717, 2 sides folio, Dilston Hall, 17th April

Item Date:  1717
Stock No:  41664      £475

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RAGLAN (Lord FitzRoy Somerset, 1788-1855, from 1852 1st Baron, from 1854 British Commander in the Crimea, Field Marshal)

Autograph Letter Signed 'FitzRoy Somerset', to 'My dear Sir', William Henderson, saying that "the Commanding Officer of His Royal Horse Guards Blue is willing to take Robert Jasper (?) in to the Rgt if he passes an examination to be fit for the service. Robert ... must be examined by the Surgeon of the Blues on his presenting himself at the Regent's Park Barracks with a note from you to state that he is the person I had written about, but the Colonel would recommend that he should first be examined by the Medical Officer of the 14th in order that if he has any defect he may be saved the expense of coming to London. I have written to the Commanding Officer ... on the subject and would suggest that you should desire ... to report himself to him ..." with a postscript that "he will have to defrey the whole expense of his journey to Town ...", 3 sides 8vo., Horse Guards, 24th January

Item Date:  1840
Stock No:  41652      £225

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RANSOME (Arthur, 1884-1967, Writer of 'Swallows & Amazons')

Typed Letter Signed to Mrs Hoare, warning her "against buying 'Racundra' or 'Rod and Line'. The one is a book about sailing and the other a book about fishing; both written for grown-ups...", 1 side oblong 4to., Jonathan Cape Ltd headed paper, London, 28th November

Item Date:  1958
Stock No:  39189      £175

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RODIN (Auguste, 1840-1917, French Sculptor)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Madame', in French with translation, saying that he would be "totally and so happy to see you, to pay my respects", asking her if she is in Paris, to "Tell me your news", and to accept "my lively and grateful respects", 1 side 8vo. and conjugate blank, 182 rue de l'Université, [Paris], 11th July faintest trace of transparent guard in blank area of hinge
(Translation)
11th July 1908 182 rue de l'Université
Madame, I would be totally and so happy to see you, to pay my respects. Are you in Paris Tell me your news.
Accept, Madame, my lively and grateful respects
A Rodin


Item Date:  1908
Stock No:  56111      £575

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ROGERS (Samuel, 1763-1855, Poet, Friend of Byron)

Final page of an Autograph Letter Signed with initials to an unnamed correspondent, saying he "would sooner that the book had never been written than that it should have given you a moment's thought. I have three Copies & care no more for it than a pinch of snuff, if I may say so, having never taken a pinch in my life. If you send me the last Volume I shall throw it instantly into the fire, so much do I hate it for having given you such vexation. Many, many thanks for the Orange flower - It shall be buried with me ..." with a postscript that "If you say Dear Sir to me I shall say to you Dear Madam", 1 side 8vo., no place, 2nd July

Item Date:  1844
Stock No:  41646      £75

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