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CAVOUR (Camillo Benso, Count di, 1810-1861, Italian Statesman)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed, in French with translation, to the Minister for Sardinia in London saying that Prince GORTCHAKOFF(Alexander Mikhailovich, 1798-1883, Russiand Diplomat and Statesman) "sent me a note in sharp terms to announce to me the recall of the Russian Legation at Turin. Please ask Lord John RUSSELL" (Lord John, 1st Earl, 1792-1878, Prime Minister) "to authorise the British Minister at Petersbourg to protect Sardinian subjects in Russia, and the British Minister at Vienna to take Sardinian subjects under his protection ...", 2 sides 4to., Ministry of Foreign Affairs headed paper, no date but circa

Item Date:  1861
Stock No:  40039      £975

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DAVIES ((Sarah) Emily, 1830-1921, Feminist and Suffragist)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed in full to Miss Vernon thanking her for "all the trouble you are taking about the meeting. I was very glad to hear of the Soirée proposal. Miss Gaskell will have told you that Lord Lyttelton cannot take the Chair, & that I do not know of any other possible Lord. There is certainly none that we could ask to be Chairman, but we will keep a look out & persuade any one we can find to attend the meeting. I am expecting instructions from Miss Gaskell about asking Mrs Heywood. My impression is that the real effectiveness of a meeting often depends more on the energetic & judicious preparatory work, such as you are giving, & on its being well followed up afterwards, than on anything that the speakers can say or do ..." with a postscript that "The Bishop talked about Varlane (?) College in America, in reference to our College. It is an entirely different kind of thing. Mr Scott, the Editor of the Manchester Guardian, has paid a visit to the College & is prepared to write it up ...", Hitchin College, headed paper, 7th February no year but

Item Date:  1869
Stock No:  40032      £475

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DEVONSHIRE (Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke, 1895-1950, Marquess of Hartington, Politician and senior Freemason)

Power of Attorney Document Signed appointing his brother Richard Cavendish, his son Edward William Cavendish and Charles Gipps Hamilton as his Attorneys giving details of all the duties and powers to manage all matters relating to his estate and properties that they will have, 8 sides folio, no place, 27th November

Item Date:  1927
Stock No:  40056      £175

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EDWARD-VII-40062-1.jpg MENU FROM THE ROYAL YACHT VICTORIA AND ALBERT SHORTLY BEFORE THE DEATH OF EDWARD VII
[EDWARD VII (1841-1910, King of Great Britain) & ALEXANDRA (of Denmark, 1844-1925, his Queen)]

Menu on the printed card from the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert listing the courses in French - starting with mulligatawny and continuing with Trout, Quail, Beef, roast Chicken, Asparagus and desserts, the menu card is decorated with a charming coloured picture of the yacht at sea on one side and an embossed royal crest on the other, 1 side 8vo., HMY Victoria and Albert, Corfu, 21st April

Item Date:  1910
Stock No:  40062      £475

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

Letter signed ('Albert Edward') to Sir Theodore MARTIN (1816-1909, Parliamentary Solicitor, Verse Writer, Translator, Biographer of Prince Albert) telling him that "with the view of promoting the establishment of a Royal College of Music for providing systematic instruction for all classes of Her Majesty's subjects, I have acceded to the application made to me and have called a meeting at St James' Palace on Tuesday ... I shall be much gratified if you will attend and afford me your support ...", 2 sides 4to., Marlborough House headed paper, 18th February

Item Date:  1882
Stock No:  40050      £275

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