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CUNNINGHAM (Sir David, died 1659, Baronet, Commissioner of the Duchy of Cornwall

Receipt Document signed by Allan Currance for a quarter's year's rent paid by "Sir David Cuningham, knight and Baronet, receive generall of that parte of his Majesties Revenewes as he was permit for the rent of my house in or neere Fleetstreet London ... the sum of sixteen pounds thirteene shillings and ffour pence ...", 1 side 4to., with a newscutting about the house pasted down on it, no place, 2nd November

Item Date:  1641
Stock No:  39736      £225

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DESBOROUGH (John, 1608-1680, Parliamentary soldier and Politician in the Civil War)

Document signed confirming receipt from Sir George DOWNING (1st Baronet, c. 1624.5-1684, Preacher, Soldier, Statesman, Diplomat, Turncoat and Spy after whom Downing Street is named) of "the sum of two hundred and fifty pounds by virtue of an Order bearing date the 25th day of June 1658 due for me as one of his Highnesses Privie Councill vix for one Quarter of a year ...", 1 side folio, no place, 24th June worn at folds with no loss of text

Item Date:  1658
Stock No:  39738      £675

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FREDERICK II (The Great, 1712-1786, from 1740 King of Prussia)

End of an Autograph Letter signed 'Frederic', in French "Madame ma Soeur, de votre Majesté, le bon frere, Frederic", 8" x 3¼", Berlin, 10th December

Item Date:  1773
Stock No:  39760      £250

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GORDON (Charles George, 1833-1885, General Gordon of Khartoum, 'Chinese Gordon')

Small collection of material relating to General Gordon comprising an Autograph Formal Letter from his brother Sir Henry William GORDON(1818-1887, Commissary-General) sending "an autograph and an impression of General Gordon's Chinese seal", (both present) the signature is the end of an autograph letter with the words "Believe me yours very affect" and another Autograph Letter to Mrs Kettlewell, signed "H. W. Gordon" regretting that he is "unable to comply with your request for an autograph of General Gordon but I have none at my disposal. There is no seal except the Chinese one ...", each 1 side 8vo., no place and 68 Elm Park Road, Chelsea, 2nd and 9th March 1885, together with a fine original cabinet photoby the London Stereoscopic Society showing him half length in Egyptian uniform with medals and a fez, 6½" x 4¼", no place,

Item Date:  1885
Stock No:  39768      £475

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HERSCHEL (Sir William James, 1833-1917, 2nd Baronet and Bengal Civil Servant,

Autograph Letter in the third person enclosing a "postal order for £1.1 in payment of his subscription to the Wycliff Society for the past year ." 1 side sm. 8vo., Lawn Upton, Littlemore, 9th February

Item Date:  1886
Stock No:  39763      £75

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