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OLGA ALEXANDROVNA (1882-1960, younger daughter of Alexander III) and her sister XENIA (1875-1960)

Fine Archive of 8 Autograph Letters Signed 'Olga', including one with an original crayon drawing, and 1 Unsigned Autograph Note by Xenia, to Mrs Bessie SINCLAIR, containing many details of Olga's life farming at Ballerup near Copenhagen and later in Canada, including one letter which has attached a picture drawn by Olga for Mrs Sinclair when in Russia, signed in Russian and dated 1893, sent to Olga in 1939 and then returned, references to Olga's exhibition of her paintings at Walker's Galleries in London, 19th June - 1st July 1939, Xenia's note giving Olga's address in Canada, and a long letter from Olga on hearing again from Mrs Sinclair, with details of her farm there, her children and grandchildren, 6th February 1951, together 21 sides mostly tall 8vo, Ballerup near Copenhagen, Hampton Court and Campbellville, Ontario, 21st April 1939 - 6th February 1940 and 27th December 1950 - 5th May

Item Date:  1951
Stock No:  56279      £5750

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RANDEGGER (Alberto, 1832-1911, Trieste-born Composer, Teacher, and Conductor)

Autograph Letter Signed to Henry Crewdson regretting that he is "unable to comply with your request - I am quite overwhelmed with work just now, & as a rule, I am never able to fix an appointmnet with less than at least a week or ten days notice ...", 1 side 8vo., 10 Lower Seymour Street, Portman Square, 4th February

Item Date:  1896
Stock No:  40888      £55

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ROCHAMBEAU (Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, 1725-1809, French Marshal, Comte, General in the American Revolution)

Autograph letter signed to  Antoine-François de FOURCROY,  (1755-1809), as "Director General of Public Instruction" (from 1802), addressed to him at the "Jardin des Plantes" where he was Professor of Chemistry, in French with translation, recommending "Monsieur Thibault, professor at the Lycée of Bourges" as "Professor of Belles Lettres presently vacant at the said Lycée", whom he knew "in this capacity at the former École Centrale at Vendôme", signing himself "the old octogenarian Rochambeau, late Marshal of France, Grand Officer of the Légion d'Honneur", with a note signed 'F' by Fourcroy, "Has he been put forward for this place?", short notes in other hands, 1 side 4to, autograph address and postmark on conjugate leaf, Rochambeau, near Vendôme, 30th Frimaire Year 13 [21st December With a collector's label from "Collectione Conradi Adolphi Baronis de Malzen"

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  17793      £950

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SAYERS (Dorothy L., 1893-1957, Detective Novelist, Creator of 'Lord Peter Wimsey')

Collection of three Typed Letters signed and an annotated letter to her, to John Cruesmann of Penguin Books concerning his "request for a list of V.I.P.'s to receive complimentary copies of the Inferno. I have made out a list, but am very busy writing little notes to go into certain copies ... Where I have provided no personal note, the books can just go with the Publisher's or Author's compliments, as you prefer. I have included ... persons of importance, of in positions where they can introduce the book to educational circles, etc., ... persons who have given me valuable assistance ... who are entitled to a copy on that account ... do not forget to send a proper number ... to the artist Mr C. W. Scott-Giles ..." and she then asks for "3 dozen copies at Author's price ..." and mentions a couple of newspapers that should have them, 1 side 4to., 31st October, the next letter says that she had forgotten "to raise the question of copies of the Inferno for the Italian Press. Publications like Studi Danteschi should certainly have them. I am writing to an Italian friend who is in close touch with the present-day journalistic world in Italy ...", 1 side oblong 8vo., 2nd November and the final letter saying that she has "now received from my Italian friend the promised list of V.I.P's in Italy and elsewhere who ought to be sent copies ... i have already dealt personally with the Ambassador, whom I met at Cambridge ...", 1 side oblong 8vo., 28th November, together with the letter that she mentionsfrom her friend Signor Ruggero ORLANDO (1907-1994, Italian Journalist and Politician) who says that he thinks "her performances in Italian were very good, and everybody in the section was interested. I actually saw some of those people who work there, and also write for some Italian newspaper, going through the script in order to pinch news and views. There will be no doubt much interest in Italy about the new translation of Dante ..." he goes on to give advice about forms of address in Italy and making suggestions of people who should be sent copies, the letters as been annotated, possibly by DLS, 2 sides folio, Belsize Park, 26th November, all from 24 Newland Street, Witham, Essex on headed paper, all

Item Date:  1949
Stock No:  38958      £1475

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SCHUMANN (Clara, née Wieck, 1819-1896, German Pianist & Composer)

Autograph Letter Signed, in German with Translation, to an unnamed correspondent, asking him to "get my husband's songs in an études booklet. Would you be so kind? And would you also be kind enough to send me the same and also further notes? If they are sent before 11 o'clock in the morning, I'll be at home and could both have the note ready and send you back the other borrowed booklets ...", 2 sides 8vo., 304 Regent Street, 30th March some damage to the top edge of the second leaf not effecting the text

Item Date:  1869
Stock No:  40895      £425

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