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SITWELL-40561-1.jpg MANUSCRIPT COPY OF HER POEM "COLONEL FANTOCK" INSCRIBED TO HER BROTHERS
SITWELL (Dame Edith, 1887-1964, Poet)

Fine autograph manuscript signed of her poem headed "Colonel Fantock (To Osbert and Sacheverel)" starting "Thus spoke the lady underneath the Trees / I was a member of a family / Whose legend was of hunting (all the rare / and unattainable brightness of the air) ..." and continuing almost exactly as the printed version but with a couple of small variations, 4 sides closely written 8vo., no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1959
Stock No:  40561      £1250

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SOAMES (Baroness Mary, born 1922, daughter of Sir Winston Churchill, wife of Christopher, M.P. and Life Baron)

Autograph Letter signed on a coloured postcard to an unnamed correspondent thanking them for their letter and saying that she "did get a video-cassette of the TFI program: How very shabby and mingy of Mons GOULEY not to have sent you one, AND a large case of champagne (or some other elegant attention!). I'm glad 'your' ... was all right & did not shame you! We are just finishing a blissful 10 days divided between Paris & la Normandie (including a visit to this fascinating place) ...", 1 side postcard with a picture of the kitchen in the Claude Monet Museum in Giverny, Giverny, 5th June

Item Date:  1982
Stock No:  40549      £75

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VICTORIA (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

Fine Autograph Letter in the Third Person to Arnold ROYLE (Prince Leopold's physician) announcing that "It has given The Queen great pleasure to be able to appoint Mr. Royle to an office in her Household - & she is glad to see by his letter, for which she thanks him, that he is gratified by it. The Queen was very glad to be able to do anything for one who served & watched over her dear child so faithfully & devotedly. She trusts Mrs Royle & her God Child are well? The dear little Duke gained more than 2lbs in weight while he was here ...", 2 sides 8vo., on her black edged monogrammed mourning paper, with original autograph envelope signed with initials, Balmoral Castle, 31st October

Item Date:  1884
Stock No:  40558      £575

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VICTORIA-ALBERTA-40559-1.jpg THE FOUR ELDER CHILDREN OF LUDWIG IV OF HESSE AND BY RHINE SIGN TOGETHER
VICTORIA ALBERTA (1863-1950, later Marchioness of Milford Haven and mother of Earl Mountbatten, eldest daughter of Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse and By Rhine, and of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria), and her sisters ELISABETH (1864-1918, 'Ella', later Grand Duchess Serge of Russia, murdered 1918, canonized 1991), IRENE (1866-1953, later wife of Prince Heinrich, brother of Kaiser Wilhelm II) and ERNST LUDWIG (1868-1937, Last Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine)

Extraordinary Autograph Letter in the hand of Victoria Signed by the four oldest children to Mrs Tylor thanking her "many times for the nice presents you were so kind as to send us, the books are very pretty & amusing & gave us all a great deal of pleasure. The Christmas carol in Victoria's book was read to us & amused us very much especially as we had seen it acted in German already & could notice how much nicer the story is as Dickens originally wrote it. The tool boxes you gave us last year are very useful to us & we use them often. It is very cold now & we hope soon to be able to skate if the frost continues. We hope you have all had a merry Xmas & that your dear little white ponies are well. We often think of the pleasant days we spent at Carshalton. We are very sorry not to have written sooner & Mama sends you many wishes for this New Year ...", 4 sides 8vo., on monogrammed notepaper, Darmstadt, no date

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  40559      £2500

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WATTS-DUNTON (Walter Theodore, 1832-1914, Critic, Novelist & Poet)

Fine Letter Signed to Mr Meredith saying that "Mr Swinburne, I know, had a great regard for Bishop Stubbs. I do not in the least know, however, whether he would be willing to communicate any reminiscenses to you. Will you not come over to tea some afternoon and see him and talk the matter over? We are delighted to get such good news of your father ..", 2 sides 8vo., The Pines, 11 Putney Hill, 31st July

Item Date:  1903
Stock No:  40545      £150

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