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FREEMAN (Edward Augustus, 1823-1892, Historian)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Malleson sending a "cheque for £20 at my daughter's request. I hardly know what to say about advertising. I have done the whole of my own work without advertising, publishing lists of subscriptions, or anything of the kind. I have always disliked it and thought it ostentatious. Yet some say that it practically pays, and that the advertised subscriptions attract others. I have no kind of notion what it would cost. At any rate the repeated mentions of me might be all rolled into one and it should be made plain that it is merely gathered by me - not all my own giving. Where would you advertise if you do? The Times, I suppose. I have no practise in such things ...", 2 sides 8vo., Somerleaze, Wells, Somerset, 9th November

Item Date:  1876
Stock No:  40800      £125

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GALTON (Sir Francis, 1822-1911, Explorer, Founder of the school of 'eugenics)

Autograph Letter Signed to "My dear Trotter" saying that "After all, I find it would be scarcely possible for me to avail myself of your very kind invitation to the Photo Soc. Dinner. So I will please, decline it with many thanks. It is always so pleasant after a long interval to see Cambridge again, as I did the other day ...", 1 side 8vo., 42 Rutland Gate, SW, 21st November

Item Date:  1879
Stock No:  40798      £225

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GEORGE-V-40735-1.jpg SIGNED BY THE MONARCH AND BONAR LAW REPRESENTING LLOYD GEORGE
GEORGE V (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) & Andrew Bonar LAW(1858-1923, Prime Minister, 1922-1923)

Fine formal letter from the Prime Minister to the Monarch, with the King's autograph "appd G.R.I." and at the foot "A. Bonar Law", marked at the head 'Dictated', saying that "In the absence of the Prime Minister, Mr Bonar Law, with his humble duty to Your Majesty, respectfully recommends the appointment of the Reverend Theodore Catton, M.A, Rector of Deene, Peterborough, to the Rectory of Crayke, Easingwold, to become vacant as the result of exchange of Livings between the Reverend Theodore Catton ... and the Reverend Arthur Westcott ...", 1 side 4to., 10 Downing St headed paper with 'Lord of the Treasury' stamp, September

Item Date:  1920
Stock No:  40735      £575

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GEORGE-V-40736-1.jpg SIGNED BY THE MONARCH AND HIS PRIME MINISTER
GEORGE V (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) & David LLOYD GEORGE(Earl, 1863-1945, Prime Minister)

Fine formal letter from the Prime Minister to the Monarch, with the King's autograph "appd G.R.I." at the head, and at the foot "D. Lloyd George", marked at the head 'Dictated', saying that "Mr Lloyd George, with his humble duty to Your Majesty, has the honour to submit for Your Majesty's most gracious approval:- The Right Honourable William Hayes Fisher, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, to be created Baron Downham of Fulham in the County of Middlesex ...", 1 side 4to., 10 Downing St headed paper with 'Lord of the Treasury' stamp, November

Item Date:  1918
Stock No:  40736      £525

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GEORGE-V-32080-1.jpg SUPERB PRESENTATION FRAMES GIVEN TO A MAHARAJA
GEORGE V (1865-1936, King of Great Britain) & MARY (of Teck, 1867-1953, his Queen)

Fine pair of unsigned cabinet photos by Downey showing them each three quarters length, she is wearing a fine dress and pearls and he is in full dress uniform holding his sword and with his plumed hat beside him on a table, in an extraordinary silver frame engraved with their signatures and "India 1906" under the Prince of Wales feathers, 7" x 5½" closed size

Item Date:  1906
Stock No:  32080      £4750

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