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PALMERSTON (Henry John Temple, 1784-1865, Foreign Secretary and Prime Minister, 3rd Viscount)

Excellent long Autograph Letter Signed to J. Kincaid replying to his letter "in the first Place in regard to Drumharnaghts I see no reason why you should not pursue the Course which you may judge fittest under the Circumstances for getting the People to pay their Rent and their large arrears. I quite agree with you that it would be highly inexpedient to allow the Catholic Priests to interfere between landlord & tenant, & especially as to Payment of Rent, for the Priests have so many demands on the Tenants for Dues of their own & for fiscal & other contributions, that to allow them to obtain for Tenants Delay or Remission of Payment to Landlords, would in Practice amount to an acknowledgement that the demands made by the Priest should have Precedence over those made by the Landlord. I have accordingly done by Priest Henry that which I have heretofore done in similar cases, I have not answered his letters & don't mean to do so. As to the disputed Boundary at Drumharnaght I think it highly probable from the look & lie of the Grounds that what my Tenants say is true, and that the Irwin's Tenants hold & occupy some land which properly belongs to me, and I do not think the old survey which you mention is any Proof to the Contrary because as that survey represents as consisting of only 65¾ acres a Townland which by a more accurate measurement in 1824 was found to contain 83¾, that old survey cannot be reckoned an authority. I have a map ... made in 1737 which make Drumharnaght to contain ... 80,2,14 and this seems to make against my Claim. But at all events Possession is against me and the claim is not worth making. I have no objection to be additional security for the annual Payment of 20£ by the Mullaghmore Fishermen as Repayment of the load of 200£ to buIld them a Decked Fishing Boat. They ought however to give me a Right to the Boat in the Event of the Repayment falling in any case upon me. With regard to objections made by the Mullaghmore Tenants to the arrangements which I have made for the Houses & Gardens of the Fishermen who have hitherto had no land, it is to be observed that if the Farmers lose the land, which is thus to be divided among the Fishermen, it is their own Fault and they have brought it on themselves by letting these Cottiers in, & my Tenants must learn by Experience that they who let in Cottiers will lose land by doing so. As to removing the Fishermen elsewhere, I do not see where they could be placed equally well for all purposes. The Place suggested by Lynch would be much too far off. Fishermen may have some way to go for Bait, but they ought to be within a short distance of their Boats and of their Harbour; nor is there any other Part of Mullaghmore where they could better be placed. The only alteration which might be made would be to Curtail by 50 or 100 feet, the extent of their Garden Ground and to give them gardens of 200 or of 250 feet in length instead of 300 feet, and thus to bring the Row of their Houses a little lower down the Hill and so also to bring down in the same proportion the opposite Row of Farmer's Houses, which by this means would perhaps be a little more under the shelter of the Summit of the Hill. The Real objection of the Mullaghmore Tenants is to the whole of my arrangement, & of course they would like to have the whole of the land divided among them as heretofore, and to have no streets or Houses or other Improvement whatever. But to this objection I cannot yield, and perhaps when they find that they get grazing ground for a Time on the Building Plots they may be more reconciled to the arrangement, but it will I think be expedient never to let the same Tenant have the same grazing Plot two years running, in order that they may not establish any Claims to particular Plots, & deter Persons from Building who might be inclined to do so - It might be hinted to the Tenants that I should very much regret to find myself obliged to remove them all ... in consequence of their obstructing the reasonable arrangement which I wish to make ..." ending with a postscript about the price of the Fishermen's plots, 5 sides 4to., 3 Carlton Terrace, 2nd February

Item Date:  1846
Stock No:  41670      £1475

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PARK (Bertram Charles Percival, 1883-1972, Portrait Photographer

Portrait Photograph signed in pencil on the mount, of an unnamed sitter showing the sitter head and shoulders in profile, wearing a coat with a fur lined collar and pearls, 12" x 10" in mount 18" x 13½", with photographer's label on verso, 45 Dover Street, Piccadilly, no date

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Stock No:  41657      £75

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PARK (Bertram Charles Percival, 1883-1972, Portrait Photographer

Portrait Photograph signed in pencil on the mount, of an unnamed sitter showing the sitter head and shoulders looking straight at the camera, wearing a lace veil and pearls, 13½" x 10½" in mount 18" x 13½", with photographer's label on verso, 45 Dover Street, Piccadilly, no date

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Stock No:  41658      £75

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PEEL (Sir Robert, 1788-1850, Prime Minister)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent saying that he does not "wish to purchase the Dorhill House and property attached ... with regard to the Meadows on the opposite side of the Lane, which would induce me to recommend a departure from the usual Course of conducting business in matters of this nature. I offer a sum for the Meadows which entitles me to expect a written agreement as to the conditions of purchase and a valid Title - and my impressions are the same which I think you entertain - that the usual professional course should be adhered to ...", 4 sides 8vo., Whitehall, 9th March

Item Date:  1848
Stock No:  41673      £275

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PITT (William, 'The Younger', 1759-1806, Prime Minister)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to the an unnamed correspondent saying that it is his "intention to offer myself a Candidate to represent the University of Cambridge at the General Election, and other Candidates having already declared themselves I am under the necessity of submitting my wishes as soon as possible to all the Members of the Senate. I flatter myself you will think this a sufficient Apology for the Liberty I take in troubling you with this Application, and allow me to assure you that I should esteem the honor of your Support a very particular Obligation ...", 1 side 4to., Pembroke Hall, 18th October

Item Date:  1779
Stock No:  41671      £750

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