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NICOLSON (Sir Harold, 1886-1968, Diplomatist, Author & Critic, husband of Vita SACKVILLE-WEST)

Typed letter signed H. Nicolson to Patricia Kelly saying that “the peaches arrived all right and in very good condition. They have been much appreciated by all the people in this house, and really are wonderful...”, 1 side oblong 8vo., with original typed envelope, C1, The Albany, Piccadilly headed paper, 11th January

Item Date:  1965
Stock No:  42526      £75

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PAGET (Sir James, 1814-1899, Surgeon, surgeon extraordinary to Queen Victoria)

Autograph Letter Signed to J. J. Atwood saying he is “heartily obliged to you for the great supply of good fare that you have been so kind as to send me. Your son, I hope is still going on well. I hope, too, thath e may completely recover his health, but the necessity of working & exposing himself to weather, during the severest part of his illness, not only much retarded his recover, but made me fear that his health would sustain permanent damage...”, 2 sides 8vo., 24 Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, 7th January

Item Date:  1855
Stock No:  42507      £125

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PATTI (Adelina, 1843-1919, Italian Soprano)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed in her married name ‘Adelina Patti Cederström’ to Mrs Branfill telling her that “we are leaving here tomorrow for London en route to Oberammagau to see the Passion Play and then to Stockholm, where I am going to give a concert for the benefit of the poor, under the patronage of the Queen of Sweden - we expect to return to England about the beginning of October, as my Autumn Concert tour commences on the 18th of that month in London at the Albert Hall. Therefore dearest, I regret to say that we shall have to postpone our meeting for another occasion, which I hope will be very soon - with love to all, and a secret kiss to my Godchild, in tearing haste...” with a postscript sending the Baron’s love, 4 sides 8vo.,with original autograph enveloe, Craig-Y-Nos Castle, Breconshire, South Wales headed paper, printed in red with her monogram, 6th September

Item Date:  1900
Stock No:  42506      £275

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

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Henry HARDINGE (1st Viscount, 1785-1856, Army Officer and Politician) saying that he will “be much disposed to suggest to the Duke of Argyle, when he recommends to me Captain Duncan Campbell - that he ought to propose the appointment of a more efficient officer. My brother will mention to you that I approve of your suggestions for enforcing the existing law in respect to all future appointments to Militia Adjutancies - and for imposing some new restriction as to the age of the Adjutant. I doubt a little the Policy of excluding Embodied Militia Service - as a qualification for an Adjutancy, and confiining the appointment to the Line. It might increase the efficiency of the Adjutant, but we must take care not to dissatisfy the Militia Service...”, 2 sides 4to., Whitehall, 20th December

Item Date:  1829
Stock No:  42508      £250

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PLUMB (Sir John [Jack] Harold, 1911-2001, Historian, Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge)

Typed Letter Signed with autograph salutation and subscription to Professor Geoffrey BEST (1928-2018, Historian known for his studies of Winston Churchill) thanking him for his “congratulations - it was kind of you to write. Quite obviously Un Souvenir de Solferino is a fascinating book and ought to be published in English but I am, however, afraid it will not do for us. We have given up the Classics series as they did not sell well enough and now one requires to sell over 25,000 of the first edition for a Penguin to pay and so I really do not think it is possible for us to have this translated and publish it...”, 1 side 4to., Master’s Lodge, Cambridge headed paper, 28th June

Item Date:  1982
Stock No:  42504      £35

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