Miscellaneous Political from Sophie Dupre

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image of Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Griffiths (Benjamin, 1817-1893, from 1855 Regius Professor of Greek, from 1870 Master of Balliol College, Oxford)

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saying that he is "staying at Malvern with Mrs Forbes & one or two undergraduate friends. It will give us great pleasure to see you if you are disengaged & can pay us a visit for ten days or a fortnight ... We are 'working bees' so you had better bring something to do ...", 2 sides… Read more
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image of His Visiting card signed (Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917, Lawyer and Orator, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain 1899-1905)

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inscribed "Yours very truly" with the place and date, 'The American Ambassador' is printed as is the address, 3½" x 2", 4 Carlton House Terrace, London, October
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image of Fascinating Pair of Autograph Letters Signed to the Earl CONINGSBY (George, 1657-1732, Lieutenant-General, Commander-in-Chief, Scotland, from 1719 Baron Carpenter in the Irish Peerage)

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(Thomas, 1657-1729, from 1719 1st Earl), in his engaging hand, in the first thanking him for offering "your interest for my standing at Webly", (Weobley in Herefordshire), "My reason for desiring time was in order to disengage my self handsomely at the Burrough I now serve for ... None in the Country know any thing of it from me… Read more
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image of Group of 1 Autograph Letter Signed and 2 Signed Receipts to his Banker John PALTOCK (John Campbell, c. 1693-1770, from 1761 4th Duke)

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(of John Warner & Co.), (a) Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Paltock, asking if he has "inquired after my fifty [lottery] tickets they are in Mr Kelsoes list", and to "pay in the money and charge it to your Humble servant", 1 side 8vo and addressee's name on conjugate leaf, no place, "Wensday past six", (no date), (b) Bank… Read more
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asking him to advise the bearer, "Captain A.W. Berg, who has been acting as Secretary to the High Commission in Siberia", because the banks in Petrograd where his Russian securities are deposited "are now in the hands of the Bolsheviks", and he fears that everything has been confiscated, blind embossed British arms, 2 sides 4to., Vladivostok, 25th March neat… Read more
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to Col. Anthony Blake Rathborne (b. 1811 or 1812) asking him to call "this morning" (6th April 1859), forwarding the note of Sir Charles Wood (secretary of state for India) referring to "official difficulties" with regard to Rathborne's papers, thanking him for the Privy Council Judgment (3rd April 1860, not present), and asking for "the final result of yr… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to Horace, (Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917, Lawyer and Orator, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain 1899-1905)

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(Lord Davey, 1833-1907, Appeal Judge), sending "a copy of the 'World Almanac' " (not present) "of which I spoke as answering all ordinary questions about America with reasonable accuracy", 1 side 8vo., 1 Carlton House Terrace, S.W., 16th June
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authorizing payment of a (charitable) sum to be divided in various amounts, including to "William Weston one pound", vellum, 4¾" x 11¾", 27th July lacking upper portion
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image of Remarkable letter to Lord Waverley (Lionel, 1898-1984, Professor of Economics at the LSE 1929-1961, Life Peer)

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(Sir John Anderson, 1882-1958, war-time Chancellor of the Exchequer), expressing his "sympathy and indignation at the infamous treatment you have received from the Socialists - including by omission the late Prime Minister [Attlee] ... I am disgusted with Gaitskell [Hugh, leader of the Labour Party 1955-1963] who was a pupil of mine [at New College, Oxford] and a friend… Read more
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authorizing payment of a (charitable) sum to be divided in various amounts, including to William Philp and Richard Hebert "One Pound fifteen Shillings", vellum, 5¾" x 11½", 27th July lacking upper portion
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image of Autograph Letter in the third person to John Ebers in Bond Street, (Sir Thomas, 1763-1838, Bailly of Jersey)

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asking him to retain "the Opera box No. 92 or 95, respecting which he called this morning, at ... five guineas", with Le Breton's portrait engraved by B. Holl after Sir Thomas Lawrence, pub. Fisher, 1830, the letter 1 side 8vo. and address, 15 Lower Seymour Street, Portman Square, 14th June n.y., old pencilled date Ebers took… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to 'My dear Davenport', (George Spencer, 1766-1840, from 1817 5th Duke of Marlborough, Bibliophile at White Knights, Reading)

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asking for "any information about the enclosed application" [not present], no place, no date, watermark trimmed and with traces of former mounting on the verso At the Roxburghe Sale in 1812, competition between the Duke (then Marquis of Blandford) and Earl Spencer produced great excitement, and led to the formation of the Roxburghe Club. The Duke paid… Read more
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