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Ida Villa, Lyndhurst Road, Hampstead, 22 January 1892. 1 page 6 x 8 inches, in fine condition. Carl Haag (1820-1915), German painter of Oriental subjects.

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Hampstead, 4 May 1883. 1 page 6 x 7½ inches, a few minor tears at folds. Carl Haag (1820-1915) was a German-born painter who became a naturalized British citizen, and court painter to the duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He is known for his Oriental subjects. He was born in Erlangen (Bavaria), and was trained in the academies at Nuremberg and Munich. Haag practised first as an illustrator and as a painter, in oil, of portraits and architectural subjects; but after he settled in England, in 1847, he devoted himself to water colours, and was elected associate of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1850 and member in 1853. He travelled much, especially in the East, and made a considerable reputation by his firmly drawn and carefully elaborated paintings of Eastern subjects. Towards the end of his professional career Carl Haag quitted England and returned to Germany where he died in Oberwesel.

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Navy Office, 7 May 1736. 1 page 12 x 7 inches, a few minor defects only, with the integral address leaf, address panel and docket on receipt. Captain Richard Haddock R.N. (1673-1751) was appointed in 1734 to be Controller of the Navy, a position held by his famous father, Captain Sir Richard Haddock (1629-1714). The other signatures are those of Captain George Purvis (Controller of the Treasurer’s Accounts), and John Fawler (Controller of the Victualling Accounts).

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 26 June 1912. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, fine. Sir William Henry Hadow (1859-1937), educationalist and musicologist

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Undated. 2 x 3 inches, in good condition. Douglas Haig (1861-1928), field marshal and commander in chief during the First World War.

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Curzon Street, 20 May 1829. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, fine, annotated on receipt. Sir Henry Halford (1766-1844), physician to George III, George IV, William IV, and Victoria, and the author of books on Gout and on Insanity. “I am sorry to hear you have the Gout.” Sir Herbert Taylor (1775-1839), Private Secretary to George III from 1805, later Private Secretary to William IV, and confidential agent to George IV.

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Downing Street, 13 February 1760. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches, integral blank leaf docketed on receipt, minor blemishes only. George Montagu Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax (1716-1771), statesman. Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, was named after him. In 1763, he signed the general warrant for the "authors, printers and publishers" of The North Briton number 45, under which John Wilkes and 48 others were arrested, and for which, six years later, the courts of law made Halifax pay damages.

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Dragon at Woolwich, 5 July 1847. 7 x 8 inches, in good condition, remains of guard where formerly mounted. The uncommon signature of “Nemesis Hall”. Admiral Sir William Hutcheon Hall (1797–1878) served in the First Anglo-Chinese War and Crimean War. In 1816–17, he served as a midshipman under Captain Basil Hall, with whom he attended William Amherst's embassy to China. In November 1839, Hall obtained command of Nemesis of the British East India Company in China, where he served in the First Anglo-Chinese War (1839–43). The ship's first engagement was against Chinese forts and a fleet of junks in the Second Battle of Chuenpee on 7 January 1841.He was Mentioned in Despatches for his part in the battle. He was also present at the Battle of First Bar on 27 February. In commemoration of his service, he was commonly known in the navy as "Nemesis Hall". William Dallas Bernard, an Oxford graduate who studied life and customs in China, used Hall's notes to write an accou ... Read more

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Greenhays, Manchester, 30 March, no year given [watermark 1865]. 1 page 7 x 4 inches, fine. Charles Hallé (1819-1895), composer and conductor.

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Undated. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, minor blemishes only, with the address panel. With a separate small portrait of Robert Hall. Robert Hall (1764–1831), Baptist minister. Hall established a reputation ‘as perhaps the greatest pulpit orator of his time. With admirers including William Wilberforce, Lord Brougham, Sydney Smith, and several Anglican bishops, and accolades in well-known periodicals, Hall's oratory and writings did much to enhance the Baptists' standing.’ [DNB]

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11 Bloomsbury Square, London 16 May 1848. 4 pp. 9 x 7 inches, folds, in good condition. Spencer Timothy Hall (1812-1885), known as the ‘Sherwood Forester’, mesmerist and miscellaneous writer. His letter includes mention of the poets Richard Howitt and Bernard Barton. “Alas for poor Walter Crisp Ellis, about whom you inquire! One Saturday last winter, he was negociating for me with my poor alienated wife, and fell dead whilst washing himself on the following Tuesday morning! I am mesmerising again, truly enough - and am as truly much engaged, just as you suppose; and, just as you also suppose, that is the only cause of my not writing more to my friends in whose kind remembrance and forgiveness I have perhaps more faith than I ought to have.”

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c.1886-1890. 8 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Sydney Prior Hall (1842-1922), painter of Court ceremonials, accompanied the Prince of Wales on his visit to India in 1875-6. He was commissioned by Macmillans to illustrated Tom Brown’s Schooldays.

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Lilton Court, 17 March 1845. 3 pp. 8vo. Henry Hallam (1777-1859), historian. ‘ ... I shall be fully sensible of this token of their esteem; and I will endeavour to take care of the interests of the Society, in which I am sure of the co-operation of those who have been already active in its affairs.’

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3 May. 1 page 7 x 4.5 inches. Henry Hallam (1777-1859), historian, the father of Tennyson’s friend, Arthur Hallam.

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Government House, Fredericton, 18 November 1862. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches, fine. Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore (1829 – 1912), Liberal Party politician and colonial administrator. He had extensive contact with Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], 19 January 1902. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in fine clean condition. General Sir Ian Hamilton (1853-1947) served in Afghanistan (1878), the Boer Wars, and led the Gallipoli expedition (1915). In the Second Boer War he was attached to the Natal Field Force as acting adjutant general and commanded the infantry at the Battle of Elandslaagte. He took part in the Battle of Wagon Hill at Ladysmith and was frequently mentioned in despatches. He was knighted in 1902, was promoted major general, received a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath and became Chief of Staff to Lord Kitchener. “I am working very hard & am glad to think I am really taking something off the great K’s shoulders. I do the dispatches & home Telegrams and see all the heads of Departments & settle all but really matters involving a principle, so he has time to run about & see things for himself for from 2 to 5 days every week.”

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Government House, Sydney, 21 April 1896. 1 page 8 x 5 inches. On the verso is a part letter forwarding this to an autograph collector in 1897. Henry Robert Brand, 2nd Viscount Hampden (1841 – 1906), Governor of New South Wales from 1895 to 1899. Hampden Bridge in Kangaroo Valley, NSW is named after him. “... I hate snakes and other horrors. I really would rather walk 10 miles the other way from Mr. McGarvin Smith’s milking factory.”

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Fordingbridge, 8 April in the 14th year of the regn of King Edward IV [1474]. In Latin, in a most attractive hand, two pendent seals in red wax. With a few old notes on the translation. A beautiful medieval deed, in need of further research. Fordingbridge is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086.

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Post Office, Newport, September 1821. 3 items in good condition, folded. Griffiths’ letter bears a neat red wax seal reading NEWPORT M, alongside a blurred Newport straight line stamp. Capel Hanbury Leigh (1776 - 21861) undertook renovations of the family house of Pontypool Park and it is thought that his wife Molly Ann was responsible for the interior shell decoration of the famous Shell Grotto commissioned by John Hanbury in the eighteenth century. The Bill for Saddlery is in fact a bill for all manner of horse furniture, harnesses, “Scarlett Kersey Check Horse sheets”, best Postillion Saddles, Driving Whips, Silk Lashes, Hoggskin Sidesaddle, best brass furniture, and much else, across two pages folio.

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45 Portland Place, 25 January 1867. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, light dust soiling only. With a separate newspaper cutting (1869) from the Civil Service Gazette being a satirical poem about Hankey. Thomson Hankey (18051-1893), politician and political economist, Governor of the Bank of England (1851-52). After the commercial panic of 1866, Hankey criticised the constitution and action of the Bank. He was the author of The Principles of Banking, Its Utility and Economy. “One word more about Sovereigns & Napoleons. 125o Napoleons are found to be worth at 77:10½ per ounce, £989:17. 1000 Sovereigns at the point below which they would cease to be legal tender are worth £993:14:4. What your friend proposes to do is to enable a man in England who owes £1000 to discharge it by paying that which he can buy of £989:17. We should soon be without a gold English Sovereign or see out gold circulation composed of 20/- pieces - you might perhaps say that a man can n ... Read more

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