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Woolwich, 16 August 1847. A good one page example, 7 x 4½ inches. Jeffreys’ draft acceptance reply on verso. General Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883), physicist, soldier and explorer; astronomer to expeditions of John Ross (1818) and William Edward Parry in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-20). Sabine researched terrestrial magnetism. He was joint commissioner with Sir John Herschel acting with the French commission to determine the difference in longitude between Paris and Greenwich. John Gwyn Jeffreys (1809-1885), conchologist, author of British Conchology, 5 vols. 1862-69.

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Undated. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, minor blemishes only, with the address leaf. General Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883), President of the Royal Society, physicist, soldier and explorer; astronomer to expeditions of John Ross (1818) and William Edward Parry in search of the Northwest Passage (1819-20). Sabine researched terrestrial magnetism. Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), Hydrographer to the Navy. Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), scientist and inventor, a major figure in the development of electric telegraphy. Sir William Snow Harris (1791–1867) was an English physician and electrical researcher.

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Ghent, Wednesday one a Clock in the afternoon, undated [c.1709-12]. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches, lower edge ragged, minor tears, lightly toned. Sabine reports which regiments are in the town, and asserts “that I am not in the least apprehensive of their surprising the Castle, or shall it be in their Power, The Magistracy and Burghers hate the very Name of a Hollander and are entirely enclin’d for us.” General Joseph Sabine (1661-1739) fought at the Siege of Namur in 1695. He subsequently served in Flanders throughout the War of Spanish Succession, commanding his Regiment at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704, at the Battle of Oudenarde in 1708 and then at the Siege of Lille later that year. He was given command of the Citadel at Ghent where he had to put down a mutiny in 1712. Then in 1716 he commanded a Brigade sent to confront the Pretender's Army at Perth. Later that year he became Commander of the British Army throughout Scotland.

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6 rue d’Edimbourg, undated [1880s]. In French (with an English translation). 2 page 7 x 4½ inches, in good clean condition, one paper clip indentation, integral blank leaf. Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch (1836 – 1895), Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life, and the author of Venus In Furs (1869). The term masochism is derived from his name. The term masochism was invented in 1886 by the Austrian psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing in his seminal work, Psychopathia Sexualis. Sacher-Masoch writes in this letter: “Almost two months ago I sent you a story ‘Pan Kaniowski’. As I know you are always very busy, I beg you to have a word written to me to let me know if I may hope that this story will appear in our paper. I will be very grateful to you if you will give orders to your clerk to send me the numbers of June 25 and 26 containing ‘Le Mariage Force’ [The Forced Marriage].” [translation]

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Paris & Les Pepinieres de Meaux, 24 April & 13 June 1855. In French. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches, tears at centre fold, minor blemishes. With some old catalogue notes providing the historical background to these letters. Jules Barthélemy-Saint-Hilaire (1805 – 1895), French philosopher, journalist, statesman. In 1855 he went as member of the international commission to Egypt to report on the possibility of the proposed Suez canal, and by the articles which he wrote he contributed largely to making the project popular in France. On an integral leaf is an Autograph Letter Signed “Mutter” (Sarah Austin) to “Dear Child” about St. Hilaire’s visit to London.

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Paris, 23 June 1831. In French. 2 pp. 8 x 6 inches, with the address leaf, in good condition. Antoine- Jean Saint-Martin (1791 –1832), French academic, orientalist, and pioneer in the field of what would be known as Armenian Studies. In 1822 he was one of the founders of the Société Asiatique, and directed the publication of its journal, the Journal Asiatique. In 1824 he was appointed director of the Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal.He was responsible for inducing the French government to send the researcher Friedrich Schulz to the Lake Van region of Armenia in 1827, and in 1828 he published Schulz's first report on the remains of the hitherto unknown Urartian civilization. Saint-Martin died of cholera in Paris on 17 July 1832.

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Bayswater, 3 April 1887. A good one page example, 7 x 4½ inches. Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton (1813 -1890), French violinist. In 1844 he made his first appearance in England, at a Philharmonic concert directed by Mendelssohn. Settling in London, he was in 1845 appointed professor at the Royal Academy of Music. From 1848 to 1855 he was leader of the Queen's Band, and in 1862 he conducted the music at the opening of the International Exhibition. In 1860, he married the famous contralto singer, Miss Charlotte Dolby. Sir Augustus Manns (1825-1907), German conductor, cellist and violinist.

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Brighton, 15 April, no year given. 4 pp. cross-written, in good condition. Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby (1821-1885), contralto singer.

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6 November 1871. In French. 1½ pages 8 x 5 inches, in good condition. Paul Bins, comte de Saint-Victor (1827– 1881), known as Paul de Saint-Victor, a French author and critic. He is likely most known today as a French cultural figure mentioned by Marcel Proust in the novel In Search of Lost Time.

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Reform, 24 January, no year given. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, minor creases at two corners. George Augustus Sala (1828-1895), journalist and novelist, special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.

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Postmarked Brussels, November 1883. 4 x 5 inches. George Augustus Sala (1828-1895), journalist and novelist, special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.

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Undated. 10 x 8 inches, thin paper, some minor defects. With an India cover addressed (in another hand) to James Stewart in London, postmarked in arrival 7 August 1843. Major-General Sir Robert Henry Sale (1782-1845) was besieged for six months in 1841-42 in Jalalabad until relieved by Pollock. He died fighting the Sikhs in December 1845. His wife, Lady Sale, wrote an account of her adventures in a Journal of the Disasters in Afghanistan (1843). Sale served in India from 1798 and commanded the 13th Foot during the First Burmese War (1825-26). Sale then commanded his regiment at a succession of Indian garrisons: Berhampore, Dinapore, Agra, and Kurnaul. On 28 June 1838, at Kurnaul, he was promoted brevet colonel. In October he was made commander of the 1st Bengal brigade in the army of the Indus, which was destined for the invasion of Afghanistan.

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26 August 1913. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches, traces of former mounting along upper edge on verso, otherwise good. Sir Francis ("Frank") Owen Salisbury (1874-1962) , artist who specialised in portraits, large canvases of historical and ceremonial events, stained glass and book illustration. “This is a glorious coast for sketching. I have discovered some more wonderful caves, which I think means another Academy picture.”

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Hatfield House, 22 November 1883. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, horizontal fold. Lord Salisbury (1830-1903), Conservative statesman, three times Prime Minister (1885-6, 1886-92, 1895-1902).

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Berlin, 26 June 1907. In German, untranslated. A good one page example, 8 x 5 inches. Carl Saltzmann (1847–1923), German marine and landscape painter. In 1878-80 he went with Prince Henry of Prussia on his trip around the world and later accompanied the German Emperor on his visit to St. Petersburg and Norway.

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25 October [no year given]. In French. 1 page 11 x 7½ inches, with the integral address leaf, some offsetting, remains of guard. With a separate engraved portrait of Salvandy (some offsetting from the letter). Narcisse-Achille de Salvandy (1795-1856), French politician, author of several works of history, including Histoire du roi Jean Sobieski et de la Pologne.

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Paris, 3 August 1830. In French. 1 page 9½ x 7 inches, in good condition, with a separate engraved portrait (some offsetting). Eusèbe de Salverte (1771-1839), French politician and author of many works, including a critical history of magic, published in English as The Occult Sciences: The Philosophy Of Magic And Apparent Prodigies, And Apparent Miracles From The French Of Eusebe Salverte.

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Firenze, 31 December 1884. In Italian. 1 page 8 x 5 inches, fine, with a striking embossed monogram. With a separate newspaper obituary. Tommaso Salvini (1829-1915), Italian actor.

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Annecy, 3 September 1893. In French. 3 x 4 inches, fine. With the orignal franked envelope. Albert Samain (1858-1900), French poet and writer of the Symbolist school. His poems were strongly influenced by those of Baudelaire and Verlaine; his works disclose a taste for indecisive, vague imagery. Samain helped found the Mercure de France, and also worked on the Revue des Deux Mondes. Samain published three volumes of verse: Le jardin de l'infante (1893), which made him famous; Aux flancs du vase (1898) and Le Chariot d'or (1901).

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Orchard Place, Blackwall, 14 July 1853. 2 pp. 9 x 7½ inches, a few creases, in good condition. Joseph D’Aguilar Samuda (1813-1885), Jewish engineer and shipbuilder, politician. Samuda Brothers built iron steamships for both the Royal Navy and the merchant navy, and for the passenger and mail services of England and other countries, besides royal yachts and river boats. In 1860 he helped to establish the Institution of Naval Architects.

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