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Framlingham Earl, 22 October 1835. Inscribed half page only, 3 x 6 inches, fine. A delightful discovery. Matilda Rigby was the subject of a famous early photograph: Matilda Smith (née Rigby) by David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, calotype, 1843-1848. Matilda was one of quadruplets born to Edward Rigby and his second wife, Anne, on 25 August 1817. Edward Rigby (1747-1821), physician, writer and local politician, is buried at Framlingham.

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1 February 1831. Card 3 x 4½ inches, some light dust soiling, red wax seal (‘M’). George Macfarren (1788–1843), playwright and theatre manager. In February 1831 Macfarren took over the management of the theatre in Tottenham Street, which he called the Queen's Theatre, in honour of Queen Adelaide, and here he remained until July of the following year, producing, among numerous other works, The Danish Wife (1831) and a dramatic version of Handel's Acis and Galatea, for which Cipriani Potter wrote additional accompaniments. Macfarren seems to have laid particular stress on accuracy of detail and naturalness in staging the plays which he produced. Macfarren was the first to suggest the formation of the Handel Society. In 1841 he became editor and proprietor of the Musical World.

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March to May, 1837. About 2800 words on 8 pp. 12 x 8 inches, horizontal folds. Provenance: Strides Auctions, Chichester, 2005. From letters we have located, we have identified the writer as Lieutenant William Robinson, setting out for South America to take up appointments in HMS Fly and HMS Stag (see O’Byrne, A Naval Biographical Dictionary). Robinson later commanded the Arrow ketch in South America and at the Cape, where he captured an armed slaver. Offered with this account is a letter by Wm. Robinson to his wife (1864) with advice on how to claim a pension in the event of Robinson’s demise, and some extracts from certificates of service of a later William C.Robinson, Assistant Paymaster, 1863-79.

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Undated. ½ x 2½ inches, in good condition. Anne Isabella Milbanke (1792-1860), mathematician and heiress, married Lord Byron in 1815.

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Undated. About 8 x 5 inches. Christina Nilsson, Countess de Casa Miranda, (1843 –1921), Swedish operatic soprano. She possessed a brilliant bel canto technique and was considered a rival to the Victorian era's most famous diva, Adelina Patti. Nilsson became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in 1869.

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Undated. About 9 x 6 inches. Kate Josephine Bateman Crowe (1842 – 1917) was an American actor. She started out as a child actor and later developed a career in romantic leading parts.

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Undated. 2 x 3½ inches, in fine condition. Adelina Patti (1843-1919), Italian singer, whose high rich ringing soprano captivated London audiences.

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Dated 1635 in a later hand. 4½ x 4½ inches, tipped on to part of an old album page. Christopher Villiers, 1st Earl of Anglesey (c. 1593 – 1630), known at court as Kit Villiers, was an English courtier, Gentleman of the Bedchamber and later Master of the Robes to King James I. He married Elizabeth Norris, daughter of Francis Norris, 1st Earl of Berkshire and Bridget de Vere.

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Undated, c.1685. 2½ x 3 inches, in good condition. Uncommon. Rachel Wriothesley, Lady Russell (c.1636-1723), heiress and author. Her second husband was William Russell, Lord Russell, who was implicated in the Rye House Plot and later executed. Her correspondence offers a keen insight into 17th-century English domestic life. In addition to her letters, Lady Rachel Russell also wrote diaries, essays, a catechism, and Instructions for Children.

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1899. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Richmond Pearson Hobson (1870 – 1937), United States Navy Rear Admiral who sank the Spanish ship Merrimac in Santiago Harbour during the Spanish-American War in 1898 in order to confine the Spanish fleet to harbour. Hobson became a hero of the American press while he was a prisoner of war in Cuba.

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Undated. 1 x 4 inches, laid down, in fine condition. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), English novelist.

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BARYATINKSI, Prince Aleksandr Ivanovich

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Undated. 1½ x 2½ inches. Prince Aleksandr Ivanovich Baryatinski (1814-79), Russian field marshal, was given command of the army in the Caucasus by Emperor Alexander II.

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27 February 1845. 3 pp. 12 x 8 inches, in good condition. Vice Admiral Sir John Chambers White, (1770–1845) was a prominent British Royal Navy officer of the early nineteenth century, who participated in a number of engagements during the Napoleonic Wars. He achieved most of his fame in the late 1790s as the commander of HMS Sylph, a small brig operating in Northern European waters. White was able to capture a number of equivalent French, Spanish and Dutch vessels and on one occasion was instrumental in the destruction of a much larger French frigate by a British squadron. In 1798 he was with the squadron that discovered the French invasion attempt on Ireland and acted as a messenger in the campaign to destroy the invasion force that ended at the Battle of Tory Island. He was later flag captain for Sir John Borlase Warren and participated at the Action of 13 March 1806 and the destruction of the Regulus in 1814

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Undated. 2¼ x 3½ inches, black edges, remains of small hinges, in good condition. Louis Gallait (1810 – 1887), Belgian painter. Among his greater works may be named The Last Honors paid to Counts Egmont and Horn by the Corporations of the Town of Brussels, now at Tournai; The Death of Egmont, in the Berlin gallery; the Coronation of Baudouin, Emperor of Constantinople, painted for Versailles; The Temptation of St Anthony, in the palace at Brussels; The Siege of Antioch, Art and Liberty, Portrait of M. B. Dumortier and The Plague at Tournay, all in the Brussels gallery. A Gipsy Woman and her Children was painted in 1852. He also served as the director and president of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts.

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Undated. In French. 3 x 4 inches, in good condition. Found among the correspondence received by Edward Arnold, the publsher. General Georges Ernest Jean Marie Boulanger (1837-91) served in Italy, China, the Franco-Prussian War, and against the Commune. He commanded the army of occupation in Tunis (1884-85). He was Minister of War 1886-87, but was arrested for disobeying orders. Boulanger was called the ‘Man on Horseback’ because he often appeared mounted before the Paris crowds. His radical reforms, known as Boulangism and supported by leading Bonapartist and anti-German conspirators for their own ends, eventually rebounded on him. The government prosecuted Boulanger, who fled to Brussels and later shot himself.

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Undated. 2½ x 4 inches, in fine clean condition. François Coppée (1842-1908), French writer.

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Undated. In French. With the original envelope. Théophile Marie François Lybaert (1848-1927), Belgian painter and sculptor.

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Undated. In German, untranslated. 2 x 3½ inches, in good condition. Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821-1891) was a German historian who specialized in the medieval history of Rome. He is best known for Wanderjahre in Italien, his account of the walks he took through Italy in the 1850s. Gregorovius was born at Neidenburg and studied at the University of Königsberg. After teaching for many years, Gregorovius took up residence in Italy in 1852, remaining in that country for over twenty years. He was made a citizen of Rome, but eventually returned to Germany, where he died in Munich.

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Undated. In French. 2 x 4 inches, in good condition, light trace of mounting on verso. Jean Richepin (1849-1926), French poet, novelist and dramatist.

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2 manchester Square, May 1871. 4 x 3½ inches, neatly laid down. Sir Julius Benedict (1804-1885), pianist, composer and conductor.

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