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Government House, Wellington, New Zealand, 1937. 7 x 9 inches, blue silk tie. In good condition. George Vere Arundell Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway (1882-1943), Governor-General of New Zealand, 1935-41.

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Office of Ordnance, 30 August 1709. 1 page 9 x 7 inches, damp staining, occasional defects. James Craggs the Elder (1657-1721). He was in business as an army clothier and held several official positions, becoming joint Postmaster-General in 1715; and, making the most of his opportunities in all these capacities, he amassed a great deal of money. Craggs also increased his wealth by mixing in the affairs of the South Sea Company, but after his death an act of parliament confiscated all the property which he had acquired since December 1719.

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Dublin, 18 August 1821. 9 x 3½ inches, blind embossed revenue stamp, folds. Richard Lalor Sheil (1791-1851), Irish dramatist and politician, aided O’Connell with impassioned speeches until the granting of Catholic emancipation (1829), then fought for the repeal of the union of Great Britain and Ireland. Master of the Mint (1846-50).

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Woodstock, January 1928. 1 page 8 x 5 inches, with the original envelope. William Denis Eden (1878-1949), writer, painter and illustrator. His correspondence with Thomas Bodkin is held by Trinity College Dublin. Eden had his first lessons in painting from F G Stephens, an original member of the Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood.

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Postmarked Calcutta, 9 November 1914. 5 x 6 inches, edges worn, franked, annotated on verso by Professor Knight. Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Indian author and poet. Professor William Angus Knight (1836–1916), writer and philosopher.

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“At the Golden Spectacles opposite Sackville St. Piccadilly”, London, 9 July 1825. 5 x 9 inches, folds, in good clean condition.

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28 June 1786. 1 x 2½ inches, neatly laid down on part of an old album page. Rare. James Watt (1736-1819), Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. Thomas Lee appears in the Boulton & Watt Archive with reference to an engine for a Wilmington paper mill in Yorkshire (1789).

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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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Navy Office, 28 October 1748. 1 page 12 x 8 inches, defective at head, with loss, three holes, paper weakness due to damp. In poor condition, but worth rescuing on account of the subject of the Warrant: Vice Admiral The Hon. John Byron, RN (1723 – 1786), known as Foul-weather Jack.. As a midshipman, he sailed in the squadron under George Anson on his voyage around the world, though Bryon made it to southern Chile, and returned to England with the captain of HMS Wager. In December 1746 Captain Stringer was removed from the Siren, and the Hon. John Byron took command. Siren then served as part of Admiral George Anson's fleet in 1747. Byron circumnavigated the world as a commodore with his own squadron in 1764-1766. He fought in battles in The Seven Years' War and the American Revolution. He rose to Vice Admiral of the White before his death in 1786. Edward Falkingham, who has signed this warrant, served for a time as Governor of Newfoundland (1732) and Comptroller of the Navy

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Gibraltar, 24 June 1775. 2 pp. 13 x 8 inches, wafer seal affixed, in very good condition. Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Boyd (1710-1794). In 1756 he served at the Siege of Minorca, and attempted to reach Admiral John Byng's fleet in an open boat with a message from the besieged Garrison Commander William Blakeney. He subsequently became commissary general to the Marquess of Granby in Germany (1758 to 1759); he then rose through the officer ranks to be three-times Governor of Gibraltar (1776 to 1777, 1790 and 1790 to 1794). Boyd considered that his and General Sir William Green's work on the King's Bastion in Gibraltar was so important that he asked to be buried there.

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Malta, 18 July 1811. 3 pp. 12 x 8 inches, in good condition. This document, the final account of the sale of prize, itemises the cargo of the French brig: 8 sacks yellow berries; 100 hides; 1 box Ostrich feathers; 5 bales Flax; 1 bark Gum Arabic, etc. and gives the results of their sale at Public Auction, less the considerable auction charges, “Attendance of a Health Officer”, “Postage of Prize Lists to London”, registration, quarantine, labour, canvas and twine for making new bales, “maintenance of Prisoners during Quarantine”, “Duty for Greenwich Hospital”, brokerage, agency fees.

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2 July 1851. 2 x 7 inches, in good condition. Uncommon. Dr. Daniel Curdie (1810-1884), Scottish doctor who emigrated to Australia (1839) and became a distinguished botanist. In 1845 he. followed Curdie's River down to the sea, and the estuary was called Curdie's Inlet after him. He left for Europe on "Black Thursday" (7th February, 1851), and in Scotland, continuing his studies of sea-weeds, he was so fortunate as to discover a new one. He returned to Melbourne, with a wife, in 1854.

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Mostly from the Irish Office (London) and the Chief Secretary’s Office (Dublin Castle), 1894. Morley correspondence about 26 pp. Over 30 letters, all in good condition, legible, and 1 telegram from Morley to Childers. With a draft list of the Commission members, indicating whether they are Irish or English. John Morley (1838-1923), statesman, Chief Secretary for Ireland (1886, 1892-95, Secretary of State for India (1905-1910,1911). Hugh Childers (1827-1896), statesman, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1882-85) and Home Secretary (1886). His last piece of work was the drafting of a report for the 1894 "Financial Relations Commission" on Irish financial matters, of which he was chairman (generally known as the Childers Commission). This found that, compared to the rest of the United Kingdom, Ireland had been overtaxed on a per capita basis by some £2 or £3 million annually in previous decades. The matter was finally debated in March 1897. In the following decades Irish nationalists freq ... Read more

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6 William Street, Albert Gate [London]. 8 x 5 inches, on a sheet of headed writing paper. John Charlton (1849–1917) was an English painter and illustrator of historical and especially battle scenes, mainly from contemporary history.

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Dated in another hand 1861. 1 x 4 inches, laid down on part of a Victorian album leaf, in good condition. The Kingdom of Bonny is a traditional state based on the town of Bonny in Rivers State, Nigeria. Founded in the 14th century AD, it became an important slave trading port, later trading palm oil products. During the 19th century the British became increasingly involved in the internal affairs of the kingdom, in 1886 assuming control under a protectorate treaty. William Dappa Pepple I ascended the throne in 1830. He became increasingly incompetent, particularly following a stroke in 1852, and stirred up opposition to his rule. In 1854 the British deported the king.King Dapu Fubara II Pepple ("Dappo") was appointed in his place, but died on 13 Aug 1855. The acting British Consul in the Bight of Biafra, J.W.B. Lynslager, signed a document on 11 September 1855 appointing the chiefs Anne Pepple, Ada Allison, Captain Hart and Manilla Pepple as a regency, required to consult with Bannego and Oko Jumbo ... Read more

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Calcutta, Bengal, 13 August 1840. 10 x 15 inches, red wax seal afixed, in very good condition. General Sir Jasper Nicolls (1778-1849) fought at Corunna in Major-General Rowland Hill’s brigade. Saw further service in India as quartermaster-general. Received K.C.B. for his services at Bhurtpore (1825). Commander-in-Chief at Madras 1838, transferred to Bengal 1839. Lieutenant-Colonel John Luard (1790-1875), the Military Secretary, served with the 16th Light Dragoons as Lieutenant at the battle of Waterloo, and as Captain at Bhurtpore in 1825. Charles John Richardson was born at Negapatam, Madras, on 30 September 1808, the son of Francis Richardson, Esq., Commercial Resident at Nagore, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Richardson, tenth daughter of the 1st Earl Winterton; and the grandson of William Richardson, Esq., sometime Accountant General of the Honourable East India Company. Commissioned Ensign on 13 May 1825, he was posted to the 57th Native Infantry, was promoted Lieutenant on 18 July 1828, and was appoi ... Read more

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Bangkok, 19 July 1898. Postal Card, Rama V 1st issue, postally used in Bangkok. Tied by Bangkok 2 cds. “Just arrived: Fresh Savoy Cheeses in wood boxes, sold at $1.50; Fresh smll Camembert Cheeses in tinfoil sold at 75 cents of $7.50 per doz. ...”

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3 May 1705. 4 x 6 inches, neatly trimmed and in good condition. From the Enys Collection, sold at Bonhams, London, in 2004. A good example of the uncommon signature of John Radcliffe (1650-1714), physician and philanthropist, one of the most famous doctors of his time, who bequeathed the bulk of his large property to the Radcliffe Library, Infirmary and Observatory, all named after him, and to University College Oxford and St.Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

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