Outstanding Single-Owner collection sale of Signatures, Autographs and Ephemera on Tuesday 24th January 2017
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1. Andrew Bonar Law (1858-1923) - signature on Downing Street envelope. Together with David Lloyd George (1863-1945), signature on Downing Street envelope.
2. British Prime Ministers: Stanley Baldwin, Anthony Eden, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan, Ramsay MacDonald, signatures and letters Clement Attlee withdrawn from this lot; now features as Lot 160.
3. James Keir Hardie (1856-1915) - founder of the Labour Party, autographed note dated 1912, "Autograph hunters are a wee bit of a nuisance", May 1912
4. British Prime Ministers: Alex Douglas-Home, Harold MacMillan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, signatures/autographs, three on Downing Street notelets
5. Leading Politicians: H. Campbell Bannerman, Arthur James Balfour, Robert Cecil Salisbury and Herbert H. Asquith, signatures
6. Henry Campbell Bannerman (1836-1908) - signed letter, 1899.
7. George Canning (1770-1827) - British Prime Minister, 1827, signed letter dated 1823.
8. Henry Addington, Viscount Sidmouth (1757-1844) - signed letter, date indistinct. British Prime Minister
9. British Prime Ministers: Edward Heath, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, latter a letter from Mrs. Thatcher to Jon Evans
10. Charlie Duke (born 1935) - autographed colour photograph, moon-walk. Tenth and youngest person to walk on the moon, Apollo 16, 1972
11. Buzz Aldrin (born 1930) - autographed colour photograph. Second person to walk on the moon, Apollo 11, 1969
12. Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) - autographed photograph of the moon. First person to walk on the moon, Apollo 11, 1969
13. Buzz Aldrin (born 1930) - autographed colour photograph, lunar landing, framed, autograph somewhat indistinct, together with another, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, autographed colour group photograph, framed (2) Piccard and Jones first to complete non-stop balloon flight around globe
14. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) - signed note inscribed Rydal Mount, Sept. 5th, 1842, mounted and framed beneath facsimile portrait. Rydal Mount home to William Wordsworth from 1813-1850, near Ambleside, Lake District
15. Edmund Hillary, Tensing Norgay and Lord Hunt - signed portraits, framed and mounted. Tensing and Hunt indistinct. Conquerors of Mount Everest, 29th May 1953, also to include related The Times, June 2, 1953, and a book, View From The Summit, autographed by E. Hillary (3)
16. William Ferguson Massey (1856-1925) - signature from Windsor Castle, 1917. New Zealand Prime Minister
17. Jan Smuts (1870-1950) - signature from Windsor Castle, 1919. Distinguished soldier and Prime Minister, South Africa
18. Lord Robert Baden Powell (1857-1941) - signature with Japanese script, and another, alongside Boy Scouts emblem. British Army Officer; best known as instigator of Boy Scouts Association, 1907. Baden Powell made a short visit to Japan in 1912. (2)
19. Politicians - signatures, Joseph Chamberlain, Austin Chamberlain, Curzon of Kedleston, Viscount Walter Runciman, Auckland Campbell Geddes, Edward Henry Carson, Andrew Fisher (7), together with two autographed magazine pages - Tony Blair's cabinet (9)
20. The Grimaldi Letters, from 1819, principal addressee Wm. Grimaldi, "at Mr. Wedgwood's, St. James Square, London (qty)
21. Napoleon III captured! - Cologne Newspapers extra edition, 1817, printed statement from Wilhelm I, Emperor of Prussia
22. Christopher Anstey (1724-1805) - hand-written poem, personally dedicated to David Garrick Esqr. "Through every part of grief or mirth....", believed to have been published in 1808
23. HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, signatures
24. King George V - pencil note, "Tell them I am quite well". Mr Evans believed this statement was written the day before the King died. Another, "Tomorrow Friday will suit me best", together with King Edward VII, pencil note, signed, and Queen Mary, signature, Victoria Mary, 1901 (4)
25. King George V and Queen Mary - various, George signed document and a signature, Mary signed letter, 1949, together with Henry, Duke of Gloucester, signed letter, 1925, also to include a signed note, Mary Adelaide, mother of Queen Mary (5)
26. HRH Queen Elizabeth II - signed probate document, 1951
27. Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766-1841) - hand-written letter, October 1803. Transcript provide perhaps alludes to a guarded reference to the seizure of The Elgin Marbles
28. Viscount Hailsham - two hand-written letters to Dr. Sincox, legally barbed, 1956
29. 14th Dalai Lama (b.1935) - autographed photograph.
30. The Great Train Robbers - Ronnie Biggs and Bruce Reynolds - autographed postcard, "Doctor John - My kind of luck", personalised to Jon Evans, signed by Biggs and Reynolds
31. Mikhail Gorbachev - autographed book, Memoirs, 1995, together with F. W. de Klerk, The Autobiography, 1998, signed
32. Politicians, modern era - D. Hurd, M. Thatcher, C. Patten, J. Knott, G. Walden, R. Jenkins, B. Boothroyd, H. Williams, E. Heath, (2), J. Archer, T. Benn, E. Currie, G. Howe, R. Hattersley, J. Major, K. Baker, all signed, (17)
33. Politicians, modern era - H. Wilson, W. Haig, T. Benn, J. Archer, C. Patten, C. Sandys, Lord Home, M. Thatcher, (2), E. Heath, M. Mowlam, A. Clark, D. Hurd, P. Ashdown (2), M. Heseltine, N. Lamont, R. Cook, D. Healey, all signed, (19)
34. Miscellaneous titles, authors include R. Fiennes, Queen Noor, all signed, (28)
35. Television-related, non-fiction, J. Paxman, J. Dimbleby, J. Sergeant, J. Cole, J. Bakewell, T. McDonald, M. Bragg, (2), J. Simpson, J. Isaacs, M. Winner, M. Palin, M. Parris, M. Caine, all signed, (14)
36. USA-related, C. Powell, H. Kissinger, A. Morton (Monica's Story), M. Albright, C. Mayer, Raymond Seitz, (6)
37. Rev. M. A. Tierney - History and Antiquities of The Castle and Town of Arundel - pub. Nicol, Pall Mall, 1834, 2 volumes, modern half-calf bindings
38. The Trial of The Queen, 1820, in The House of Lords, on Charges of Adulterous Intercourse, 2 volumes, modern half-calf bindings. King George IV's unsuccessful attempt to undermine the reputation of (and gain divorce proceedings against) his Queen. See also Lot 142 - quarterly Treasury allowance, 1817
39. Cary's Great Roads of England and Wales, 1810, with folding frontispiece map, modern leather half-calf, folding map torn with tape-repairs
40. Stanford's London Atlas of Universal Geography, 1882, quarto edition, front page inscribed, "Presented to James Yeoman by Edward Stanford Esq. on completion of his apprenticeship, January 20th 1882"
41. An 18th century French book of armorial bearings, all pages printed and hand-coloured in watercolour, modern half-calf
42. The Workes of Benjamin Jonson - Under-Woods, Consisting of Diver's Poems, 1640, another, The Work of B. Jonson, Second volume containing Bartholomew Fayre, Staple of Newes and The Divell is an Ass, 1640, The Magnetick Lady, 1640, and Masques, 1617-1630, modern half-calf bindings (4)
43. Graham Greene - Why The Epigraph? Nonsuch Press, London, 1989, signed limited edition, cloth and gilt
44. Two early 18th century plays, 1709, History of Sir John Oldcastle and The Good Lord Cobham, The Puritan: or the Widow of Watling-Street, single octavo volume, modern half-calf
45. Arthur Rackham's Book of Pictures, pub. W. Heinemann, London, 1913, modern half-calf
46. Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyman, illustrations by E. Dulac, pub. Hodder & Stoughton, London, quarto, another, 1940, octavo, and The Merry Widow Souvenir Edition, 1908, also to include Douglas Byng - Byng Ballads, signed copy dated 1932 (4)
47. Brian Trubshaw - two Concorde books personally autographed for Mr. J. Evans, and a Concorde souvenir folder containing autographed First Day Cover and related material
48. Hammond Innes - The Conquistadors, signed and numbered limited edition, 9 of 265, Arcadia Press, London, 1970, full-calf, within case
49. Four books - Poetical Works of Robert Herrick, volume 4 only, Dickens's Dictionary of London, the Week-End Book, The Gipsies, latter a sheet-music Cantata
50. John Mortimer - two autographed books. Best-known for his Rumpole series
51. John Le Carre and Colin Dexter, autographed books, and another, Alec Guinness, (3)
52. Collection of household books
52A. A box of pictures
53. Rudyard Kipling - We Willie Winkie And Other Stories, modern half-calf, octavo, together with biography by Andrew Lycett, signed by the author, another, signed D. Gilmour, Just So Stories, pub. London 1902, cloth, and another, Folio Society (5)
54. Coronations of the Kings of England, pub. London 1820, another, Poems in the Style of Milton, pub. London 1744, two other antiquarian publications, two Mr Punch's Pocket Books, 1851 and 1855, and a Madame Tussaud's catalogue (7)
55. Autographed policing books - Leonard Burt, Stella Rimington, John Stevens and Sir Robert Mark (4)
56. Autographed books: Alan Bennett, Sue Townsend, John Major, A.L. Rowse, Joan Ryder, Nancy Price and Jane Adams (7)
57. Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) - signature. Founder of London and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. Together with Sir Adrian Boult, letter to Jon Evans concerning vivisection, Leff Pouishnoff, Sir Walford Davies, (2) Mark Hambourg (6)
58. A pencil study - portrait bust of a gentleman, unidentified, perhaps The Duke of Windsor, unsigned, framed. Together with a biography, King Edward VIII by P. Ziegler
59. Bank of England Five Pounds note, Chief Cashier P. S. Beale, August 1951, good condition
60. Two large, framed Indentures, one dated 1650, the other undated, probably 17th century, 22 x 26in. and 13 x 20in. respectively
61. Holy Trinity Church, Knightsbridge - four 18th century architectural plans, and another, Temple Church, church consecrated 1829, architect Donaldson, frameless, also to include a framed architectural line engraving, bridge designs across River Thames, 1735 (6)
62. Theatre Royal production posters, framed Drury Lane, 1804, seven frameless, 1835 and 1860's, frameless extremely fragile
63. Rare Nihilists group photograph - five named characters and dog, top inscribed and, furthermore, fully-inscribed verso with identification of each of the named Nihilists portrayed.
64. Lamenting the Death of The Marquis of Tavistock, hand-written verses by Mr. Ansty, Author of the Bath Guide, 1767, and other interesting letters, some with reference to royalty
65. Mel Calman - cartoon artwork in pencil, "I feel an Apocalypse coming on...." together with a framed group of three political cartoons, signed J. Callaghan, A. Benn and H. Wilson, and a printed Giles cartoon, personalised and signed on mount
66. Rare early French passport, 1816, carrier Henry Allen Johnson, signed Marquis d'Osmond, framed, together with three early English passports, signed by foreign ministers Lord Palmerston, 1851, Earl of Malmesbury, 1858 and Lord Derby, 1877, (4)
67. 18th century line-engravings - including framed Westminster Abbey, two architectural plans, largely frameless
68. The Times, Friday June 11th, 1858 - hand-written account reporting delivery of "the new Big Ben", necessary following damage to the bell originally intended. Believed to be a The Times correspondent giving full dimensions of the replacement bell
69. A collection of stamps and a German banknote, 100,000 Deutsche Marks
70. An 18th century printed public notice, Quebec, October 1787, printed in English and French, mounted within frame
71. John Luffman maps, 1802-09, The Grand Expedition, North Sea, Boulogne, Havre and Dunkirk (5)
72. Haile Selassie (1892-1975) - four black and white photographs, two of which inscribed verso, To the Sweet and Beautiful English Lily, dated 1938 and 1941. Emperor of Ethiopia - an admirer of Lily. Presented by The Emperor to Lily, the current vendor's grandmother, during a visit to Worthing Guaranteed to be genuine.
73. Bay City Rollers - three LP records, one dust-jacket autographed by the group Likely to be genuine but not guaranteed.
74. The Beatles - group photograph bearing signatures, and another, without signatures, frameless (2) Genuine nature not guaranteed.
75. Two football annuals, 1976, bearing numerous signatures. Genuine nature not guaranteed.
76. Earl of Cardigan (1798-1868) - hand-written letter, signed, 13th April 1850. From Hounslow Barracks to Quarter Master General of the Forces; transcript available. And another signature pertaining to Cardigan, and stamped envelope to Toby Hogg Esq., contained within purpose-made bound volume. Also to include two related First Day Covers Guaranteed to be genuine.
77. Stage performers: Diana Dors, Freddie Sales, Freddie Foss, Trino Vololi, Dickie Valentine, Kenn Dodd, Dick Emery, Harry Cranley, Petula Clark, Billy Cotton, Dennis Lotis, Bruce Forsythe, Kenny Baker, Harry Worth, Frankie Vaughan and Edmund Hockridge, contained within two autograph books. Likely to be genuine but not guaranteed.
78. Richard Todd (1919-2009) - autobiography and novel, each autographed, cloth with dust-wraps. Guaranteed to be genuine.
79. Signatures of the stage - Henry Irving (1838-1905), letter from Savoy Theatre, also to include Gerald du Maurier, pianist Franz Osborn
80. Clara Butt-Rumford (1872-1936) - signature. Concert singer. Together with Major General Edward Lugard, and others
81. John Churchill, Ist Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) - printed treasury receipt, inscribed, signed and dated January 1697.
82. John Sheffield, Ist Duke of Buckingham and Normanby (1647-1721) - official printed receipt, inscribed, signed and dated July 1716, together with related contemporary line-engraved portrait.
83. Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) - signed manuscript document dated 29th December, 1735.
84. William Pitt (1759-1806) - 'The Younger', signed letter, no date. Prime Minister, 1783-1801, 1804-1806. Pitt complains of headache and sickness following party
85. Spencer Perceval (1762-1812) - Prime Minister 1809-1812, hand-written note, Downing Street, date perhaps 1808. Perceval is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated, House of Commons, May 1812
86. Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) - Prime Minister, signature.
87. William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) - Prime Minister, signed postcard, 1878, addressed to H. A. Schulz Esq., Glasgow, and Lord John Russell, (1792-1878), Prime Minister, signed note, also to include Thomas Henry Burke, signature (Phoenix Park, Dublin Murders, 1882) and Michael Davitt, Irish agitator
88. Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) - British Prime Minister, signed letter, 1862, and a further related signature (2)
89. William Lamb - Second Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848) - signed letter, 1841, an hand-written envelope, dated '22, and a further signature (3)
90. Kaiser Wilhelm II and Auguste Victoria - signatures, each dated 1911.
91. Lieutenant General John Manners, Marquis of Granby (1721-1770) - signed pay authorisation, 1761.
92. Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) - hand-written letter, dated 1800, to Miss Bird, 57 Greek Street, Soho Square.
93. Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi - signature and signed letter respectively. Indian father and daughter Prime Ministers, former a signature on compliments card; latter signed notice. Together with Morarji Desai - signed letter to Jon Evans, 1979 (3)
94. King Hussein of Jordan (1935-1999) - autographed photograph, dated 1981
95. Dame Elisabeth Frink - type-written letter, signed, 1990.
96. Novelists: John Galsworthy, Anthony Hope (Prisoner of Zenda), Hugh Walpole, G. K. Chesterton, E. Verrall Lucas (5)
97. Novelists: Emmuska Orezy (1865-1947), (The Scarlet Pimpernel), J. B. Priestley, Marie Corelli, A. Koestler, J. J. Farnol, Wilson Barrett, letters, signatures and notes, (6)
98. Horatio Bottomley (1860-1933) - signature.
99. Sir William Gull (1815-1890) - signed letter, 1875, to Sir Francis Seymour Haden. Respected physician to Queen Victoria; Jack the Ripper accusation a discredited theory. Together with Sir James Paget (1814-1899), hand-written letter, 1875. Surgeon to Queen Victoria. Sir James makes personal reference to Walter Gull (2)
100. Sir Henry Irving - type-written letter, signed, Savoy Theatre, 1918, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, two signatures, William and Ellaline Terris, and others including Albert Chevalier, Peggy Ashcroft, hand-written letter from Shakespeare Memorial Theatre (10). William Terris swashbuckling Robin Hood actor, stabbed to death by deranged actor at Adelphi Theatre stage door, Seymour Hicks withdrawn
101. Actors-Actresses - Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Florence Desmond, hand-written letters, Violet Vanbrugh, Matheson Lang (2), Henry Ainley (2), Sybil Thorndike and others (15)
102. Stage performers - Elsie and Doris Waters (Gert and Daisy) - hand-written letter and signed note. Female comedy act. Others include Edward Terry, Peggy Ashcroft, Gladys Cooper, Faye Compton, (24) Late addition - Seymour Hicks
103. Stage performers - Lupino Lane (1892-1959) - type-written letter, signed, together with Ivor Novello (1893-1951) - signed note, 1926 (2)
104. Stage performers - including Jean Forbes-Robertson, Richard Greene, Prudence Vanbrugh, Gerald Du Maurier (2), Robert Donat, Peter Ustinov, Max Miller, Arthur Askey, Billy Cotton, (qty)
105. Charles Kean - signed letter, 28th August, 1858, mounted within frame. Chaired a feasibility study group in which Charles Dickens and William Thackeray were present; proposal to establish The Royal Dramatic College
106. Poetical verse and epitaphs - largely 18th century, all hand-written
107. William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) - Prime Minister, hand-written letter from Downing Street, date indistinct, together with Lord John Russell (1792-1878), Prime Minister, signature
108. Air Chief Marshall Hugh C.T. Dowding (1882-1970) - autographed First Day Cover, 1965.
109. Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - Prime Minister, signature on Whitehall notelet
110. 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976) - signed House of Lords notelet, 1969
111. Private William Bird (1832-1912) - signed contemporary portrait photograph, "W. Bird, late 8th Hussars, one of the Six Hundred", mounted and framed, informative labels verso. Injured survivor, Charge of the Light Brigade, October 1854; released and returned to England, Autumn 1855
112. George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan (1800-88) - signature framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait. One of the commanders at Balaclava who gave the Light Brigade the order to "Charge", 1854
113. Earl of Cardigan (1798-1868) - framed and mounted signature beneath facsimile print. Led the Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 1854
114. John Ruskin (1819-1900) - letter signature, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait. Art critic, writer and philanthropist
115. Charles Dickens (1812-70) - inscribed and signed cheque, Coutts & Comy., framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait. Payable to Messrs Hunt and Roskell, Thirty Five Pounds, Five Shillings, 1861. Together with Monica Dickens, hand-written letter, signed - grand-daughter of Charles Dickens
116. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-82) - signed note, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait, The Lady of Pity. Poet and painter who, among others, formed The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
117. Military signatures - Sir Henry Wilson, Viscount Byng, Sir Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, Lord Plummer Herbert (4)
118. Field Marshal Douglas Haig (1861-1928) - signature. Senior Officer, British Army, active throughout Sudan War, Boer War and World War One, including commanding at The Somme, Ypres and Passchendaele
119. Military signatures - Viscount Garnet Wolseley, Field Marshal Sir William Robertson (2), Lord Robert Napier, Sir Evelyn Wood, (5)
120. Field Marshal H. H. Kitchener (1850-1916) - signature, dated 1906. 1st Earl Kitchener, senior British Army officer, active at Sudan ('Kitchener of Khartoum'), Boer War and World War One. Killed on board HMS Hampshire - ship struck German mine. Also to include Field Marshal Earl Frederick Roberts VC, (1832-1914) - signature - Commander-in-Chief of Forces, active Delhi, Lucknow and Second Boer War (2)
121. Field Marshal Earl Frederick Roberts VC (1832-1914) - signature from Windsor Castle, January 1905. One of only two (non-Royal) persons to have been given state funeral, Westminster, and burial, Saint Paul's, during 20th century.
122. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) - hand-written letter from Old Park, Penn, 1941.
123. Henry Irving (1838-1905), Ellen Terry (1847-1928) and Yvonne Arnaud (1890-1958) - signature, letter 1902, letter dated 1941 respectively, also an Y. Arnaud signed note. Legendary pioneer actor/acresses (4)
124. Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud - signed letter to Lady Dowding, and signature respectively. Legendary actors
125. James Clarke Hook (1819-1907) - signed letter, dated 1891, addressee Sir Francis Seymour Haden, and a collection of miscellaneous correspondence to/from Seymour Haden.
126. Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) - solo piano sheet music for "Pavane pour une infant defunte", 1899, signed note to cover, both extremely fragile. French composer, pianist and conductor. Together with Franz Liszt (1811-1886) - piano sheet music, signed note to cover. Hungarian composer.
127. Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) - invitation to his wedding, 1890, and entrance permit to his funeral, 1904. Journalist and explorer best known for his meeting with explorer David Livingstone, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?", John Kirk (1832-1922) - hand-written letter, dated 1892. Physician and comanion explorer to David Livingstone, and Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) - signed letter, 1875, to Sir Francis Seymour Hayden. Botanist, explorer and closest friend of Charles Darwin; accompanied Captain J. C. Ross, Antarctic Expedition (4)
128. Robert Runcie (1921-2000) - signed First Day Cover commemorative of Diana, Princess of Wales, 1998. Married and buried Lady Diana. Together with Margaret Thatcher and William Hague, autographs (3)
129. Gugliemo Marconi (1874-1937) - signature dated 1902.
130. Sir Owen Tudor Burne (1837-1909) - hand-written letter and envelope. Viceroy of India. Together with Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts - hand-written letter, H. E. Roscoe, hand-written letter, Baron Playfair, hand-written letter, Lord Lindley, hand-written letter (Master of Rolls), Earl Selbourne, hand-written envelope, Edward A. Calcutta, hand-written letter (Bishop of Calcutta), and Arthur Bigge, signature (9)
131. Sir Robert Peel (1821-1895) - signed letter, 1862. Son of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel; Irish Secretary under Palmerston. Together with Herbert Samuel, type-written letter, signed, Charles Dilke, hand-written letter and a signature, and Andrew H. L. Fraser, signature dated 1906 (5)
132. Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) - two hand-written letters, one dated May 1890, to Sir Francis Seymour Hayden. Together with a related signature, apparently V.K. Leighton. (3) Influential painter and sculptor
133. Dr. George Johnson (1818-1896) - signed letter, 1891, to Sir Francis Seymour Haden, reference to notorious murder inquiry, Charles Bravo. Signatory "at once recognised it as one of irritant poisoning", together with a modern newspaper report of the case
134. Walter Crane (1845-1915) - hand-written letter, 1895. Artist and illustrator. Together with Phil May (1864-1903) - signed letter and (what is believed to be) a comically inscribed Cabinet Portrait photograph of May. Cartoonist. (3)
135. Titanic Survivors: Millvina Dean, signed on photograph of iceberg, Michel Navratil, signed postcard (2).
136. King George III signed document with seal, 1773 - appointment of John Campbell Esqr., Lieutenant Governor of Chelsea Hospital; signed also by J. Campbell. Together with a leather-bound volume, King George III, by J. Brooke, pub. London 1972 (2)
137. Queen Charlotte (1741-1818) - signed letter to her son, Prince William, later King William IV, dated 1783.
138. Henry Frederick (1745-1790) - revealing hand-written letter, signed and dated 1770. Brother of King George III; secret correspondence in relation to his female friend and a need to settle her abroad; pregnancy without wedlock perhaps. Also to include Ernest, Duke of Cumberland (1771-1851), hand-written envelope, "To The King", and related letter. Son of King George III (3)
139. Daughters of King George III - Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, two signed letters, Auguta Sophia, signed letter and a signature, Elizabeth, signed letter, latter with envelope and Royal seal, (7)
140. King George II (1683-1760) - inscribed and signed document, 1745.
141. King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert - each a signature.
142. Caroline, Princess of Wales - signed letter, 1817, relating to her quarterly Treasury allowance.
143. King William IV (1765-1837) and Queen Adelaide (1792-1849) - each a signed letter, former dated 1811
144. King William IV (1765-1837) - printed "Temporary Arrangement for the Investiture....", signed, dated by another hand upper right, August 15, 1835, together with Maria Waldegrave, signed letter, 1766. Latter wife of George III's brother William Henry, (2)
145. Victoria and Albert - royal sign manuals, Victoria with seal, and another, indistinct, Albert a signed note, "The Earl of Albemarle, Ha Ha Ha Albert" (3)
146. Edward, Duke of Kent and Victoria of Saxe-Coburg - Edward, hand-written letter, signature and elaborate message to brother Frederick; Victoria, signature dated 1830 (4)
147. Children of Queen Victoria - eight signatures and two letters, includes Arthur, Alfred, Helena, Alice and Beatrice (9)
148. King William IV (1765-1837) - signed letter, another, his Consort Queen Adelaide (1792-1849), and son George, Duke of Cambridge (1819-1904) - signed and dated 1896 (3)
149. King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra - Edward signed letter, 1874, commenting on sermon of a Dean, Alexandra signature, (2)
150. Frederick Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850) - signed letter, September 1840.
151. Sir Henry Wood (1869-1945) - signed letter, 1941. Conductor and founder of 'The Proms'. Together with Sir Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), conductor's signature, also to include Jessie Wood, signed letter, wife of Sir Henry Wood (3)
152. Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) - signature, signed Lillie de Bathe, Ms Langtry, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait. Beautiful and famed actress and producer
153. Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan (1842-1900) - hand-written letter on headed note-paper, All Souls College, Oxford.
154. Novelists and others: H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) - (King Soloman's Mines), Walter Besant (2), sister-in-law Annie Besant, Leonard Huxley, J. S. Huxley, E. M. Delafield, Vernon Harcourt, and Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American authour and poet (9)
155. An unidentified early 19th century French signature, alongside seal, mounted beneath monochrome framed portrait aquatint of female sitter
156. Jon Evans - letters to and from the collector, including Lord Platt and Lord Houghton (qty)
157. Politicians, modern era: Tony Blair, Cherie Blair, Glenda Jackson, Michael Portillo, Kenneth Clarke, Jeffrey Archer, Lord Boothby, Jeremy Thorpe, Charles Kennedy, signatures and signed notes (9)
158. Duke of Norfolk, Arundel - four type-written letters, signed, and an hand-written letter (5)
159. Prince Charles - signed RAF group photograph, 1972, and a related photograph
160. Clement Attlee (1883-1967) - black and white political group photograph, signatures beneath on mount.
161. Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) and Victor Emmanuel III (1869-1947) - signed document, June 1927, declaring Curatolo's suspension from Army, signed by both.
162. Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding (1882-1970) - Westiminster Abbey order of Memorial and Burial Service, March 1970, together with entrance ticket to same, a personal note to Jon Evans from Muriel, Lady Dowding, and a book, Beauty-Not the Beast, autographed and presented to the Jon Evans by Muriel, The Lady Dowding (4)
163. Sidney Godolphin, 1st Earl of Godolphin (1645-1712) - signed Exchequer order for £250, June 1710.
164. George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, (1784-1860), Prime Minister, signed letter, 1834, addressee Mr Barnett Esq. - writer alludes to "petition Parliament", agricultural matters
165. King George IV (1762-1830) - framed royal sign manual beneath facsimile portrait bust, and related biography (2)
166. Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) - framed letter signatory beneath facsimile portrait. Scottish author most famous for creating Sherlock Holmes, together with William Gillette, signed note, "Adelphi Theatre, London, July 28, 1897, framed and mounted beneath facsimile print. Actor noted for portrayal of Sherlock Holmes (2)
167. James Matthew (JM) Barrie (1860-1937) - framed signature beneath facsimile portrait. Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as creator of Peter Pan
168. Laura Knight (1877-1970) - autographed sketch, dated Feb. 19, 1935, framed. Artist particularly interested in, among other subjects, circus performers
169. King William IV - hand-written letter, 1829.
170. Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - signature with multiple under-scores, framed and mounted beneath facsimile print, signature somewhat faded. Spanish post-impressionist painter, sculptor and ceramicist
171. Poetical verse and epitaphs - largely 18th century, all hand-written, a quantity
172. Family 'trees' - 18th and 19th centuries, all hand-written, a quantity
173. The House of Mostyn, Flintshire - hand-written correspondence and verse, 18th and 19th centuries, also to include printed reference to The Mostyn Testimonial. Principal correspondent Edward Mostyn Lloyd (qty)
174. Miscellaneous letters and signatures, 18th-19th centuries, unidentified (qty)
175. Various letters and lists, 18th and 19th centuries, largely hand-written, some signed (qty)
176. A collection of letters and signatures, within album, John Bright, 1873, Thomas Carlyle, Mary Scott-Siddons, with index, index on occasions inacurate
177. William Sowden Sims (1858-1936) - signed autograph letter, dated February 14, 1919. Admiral and Commander, US Navy assisting British Navy from 1917. Together with John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948), signature. American soldier known as 'Black Jack', Commander of American Expeditionary Force, 1917
178. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1769-1852) - signed governmental letter to The Duke of Buckingham, 1834. This letter written in response to a letter from The Duke of Buckingham, written the previous day, 15th December, also included (2)
179. Catherine Pakenham, The Duchess of Wellington (1773-1831) - signed letter, 1815, and hand-written envelope, envelope extremely fragile.
180. Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (1690-1764) - hand-written letter, 1763, signed.
181. W. E. Gladstone (1809-1898) - signature, together with son, Herbert Gladstone, MP, Henry Richard Vassall, Baron Holland, (1773-1840) - Whig politician, (2) and other unidentified 19th century signatures (qty)
182. Mountbattens - Prince Louis Battenberg (1854-1921) - hand-written letter, 1914, signed. Together with autographs of Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979) and wife Countess Edwina (1901-1960), latter two on a single sheet (2)
183. Frances Evelyn 'Daisy' Greville, Countess of Warwick (1861-1938) - type-written letter, signed, 1897. Long-term mistress to Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII.
184. Six various hand-written letters - headed note-papers of Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, Sandringham and Cumberland Lodge, 1887-1911, includes Princess Helena, daughter of Queen Victoria. Also to include Marchioness Caroline Winchester, autographed photograph
185. Victorian artists: B.W. Leader, signed letter, C. Napier Hemy, signed note, J. R. Herbert, signed note, Stanhope Forbes, signed note, J. P. Knight, signed note (5)
186. Artists: Lucy Kemp Welch - hand-written letter with envelope, 1902, John Landseer, father of Sir Edwin Landseer, Sigismund Goetz and two others (5)
187. Two long Boer War letters from soldiers, 1900, Mafeking, 7th June, Port Elizabeth, 25th July - hand-written letters, one to 'My dear Mother', with reference to the siege of Mafeking, and two further letters within envelopes, one being a pencil-written pass to trooper Vaughan, Mafeking, Rand Club and Mafeking reference (4)
188. HMS Hood - autographed First Day Cover.
189. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1769-1852) - signed letter, 1833, to Lady Londonderry
190. Rare Inhabitants' Pass Ticket, Funeral of The Duke of Wellington, 18th November 1852, No. 150, together with related Service And Anthems order of service (2)
191. The Earl of Winchilsea (1791-1858) - signed letter, not removed from backing - reverse side not evidenced.
192. King George III (1738-1820) - royal sign manual, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait and a related biography (2)
193. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1769-1852), signed letter, 1838, to Lord Lifford, and a related biographical book (2)
194. King William IV (1765-1837) - royal sign manual, inscribed Windsor Castle, Oct. 19, 1833, mounted and framed beneath facsimile portrait, and a related biography (2)
195. Laura Knight (1877-1970) - hand-written letter from Penzance in which she light-heartedly refers to painting the snow "in our very thickest from hob nail boots to mufflers", signed, framed and mounted
196. Sven Hedin, Sir Mark Aurel Stein and Sir Francis E. Younghusband - signatures, dated 1906, 1909 and 1906 resp respectively.
197. H. G. Wells (1866-1946) - type-written letter, signed, 1943, and related biography (2)
198. Anthony Shepherd (1721-1796) - signed letter, Maddox Street, 1767.
199. John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford - signed letter, 1802, extremely fragile, and another, unidentified, dated 1861 - reference to "embarkation of the 1st Battalion of the Rifle Brigade at Liverpool" (2)
200. John W. Davis (1873-1955) - signed letter, 1919, "England has saved herself by her exertions...." US Ambassador to the UK, together with another, signed letter, unidentified, similar 1919 sentiments (2)
201. Alexander George of Teck - signed letter, 1910, together with Arthur, Duke of Connaught, Lord Palmerston and five other items (8)
202. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) - signed letter, 1839, and a related biographical book (2)
203. William Beatty (1773-1842) - signed letter, 1822. Beatty was friend and surgeon to Lord Nelson and attended the fatally wounded Admiral at Trafalgar, also to include contemporary related issue, The Times, November 7, 1805 (2)
204. Lady Emma Hamilton (1765-1815) - hand-written letter from Merton (House), no date, signed and offers "Miss Nelson's compliments
205. William Hamilton (1730-1803) - signed letter to George Unwin, 1800, letter too fragile to remove - reverse side not evidenced; transcript available.
206. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) - signed letter, 1813, to Monsieur le Comte Mollien. Together with a rare set of five early 19th century hand-coloured line-engravings, satirical anti-Bonaparte propaganda, all framed, three books on Napoleon. Together with Vice Admiral Robert Plampin (1762-1834) - signed letter, no date - Royal Navy officer and Napoleon's gaoler on St. Helena (10)
207. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) - letter to Col,. Campbell, Paris, 28th December, 1815.
208. Queen Victoria - royal sign manual, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait, together with Sir Henry Ponsonby - three hand-written letters, 1888-89, one of which comments on the Queen's sympathy towards abolition of vivisection
209. Charles George Gordon (1833-85) - signature, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait bust. Also known as Gordon of Khartoum, British Army officer, China, Crimea. Killed during protracted defence at Khartoum
210. King George III (1738-1820) - signed letter to son Prince Frederick, 1782, together with Augustus Frederick (1773-1843), sixth son of King George III, signed letter, 1822, concern for a friend with life-threatening illness, also to include Frederick, Duke of York, (1763-1827), second son of King George III, signed letter, 1809. Latter "The Grand Old Duke of York" (3)
211. Letters of the nobility, some unidentified, a quantity
212. Letters of the nobility, some unidentified, a quantity
213. King Edward VII and King George V - royal sign manuals, former Windsor Castle, 1905, latter dated 1901, (2)
214. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) - letter dated 1832, and an hand-written envelope, 1829, together with a related biographical book (3)
215. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) - hand-written two-page letter, signed, relating to Cholera Epidemic, 1832
216. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) - rare lock of hair, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait and facsimile inscription, informative labels verso. Inscription reads "The Duke of Wellington's hair cut after death by myself J. Kendall". Kendall was Wellington's personal valet and was with the Duke when he died.
217. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) - signature, framed and mounted beneath colour facsimile portrait print in profile. Writer, poet and novelist best-known in connection with The Jungle Book, Kim and If