Outstanding Single-Owner collection sale of
Signatures, Autographs and Ephemera on Tuesday 24th January 2017
On view:
Saturday 21st January - 9am to 1pm
Monday 23rd January - 9am - 4pm
Sale commences Tuesday 24th January at 11am
Lots: 100-149 of 217
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Lot Description and Estimate Images Sold For
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Terris swashbuckling Robin Hood actor, stabbed to death by deranged actor at Adelphi Theatre stage door, Seymour Hicks withdrawn

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101

Actors-Actresses - Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Florence Desmond, hand-written letters, Violet Vanbrugh, Matheson Lang (2), Henry Ainley (2), Sybil Thorndike and others (15)

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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

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103

Stage performers - Lupino Lane (1892-1959) - type-written letter, signed, together with Ivor Novello (1893-1951) - signed note, 1926 (2)

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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)

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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

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106

Poetical verse and epitaphs - largely 18th century, all hand-written

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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

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108

Air Chief Marshall Hugh C.T. Dowding (1882-1970) - autographed First Day Cover, 1965.

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109

Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - Prime Minister, signature on Whitehall notelet

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110

1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976) - signed House of Lords notelet, 1969

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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

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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

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113

Earl of Cardigan (1798-1868) - framed and mounted signature beneath facsimile print.
Led the Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 1854

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114

John Ruskin (1819-1900) - letter signature, framed and mounted beneath facsimile portrait.
Art critic, writer and philanthropist

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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

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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

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117

Military signatures - Sir Henry Wilson, Viscount Byng, Sir Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend, Lord Plummer Herbert (4)

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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

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119

Military signatures - Viscount Garnet Wolseley, Field Marshal Sir William Robertson (2), Lord Robert Napier, Sir Evelyn Wood, (5)

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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)

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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.

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122

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) - hand-written letter from Old Park, Penn, 1941.

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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)

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124

Laurence Olivier and John Gielgud - signed letter to Lady Dowding, and signature respectively.
Legendary actors

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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)

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129

Gugliemo Marconi (1874-1937) - signature dated 1902.

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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)

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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135

Titanic Survivors: Millvina Dean, signed on photograph of iceberg, Michel Navratil, signed postcard (2).

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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)

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137

Queen Charlotte (1741-1818) - signed letter to her son, Prince William, later King William IV, dated 1783.

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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)

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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)

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140

King George II (1683-1760) - inscribed and signed document, 1745.

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141

King George IV and Maria Fitzherbert - each a signature.

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142

Caroline, Princess of Wales - signed letter, 1817, relating to her quarterly Treasury allowance.

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143

King William IV (1765-1837) and Queen Adelaide (1792-1849) - each a signed letter, former dated 1811

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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)

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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)

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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)

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147

Children of Queen Victoria - eight signatures and two letters, includes Arthur, Alfred, Helena, Alice and Beatrice (9)

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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)

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King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra - Edward signed letter, 1874, commenting on sermon of a Dean, Alexandra signature, (2)

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