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Autograph album of the 1930s, pocket size, with many signatures notably Rugby League including the 1935 England squad, Boxing, Hull F.C. 1934/35, plus other sport and some entertainers. (Qty)
George William Bell, founder of The Boys’ Home, London: autograph Letter, 3 pages, 22nd February 1895, written to the singer Edith Farries, expressing his gratitude for her contribution to a fund-raising concert held at The Boys’ Home the previous evening, together with a handbill promoting the event. VG
Thomas Bewick (1753-1828, wood engraver and author): 1805 autograph statement concerning settlement of debts between himself and Ann Coats, five lines of text, signed, and countersigned by Ann Coats; together with a Bewick engraving and a cut signature of Birkett Foster (1825-1899); all laid down on a page from an old scrap album.
General William T. Sherman, U.S. Army, (1820-1891), victorious general of the Union Army during the American Civil War: 1872 signed & dated notepaper from Castle Wemyss, nr. Greenock, Scotland. Laid down. [General Sherman had a strong business connection with the Scottish firm of Stoddard & Co, and attended a family wedding in Glasgow during 1872]. VG
Lord John Lawrence (1811-1879), Viceroy of India from 1864-1869 and successful administrator of the Punjab during the Indian Mutiny: two-page autograph letter declining an invitation, dated 5th April 1869, written at 12, Queen’s Gate, London, following his return from India. Laid down. VG
Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), hero of the Mafeking siege and founder of the Boy Scout Movement: three-page autograph letter, dated 1908, written from the County Hotel, London, declining an invitation. Laid down. VG.
Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890): part of an autograph letter, four lines of text and signature. Laid down. VG
Charles Dickens (1812-1870): Autograph letter dated 1859 on notepaper from the office of his journal All the Year Round, confirming an appointment. Signed with initials. Laid down. VG
Queen Victoria (1819-1901): Court Document appointing Edward Ramshay as a Beadsman at Durham Cathedral, dated May 1870, with impressed Duty Stamp and London datestamp. Three pages of text signed by the Queen’s private secretary, countersigned Victoria Reg. at top of first page. The foolscap document has been folded as a letter sheet with an address panel on the reverse to the Dean of Durham Cathedral. VG. Together with a printed copy of a two-page autograph letter from Victoria written at Windsor Castle 1887.
Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, the Lady Butler (1846-1933), artist, famous for her military paintings: an autograph note I am delighted to have seen Durham Cathedral. I remain Yours very truly, Elizth.Thompson. Endorsed in another hand 1st Sept.1875 at foot. Laid down. VG
James Montgomery (1771-1854), Scottish poet and humanitarian: an autograph receipt for the purchase of 6 Bibles for a secondary school. Endorsed and dated 1823 in another hand. Laid down. Some text on reverse shows through. Good.
A selection of historical autographs, laid down, taken from an old scrap album, including W.E. Gladstone, Charles E. Pollock (Master of the Supreme Court), Duke of Wellington (possibly secretarial), Prince Arthur, Samuel Morley (philanthropist, 1875 ALS), Dinah Maria Craik (author), and others. Mixed quality. (17 items)
Yehudi Menuhin and Hephzibah Menuhin: signed programme for a performance at the Theatre Royal, St.Helens, 1972. Some light creasing o/w VG.
Selection of signed Benham covers (10) with autographs of British TV personalities including Amanda Burton, Michaela Strachan, Kathy Staff, Brenda Blethyn, Gillian Taylforth and Jill Gascoine. VF (10)
Female Entertainers, a selection of signed illustrated covers (30) including autographs of Anna Neagle, Barbara Windsor, Amanda Barrie, Googie Withers, Hayley Mills, Honor Blackman, Jerry Hall, Judi Dench, Shirley Eaton, Sue Johnston, Susannah York, Toyah Wilcox, Lynda Bellingham and other well-known. VF (30)
Male Entertainers, a selection of signed illustrated covers (20) including autographs of Warren Mitchell, Michael Gambon, Julian Glover, John Nettles, Jeremy Irons, Ian Carmichael, Elliot Gould, Charles Dance, Brian Blessed, Alan Alda and other well-known. VF (20)
Selection of signed Benham covers (10) including autographs of Geoffrey Palmer, Joseph Fiennes, Leslie Grantham, Martin Clunes, Richard Briers and Martin Shaw. VF (10)
Signed photographs of actors, mostly PC size, including Tom Courtney, Robert Hardy, Robert Beatty, Ray Winstone, Peter Sallis, Patrick Macnee, John Travolta, Ian McKellen, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Alfred Marks, Albert Finney, Alan Bates and other well-known. Good to VF (20)
Signed photos of entertainers, PC size or larger, including Lenny Henry, Frank Carson, Danny La Rue, Ali G, Winifred Atwell, Tim Rice, Sacha Distel, Charlie Drake, Jack Jackson and other well-known. Good to VF (30)
British Politicians, a selection of signed photos, between 6 x 4” and 8 x 6”, including Mo Mowlam, Jo Grimond, Kenneth Clarke, Roy Jenkins, Cecil Parkinson, Michael Heseltine, Geoffrey Howe, Jeffrey Archer, David Trimble, Charles Clarke and other well-known. VG/VF (30)