Auction 23.09.1998

Christie's
Spink London

Date of the auction: 23.09.1998

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Henrietta Maria (Queen of Charles I) 1627 one page autograph letter signed...

Henrietta Maria (Queen of Charles I) 1627 one page autograph letter signed "Henrietta Maria" to her brother, King Louis XIII of France, asking for his support during a difficult time

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £300 - £350

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Lady Susan Denbigh undated one page autograph letter signed, hand addressed...

Lady Susan Denbigh undated one page autograph letter signed, hand addressed "To the Duke of Buckingham my dear brother" ; with original red wax seal. The contents refer to the decision by King Charles I to dismiss the retinue of the Queen, Henrietta Maria, and her subsequent anguish

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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King Charles II 1649 (12 March) entire letter to his cousin Prince Rupert...

King Charles II 1649 (12 March) entire letter to his cousin Prince Rupert, written at the Hague and signed at the top "Charles R" ; the contents refer to three seamen who had recently been sent out from England to join Charles's Navy. A nice early letter from his reign. Photo

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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King Charles II 1679 (20 June) one page letter to King Louis XIV of France...

King Charles II 1679 (20 June) one page letter to King Louis XIV of France signed "votre affectionné cousin Charles R" and dated "A Whitehall le 20me de Juin 1679" ; lightly affixed to a backing sheet and with some staining present. Photo

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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King Charles II 1682 one page ratification document of the peace treaty...

King Charles II 1682 one page ratification document of the peace treaty with the King of Fez and Morocco, dated June 29th. and signed "Charles R" at top, additionally signed by Sir Leoline Jenkins (Secretary of State) at foot. Wax seal removed at top, otherwise fine. Photo

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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British Royal Family 1658 portion of a letter (in very poor condition...

British Royal Family 1658 portion of a letter (in very poor condition) signed by Charles II at Brussels, and an unsigned 1682 transcript of a speech, 1738 commission signed by George II, 1828 licence signed by George III, 1859 decorative autograph letter (with envelope) signed by Mary Louisa

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £400 - £500

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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The Duke of Marlborough 1706 (21 June) one page letter to Brigadier...

The Duke of Marlborough 1706 (21 June) one page letter to Brigadier Cadogan, signed "Marlborough

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Prince Albert 1851 (11 Nov.) mourning envelope to The Rev. Richard Okes in...

Prince Albert 1851 (11 Nov.) mourning envelope to The Rev. Richard Okes in Cambridge, addressed in his hand and initialled "A" on lower left corner; the envelope bears a 2d. blue with good to large margins cancelled "11

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Queen Victoria 1859 (21 April) autograph letter (in the third person) on...

Queen Victoria 1859 (21 April) autograph letter (in the third person) on illustrated Windsor Castle stationery to Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps congratulating him on the birth of his grandson. Fine

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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King Edward VII 1901 (8 Nov.) four page autograph letter (in the third...

King Edward VII 1901 (8 Nov.) four page autograph letter (in the third person) on Sandringham mourning stationery, with original hand addressed envelope (initialled "ER" ) to the Hon. St. John Brodrick rejecting the suggestion that Military Attaches should not accept foreign decorations. Very fine

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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French Royal Family 1612 warrant on vellum signed "Louis" (XIII), 1676...

French Royal Family 1612 warrant on vellum signed "Louis" (XIII), 1676 letter to M. de Randilhon ordering troop movement signed "Louis" (XIV), 1749 letter to M. de Launay (Governor of the Bastille) ordering him to receive Abbé Bossincourt signed "Louis" (XV), 1805 note written at Mittau (Latvia) and

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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King Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor 1715 (16 March) two page letter "To the...

King Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor 1715 (16 March) two page letter "To the Serene and Puissant Prince George Louis, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, and also Elector of Hanover, our dear Cousin, Uncle and Brother" , written at Vienna and signed "Your Majesty's willing friend, uncle and

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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European Royal Families 1827 letter from Isabella Maria, Princess Regent of...

European Royal Families 1827 letter from Isabella Maria, Princess Regent of Portugal signed "Infanta Regente" , 1885 letter signed by King Luiz I of Portugal, 1588 letter from King Philip II signed "I the King" , 1863 decree signed by Victor Emanuel II of Italy, 1885 document signed by Wilhelm II of

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick 1651 (c.) one page autograph letter to his...

Robert Rich, Earl of Warwick 1651 (c.) one page autograph letter to his son-in-law the Earl of Manchester regarding family matters

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Thomas Osborne, Earl of Carmarthen 1690 autograph letter signed to his...

Thomas Osborne, Earl of Carmarthen 1690 autograph letter signed to his brother-in-law James Bertie, the first Earl of Abingdon, regarding the King's arrival in Ireland and his march to the Boyne

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Sir Stephen Fox 1693 (26 May) two page autograph letter signed by Fox...

Sir Stephen Fox 1693 (26 May) two page autograph letter signed by Fox enclosing a letter (not present) for King William III, who was engaged in the War of the Grand Alliance; also similar 1693 (16 June) autograph letter addressed "For the Hon Willm Blathwayt, at ye Camp in Flanders

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £80 - £100

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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The Battle of the Nile 1799 (12 April) five page manuscript document "At...

The Battle of the Nile 1799 (12 April) five page manuscript document "At the Court of St. James's" being the original Order in Council granting £20,000 in compensation payment to Lord Nelson for the three ships destroyed after being captured at the Battle of the Nile. The document showing a fine

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Horatio Nelson 1801 (24 Jan.) one page letter in his hand, addressed to...

Horatio Nelson 1801 (24 Jan.) one page letter in his hand, addressed to Lady Hamilton and signed on the address panel "Nelson" ; the contents include "Tell Lord Holland I was very sorry not to have called but you know my intentions and how sensible I am of his goodness to me when I was last in

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £600 - £700

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Horatio Nelson 1801 (10 March) front to "Lady Hamilton 23 Piccadilly...

Horatio Nelson 1801 (10 March) front to "Lady Hamilton 23 Piccadilly London" and signed "Nelson" , written at Yarmouth (two days prior to setting sail for Denmark where the Battle of Copenhagen was won on April 2nd.). At this time Nelson had been separated from Lady Hamilton for about two months

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £200 - £250

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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cover Sir David Baird 1805 (25 July) three page entire letter to Viscount...

cover Sir David Baird 1805 (25 July) three page entire letter to Viscount Castlereagh in Cork ordering two sea cots prior to his departure for Africa "..the post bell is now ringing, I will wait until the second bell rings" ; complete with a copy of "Bell's Weekly Messenger" for March 2nd. 1806

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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William Congreve 1810 (18 Oct.) two page autograph letter signed "William...

William Congreve 1810 (18 Oct.) two page autograph letter signed "William Congreve" to Sir Rupert George, relating to "a new mode of mounting guns and carionades for sea service...for the better arming of Transports" . Fine

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy 1818 (31 May) one page autograph letter signed...

Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy 1818 (31 May) one page autograph letter signed "Hardy" , to Sir Rupert George sympathising over the latter's illness. Written during his appointment to the command of the Princess Augusta Yacht

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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The Duke of Wellington 1850 autograph letter written in the third person...

The Duke of Wellington 1850 autograph letter written in the third person, two pages written from Walmer Castle, with original hand addressed envelope bearing 1841 1d.; also a special edition of The Illustrated London News for November 20th. 1852 for the funeral of the Duke (some faults

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £70 - £80

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Crimean War An interesting selection of autograph letters signed including...

Crimean War An interesting selection of autograph letters signed including General Sir William Eyre (1856), Henry Robinson-Montagu (July 1855) written during the bombardment of Sevastopol, Sir Charles Beaumont Phipps (1854), Sir Duncan Alexander Cameron (1859), also a series of six letters (1852-56

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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Charles George Gordon 1879 (25 December) two page quarto size autograph...

Charles George Gordon 1879 (25 December) two page quarto size autograph letter signed "CG Gordon" , headed "En Route from Suakin to Suez" ; addressed to Carl Geiger (Director of the Sudan Posts and Telegraphs at Khartoum), the letter deals with many administrative problems "..give kind regards to

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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General Charles George Gordon a series of letters (c. 1883-85) mainly...

General Charles George Gordon a series of letters (c. 1883-85) mainly written to or from the Rev. Reginald Barnes including members of the Gordon family, also other Gordon memorabilia with various facsimile's of letters and diaries. (41

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £120

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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British Naval Officers a fine collection of autograph letters signed...

British Naval Officers a fine collection of autograph letters signed including Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy (1714) Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, Sir William Hoste - 1809 pair of long letters written aboard the "Amphion" in the Meditterranean, Captain Charles Rowley (1812 to William Hoste), Admiral

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £500 - £600

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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British Military Officers a fine collection of autograph letters including...

British Military Officers a fine collection of autograph letters including three written by the Duke of Wellington - one whilst at Cadiz in 1813 (1 Jan.), the other two in 1831 and 1838, Sir Henry Redvers Buller 1901 and 1904 letters, Baron Jeffrey Amherst (1795), Lt. General Charles Fleetwood 1654

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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W.W.II Military Leaders 1944 printed message signed at the top in ink "B.L...

W.W.II Military Leaders 1944 printed message signed at the top in ink "B.L. Montgomery General Eighth Army" , also 1953 typed letter signed, and autograph letters signed by Viscount Alanbrook (1958), Field Marshal Claude Auchinlech (1952), Field Marshal Earl Wavell (1940) and Baron Tedder (1954

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £120 - £150

Date: 23 Sep 1998

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16th.- 18th. century Politicians and Notables a good selection of signed...

16th.- 18th. century Politicians and Notables a good selection of signed letters and documents including Thomas Radcliffe Earl of Sussex (1569), Sir John Popham (1600), William Paulet Marquis of Winchester (1555), Sir Francis Walsingham (1577), Sir Henry Vane (1651 with other signatures), Charles

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £450 - £550

Date: 23 Sep 1998