AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION - BRITISH, 19TH CENTURY. A rich and extensive collection, providing a comprehensive survey of Victorian cultural and political life, including a considerable number addressed to A.P. STANLEY, Dean of Westminster, and members of h...
Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000
ca. US$7,274 - US$10,911
Price realised: £8,400
AUTOGRAPH COLLECTION - BRITISH, 19TH CENTURY. A rich and extensive collection, providing a comprehensive survey of Victorian cultural and political life, including a considerable number addressed to A.P. STANLEY, Dean of Westminster, and members of his circle, and to members of the Drummond family, the collection comprising autograph letters of MEMBERS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY, including Queen VICTORIA, Prince ALBERT (offering A.P. Stanley an honorary chaplaincy, 1854), Edward VII (3), Edward, Duke of Kent and Frederick, Duke of York, POLITICIANS, including W.E. GLADSTONE (3), Benjamin DISRAELI (2), Lord Lyndhurst (2), George Canning, Charles John Earl Canning, Lord Aberdeen, the 14th and 15th Earls of Derby, Lord Melbourne, Lord Palmerston (2), Lord John Russell Henry Brougham and Fox Maule, WRITERS including Matthew ARNOLD (five autograph letters signed, 1876 and n.d., to A.P. Stanley and members of his circle, together 12 pages, 8vo ), Ralph Waldo EMERSON (3-line sentiment signed, 'No fate, save by the victim's fault, is low'), Thomas DE QUINCEY (an IOU for £22, signature excised), Alexandre DUMAS Père, Sir Walter SCOTT (autograph note signed, a dinner invitation, and a cut signature), Anthony TROLLOPE, Coventry Patmore, W.S. Gilbert, Charles Kingsley (2), Thomas Hughes, Henry Hallam (3), J.A. Froude (3), Bulwer Lytton, George Grote (letter and manuscript), E.V. Lucas, Hannah More (2), Thomas Moore Frederick Marryat and Amelia Opie (2), PHILOSOPHERS AND THEOLOGIANS, including J.S. MILL (3 letters, 1866-69, discussing higher education for woman, and how to 'save Monte Cassino', together 11 pages, 8vo ), John WESLEY (2 autograph letters signed, 11 September 1765 and 16 January 1775, severe rodent damage with substantial loss of text), J.H. NEWMAN (5 letters, 1866-84), Edward Pusey and A.P. Stanley, SCIENTISTS, including T.H. HUXLEY (3), Charles LYELL and Richard OWEN (2), ARTISTS, including George CRUIKSHANK Gustav DORÉ (brief autograph note signed), W. Holman HUNT (1873, referring to an engraving shown to the Queen) and Lord LEIGHTON (2), EXPLORERS, including Samuel BAKER ('Baker of the Nile') and Robert FitzRoy (1862), FRENCH MARSHALS AND GENERALS, including Marmont, Macdonald (2), Ney, Soult and Mouton Duvernet, ACTORS AND MUSICIANS, including Clara SCHUMANN (1895, in English, 'As it is so very hot now it is too fatiguing for me to play', 2 pages, 8vo ) and Fanny Kemble, and other categories, including Thomas ARNOLD (2 letters to Revd Edward Stanley [the second to him as Bishop of Norwich], 1837 and 1840, referring to his son, A.P. Stanley, and to political matters); altogether approximately 390 letters and manuscripts , together with envelopes, drawings and printed items, tipped in (a few loose), in alphabetical order of author, to the pages of two large albums, 4to, brushed calf. Provenance . Mary Drummond (title to upper covers of albums). (2)
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