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Smith, Andrew   (1797-1872)
Smith, Andrew Great Scottish-born zoologist, who befriended Charles Darwin in South Africa on the return journey of HMS Beagle.
A fine one-page letter (no address or date),
with excellent ornithological content, handwritten and signed in ink.

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ref:4964  £65.00
Soper, Donald   (1903-1998)
Soper, Donald Prominent Methodist minister, socialist and pacifist, known as "Dr Soapbox".
A fine typed and signed  letter on West London Mission headed notepaper (March 18th, 1952), thanking his correspondent for a letter and enclosure, apologising for his failure to deal with them and promising to do so in the near future.

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ref:6347  £10.00
Spilsbury, Bernard   (1877-1947)
Spilsbury, Bernard Great British pathologist, now regarded as the father of modern forensic science and saluted by Time Magazine in 1934 as the "Living successor to Sherlock Holmes"; murder trials such as those of Doctor Crippen (1910) and the "Brides in the Bath" case (1915) made him internationally famous.
A very fine signature and date (21 April 1938) in black fountain pen ink on a 3.5" x 1.25" card. RARE.

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ref:8957  £30.00
Struve, Otto   (1897-1963)
Struve, Otto American astronomer, one of the first eminent scientists to publicly express a belief that extraterrestrial intelligence was abundant, and who was an early advocate of the search for it.
A fine signature in ink, cut from the bottom of a letter, on a piece measuring 3.25" x 1.5".

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ref:8844  £15.00
Sylvester, James Joseph   (1814-1897)
Sylvester, James Joseph Great English mathematician with a particular flair for algebra: he created many new words for mathematical theory, including matrix and graph.
A fine 2-page letter, handwritten in ink (Manchester, 7 Aug 1857), apparently to the statistician Frederick Hendriks.

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ref:9188  £25.00
Thomas, Lowell   (1892-1981)
Thomas, Lowell American adventurer and film maker, the man who made a diminutive British officer called T.E.Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.
A fine signature in green ink on a 4" x 3" white card.

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ref:4715  £10.00
Thomas, Lowell   (1892-1981)
Thomas, Lowell American journalist, newscaster and adventurer, the man who made a diminutive, unknown British army officer called T.E.Lawrence into Lawrence of Arabia.
A fine American First Day Cover, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Horace Greely, American journalist and statesman (February 3rd 1961), boldly signed in black ink across the main panel.

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ref:6835  £12.00
Thomson (Lord Kelvin), William   (1824-1907)
Thomson (Lord Kelvin), William Great British physicist.
A very fine 4-page letter, handwritten in black ink (The University, Glasgow, Feb 11/75) to the widow of his friend and colleague, Archibald Smith*, about printer's proofs.

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ref:5574  £195.00
Tyndall, John   (1820-1893)
Tyndall, John Great Irish-born physicist.
A fine signature and date (24th August 1874) in ink on a 4.5" x 2.75" slip of paper.

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ref:8969  £20.00
Tyndall, John   (1820-1893)
Tyndall, John Great Irish-born scientist, by the mid-1860s, Tyndall was one of the world's most famous living physicists.
A very fine 2-page letter, handwritten and signed in black fountain pen ink on blindstamped Royal Institution notepaper (24th January '84), declining an invitation
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ref:10036  £30.00
Vaughan, Charles John   (1816-1897)
Vaughan, Charles John

Leading Anglican churchman, who resigned as headmaster of Harrow School in a juicy homosexual scandal.

A very fine letter (The Temple, April 25, 1882), handwritten in ink on two sides of a sheet of black bordered notepaper (5.5" x 3.75")

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ref:8977  £15.00
Victoria,   (1819-1901)
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 1837 and from 1876, Empress of India.
A handsome document (approximately 16" x 12"), 20th February 1847, in which Victoria raises an army man to the rank of Lieutenant General.  She has signed in the top left corner and her Home Secretary, Sir George Grey (1799-1882) has countersigned in the lower right.

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ref:1937  £100.00
Wallace, George C.   (1919-1998)
Wallace, George C. American politician, the notorious Governor of Alabama from 1963-1967, 1971-1979 and 1983-1987 and the leading opponent of integration in the United States in the 1960s, declaring: "Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
An excellent embossed coat of arms of the State of Alabama on 9" x 5.5" cream card, nicely signed in black ink by Wallace.

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ref:9404  £25.00
Whitbread, Samuel   (1764-18150
Whitbread, Samuel British politician, son of the brewer; great admirer of Napoleon (he killed himself two weeks after the Emperor's abdication).
A letter, handwritten in ink on a 9" x 7" sheet of notepaper ( Dover Street, May 20, 1800) to a Mr Lucas.

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ref:9187  £40.00
William IV,   (1786-1837)
William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26th June 1830 until his death.
A fascinating envelope front, signed in ink in the lower left corner as the Duke of Clarence.
William was married to Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen and had two daughters with her. The future king had a roving eye, however, and he had a further 11 illegitimate childen with his mistress Dorothea Jordan (all the children had the surname FitzClarence.)
This envelope front is addressed to his illegitimate son, Adolphus FitzClarence (1802-1856) and is dated 1813, when Adolphus was just 11 years old.
The content of the missing letter may have referred to Adolphus being sent to sea at that age on board HMS Impregnable, a 98-gun ship of the line (a career in the Navy followed until 1830, when he was put in charge of the Royal Yacht, Royal George.)

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ref:8373  £60.00
Wiseman, Cardinal Nicholas   (1802-1865)
Wiseman, Cardinal Nicholas Spanish-born British cardinal, the first resident in England since the Reformation, the first Archbishop of Westminster and one of the chief architects of the 19th-century revival of Roman Catholicism in England.
A very fine signature ("London June 9, 1854, N.Card.Wiseman") in ink on a  4.5" x 3" slip of paper.

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ref:10453  £20.00
Wolstenholme, Kenneth (and Elton Hayes)   (1920-2002)
Wolstenholme, Kenneth (and Elton Hayes)

English football commentator for BBC television in the 1950s and 1960s,  most famous for his commentary during the 1966 FIFA World Cup which included the immortal phrase "some people are on the pitch...they think it's all over....it is now!" as Geoff Hurst scored England's fourth goal.
A very fine signature in blue ink on a vintage 1950s album page.
To the reverse is the rare signature, also in ink, of British singer and guitarist, Elton Hayes.

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ref:10483  £25.00
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