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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
Whewell, William   (1794-1866)
Whewell, William Great English scientific polymath who was an excellent wordsmith, coining words such as scientist, physicist, ion, anode and cathode.
A short letter, handwritten and signed in ink on a sheet of notepaper (7.25" x 4.25"), to the Reverend Churchill Babington, thanking him a book.

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ref:7253  £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
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