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Autographs & Memorabilia

  Lot 1034

Autograph Collection.- Miscellaneous

Autograph Collection.- Miscellaneous

Collection of letters signed by various prominent figures, including: Sir Owen Morshead, Royal Librarian (typed letter to artist Charles Thomas, written during Edward VIII’s abdication, reading “Yesterday for instance I had the Queen & Pcss. Rl. Here for x2 hour in the afternoon; and with the King at Belvidere so much, and so red hot keen about Windsor, I feel that our old halcyon existence is temporarily suspended until things get back on to an even keel”, two pages, 8vo, 14t February 1936); letter from the lexicographer and compiler of The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English H.W. Fowler (thanking someone for two new words “binge” and “thalattocracy”, recipient unknown, one page, oblong 8vo, 18 February 1933); English Historian AJP Taylor (typed letter to John Golby regarding a talk he planned to give on “The Coming of the Second World War” at a Summer School in Norwich, one page, oblong 4to, 4 June 1974); letter from Margot Fonteyn (fragment of typed letter, to unknown recipient); Sir Thomas Holmes, President of Royal College of Surgeons (letter written to Jane, one page oblong 4to, 27 July 1969); British politician George Rogers (typed letter to John Golby, one page, large 4to, 13 November 1958); Marcie Falkender British Labour politician, known first as the private secretary for, and then the political secretary and head of political office to, Harold Wilson (typed letter to RCN Thomas, large 8vo, 3 June 1975); British Carmelite friar and literary figure Brocard Sewell (typed letter to artist Charles Thomas, large 4to, 11 September 1962); Captain Charles Doten, who led the first two Union companies to deploy from Plymouth in the American Civil War (autograph letter to Mr White, large 4to, 1907); Christopher Hill (typed letter to John Golby declining an invitation to give a talk, one page, 8vo, 12 June 1974); Lieutenant-General Sir Michael Gow (typed letter to Dick Thomas, two pages, large 4to, 19 March 1979). (14)

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