The International Order of Oddfellows (1848-1870) Morgan County, VA (WV) Accounts Receivable Billing from Lodge No. 34. Document Signed, 1848 - 8 x 12 Filio Docket Signed by, Dr. John T. Silen - A running tab of accounts paid in cash from November 4, 1848 - November 13, 1870. Written in blk ink on heavy old English fiber wire woven line parchment and a four-fold crease with the offical IOOF seal/embosse of the American eagle with serpent in its jaws; lovely age-toning seen and a rich golden-brown hue in wording. Overall, fine/very fine condition.
Gertrude Maud "Binnie" Barnes (25 May 1903 – 27 July 1998) was an English actress whose career in films spanned fifty years, from 1923 to 1973. Unsigned Photograph, n.d. - 8 x 10 B/W photograph taken at a socoal gathering with friends. Overall, fine condition.
Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. Photograph Signed (in the hand of the author) n.d. - 4 x 6 B/W - signed in blk ink with no appearance of aging seen. Overall, very fine condition.
Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (21 June 1826 – 12 February 1902) was a British public servant and prominent member of Victorian society.
He is now best known as one of the most successful diplomats of his time. His long career in public service began as a commissioner to Syria in 1860, where his skillful diplomacy maintained British interests while preventing France from instituting a client state in Lebanon. After his success in Syria, Dufferin served in the Government of the United Kingdom as the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Under-Secretary of State for War.
In 1872 he became the third Governor General of Canada, bolstering imperial ties in the early years of the Dominion, and in 1884 he reached the pinnacle of his diplomatic career as eighth Viceroy of India. Autograph Letter Signed, 01/29/1878 - 5 x 8 recto and verso, written in blk ink with toning and a portion missing on left corner. Two-fold with minimal arhieva repair on verso overall, fine condition.
Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc ( 29 October 1811, Madrid – 6 December 1882, Cannes) was a French politician and historian. A socialist who favored reforms, he called for the creation of cooperatives in order to guarantee employment for the urban poor. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 06/09/1853 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 mounted written in blk ink with some toning overall, fine condition.
Yehuda Zvi Blum (born 1931) is an Israeli professor of law and diplomat. In 1978-1984, Blum served as Israel Ambassador to the United Nations. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. Signed "Yehuda Blum Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations" written in blue pen with one-fold. Overall, very fine condition.
G.W. Borg (ca1930 - 1980) Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Valletta, Malta. Autograph Letter Signed, 11/18/1964 - 8 x 10 1/2 with three-fold signed in dark blue ink overall, very fine condition.
Sir Adrian Cedric Boult, CH (/boʊlt/; 8 April 1889 – 22 February 1983) was an English conductor. Brought up in a prosperous mercantile family, he followed musical studies in England and at Leipzig, Germany, with early conducting work in London for the Royal Opera House and Sergei Diaghilev's ballet company. Photograph Writing Signed, 1973 - 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 Written in blk ink on a B/W from: Allegro Photographic Studios, London. Overall, very fine condition.
Sir John Bowring, KCB (Chinese translated name: 寶寧,寶靈 or 包令) (17 October 1792 – 23 November 1872) was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong. Autograph Slip Signed, n.d. 2 x 1/2 mounted and written in blk ink overall, fine condition.
Alexander Brailowsky (16 February 1896 – 25 April 1976) was a Ukrainian French pianist who specialized in the works of Frédéric Chopin. He was a leading concert pianist in the years between the two World Wars. Inscribed Photograph Signed, 11/08/1927 - 8 1/2 x 11 B/W - written in blk ink from a USA tour in San Francisco; photo sitting with P. Apers, Paris Studio. Light age-toning seen along edging and minor edge tears seen. Overal, fine condition.
John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with Richard Cobden in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League. He was one of the greatest orators of his generation, and a strong critic of British foreign policy. He sat in the House of Commons from 1843 to 1889. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 06/09/1880 - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 mounted written in blk ink overall, fine/very fine condition.
John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical. He was the son of Jacob Bright, a self-made and successful cotton manufacturer, was born in Rochdale on 16th November, 1811. Jacob was deeply religious and sent John to Quaker schools in Lancashire and Yorkshire. This Quaker education helped to develop in Bright a passionate commitment to political and religious equality. Autograph Slip Signed, n.d. 4 x 1 1/2 written in blk ink overall, fine condition.
John Bright, (born Nov. 16, 1811, Rochdale, Lancashire, Eng.—died March 27, 1889, Rochdale), British reform politician and orator active in the early Victorian campaigns for free trade and lower grain prices (he was a co-founder of the Anti-Corn Law League), as well as campaigns for parliamentary reform. In his speeches John Bright attacked the privileged position of the landed aristocracy and argued that their selfishness was causing the working class a great deal of suffering. Bright appealed to the working and middle classes to join together in the fight for free trade and cheaper food. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 04/04/1879 - 3 1/2 x 2 written in blk ink ocerall, fine/very fine condition.
John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889), Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with Richard Cobden in the formation of the Anti-Corn Law League. He was one of the greatest orators of his generation, and a strong critic of British foreign policy. He sat in the House of Commons from 1843 to 1889. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 4 1/8 x 2 1/4 - 'Friday June 23' parctial document saved. Written in blk ink with browning noted overall fine condition.
* It was a common practice for political administrative personal to cut off the document and send the signed name to a friend or business acquaintance as a moment.
John Bright (16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889). In 1843 Bright was elected to represent Durham in the House of Commons. In Parliament he campaigned for the repeal of the Corn Laws. He also supported those Whigs advocating universal suffrage and the secret ballot. However, unlike most Radicals, Bright was opposed to Parliament regulating the hours of factory workers. Bright feared that factory legislation would lower wages and threaten Britain's export trade and as a result voted against the 1844 Factory Act. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 01/03/1872 - 3 1/2 x 4 1/2 written in blk ink with browning "age-toning" noted. Overall, fine condition.
Henry Peter Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778–1868) (pronounced Broom and Vokes) was a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. Autograph Slip Signed, n.d. 2 1/2 x 1/2 mounted and written in blk ink overall, fine condition.
James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (10 May 1838 – 22 January 1922) was a British academic, jurist, historian and Liberal politician. Autograph Slip Signed, n.d. 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink with light toning on leaf overall, fine/very fine condition.
John Elliot Burns (20 October 1858 – 24 January 1943) was an English trade unionist and politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly associated with London politics. He was a socialist and then a Liberal Member of Parliament and Minister. He was anti-alcohol and a keen sportsman. After retiring from politics, he developed an expertise in London history and coined the phrase "The Thames is liquid history". Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. 4 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink overall, very fine condition.
William Louis Charles Busson (born: July 15, 1822 in Montoire-sur-le-Loir (Loir-et-Cher) and died: April 4, 1908) in Paris XV, was a renowned French landscape painter. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. - 4 1/2 x 3 written on Recto & Verso, in blk ink with a rich golden-browning hue seen. Overall, fine/very fine condition.
Prince George, Duke of Cambridge (George William Frederick Charles; 26 March 1819 – 17 March 1904) was a member of the British Royal Family, a male-line grandson of King George III. The Duke was an army officer and served as commander-in-chief of the British Army from 1856 to 1895. He became Duke of Cambridge in 1850. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 04/nd/1859 - 4 1/2 x 3 mounted, written in blk ink with toning overall, fine condition.
John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden KG, PC (11 February 1759 – 8 October 1840), styled Viscount Bayham from 1786 to 1794 and known as The Earl Camden from 1794 to 1812, was a British politician. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 08/06/1817 - 7 1/4 x 3 Vellum: written in blk ink on old heavy wove vellum and cut from an ALS; John Jeffreys Pratt was at this time a Field Marshall also. Lovely and rich age-toning seen through both rectro, and verso. Overall, fine condition.
James Colquhoun Campbell (1813 – 9 November 1895) was a Scottish-born Welsh Anglican bishop. Autograph Letter Signed, 06/21/1841 - 4 1/2 x 7 pp3 written in blk ink from London, with browning and a two-fold noted. Overall, fine condition.
Yosef Carmel ( unknown birth and death), Typed Letter Signed, 01/07/1963 - 6 1/2 x 8 signed, in blue ink pen with one-fold center overall, very fine condition.
Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman; March 1, 1926) is a French-born American actor, published author, and lecturer, best known for his role in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes as Corporal LeBeau, and is the series' last surviving male original cast member. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n n.d. - 3 1/2 x 2 written in blue ink pen overall, fine condition.
Carlotta Le Clercq (born: circa 1838 - died: 1893) was a popular actress who made her debut as a dancer in "The Harvest Home" at the Adelphi Theatre in London, circa 1848. Autograph Slip Signed, 04/1871 - 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 Leaf: signed in blue ink on 'wove' stationery from Le Clercq with 'age-toning' seen. Overall, fine condition.
George Combe (21 October 1788 – 14 August 1858), was a Scottish lawyer and writer on phrenology and education. In later years, he devoted himself to the promotion of phrenology and founded the Edinburgh Phrenological Society in 1820. Combe's major work was The Constitution of Man (1828). Autograph Letter Signed, 12/11/1845 - written in blk ink on one leaf and a two-fold; global browning plus a fant emblossed seal in upper left corner. Overall, fine condition.
Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton (2 January 1790 – 17 January 1851), known as Lord Compton from 1796 to 1812 and as Earl Compton from 1812 to 1828, was a British nobleman and patron of science and the arts. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 10/05/1936 - 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 written in blk ink in 1836 on retro and signed again on verso. Global age-toning noted overall, fine condition.
Alfred Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theater from 1971 to 1992. Typed Letter Signed, 09/11/1974 - 6 1/2 x 7 1/8 signed in blk ink on personal stationery with a center fold only. Overall, very fine/extra fine condition.
Alfred Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a British/American journalist, television personality and broadcaster. Outside his journalistic output, which included Letter from America and Alistair Cooke's America, he was well known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theater from 1971 to 1992.
Typed Letter Signed, 07/23/1974 - 6 x 7 1/8 signed in blue ink on personal stationery along with an exspence report. (two-leafs) one center-fold only overall very fine conition.
Claude Carton (Richard Claude Critchett) (1856-1928), was a British actor and playwright. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 02/02/1911 - 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 written in blk ink with nice rich even toning seen. Clear and Clean lettering overall, very fine condition.
Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (26 February 1841 – 29 January 1917), was a British statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator. He was British controller-general in Egypt during 1879, part of the international Control which oversaw Egyptian finances after the khedives' mismanagement, and during the British occupation prompted by the Urabi revolt, agent and consul-general in Egypt from 1883 to 1907. Far from the centre of the Empire, Cromer ran the territory with great drive and his effective governance balked British wishes to withdraw from Egypt. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, 02/21/1895 - 4 2/3 x 8 1/8 written in blk ink with a two-fold and a small cut-out at lower end. Also, a blue seal embossed with some light paper toning noted overall, fine condition.
Northampton lies on the River Nene and is the county town of Northamptonshire. The demonym of Northampton is Northamptonian.
The town was originally controlled by officials acting for the King who collected taxes and upheld the law. In 1189 King Richard I gave the town its first charter. In 1215 King John authorised the appointment of William Tilly as the town's first Mayor and ordered that: 'twelve of the better and more discreet residents of the town join him as a council to assist him' . In 1176 the Assize of Northampton laid down new powers for dealing with law breakers. Autograph Letter Signed, 11/03/1843 - 7 3/4 x 10 written in blk ink from Dalton's personal business stationery with the embossed seal at the upper left corner. Nice and rich global age-toning seen on line paper with a four-fold ovderall, fine condition.
Vivian Dinitz (June 23, 1929 - September 23, 2003) Isreal - Diplomat, ambassador to the United States during the 1973 Arb-Israeli war. Autograph Card (Formal Invitation) Signed, 05/07/1973 - 7 1/3 x 4 3/4 signed in blk ink pen with a seal embossed of the State of Israel on top. Overall, extra fine condition.
Louisa Lane Drew (January 10, 1820 - August 31, 1897) was an American actress and theatre owner of British birth, and an ancestor of the Barrymore acting family. Autograph Card Writing Signed, 1908 - 3 x 2 written in blk ink overall, very fine condition.
Abba Eban (Hebrew: אבא אבן, born Abba Solomon Meir; later adopted Aubrey Solomon Eban; 2 February 1915 – 17 November 2002) was an Israeli diplomat and politician.Autograph Card Writing Signed 02/12/1990
Abba Eban (February 2, 1915 – November 16, 2002), born Aubrey Solomon Eban, was an Israeli diplomat, politician and author. He was born in South Africa but was educated in England. Autograph Card Writing Signed, n.d. 3 1/2 x 2 written in blue ink pen overall, very fine condition.
Wilhelm Ebor (ca. 1835 - 1908) British Cleric, Archbishop of York in the Church of England. Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. 3 1/2 x 1/2 written in blk ink and cut from a letter. Overall, very fine condition.
Pal Antal Esterhazy (22 ASpril 1711 - 18 March 1762) Austrian- Diplomat and had a distinguished career as a soldier and patron of music. Autograph Slip Signed, n.d. 4 x 1 1/2 mounted 7 1/2 x 3 1/2 signed in blk ink on rice-like paper overall, fine condition.