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154 EUGENE (Prince François Eugène de Savoy, 1663-1736). Famous General, fought as Ally of the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim and Malplaquet. L.S. (in German). I p., folio. 12 188 Jan., 1735.

155 EVERETT (Edward, 1794-1865).

American Diplomatist, Scholar and Orator. A.L.S. to Mr. Rogers. 4 pp., 8vo. Cambridge, (U.S.A.), 29 May, 1848. 18s

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Sending thanks for a portrait of Rogers which he had received, and promising to leave it to the University (Harvard) at his death.

A.L.S. to W. C. Macready. 1 pp., 8vo. "27 Dec., 1841.”
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157 FAUNTLEROY (Henry, 1785-1824). Banker and Forger. Executed for Forgery. A.L.S. to Rev. Dr. Cotton. I page. 4to. 25th Nov., 1824.

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A letter of unusual pathetic interest, being written whilst he was under sentence of death for forgery, and asking the Rev. Dr. Cotton to administer the Sacrament to him and his sister.

A.L.S. I page, 4to.

London, 1824.

10s 6d

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Letter written while in prison shortly before his death, concerning the deeds of some houses in York Street, signed "yours sincerely in affliction." Accompanying is a copy of the "Observer" for Oct. 31st, containing a full account of the trial.

Landscape Painter. A.L.S. to George S.

IOS 6d

159 FIELDING (A. V. Copley, 1787-1855).
President of the Water-colour Society.
Nicholson. 4 pp., 8vo. Hastings, Feb. 21st, 1847.

A most pathetic and heart-broken letter in answer to a letter of condolence on the death of one of his daughters.

160 FIELDING (Sir John, d. 1780). A Middlesex Magistrate.
Blind from Birth, Half-Brother of Fielding the Novelist. D.S.
(initials). p., oblong 8vo. Jan. 22nd, 1779.
108 6d

Affidavit sworn before Sir John Fielding by James Hopwood of
Coventry, book-binder, containing evidence against a certain John
McEvoy.

161 FORBES (Duncan, 1644-1704). Scotch
Scotch Lawyer and
Genealogist. D.S. 2 pp., folio. Edinburgh, 21 Jan., 1743-

128 6d

Forbes was Lord President of the Court of Sessions, 1737, and resisted the Pretender and suffered much loss. The above document is also signed by Lord Leven.

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UGENE (Prince François Eugène de Savoy, 1663-1736). Famous General, fought as Ally of the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim and Malplaquet. L.S. (in German). I p., folio. 12 an., 1735.

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American Diplomatist,

VERETT (Edward, 1794-1865). cholar and Orator. A.L. S. to Mr. Rogers. 4 pp., 8vo. Camridge, (U.S.A.), 29 May, 1848.

18s

Sending thanks for a portrait of Rogers which he had received, and promising to leave it to the University (Harvard) at his death.

A.L.S. to W. C. Macready. 1 pp., 8vo. "27 Dec., 1841."

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AUNTLEROY (Henry, 1785-1824). Banker and Forger. xecuted for Forgery. A.L.S. to Rev. Dr. Cotton. I page, 4to. 5th Nov., 1824.

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A letter of unusual pathetic interest, being written whilst he was under sentence of death for forgery, and asking the Rev. Dr. Cotton to administer the Sacrament to him and his sister,

A.L.S. I page, 4to. London, 1824.

IOS 6d

Letter written while in prison shortly before his death, concerning the deeds of some houses in York Street, signed "yours sincerely in affliction." Accompanying is a copy of the " Observer" for Oct. 31st, containing a full account of the trial.

ELDING (A. V. Copley, 1787-1855). Landscape Painter. resident of the Water-colour Society. A.L. S. to George S. icholson. 4 pp., 8vo. Hastings, Feb. 21st, 1847. IOS 6d

A most pathetic and heart-broken letter in answer to a letter of condolence on the death of one of his daughters.

ELDING (Sir John, d. 1780). A Middlesex Magistrate. ind from Birth, Half-Brother of Fielding the Novelist. D.S. itials). p., oblong 8vo. Jan. 22nd, 1779. IOS 6d

Affidavit sworn before Sir John Fielding by James Hopwood of Coventry, book-binder, containing evidence against a certain John McEvoy.

RBES (Duncan, (Duncan, 1644-1704). Scotch Lawyer Lawyer and enealogist. D.S. 2 pp., folio. Edinburgh, 21 Jan., 1743. 12s 6d

Forbes was Lord President of the Court of Sessions, 1737, and resisted the Pretender and suffered much loss. The above document is also signed by Lord Leven.

163 FOSTER (John, Baron Oriel, Speaker of the Irish House of Com 2 pp., 4to. Dublin, 17th Oct., 178

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164 FOUCHE (Joseph, Duke of Of Statesman, helped to depose Robe 8th August, (1810).

An exceedingly fine and most Fouché's banishment from Paris, pr Marie Louise, entreating her to int behalf, to allow him to be re-united plaining bitterly of his exile.

Ah, Madame! I have never as I ask one to-day, through you, at the t deign to forget the wrongs with which he with my wife and children wherever it grateful. Etc.

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166 FRANCIS (Sir Philip, 1740-1818). Author of the "Letters of Junius.' at Chelsea Hospital. I page, 4to.

Covering a return of Invalids of in America.

Written the same year as the

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116 DARWIN (Charles, 1809-1882). Naturalist and Author. A.L.S. 2 pp., 8vo. Down, Beckenham, Feb. 14. £3 Ios

A letter of considerable importance on the habits of the Cuckoo.

The Cuckoo emigrates at a remarkably early period, and as the female lays her eggs at the intervals of 2 or 3 days, much more time wd. be lost than is the case of other and ordinary birds. If she were to stop till all her eggs were laid before sitting on them, I imagine that those first laid, from being exposed to the weather, would be very apt to become addled." Etc.

One edge of the letter is a little damp-stained.

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A.L.S.
I page, 8vo. Down, Beckenbam.

Isth Aug., 1881.

£2 55 The case is quite new to me and seems inexplicable. I will endeavour to get the plant, and at some future time observe the flowers. The information has come too late for my present work.A.L.S. I page, 8vo. Down, Beckenham, 31 July (1881).

£2 25 Thanking his correspondent for some valuable plants sent him for scientific investigation, and speaking of their piteous appearance on arrival.

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L.S. 34 pp., 8vo. Down, Beckenham, 26 July, 1877.

£1 ios Asking for the loan of a plant, " Schrankia,” for experimental purposes, and as to its sensibility to touch ; also stating :

I should have to fasten a leaf flat on a piece of cork for about 10 days ; but this treatment does not usually injure leaves greatly.

120 DARWIN (Francis, born 1848). Botanist. Son of Charles

Darwin. A very lengthy A.L.S. to Mr. Ellacombe. 7 pp., 8vo.
Cambridge, N.D.

£2 125 6d A very long letter, of considerable importance, concerning the pumping of water by trees.

The fact is, our knowledge of the way in which water gets to the top of a high tree is in a wretched condition, and is a disgrace to us Plant physiologists.

There is a split among physiologists, one half of them believe that the water travels in the thickness of the cell walls of the wood.

The other view is the obvious and old one that the (water) travels in the hollows of the vessels like water in a water pipe.

But the essence of it is giving importance to the medullary rays. These consist of cells with living protoplasm in them, and if we believe that they have a power of pumping water as the cells of the root certainly have, we bring the problem out of its irrational condition at any rate." Etc., etc.

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121 DAWSON (George, 1821-1876). Political Lecturer and

Preacher, Friend of Carlyle and Emerson. A.L. S.
Birmingham, N.D.

Interesting letter on Shelley and Byron.

2 PP., 8vo.

7s 6d

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A.L.S. of Kate Greenaway (with Sketch.

See No. 197.

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See No. 208.

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