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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN RECOMMENDS HIS GODSONS COMPANY, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SON OF SIR GEORGE GROVE — THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF GROVE’S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”.  Two pages, octavo.  “Grove House, Weybridge”, July 19, no year.  Some minor toning, else fine condition.  To “Dear George”.  Sullivan writes:

“Thompson, Ritchie and Co. are the best ‘installers’ in London, and Arthur Grove (son of Sir George Grove) is a partner and my godson.  So I forward his appeal.  Don’t be surprised to see me one evening next week after dinner.  I can’t come and dine just yet (even if you ask me!) as my plan of working won’t allow such dissipation at present.  Truly yours, Arthur Sullivan”.                                  

 

It appears that Thompson, Ritchie & Co. were household goods suppliers and that the company went bankrupt in 1934.

 

 $1200.00

 

 

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