THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON REPORTS: ”SUBJECTS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF PARLIAMENT”.
WELLESLEY, ARTHUR, 1st DUKE OF WELLINGTON (1769-1852). British soldier and statesman. Manuscript Letter Signed “Wellington” as Leader of the House of Lords. One page, quarto. London, January 12, 1842. To George Sackville-West, 5th Earl De La Warr and Lord Chamberlain.
BOLD SIGNATURE OF KING GEORGE IV OF ENGLAND
GEORGE IV (1762-1830) King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Fragment of a Partially Printed Document Signed, ”George R,” at upper center. No place. No date. [Circa 1822]
ATTRACTIVE SIGNATURE OF BRIGHAM YOUNG
YOUNG, BRIGHAM. (1801-1877). American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement, and the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His signature: “Brigham Young,” boldly penned on a 16mo card.
KING GEORGE III ORDERS PAYMENT BE MADE TO GENERAL CORNWALLIS
GEORGE III. (1738-1820). King of England; Elector, then King of Hannover (1760-1820). Manuscript Document Signed, “George R”, as King. One full page, legal folio [approx. 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches]. “Court at Saint James’s”, August 21, 1772.
IN 1948, JUST A SHORT 6 MONTHS AFTER THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, EINSTEIN WRITES TO A POST-HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR STAYING IN AN AMERICAN-JEWISH DISTRIBUTION CAMP IN CYPRUS, WHILE AWAITING HIS RESETTLEMENT IN THE NEW ISRAELI STATE, AND ACKNOWLEDGES:
“WE ALL OWE THE SMALL HEROIC GROUP OF OUR BROTHERS IN ISRAEL GRATITUDE AND ADMIRATION BECAUSE THEY HAVE ACHIEVED ON THEIR OWN THAT WHICH IS THEIRS BY RIGHT”
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. (1879-1955). Theoretical physicist; Developed the general theory of relativity. Outstanding Typed Letter Signed “A. Einstein”. 1 1/4 pages, quarto. [No place], November 24, 1948. In German. To Siegfried Hessing, Polish writer and Jewish Internee in Famagusta, Cyprus. Addressed to “Camp 67 Bg c/o A.J.D.C.”, a post-Holocaust location where Jews were awaiting permission to enter the new nation of Israel.
KEEN OBSERVATION BY PRINCE ALBERT NOTING: “ANYTHING WILL SATISFY THE QUEEN [VICTORIA]…WHICH SIR ROBERT [PEEL] MAY SETTLE [UPON].”
ALBERT, PRINCE. (1819–1861). Prince Consort to Queen Victoria of England. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed “Albert” on embossed gold royal monogrammed stationary. Three pages, small octavo. Windsor Castle. September 29, 1845. With appealing references to Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister at the time.
DR. DAVID LIVINGSTONE BEFORE SETTING OUT TO AFRICA ~~ REMEMBERS FONDLY “A REVEREND DR. ROBERT FERGUSON WHOSE FATHER WAS VERY KIND TO ME WHEN I WAS A STUDENT” AND OFFERS: ‘A BLESSING BE ON’ THE RELATIVE OF THAT MAN
LIVINGSTONE, DAVID. (1813-73). Scottish missionary and physician, who spent half his life exploring southern and central Africa. Autograph Letter Signed, “David Livingstone”, 2 ½ pages, octavo. ‘Clifton, September 25, 1864.