NOTED AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE BOY SCOUTS, ERNEST SETON-THOMPSON
SETON-THOMPSON, ERNEST. (1860-1946). English-born Canadian-American author, wildlife artist and illustrator; one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America. Autograph Letter Signed, “Ernest Seton-Thompson”. One full page, octavo. “144 Fifth Ave., B-4”, New York, January 10, 1900.
J.M. BARRIE, THE AUTHOR OF “PETER PAN” WRITES TO “LAWRENCE OF ARABIA”
HOPING TO GET ON THE SUBSCRIPTION LIST FOR T.E. LAWRENCE’S MONUMENTAL SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM AND NOTING THAT THE THOMAS HARDYS’ ARE STAYING WITH HIM DURING THE STAGING OF HARDY’S TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES, WHILE IN THE MEAN TIME, THE GEORGE BERNARD SHAWS’ RESIDE JUST ACROSS THE STREET, AND MAY COME FOR A VISIT!
BARRIE, SIR JAMES MATTHEW. (1860-1937). Scottish novelist and dramatist. Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed, “Yours sincerely J.M. Barrie,” on imprinted Adelphi Terrace House, Strand, W.C. 2 letterhead. Two pages, octavo. January 3, 1926. To “My dear [T.E.] Lawrence.”
AN EXCEPTIONALLY EARLY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS LETTER REFERENCING HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL BOOK: “FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY” AND SAYS THE PUBLISHER SENT THE BOOK TO THE CONTROVERSIAL RUSSIAN SPIRITUALIST, AUTHOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, AND PUBLISHER OF THE JOURNAL ‘LUCIFER’ ~~ MADAME HELENA BLAVATSKY
YEATS, WILLIAM BUTLER. (1865-1939) Irish poet, dramatist, and Nobel laureate. Exceptionally early, Autograph Letter Signed, “W.B. Yeats”. One full page, octavo. November 9, no year .. “3 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick”, UK. To Mr. Keighty.
JOSEPH CONRAD — MENTIONING FIVE DIFFERENT WORKS OF HIS AND INFORMING HIS PUBLISHER OF THE ORDER IN WHICH HE WANTS THESE SHORT STORIES TO APPEAR
CONRAD, JOSEPH (1857-1924). Polish-born British novelist who is regarded as one of the greatest of English novelists. Excellent content Autograph Letter Signed, “J. Conrad.” Two full pages, quarto. “Domeries[?], Luton, Wednesday”, no full date, but docketed “30/1/8.”, by the recipient. To “Dear Mr. Moore”.
THE NOTED INVENTOR, CHARLES WHEATSTONE ACCEPTS A DINNER INVITATION
WHEATSTONE, CHARLES. (1802-1875). Scientist and inventor; major figure in the development of electric telegraphy; In 1843, popularized the Wheatstone bridge, [invented by British mathematician Samuel Christie] a device that accurately measured electrical resistance; patented an early telegraph. Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person: “Sir Charles Wheatstone”, on his ‘19 Park Crescent, Parkland Place, NW’ embossed stationary. One page, octavo. [London], May 19, 1868. Very fine condition.
RUTHERFORD B. HAYES ~~ A FINE, AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED — ON PRISON REFORM, A TOPIC THAT HE WAS TO PASSIONATELY EMBRACE IN HIS POST PRESIDENTIAL YEARS
HAYES, RUTHERFORD B(IRCHARD). (1822-93). Nineteenth President of the United States (1877-81). Attractive, boldly penned, Autograph Letter Signed, “Rutherford B. Hayes”. One full page, large octavo. ‘Spiegel Grove, Fremont O[hio]’, February 12, 1888. Very fine condition.
MILLARD FILLMORE — AN EXTREMELY LONG, EARLY, AND DETAILED LETTER ON THE “UNCEASING DRUDGERY” OF CONGRESSIONAL LIFE, POLITICAL ELECTIONS, CANADIAN REBELLIONS, AND IMMEDIATE FAMILY MATTERS
FILLMORE, MILLARD. (1800-74). Thirteenth President of the United States (1850-3). Exceptional Autograph Letter Signed, “Millard Fillmore”. Three very full pages, quarto. Washington, D.C., March 16, 1838.