BAYARD TALYOR ~ WRITING TO THE AUTHOR OF: TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, RICHARD HENRY DANA ~ OF HIS EXTENSIVE TRAVELS IN INDIA IN 1853
TAYLOR, BAYARD. (1825-78). American author; the first great American travel writer. Remarkable Autograph Letter Signed, “Bayard Taylor”. Two very full pages, large octavo. “Capital of the Great Mogul (Delhi)”, January 26, 1853.
CHURCHILL WRITING AT A PIVITAL POINT IN HIS REMARKABLE LIFE’S STORY ~ GIVING NOTICE TO SIR GEORGE ALLEN, PUBLISHER OF ‘THE PIONEER’, INDIA’S ENGLISH DAILY NEWSPAPER, — OF HIS ARRIVAL IN SOUTH AFRICA, TO COVER THE BOER WAR AS A NEWSPAPER CORRESPONDENT – SAYING: “I WAS PACKED OFF TO S. AFRICA IN SUCH A HURRY TO CHRONICLE THIS WAR” —
NOT KNOWING THAT JUST A MEAR TWO WEEKS LATER, HE WAS TO BE CAPTURED, WHEN HIS ARMOURED TRAIN WAS AMBUSHED BY THE BOERS. HIS SUBSEQUENT DARING ESCAPE, MADE HEADLINES THE WORLD OVER, AND SERVED AS THE LAUCHING PAD FOR HIS REMARKABLE POLITICAL CAREER
CHURCHILL, WINSTON, S. (1874-1965). British statesman, and Prime Minister. Simply superb, and irreplaceable Autograph Letter Signed “Winston S. Churchill”, as newspaper correspondent for the Morning Post to cover the Boer War. Two pages, octavo on blindstamped “South Africa” stationery. Cape Town, [South Africa]. October 30, .
“AS COMMANDER OF THE EXPEDITION, IT WAS MY DUTY TO BRING FORWARD THE WORK OF THE OFFICERS COMPOSING THE EXPEDITION, NOT AS WORKS OF ART SUCH AS YOURS, BUT AS BEING DESCRIPTIVE OF THE COUNTRY…”
CHESNEY, FRANCIS RAWDON . (1789-1872). British General, soldier and explorer of the Euphrates River whose expedition proved the practicability of the Euphrates route to India. Two, relatively rare, Autograph Letters Signed, “F.R. Chesney”. Four full pages total, quarto.
“MUSSOLINI AND HITLER, HAVING DONE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE TO THEIR COUNTRIES’ — ‘IN EVERY PUBLIC REFERENCE OF MINE TO THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS, DENOUNCED AND RIDICULED IT IN THE MOST UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS. I HAVE NEVER SUGGESTED THAT THE IMPERIALIST WAR OF CONQUEST BY JAPAN ON CHINA IS COMPARABLE IN ANY WAY TO THE ITALIAN CONQUEST OF ABYSSINIA’ —
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Superb Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One and a quarter pages, quarto. [London] October 6, 1937. To Henry Elphick
GANDHI — SPEAKING ON THE SALT RIOTS AND SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN INDIA!
GANDHI, MONHANDAS KARAMCHAND. (1869-1948). Considered the father of the Indian Independence movement; created his concept of satyagraha, a non-violent way of protesting against injustices; returned to India in 1914 to found and lead the Indian independence movement. An exceedingly-scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “your sincere, old friend /M.K. Gandhi”. Two full pages, quarto, in pencil. “Ahmedabad, 25th February [no year, but circa 1930].
EARLY ALS OF BADEN POWELL, FOUNDER OF THE BOY SCOUTS, WRITTEN WHILE IN INDIA
BADEN-POWELL, ROBERT. 1st BARON BADEN-POWELL (1857-1941). “Hero of The Siege of Mafeking” in South Africa during the Second Boer War; best remembered as the founder of the Boy Scout Movement. Autograph Letter Signed, “R. Baden Powell,” on imprinted “Sialkot, Punjab” letterhead. Four full pages, octavo. “On route to Bombay. [India]” April 29, no year. [Circa 1897/8?]