Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
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On this day in 1630 Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland was born in St. James's Palace. In 1660 On his 30th birthday he returned to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth came to an end. In 1852 Jenny Lind left New York after her two-year American tour. She had gone to America at the invitation of the showman P. T. Barnum in 1850. She gave 93 large-scale concerts for him and then continued to tour under her own management. She earned more than $350,000 from these concerts, donating the proceeds to charities, principally the endowment of free schools in Sweden. RARE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED WITH INITIALS CHARLES II (1630-1685, King of Great Britain, restored 1660) Autograph note in the King’s hand signed with initials “C.R.” to “My Ld of Bath”, Peter MEWS, (1619-1706, Bishop of Bath & Wells, 1672-1684, of Winchester from 1684), “pray goe imediatly and acquainte my Ld Tres: with what I have commanded you”, and on the other side an autograph note by the Bishop “I recd this the 24th March 1678/9 and the comand was that I should gett out of the way & not appear ... This note is writt wth ye knigs [sic] own hand”, on the back is Mews’ autograph endorsement “The kings note, 24 March 1678/9”, 2 sides 4to., no place, 24th March 1678 modern reckoning, 1679 37890 LIND (Jenny (Goldschmidt), 1820-1887, Singer, ‘The Swedish Nightingale’) Autograph Letter Signed (“Jenny Goldschmidt”) to Mrs Holland thanking her effusively for her kind letter which she doesn’t know how she has deserved but “as we say in Sweden - Good - tastes Good! If you will let my wild children dine and play with yours ... I will feel very thankful ... but I cannot answer for their conduct ... they are however great treasures to us and very affectionate although I speak so bad of them ... I was delighted with Rugby and Dr Temple,...”, and she has put in a PS “Wild - not Mild!!”, 4 sides 8vo., Stamford, 31st March no year., 25981
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