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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October 07


On this day in 1904 Isabella Bishop died a few months after returning from a trip to Morocco. She was an explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1894 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., died at the age of 88. He was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, his peers acclaimed him as one of the best writers of the day. BISHOP (Isabella Lucy, née Bird, 1831-1904, Traveller & Authoress) Autograph Letter Signed in her married name to Miss La Touche saying that she is “truly sorry ... that I cannot go to Dundalk! I should so much have liked to have been among warm friends ... and to have seen something of Irish people with whom I am to make an address on Missions on a very special occasion at the Kensington Town Hall on the 12th and must reluctantly leave Dublin on the 11th after arriving on the 9th. Literally every day till the middle of July has some engagement of one sort or other and this sadly curtails my visit to Ireland. I think I ought to mention in view of your kind intentions that I am fighting some what of a losing battle ... ” 3 sides 8vo., 20 Earls Terrace, Kensington, London, 24th March 1898 38593

HOLMES (Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894, American Writer) Fine collection of six Autograph Letters Signed to James McCARROLL (1814-1892, Canadian Journalist, Poet, Musician and Inventor, in particular popular for his poems and comic letters in the Irish brogue) and one printed letter from Dr. Holmes in the third person with autograph additions, Holmes commends his verses and McCarroll’s last book of poems ‘Madeline’, 1889, with a copy of ‘Madeline’ inscribed by McCarroll to his stepson Henry W. Dolmage, together 16 sides 8vo., 6 envelopes and McCarroll’s ‘Madeline’, Boston or Beverly Farms (on Massachusetts’ North Shore), neatly mounted together in a small volume 36145

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