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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed 'My dear Emma', saying "You have interested me by your account of your young friend & I send you some autographs which are really valuable", the list includes Jeremy Bentham, (Bowring's mentor), Dr Parr, Dr George Gregory [probably the physician], J.B. Say, the French political economist, Elizabeth Benger (writer and abolitionist), "and the MS of some verses of mine printed in the Inquirer and elsewhere. Now let the fair young lady send me her photograph", joking about his own age, "but as she has a virtuous hobby horse - give her all my good wishes if she determines on riding the matrimonial journey. We have been very busy - pleased because every body seemed pleased ... I hope all Hampstead news will soon be brighter ... Yours affectionately", 3 sides 7" x 4½", Claremont, Exeter, 7th September the portion above the subscription has been deleted and cut away, apparently by Sir John himself

Item Date:  1865
Stock No:  53546      £125

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed to 'Dr Sir', saying "I mentioned to Dr Mackay that in the Vol: of [Alexander] Somerville lately published 'Whistler at the Plough' there is a biographical notice of me which is tolerably correct ... Ever yours truly", 1 side 6" x 4½", The Athenaeum, no date, circa left blank margin a trifle uneven, traces of laying down by corners on blank verso

Item Date:  1853
Stock No:  53472      £175

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed to Henry Denny (1803-1871), entomologist, curator of the museum of the Leeds Literary and Philosophical Society, saying he is "not aware I shall have occasion to refer to any Diagrams on Tuesday next. I hope to leave for Sheffield on Saturday when my address will be at my nephew's Mr Fredk. Ward Belmont", blind embossed stamp of Sir John's personal coat of arms with motto 'Onward', The Athenaeum, London, 1 side 7¼" x 4½", 17th February tiny defect in blank fourth side from former laying down

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  53467      £150

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed to H[is] Pr[ussian] M[ajesty's] Consul General, sending him "a proof of the Translation of the Tariff of the Zoll Verband [not present]" and saying "I shall be much obliged to you for any observations thereon", note of receipt and answer on fourth side, the letter 1 side 7¾" x 5", 1 Queen Square West[minster] [now Queen Anne's Gate], 10th December defects in blank corners of side 4 from former laying down

Item Date:  1839
Stock No:  53464      £175

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BOWRING (Sir John, 1792-1872, M.P., F.R.S., Linguist, Governor and Ambassador, opened up trade with King Mongkut of Siam, favourite pupil of Jeremy Bentham)

Autograph letter signed, to 'Hodges' probably Edward HODGES (1796-1867, Composer of Hymns) concerning some words and music which he has "sent off to Ledesma the three pieces of Music with words - I am tolerably satisfied with two of them - but not so with the third", he encloses the 4 verses of a stirring hymn and ends "I have been poor enough not to keep a copy of two - this is one", 1 side 4to., London, 19th January

Item Date:  1836
Stock No:  36250      £675

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