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ARMSTRONG (Martin Donisthorpe, 1882-1974, Writer and Editor)

Autograph Letter Signed to 'Roughie', William Nicol Roughead, (publisher and editor) saying he regards it "as a sacred duty ... to do my best to reduce the alarming accumulation of booze in your cupboard", but "when the blessed opportunity will arise I cannot say, but ... I will give you good notice", the fact that Roughead is well "means, I presume, that there is purl on the water & the fish on the feed", sadly he must forgo "the Saintsbury Dinner", named after the critic George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, "the laws of hospitality forbid", 2 sides 8vo., Farrs, Sutton, near Pulborough, Sussex, 11th October

Item Date:  1948
Stock No:  15245      £15

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ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Autograph Letter Signed to the Dean of ELY (Rev. Charles MERIVALE, 1808-1893, Historian and Churchman) telling him that "The 'French Eton' was published in Macmillan's Magazine, but Macmillan reprinted it at a cheap rate, I think 2/6, and I do not think it is, like my book on Foreign Schools & Universities, out of print ...", 1 side 8vo., Education Department, Whitehall headed paper, Harrow, 2nd October

Item Date:  1872
Stock No:  40142      £550

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ARNOLD (Thomas, 1796-1842, Headmaster of Rugby from 1828, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1841-1842, Immortalised in 'Tom Brown's School Days')

Fine long Autograph Letter Signed to my dear Mr MERIVALE thanking him for his letter and saying that it was "most interesting though most distressing. The moment that I had read it, I felt determined, if I was obliged to fill up your Brother's Place as a Master, to endeavour at least as far as in me lay to find a successor such as he would most entirely approve of and therefore I write to ask, whether you could be persuaded yourself to join us at Rugby. I need say nothing of the situation, because you know it well, I will only say that your coming here would be a high gratification to myself personally and I think it would be a credit and an advantage to the School to have a man of your name & high character amongst us. I am not however in a condition to carry my offer into effect before August 1842 - because fully hoping that your Brother's Absence would only be temporary I had made an arrangement with a man to come here for a twelve month, & this arrangement I cannot of course now depart from. But next year, if it suited your plans to join us, I should have the greatest pleasure in welcoming you, and i should also ask you to take the charge of the 5th Form which was your Brother's. I may be asking what is altogether at variance with your views, in that case you must forgive me for troubling you with the matter, but as it was possible that our life here might not be disagreeable to you, I was at least anxious not to lose the chance of getting you amongst us ...", 3 sides 8vo., Rugby, 9th June

Item Date:  1841
Stock No:  40144      £375

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ARNOLD (Sir Edwin, 1832-1904, Poet & Journalist)

Autograph Letter Signed to G. Walford, asking him about his article on Garibaldi "With an outline 'Italy' - (shattered fetters at her feet and on her wrists etc etc) this might not misbecome the days & your pages - or if the time failed they might be inserted without illustration; for Garibaldi will not wait for time, tide or engraver ...", 1 side 8vo., on crested paper with a decorative border, Northampton, 16th September n.y., c.

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  4675      £30

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ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Fine signature and date, 22nd February laid down on card with a postcard portrait

Item Date:  1878
Stock No:  21390      £115

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