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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 the Revd. Burford Waring Gibsone, (1828-1896, Headmaster of Grosvenor College, Bath, and of St. Peter's College, Eaton Square), saying he believes "I am to give a lecture at your Athenaeum on the 29th & at some time in the coming year ... I shall cheerfully place my services at your disposal", 1 side 8vo., 3 Windsor Terrace, Clifton, 6th October slight traces of laying down on blank verso

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  53468      £145

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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 the Revd. Burford Waring Gibsone, (1828-1896, Headmaster of Grosvenor College, Bath, and of St. Peter's College, Eaton Square), saying he has been seriously ill at home, and is now on his way to N. Italy, "I have some public business in hand both at Turin and Paris and must therefore ... postpone any engagement ... to ... lecture", Cività Vecchia, 29th April slight traces of laying down on blank verso

Item Date:  1861
Stock No:  14738      £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 William Pengelley, F.R.S., (1812-1894, the geologist of Devonshire), in Torquay, asking him to dine on Tuesday "to meet Mr Symonds and a few friends", and to "kindly bring up an Umbrella which we left at No. 1 Abbey Crescent & which will be sent to you by Mrs Harwood (Lady B's sister) ... We spent yesterday at Torquay but there was no time to call on you", adding "The B[ritish] A[ssociation] come to Exeter - I wrote Plym[ou]t[h] to co-operate - I have heard from Grove. He and Phillips came to the same conclusion independently", 2 sides 7" x 4½", blind embossed crest and 'B', Claremont, Exeter, 2nd March some light traces of laying down by verso, affecting one word (easily supplied), offset at blank foot of verso from a bookseller's catalogue, a little light crumpling on left side, reading unaffected

Item Date:  1868
Stock No:  53470      £165

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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 verses signed and titled 'Perpetual Production', musing on the idea that if atoms are indestructible, so perhaps are the thoughts of man, circulating and recirculating, and that even more "The soul, - which is of nobler birth Must live - must live eternally", 40 lines with several autograph alterations, 2 sides 4to., no place, no date, c.

Item Date:  1850
Stock No:  51814      £275

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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)

Delightful autograph letter signed to Miss Ronalds, saying "Mrs Bowring sends me your note - throws upon me the awful responsibility of answering it", explaining that "Tomorrow evening is the last evening we shall have with our friend Klentz - Last evenings, they say, should not be extensively social - but sordid - and selfish - thinking only about ourselves & not about others. We must therefore lock up Mr Klentz to morrow evening - & endeavor to extort from him all the confidential things he may have to say - for that long future - perhaps that Ever which is about to separate us. Yours truly", laid down on the conjugate leaf is an interesting cutting about Sir John, (newly knighted in 1854), the letter 1 side 8" x 5", addressee's name on side 4, Hove Cottage, 16th September on side 4, small corner defect and other light traces of laying down by corners

Item Date:  1826
Stock No:  53463      £275

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