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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 envelope front signed to R. J. Watts

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  6967      £18

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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 an unnamed correspondent saying he is "much indebted to you for your kind attention in sending me the Volume of one for whose genius I have a high respect. I shall suggest to the ... Committee the sending one of the exiles (?) to Birmingham but a disposition of these unfortunate strangers is of all things most desirable ...". 1 side 8vo., Devon, 11th February the top third has been neatly removed without loss of text

Item Date:  1826
Stock No:  39390      £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 Richard POTTER in Manchester (1778-1842, Radical Non-Conformist Liberal MP for Wigan) saying that he has heard "that Cobbett has been abusing me. Will you be so kind as to send me Whittle's advertising & any other papers which have reference to the subject, the expense of which I will gratefully repay. Mr Howard will I hope have been able to send you such information as you deserve as to the Printing Acts ...", 1 side 4to., with integral autograph address leaf endorsed for free Postage by Joseph HUME (777-1855, Radical Statesman), London 17th September unevenly trimmed at the bottom without loss of text

Item Date:  1832
Stock No:  40069      £125

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BROOKE (Sir James, 1803-1868, Raja of Sarawak)

Autograph letter signed to Mrs Vaughan claiming "the privilege of an old acquaintance to reply in the matter to your invitation for Saturday. I am expecting my sister here and will therefore avail myself of the option you give of dining with Dr Vaughan and yourself on Monday next instead ..." ending that he had heard from her brother and "hope to see Mrs Stanley when she returns to town ...", 3 sides small 8vo., no place, no date, Friday

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  37929      £375

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BROOKE (Sir James, 1803-1868, Raja of Sarawak)

Autograph letter signed to Herman Merivale, (1806-1874, Under-Secretary for India), headed 'Private', saying that "a young relation of mine is going to try his fortune in Southern Australia and in a few days sails for Port Phil[l]ip" the gateway to Melbourne, he would like an introduction "to the governor of the settlement and would very much prefer any official appointment under the local government to either gold washing or farming. Can you assist?", he continues, "Sir John Pakington", (1799-1880, Secretary for War and the Colonies), "wanted me at the C[olonial] O[ffice] on the 21st but unfortunately I did not get the note till yesterday" as he was "doing my devoir towards Mr [Henry] Drummond", (1786-1860, member for West Surrey), "at his election", but recommending "an article in the Edinburgh [Review] which is the best account of our political relations", he is anxious to confer with members of the government on Borneo, "My own mind is made up for one or other course - efficiency on the one hand or independence on the other ... I shall be sorry to see such a field lost, but anything is better than measures insufficient to insure success", last line and subscription cross written but perfectly legible, 4 sides 7¼" x 4½", Reigate, 23rd July

Item Date:  1852
Stock No:  53547      £575

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