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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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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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