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AITKEN (Mary Carlyle, 1843-1895, niece of Thomas Carlyle)

Autograph Letter Signed 'Mary Carlyle Aitken' and subscribed to 'Reverend Sir', saying that "Mr Carlyle, my uncle, bids me ask you to accept his cordial thanks for your very kind letter ... forwarded hither ... and also for the Book, which no doubt lies safe at Chelsea waiting his return", and that "when he gets back to London, it will give him much pleasure to make your acquaintance. We shall not be absent ... two or three weeks. I will, however send you a word when we get settled again at Chelsea", 2 sides oblong 8vo., Keston Lodge, Beckenham, 30th August

Item Date:  1875
Stock No:  55866      £35

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ALDISS (Brian Wilson, 1925-2017, Writer best known for his Science Fiction works)

Typed Letter Signed to John Gwynne Hughes thanking him for his letter and sending his autograph, saying he is "delighted to give it to you ...". 1 side A4, Heath House, Southmoor, Berks, 1st August

Item Date:  1972
Stock No:  39886      £150

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ALDRIDGE (Harold Edward James, b. 1918, Writer)

Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Cond, sending the "postage for the coat-lining", and saying "Our boy was very ill again ... I had hoped to come down and repay it in person" and "bring the family to the Deer Park for a weekend. Now we are off to Switzerland, so I shant be able to fish in your stream ... many thanks for your trouble", 23 Queensgate Terrace, S.W.7, 12th May n.y., c.

Item Date:  1960
Stock No:  16671      £20

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ALDRIDGE (Harold Edward James, b. 1918, Writer)

Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Cond, saying "How nice to hear from you again ... we always go off to the sun in the summer", but if they do come down to Devon "we''ll drop in ... The elder boy is 16, the younger 12. They havent been bitten with the writing bug, but they have both got our travelling bug ... I am writing a history of Cairo at the moment", 2 sides 8vo., 21 Kersley Street, Battersea, S.W.11, 5th May

Item Date:  1966
Stock No:  16672      £20

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ALEXANDER (Mrs Cecil Frances, neé Humphreys, 1818-1895, Hymn-writer and Poetess, wife of the Bishop of Derry)

Autograph Manuscript Signed with initials 'C.F.A.', titled "For Flower Sunday" being the 10-verse hymn 'For Flower Sunday' written in 1879 for the Flower Show at St Luke's Church Chelsea beginning with the lines: "Father of this fair Creation, / Dear redeemer of our race, / Thee, we praise in meek oblation, / Brightest things, in holiest place. / Thou hast touch'd the earth with beauty, / Spreading flowers beneath our feet, / Making beautiful our duty, / Making all our service sweet ..." the final verse is "So we bring our flowers, and leave them / For the sick child's lingering touch, / God regard them, Christ receive them / Thou, (not we) hast loved much ...", 2 pages (originally 4 separate pieces laid down together), annotated in another hand, no place,

Item Date:  1879
Stock No:  41438      £375

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