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MACALISTER (Sir Donald, 1854-1934, President of the General Medical Council, 1904-1931, Principal of Glasgow University 1907-1929, from 1924 1st Bt.)

Autograph letter signed to J. Wells, regretting he will "not be free in Sept[emb]r to accept" his invitation, but wishing him "all success in your work", 1 side 7" x 4½", Medical Council Office, 299 Oxford Street, London, 12th July small mark in top blank margin

Item Date:  1907
Stock No:  54174      £35

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MANBY (Charles, 1804-1884, Civil Engineer)

Autograph Letter Signed to "Madam", fearing that he will "not be in town of Friday, but if I am I shan't fail to be present at your benefit ..", 2 sides sm. 8vo., T.R. Adelphi, 9th July no year., conjugate blank unevenly torn at the edge

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  15449      £15

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[MARCONI (Guglielmo, 1874-1937, Wireless Pioneer)]

Autograph note in English, signed by his widow Marchesa Marconi, "It would give me much pleasure if you could be present" on her printed card, together with a printed invitation in Italian with translation, and ticket for 1 car for the inauguration of the monument to Marconi at the Roman Universal Exposition, to be attended by the Head of State, 11th December

Item Date:  1959
Stock No:  11674      £95

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MARCONI (Guglielmo, 1874-1937, Wireless Pioneer) and his 2nd wife MARIA CRISTINA (née Bezzi-Scali)

Fine and charming portrait photograph, by Eva Barrett of Rome, showing them seated, half-length in profile to the left, with their daughter Elettra (b. 20th July 1930) on the Marchesa's knee, turning round to look at her parents, signed on the mount in the Marchesa's hand 'Cristina-Elettra' and by him 'Guglielmo Marconi' and dated, 6" x 9" on mount 10" x 13", Rome, 18th February

Item Date:  1932
Stock No:  53814      £1250

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WIRELESS FOR HOSPITALS COLLECTING SHEET NO. 1 SIGNED BY THE ROYAL FAMILY. MARCONI AND THE MILLIONAIRESS LADY HOUSTON
MARCONI (Guglielmo, 1874-1937, Wireless Pioneer), EDWARD VIII (1894-1972, King of Great Britain, Later the Duke of Windsor), GEORGE VI (1895-1952, King of Great Britain), MARY (Princess Royal, 1897-1965, Countess of Harewood) and HENRY (Prince, 1900-1972, Duke of Gloucester) ARTHUR (1850-1942, 3rd son of Queen Victoria, Field Marshal and Governor of Canada, Duke of Connaught), Lucy LADY HOUSTON (1857-1936, Benefactor, Philanthropist, Adventurer and Patriot), Lord NUFFIELD (William Morris, 1st Viscount, 1877-1963, Motor manufacturer and Philanthropist), Edward W. MEYERSTEIN(1863-1942, Jewish Merchant, Stockbroker and Philanthropist) and Montague BURTON (1885-1952, Founder of Burton's stores and Philanthropist)

Presentation binder for the Collection Sheet for the News Chronicle Wireless for Hospitals Fund signed first by the members of the Royal family, starting with Edward giving 25 guineas, his brother Albert 10, and the others giving £5 each, Lady Houston has donated 25 guineas as has Lord Nuffield whereas Marconi only gave £5, the others gave varying amounts between £5 and 25 guineas, the pages are decorated with a pattern of gilt flowers and leaves, there is a description of the project at the front and a list of the Council members at the back, the whole bound in white leather with cream watered silk endpapers and a gold tassle, 13" x 10", no place, no date, circa

Item Date:  1932
Stock No:  37178      £1675

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