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NASMYTH (James, 1808-1890, Engineer)

Autograph Letter Signed to "My dear Bicknell" thanking him for his note telling him "the day you propose to set out for Foreign Parts ... I shall hold myself ready to attend to your promised instructions as to when and where we are to forgather. I hope it won't be a sic transit though might spot the glory o'monday - but we must take our chance in such matters, awaiting your ... 'further particulars' as to the hour and the place ...", 1 side 8vo., Penshurst, Kent, 18th October

Item Date:  1878
Stock No:  40055      £275

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NIGHTINGALE (Florence, 1820-1910, Nurse & Hospital Reformer)

Autograph envelope in pencil signed in full and dated, addressed to W. S. Nicholson at "5 Manson Place, Queen's Gate", 4¾" x 3½", no place, 1st August

Item Date:  1889
Stock No:  40025      £325

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NIGHTINGALE (Florence, 1820-1910, Nurse and Hospital Reformer)

Fine Autograph Letter in pencil, Signed 'Florence Nightingale' to Sir James CAIRD (1837-1916, Scottish Jute Baron and Mathematician) saying that he had been "so very good as to say that you would let me know about Sir Edward Buck when you heard from him - how soon he was returning to London - how long he would be in London before returning to India ... when does he return to India? ... I want to see him & would return to London rather than miss him by a few days, if it is possible. Perhaps he is returning to India 'for 40 years'! Excuse therefore my troubling you. I trust that you & Lady Caird are well ...", 3 sides 8vo., Claydon House, Winslow, Bucks, 22nd September

Item Date:  1886
Stock No:  40459      £1250

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NIGHTINGALE (Florence, 1820-1910, Nurse and Hospital Reformer)

Fine Autograph Letter in pencil, Signed 'Florence Nightingale' to Lt. Col. FredK BRINE saying how sorry she is that she is not "able to be in London before the end of next week, at earliest' too late, I deeply regret, to see you. I trust that you did not 'put off' your return to India with inconvenience. I shall prove my gratitude for your most kind promise - more than kind - of 'true agency' - by availing myself of it ...", 2 sides 8vo.,

Item Date:  1886
Stock No:  40478      £975

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NORTH (Thomas, 1830-1884, Antiquary & Campanologist)

Autograph Letter Signed to Alfred Ellis concerning his "very valuable discovery at Barrow-on-soar & I am possessed of a Photograph of the relics ... the fact of yr finding no personal ornaments is simply in accordance with experience elsewhere and proves that the laws amongst the Romans enacted against the waste of trinkets and dresses by burying them with the dead was observed at Barrow ... Lamps similar ... have been found in other interments. The urn with two handles is of an exceedingly rare & valuable type ..." asking him to "preserve the fragments of what I have no doubt you properly imagine to be a lachrymatory or unquentarium; one is generally found in Roman interments. The remains of pottery too, should be carefully examined. I have little doubt you will trace the existence of a Pahera & a Prafericulum; that is a shallow saucer & a pitcher - vessels used for the funeral libation ... I notice in the Photograph a portion of an urn (pottery) that was also found ...", 4 sides 8vo., Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society, Southfields, 18th March

Item Date:  1867
Stock No:  15439      £95

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