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BABBAGE-40648-1.jpg BABBAGE WRITES ABOUT HIS FATHER'S DEATH
BABBAGE (Charles, 1792-1871, Mathematician & Inventor, the "Father of the Computer")

Fine Autograph Letter signed to "Dear Cousin", the Rev. T. W. WINDEATT, (Thomas White, 1769-1827, Poet and Pastor) saying that "The gradually increasing infirmities of my father will have prepared you to expect his death which took place on Tuesday last at nine o'clock. My mother has been unable to write until my arrival. Will you have the kindness to inform any branches of the family residing at Totnes. It is not yet arranged on what day the funeral will take place but probably at the commencement of the ensuing week. With kindest regards to your mother and all her family ...", 1 side 4to., with conjugate autograph address leaf, Teignmouth, 8th February

Item Date:  1827
Stock No:  40648      £2250

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BATTEN (Jean, 1909-1982, Early Aviatrix who broke Amy JOHNSON's record for the flight from England to Australia, and Writer)

Very Fine Photo Signed and dated showing her head and shoulders wearing her flying hat and goggles, 8½" x 6½", Estonia,

Item Date:  1939
Stock No:  40663      £275

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BEATON (Sir Cecil, 1904-1980, Photographer & Designer)

Testy Autograph Letter signed "Cecil" to Philip DOSSE (died 2018, Publisher of 'Books and Bookmen') saying that he "would be appalled to have that little __ write the review of my Diaries. He wrote a biased stinking review in Chicago when I was there of the last vol and this one contains v unflattering things about his loathsome father so I know he'd do his damnedest. Please get it back from him & let me be reassured of this. Thanking you for the help ...", 2 sides 8vo., 8 Pelham Place, SW7, no date

Item Date:  1963
Stock No:  40652      £125

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