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[RADCLYFFE (3rd Earl of Derwentwater, 1689-1716, Jacobite, Executed for Treason)

Inventory of Household Goods for James Radclyffe headed "An Inventory of the Household Goods of the late Lord Derwentwater at Dilston House" and listing "At the Garretts - 7 plain Bedsteads, 3 with Blew & 4 with green coarse Kidderminster Curtains one side of the Rooms being hung with the same ... In the Servts Room ... 3 old Bedsteads with Ordinary beding to one ... On the same floor - 1 small Bedstead with Coarse Curtains ... 1 peer Glass Cracked ... On the same floor - A pr of small Bay Trees, 5 orange trees, 2 laurentines, 3 small Myrtles, 1 Spanish brome. In the Nursery - 2 Nunns Pictures, 1 old Chair, Old Bedstead. In the Dining Room - 1 Oval Table, 1 Card Table, 12 Carve Chairs, 2 prs of Window Curtains of White knotted Dimmety ... large Iron Stove. In the Passage - A Napkin press with drawers. In the Steward's Room - A small Bedstead with Curtains of Scotch Pladd with Hangings ... Bed Blanketts & Quilt ... a small Desk, an Easy Chair, 4 Carve Chairs, 2 little tables, 9 Old Pictures ... An Iron Stove, Tongs, fire Shovel, Poker and fender ... In the Maid's room - An Old Bedstead .. Chest of Drawers 7 broken Chairs ... In the Servts Hall - 2 long Tables ... Old brewing Tubbs. In the Cellars - 9 Empty Casks, 2 Thralls ... In the Kitchen - 4 Small Pewter Dishes, 10 plates, 3 old brass panns ... In the Scullery & Bakehouse - 1 Piggin, 3 Dough Tubbs, 2 Dripping panns ... In the Wash House - 8 Washing Tubbs ... In the Brew House - 2 Mashing Tubbs ..." the appraisal by Matthew Llewelin and Nicholas Tooke valued the contents, excluding the Earl's personal possesions at £22.19s and 742 deal boards added a further £45, the property was sold the same day - "The Goods before mentioned sold to Mr Ralph Wood of Needless Hall in the Parish of Harburn in the County of Northumberland the 17th Day of Aprill 1717 for the Sume of Sixty Eight pounds by me. Henry Gibbs ...", with a further receipt signed by Lewis Elstobb Receiver of the Exchequer for the money received from Ralph Woods on 14th August 1717, 2 sides folio, Dilston Hall, 17th April

Item Date:  1717
Stock No:  41664      £475

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RAGLAN (Lord FitzRoy Somerset, 1788-1855, from 1852 1st Baron, from 1854 British Commander in the Crimea, Field Marshal)

Autograph Letter Signed 'FitzRoy Somerset', to 'My dear Sir', William Henderson, saying that "the Commanding Officer of His Royal Horse Guards Blue is willing to take Robert Jasper (?) in to the Rgt if he passes an examination to be fit for the service. Robert ... must be examined by the Surgeon of the Blues on his presenting himself at the Regent's Park Barracks with a note from you to state that he is the person I had written about, but the Colonel would recommend that he should first be examined by the Medical Officer of the 14th in order that if he has any defect he may be saved the expense of coming to London. I have written to the Commanding Officer ... on the subject and would suggest that you should desire ... to report himself to him ..." with a postscript that "he will have to defrey the whole expense of his journey to Town ...", 3 sides 8vo., Horse Guards, 24th January

Item Date:  1840
Stock No:  41652      £225

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ROGERS (Samuel, 1763-1855, Poet, Friend of Byron)

Final page of an Autograph Letter Signed with initials to an unnamed correspondent, saying he "would sooner that the book had never been written than that it should have given you a moment's thought. I have three Copies & care no more for it than a pinch of snuff, if I may say so, having never taken a pinch in my life. If you send me the last Volume I shall throw it instantly into the fire, so much do I hate it for having given you such vexation. Many, many thanks for the Orange flower - It shall be buried with me ..." with a postscript that "If you say Dear Sir to me I shall say to you Dear Madam", 1 side 8vo., no place, 2nd July

Item Date:  1844
Stock No:  41646      £75

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ROMILLY (Joseph, 1791-1864, Registrar of Cambridge University, 1832-1861)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Paget, wife of Dr (later Sir) George Edward PAGET, (1809-1892, of Gonville & Caius, Cambridge, from 1872 Regius Professor of Physic), saying that "reiterated acts of kindness call forth reiterated expressions of gratitude, as Johnson might have said in his sonorous language. So I again thank you heartily for your fresh kindness in giving me another present of delicious pears. I have just eaten one for my dessert & found it excellent ...", 2 sides small 8vo., 13th November

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  41655      £60

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ROSEBERY (4th Earl, Archibald John Primrose, 1783-1868, Politician)

Fine Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Starkey Saying that he is "very much obliged to you for a letter which you wrote to Mrs Franks respecting a Colly puppy, & which she forwarded to us. The puppy of this sort, which I have been in search of is for the Queen; & I have therefore sent your letter to Lord Waterpark, who is now in waiting at Windsor, with a request that he will take the proper means for ascertaining whether it is H.M.'s pleasure to accept the one named in it. In order to save time, I have told Lord Waterpark to correspond directly with yourself ...", 2 sides 8vo., Dalmeny Park, 24th October

Item Date:  1849
Stock No:  41674      £150

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