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ALEXANDRA (of Denmark, 1844-1925, Queen of Edward VII)

Fine photo by W. & D. Downey, signed "Edward & Alexandra" and insciribed on the mount "For my beloved General PROBYN" (Sir Dighton, 1833-1924, Army Officer, V.C., Comptroller of the Household and Keeper of the Privy Purse) showing them standing together in their magnificent Robes at their last state opening of Parliament, 5¾" x54" in mount 10½" x 8", no place, no date but

Item Date:  1910
Stock No:  40159      £450

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[ALEXANDRA (Grand Duchess Constantine, 1830-1911, daughter of Joseph of Saxe-Altenburg)]

Unsigned carte de visite photo by E. Desmaisons of Paris of the portrait of the Grand Duchess by Franz Xavier WINTERHALTER, showing her three quarters length in a beautiful dress, 4" x 2½", no place, no date,

Item Date:  1860
Stock No:  40102      £200

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ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Macmillan thanking her for her invitation which he accepts "with great pleasure, but I have quarters near the Club where I will return to sleep, thank you for your hospitable offer all the same ...", 1 side 8vo., Pains Hill Cottage, Cobham, 25th April no year, circa

Item Date:  1885
Stock No:  40097      £575

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ARNOLD (Thomas, 1796-1842, Headmaster of Rugby from 1828, Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford, 1841-1842, Immortalised in 'Tom Brown's School Days')

Fine long Autograph Letter Signed to my dear Mr MERIVALE thanking him for his letter and saying that it was "most interesting though most distressing. The moment that I had read it, I felt determined, if I was obliged to fill up your Brother's Place as a Master, to endeavour at least as far as in me lay to find a successor such as he would most entirely approve of and therefore I write to ask, whether you could be persuaded yourself to join us at Rugby. I need say nothing of the situation, because you know it well, I will only say that your coming here would be a high gratification to myself personally and I think it would be a credit and an advantage to the School to have a man of your name & high character amongst us. I am not however in a condition to carry my offer into effect before August 1842 - because fully hoping that your Brother's Absence would only be temporary I had made an arrangement with a man to come here for a twelve month, & this arrangement I cannot of course now depart from. But next year, if it suited your plans to join us, I should have the greatest pleasure in welcoming you, and i should also ask you to take the charge of the 5th Form which was your Brother's. I may be asking what is altogether at variance with your views, in that case you must forgive me for troubling you with the matter, but as it was possible that our life here might not be disagreeable to you, I was at least anxious not to lose the chance of getting you amongst us ...", 3 sides 8vo., Rugby, 9th June

Item Date:  1841
Stock No:  40144      £375

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ARNOLD (Matthew, 1822-1888, Poet)

Autograph Letter Signed to the Dean of ELY (Rev. Charles MERIVALE, 1808-1893, Historian and Churchman) telling him that "The 'French Eton' was published in Macmillan's Magazine, but Macmillan reprinted it at a cheap rate, I think 2/6, and I do not think it is, like my book on Foreign Schools & Universities, out of print ...", 1 side 8vo., Education Department, Whitehall headed paper, Harrow, 2nd October

Item Date:  1872
Stock No:  40142      £550

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