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Collection of autograph and signed documents and letters, 1865-1870

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Collection of autograph and signed documents and letters, 1865-1870
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Extent and format
pp. 142
Half leather binding, green, with red lettering-pieces.
Scope and content

'Carte drolatique d'Europe pour 1870 dressee par Hadol' (coloured print by Paul Hadol), p. 1;

Prince Eszterhazy, Austrian Ambassador (coloured etching by Richard Dighton, 1822), p. 10;

Michael Faraday (als, 1842), p. 30;

Charles Kean (portrait, chalk and charcoal, in costume, and note, 1848), pp. 43-4;

Earl of Cardigan (equestrian portrait, lithograph), p. 49;

Henry, Baron Brougham (3 alls, 1852, n.d., 1847), pp. 56, 58;

G. Rossini (note, 1859), p. 66;

Charles de Kontski (autograph music, 'Andante', 1844, his arms, poem to Blanche Vincent from ?Mathilde du Plessis, but in the hand of Kontski), pp. 73-4;

Sir Henry Ellis (als conc. the admission of Blanche Vincent to the British Museum to consult MSS), p. 80;

Alphonse de Lamartine (lithograph, als to Comte Edouard de Sercy, gold leaf from a crown given to Lamartine after the 1848 revolution), pp. 89-92;

Hector Berlioz (note to admit Schindler to a rehearsal), p. 94;

John Cam Hobhouse (als), p. 96;

Charles Augustin de Sainte-Beuve (note explaining his absence for security reasons), p. 106;

Edward (Stanley), 14th Earl of Derby (als, poem on the death of a friend, written as a boy of thirteen), pp. 110, 112;

Charles Dickens (als, 1842, to the Earl of Mulgrave), p. 120;

Giuseppe Mercadante (autograph music, two short five-part instrumental pieces on the same bass), p. 126;

Michael Balfe (als, 1851), p. 127;

Alexandre Dumas (als), p. 130;

Gen. Charles Ashe Windham, CB (humorous account of the retreat from Nursling (a social occasion) and als to Lady Vincent), pp. 138, 140.
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Finding aids
A detailed index to this collection exists on index cards in the Society of Antiquaries library.