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ABERDEEN, John Campbell Hamilton Gordon, First Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair [1847-1934].
Photo postcard, signed.
np: nd..
5 ¼" x 3 3/8". ABERDEEN, John Campbell Hamilton Gordon, First Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair [1847-1934] [Governor-General of Canada (1893-1934)]. Photo (of Aberdeen) postcard, signed 'Aberdeen' to Miss M. John, stamped 'Private Secretary Lord Lieutenant.'
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala750                         Order / Enquire



BELLEAU, Sir Narcisse Fortunat [1808-1894]
Autograph letter in French, signed.
Montreal: 1867..
8vo. 3 pages. docket title. (horizontal & vertical folds - 2 short tears at folds, blank bit soiled). BELLEAU, Sir Narcisse Fortunat [1808-1894] [Premier of United Canada (1865-67); First Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Quebec (1867-73)]. Autograph letter in French, signed, dated Montreal, January 4, 1867 on Executive Council Canada letterhead, to the 'Procureur Général du Bas Canada'. [Docket Title: Letter the Honble N.F.Belleau Sentence of Death on three Fenians Commuted to Imprisonment in Penitentiary - order to take three in charge by N. Schillar (?) 4 January 1867 - Dispatched 9 January 1867]. An important letter from Narcisse Belleau, premier of United Canada, on the fate of three convicted Fenians. Belleau requests that the unnamed prisoners, whose death sentences have just been commuted to imprisonment, be transported, under armed guard and by special train, directly to the provincial penitentiary at Kingston. Belleau stresses the necessity of keeping the matter strictly confidential: "Ce qui suit doit être tenu sous le plus grand secret & executé avec toute la discretion dont vous avez fait preuve en plusieurs occasions. "
$899 USD                          Book Number: elala754                         Order / Enquire



BINNEY, Hibbert [1819-1887].
Autograph letter, signed.
Sydney(?): 1861(?)..
8vo. 4 pages. stitched in paper wrs. (horizontal folds). BINNEY, Hibbert [1819-1887] [Fourth Anglican Bishop of Nova Scotia (1851-87)]. Autograph letter, signed 'H. Nova Scotia', dated Sydney (.?), Hounston, March 26, 1861 (?), to Mr. Hodgson. ".I would have had much pleasure in being with you on the opening of your church if it had been possible, but I have been pretty well worked between friends & Societies since I came to England & I shall soon have to return to Halifax.".
$150 USD                          Book Number: elala756                         Order / Enquire



BISMARCK, Schönhausen [1815-1904]. [Chancellor of the German Empire (1871-1890) & Prince].
Manuscript letter, signed 'Reinhausen'.
Berlin: 1886.
oblong 8vo. 1 page. BISMARCK, Schönhausen [1815-1904]. [Chancellor of the German Empire (1871-1890) & Prince]. Autograph letter by way of 'Reinhausen', Member of the Vice Chancellors Office, signed 'Reinhausen', dated Berlin the 16 August 1886, to William Murray Esq. Hamilton. On Westlock watermarked paper. oblong 8vo. pp. 1. (horizontal & vertical folds with two short tears in left creases). "To your Honor I am instructed to express the sincere thanks of Prince Bismarck for the well wishing sentiments expressed in the verses, enclosed in your favor of the 27th".
$125 USD                          Book Number: alysser163                         Order / Enquire



BRIGHT, John [1811-1889].
Autograph letter, signed.
Rochdale: 1868..
24mo. 2 pages. BRIGHT, John [1811-1889] [British M.P., President of the Board of Trade]. Autograph letter, signed 'John Bright', dated Rochdale, August 19, 1868, to J.M.A.McCutcheon, General Agent, Fergus, Ontario. Offered with: Autograph letter, marked 'Copy', from McCutcheon to Bright, dated August 1, 1868. 4to. 3 pages.McCutcheon outlines the problems created by unscrupulous wholesale and retail merchants in Canada, and proposes that Britain would do well to establish a colonial trade agent in Canada. He offers himself as a candidate for the position, outlining his qualifications. Bright replies that he is unable to help: "I must leave the insecurity you speak of to cure itself." The Honourable John Bright of Rochdale, Lancashire, was a British statesman who was recognized as one of the most eloquent speakers of his day. Elected to Parliament in 1843, he fought successfully for the repeal of the Corn Laws. He denounced the British policy in the Crimean War and supported the union cause in the American Civil War. In 1868 he was appointed President of the British Board of Trade. He was Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1873 and 1888. He opposed the home rule policy of Prime Minister Gladstone.
$175 USD                          Book Number: elala758                         Order / Enquire



CARLETON, Sir Guy, First Baron Dorchester [1724-1808].
Manuscript letter, signed.
Quebec: 1791..
small 4to. one page, with integral blank (docket title on verso) (laid down). CARLETON, Sir Guy, First Baron Dorchester [1724-1808] [Lieutenant-Governor (1766-68) and Governor (1768-78) of the Province of Quebec; Commander-in-Chief of the British Forces in North America (1782-86); Governor of Quebec and Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1786-96). Manuscript letter, signed 'Dorchester', dated Quebec, January 13, 1791, to Alexander Adair in London, marked 'Duplicate'. Informing Adair that "I drew on you in favour of Mr. T.A.Coffin for Five hundred pounds sterling in two bills.Inclosed is a certificate that Lady Dorchester is living." Carleton served as quartermaster of the expedition led by Wolfe against Quebec and was wounded at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. When James Murray was recalled from Quebec in 1766, Carleton was sent there as lieutenant-governor and was appointed governor in 1768. As governor he favoured the maintenance of French laws and customs rather than the introduction of British law and representative institutions and played a crucial role in the framing of the Quebec Act of 1774. It was through his efforts that the American invasion of Canada in 1775-76 was defeated, a service for which he was created KCB. As Governor-in-Chief of British North America he directed the evacuation of the troops and Loyalists from New York in 1783.
$849 USD                          Book Number: elala762                         Order / Enquire



CARTWRIGHT, Sir Richard John [1835-1912] [Statesman].
Typed letter, signed.
Ottawa: 1902..
4to. 1 page on Department of Trade & Commerce Minister's Office letterhead. CARTWRIGHT, Sir Richard John [1835-1912] [Statesman]. Typed letter, signed, dated Ottawa Nov. 11, 1902, on Department of Trade & Commerce Minister's Office letterhead, to William Murray Esq. at Athol Bank in Hamilton. 4to. pp. 1. (horizontal folds). Cartwright thanks Murray humorously. "I have your letter of the 10th instant, and I regret to say that Imperial honours do not sufficiently develop the poetic faculty to enable me to reply in the same strain."
$100 USD                          Book Number: alysser166                         Order / Enquire



CAVERN, William [1830-1904] [Principal of Knox College (1873-1904)].
Autograph letter, signed.
Toronto: 1902..
12mo. 1 page on Knox College, Toronto letterhead. CAVERN, William [1830-1904] [Principal of Knox College (1873-1904)]. Autograph letter, signed, dated 11 Oct, 1902, on Knox College, Toronto letterhead, to William Murray Esq., Athol Bank, Hamilton. 12mo. pp. 1, with integral blank. (horizontal folds). With envelope (stamp cut out). Cavern thanks Murray for his flattering verses.
$60 USD                          Book Number: alysser167                         Order / Enquire



COCHRAN, Andrew William [1792-1849].
Autograph letter, signed.
Quebec: 1835..
4to. 2 pages, with integral blank leaf. (horizontal & vertical folds). COCHRAN, Andrew William [1792-1849] [Civil Secretary to the Governor of Lower Canada]. Autograph letter, signed by Cochran and A.M.Mountain [widow of Salter Jehosphaphat Mountain [1770-1830]], dated Quebec, October 19, 1835, to John Torrance Esqr., Montreal. Cochran wrote this letter on behalf of George Jehoshaphat Mountain [1789-1863], an executor of the estate of Salter Jehosphaphat Mountain. The letter authorizes Torrance to pay S.J.Mountain's widow, Anna Maria, any money owing from the estate of his father, Jacob Mountain [1749-1825]. The second page of the letter contains a similar authorization from Jacob Mountain's daughter, Mary Anne.
$100 USD                          Book Number: elala766                         Order / Enquire



CRAIGIE, John [1757-1813].
Manuscript letter concerning Craigie, signed by J.Erskine and J.King.
np: 1808..
folio. 3 pages. verso of second leaf blank except for docket title. (fold marks, blank soiled). from the J.G.Bell and Sir Thomas Phillips collections. (CRAIGIE, John [1757-1813] [Office-Holder, Businessman and Politician]). Manuscript letter, signed by J.Erskine and J.King, dated Comptrollers Office, July 23, 1808, to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury. Relating to the investigation and dismissal of the Canadian office holder, John Craigie. Appointed to the position of commissary general in 1794, Craigie held the post until he was dismissed by Governor Craig in 1808 for misappropriation of government funds.".Sir James Craig informs your Lordships that a board of Accounts, reported on Mr. Craigie's Accounts on the 22d of April and that it appeared therefrom that there was a Balance due from him to the amount of [pounds] 22,872 19 2/4 - that there is a sum of [pounds] 2187 12.0 ¼ which is outstanding in the hands of Mr. Craigie's Sub Accounts and for which he will probably be able to account; At the same time observing that the Accounts upon which the Board have reported reached no lower than to 25 Decr. 1806.". The letter recommends appropriate legal steps be taken for securing Craigie's property and effects.
$350 USD                          Book Number: elala768                         Order / Enquire



DALHOUSIE, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of [1770-1838].
Autograph letter, signed.
np: nd..
8vo. 2 pages, with integral leaf which is blank except for address & seal. (horizontal folds). DALHOUSIE, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of [1770-1838] [Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia (1816-20), Governor of Lower Canada and Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1819-28)]. Autograph letter, signed 'Dalhousie', undated, to Herman Witsius Ryland [1760-1838] [Clerk of the Executive Council of Lower Canada (1793-1838)]. "After perusal of the Report of 10th. Feb. 1812, which I returned to you today with the other paper, I beg you could be so good to ascertain for me whether the sum of [pounds] 20000 has been brought forward as part of the [pounds] 90,000 now in question, or whether only [pounds] 12,000 of it has been stated in that Acct. "I presume the latter sum only has been brought forward but if it should be otherwise & the larger Sum credited as a debt.then this acknowledgement given to the Jesuits Board of [pounds] 8000 will be a double acknowledgement of the same Sum-"Which ever way it stands, it is desirable to ascertain the facts."
$450 USD                          Book Number: elala769                         Order / Enquire



DALHOUSIE, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of [1770-1838].
Manuscript document, signed.
Quebec: 1828..
folio. 3 pages, docket title marked 'Original' on verso of second leaf. with seal. (horizontal & vertical folds with short tears). DALHOUSIE, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of [1770-1838] [Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia (1816-20), Governor of Lower Canada and Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1819-28)]. Manuscript Document (Letter of Attorney, William (Guillaume) Billy to Messrs. Minets & Strides, London), signed 'Dalhousie', dated Quebec, April 1, 1828. Also signed by L. Panet and W.F.Scott, public notaries of the province of Lower Canada, and L. Montizambert, Secty. & Regr.
$400 USD                          Book Number: elala771                         Order / Enquire



DALHOUSIE, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of [1770-1838].
Manuscript document, signed.
Quebec: 1828..
folio. 3 pages, docket title marked 'Original' on verso of second leaf. with seal. (horizontal & vertical folds with short tears). DALHOUSIE, George Ramsay, 9th Earl of [1770-1838] [Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia (1816-20), Governor of Lower Canada and Governor-in-Chief of British North America (1819-28)]. Manuscript Document (Act of Notoriety identifying William (Guillaume) Billy), signed 'Dalhousie', dated Quebec, April 1, 1828. Also signed by L. Panet and W.F.Scott, public notaries of the province of Lower Canada, and James Kerr, Justice of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench for the District of Quebec.
$400 USD                          Book Number: elala772                         Order / Enquire



DUFFERIN & AVA, Frederick Temple Blackwood, Marquess of Dufferin & Ava [1826-1902] [Governor-General of Canada (1872-1878)].
Autograph letter, signed.
n.p.: 1888..
12mo. 2 pages. DUFFERIN & AVA, Frederick Temple Blackwood, Marquess of Dufferin & Ava [1826-1902] [Governor-General of Canada (1872-1878)]. Autograph letter, signed Dufferin & Ava", dated 18 Decr [18]88, to William Murray Esq. at Athol Bank in Hamilton. 12mo. pp. 2 with integral blank. (horizontal fold). This letter was written just after Dufferin term as Viceroy of India. It was written on board ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean on his way home. Dufferin thanks Murray for kindly celebrating in verse which he claims to be; "really good and musical". Dufferin also says he is including a copy of a speech he had given in India but it is not present.
$250 USD                          Book Number: alysser169                         Order / Enquire



DUFFERIN & AVA, Frederick Temple Blackwood, Marquess of Dufferin & Ava [1826-1902] [Governor-General of Canada (1872-1878)].
Autograph letter, signed.
Paris:1895..
8vo. 2 pages. DUFFERIN & AVA, Frederick Temple Blackwood, Marquess of Dufferin & Ava [1826-1902] [Governor-General of Canada (1872-1878)]. Autograph letter, signed "Dufferin and Ava" & marked "Private", dated British Embassy Paris, Octr 7, [18]95, to William Murray Esq. at Athol Bank in Hamilton. 8vo. pp. 2, with integral blank. (horizontal fold). with envelope (stamp cut out). Written during Dufferin's term as British Ambassador to France. Dufferin acknowledges receiving the letter as well as his appreciation of Murray's patronage. ".I always retain the deepest interest in everything that concerns the Dominion, and I can have no greater pleasure than to be remembered by my friends there."
$225 USD                          Book Number: alysser170                         Order / Enquire


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