London, South Kensington
28 May 1999
JANE WELSH CARLYLE (1801-1866); ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES (1844-1930)
SIR WILLIAM WATSON (1858-1935); SIR JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE (1860-1937)
Autograph card signed ("Jane Carlyle") to Professor Huxley, 1 p., small 12, [n.d.]. "The German gentleman who will present this card is a very old and intimate friend of mine. What he is going to talk to you about I don't precisely know - but whatever it be you many listen with the fullest reliance on his trustworthing. His name is Plattnaner. With an accompanying letter from Plattnaner to Huxley."
Autograph manuscript poem in envelope signed ("R. Bridges ") to Reginald Smith Esq., Smith Elder, 15 Waterloo, Place, London SW, 2pp., 4, [n.d.], beginning "I answered that I was not tied,/Now, any longer to reside," (crossed out, stained and creased).
Autograph manuscript poem signed ("William Watson"), 1 p., small 2, [n.d.], entitled 'Power and Charm', beginning "A cot was ours, love on a wooded fell/That gazed into a fairy Mere renowned " (fold marks, marginal notes).
With a quantity of other letters of similar interest including Sir James Matthew Barrie and Bertrand Arthur Russell.
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