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Lot 486
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Lot Details
Collection of autograph letters, including a group to Alec or Aleck Ross (author, friend of Oscar Wilde and brother of Wilde’s executor Robbie Ross), by George Meredith (enclosing a subscription for the Rabelais Club but, being “so bad a Member”, withdrawing his name), R.D. Blackmore, Rider Haggard, Sir Henry Irving, Edmund Gosse, and Walter Besant (on Society of Author’s copyright business and enquiring after Robert); with letters addressed to other correspondents by Benjamin Disraeli (a full account of his attempts to secure a cadetship from Lord Stanley), Edward VII (written during the illness of the Emperor Frederick [1888]: “As regards Balls I have been obliged to refrain going to them while we are under such grave anxiety concerning my Brother in Law…”), Andrew Lang, Vita Sackville-West, Harold Nicolson, Osbert Sitwell, Charlotte M. Younge (correcting a manuscript), and others


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