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The hero of Tommy Townshend, Viscount Sydney.Vellum manuscript, 420 x 640 mm., folded to docket size, a little rubbed yet in good condition. A rare example of Algernon Sidney's signature, hero and namesake of Tommy Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733–1800) for whom Sydney was named. Algernon Sidney (1623-1683)...
Sydney: Government House, 1804.
Sydney land grant signed by Governor King with a site sketch by George EvansVellum sheet measuring 330 x 230 mm., with manuscript notations to both faces (including a site-sketch with measurements). Early Sydney lease signed by Governor Philip Gidley King for an allotment in the...
Prosperous Port MacquarieALS, single-sheet 224 x 370 mm, folded to letter-size 4pp (one in cross hatch), wove paper, stamped with rare oval postal handstamp in black only in use for six months. From Ann McDonald, sister of prominent printer and Colonial publisher of the Sydney Herald William...
Albemarle Street: 23 August 1786.
Signed, SydneyManuscript letter on laid and water-marked paper, folded to letter-size 240 x 186 mm., closely written to 2 pp., manuscript docket note to fourth page; splitting at old folds, some browning yet good. A rare example of Sydney's signature while Home Secretary; the...
Papeete: 24 February 1854.
A handsome provisioning: from Adelaide to TahitiFrench manuscript, single leaf 212 mm x 273 mm. A ship's manifest for the barque Selma of Adelaide, including Cognac, beer, Bordeaux, sherry and salted pork, as well as a sizable cargo, inall, calculated at 62,500 francs signed by...
Hereford County: 1848. Wove paper sheet measuring 385 x 240 mm., letterpress with manuscript additions, folded to docket size; a little staining at the top margin, closed tear affecting one margin (now restored) yet good condition overall. Scarce original English court record documenting the fate of one William Jones, a....
At sea: 1835-1836.
Meeting "the Mary from New South Wales to Calcutta"Journal kept by Captain J.T. Baldwin Madras Artillery during a voyage to India in the year 1835 [&] Original verses written on visiting home after a few years absence; Original verses on visiting Newgate after seven years Transportation;...
Sydney: 26 November, 1871.
Trollope in AustraliaSingle leaf, small octavo, conjugate leaf removed but the letter evidently complete, simple red device to head of recto, pin-holes, very good. An engaging letter from Anthony Trollope, politely refusing an invitation to whist during his visit to Sydney in 1871. It is...
"Humble petition... praying for permission to be married"Manuscript; 385 x 240 mm. Manuscript petition to the recently appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Van Diemen's Land, John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, seeking permission for James White (21) of Bagdad in the District of Pontville, a freeman and Catherine Boyle (22), per the...
Sydney: 12th December, 1794.
First Fleet convict and Parramatta master brickmakerFolio, manuscript single leaf bifolium, 315 x 200 mm. A fine early Sydney document recording the lease of 30 acres of land in the Field of Mars (Ryde) from Samuel Wheeler, First Fleet convict and brickmaker, to Patrick Campbell...
Sydney: 19 June, 1852.
Buying wines and fruit from Cape TownBifolium ALS, 280 x 220 mm., address panel with stamps and postal marks, crimson wax seal largely intact, Unusual autograph letter, recording the sale of "wines and fruit" brought in from Cape Town on the Cremona in 1852. As...