Reed, Alfred Hamish (Sir), 1875-1975 : Autograph letters

Date
1830-1894
By
Reed, Alfred Hamish (Sir), 1875-1975Bright, John, 1811-1889; Browning, Robert, 1812-1889; Chalmers, James, 1841-1901; Dickens, Charles John Huffam, 1812-1870; FitzRoy, Robert (Capt), 1805-1865; Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898; Grey, George (Sir), 1812-1898; Marsden, Samuel (Rev), 1765-1838; Mitford, Mary Russell, 1787-1855; Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910; Ruskin, John, 1819-1900; Selwyn, George Augustus (Bishop), 1809-1878; Tyndall, John, 1819-1893; Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of, 1769-1852
Ref
MSY-8202
Description

Volume comprises autograph letters collected by Sir Alfred Hamish Reed mounted on album pages together with portraits and calligraphic descriptive text. The text provides contextual and biographical information relating to the letter writers to accompany the manuscripts. Also includes portraits of many of the writers. Reed's calligraphic penmanship is ornamental, featuring illustrated illuminated-style decorative initials executed in a range of coloured inks. The autograph letters and other fragments of holograph manuscript material are by a range of notable individuals, many with a connection to New Zealand.

Volume features examples of holograph manuscript material, including letters by the following individuals:

- John Tyndall 1820-1893 - letter dated 10 July [no year].

- Charles Dickens 1812-1870 - fragment of letter from 1868 and undated note.

- Sir George Grey 1812-1898 - letter dated 13 August 1894.

- Robert Browning 1812-1889 - autograph dated 4 February 1880.

- William Ewart Gladstone 1809-1898 - letter dated November 1859.

- John Ruskin 1819-1900 - letter dated Good Friday 1879.

- John Bright 1811-1889 - letter dated 10 April 1883.

- Captain Robert FitzRoy 1805-1865 - letter dated 10 December 1860.

- Samuel Marsden 1764-1838 - undated page from a sermon.

- Mary Russell Mitford 1787-1855 - letter dated 7 January 1830.

- James Chalmers 1841-1901 - note dated 25 August 1864.

- George Augustus Selwyn 1809-1878 - letter dated 12 November 1854.

- Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 - note written in October 1865.

- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1769-1852 - letter dated 9 March 1850.

Also features bookplate of a Henry Wagner.

Quantity: 1 volume(s). 0.04 Linear Metres.

Physical Description: Mss, holograph, typescript and printed matter. Album in a double binding, internal binder in blind-stamped cloth and outer album cover in full leather binding with ornamental ruling in gilt, applied label on front board with gilt lettering, and circular armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Contains 28 album leaves with mounted holograph letters and fragments of other holograph manuscript material, engraved and photographic portraits, and calligraphic ornamented text in coloured ink on paper, 39 x 29 cm.

Provenance: Volume was originally gifted to the Whangarei Public Library (Accession No. 195043, Class No 920) by The Alfred and Isabel and Marian Reed Trust Fund (date unknown).

Portraits of contributors

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Format
1 volume(s), 0.04 Linear Metres, Personal correspondence, Manuscripts, Mss, holograph, typescript and printed matter. Album in a double binding, internal binder in blind-stamped cloth and outer album cover in full leather binding with ornamental ruling in gilt, applied label on front board with gilt lettering, and circular armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Contains 28 album leaves with mounted holograph letters and fragments of other holograph manuscript material, engraved and photographic portraits, and calligraphic ornamented text in coloured ink on paper, 39 x 29 cm., Illustration: Portraits of contributors
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