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Sir John Bowring Collection of 22 ASL letters, with all but one addressed to him
1845. 1st Edition. . Collection of 21 Autographed Signed Letters (ASL) addressed to Bowring and an invitation from Bowring.21 Letters to Sir John Bowring, was an English political economist, traveller, miscellaneous writer, polyglot, politician, British consul at Canton, and the 4th Governor of Hong Kong. He was the first editor of the Westminster Review and the author of many books. Some letter were also addressed to Jeremy Bentham. Bowring was appointed Jeremy Bentham's literary executor, and prepared a collected edition of his works in eleven volumes in 1843.A must for any Sir John Bowring collection adding depth for research material giving greater insight to his life. #1) ALS from Hilpert, 16 January 1828, in French, Heidelberg, 3 pp., re announcement in the Literary Gazette and the distribution of the prospectus, Jeremy Bentham, Schlegel, Niebuhr, literary journal in Leipzig, Mr. Wiss, dictionary of Todd and Johnson.#2) ALS from Lord Rossmore, 22 January 1828, Halchetts, 1 p., re his arrival Sunday night and return on Thursday, asks to see Bowing on his return.#3) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham) from J.A. Buchon, 3 or 9 February 1828, in French, Paris, re Bohemian literature.#4) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham) from James Emerson, 18 February 1828, 58 Torrington Square, #5) 2 pp., re Mr. Watts the great coat of Mr. Davis, Masson, Lord Cochrane's yacht, how to address a letter to his Lordship.. #6) ALS from Hilpert, 26 February 1828, in French, Heidelberg, re Mr. Booth, books sent to him, a literary journal in Leipzig. 2 pp.#7) ALS from P. Ram, 24 March 1828, in French, Utrecht, 2 pp., re biography of John Shute.ALS from James Emerson, 13 April 1828, 58 Torrington Square, 3 pp., re Union Club, re meeting each other, common pleas. #8) ALS from William Maclure, 25 April 1828, New Orleans, 2 pp. + 10 fragmentary pp., re Mexico, specimens, South American states.#9) ALS from Thomas Hirnby, 26 April 1828, 1 p., the sentiments expressed in the protest.#10) ALS from William Maclure, 15 May 1828, New Harmony, 4 pp., some tears, re having forwarded a paper to New Orleans (the "Disseminator") to be published by the boys of our school of industry and sent to Robert MacWilliam Wickham of Liverpool, sending the publication to him (nos. 1-8 "which you may lend to Mr. Bentham"), James Thompson, Mexico.#11) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham), from John Smith, 20 May 1828, Grosvenor Square, 2 pp., re writing to Baring, Finance Committee concerning Bowring's appointment, Greek or Charitable Committee, Colonel Gordon, still very much an invalid, Catholic question.#12) ALS from Maria Acland (Lady Hoare, d. 1845), 25 June 1828, Clifton, 2 pp., re Peace Society, literary friends, Dr. Prichard, and the North American Review.#13) ALS (also addressed to Jeremy Bentham), from John Smith, 26 June 1828, Dale Park, 2 pp., re his health is indifferent (inflammation) last week weather was cold, changeable, and windy, Dr. Babington, Halfird, Brodie, seeing a surgeon, Rintoul's agreement. "I beg my best regards to Mr. Bentham & thamks to him for his kind notice."#14) ALS from George Armstrong, 2 July 1828, Bingfield, Crossdoney, Ireland, 4 pp., re his admiration for Bowring's public and literary life, Rowland Hunter, Romish and Protestant Ppery, his article in the Westminster Review.#15) ALS from J. Willems, 14 September 1828, in French, 2 pp. (lacking the beginning page), re Flemish grammar (Des Roches) and poetry. Addressed to Bowring at The Hague (Gravenhage) with names of Duncan and Colin Campbell, Rotterdam.#16) ALS from H. Tollens, 21 September 1828, Rotterdam, in Dutch, 1 p., re visiting each other, his wife will care of him, and Gysbert Japiks.#17) ALS addressed to Bowring in Amsterdam, from T. Van Swinderen, Groningenden, in Dutch, 22 September 1828, 3 pp., re travelling, his mother has dies, selling a piece of land for 1,000 guilders.#18) ALS addressed to Bowring in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, from T. Van Swinderen, Groningenden, in Dutch, 22 October 1828, 3 pp. See above.#19) ALS from John Jeffrey, 10 Weymouth St, 20 December 1828, 2 pp., re refuges.#20) ALS from John Jeffrey, 10 Weymouth St, 23 December 1828, 3 pp., re his inability to attend the Spanish Committee tomorrow, Count d'Aglie (gone to Brighton), Louis Capano, refugees that the French government may send back to England, Exchequer Bills, Robert Owen's visits to poor pensioners.#21) ALS from D. McCulloch, 21 December 1828, 1 p., re his opinion of a book ("chock full of uncommon? guests stories & poems"), Quarterly Journal ("Brand the editor is my friend"), Southern's Journal. #22) ALS from Bowring to John Martin, 29 May 1843, an invitation. This collection is on consignment with LDRB.
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