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# - Fencing--Angelo family.
A GROUP OF 25 LETTERS TO DOMENICO ANGELO AND OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY
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# - Fencing--Angelo family.
A GROUP OF 25 LETTERS TO DOMENICO ANGELO AND OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,375 GBP
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# - Fencing--Angelo family.
A GROUP OF 25 LETTERS TO DOMENICO ANGELO AND OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS FAMILY

relating to the famed angelo fencing academy and family affairs, including autograph letters by: richard brinsley sheridan, providing a box for the Duchess of York and hoping that Angelo will be "idle enough tomorrow morning to look in at the theatre", 1 page, 4to;  Thomas Sheridan, a friendly letter discussing the practicalities of the Sheridan family's coming move to London, 2 pages, 4to, 20 August 1775; Elizabeth Anne Sheridan, 2 pages, 8vo; Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensbury, with news of court including the royal family and Lady Charlotte Finch, in French, 2 pages, 4to, 10 January 1767; Catherine Duchess of Queensbury, an extraordinary frank and emotional letter in the aftermath of a quarrel ("...the more I think the more I am sorry to find that Mr Angello seems to ingross the whole & sole right of resentment to himself..."), 3 pages, 4to, 5 November 1775; Henry, 10th Earl of Pembroke, 4 letters in Italian and French, including one with news from the field during the Seven Years War, 8 pages, 1762-82; five related letters and documents including an anonymous letter asking for lodgings ("...A Gentlemen of Birth, Rank, and Fortune ... for Particular Family Reasons finds it necessary to Remain Incognito, in or near Town..."), 9 October 1784; various family members, 9 letters, mostly warm and chatty letters sending gifts and family news, and including a letter by Henry Angelo admitting his inability to honour a promissory note ("...Had the Honourable man as you call him and his Devils not basely defrauded me my share of £6,856, I should not have asked the loan..."), and two by Henry Angelo to his mother from Paris ("...there is to be a man broke and bunt [sic] on the wheel for murdering his father ... I believe I shall have the curiosity to go. I saw the Father as he laid in the meurt at the Chatelet with his throat cutt ... Pray give my Duty to my Father..."), and one letter by Angelo Tremamondo from Calcutta ("...the death of Mr Wheeler added to the departure of Mr Hastings has totally chang'd the government of Bengal..."), 3 February 1785, 1760s-1830s; and the first scene of a play "Angelo" by Alfred Forman; in all about 60 pages, mostly 4to, dust staining, several letters with tears at folds

[together with:] a group of six legal documents including leases, assignments and grants concerning the Angelo and Johnson families, 1798-1806; and further fragments and more recent related papers loosely inserted in a modern notebook


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Catalogue Note

This colourful collection of papers relates to the Angelo family, who ran a highly fashionable fencing academy in London (based successively in Soho Square, the Haymarket, and Bond Street) from the 1750s to the 1890s. The academy was founded by Domenico Angelo (1717-1802), an Italian immigrant, who was succeeded by his son Henry Angelo (1756-1835). 

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