writers: alexandre dumas père, evelyn waugh ("...It is more than thirty years since I said 'Where the Rainbow Ends'..."), John Reeves, the King's Printer (presenting his Collation of the ... Psalms to the Lord Chancellor, 1800), C.F. Gordon Cumming, Arthur Rackham, S.R. Crockett (including a manuscript poem), J.A. Froude (3), John Wilson (Christopher North), Eleanor Vere Boyle (13), Henry Nevinson, J.C. Squire (2), Alexander Dyce, A.J.A. Symons, Annie Thackeray (3), John Forster, Paul Blouet (2, one signed as Max O'Rell), W. Harrison Ainsworth (2), William Jerdan, William Jeffery Prowse (3 page autograph poem), Brigid Brophy (2), and a draft speech relating to the Friends of the National Libraries
artists: arthur rackham ("...I am very glad you liked Dear Falada. I am afraid I haven't anything at all like it. I still own some of the Ring drawings that are as important - but they are more grim & not very likely to appeal in the same way...", 3 pages, 28 May 1914), the illustrator Ernest Griset (2), and Frederic Leighton (2, on issues of cruelty to animals)
political figures: george iii (document signed, 1760), Robert Peel, 3rd Bt (2), Lord Houghton, William Eden, J. Bayley, Theobald Mathew, Sir Henry Ponsonby, Jerome Bonaparte (document signed)
others: Ben Webster (2), C.J. Mathews, J.R. Anderson, and other actors, dr h.h. crippen, the palmist and occult figure "Cheiro" (William John Warner), the courtier Henry Ponsonby, various clergymen, several business letters to the manuscript dealer Frank Redway mostly of the early 20th century, about 230 pages in all, various sizes, also with a number of envelopes, loose signatures, and other related material, in a portfolio, some browning, nicks and minor tears
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