Lot 480
  • 480

LOCKER LAMPSON FAMILY, COLLECTION OF 14 LETTERS BY BROWNING, KIPLING, ERNEST SHACKLETON, AND OTHERS, 1875-1915

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  • A collection of fourteen autograph letters signed, chiefly to Frederick Locker-Lampson and his children Oliver and Dorothy (later Mrs Delmar-Morgan),¬†correspondents including:
Robert Browning, on the poor quality of European criticism of English poetry, 4 pages, 9 October 1875; Ernest Shackleton, declining an invitation ("...Teetotal meals do not frighten me..."), 3 pages, 20 May 1911; Rudyard Kipling, wishing Oliver Locker-Lampson good fortune on his departure for northern Russia during World War I ("...One sees and hears of men going off to adventures over all the world from the arctic to the deserts and one's heart goes with them..."), 2 pages, 28 November 1915; Emily, Lady Tennyson, letter of condolence; Randolph Caldecott, on drawings; Horace de Vere Cole, postcard with a limerick; Austin Dobson; Augustine Birrell ("AB"), two letters; Austin Chamberlain; William Le Queux; Robert Hitchins; mostly 8vo, 1875-1915, buckling and occasional nicks, some adhesive residue where previously mounted in an album
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