T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century
T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century
T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century
T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century
T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century
T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century
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T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

T. GWATKIN | Autograph album, early 19th century

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:1,000GBP
(1 bid, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

AUTOGRAPH ALBUM

Early 19th century, assembled by Theophila Gwatkin (née Palmer)


containing c.205 letters, free fronts, cuts signatures, and other items, including Hannah More, autograph manuscript verse, 8 lines commencing "Like Hannibal, why dost thou come" ("The Dean of Canterbury [George Horne] to Bamber Gascoigne Esq: occasioned by his throwing a Crewet of vinegar on Miss Hannah More's apron"), 1 page; Jonathan Young of the British Institution, Pall Mall, thanking RL Gwatkin for the loan of Reynolds's portrait 'Miss Gwatkin', 15 October 1822; William, 6th Duke of Devonshire; John Fisher, Bishop of Exeter, to Theophila Gwatkin, 1805; and the signatures of two Asante Princes (William Ossoo Quantimissah and John Ossoo Ansah); 143 numbered leaves, small folio, red morocco gilt with armorial stamp centrepiece; partial index loosely inserted; wear to binding, numerous leaves cut where items excised


Many of the letters in this album were addressed to Theophila Gwatkin (1782-1844), a favourite neice of Joshua Reynolds, or her husband the Cornish landowner and High Sheriff, Robert Lovell Gwatkin (1757-1843). The album once included letters by Goldmsith, Burke, and others.


PROVENANCE:

Sotheby's, 21 May 1968, lot 372


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Condition Report

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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations
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