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Talleyrand, Charles Maurice de (1754-1838)

Document signed on behalf of Napoleon I.

French Diplomat and Statesman. Prime Minister of France July-September 1815. Talleyrand was Napoleon´s chief diplomatic aide in the conquest of Europe. Document signed “Charles Maurice”, as Vice-Grand Elector, two pages, 8.0 x 12.0 inch, Paris, 4th October 1810, to Jean-Baptiste Bessieres, Duc d’Istria, President of the Electoral College of the Haute Garonne department, in French. The partially printed document informs Bessières that his Majesty, the Emperor and King (Napoleon I.) has given orders that Members of the Legion d´Honneur should be registered in the college and their votes accepted. A manuscript list of twenty names follows, including many Generals such as Caffarelli, Roguet, Compans, Darmagnac, etc. Completed within a printed table and providing details of their qualifications and grades of Legion d’Honneur. With partially printed integral address leaf. Handling wear, else fine condition. A rare document.

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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Typed letter signed “I do not on principle take part in any fund-raising events…”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC - commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Typed letter signed “M. Teresa mc”. 6.0 x 8.25 inch. Calcutta, 1990 September 12. Missionaries of Charity address-stamp at the top. Addressed to Peter Gibbs in North Yorkshire, UK. In full: “Dear Peter Gibbs, Thank you for your letter. I am sorry for this delay in replying. I appreciate your desire to help the needy children. But I am sorry I cannot sign the cards for the auction. I do not on principle take part in any fund-raising events nor contribute to such events in any way. We fully depend on Divine Providence for all our needs and God has been a wonderful Father to us. He will prove Himself a Father to the needy. The cause for which you are holding the auction is a good one and so it will speak for itself. I shall pray for you all that’s God’s blessing may abide with you in all that you are doing for the children in need.” Mailing folds, handling wear, else good condition.

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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Typed letter signed “Our works of love are nothing but works of peace”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC - commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Typed letter signed “M. Teresa mc”. 1p., on the reverse of a 3.25 x 5.5 prayer slip, no date but postmarked January 17, 1983. Letter to Shaun Claasen. In full: “Thank you very much for your Christmas greetings. God loved the world so much that He gave His Son the first great giving. Being rich, He became poor for you and for me. But He wanted to give something more—to give us the chance to give to Him. So He made Himself the hungry one, the naked one so that we could give to Him. Our works of love are nothing but works of peace. God bless you.” Accompanied by the original mailing envelope. In fine condition.

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Teresa, Mother (1910-1997)

Early typed postcard signed “God bless you”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC - commonly known as Mother Teresa. A Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary. Recipient of numerous honours including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize and in 2003 she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". Typed postcard signed “God bless you. M. Teresa mc”. 5.5 x 3.5 inch. Calcutta, 1965 July 2. Addressed to Mrs. D. Ryper in Calcutta. In full: “Dear Mrs. Ryper, I thank you very much for your kind letter of 29th June, ’65, together with the old Christmas Cards which Mr. Bexon asked you to give us. Rest assured that the Christmas cards will come in good use and will not be wasted. Kindly thank Mr. Bexon on our behalf when you write to him.” Handling wear and minor stains, else good condition.

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Theresa, Maria (1717-1780)

Autograph note signed

Maria Theresa was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the last of the House of Habsburg. She was the sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma. By marriage, she was Duchess of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany and Holy Roman Empress. Rare autograph note signed “M”. No place and date, 4.25 x 3.0 inch. In German (untranslated): “was von gesandschafft silber vorräthig mögte eine specification haben und wan tousaint selbe verlangt zu sehen oder zu haben es ihme ausfolgen zu lassen / M“. Franz Josef Freiherr von Toussaint, a native of Lorraine, since 1725 Cabinet Secretary of Francis Stephen of Lorraine, Baron and confidant of Emperor Franz I., later "chargé d'affaires". Slightly discolored and some stains, otherwise fine.

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Wellesley, Arthur (1769-1852)

Rare signed engraving

1st Duke of Wellington was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman and one of the leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain. His defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 put him in the top rank of Britain's military heroes. Engraved portrait signed “Wellington”. 11.25 x 14.0 inch, 9.25 x 12.0 inch visible, matted in cream-colored to an overall of 11.75 x 15.75. Engraving is removable affixed with photo corners. Below image printed “Engraved by H. T. Ryall Historical Engraver to the Queen” and “From M. Claudets Daguerreotype Portrait”. Signed in black ink by Wellesley. Strong breaks at the top, minor hole in the middle of engraving, probably slightly trimmed, else good condition.

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