Large Collection of PERSONAL ephemera of Sir Harry Luke. Calling cards with recommendations, Luke’s passport photographs, a sharp letter by his gentlemen’s club regarding the return policy of books, receipts from his dinners on postings, giving a picture of his habits on drink and food, expenses for food and lodgings, his favourite drink and taste for Brandy, Cigars etc. / Some envelopes, drafted letters by Sir Harry, new years wishes to him etc. / A spare lens for his monocle or glasses / Travel receipts arranged from Malta for Sir Harry (London – Naples)/ Ephemera of the London Art’s Club related to an invitation to Luke / Original Imperial Censorship Document for Sir Harry Luke in his capacity as Chief Representative in the British West Indies of the British Council, Trinidad allowing him to travel with official documents to the British West Indian Islands, British Guiana, Bahamas, Bermuda and British Honduras, signed by H.G.Valentine, Chief Censor, Trinidad and Tobago / Funny letter regarding a newspaper – clipping on the revealing of a statue at St.Peter’s Chapel / Invitation to Sir Harry to participate in a very interesting early ponzi scheme, pyramid letter (1 pound club) / Collection of calling cards, Royal Ascot Race button for the year 1900 (handed down by Sir Harry Luke’s father) / Postcard of Old Houses in Holborn, London / West India Committee Membership Card / Eraly Ticket for the Reading Room of the British Museum / Original ‘Permit to leave the Colony’ for Sir Harry Luke (St.Lucia, Trinidad) / ‘Permission to enter Malta’ / Original letter from the Colonial Secretary’s office in British Guiana to allow Sir Harry Luke travelling from Mackenzie Airfield by British West Indian Airways even though Sir Harry was lacking a ‘certificate of inoculation against Yellow Fever’ / Old London Railway Line – Plan (Diagram of Lines in London) and Train schedule from 1949 / International Contract Bridge Score Card / Seta Reservation Card for Sir Harry on a British Overseas Airways Flight (BOAC) / BEA (British European Airways) Folded card with reservation Plan of their Flights to Britain, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar via France with advertising of ‘XIV Olympiad in London 1948’ / Advertising for Camberley Champagne Notepaper Stationery (Harrods Ltd. London) / Miniature Calendar for 1946 / Original Invoice – Receipt of Bishop & Sons’ Depositories Hugh Street & Ebury Street London (Also Belgrave Road) / Three Original – Vintage Pins from Kempton Park Racecourse for the Year 1896 / Vintage Programme for one of Alfred de Rotschild’s famous adoration dinners – this one for the 13th of July, 1900 at 1, Seamore Place London with Wilhelm Ganz on the Pianoforte, Adelina Patti (Baroness Rolf Cederstroem), Herr Kubelik etc.) /
London a.o., c.1920 – 1950. Octavo. From the private collection / library of colonial governor, diplomat and historian, Sir Harry Luke.