Courtenay Ilbert Archive

Letters Relating to Sale of Collection of Watches of Grant MacLean, plus List of Watches

Catalogue no: 1123
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Grant MacLean, M. MacDonald (Kirwan &Co)
Total pages: 29 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1941-1943
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Dimensions: Various. Largest 330mm x 205mm Condition: Generally good, some tears
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1. 1st letter dated 3/3/1941, from M.J.MacDonald of Kirwan & Co., Ely House, 13, Charterhouse Street, Hatton Garden, London E.C.1., to C.A.Ilbert, 10, Milner Street S.W.1. Letter in response to telephone call from C.I. and encloses a typewritten list of a large collection of watches for possible sale. The ten page list details mostly continental watches between 1750 and 1890 including several Breguets. Also included is a handwritten duplicate list in pencil by C.I.
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Letter with enclosure from Walter J. Iden to C.A.Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1119
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Walter J. Iden
Total pages: 3 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 6/2/1944
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Dimensions: 230mm x 180mm Condition: Good
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Letter from Walter J. Iden, 1, Belvedere Mansions, 34, Keswick Road, East Putney, London S.W.15. Letter concerns the Will of the late Hugh Todhunter and some clocks (not mentioned in the Will) left to a beneficiary Photostat copy of will enclosed
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Letter with Enclosure from Colbeck Radford & Co. to C.A.Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1118
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Nicholas Radford
Total pages: 2 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 25/10/1938
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Dimensions: 250mm x 200mm Condition: Good
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Letter from Colbeck Radford & Co., Ltd., 35, Great James Street, Bedford Row, London, W.C.I. (Autograph Letters, Manuscripts, and Historical Documents). Enclosed is a typewritten copy of an invoice, dated Dec. 9th, 1761, from W. Creak to J. Hollis, for a repeating quarter clock and a gold half quarter repeating watch and chain amounting to
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Letter plus enclosure from F.H.Green to C.A.Ilbert

Catalogue no: 1117
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): F.H.Green
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 4/5/1934
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Dimensions: 330mm x 205mm Condition: Good
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Letter from F.H.Green of 13 & 38 Royal Exchange, Cornhill, London E.C.3. Green informs Ilbert of his decision to sell his collection of twelve clocks and encloses descriptive list and prices. Clocks include two by Tompion, one by Tompion & Banger, one by Tompion & Graham, Graham No. 717 and Joseph Knibb
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Collection of 12 letters to Ilbert from Francis Buckley

Catalogue no: 1116
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Francis Buckley
Total pages: 24 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1930-33
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Dimensions: Various, 270mm x 205mm largest Condition: Good
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Letters written by Francis Buckley of Tunstead, Greenfield, Yorkshire, between 23rd Sept. 1930 and 28th March 1933. 1. 23/9/1930. Enquiry concerning Windmill watches and their numbering 2. 27/9/1930 Opinions on Windmills watches and numbering. Also attached is a separate paper with list of some Windmills watches and numbers 3. 10/10/1930. More opinions on Windmills watches, also on George Graham watches 4. 15/10/1930 More about Windmills and clock watches 5. 15/11/1930 Information about Ellicott & Co watches and Vulliamy watches. Enquiry abouit Josiah Emery
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A receipt for an astronomical watch for the Duke of Saxe Gotha from Josiah Emery dated 7th August, 1786

Catalogue no: 1077
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Josiah Emery
Total pages: 1 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1786
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Dimensions: 200mm x 130mm Condition: Good, protected in sealed wrapper
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Handwritten in ink. The handwriting appears to be that of Josiah Emery himself and describes an astronomical watch with ruby cylinder and compesation for which the Duke of Saxe Gotha paid
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