Lot 131: Hawke Lord



2016-02-24 17:00:36

Lot 131: Hawke Lord: (1860-1938) English Cricketer, Captain Of England. A.L.S., Martin, Three Pages, 8Vo, Birmingham, 14Th June 1901, To 'My Dear Canon', On The Printed Stationery Of Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Hawke Announces That His Correspondent'S Card 'Is Indeed A Grief To Us All' And Adds 'Every One Of The Boys Beg Their Deepest Sympathy And They Do Hope Soon To Hear A Better Account Of You'. He Continues To Refer To A Meeting In September, Following Their Final Match, And Also Writes '[Frank] Mitchell As I Write Just Got Another 100! Wonderful Form' Before Concluding By Mentioning Another Cricketer, 'Dear Old Teddie Roper - See How He Remembers Me. Those Were Good Old….Days And I Often Think Of The Jolly Times We Had With The Old Pro Etc.' . Together With An A.N.S., Hawke, One Page, Oblong 12Mo, N.P., N.D., To Lady May, Asking To Be Excused For A Hurried Note. Some Light Discoloration To The Final Page Of The Letter, Only Very Slightly Affecting The Text And Signature. G To Vg, 2 Frank Mitchell (1872-1935) English Cricketer And Rugby Union Player. In 1901 Mitchell Was Playing For Yorkshire And, As The Present Letter Illustrates, He Scored Seven Centuries During The Season Which Earned Him The Accolade As One Of The Wisden Cricketers Of The Year In 1902. Edward Roper (1851-1921) English Cricketer Who Played Five Matches For Yorkshire 1878-80. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction featuring The David Smith Collection & The Collection of a Gentleman March 2016 Saturday, 5th March 2016 Estimate: £100 - 150
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