Lot 9: Grimston Robert

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Lot 9: Grimston Robert: (1816-1884) English Cricketer Who Made Over 60 Appearances In First-Class Cricket From 1836-55 And Is Associated With Oxford University And Marylebone Cricket Club. A.L.S., Robert Grimston, One Page, 8Vo, Grosvenor Square, 10Th February 1861, To A Gentleman. Grimston Informs His Correspondent That He Will Not Be Able To Attend A Meeting At Great George Street Tomorrow And Remarking 'I Shall Be Happy To Aid In Carrying Out The Resolutions That May Be Passed'. Together With A Second A.L.S., Robert Grimston, Three Pages, 8Vo, Mount Street, 10Th May 1883, To R W Routledge. Grimston Writes 'In Order To Justify The Committee Of The Mcc In Taking A Candidate Out Of His Turn, Over The Heads Of So Many Others, His Proposer Must Testify To The Candidate'S Superior Excellence As A Cricketer, And Also That, If Elected, He Would Be Able To Play A Reasonable Number Of Matches For The Club. Without These Limitations The Power Would Be Open To Great Abuse, But I Think That Mr. F. Lee Might Fairly Ask For Your Son, Who Was In The Harrow Eleven In 1881, To Be Put Forward As Complying With The Necessary Requirements, And I Shall Be Happy To Support Him' And Further Adding That He Receives Applications Each Day With The Same Request, Including One From His Brother, Which He Is Obliged To Refuse. Both Letters Are Annotated In Ink In Another Hand To The Upper Left Corner Of The First Page. Vg, 2 International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £100 - 150
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