[ALsS and Autographed Postcards to Sir Algernon Edward Aspinall, Secretary of the West India Committee, regarding a Brief sketch of British Honduras, Past, Present and Future authored by British Honduras Colony Governor, Major Sir John Burdon.]


A collection of ten handwritten and one typed letter and five autographed postcards from various nobility; all written to Sir Algernon Edward Aspinall, Secretary of the West India Committee.

The correspondence, mostly written in 1928, regards British Honduras (now Belize) governor Major Sir John Burdon (1866-1933). All are brief acknowledgements of the receipt of his pamphlet, “Brief Sketch of British Honduras, Past, Present and Future.” Viz.,

1. TLS by Sir George Ranken Askwith (1861–1942) expressing pity that the colony is in need of infrastructure as well as the “...the restriction of insects, and possibly of infantile mortality…” and surmising that such improvements will not improve until exports increase from .“..this important, though small, colony.”

2. ALS Thomas Leopold McClintock-Bunbury, 3rd Baron Rathdonnell (1881–1937).

3. ALS Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane (1862–1937), Author, suffragist, biographer, philosopher, first female Justice of the Peace in Scotland.

4. Richard Knight Causton, 1st Baron Southwark (1843–1929)

5. Humphry Legge, 8th Earl of Dartmouth (1888–1962)

6. Lord Stanmore, i.e., George Arthur Maurice Hamilton-Gordon, 2nd Baron Stanmore (1871–1957)

7. Earl of Lovelace, i.e., Major Lionel Fortescue King, 3rd Earl of Lovelace (1865–1929)

8–11. Four brief letters from notables of Cawdor Castle, Harrogate, Bishopsholme and South Wales.

12. Postcard. Written and autographed by Arthur Lawley, 6th Baron Wenlock (1860–1932)

13. Postcard. Written and autographed by Cecil Talbot Clifton, 24th Baron Grey de Ruthyn (9 January 1862 – 21 May 1934)

14. Postcard. Written and autographed by either Edward Henry Bellew, 5th Baron Bellew (1889–1975) or Bryan Bertram Bellew, 6th Baron Bellew (1890–1981)

15. Postcard. Written and autographed by W.S. Lincoln of Old Palace, Lincoln.

16. Postcard. Indistinct autograph. Written from Ingleby Manor.


Description: [ALsS and Autographed Postcards to Sir Algernon Edward Aspinall, Secretary of the West India Committee, regarding a Brief sketch of British Honduras, Past, Present and Future authored by British Honduras Colony Governor, Major Sir John Burdon.]

England; Various: 1928. Sixteen items in total. See description.

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