Document signed : Windon, to Henry Yates Thompson, 1907 Jan. 27.
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Edward VII (born Albert Edward, 9 November 1841, London, United Kingdom,-d. 6 May 1910, London, United Kingdom) was the the eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. He hoped to pursue a career in the British Army, but his mother vetoed an active military career. He married Alexandra of Denmark in 1863. During Queen Victoria's widowhood, Edward pioneered the idea of royal public appearances as they are understood today; he was regarded worldwide as an arbiter of men's fash...
Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928), book-collector, was born at Dingle Cottage, near Liverpool, on 15 December 1838. He attended Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge (B.A., 1862), and was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1867. He was private secretary to the viceroy of Ireland, the 5th Earl Spencer, between 1868 and 1873, and travelled widely from 1862 to 1875. Thompson was the Sandars reader in bibliography at Cambridge University in 1901 and 1904. He formed a large collection of illuminate...