Sir Robert Vaughan K.B.E. (1866-1941) Agriculturist; Album of news cuttings, ephemera and photographs relating to the festivities at his coming of age in 1887, two albums of greetings cards, photographs, etc, family correspondence, illuminated vellum bound album of postcards, and other ephemeral pieces (a lot).
Family correspondence; indentures, bills, deeds, valuations, etc, re: Vaughan-Nannau, Wynne-Peniarth, Owen, Enthoven, etc, a large quantity, circa 1880-1925, contained in a tin-lined black trunk (a lot)
Major General John Vaughan, C.B (M); C.M.G.; D.S.O. (1871-1956); Military commissions comprising his appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, signed by Queen Victoria, brevet-Major, signed by Edward VII; together with his award of the Order of the Bath, the order of St Michael & St George, both signed by George V, and the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, signed by Arthur Duke of Connaught.
Military; a small group of autograph and typescript letters to Major General John Vaughan, from General Horace Smith-Dorrien; Field Marshall Edmund Allenby, and two others, signed respectively Brock and Pedlar (4).
Letters and ephemera relating to Major General John Vaughan; WWI letters from him, other correspondence, certificates, group of material relating to the Boy Scouts movement in Wales, album of photographs, etc (a lot).
Edward, Duke of Windsor; a typed letter signed to Major General John Vaughan concerning Vaughan’s autobiography and recalling their hunting days in Leicestershire, New York 1955, together with related correspondence (a lot).
Brigadier C.H. Vaughan (1905-1976); an illuminated grant of arms with suspended seals contained within the original fitted box, together with his Sherrif’s banners for the County of Merioneth.
Major General John Vaughan; a group of photographs, some large format, Military and Sporting relating to the Xth Hussars, India, Egypt, etc (11).
Photograph albums, voyage to China, India, Scottish views, etc., circa 1st half 20th Century.
Family carte de visite albums; photographs of Nannau estate, etc, a large quantity, 19th-20th century (a lot).
A Stuart needlework casket, portraying the story of Esther, the frieze initialled ”M.C.” in silver braid and displaying charming images of animals, insects and flowers, the needlework worn and distressed save for the back two panels which are bright and fresh, 1660-1685, the interior refurbished, and with later gilt feet, 11 inches x 7.5 inches (28cm x 19cm), 8.5 inches (21.5cm) high.
Family tradition records that the initials ”M.C.” stand for Mary Cromwell, sister of Oliver Cromwell. Whilst Oliver Cromwell did not in fact have a sister of that name, he did have a daughter, whose birth in 1637 makes her a more likely recipient of the casket. Nannau Schedule of Contents 1958 (No.29). The needlework worn and distressed save for the back two panels which are bright and fresh, the interior refurbished, and with later gilt feet
Sir Robert Howel Vaughan (1724-1792) 1st Baronet; an armorial needlework panel worked in coloured silks, 18 inches x 15 inches (45.5cm x 38cm), some splitting to sides of panel but not affecting the embroidery, gilt gesso frame.