PERSONALIA

MANUSCRIPTS & ANCESTRAL OBJECTS
 

Manuscripts Medals Photographs Miniatures Mourning Jewellery Contact & Terms NEW STOCK Archive
 Specialist dealers in 17th to 19th century manuscripts and ancestral objects
 

 

 

Autograph letters

Manuscripts

Diaries

Mourning jewellery

Prize medals

Campaign medals

Personal seals

 

 

Early photographs

Daguerreotypes

Ambrotypes

Portrait miniatures

Silhouettes

Wax portraits

Mementos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Welcome to Personalia, dealers in British autograph letters, manuscripts, and ancestral objects of the 17th to 19th centuries

We specialise in sourcing historic items associated with named individuals, most often, letters and manuscripts, identified personal seals, named small portraits (miniatures, silhouettes, wax portraits, daguerreotypes & ambrotypes), inscribed medals, and inscribed mourning jewellery. By focussing upon named individuals, we hope to find material that will be of special interest to archive repositories, museums, genealogists and historians.

We pay special attention to try and keep associated items together, often re-uniting purchases from auctions that have been split into separate lots (eg portraits of members of the same family).

Please note that we are a mail order business, and that material is not available for viewing at our address. We shall be pleased however to provide prospective purchasers with further information about items, including additional digital photographs, upon request.

We are always keen to purchase single items or collections of the type listed on this site, and will be pleased to receive requests for desiderata.

We are members of :

The Ephemera Society

The Manuscript Society


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Some key on-line sites referred to

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB)

The National Archives of the United Kingdom

British History Online

Ancestry UK

Family Search

Cyndi's List

Art of Mourning