Welcome to Richmond Autographs, where you will find a variety of letters, documents, manuscripts and signed photographs for enthusiasts in all fields.
Whether you are looking to enrich an existing collection, or have just discovered the excitement of collecting autographs, or even if you would just like one letter, signature or photograph of your most admired figure, I will endeavour to help you. The writers here are famous, infamous, heroic, notorious, great and humble, but everything will have something to arouse your interest and open doors to further research in a particular period or field.
Autograph of the Week
How many of you recognize the name of Ambroise Thomas? To the more dedicated music lovers, his name will probably ring a bell. Aged 60, Thomas was appointed Director of the Paris Conservatoire. Throughout his working life, he produced opera after opera - twenty-four of them in all. Some were very popular in their day, but that phrase "in their day" speaks volumes about the ephemeral nature of fame. Today, only Mignon is known at all; although seldom performed, it...