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
Napoleon was only 24 at the Siege of Toulon in 1793. Robespierre sent his younger brother Augustin to find out why things weren't going very well there. Augusin's report was mostly damning - he didn't have a very high opinion of any of the leaders, and declared that the only one who seemed at all competent was a young artillery captain, Napoleone Buonaparte.Fast forward six years, and a coup d'état in November 1799, masterminded by Napoleon's supporters (including, of course, Talleyrand)...