Following the late summer sales in Edinburgh, Bonhams have announced that they are to sell the contents of Hensol, an historic Category A-listed mansion at Mossdale, Castle Douglas.

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Theodore Roosevelt with his waterbuck trophy, a photograph signed and inscribed: ‘To R.J. Cuninghame, with the regards of his friend, Theodore Roosevelt, Dec 19th 1909’, which is estimated at £400-600.

The sale will take place in their Edinburgh rooms on October 24 and 25.

Hensol, built in 1822 in the Tudor Gothic style, was once home to the famous big-game hunter Dick Cuninghame, whose clients included President Roosevelt, the future George V and the King of Sweden.

The sale will include many souvenirs of his early 20th century African adventures, including an archive of photographs and memorabilia estimated at £5000-7000.

Successive generations of owners have added to Hensol's treasures. Also being offered, with an estimate of £15,000-20,000, is Lerwick in the mist, a landscape by Stanley Cursiter, who played a major role in the founding of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

Summer flowers in a blue and white vase by Sir William George Gillies, estimated at £10,000-15,000, and a first edition of Joseph Hooker's Himalayan Plants, published in 1855 and offered at £4000-6000, will be accompanied by a very rare Roman banded alabaster trapezophoros terminal dating from the 3rd century AD, which comes with a guide of £8000-12,000.

The sale follows the death of Lady Catherine Henderson, who lived there with her husband, Sir Nigel Henderson, for over half a century.