Boroughmongers’ attack on the British column

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The opponents of parliamentary reform, including Wellington and Peel, attempt to pull down a column topped by Lord John Russell, a portrait of William IV on the plinth. The “Explanation of the engraving”: This spirited sketch was originally designed by George Cruikshank. Esq., of Pentouville, London. The column in the centre is dedicated to the “King and Constitution,” on the base of which is a portrait of his present Majesty, William IV. On the top of the columnn [sic] stands Lord John Russell, holding in his hand the Mirror of Truth. On the left of the pillar the Duke of Wellington, Sir R. Peel, and others are attempting with cords, axes, &c. to overturn the column; while on on [sic] the right, Lord Chancellor Brougham and Earl Grey stand in a calm and dignfied position, smiling at the futile attempts of the Boroughmongers to overturn the People’s Rights. On the same side Lord Althorp is seen bearing a banner, representing the future prosperity of England, and the Attorney General (Sir Thomas Denman) is supporting the Flag of Victory.

  • TitleBoroughmongers’ attack on the British column [graphic].
  • Publication[Birmingham, England : Printed by R. Heppel, 113 Coleshill-Street, Birmingham …, ca. 1830]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

830.00.00.159++

Acquired July 2016

Dalby Theatre. Tuesday July 19th, 1803. Wild oats …

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A playbill recording a performance of Wild oats by John O’Keeffe (1747-1833) and Cross purposes by William O’Brien (d. 1815), on 19 July 1803 at Dalby Theatre, the private playhouse of Edward Hartopp (1758-1808) at his seat Little Dalby Hall in Leicestershire. Edward Hartopp’s private theatricals seem to have been staged sporadically from 1777, becoming larger and more elaborate at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Edward Hartopp, his son, Mr. Bilsborrow, and two of the Misses Hamilton are listed as performers.

  • TitleDalby Theatre. Tuesday July 19th, 1803. Wild oats … : after which Cross purposes …
  • Production[Melton Mowbray] : Clementson, printer, Melton, [1803]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 767 P69b D213 803

Acquired June 2016

Unto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council …

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  • TitleUnto the Right Honourable the Lords of Council and Session, the petition of Simon Fraser of Lovat.
  • Publication[Edinburgh?] : [publisher not identified], (Jan. 24, 1738).

Catalog Record

53 L896 738

Acquired April 2016

Arutin George

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Arutin George was an Armenian merchant who came to England during the reign of Queen Anne

  • PrintmakerFaber, John, 1695?-1756, printmaker.
  • TitleArutin George [graphic] / G. Kneller pinxt. 1712 ; I. Faber fecit 1738.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits G347 no. 1+1

Acquired June 2016

 

Mrs. M.A. Clarke

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“Mrs. Clarke stands in the lobby of the House of Commons, a section of which is seen through the partly open door: the corner of three tiers of empty benches and the gallery, with a strip of the Speaker’s chair, showing his right elbow. She is directed to the right, with head turned to the spectator. She wears a plain blue pelisse over a white dress, a straw bonnet with lace drapery which she raises from her face. In her dropped right hand she holds a huge (?) chinchilla muff. She is elegant, alluring, and assured.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Printmaker: Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830, printmaker, artist.
  • TitleMrs. M.A. Clarke [graphic] / drawn & engraved by C. Williams.
  • Publication[London] : Pubd. Feby. 25, 1809, by S.W. Fores, 50 Piccadilly, [25 February 1809]

Catalog Record  & Digital Collection

809.02.25.03

Acquired July 2016

The pleasant musical companion

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An alphabetical table of the catches contain’d in this book

  • CreatorBlow, John, 1649?-1708.
  • TitleThe pleasant musical companion : being a choice collection of catches, for three and four voices / compos’d by Dr. John Blow, the late Mr. Henry Purcell, and other eminent masters.
  • EditionThe tenth edition, corrected; and several new catches.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and sold by J. Johnson, musical-instrument-maker, at the Harp and Crown facning Bow-Church in Cheapside …, [1740?]

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 222

Acquired July 2016

 

Accounts for the estates belonging to Charles Pierrepont

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Kept by the accountant William Pickin, this volume records a full year’s accounts for the estates of Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers. This includes the income and expenditure for 31 estates from Burgh, Hemingby and Asterly in Lincolnshire, Old Cotes, Beighton and Adwick upon Dearne in Yorkshire, and Perlethorpe, Budby and Edwinston in Nottinghamshire. The final 20 leaves are the extensive accounts for Thoresby Hall, the Nottinghamshire residence of Charles Pierrepont. They record monthly expenditure for the running of the house and lands including: housekeeping bills, taxes and parish dues, gardens and nursery, out work repairs, servants wages, stables, husbandry and miscellaneous payments. Evidently a philanthropic man, Pierrepont paid for the children’s shoes, meat, bread and teachers’ salary at nearby Budby school. The table of summary records February as the month of lowest expenditure (£195.2.1) and December as the highest (£4923.5.1); the total expenditure for the year being £7928.19.0.

  • AuthorPickin, William.
  • TitleAccounts for the estates belonging to Charles Pierrepont, 1794.

Catalog Record 

LWL Mss vol. 220

Acquired April 2016