An act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill senior, Esquire

  • AuthorGreat Britain. Parliament.
  • TitleAn act for investing part of the personal estate of Charles Churchill senior, Esquire, deceased, in the purchase of lands to be settled, pursuant to an agreement in the settlement made on the marriage of Charles Churchill junior, Esquire with the Lady Maria Walpole.
  • Published[London] : [publisher not identified], [1750]

Catalog Record 

File 652 A2 A188 1750

Acquired February 2017

The man of pleasure’s pocket-book

With an engraved frontispiece showing two fashionably dressed couples walking in a park: The most elegant desses upon the Ton / Dighton del. ; Cook sculp.

  • TitleThe man of pleasure’s pocket-book, or, The bon vivant’s vdde mecum, for the year 1780 … containing fifty-two double ruled pages … and … original articles, viz. I. An account of all public diversions … VIII. A dictionary for the polite world … / by a member of the Club of Savoir-Vivres.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for S. Bladon, No. 13, Paternoster Row, [1779]

Catalog Record

145 M266 1779

Acquired January 2017

Collection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756

Album of 43 trade cards, of various formats, which have been used as receipts or invoices by the traders and have stab holes resulting from the pin they where put on by an accountant or secretary. A few trade cards are repeated, four are typographically printed, and the rest are engraved or etched. All trade cards and bills are addressed to Mrs. Forth and give a good idea of the expenses and needs of a fashionable household in mid 18th-century London.

  • CreatorForth, Mrs.
  • TitleCollection eighteenth century trade cards and bills, between 1737 and 1756.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 230

Acquired March 2017

The ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal


Added following the memorandum portion of the book are sections describing country dances, recipes for hair and gums, perfumes, whitening teeth, remove freckles, darken eyebrows, etc,

  • TitleThe ladies tablet, or, Town and country pocket journal, and select memorandum-book, for the year 1777 : containing I. Address to the ladies. II. Table of contents. III. List of holiday observered at banks …
  • PublicationDublin : Printed for J. Beatty, No. 32, Skinner-Row, MDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

145 L158 1777

Acquired November 2016

Private correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford

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Bound in volume 1: ms. note in Horace Walpole’s hand, an epigram attributed to “Mr. Erskine the celebrated lawyer” and dated 1793

  • AuthorWalpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
  • Uniform Title[Correspondence. 1820.]
  • TitlePrivate correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford : now first collected. In four volumes.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed for Rodwell and Martin, Bond-Street; and Colburn and Co., Conduit-Street, 1820.

Catalog Record

22 820 Copy 2

Acquired July 2016

Ticket for Dalby Theatre

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A image of a mad Medea [?], hair flowing and left breast bare, holding a dagger in her right hand and held above her head, posed read to strike. In her left hand she holds a chalice. There is a column to her left in the background. Used as a ticket for a production at Dalby Theatre, the private playhouse of Edward Hartopp (1758-1808) at his seat Little Dalby Hall in Leicestershire.

  • Title[Ticket for Dalby Theatre] [graphic].
  • Production[Melton Mowbray? : publisher not identified, 1803]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 767 P69b D213 803.1 Copy 2

Acquired June 2016

Dalby Theatre. July 14th, 1803. Tancred & Sigismunda with Bon Ton

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An admission ticket to a performance at Dalby Theatre 14 July 1803, the private playhouse of Edward Hartopp 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.

  • TitleDalby Theatre. July 14th, 1803. Tancred & Sigismunda with Bon Ton. Admission ticket (not transferable).
  • Production[Melton Mowbray? : publisher not identified, 1803]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 767 P69b D213 803.1

Acquired June 2016