Ref No

D239/M/E/20785

Sample of Penistone cloth, used for slaves' clothing

Note on the reverse reads: “Penistone sent for Negro Clothing 1783 which for Substance Strength and unchangeable Colour, is best adapted to that Purpose”.

1783

D258/65/11/1

Newspaper article from 'The Times' about the Coldstream Guards

"Second to None" the Great Record of the Coldstream by Hon John Fortescue, Librarian of Windsor Castle and author of 'The History of the British Army'

29 Sep 1914

D258/65/11/2

Newspaper articles concerning Colonel Chandos-Pole-Gell

'Derbyshire Volunteers. Lord French and the Country's Latent Strenght. Inspection at Derby', 29 October 1916 from ?Derby Evening Telegraph or Derbyshire Times.

Clipped together cuttings mentioning Col Chandos-Pole-Gell from unidentified newspaper(s): 'Colonel's Straight Talk' [undated], 'A Brilliant Career' [undated], 'Untrained artillery', 26 Jan 1912 'Territorial Artillery. Slashing indictment of Military Authorities' [undated].

c1912 - c1916

D271/13/2

Roll of Service (WW1) Wirksworth Grammar School

Available on CD, CD315

[1914-1918]

D276/1

Ration book issued to child, Maggie Severn, at Alfreton, 22 Oct

Available on CD, CD335. See PDF for images.

1918

D307/M/2

Poster: Great Longstone Peace Celebration

Gives programme of the day. 19th July 1919

Monochrome printing with image of two flags intertwinned with "Union is Strength" underneath and a crown above them.

Size: 86.7 cm x 54.5 cm

Printed by J Smith, The Square, Bakewell

Available on CD, CD337.

1919

D307/M/3

Poster: Bomb Them With War Bonds

Monochrome printing outlined in yellow on an orange background with yellow and black border.

An image of an exploding bomb.

Size: 74 cm x 49.6 cm

Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co Ltd (L.P.A Ltd),London.

Available on CD, CD337.

c.1914-1918

D307/M/4

Poster: War Bonds Feed the Guns!

White printing with an orange silhouette of cannons and a soldier on a yellow background and black silhoutte of bushes and the sky.

Size: 74.8 cm x 50 cm

Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co Ltd (L.P.A Ltd), London.

Available on CD, CD337.

c.1914-1918

D307/M/5

Poster: Women of Britain Save Your Country Buy War Saving Certificates

Light blue printing with red printing for "Save Your Country".

Light blue represenation of Joan of Arc with red outlines on a dark blue background.

Size: 75.5 cm x 50.9 cm

Printed by The Dangerfield Printing Co Ltd, London.

Available on CD, CD337.

c.1914-1918

D307/M/6

Poster: Safe as The British Empire: War Savings Certificates

Light blue and white printing on a dark blue background. A

n image of the continents on a light blue background. The British Empire is highlighted in orange.

Size: 75.6 cm x 48.6 cm.

Printed by Hill, Siffken & Co Ltd (L.P.A Ltd), London.

Available on CD, CD337.

c.1914-1918

D307/M/7

Poster: You buy War Bonds We do the rest!

Monochrome printing on an orange and black background.

Image of two men from the armed forces in light blue, white and black.

Size: 76.2 cm x 50.9 cm

Available on CD, CD337.

c.1914-1918

D307/M/8

Poster: Write a Cheque Today for National War Bonds

Blue and red printing on a white and black background with an image of a ink pot and pen in white, black, red and blue.

Size: 73.1cm x 50.2 cm.

Issued by The National War Savings Committee, Salisbury Square.

Available on CD, CD337.

c.1914-1918

D307/M/9

Poster: Great Longstone War Weapon Bank

|Gives details on the War Weapons Bank in Great Longstone on Friday 30th August 1918.

Red printing on a white background.

An image of an aeroplane flying through clouds on a blue background.

Size: 76cm x 50.2 cm

Available on CD, CD337.

1918

D307/M/10

Poster: Aliens' Restriction (Amendment) Order

Monochrome printing detailing the registration of aliens.

Size: 57.5 cm x 43.8 cm

Printed by Bemrose & Sons Limited.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/11

Poster: Great Longstone War Weapon Bank

Gives details on the War Weapons Bank in Great Longstone on Friday 30th August 1918.

Red printing on a white background.

An image of a cannon firing into the sky with explosion.

Size: 76 cm x 50.9 cm

Available on CD, CD337.

1918

D307/M/12

Poster: Lights on Vehicles

Monochrome printing detailing the prohibition of headlights.

Janurary 1st 1916

Size: 88.9 cm x 57.6 cm

Printed by Chas, Knight & Co, Ltd, Tooley Street.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/13

Poster: Army Act, 1881. Reserve Forces Act, 1882, Sec. 17

Dark blue printing detailing the Army Act, 1881 and Reserve Forces Act, 1882 with important words highlighted in red.

Details the importance of men absent from the armed forces

With the words "God Save The King" at the bottom of the poster

Size: 44.1 cm x 28.1 cm

Printed by Bemrose & Sons Limited.

Available on CD, CD337.

early 20th cent

D307/M/14

Poster: Army Reserve

Monochrome printing detailing training for reservists who have not reached the age of 19 under the military service act, 1916.

10th April 1916.

Size: 57.8 cm x 89.2 cm

Printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd, London.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/15

Poster: Army Reserve Schedule

Gives details on army reserve and the schedule of group training on 29th May 1916.

29th April 1916

Monochrome printing on green background.

Size: 57.7 cm x 45 cm

Printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd, London.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/16

Poster: The King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Monochrome printing.

Detailing the duty of employers to list the names of all male employees between the ages of 18 and 41.

A table is shown with the information that is required.

Size: 44.4 cm x 38.5

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/17

Poster: Army reserve

Blue printing.

Detailing training for reservists in the 1st group under the military service act, 1916, as and when they turn 19 years old on 28th March 1916.

28th February 1916.

Size: 56.6 cm x 88.3 cm

Printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd, London

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/18

Poster: Military Service Act

Dark blue printing.

Detailing exception from military.

Size: 75.8 cm x 50.7 cm

Printed by David Allen & Sons, Ltd, Middlesex.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/19

Poster: Army Reserve Schedule

Copper coloured printing.

Gives details on army reserve and the schedule of group training on 13th June 1916.

Size: 57 cm x 88.3 cm

Printed by Love & Malcomson Ltd, London.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/20

Poster: Poster: Air Raids. Police Warning

Monochrome printing.

Advising Derbyshire residents to remain under cover during air raids and to keep a supply of water and sand to deal with outbreaks of fire.

Size: 44.6 cm x 28.5 cm

Printed by Bemrose & Sons Limited, Derby.

Available on CD, CD337.

1915

D307/M/21

Poster: County of Derby. Police Notice. Air Raids

Monochrome printing plus red printing for important information.

Detailing the use of Buzzers during air raids and what the blasts mean.

Size: 44.1 cm x 28.4 cm

Printed by Bemrose & Sons Limited, Derby and London.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/22

Poster: Army reserve (Military Service Act 1916) Schedule

Gives details on army reserve and the schedule of group training on 24th June 1916.

Monochrome printing on pale brown background.

Size: 57 cm x 44.4 cm

Printed by Hazell, Watson & Viney Ltd, London.

Available on CD, CD337.

1916

D307/M/23

Poster: Warning: Employment of Men Liable to Military Service

Monochrome printing.

Reminding employers that employing deserters or absentees is punishable by fines or imprisonment with or without hard labour. Also reminding employers to make a list of all men eligable to join the war effort.

Size: 76.9 cm x 54.7 cm

Printed by Joseph Causton & sons, Limited, London.

Available on CD, CD337.

c1914-1918

D307/V/1/1

Postcard: 'Made in Germany' cartoon reproduced by special permission of the Proprietors of 'Punch'

Shows the Kaiser writing letters to the press with an inkpot labelled 'Lies'. The caption reads: 'Kaiser. "I'm not quite satisfied with the sword. Perhaps, after all, the pen is mightier!"'

Published by Jarrold and Sons, London

Posted to Mrs Furness, Ivy Cottage, Bakewell from Bury St Edmond in December 1914, with a brief note on the back

Available on CD, CD/338.

c.1914

D307/V/1/2

Postcard: Colour image showing German soldier with bloody bayonette standing on the bodies of a young woman and a baby

Painting signed H G Gawthorn

Published by David Allen and Sons, Ltd, Harrow, London

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/14

Postcard: black and white photograph of two men seated beside a tent. 'Salonica - 1918' written in pencil underneath

On the reverse is written in pencil: 'Many Happy Returns of the Day From "The Heavenly Three" Sept 7th 1926'. Available on CD, CD388.

1918-1926

D307/V/1/15

Postcard: Victory march of the allied troops in London, July 19th 1919. French troops in Whitehall

Black and white photograph

Photographer: H F Baldwin

Published by J Beagles & Co Ltd

Posted to Mrs Furness, Ivy Cottage, Longstone with brief note to 'Dear Auntie' from Fred who is on hospital leave. Available on CD, CD338.

1918

D307/V/1/16

Postcard: black and white photograph of tank and troops parading along a street with crowds of onlookers

Back reads 'Auntie, with best wishes and love from Jack, 27.7.18. "Egbert" at Luton July 1918'. Available on CD, CD388.

1918

D307/V/1/17

Postcard: Submarine "M.2"

Black and white photograph of submarine at sea.

Postcard unused. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1919

D307/V/1/18

Postcard: Submarine "M.1"

Black and white photograph of submarine at sea.

Postcard unused. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1917

D307/V/1/19

Postcard: [Great Naval Twins at Southwick, Sussex]

Black and white photograph of two towers built to close the gap in the English Channel to U-boats

Photographer: Ripley of Southwick (no. 60)

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD338.

c.1918

D307/V/1/20

Postcard: Part of submarine "M.3"

Black and white photograph showing part of submarine with crew. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1920

D307/V/1/21

Postcard: one of our tanks

Black and white photograph of tank.

Postcard unused. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1917

D307/V/1/23

Black and white photograph of airship R34 in the air above roofline

Available on CD, CD388.

1914

D307/V/1/24

Postcard: HMS "Barham"

Black and white photograph of warship at sea.

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1915

D307/V/1/25

Postcard: Submarine "M.3"

Black and white photograph of submarine near harbour with crew standing on deck

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1920

D307/V/1/26

Postcard: HMS Queen Elizabeth

Black and white photograph of dreadnought battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth at sea

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/27

Postcard: Bombardment of Scarborough, Dec 1914. Room at 41 Esplanade Parade Private Hotel

Black and white photograph of interior of room showing bomb damage following German naval bombardment

Publisher: San Bride [Middlesborough?]

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/28

Postcard: black and white photograph of unidentified war memorial with flowers at the base and a small group of onlookers

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1921

D307/V/1/29

Postcard: The Great European War 1914. Fire of Louvain Belgium. Aug 22-23-24. Cathedral Church and Trippes Street

Black and white photograph of ruined buildings in Leuven

Postcard posted from Holly Bank, Hale, Cheshire to Mrs Furness, Ivy Cottage, Great Longstone, on 14 April 1915 wishing her best wishes for a happy birthday

Publisher: J Beagles & Co Ltd, London. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914-1915

D307/V/1/30

Postcard: The Great European War 1914. Fire of Louvain Belgium. Aug, 22-23-24. Cathedral and Butter Market

Black and white photograph of ruined buildings in Leuven

Publisher: J Beagles & Co Ltd, London

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/31

Postcard: The Great European War 1914. Fire of Louvain Belgium. Aug, 22-23-24. Station Street

Black and white photograph of ruined buildings in Leuven

Publisher: J Beagles & Co Ltd, London

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/32

Postcard: The Great European War 1914. Fire of Louvain Belgium. Aug, 22-23-24. Cathedral Church and Trippes Street

Black and white photograph of ruined buildings in Leuven

Publisher: J Beagles & Co Ltd, London

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/33

Postcard: The Great European War 1914. Fire of Louvain Belgium. Aug, 22-23-24. The Great Place

Black and white photograph of ruined buildings in Leuven

Publisher: J Beagles & Co Ltd, London

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/34

Postcard: The Great European War 1914. Fire of Louvain Belgium. Aug, 22-23-24. The University

Black and white photograph of ruined buildings in Leuven

Publisher: J Beagles & Co Ltd, London

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/35

Postcard: The Great European War 1914. Fire of Louvain Belgium. Aug, 22-23-24. The Butter Market

Black and white photograph of ruined buildings in Leuven

Publisher: J Beagles & Co Ltd, London

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1914

D307/V/1/36

Postcard: Belgian artillery between Termonde and Lebbeke

Black and white photograph taken from behind a gun carriage showing gun being fired

Publisher: War Photogravure Publications, 75b Queen Victoria Street, London (no. 9)

Posted 12 November 1914 to Mrs Furness, Ivy Cottage, Longsone from Norwich. Writer states that they were on way from Cromer to Derham the day before, with a strong wind and a good sea. Available on CD, CD388.

1914

D307/V/1/37

Postcard: Head, body, and after part of a German Torpedo

Black and white photograph of a torpedo on display outdoors [in London?] with uniformed figures in backgrouns talking ot three children. A sign behind the torpedo states that the torpedo was recovered in Beachy Head, Eastbourne, on 26 December 1917 and gives measurements.

Postcard not used. Available on CD, Cd388.

c.1918

D307/V/1/38

Postcard: the captured German Submarine U.C. 5 being towed up the Thames

Rotary Photographic Series.

Posted 5 August 1916 to Mrs Furness, Ivy Cottage, Longstone. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1916

D307/V/1/39

Postcard: After part of a German Torpedo shewing mechanism

Black and white photograph of section of torpedo

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1918

D307/V/1/41

Postcard: black and white photograph of military ceremony [award of medals?] in a market square, possibly Retford

Embossed A Hinkins, Escahnge, Retford

Posted from Retford to Mrs Furness, Ivy Cottage, Great Longstone from Ada, 31 August 1919. Available on CD, CD338.

1919

D307/V/1/42

Postcard: black and white photograph of medal ceremony in market square [Retford?]

Close up view of soldier on dais having medal pinned on with dignitaries behind. Probably a close-up of the ceremony in D307/V/1/41

Posted from Retford to Mrs Furness, Ivy Cottage, Great Longstone from Ada on 22 August 1919. Available on CD, CD338.

1919

D307/V/1/43

Black and white photograph of Edith Cavell seated in a garden with two dogs

Underneath is Edith Cavell's signature and the text: '"I have seen death so often that it is not strange or painful to me. I am glad to die for my Country." Brussels, October 12th 1915'

Printed on fabric glued to paper. Available on CD, CD388.

c.1915

D307/V/1/45

Postcard: Belgian Relief Funds 1915 Official Souvenir. HRH the Prince of Wales

Black and white portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales [later Edward VIII]

Issued under the Direction of Joseph Clarkson, Prestwich Park, near Manchester

Postcard not used. Available on CD, CD338.

1915

D331/1/52

Letters and Field service postcards sent to Frederick Soresby Ogden

Available on CD, CD332. See PDFs for images.

1915-1918

D331/1/52/1-6

Field service postcards sent to Frederick Soresby Ogden

Available on CD, CD332. See PDFs for images.

1915-1916

D331/1/52/20-30

Field service postcards and letters sent to Frederick Soresby Ogden

Available on CD, CD332. See PDFs for images of field postcards

1917-1918

D331/1/53

Derbyshire Motor Soup Kitchen for Soldiers at the Front - poster regarding concert at Stanley common

Available on CD, CD332.

1914

D331/1/55

Greeting card from BEF, [British Expeditionary Force] France

Available on CD, CD332.

1917

D331/1/56

Derbyshire County Clearing House `A Few Facts of Work Done' [regarding hospital beds and soup kitchens]

Available on CD, CD332.

1917

D331/1/57

Christmas cards celebrating peace

Available on CD, CD332. See PDFs for images.

1918

D331/1/58

Peace celebrations, Stanley - ticket to tea and dance, August

Available on CD, CD332.

1919

D331/1/59

Stanley Common and Smalley Common, sale of work and gifts for war memorial fund - notice

Available on CD, CD332.

1919

D331/1/60

Derbyshire and the Great War - illustrated souvenir produced by the Derbyshire Advertiser, July 1919

Available on CD, CD335

1919

D331/1/61

Metal stencil for use on Food Production Department material and plant

Available on CD, CD332.

[c1914-1918]

D504/80/2/2-3

Appeal against conscription of employee

 

1918

D504/141/1/12

World War One Service Record Sheets (Men)

Available on CD, CD315

1914-1919

D504/141/1/13

World War One Service Record Sheets (Women)

Available on CD, CD315

1914-1919

D504/141/1/15

Memorandum on army training during the individual training period 1912-1913, Nov

See PDF for images.

1913

D504/141/1/17

Copy circular memorandum - E W D Ward, War Office, London to Lieutenant Colonel G M Jackson, TD, Commanding 6th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment re grant of 5%, 18 Dec 1913, copy dated 6 Jan 1914

 

1914

D504/141/3/1

Papers re. wartime recruitment campaign in Derbyshire

Includes printed notices bearing instructions for civic leaders re. the call to arms, notes for a public meeting in Bakewell, August 1914. See PDF for images.

1914

D504/141/6/1

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Aug 1919

Includes lists of soldiers invited, representatives of deceased soldiers, Bakewell Roll of Service and Roll of Honour, Roll of Bakewell men who held Commissions during the War, programme of events, parade orders and correspondence re. Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/1

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell - Soldiers' Invitations

list of soldiers invited. ailable on CD, CD315. See PDF for images.

1919

D504/141/6/1/2

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell - Representatives of Deceased Soldiers.

Representatives of deceased soldiers. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/3

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Bakewell Roll of Service.

Bakewell Roll of Service released for Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315. See PDF for images.

1919

D504/141/6/1/4-5

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Bakewell Rolls of Honour.

Bakewell Roll of Honour released for Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315. See PDFs for images.

1919

D504/141/6/1/6

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, List of Honours.

List of Honours Gained by Bakewell Men During the War. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/7

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Aug 1919, Roll of men who held commissions in the war.

Roll of Bakewell men who held Commissions during the War. Part of the Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/8

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Program

Programme of events at the Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/9

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Parade order.

Parade order list at the Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/10

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Aug 1919, Peace Thanksgiving Service booklet.

Booklet of the Psalms and Hymns used in the Peace Thanksgiving church united service. Held on the 4th of July 1919 as part of the Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315. See PDF for images.

1919

D504/141/6/1/11

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Aug 1919

Correspondence re. Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/12

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Aug 1919

Correspondence re. Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315.

1919

D504/141/6/1/13

Papers re. return celebrations held for soldiers at Bakewell, Aug 1919

Correspondence re. Peace Celebrations in Bakewell. Available on CD, CD315. See PDF for images

1919

D647/1

Advertisement (size 12cm x 12cm) for a medal commercially produced by Mr [James] Taylor, of [71 Summer Lane] Birmingham. The advertisement declares that the medal was approved by the Council of the National Anti-Corn Law League, meeting in Manchester in December 1841

The Corn Laws, in force in the United Kingdom between 1815 and 1846, imposed restrictions and tariffs on imported grain. The Anti-Corn Law League was a nation-wide political movement advocating free trade.


The medal is described: the obverse shows a starving artisan and family, with symbols of economic depression related to the impact of the Corn Laws; the reverse shows an artisan and family with symbols of a positive economic outlook.


Derbyshire Record Office does not hold an example of such a medal, but an image of one is attached to this catalogue record.

1840s

D881/ZZ

Ruhleben Camp

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1917

D881/ZZ/1-2

Prospectuses for the summer and autumn terms at Ruhleben Camp School

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1917

D1077/6

History of the 6th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters - primarily its movements and actions during World War I (1914-1918); includes some photographs

For digital copies, click here for the link or use Record Office CD: CD/337

1958

D1079/31

Captain W K S Haslam's First World War diary in his role as an artillery officer

The diary covers the period 6 July 1916 to 24 April 1917, and details military engagements. It includes includes maps of trench locations at places including Basseaux, Ransart, Bienvillers and Monchy au Bois. Tucked into the diary are personal letters and sketches. See PDF for images, or use CD/337

1916-1917

D1091/A/PZ/7

Photograph of Private James Harrison Bingham, Royal Engineers

Studio portrait of Pte Bingham, in uniform. On reverse it gives his address as 12 Mansfield Road [Tibshelf].

Available on CD, CD316.

c.1914

D1091/A/PZ/8

Photograph of Private Jim Draycott, Grenadier Guards

Studio portait of Private Draycott, seated, in dress uniform.

A note on reverse states that Pte Draycott was wounded in action at Festubert on 18 May, and died of his wounds on 27 May 1915. This refers to William Henry Draycott. However in 2014, a family member confirmed the correct identity of the subject in the photograph.

Available on CD, CD316.

c.1914

D1091/A/PZ/9

Photograph of unknown soldier from Tibshelf

 

c1914-c1918

D1091/A/PZ/10

Photograph of unknown soldier from Tibshelf

Available on CD, CD316.

c.1914-c.1918

D1091/A/PZ/11

Photograph of unknown soldier from Tibshelf

Available on CD, CD316.

c.1914-c.1918

D1091/A/PZ/12

Christmas card: head and shoulders portrait of unknown soldier, framed within a snowy landscape

Avaialble on CD, CD316.

c.1914-c.1918

D1091/A/PZ/13

Photograph of two young men [brothers?], one, standing, in army uniform, the other, seated, in civilian dress with [cadet?] hat and sash

Available on CD, CD316.

c.1914-c.1918

D1091/A/PZ/14

Christmas card with head and shoulders photograph of unknown soldier from Tibshelf

Available on CD, CD316.

c.1914-c.1918

D1190/249

Souvenir of the 5th Northern General Hospital, 1914-1919.

The 5th Northern General Hospital was a military hospital unit established in 1909. During the First World War, it was based at the disused Leicestershire and Rutland County Mental Asylum and also at the North Evington Poor Law Infirmary. Available on CD, CD332. See PDF for images.

1919

D1190/254

Unveiling and dedication of the memorial tablet erected in perpetual remembrance of the men of Youlgreave, Alport, Middleton and Harthill who fell in the Great War, 1914 - 1918.

Available on CD, CD332.

1925

D1209/28/4

Newspaper cutting: 'POW escape memory of Mr McBride'

Relating to golden wedding of Mr and Mrs William McBride. Mr McBride was a guard at Swanwick Prisoner of War camp [First World War, 1914-1918]. Available on CD, CD332.

c.1980

D1219/16/1

Souvenir programme for the unveiling of the roll of honour for the parish of Chinley, Bugsworth and Brownside, including list of names of men who served in the Great War, 27 Oct 1917

Available on CD, CD316. See pdf for higher quality images

1917

D1219/17/1

Subscription collectors' books

Available on CD, CD316. See PDFs for images.

1919

D1219/17/2-3

Programme for peace celebrations, 19 Jul 1919

Available on CD, CD316.

1919

D1219/17/4

Papers relating to the administration of the Peace Fund

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1919

D1359/1

'The Fox's Prophecy' - ballad of future events in England (Printed)

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1871

D1359/3

'The Liberal Pleasure Party at Sea': cartoon from Punch

Available on CD, CD316.

1913

D1359/4-9

'What Women Can Do' - series of articles in the Daily Mail on women and the war effort [World War I]

Available on CD, CD316.

1914

D1359/10

'A Passing in June 1915': an allegorical play by Donald Hankey

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1915-1916

D1359/11

[Daily Mail] newspaper cutting: 'The Gentle Recruit', a song by Jessie Pope, to be sung to the tune of 'The Lincolnshire Poacher'

Available on CD, CD316.

1915

D1359/12

'Recreation' - booklet by Viscount Grey of Fallodon

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1920

D1359/13

Regimental Song of the First Derby Militia

Parody of a popular song of the 19th century, "Do ye ken John Peel with his coat so gay?", with satirical references to figures such as "Mosley" (possibly Lt. Col Godfrey Mosley) and "Langton Coke" (possibly William Langton Coke, c.1843-1913, of Brookhill Hall, Alfreton). The 1st Derby Militia existed between 1855 and 1881.

Available on CD, CD316.

c.1865-c.1881

D1359/14

Newspaper article on the use of aircraft in the war [World War I] (Printed)

Available on CD, CD316.

c1915

D1359/15

Telegram announcing death in action [World War I]

Available on CD, CD316.

c1914

D1573/1/1/1

Cartoon by H J Rylands captioned "The cheerful countenances with which we greet our Bayonet Fighting Instructor, at 6.15am!"

Three dishevelled recruits in civilian dress stand holding their rifles. The man on the right has his eyes closed, and a small dog looking on observes "Golly! He's snoring!".

7 May 1916

D1573/1/1/2

Cutting from The Telegraph showing a drawn map of the British Front and the Hindenburg Line

 

26 Jan 1918

D1573/1/1/3

Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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D1573/1/1/5

Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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D1573/1/1/45

Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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D1573/1/1/46

Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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D1573/1/1/47

Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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D1573/1/1/48

Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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D1573/1/1/101

Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

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Cartoon by H J Rylands

 

c1914-1918

D1573/1/3

Postcards: Dieppe; prisoners at Noeux les Mine c 1915; Portuguese troops at Aire sur la Lys etc

Available on CD, CD335. See PDF for images.

1914-1918

D1573/1/4

Letter from H J Ryland ('Orace) to Major W W Hammond refers to Hammond's injury, problems with officers, loss of horses, also detailed description of moving into the front line 17 Oct

Available on CD, CD338. See PDF for images.

1918

D1573/1/5

Envelope addressed to Mrs W W Hammond in Downham Market, Norfolk, postmarked 29 Aug 1916, enclosing piece of lace from Roman Catholic priest's gown and pressed flower;

endorsed "piece of lace from padre gown - RC priest - all his robes are lying about in the garden, library all torn up &

home wrecked, terrible sight"

Available on CD, CD335.

?1916

D1712/1

The "New Church" Times incorporating The Wipers Times (a front line magazine using the British Soldiers' version of Ypres for its title), 8 May 1916.

Available on CD, CD316

1916

D1712/2-3

The Better Times incorporating The Wipers Times, The "New Church" Times, The Kennel Times, The Somme Times and The BEF Times, November and December 1918.

Available on CD, CD316

1918

D1712/4

The Wipers Times - facsimile reprint of humorous wartime trench magazines incorporating The "New Church Times", The Kemmel Times, The Somme Times and The BEF Times, presented to Sgt Holmes by his fomer commander and editor of 'The Wipers Times'. Lt Col Fred Roberts

Inscription in the front of the volume reads: 'Sgt O Holmes 6963 12th Battn The Sherwood Foresters B.E.F. With compliments from F J Roberts D.S.O.MC. Lt Col Commdg 12th Sher For'. Available on CD, CD316.

1918

D1851/BOX/28

Bryan Donkin: box 28 - technical drawings on microfiche. Numbers BD119-BD1346.

A sample image is attached to this catalogue entry.

Arranged in chronological and "BD" reference order, from Feb 1952 to May 1952.

Each microfiche has outer paper packaging which records the "BD" reference, another number (some starting with "R") and the date. The images are negatives of technical drawings stamped "Bryan Donkin Co Ltd"

1952

D1851/BOX/33

Bryan Donkin: box 33 - technical drawings on microfiche. Numbers BD1356-BD1579 and BD24364-BD24699.

A sample image is attached to this catalogue entry.

Arranged in chronological and "BD" reference order, from May 1952 to June 1952 and Apr 1969 to Sep 1969.

Each microfiche has outer paper packaging which records the "BD" reference, another number (some starting with "R") and the date. Later drawings also have a descriptive title on the packaging.

1952

D1884/1/1/32-35

Field service postcards from Joseph Arthur Hodgkiss and letters relating to his death.

Two Field Service cards from Arthur to his parents and to [his sisters] Aggie, Lil, Gladys and Mabs, from training in Berkhamsted and then on active service with the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, during 1917; copy letter from the sister-in-charge of a military hospital giving details of Sergeant Hodgkiss's death, 8 Oct 1917; letter from Father to Mab, informing her of Arthur's death, 13 Oct 1917;

1917

D1884/1/2

Bronze memorial plaque commemorating Joseph Arthur Hodgkiss

The medallion, issued to next-of-kin of service personnel killed as a result of the First World War, is also known as a 'Dead Man's Penny'.


This medallion is one of the early batch of medallions made at the Memorial Plaque Factory in Acton, London, which began production in 1919. Later medallions had a number stamped on the lion's back leg.


Available on CD, CD316.

1919

D1884/1/3

Memorial scroll to Joseph Arthur Hodgkiss

Available on CD, CD316

c1918

D1897/1

Inventory of jewels belonging to Arbella Stuart (1575-1616), received by her from 'the Lord Cavendish' [William Cavendish, 1st Earl of Devonshire]. Signed as receipt in margin by Arbella Stuart.

Inventory of jewels, dated 10 days after the death of Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury (Bess of Hardwick). The inventory may be a list of jewels inherited by Arbella from her grandmother.


This document is number 45 in Derbyshire Record Office’s “50 Treasures” selection. For more information, click the link below.

23 Feb 1608

D2058/1/8/8

Unveiling of Ashbourne Town War Memorial order of proceedings

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1922

D2259/2-3

Notification by the Territorial Force Record Office to Mr Arthur P Fewkes of Mill Street, Bakewell, of the death of Private Fewkes, "killed in action", with printed letter of sympathy from Lord Kitchener sent on behalf of the King and Queen. 7 Jun

Available on CD, CD316.

1915

D2259/16

Photograph of "Cloggie" Fewkes in civilian dress, in a garden

Available on CD, CD316.

c1915

D2259/18

Obituary of Private Fewkes, described as the "First Bakewell Territorial to be killed". Also a report of the wounding of Second Lieut Gilderoy Glossop, "Bakewell's" first officer to be wounded," with photographs

Available on CD, CD316.

[1915]

D2259/19

Obituary of Private Fewkes, headlined "Bakewell Footballer killed", with photograph

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for image

[c1915]

D2317

Orr Family: Copy letters from Tasmania.

 

20th cent

D2360/3/36a

Alderwasley (Parish of Wirksworth) tithe map

Surveyor: Robert Bromley of Derby

Scale: 3.25 inches to 20 chains

Approximate centre of map: 432443,352639

1841

D2360/3/52a

Cromford tithe map, with enlargement of the village

Surveyor: Joseph Gratton

Scale: 6 inches to 30 chains

Approximate centre of map: 429602,356385

1841

D2360/3/117a

Callow tithe map, 1844

For a microfilm copy of the map, see M713. For a digital copy, see CD/10


1844

D2360/3/126a

Idridgehay tithe map, 1843

For a microfilm copy of the map, see M714. For a digital copy, see CD/11


1843

D2360/3/210a-b

Ible tithe map, nd and Tithe award ?

For a digital copy of the map, see CD/11


nd

D2360/3/211c-d

Ivonbrook tithe map, 1844 and Tithe award 1844

For a digital copy of the map, see CD/11


1844

D3105/A/PI/13/1

Ashleyhay tithe map

 

1844

D3105/A/PI/18/1

Hopton tithe map

 

1846

D3147/48/1-3

Photographs of crowds at Netherlea celebrating the return of men after the First World War, one marked on reverse as "Centenary Celebrations 1909" (mounted, large)

Available on CD, CD335.

1919

D3287/26/12/1-7

Lieutenant W.F.G Wiseman's medal: The 1914-18 Star

Includes:

D3287/26/12/1-6

Correspondence from Imperial War Graves Commission regarding memorial and grave of W.F.G Wiseman, 1930s


Available on CD, CD317. See PDF for images.

1914-[1930s]

D3287/75/3/1

Newspaper cuttings etc regarding deaths of local servicemen (Matlock area)

Available on CD, CD317. See PDFs for images of newsuttings

1914-c.1916

D3287/75/3/2

Postcard to the Hon. Mrs Gell from Pte D. Elliott 14874

Black and white photograph of YMCA recreation hut, Bovington Camp. 24.11.14

Posted from Bovington Camp, thanking Mrs Gell for her message and testament.

Available on CD, CD317.

1915

D3287/94/1/1-3

Newspaper clippings and other printed material regarding WWI

Available on CD, CD318. See PDF for images.

1914-1918

D3287/94/4/1-18

Edith Lyttelton Gell's pamphlet on mobilising women for war and related correspondence

Available on CD, CD332. See PDF for images.

1915

D3300/1

Copy of "The Balkan News", with articles on the British attack advance into Bulgaria, the British attack at Cambrai, the west Offensives, the Balkan Offensive, etc, with note in manuscript from Granville [Hall] to his father about a news item on the advance into Bulgaria, 30 Sep 1918

Available on CD, CD316. See PDF for images.

1918

D3300/2

Postcard showing photograph of a group of c.50 soldiers [Granville Hall is believed to be one of them]

Available on CD, CD316.

[c1918]

D3571

Second Volunteer Battalion, Sherwood Foresters

Gazette, 1896-1904

The attached image is a diagram entitled, "Derbyshire's Infantry Regiments, Rifle Volunteers, Militia and Territorial Forces during the Victorian and Edwardian periods", researched and compiled by Brett Payne, Tauranga, New Zealand, 2011-2013, with assistance of the Victorian Wars Forum www.victorianwars.com

1896-1904

D3772/T38/10

Assorted papers relating to the Great War, including order of service, memoranda on war loans, food campaign, Belgian refugees, special funds, recruitment, including a few photographs and magazines

 

1914-1920

D3772/T38/10/1

Order of Service to be used at the Unveiling & Dedication of the Marble Tablet in Memory of Our Glorious Dead at the Congregational Church, Belper, 2 May

Booklet detailing the war memorial service in Belper including the hymms.

1920

D3772/T38/10/2/1-3

World War One Postcards. Photos by Holbrook, George Street, Belper

Three postcards; In proud and Glorious Memory of our Boys, Congregational Church, Belper, 1920; postcard with uniformed soldier with signature on front (back: Bert Gillett in the [...] yeomanry and in army from mobil[is]ation aug 1914); Uniformed soldier (back: Gillett in January training for mobilisation Aug 1914)

1914-1920

D3772/T38/10/3

Order of Service to be used at the Unveiling & Dedication of the Soliders' Memorial Window at St Peter's, Belper, 29 Feb

Service booklet from St Peter's during the unveiling of the soldiers' memorial window in Belper including the list of the war dead and hymms

1920

D3772/T38/10/4

Territorial Force Attestation of John Lawrence Woollands with Medical Inspection Report

Territorial Force Attestation of John Lawrence Woollands from Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire with his personal details for enlistmemt alongside a medical inspection report approving his fittness to join the Territorial Forces

1914

D3772/T38/10/5

Presentation of Tank invitation card

Presentation of Tank By Lieut-Gen. Sir John G Maxwell at Normanton Recreational Ground, Derby. 23rd May 1919, 2.30pm

1919

D3772/T38/10/6

The War. National Relief Fund Belper Committee

Details of the purpose of the National Relief Fund with a note to Mr from Frederick Knowles and Ald. G Herert Strutt March 3rd 1916 on the front. On the back: accounts

1916

D3772/T38/10/7

German postcard to England, addressed to Pte's Walter & Wright of 2 Sherwood Foresters, 22 Mar

Postcard in German filled in, in English to an address in Belper regarding receiving a parcel

1916

D3772/T38/10/8

Virtue Company letter regarding proof etchings and mezzotint engravings, 22 Mar

A letter from Virtue Company regarding new and attractive mezzotints proofs which are almost ready to be submitted and to inspect new plates

1916

D3772/T38/10/9

The Times, Wednesday, April 5, 1916

The Times Newspaper with articles including men and women's work; air defence; financial demands of the war; the Glorious at Verdun; conscientious objectors; tax

1916

D3772/T38/10/10

Letter to Mr Hunter from [J J Clay], 26 Jan

regarding an air raid with no naval or military damange but private property damange

1916

D3772/T38/10/11

His Majesty's Treasury and American Dollar Securities, May

A list of securities either purchased or on loan including Common Stocks and shares in American Railway Company.

1916

D3772/T38/10/12

Battalion Orders 5th The Shewood Foresters by Major H B Checkland, 8 Jul

Battalion orders for the 5th The Shewood Foresters including position appointments and casualties.

1916

D3772/T38/10/13

Copy letter from Captain John Hunter to Mr Strutt, 4 Jul

Copy letter regarding an attack [Battle of the Somme?] in which he states the Belper men have been lucky so far.

1916

D3772/T38/10/14

The Times, 2 Jun 1916, pp 3-4 New Issue of 5% Exchequer Bonds

Including advert for New Issue of 5% Exchequer Bonds. 3 and 5 year bonds; and Law Report, June 1

1916

D3772/T38/10/15

Naval and Military War Pensions Act &c1915. Derbyshire Local Pensions, &c Committee

Epitome of Regulations (Part II), and instructions for guidence of sub-committees.

1916

D3772/T38/10/16

Second Anniversity of the Declaration of War Public Meeting notice and poster, 4 Aug

Public meeting poster in Belper to remember the second anniversary of the declaration of war to be held in the Market Place. Friday, August 4, 1916. Chair to be taken at 8.00pm by John Hunter, esq. Speakers; J G Hancock, esq. MP and Dr Barwise

1916

D3772/T38/10/17

Application for Instalment Allotment

Application for "instalment allotment". Issue in stock or bonds to bearer of £5% war loan, 1929-1947 or £4% war loan, 1929-1942. Duplicates of application.

1917

D3772/T38/10/18

Application for fully-paid allotment

£5 per cent. War loan, 1929-1947. Issue of stock and bonds to bearer

1917

D3772/T38/10/19

Letter from A. Bonar Law, treasury Chambers, Whitehall, 11 Jan

regarding the final push to defeat Germany

1917

D3772/T38/10/20

Printed letter from the National War Savings Committee

A printed circular letter regarding the need to continue to finanically support men at war from the National War Savings Committee Chair

1916

D3772/T38/10/21

Copy communication received by Mr. R Hall from the Commanding Officer of the 16th Squadron in the Royal Flying Corps

Copy communication received by Mr. R Hall from the Commanding Officer of the 16th Squadron in the Royal Flying Corps. German with English translation regarding an English plane being shot down by German plane

1916

D3772/T38/10/23

Sane and Simple Finance reprinted article

Reprinted from "The Belper News" October 6th, 1916. To the Editor from Edwd Watkins, Chairman, Crich Parish Council regarding how the county council has failed to protect the public interest in the matter of rates

1916

D3772/T38/10/24

Derbyshire Times. More Recruits Wanted; Appeal at Belper

Newpaper clipping appealing for Belper men to join the war

1915

D3772/T38/10/25/1-2

National Relief Fund; To assist the Prince of Wales Fund

Posters showing the subscriptions received between Aug 20 1914 and March 12 1915 in Belper to help assist the Prince of Wales Fund for the War.

1914-1915

D3772/T38/10/26

The Rally of Our United Empire

Leaflet to rally the United Empire into the War including a message from King George V, a message to self-governing dominions and colonies in particular India

1914

D3772/T38/10/27

War Loan, 1925-1928 Memorandum

Explanation of Inscribed Stock and Bonds to Bearer for bond holders

[c. 1915]

D3772/T38/10/28

The Day

Poem by Henry Chappell reprinted from the London Daily Express

1915

D3772/T38/10/29

Mr J B Copeland appeals to Mid-Derbyshire to join the local contingent. May

Mr J B Copeland urges the men of Mid-Derbyshire to come to the drills available and join the local contingent including Civil Guard so that more efficient troops can be released for foreign service.

1915

D3772/T38/10/30

Belper Men Wounded. May 15

Newpaper clipping; Belper man Capt. Dr G B Gill, Royal Army Medical Corps, description of ambulance work at the Front

1915

D3772/T38/10/31

Derbyshire Volunteer Regiment of Home Guards Copy of Resolution 27th April

Copy of Resolutions of the Derbyshire Volunteer Regiment of Home Guard for Funds forwarded by the Hon. County Secretary, H. Brooke Taylor to [ The Duke of Devonshire]

1915

D3772/T38/10/32

Christmas gifts to Derbyshire sailors, soldiers and nurses overseas, and Prisoners of War. 20 September

An appeal for the men, women and children of Derbyshire to raise funds to send a christmas gift consisting of a special card and a parcel to every county unit, prisoner of war and nursing staff

1916

D3772/T38/10/33

Orders by Col. the Duke of Devonshire, G.C.V.O., Commanding. 21 April

Derbyshire Volunteer Regiment of Home Guards orders including the purpose of the Home Guard and membership

1915

D3772/T38/10/34

A Concise Statement of the Aims and Objects of the Derbyshire Volunteer Regiment of Home Guards

Leaflet detailing the reasons for the Home Guards, who can join and what is expected of members

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/35

James Johnston of Belper National Registration card

A National Registration card of James Johnston of Belper

1915

D3772/T38/10/36

Belper soldiers killed in action

Newspaper clipping detailing the deaths of Private Tom Stevenson and Captain John Hunter from Belper

1915

D3772/T38/10/37

Home Guards appeal

Newspaper clipping from Belper Home Guards appealing for more men to join particularly those aged forty to forty-five

1915

D3772/T38/10/38/1-4

Postcards to John Hunter, Esq from 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters

Four postcards from 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters to John Hunter thanking him for the gifts of cigarettes and tobacco

1915

D3772/T38/10/39

5 questions to men who have not enlisted

Propaganda poster to pursuade men to enlist in the War effort

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/40

Are You Doing Your Share? If Not, Why Not?

Propaganda poster to urge every fit man of military age to join the army

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/41

Boys! Be British!

Propaganda poster urging men to enlist using the words of the late Captain Loxley

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/42

Why Don't I Go?

Propadanda poster urging men to enlist in the army before conscription is enforced

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/43

The Splendid Work of the British Army

Leaflet detailing the work of the army during the war urging men to enlist to continue with the good work

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/44

The Nation's Need - - Everybody's Duty

Leaflet from the speech dilivered by The Rt. Hon. Lloyd George including the long struggle in prospect, the voluntary army and the need for increased equipment

1915

D3772/T38/10/45

Derby Cattle Market Jumble Sale

Letter from Auctioneers practising in Derby Cattle Market regarding a jumble sale meeting to help raise funds for the British Farmers' Red Cross Fund and the Agricultural Relief of Allies Committee at St James Hall, Derby, Friday, September 3rd, 2pm

1915

D3772/T38/10/46

Government Insurance Against German Air Raids or Bombardment

Newspaper clipping with information regarding how to insure homes and other property against German aircraft or bombardment risks [in London?]

1915

D3772/T38/10/47

A printed circular letter to from The Derbyshire Agricultural and Horticultural Society

A printed circular letter regarding the formation of a sub-committee to collect subscriptions for the Agricultural Relief of Allies Fund from R.Fort and Andrew Smith

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/48

The Ruined Farmers of Belgium, France, Servia Have helped to save you Will You Help to Save Them?

Agricultural Relief of Allies Fund appeal to the agriculturists of Derbyshire to help raise funds to help save allied farmers

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/49

Index of occupations relating to the National Registration Act, 1915

 

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/50

National Registration Act; Classification of Occupation

Classication of occupation with separate male and female column.

1915

D3772/T38/10/51

Classification by Occupation - Males. National Registration Act

Blank classifcation by occupation document for males for the National Registration Act, 1915

1915

D3772/T38/10/52

Letters to the Editor of the Spectator regarding issues relating to the war

Clippings to the Editor regarding the rehoming of orphaned children from Australia; War loan certificates; The view of an army

1915

D3772/T38/10/53

Belper Freemason Killed in the Dardanelles. Oct 2 1914

Newspaper clipping regarding the death of Sergt. Wilfred Holden from Belper including letters about the devastation of his death and a testimony to his qualities as a soldier

1914

D3772/T38/10/54

The Board of Management of the Derby Young Men's Christian Association request the pleasure of Mr and Mrs A Hunter's company

Invitation card for the Official Opening of the Munitions Canteen and Rest Hut

1915

D3772/T38/10/55

Wednesday, Oct 13th Recruiting Meeting, Belper

Mid-Derbyshire Recruiting Committee poster for young men of Belper and District to hear how British lads are fighting at the Front

1915

D3772/T38/10/56

The Lord Mayor Appeals for your help

The Lord Mayor's appeal to the professional classes to help with the Professional Classes War Relief Fund to help with the arrangement of education, training, maternity aid and temporary employment. A list of members of the council is on the reverse.

1915

D3772/T38/10/57

Special Canvassing Campaign. Supplementary Directions to Canvassers

A guide for canvassers to help them obtain as many recruits as possible for the Regular army, particularly the Infantry, for the period of the war. Includes separate sections for immediate enlistment and those who wish to wait until they are called up using questions and answers.

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/58

A Final Call. Duty of Every Fit Man

Newspaper clipping regarding the end of the recruitment campaign; Lord Derby's encouraging message to the Welsh congregation; Trade Unionists "appeal to free men." December 4th.

1915

D3772/T38/10/59

The French Relief Fund

A printed circular letter regarding The French Relief Fund including a list of the patrons, Presidents of Honour, Vice-Presidents, general committee, honorary auditors, bankers and officers and warehouse on the front. Inside is the printed letter informing the reader the purpose of the Fund, the French organisations that have already been helped and urging the reader to donate to the Fund.

1915

D3772/T38/10/60

German Invasion!

Information taken from the Report of the French Commission of Inquiry on the atrocities committed by the German troops in France

1915

D3772/T38/10/61

French Relief Fund Donation slip

A blank donation slip for the French Relief Fund

[c.1915-1918]

D3772/T38/10/62

Derby County War Fund Subscriptions

Subscriptions receieved by the Derby County War Fund with an introductary letter from the Duke of Devonshire

1915

D3772/T38/10/63

Derby County War Fund Cheque slip

A blank slip for the donation of a cheque to the Derby County War Fund

[c.1915-1918]

D3772/T38/10/64

Prelimary Report of the Belper Committee for helping Belgian Refugees

A booklet including names of the Belper committee; the purpose of the fund; subscriptions and donations to April 30th 1915; summary of accounts

1915

D3772/T38/10/65

Copy letter to the members of the War Refugees' Committee at Belper

Letter from H. Vergauwen and family thanking the War Refugees' Committee at Belper for their hospitality and kindness from the people of Belper. Ends that they have left for London to work in the munition factory to help the allies againt the Prussian Militarism.

1915

D3772/T38/10/66

How Belgium is Fed

Booklet about the work of saving Belgium from starvation with extracts from "The Northwestern Miller" by William C. Edgar with a forward by Percy Alden, MP. Published by The National Committee for Relief in Belgium

1915

D3772/T38/10/67

Parr's Bank Limited, Belper Branch, American Dollar Securities

Printed circular letter regarding the sale or deposit of American (including Canadian) Dollar Securities by holders to the Treasury, which will be paid for with Five Year Exchequer Bonds, or in Cash, or allow the Securities to be borrowed for two years, paying the owners an additional half per cent. above the interest receivable on the Bonds.

1916

D3772/T38/10/68

City Notes. The Times, Jan 29th

Newspaper clippings; Nibbling at the minima regarding further minimum prices being removed; Sir Edward Holden's speech at the London City and Midland Bank meeting; Income Tax on War Loans.

1916

D3772/T38/10/69

A letter to Hon. Mrs Gell (President of S.S.F.A Wirksworth and Matlock Division) from Marian Whitehead (member of Serbian Relief Committee) regarding a cheque

A letter thanking Mrs Gell for the cheque of £23. 1. 6. Also thanking everyone who took part in the Performance of the Children's War Masque and the members of M.U, G.F.S and S.S.F.A who supervised, and reminiscing a time in Serbia before the War. Ending the letter about the temporary orphanages and English nurses who are helping Serbian orphans.

1915

D3772/T38/10/70

A Musical War Masque. The "Empire's Honour" Programme. Jan 19th

Members of the Milford Girls' Friendly Society and the Milford Church Choir production at the Public Hall, Belper with proceeds going to the Serbian Relief Fund. Programme includes songs and the cast of the production.

1916

D3772/T38/10/71

The Empire's Honour: A Musical War Masque for Young People

Printed script of The Empire's Honour including a dedication to Belgium and Serbia, a preface and script.

1915

D3772/T38/10/72

Letter from Derbyshire Munitions Committee Chair to Mr Hunter. 7th Feb

Letter thanking Mr Hunter for his letter 6th Feb and for the copy of a report containing meteorological information compiled by Mr Hunter. Also, the annual report on localising the industry needs to be looked at, but a report on the Munitions Committee had been sent to the Ministry of Munitions and passed.

1916

D3772/T38/10/73

National Relief Fund Belper Committee subscriptions Nov 11th 1914 - March 12th 1915

Printed subscription showing the subscriptions received from Belper to assist the Prince of Wales Fund

1914-1915

D3772/T38/10/74

National Relief Fund Belper Committee subscriptions Aug 20th - Nov 10th

Printed subscription showing the subscriptions received from Belper to assist the Prince of Wales Fund

1914

D3772/T38/10/75

Printed Statement of the Receipts and Expenditure for subscribers to the National Relief Fund. 1 June

Printed letter for subscribers detailing subscribers and donations, and where the money was used such as sent to London or Derby, sent to Prince of Wales Fund, sent to Derby Special Fund, paid local accounts or cash in banks.

1915

D3772/T38/10/76

To The Men of Derbyshire

Poster urging men to sign up for the War

1914

D3772/T38/10/77

Printed circular letter regarding the formation of a representative local committee. 8th Aug

Letter from Samuel Johnson, Mayor, regarding the requirement to form a representative local committee for the purpose of considering the needs of the Borough and co-ordinating the distribution of relief. The letter invites the recipient to attend the meeting when the work of the Committee is explained, 10th August, 3.30pm

1914

D3772/T38/10/78

Printed circular letter regarding the Prince of Wales Fund by The Duke of Devonshire, Lord Lieutenant

Letter regarding the creation of the Prince of Wales Fund and to urge the County to subscribe to the Fund to help give assistance to the families of soldiers and sailors including the revervists and territorials.

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/79

Belper Urban District Council Meeting poster. Aug 19

Poster to organise a Committee for the relief of distress due to the War

1914

D3772/T38/10/80

Letter to John Hunter Esq from Frederick Knowles, Hon. Sec The War National Relief Fund, Belper Committee. Aug 22

Letter regarding the invitation to attend a General Committee meeting at the Public Hall, Belper at 8.00 pm

1914

D3772/T38/10/81

Derbyshire County Relief Comittee Scheme

Leaflet regarding the scheme of the Derbyshire County Relief Committee including methods of working, funds, recommendations for relief and scale of relief

1914

D3772/T38/10/82

A County meeting to support the Prime Minister. September 4

Poster advertising a county meeting in the Drill Hall, Derby with The Duke of Devonshire as Chair and speakers including The Earl Curzon of Kedleston and The Lord Bishop of Southwell. In pencil, there are times and notes on each other speakers starting on the back onto the front page.

1914

D3772/T38/10/83

Printed circular memo at Ward, Sturt & Sharp, Belper

Memo asking each employeer to say how much he or she will contribute weekly during the War to the Prince of Wales Relief Fund by using the slip and to state, State Amount, Name and Department.

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/84

Copy letter to Mrs Jackson from Eardley-Russell. Sept 10

Letter regarding the wellbeing of Mrs Jackson's son and a description of the fight near Combrai on the 26th [August?]

1914

D3772/T38/10/85

War Loan. Issue of £350,000,000

Circular advertising war loans, 1925-1928, by the Bank of England. Stamped with Parr's Bank Limited

1914

D3772/T38/10/86

Circular letter from Buckingham Palace regarding a Christmas present, Oct 15

Letter signed by HRH The Princess Mary urging people to raise funds to send a Christmas present for every sailor and soldier abroad

1914

D3772/T38/10/87

Circle letter regarding the HRH The Princess Mary's Sailors' and Soldiers' Christmas Fund. Dec 4

Letter from The Duke of Devonshire regarding the generous response to the fund, which has been extended to send presents to all British, Colonial and Indian Troops serving outside the British Isles.

1914

D3772/T38/10/88

Statement for Separation Allowance form

Blank form for families to claim separation allowance who have a man in the Army Reserve (Regular and Special Reserve), or Territorial Force or in the Regular Reserve

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/89

Agreement for an Officer or man of the Territorial Force to subject himself to liability to serve outside the United Kingdom

Blank agreement form for Officers and Territorial Force men to sign in the event of a national emergency. Conditions of Service on the back.

[c.1907]

D3772/T38/10/90

National Relief Fund Belper Committee subscriptions Aug 20th 1914 - Nov 10th 1914

Printed subscription showing the subscriptions received from Belper to assist the Prince of Wales Fund

1914

D3772/T38/10/91

War Loan. Issue of £350,000,000 application form

Blank application form for a war loan by the Bank of England. Stamped with Parr's Bank Limited

1914

D3772/T38/10/92

Printed circular letter to attend a meeting of the Finance Committee

Invitation to attend a meeting at the County Hall, Derby Friday 28th August at 3:15pm. Includes agenda and handwritten notes on the back.

1914

D3772/T38/10/93

A 'Xmas Present for our Derbyshire Fighters

Advertisement for readers to raise funds to send soldiers a Christmas box

1914

D3772/T38/10/94

Copy circular letter from Buckingham Palace regarding a Christmas present, Oct 15

Letter signed by HRH The Princess Mary urging people to raise funds to send a Christmas present for every sailor and soldier abroad

1914

D3772/T38/10/95

Printed Circular letter regarding The Prince of Wales' National Relief Fund. Dec 16

Letter urging the British people to continue to donate to the Fund to help the relief of distress of civil, naval and military.

1914

D3772/T38/10/96

Printed Circular letter regarding a County Meeting. Dec 18

Letter from The Duke of Devonshire inviting the recipient to a County Meeting at St. James' Hall, Derby to consider the formation of Volunteer Training Corps in Derbyshire and to consider the steps for better protection of life and property in the event of an Invasion or Raid by the Enemy

1914

D3772/T38/10/97

Terrors of the Trenches. Comforts of Green Hall. Belper News and Derbyshire Telephone regarding the War. Dec 11

Newspaper clippings describing the terrors of the trenches and the helpers at Green Hall

1914

D3772/T38/10/98

Liquor Restrictions in Germany. Dec

Newspaper clipping announcing the restrictions of liquor in Germany

1914

D3772/T38/10/99

Copy letter regarding a the enclosement of a resume. Nov 4

Letter from Herbert Strutt to John about the enclosement of a resume of the cause of the war by Strutt's old classical tutor. Ends that the meeting was quite pleasent

1914

D3772/T38/10/100

The War and How it came about booklet

Printed booklet by G. H. Hallam. Reprinted from Victoria League Notes for September 1914. Includes; Slav and Teuton; The Beginning of the War; Great Britain comes into the Quarrel; The Old Germany and the New; England "The Enemy"

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/101

Printed notice regarding the death of Lord Roberts

Notice commemorating Lord Roberts and his work in the General Council of the National Service League and there will be no alterations to his policy with his death

1914

D3772/T38/10/102

Summary of Work done by the National Service League since the outbreak of the war

Working including; field glasses; saddles; recruiting; War Office correspondence; interpreters

1914

D3772/T38/10/103

Envelope containing letters, His Majesty's Army, Householder's return, newspaper clipping

Letter regarding the household to fill in a form who are filling to enlist; form to be filled in for enlist; a leaflet with information about His Majesty's Army including information regarding pay,advantages, ex-soldiers, married men, pensioners and wives, children and dependants; newspaper clipping about the War; envelopes for the form.

1914

D3772/T38/10/104

Will You Help to Keep Our Jack Tars Fit?

Poster urging people to send contributions to the Mayor and fruit and vegetables to C J Shackleton to help fed the British army

1916

D3772/T38/10/105

The German Crime at Gerbeviller

Articles including what British Labour has done. Why British Labour will go on; The German Crime at Gerbeviller

1916

D3772/T38/10/106

United Intercessory Service, St Peter's Church, Belper. Thursday, August 1

Hymns of the service

1918

D3772/T38/10/107

The Belper News Friday, June 28

Clippings including advertising eye tests at Lancaster & Thorpe; The Friend of the People; military medal won; acknowledment and memoriam killed in action

1918

D3772/T38/10/108

Blighty. A Budget of Humour from Home. May 31

A free paper for the fighting forces including marching songs, cartoons and stories

1916

D3772/T38/10/109

Presentation procession orders to Bombardiers Stone 22 June

Handwritten order of procession from Public Hall to River Gardens, Belper. Note at the bottom of the page inviting recipients to attend the presentation

1918

D3772/T38/10/110

Application for a supplementary Separation allowance

Blank application form with fields including relationship to sailor or soldier; name; age; occupation or school; wages earned; weekely income; weekly expenditure

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/111

Printed circular letter regarding Derbyshire Special Fund

Annotated letter about the amended regulations by the Derbyshire County Relief Committee

1918

D3772/T38/10/112

Derbyshire Speical Fund Important Memorandum

Memorandum about the subscriptions from various parishes to be placed in the hands of the Derbyshire County Relief Committee

1918

D3772/T38/10/113

Food Control Campaign

Printed circular for recipients to publically announce a meeting of ladies with Miss Peel at the Small Public Hall, Belper, May 15, for the food control campaign at sunday services.

1917

D3772/T38/10/114

The Food Economy Campaign Hnadbook

Handbook includes 'why we must ration ourselves' and 'How we must ration ourselves'

[c.1914]

D3772/T38/10/115

To The Memory of Our Glorious Dead

Includes order of procedure, service with hymns and the new national anthem

[c.1919]

D3772/T38/10/116

Envelope with photographs from presentation to Bombardier Stone, June 22

Photographs are postcards with pictures taken from the presentation including the crowds, the presentation to Bombardier Stone, war medal [victorian cross?] and Bombardier Stone

1918

D3772/T38/10/117

Professional Classes War Relief Council Report

Report on how the council has helped the professional classes including eduction, training, maternity home, music, arts in war time and future needs. Also shows members of council, extracts from letters and balance sheets and income and expenditure account.

1917

D3772/T38/10/118

Printed circular letter regarding the presentation of tank

Regarding the tank which has been awarded to Derby to be presented by Lieut-Gen Sir John G Maxwell and accepted by the Mayor

1919

D3772/T38/10/119

Circular letter to continue to collection War Portrait Stamps

Letter also has attached the order form to order more stamps

[c.1915]

D3772/T38/10/120

Unveiling of Memorial Tablet to Our 'Glorious Dead' invitation

Invitation card to attend the service May, 2 for the unveiling by Bombardier Stone

[c.1919]

D3772/T38/10/121

Register of Persons Entitled to Vote as Parochial Electors. Belper Urban District

Fields include name, place of abode, nature of qualification and description of qualifying property

1915

D3772/T38/10/122

Mr Hunter's Re-capitulation of Six Years' Work

Reproduced from report supplied to The Derbyshire Times. Mr Hunter's synopsis of the work, expenditure, income and general duties of the Urban District Council

[c.1919]

D3772/T38/10/123

Urgent Relief needed for The Homeless and Destitute of France

Leaflet urging people to donate to The French War Charities Society to help the 1,200,00 refugees in France

[c.1919]

D3772/T38/10/124

Urgent Relief needed for The Homeless and Destitute of France

Tidy copy of leaflet urging people to donate to The French War Charities Society to help the 1,200,00 refugees in France

[c.1919]

D3772/T38/10/125

Envelope addressed to J Hunter Esq

Scribbled note inside regardng papers of war 1914-1918

[c.1918]

D3772/T38/10/126

Polling District of Belper [North) Form of registration

Fields include; name, residence and qualifications

1918

D3772/T38/10/127

Envelope with 2 letters; one in french and one in English

English letter between cousins who have not been able to write during the war. Maria Vanhouter writes that her cousins house is no longer uninhabitable but that she can live with her until new accomodation is found. Also thanks her cousin for giving her information about her brother. The letter then continues to tell her cousin how the family are.

[c.1918]

D3772/T38/10/128

The War Refugees Committee Third and Final Report

Report on how the committee has help refugees such as the employment department and education department. Also includes appendix's at back

1919

D3772/T38/10/129

Peace? The End of the War

Front page declaring the end of the war with nurmous articles inside including related articles to the end of war such as the day of deliverance; peace with victory roll of honour; the notable events during the war; demobilisation. Other articles include job advertisements and influenza.

1918

D3933/7/1-4

Articles of Agreement for temporary occupation of Green Lane School (Nov 1915), Central Church School (Jan 1916), and Dean Street Mission Hall (Jan 1916) by the army 1915-1916

Available on CD, CD316. See PDFs for images.

1915-1916

D3933/7/5

Correspondence relating to the military requisition of circuit premises 1915-1916

Available on CD, CD316. See PDFs for images.

1915-1916

D4690/1/1/1-4

Recollections of the retreat in the last year of the 1914-18 World War

mainly dealing with 1918 but often discursive. Available on CD, CD319.

undated

D4690/1/2/1-3

Things I have seen and heard (1/2/1-2) and The Man who spoke English (1/2/3), including early life, 1914-1918 war service, English history

Available on CD, CD319.

undated

D4690/1/4/1-2

Titterton and Parker family histories including copy accounts of Thomas Bateman's wedding in 1847

 

undated

D4690/1/5/1

Book of poems inscribed in the flyleaf, J B Titterton, Rock Farm, Middlton by Youlgrave.

Poems include: To a Dog, To a Lady, The Belgian Lancers, To a Victorious Gamecock, "Christian" warfare, The Price of Empire, The God of Battles, Wages of War, Slaughter of the Innocents, The Congo to Belgium, with transcript made in 1994 of A ruined church in the firing line, Thoughts on the Balkan crisis 1912, To the fallen

Available on CD, CD319.

1912-1994

D4690/2/2

War Poems (printed) by Richard Gordon Holme of 8th Battalion Canadians, who lost both his legs by a German rifle grenade in the trenches, March, 1916

Available on CD, CD319.

post 1916

D4719/4/1-2

Photographs of unveiling of war memorial [at Great Longstone]

 

c1921

D4769/4/1

Notice to Wives and other Dependants of Soldiers reported missing (Army Form W 3268)

Available on CD, CD335.

1918

D4769/4/2

Communication with Prisoners of War Interned Abroad

Printed leaflet published by the General Post Office, October 1917. Available on CD, CD335.

1917

D4769/4/7

Postcard from A H Doughty to his father, c/o Sherwood Foresters Prisoners of War Regimental Care Committee acknowledging receipt of a parcel containg food and cigarettes

Available on CD, CD335.

1918

D4769/4/8

Permit for Arnold Doughty to go to the camp hospital and back.

Available on CD, CD335.

1918

D4769/4/9

'Konto-Gegenkarte' for A H Doughty whilst a Prisoner of War, money order coupons and Munster Prisoner of War camp 'banknote' worth 2 Marks

Lists date, debit, credit, amount and signature. Available on CD, CD335.

1918

D4769/4/10

Black and white group photograph of officers

On reverse is written in pencil:

'Convent in Belgium - three days after Armistice. Nov 18 Photographer fetched from Lille for the purpose. With hearty good wishes for 1919. Bill'


The names of the officers are also listed. Available on CD, CD335.

1918

D4769/4/11

Black and white photograph of a French[?] soldier

On the reverse is written: 'To old Doughty, as a souvenir of our commun life in Germany and a token of our good friendship from Jonglet Achille, Munster i Westf 17 Nov 18'. Available on CD, CD335.

1918

D4769/4/12

Black and white informal group photograph of soldiers

No information given on back, but probably includes non-British soldiers. Available on CD, CD335.

c.1918

D4769/4/13

Black and white photograph of medical and uniformed personnel, including non-British soldiers

On the reverse is written: 'To my old pal Doughty with all best wishes for a safe and speedy return. Aye yours, Gavin H Crosbie, Glasgow Highlanders'. Available on CD, CD335.

c.1918

D4769/4/14

Black and white photograph of soldiers with musical instruments, presumably Munster Prisoner of War Camp 'orchestra'

Available on Cd, CD335.

c.1918

D4769/4/15

Letter from King George V to Sergeant A Doughty on his release as a Prisoner of War

With envelope. Available on CD, CD335.

1918

D4769/4/16

Certificate of Disembodiment on Demobilization (Army form Z.21) for A H Doughty

Available on CD, CD335.

1919

D4769/5/1

Official correspondence relating to A H Doughty being reported missing and subsequently a Prisoner of War

Available on CD, CD335. See PDF for images.

1918

D4769/5/2-8

Personal letters to his family relating to A H Doughty being reported missing

Available on CD, CD335. Image of D4769/5/4 attached.

1918

D4769/6/1

Photograph of A H Doughty in RAMC uniform

Available on CD, CD335.

1914

D4769/6/2

Portrait photograph of A H Doughty in RAMC uniform

Available on CD, CD335.

1917

D5037/1

Roll of honour of people serving in the armed forces during World War I for the Matlock Club

On printed facsimile of part of the treaty of 1831 by which Belgian neutrality was guaranteed, published by the Fine Arts Publishing Co Ltd, inscribed with thirty-three names, including three killed in action and one prisoner of war. Size c74x55cm

Available on CD, CD318

c1919

D5063/3/1

Watercolour by John Chaplin of 'Ossie' [Edgar Osborne] in military uniform, smoking a pipe

Endorsed: `Bulgarian front Jan 1916'. Available on CD, CD337.

1917

D5063/3/3

Hand made Christmas card, painted by John Chaplin

Front shows watercolour of a soldier reading a letter. Inside it reads:

Palestine 1917

Christmas 1917

Two campaigners send you Greetings, dear Lill

Edgar

John Chaplin

Available on CD, CD337.

1917

D5063/3/4

Watercolour by John Chaplin of three soldiers [including Edgar Osborne] on field service `Drumming up'

Front shows two soldiers in a tent, with a third blowing on a small fire to heat two small cans. Beside him is a packet of cocoa and a packet labelled 'iron ration sugar'.

Endorsed: 'This is supposed to depict me "Drumming Up". This expression is [...] boiling water for [...]. The sketch has been previously glued onto dark paper, probably in an album, and part of the endorsement is obscured by remnants of the paper. Available on CD, CD337.

1918

D5063/3/5

Watercolour by John Chaplin of a [Palestinian?] man, standing

Available on CD, CD337.

1918

D5063/3/6

Watercolour by John Chaplin of a [Palestinian?] woman sitting with a bowl of fruit

Available on CD, CD337.

1918

D5063/3/7

Photograph album of soldiers in barracks, France, Egypt, Jordan and Dhama [now in Pakistan]

Includes caricture sketches of comrades etc.

Available on CD, CD318. See PDF for images.

c.1916-1918

D5092/1

Volume in remembrance of Midland Railway employees who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1919. (printed)

At front: a drawing of the cenotaph designed by Sir Edwin L Lutyens and erected at the Company Headquarters at Derby in memory of those who died in the Great War. A letter following explains that because of the numbers involved this volume was being sent to relatives of the dead rather than an invitation to the unveiling.

The main part consists of a list of names with rank and regiment, railway position, department and station, followed by summary tables of employees who joined the armed forces, number who gave their lives, or were wounded, invalided or taken prisoner, number and...

1921

D5157/1/1

Certificate presented by British Red Cross Society in recognition of valuable services rendered during World War I

Available on CD, CD318.

c1918

D5157/2/1

Certificate of two years' service in a Voluntary Aid Detachment, 28 Mar 1918

Available on CD, CD318

1918

D5157/3/1

Letter from Chairman of Central Joint VAD Committee re a copy of the Army Council's tribute to the work of our VAD members during the Great War, Jul 1919

Available on CD, CD318

1919

D5157/4/1

Notice of VAD duties

Available on CD, CD318

c1918

D5157/5/1

Certificate of a nurse's role in the VAD, 1 Dec 1915

Available on CD, CD318

1915

D5157/6/1

Certificate of Application for war service bar, Jul 1917 - May 1919

Available on CD, CD318

1919

D5157/7/1

Certificate of enrolment in a VAD, 15 Aug 1916

Available on CD, CD318

1916

D5157/8/1

Certificate presented by British Red Cross Society

Available on CD, CD318.

c1918

D5157/10/1

Notice of Elsie Walker joining the Roll of Honourable Service, 24 Jul 1919

Available on CD, CD318.

1919

D5157/12/1

Poster for torchlight procession from Crown Square, Matlock for the Queen's birthday and Mafeking Rejoicings, 24 May 1900

Available on CD, CD318.

1900

D5157/13/1

The contribution of Matlock to the fighting forces of King and Country in the Great War, 4 Aug 1914 - 31 Oct 1917

Roll of honour listing men who died.

Available on CD, CD318. See PDF for images.

1917

D5188/10

Colour postcard: 'Abide with Me'

Picture of soldier holding bible and looking upwards. Underneath are the words to the first verse of the hymn 'Abide with Me'

Bamford & Co Ltd Publishers, Holmfirth (England) and New York

"Hymn" Series No 4867/1


Available on CD, CD335.

c.1914-1918

D5188/11

Colour greetings postcard

Cartoon of a smiling British soldier standing with a German helmet on his bayonet, with white box for adding a personalised greeting. Underneath is written: 'Hoping this will find you as it leaves me at present.'

Artist: W F Thomas [William Fletcher Thomas (1862-19?)

No. 3186 Copyright James Henderson & Sons Ltd, London


Available on CD, CD335.

c.1914-1918

D5188/12

Colour postcard: 'At the Rhonddavous Restaurant'

Colour image of a group of diners in a restaurant with a uniformed female train[?] conductor clipping a ticket. Underneath it reads: 'At the Rhonddavous Restaurant - "All Tickets Ready!"

No. 3200 Copyright James Henderson & Sons Ltd, London


Available on CD, CD335.

c.1914-1918

D5188/13

Colour postcard: 'Parley vous Francais Mees?'

Colour image of a gentleman speaking to a waitress with the caption: 'Parlez vous Francais Mees? Only when my husband's home on leave.'

No. 1457 H.B. Series Entire British Production London E.C.


Available on CD, CD335.

c.1914-1918

D5250

Millicent Jackson of Garstang, Lancashire, nurse: Derbyshire Royal Infirmary papers, 1914-1918

Autograph book, letters, sketches, newspaper cuttings and photographs of patients and staff at the Derby Royal Infirmary during the First World War.

1914-1918

D5250/1/1

Autograph book

The book contains the names and regiments of wounded soldiers treated at Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, and includes pieces of poetry, limericks, sketches, photographs etc. The soldiers sometimes describe when, where and how they were wounded. Available on CD, CD321. See PDFs for images.

Loose items have been separated from the book and listed under reference D5250/2.

1914-1918

D5398/1/1

Printed Army Orders awarding the Victoria Cross to: No. 34328 Gunner Charles Edward Stone, M. M., Royal Field Artillery

Available on CD, CD318.

1918

D5398/1/2

Cover of 'The Daily Mirror' including article FOR VALOUR reporting the award of The Victoria Cross to Charles Edwin Stone, 24 May 1918

On the reverse are various war-related articles. Articles include: 'Hun outcry against raids on towns', 'No use for Germans. Coroner says "only thing to do is to kill them."', 'Naval Huns' treachery', 'Classes for officers. Where unfit men may gain knowledge for civilian life', 'Public asked to reinvest their £50,000,000 war loan dividends'.

Available on CD, CD318.

1918

D5398/1/3

Photograph - Charles Edward Stone in military dress

Available on CD, CD318.

c.1914

D5398/1/4

Tribute to Charles Edwin Stone entitled 'For Most Conspicuous Bravery, Initiative and Devotion to Duty, 21 Mar

inc.

Text and black & white photographs, mounted. Available on CD, CD318.

1918

D5398/1/6

List of Grave Location for Holders of the Victoria Cross in the County of Derbyshire, includes Charles Edwin Stone

Printout from Worldwide Web. Available on CD, CD318.

2001

D5398/1/7

Colour Photograph - Grave of A. E. Stone, 20095, Killed in Action

Available on CD, CD318.

[20th cent]

D5398/1/8

Book - 'The Green Triangle: Being the History of the 2/5th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys Regiment) in the Great European War, 1914-1918' by W. G. Hall

Available on CD, CD318.

1920

D5398/2/1

National Registration Card - Joshua Byard

Available on CD, CD318.

1915

D5398/2/2

National Registration Identity Card - Joshua Byard, 17 May

Available on CD, CD318.

1943

D5398/2/3

National Registration Identity Card - Edith E. Byard, 17 May

Available on CD, CD318.

1943

D5430/48/2/1

Appointment of Charles Sisum Wright as a Second Lieutenant in the Territorial Force, 4 Dec

Available on CD, CD321.

1914

D5430/48/2/2

Charles Sisum Wright's service record; includes some personal information

Available on CD, CD320.

1914-1919

D5430/48/2/3

Roll book for No 8 Platoon B Company 2/5 Royal Welch Fusiliers

Lists 69 soldiers. Gives regimental number, rank and name, whether married or single, date of enlistment, age on enlistment, term of service, religion, number of rifle and equipment, allotment [pay?], billet and how employed.

Available on CD, CD320. See PDFs for images.

[1914-1915]

D5430/48/2/4

Notes on bomb and grenade throwing by Lieutenant C S Wright, Sep 1915; at back, notes on artillery etc

Available on CD, CD320. See PDFs for images.

1915

D5430/48/2/6

Operation orders for training in Norfolk, 13 Jun

Available on CD, CD320. See PDF for images.

1917

D5430/48/2/7

Note book, including letters, reports etc, Oct 1917-Jan 1918

Available on CD, CD320. See PDFs for images.

1917-1918

D5430/48/2/8

Postcard to Capt C S Wright from 'V E', with reference to CSW's visit

Available on CD, CD320.

[1917]

D5430/48/2/9

Report on performance on course at School of Instruction for Infantry Officers, May

Available on CD, CD320.

1918

D5430/48/2/10

Leave or duty ration book for Captain C S Wright, issued by the 23rd Batt. Royal Welsh Fus. T.F. at Hemsby for 11-12 Aug 1918

Available on CD, CD320. See PDF for images.

1918

D5430/48/2/11

Sports programme for 23rd Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers, Aug

Available on CD, CD320.

1918

D5430/48/2/12

Confidential officer recommendation on Charles Sisum Wright, Dec

Available on CD, CD320.

1918

D5430/48/2/13

Concise history of 23rd Battalion of Royal Welch Fusiliers, 1917-1919, on poster

Available on CD, CD320.

[1920]

D5430/49/2/1

Information about Gifts to the Troops at the Front from the Queen and the Women of the Empire, Oct

Available on CD, CD321

1914

D5430/49/2/2

Certificates and correspondence about St John Ambulance Association First Aid training

Available on CD, CD321. See PDF for images

1915-1916

D5430/49/2/3

Papers about work as volunteer photographer under YMCA Snapshots from Home League scheme, with four letters from soldiers at the front

Available on CD, CD321

1915

D5430/52/4/11

Photographs relating to 1914-1918 war, including portraits in uniform of Captain G S Thornewill and [?]Charles Wright, a group of officers [possibly including C Wright], nurses and officer, hospital ward, [?]vigil at tomb of Unknown Soldier, and peace celebrations in London [possibly taken by C Wright]

Available on CD, CD321

1914-1918

D5430/52/4/14

Group photographs (mounted) of Cinderella Pantomime (including C S Wright), Christmas 1916

Available on CD, CD321

1916

D5430/52/4/15

Studio photograph of Charles Sisum Wright in uniform, 5 Sep

Available on CD, CD321

1919

D5430/52/4/16

Studio photograph of Charles Sisum Wright in civilian clothes

Available on CD, CD321

c1919

D5459/1/1

Bad News

A street scene with a coffee house on the left and a wax works on the right. Above the door of the wax works is a sign which reads 'The Taking of ST EUSTATIA'. In the foreground, from right to left: a newspaper boy carries a paper marked 'noon', two concerned-looking men converse, a third, with an angry expression, walks towards a beggar on crutches. A man and his son walk into the wax works, and a man wearing glasses sits on the pavement outside. In the background there is a street of terraced houses. Available on CD 157

12 Feb 1782

D5459/1/2

Saturday Morning or The Country Managers Levee

A scene on the stage. The banner above the scene reads: 'Judge not by Outside Appearances'.

A sign pinned to the door on the left reads:

'Manager in Distress after which a Comedy called A New Way To Pay Old Debts with the farce of the Bankrupt'.

From left to right:

A footman in blue jacket with epaulettes and turned-back cuffs facing right. Stout man facing right and bending forward slightly. He wears matching red jacket, waistcoat and breeches and an unpowdered bag-wig. Facing him is a queue of people. First is a bedraggled man with unkempt long dark hair and a hat under his arm. A...

29 Apr 1782

D5459/1/3/1

[Viewing a New Recruit]

An army officer (left) examines a tall, thin, bedraggled new recruit. The officer has one hand in his pocket and the other holds a pike. He is wearing gaiters, white breeches and waistcoat with a red sash, a red coat with white collar and lapels, brass buttons and gold epaulettes. On his head he wears a black bicorn with cockade and red feather and a club wig. He holds a pike in his left hand and has his right hand in his pocket. A small dog sits next to the pike, looking up at the new recruit. Facing the officer is a tall, thin man with red hair, looking straight ahead. He is wearing...

[1782]

D5459/1/3/2

Viewing a New Recruit

An army officer (left) examines a tall, thin, bedraggled new recruit. The officer holds a pike and has his right hand resting on his hip, pushing back his coat and making his sash visible. The collar of his coat is black and the cuffs and lapels are dark blue. His black hat has a cockade, but no red feathers. A dog is standing next to the pike. A two-storey house with gabled roof is visible in the background, between the two figures, and behind the new recruit, two trees are visible in the distance. Available on CD 157

Jul 1782

D5459/1/3/3

Viewing a New Recruit

An army officer examines a tall, thin, bedraggled new recruit. The officer has one hand behind his back and the other holds a pike. A small dog sits at the officer's feet. Available on CD 157.

[1782]

D5459/1/4/1

The Tempest. Act 2. Scene 3.

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

17 Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/2

All's Well That Ends Well. Act 3rd. Scene 8th

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/3

The 1st Part of Henry 4th. Act 2nd. Scene 1st

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/4

Hamlet. Act the 2nd. Scene the 3rd.

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/5

King Henry the Fifth. Act the 4th. Scene the 4th

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/6

King Henry the Fourth. Part the Second

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/7

Loves Labours Lost. Act the 5th. Scene the 2nd

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/8

Measure for Measure. Act 3rd. Scene 2nd

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/9

The Merchant of Venice

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/10

A Midsummer Night's Dream. Act 4th. Scene 1st

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

This document is number 17 in Derbyshire Record Office’s “50 Treasures” selection. For more information, click the link below.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/11

Much Ado About Nothing. Act 2nd. Scene 2nd

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/12

The Twelfth Night. Act the 1st. Scene the 4th

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/13

The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Act the 2nd. Scene the 3rd

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1782

D5459/1/4/14

King John. Act the 4th. Scene the 1st

A scene from the play. Available on CD 157.

September 1782

D5459/1/5

French Prisoners

A procession of seven chained and emaciated prisoners (three-quarter length) walk from right to left. The first is dressed in a blue coat and red waistcoat. His face is lined and he wears his hair in a pigtail. Behind him is a man in a white cap and jacket, with a crucifix around his neck, looking upwards. Next to him is a boy, also chained, wearing a red jacket, with his hair loose and his eyes closed. Behind the boy is another man in a white cap and coat and next to him a man in a blue jacket, with his hands in his pockets. He wears his hair in a pigtail and has his eyes closed. The...

10 Jul 1783

D5459/1/6

Soup Shop Politicians

A scene in a soup shop. A banner across the top reads:

'Portable Soup for Home Consumption'

There a people seated in booths around the room. Seated on a bench on the left is a man reading a newspaper, whilst another man, wearing a brown coat and black hat and standing up looks towards a hatch on the right with the sign 'Coffee, Tea, Chocolate' across the top and two women inside, one large and old, the other, younger woman is talking to a man in military dress.

In the foreground are two men in bag-wigs conversing, and a man holding a crutch, whose foot is being stepped on by one of two...

30 Aug 1783

D5459/1/7

A St James's Character

An ageing beau walking from left to right. He wears top boots and high-waisted breeches with ribbon braces, a red coat with white collar and lapels and brass buttons, glasses and a cocked hat with a black cockade. He has a pigtail queue and has his hands in his pockets. Available on CD 157.

25 Jan 1784

D5459/1/8

A Conversation

Two men in conversation; on the left is a Jew, in a long black coat and hat, and striped stockings. He has dark hair and beard and is holding a cane in his right hand. A dog sits at his feet and looks up at man in a light-coloured suit standing on the right. He is wearing a black hat with a broad brim, and is holding his hands on his stomach. A dog is sitting behind him. In the background is a landscape with hills and trees, and on the right is a three-storey red-brick house, with a walled garden and railings. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1784

D5459/1/9

An Independant Cobler

Cobbler in shirt-sleeves, red waistcoat and apron waves a hat with the motto 'FOX ' in his left hand. In his right hand he holds a foaming tankard and a dog is running around at his feet, mouth open. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1784

D5459/1/10

A Patriotic Gingerbread Baker

Portrait of a stout man in a brown suit. He wears a long bob-wig and cocked hat with a cockade with the motto 'Pitt and the Constitution' at the centre. His right hand rests on a cane. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1784

D5459/1/11

[The magistrate and the night watchmen]

Two men have been brought before a seated man dressed in red.

The seated man is wearing a red coat and cap. He has his glasses pushed up on his forehead and has his gouty left leg resting on a footstool. On either side of his chair are men standing holding long canes. The man on the left is young and wears his hair loose. He wears a red waistcoat and a blue coat with brass buttons. The man on the right of the chair is wearing a bob-wig. Standing slightly in front of him is a man in a long blue coat edged with gold. He is wearing a wig and a cocked hat with a cockade. He is also...

14 Jul 1784

D5459/1/12

Ophelia

Half length portrait of Ophelia in profile to the right. She wears a white dress and black sash, and her hair loose, with a garland of leaves on her head. She holds a flower in one hand and a basket in the other. In the background are a column and a draped curtain. Available on CD 157.

20 Jul 1784

D5459/1/13

Michael - Satan

Bust portraits of Michael on the left, and Satan on the right. Michael is a young man with long curly hair and feathered wings, wearing a crested helmet. Satan has a heavily lined face, black wings, and a helmet. Available on CD 157.

28 Jul 1784

D5459/1/14

A View of the Orkney Isles with one of Mr F-x's New Constituents

A tall thin Scotsman stands in front of a landscape of sea and mountains. He wears red a green tartan, a green hat with a red feather in it and is barefoot. He has a cane or sword strapped to his side, and to the right of him stands an emaciated dog. Available on CD 157.

Jul 1784

D5459/1/15/1

Sketch the 2nd : A Jemmy

Portrait of a young man, wearing a red coat, black breeches and cocked hat, walking from right to left. In his left hand he holds a very thin cane and a dog walks alongside him. Available on CD157.

Aug 1784

D5459/1/15/2

Sketch 3rd : A Jessamy

Portrait of a young man in top boots, a red coat with brass buttons and gold shoulder knots, pigtail queue and black cocked hat with cockade. He faces right and holds a quizzing glass in one hand and has a whip tucked under his arm. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1784

D5459/1/15/3

Sketch the 4th : A Smart

Portrait of a beau, dressed all in black, with white ruffles at his collars and wearing a bag-wig, stepping daintily from right to left. He is wearing a sword and is holding a quizzing glass in his left hand. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1784

D5459/1/15/4

Sketch the 5th : An Honest Fellow

Portrait of a man wearing a green suit, bag-wig, buckled shoes and cocked hat, standing with his right hand in his breeches pocket and his left hand behind his back. He has a drink-blotched face and is smiling. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1784

D5459/1/15/5

Sketch 6th : A Joyous Spirit

Portrait of a smiling man with red-blonde hair wearing pink coat and waistcoat and cocked hat, with his left hand on a stick and his right hand in his pocket. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1784

D5459/1/15/6

Sketch 7th : A Buck

Portrait of a red-faced young man wearing red breeches and waistcoat, blue coat and cocked hat. He is walking from right to left, and has his hands in his pockets and his eyes closed, or downcast. He has a sword and his stockings are falling down. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1784

D5459/1/15/7

Sketch 8th : A Blood

Portrait of a man wearing top boots, breeches with the pockets turned out, a spotted waistcoat, a red coat and black cocked hat. He is in leg irons and has his hands behind his back and a patch across his nose. Available on CD 157.

Aug 1784

D5459/1/16

Sancho Pancha

Portrait of Sancho Pancha standing under trees. He is wearing a red coat with a white ruffle around his neck, and yellow shoes with rosettes on. He has curly blond hair and is wearing a round black hat. His left hand is resting on the neck of a grazing donkey. Available on CD 157.

1 Jan 1785

D5459/1/17

A Country Cousin

Caricature portrait of a young man. He wears black boots with spurs, light brown breeches, a red frock, a grey overcoat and a white neckcloth. He holds a battered hat in his left hand, his right hand is in his coat-pocket and he has a whip tucked under his right arm. He has red cheeks and is grinning broadly. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1785

D5459/1/18

A Clause against Usury

In the centre stands a lawyer, dressed all in black and wearing glasses and a powdered physical wig, facing a young man on the right. The young man, wearing top boots, a red coat and pig-tail wig, is handing the lawyer a moneybag. Behind the lawyer a Jew, in a long brown coat and black cocked hat, is taking a moneybag out of the lawyer's hand and reaching into the lawyer's pocket. Available on CD 157

3 Mar 1785

D5459/1/19

Red hot from Thames Street or The Grocers Wife Too Late for the Play

A large woman walks from left to right with a dog panting at her side. She is wearing a grey striped greatcoat dress over a petticoat edged with red, a black belt and white tippet fastened with a gold brooch. She has a broad-brimmed beige hat with pink trimmings and her hair is in loose curls. A small brown dog runs beside her, partially hidden, with its tongue hanging out. Both have smoke coming from their mouths. Available on CD 157.

8 Mar 1785

D5459/1/20

How happy could I be with either were the other dear charmer away (vid Gay)

A ragged man stands between two plain women. The man wears a red coat and points to the women on the right, who is large and wears a red and white head-scarf.

The woman on the left wears a pale dress and mobcap. Available on CD 157

Mar 1785

D5459/1/21

A Levee of Lovers

A young woman in a white dress, blue sash, black shawl and large black hat with a lace curtain sits on a red sofa. On the left is a kneeling man (possibly a Jew) holding a moneybag. On the right is a man in a red coat, and bag-wig, with a hat under his arm and a sword, possibly a soldier. Behind him is a lawyer. There is a draped red curtain in the background, below which are more sketchily drawn figures. Available on CD 157.

13 May 1785

D5459/1/22

A Magician

Portrait of the head of a bearded magician. He has long white hair and beard and is wearing a red fur hat, and something made of feathers on his shoulder. Available on CD 157.

16 May 1785

D5459/1/23

[Man and woman in profile]

An old beau holding a stick leers at a young woman. The young woman, walking from right to left, is wearing a grey dress with a black bodice and sleeves and a white handkerchief fastened with a gold brooch. She has her hands in a black muff and is wearing a large black hat with a sloping brim and black veil behind. The man, who is walking several steps behind, is wearing top boots, red breeches, a blue jacket with brass buttons, a bag wig, and a cocked hat with a cockade. He holds a stick in his right hand. Available on CD 157.

18 May 1785

D5459/1/24

Mr. King in the character of Touchstone, in Shakespears 'As You Like It'.

Portrait of King dressed in a red and white jester's costume, with red and white 'donkey's ears' on the hat. He holds a staff in his right hand.Available on CD 157.

May 1785

D5459/1/25/1

The Ragged Lovers

On the left a red-haired man in threadbare clothes and a red cloak, holding his hat in his hand, kneels at the feet of a thin woman with a lined face standing on the right, wearing a pink dress and white cap and apron. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1785

D5459/1/25/2

The Lame Lovers

On the left a man with a wooden leg, large walking stick and bandage over one eye smiles at a woman on the right in a long red dress, who is holding an ear trumpet up to her ear. She also has a wooden leg and is holding a cane in her left hand. Available on CD 157.

9 Jun 1785

D5459/1/25/3

[A pair of lovers]

On the right a woman, wearing a head scarf and white apron over a red dress, carries a large steaming pudding. She smiles at a large man in a blue coat with gold shoulder-knots and a cocked hat. Both figures are stout, with red cheeks. Available on CD 157.

16 Jun 1785

D5459/1/25/4

The Pious Lovers

A serious-looking man and woman sit facing each other in chairs. He wears breeches a long coat and a broad-brimmed hat. She is dressed all in a white and has a scarf tied over her head and has a laced bodice. A dog sits next to the man's chair on the left and a cat sits next to the woman's chair on the right. Available on CD 157.

1 Jul 1785

D5459/1/25/5

The Bashful Lovers

A young couple, seated on chairs, look shyly at each other. The young man, on the right and facing the spectator, is holding a hat and wears a powdered wig, red coat, black breeches and shoes with buckles. A dog sits next to his chair and looks up at him. The young woman, facing slightly to the left, wears a pale-coloured gown with ruffles on the bodice, a large black hat with lace fringe, and has a fan in her hand. Available on CD 157.

5 Jul 1785

D5459/1/25/6

The Musical Lovers

A young woman sits at a keyboard on the right. She is looking up at an older man standing on the left, applauding. He is wearing a yellow suit and a pig-tail wig and has a hat under his arm. Available on CD 157.

[1785]

D5459/1/26

Caliban

A scene from 'The Tempest'. Available on CD 157.

19 Sep 1785

D5459/1/27

A Contrast

Three-quarter length portrait of a young woman and an older, shorter man walking from left to right. She is wearing a white dress with a red sash and red scalloping around the collar. She wears her hair in loose curls and has on a white hat with red crown, white ostrich feather and white veil. He is wearing a blue coat with brass buttons, a bag-wig and bicorn hat with a cockade. One arm is linked with the young woman's and in his left hand he carries a stick. Available on CD 157.

Dec 1785

D5459/1/28/1

Montgolfiers first Balloon launch'd at Versailles before the King and Queen of France

A green balloon decorated with pink swags and bows below which is suspended a cage containing a sheep and a cock. Available on CD 157.

[1783-1786]

D5459/1/28/2

The Descent in the Balloon

A balloon with two passengers seated in a boat-like basket with flags at either end, makes its descent, much to the fright of cottagers below. Two children look out of the doorway of the cottage on the left, a man and woman kneel in terror and a man in a smock holding a pitchfork looks up at the sky. Available on CD 157.

Jul 1784

D5459/1/28/3

Plan of Mr Prossers new Invented Balloon

A giant balloon in the shape of Sir John Falstaff. In one hand the balloon figure holds a flag, from his other hand is hung a sail, connected to his foot. The basket, or boat is slung between the feet of the figure, and in it are two men facing each other, one of whom is 'rowing' with a pair of wings. A rudder projects from the back of the boat. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1785

D5459/1/28/4

[Balloon in flames]

Flames engulf a red and white striped balloon, with green envelope suspended beneath the basket. Two figures in the basket are waving. Available on CD 157.

[1785]

D5459/1/28/5

British Flag Balloon for Air or Water

A drawing showing Lunardi's British Flag Balloon inflated. The various parts of the balloon are numbered, with explanations at the bottom of the page. The canopy is decorated with the Union Jack and the arms of the Prince of Wales. The basket is draped with a red fringed curtain. The upper level of the basket has wings projecting from it, and the lower level has oars. At the very bottom is a boat-like structure, with two cannons projecting from the front. Available on CD 157.

[1785]

D5459/1/28/6

Mr Lunardis British Flag Balloon as it ascended from the Royal George Rotunda St Georges Fields, with Mrs Sage and George Biggin Esq.

A picture of a man and woman (Mrs. Sage and Mr. Biggin) standing in a basket draped with red curtains, suspended beneath a balloon decorated with the Union Jack. Available on CD 157.

[1785]

D5459/1/28/7

Mr Lunardis Grand British Flag Balloon as it ascended with George Biggin Esq and Mrs Sage. Available on CD 157.

A picture of a man and woman (Mrs. Sage and Mr. Biggin) standing in a basket draped with red curtains, suspended beneath a balloon decorated with the Union Jack. Mr Biggin waves a Union Jack flag in one hand.

[1785]

D5459/1/28/8

A Representation of Mrs Sage the first English Female Aerial Traveller , ascending with George Biggin Esq, from the Royal George Rotunda in St Georges Fields. - This aerial journey was perform'd on Wednesday with Mr Lunardi's New British Flag Balloon. Available on CD 157.

A picture of a man and woman (Mrs. Sage and Mr. Biggin) standing in a basket draped with red curtains, suspended beneath a balloon decorated with the Union Jack. Mr Biggin waves a Union Jack flag in one hand.

[1785]

D5459/1/28/9

A Representation of the Ascension of Lunardi's British Flag Balloon, with George Biggin Esq and Mrs Sage from Royal George Rotunda St Georges Fields

A scene of crowds watching the take-off of a balloon. On the far right is a building with a central pediment and portico, and people standing on the roof. In front of building are two smaller buildings, possibly gate-houses, and an obelisk. In the background can be seen the masts of a ship. On the far left is what appears to be a grandstand. The crowds fill the scene, most are on foot, but there are some carriages. Available on CD 157.

[1785]

D5459/1/28/10

Count Zambecary's Balloon as it ascended with Count Zambecary and Admiral Vernon from Totenham Court Road

A hydrogen balloon with a canopy of red and white vertical stripes, below which is a gondola-shaped carriage. On the left is a seated man wearing a broad-brimmed black hat which he has tied on with a scarf. On the left stands a man in a red coat waving a Union flag. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1786

D5459/1/28/11

[A Balloon]

An inflated red and yellow balloon, is tethered to the ground, and is surrounded by strolling spectators. On the left two young men talk to two women wearing ostrich feathers in their hair. There are a numerous couples, and in front of the balloon a young woman walks with an older woman. Just to the right of the balloon there is a group of children playing and on the far right a tall thin man talks to a short stout man with a dog. Available on CD 157.

[1783-1786]

D5459/1/28/12

[Crowd looking at hot air balloon]

A crowd, some on horseback, others in carriages, grandstands and looking out from the windows of a building on the right, watch the flight of a balloon. The balloon has a striped canopy and projecting wings or oars. On the right there is a raked grandstand. Available on CD 157.

[1783-1786]

D5459/1/29

A Taylor Done Over

Caricature portrait of a tailor. He wears all brown, except for a red and white striped cap, red unbuttoned waistcoat and red ties around the bottom of his breeches. He has scissors tucked into the waistband of his apron. He has a down-turned mouth and holds his hands in front of him. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1786

D5459/1/30

Mrs.Martyr in the character of Corinda in the New Comic Opera of Robin Hood or Sherwood Forest

Portrait of Mrs Martyr in a yellow open gown and pink petticoat. She is holding a bow in her left hand and quiver of arrows slung across her back. On her head she wears a black hat with feathers. Available on CD 157.

Apr 1786

D5459/1/31

Le Matin-a-la Mode.

Couple seated at a table with a frizeur (hair-dresser) attending to the man. The woman (three-quarter length) is in profile, facing right, and leans on the table in the centre. She wears a pale gown with pronounced bustle, ruffle on the front of the dress, pink sash and ruffs at the wrist. Her hair is in loose curls down her back, and she wears a mobcap with a pink ribbon. Standing behind the table is the frizeur in a long pigtail queue and red and white striped cap, and a dark jacket with a high stand-fall collar. He holds a comb between his teeth and in his right hand a hairdressing...

26 Oct 1786

D5459/1/32

The Widow

A young woman all in black, with a white handkerchief around her shoulders, and black veil, kneels on a grave under a tree, facing a gravestone on the left. On the right the moon can be seen between the clouds. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/33

The Principal Scene in the Pantomime of the Mirror

A rocky, infernal scene; on the far right a man is being turned on a wheel and there are various other figures strewn on the rocks.


On the verso is a pencil sketch of a woman's head. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/1

King Richard III : Mr Smith in the Character of Richard

Portrait of Smith, standing with his arms folded, looking slightly to the left. He has a black beard and moustache. He wears red slashed breeches and a red cape edged with ermine and an ermine ruff. He has a cocked hat with red, white and blue plumes and a sword strapped on.


On the verso is a pencil sketch of the head and torso of a woman. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/2

Macbeth : Mrs Siddons as Lady Macbeth

Portrait of Mrs Siddons in a white nightdress-like garment and white veil. In her left hand she holds a candle and with her right points to a bloodstain on her arm. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/3

The Merchant of Venice: Mr Macklin in the Character of Shylock

Portrait of Macklin in profile, facing right. He wears a long black coat, with several rows of buttons down to the hem, and a large white collar. He has shoulder-length dark hair and a pointed beard. He holds a knife and a document with a wax seal. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/4

The Merry wives of Windsor : Mr Henderson as Falstaff

Portrait of Henderson wearing red coat and breeches, a large ruff, leather gloves and boots and a black hat with a white feather. He has white hair and beard. In his left hand he holds a stick, and in his right a piece of paper. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/5

A Midsummer's Night's Dream : Mr Parsons in the Character of Bottom

Portrait of Parsons, facing right with his hands on his stomach. He has a donkey's head and is wearing a blue coat, a white scarf and a leather apron. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/6

The Taming of the Shrew : Mr Woodward in the character of Petruchio

Portrait of Woodward wearing seventeenth-century dress: breeches, a ruff, a black cape, large leather gloves and a brown hat with a red plume. On his right leg he wears a boot with a spur and on his left a shoe with a rosette. In his right hand he holds a whip. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/7

The Winter's Tale : Miss Farren in the Character of Hermione

Portrait of Miss Farren, dressed in a white gown with a train and a gold sash. She is standing on a small dais, and is resting her right arm on a pedestal. Available on CD 157.

Feb 1787

D5459/1/34/8

All's well that Ends well : Mr Bannister Junr as Parolles

Portrait of Bannister in profile, wearing a green coat with gold epaulettes, red sash and sword, and carrying a cocked hat with feathers. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/9

As You Like It : Mr King in the Character of Touchstone

Portrait of King dressed in a red and white jester's costume, with red and white 'donkey's ears' on the hat. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/10

[Cymbeline] : Mrs. Inchbald in the character of Imogen

Portrait of Mrs Inchbald wearing man's dress, breeches a long coat with a black trim, and a hat with plumes on top of loose hair. In her right hand she carries a spear. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/11

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark : Mr Kemble in the character of Hamlet

Portrait of Kemble, dressed in black, with a powdered wig, blue sash and red garter. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/12

Julius Caesar : Mr Bensley in the character of Cassius

Portrait of Bensley in profile, facing right. He wears Roman military dress: chain-mail , a short red skirt and long blue cloak. He is wearing bright red boots and has a sword strapped on. He holds out his left hand. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/13

King Henry IV Part I : Mr Smith in the character of Hotspur

Portrait of Smith, in profile, facing left and pointing. He is wearing chain-mail and red breeches. He has brown boots,a red cloak edged with ermine and an ermine ruff. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/14

King Henry IV Part II : Mr Parsons in the Character of Justice Shallow

Portrait of Parsons in profile, facing right and and holding his hands on his stomach. He has a lined face and long white hair. He wears yellow breeches and coat, a white ruff and red cape. On his head he wears a brown hat with a large red feather. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/15

King Henry V : Mr Quick in the character of Pistol

Portrait of Quick dressed in yellow, with a large cocked hat, big black boots and a red cape. He has a small black moustache and beard. He holds a sword in his right hand.


On the verso is a pencil sketch of Quick. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/16

King Henry VI Part II : Mr Wroughton as King Henry

Portrait of Wroughton seated on a throne on a dais. He is leaning forward, one hand on his hip, the other on his knee. He wears a yellow hat, with feathers, black and white striped breeches and a large ruff round his neck. He has a small black beard and moustache. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/17

King Henry VI Part III : Mr Holman in the character of King Edward

Portrait of Holman facing left and brandishing a sword in his right hand. He is wearing green slashed breeches and boots with spurs. Around his neck his has a gold medallion on a pink ribbon and is wearing a cocked hat with plumes. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/18

King Henry VIII : Mr Digges as Cardinal Wolsey

Portrait of Digges looking to the right and holding out his hands. He is wearing white robes with a red mitre and and a long red cloak. He wears a large white collar around his shoulders and his long grey hair is loose. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/19

King John : Mrs Crawford in the Character of Lady Constance

Portrait of Mrs Crawford seated on the ground, facing right. She wears a white dress with a black bodice, and in her hair she has a number of ostrich feathers and a long white veil. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/20

King Lear : Mr Holman in the character of Edgar

Portrait of Holman wearing ragged clothes and a large hat, all apparently covered in straw. With his left hand he holds his clothes around him, and in this right he holds a staff. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/21

Much Ado About Nothing : Mrs. Abington in the Character of Beatrice

Portrait of Mrs Abington in a blue gown with white petticoat and bodice. She has feathers in her hair and in her left hand she holds a mask. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/22

Othello, or the Moor of Venice : Mr Pope in the Character of Othello

Portrait of Pope in profile facing right, wearing a red suit with gold epaulettes and holding a hat. He has darkened his face and hands. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/23

Romeo and Juliet : Mr Lewis in the character of Mercutio

Portrait of Lewis facing left with his right hand outstretched. He wears black breeches, a red and blue coat with gold braiding, a sword and a cocked hat with cockade. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/24

The Tempest : Mr Bannister in the Character of Caliban

Portrait of Bannister dressed completely in fur, with false pointed ears. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/25

Timon of Athens : Mr Barry as Timon

Portrait of Barry wearing a large hat, possibly made of fur, a leopard-skin cape and shoes. He rests his left arm on a spade. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/34/26

Twelfth Night or What You Will: Mr Dodd in the Character of Sir Andrew Ague Cheek

Portrait of Dodd in profile wearing gold shoes with rosettes, red stockings, gold jacket and feathered three-cornered hat. Available on CD 157.

Mar 1787

D5459/1/35

Sunday Morning

A street scene in a country town. Groups of people stroll and ride horses. In the background is a building with a sign advertising: 'Hot Rolls, Coffe, Tea &c on the most reasonable te[rms]'.

On the right is an academy with the sign: 'Young Leddies Finisht in thare Iddication'.

On the pavement in front of the buildings are people promenading, children playing on a hobby-horse, a woman selling curds and whey, and a newsboy.

On the road, between the pavement and the buildings, a family ride in a carriage, a man strolls on a horse and another clings to his runaway horse.


On the verso is...

[1770-1789]

D5459/1/36

The Black Man of the People

Half length caricature portrait of Charles James Fox in profile, facing right. He is wearing blue and beige and in his left hand he holds a mask.


On the verso is a pencil sketch of a young woman or child wearing a broad-brimmed hat. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/37

A Country Town at the Time of the Assizes

Background:

A crowded carriage travels from right to left. In the box a man in a three-cornered hat tries to kiss a protesting woman. Six men are seated on the roof of the carriage. One man is waving his hat, one is leaning down to drop a coin in a bystander's hat, another is smoking a pipe. The coach driver and a woman, both in round hats, are seated up front. In the distance figures can be seen standing on a wall and waving. On the right there is a large building, possibly church, with gothic windows and a hexastyle portico surmounted by a clock.


Foreground:

A man in a red cloak...

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/38

[Couple on a sofa]

A young man in a blue jacket, red waistcoat, beige trousers and top boots sits asleep on a sofa. His left leg is in the lap of an elegantly dressed young woman wearing a white dress with a blue sash and hair ' á la conseilleur'. To the right of the sofa is a table with a bottle and two glasses, one lying on its side. The young woman is beckoning to a figure standing behind a red curtain to the right of the scene. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/39

[A devil carrying Fox]

A fox wearing a blue coat and beige waistcoat is carried to Hell on the shoulders of a large black winged devil, with its hands clasped as if in prayer. The devil grasps the fox with his right hand and with his left points down into a pit of fire in the bottom right-hand corner of the picture. On the ground in front of the devil are a toad and a snake. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/40

The Drunken Man & Taylor

On the left stands a tailor wearing breeches, leather apron, a blue jacket and red and white striped cap. He is being grabbed by the neck-cloth by a man in a red jacket and cocked hat, carrying a stick and wearing a sword. They are in a rocky landscape with flames in the background. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/41

An Easy Conveyance from London to Paris

A dancer stands on a balloon, in his right hand he holds a hat with streamers and in his left a moneybag. He stands with his left leg at a right angle. The balloon has a balcony around it upon which are moneybags and a violin. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/42

[Fox, North and Burke]

A group of three bust portraits of Fox, Burke and North in a circular frame hangs from a branch in an infernal landscape. Fox (left) faces forward, wearing his customary blue coat and tan waistcoat. In the centre Burke wears clerical dress and a Jesuit biretta. On the right, North is depicted in profile in a red coat and blue sash. The 'picture' is suspended by a pink ribbon from a branch which crosses the top left-hand corner of the picture, and another branch, with leaves, descends from the top right-hand corner. A black devil with wings reclines against a rock in the bottom right...

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/43

The Honey Moon in Eclipse

A seated couple and a visitor. On the left a man in a red jacket, breeches and red slippers and wig sits with his legs crossed and a newspaper on his lap. To his right his wife sits on another chair, she wears a white dress and a mobcap which covers much of her face. She rests her chin on her left hand. On the far right, standing on front of the door, a man in a bag-wig, blue coat, holding a cane and three-cornered hat holds up his left hand in surprise. A dog stands in the doorway, and another is seated by the chair on the left. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/44

Joshua P...e Esq.

Half length portrait of a seated man, facing right. He wears a cream suit and white bob wig. In the background is a landscape behind a draped curtain. He has his hands on his stomach, and is smiling. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/45

Lord Chalkstone & Bowman

Scene in a landscape of hills and a lake, and on the right, trees and a lion's head fountain. On the right a man in a red suit , cocked hat , bag wig, carrying a cane and a quizzing glass, walks from left to right. Behind him walks a man in a blue coat, wig with pig-tail and cocked hat. He seems to be helping the first man with his coat. Available on CD 157.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/46

[Man and woman looking at each other]

An old beau and young woman stand looking at each other in a wintry landscape. The man, standing on the left, is wearing red shoes, a blue coat with red collar and lapels, a ruffled cravat, a bag wig and a cocked hat. He has his hands in a dark muff. He is smiling at a demure looking woman in a red dress, pale coat, broad-brimmed hat and pale-coloured muff. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/47

[Man with a sword looking at a woman]

A young macaroni looks through an eyeglass at a demure young woman. The macaroni is wearing a pale blue suit, white waistcoat with red spots, a wig with a high toupée and a small cocked hat perched on top. He has a sword strapped to his left side and is holding a very long thin cane in his left hand. He is holding a 'quizzing glass' up to his eye and striding purposefully from left to right towards a shy young woman. She is wearing a pale coloured gown with apron and a French nightcap over an egg-shaped toupée. She faces the macaroni with her hands folded in front of her, and eyes...

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/48

Master Charley's Downfall

The politicians Sheridan, Burke and Fox seated on a horse with North's head. Burke is wearing Jesuit dress and Sheridan has a copy of his play 'A School for Scandal' poking out of his pocket. Fox sits in front and holds a whip in his left hand, while North walks down into a ravine. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/49

Mr Moses Kean : The Celebrated Mimic

Portrait of Kean, wearing a red coat and a black cocked hat. He has a wooden leg and is leaning on a stick. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/50

Mr Quick, Mr Wewitzer and Miss Moss in the Characters of Ancient Pistol, Frenchman and Page in SHAKESPEARS Henry V

A scene from the play. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/51

Mrs Jordan in the Character of Priscilla Tomboy : In the Musical Entertainment of The Romp

Portrait of Mrs Jordan standing, facing right, fists raised. She wears a white dress with a large blue sash and red shoes and has her hair loose. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/52

Mrs Siddons in the Character of Euphrasia

Half length portrait of Mrs Siddons, in profile, facing left. She wears a white dress with a sash and bands around the sleeves, and a headdress of feathers and a veil. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/53

The Modern Cerberus : found on the principles of Pythagores

A large cerberus, or many headed dog, sits with a large collar and chain. Its heads are, from right to left:

Burke, in a Jesuit collar and biretta; Fox, smiling, North, in profile. Behind the cerberus can be seen the jaws of hell, with tiny bodies falling into an inferno. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/54

Regardez-moi, Faites Deux Pas, & Puis Pliez

An interior scene. A French dancing master giving a lesson to a couple. On the right a dancing master holds a violin in his left hand and points at the feet of the couple with a bow he holds in his right hand. On the left a couple stand, holding hands, right foot raised. She is wearing a yellow dress with a white apron and blue sash, and he is wearing a red waistcoat and breeches and yellow jacket. Available on CD 158.

30 Oct 1783

D5459/1/55

Reynard the Fox

Three-quarter length portrait of the Whig politician Charles James Fox. He is wearing a beige jacket and breeches, blue jacket and white ruffle. He is holding a hat and is wearing a bag-wig. His right hand is in his pocket. The drawing is surrounded by drawn picture-frame Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/56

Sidonian Visages : or the working up of the passions

A study of the audience's reaction during a performance given by the actress Sarah Siddons. The audience is depicted as a sea of faces behind a wooden barrier, with only those at the front differentiated. A lady in a spotted dress at the very front on the left has fainted and is being supported by a men in a red suit, while a man in a blue coat and wig administers smelling salts and a tall thin woman in white looks on from the left. Just behind them a person in a cap is drinking out of a bottle, and to the right of them a man sits, hands folded, with an expression of puzzlement. A woman...

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/57

[Street scene with bonfires]

On the far left is a pub with a sign inscribed 'Rodneys Head', beneath a portrait of the admiral with an anchor. Above the door of the pub is a sign which reads 'FOREIGN SPIRITS' and a model of a bunch of grapes hangs from a bracket above it. On the right-hand side of the picture is a rushlight tallow chandlers, with a sign above the shop window, and a large 'R ' illuminated with candles on the bracket above the sign. To the left of the chandlers, one street back, is a coffee-house. All of the shops have candles in every window and along the sign brackets. There is a large bonfire...

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/58

[Woman holding a mask]

Three-quarter length portrait of a young woman in theatrical dress. Her dress has long, puffed sleeves and a ruff ending in points. In her right hand she holds a small trumpet, and in her raised left hand a grinning mask. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/59

[Woman reading]

A young woman in profile, seated on a bench, reading. She is wearing a pink dress with a bustle, and three-quarter length sleeves. She is wearing a white apron, a white collar fastened with a gold brooch and a white lace cap. In her right hand she holds a small red book and her left hand is in her lap. To the left there is a landscape of rolling hills and on the right what looks like a tree trunk. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1789]

D5459/1/60

Long Faces : or the appearance of the National Assembly after the King's Escape

On the right a man in a bag-wig, glasses and blue sash stands in a pulpit talking to the assembled representatives.


Below him are fifteen heads, all wearing powdered wigs. Some are looking up at the speaker, others are looking down; several have their eyes closed. There are also at least five heads lightly pencilled in. Available on CD 158.

[1791]

D5459/1/61

Billy Taking Time by the Fore-Lock

William Pitt wrestling with Father Time. On the left of the picture Pitt stands in a red coat, beige breeches, blue stockings and bag wig. In his pocket is a paper marked 'BUDGET', and in his left hand is another paper marked 'TAX on CLOCKS and WATCHES'. He is grabbing the hair of Old Father Time with his right hand, and says:

"Now I have you safe you Old Miscreant. - When Light, and the rest of your associates have been so long in a state of requisition, how could you possibly think to escape."

The figure of Time is on one knee, with hands clasped, saying: "O! - that ever I should live...

[1797]

D5459/1/62

A Grand Battle Between the Irish Hen and the English Bantam

Pitt, on the right in a white shirt and yellow breeches, boxes with Erin, personified as a young woman in a white dress with long red hair. Above Erin, St Patrick leans down from the clouds wearing his mitre and holding his crozier, in order to crown her with a wreath of laurels. Behind both Pitt and Erin stand bottle-holders; Pitt's is young and wears a green jacket and red breeches. Erin's bottle-holder wears yellow breeches and waistcoat and a blue jacket and has a drink-mottled complexion.

Behind Erin's bottle-holder a man dressed all in brown applauds, whilst behind Pitt's bottle...

[1799]

D5459/1/63/1

Sketch 7 : The Doctor

A doctor in a bob-wig sits on the left and takes the pulse of his patient, one the right, who wears a spotted handkerchief tied over his head. Available on CD 158.

[1799]

D5459/1/63/2

Sketch 8 : The Tax-Gatherer

A tax-gatherer, with a paper in his hand marked 'Triple Asses. Tax Income Tax', bows to a seated old woman, wearing glasses, mobcap and old-fashioned dress. A cat looks out from behind the old woman's chair and above the bowing tax-gatherer is a small bird in a cage. Available on CD 158.

[1799]

D5459/1/63/3

Sketch 12 : The Rider from London

A foppishly dressed commercial traveller shows a book of patterns to a draper. Behind them are shelves stacked with bales of cloth and a figure rolling out cloth on the counter. A large dog and a small dog stand at the feet of the salesman. Available on CD 158.

[1799]

D5459/1/64

A Bachant

Half length portrait of a young woman holding a goblet in a circular frame. The woman is wearing a white dress with a gold sash, puffed sleeves over long white sleeves and a black ribbon round her throat. In her right hand she holds a large golden goblet at head height, and she is looking towards the bottom right-hand corner. She has her hair loose with vine leaves entwined in it. The portrait is enclosed within two circles, the larger of which is decorated around the top half with a neo-classical edging and surmounted with a pink bow. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/65

[Bearded man with cane]

A portrait of a Jewish man standing facing forward, his face in profile. He wears all black, including a long black coat. He wears a large white collar and a round red hat. He is bearded and wears a round red hat, gloves and carries and long cane in his right hand, whilst gesturing with his left hand. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/66

[Couple with two children]

The woman, on the right wears a red cape, head-scarf and ragged apron. She has a basket over one arm and is holding out a piece of something, possibly paper. She has linked arms with her husband who is wearing a fur hat and apron and has a staff in one hand. In front of them, and slightly to the left, stand a boy and a girl. The girl is holding a red cape around her, the little boy holds a hat in one hand, and with his other hand is touching his mouth. In the background there are bare trees. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/67

The Distress'd Curate

An interior scene. A fat parson, wearing a bob-wig sits, in profile, listening to the thin curate plead his case. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/68

[Gravedigger]

A gravedigger is frightened by a monster appearing on top of a tomb. The gravedigger, on the left, wears a blue coat, red neck scarf and round hat. In his left hand he holds a lantern and a spade has fallen from his right hand. A pick lies on the ground between his feet. The monster, sitting on a tomb on the right, is white, with a dog-like face, pointed teeth, yellow eyes and human ears. Its body is doubled-up and instead of arms it has small wings. It is night-time and the gravedigger's lantern shines with a yellow light. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/69

[Gravedigger and human ghost]

On the left a white-robed ghost with a human face and visible ribs rises out of an open grave. It is watched by a grave-digger on the right, who holds a lantern in his right hand and a spade in his left. A full moon shines from between black clouds. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/70

An Indefatigable Author : or An Idea in the Night

An interior scene. An author in a large white shirt, red breeches, red slippers and a red nightcap and glasses sits at a small three-legged table writing with a quill pen. Behind him can be seen the green curtains of a bed. To the right of the table stands a yawning man, probably the author's servant. He wears a white shirt and beige breeches, and over his left shoulder he has a blue jacket, possibly with shoulder knots indicating he is a footman. In his right hand he holds a candle, and on the table there is an inkpot. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/71

A Jugler

An interior scene of a conjuror and his audience. An audience of six sit in two rows behind a wooden barrier on the left. On the right the conjuror (three-quarter length) stands behind a table on which have been placed three up-turned cups and two lighted candles. In his right hand he holds a magic wand which he taps on the middle cup. He is wearing a bob wig, red waistcoat and brown jacket. The room is lit by a candelabra. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/72/1

[Excuse us if you please Sir] [Sketch 1]

In this version the drawing is contained within a border. The bald man with raised fists on the right is wearing shoes and white stockings, and the character on the left has a black bag wig. His companion, who stands with his arms at his side, fingers splayed, is wearing buckled shoes and white stockings. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

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[Excuse us if you please Sir] [Sketch 2]

This version does not have a border around the drawing. The second of the man's companions is wearing very large 'milk-churn boots', instead of buckled shoes as in D5459/1/72/1, which may indicate that the group on the left are French. The bald man in this version is wearing brown gaiters over his stockings. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

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[Man holding dog on leash]

Portrait of man wearing breeches, a cape, white ruff and a large hat. He holds a stick in one hand and the lead of a seated dog in the other. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/74

[Man with dog]

Portrait of a young man facing to the right. He is wearing a long brown coat and has a long stick and a roll of what might be paper under his right arm. A small dog stands next to his left leg. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

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A Shadow of the Times

A fop dressed in the extremes of 1780s fashion. He faces forward, with his head in profile. He is wearing stockings of vertical blue and white stripes, a waistcoat of horizontal blue and white stripes and a frock-coat of vertical red and white stripes. His coat has a very large brown stand-fall collar, and his long, beige, high-fitting breeches have ribbon ties at the bottom and red braces, or gallowses. He is wearing top-boots with spurs and on his head he wears pig-tail queue and round hat with a high crown. In his right hand he holds a very slender cane. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

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Mirth : or the Spirit of Chearfulness

A fairy with a wand and spotted wings gestures towards a large man seated in a striped armchair.

The man is wearing a red unbuttoned waistcoat, white cravat, breeches and buckled shoes. Over his waistcoat he wears a spotted morning gown, and a night-cap on his head. He has his hands resting on his protruding stomach, and is smiling. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

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Rhetorical

Portrait of a man in court dress wearing a sash and the order of the garter and a ceremonial sword. In his left hand he holds a piece of paper on which is written: '[Annual] pension of £10 000 per annum.' (Annual has been lightly crossed-out).

He is pointing to the paper with his right hand and smiling. Above him is written: "We are very well as we are". Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

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Sociability

Three men seated around a table in various degrees of drunkenness. On the left a man, wearing slippers, red breeches and red and brown morning coat and red cap, sits back in his chair. In his right hand he holds a long pipe, which he is smoking contentedly, and in the left hand, which is resting on the table is a glass. A candle burns by his arm. The second man sits to the right of the table with his legs crossed and his right elbow resting on the table. A punch-bowl and glass sit near his arm. He is wearing a green-grey coat, black breeches and a wig and he is smoking a pipe. The...

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/79

Stale Virginity

Caricature portraits (half length) of a seated woman and a young man. The woman is in profile to the right and wears a dark dress, with bustle and ruffled 'buffon' at her neck, and a mobcap. In her left hand she holds a fan. The young man on the right faces her. He is wearing a red coat with gold shoulder knots, a pigtail wig and holds a hat and cane. Available on CD158.

[1780-1799]

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The Suspicious Porter

On the left a thin man bows, facing right. He wears a coat with cut-away tails a wig with a long queue and large milk-churn boots. A greyhound and another small dog stand behind him. Standing in the doorway on the right is a porter in a pink livery with his hands in his pockets. A small dog is standing behind him.


On the verso is a pencil sketch of a poodle. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/81

Extreme Politeness

An interior scene. On the left a thin man stands in breeches, blue and white striped stockings, black shoes with rosettes, a red coat and white shirt with many ruffles. He is holding a hat and has a pigtail queue. His left leg is bent and he is pointing his right foot in front of him and is bending over as if dancing. Facing him is a short fat man wearing black buckled shoes a blue coat and a bob wig. His knees are bent and he is looking at the thin man. This may be a dancing lesson. Available on CD 158.

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/82

To the Honble Society of Anti-queer-ones

A group of antiquarians sit at a table, looking at a cracked chamber pot. One the left a old man wearing glasses, a red checked coat and a red cap over his grey hair, has a book open in front of him. A man in a long physical wig and glasses looks over his shoulder at the book. In the centre a man with red hair and a man wearing a white scarf rest their heads on their hands and examine the pot. On the right, a man in a red coat and bob wig has one hand supporting his head, and the other rests on an open book. His eyes are closed. Behind them, a man in a bob-wig is examining a diagram...

[1780-1799]

D5459/1/83

[Young family sitting down]

A domestic scene of a young family with pets. The husband, wearing breeches, and red and white striped waistcoat blue coat and bag-wig is seated in a chair. In his right hand he is holding a book, which he is reading, and he holds his wife's hand in his left. She is also seated, and wears a pale pink dress and a mobcap with a blue ribbon. She is looking at her husband, and on her lap is seated a small child in a white dress and red shoes. On the floor to the left of the man a tabby cat appears to be grooming a dog.


The scene takes place in a pleasant room. Light shines in through a...

[1780-1799]

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Closet Reflections

An interior scene. Marie Antoinette sits in a red chair next to a table covered in a red cloth, upon which are a crucifix and rosary beads. In her right hand she holds a book inscribed 'Burke on the French Revolution' and she holds out her left hand to a portrait of Burke on the wall. Burke holds a scroll of paper in his right hand, on which is written 'Sublime and Beautiful'.


Behind the queen are a red curtain and a picture pinned to the wall. The picture is titled 'Death and the Lady', in reference to the traditional English song of the same name, and beneath a drawing of Death...

[1790-1799]

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[Young man with a walking stick]

Portrait of a young man, walking left to right, wearing buckled shoes, tattered breeches, a blue coat and what appears to be a bicorn hat with cockade. He has his eyes closed and his carrying a large stick under his right arm. Available on CD 158.

[1790-1799]

D5459/1/86/1

[A man and a woman talking]

A woman in a yellow gown stands on the left talking to her husband who is wearing a yellow suit and red waistcoat and has his hands behind his back. Available on CD 158.

[1800]

D5459/1/86/2

With martial music - rend the air!

A Lilliputian military band of six musicians play the drums, horn, whistle and what appears to be the maracas. The four central figures are wearing cocked hats with plumes, the figures on either side appear to be wearing turbans. Available on CD 158.

[1800]

D5459/1/86/3

[A woman milking a cow]

On the left two men stand discussing a tea garden. On the right a Lilliputian woman sits milking a cow while a Lilliputian man looks on. Available on CD 158.

[1800]

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"How sweet in the woodlands"

A Lilliputian hunting couple with bows and arrows and dogs. Available on CD 158.

[1800]

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[Two women, one in a ball gown]

A woman in a white empire-line dress, talking to another woman in a full court dress and feathers. Available on CD 158.

[1800]

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A Character at Lloyd's Coffee House

An old man in half profile, his back to the spectator. He wears black stockings, a mustard-coloured coat, a broad-brimmed round hat, glasses and a physical wig. He has a cane in his right hand. Available on CD 158.

Apr 1801

D5459/1/88/1

[The Female Gambler's Prayer]

Portrait of a large woman kneeling, in profile, facing a chair on the right. She wears a white dress with short sleeves, gold bracelet, necklace and earrings. Her dark hair is loose and she wears three ostrich feathers. Available on CD 158.

[1801]

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[The Miser's Prayer ]

Portrait of a balding man with pigtail and ragged clothes, kneeling, hands clasped, facing right. He is facing a faintly-drawn chair upon which is a lit candle. Available on CD 158.

[1801]

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A Peep in the City

Two seated men cry into their handkerchiefs, while the Lord Mayor, standing on the right, tries to comfort them. The figure on the left is facing left. He is wearing a pale blue suit and is holding a cane in one hand, and is handkerchief in the other. A brown and white dog sits at his feet. He says:

"I wont be serv'd so - that I wont - my Mamma never serv'd me so - she always let me have as much custard as I could eat - aye and currant jelly too, I wont bear it that I wont."

The next man sits with his back to him. He is wearing yellow breeches and a purple coat and

is also holding a...

20 Apr 1802

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Ambassadors Homeward Bound

Two carriages, both containing diplomats, pass each other on the road. The carriage on the right contains the English ambassador; he wears a blue coat and a round hat and is smiling. The pair of galloping horses are driven by a rider wearing top boots, mustard-coloured breeches, a short red coat and a black jockeys cap. He too is smiling. The coach on the left is marked 'F.R.' and contains a depressed looking French ambassador, wearing a red coat edged with gold and a bicorn hat with a revolutionary cockade. The horse is walking and is ridden by an equally glum coachman wearing a red...

18 May 1803

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Master Boney presenting his little gunboats to the National Institute

On the left Napoleon, wearing white breeches and a blue coat decorated with red and gold, bows holds out two small gunboats, one of which has a French flag and is inscribed 'Launchd at Paris. 1803'. He says to the three assembled men: "There gentlemen - look at these - England must now fall." A man in a green suit and powdered tie-wig examines one of the boats with an eyeglass and replies: "O Wonderful Man - efforts like these must command success - yes- yes - this shall make England tremble!". To the right of him, a man in a powdered tie-wig and pink jacket shrugs his shoulders...

Sep 1803

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The Hole in the Wall

Charles James Fox , wearing a blue smock-like garment, beige breeches, and a striped revolutionary bonnet and cockade stands cowering with a club marked 'OPOSITION' (sic) in his right hand. To his right is a wall labelled 'CONSTITUTION', with a large hole through which a long-necked William Pitt is poking his head and saying 'PE BOO CHARLY'. Available on CD 158.

[1790-1809]

D5459/1/93/1

John Bull at the Puppet Shew

On the left William Pitt (1759-1806), as puppet master is controlling puppets on a small stage. On the right Henry Dundas (1742-1811), in full Scottish dress and holding bagpipes, is addressing John Bull, who is sitting in the audience. John Bull says:

"Come, come that won't do, would you make me believe those little gentlemen move of their own accord - no - no I can't stand that."

Dundas replies:

"I assure you Mr Bull, there is no deception, - all fair and above board - there is no one behind the scenes I assure you".

On the wall is a sign announcing

'SCHEME of the New Puppet Dance'

On...

[1804]

D5459/1/93/2

The Decoy Duck : or the Drake Outwitted

A man with a duck's head, surrounded by moneybags, crouches down on the banks of the 'Consular Pond'. He addresses a duck in the reeds on the other side of the pond:

"If I thought all was safe I should like to dabble a while in this pond, _ I have a great mind to swim across! _ but O my dear friend M.D.L. _ if you should turn out a decoy duck after all".

The duck in the reeds replies:

"Oh dear Mr Drake - I wonder how you can fancy such a thing - don't leave your money bags behind you - depend upon it all goes swimmingly".

Behind him can be seen a number of figures, including one who...

[1804]

D5459/1/93/3

The New Procession to St Stephens

William Pitt and members of his second Administration (1804 - 1806) process into Parliament, where they are met by Fox and two others who attempt to blow them away.


From left to right:

Demons playing trumpets and crying: "He comes - He comes - The Giant comes", pass under the arch where Fox and his friends are waiting. They are followed by more demons, one of whom is shouting: "New taxes for ever - New taxes for ever", and another of whom is carrying a large stone marked 'BUDGET Ways and Means'.


Pitt, his heads in clouds inscribed 'Heaven Born', is carried on the shoulders of Henry...

[1804-1805]

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The School of Reform : or the Abbot of St Stephens Seminary

Charles James Fox holds Dundas on his back while Whitbread beats him with a scourge labelled 'Whitbreads Intire'. Dundas protests:

"What the Deel are you at mon - I only made use of a few sugar plumbs".

A frightened-looking William Pitt cries: "I'm afraid it is what we must all come to!!," whilst Speaker Abbot, with a switch labelled 'casting Vote 'on the table before him, adds:

"That's right usher. - Spare the rod, you spoil the child". Available on CD 158.

[1805]

D5459/1/93/5

The Excisemens' Visit to John Bulls Cellar!!

The chancellor of the exchequer Lord Henry Petty (1780-1863), on the left, and Charles James Fox , in the centre, visit John Bull, on the right.

Petty says:

"I'm well assur'd Mr Bull, that you have some very strong ale on your cellar, and we must have an account of it"

John Bull replies:

"I tell you I have nothing but small beer _ I am very sorry indeed that you should you turn Excisemen and Informer in your old age, as to your clerk, there I'm not surprised at it _ he is a very young man."

Behind John Bull are barrels labelled 'Genuine October' and 'Strong Home Brew'd'. A dog standing...

[1806]

D5459/1/93/6

John Bulls last Jug of Home Brew'd

A man sits, holding a pitcher, lamenting the demise of home-brewing:

"In short neighbours I must give over brewing - here is an end of my pitcher of ale, which my passing friend, and thirsty traveller were ever welcome to. - here is an end of that substantive beverage in which the labours of the day were forgotten beneath the alder bush, or the tranquil shade of the apple tree."

On the left sits a traveller, holding a staff, with a dog at his feet. On the right is an old man wearing glasses, reading a paper on which is written 'Tax on private brewing', while a maid servant looks over his...

[1806]

D5459/1/93/7

A Petty Intruder : or the Washer-Womans Remonstrance

An angry washer-woman remonstrates with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Henry Petty (1780-1863):

"How dare you show your face in my cellar - you little petty intruder - a tax on private brewing - I say it is a tax on female servants - I have lost my place through it, and now I am obliged to do what I can for a living. . - The next thing I suppose will be a Tax on private washing, and I must be obliged to take out a licence for the use of my tub."

Petty replies:

"Don't be in such a passion - it is not my fault, I only did as I was bid". Available on CD 158.

[1806]

D5459/1/93/8

The Return

A scene of Scottish celebration. Henry Dundas stands on a balcony on the left, before a banner proclaiming 'Honorably Acquitted', wearing a cockade which reds Not Guilty. He shouts: "Now - Wha' Wants Me", to the crowd below. They are drinking, dancing and feasting.

One sings: "When Johnny comes marching home again Tol - Lol". Another cries: "I knew he was nae guilty". A man standing next to a barrel marked 'Intire Butt', says: "Did you ever know a Scotsman do any thing wrong - except staying at home in the north without trying his fortune in the south".

A man seated at a table lifts...

[1806]

D5459/1/93/9

Sherry's Lamentation

The parliamentary candidate Paull stands, arm raised, proclaiming: "I do not say one thing and do another. No Hocus - Pocus tricks! No political Legerdemain!!" Sheridan kneels, on the floor, hands clasped, a paper inscribed 'The Election or a plot for a Pantomime', in his pocket, saying : "Paull - Paull, why persecutest thou me?" Available on CD 158.

[1806]

D5459/1/93/10

The Crises : or John Bull recovering from his Lethargy!!

John Bull lies in bed surrounded by various politicians, suggesting remedies.

From left to right:

Henry Addington holding a 'Composing Draught', says

"Come Johnny you know your doctor - do take a little medicine".

John Bull, who declares

"I tell you - you are all alike. Where is my regimentals - I see enough before my eyes to rouse me to exertion."

Canning: "Here Johnny are some charming jests and epigrams to amuse you - I wrote them myself for the Anti - Jacobin".

Possibly Sheridan :"The best way is to let down the curtains he has too much light."

Grenville: "Johnny take a little broad...

[1807]

D5459/1/93/11

The Dismissal : or a scene altered from Shakespeare

On the left George III points to the 'Catholic Bill' in Grenville's hand and says:

"Read that, and then to breakfast with what appetite you may". Grenville replies:

"Farewell, a long farewell to all my greatness".

Sheridan, on the right, adds:

"This is the state of man: to-day he puts forth his tender leaves of hopes; to-morrow blossoms - the third day comes a frost, a killing frost." Available on CD 158.

[1807]

D5459/1/93/12

The Monstrous Craw and the Pastry Cook : or the Tables Turned

On the left a figure in military uniform, with a cockade which reads 'No Popery', stands hands on hips and says:

"Now Mr Craw - what do you say to the volunteers. Give in without firing a musquet. - Oh for shame - am I Col. Pattypan now? - I wonder you are not abashed at looking a military pastry cook in the face!!"

He addresses this to a man in military uniform with a huge chin labelled 'Military Honors from Buenos Ayres ', who looks abashed and replies:

"I must own I was a little too severe on you gentlemen Volunteers - but I assure you, though I did not fire, I did not run away...

[1807]

D5459/1/93/13

The Old Irish Horse rather restive

A man sits on a bucking horse, which is saying "Erin go brahe" (i.e. bragh - Ireland forever). The man says:

"What an unruly animal. Why cant you be quiet - I'm sure the gentlemen don't mean to hurt you."

Lying on the ground to the right of the horse are three men, one says:

"His ways are more difficult to study than French grammar", another says: "I never met with such an animal - never easy - full nor fasting". The last has a paper in his hand inscribed 'Worn out Briefs', and says: "Down-Down-Down Derry Down". Available on CD 158.

[1807]

D5459/1/93/14

A Prussian Cake!!

Frederick-Wilhelm III of Prussia (1770-1840) sits astride a cake decorated with soldiers and the double-headed eagle, saying:

"What a cunning hand I must be - pretend to fight and not fight at all. - Snugs the word - cunning little Isaac"

Napoleon looks on from the right, and says:

"I think it shall not be long before I shall pick a few plumbs from that cake".

On the left, a figure in a crown and sceptre, possibly the Tsar, says to another crowned figure:

"It is a tempting cake - and if we mind what we are about, we shall all come in for a slice". Available on CD 158.

[1806-1807]

D5459/1/93/15

The Giant of Spain alarming Tom Thumb!!

A giant wielding a club marked 'Club of Patriotism' chases a tiny Napoleon over the 'Pyrennean Mountains'. Napoleon, carrying a club marked 'Club of Despotism', says:

"Zounds, here he comes with his Seven League Boots, - I must mind he does not overtake me - what a fierce looking fellow it is!!!" Available on CD 158.

[1808]

D5459/1/93/16

A Hew and Cry

Britannia cries into a handkerchief, on the floor are her shield and a piece of paper inscribed

'Condition of the Portugal Convention'. She says:

"O Woeful day for Britannia - but this is not the first time I have suffer'd by Scotchmen!!"

On the left is General Sir Hew Dalrymple (1750-1830), who asks:

"What the deel are you snivelling at lassie. Do you think a Frenchman shall beat a Scotsman in politeness?!" Available on CD 158.

[1808]

D5459/1/93/17

King Joe Drumm'd out of Spain : to the tune of the Rogues March!

Joseph Bonaparte, a rope round his neck, is followed by two men playing drums and two playing pipes. Bonaparte has his hands clasped and is saying:

"O Nap - Nap - you have been the ruin of me!"

They are watched by a smiling John Bull-like character in naval dress, who says:

"That's right my Hearties drum away - Don't spare him - d___ me but I wish we had him along side of Bow Street Office, under tow of Master Townshend - I think it would go hard with him, at the Old Bailey!!" Available on CD 158.

[1808]

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John Bull in Portugal : or Junot in the Dumps

On the right John Bull in uniform, berates a seated Junot: "What you are pretty sick of it are you Mr Jew - Knotty, you though John Bull could do nothing out of his Element. What a fine Fellow you must be to tell the Foreign-neers here to keep in their houses, and the leave the English to you if they should dare to approch [sic] - I wonder you arent ashamed of yourself." Available on CD 158.

[1808]

D5459/1/93/19

Bonaparte's Evil Genius giving him a Taste of the Danube

On the right Austria is personified as a military man with a moustache, spewing the Danube on to Napoleon, who reaches for his hat, and protests:

"I was never is such as shower bath before - I must take care or I shall be over - whelm'd." Available on CD 158.

[1809]

D5459/1/93/20

Design for a Statue: intended to be erected in Downing Street

A statue of a balding man with a pointed nose. He faces right and in his right hand he holds a scroll. The inscription on the base of the statue reads:

'Erected by Voluntary Subscription : With part of the materials :That form'd the ever to be : remember'd :Stone Expedition :In honor of :The : Ingenious Inventor : Of that : Glorious Enterprize' Available on CD 158.

[1809]

D5459/1/93/21

Naughty Boys giving in their Resignations

Canning on the left and Castlereagh on the right, bow to the King in the centre, while handing in their resignations.

George III protests:

"What, what, going to shoot one another. I am a plain Country Gentleman and don't approve of it, if you must shoot go and shoot Buonaparte."

Canning replies:"But when my honor is considered", while Castlereagh laments: "That it should come to this!! Farewell ye bed of roses". Available on CD 158.

[1809]

D5459/1/93/22

The Passion Flower of The City : Blighted by an Easterly Wind

A flower with a human face, weeps. On the right the east wind blasts the flower with a gust of 'Popular Censure'. On the ground in front of it are crossed swords. Available on CD 158

[1809]

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The Arch-duke Charles and his Corsican Crocodile!!

The archduke, wearing a cocked hat holds a chain attached to the collar of a crocodile. The crocodile is wearing a crown and crying.


The archduke announces:

"This ladies and gentlemen, is the real Corsican Crocodile, -_ lately caught on the banks of the Danube, _ he is very fond of wandering _ only observe his tears, he is a complete deception, _ what is very extraordinary an old hat he wore on the Island of Corsica, is changed to an Imperial Crown but lately it has been observed to be tottering." Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/24

Bonaparte and Leland the Astronomer

On the left the French astronomer Joseph-Jérôme Lefrançais de Lalande (1732 - 1807) looks through a telescope and announces:

"Bégar me have discovered une grande island in de moon."

Napoleon, standing to the right replies:

"But Leland I am before hand with you - I knew what would happen, and have just sent up a King to take possession of it!!!"

On the far right is the moon, and flying towards it is a king with a crown and sceptre in a balloon. Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/25

Britannia's Exhortation: or More Work for John Bull

Britannia stands, spear in hand, shield by her feet, pointing to 'The Cave of Corruption', in which are rocks labelled 'Places', 'Pensions', 'Secret Influence', and 'Contractor-ship'.

She exhorts John Bull:

"Your labours John, are but half-begun, you must now clean out that cave!"

John Bull, sat on the right with a mop and bucket and replies:

"That will be a hard job I fear however if that must be the case mistress, I must buy a New Mop, for the old one be nearly worn out with the last bout." Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/26

The Cryer!!!

A large man in a cocked hat asks the crier:

"Why do you stand idling there Bellman? Why don't you cry?"

The town crier, who has a bell in one hand and a small dog standing at his feet, replies:

"I cant cry to day your Honor - My wife is dead!!!" Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/27

The Dilemma: a Scene in the Beggars Opera

A young man stands between Henry Addington on the left and Henry Dundas on the right and says:

"Which way shall I turn me? - how can I decide. Tis this way - or that way - or which way you will. What would please this friend- 'tother friend would take ill."

Addington replies:

"Unless to me you trust restore, I'll Doctor for you sir, no more"

While Dundas adds:

"In pity - soften thy decree, Nor let me cry - Ah - Wha wants me" Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/28

The Empress Josephine and the Queen of Spain : or Royal Politeness

Josephine, a large woman wearing a crown and holding a sceptre, berates the Queen of Spain:

"How dare you come before our presence did you not acknowledge yourself to be a woman of a certain description - how can you talk to a woman of my virtue - you said your husband was a cuckold and your children all Bastards - O fie for shame."


Queen of Spain, on the right, holds out her arms, and bowing slightly replies:

"Madam on the word of a queen - it is all fudge." Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

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Equestrian Promenade in Smithfield

Against a background of Georgian terraces and a grander building with a portico, four corinthian columns and Venetian window over an entrance arch, amateur horse-riders struggle with their mounts. In the foreground, at the left a young man has been thrown. Next to him a small dog barks at the horses. On the right, a group of men, most of whom wear the round hats and long trousers typical of the period 1800-1810, are examining a horse's legs. Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/30

The Expedition Fly Overturned : or Caution in Politics

In the background a small coach, marked 'Expedition Fly' has lost a wheel. Two men discuss the accident. One, in a tall round-hat, says:

"Why John, there be the Exposition Fly overturned opposite St James's Gate. Why dost not thee lend a hand? - They say they have made a pretty kettle of fish of it."

The other man, standing with his hands in his pockets, replies:

"I tell thee what Bill… - Feather always said to I, never trouble thy head about state affairs." Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/31

The Great Book open'd!! : or John Bull more puzled than ever

John Bull bends over to read a giant book, listing all the necessary reforms. The list begins 'Reformation in the Navy, Reformation in the Clergy' and ends 'Reformation in Ourselves.' The book is supported by a man, above whose head is written 'The Genius of Britain.'

John Bull comments

"Mercy on me - here is a pretty piece of business cut out - how the devil shall I get through it all - Doomsday Book is a little Primmer [sic] compared to it." Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/32

Hints for Irish Members - previous to the Union!!

Four men, three of whom are wearing coats, breeches and buckled shoes, announce their intentions on entering parliament. From left to right:

A tall man in glasses, standing in profile with one hand raised and the other in his pocket announces:

"What is your Lincolns Inn Fields, Leicester Fields and all you Fields besides but a parcel of waste land, that ought to be turned to profit - Jontlemen, while I have breath, I will always stand up for the universal cultivation of potatoes."


A wild-looking man stands feet apart, one hand on his hip, the other in the air:

"I stand up for the rights...

[1800-1809]

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John Bull rather shy of his Peace Pudding

On the right of the table is seated John Bull, a large man wearing a cap on his head. He has a pained expression and is holding up a fork to his open mouth on which is a piece of pudding labelled 'Separate Peace with Russia' on his fork, and complains:

"It is D____d tough to be sure, - I shall never be able to digest it. Hollo you Whipper Snapper, you may take it back again, - you have kept all the best for yourself."


Napoleon stands the left of the table on which is a huge pudding, parts of which are labelled 'Realities for Boney' and 'Promises for John Bull'. Under his arm is a piece...

[1800-1809]

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John Bulls Surprise or The New Political Fandango

John Bull, an old man with a mottled complexion and wearing a bob wig, looks on in shock at Charles James Fox dancing a 'political fandango' with other politicians, and says:

"What the devil are they all about now? Why Charley you old brains turned for sartain - do you know what company you are got among."


The politicians are, from the left:

1) A large man with a double chin, wearing glasses and a bag wig. He has his hands on his hips and one foot is raised. Possibly George Nugent-Temple- Grenville,1st Marquess of Buckingham.

2) A large man with curly, cropped hair - not identified...

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/35

The Match Woman : or The Hardness of the Times!!

A young woman, wearing a mob cap, takes a bundle of matches from an old match woman and says:

"You sell your matches very dear. I us'd to have three such bundles for a halfpenny."

The match woman, who is old and wrinkled, and carries a basket over her arm, replies:

Ah, that was before the Scarcity - 'tis all owing to the War my dear. - Timber - is scarcely to be got for love or money!! Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

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The Napoleon Fishery

On the left Napoleon sits on a river bank fishing. His bait is labelled 'Partition of the Continent', and he dangles it in front of a fish wearing a crown, saying:

"That Russian Bear begins to nibble, finally I think I shall hook him at last."


Behind Napoleon are containers labelled 'Corsican Jar for Fish Caught Alive', 'Bushels of Promises', 'Baits of Various Descriptions', 'Lots of Stolen Territory', 'Bait for Gudgeons', 'T[…]ing Tackle'. Available on CD 158.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/37

[…] Ministry or The New Paymasters First Levee

Richard Brinsley Sheridan stands surrounded by creditors. A smiling tradesmen in an apron says:

"I knew we should be paid at last - nothing like patience."

Another, in reference to a lengthy bill he is scrutinising, says: "It is very long to be sure. I am almost ashamed to give it in, but it has been a long while standing."

A man holding a piece of paper says to Sheridan:

"I hear you Honor is made Pay Master. I have therefore brought in a small Bill of Fifty pounds, for Thunder and Lightning."

Sheridan replies:

"I tell you good people - 'tis no such thing - its all a Hoax depend...

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/38

The Plough in Danger

A horse harnessed to a plough is bucking. On his back is sat William Pitt the Younger, writing in book marked 'Tax'. The farmer comments:

"Rabbit it - if there beant Measter Billy on th' back of the ould Mear - going to tax her mayhap - I thought she would not wince about so for nothing. Dang it - if that Billy beant here and there and everywhere. He be worse than the fairies!!"

Available on CD 159.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/39

Political Smokers

Three sketchily drawn characters sit smoking pipes.

The most visible of the figures, in the centre, comments:

"So sir - we are to have an eleventh report - I understand."

The figure on the left replies:

"So I am informd Sir - when I become visible I'll enter more fully upon the subject"

The figure on the right adds:

"I thought they would continue to smoke 'em."

Available on CD 159.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/40

A Scotch Jig : to an old tune - New Reviv'd !! ; Being the first thing of its kind since the days of Queen Elizabeth

On the left Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville dances, while a seated man with a mottled complexion on the right, probably meant to be John Bull, plays the fiddle.

In the pocket of the fiddle player is a paper on which is written: 'A New Way to Pay Old Debts', a play by Philip Massinger (1584-1639). The fiddle player sings 'Over the Water to Charley', a traditional Jacobite song. Available on CD 159.

[1800-1809]

D5459/1/93/41

Wet Parsons!!

Three parsons wearing bob wigs sit round a table upon which are glasses and bottles. They are drinking and smoking pipes. The first says:

"I say Bretheren - we are pretty fellows to preach against tippling", another replies:

"Tippling you call it, do you? Now I call it d----d hard drinking!!!" There are bottles strewn on the floor and a dog sleeps under a chair on the right.

Available on CD 159.

[1800-1809]

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Will you come to the Bower?

A man, wearing top boots, a buttoned coat and a hat tied on with a scarf, gestures towards a 'bower' above which are hung a pair of breeches and says: "Will you come to the bower I have shaded for you. Our bed shall be roses all spangled with dew."

The woman, wearing a diamond-pattern petticoat, a gown which she is holding up off the ground, and hat tied on with a scarf, has arm through that of the man. She looks down demurely, replying:

"Dear Sir - spare my blushes - I was the rain was over!"

Available on CD 159.

[1800-1809]

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Amateurs & Professionals

On the right stands a young man in red breeches and coat, a long black gown and black cocked hat. He is holding his hands up in surprise and is letting a mask fall from his right hand. On the right is a hideous old woman in a white dress and pink hat, both decorated with flowers. She is holding a shepherd's crook in one hand and in the other she holds a mask. In the background there is a faintly drawn chair and two mirror-sconces on the wall. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

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May the Crozier Prevail o'er the Sword

A seated bishop in robes, long wig and mitre. He holds a goblet in his right hand, his left arm is outstretched and he casts his eyes upwards.

Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

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[Clown]

Half length portrait of a yawning clown. He wears a yellow jacket with large red buttons on the front and the cuff, and a yellow hat with a red feather. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/1/97/1

Brusellicus : a Lilliputian Soldier

Caricature portrait of a Lilliputian soldier. He wears a bearskin hat with a skull-and-crossbones peak and carries a musket. He has two wooden legs, an arm missing and a bandage over one eye. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/1/97/2

Colliander : a Lilliputian Negro servant

Caricature portrait of a Lilliputian figure. She wears a white dress, with a red and white striped sash, cape and shoes, and a cap with lace flaps over the ears. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

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Pattenica Truallaria : and little Roarella, a Lilliputian soldier's wife & child

Caricature portrait of a Lilliputian woman wearing red and yellow and a large red and yellow hat, holding a crying baby. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

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[Man and woman in a church]

An interior scene. On the left a man dressed in black with powdered loose hair, kneels. His hat is on the floor and he stretches one hand out to a woman on the right. She is standing, dressed in white, and is covering, or uncovering, her face with a veil. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

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[Man in bed being stabbed]

Interior scene, of a room with broken windows and a pile of hay. A man lies in bed on the left and is stabbed by one of two men dressed in round leather hats and blankets or capes. Both the men have dark hair and moustaches. A figure is hiding on the haystack on the left. He has a frightened expression and appear to be holding a pistol in each hand. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

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[An Old Huncks and his Housekeeper]

Full length caricature portrait of a man and his housekeeper looking at a caricature of themselves. The man, standing on the left, is holding the picture in his left hand and squinting to see it. He is wearing dark breeches and coat, a bob wig and three-cornered hat. His housekeeper is looking at the outstretched picture the picture, with her face in half-profile. She wears a white and yellow striped dress and mob cap and is holding a fan.

The title of the caricature they are looking at is 'An Old Huncks & his Housekeeper'. The dialogue, in speech bubbles, is as follows:

"O Mrs Jones...

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/1/100/2

A Military Caricature

On the right stands a short and very fat man in military uniform. On his head he wears a hat with a feather plume. In his right hand he holds a cane, and in his left a caricature depicting him entitled 'One of the Light Infantry'. On the right is a tall thin woman in a blue and white striped dress, mobcap and apron.

The volunteer says::

"By Mars the God of War - they have got me in the Print Shops - is this my reward for marching a matter of five miles a day! And being wet through on permanent duty at the Wapping Docks! - Blood and Thunder! - have they no fear of a Court Martial!!"

The...

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/1/101/1

[Chapter II In which the Hero of these Adventures makes his First Appearance on the Stage of Action]

Sir Launcelot Greaves, dressed in black armour stands in the doorway, on the left, shield in one hand and spear in the other. At his feet lies a large man, his companion Timothy Crabshaw. Captain Crowe, an older man in the blue coat of a naval officer, brandishes his sword at the knight. On the right the ostler points a flintlock at the knight and Mr Fillet, a surgeon and man-midwife dressed in a brown suit, holds a red-hot poker drawn from the fire. Behind them the head of Mr Ferret, a party-writer, can be seen, looking round the pantry door. There is a fire in the grate and a punch...

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/1/101/2

[Chapter XI Description of a Modern Magistrate]

The scene takes place in a crowded room. In the centre Greaves, wearing black armour, talks to his companion, the attorney Tom Clarke, a young man with dark hair, wearing top boots and a black coat. Standing in the doorway on the left are Greaves' squire Crabshaw, a short squat man with a red nose, hung about with belts, and holding a staff, and Captain Crowe, in a blue coat and black cocked hat. Behind them can be seen two figures. At the table, on the right, sits Justice Gobble. He is wearing a blue suit, red cap, glasses and very haughty expression. Next to him sits his wife...

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/1/101/3

[Chapter XIII In which our Knight is tantalised with a transient Glimpse of Felicity ]

The scene takes place in the kitchen of an inn. Timothy Crabshaw, the knight's squire, and Tom Clarke, his friend, are engaged in a fight with two haberdashers' apprentices dressed in military uniform.

On the far left Clarke, wearing a white shirt and pale breeches, is holding up his fists to one of the apprentices, wearing a red coat with gold braiding, who has fallen to the ground and is trying to crawl away, a terrified expression on his face. To the right of them Crabshaw, wearing a white shirt and brown breeches has grabbed the other apprentice, wearing a red coat, and blacked cocked...

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/1/101/4

[Chapter XXII In which Captain Crowe is sublimed into the Regions of Astrology]

On the left Captain Crowe, wearing a blue coat and with his hat under his arm, stands terrified while a magician sits a table on the right consulting a large book. Available on CD 159.

[c.1765-1809]

D5459/2/1/1

[The Night Constable]

Available on CD 160.

[10 Jul 1785]

D5459/2/1/2

[The Night Constable]

Available on CD 160.

[10 Jul 1785]

D5459/2/2

Excuse Us if You Please Sir

On the right a man in a suit and bag wig bows, pointing his left foot. He holds what might be a quizzing glass in his right hand. At his side stand two companions, both in suits and wigs. The companion on the left has his arms at his sides and his fingers splayed; he is wearing very large 'milk churn' boots. Facing the bowing man is a stocky bald man in breeches and a waistcoat. He his holding his fists up. Behind him stands a bearded companion wearing a black hat, who is holding his coat. Available on CD 160.

9 Aug 1785

D5459/2/3/1

The Dutiful Grandson

The design is contained within a circle. An interior scene of a sparsely furnished room with plaster coming off the walls. On the right is an old woman wearing glasses sitting in a striped armchair. She is threading a needle and has a white garment on her lap. Facing her is a young boy sitting on a wooden chair, with his hands in his lap. A cat sits on the floor between them.

Available on CD 160.

[1 Mar 1792]

D5459/2/3/2

The Wise Schoolmaster

The design is contained within a circle. An interior scene of a sparsely furnished room with plaster coming off the walls. On the left the schoolmaster, an old man wearing a bob wig and cocked hat, coat, striped waistcoat and buckled shoes, sits on a chair, his hands on his knees. On the right the pupil, a young boy wearing a suit and sash, points to a book he is holding. Available on CD 160.

1 Mar 1792

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Preparing for a Duel

In the centre is a large man in top boots, a jacket with brocade and a cocked hat with a feather plume. He has a sword strapped on and four pistols jammed in a belt.

On his left is a terrified young man in pantaloons, a jean-de-brie coat and round hat. He is holding a pistol in his right hand. Behind the young man is another man, also in pantaloons, kneeling on the ground and praying. The large man in the centre is pointing to a man on the right who is carrying a spade in his left hand and a sack over his shoulder labelled 'RAZOR BLADES AND BULLETS'. Behind him are a man in black and a...

12 Jan 1795

D5459/2/5

Licensed to Wear Breeches

Full-length caricature portrait of a short, fat, fashionably dressed man wearing long breeches which resemble trousers, a spencer coat over another coat, a starched cravat and round hat. Available on CD 160.

1 Jun 1795

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A Collection of Hobgoblins

Ten grotesquely caricatured figures arranged over two rows. All have large heads and very caricatured features. Available on CD 160.

25 Feb 1796

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A Copy of a Writ

A bailiff and his companion present a writ to a stout London 'cit'. The 'cit', walking from left to right, has his hands in his pockets and is looking at the bailiff, who has one hand on the man's shoulder and in the other holds the writ. To the left of the bailiff is a third man, holding a bludgeon. Available on CD 160.

1 Aug 1796

D5459/2/8/1

A Discourse on Wives

Available on CD 160.

1 Nov 1796

D5459/2/8/2

A Discourse on Wives

Available on CD 160.

1 Nov 1796

D5459/2/9/1

A Formal Introduction to an Assembly

A scene at the Derby Assembly Rooms. An elderly beau, on the right, is introduced to a much younger woman, standing on the left. The introduction is being carried out by an older woman standing between them. A third woman stands on the far left, behind the young woman. All three women are ornately dressed, with complicated hairstyles, ostrich feathers and flowers. Available on CD 160.

1 Apr 1797

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A Plain Minuet

On the left a woman curtseys, holding out her petticoats. She looks up at a young man standing on the right, wearing an ornately curled and powdered wig. A scene in the Derby Assembly Rooms. Available on CD 160.

1 Apr 1797

D5459/2/9/3

An Allemand

A couple dancing at the Derby Assembly Rooms. The man, on the left, has his left arm around his partner's waist and has his right arm raised, meeting his partner's raised left arm. They are both standing on their left foot, with their right foot raised, and are smiling at each other. Available on CD 160.

8 Apr 1797

D5459/2/9/4

Joe Pick of Dale Abbey Derbyshire

Available on CD 160.

[25 Mar 1797]

D5459/2/9/5

Joe Pick of Dale Abbey Derbyshire

Three-quarter length portrait of a seated man, facing right. He has his legs crossed and is leaning forwards. He is wearing a round hat with an uneven brim, coat and breeches unbuttoned at the bottom.. He has his mouth open and shows uneven teeth. Available on CD 160.

25 Mar 1797

D5459/2/9/6

Joe Pick of Dale Abbey Derbyshire

Available on CD 160.

25 Mar 1797

D5459/2/10

An Industrious Man

On the right, a drunk and dishevelled-looking man wearing a cocked hat and tie-wig, stands with one hand in his pocket, the other out-stretched and says:

"Here I am - I hate to be idle. I have been spinning out the evening."

He addresses a stout, well-dressed man on the left, standing with his hands behind his back, who replies:

"So I perceive - and now you are Reeling it home".

Available on CD 160.

6 Jan 1798

D5459/2/11/1

A Toast for Old England

Two stout, affluent-looking men sit in armchairs either side of a small table, drinking wine. On the left a man with a drink-mottled complexion and bob-wig toasts:

"May the British Constitution never be repaired with the Plaister of Paris."

He is watched by his companion sitting to the right of the table. In the bottom left-hand corner lies a large and fierce-looking dog. Available on CD 160.

29 Oct 1798

D5459/2/11/2

A Toast for New France

Two glum-looking Frenchmen drinking wine sit on wooden chairs either side of a table. Both are wearing a uniform of striped trousers and a blue coat with red collars and cuffs, gold buttons and gold shoulder knots. The man on the left is wearing a 'bonnet rouge' with a cockade and the man on the right, who has a hole in the elbow of his coat, is wearing a bicorn hat.

The man on the left toasts:

"May the names of Howe, St Vincent, Duncan, Nelson and Warren be eternally erased from our recollection."

Behind the chair in the right is an emaciated cat. Available on CD 160.

1 Nov 1798

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Doubtful Love

On the left stands a man in a suit and cocked hat with a stick under his right arm. He is clutching his stomach and looks unwell. Facing him on the right, is a woman in a simple gown and hat with a flower in it. She is holding a fan in front of her face and under her arm she holds a small dog. Available on CD 160.

7 Feb 1798

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The Hopes of the Family in the Road to Preferment

A country gentleman buys a place for his son. On the right is the country gentleman (facing right), wearing spurs and holding a round hat on one hand and a riding crop under one arm. He is giving a moneybag to a bowing man on the right (facing left). The man is dressed all in black and is wearing glasses - he may be a lawyer. The country gentleman says:

"You must know sir - this be our only son - a nation cute lad - I assure you. Lately he has taken it into his head he should like a place under Government,- so hearing Mr X.Y. of you kind advertizements in the Public Prints I thought it...

26 Mar 1799

D5459/2/14/1

An Astronomer!!

A thin man wearing a round hat and glasses sits on a horse, walking from left to right. The horse is looking up at the sky. The man remarks:

"This Horse is certainly an Astronomer! he is perpetually sky gazing." On the left is a sign pointing to 'SLOUHG' [sic].

Available on CD 160

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/14/2

A Paviour!!

A grinning, round-faced man sits on a horse walking from left to right. The man is wearing a battered hat and has a stick under one arm. The horse is stocky and rather shaggy and is wearing blinkers.

The man remarks:

"This is the sort for mending the Roads - never leaves a loose pebble!"

Available on CD 160.

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/14/3

An Arithmetician!!

A horse, facing right, falls to its knees and throws the rider forward. The rider has one leg in the air and has lost his hat and wig. He remarks:

"This I presume is by way of proving to a certainty that two and two makes four!!

Available on CD 160.

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/14/4

A Loiterer!!

A man wearing a round hat and carrying a basket and and a whip under his arm, sits on horse laden with sacks (facing right). The horse is very shaggy and the rider is leaning forward and saying to him:

"If thee tak'st it into thy head to stand still every five minutes - I should be glad to know at what time I am to get to market?"

Available on CD 160.

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/14/5

A Minuet Dancer!!

A balding man sits on a horse walking from right to left. The man holds a whip in one hand and holds out his hat in the other. The horse has its tail out and its neck arched and is stepping daintily. The man remarks:

"Here's grace and elegance - these are the pleasing effects of teaching a horse to dance!"

Available on CD 160.

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/14/6

A Land Measurer!!

A man clings on to a horse galloping from left to right. The man is wearing a cocked hat and his feet are out of the stirrups. He remarks:

"Here's your acres, roods and perches! They won't catch me at this work again in a hurry!"

On the right, a figure in the background waves his hat at the horse and its rider. Available on CD 160.

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/14/7

A Vaulter!!

A bucking horse throws its rider into a muddy pond. The horse, facing right, has only its front hooves on the ground, and its rider is sitting in a clump of reeds. He says:

"If you must be at your Vaulting Vagaries you might at least have pitched a Gentleman into a cleaner place than a ditch."

On the left a small dog is barking at the horse.

Available on CD 160.

1 Aug 1799

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Effects of Bankruptcy

Twelve figures arranged over two rows react to the news of an acquaintance's bankruptcy. Their comments are written over their heads. Top row, left to right:

A hunched old man in tie wig and cocked hat says : "Done up"

A man in dressing-gown, slippers and cap, drops his cup and saucer and exclaims: "D--n it you don't say so"

A downcast man leans on his stick and says: "Farewell to my thousand pounds!"

A fat man, his wig askew, holds out his hands, with a copy of the 'Gazette' in one hand, and says: "Here's a pretty job."

A thin man, wearing glasses, holds a copy of the 'Gazette' to his...

6 Oct 1799

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The Sailor and the Banker or The Firm in Danger

On the right stands a banker, wearing a wig and glasses, He has his hands in his pockets and is facing left towards a sailor. The sailor is wearing long trousers, a short jacket, a handkerchief around his neck and holds his hat in one hand and a piece of paper in the other.

He says to the banker:

"I say - my tight little fellow - I've brought you a tickler! A draught for twenty pounds thats all - but don't be downhearted - you shant stop on my account - Ill give you two days to consider of it."

Available on CD 160.

20 Oct 1799

D5459/2/17/1

A Bankrupt Cart: or the Road to Ruin in the East

A family of London merchants, 'cits', travel in a small carriage pulled by a single horse. The father is wearing a cocked hat , the mother a hat with very tall ostrich plumes.

On the right a newsboy with a trumpet holds a copy of the 'London Gazette'. Behind them rides a stout footman. They are passing in front of a 'Mash-Brewer'. On the wall of the brewery are pasted notices. One reads: 'Theatre Royal Covent Garden the Comedy of the Bankrupt with High Life Below Stairs.' The other reads: 'A house to be let in Grosvenor Square. Suitable for Genteel family.'

Available on CD 160.

5 Nov 1799

D5459/2/17/2

A Dasher! Or the Road to Ruin in the West

A couple ride in a carriage, travelling from left to right, pulled by two horses and followed by two footmen. The man driving the carriage wears glasses, a round hat, top boots and a great-coat with three capes. He is accompanied by a woman wearing a riding habit and a hat with plumes. On the right is a building with the sign 'R Mac Nabb Sheriffs Officer' above the door. Two men watch the carriage go by. Behind the carriage is a sign pointing left 'TO THE KINGS BENCH' and right (the direction of the carriage) 'TO ROTTEN ROW'. There are three notices pasted on a wall on the left of...

5 Nov 1799

D5459/2/18

The Ghost of St Stephen's or The Stranger at Home!

On the right sits Charles James Fox, holding a roll of paper in his hand marked 'Perseverance' [sic]. Behind him sit Sir Francis Burdett and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Facing him on the left is William Pitt. He has his hands raised in surprise, his hair is on end and he exclaims: "Angels and Ministers of Grace defend us!!" A scroll marked 'UNION' falls from his hand, and sitting behind him are several figures including Henry Dundas. In the background can be seen the surprised faces of the Speaker and the other MPs.

Available on CD 160.

18 Jan 1800

D5459/2/19/1

Every Body in Town : Plate 2nd

A young man in conversation with a Jewish money-lender. The young man, standing on the left, is fashionably dressed, in a round hat, long breeches with braces and a high, starched cravat. He is addressing the Jewish money-lender standing on the right:

"Well Mordecai - how are you my old Boy - here I am again - spent all my Money in the Country."

The money-lender, who is bearded, with dark hair, and is holding a hat in his left hand, replies:

"Very glad to hear it, you know where to come A.Z (ring at the bell always punctual). I declare I am so glad to see my goot friends in Town again...

14 Feb 1800

D5459/2/19/2

Every Body in Town : Plate 3rd

A fashionably-dressed young man talks to an older woman. The young man, standing on the right, has his hands in a large fur muff, and says:

"I am happy to see you Ladyship again in Bond Street - it was physically impossible to endure the cold Mountains of the North, depriv'd of your beauty and vivacity."

The woman, also holding a fur muff, replies:

"Oh! you gallant creature! your Lordships youth and gaity, would create Spring any where."

Available on CD 160.

14 Feb 1800

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Every Body in Town : Plate 4th

A young man talks to a and old man leaning on a stick. The young man, standing on the left, is wearing a round hat, spencer coat, long breeches and top boots. He is smiling foolishly and saying:

"What a fool I was to live so long in the Country - the moment I take my seat in Parliament, how I will speechify."

The older man, on the left, is dressed unfashionably, in breeches and three-cornered hat and bag-wig. He looks aghast at the young man and replies:

"If you open your mouth you puppy I shall knock you down - what would you win the Family Interest, - I brought you up a dumb Member...

14 Feb 1800

D5459/2/19/4

Every Body in Town : Plate 6

A husband talking to his younger, fashionable wife. The husband, standing on the right, is unfashionably dressed in breeches, cocked hat and coat. He says:

"Dont be uneasy my dear - we wont stay long - but soon return to the delights of the country and the old Family Castle."

His wife, wearing a hat with long plumes, and holding a muff, replies:

"Dont talk to me of your Family Castle - I tell you I don't like the country - so much so, - that I wish from my heart, it was all under ground."

Available on CD 160.

14 Feb 1800

D5459/2/20/1

Every Body out of Town : Plate 1st

A dishevelled translator talks to a stout publisher. The translator, on the left, is tall and shabbily dressed, wearing an ill-fitting tie-wig. In his pocket he has scrolls of paper marked 'adventure' and 'poems', and in his he hand he holds a manuscript entitled 'HORACE Book'. He addresses the publisher:

"This - my dear sir is the best part of the Translation - I'll read it to you."

The publisher, a short, stout, well-dressed man wearing glasses, has his hands in his pockets, and replies:

"It wont do I tell you - Every Body is out of Town - besides the weather is too hot for long...

14 Feb 1800

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Every Body out of Town : Plate 5th

A doctor in conversation with another man, possibly an undertaker. The doctor, on the left, is a short stout man dressed in a striped waistcoat, long coat, breeches, and is 'holding a hat'. He looks depressed, and says:

"I believe I must put down my Carriage Mr Crape - the Sea takes away all my Patients!"

The man on the right is tall and thin, dressed in dark clothes and holding a whip. He also looks depressed and replies:

"Ah Doctor I am afraid it is all over with us - I scarcely ever hear a Bell toll - I verily believe it is not fashionable for people to die in London during the...

14 Feb 1800

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Every Body out of Town : Plate 6th

A stout London wife talks to a pawnbroker. The woman, standing on the right, is wearing a hat with feathers and a voluminous dress. She instructs the pawnbroker:

"You must know Mr Gripe I vish to go to Veymouth for a Month or two - therefore for the sake of convenience I shall leave a small service of plate in your care till I return."

The pawnbroker, a gaunt figure, in a long coat, glasses and cap, replies:

"You may depend on the Goods being very secure in my hands Ma'am - I am sorry to lose so good a Customer but hope to have the pleasure of seeing you again at the Three Blue Balls as...

14 Feb 1800

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Lieut. Bowling pleading the cause of young Rory to his Grandfather

An interior scene. On the left stands the naval officer Lieutenant Tom Bowling. One hand is in his breeches pocket and he has a large stick under his arm. With his other arm he gestures to his young nephew, Roderick Random. Bowling is addressing the boy's grandfather. He is seated in a large wheelchair and has one swollen gouty leg resting on a pile of cushions and his hands inside a muff. Around his chair stand various relations: a young man looking at Bowling and Random through a quizzing glass, an old woman in a mobcap, and three young women. On the walls are two portraits of...

12 May 1800

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Sailors on Shore

A standing sailor talks to another seated on a horse. Both are wearing striped trousers, short blue jackets and round hats. The mounted sailor, on the left, has a pipe in his mouth and a bundle on a stick over his shoulder. The horse has various items attached to its saddle, and it has been tied to a large rock on the ground by means of a rope tied to its tail. It has its head down and is straining against the rope.

The standing sailor asks the other:

"Why Jack. What the deauce do you do. -with that great stone tied to the tail of your horse?"

The other sailor replies:

"You must know...

14 Sep 1800

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Borders for Rooms : Plate 4

Three strips, arranged horizontally:

Row 1. Left to right.

A man dressed as a macaroni bows to a woman.

A ghost in a red cap talks to a seated woman.

A Lilliputian man stands between two women and declares: "How happy I could be with either ... ", lines sung by McHeath in 'The Beggar's Opera', by Gay.

A ghost in a mob cap pays a visit to a woman wearing glasses.


Row 2.

Four ghosts dance in a circle, while another plays the flute.

A Lilliputian woman talks to a man wearing a 'Bond Street Cravat'.

A man talks to his friend who is dressed as a jockey.

A seated Lilliputian...

1 Apr 1799

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Grotesque Borders for Rooms and Screens : Plate 5

Three strips arranged vertically.

Column 1. 'Extravangazas'.

"The sports are begun". Two Lilliputian jockeys. A man dressed as a coachman talks to another man about his new curricle, bought on the 'new plan'.

A Lilliputian man addresses a woman wearing a huge nightcap.

A doctor and an undertaker shake hands.


Column 2.

A doctor talking to a young man about biology.

A couple making hay, entitled: "Bonny Jacky, blithe and gay" The line is from a Scottish tune. It comes from the seventeenth-century opera 'The Mock Marriage', with text by Thomas Scott and musical setting by Purcell...

30 Apr 1799

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Borders for Rooms & Screens : No 7

Three strips, arranged horizontally. All of the figures are Lilliputian caricatures.


Row 1.

A couple in a carriage.

A highwayman holding up another man on horseback.

Two boys ploughing. One sings: "You'll forget the little ploughboy", taken from 'The Ploughboy' a song about the progression of a boy from cowherd to politician. Some versions attribute it to O'Keefe. The second boy says: "I whistle and drive my team", which appears to come from another song entitled 'The Ploughboy', of which one line is "He whistles and sings and drives his team"


Row 2.

Two men playing billiards.

A man and...

10 May 1799

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Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 8

Three strips, arranged in rows. All the figures are Lilliputian caricatures.

Row 1.

A man and a roundabout.

A farmer and his wife in a 'Tax'd Cart'.

A newsboy blowing his trumpet with a hat announcing 'The Second Post'.

An organ grinder, a woman playing a tambourine and a little girl playing the triangle. Their refrain "we dance and we sing" resembles wassail songs.


Row 2.

Punch and Judy show with a man passing the hat.

A vicar preaching in a pulpit with the curate telling him the congregation has left.

A man and a large woman sat on a mare.

A peddler selling red garters.


Row 3.

A man...

20 Jun 1799

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Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 9

Three strips, arranged in rows. All the figures are Lilliputian caricatures.


Row 1. 'A Pygmy Cat Hunt'

A 'cit' on horseback with two dogs.

A cit's wife having just fallen off a horse.

A man on a horse looking up the woman's skirt.

A clergyman riding a pig., referring to the tithe pig.

A man in hunting gear jumping a fence.

A dandy in a round hat and neck scarf chasing a cat with a rat it in its mouth.


Row 2.

A man jumping a stile, with his hat and wig falling off.

An apothecary on horseback.

A chimney sweep riding on a mule.

A Welshman riding on a goat.

A tailor riding a striped hat...

20 Jun 1799

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Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 11

Three strips arranged in rows. All figures are Lilliputian caricatures.

Row 1. 'A Lilliputian Ridotto'

Two men, one with a green beard disguised as a fishmonger.

A yokel, called Mr. Baconface, talks to a pretty woman,

A magician talks to a fat harlequin.

A plain woman being admired by a masked man, who describes her a "walking rush light".


Row 2.

The devil and a lawyer talk to a clergyman.

A woman with a shepherd's crook talks to a volunteer in uniform.

A real sailor talks to a man dressed up as a sailor.


Row 3.

Two tailors on horseback ride through a turnpike without paying.

A...

1 Jul 1799

D5459/2/23/7

Grotesque Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 12

Three strips, arranged in rows.

Row 1.

A Lilliputian couple in a red and blue balloon.

A man in a too-tight coat and stand-up collar talking to another man.

A monkey trying to sell a Van Dyck to a connoisseur monkey.

A cit family with pronounced London accents pull their three children in a cart on their way to an 'Ordinary'.

A fencing master in Scottish dress instructing a wounded pupil.


Row 2.

Two drunk men at a table.

A man and woman in what appears to be seventeenth century dress, watched by another man in dress from the 1770s.

A mad bull charging at three Lilliputian men.


Row 3...

5 Jul 1799

D5459/2/23/8

Borders for Rooms and Halls : No 10

Three strips, arranged in rows.

Row 1.

A recruiting officer with two yokels

A cat playing the violin to a monkey. "That strain again" is an adaptation of the Duke of Orsino's speech at the beginning of 'Twelfth Night'.

A skeleton and a woman. "Lady lay your costly robes aside" is taken from the old English poem 'The Messenger of Mortality; or Life and Death Contrasted in a Dialogue between Death and a Lady'.

A young woman and cupid.


Row 2.

A man and a woman wearing a low cut dress with large ostrich feathers. The woman mentions 'Ranelagh' referring to the fashionable pleasure gardens of...

10 Jul 1799

D5459/2/23/9

Grotesque Borders for Rooms & Halls

Three strips, arranged in rows.

Row 1.

Men sitting around a table discussing 'fashionable galleys'.

Mayor and corporation (all monkeys) bow to a cat wearing a dress seated on a dais.


Row 2.

Two Lilliputian tumblers and an announcer.

A cat and her daughter, both wearing dresses, consult a monkey lawyer about her husband's will.

A parson beating a man with a stick for not bowing to him.

A man looking up a ballet dancer's skirt with an eye-glass.


Row 3.

A man talking to a Jew.

A cricket match.

A man with a donkey selling sand.

Available on CD 161.

20 Jul 1799

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Grotesque Borders for Rooms &Halls : No 15

Three strips arranged in columns.

Column 1.

Two Lilliputian men with sticks talking. One says: "Since you mean to hire for service ( … )" which is a line from 'Midas', a mock Italian burletta by Kane O'Hara, first performed in London in 1764.

Fat man in a chair with dentist/servant. A woman is having her hand kissed. The servant mentions 'Horn Fair', which was a fair held in East London since medieval times. Local tradition claimed that it began with King John after he compensated a miller whose wife he had seduced, with a sizeable grant of land. The fair began with a procession from...

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/23/11

Grotesque Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 16

Three strips arranged in columns.

Column 1.

A Lilliputian man addresses a weeping woman: "Hence loathed melancholy", which is the first line of 'L'Allegro', by John Milton (1608 - 1674).

A sailor using an eyeglass to admire a young woman wearing a patterned dress and muff.

A woman in a high-waisted dress, addressing shepherds. The verse is taken from a caricature of the same name, published by Newton in 1795.

Othello comes across Desdemona in bed. Act 5, scene 2 of 'Othello'.


Column 2.

A brewer's daughter and another girl argue over precedence.

A Lilliputian balding beau is introduced to...

1 Aug 1799

D5459/2/23/12

Grotesque Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 18

Three strips arranged in rows.

Row 1.

A man saying goodbye to his tailor

Lilliputian characters at a baptism

An Irishman fishing by a bridge.


Row 2.

A Lilliputian girl playing a lute. The song is a traditional Scottish song, sung to the tune of 'The Bluebells of Scotland'.

A man weeping into a striped handkerchief. The reference is to 'The Rovers', a poem spoofing Schiller, which was published in Canning's 'Anti-Jacobin Review'. It refers to the moment when the hero, Ruggero, chained in a dungeon, looks at his handkerchief.

An old woman sitting in an armchair, talking to her son. Her...

20 Oct 1800

D5459/2/23/13

Grotesque Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 17

Three strips, arranged in rows.

Row 1. 'A Lilliputian Vauxhall'

Couple trying to get a discount at the door

A beau admiring a woman through an eyeglass

Family eating dinner in a booth. The father is disputing the bill.

Woman singing from a balcony. " O listen to the voice of love" is a song with music by James Hook (1746 - 1827).


Row 2.

Couple commenting on a woman travelling in a 'stilish muddy'.

A Lilliputian milkmaid.

A Quaker collecting the post from a man and his servant.


Row 3.

Lilliputian band playing 'martial music'.

Woman arguing with her husband over a house.

Two dandies...

25 Oct 1800

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Grotesque Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 21

Three strips, arranged in rows.

Row 1.

A man threatens a woman with a switch. She makes a 'horns' sign at him.

Lord Mayor and company on a city barge.

An Irishman trying to look at himself in the mirror with his eyes closed.


Row 2.

A Lilliputian girl with a skipping rope.

A woman trying to teach a man to play chess.

A short man walking with a very tall wife.

A cat dressed as a maid giving a letter to a dog dressed as a town crier.


Row 3.

A couple milking a cow. The reference is to a nursery rhyme.

A man talks to another about his tea garden.

Two Lilliputian characters fencing.

Two...

25 Oct 1800

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Grotesque Borders for Rooms & Halls : No 22

Three strips, arranged in rows.

Row 1. 'A Lilliputian Exhibition'

Lilliputian characters, including a fashionable young man, a pair of stout cits and a clergyman viewing paintings and miniatures. There is mention made of the copies of fine art available at Ackermann's.


Row 2.

A man appointed Master of Ceremonies at a rout speaks to another man.

A Lilliputian card party of four people, with a servant.

A mouse being carried in a sedan chair by two cats.


Row 3.

A man misreading a sign outside a silk-stocking shop.

A scene from 'Pizarro', which was adapted by Sheridan from Kotzebue's The...

29 Oct 1800

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Grotesque Borders for Halls & Rooms : No 19

Three strips, arranged vertically.

Column 1.

A Lilliputian man admiring a woman in a white dress. She is talking about make-up.

A Welshman wearing a leek talking to another man about toasted cheese.

Two Lilliputian women, one short, one tall, in a scene from the play 'Midas'.

A man on his knees talking to a dark woman.


Column 2.

A woman in a full dress and feathers talking to another woman in a white empire-line dress.

Two men, one wearing a round hat, jean-de-brie coat and neck-cloth, described as the 'leading beau of Bond Street'.

A man in riding gear describes his sister's musical...

1 Nov 1800

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Grotesque Borders for Halls & Rooms : No 20

Three strips arranged in columns.

Column 1.

"Leap Year". A Lilliputian man being kissed by two women

A 'sleeping' partner and his business partner.

The balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet with Lilliputian figures.

A dancing master eloping with a young woman to Gretna Green.


Column 2.

A man talking to a sentry about the next century/sentry.

Three Lilliputian men cock-fighting.

A dandy being called 'King of Fools' by another man.

A Lilliputian woman and a 'taylor done over'. 'The Taylor Done Over' was a late eighteenth-century Scottish song.


Column 3.

A Lilliputian man with a woman in a...

1 Nov 1800

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Grotesque Borders for Screens. Billiard Rooms. Dressing Rooms &c &c

The front cover of a collection of grotesque borders. A Lilliputian man and woman stand on pedestals either side of a banner giving the title and publication details (see notes). The banner is held aloft by cherubs, with a satyr-like face in the middle. Beneath the banner can be seen a scene in a pleasure garden with Lilliputian characters and figures at a masquerade. Above, and to the side of the banner are ghostly figures. Available on CD 162.

[1799-1800]

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Bad News, from the Continent

Fifteen bust portraits arranged in three rows. All are of men registering a degree of concern or alarm. Available on CD 162

1 Jan 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 1

A shopkeeper in conversation with his customer, possibly a tailor. The shopkeeper, on the left asks his customer: "Pray Sir be seated." The customer, wearing top boots, bag-wig and holding a riding crop, is lowering himself into a chair, and replies:

"Seated. Oh dear sir you put me in mind of old times - oh the delights of the shop - there I'm at home to a needless point - my neighbour Gibson used to say to me when he brought small cloths to mend - Snip said he let them be seated - and the business was done."

Available on CD 162.

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 1

Available on CD 162.

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 2

A naval man addresses a modest young woman. The sailor, on the right, is wearing striped trousers, a cocked hat and a sword. He has his arms crossed and says to the woman: "Avast madam d'ye see I love plain sailing. I like your stern and your stern very well, but if you wish to impress me into your service - you must hoist up your canvas that I may have a full view of your upper works, - and if they pleas [sic] me, hay hap I may take a cruize with you.

The woman, walking towards the right and looking back towards the sailor, is wearing a veil and has her hands in a muff.

Available on...

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 2

Available on CD 162.

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 3

The former owner of a curiosity shop, in conversation with another man. The former shop owner, on the left, is wearing court dress, including a large bag-wig and has a dress-sword. He is leaning forward slightly and says to his companion: "I beg Sir you will not touch upon curiosities - you must now Sir - before they made a knight of me, I kept a shop full of curiosities - oh it would have done your heart good to see me behind my counter, shewing my pickled crocodiles - but now, I look with my sword sticking out behind exactly like a blue bottle fly with a pin stuck in my tail!!"

His...

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 4

A short fat grocer talks to a tall thin woman. The shopkeeper, standing on the left, has his hand on his heart, and declares:

"Adorable compound of sweets, - thou tamarind of excellence! - more luscious than a turkey fig - and at the same time as graceful as a stick of barley sugar - have compassion on a little Grocer that adores you."

The woman, wearing an empire-line dress and ostrich feathers in her hair, looks at him, while a small dog plays at her feet.

Available on CD 162.

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 5

A man and a brewer in conversation. The man on the left is wearing a cocked hat, top boots and pigtail wig, with a stick under his arm. He looks up at the sky with a concerned expression and says: "There is another storm brewing."

On the right stands the stout brewer. He replies: "Brewing - ah sir mine was the shop for brewig [sic], - pale malt or brown - nothing came amiss to me, none of your slops and Quashee - always ready - from a bottle to a hogshead - thirteen to the dozon [sic] full measure - money returned for the bottles - that was my way."

Available on CD 162.

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 5

Available on CD 162.

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 6

A print-seller declaring his love to a woman. The printseller, on the left, is kneeling towards the woman on the right. He declares: "Thou proof print of unsullied beauty - lovely transparency of unsullied charms, behold a printseller, at your feet, who does not wish to varnish over his passion with the opake mixture of fulsome flattery, but one who would be happy to take you off plain or colour'd, through Press or Backwards & forwards, to the manufactory of Hymen - the first Impression from such a Plate would vie with Titian's Venus."

The woman, wearing broad-brimmed hat, and holding...

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 7

A man in conversation with a clergyman. The man on the left is sitting in a wooden chair, and lifts his hand to emphasise his point. He says: "After all there is nothing like the true old orthodox principles."

He addresses this to a very fat clergyman, sitting in an armchair on the right, who replies: "Orthodox principles - ah my dear friend - you put me in mind of old times - when I was but a simple vicar how I used to charm my congregation - slim as a bedles wand - & delicate as a new wash'd surplice, - but since I have been raised to higher dignities, I do nothing but remain in my...

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 8

A lawyer in conversation with another. On the left a man with a parcel under his arm bows slightly and says: "I have brought your honor home your new suit."

He addresses this to a stout lawyer, who replies: "Suit - ah Mr Buckram - you did not know me when I practiced in the courts - I could have shewn you suits that would have puzzled Judge Blackstone himself - none of your simple matters - brim full of Law, as a brief bag - intricate as the Temple avenues, - & long as Westminster Hall, Shy clients, sometimes, - but it would not do with Paul Parchement - sure to have them one way or other...

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 10

A former minister in conversation with a woman. The minister, standing on the left, is 'holding a hat' and wearing a bag-wig, a sword and has his coat pocket full of scrolls. He addresses the woman:

"Madam I was once a minster, and to negotiations, I shall therefore be happy to treat with you on Matrimonial Speculation, - I have ample credentials ready to ratify my powers, and if you please will enter into preliminaries immediately, - let me have but a slight glance at your projet, and be assured I will deliver to you my contre projet as soon as the definitive treat is concluded, and...

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 11

A doctor in conversation with another. The man on the left, seated in a chair, is stout and is wearing a dressing-gown and cap. He says:

"Its a charming place for shellfish. I think I never ate beter muscles [sic]."

The doctor, seated facing him, replies:

"Pray Sir dont talk of Muscles - you must know Sir - I was once a dessecter [sic] of muscles - kept a shop near Seven Dials - all went to the doctor - Universal Pills, and never failing Elixir - you must remember them - seal - signature, and Bill of Directions, - one shilling or penny halfpenny, box, or bottle, stamp included - Weed...

1 Mar 1801

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Symptoms of the Shop : Plate 12

A publisher proposing to a stern woman. The publisher, standing on the left, is short and stout. He is standing with his arms out, looking up at the woman, and declares:

"Improv'd edition of all that's lovely, have compassion on me, - I own I am but plainly bound, neither am I gilt or letter'd, yet believe me my composition is good and though I cannot boast of Title, still I hope my frontispiece will not displease you - and I make no doubt that when hot press'd by you beauty, I shall raise form the sheets of Hymen a valuable unique not unworthy of a place in the Library of Love."

The...

1 Mar 1801

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Fashion

A couple dressed in the height of fashion. On the right is a man dressed in hessian boots, long trousers, a jean-de-brie coat, and a high starched cravat. He has his hair in a brutus crop and is wearing a round hat. He is facing the woman on the left, and says:

"How I shall quiz the flashy Bankers Clerks - when I go back again to Tooley Street - they dress well enough to be sure but then they have not the manner of us at the West end of the Town."


On the left a slightly stout woman in an empire-line dress, shawl, veil and slippers, admires the man through a quizzing glass. She replies...

2 Apr 1801

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A Hint to Magistrates or a Rowland for your Oliver

On the left an officious-looking magistrate sits in an armchair next to a table on which are books and an inkpot. He leans forward in his chair and addresses the man that has been brought before him, saying: "You jolter headed fellow, I'll have you inoculated for stupidity."

On the right is a yokel, wearing a smock and holding his hat. He replies:

"That would be thrown away upon your Worship, for you seem to have had it the natural way."

Available on CD 162.

20 May 1801

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John Bull in the Year 1800! John Bull, in the 1801!

Contrasting portraits of 'WAR' and 'PEACE'.

In the left-hand portrait, a depressed John Bull is dressed as a volunteer, in top-boots, a coat with braiding and a cocked hat with plumes. He is sitting on a chair, facing left, next to a small table. On the table is a book in which is written 'OBSERVATION ON THE HIGH PRICE OF PROVISIONS', and on the facing page 'INCREASE OF POOR RATES'. Under the book is a piece of paper marked 'Opening of the Budget INCOME'. On the floor is a cracked jug marked 'SMALL BEER' and a dog asleep next to his chair. On the wall is a poster announcing 'ORDERS...

12 Oct 1801

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Gig Hauling, or Gentlemanly Amusement for the Nineteenth Century

Two country men look on as two fashionably dressed young men each pull a gig from left to right. Both young men have their hair in brutus crops, and are wearing hessian boots, long trousers, jean-de-brie coats, high white cravats and round hats. They are holding the shafts of the carriages and have bits in their mouths. In each of the carriages there is a coachman wearing a round hat and holding a whip. The two country men, one wearing a coat, the other a smock, stand arm-in-arm on the right. The one on the left says: "I say John - what be these coming here? - be they men or horses...

20 Dec 1801

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A Friendly Accommodation

A fat, ugly man discusses his beautiful wife with a young captain. The man, wearing a bob-wig, sits in a chair and facing the captain on the left, takes his hand and says:

"Ah my Dear Captain, you are a clever fellow, indeed you are - you play so well upon the French Horn - Do you remember the latter part of the Duet in the New Opera of the Cabinet? after praising the blessings of a Friend and Wife it concludes thus "With a friend and a wife, First Blessings of Life, What on earth can our envied conditions amend? Should sweet offspring be ours, Grant this, Oh ye powers, Be the girls...

25 Feb 1802

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The Monstrous Craw; or a New Discovered Animal

The design is of a fashionably dressed young man. He is wearing breeches with braces and an exaggeratedly high starched cravat, which rises above his ears. He has his hair cut in a crop, and holds a hat in his right hand.

Available on CD 162.

25 Feb 1802

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An Epicure in Love or the nearer the Bone the Sweeter the Flesh

A very fat man wearing a bob wig embraces a very thin woman wearing a lace cap. Available on CD 162.

2 Mar 1802

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A Man of Fashion's Journal

A young fashionably dressed man reclines on a sofa. He has his hair in a crop and is wearing breeches, a double-breasted waistcoat, and slippers. He holds one hand up to his mouth and in the other he holds a copy of the 'MORNING HERALD'.

Available on CD 162.

1 May 1802

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A Woman of Fashion's Journal

A young woman in an empire-line dress reclines on a chair. To the right is a table covered in a cloth, with a urn, a teapot and two cups and saucers on it. Available on CD 162.

1 May 1802

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The Sailor's Journal

Two sailors sit at a table, upon which is a punch bowl and a packet marked 'VIRGINIA'. The sailor on the right smokes a pipe, while the other one reads from his journal.

Available on CD 162.

20 May 1802

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A Parish Officer's Journal

A stern-looking parish officer sits on a chair, his hand resting on a paper marked 'REPAIRS of the CHURCH 35000'. Also on the table next to him is a book marked 'POOR RATES'.

Available on CD 162.

15 Jun 1802

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The Miser's Prayer

Portrait of a balding man with pigtail and ragged clothes, kneeling, hands clasped, facing left. He is facing a chair in front of a curtain, upon the chair is a lit candle. On the right is a large chest with a padlock.

Available on CD 162.

10 Feb 1801

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The Miser's Prayer

Available on CD 162.

[Feb 1801]

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The Old Maid's Prayer

An old woman, with large nose and hairs on her chin, knells in front of her bed. She has her hands clasped in prayer and faces to the right. She is wearing a mob-cap and a very low cut bodice and long skirt. On the right, a cat looks up at her.

Available on CD 162.

10 Feb 1801

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The Bacchanalian's Prayer

A drunk man, his stockings falling down and his wig askew, kneels on the floor. He faces left, his hands resting on a chair, next to which is a bottle, a glass and a pipe burning on the floor.

Available on CD 162.

4 June 1801

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The Epicure's Prayer

A very large man, with a high complexion and protruding stomach, kneels on a cushion, facing left towards a wheel-chair. He is wearing a waistcoat and a cap, and has his hands on his stomach. Available on CD 162.

20 May 1801

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The Widow's Prayer

A young woman dressed in black, kneels facing a chair on the left. She looks upwards, holding out her right hand. In her left hand she holds a handkerchief. Available on CD 162.

4 Jun 1801

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The Young Maid's Prayer

A young girl kneels, facing a chair on the left. She wears her hair loose and is wearing a simple dress with a sash. She has her hands clasped.

Available on CD 162.

4 Jun 1801

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The Maid of All-Works Prayer

A young woman kneels, facing right, her hands resting on a wooden chair. She wears a dress with an apron, a shawl tied around her shoulders and a mob-cab. On the left is a broom and on the right a mop and bucket.

Available on CD 162.

25 Jul 1801

D5459/2/34/9

The Apothecary's Prayer

A miserable looking man in a tie-wig, kneels facing an armchair on the left. On the floor are his cane and hat, and on the right are a giant pestle and mortar.

Available on CD 162.

30 Jul 1801

D5459/2/34/10

The Quack Doctor's Prayer

A man in a black suit, powdered wig and white ruffled shirt kneels facing left. His hands are clasped and resting on a wooden box inscribed 'PATENT MEDICINES', and beneath a picture of a duck 'Quack, Quack, Quack.' On the left is a candelabra and on the right is a draped curtain.

Available on CD 162.

[30 Jul 1801]

D5459/2/34/11

The Female Gambler's Prayer

A large woman kneels, facing a chair on the left. She is wearing a lot of jewellery, and has large ostrich feathers in her loose, curled hair.

Available on CD 162.

1 Aug 1801

D5459/2/34/12

The Stock Jobber's Prayer

A smiling man in a suit and powdered wig kneels facing an armchair on the right. In his right hand he holds 'BANK NOTES'

Available on CD 162.

1 Aug 1801

D5459/2/34/13

The Actress' Prayer

A young woman kneels, facing an armchair on the right. Her right leg is bent and her left foot forward, and she holds out her hands in a dramatic pose. She wears ostrich feathers in her hair.

Available on CD 162.

10 Aug 1801

D5459/2/34/14

The Jockey's Prayer

A young man kneels, facing a chair on the right. He is wearing a jockey's outfit of breeches, cropped jacket and cap. He has his hands clasped and is looking up at a picture of a horse race. On the floor is a whip.

Available on CD 162.

10 Aug 1801

D5459/2/34/15

The Sailor's Prayer

A sailor, in striped trousers and a cropped jacket, sits on a large wooden chest, arms folded and legs apart. He is facing left and smoking a pipe. Also on the chest is a tankard. In the background can be seen the rigging of a ship.

Available on CD 162.

12 Sep 1801

D5459/2/34/16

Poll of Plymouth's Prayer

A young woman kneels, facing a chair on the right. She is gaudily dressed, with bracelets and a necklace with a large pendant, and a straw hat with ribbons. On the left is a table, upon which are a bottle and glass, a punch-bowl and a pipe. On the wall behind the table is a picture of a ship.

Available on CD 162.

20 Sep 1801

D5459/2/34/17

The Lottery Office Keeper's Prayer

A man kneels on one knee, hands clasped, facing a painting on the left. The painting depicts a blind-folded Fortune, standing on a wheel. In one hand she holds a horn of plenty, from which pour coins. In the other hand she holds a piece of paper announcing 'PETER PUFFS Lucky Lottery Office.'

Available on CD 162.

[1801]

D5459/2/35/1

The Soldier's Farewell

A soldier in uniform stands in the doorway of his house, ready to depart. In his left hand he holds a musket, and in his right he holds the hand of his weeping wife. A small boy and girl hold out their hands to him, while on the far left a small boy in uniform stands to attention. Through the open door can be seen a long line of soldiers walking towards the coast.

Available on CD 162.

13 Aug 1801

D5459/2/35/2

The Veteran's Address to a Young Sailor

An interior scene. On the right stands a young sailor in uniform. He holds a cane under one arm, and in his right hand he holds his hat. On the left stands an older man dressed in a suit, and wearing a tie-wig with a long pigtail. He has one hand in his waistcoat-pocket and holds the other out to the sailor.

Available on CD 162.

13 Aug 1801

D5459/2/36

Symptoms of Marching - Quick Time

Two soldiers in uniform, with bundles on sticks over their soldiers, walk from left to right, past a country tavern. On the right is a milestone marked 'XXI MILES'. A yokel and a large man in a wig look at the soldiers through the window of the tavern. On the wall are pasted various notices. One reads 'TWENTY GUINEAS REWARD Whereas Two Cowardly Paltroon in Red Jackets hearing of the Enemys Landing have deserted from the Cmpay. of [...] Volunteers [...] four feet and a half high sheep faced by trade a taylor, the other four feet three inches, cast in his eyes by trade a pinmaker...

24 Oct 1803

D5459/2/37/1

An Alarming Situation

A scuffle at the dinner table. A man, who was eating his dinner, has been grabbed round the neck by his wife,on the other side of the table. This has upset the table, causing the salad, cruet and other items to fall on the floor. The wife, on the left, is also large, and is restrained by the footman, who is in turn held by a female servant.

Available on CD 162.

1 Jan 1804

D5459/2/37/2

A Sudden Thought

Interior scene, possibly in a tavern. A young fashionably dressed man stands in a pose of dramatic surprise, his arms outstretched. On the floor in front of him is a broken decanter and a puddle of wine. On the right stand two surprised looking waiters, one pointing to the mess on the floor, the other holding a punch-bowl. Seated at a table on the right is an amused man, a glass and decanter on the table in front of him. On the wall is an ornate mirror.

Available on CD 162.

1 Jan 1804

D5459/2/37/3

A Disagreable Surprise

A young woman, a candle in one hand, walks towards her bed, followed by a man in military uniform. He has dropped his hat and is apparently staggering. In the doorway on the left, the girl's father holds a lantern in one hand and a blunderbuss in the other.

Available on CD 162.

1 Jan 1804

D5459/2/37/4

An Affecting Interview

A man arrives home, greeted by his emotional wife. On the right the man walks through the door, followed by his groom. He is faced on the left by a woman in a long flowing gown and draperies, with her hair loose. Behind her stands a woman weeping into her handkerchief.

Available on CD 162.

1 Jan 1804

D5459/2/37/5

A Sudden Emotion

A scene in a lawyer's office. There is a sloping desk and stool, and around the room are bookshelves, bundles of papers and notices posted on the wall. On the left a young clerk, a quill in his hand, is crouching with his arms outstretched, looking up at a shocked older man. Behind the older man stand a strong-looking maid with a bucket of water and a surprised older woman wearing glasses.

Available on CD 162.

1 Jan 1804

D5459/2/37/6

An Easy Reply

A confrontation between a drunken man and a night watchman. the scene takes place in a dark street. On the left, a drunk young man , apparently in military dress, is restrained by two friends. On the right a disapproving night watchman turns away from him, a stick in one hand and a lantern in the other.

Available on CD 163.

1 Jan 1804

D5459/2/38

An English Sailor at a French Eating House

A scene in French eating house. On the right is an English tar, wearing striped trousers, cropped jacket and a round hat. He is standing up and leaning over the table. One hand is on the table, the other holds out a plate with some sort of meat on it. He is looking at a surprised looking waiter wearing a red cap and apron, who says:

"My Lor - Anglois - believe moi - dey be jollie petit patées - but if you like de Boeuf roté better dat is un aoutre chose."

The sailor replies :

"None of your jolly - pitty - pattys for me. If you patty me any more I'll pat your head you parley voo - I...

30 May 1805

D5459/2/39

Jack Junks Opinion of the French Language

Two sailors sit on upturned tubs, either side of a low table. Both are wearing the sailor's outfit of long trousers, a cropped jacket and a round hat, and both are smoking a pipe and have a tankard of beer. The sailor on the left asks:

"Why Jack! You was so long in a French Prison, I suppose you larnt to patter their Lingo a little?"

The sailor on the right replies:

"No Bob, I never some how fancied it, they call things out of their names so d--nably, - why would you believe it. They call a Horse a Shovel and a Hat a Chopper!!"

Available on CD 163.

Aug 1805

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John Bull Exchanging News with the Continent

John Bull and Napoleon face each other across a stormy Channel, were ships are fighting. On the right, John Bull stands on a headland marked 'TRUTH'. He is dressed as a newsboy, with a hat inscribed 'Britain Rules the Main' and a newspaper in his hand with the headline 'TRAFALGAR LONDON GAZETTE EXTROARDINARY [sic]'. Through a trumpet, he proclaims "Total Defeat of the Combin'd Fleets of France and Spain".

On the headland Napoleon leans on the ground to write official bulletins, which blow over the stretch of sea between them. Behind him stands a man wearing a bonnet rouge, who also...

11 Dec 1805

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Laudable Secrecy Respecting a Peace or John Bull too Inquisitive

John Bull and Charles James Fox in conversation. John Bull, on the right, is a large elderly man in a powdered bob-wig and glasses. In his pocket he has papers marked 'Omnium' and 'Speculation on Peace'. He asks Fox: "Now do Charly, my dear good boy - open the door a little bit farther - just to enable me to take in a few of my friends at the Stock Exchange."

Fox, on the left, is standing next to a half-open door, through which is passing a man with a scroll marked 'Dispatches'. Fox has a document in his pocket marked 'To Monsr Talleyrand Negotiations'. He replies: "Really Mr Bull...

Jul 1806

D5459/2/42

A Negotiation for a Piece

Two men discussing the merits of crim. con., watched by the woman in question. On the far right, a hunched old man in glasses says:

"As you can agree together - I think I am very good to take her off your hands at any rate. - You know Jack - I dont mind a few guineas one was or the other - but you really over-rate the article - it is completely forestalling: in short you'll entirely ruin the regular Markets."

A younger man, in a cravat and jean-de-brie coat says:

"I assure you my Lord - what I ask is extremely reasonable - for on the word of a Gemmen - if I chose to run the risk - I...

1 Jan 1807

D5459/2/44/1

Nautical Experience

Available on CD 163.

1 Jan 1807

D5459/2/44/2

Nautical Experience

Available on CD 163.

1 Jan 1818

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Wet Parsons

Three parsons wearing bob wigs sit round a table upon which are glasses, bottles and a punch-bowl. They are drinking and smoking pipes. The first says: "I say Brothers - we are pretty fellows to preach against tippling", another replies:

"Tippling you call it, do you? Now I call it d----d hard drinking!!"

There are bottles strewn under a chair on the right.

Available on CD 163.

Jan 1807

D5459/2/46

A White Ghost in Ireland

Two Irish stare in fright at a white cat sitting on the wall of a church. The man on the left says: "How now Honey - why dont stop - take heart and go on [...] Patrick I believe it nothing but a great white Tom Cat after all." The other replies: "A Tom cat indeed - will you make me believe that a Tom Cat will be fool enough to get out of his warm bed at twelve o'clock at night to go sit upon a church wall to make believe he was a ghost? Answer me dat."

Available on CD 163.

6 Apr 1807

D5459/2/47/1

An Irish Leap, or a Pat Reply to a Plain Question

Available on CD 163.

Jun 1807

D5459/2/47/2

An Irish Leap, or a Pat Reply to a Plain Question

Available on CD 163.

[Jun 1807]

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The Caricature Magazine or Hudibrastic Mirror

Front cover of Tegg's 'Caricature Magazine'. The title information is framed by a draped red curtain. On either side of the title are a plain woman in glasses and a larger smiling man, looking at themselves in small mirrors. At their feet are very small Lilliputian characters. Above their heads, on either side of the curtain, are heads arranged in rows, as if at the theatre.

Available on CD 163.

2 Jul 1807

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A Riddle Expounded or the Dignity of a Parsons Horse

A ragged looking man talks to a mounted parson. the man, on the left, leaning on a stick asks :

"[Ha Ha!] the knaust doctor I be a rum fellow [Canst thee] tell me - why - a Parsons Horse - [be like a] King?" The parson, who is fat, with a drink-mottled complexion, looks down from his horse and replies:

"Why you rogue - because it is guided by a Minister."

Available on CD 163.

6 Jul 1807

D5459/2/50

Five Wives at a Time or an Irishman Taken In

A man talks to a friend about his many wives. The two men, on the left, are both seated. One, holding his hat and stick asks:

"Why Jack you terrible Turk I could not believe it if I had not seen it - Five Wives at once - why you will get yourself into a pretty scrape! What could induce you to commit such a rash action!".

His friend, fashionably dressed and wearing hessian boots, replies:

"Why you must know Uncle - out of so many I was in hopes to have met with a Good one - but by St Patrick - I have been taken in!!" On the right are the wives. Four are seated at a table, three...

Jun 1807

D5459/2/51

The Conclusion of the First Caricature Magazine

The final page of Tegg's Caricature Magazine. At the centre is a very caricatured Lilliputian character, standing arms outstretched, who declares:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, having completed the first volume of the Caricature Magazine I am desired in the names of the Proprierters, Publisher, Artists &c as also from myself and large, long and small headed Brethren to return you our sincere thanks for the kind reception we have experienced, in this the commencement of our exertions, and at the same time to assure you that neither pains nor expence shall be spared to merit your future...

1 Sep 1807

D5459/2/52/1

King Jerry treating his Jewish Subjects with Westphalia Venison

Available on CD 163.

15 Sep 1807

D5459/2/52/2

King Jerry treating his Jewish Subjects with Westphalia Venison

Available on CD 163.

15 Sep 1807

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A Political Fair

A fair scene, with the various stalls and figures representing the state of play in international politics in 1807. This analysis has been taken from BM Sat 10763.


From left to right:

The German Booth, with Germans eating saur kraut. Behind it is the Russian Booth, with a Russian Bear tethered to 'French influence' and a poster announcing 'The Double Dealer, by Congreve, with French music'

At the Danish booth is a clown and a poster for 'The English Fleet' , an 1805 comic opera by Dibdin and 'The Devil to Pay', an opera by Coffey from 1730. It refers to capture of the fleet by the ...

1 Oct 1807

D5459/2/54/1

John Bull Making Observations on the Comet

Available on CD 163.

10 Nov 1807

D5459/2/54/2

John Bull Making Observations on the Comet

Available on CD 163.

[10 Nov 1807]

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The Continental Dock-yard

On the right is 'THE GALLIC STOREHOUSE FOR ENGLISH SHIPPING', in which have been impounded the ships 'THE DANE', 'THE SWEDE', and 'THE DON DIEGO'. In front of them, French ship-builders, wearing bonnets rouges, are working on a number of ships including 'THE NAPOLEON'. At the front, Napoleon, brandishing a sword, instructs the foreman: "Begar you must vork like de Diable ve must annihilate dis John Bull." The foreman replies: "Please you my grand Empereur, tes no use vatever, as fast as ve do build him he vas clap dem in his storehouse over the way."

On the left, the other side of a...

1807

D5459/2/56

St Stephen's Fair

A fair, with the various booths representing political events and opinions. This analysis is adapted from BM Sat 10966.

From left to right:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan standing in front of a poster for 'The Comedy of a new Way to Pay Old Debts' by Massinger. Sheridan was satirized for humiliation at Westminster in 1806 when he claimed to be Fox's successor as a new man of the people and was instead called 'The ruin of hundreds of industrious Tradesmen and their innocent families'.

Viscount Castlereagh in front of a poster for 'Two Strings to Your Bow', a farce by R Jephson from 1791, and...

8 Feb 1808

D5459/2/57

The Ghost of Crim Con or a Check to Speculation

On the left stands a young fashionably dressed woman with her husband and lover. Her husband, who is kneeling down, has horns, to indicate that he has been cuckolded, and in his pocket a document marked 'Damages 50.000'. On the right of the woman stands her young lover. They are all looking at a grotesque satyr-like creature, his head covered in horns, which has appeared on the right. The creature addresses the three: "Don't be alarmed my Good Friends I come to give you advice - have nothing to do with me - formerly indeed I was worth the pursuit, but lately I have dwindled to a mere...

8 Mar 1808

D5459/2/58

A Parental Letter

A scruffy boy sits at a desk, surrounded by books and toys. In his hand he holds a letter from his father, in which his father writes: 'I hear you are coming on but very slow in your larning - for which you are an ass.' The boy shows the letter to an old woman standing next to him and says: "I say now Aunt Jenkins - beant this a pratty letter from Feather."

Available on CD 163.

14 Mar 1808

D5459/2/59

An Heir at Law!!

A man discusses his wife with his brother-in-law. The man, who is thin and drawn, wearing a dressing gown, slippers, and night cap, sits at the table, his hands resting on a copy of Aristotle. Next to him is his wife, with an expression of displeasure on her face. Sitting opposite the man, on the far right, is his brother-in-law. He is stocky, and unsophisticated. The man says:

"Well Brother in Law, for so I must call you now, I am happy to see you in town, your sister here was an excellent Housekeeper and I have made her my wife, but the worst of it is, some how or other we cannot...

Mar 1808

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National Opinions on Bononaparte

Fifteen figures arranged in two rows, Each one represents a country, and each voices his country's opinion of Napoleon. The analysis is taken from BM Sat 10980.

The countries are:

Egypt. Referring to Napoleon's invasion of Egypt.

Spain. Now beginning to resist Napoleon after a long period of submission. The King and Queen had considered following Portuguese example and fleeing to Peru. On 21 Feb 1808 Napoleon sent squadron to Cadiz so they wouldn't 'repeat the scene of Lisbon'

Italy. Dressed in old fashioned dress and bag-wig.

China

Germany.

Turkey. It was in threatened position...

20 Apr 1808

D5459/2/61/1

The Progress of the Empress Josephine

Available on CD 163.

20 Apr 1808

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The Progress of the Empress Josephine

Available on CD 163.

20 Apr 1808

D5459/2/62

Volunteer Wit or Not Enough for a Prime

A group of elderly volunteers in one of the City Militias sit around a table. They are all in uniform, wearing pigtail wigs. On the far left a man not in uniform says:

"Come - Gentlemen Volunteers - to the right and left - Charge if you please to the King".

At the end of the table, on the right, a man in uniform looks into his glass and replies:

"I should be happy to obey your Orders Colonel - but really your glasses are so small that d--n me if there's enough for a prime."

On the wall there is a poster giving instructions on how to get rich, and on the floor are pieces of paper...

21 May 1808

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Odd Fellows from Downing Street

John Bull in conversation with representatives from the Society of Odd fellows in Bird Cage Walk. The Odd Fellows stand in a group on the left. Their leader explains to John Bull:

"You must now Mr Bull we are a society of Odd Fellows who had a lodge in Downing Street and were robbd of our cash and accounts not withstanding we met at the Kings Head and so near the Treasury too - is not it very hard - however we have now left Downing Street intirely!"

John Bull, a very large man in cocked hat, bob-wig and glasses, replies:

"All I have to say my good Friends is this - I am very sorry for...

4 Jun 1808

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The Genius of Caricature, and his Friends Celebrating the Completion of the Second Volume of the Caricature Magazine in the Temple of Mirth

The last page of the second Caricature Magazine. Grotesquely caricatured Lilliputian figures sit round a table, in a room whose walls are decorated with prints from the magazine. In the middle a smiling harlequin says: "Success to Volume the Third".

In his hand he holds a banner, with a verse which reads:

'Mr Tegg. Mr Tegg! You're at home to a peg, volume two is now fairly completed, Then to Cheapside repair, Ye who spurn at dull care, And with wit, fun & frolic be treated, With Woodward we'll laugh, And with Rowlandson quaff, And drown every Folly absurd, Here's a toast to the brim...

2 Jul 1808

D5459/2/65/1

The Corsican Nurse Soothing the Infants of Spain

Available on CD 163.

12 Jul 1808

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The Corsican Nurse Soothing the Infants of Spain

Available on CD 163.

12 Jul 1808

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The Corsican Spider in his Web

A spider's web, at the centre of which is the spider Napoleon. On his back is written 'UNBOUNDED AMBITION', and he is eating the Spanish flies representing Charles IV and Ferdinand. Caught in the web are various flies, representing countries which have been defeated by Napoleon.

In the top right-hand corner the 'Pope Fly' struggles in the web, and says: "I'm afraid I shall be dragged in". The Russian fly says: "I declare I was half in until I made the discovery". The Turkish fly says: "I am afraid it will be my turn next". In the top left, the British fly, wearing a wig, says: "Ay you...

12 Jul 1808

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Won't You Come Mr Mug

A young woman looks down from a window and says: "Wont you - Wont you - Wont you come Mr Mug?". Below the window is a sign which reads 'Fresh from Billingsgate every day '. She is addressing a coarse looking man, who has a rope with tankards tied on to it. He clasps his forehead and says: "Dang it - I should not mind but I be afeard to leave my pots."

Available on CD 163.

17 Oct 1808

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A Bill of Fare for Bond Street Epicures

Six female figures, arranged in two rows. Each one has the name of a dish written next to her. Top row, left to right:

'PIGS PETTITOES'. A plain woman with turned-in feet.

'SCRAG OF MUTTON'. Tall, scrawny, woman with a long thin neck.

'LEG OF LAMB.' Well-built young woman, holding a parasol and wearing a skirt which shows her leg nearly to the knee.

Bottom row. Left to right:

'POLONY'. A round woman with a snub nose.

'CODS-HEAD AND SHOULDERS'. A large woman with broad shoulders, short neck, and jutting jaw.

'LAMB CHOP AND MINT SAUCE.' A young and very pretty woman, wearing a low-cut...

25 Oct 1808

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Buonaparte and his Old Friend on their Travels

Napoleon holds a telescope and looks towards the distant setting sun, which is marked 'EAST INDIES'. It is being pointed out by a large black devil, standing slightly behind Napoleon. The devil says: ""There my fine little fellow - what do you think of that prospect - I always told you there was nothing got by staying at home, - that is the way to dish John Bull."

Napoleon replies:

"It is certainly a very inviting prospect." On the far right are the jaws of hell, with devils hiding inside. One says: "I always said with the help of our Old Master that we should have him at last...

15 Nov 1808

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The Progress of the Emperor Napoleon

Eight portraits of Napoleon arranged in two rows. Top row, left to right:

'A Ragged Headed Corsican Peasant'. A dishevelled Napoleon with unkempt hair.

'Studying Mischief at the Royal Military Academy at Paris'. Napoleon sits at a desk studying plans of fortifications.

'A humble Ensign in a Republican Corps, requesting a situation in the British Army'. Lucien Bonaparte claimed that Bonaparte had seriously considered taking a commission in the forces of the British East India Company, but no evidence exists.

'A determined Atheistical Republican General ordering his men to fire on the...

19 Nov 1808

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Practical Education

Six pairs of figures, arranged in two rows. They depict people asking professionals for advice. Top row, from left to right:

A young man asks a Scot for help with elocution.

A young boy in military uniform and a giant cocked hat asks a soldier for help before taking command of a company.

A vicar gives advice to a new vicar on what to wear in the pulpit.


Bottom row, left to right:

An Irish lawyer offers advice to a young man soon to be called to the bar.

A London doctor offers help to a country apothecary.

A yokel informs a sophisticated man that he would like to be a butcher, or...

Apr 1810

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Politeness

A man walks in to find another man in bed with his wife. He has taken off his hat, and says:

"I am sorry Sir to intrude in this abrupt manner - but do you know Sir you are in bed with my Wife." In his pocket is a copy of 'Chesterfield's Letters' which were published as a guide to etiquette.

The man in bed smiles, doffs his nightcap, and replies:

"Sir, I beg you ten thousand pardons! Let me request you will be seated and she will be at your service in the course of half an hour!"

Available on CD 163.

6 May 1811

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A Tale of Terror!!

A group of men and women sit around, listening to a man tell a horror story. The men have all got short unpowdered hair, and the women all wear mobcaps and shawls. A man explains to a woman that the story refers to the Devil. On the far right a man and a woman have fallen on the floor, and only their legs are visible. The woman cries "Oh Mr Thompson, Mr Thompson you have killed the child, Billy my dear where are you. " The child grabs her leg and replies "Here I am Mammy".

Available on CD 164.

10 Jan 1812

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Twelfth Night

A group of people sit around a table, looking a caricature of themselves.

On the far left, a large man in a bob wig holds out a bag and says:

"Come friends - draw away. Let things go on how they will - do not let us lose sight of good Old English Customs - the Bulwarks of Our Constitution".

To the right of him, a thin woman looks at a caricature of herself entitled 'Queen of Love' and says:

"Well I must own that there is a great resemblence". Next to her a large woman looks at a caricature titled 'Mrs Hiccinbottom' and says:

"Put in the bag on purpose to affront me I dare say...

10 Jan 1812

D5459/2/75/1

The Road to London or the Countryman and the Quakers

See D5459/2/75 for description. Available on CD 164.

22 Apr 1812

D5459/2/75/2

The Road to London or the Countryman and the Quakers

See D5459/2/75 for description. Available on CD 164.

[22 Apr 1812]

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John Bull and his Friends Commemorating the Peace

At the centre John Bull, wearing a bob-wig and in shirt-sleeves, dances and says:

"That's right my lads - jig it away, Peace and Plenty."

Around him various small animated figures, formed from food-stuffs with arms and legs, dance and play instruments. On the left a large joint of beef marked 'Sir Loin for ever' sits with a piece of paper in his hands marked 'Oh the Roast beef of Old England. On the far right dances a large sack of flour marked 'Genuine flour No adulteration'. Between them, from left to right are: 'Old Stout', 'The Best Wheaten Bread', 'Mutton 3d 1/2 per pound', 'Peace...

[Mar 1802]

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Celia Retiring

A seated bald old woman gives her young maid, standing on the right, instructions:

"Molly - mind what I say to you - lay my wig on top of the drawers - mind my bosom - and don't rumple it - lay my eye on the dressing box, and the row of teeth by the side of it - and call in again for my eye-brows - lay every-thing in such a manner that I may easily find them in the morning - as I wish to be made up by twelve precisely - in order to meet my Lord Ban-dash."

Available on CD 164.

[1803]

D5459/3/3/1

The Discovery, or Little Faux Pas

Available on CD 164.

[1803]

D5459/3/3/2

The Discovery, or Little Faux Pas

Available on CD 164.

[1803]

D5459/3/4

Making a Sailor an Odd Fellow!!

A scene in an Odd Fellows Hall. Around the room a various grotesquely caricatured figures. On the left, in a chair decorated with carved heads, behind a table with candles on it, sits a bearded man smoking a pipe. Facing him is a defiant-looking sailor, who expresses his refusal to be intimidated by their strange appearance.

Available on CD 164.

[1 Dec 1806]

D5459/3/5/1

A Poney Race

Available on CD 164.

[1 Jan 1807]

D5459/3/5/2

A Poney Race

Available on CD 164.

[1 Jan 1807]

D5459/3/5/3

A Poney Race

Available on CD 164.

[1 Jan 1807]

D5459/3/6

Sailors Eating Pork

Two sailors sit eating pork. One comments:

"Why Jack - may I never cast anchor again - if there ant bristles in this pork as thick as cables."

The landlady, standing behind the table looks concerned, and says:

"Never was better Pork believe me Gentlemen - I powder'd it with my own hands."

The second sailor replies:

"Did you so - then I'll tell you what Mistress - while your hand was in, I wish you had shaved it also".

Available on CD 164.

[1 Jan 1807]

D5459/3/7

Public House Politicians!!

A group of men sitting round a table discussing politics. The man standing at the head of the table on the far left announces: "Gemmen - as land-lord to this here pull-itical and larned society, I begs leave to mention the subject of debate for this here nights iddification ' Do the present Ministry act right or wrong?', for my part I am decidedly of opinion that they act wrong to a man".

The men seated round the table make comments, mentioning, for example, the Broad-Bottomed Ministry.

Available on CD 164.

[2 Jan 1807]

D5459/3/8

Solomon in all his Glory

A Jewish man, in a cocked hat and ornate waistcoat, is surrounded by women, possibly courtesans. Behind them a sign on the wall reads 'Petticoat Lane'.

Available on CD 164.

[26 Mar 1807]

D5459/3/9

Mrs Figs Card Party Disturbed

A party of people playing cards. A footman announces:

"Master and Mistress and Gentlefolks all - I be sorry to disturb you - but it be past twelve o'clock - on Saturday night and here comes the Beadles and watchmen to take you all to the round house."

Behind the foot man stand two uniformed beadles and two watchmen, one holding a lantern.

On the right, the party of three men and a woman protest:

"My good friends it is not yet half past eleven"; "Indeed gentlemen we are only playing at fourpenny Whisk and Swabs"; "A set of wulgar wretches"; "O that I should live to die in a round house...

[6 Apr 1807]

D5459/3/10

A Whimsical Will!!

The reading of a will. The lawyer sits in an armchair in the left. The deceased's wife flirts with his secretary. She has been left his fortune, and the secretary has been left his wife. The butcher, a very fat man wearing an apron, has been 'left' the advice to cut his steak thicker. Behind the butcher sits the butler, a dishevelled and drunk man, who has been left money for his sobriety. To his doctor he leaves all the medicines he has been prescribed and to his foppishly dressed nephew he leaves nothing, much to his disgust.

Available on CD 164.

[1 Oct 1807]

D5459/3/11

A Mistake at New-Market, or Sport and Piety

A methodist woman arrives at Newmarket, a copy of 'WESLEY'S HYMNS' in her hands. She asks a jockey:

"Pray Young Man - are there any meetings in this town?"

The jockey, who is standing with companions outside the 'RAM INN' replies:

"Yes Ma'am - two a year - Spring and October".

In the background can be seen the racecourse at Newmarket.

Available on CD 164.

[5 October 1807]

D5459/3/12

Fair Day or the Perishable Commodity

A scene at a country fair. On the left is a tavern, on the right a stage, and in the background various tents. In the foreground a bent old man with a stick points towards a young woman's basket, although he seems to be looking beyond the basket to the front of her dress. He says:

"My pretty Dear - what do you ask for your Article? I am rather near-sighted - but I'll give you half a crown for it at a venture"

The young woman replies:

"Dear Sir! I wonder you should think of such a thing - though mine is but a perishable commodity,- it shall not go at that price I assure you...

[12 Nov 1807]

D5459/3/13

Admonition and Gratitude

A lawyer speaks to a client. The lawyer, on the left, points to a passage in a book and says: "Yes, yes you have brought yourself into a pretty scrape, here it is - Burns Justice page 22 - if you are not hang'd for this, I'll be hang'd for you."

The client, in ragged clothes, replies: "Sir, you are very good and speak like a Gentleman - I humbly thank you - and I hope when the day comes you will not be out of the way".

Available on CD 164.

[1 Dec 1807]

D5459/3/14/1

Nautical Comfort

Available on CD 164.

[1807]

D5459/3/14/2

Nautical Comfort

Available on CD 164.

[1807]

D5459/3/16/1

A Tender Parting

Available on CD 164.

[1807]

D5459/3/16/2

A Tender Parting

Available on CD 164.

[1807]

D5459/3/17

Business and Pleasure

A man in conversation with a cobbler. The cobbler, wearing a cap and glasses, sits with a shoe in his lap. He looks at his friend and says:

"What do you say Neighbour. Five men to be hung this morning!! Well I should like to go to be sure - but I should stick to Business".

His friend replies:

"Aye - Aye - friend Snob - you are always at work - Never have time to take a little pleasure!!"


On the verso are pencil sketches.

Available on CD164.

[1 Jan 1808]

D5459/3/18/1

The Welch Sailors Mistake or Tars in Conversation

Available on CD 164.

[30 Jun 1808]

D5459/3/18/2

The Welch Sailors Mistake or Tars in Conversation

Available on CD 164.

[30 Jun 1808]

D5459/3/19

A Cure for a Smokey Chimney

An interior scene. An old woman in conversation with a man. The old woman, wearing glasses and a mob cap, complains:

"I believe Doctor that you a little better than a great Irish imposter - to take two guineas for curing my chimney..., and the moment I put a bit of fire in the grate I am half suffocated".

The doctor holds out his hand and replies:

"Don't put yourself in such a passion my dear Crater. I'll make it appear as plain as the nose on your face - all you talk'd to me about was smoke - you never mention'd the fire - depend upon it - if you put no fire in the grate the Devil a...

[1808]

D5459/3/20/1

[Getting up early in a cold and gloomy morning ... ]

A man comes downstairs to find the maid still cleaning the room.

Available on CD 164.

[9 Oct 1807]

D5459/3/20/2

[Getting up early in a cold and gloomy morning ... ]

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[9 Oct 1807]

D5459/3/20/3

[Briskly stooping to pick up a ladys fan ... ]

An interior scene, with people socialising. Three men collide whilst bending over trying to pick up a fan, while a fourth passes a fan to an attractive young woman.

Available on CD 164.

[1 Mar 1808]

D5459/3/20/4

[Being accelerated in your walk ... ]

A man in poked in the behind by the pole of a sedan chair, while the passenger, a sour old woman, looks on disapprovingly, and two young women look down from a window.

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/5

[Being mounted on a beast ... ]

A man sits on a horse, kicking and waving his whip. The horse is standing in the middle of a pond and the pair are watched by a pair of laughing yokels.

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/6

[During the endless time that you are kept waiting in a carriage ... ]

A man sits in a carriage, his fingers in his hears to keep out the noise of a man sawing just next to him. Through a shop doorway on the right can be seen two women looking at a length of cloth with a shop assistant.

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/7

[During the endless time that you are kept waiting in a cariage ... ]

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[1808]

D5459/3/20/8

[Inviting a friend ... ]

A party sit around the dinner table, while a footman brings in a steaming hare on a plate. The party looks at the dish in disgust, one woman turns away, another holds her nose. Outside the door,the cook, in an apron and cap, laughs.

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/9

[Squatting plump on an unsuspected cat in your chair]

A young man in hessian boots and a jean-de-brie coat leaps out of chair on which is sat a hissing a cat. A young woman lifts up her hands in shock, a small boy falls backwards on to the floor and an old man looks up from his book.

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/10

[Squatting plump on an unsuspected cat in your chair]

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/11

[Squatting plump on an unsuspected cat in your chair]

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/12

[Squatting plump on an unsuspected cat in your chair]

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/13

[Treading in a beau trap ... ]

A scene outside a shop. A man bows to a young woman, stepping in a puddle and splashing her with mud. In the doorway of the shop on the left, a couple watch and laugh. On the far right is a waiting carriage.

Available on CD 164.

[1808]

D5459/3/20/14

[Treading in a beau trap ... ]

Available on CD 165.

[1808]

D5459/3/21/1

The Old Woman's Complaint, or the Greek Alphabet

Available on CD 165.

[15 Jan 1809]

D5459/3/21/2

The Old Woman's Complaint, or the Greek Alphabet

Available on CD 165.

[15 Jan 1809]

D5459/3/22

Wonders! Wonders! Wonders!

Ten figures arranged in two rows. All represent classes of people impossible to find in society. Top row, from left to right:

'A Modest Woman of Quality', 'A Primitive Bishop', 'A Real Maid of Five and Thirty', 'An Exciseman with a Conscience', 'An Author with a Second Suit of Cloaths'.

Bottom row, from left to right:

'A Great Man of Common Sense', 'A Woman who has continued three months a Widow', 'A Theatrical Hero of Modesty and Oeconomy', 'A Complete Honest Attorney', 'A Man of Talents, Wit and Learning possessed of a Thousand a Year'.


On the verso, part of a list of French/English...

[1 Aug 1809]

D5459/3/23

A Peep at the Gas Lights

A scene in Cockspur Street following the installation of gas-lighting. On the far left a young man points to one of the lights, and explains to his female companion:

"The coal being steam'd produces tar or paint for the outside of houses - the smoke passing thro water is deprived of substance and burnt as you see".

Next to him an Irish man says:

"Arrah Honey, if this man bring fire thro water we shall soon have the Thames and the Liffey burnt down - and all the pretty little Herrings and Whales burnt to cinders".

A large man looks up at the light and comments:

" [Wauns?] what a main...

[23 Dec 1809]

D5459/3/24

The Bull and Mouth

A fat man sits sleeping in a chair, his mouth open. Behind him, his wife passes a letter to a man in military uniform. He taps the side of his nose, and she holds her hand behind her husband's head, possibly making the sign of 'horns'.

Available on CD 165.

[24 Dec 1809]

D5459/3/25/1

A Farmer's Philosophy in Death

Available on CD 165.

[1809]

D5459/3/25/2

A Farmer's Philosophy in Death

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[1809]

D5459/3/26

A Glee

Three men sit round a table, upon which are glasses, a punch-bowl, a bottle, and a box of tobacco. Above the scene is written: 'HOW SHALL WE MORTALS SPEND OUR HOURS?'

Seated on the left is a young man gazing heaven-wards, above whose head is written: 'In Love'. Next to him is a a military man, smoking a pipe. He wearing a cocked hat, a coat with gold braiding and an eye-patch. Over his head is written 'In War'. The last figure is dishevelled and sits drunkenly in his chair. Over his head is written: 'In Drinking'.

Available on CD 165.

[1809]

D5459/3/27

Joint Stock Street

A crowd of people stand in a London street, looking at a wall on which have been posted advertisements for shares newly floated companies. The companies are all clearly unsound, and include: 'Doctors Company', 'Company of Menders', 'Company of Scavengers', 'Company of Whitewashers', 'Cabbage and Potato Compy', 'Match and Tinder Compy', 'Blacking Company'. Behind the wall is a hospital with the sign 'HOSPITAL FOR INCURABLES SUPPORTED BY VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS'. On the right of the scene is a barber's, with a sign announcing the barber's attention to form a company. Next to it is a...

[1809]

D5459/3/28/1

Reasonable Charges

Available on CD 165.

[1809]

D5459/3/28/2

Reasonable Charges

Available on CD 165.

[1809]

D5459/3/29/1

Sketches of Fairy Land. Pl. 1

Six captioned scenes arranged in two rows. Top row, from left to right:

[1] A scene of bribery at the polls. The polling-place depicted is for one of the Westminster parishes , possibly St Margaret's.


[2] John Bull being pursued for more taxes by the tax-collector.


[3] A poor man of merit compared with an affluent man of ignorance.


Bottom row, left to right:

[4] A woman receiving payment in return for arranging appointments in the Church and Army. This refers to Mrs Clarke, the mistress of the Duke of York, who is depicted as hiding behind a screen.


[5] A nobleman receives...

[Dec 1810]

D5459/3/29/2

Sketches of Fairy Land. Pl. 2

Six captioned scenes arranged in two rows. Top row, from left to right:

[1] A man and a woman embrace on a sofa, in view of the woman's husband. The caption criticises the fashionability of crim. con. cases.


[2] A group of women sit playing cards.


[3] A Parish feasts, which the caption claims is held at the expense of the poor.


Bottom row, left to right:

[4] Two young men in coachman's dress outside the 'BANG-UP LIVERY STABLES'.


[5] A man in a jean-de-brie coat, hessian boots, round hat and neck-cloth, stands next to a woman wearing only a flimsy empire-line dress.


[6] A naval...

[Dec 1810]

D5459/3/30

Setting Out for Margate

In the middle sits a large cit's wife, fanning herself. On the left is her husband, and on the right is her footman. Her husband, two geese hanging out of his pocket, complains:

"Why my dove, I am loaded with provisions like a tilt cart on a fair day - and my pockets stick out as if I was just returned from a City Feast". His wife replies:

"Don't be so wulgar Mr Dripping - you are now going among genteel folks, and must behave yourself - We shall want all the Wickalls on the Woyage - depend upon it - bless me how varm it is, I am all over in a muck." On the right the footman...

[12 Aug 1812]

D5459/3/31

An Irish Pilot

A scene on board ship. An Irish sailor at the helm is addressed by a captain holding a telescope, who says: "Now en't you a pretty fellow for a Pilot - to see land and not know where we are!"

The Irish pilot replies:

"Och my dear jewel! Only shew me the Old Head of Kinsale and I'll tell you where we are to an inch!"

Available on CD 165.

[Aug 1812]

D5459/3/32

Refinement of Language

Six scenes arranged in two rows, Each scene shows an occupation, but with a more 'refined' title.

Top row, from left to right:

A ragged match-seller is described as 'A Timber Merchant'.

A poultry seller is described as 'A Turkey merchant'. This title was actually used to describe a member of the Levant or Turkey Company.

A postboy, with his mailbag and bell, is described as 'A Man of Letters'.


Bottom row, from left to right:

A gravedigger, banking up the earth at the side of a grave is described as 'A Banker'.

A Jewish ragman, buying old clothes is described as 'A Merchant Taylor'.

A...

[1 Oct 1812]

D5459/3/33

Off She Goes

A large woman, who was in the process of climbing down a ladder from her window in order to elope, has fallen, landing on her lover. The lover, in military uniform, has a pained expression, while her father, holding a candle, looks out of the window from which she has escaped. In the background a laughing groom is standing next to the waiting carriage.

Available on CD 165.

[1812]

D5459/3/34/1

Cracking a Joke

Available on CD 165.

[1813]

D5459/3/34/2

Cracking a Joke

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1813

D5459/3/35

Witches in a Hay Loft

On the right sit a pair of witches, leaning over their cauldron. They have conjured up a number of hideous winged spirits. In the bottom left-hand corner a farmer holding a lamp and a pitchfork looks through the trapdoor.

Available on CD 165.

[1813]

D5459/3/36

Female Politicians

A group of women sit round a table. An older woman, reading from the newspaper, announces:

"Mercy on us here is news!! They write from Hanover that when Boney part took possession of that country he ravish'd all the Women!!"

One woman cries: "O the wretch", while another adds:

"It is very true Ma'am it is only a word and a blow with him - your Honour or your property".

Her neighbour replies:

"Well Ma'am, if he should come here, at all events I will take care of my property". At the end of the table a girl adds:

"So will I Mamma".

On the right-hand side a footman brings a tray...

[1 Jan 1815]

D5459/3/37

Comfort for an Old Maid

An old woman in conversation with her Yorkshire servant. She is seated and wears a veil and a huge fur tippet and muff. She asks him:

"John - how do you like my fashionable Muff and Tippett - don't you think I look charmingly today".

The footman, wearing a livery with shoulder-knots, replies:

"Why Ma'am I be but a Sarvant and Sarvitude they say be no inheritance - but as a Yorkshire-man I likes to speak my mind - then I do think for all the world that you look like a Hog in Armour - and I think it is a sheame an Old Woman - like you - should be running after the Men at your time of life...

[c. 1800-1820]

D5459/3/38

Gipsies shewing a Prize Cat

Two gipsies show a couple a giant cat. On the left stands a gipsy smoking a pipe. To the right of the cat is another, pointing to the cat with a stick, He announces:

"Ladies and gentlemen, please to observe - The King of the Gipsies, having taken it into his Royal consideration the improvement of the race of Cats (being considered as a great dainty amongst his numerous and Loyal Subjects) He and eleven more of his Courtiers formed themselves into a Caticultural Society for that purpose. This beautiful animal, Ladies and Gentlemen is the finest produced this season - it was entirely fed...

[c. 1800-1820]

D5459/3/39

John Bull peeping into Futurity

A minister, possibly the Chancellor, holds out a large magnifying glass in his right and and gestures with his left hand. He is wearing a long coat and a long powdered wig. He addresses John Bull: "Look through this glass Mr Bull and behold your future prosperity. It magnifies but very little I assure you."

John Bull stands on the far left. He is crouching slightly to look through the magnifying glass and has an expression of amazement, and possibly greed on his face. He replies: "What be those people I see. - Mercy on us so many good things will be more than I can bear".

On the far...

[c. 1800-1820]

D5459/4/1

Elopement from Nottingham a la Militaire!

A soldier and a woman sit on a horse riding from right to left. The soldier has a sword in his right hand and has his left hand around the waist of the woman. Behind them, on the left, is a milestone on which is written: 'LONDON 124 MILES'. On the right of the picture, in the background, can be seen Nottingham and the castle on the hill.

Available on CD 166.

Dec 1789

D5459/4/2

Noah's Ark Improv'd, or an Attempt to Land in the Teeth of the Wind

On the left is Charles, third Earl Stanhope, in a small boat, with a flag proclaiming 'REVOLUTION CUTTER'. In his pocket he has a piece of paper in which is written 'Fifteen Ways to Plague a Parson', and behind him in the boat are three sacks labelled 'Shot No 1 Tithes in Kind', 'Shot No 2 - Penal Laws - How to Discover a Witch - No Evil Spirits to be fed with Animal Food', and 'Shot No 3 - Penal Laws - No person to cut off the ears of His Majesty's Subjects. No person to cast out Devils without a Licence'.

Stanhope is attempting to land the boat at a point on the shore where there is...

3 Apr 1790

D5459/4/3

Contest between England and Spain for the Dominion of the Seas, 1790

George III and Charles IV of Spain stand up to their waists in the sea and box. George II, standing on the left, holds up his fists and says:

"Another thump in the bread-basket will do your business Whiskerando".

Behind him stands Neptune, who adds:

"Bravo! my son, make him feel the dominion of the seas is thine and shall be so forever."

Behind Charles IV, on the right, stands the pope.

Fame, personified as a woman and blowing a trumpet, descends from the clouds to put a laurel wreath on George III's head.

Available on CD 166.

8 May 1790

D5459/4/4

The Bank

Interior of Sir Robert Taylor's rotunda at Bank of England, when it was used as a stock exchange. Signs on the walls refer to the Navy and forbid clerks to act as brokers. The room is filled with groups of people in conversation. On the right is a crowd of excited bidders.

Available on CD 166.

Jan 1792

D5459/4/6

A Muddy. A Sketch in Bond Street!!

A carriage. The driver sits up front, in a box surrounded by a red curtain, and two footmen in livery stand behind. Two women lean out of the window to talk to a pair of fashionably dressed men, wearing round hats and hessian boots.

Available on CD 166.

3 Apr 1800

D5459/4/7

The Union!

William Pitt and St Patrick sitting on bulls who have locked horns in combat. On the left, Pitt, wearing armour and a plumed helmet, says:

"Never fear St Patrick, all will be yet very well they are a little restive at first but they will take to it kindly enough, bye and bye - I'll warrant you."

St Patrick, with a mitre and crozier, looks anxiously at the bulls and replies:

"Pon my conscience I don't know what you call it but the duece [sic] of anything like an Union do I see except their horns being fastened together."

Available on CD 166.

Jan 1801

D5459/4/8

Single Combat in Moorfields or Magnanimous Paul O Challenging All O!

Pitt faces the Tsar Paul, depicted as a bear, on a stage at Moorfields. Next to the bear stands a fierce-looking Russian soldier who reads from a piece of paper:

"Be it known to all men,- that my master, the most magnanimous, the most puissant most powerful and most wonderful great Bear of the north - being in his sound and sober senses Challenges the Whole World to single combat and commences his first trial of skill, here in Moorfields, after which it is his intention to pursue his travels, and visit every court in Europe - Asia - Africa - America."


The collar of the bear, standing on...

30 Jan 1801

D5459/4/9

Boot Polishers

Two young men polishing their boots. The man on the left is seated on a stool and holds a hessian boot in one hand, which he is buffing with a brush. He says to the other:

"Sir - I will maintain it before any Court in Europe, that the patent Japan Liquid Blacking is the only genuine invention for polishing boots and shoes. - I could dwell forever on its inestimable virtues - suffice to say it gives that elegant, and beautiful jet gloss, so long wish'd for by the enlighten'd leaders of Taste and Fashion."

His companion is standing on the right. He is wearing long trousers, a striped...

1 May 1801

D5459/4/10

The Death of Madame Republique

The recently deceased Madame Republique, a revolutionary cockade in her nightcap, lies in bed on the left. On a table by the bed are bottles labelled 'Purging Mixture' and 'Laudanum'. On the floor beside the bed is a chamber pot, on which is written 'Vive La Liberte, Vive La Republique'.

On the far right John Bull asks: "Pray Mr Abbé Sayes - what was the cause of the poor Ladys Death? She seem'd at one time in a tolerable thriving way."

On the left the Abbé Sieyès holds out the baby Napoleon to John Bull and replies:

"She died in child-bed - Mr Bull after giving birth to this little...

14 Dec 1804

D5459/4/11

The Dispute. To be or not to be a Protestant

An interior scene. Mrs Fitzherbet and the Princess of Wales are arguing over the education of Princess Charlotte.

Both wear ostrich plumes, referring to the Prince of Wales. Mrs Fitzherbet is very large and has her hair cropped. She is wearing a huge crucifix and has rosary beads at her waist. In her hand she holds a book inscribed 'Directions from the Clergy respecting the Duty of a true Catholic Converting'. She points to a portrait of the princess on the wall and says:

"I say I have an undoubted right to have the care of her, & to bring her up as I like, do I not rule the roost...

9 Jan 1805

D5459/4/12

The Fifth Clause

A man confronts his servant. Both stand in profile, with their hands on their hips. The master, standing on the right and wearing a bob wig and top boots, addresses the servant:

"And now Mr Old, and faithful servant - if I was to kick you out of the house dont you think I shoud [sic] be doing justice to myself and the country at large."

The servant, on the right, is wearing a broad-brimmed hat and buckled shoes. He replies:

"You should recollect what is due to an old and faithful servant. You say I have made free with your beer - I own I have frequently lent my neighbour Giles the key...

23 April 1805

D5459/4/13

The Modern Hercules, Cleansing the Augean Stable

In the foreground Samuel Whitbread, the brewer and Whig reformer, is Hercules, cleaning out the Parliamentary stables, occupied by horses with politicians' heads. He is throwing a barrel of Whitbread's Intire at a horse on the right. The horse, who has the head and wig of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, complains:

"What the deel is the mon a boot".

Under the horse's legs is a broom inscribed 'Will Force's (ie Wilberforce) BROOM FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF VICE'. Behind Melville are the legs and head of Trotter who says:

"Attack the Gallopers, I am only a poor Trotter."

Behind him is...

23 Apr 1805

D5459/4/14

The Political Death and Last Will and Testament of Johnny Mac-Cree

Viscount Melville, depicted as Johnny MacCree lies on his death-bed surrounded by weeping politicians. At the foot of the bed, Pitt clasps his hands together and says:

"What a mournful sight. Who know who's [sic] turn it may be to go next."

Melville, wearing a tartan night-cap, addresses the group:

"What signifies an your sniveling - as to you John Trot, you will not long survive me - the tenth Clause influenza has got hauld of ye already - it is however time to settle my affairs - To you Doctor, for the great pains you took to bring me through, I leave my grateful acknowledgements, to...

28 Apr 1805

D5459/4/15

A Scotch Sarcophagus

Two Scotsmen, in kilts, stand either side of a funerary monument. The man on the left weeps into a handkerchief, the man on the right is taking snuff. The monument is decorated with two cherubs' heads wearing Scottish bonnets and and two grinning demons. Beneath the exhortation 'Stop Travellers and Read' is the inscription, which begins:

'WITHIN THIS | SARCOPHAGUS | composed of Scotch pebbles | are deposited the political remains of | JOHNNY MAC-CREE | and his faithful servant | John Trot [...]'


The inscription goes on to mention the 'Tenth Report', i.e. that of the Naval Enquiry...

28 Apr 1805

D5459/4/16

Broad Bottoms in Holland Worshipping Their New King or Nic Frogs Adualtion of Louis Baboon

On the left, Louis Bonaparte, depicted as a monkey, sits on a throne holding an orb and a 'ROD OF IRON'. He is faced by a row of bowing Dutchmen. All are large, and smoking pipes. Each has an inscription on his behind, these are, from left to right: 'BATAVIA STARVED', 'CAPE LOST', 'SURINAM LOST', 'CEYLON LOST', 'TRINIDAD LOST', 'TOBAGO LOST'.


One of the men addresses Louis:

"Most Illustrious Sovereign - we humbly bend before your sublime throne - and offer up our humble incense to your exalted nostrils, like your Imperial Brother who is the guardian angel of the universe you are a...

23 Jul 1806

D5459/4/17

Durham Mustard Too Powerfull for Italian Capers, or the Opera in Uproar

Four young women, all with their hair loose and holding garlands, dance on stage. They are all dancing with their legs lifted. On the left, the Bishop of Durham leaps onto the stage, wielding his crozier, and crying:

"Avaunt black fiend. I fear the [sic] not. Assume whatever shape or form thou wilt, I am determined to lay the [sic] thou black fiend."

Below him is the orchestra pit, and a man who adds:

"That's right, down with them."

Available on CD 166.

Jan 1807

D5459/4/18

A Catalanian Attack on a Chance-Seller

The Italian singer Catalani [Angelica Catalani, 1780-1849], depicted here as a cat, attacks the Chancellor Eldon. The cat, wearing a dress and feathers, has knocked the Chancellor's wig off. She sits on his shoulder, scratching his face, and says:

"You would not give five shillings to hear me sing would not you! You unfeeling being! - But I'll make you suffer for it."

Eldon, holding up his hands, cries:

"Who will rid me of this Termagant?"

He is surrounded by six barristers all in wigs. Some look shocked, others pleased.

Available on CD 166.

1 Dec 1807

D5459/4/19

Launching a Frigate

A young prostitute walks out the door of a 'HOTEL', watched by a grotesquely fat older woman. Posters on the wall behind the younger woman read: 'FROM THE COUNTRY an assortment of fresh ware', 'A Tragedy in Rehearsal', 'Portsmouth Dock' and 'Leakes Genuine Pills'. In the background is a house with its chimney on fire, and the masts of a ship.

Available on CD 166.

[1 Feb 1809]

D5459/4/20

The Wooden Leg or Careful Landlady

Two men in bed in a boarding house. In the centre the landlady, a candle in one hand, kneels on the floor and grabs the wooden leg of one of the men, saying:

"There is nothing like looking after servants. I always like to see that my lodgers are comfortable. Aye here's a pretty careless trick, the warming pan left in the gentleman's bed I declare."

The man in question, a sailor, complains:

"Hello - Avast heaving Lounds dont pull of my timber - I went to bed half seas over - and forgot to stow it along side the hammock,"

Available on CD 166.

10 May 1809

D5459/4/21

Greys and Duns or a Prime Bang-Up for the Bit. Ya! Hip!

At the centre of a clamouring crowd stand two fashionably dressed men. On the left is a waiting carriage, on the right a house with an open door. The man on the left, dressed in hessian boots and a round hat says, in reference to the horses:

"You've got your Greys yet I see! I thought you wanted to get rid of them."

The man on the right, wearing a coachman's coat with capes and putting on a pair of gloves, replies:

"O no keep my Greys if I can! But I want cursedly to get rid of my Duns!"


'Duns' refers to his many creditors, and he is surrounded by tradesmen presenting their bills These...

Jul 1810

D5459/4/22/1

The Scotch Cottage of Glenburnie

A scene in a simple Scottish cottage. Two visitors stand by the fire, and the mistress of the cottage sweeps the floor, while her two daughters stand around. The female visitors asks:

"Mistress McLarty why do you not make your daughters assist you?"

Mrs McLarty replies:

"Indeed my Daughters can clean the House or Milk the Ky as weel as I can when they like, but its no often that they will be fashed."

Available on CD 166.

[6 Sep 1810]

D5459/4/22/2

Scotch Cleanliness N1 Vide Cottagers of Glenburnie

A scene in a Scottish Inn. On the right a bare-foot woman is lighting a fire and complains:

"The Deel blaw this fire w'e his muckle A-se for ise nair fash mysel mair we't".

A male visitor, sitting at the table in the centre, looks at her and says:

"Sounds. We will all be suffocated with dust & smoke."

A short, bedraggled man, struggles to pour boiling water into a teapot on the table, scalding a cat in the process. The female visitor looks on in horror and says:

"Mercy on us look here my Dear, the fellow is pouring hot water on top of the teapot without taking the lid off & before he...

[Sep 1810]

D5459/4/23

Procession of the Cod Company from St Giles's to Billingsgate

A scene at Billingsgate. A group of stout fishwives walk with baskets balanced on their heads. Some are smoking pipes, others have their arms folded. In the background are buildings and boats on the river.

Available on CD 166.

[18 Sep 1810]

D5459/4/24/1

Sports of a Country Fair. Part the first

A horse has broken free from a two-wheeled cart, tipping the occupants into a sprawling heap on the floor. On the left spectators run towards the accident, on the right can be seen the booths of a fair, and in the background are riders on horses, competing in a race.

Available on CD 166.

[5 Oct 1810]

D5459/4/24/2

Sports of a Country Fair. Part the third

A scene in a theatrical tent. A tiger has ripped through the canvas of the tent, and the scene is one of panic. On the left is the stage, with a painted back-drop and an actor wearing armour and brandishing a sword. The audience, on the right, struggle to escape.

Available on CD 166.

[5 Oct 1810]

D5459/4/25

An Old Ewe Drest Lamb-fashion

A busy street scene. A tall, thin, plain woman is followed by two men, one stout, the other thin. A third man has just overtaken her, and looks back in disappointment at her face. On the far right has lascivious looking soldier walks with his arm around a young woman, and a beggar-woman is pushed out the way by one of the men racing to get a look at the plain woman's face.

Behind them is a shop with the sign: 'CHEVALIER STINKPOT Perfumer in General to the Court of St James's.'

Available on CD 166.

[25 Oct 1810]

D5459/4/26

A Hitt at Backgammon

A stout couple play backgammon. On the left the man holds the shaker in one hand, from which fly two dice. On the right sits a woman. She is leaning across the board and grabs the man by his wig, upsetting two candles on the table.

Available on CD 166.

[19 Nov 1810]

D5459/4/27

Paris Diligence

A carriage departs from a tavern with the sign of the 'QOQUE EN PATE'. The carriage is filled with typically French characters: monks, soldiers, immodestly dressed young women. Next to the coach stand a pair of beggars and in the background is a scene of houses.

Available on CD 166.

[1810]

D5459/4/29

The Bassoon with a French Horn Accompanyment

A couple lie asleep in bed, apparently snoring. Their clothes are draped around the room. Pinned on the wall by the bed is the verse 'Hush every breeze | Let nothing move | My Celia sleeps | and dreams of love.'

Available on CD 166.

24 Apr 1811

D5459/4/30

A Sale of English Beauties in the East Indies

A consignment of courtesans in unloaded in a foreign port. They are measured and examined by a mixture of men in turbans and Englishmen. Unsuitable candidates are shown in to a building on the right marked: 'WAREHOUSE FOR UNSALIABLE GOODS FROM EUROPE NB To be returned by the next ship'. On the left an auctioneer, holding his hammer, stands on a box.

Available on CD 166.

[10 May 1811]

D5459/4/31/1

Implements Animated Pl. 1

On the left is carpenter, made up of compasses, mallet, saw, axe and set-square. On the right is a gardener composed of a watering can, rake, hoe, spade and shears.

Available on CD 166.

Sep 1811

D5459/4/31/2

Implements Animated Pl. 2

On the left is a housemaid composed of a mop, bucket, dustpan and various different types of brush. On the right is a cook made up from a barrel of flour, salt box, rolling pin, skewer, pot, saucepan, griddle and bowl.

Available on CD 166.

Sep 1811

D5459/4/32/1

Cat in a Bowl. No.1

A scene outside a country inn. A cat teeters in a bowl floating on a pond. A crowd has gathered to watch the spectacle, including an old woman, struggling to get in and save the cat. In the background a man and woman have lost control of their carriage.

Available on CD 166.

[24 Apr 1811]

D5459/4/32/2

A Milling Match

A outdoor boxing match. A huge crowd throngs around the ring, and in the background, carriages on the road have stopped to watch.

Available on CD 166.

[29 Sep 1811]

D5459/4/32/3

Smock Racing

In front of a cheering crowd, young women race bare-foot. In the background are the tents of a village fair.

Available on CD 166.

[1 Oct 1811]

D5459/4/32/4

Balloon Hunting

A horse has just broken free from a carriage, tipping the three female passengers onto the floor. In the background, a balloon floats off. Standing on top of a tower on the right, is a man taking aim at a female parachutist descending from the balloon, holding on to a parasol.

Available on CD 166.

[25 Oct 1811]

D5459/4/32/5

A Cricket Match Extraordinary

A cricket match, in which all the players are women. On the right are the spectators and in the background is a refreshments tent called the ' JOLLY CRICKETERS'. On the far left is a kiln.

Available on CD 166.

[Oct 1811]

D5459/4/32/6

Buck Hunting

A man and woman embrace in a small summer-house on the banks of a stream. Next to the summer-house is a tree with the notice 'MAN TRAPS' nailed to it. On the other side of the stream an old man stares across at the couple.

Available on CD 166.

[1811]

D5459/4/32/7

An Old Mole Catcher in Full Scent

An old man on horseback rides towards a young woman seated under a tree, preceded by two dogs.

Available on CD 166.

[1811]

D5459/4/33

A Templar at his Studies

A lawyer sits in front of the fire, yawning and reading a brief. His room is filed with the paraphernalia of his profession; wigs, bills, books on crim. con. as well as a fancy dress costume and a pile of empty bottles. A young partially dressed woman sits at the table arranging her hair in the mirror.

Available on CD 166.

[1811]

D5459/4/34

A Going! A Going!

A doctor pays a visit to his dying patient. The patient, pale and emaciated, is surrounded by various bottles of medicine. The fat, cheerful doctor addresses him:

"Dear Sir you look this Morning the Picture of health I have no doubt at my next visit I shall find you cured of all your earthly infirmitys."

In the doorway on the left, the invalid's wife looks on, concerned.

Available on CD 166.

[1813]

D5459/4/35

The Coblers Cure for a Scolding Wife

A cobbler sews up the mouth of his wife, watched by a laughing young woman holding a candle.

Available on CD 166.

[1813]

D5459/4/36

The Glutton

A stout man sits at the dining table in front of a roast bird, a knife and fork in each hand. On the left a maid pours foaming wine into a goblet, while a footman leans over the back of the man's chair. On the right three female servants enter the room carrying steaming dishes. In front of the table is a large wine-cooler full of bottles.

Available on CD 167.

[1813]

D5459/4/37

The Hopes of the Family, or Miss Marrowfat at Home for the Holidays

A young woman sits by the fire, singing and playing the lute, to the delight of her very fat mother. In the background her father, Deputy Marrowfat, is working at the family butchers', chopping meat for an old woman. Joints of meat hang from the rafters.

Available on CD 167.

[1813]

D5459/4/38/1

Madame Very Restaurateur, Palais Royal, Paris

A large woman sits behind a table, in front of a mirror. On the left is a thin woman in profile.

Available on CD 167.

[1814]

D5459/4/38/2

La Belle Liminaudiere au Caffee de Mille Collone, Palais Royal, Paris

A woman, in profile, sits a table looking at a magazine. On the left, a group of men sitting at a table look up at her.

Available on CD 167.

[1814]

D5459/4/39/1

The Yorkshire Jockey or the Material of a Fox-hunters Head

Available on CD 167.

[Oct 1815]

D5459/4/39/2

The Yorkshire Jockey or the Material of a Fox-hunters Head

Available on CD 167.

[Oct 1815]

D5459/4/40

John Bull Reading the Extraordinary Red Book

John Bull sits in a chair reading the 'red book' of pensions. He is stamping his feet and shaking his fist, and his wig has flown off in his rage. He says:

"Oh!! - Monstrous!! - that twenty-six state cormorants should swallow annually an aggregate sum; under the name of salaries, independent of the indefinible[sic] emoluments which result from the other sources of gain amounting to £453,652 can we any longer wonder that the love of place in these men should supersede every more exalted consideration". On the table next to him lies the mace and a list of names with the pensions they are...

[1816]

D5459/4/41

The Learned A--S, or a Legal Construction of Rogues and Vagrants

Two lawyers fight each other with umbrellas. On the right is a constable, with his crowned stick. Above the lawyers are the lines: 'Full often we're told and true it may be | That two of a trade can never agree'.

Available on CD 167.

8 Jun 1817

D5459/4/42

Term Below, or the Road to Retribution

A group of judges and barristers ride to hell, on the backs of various animals. They are accompanied by the devil. They make comments relating to legal cases.

Available on CD 167.

[1818]

D5459/4/43

Villagers Shooting Out their Rubbish

A group of villagers gather together. In their wheel barrows, from left to right, they have: a lawyer, holding a bag containing papers; a doctor with a selection of bottles; and a fat clergyman, with a drink-mottled complexion and gouty leg.

Available on CD 167.

15 Dec 1819

D5459/4/44

Finding of Arms, or a Midnight Domiciliary Visit to the Boarding School

A constable holding a search warrant enters the dormitory of a boarding school for young women. He is attacked by three teachers, one of whom is French. In the background pupils repeal the invasion of the constables. One empties her chamber pot onto one of the men, another beats a constable who has found a copy of Ovid's 'Art of Love' in her trunk.

Available on CD 167.

[Dec 1819]

D5459/4/45/1

Wild Duck Shooting

Two hunters standing by a lake. One is aiming at ducks. In the background is a house, and in the foreground, gun-dogs are chasing the ducks.

Available on CD 167.

[c. 1800-1840]

D5459/4/45/2

Pheasant Shooting

Two hunters standing in woodland. One aims at a pheasant in flight. In the background is a Palladian villa.

Available on CD 167.

[c. 1800-1840]

D5459/4/45/3

Partridge Shooting

Three hunters stand on ploghed farmland, surrounded by their dogs. One has just fired a shot at a flock of birds. In the background there are people harvesting in the fields, and also a small farm with a large haystack.

Available on CD 167.

[c. 1800-1840]

D5459/4/45/4

Old Times or Harvest Home

People dance and sing and play instruments in front of a farmhouse. On the right is a cart, piled high with the harvest. On the left, in front of the farmhouse is a table set out for dinner, with a side of beef, frothing tankards and a pudding. Next to the house is a barn piled high with hay, and in the background are hills and a church.

Available on CD 167.

[c. 1800-1840]

D5558/4

Form of service for dedication of the chancel screen and tablet memorials in the parish church in memory of the men of Alfreton who fell in the Great War, on Whit Sunday 1921; includes list of men

Available on CD, CD338.

1921

D5723/1/2

Diary, Oct 1913 - Oct 1915

This document is number 32 in Derbyshire Record Office’s “50 Treasures” selection. For more information, click the link below.

1913-1915

D5742/1/2

Recipe book, chiefly culinary and household [? of Harriet Burrows]

Containing the following recipes:

1. Health talks

2. Chocolate cake

3. Lemon Curd

4. Steamed Treacle Pudding

5. Elderberry wine

6. Icing almond

7. Salad Dressing

8. Lemon Sherbet

9. Chocolate cake

10. Health Salts

11. Orange Cake

12. Rhubarb and fig jam

13. Orange cake

14. Marrow Pickle

15. Vegetable marrow pickle

16. Mogartalette

17. Farmhouse Cake

18. A good plum pudding

19. Elderberry wine

20. A rich xmas cake

21. Juniper berries

22. Green Tomato Chutney

23. Vegetable marrow jam

24. Old fashioned oatcakes lemon cheese

25. Apple Chutney

26. Mrs wiles Cakes

27...

c1915

D5948/2/5

Field Service postcard in which he states that he has not received a letter for a long time, 28 Oct

Available on CD, CD322

1914

D5948/2/12

Field Service Postcard to Mrs Bryan, re. having recieved her letter, a reply to which will follow at the first available opportunity, 9 Nov

Available on CD, CD322

1914

D5948/2/13

Field Service Postcard to Mrs Bryan mentioning that he has recieved her letter, and a reply will follow at the first available opportunity, 17 Nov

Available on CD, CD322

1914

D5948/2/17

Field Service Postcard to Mrs Bryan, re. having received her parcel & letter. He will respond at the first available opportunity. Also includes a handwritten note wishing a merry Christmas and a happy new year, 21 Dec

Available on CD, CD322

1914

D5948/2/21

Field Service Postcard, re. having received a letter dated 26/12/1914, 16 Jan

Available on CD, CD322

1915

D5948/2/22

Field Service Postcard re. received your letter, 7 Jan

Available on CD, CD322

1915

D5948/3/2

Letter from A. Hinds, Branch Secretary of the National Union of Railwaymen, to Mrs. Bryan, 25 Mar

Available on CD, CD322

1915

D5948/4/1

Effects form 45. Letter from Assistant Financial Secretary at the War Office re. the money that Mrs. Bryan is due on the settlements of the accounts of the late Arthur Bryan, 21 Jul

Available on CD, CD321

1915

D5948/4/2

Certificate of Death of Arthur Bryan, effects form 100E, 21 Jun

Available on CD, CD322

1915

D5948/4/3

Letter from the Officer in Charge Rifles Records to Mrs. Bryan informing Mrs Bryan of the location of Arthur Bryans grave, 9 Aug

Available on CD, CD322

1915

D5948/7/1

Receipt for Costume from G.W.B. Ritchie, Practical Tailor and Outfitter, 26 Mar

Available on CD, CD321

1915

D5948/7/2

Envelope addressed to Mrs. Bryan, 16 Aug

Available on CD, CD321

1914

D5948/7/3

Envelope addressed to Mrs. Bryan, 18 Feb

Available on CD, CD321

1915

D5948/7/4

Field Service Postcard from Arthur Bryan to Mrs. L. Bryan. Mentions that he has not received a letter for some time, 13 Oct

Available on CD, CD321

1914

D5948/7/5

Envelope addressed to Mrs Bryan, 20 Mar

Available on CD, CD321

1915

D5952/1

Souvenir album of military patients

with signatures of soldier patients

1914-1918

D6052/1/1

Original Sketches : from Life : etc : Satirical and Humourous : Book the III ; Drawn by : George Murgatroyd Woodward

Title page.

[1781]

D6052/1/2

All the Worlds a Stage

A young woman reclines in clouds, in her hand is a piece of paper marked

'Original Sketches from Life etc Book III and above her head is written 'Drawn by George Murgatroyd Woodward'.


Below her is a stage, peopled with tiny figures, and entitled:

'Shakespears Characters'. Beneath the stage, two lounging satyrs point to an inscription:

'Out of a Mountain came a Mountain of delight. Laughter […] out to see the sign. Falstaff was his name. And Lo. Sir John'.


On the verso is a contents list for the sketchbook:


'Containing : 1 Amusement for Leisure Hours : 2 A Peep into Surgeons Hall : 4...

20 Jul 1781

D6052/1/3

Amusement for Leisure Hours

Four men with bayonets stand to attention, while an officer, in cocked hat and bag-wig, faces them and flourishes his sword. Two of the men are wearing aprons, and may be volunteers with the militia.

[1781]

D6052/1/4

A Peep into Surgeons Hall

A man seated in a high-backed chair uses a long stick to point at a dissected cadaver. Around the table are seated twelve men, showing varying degrees of interest or revulsion.

One comments: "Oh horrible sight". Another remarks "What a store of knowledge". A third says: "It is amazing".

[1781]

D6052/1/5

A Visit to Vauxhall

A crowd of spectators watch singers and musicians perform in a raised pavilion in the Vauxhall pleasure gardens.

[1781]

D6052/1/6

The Temple of Hymen

A scene outside Dr. Graham's 'Temple of Hymen'. Various figures walk or loiter in the street, including a man carrying a table and two waiting chair-carriers. A man and woman are waiting at the door of the 'Temple'.

[1781]

D6052/1/7

A Peep in the Adelphi on the Day of Sale

An auction scene inside the Adelphi. People look at a fantastical contraption, resembling a gazebo, in the centre of the room. On the right an auctioneer raises his gavel, watched by a number of men wearing bag-wigs. There are various items marked with their lot number, and a man with a piece of paper marked 'Out of place' protruding from his pocket, sits dozing on a chair.

[1781]

D6052/1/8

A Visit to the Playhouse

An interior scene in a theatre. In the gallery sit a stern looking couple, both wearing high toupée wigs. Footmen stand behind other spectators sitting in the gallery, and one man is being passed a tankard by someone on the stalls.


Below the gallery is a sea of faces; most are watching the play, whilst some laugh or yawn. On the left are some of the musicians from the orchestra.

[1781]

D6184/6/8/1

Black and white photographs of six German soldiers in a trench, one holding a cat

Behind the soldiers are stone tablets[?] one of which says 'Alarm Glocke' [alarm bell]

c.1914-1918

D6184/6/8/2

Black and white photograph of five German soldiers in a trench

 

c.1914-1918

D6414/15/2/2

Photograph of Private E. Passey

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1035]. Available on CD, CD355.

Photographer: Lytton & Co., 93 Pinstone St, Sheffield

[1914]

D6414/15/2/4

Photograph of Private Browitt, marine

Note about him on the back.

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1040]. Available on CD, CD335.

[1914-1918]

D6414/15/2/5

Photograph of Private Hibbert

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1036]. Available on CD, CD335.

[1914-1918]

D6414/15/2/6

Photograph of Seaman G. Mellors of H.M.S. Powerful

Note on back: present at the surrender of the German fleet.

Postcard sent by Seaman Mellors to Rev K Bond

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1039]. Available on CD, CD335.

[1914-1918]

D6414/15/2/7

Photograph of Serjeant Lewis Green, M.M.

Note on the back: decorated by the Mayor in Cd [Chesterfield] Market Place. Afterwards killed.

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1034]. Available on CD, CD335.

[1914-1918]

D6414/15/2/8

Photograph of grave of Serjeant Lewis Green, M.M.

Available on CD, CD335.

[1914-1918]

D6414/15/2/10

Photograph of large group of First World War enlisted men in civilian dress

including the first four civilians from Elder Yard Chapel named on the back.

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1033]. Available on CD, CD335.

Aug 1914

D6414/15/2/11

Photograph of Private Bernard Muxlow (aged 16)

Notes on the back about him.

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1042]. Available on CD, CD335

1915-1916

D6414/15/2/12

Photograph of two unidentified soldiers

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 1043]. Available on CD, CD335.

[1914-1918]

D6414/16/10

Commemorative Card "For King and Country"

for Lance-Corporal Alfred Louis Green, M.M.

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 842]. Available on CD, CD332.

n.d. [1914-1918]

D6414/16/11

Poster entitled "Food Economy-National Safety"

(2' 51/4 X 1' 71/2) undated but referring to the First World War period.

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 840]. Available on CD, CD332.

[1914-1918]

D6414/16/13

Poster of Armistice Commemoration Services, Sunday December 1 1918

( 2' 4 1/2" x 1" 7 1/2").

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 841]. Available on CD, CD332.

1918

D6414/16/14

Roll of Honour for Chesterfield Servicemen

who were former members of the chapel or Sunday School.

[Formerly Chesterfield Public Library reference ELD 843]. Available on CD, CD332.

n.d. [post 1918]

D6546/6/9/4

Roll of Honour of employees of Lockwood & Carlisle Ltd. who joined HM Forces in the Great European War 1914-1919

Available on CD, CD322

[1919]

D6605/2

Printed address by Lieutenant-Colonel B. Witherby

commanding officer. Made at Woking. 7 Oct. Available on CD, CD335.

1914

D6605/3

Typewritten Battalion Orders

by Lieutenant-Colonel C.B. Vandeleur, commanding officer. Made at Godalming. 17 Mar . Available on CD, CD335.

1915

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