By order of the House of Lords, no lady, can claim admission…

printed text

An admission ticket for the fifteenth day of the trial of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; the impeachment trial took place in Westminster Hall in April-June 1806.

  • Title: By order of the House of Lords, no lady, can claim admission into the seats called the Peeresses Seats by this ticket unless her name is written on the back thereof, on the line denoting the state of her claim. Guydir, Dept. Gt. Ch.
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1806]

Catalog Record

File 523 D914 806

Acquired April 2021

 

 

Theatre, Wolverhampton. On Monday evening, March the 3d, 1828

description below

Playbill

 

  • Title: Theatre, Wolverhampton. On Monday evening, March the 3d, 1828, will be acted George Barnwell … to conclude with the grand musical romance of Blue Beard or, Female Curiosity … the splendid entrance of Blue Beard, borne on the back of a grand majestic elephant, whose mechanical construction exhibits to the astonished spectator every movement of the real animal when alive …
  • Production: Wolverhampton : J. Smart, [1828]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B W869 1828

Acquired August 2020

Stagecoach route information card

description below

An information card detailing distance in miles from the stages on the route (Grantham to London) and the time taken to reach each stage.

  • Title: [Stagecoach route information card].
  • Publication: [Grantham, England?] : [publisher not identified], [late 18th century]

Catalog Record

File 66 790 St779

Acquired February 2021

[Ticket for Dalby Theatre]

description below

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

 

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

Catalog Record

File 767 P69b D213 803.1 7/21 Copy 3

Acquired January 2020

At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London

trade card

  • Author: Soho Academy (London, England)
  • Title: At the Academy, No. 8 Soho Square, London, young gentlemen are bearded & taught the English, French, Latin & Greek languages, writing, arithmetic, geography, book-keeping, and the mathematics, at 2 guineas entrance & 28 guineas a year …
  • Publication: [London] : [Soho Academy], [approximately 1800]

Catalog Record

File 659 805 So682

Acquired May 2020

View of the menagerie in the King’s Private Road

description below

Trade card, calligraphically engraved, with large (64 x 166 mm) engraved illustration at top showing aviaries and menagerie.

 

  • Printmaker: Silvester, Richard William, 1769 or 1770-1842, printmaker.
  • Title: View of the menagerie in the King’s Private Road [graphic] / Silvester sc., 27 Strand.
  • Publication: [London] : [James Pilton], [ca. 1800]

Catalog Record

800.00.00.106+

Acquired January 2020

Thomas Hewerdine, oil and colour-man

printed text

Includes a printed list of paints and oils, as well as other chandlery goods including preserved goods, grocery stores and other materials of use on board.

 

  • Title: Thomas Hewerdine, oil and colour-man, at the sign of the Colour-Grinder, the corner of Barnaby-Street, in Tooley Street, Southwark, London; Sells all sorts of colours ready prepared (at the lowest prices) for house or ship painting; that any gentlemen builders, &c. may set their servants to work, at an easy expence, by the help of a printed direction, he gives with his colours.
  • Publication: [Southwark, London] : [Thomas Hewerdine], [1765]

Catalog Record

File 66 765 T454

Acquired January 2021