Most assuredly for this night only…

Playbill

  • Title: Most assuredly for this night only. By desire of several Ladies and Gentlemen. Paul Pry again!!! Who will for the last time just drop in … : Theatre, Thames-Ditton. On Friday evening, the 20th of October, 1826, will be performed (positively the last time in this theatre) the favorite comedy of Paul Pry …
  • Publication: [London] : William Lindsey, printer, (Newspaper-Office) Thames-Street, Kingston, [1826]

Catalog Record

File 767 P69B T366 1826

Acquired February 2021

Reasons humbly offered by the Weavers of London

printed text

  • Author: Worshipful Company of Weavers (London, England)
  • Title: Reasons humbly offered by the Weavers of London, against a bill now depending in Parliament, entitled, A bill for the more effectual preventing the importation of foreign thrown-silk, &c.
  • Published: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1727]

Catalog Record

File 652 A3 R288 727

Acquired March 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

New Assembly-Rooms, November 9, 1774

printed text

  • Title: New Assembly-Rooms, November 9, 1774. The proprietors … at a general meeting … think it necessary to declare in this public manner : that however desirous they may be of preserving peace, and preventing any future disturbances to interrupt the amusements of this place, they cannot so far forget their own rights, as to submit their property to the management of any persons, though ever so respectable in dignity or fortune.
  • Publication: Bath : Printed by R. Cruttwell, [1774]

Catalog Record

File 64 B32 774 11/9

Acquired December 2020

James Macleane, the gentleman highwayman at the bar

description below“A broadside on the trial of the robber James Maclaine; with an etching showing the interior of a court room, the judges seated on the left, Maclaine standing on the right, in the middle background a lady standing, giving evidence in his favour; and with engraved title and letterpress text giving an account of the trial in three columns.”–British Museum online catalogue.

 

  • Author: Maclaine, James, 1724-1750.
  • Title: James Macleane, the gentleman highwayman at the bar.
  • Published: [London] : Printed for T. Fox in the Old Baily. Publishd according to Act of Parliament Sept 29, 1750.

Catalog Record

750.09.29.01+

Acquired May 2020

To the women of England

printed broadside

  • Author: English Woman (Author of To the women of England), author.
  • Title: To the women of England.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for John Ginger, no. 169, Piccadilly, [1803]
  • Manufacture: W. Flint, printer, Old Bailey

Catalog Record

File 63 803 En58++

Acquired January 2021

The slaves triumphant

description below

Date based on inclusion of ‘Wottington’, perhaps a variant spelling of Samuel Worthington, Mayor of Nottingham in 1800/1.
An apparently satirical Nottinghamshire slip song, perhaps produced during an enclosure dispute (‘Have BURGESS’s the Time forgot, When Worshipper’s of Mammon; Combined to seize that happy Spot, We hold as RIGHT of Common?’), which groups the names of several local worthies (such as Mayors Hawksley and Hunt) ‘as An Auctioneer’s old Books, Waste Paper, Rotten Leather’.

 

  • Title: The slaves triumphant. Tune. College rules.
  • Publication: [Nottinghamshire, England?] : [publisher not identified], [approximately 1800?]

Catalog Record

File 763 800 SL631

Acquired September 2020

University for Rational Amusement: Casino, No. 43

printed text

  • Title: University for Rational Amusement: Casino, No. 43, Great Marlborough-Street, on Friday the 19th instant will be held, the sixth meeting of The Female Parliament. The debates to be carried on by Ladies only, to commence with an exordium from the Chair, by a Lady. …
  • Publication: [London] : [publisher not identified], [1780]

Catalog Record

File 63 780 Un58

Acquired December 2020

 

An authentic account of the behaviour… of James Beaghan

printed text

  • Title: An authentic account of the behaviour, conduct and confession, of James Beaghan, who was executed on Vinegar Hill, on Saturday the 24th day of August, 1799 …
  • Publication: [Dublin?] : [Publisher not identified], [1799]

Catalog Record 

File 523 B365 799

Acquired December 2020