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

Dividend receipt from the South Sea Company

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Dividend receipt addressed “To Mr. Lockyer accomptant at the South Sea house” and annotated in the lower right by “Rich. Sarum”. The body of the document reads: “Pray pay to the bearer Mr. Daniel Gell my share of the midsumer [sic] dividend due on two thousand four hundred forty four pounds eight shillings 10d.1/2 capital stock in the South Sea Company, and this shall be a sufficient warrant. Westmr. Octr. 25 1722”.

 

  • Title: Dividend receipt from the South Sea Company : manuscript.
  • Production: Westminster, 1722 October 25.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss File 153

Acquired August 2020

Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil

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  • Author: Kindersley, Mrs., author.
  • Title: Letters from the island of Teneriffe, Brazil, the Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies / by Mrs. Kindersley.
  • Publication: London : Printed for J. Nourse, in the Strand, bookseller to His Majesty, MDDCCLXXVII [1777]

Catalog Record

81 777K

Acquired August 2020

A narrative of the loss of the Royal George

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National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints, does not describe this edition, but does describe earlier editions, and attributes them to Julian Slight.
Above edition statement on title page: “Bound in the wood of the wreck.”

 

  • Author: Slight, Julian, author.
  • Title: A narrative of the loss of the Royal George, at Spithead, August, 1782 : Tracey’s attempt to raise her in 1783 : her demolition and removal by Major-General Pasley’s operations in 1839-40-41-42 & 43 : including a statement of her sinking / written by her then flag-lieutenant, the late Admiral Sir C.P.H. Durham, G.C.B, recently commander-in-chief, at Portsmouth.
  • Edition: Eighth edition.
  • Publication: Portsea : Printed & published by S. Horsey, Sen., 43, Queen Street, 1848.

Catalog Record

64 P853 848

Acquired August 2020

Arrival of the flotilla of Admiral Howe

description belowUnsigned; attributed to Rowlandson.
Inscribed on verso: Names of the Ships taken by Lord Howe on 1st of June 1794, and brought into Portsmouth Harbour; Sans Pareille 84 Guns, L’America 74, Limpetue 84, Northumberland 84, Achille 76, La Vengeur 74.

 

  • Artist: Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist.
  • Title: [Arrival of the flotilla of Admiral Howe into Portsmouth Harbour on 1 June 1794] [art original].
  • Production: [England], [1794]

Catalog Record

Drawings R79 no. 17 Box 2

Acquired August 2020

Song. The independent electors of Middlesex

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A slip song with the refrain “Derry down, down, &c” addressed to constituents of Middlesex to vote for independent radical candidates George Byng and Sir Francis Burdett in the upcoming local election of 1802.

 

  • Title:Song. The independent electors of Middlesex.
  • Publication:[London] : J. Abraham, Clement’s Lane, [1802]

Catalog Record

File 763 802 So698

Acquired August 2020

A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants

title page

  • Author: Boyle, P. (Patrick), -1808?, author.
  • Title: A separate arrangement of all the principal merchants, manufacturers, and traders in the cities of London and Westminster, and borough of Southwark : with a general index to trades. For the year 1796.
  • Publication: [London] : [P. Boyle], [1796]

Catalog Record

646 796 B792

Acquired August 2020

A sketch of modern France

title page

  • Author: Beaumont, Louise Elisa, 1751-1818, attributed name.
  • Title:A sketch of modern France : in a series of letters to a lady of fashion : written in the years 1796 and 1797, during a tour through France / by a Lady ; edited by C.L. Moody, LL.D. F.A.S.
  • Publication:London : Printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies in the Strand, 1798.

Catalog Record

82 798Sk

Acquired August 2020

Lillias and Sophia Stuart music album

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A bound volume of music compiled by Lillias and Sophia Stuart, presumably sisters, with settings for keyboard and voice, the latter often for two singers, written in two distinct hands. The two women have copied here a variety of material, from traditional hymns to newly published works, including a works of French, Italian, Czech, German, as well as English composers, including those by: William Byrd, William Mason, “Te deum laudamus” from William Jackson (‘Jackson of Exeter’), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, duets from Domenico Cimarosa’s “La Vergine del sole” and “Il matrimonio segrerto”, with other works by Jean Henri Naderman, Gaetano Andreozzi Rauzzini, “Non V’ É Piú Barbaro” by Girolamo Crescentini, the duet “Vive Alina sol per te” by Venanzio Rauzzini, Franz Josef Haydn’s ‘She never told her love’; a glee for three voices by Mellish; a duet from Pietro Carlo Guglielmi’s La scommessa; the duet “Che cangi tempre” by Bonifazio Asioli; two nocturnes by Felice Blangini; “O giore omnipotente” from the opera “Il ratto dei Prosepina” by Peter von Winter, and “Andante” by the Czech Jan Ladislav Dussek. This collection offers a glimpse of provincial musical knowledge and fashions at the beginning of the nineteenth century.

 

  • Author: Stuart, Lillias.
  • Title: Lillias and Sophia Stuart music album : manuscript.
  • Production: Exeter, England, 1810 August.

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 262

Acquired August 2020