Loum Kiqua

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A portrait of Loum Kiqua shown standing whole-length holding a long pipe in left hand and wearing Chinese dress and hat with a purse hanging from his waist. He stands in a room with a chequered floor and to the right a balcony overlooking ships on the water and the walls of a city complex.

  • Printmaker: Burford, Thomas, approximately 1710-approximately 1779, printmaker.
  • TitleLoum Kiqua [graphic] / D. Serres ad vivum pinxt. ; T. Burford fecit.
  • PublishedLondon : [Publisher not identified], publish’d according to act of Parliament, April 1757.

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

Portraits L886 no. 1+

Acquired July 2014

Letters to Anthony Hamond of Westacre, High-House

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A collection of 91 letters written over a 24 year period (1795-1819) from Benjamin Wymberly Salmon to his wealthy friend Anthony Hamond. The topics include, among others: estate management including news of the West Indian pineapples in his new “hot house”, mutual friends in the East Indies, Norfolk politics and candidates for local elections, trips to London, Bath, and Norwich, the possible erection of a memorial monument to Lord Nelson, in Norwich, etc. Salmon offers ongoing investment advice to Hamond about the East India Company and the election of its directors. He relates news of a mutual friend, George Tatem director of the East India Company.

  • AuthorSalmon, Benjamin Wymberly, 1743-1821.
  • TitleLetters to Anthony Hamond of Westacre, High-House, 1795-1819.

Catalog Record


Acquired July 2014

Collection of documents relating to the settlement of the estate of Mary Turner

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 A collection of documents forming a detailed record of the dispersal of the Scottish personal estate of John Turner, who was in the service of the East India Company and formerly a farmer of Roxburgh Barns. His debts to the Duke of Roxburgh and Mr. Chatto resulted in his personal estate being sequestered by court order in 1780. His debts were then assigned to his daughter Miss Turner who sold her “household furniture, labouring utensils and other effects … by public roup at Pinaclehill the 8th May 1780.” Inventories detail the possessions of Mary Turner which were auctioned off at Pinaclehill, near Kelso and other locations.

  • Title:Collection of documents relating to the settlement of the estate of Mary Turner, 1772-1794.

Catalog Record


Acquired July 2014

Catalogue of Bradenham House library, Norfolk

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Manuscript catalog of approximately 1600 books in the Bradenham House library, Norfolk including eight incunables and a second folio of Shakespeare. The entries are arranged by format beginning with folios and followed by quartos and “octavo et infra” with some titles struck through and annotated with a name. Each entry includes: author, title, place of publication, and date. The library was sold in 1967 in 826 lots by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge in a 2-day sale: “Catalogue of the select library of a gentleman … a valuable portion of the topographical library of the late W.H.H. of Bradenham Hall …”

  • AuthorHaggard, William Henry, 1776-1837.
  • TitleCatalogue of Bradenham House library, Norfolk, [1807-1833].

Catalog Record

LWL Mss Vol. 214

Acquired July 2014

Mess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal

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Handbill with a woodcut showing opened and closed umbrellas on either side of the royal coat of arms above title.

  • TitleMess. Kellys, whip and umbrella-makers to the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal, The King’s Arms, No. 139, near Somerset House, Strand, London.
  • Published[London : Mess. Kellys, ca. 1790]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

File 66 790 K29

Acquired July 2014

Miss Scott Evans, who was so flatteringly received in Aurelia…

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  • TitleMiss Scott Evans, who was so flatteringly received in Aurelia, begs leave respectfully to inform her friends and the public, that her benefit, at the New Royal Circus … is fixed for Saturday, the 3rd of October, 1801 … when the new grand spectacle of King Caesar, or, The Negro slaves, with new music, scenery, machinery, dresses, and decorations, will be performed; to which will be added The eclips, or, Harlequin in China ; teh part of Columbine by Miss Scott Evans …
  • Published[London : Printed at the Philanthropic Reform, St. George’s Fields, by J. Richardson, No. 4 Lambeth-Road, Southwark, 1801]

Catalog Record  & Digital Collection

File 767 P69B N558 1801

Acquired July 2014