Recollections of past life

printed text

  • Author: Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873.
  • Title: Recollections of past life.
  • Publication: London : Spottiswood & Co., printers, New-Street Square and 30 Parliament Street, 1868.
  • Manufacture: London : Printed by Spottiswood & Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street.

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LWL MSS 41

Acquired September 2021

Retail lace house : 392, Strand, opposite Cecil Street

printed text

A letter addressed to ‘Madam’ describing the copy and the quality of its work with attestations from the Royal family.

  • Author: Geo. Fred. Urling, & Co.
  • Title: Retail lace house : 392, Strand, opposite Cecil Street, from 143, Cheapside.
  • Publication: [London?] : [Geo. Fred. Urling, & Co.], [1819?]

Catalog Record

File 66 819 Ur77

Acquired September 2021

Sir Henry Holland papers, 1805-1868

handwritten text

Eight manuscript volumes: Essays on various subjects written at Univesity while at Glasgow, 1805-1806; copies of letters from Portugal 1812; Journal in Spain 1813; Journal in Lombardy, Austria, Prussia 1815; Sketchbook 1815; Journal in the north of Italy and France 1816; Journal to Spain1818; Diary 1830-1843. Also with two copies of Holland’s publication, General view of the agriculture of Cheshire (1808) and two issues of his Recollections of past life (1868).

  • Author: Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873, author.
  • Title: Sir Henry Holland papers, 1805-1868 (bulk 1812-1843).

Catalog Record

LWL MSS 41

Acquired September 2021

Portraits and players

2 engraved portraits, one woman and two men

Two volumes of engraved portraits of notable, mostly British, statesmen, academics, churchmen, authors, and actors taken from 18th- and 19th-century publications. Many of the portraits have been carefully trimmed around the figure, with the title mount below and the page annotated with the birth and death dates of the subject. Others have been trimmed carefully to remove the background but preserve the frames. The arrangement of volume one with the spine label “Portraits” is unclear: the first portraits are removed and missing (although some laid in prints may have been removed from their mounts) and some volumes leaves have been cut out, but the first of the surviving approximately 90 portraits is of Robert South S.T.P. by George Vertue (publisher in 1715 by Jonah Bowyer) followed by a portrait of John Tillotson Dean of Canterbury and Archibishop and James Bradley D.D. third astronomer royal (1692– 1762) and then Mrs. Griffith, Mrs. Charlotte Smith, John Bigland (schoolmaster turned author), Richard Chenevix Bishop of Waterford (1698-1779) and other 18th-century figures Included are portraits of Samuel Johnson, David Garrick, Mrs. Oldfield, Mrs. Lessingham, Mrs. Davenport, Madame Mara, Benjamin Franklin, Edmund Burke, and Lord Byron as well as other notable authors and playwrights. Toward the end is a portrait of Joseph Vernet (à la poupée); Grose the antiquarian and a vignette of an artist with a book “Sketches from nature”. The second volume with the spine label “Players” begins with a newspaper clipping “Anecdote of Garrick in the character of Lear” followed by pages from which prints have been removed but the volume contains approximately 50 prints (some with color) of the men and women of the London stage in the 18th and early 19th centuries, mostly in character.

  • Creator: Bailly, R. C., collector.
  • Title: [Portraits and players] [graphic].
  • Production: [England], [not after 1810?]

Catalog Record

724 810B

Acquired September 2021

General view of the agriculture of Cheshire

printed title page

  • Author: Holland, Henry, Sir, 1788-1873, author.
  • Title: General view of the agriculture of Cheshire : with observations drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement / by Henry Holland.
  • Publication: London : Printed for R. Phillips, Bridge-Street; sold by Faulder and Son, [and 12 others], 1808.
  • Manufacture: [London] : T. Gillet, printer, Wild-court.

Catalog Record

LWL MSS 41

Acquired September 2021