A visit to London

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Six plates with titles: London from Camberwell (on the South). Blackfriar’s Bridge [illegible]. The menagerie in the Tower. Westminister Bridge, Hall, & Abbey. London Bridge & the monument. The Juvenile Library.

 

  • Author: S. W., active 1801-1820?, author.
  • Title: A visit to London : containing a description of the principal curiosities in the British metropolis / by S.W. ; with six copper plates.
  • Manufacture: London : Printed by J. Adlard, Duke-Street, Smithfield. For Tabart and Co., at the Juvenile and School Library, No. 157, New Bond-Street; and to be had of all booksellers, 1808.

Catalog Record

659 808S

Acquired March 2020

Godissart de Cari’s Souvenirs de l’Angleterre

Cover of sketchbook

An album of twenty watercolors recording the 1826 journey to England by members of the French Delahaye family. Gaudissart, a family friend of the Delahaye clan, traveled with them from their home in Pierrefitte, near Saint-Denis, recording the sights they saw across The Channel.
With a 16-page letter dated 1826, written in French, addressed by L. Delahaye to her friend Alexandrine upon the Delahayes’ return from England. The letter recounts the family’s journey in great detail from start to finish, and includes several mentions of the (lively) participation of Gaudissart. Also included is a single leaf written ca. 1850 describing the genesis of the album and brief biographical sketch of Gaudissart de Cari.

  • Artist: Cari, Godissart de, -1848, artist.
  • Title: Godissart de Cari’s Souvenirs de l’Angleterre, with a letter from Madame Delahaye, 1826, 1850.

Catalog Record

LWL MSS 30

Acquired March 2019

Frost Fair on the River Thames

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“In the foreground is the riverside in Southwark, with spectators, and a vendor of ‘A hot Mutton Pie or an Apple Pie’; a gangway placarded ‘The New City Road’ leads from the pavement to ice. In the background is a detailed view of riverside buildings, the north ends of Blackfriars Bridge (left) and London Bridge (right), St. Paul’s, many spires, and the Monument (right). Letters on the print refer to a key in the lower margin. Tents are dotted over the ice, with a group of three in the centre of the design: ‘The City of Moscow’ has two other placards, ‘Barclays Intire’ and ‘Good Gin Rum &c.’ It flies a Russian flag and on its summit is the effigy of a man. Behind this is the ‘Lord Wellington for Ever’, with a Union flag, and on the left the ‘Orange Boven’ [see No. 12102] with ‘Good Ale Porter & Gin’; it flies the striped flag of the Stadtholder. In front of this people are dancing while a fiddler plays (‘H, Dancing and Fidling’). Behind these tents there is a curving line of spectators and pedestrians along the stream of the river, inscribed ‘I, The main walk’. At intervals along it are various attractions: ‘B, Copperplate Printing’ (the press is being worked), ‘The Wiskey Shop’ (a small booth), a printing-press with a placard ‘Frost Fair Printing Office’ (‘A, Letterpress Printing’), and, farther on, another press: ‘Thames Printing Office’ (also marked ‘A’). Other incidents are skittles (two games, ‘F, playing at Skittles’); ‘G, Throwing at Gingerbread’, with sticks, the slabs being placed on upright sticks. Two boat-shaped swings, one placarded ‘High Flyer’ (‘E, Swinging’); two ‘Ballad Singers’ (‘D’), a man and woman; the carcase of a sheep, hanging from a gibbet-like erection (‘C, A Sheep to be roasted’). In the distance a barber shaves a man who is seated in the open (‘K, Shaveall at work’).”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • TitleFrost Fair on the River Thames [graphic] : as it appeared in the hard frost, Feby. 4, 1814, between London and Blackfriars Bridges when the river was one sheet of ice and snow, and on which several trades and pastimes were carried on, the above view was taken on the spot at Bankside Feby. 4.
  • Publication[London : Published Feby. 14, 1814, by G. Thompson, No. 43 Long Lane, West Smithfield, 14 February 1814]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

814.02.14.02++

Acquired February 2016

A view of Frost Fair, held on the Thames the beginning of February, 1814

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“View on the Thames during the 1814 Frost Fair; tents erected on the ice; people making merry in tents around fire or on the ice outside; street traders selling goods at fair; a man playing skittle in foreground, figures slipping or falling through cracks in ice behind; Blackfriars Bridge in background, with St Paul’s to the right.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • TitleA view of Frost Fair, held on the Thames the beginning of February, 1814 [graphic].
  • Publication[London : Published by T. Batchelar, 115 Long Alley, Moorfields, London, February 1814]

Catalog Record & Digital Collection

814.02.00.02

Acquired February 2016

Foundling Fields 1795 : payable on demand

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Obverse depicts in the circle the crest of a lamb holding in its mouth a sprig of thyme and the legend ‘Foundling Fields – 1795″. On the reverse side in the circle the initials JB (i.e., James Burton 1761-1837, builder and developer of much of the foundling hospital in the 1790s) and the legend ‘Payable on demand”.

1 token, copper, 3 cm diameter.

  • Title: Foundling Fields 1795 : payable on demand.
  • Created: [London : J. Burton, 1795]

Catalog Record

File 66 795 F771

Acquired January 2013