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* The Exhibition of Women's Industries 1885 & Women's Suffrage

* Men of Science


The Exhibition of Women's Industries 1885 & Women's Suffrage

ALMA-TADEMA, LAURA THERESA (1852-1909). Painter; wife of Lawrence Alma-Tadema: Autograph postcard signed to the Hon. Secretary, Exhibition of Women's Industries, 20 Park St. Bristol.

Item No. 15296

9th May 1885. She writes: "On returning home from the country I find your card and I hasten to tell you that only one of the pictures has yet been returned, Mrs Williams' of a child & cat in a garden. Mine, a garden in Mentone, and one by A. G. Epps-Pratt have not been delivered yet".

This exhibition, the first of its kind, i.e. entirely devoted to the arts and industries of women only, was organised by the Irish suffragist Helen Blackburn (1842-1903).The postcard had been sent to her pre-addressed, attached to the parcel so that she could advise safe delivery.

£40.00

Enquire Item No. 15296


BESANT, SIR WALTER (1836-1901). Novelist: A good autograph letter signed on the printed letterhead of "Working Women: Their Present and Their Future. National Conference, Exhibition, and Demonstration" but inscribed as sent from Whitby.

Item No. 15335

He writes: to "Dear Madam" - "Your very encouraging letter has been sent on to me. We shall be very glad of your help and I hope you will be able to come to our conference. There is indeed an awful work before us and unless we all join nothing will be done except the exasperation of the working classes. Thus many questions too which will have to be faced - especially that of reducing dividends - However one must face them".

6th August 1887. 2-pages 8vo.

Perhaps the recipient was the Irish suffragist Helen Blackburn (1842-1903), who had organised the 1885 Exhibition of Women's Industries & to whom other letters were addressed from the same source as the above.

£60.00

Enquire Item No. 15335


CANZIANI, LOUISA STARR (1845-1905). Painter of portraits and genre who studied at the RA Schools, where in 1867 she was the first woman to receive a gold medal for historical painting: Autograph postcard signed, "Louisa Canziani" - "My Picture has reached me quite safely .."

Item No. 15357

14 Russell Square June 5th 1885. Pre-addressed to the Hon. Secretary, Exhibition of Women's Industries, 20 Park St. Bristol. Narrow band of cloth tape affixed to upper margin where once attached to the pictures wrapping.

This exhibition, the first of its kind, i.e. entirely devoted to the arts and industries of women only, was organised by the Irish suffragist Helen Blackburn (1842-1903).

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 15357


FIRTH, JOSEPH FIRTH BOTTOMLEY (1842–1889) Politician and municipal reformer: Autograph letter signed to "My dear Sopley"[?]

Item No. 15368

New Court, Temple, 30th Oct. 1880. 1-side 8vo. "I have asked Mr. Seaton, a Cambridge man of much legal and academical knowledge and skill whether in case the Leeds Ladies Association still are in want of a lecturer to give them four lectures on the Legal Disabilities of Women. He is willing to do so on the terms you mentioned to me and I believe he has much interest in the subject and the Ladies would do well to secure his services......" He then gives Seaton's address on the conjugate leaf.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 15368


HALL, SAMUEL CARTER (1800-1889). Author & editor: Autograph letter signed to "Dear Madam" [perhaps Helen Blackburn].

Item No. 15318

24 Stamford Rd. Kensington, 1st January 1885. 1page 8vo. Slight damage to margin, a little light foxing. He writes: ".....I shall await your instructions as to where I should send the.....small drawings of Mrs. Hemans, Miss Mitford and Mrs. Loudon (L.E.L.)" Most likely refering to the the Exhibition of Women's Industries held at Bristol early this year.

This exhibition, the first of its kind, i.e. entirely devoted to the arts and industries of women only, was organised by the Irish suffragist Helen Blackburn (1842-1903).

£35.00

Enquire Item No. 15318


HILL, FLORENCE DAVENPORT (1828/9-1919). Prison reformer; particularly concerned with improving the lives of pauper children. A promoter of women's suffrage: A good autograph letter signed, Florence Hill, to "My dear Mr. Compton" [Herbert Compton of Winscombe, Nr. Weston].

Item No. 15336

Heath House, Stapleton, Bristol. August 10th, 1872. 6 1/2 sides 8vo, on mourning paper. She writes concerning the death of her father and other family matters and continues: ".... I wonder if your attention has been drawn to a movement which during the last few years has made much progress, & which I am very desirous to promote:- I mean the 'Boarding-out' of pauper orphans, that is transfering them from the large Workhouse School to the home influence of the best class of Cottage-life? There are several placed with foster parents in this neighburhood and some (from Bristol Workhouse) in rural parishes not far from Winscombe ........" etc.

£120.00

Enquire Item No. 15336


MUTRIE, MARTHA DARLEY (1824-1885). Still-life painter: Autograph postcard signed: "The pictures have I hear been safely received at 36 Palace Yard ...."

Item No. 15356

Tenby, May 16th 1885. Pre-addressed to the Hon. Secretary, Exhibition of Women's Industries, 20 Park St. Bristol. Narrow band of cloth tape affixed to upper margin where once attached to the pictures wrapping.

This exhibition, the first of its kind, i.e. entirely devoted to the arts and industries of women only, was organised by the Irish suffragist Helen Blackburn (1842-1903).

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 15356


PORTSMOUTH, ISAAC NEWTON FELLOWES-WALLOP, 5TH EARL OF (1825-1891): Autograph letter signed most likely to the Irish suffragist Helen Blackburn (1842-1903).

Item No. 15367

Eggersford House, N. Devon, 30th Jan. 1885. 2-sides 8vo with conjugate blank. "I am so sorry that It will not be possible for me to have the honour of opening the Exhibition .........." etc.

The exhibition to which he refers was the Exhibition of Women's Industries in Bristol; this exhibition, the first of its kind, i.e. entirely devoted to the arts and industries of women only, was organised by Helen Blackburn.

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 15367


TREBELLI, ZELIA (1838-1892). French opera singer: Autograph postcard in the 3rd person.

Postmarked 7th May 1885. "Mme Trebelli received her portraits quite safe". Addressed in another hand, to the Hon. Secretary, Exhibition of Women's Industries, 20 Park St. Bristol.

This exhibition, the first of its kind, i.e. entirely devoted to the arts and industries of women only, was organised by the Irish suffragist Helen Blackburn (1842-1903).

£15.00

Enquire Item No. 15338


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MEN OF SCIENCE

BABINGTON, CHARLES CARDALE (1808-1895). Botanist and archaeologist: Autograph letter signed.

Item No. 15295

To "Dear Sir", he writes thanking the recipient for information that will lead to improvements to a new edition of his manual [Manual of British Botany, the 7th edition corrected throughout published in 1874?] - ".... whorls of 5 is the certainly regular form in Erythraea [?] and I did not know that there was any variation. It is not uncommon to find 'accidental' changes of this kind and thus we see the necessity of always looking at several flowers of plants before deciding that we have the true number of the parts in the speciman before us....." etc.

Cambridge, 17th July 1871. 3-sides 8vo, laid down by reverse of conjugate leaf to part of an album page.

£65.00

Enquire Item No. 15295


BARLOW, SIR THOMAS (1845-1945). Physician, best known for his research into infantile scurvy: Autograph postcard signed to John Sturge, University Hall, Gower St.

Item No. 15330

He regrets not having been at home when Sturge called & stating that he has tea at 9, "& should be very glad if you will come in & have some chat on things in general".

10 Montague St. (postmarked Jan. 11th 1879).

£20.00

Enquire Item No. 15330


BIGSBY, JOHN JEREMIAH (1792-1881). Geologist; author of "The Shoe and Canoe, or Pictures of Travel in the Canadas" (1850): Autograph letter signed, "J. J. Bigsby" (most likely to the geologist William Pengelly (1812-1894).

Item No. 15291

He writes, "I return you my warmest thanks for your valuable communication .... I have given as little trouble as possible to geological friends - I have however always met with the kindest response - as now".

89 Glou. Pl. 18th January 1872. 1-page 8vo, on mourning paper, conjugate blank removed.

£55.00

Enquire Item No. 15291


DAVIDSON, THOMAS (1817-1885). Natural history artist & palaeontologist; especially fossil brachiopods: Autograph letter signed to "My dear Sir", most likely the geologist William Pengelly (1812-1894).

33 Park Crescent, Brighton, 25th Nov. 1863. 3-sides 12mo. "It is truly kind in you to take so much trouble for me & my monographs - I thank much for your valuable papers but which I have not yet had time to peruse, as I am writing a line in greate haste & by return of post - to send you one of the extracts I made from some of your letters relative to the localities. As the sheet is going through the press will you kindly return me as soon as you can this page with any alterations or corrections you may think desirable ..... It is my intention after I have gone through the description of all the species to touch a little on the age of devonian formation ...." etc.

£45.00

Enquire Item No. 15345


HUGHES, THOMAS MCKENNY (1832-1917). Welsh geologist & archaeologist: Autograph letter signed to the geologist William Pengelly (1812-1894).

Item No. 15343

Trin. Coll. Camb. 8th December, 1873. 1-side 8vo. "The box has arrived all right. I will write again to you and also Lady Burdett Coutts when we have opened it".

McKenny Hughes's fieldwork, which broke new ground in the understanding of the mountain limestone country, was of considerable importance and caused Sir Charles Lyell to revise several sections of his 'Elements of Geology'. Lyell and McKenny Hughes went on many geological expeditions together. [see ODNB]

£40.00

Enquire Item No. 15343


JENNER, SIR WILLIAM (1815-1898). Physician: Autograph letter signed to "Dear Sturge".

Item No. 15299

63 Brook St. Grosvenor Sq. 24th June 1874. 2-sides 8vo, affixed by the conjugate blank to part of an album page. He writes: "I cannot advise you to remain after your letter - I fear the supervision of a man like Rydon having other occupation would [?] be enough - of course a man must come down to take charge & if Mr. Lucas is kept without money he cannot very well be off anywhere".

£200.00

Enquire Item No. 15299


LANKESTER, SIR EDWIN RAY (1847-1929). Zoologist; most distinguished as Morphologist: Admission ticket signed.

Item No. 15304

Admission ticked, on card, admitting John P. Sturge to the Class of Zoology, University College, London, Session 1878-79. Printed 8vo ticket filled-in by hand, signed by Lankester. pasted on the reverse at corners to part of an album leaf.

£30.00

Enquire Item No. 15304


LYELL, SIR CHARLES (1797-1875). Geologist: Autograph letter signed to the geologist William Pengelly (1812-1894).

Item No. 15306

53 Harley St., London, 9th June 1860. 2-sides 8vo; traces of mounting on left hand margin. He writes: "I am much obliged to you for the corrigenda at pp. 54 & 178 both of which already attended to ..... . I mean to give 2 months of the vacation in Germany to the finishing of this edition & shall start the first week of next month ..... I was sorry you had left home as we had Herschell, De la Rive and several other scientific men here ..... I trust that the investigation of the Bovey coal will lead to an original paper on that formation by you".

£750.00

Enquire Item No. 15306


MIALL, LOUIS COMPTON (1842-1921). Geologist & palaeontologist: Autograph letter signed on the letterhead of the Bradford Philosophical Society to the geologist William Pengelly (1812-1894).

Item No. 15331

March 25th 1871. 1-page 8vo, conjugate blank removed. He writes: "I am much obliged to you for your kind letter, which I have printed among my testimonials. It cannot fail to tell much in my favour".

£25.00

Enquire Item No. 15331


MURCHISON, SIR RODERICK IMPEY (1792-1871). Scottish Geologist: Autograph letter signed to "Dear Pengelly" (the geologist William Pengelly, 1812-1894).

Item No. 15298

1864. 4-sides 8vo on the blindstamped letterhead of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, November 21st 1864. Mounting stub on the left hand margin. He writes: "Miss Coutts may have you at dinner on Thursday if she wishes it; for there is no Royal Society Club on that day. You must pardon my slip - but being a very old member of that Club I was thinking of times past when the Club met every Thursday. Now it has a rival the Philosophical which meets next Thursday & although I am one of that too I cannot invite any Englishman - the guest must be a foreigner. I have ...... invited Mr. Gladstone to dine as my guest with the Geologists & if he accepts you can come ......." etc.

£375.00

Enquire Item No. 15298


OWEN, SIR RICHARD (1804-1892). Biologist, comparative anatomist, and palaeontologist: Autograph letter signed.

Item No. 15305

British Museum, 5th May 1859. 1-page 8vo; with mounting stub on left hand margin, short tear to blank upper margin, a little light foxing. To "My dear Sir", he writes, "I have much pleasure in acceding to your request, and have only to add the species of deer, & the correction as to the Cave Hare & Veline [?] noted in the list herewith returned".

£245.00

Enquire Item No. 15305


REYNOLDS, SIR JOHN RUSSEL (1828-1896). Physician and neurologist: Autograph letter signed to "My dear Sturge".

Item No. 15300

38 Grosvenor St. 23rd June 1874. 2-sides 8vo, tipped on to part of an album leaf. He writes regarding consultations concerning one of Sturge's patients. Reynolds was physician-in-ordinary to the Queen's household; wrote on nervous diseases and edited, "System of Medicine" 1866-1879.

£65.00

Enquire Item No. 15300


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