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TitlePapers of William Webb, Arthur Baldock and Sidney Baldock, Lace Designers, Nottingham, 1871-1928
Date Of Creation1871-1928
Extent1 box
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; correspondence, journal, legal agreements, photographs, lace patterns.
LevelFonds
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryWilliam R. Webb (1858-1928) was a lace designer in Nottingham. After serving his apprenticeship with the lace designer Mr Elsey, he was employed by John Bromley and Sons of Philadelphia, U.S.A. from 1892 to 1895. On his return to England he established his own business as a lace designer in Nottingham, working first in Bridlesmith Gate and then at 11 Heathcoat Street. He was closely associated with the Castle Gate Congregational Church where he served as a deacon and was secretary of the Sunday School. He was also a watercolour artist and some of his paintings were exhibited in Nottingham and Derby.

Arthur Henry Baldock and his son Sidney Arthur Baldock, who also feature in the collection, were both associated with the Nottingham lace trade.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was received by the University of Nottingham in August 1980.
DescriptionThe small collection of papers is chiefly concerned with the personal life and career of William R. Webb, including reference to his training in the United States. The Baldock papers include two indentures of apprenticeship, for Arthur Henry Baldock (1875) and his son Sidney Arthur Baldock (1901). There are also a few lace patterns, but no substantial records of professional work.

A photograph of Professor E.H. Barton (1858-1925), who was a friend of the family, is present.
MgtGroupPersonal papers
MgtSubGroupPrivate papers
ArrangementThe collection is divided into three sections. These concern historical notes on the family, papers concerning the Baldocks, and papers concerning William Webb.
LanguageEnglish
TermLace and lace making - England - Nottingham
Industries - England - Nottingham
FindingAidsopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:
Typescript Catalogue, 6 pp

At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew:
Typescript Catalogue, 6 pp

Online:
Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

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Persons
CodePersonNameDates of Existence
NA145Webb; William R. (1858-1928); Nottingham lace designer1858-1928
NA146Baldock; Arthur Henry (fl 1875)fl 1875
NA147Baldock; Sidney Arthur (fl 1901)fl 1901
NA134Barton; Edwin Henry (1858-1925); Professor; Professor of Physics University College Nottingham1858-1925
NA145Webb; William R. (1858-1928); Nottingham lace designer1858-1928
NA146Baldock; Arthur Henry (fl 1875)fl 1875
NA147Baldock; Sidney Arthur (fl 1901)fl 1901
Places
CodePlace name
PL1/Nottingham/Nottinghamshire/England
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