Document ReferenceMS 488
TitleScrapbook of original sketches, cuttings and illustrations from the Midlands area, 1860-1930
Extent1 volume
AbstractThe collection comprises a scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings, engravings and pencil sketches relating to buildings, events and ecclesiastical matters in Worcestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire. The compiler of the scrapbook is unknown.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe identities of the compiler of the scrapbook and the creators of the sketches inside are unknown. Detailed research into the material which has been collected might enable an identification.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was transferred to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in March 1989.
DescriptionThe scrapbook contains a variety of material, mainly extracted from other sources but including some original work. It includes:

Sketches in pencil and pen by 'SF' and 'E. China', of: the Old Seven Stars Inn, the Vicarage, the Church and Standon School in Standon, Staffordshire; Sneinton Castle, Nottinghamshire; Weston Coyney Hall, Staffordshire; church and churchyard at Darley in the Dale, Derbyshire; river view at Matlock Bridge, Derbyshire; Willersley Bridge on the River Derwent near Cromford, Derbyshire; St Michael's Church at Colwich, Staffordshire; and St Thomas's Church at a location unknown. 1860-1863;

Engravings cut from newspapers and journals depicting Dresden in Germany; dogs and horses; an avenue of trees accompanied by a poem by 'H.M.T.'; a coronation (in colour); Brailes church in Warwickshire; Trentham church, Staffordshire; tomb of Sir Walter Scott, view of the beach at Brighton; Mercrusse Abbey; Smuggler's Cave; Erthig [Erddig], Denbighshire; Hurst Castle; Grotto and Cave; Richmond, Surrey; and children rioting in a school (in colour). Undated, c. 1860-c.1880;

Newspaper cuttings comprising articles regarding: a meteor shower; Miss Linwood, a Leicester needleworker; laying the foundation stone of St Luke's parish school, Nottingham; Coaguline cement; cure for cholera; bells in St John the Baptist church, Bromsgrove; memory of a fox hunt in the Cotswolds by Lord Coventry; Kempsey church, Worcestershire; the Wylde family of Worcester and Kempsey; stage superstitions; Francis Henry Macklin, actor; Edward Terry, actor; facial make-up; 'An Unequal match', a play; the Eaton and Clarke families of Nottingham; a poem to the departing vicar of St Mary's church, Nottingham; poem entitled: 'Epithalmium to Mr S...M...'; poem entitled 'Church of our vicars'; and details of vicars at St Luke's church, Nottingham including the Rev. H.E. Daniel. 1866-1929;

Newspaper cuttings comprising photographs depicting: Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire; Old Worcester prison; Lord Coventry and his family; market day at Ledbury, Herefordshire; widening Worcester Bridge; Worcestershire cave dwellers; Rock Church, Worcestershire; carved Roman stone at Colchester; Madresfield Court, Malvern; extension of Worcester city boundary; flooding at Worcester; Bewdley, Worcestershire; old mill at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire; Worcester, Ludlow and Bridgnorth from the air; Malvern Hill quarries; blind rowing crew; St John the Baptist church, Bromsgrove; Huddington Court, Worcester; the Bishop of Pershore; Ombersley and Tenbury, Worcestershire; fisherman in Tewkesbury; Lord Beauchamp and his family; and Oystermouth Castle. 1926-1930;

Manuscript items comprising: a poem called 'The Blush' by 'W.E.'; and 'Sulphate of Lime in Choleraie Diarrehea' by 'R. Ramler'. Undated, c. 1850.
MgtGroupPersonal papers
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been necessary.
TermArtist's preparatory studies - England
Church architecture - England
Scrapbooks and albums - 19th century
Scrapbooks and albums - 20th century
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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