[ The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, London. ] Printed handbill advertisement for a ball, listing the Patronesses, Lady Stewards and Stewards.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, founded in London in 1875 [ Eric Forbes-Robertson (1865-1935), artist and actor, brother of Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1853-1937) ]
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The ball to be 'held in St. Martin's Town Hall, Trafalgar Square, in aid of The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, on Friday, the 1st day of February, 1895.'
SKU: 19055

2pp., small 4to. Printed in black and red ink on the rectos of the two leaves of a bifolium. The heading and the words 'Tickets 15s. each' at the foot of the page in gothic type, the rest in roman. The names of 23 'Patronesses' given in two columns on the first page, beginning with 'The Countess of Ancaster' and ending with 'Mrs. Alfred Scott-Gatty'. The names of 24 'Steward' in a column on the second page, beginning with 'Harold Bompas, Esq.' and ending with 'Roland Vaughan Williams, Esq.' At foot of second page: 'Tickets can be procured from the Hon. Mrs. Stephen Coleridge, 7, Egerton Mansions, S.W.; Miss F. Forbes-Robertson, 35, Brompton Square; Miss Forde, West Hill, Epsom; Miss Gully, 96, Harley Street; Miss E. Douglas Lane, 17, Barkston Mansions, Earl's Court, and from the Lady Patronesses.' From the papers of Eric Forbes-Robertson, and with 'Mrs. Ian Forbes-Robertson' appearing among the 'Patronesses', 'Miss F. Forbes-Robertson' among the four 'Lady Stewards' and 'J. Forbes-Robertson, Esq.' among the 'Stewards'. No other copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.