Dr William Ernest Blomfield (1862-1934), Principal, Rawdon Baptist College (An Affiliated College of the University of Leeds) [Yorkshire]
Letter: on Blomfield's letterhead as Principal, The College, Rawdon, Leeds [Yorkshire]. 29 March 1919. Pamphlet: Bradford: Wm. Byles and Sons, Printers, Kirkgate. 1918.
LETTER: 1p., 4to, with 26 lines of text. In fair condition, on aged paper, with rust marks from paperclip in one margin. The letter begins: 'Dear Sir | I send you a report - the latest we have issued. It is cut down to 1/3 of its usual size. The regulations given are prewar conditions & hardly obtain now. We now require a man to pay what he can [last three words underlined] towards his board but no good candidate would be rejected because he could not find a penny. Practically this obtained before the war but we emphasise that now.
Baptist Wriothesley Noel (1798-1873), English evangelical minister of St John's Chapel, Bedford Row, and then at John Street Baptist Church in Bloomsbury
'Walthamstow | 18th April [no year]'.
1p., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount on blank reverse, and short closed tear in one corner. He apologises for having to 'hesitate' regarding her 'slight request', but he 'cannot aid the circulation of a book without knowing its principles'. He continues: 'I rejoice to hear that your daughter & yourself, are still seeking to secure your highest interests'.
John Baptist Cashel Hoey (1828-1892), Irish journalist, his wife Frances Sarah Cashel Hoey [née Johnston] (1830-1908), novelist [Lady Minna O'Conor, wife of Sir Nicholas Roderick O'Conor]
His letters on letterheads of the Victoria Office, 8 Victoria Chambers, Westminster, or from 17 Campden Hill Road, between 9 April and 31 August 1887. Her letter from Campden Hill Road, 23 August 1887.
The six items are all in good condition, with light age and wear. Each letter is docketted. Items One to Five below are by John Baptist Cashel Hoey, and Item Six is by his wife. An intimate, affectionate and entertaining correspondence, the background to which is given at the end of this entry. ONE: Signed 'Cashel'. From Campden Hill Road, on cancelled letterhead of 8 Victoria Chambers; 9 April 1887. 2pp., 8vo. The letter is on the first page, and begins: 'I told you last night I knew you had stolen that line, of course unconsciously.
[Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland; The Baptist Union Annuity Fund for Retired Ministers, and ministers' Widows and Orphans]
Without place or date [c.1875].
4pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper, with closed tears along a central vertical fold. The first three pages carry 32 numbered rules, on the topics: Titles; Design; Management; Membership; Subscriptions; Benefits; Repayments; Funds; Disputes; Alteration of Rules; General. The last page carries three tables (first two regarding 'Ministers' and last on 'Widows & Orphans'), headed 'Schedule of Subscriptions and Payments'. Scarce: no copy located on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat. The Times of 12 October 1875 carries a report of the passing of the resolution by 'Rev. Mr.
John Foster (1770-1843), Yorkshire-born Baptist minister and essayist
Stapleton, Gloucestershire. 26 January 1823.
2pp., 4to. Good, on lightly-aged paper. 43 closely-written lines. An interesting letter, in which Foster closes 'a long and amicable communication' with the bookseller, the reason being given in the following passage: 'I am sorry for what you intimated, that your more recent undertakings have not been so advantageous as you had expected. From your hint of the possibility of a continued residence at Hastings I may conclude that you withdraw from business (that of books at least) altogether.
Birmingham, Printed for Thomas Groom, Islington Row, no date [Groom's trade dates in BBTI 1835-1850 but a child former owner has added the date 19 Feb. 1818]
[continued] in the UNited States of America to which is appended an Extract of a Letter from Mrs Wade, of the Burman Mission. Chapbook, 32pp., 16mo, blue paper wraps, poor condition (worn, stained, partly detached), some names of former (young) owners (mainly Master George Creed) crudely written on inside cover (missing front ep?) and back ep recto. There is a note on p., implying an earlier edition, "The only abridgment in this edition is a few lines, recommending the formation of Plain Dress Societies in America." However, COPAC records only one copy Bodley, imprint Bristol 1840).
Landscape 12mo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. Good, on aged paper, with light traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse. Asking for a copy of his 'Sermons for Families & Villages' ['Sermons chiefly designed for family reading and village worship', 1842] to be given to an individual, and 'put to my Account'.
Robert Whitworth, philanthropist [Benjamin Whitworth (1816-1893), Liberal M.P. for Drogheda, Manchester cotton merchant; Whitby Lifeboat; temperance; Sunday observance]
2 October 1893. 14 Brown Street, Manchester.
8vo, 4 pp. Bifolium. Sixty-eight lines of text. Complete and legible, but damaged: grubby and creased, with short closed tears and small hole at gutter. Interesting and informative letter. Stuart's message of condolence on Benjamin Whitworth's death is one of many which 'have been very acceptable more especially to his widow who has been laid aside so long with bad health, his daughters have been quite worn out'. Describes how his brother's health 'began to break down after a slight attack of paralysis some two or three years ago when at John Brown & Co Ld.