[ The Budapest War Cemetery; The British Military Cemetery at Solymár, Hungary ]
Covering letter dated from Budapest [ Hungary ], 8 April 1985.
27pp., 8vo. (The article on 'The Budapest War Cemetery' is 7pp., 8vo, and the accompanying 'Register of the Graves in the Budapest War Cemetery' is 21pp., 8vo. There is also a page of 'Abbreviations to the Register'.) A few manuscript emendations. The covering letter is addressed to 'David', and is effusive in its offer of further assistance, the author urging 'David' to rewrite the piece as he sees fit. It is signed, faintly and undecipherably. The author writes in good, but not entirely idiomatic, English, and has gone to some trouble.
Martha [Patty] Sherman [née Tucker] (1806-1848), wife and helpmate of Rev. James Sherman (1796-1862), Congregationalist and abolitionist [Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington]
Name of printer not given. [Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, London. 25 May 1848.]
1p., 4to. Crisply printed with black border. In fair condition, on aged paper, with traces of glue from mount on reverse causing slight discoloration and ruckling. The three hymns are headed: 'After the reading of the Scriptures and Prayer.' (first line of hymn: 'WHY do we mourn departing friends'); 'At the Vault' (first line of hymn: 'UNVEIL thy bosom, faithful tomb,'); 'Before the Benediction' (first line of hymn: 'Farewell, dear saint, a short adieu!' No copy located on either COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
[First World War intelligence map of 'Windy Corner', near Cuinchy and Givenchy, Pas-de-Calais; Robert Graves; Guards Cemetery]
''Field Survey Co. R. E. 6229.', 'T.368', 'Trenches Corrected to 16 7 18 [i.e. 16 July 1918]'.
Printed in grey, yellow, red and blue on one side of a piece of paper roughly 33 x 41 cm, with 'WINDY CORNER' in large letters at the head. 'Scale 10,000'. Top Right "No 1 Sec". Folded three times. In fair condition, lightly-aged and worn. Caption in margin reads: 'Information from all sources. Note: - Of the front line posts, only those of permanent nature have been numbered'. The 'REFERENCE' lists: German Trenches; German Shell Hole Defences; German Splinter Proof Shell Holes; Main C.
[Daniel Webster (1782-1852), American politician; Marie de Grasse Evans (d.1920), Lady Evans [nee Marie de Grasse Stevens, daughter of Hon. Samuel Stevens of Albany, New York]
Picked from the Old Winslow Burial Ground section of the Winslow Cemetery, near Marshfield, Massachusetts. August 1859.
Small sprig (6cm long), pinned to 8 x 5 cm piece of ruled paper, torn from a notebook. The paper carries the note by Stevens: 'Grave of Daniel Webster | August 1859.' Placed in a 9.5 x 12 cm envelope, docketted in pencil: 'From Daniel Webster's grave | M. F. B'. Marie de Grasse Stevens, daughter of the Hon. Samuel Stevens of Albany, New York, friend and colleague of Daniel Webster, and widow of Irving Van Wart, married the English banker Francis Henry Evans in 1872. She became Lady Evans on his being knighted in 1893. From the Evans papers.
[J. Tomkinson, Coventry publisher; Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom; the Coventry Cemetery]
Fifth Edition. Coventry: Printed and published by J. Tomkinson, High Street, 1877.
After '[...] with numerous local illustrations.' the title continues: 'To which is added a short account of The Coventry Cemetery, Waterworks, St. Mary's and Draper's Halls, School of Art, New Free Library, Bond's and Ford's Hospitals; also the History of Stoneleigh and Combe Abbeys, Kenilworth Castle, &c.' 48pp., small (15 x 12 cm) 4to. With fold-out frontispiece and nine engraved plates, including 'The Countess Lady Godiva riding through Coventry' and 'Peeping Tom of Coventry'. In green printed card wraps with red cloth spine.