FETTES

[Charles Ball, Scottish boxer and 'The most Experienced and Skilful Teacher of Boxing and Indian Clubs in Scotland'.] Publicity leaflet, with account of his career, testimonials, press opinions and image of Ball in his 'Indian Club Entertainment'.

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Charles Ball, Scottish boxer and 'Professor' of St James' Royal School of Arms, Edinburgh [University Gymnasium, Edinburgh; Fettes College; Gymnastic Academy, Greenock]
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St James' Royal School of Arms, 28 St James' Square, Edinburgh. Undated (circa 1893).
£120.00

4pp, 4to. Bifolium, printed in brown on cream paper. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, folded twice. The first page is headed, beneath the royal crest, 'St James' Royal School of Arms, | 23 ST JAMES' SQUARE, EDINBURGH, | Professor Chas. Ball, | Master of the Art of Self-Defence, | “The most Experienced and Skilful Teacher of Boxing and Indian Clubs in Scotland.” - Vide Press. | Fifteen years Tutor in the University Gymnasium, Edinburgh; Tutor in Fettes College; | and formerly Tutor in the Gymnastic Academy, Greenock, etc.' An elegant production in late-Victorian typographic style.

[ Fettes College ] The Fettes Endowment. Papers.

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[ Fettes College ]
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1883-1886.
£450.00

A Collection of approximately 40 items, both printed and manuscript from the papers of J. Calder Macphail, Minister and activist, in good conditon, all with fold marks. The printed material includes: "Statement by the Educational Endowments Committee of the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh of their objections to the Draft Scheme for the Administration of the Fettes Endowment . .

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The Fettes Endowment.

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Various.
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1883-1886.
£450.00

A Collection of approximately 40 items, both printed and manuscript from the papers of J. Calder Macphail, Minister and activist, in good conditon, all with fold marks. The printed material includes: "Statement by the Educational Endowments Committee of the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh of their objections to the Draft Scheme for the Administration of the Fettes Endowment . .

STATEMENT BY The Educational Endowments Committee of the Free Presbytery of Edinburgh of their objections to the Draft Scheme for the administration of the Fettes Endowment [...]

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[FETTES SCHOOL] James Stuart Macdonald, Moderator, on behalf of the Educational Endowments Committee of the Free Church Presbytery of Edinburgh
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Without date or place, but circa 1870.
£25.00

4to bifoliate pamphlet; four paginated pages. Creasing to corners and with recto of first leaf grubby and with some wear not affecting text, otherwise in good condition. Sir William Fettes died in 1836, and the school endowed by him opened in 1870. 'The Committee are decidedly of opinion that the Trustees have disregarded "the spirit of the Founder's intention" to an extent which has perhaps no parallel in the educational history of Scotland, and that the funds entrusted to their care have been misapplied, by the erection of buildings so costly.'

QUESTIONS AS TO SIR WILLIAM FETTES' TRUST.

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[FETTES SCHOOL] ANONYMOUS HANDBILL ADDRESSED TO BRITISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
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Without place or date, but circa 1884.
£15.00

Sir William Fettes died in 1836, and the school endowed by him opened in 1870. Small handbill, dimensions approximately 8 inches by 5 inches, on 'ANNANDALE SUPERFINE' laid paper. In good condition overall, but slightly discoloured and grubby. Three pertinent questions.

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