HOUSING

[ Beatrice Magraw, author. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('(Mrs.) Beatrice I. Magraw') to the first British woman cabinet minister Margaret Bondfield, Minister of Labour, putting forward her views on bettering rural housing.

Author: 
Beatrice Irene Magraw (c.1888-1970), author, wife of Charles Magraw (1884-1973), Anglican clergyman [ Margaret Bondfield (1873-1953), Labour politician]
Publication details: 
Slindon Rectory, Arundel, Sussex. 29 March 1930.
£45.00

7pp., 12mo. On two bifoliums. In good condition, lightly aged. She feels she has 'two reasons for approaching' Bondfield, at the time Minister of Labour: 'I believe you are a Somerset woman, & know that you are interested in the question of housing.' She hopes that 'in any plans for bettering housing conditions that this government may make, the state of rural workers' homes may not be overlooked. You are probably as familiar as I am with the horrors of the “Country Slum”.

[Privy Council Medical Research Council.] Printed item: 'The Relation between Home Conditions and the Intelligence of School Children. By L. Isserlis, M.A., D.Sc. From Data collected by the late Mrs. Frances Wood, B.Sc.' [Preface by Cyril Burt.]

Author: 
L. Isserlis; Mrs. Frances Wood [Privy Council Medical Research Council; Sir Cyril Burt]
Publication details: 
London: Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office. 1923.
£80.00

28 + [4] pp., 8vo. Stapled. In fair condition, aged and worn. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Research Library. Eight copies on COPAC, but uncommon nevertheless.

[Pamphlet] The Building Centre Cottages, Aldwych, Strand, June 1933. Erected from the Prize-Winning Designs in the Building Centre Cottage Competition

Author: 
Anon. [Pelican Press]
Publication details: 
Printed at the Pelican Press, 2 Carmelite Styreet, London, EC4, [1933]
£70.00

8pp., 4to, inc. title, stapled as issued, rusted, spine and title damaged and virtually detached. Only one copy listed on COPAC/OCLC, NSW.

Five documents on housing at H.M. Dockyard, Rosyth, Scotland: 'Report upon the House Accommodation available for Workers' (1911), and four mimeographed items, including 'Rules for the Superintendent of Rosyth Village' (1913) and tenancy agreement.

Author: 
Thomas F. Dewar and John Wilson [H.M. Dockyard, Rosyth, Scotland; Sir Alexander Gibb (1872-1958)]
Publication details: 
Report published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1911. The four mimeographed items dating from 1913 and 1914 [Rosyth, Scotland].
£320.00

All items clear and complete: good, on aged paper, with punch holes for ring binder. ITEM ONE: Printed 'REPORT upon the House Accommodation available for Workers employed at Rosyth and for their Families, and upon the Provision for Sickness and Accident' (London: H.M.S.O., 1911). By Thomas F. Dewar (Medical Inspector) and John Wilson (Architectural Inspector). Folio, 10 pp. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC at Oxford and the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales.

Report of the General Board of Health on the Epidemic Cholera of 1848 and 1849.

Author: 
Chairman Anthony Ashley Cooper, Board of Health.
Publication details: 
HMSO, London, 1850.
£75.00

viii, 159 p. : folded fronts. (maps) & diagrs ; (8vo), original blue paper wraps, chipped and soiled, one folding plate nearly detached, contents good. Originally issued with Appendix A which is not Present. A landmark report.

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