[ The Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead, Victorian music hall. ] Typed Letter Signed ('Tom') from licensee and manager T. D. Clarke to theatre historian W. Macqueen-Pope, discussing productions for children.

T. D. Clarke [ Tom Clarke ], Licensee and Manager, The Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead [ the Wirral; Merseyside; music hall; W. Macqueen-Pope [ Walter James Macqueen-Pope ] (1888-1960), theatre historian ]
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On illustrated letterhead of the Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead. 28 July 1945.

The Clarke family ran the Argyle for fifty years from 1890 to 1940, during which period it was one of the best-known provincial theatres. It opened as the Argyle Music Hall in 1868, and between 1876 and 1890 was named the Prince Of Wales Theatre, being used mainly to stage plays. In 1890 the focus returned to music hall and variety and it was renamed the Argyle Theatre. Its archives are in the University of Sheffield. 2pp., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, somehwhat grubby and creased at foot of leaf.

[Pamphlet in the University of Liverpool series 'The Social Survey of Merseyside'.] No. 5. Social Factors in Secondary Education.

[David Caradog Jones and Janet E. McCrindell] [The Social Survey of Merseyside, University of Liverpool.]
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Daily Post Printers, Wood Street, Liverpool. 1932.

44pp., 8vo. Stapled. In red printed wraps. With shelfmark, stamps and label of the Ministry of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn and lightly-creased wraps. No copy at the British Library; copies on COPAC at Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, the LSE and Institute of Education.

one printed and manuscript legal document signed,

Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (died 1834)
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One page, 8vo. Giving licence to his tenant Richard Finlow of Liverpool to transfer the freehold of a property in Bootle to John Plumbe of Bootle, painter. The property is "on the marsh at Bootle [...] adjoining the new Road leading from Sand Hills to Bootle afsd. called Derby Road". Signed "Derby". Slight discolouration and with holes from pinning, but in good condition overall.

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