Two issues of the magazine 'The Private Schoolmaster. The Journal of the Association of the Principals of Private Schools' (No.I. Vol.II; and No.III. Vol.II), and 'Occasional Paper No. 1 of the Association of the Principals of Private Schools.'

[Association of the Principals of Private Schools.]
Publication details: 
The two issues of the magazine: London: Elliott Stock, 62 Paternoster Row, EC. No.I. Vol.II, March 1881; and No.III. Vol.II, September 1881. 'Occasional Paper No. 1': Hastings: Daniel & Co., 22 Queen's Road. 1879.

All three items with 1898 manuscript presentation inscription to the Education Department Library (later the Board of Education Reference Library) by Cecil Davis. All three in fair condition, on aged paper, in worn and chipped printed wraps bearing label and shelfmark. All three 32pp., 12mo (No.III. Vol.II of the magazine paginated 65-96). Scarce: COPAC only lists copies of the magazine at the British Library, Oxford and the National Library of Scotland; and no copies of the 'Occasional Paper' located.

Autograph Letter Signed to his former pupil Richard Twining, with a transcription in Twining's hand.

Samuel Parr (1747-1825), schoolmaster and classical scholar [Richard Twining (1772-1857), tea merchant]
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11 February 1824; Hatton.

8vo, 2 pp. Leaf dimensions 21 x 16.5 cm. On good wove paper. 29 lines. Text clear and complete. On the first leaf of the bifolium, with the transcription, presumably by Twining, on the recto of the second. Addressed by Parr to Twining at Devereux Court in the Strand, on the reverse of the second leaf, which carries Parr's broken seal in red wax, and a postmark. In good condition, though a little grubby. Parr's handwriting is legendarily bad (he received a flogging at Harrow because of it, and never reformed), and although the transcriber has made a game effort, there are a few lacunae.

Album containing 170 photographs of an unnamed British army officer and his family, compiled while on service in Africa, India and elsewhere.

[Schoolmaster Cameron, 2/4th Battalion the East York Regiment] [the Raj; British Army; Victorian photography; Bermuda]
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From c.1900 to c.1920.

170 photographs, on forty-one pages of a fifty-page album with leaf dimensions of 26 x 35.5 cm. The album is half-bound, with black leather corners and spine, and green faux-leather boards, aged and with loose leaves and worn binding. The photographs are often slightly faded, but are for the most part in good condition. Each page is entirely filled, the photographs ranging in size from 22 x 26 cm to 3 x 2 cm.

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