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[ John Percy, metallurgist. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Captain Donnelly', regarding 'warm work' at the House of Commons, and the preparation of the third volume of his 'Treatise on Metallurgy'.

Author: 
John Percy (1817-1889), metallurgist and Superintendent of Ventilation of the Houses of Parliament [ Captain Donnelly; Playfair ]
Publication details: 
1 Gloucester Crescent, Paddington [ London ]. 1 May 1868.
£100.00

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, tipped-in onto part of a page from an album. He begins by stating that he is returning a 'paper altered and corrected'. He goes on: 'We have had some warm work at the H[ouse]: of Commons of late'. (Percy had been appointed Superintendent of Ventilation of the Houses of Parliament in 1865. Percy is 'working very hard at my 3d volume, a large portion of which is in type'.

[ Great Western Railway. ] Original map of 'Proposed Alterations' at Didcot, Oxfordshire, signed by G. N. Tyrrell, Superintendent of the Line.

Author: 
[ G. N. Tyrrell (d.1893), Superintendent of the Line, Great Western Railway; Didcot Railway Station, Oxfordshire ]
Publication details: 
Great Western Railway, London. Undated [1870s?].
£350.00

Original map, drawn in black ink, with a few lines in red. Rolled up. 'G, W. R. | DIDCOT | PROPOSED ALTERATIONS | Scale 40 Feet to an Inch'. Dimensions: 101 x 385 cm. With a few annotations in light pencil. Signed by G. N. Tyrrell (Superintendent of the Line) and another individual ('). Oval ink stamp of the Great Western Railway, Engineer's Office, Paddington, in top right-hand corner, numbered 7025, with printed label of the same on reverse. Title in manuscript on reverse: 'DIDCOT PROPOSED ALTERATIONS'. Showing a complex arrangement of railway lines at a junction.

[Richard Wharton, Secretary to the Treasury.] Autograph Letter Signed ('R Wharton') to Sir Francis Freeling, Secretary of the General Post Office, regarding 'Dodds', who is applying to be made a guard. With Autograph Note Signed by Freeling.

Author: 
Richard Wharton (c.1765-1828), Tory Member of Parliament for Durham, and Secretary to the Treasury [Sir Francis Freeling (1764-1836), Secretary of the General Post Office]
Publication details: 
Treasury Chambers [Whitehall, London]. 14 March 1811.
£56.00

1p., 4to. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with slight damage to one corner. Wharton writes that 'Dodds, whom on my request you some time ago put on your list to be made a Gaurd [sic]', writes me word that he will be 30 years old on the 23d inst. and is told that he cannot be made a Gaurd after he has attained that age.' He asks to be informed 'how that stands, as I shrink at the idea of having him again on my hands'.

Two printed items by Egerton Ryerson, one a presentation copy: 'The Common School Acts of Upper Canada' and 'General Provisions of the Law and Rules and Regulations for the Establishment and Maintenance of Public School Libraries in Upper Canada'.

Author: 
'The Chief Superintendent of Schools' [Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882), Chief Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada]
Publication details: 
Both items: Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 'The Common School Acts': Second edition. 1853. 'General Provisions': 1854.
£250.00

The two items bound together in green morocco quarter-binding with marbled boards. On aged paper, with front board and title leaf of first pamphlet detached from rest of volume, and lacking spine. Label, shelfmark and stamp of the Board of Education Reference Library. ONE: 'The Common School Acts of Upper Canada; and the Forms, Instructions, and Regulations for executing their Provisions; together with the Particulars Addressed to the Various Officers concerned in the Administration of the School Law; By the Chief Superintendent of Schools.' 143 + 1pp., 12mo.

[Printed item.] The Laws relating to Grammar and Common Schools, in Cities, Towns, and Villages In Upper Canada; Together with Decisions of the Courts, and other Information.

Author: 
J. George Hodgins, LL.B., Deputy Superintendent of Education, Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, editor [nineteenth-century Canadian education]
Publication details: 
Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 1860.
£120.00

88pp., 12mo. In green printed wraps, with front cover carrying the title, which continues: 'Edited under the authority of the Chief Superintendent of Education, with Notes and References, by J. George Hodgins, LL.B., Deputy Superintendent.' In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. With shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Only four copies on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed item] Special Report of the Measures which have been adopted for the Establishment of a Normal School; and for carrying into effect generally, The Common School Act, (9th Vict. Cap. XX) with an Appendix.

Author: 
'By the Superintendent of Schools for Upper Canada [Adolphus Egerton Ryerson (1803-1882)]'
Publication details: 
'Printed by order of the Legislative Assembly.' Montreal: Printed by Lovell and Gibson, Saint Nicholas Street. 1847.
£120.00

72pp., 12mo. With four fold-out tables. Stitched. No covers. With labels and shelfmark of the Education Department Reference Library, London (one of which, on the title-page, covers the words 'Printed by order of the Legislative Assembly.'). On aged and worn paper. The report proper covers pp.4-20, and is signed in type 'EGER. RYERSON.' Four copies found on OCLC WorldCat.

[Printed pamphlet.] Education of the Indian. By William N. Hailmann, Superintendent of Schools, Dayton, Ohio. [No. 19 in series 'Monographs on Education in the United States', ed. Nicholas Murray Butler]

Author: 
William N. Hailmann, Superintendent of Schools, Dayton, Ohio [Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University in the City of New York, ed.]
Publication details: 
Division of Exhibits, Department of Education, Universal Exposition, St. Louis, 1904. ['This Monograph is printed for limited distribution by the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company.']
£150.00

36pp., small 4to. Includes eight full-page tables, pp.28-36. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, in worn wraps, with slight damage at fore-edge of last leaf. Stamps, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library and the British Education Committee, Royal Commission, St. Louis Exhibition, 1904. In his preface Hailmann sees the 'attempts to colonize America' as a 'struggle set between brutal greed and a certain irrepressible spirit of fair play on the part of the intruding race in their intercourse with the Indians'.

[Printed book.] The School House; Its Architecture, External and Internal Arrangements, with [...] papers on Gymnastics, the Use of Apparatus, School Discipline, Methods of Teaching, etc., etc., [...] with Selections for Public Recitations in Schools

Author: 
J. George Hodgins, M.A. Deputy Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada, editor
Publication details: 
Toronto: Printed for the Department of Public Instruction for Upper Canada, by Lovell and Gibson. 1857.
£300.00

216pp., 8vo, paginated i-viii, 6-212. With numerous engravings of views and plans of schools, 'school architecture' (desks, blackboards and so on), and diagrams and illustrations of gymnastics. Divided into three sections: 'School Architecture', 'School Economy and Discipline' and 'Selections for public Recitation in Schools'. Two-page appendix: 'New Brick School House at Simcoe, County of Norfolk'. In original printed wraps of cloth backed with card. In fair condition, on aged paper, in heavily worn wraps. The volume contains an interesting selection of stamps and labels.

[Printed pamphlet.] City of Carlisle Education Committee. Reorganisation of Schools. Detailed Scheme.

Author: 
J. Duckworth, Organising Superintendent, City of Carlisle Education Committee
Publication details: 
29 March 1923.
£40.00

20pp., 12mo. Stapled and unbound. In fair condition, on aged paper, with shelfmark (of the Board of Education Reference Library). Scarce: no copy in the British Library or on COPAC.

[Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington.] Autograph Letter in the third person, as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, giving directions to the Superintendant of Folkestone regarding a railway journey to London with his horse-drawn carriage.

Author: 
Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, 1829-1852 [London & Dover South Eastern Railway; Superintendent of Folkestone; Kent]
Publication details: 
Walmer Castle, Kent. 26 October 1843.
£500.00

1p., 12mo. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The letter begins: 'F M the Duke of Wellington presents His Compts and apprises the Superintendant of Folkestone fo the London & Dover South Eastern Railway'. He gives directions regarding railway journey back to London with his own horse-drawn carriage. He is 'desirous that a truck may if possible follow on the train the one on which His Carriage will be placed. | He is likewise anxious that persons may be prepared in London to remove His Carriage from the track'.

'Confidential' Autograph Report Signed by 'D. G. D', to 'Mr. Superintendent B. J. Oswell', on form of the Mendicity Society, London, regarding a 'Begging Letter' assocation called 'The Seamen and Boatmen's Friend Society | Regents Canal Dock | E'.

Author: 
D. G. D. [Rev. D. G. Doman?], Mendicity Society, 13 Red Lion Square, London [Superintendent B. T. Oswald, Police Office, Burton-on-Trent; The Seamen and Boatmen's Friend Society, Regents Canal Dock]
Publication details: 
On printed form of the Begging Letter Department, Mendicity Society, 13 Red Lion Square, WC, London. 29 June 1870.
£150.00

2pp., foolscap 8vo. Bifolium on blue paper. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight fraying and loss to extremities. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'Mr. Superintendent B. T. Oswald | Police Office | Burton on Trent'.

Autograph Card from Frederick Maher to J. Charles Davis of Proctor's Theatre, New York, regarding his acquaintance with the author 'Frank Forester' (Henry William Herbert).

Author: 
Frederick Mather (1833-1900), author, editor of the Chicago 'Field' and Superintendent of the New York and United States Fish Commissions [Henry William Herbert ('Frank Forester'), 1807-1858)]
Autograph Card from Frederick Maher to J. Charles Davis
Publication details: 
19 November 1893; on printed card of the New York and United States Fish Commissions, Cold Spring Harbor, N. Y.
£75.00
Autograph Card from Frederick Maher to J. Charles Davis

13 x 7.5 card. Fair, on aged paper, with minor creasing to one corner. Stamped and addressed on one side to 'Mr. J. Charles Davis | Proctor's Theatre | New York'. The unsigned card (with the words 'and United States' deleted from the heading) has partly printed text. Mather completes it in pencil, acknowledging the 'inquiry about Frank Forester' and stating that 'as a boy I knew him and shot with him but my recollections would be of no value'. He ends by saying that he will 'try to brush them up' on his 'return from the west'.

Manuscript 'Registration Cash Book' containing 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration' [by the Parish Clerk of All Saints Church, Brompton?]; with section of 'Godolphin School Collection Commencing Xmas 1856'

Author: 
[All Saints Church, Brompton; Godolphin School, Hammersmith; Samuel Cornell, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Parishes of Kensington, Fulham, Hammersmith, and Paddington]
All Saints Church, Brompton
Publication details: 
Receipts for fees from 3 February 1847 to September 1863. Godolphin School Collection, Midsummer 1856 to Christmas 1860
£180.00
All Saints Church, Brompton

12mo, 31 pp. Ruled cashbook. Bound in vellum, marbled edges and endpapers, remains of clasps. Text clear and complete, internally sound and tight, on lightly-aged paper. In Stained vellum binding. 'Registration Cash Book' in large manuscript on front cover, and 'Godolphin School Collection | Commencing Xmas 1856.' on back. The first twenty-eight pages of the volume are headed 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration'.

Autograph Signatures, with others, on fragment of document authorizing repairs.

Author: 
Vice Admiral Sir George Francis Seymour (1787-1870); Admiral Richard James Meade, Lord Gilford (1832-1907, ltr 4th Earl of Clanwilliam); Admiral Sir William Fanshawe Martin (1801-95) [THE ROYAL NAVY]
Publication details: 
Circa 1856; no place.
£76.00

On both sides of a piece of aged paper watermarked 1855, dimensions three inches by eight and a quarter wide. Good, though a tad grubby, with traces of previous brown paper mount adhering to reverse. Recto reads '[tick] H.C.L. | [in another hand] App? | [signature] . Captain | in Comd of Division. | [in another hand] [signature] C M Collins | 1st Class Asst. Engineer | [in another hand] [signature] Gilford | Lieut in Comd. | [in another hand] Approved for necessary Defects | to be made good. | [signature] G F Seymour | Vice Adml. and Commr. in Chief'.

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