TEMPERANCE

[ James Silk Buckingham, journalist and traveller. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J S Buckingham') to 'W. Reid Esq', praising his effort to 'promote the Temperance cause' and complaining of declining powers.

Author: 
J. S. Buckingham [ James Silk Buckingham ] (1786-1855), Cornish author, journalist and traveller, proprietor of 'The Athenaeum' and 'Oriental Herald' [William Reid (1814-1896), Temperance campaigner]
Publication details: 
13 George Street, London. 6 April 1846.
£45.00

2pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He has received Reid's 'Kind Note' and appreciates 'the motives which induced [him] not to print the Lines' (on an Indian prince?) in his journal. He sends 'every good wish' for the success of Reid's 'effort to promote the Temperance cause', but cannot contribute any articles, as he begins to feel his 'physical powers declining on the approaching age', and so is 'obliged to lessen rather than increase' his 'labors'.

[ Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Lawson') to 'Canon Farrar' [ Frederic William Farrar ] on matters including the Temperance Alliance and the Reform Bill.

Author: 
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet (1829-1906), radical Liberal politician, President of the United Kingdom Temperance Alliance [ Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903) ]
Publication details: 
From Brayton, Carlisle, on cancelled letterhead of the County Club, Carlisle. 19 December 1884.
£50.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair conditoin, aged and with central horizontal and vertical folds.The letter begins: 'What queer things people do write to you about.' On an unspecified question, Lawson doubts that Farrar 'can do anything in the matter', and thinks that 'the “Mrs. referred to in the plan is the Lady who gave £500 to the Alliance last October [...] she is worth conciliating if it can be done'. He thinks 'the Reform Bill ought to help an alliance crusade and feel – Hardly any publicans will be enfranchised by it, but numbers of their victims & their opponents'.?>

[ Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Lawson') to 'Canon Farrar' [ Frederic William Farrar ] on matters including the Temperance Alliance and the Reform Bill.

Author: 
Sir Wilfrid Lawson, 2nd Baronet (1829-1906), radical Liberal politician, President of the United Kingdom Temperance Alliance [ Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903) ]
Publication details: 
From Brayton, Carlisle, on cancelled letterhead of the County Club, Carlisle. 19 December 1884.
£50.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair conditoin, aged and with central horizontal and vertical folds.The letter begins: 'What queer things people do write to you about.' On an unspecified question, Lawson doubts that Farrar 'can do anything in the matter', and thinks that 'the “Mrs. referred to in the plan is the Lady who gave £500 to the Alliance last October [...] she is worth conciliating if it can be done'. He thinks 'the Reform Bill ought to help an alliance crusade and feel – Hardly any publicans will be enfranchised by it, but numbers of their victims & their opponents'.?>

[ Robert Charleton, Quaker philanthropist. ] Signed Autograph guarantee to the Great Western Railway of payment for tickets for a journey organised by the New Bedminster Temperance Hall, with an engraving of a design for the Hall.

Author: 
Robert Charleton (1809-1872), Quaker philanthropist and temperance campaigner, model employer at his Bristol pin-making factory [ Temperance Hall and Mechanics Institution, Bedminster, Bristol ]
Publication details: 
Guarantee dated from Orwell Villa, Cotham New Road, Bristol; 24 August 1853. Engraving by Lavars, Lithographer, Bridge Street, Bristol; undated.
£120.00

Guarantee: 1p., 4to. In fair condition, on aged paper. Reads: 'Bristol 8mo 24. 1853 | I hereby guarantee to the Great Western Railway Company payment for all the tickets which may be sold for the Cheap Trip to London, on the 29th. Inst., undertaken by the promoters of the New Bedminster Temperance Hall | Robert Charleton | Orwell Villa | Cotham New Road'. Written across the page in red ink: 'Cancelled | M J Cairns'. Addressed by Charleton on reverse to 'The Manager | Great Western Railway Company'. The engraving is on a 12 x 17.5 cm piece of paper.

[ Pamphlet. ] Public Control of the Liquor Traffic. The Aberdeen Scheme. Memorandum by the Aberdeen Association for Promoting the Public Control of the Liquor Traffic.

Author: 
Professor J. Dove Wilson, LL.D., Chairman, and T. Owen Snow, Honorary Secretary, Aberdeen Association for Promoting the Public Control of the Liquor Traffic
Publication details: 
[ Aberdeen Association for Promoting the Public Control of the Liquor Traffic. ] 1895.
£65.00

4pp., 12mo. Disbound bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper. Subtitles: 'Heads of Scheme' and 'Expalantory Notes'. At end of last page are 'Some Opinions of Public Control' (by 'Mr. Gladstone', 'Mr. Chamberlain' and 'The Times'). Scarce: no copies on COPAC.

[ Pamphlet. ] The Socialist Propaganda and The Drink Difficulty.

Author: 
James Whyte [ United Kingdom Alliance, Manchester and London ]
Publication details: 
United Kingdom Alliance. Manchester: 16, Deansgate. London: 15, Gt. George Street. 1894.
£56.00

31pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. On aged and discoloured paper. Begins: 'Certain of the propagandists of Socialism teach their disciples that the economic condition of the industrial classes would be no whit improved by the total abandonment on their part of harmful drinking and other wasteful practices, inasmuch as the money thereby saved would, by the operation of an "iron law," inevitably be deducted from wages or added to rent. Is this sound doctrine? Let us see.' Scarce: no copy in the British Library.

[ Pamphlet. ] "The Reform of the Public House." By the Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Chester.

Author: 
'F. J. Cestr.' [ Francis John Jayne (1845-1921), Bishop of Chester, 1889-1919 ]
Publication details: 
'Republished from the Humanitarian by permission.' London: Printed by Blades, East & Blades, 23, Abchurch Lane, E.C. Undated [ c. 1894 ].
£80.00

12pp., 12mo. Disbound without covers. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. 'This paper is an address delivered in substance by the Bishop of Chester, upon his scheme, at one of the Working Men's Meetings, at the recent Birmingham Church Congress. It has been revised by the Bishop, and is published in this form by special permission.' Scarce: no copies on COPAC.

[Printed pamphlet.] The Verbatim Reports of John B. Gough's London Orations, 1878. Delivered at Exeter Hall, the Metropolitan Tabernacle, and the National Standard Theatre, under the auspices of the National Temperance League.

Author: 
John B. Gough [John Bartholomew Gough (1817-1886), American temperance orator] [National Temperance League, London; F. E. Longley, 39, Warwick Lane, E.C.]
Publication details: 
London: F. E. Longley, 39, Warwick Lane, E.C. [1878.]
£120.00

63 + [1]pp., 12mo. Disbound. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, but separated into two parts between pp.24 and 25. Steel engraved portrait of Gough on the title-page. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copies on WorldCat or COPAC at Cambridge University and Trinity College Dublin.

[John B. Gough, 'the Apostle of Cold Water', American temperance orator.] Lithographic handbill titled 'John B. Gough's Beautiful Peroration on Water', the text accompanied by a portrait of Gough on stage, holding up a glass of water.

Author: 
[John B. Gough (1817-1886), 'the Apostle of Cold Water', American temperance orator]
Publication details: 
'Published by E Tisdall No 5. Church St Kensington [London]'. Undated [1850s?].
£50.00

1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with small piece cut away from one corner, and traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse, which also carries a few marks in ink, with a couple of minor marks in the margin at the foot of the recto. At the head of the page is the engraving, roughly 12.5 x 12 cm, attractively done, and showing Gough in cutaway jacket and waistcoat, standing behind a table, with a seated audience behind him, holding aloft a glass of water.

[Pamphlet] What became of the Distilleries Breweries and Saloons in the United States of America

Author: 
Edward H. Cherrington, General Secretary of the World League against Alcoholism
Publication details: 
Published by the World League Against Alcoholism, Westerville, Ohio, USA, [1921]
£180.00

"Paper read before the 16th International Congress Against Alcoholism, at Lausanne, Switzerland, August 22-27, 1921. Pamphlet, [15]pp, 12mo, unbound as issued, very good condition. No copy found on COPAC/WorldCAT.

Autograph Letter Signed from Mrs Mary Bayly, describing to 'Mrs. Barrow' the ill-health that prevents her from accepting her invitation to take part in 'Temperance Work'.

Author: 
Mrs Mary Bayly, missionary; founder of 'Mothers' Society', 1853, author of 'Ragged Homes and How to mend them' (1859), temperance campaigner with her husband Captain George Bayly of Trinity House
Publication details: 
5 Kempshott Road, Streatham Common. 15 February [no year].
£45.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with minor traces of glue from mount. It would give her 'very much pleasure' to accept the invitation 'to join you & other dear workers in the Temperance Work you are planning for April, but I am sorry to say at present I am quite liad aside from all work'. She describes how she has been ill since the previous October.

[Printed temperance pamphlet poem, one of 'New Series of Penny Tracts'.] Poor Betsy Rayner: The Power of Kindness. By Mrs. Sewell, Author of "Mother's Last Words," "Our Father's Care," &c., &c.

Publication details: 
Seventh Edition. Fortieth Thousand. London: Jarrold and Sons, 12, Paternoster Row. [Jarrold and Sons, Printers, Norwich.]
£120.00

16pp., 16mo. Unbound and stitched. On worn and aged paper, with loss to bottom outside corner of title leaf; spine strengthened with contemporary gummed paper. On reverse of title is a page of advertisements for 'Household Tracts for the People'.

Holograph Poem, in the form of an Autograph Letter Signed from the temperance campaigner Sir William Lawson to James Grahame, written from the point of view of a 'Blue bottle Fly', and described by its author as 'weak doggrell'.

Author: 
Sir Wilfrid Lawson (1829-1906), 2nd Baronet, of Brayton, temperance campaigner and Liberal politician
Publication details: 
On letterhead of Brayton, Cumberland. 27 August 1901.
£85.00

4pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The poem is of eighteen lines, and begins: 'I agree, my dear friend that whatever we feel | We are really no more than the "flies on the wheel." | And that there's little more which each one of [us] does | Than fluster & flurry & worry & buzz | But each has his place if he only could know it | But I doubt very much if my place is a poet!

[Manuscript] National Women's Total Abstinence Union | Bitterne Park Branch Minute Book

Author: 
National Women's Total Abstinence Union | Bitterne Park Branch
Publication details: 
[Meetings, Committee, Monthly] 27 Oct. 1933-23 Jan. 1940; [Annual Meetings recorded at back]] 1934-1939.
£280.00

Title above on printed label on front cover, printed except for place Bitterne Park, a suburb of Southampton, hence Minute Book, 4to, with records (minutes) of meetings, 96pp. (monthly and committee meetings, 12pp. (annual meetings). The meetings end with prayers.

Autograph Letter, in the third person from 'Mr. Dunlop' [the Scottish temperance campaigner John Dunlop] to 'Mrs. Ellis' [Sarah Stickney Ellis], regarding 'Compulsory Drinking Usages'.

Author: 
John Dunlop (1789-1868) of Gairbald, temperance campaigner, 'The Father of Temperance Societies in Scotland' [Sarah Stickney Ellis (1799-1872); The Glasgow and West of Scotland Temperance Society]
John Dunlop (1789-1868) of Gairbald, temperance campaigner
Publication details: 
21 November 1842; Prospect Place, Woolwich Common.
£120.00
John Dunlop (1789-1868) of Gairbald, temperance campaigner

12mo, 2 pp. 23 lines. Text clear and complete. On first leaf of a bifolium, with the second leaf laid down on rectangle of paper cut from album. Fair, on lightly-aged paper. Drawing her attentiont to 'the important, but as yet little attended to, subject of the compulsory drinking usages', a 'topic [...] of increasing moment'. His 'largest work' on the subject is 'at present out of print, & the reserved copies all exhausted', so he is sending 'a small tract extracted from it', together with 'another Vol.

A small archive of printed ephemera (none listed on COPAC) and manuscript material accumulated by J.L. Buzzacott, Sec. & Hon. Treas. of the "Local Contingent" relating to the Direct Veto Bill (Temperance Movement), 15 printed and MS. items

Author: 
[Temperance Movement; United Kingdom Alliance; Hyde Park Demonstration, 1893]
Direct Veto Bill (Temperance Movement)
Publication details: 
May-August 1893 [Hyde Park Demonstration 10th June]
£380.00
Direct Veto Bill (Temperance Movement)

Good condition, comprising in date order: Handbill ("Places without Public Houses", a rant against pubs), n.d.; Handbill ("Manifesto of the Committee of the London Auxiliary of the United Kingdon Alliance", n.d.); ALS headed United Kingdom Alliance, Dawson Burns ("Metropolitan Superintendent") to Buzzacott promising placards to help him educate "the public mind", 29 May 1893; MS. "Minutes of a Meeting" "for the purpose of forming a Local Contingent in connection with the 'Direct Veto Demonstration'", 3pp., 1 June; MS. article on the Public Meeting "Re.

An Address on Temperance Societies.

Author: 
A FRIEND.' [Joseph Livesey, printer, Church-street, Preston, Lancashire; provincial printing; temperance societies]
Publication details: 
Undated [1850?]. Printed and Sold by J. Livesey, Church-street, Preston.
£65.00

12mo, 4 pp. Disbound bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and foxed paper, with some wear and chipping. 'The distillers, merchants, and dealers; the landlords, the brewers, and the owners of licensed houses - not to say the government itself - actuated by interested motives, have all done honour at the shrine of Bacchus; and when it is understood that about a million of persons are enriched or supported by this nefarious traffic, no wonder that the happy soil of England should be deluged with this liquid fire.' Following slug: '(1s. 4d.

Handbill, with prices, for the 'Great Western Cooking Depot, Specially opened for the Working Classes.'

Author: 
Great Western Cooking Depot, Trongate, Glasgow [Thomas Corbett (d.1880) of South Park, Cove, Dumbartonshire, Scotland]
Publication details: 
[Glasgow, 1870s.]
£95.00

Apparently originally on a bifolium, the two pages are now each trimmed and on a separate leaf (the first 21 x 10.5 cm and the second 17.5 x 11 cm), and each laid down on a page removed from an album. The reverses are blank. On aged, discoloured paper. The first page is headed 'Great Western Cooking Depot, Specially opened for the Working Classes.

Broadside titled 'Mr. W. J. Bryan. Speech at Thanksgiving Day Banquet, Hotel Cecil, November 26.' Inscribed by Bryan to Cecil Harmsworth.

Author: 
William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), American politician, Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States, 1896, 1900 and 1908 [Cecil Harmsworth (1869-1948), 1st Baron Harmsworth]
Publication details: 
[1903.] [London?]
£180.00

In three columns of small type, on one side of a piece of paper 41.5 x 26.5 cm. Fair, on aged and lightly-worn laid paper, with a little offsetting from the ink of the inscription. Reproduces the text of Bryan's speech without editorial interpolation. A report on the banquet (held by the American Society in London and with 'over 400 covers') in the New York Times, titled 'Bryan and Choate in a duel of repartee. Former Guest of Honor at Thanksgiving Day Banquet in London.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Wilfrid Lawson') to 'Mr. Hudson', with reference to Sunday observance.

Author: 
Sir Wilfrid Lawson of Brayton (1829-1906), British Liberal politician and temperance campaigner
Publication details: 
14 March 1900; 135 Sloane Street, SW.
£35.00

12mo, 4 pp. Text clear and complete. In fair condition, worn and a little grubby. He thanks him for having 'written so fully'. He will 'wait for a day or two ere looking far', as he is 'rather exercised in my mind on one or two parts'. 'I remember - or try to remember - this injunction - 'do nothing rashly'. He is sending 'some lines' by 'Sir John Kenaway - a sound old evangelical Tory', 'in favor of Sunday closing in Monmouthshire'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. T. Gell') to 'Dear Walter'.

Author: 
George T. Gell [I.O.G.T.; IOGT International; Independent Order of Good Templars; International Order of Good Templars; temperance movement; abstinence; prohibition; Sydney, Australia]
Publication details: 
25 February 1889; 15 Little's Lane, Nicholson Street, Balmain, E. Sydney, Australia [on I.O.G.T. letterhead].
£28.00

8vo: 4 pp. Bifolium. 66 lines. Text clear and complete, on aged, spotted and worn paper. Letterhead with printed mottos in decorative borders: 'Total Abstinence is the only certain Preventive of, or Remedy for Intemperance.' and 'INDIVIDUAL ABSTINENCE. | STATE PROHIBITION.' In conclusion Gell apologises for 'what you no doubt will stigmatize as an absurd letter', and to the modern reader this item is certainly unintentionally-amusing. Since his correspondent 'went up', 'one of my Tasmanian friends along with Mrs.

Autograph Letter Signed to John William Stuart, on the occasion of his brother Benjamin Whitworth's death.

Author: 
Robert Whitworth, philanthropist [Benjamin Whitworth (1816-1893), Liberal M.P. for Drogheda, Manchester cotton merchant; Whitby Lifeboat; temperance; Sunday observance]
Publication details: 
2 October 1893. 14 Brown Street, Manchester.
£95.00

8vo, 4 pp. Bifolium. Sixty-eight lines of text. Complete and legible, but damaged: grubby and creased, with short closed tears and small hole at gutter. Interesting and informative letter. Stuart's message of condolence on Benjamin Whitworth's death is one of many which 'have been very acceptable more especially to his widow who has been laid aside so long with bad health, his daughters have been quite worn out'. Describes how his brother's health 'began to break down after a slight attack of paralysis some two or three years ago when at John Brown & Co Ld.

Autograph Letter Signed ('F Carruthers Gould') to 'Mrs Whyte'.

Author: 
Francis Carruthers Gould (1844-1925), English caricaturist, politician, and assistant editor of 'The Westminster Gazette'; temperance; the Liberal Publication Department]
Publication details: 
23 April 1908. On letterhead of The Westminster Gazette.
£45.00

12mo: 2 pp. On the rectos of the two leaves of a bifolium. Good, on lightly aged and spotted paper. Her letter has been handed to him by 'Mr Spender'. He would be 'very pleased to have the temperance cartoons circulated as post cards', and has asked 'the manager here' for a costing. 'Some of the cartoons I believe are being produced as posters by the Liberal Publication Department and by Temperance organisations.'

Cruikshank's Autograph Signature ('Geoe Cruikshank') on a slip of paper cut from the minutes of meetings of a 'Society'.

Author: 
George Cruikshank (1792-1878), English engraver, illustrator and caricaturist
Publication details: 
01/06/27
£95.00

On both sides of a piece of wove paper, dimensions roughly 8.5 x 20 cm. Cruikshank's signature is approximately 9 cm long, with the final letter of his Christian name in superscript. Paper aged and creased, with central vertical fold, and wear to one edge (not affecting text). Recto reads '<...> in the interim - | That 2 door Mats be ordered for the use of the Society | Adjourned till Thursday 7th June - | [signed] Geoe Cruikshank | Monday June 4. | General Meeting of the Society | Mr Parsonage in the Chair.

Autograph Signature ('Isabel Somerset') on piece of paper.

Author: 
Lady Isabel Somerset [Lady Isabella Caroline Somerset; Lady Henry Somerset] (née Somers-Cocks) (1851-1921), Temperance activist and campaigner for women's rights
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£23.00

On irregularly shaped piece of paper, roughly 3 x 7 cm, cut around the signature and its double underlining. Good signature, with slight smudging to a couple of letters.

Autograph Letter Signed to Mr [?] Martin.

Author: 
Robert Rae, Secretary, National Temperance League
Publication details: 
16 October 1866; on letterhead of the National Temperance League, 337, Strand, W.C. [London].
£38.00

Two pages, small octavo. Good, on slightly ruckled and aged paper. Some glue stains from previous mount adhering to verso of blank second leaf. He is arranging 'a Conference and Public Meeting on Monday 12th. Nov.' The League's committee 'wish you also to favour them with your help by giving a physiological speech'. Asks to be favoured with an early reply.

Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed clergyman, on the back of a printed handbill.

Author: 
Sir Oswald Mosley (1848-1915), 4th Baronet [Victorian Temperance Movement; John Garrett, D.D.; Robert Whitworth]
Publication details: 
Letter: Rolleston Hall; 15 December 1866. Handbill: '43, Market Street, Manchester, December 12th, 1866.'
£45.00

On a leaf roughly 17 x 12 cms. A small strip is missing from the foot, but this does not appear to affect the texts. Aged and ruckled, with a little staining from previous mount at head and foot of printed side. In the Letter Moseley opines that 'the closing of Public Houses during the whole of Sundays would be attended with great inconvenience to the public, and I cannot therefore agree to the object of Promoters of that scheme'. Docketed in the top left-hand corner 'Mark name on list as unfavourable'. The handbill, signed in type by John Garrett, D.D.

Manuscript . Satirical Sermon on Drunkenness. Entitled "A remarkable Sermon on the word Malt, preached by the Rev. Mr Dodd in a hollow tree

Author: 
Richard Valpy.
Publication details: 
No date or place.
£250.00

Schoolmaster, poet (1754-1836) Two pages, folio, fold marks, other minor defects but complete and clear and mainly good condition. It is addressed to "W Evans Esq., / Baggage Warehouse" ina different hand from all other writing, and, also on the address panel "With R.V's compts". Above another hand has written "Mr Valpy writing".

Autograph letters to two correspondents.

Author: 
Lucius Manlius Sargent.
Publication details: 
Boston 1825 and (no place) 1840.
£60.00

Antiquary, advocate of temperance(1786-1867). One autograph letter signed, one page, 4to, to James Savage, fellow-antiquary (see American DNB), founder of one of the first savings banks in America, some damage and heavy-handed repairs with sellotape, but text complete apart from a word. He is arranging a loan ($40000) and mentions his security, discussing the terms of the loan. He requirws the loan urgently. WITH: an autograph note signed, one page, 4to, from James Savage to Sargent, (Nov.

Autograph letter signed to J. Dixon Spain,

Author: 
William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808-1891)
Publication details: 
19 September 1885, with letterhead Holker Hall, Carke-in-Cartmel, Carnforth.
£80.00

One page, 12mo, with mourning border. "Sir / I enclose a cheque for 3£ the amount which I have subscribed during the last 2 or 3 years to the Lichfield Diocesan Church of England Temperance Society. As however Derbyshire is no longer in the diocese of Lichfield I cannot undertake to subscribe to the Society in future. / Yr obedt Servt / Devonshire".

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