W. Durnford, Principal; S. S. F. Fletcher, Vice-Principal; The Cambridge University Training College for Schoolmasters
[ The Cambridge University Training College for Schoolmasters. ] Warkworth House, Cambridge, March, 1912.
4pp., 4to. In fair condition, aged, and with wear and closed tears to extremities. With label, stamp and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Reference Library. Long list in small print, dating from between 1898 and 1911, and with entries listed under five columns: 'Name of Student', 'College', 'Year of leaving College', 'Degree' and 'Present School'. First entry reads: 'Bernays, A. E. | Trinity 1898 | 1st Class Div. 1, Classical Tripos, Part I. 1895. 2nd Class, Part II. 1897. | Educational Editor to Mr. Edward Arnold.' Last entry reads: 'Wood, F. J. | Jesus | 1911 | B.A.
Edmund Alexander Grubbe (b.1857), Captain in the 88th Connaught Rangers [ 8th (Reserve) Battalion, City of London Rifles; Post Office Rifles ]
FIELD MESSAGE BOOK: 'Army Book 153', Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London. With stamp of '8th. (Reserve) Batt., City of London Rifles'. Newhaven Fort, East Sussex: December 1914 to June 1915. LETTER: from London and Paris Hotel, Newhaven; 2 December 1914.
FIELD MESSAGE BOOK: Landscape 8vo notebook with 43pp of manuscript, in a number of different hands (one of them apparently Grubbe's), including seven full-page maps, with two further pages of carbon copies, preceded by 3pp. of printed text titled 'Field Message Book / (For the use of Dismounted Regimental Officers and Non-commissioned Officers of Cavalry and Mounted Infantry.)' In pencil and ink on graph paper pages. In detachable brown cloth cover, with explanatory label ('Cover for Army Book 153').
[The War Office, Whitehall] [The Royal Army Medical Corps; government publications; British Army; Second World War]
No. 1: 'The War Office [Whitehall], 9th June, 1943.' No. 2: 'The War Office, 21st July, 1943.' [Both 'Notified in A.C.Is.']
Both items in fair condition, lightly aged and creased, and each with three punch holes to spine. No. 1: 27pp., 12mo. With illustrations and diagrams in text. In two parts: 'Progressive Field Training for Stretcher-bearers' and 'Purposeful Physical Training for Stretcher-bearers'. No.2: ii + 65pp., 12mo. With three 'figures' in text. Divided into six chapters (including 'The Army Dental Corps in the field' and 'Evacuation and methods of estimation of casualties') and appendix. Scarce: the only copy traced, either on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, in the Imperial War Museum collection.
[Royal Army Medical Corps] [Second World War squad drill; British Army]
North Hants Printing Co., Ltd., Fleet. Undated, but dating from the Second World War.
18pp., 16mo. Stapled pamphlet. In green printed wraps. In fair condition, lightly aged and creased. At head of first page: 'SQUAD DRILL | This Booklet is issued to assist R.A.M.C. personnel to become proficient at drill in threes. It is set out in plain language, the object being to help the reader to obtain a clear mental picture of the subject.' Undated, but found in a collection of Second World War medical pamphlets. (The British Library has five items from the printers, ranging in date from 1925 to 1937.) Excessively scarce: no copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or COPAC.
'Fougasse' [Cyril Kenneth Bird] (1887-1965), British cartoonist [Kathleen Curlett, Director, National Association of Training Corps for Girls, London (formed in 1942)]
The pamphlet: London, 'Publicity Arts Ltd W C'. No date (circa 1946). Circular: On letterhead of the National Association of Training Corps for Girls, Alfred House, 24, Cromwell Place, London, S.W.7. June, 1946.
Both items in good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. Pamphlet: 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Covers printed in black, orange, red, yellow and blue. Both front and back covers edged in orange in distinctive Fougasse style.
John Percival Day (1880-1949), Professor of Economics, McGill University, Montreal [University of St Andrews; University of London; Stephen Leacock]
Dundee School of Social Study and Training (University of St Andrews), Scotland; McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dating from between 1920 and 1942.
A total of 1290 pages, in six 4to notebooks. Internally clean, on lightly aged paper, in worn and repaired bindings, with the back cover of one of the volumes loose. Day has signed three of the covers, and decorated the cover of one volume with the crests of three Universities: Montenegro, St Andrews and London. All the texts are carefully written out Day's neat, close hand, with tables and graphs, some titles in red ink, and occasional pencil annotations. A list of the contents of the six volumes ends this description.
Lieut A. W. Green [British Army; military map-making; Indian Army, Maharashtra; North West Frontier Province, British India, 1919; Major C. E. Dease]
[Maharashtra, India.] Items dating from between 11 February and 2 April 1919.
The collection is in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, and gives an invaluable insight into the training practices of the officer class of the British Army in India in the period immediately following the First World War. ONE: 23 autograph maps by Green, each drawn in pencil on a separate piece of graph paper (all around 21 x 26 cm). Each is signed by 'A W Green Lt | 2/95 Infy.', and each is dated in the bottom left-hand corner (for example, 'Light Poor. | Time 7 am. | 26-2-19.') Several of the maps carry 'Notes'.
[Indian Army, British India, physical training of recruits, August 1918; No. 2 Cadet Battalion]
The first item ('Table Card'): 'G.S.T. | 15'. At foot of last page: 'SGPI - 155 CGS - 30-8-18 - 10,000' [i.e. dated 30 August 1918]. The second item without place or date.
ONE ('Table Card'): 6pp., on three 22 x 9.5 cm leaves. In good condition, on aged paper, with small punch hole at top inner corner. Intended for officers directing physical training, and consisting of four tables (one to a page), numbered I to IV, with 'Notes on Physical Training' on the last page. Each of the first three tables is divided into 'Introductory Exercises', 'General Exercises' and 'Final Exercises'. Table IV is headed 'PRELIMINARY BOMBING EXERCISE.
W. Durnford, Principal; S. S. F. Fletcher, Vice-Principal [Cambridge University Training College for Schoolmasters]
[Cambridge University Training College for Schoolmasters.] Warkworth House, Cambridge, March, 1912.
4pp., 4to. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged paper with slight wear to extremities. Shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. A chronological list, in small type, covering the period 1898 to 1911. Divided into five columns: Name of Student; College; Year of leaving College; Degree; Present School. Scarce: no copy traced on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
J. Cameron Smail, O.B.E., F.R.S.E. (Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh) [H. Schofield, Principal, Loughborough College, and Hon. Sec., Association of Technical Institutions]
Copies may be obtained from the Honorary Secretary, Principal H. Schofield, M.B.E., Ph.D., B.Sc., A.R.C.Sc., Assoc.M.Inst.C.E., M.I.Mech.E., Loughborough College, Loughborough. [Echo Press, Ltd., Loughborough.] [1937.]
21pp., 8vo. In beige printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly aged paper, with slightly rusted staples, in worn and chipped wraps. With shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London.
[S. Mary's College, Paddington (In connection with London University), Church of England Public School and Training College for Secondary Teachers]
S. Mary's College, Paddington [London]. Both undated.
ONE: Prospectus for the 'Church of England Public School & Training College'. 21pp., 12mo. Stitched. In blue card wraps, with the College's name printed in gold in a border on front cover. Printed on shiny art paper with four full-page illustrations: 'S. Mary's College' (frontispiece); 'College Hall'; 'The Kindergarten' and 'The Laboratory'. Good, on lightl-aged paper, in like wraps with creased back cover. TWO: Prospectus for the 'Training College for Secondary Teachers'. 7pp., 12mo. In blue card wraps, with the College's name printed in dark blue in a border on front cover.
[Datchelor Training College [The Mary Datchelor Girls' School, Camberwell], Recognised by the Cambridge Training Syndicate, Governing Body: Worshipful Company of Clothworkers of the City of London]
[Datchelor Training College [The Mary Datchelor Girls' School, The Gove, Camberwell, London, S.E.]] College Reports: February 1898; October 1899; and April 1907. List of Students: 1907.
The four items in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with rusted staples. All four with shelfmarks, stamps and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. The three college reports, each dated in type at the end, are all 4to, with that of 1898 consisting of 8pp; 1899, 9pp; 1907, 14pp. In addition to the reports, all three carry lists of officers and other information.
[Cherwell Hall, Training College for Women Secondary Teachers, Oxford; St Hilda's College, Oxford; Catherine Isabella Dodd (1860-1932), educationalist]
Cherwell Hall, Oxford. Waterlow & Sons, Printers, London and Dunstable. Undated [between 1917 and 1921].
pp., landscape 12mo. With nine full-page photographic views ('Cherwell Hall - South East View', 'The Gateway', 'Cherwell Hall - The South Lawn', 'Porch at Front Door', 'The Entrance Hall', 'The Library, Cherwell Hall', 'The Iris Walk', 'A View in the Grounds, Cherwell Hall, showing Magdalen Tower', 'Cherwell Hall, The Oak Room'). In cream wraps printed in green. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Shelfmark, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Can be roughly dated from the fact of the College's principal being Catherine I.
The London Society for Teaching and Training the Blind [Board of Education Reference Library, London]
[The London Society for Teaching and Training the Blind. 1929.]
130pp., 12mo. In poor condition, with frontispiece detached and damaged, and possibly lacking full title, rusted staples. Shelfmark (of the Board of Education Reference Library). In makeshift brown folder carrying title in manuscript. Scarce: no copy of this report on COPAC.
70pp., 12mo. With two full-page photographic illustrations: 'Girls Chair-Caning' and 'Boys' Industrial Work'. On aged and worn paper. Rear wrap only present, with photograph of the institution. With shelfmarks, stamp and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Scarce: no copy of this report on COPAC.
Arthur A. Kinsey, Principal of the Training College for Teachers of the Deaf, Castlebar Hill, Ealing, London, W.
London: W. H. Allen & Co., 13, Waterloo Place. 1879.
 + 16 +  pp., 12mo. Stitched, in pink printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. With stamp, shelfmarks and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, London. Three lines deleted on p.14. Uncommon: a total of six copies found on COPAC and OCLC WorldCat, none of them in North America.
[E. H. Burt (British government telephone manager), editor 'Training Tribune' [A. D. Hall; N. Temme; B. E. Harrop; B. A. Hulbert; G. Pickett; W. A. Coleman; exchange; operator; telephonist]
[No. 2.] 'Oct. 1953 Telephone Branch Training Division'.
11pp., 12mo. Duplicated. Stapled. In card wraps printed in black and red, with the motto 'Finis Coronat Opus' within a shield on the cover. In fair condition, on aged paper, with slight staining at head of gutter, and rusted staples. Features include: a full-page poem titled 'Continental Dirge' by 'Mrs. Laurence East | Trainee'; 'Chit Chat | London Wall Reception Centre' by Hall; 'Trunk Training Centre (Throgmorton Avenue)' by Temme; 'Temple Bar Training Centre' by Harrop; 'Kensington Training Centre' by Hulbert; 'Cornwall House Training Centre' by Pickett; 'Govt. P.B.X. and D.Q.
15pp., 16mo. Stapled. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, or on COPAC.
Printed by H. Williams and Son, 222 Gray's Inn Rd., London, W.C. 1904. [Both duplicated items without date or place.]
12pp., 12mo. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. With stamp, shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Reference Library, otherwise in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Scarce: no copies in the British Library or on COPAC. Both duplicated items are 1p., 8vo, on a separate leaf, and both reproduce manuscript. Both are in good condition. The first, in portrait, is headed 'Cripple Schools' Dinners Sub-Committee. | Rules for Helpers during Dinner Hour. 12-1.30 p.m.' Listing eight rules, including: '5.
Manchester Technical Instruction Committee [James Hoy, Chairman; J. H. Reynolds, Director and Secretary]
Town Hall, Manchester, 16 September 1897. [Manchester: Henry Blacklock & Co. Limited, Printers, Albert Square.]
18pp., 8vo. Stapled. In blue printed wraps. Internally in good condition, on aged paper; the wraps worn, creased and chipped. With stamp, shelfmark and label of the Education Department Reference Library. No copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at Bristol.
F. Brocklehurst, M.A. [Technical Instruction Committee of the Corporation of Manchester; Manchester Evening News]
Issued by the Technical Instruction Committee of the Corporation of Manchester. July 1900.
10 +  pp., 12mo. Stitched, in grey printed wraps. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with central vertical fold line, and stamp, shelfmark and labels of the Board of Education Library. Scarce: no copy at the British Library, and the only copy on Copac at the London School of Economics.
J. Percival; W. Summers; H. Felkin; J. B. Paton [Associated Chambers of Commerce]
London: Isbister & Co., Ludgate Hill. [1887.] [Thomas Forman and Sons Printers, Nottingham.]
52pp., 4to. Stapled. Aged and worn, with slight loss to fore-edge of title. With label, stamp and shelfmark of the Education Department Reference Library. Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and the only copy on COPAC at Leeds.
Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946), English author, artist and conservationist, first Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, founder of the Order of Woodcraft Chivalry [The Woodcraft Movement]
Item One ('Brief Statement): Published by The Order of Woodcraft Chivalry. 1922. Item Two ('The Woodcraft Movement') without place or date.
Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with Item One carrying the stamp and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Library. Item One ('Brief Statement): 4pp., 12mo. Bifolium. Decorative cover with line of heraldic shields with axes. Describes the Order in six numbered points, Describes its promotion of 'A Physical Renassance' and of 'A Civic Renaissance', both in seven points.
Councillor J. D. Chantler [W. Boyd-Dawkins; Manchester education, 1909]
Manchester: Manchester Courier Limited, Printers, Cannon Street. [1909.]
22pp., 8vo. Stapled. In fair condition, on aged paper, with worn covers. With stamp, label and shelfmark of the Board of Education Reference Library. Transcript of letter from W. Boyd-Dawkins preceding the text. Uncommon: no copy in the British Library, and the only copies on COPAC at Oxford, Cambridge and the National Library of Scotland.
[The Hampton Training Home for boys [Hampton Home]; George Thom; Joseph Merry and his wife Rachel Merry (sister of Annie Macpherson [Annie Parlane Macpherson]); Home of Industry; Canadian emigration]
Landscape photograph, 19.5 x 14.5 cm, laid down on a piece of thin card cut from an album, 18 x 21 cm. Around sixty boys are posed in four rows in front of a grand house, with two masters to the right and two to the left, and with a fifth in the centre of the group. The group are surprisingly fat-faced, posing sulkily in jackets, with some waistcoats and tam o'shanters. Five more boys look out of a downstairs window, three from an upstairs window, and one peeks out from behind the front door.
Dar es Salaam Club, Tanzania [Forodhani Hotel Training Institute; Court of Appeal building; Evelyn Waugh; Tanganyika]
[Forodhani Hotel Training Institute, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.] Undated.
In fair condition, on aged and creased paper. Comprising seven folio pages, each in two columns: 'Existing Articles' on the left, and 'Proposed Amended Articles' on the right. These seven pages are each on separate leaves, and all stapled to a proxy voting slip (not filled in) and an amendment slip. The Dar es Salaam Club, 'solidly built with much fine joinery in dark African timber and heavy brass fittings on doors and windows', was housed in what became the Forodhani Hotel Training Institute building, Dar es Salaam.
RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire [Royal Air Force; Airspeed AS.10 Oxford training aircraft]
April 1940. RAF South Cerney, Gloucestershire.
The six small black and white photographs are all in good condition in a Kodac 'snapshot' card wallet. The captions, in pencil on the reverse and all dated 'April 40', read: [ONE] 'Aerodrome at South Cerney' [an aerial shot]; [TWO] 'Officers' Mess No 3 F.T.S. S. Cerney' [exterior of building]; [THREE] 'Oxfords at No 3 FTS' [three grounded planes]; [FOUR] 'Interior of Oxford' [instrument panel]; [FIVE] 'Interior of Oxford' [back of seats and instrument panel]; [SIX] 'Oxford at No 3 FTS' [grounded].
A. H. Anderson, L.A.C.; Wing Commander J. R. Bradford, Fighter Command, Controllers' Training Unit [Royal Air Force; Deputy Controllers' Course; Second World War]
Notebook dated by Anderson on cover 'Woodlands, Clamp Hill, Stanmore. 27 October 1941.' One of the mimeographed documents dated from Woodlands, 26 June 1941.
4to 'Royal Air Force. Notebook for use in Schools', with Anderson's notes in pencil on all but 11 of its 96 pp. Text clear and complete, written in a neat, tight hand, with diagrams and tables. Fair, on aged paper, with slightly dog-eared corners, in worn and creased wraps. Ownership inscription on front cover of 'A. H. Anderson L.A.C. | Deputy Controller's Course | Woodlands. 27.10.'41'. Providing important first-hand insights into the procedure of the RAF during World War II. Subjects include 'Fighter Command Organisation', 'I.F.F. (Identification friend or foe)', 'P.P.L.