Strines Journal

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1422/5
  • Dates of Creation
      1856-1860
  • Physical Description
      237 x 185 mm. 1 vol., x + 348 pp. Binding: half-bound in green calf, buckram-covered boards.

Scope and Content

The Strines Journal, volume 5, nos 41 (Jan 1856-Sep 1858), 42 (Sep-Nov 1858), 43 (Nov-Dec 1858), 44 (Jan-Mar 1859), 45 (Mar 1859-Oct 1860) and 46 (Oct-Dec 1860), dedicated to Oliver Heywood, esq.

Essays and articles on Science and Art: exhibition of dissolving views, natural history jottings: Strines butterflies; Lectures delivered at Strines: pneumatics, ventriloquial entertainment, Shakespearian reading, reading Dickens's Christmas Carol, 'an hour with Thomas Hood', the Tabernacle of Israel, the aquarium, brickfields and gravel-pits, 'a red hot poker', the pleasures and advantages of the study of botany, pale ale, the decimal system, the trees of the Bible, books and bookmaking; Local Affairs: the history of Strines in 1856 and 1857; Miscellaneous: Soiree at Windlehurst Institution, the opening of the Vernon Park, Strines amateur concert, examination at Strines School, Manchester Field Naturalists' Society's visit, 'the happy valley'.

Illustrated with 2 photographs by 'J. S.' [Joseph Sidebotham], of Raphael's Madonna and Child (from an engraving), and the Dickinson Testimonial, and 68 other illustrations by John M. Gregory, 'J. W.' [Joel Wainwright] and James Nasmyth: ink drawings in imitation of engravings and etchings, watercolours, drawings in ink and coloured or monochrome washes, either pasted in, or applied directly to the page. Many are highly accomplished. There are also decorative initial letters and title pages.