Strines Journal

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1422/3
  • Dates of Creation
      Jan-Dec 1854
  • Physical Description
      235 x 175 mm. 1 vol., xii + 268 pp. Binding: half-bound in green calf, marbled-paper boards.

Scope and Content

The Strines Journal, volume 3, nos 17-28, dedicated to Joseph Sidebotham of Parkville, esq.

Essays and articles on Sunset, Night, the Ocean, Music, Spring, Sculture, Poetry; Science and Art: Snow Crystals, the Moon's Surface, History of the Moon, Statues of Manchester; Travels and Excursions: a visit to Rome, ramble in Derbyshire, a trip to North Wales; Lectures delivered at Strines: 'Our Forefathers 1000 years ago', 'Magnetism', 'Our Forefathers 500 years ago'; Biography and History: the autobiography of Jesse Bridge (continued), Marple Hall, Lyme Hall, the fate of Sir John Franklin, bombardment of Bomarsund, extracts from a MS history of Manchester; Monthly Observations; Original Poetry; Miscellaneous: a sketch from the Louvre, causes of heat and cold, Strines Library, a chapter on epitaphs; Divine Services at Strines; Varieties.

Illustrated with 22 photographs by A. Neild, ' J. S.' [Joseph Sidebotham], J. Glaisher, T. Davies, mainly of local views, but also including the Arch of Titus in Rome, Haddon Hall, snow crystals, bombardment of Bomarsund by HMS Bulldog, sarcophagus lid of King David, the Moon's surface ('taken from a large drawing by James Nasmyth'), 'a Welsh peasant', and Conway Castle. There are 42 other illustrations, the majority by John M. Gregory: 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.