Scrapbook of original sketches, cuttings and illustrations from the midlands area,1860-1930

Scope and Content

The scrapbook contains a variety of material, mainly extracted from other sources but includingsome original work. It includes:

Sketches in pencil and pen by 'SF' and 'E. China', of: the Old Seven Stars Inn, the Vicarage, theChurch and Standon School in Standon, Staffordshire; Sneinton Castle, Nottinghamshire; Weston CoyneyHall, Staffordshire; church and churchyard at Darley in the Dale, Derbyshire; river view at MatlockBridge, Derbyshire; Willersley Bridge on the River Derwent near Cronford, Derbyshire; St Michael'sChurch at Colwich, Staffordshire; and St Thomas's Church at a location unknown. 1860-1863;

Engravings cut from newspapers and journals depicting Dresden in Germany; dogs and horses; anavenue of trees accompanied by a poem by 'H.M.T.'; a coronation (in colour); Brailes church inWarwickshire; Trentham church, Staffordshire; tomb of Sir Walter Scott, view of the beach atBrighton; Mercrusse Abbey; Smuggler's Cave; Erthig, Denbighshire; Hurst Castle; Grotto and Cave;Richmond, Surrey; and children rioting in a school (in colour). Undated, c. 1860-c.1880;

Newspaper cuttings comprising articles regarding: a meteor shower; Miss Linwood, a Leicesterneedleworker; laying the foundation stone of St Luke's parish school, Nottingham; Coaguline cement;cure for cholera; bells in St John the Baptist church, Bromsgrove; memory of a fox hunt in theCotswolds by Lord Coventry; Kempsey church, Worcestershire; the Wylde family of Worcester andKempsey; stage superstitions; Francis Henry Macklin, actor; Edward Terry, actor; facial make-up; 'AnUnequal match', a play; the Eaton and Clarke families of Nottingham; a poem to the departing vicarof St Mary's church, Nottingham; poem entitled: 'Epithalmium to Mr S...M...'; poem entitled 'Churchof our vicars'; and details of vicars at St Luke's church, Nottingham including the Rev. H.E.Daniel. 1866-1929;

Newspaper cuttings comprising photographs depicting: Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire; OldWorcester prison; Lord Coventry and his family; market day at Lodbury, Herefordshire; wideningWorcester Bridge; Worcestershire cave dwellers; Rock Church, Worcestershire; carved Roman stone atColchester; Madresfield Court, Malvern; extension of Worcester city boundary; flooding at Worcester;Bewdley, Worcestershire; old mill at Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire; Worcester, Ludlow and Bridgenorthfrom the air; Malvern Hill quarries; blind rowing crew; St John the Baptist church, Bromsgrove;Huddington Court, Worcester; the Bishop of Pershore; Ombersley and Tenbury, Worcestershire;fisherman in Tewkesbury; Lord Beauchamp and his family; and Oystermouth Castle. 1926-1930;

Manuscript items comprising: a poem called 'The Blush' by 'W.E.'; and 'Sulphate of Lime inCholeraie Diarrehea' by 'R. Ramler'. Undated, c. 1850.

Administrative / Biographical History

The identities of the compiler of the scrapbook and the creators of the sketches inside areunknown. Detailed research into the material which has been collected might enable anidentification.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advancein writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email

Custodial History

The collection was transferred to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in March 1989.

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