The Bellford gazette, September 1826, by Jacob Bell and Robert Lawson Ford

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      4 issues comprising 8 ff. Watermark: "Fellows 1824"; partly paginated; imitation revenue stamp on f.1r of each issue. Handwritten in imitation of a printed school newspaper. The "imprint" is "Printed for Ford & Bell Darlington".

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"The Bellford gazette"(a school newspaper written by Jacob Bell and Robert Lawson Ford at Henry Frederick Smith's school at Darlington), vol 1, nos. 1-4, September 1826.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jacob Bell, founder of the Pharmaceutical Society and patron of art, was born in London in 1810. At the age of 12, he was sent to be educated at a Friends school in Darlington. The pharmaceutical business, established by his father, gained an international reputation under Jacob's control. The movement to found a Pharmaceutical Society, as a means of protecting trading rights, began in 1841, and in 1843 was incorporated by royal charter. He was elected as M.P. for St. Albans in 1852, but was unsuccessful when he contested the Great Marlow seat in the general election of 1852, and the Marylebone constituency in 1852. Ill-health prevented him from continuing his parliamentary career and he died in 1859.

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The gift of Mrs Eleanor M.Ford, 1974


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