New accessions - January to March 2019

Archives and manuscripts

Personal and family papers:

Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914, statesman (additional): souvenir presentation to Joseph Chamberlain, presented by Liverpool Working Men's Conservative Association. Finding No: JCLAdd/634

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973, actor, playwright, composer, lyricist, painter and author (additional): issue of ‘Home Chat’, newsletter of the Noël Coward Society, Winter 2018; colour poster advertising London production of ‘The Vortex’, [2002]. Finding No: COW/2/P/3

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973, actor, playwright, composer, lyricist, painter and author (additional): letters relating to the funeral of Noël Coward, 1973. Finding No: LAdd/6450-6451

Johnson, Phil T., Indoor Specialist for AAA/UKA (additional): LAC [London Athletic Club] draft constitution and rules; 'National and Regional Sports Facilities Strategy' briefing pack produced by Sport Scotland; typescript obituary of Norman Lindsey, written by Phil Johnson, 2014; CV and biographical details of Phil Johnson; 13 computer discs, labelled and seemingly relating to athletics tracks and equipment [currently cannot be read or accessed]; 3 CD ROMs; and various photographs depicting the construction of indoor and outdoor tracks including tracks in Manchester. Finding No: ATH/PJ

Lodge, Sir Oliver, 1851-1940, physicist (additional): black and white postcard carrying caption 'Sir Oliver Lodge in Warley Woods near Birmingham', [early 20th century]. Finding No: OLLAdd/220

Maidment, Lilian West, b 1881, YMCA worker: YMCA medals awarded to Lilian West Maidment, [early 20th century]. Finding No: YMCA/ACC100

Martineau, Harriet, 1802-1876, writer, historian, political economist, author, journalist, social commentator and leading feminist intellectual (additional): printed portrait domestic scene with Harriet Martineau seated by the fire with a cat. Finding No: HMLAdd/204

Parsons, Joe and Margaret: printed publications, leaflets and ephemera relating to Toc H and collected by Joe and Margaret Parsons. Includes material relating to various Toc H Birthday Festivals as well as items relating to Toc H in Gibraltar. Finding No: MS951

Phillips, Isaac: invoice addressed to Isaac Phillips of Philadelphia from William Chance of Birmingham. Detailing the sale of various silver, copper and plated utensils and objects, 1836. Finding No: LAdd/6452

Underhill, Dr Lilian Starr ‘Stella’, b 1925, CMS missionary (additional): transcript of papers largely relating to Lilian Agnes Starr's involvement in the release from captivity of Mollie Ellis in 1923. The original papers from which the transcripts were made are dated 1923-1975.Finding No: CMS/ACC1027

Weatherhead, Leslie Dixon, 1893-1976, Methodist minister and author (additional): signed manuscript letter to Donald Sampson from Leslie Weatherhead. Finding No: LAdd/6449

Wheelwright, Bernard, YMCA worker: typescript account of Wheelwright’s life and association with the YMCA. Finding No: YMCA/ACC101

Worth, Isaac: manuscript copy of the will of Isaac Worth, made 9 March 1714. Witnessed by Richard Simcox, George Chamberlin [Chamberlain], and Richard Howse. Finding No: MS950

Records of organisations, societies and businesses:

British Institute of Organ Studies (additional): ‘Organ Building: Journal of the Institute of British Organ Building’, volume 18, 2018; ‘BIOS Reporter’, volume 43, number 1, January 2019. Finding No: BOA

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (additional): BATOD magazine, January 2019 and March 2019; ‘Journal of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf’, volume 21, number 1, March 2019; minutes of the National College of Teachers of the Deaf, 1907-1976, attendance registers, 1965-1976, and various BATOD produced publications. Finding No: BATOD

Church Pastoral Aid Society (additional): six filmstrips based on the book 'Your Confirmation' produced by CPAS. Finding No: CPAS

Julian Meetings (additional): photographs and images, including 40th anniversary messages and images; papers relating to the Postal Group; newsletters, November 1983-November 1992; newspaper cuttings; publications, and papers relating to publications, produced by The Julian Meetings; administrative records; papers relating to the Gabriel Meetings; extensive sequence of papers relating to retreats; correspondence, primarily with Hilary Wakeman; papers of the Advisory Group, including correspondence, minutes and notes; financial records and balance sheets; papers relating to the American Order of Julian of Norwich; and non-Julian Meeting publications. Finding No: MS903

Save the Children Fund (additional): edition of 'The Red Hackle', regimental magazine of The Black Watch, November 2018. Contains an article by Major C. J. K. 'Jamie' Campbell (pp 28-31) describing his time as Administrator for Save the Children UK in Vietnam in 1975 and the events surrounding his evacuation from the country by the US military. Finding No: MS956

St John’s College, Nottingham (additional): publications relating to the history of the college, 1995-2013; publications, promotional college material, minutes, correspondence and photographs. Finding No: SJC

Toc H (additional): supporter magazine ‘In Touch’, Winter 2018-2019. Finding No: TOCH

Warwickshire Amateur Athletic Association: track and field results register, 1958-1977; folder of track and field championships programmes, 1956-[1970s]; minutes of meetings, 1957-1966; and Treasurer's report and notes, 1988-1989. Finding No: ATH/Z/5/162a

Youth Hostels Association (additional): materials relating to the West Birmingham hostelling local group comprising incomplete sequence of typescript programmes of activities, 1953-1996; and an issue of 'North Star Special Edition: Wilderhope Manor, Medieval Banquet', 13 May 1972; individual YHA hostel profiles compiled by YHA Honorary Archivist. Finding No: YHA

Young Men’s Christian Association (additional): YMCA Programme and Prospectus, 1925-1926, for 'The Winton and Moordown Young Men's Christian Association' [located in Bournemouth]; material relating to Harrogate YMCA, Craven YMCA, Houghton-le-Spring YMCA, Middlesborough YMCA, Dewsbury YMCA; meeting papers of the Metropolitan Region, 2003-2006, and papers relating to the South and South West Region, 2003-2009; postcard of R. Arnold of Tunbridge Wells YMCA, 1903. Finding No: YMCA

Artificial Collection:

Blue Coat Charity School: undated handbill promoting the 'Blue Coat Charity School', Birmingham, [19th century]. Finding No: LAdd/6453

‘Confessions to Record Thoughts and Feelings’: volume includes examples of Victorian handwriting and album signed by Maria Hutton, Christmas 1872. Finding No: MS954

DVD documentary relating to the Gold Coast, Ghana: copy of a film documentary entitled ‘Growing up colonial in the Gold Coast, Ghana’, 2018. Finding No: MS949

Joseph Chamberlain Postcard Collection (additional): musical postcard with illustrative cartoon concerning 'fiscal food'; six postcards from the 'Standard Bread Series'. Finding No: MS821

Medical prescriptions: two manuscript medical prescriptions addressed to Mrs Viggers and prescribed by Jameson Evans, 85 Edmund Street, Birmingham, 1909-1910. Finding No: MS953

Musical programme: programme for 'Words of the Music' performed by Birmingham Amateur Harmonic Association at the Midland Institute, Paradise Street, Birmingham on 19 May 1868. Finding No: MS941

‘Specimens of Writing’: two notebooks compiled by Elizabeth Thompson of Langdale School, including examples of Victorian handwriting. Volumes comprise poetry, prayers and proverbs. Finding No: MS955

University Archives:

University and Student Societies and Clubs

Guild of Graduates and Alumni Association: Additional deposit of administrative papers of Midlands Branch including committee minutes; financial records; newsletters and events programmes; ephemera, 2010-2018. Finding No: UB/GG/I

Staff Papers

Cameron, Robert A. D. b 1943, Director of the Department of Extra-Mural Studies: Papers relating to Cameron's role as tutor at the Department of Extramural Studies at the University of Birmingham, later the School of Continuing Studies, and to the wider work of the Department, consisting of copies of annual reports; programmes of courses; papers relating to the assessment of courses offered by the Department; other records of the Department including committee papers and staff newsletters; papers of Robert Cameron including transcripts of lectures and articles on adult education, and other printed material on adult education, much of which does not relate directly to Birmingham, 1948-2004. Finding No: US155

Deakin, Nicholas Dampier b 1936, Professor of Social Policy and Administration: Papers relating to academic research and social policy engagement work encompassing the range of Deakin's interests and involvement during his academic life from 1980 to 2017, but including some earlier research on housing and inner-city policies dating from the 1970s, and a small amount of material relating to Deakin's work on 'race relations' in the 1960s, and to his research on Havelock Ellis which includes material by previously belonging to Havelock Ellis dating from the 1920s and 1930s. Finding No: US156

Rare Books

Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider),1856-1925. 'She : a romance of marvel and mystery'. r PR1145.P67

Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870. 'Monte Christo's millions'. r PR1145.P67

Linton, E. Lynn  (Elizabeth Lynn), 1822-1898. 'The true history of Joshua Davidson : Christian and communist'. r PR1145.P67

Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870. 'The vengeance of Monte Christo : a sequel to The treasure island of Monte Christo, no. 2 of the Popular novels'. r PR1145.P67

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. 'The Scarlet letter'. r PR1145.P67

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. 'Little Em'ly : (from David Copperfield)'. r PR1145.P67

Wallace, Lew, 1827-1905. 'Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Reade, Charles, 1814-1884. 'It is never too late to mend, or, The horrors of a convict prison'. r PR1145.P67

Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865. 'Mary Barton : a tale of Manchester factory life fifty years ago (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Suttner, Bertha von, 1843-1914. 'Lay down your arms : a realistic romance of modern war'. r PR1145.P67

Disraeli, Benjamin, 1804-1881. 'Coningsby, or, The new generation : abridged'. r PR1145.P67

Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882. 'The Tower of London : abridged'. r PR1145.P67

Lytton, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, Earl of, 1831-1891. 'The last days of Pompeii : abridged'. r PR1145.P67

Charles, Elizabeth Rundle, 1828-1896. 'Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta family'. r PR1145.P67

Bronte, Charlotte. 'Jane Eyre : an autobiography : abridged'. r PR1145.P67

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. 'Pride and Prejudice : abridged'. r PR1145.P67

Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875. 'Hypatia, or, New foes with an old face (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Lever, Charles, 1806-1872. ‘Charles O'Malley : the Irish dragoon (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. 'Uncle Tom's cabin : abridged'. r PR1145.P67

Swan, Annie S., 1859-1943. 'Aldersyde : a border story (copyright-abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870. 'The Queen's diamonds : being part 1 of The three musketeers (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Baring-Gould, S. (Sabine), 1834-1924.. 'Noémi, or, The brigand's daughter : a story of rock-dwellers (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Reed, Talbot Baines, 1852-1893. 'The fifth form at St. Dominic's : a public school story (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Verne, Jules, 1828-1905. 'Five weeks in a balloon : a voyage of exploration and discovery in central Africa (abridged)'. r PR1145.P67

Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848. 'Mr Midshipman Easy : abridged'. r PR1145.P67

MacDonald, George, 1824-1905. ‘Robert Falconer’. r PR1145.P67

Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. ‘Life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe’. r PR3403.A1 1812

Cobb, Humphrey, 1899-1944. ‘Paths of glory’. r PS3505.O1385 P38

Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939. ‘Paths of glory : a play’. r PS3515.O847 P38

Wandlelog. Volume 3, Number 1. r p HS 3260.G74 K53

The Graphic : an illustrated weekly newspaper, no. 840-865, 1886; no. 2382, 24 July, 1915. r f AP4.G7

The English Review, May-Aug. 1917. r AP4.E61 

The King's Shakespeare : [sample book] / [Cassel and Co. Ltd.] r p Z274.K56

Wynter, Andrew, 1819-1876. Subtle brains and lissome fingers. r PR5899.W9 1869

Aulton, D.H. The child’s museum : containing divine hymns for children … r p BV520.A85

Wright and Butler's patent oil cooking stoves : complete illustrated catalogue. r p TS425.W75

Foster's note book on Kipling (November 1898). r p PR4857.F67

Alma Tadema : [biography and photograph]. r p f ND497.A4 A85

Suspense by Patrick MacGill [theatre programme]. r p PN256.L7 D857

Evans, George, 1809-1881. Echoes from nature : a collection of poems, embracing a reprint of other verses, published in 1844 and 1847; the latter including The street scenery of Walsall, An address to my anvil, &c., &c., revised by the author. r PR4699.E813 E34

Young, Charles Frederic T. The economy of steam power on common roads … r TJ705.Y68

Muirhead, James Patrick, 1813-1898. Life of James Watt : with selections from his correspondence.

Bradshaw’s Railway companion (1843) r p HE2433.A3 B73

Bobbin, Tim, 1708-1786. Human passions delineated in above 120 figures, droll, satirical and humourous. r p f NC1479.B6 H86

The Rights of Man. r f JC571.R54

Reilly, James M. Care and identification of 19th-century photographic prints. Classmark rTR465. R45

One who has known them for twenty years. Death or life, or The story of my experience on “the line” … rHD8039.R12 G7

New map round Glasgow from the Ordnance Survey: with two miles radiating circles. rG5774.G5 E635

Aitken, William. Lays of the line, and other poems. rPR4003.A93 L3

Blackburn, Helen A record of the women’s suffrage movement in the British Isles, with biographical sketches of Miss Becker. rJN979.B53

Murray, Flora Women as army surgeons, being the history of the Women's Hospital Corps in Paris, Wimereux and Endell Street, September 1914-October 1919. rD629.G7M87

Austen, Jane Sense and sensibility. rPR4034.S4

Butler, Samuel Erewhon. rPR4349.B7 E7

Giraud, Jane Elizabeth The flowers of Shakespeare (1845 ed.) qrPR3041.G57

Giraud, Jane Elizabeth The flowers of Shakespeare (1846 ed.) qrPR3041.G57

Sandys, F. Reproductions of woodcuts by F. Sandys, 1860-1866. rqND497.S17 A4

Hodson, James Lansdale Grey dawn—red night. rPR6015.O17 G73

Bronte, Emily Wuthering Heights. rPR4172.W7

James, Henry Washington Square rPS2116.W3

Shakespeare, William Mr. William Shakespeare : his comedies, histories, and tragedies set out by himself in quarto, or by the players, his fellows in folio, and now faithfully republish'd from those editions in ten volumes octavo ; with an introduction ; whereunto will be added, in some other volumes, notes, critical and explanatory, and a body of various readings entire. rPR2752.C36 (8 volumes)

Bisset, Charles Elrington Driving the mail: a poem. rPR4117.B36 D7

Glyn, Elinor The price of things. rPR6013.L685 P7

Bourne, John (editor) 8 new one-act plays of 1934. rPR1272.E54

Smith, T. Fifty years of printing : a history of the Birmingham Printers Limited. rZ232.B49 S65

Glyn, Elinor Destruction. rPR6013.L685 D4

Drake, James Drake’s road book of the Grand Junction Railway: from Birmingham to Liverpool & Manchester. rHE3020.G6 D73

Women’s Cricket Association A Handbook on women’s cricket. rpGV929.H36

Hamilton, George A short account of the steam engine and of its inventors. rpTJ465.H46

Langdon, Mary Ida May : a story of things actual and possible. rPS2199.L73 I4

Burnley, James The romance of invention. rT15.B87

Perkins, Charlotte Gilman What Diantha did. rPS1744.G57 W4

Rollan, Romain (ed.) Les poètes contre la guerre. rPQ1184.P64

Shakespeare, William The tempest (illustrated by Birket Foster et al.) r PR2833.A1