New accessions - April to June 2019

Archives and manuscripts

Personal and family papers 

Bodkin, Thomas, 1887-1961, lawyer, art historian, art collector and curator: manuscript letter addressed to Miss Hendry concerning a meeting of the Brains Trust, 1942. Finding No: LAdd/6456

Callow, Philip, 1924-2007, novelist: correspondence from Philip Callow to his future wife, Anne Golby, [1970s-1980s]. Finding No: MS961

Collings, Jesse, 1831-1920, Birmingham Liberal politician: letter from Jesse Collings to Sir Charles Morrison Bell regarding ‘excessive emigration brought about by agricultural means’, 1914. Finding No: Ladd/6454

Dauncey, Reverend Arnold Falconer, 1885-1967, clergyman and YMCA worker: papers relating to Arnold Dauncey’s service with the YMCA in the Near East from late 1918 to early 1920, primarily in Salonica, Macedonia and Batoum. Finding No: YMCA/ACC104

Gielgud, Sir John, 1904-2000, actor and director: programme for a dinner held to mark the 80th birthday of Sir John Gielgud, 1984. Finding No: Ladd/6455

Maudrell, Herbert, 1940-1896, Archdeacon and missionary: manuscript notes comprising extracts of his journal relating to the CMS mission to Madagascar, 1863-1864. Finding No: CMS/ACC1033

Records of organisations, societies and businesses

British Institute of Organ Studies (additional): papers of Reverend Bernard B. Edmonds comprising organ negatives and transparencies. Finding No: BOA

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (additional): BATOD magazine, May 2019. Finding No: BATOD

Julian Meetings (additional): five issues of The Julian Meetings magazine, December 2017 to April 2019. Finding No: MS903

Monumental Brass Society (additional): issue of serial publication ‘Transactions’, Volume 19, 2014-2018. Finding No: MBS

Young Men’s Christian Association (additional): booklet titled ‘Montgomery House: The Manchester YMCA War Memorial’, 31 July 1952; various YMCA printed publications primarily relating to the South West Region and transferred from YMCA Head Office, [1970s-2010s]. Finding No: YMCA

Young Men’s Christian Association (additional): three promotional printed sketches by J. M. Staniform relating to the YMCA, [1910s]. YMCA/ACC102

Young Men’s Christian Association (additional): promotional materials generated during the course of planning and delivery for the anniversary events arranged during 2019 to mark the YMCA’s 175th anniversary. YMCA/ACC103

Artificial collections

Birmingham Almanack for 1850: volume used for financial record-keeping and including a record of purchases and sales for 1850-1855. Finding No: MS960

Joseph Chamberlain Postcard Collection (additional): five postcards, including one depicting the ‘escape’ of David Lloyd George from a meeting at Birmingham Town Hall, [1900s]. Finding No: MS821

National Athletics Archive (additional): typescript male and female statistics recording the names of junior and senior athletes. File also includes some statistics relating to Kendal Athletics Club and records of the Northern Womens’ League, [1980s]. Finding No: ATH/Z/3/3/11

Pageant of Birmingham (additional): two souvenir publications relating to the pageant, 1938. Finding No: MS944

Papers of Lionel King relating to the Liberal Party: two volume typescript study of the Liberal Party in the West Midlands region during the early-mid 20th century, 2019. Finding No: MS959

‘The Occasional Magazine’: volume 1, number 1, of magazine ‘dealing with theatrical matters in general and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in particular’, September 1932. Finding No: MS957

‘Thomas Thornton: selections from his letters’: printed booklet comprising selections from Thomas Thornton’s letters written between 12 February 1883 and 10 January 1904. Booklet dated 1908. Finding No: MS958

University Archives

University and Student Societies and Clubs

Guild of Graduates and Alumni Association: Menu for University of Birmingham Guild of Graduates London branch Fifth Annual Founders' Day Dinner, 22 February 1929 at the Trocadero Restaurant, Piccadilly, with the names of those proposing toasts and taking part in musical performances, and the signatures of some of the members who attended. Finding No: UB/GG/I/3/1

University of Birmingham Dramatic Society: Programme for 'Children, To Bless You!' by G. Sheila Donnisthorpe, performed by members of Birmingham University Dramatic Society, 7-9 March 1940 with proceeds to Red Cross and St John Ambulance Funds. Cast list included. Acc.2019/44

Student (Alumni) Papers

Millum, Trevor, b 1945: Digital copies of thirteen photographs taken during seminar sessions at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies c.1969. Finding No: USS138

Schofield, Matthew: Additional deposit comprising a leaflet titled 'Bugs Executive Committee', providing details of members of the Executive, 2001. Finding No: USS85

Rare books:

Balthazar W. Foster. How we die in large towns : a lecture on the comparative mortality of Birmingham and other large towns. r HB1416.B6 F67

John Darwall. Plain instructions for the management of infants, with practical observations of the disorders incident to children. To which is added, an essay on spinal and cerebral irritation. r R61.D37

Frederick John Mouat and Henry Saxon Snell. Hospital construction and management. r q RA967.M68

George Bodington. An essay on the treatment and cure of pulmonary consumption : on principles natural, rational, and successful ; with suggestions for an improved plan of treatment of the disease amongst the lower classes of society ; and a relation of several successive cases restored from the last stage of consumption to a good state of health / by George Bodington. r RC311.1 .B63

Sampson Gamgee. The origin and future of Hospital Saturday : a glance at ten years work. r RA988.B5

James Woodhouse. Poems on sundry occasions. r PR3768.W3A6