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Jaffray Collection (Page 12)

John Jaffray was a bookbinder in Victorian London. He was interested in the history of his trade, particularly in union and welfare issues. Jaffray kept scrapbooks, probably compiled in and around the 1850s, which he filled with newspaper clippings, agendas of union meetings and ephemera including trade cards and advertisements.

Scrapbooks - various (continued)

JAFF 158 continued76. Newspaper clippings.
a. Obituary of people who died from cholera (from bindings trade) including Mr William Edwards d.1854, Mr Wright of Noel street, Mr Wickwar of Poland street.
b. Great fire near Holborn in premises of Norman and Metcalf, bookbinders.
c. Advert for W. Dent of Port Elizabeth.
d. 'The Book of the Boudoir', a poem by Robert E Lawson.
 77. Newspaper clippings.
a-h. April 21 1857, the new reading room and libraries of the British Museum.
 78. Newspaper clippings.
a-e. Strike in the buildings trades.
 79. Newspaper clippings.
a-c. 'The Stage. The Dramatic College'.
 80-92, Loose newspaper clippings not affixed to pages.
 80. 'Gallus, or the domestic manners of the Romans'.
 81. Clerkenwell - wife of bookbinder charged with assault.
 82. James Calvert arrested for assaulting his wife.
 83. 'A strange character', John Howell.
 84. Clerkenwell. Bookbinder Joseph Elliott charged for robbery.
 85. 'Monster' book proposed for international exhibition.
 86. Advert for Bookbinder's Industrial Association shares.
 87. Tiny clipping noting the appointment of Jaffray to the commission of the peace for Warwick.
 88. Dec 12 1862 clipping; the London Bookbinders' Strike.
 89. Advert, extra finisher wanted.
 90. Article 'Class 28-No. II' Description of bindings category in the exhibition.
 91. July 12, 1862, list of exhibition medal winners in Class XXVIII. …. Bookbinding.
 92. Folded sheet with pencil ms notes, 'Extract from the report of the juries of the French Exhibition, 1855'.
 93. Newspaper clippings.
a. Illustration of Sir Walter Scott.
b. Obituary list 1850-54 from binders trade society (?).
c. Illustration of 18c antiquary.
 94. Newspaper clippings.
a-c. Review of 'The Book-Hunter' by John Hill Burton.
 95-98 loose sheets and pamphlets.
 95. Illustration of Luther and friends translating the Bible.
 96. Kerslake's Catalogue of Books, Bristol. 8 page pamphlet.
 97. William Crabbie, bookbinder, 'On the pleasures derived from the study of external nature' a poem. Pamphlet, 12 pages, Edinburgh, 1837.
 98. Pamphlet, sewn together but with half the title page ripped off. William Robert Co[ok?], Peace Act dedicated with profound and awful devotion [to?] God…, London 1848. Pencil ms note says 'Brother to H. Cook Bookbinder'.