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Jaffray Collection (Page 16)

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 160

Newspaper cuttings including material on political economy by T J Dunning

 

JAFF 161Blank book probably bound by Jaffray. A half binding of blue goatskin with marbled boards.
 1. Publisher's advertisement for Bell's editions (The Poets of Great Britain, The British Theatre, Shakespear Complete)
 2. Ms note of foundation meeting of Friendly Society of journeymen Bookbinders, Day-Workers, Foundrers [?] and Finishers of London and Westminster for their mutual advantage and benefit, July 29, 1850 at Plough Tavern – 48 founding members
 3. Single ms note, accounts of 1838 of Mrs Terry and Mrs Mawe?
 4. Pamphlet, Rules of the Forwarders' Friendly Association … to which is prefixed a Brief Statement of its Objects … established January 14th, 1845
 5. Ms note listing meeting places / programme for July [?]
 6. Ms Day-Workers Society Notice of October 7, 1850 to announce general meeting Wednesday, Oct 23, 1850 to consider articles proposed by the committee
 7. Ms note listing 44 members [present at meeting?]
 8. Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society. Regulations for Persons paying on Committee.
 9. Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society, form to certify examination of Employers' Book
 10. Single printed sheet of the Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society, announcing its meeting at Mr Bennett's, The Plough Tavern, Museum Street (Oct 11, 1850)
 11. Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society, reminder of Arrears? (Nov 29, 1850)
 12. Single printed sheet of the first Dayworkers' Petition on behalf of Henry Sutton, Son of the late J. Sutton (Oct 5, 1851)
 13. Ms note proposing the opening of the Annual Exhibition of the Society of Day working Bookbinders (Aug 30, 1851)
 14. Ms transcript of list of members? “The above is a transcript from Three sheets. Hence [?] repetitions in some cases of the names.”
 Note on back reads: “That the 10 Persons appointed [preverably] be compromised to carry out the business for the period of one month.”
 15. Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society nominations for Advising and Trade Committee (Jan 6, 1851)
 16. Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society nominations for office of Secretary and Trade Committee (Mar 3, 1851)
 17. Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society nominations for the Trade Committee, Auditors, Officers for the Anniversary dinner, for Vice-President and for Stewards (May 5, 1851)
 18. Journeymen Bookbinders' Dayworkers' Society announcement of Special General Meeting on Thursday, May 22, 1851 (May 10, 1851)
 19. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders' of London, Westminster, etc., Statement on Exhibition for 1851 (Aug 2, 1851)
 20. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders' of London, Westminster, etc., Resolution to fine members owing Arrears (Oct 11, 1851)
 21. Ms note of Day-Working Journeymen Bookbinders' Trade Society Anniversary Dinner Programme (June 30, 1851)
 22. Single printed sheet notifying the formation of third lodge of journeymen bookbinders in London (Oct 3, 1861)
 23. Single printed sheet, The Song of the Dayworker
 24. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election May 1852
 25. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting on Thursday, 16th of September 1852 to consider donation and loan to the Bookbinders' Provident Asylum Society (Sept 9, 1952)
 26. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election August 1852
 27. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting on Wednesday, 18th of February 1852 (Feb 10, 1852)
 28. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, lodge meeting resolution to testify respect and esteem towards Joseph Hendley (July 8, 1852)
 29. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election for the Society's House of Call, July 14th, 1853
 30. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election October 1853
 31. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election April 1853
 32. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election May 1853
 33. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting on Wednesday 23rd of February 1853 to consider revision of Laws relating to the Funds, Petitions, etc. (Mar 9, 1853[?])
 34. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of Adjourned Meeting on Wednesday 20th of April 1853 to consider revision of laws relating to petitions (Mar 26, 1853)
 35. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting to revise laws on Thursday, July 14th, 1853 (22 Jun 1853)
 Printed on the back are “Rules for the Regulating of Petitions as Proposed by the Revising Committee”
 36. printed card, payment of arrears [?]
 37. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., payment of arrears (July 18, 1853)
 38. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement that meeting place changed to the “White Horse”, Holborn (July 16, 1853)
 39. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of removal from The Plough Tavern, Museum Street, to Mr Collins's, The White Horse, Holborn (July 30, 1853)
 40. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General meeting on Tuesday, 13th of September 1853, at the Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green, to consider loan to Bookbinders' Provident Asylum Society (Aug 20, 1853)
 41. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election May 1854
 42. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election April 1854
 43. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election March 1854
 44. Ms note of Royal Scottish Society of Arts, “Description of a new gas stone for economically heating ornamental tools + glue; specially adapted for dressing and fancy leather case makers” by I. K. Milne (Mar [1]4, 1853)
 45. United Friends Benefit Society announcement of future meeting place at White Horse Tavern, High Holborn (23 Jan 1854)
 46. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of postponed General Meeting to Monday, June 12th.
 47. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., payment of arrears (May 22, 1854)
 48. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting on Wednesday evening, August 16th, 1845 to consider additions to / alterations of rules of society (July 17,1854)
 49. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting on Wednesday evening, September 20th, 1854 (Aug 26, 1854)
 50. Ms letter of recommendation by John Adlarer [?] to enable John Jaffray to use the collection of the British Museum library (Nov 14, 1842)
 51. Unidentified ms note
 52. Ms note of Society of Day-Working Bookbinders announcing vote of censure passed on Matthew Lamboll for taking a place off the Employers' Book after the time specified in the Articles (Oct 6, 1855)
 53. single printed sheet “On behalf of John Jaffray”, thanking contributors to subscription for John Jaffray (Sept 21, 1863)
 54. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election (May 7, 1855)
 55. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., election (Oct 1, 1855)
 56. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election (April 2, 1855)
 57. Pamphlet, Abstract of a Report on Trade Petitions submitted to the Members of the Dayworkers' Society of Bookbinders (Aug 6, 1855)
 58. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting on Tuesday, July 7th, at the Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green (June 21, 1855)
 59. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., form for payment of arrears
 60. Letter by Mr J. England to John Jaffray asking Jaffray to attend Society's meeting “to consider the propriety of furthering a raffle, for the first six volumes of Chambers' Journal Imperial” (May 27, 1861)
 61. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election April 7th, 1856
 62. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election May 5th, 1856
 63. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., petition on behalf of G.W. Burck [?] (Sept 27, 1856)
 64. Newspaper clipping: “The Annual Dinner and Ball of the Day-workers' Society of Bookbinders, took place on Monday last, at the Freemason's Tavern, when a very delightful afternoon and evening was passed by a most respectable and numerous company.”
 65. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., petition on behalf of James Scott and G.W. Burck [?] (Aug 23, 1856)
 66. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of general meeting on Wednesday, July 16th, at the Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green, to consider Report and Rules of the Committee (June 18, 1856)
 67. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, form to survey wages paid to workmen
 68. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of Special Meeting on Monday October 6th 1856, at the White Horse, Holborn, to consider donation to Bookbinders' Pension Society
 69. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc,
 announcement of Adjourned General Meeting on Friday, July 25 th , 1856 at the Crown Tavern, Clerkenwell Green (July 18, 1856)
 70. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election April 6th, 1857
 71. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders, election May 4th, 1857
 72. Ms note to the Bookbinder Committee, “Gentlemen, Thursday morning at ½ past 11 [?] place came to the Book [?] finisher which Mr Waller declined accepting. Witness our hands – John Masters, John Steen, [?], [?], Thornton, R. Parker.” (Aug 9)
 73. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., petition on behalf of J. Hownes Junr [?] (Mar 23, 1857)
 74. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of change of meeting place from White Horse Tavern, Holborn to the George and Blue Boar Tavern, Holborn (Jan 6, 1857)
 75. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of change of meeting place from White Horse Tavern, Holborn to the George and Blue Boar Tavern, Holborn (Jan 29, 1857)
 76. Society of Day-Working Bookbinders of London, Westminster, etc., announcement of General Meeting on Tuesday, September 15th, at the Farringdon Hall, King's Arms Yard, Snow Hill, to revise the Articles (Aug 5, 1857)
 77. Letter by John Wickman [?] to John Jaffray on Jaffray meeting Wickman at his warehouse [?] and finding James a situation [?] (Feb 24, 1848)
 78. Letter by John Wickman [?] to John Jaffray
 Ms note pasted to the last sheet of the letter, “Dear Frank, … Fanny [?]”
 79. single printed sheet, Bookbinders' Song – The Bookbinders are the Men, by John Gray
 80. Single printed sheet, The Jolly King, by John Gray
 81-86. ms notes, Retrospection, with Reflections an Anti- [?] in Honour of the Consolidation. By I. [?]
 87. Bookbinders' + Blank Book Manufacturers advertisement of De Forest & Son (July 1, 1858) pasted to the back of 86
 88. Letter to [John Jaffray] requesting his attendance for meeting to arrange for a plan to support I. Cahurst, sen. signed by J. Marston, G. Haggis, and C. Palmer (Jan 15, 1860)
 89-92. ms note, “Lines written on reading T. J. Dunnings ‘Reply' to some remarks on the ‘Consolidation' contained in the Finishers' Circular for Nov 1848”
 93. ms note, contributing to support of widow of deceased Mr Bockett, sen.
 94. ms sheets, “Ode to Messrs Dunning and Edwards; Managers of the case of the ‘Oppressed Book-Folders'”, by I. [?] April 1850
 95-96. ms sheets, “Mr E. Edwards Valedictory Address to The London Society of Compositors Versified (see Typographical Circular for May 1850)”
 97-100. ms sheets, [Hooray for a Day-Workers Supper] by J.J
 101-102. ms sheets, Bookbinders' Song of Gratitude for the 28th of June by J.J. (Aug 4, 1852)
 103-104. ms sheets, Our Old Peoples' Home by J.J. (Sept 1852)
 105-107. ms sheets, A Song for the Friendly Barber, to be sung by “Nunky” at the Dayworkers' Anniversary Dinner or Supper 1857 by J.J. – pencil annotations stating that sung in 1858, 1860-61
 108. ms sheet, Friendly Finishers' Song by J.J. – Sung by Dan Bloomfield at the Finishers' Supper March 1847
 109-111. loose ms sheets, Finishers' Ruffer [?] Song by J.J. – sung by I. Goyder [?] at the Finishers' supper Sept 1844
 112-113. ms sheets, Song of the Expelled Friendly Finisher by J.J. – sung by G. Pymm at the Freemason's Tavern, June 30th 1856
 114. single printed sheet, announcement of meeting of friends of James Norman (Oct 13, 1863)
 115-116. ms sheets, “Poetic Address, written by Mr. H. Ireland in aid for the funds of the relief of aged and [?] bookbinders delivered by the author at the Mechanics' Institution Southampton Buildings Chancery Lane on Monday the 12 th of November 1832”
 117. ms sheet, Inscription for the Temple Celoacina [?] by Bob Lawson
 118-119. ms sheets, The Bookbinders' Trade Song written by M. Yonge
 120. ms sheet, Bookbinders' New Trade Song, in 1817 written by M. Law
 121. ms sheet, On the Coffee Shop Dodge, May 1840
 122. ms sheet, anniversary song by John Jaffray [?]
 123125. ms sheets, Prosperity to the Bookbinders' Pension Society by J.J. March 1853, sung by M.T. Brown at Highbury Lane [June 28th], 1853
 126-127. ms sheets, Bookbinders' Feast Day Song, by J.J., 31 July 1853
 128-130. ms sheets, Society (a card)
 131. Day Working Bookbinders' Society – Anniversary Dinner at the Manor House Inn 28 June 1858 – Ball Ticket
 132. Day Working Bookbinders' Society – Anniversary Dinner at the Manor House Inn 28 June 1858 – Single Ball Ticket
 133. The Bookbinders' Song (A Hand and Heart Tribute of gratitude to the Binders of our “Fireside Annuals” for Christmas 1876)
 134-136. ms sheets by C. Dent 1845 [poem/song?]
 137. announcement of death of Mr Scott in a letter to John Jaffray by Mrs Scott (Feb 4, 1863)
 138. announcement of death of father in a letter to John Jaffray by W. Scott (Feb 4, 1863)
 139. newspaper [?] announcement of death of John Feline
 140. newspaper [?] announcement of death of James Scott
 141. Ticket for the Twelfth Anniversary Dinner of the Day Working Bookbinders' Society on July 1st, 1862
 142. Ticket to the Thirteenth Anniversary Dinner of the Day Working Bookbinders' Society on Tuesday, the 30th of June 1863
 143. Ticket to the Thirteenth Anniversary Dinner of the Day Working Bookbinders' Society on 30 June 1863
 144. Bookbinders' Anniversary Ball Programme on Tuesday, June 30th, 1863
 145. ms note to Mr Mitchell by [?] (March 1st)
 146. Letter by Mr Jackson to John Jaffray (June? 13, 1848) concerning his receipts for the year 1839 to add to Jaffray's collection of trade antiquities
 147. ms note, announcement of death of Mrs Walker by Mr Walker to [John Jaffray] (Jan 11, 1861)
 148. pamphlet, Rules of the Sick Club
 149. single printed sheet, announcement by Francis Wickwar that he is now sole proprietor of Wickwar & Co (Feb 20, 1862)
 150. ms note to Mr Jaffray by Mr Colton [?] (Jan 2, 1863)
 151. single printed sheet, Jury Awards Bookbinding, Publishers' Circular, 15 Aug 1862, pp. 381-382
 152-155. ms sheets, The Finishers' Association by J.J., sung by G. Pymm at the earlier Finishers' Supper

 

JAFF 162Scrapbook assembled by Charles Dent
Material includes: newspaper cuttings, notes from Charles Tuckett's private and British Museum binderies, notes on John Jaffray
 Contents page list.
 1. London Trades - The Bookbinder. Almanacks and Diaries for 1871.
 2. A case of Forgery - William Brown aged 16, Aug. 1821.
 3. Illustration of 'Group of Books' by Leighton.
 4-6. 'The Horrid Murder of Leicester' - murder of Mr. Paas.
 7. 'The Humble Petition of the Journeymen Book-binders of London and Westminster'.
 8-27. Receipts of the Levie's during the strike of 1839-1840.
 28. The Book-binder with Illustration.
 29. Political and Literary Examiner, conducted by J.T. Dunning, October 5, 1839, October 12, 1839 and October 19, 1839.
 30. Rules and Regulations of The Consolidated Union, 1840.
 31. Mr. Dunnings' Testimonial.
 32. The Penny Magazine - A Day At A Bookbinders.
 33. An Address to the Donors, Subscribers, and Friends of the British and Foreign Bible Society, October, 10, 1849.
 34. Trade Society Reform, November 1848.
 35-45. List of Prices , Address Cards etc.
 46. Catalogues of Josiah Wesley.
 47. Catalogues of John Clarke.
 48-64. Newspaper paragraphs on police reports, advertisements.
 65. James Judd, price list.
 66-78. Memorandums relating to Mr Tucketts Shop.
 79. Price List.
 80. British Museum Refreshment Rooms Third Class Bill of Fare - October 26, 1864.
 81. List of members erased during the month of November 1839.
 82-84. Newspaper Articles.
 85. W. Hampson, press manufacturers pricelist.
 86. Trades' Unions and strikes by T. J. Dunning, London, 1860.
 87-102. Trade Notices of Meetings.
 103-106. Subscription Appeal for J. Jaffray.
 107. Subscription Appeal for J. Jaffray.
 108-109. Mr. Dent Testimonial.
 110. Rules of the United Friends, Feb. 1856.
 111. Twenty-sixth Annual Audit Account of the united friends, Feb. 1856.

 

JAFF 163

London Societies of Journeymen Bookbinders wages movement reports, circulars etc. issued to members and employees by the Joint Trade Committee 1901-1903
Title page signed by George W Knecht
Newspaper cuttings on the 1903 strike

 

JAFF 164

London Bookbinding Trade Societies reports etc. of Joint Trade Committee and Eight Hours Committee issued to the members during the years 1890-1894 title page signed by George W Knecht