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Jaffray Collection (Page 5)

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 mainly relating to strikes and the binders' struggle of 1839

JAFF 151 continued76. As item 75, signed Mr Wilton.
 77. I) Newspaper clipping lettter to the Charter from Radical. ii) Article headed 'The "Bonds of Society".
 78. Ink ms letter to the committee from Mr Baxter, with ink ms note added by J J.
 79. Printed notification of the postponement of volume II of the Botanist due to the binders' struggle.
 80. Ink ms letter from J Cal??t [Calvert?] regarding his lack of money.
 81. Printed sheet. 'Third address of the Journeymen Bookbinders of London and Westminster to the Booksellers and Publishers of London and its Vicinity', Jan 25, 1839.
 82. Printed poster [fold-out] headed 'An Appeal to the Public on Behalf of the Bookbinders of London'.
 83. Printed sheet (with small newspaper clipping pasted on) 'To the bookbinders of the United Kingdom of Great Britain' from the bookbinders of Manchester, Jan 30, 1839.
 84. Plain sheet with ink ms notes Copy of a document sent to the Masters Association by Mr ?Walter.
 Loose printed sheet 'National Workmen Exhibition 1893 List of Awards Group 1'.
 85. Printed resolution at meeting of the Bookbinders of Leeds held on January 30.
 86. Printed notification of general meeting of Journeymen Bookbinders Trade Society, 30 Jan 1839.
 87. Newspaper clipping headed 'The Bookbinders and their workmen'.
 Also pasted next to 87, newspaper clipping, letter from H Adams and newspaper clipping headed 'Meeting of Juurneymen [sic] Bookbinders'.
 88. Newspaper clipping headed 'General Meeting of the Booksellers of London and Westminster' includes details of the poster . Also newspaper clipping headed 'The Journeymen Bookbinders v their employers and the booksellers'. Also newspaper clipping headed 'The Oppresssed Bookbinders to the editor of the Operative'. Also newspaper clipping dated 4 Feb 1839 'Address to the working men of Scotland'.
 89. Ink ms letter dated Feb 2 39 supposedly from Eli Soul.
 Item mis-numbered 88, newspaper clipping headed 'The Trades' Chronicle/To the Bookbinders of the United Kingdom'. Also newspaper clipping headed 'The Bookbinders./ The society at Nottingham….'. Also newspaper clipping 'The Bookbinders/ As the masters still firmly hold out…'
 Item mis-numbered 89, printed sheet 'To the Bookbinders of the United Kingdom… signed T Spring, Chairman' re bookbinders of Bristol.
 90. Form letter (printed) on the strike produced by the Provisional Committee for Manchester dated Feb 1839.
 91. Printed sheet 'Tenth Report of the Bookbinders' Consolidated Relief Fund', Feb 4, 1839. Also printed sheet [with ms additions] 'Income and Expenditure from June 20 to December 1838'.
 92. Printed letter headed United Branches of the Silver Trade, Feb 8 1839.
 93. Form letter (printed) calling a general meeting of the Master Bookbinders of London and Westminster on 15 Feb, 1839. A newspaper clipping has been pasted to this.
 94. Printed notice of General meeting of the Press Department regarding the struggle, for Feb 12 1839.
 95. Printed notice 'A full report of this .. meeting will appear in The Operative…'.
 96. Printed notice 'A full report of this meeting will appear in The Character…'.
 97. Ink ms letter with seal and ?postage mark to Jaffray from T J Dunning.
 98. Ink ms list of money taken for the struggle on Feb 8, 39. A pencil note adds; "Most money taken at one time during the struggle…".
 99. Printed notification of meeting of Journeymen Bookbinders' Trade Society on 11 Feb 1839.
 Also pasted to this sheet, 1 cartoon, 7 small newspaper clippings, 2 slips of paper one signed 'John Smith/49 Long Acre', the other 'John A ?ard/35 Villiers St'.
 100. 6 Newspaper clippings including 1 cartoon concerning meetings of the Journeymen Bookbinders and the Masters Association. Pull out clipping headed 'The Trades' Chronicle' dated in ink ms Sunday Feb 17, 1839.
 101. Printed letter from Robert Seton dated Edinburgh, 11 July 1839 saying he would be prepared to bind material being held up by the London strike.
 102. Newspaper article from The Charter, Sun February 1839.
 103. [Pasted across 2 pages] 10 newspaper clippings.
 104. Printed notice of Journeymen Bookbinders meeting Feb 20, 1839.
 105. i-v) Printed notices and newspaper clippings re receiving subscriptions for Journeymen Bookbinders.
 106. Printed notice with 2 small newspaper clippings pasted on, re resolution made at meeting on Feb 20 1839.
 107. Plain paper with ink ms notes. Remnant & Edmond's require 100 loads of dung.
 108. 4 columns of newspaper clippings re the general meeting of Journeymen Bookbinders of London & Westminster.
 109. 3 columns of newspaper clippings re the above meeting. Bottom right, mark where clipping has been removed.
 110. Plain paper with ink ms notes and 4 small clippings attached. Copy of correspondance re Bentley's and the Committee dated Feb 14 1839.
 111. 1 printed notice and 4 newspaper clippings re support of trades in the provinces for the London journeymen bookbinders.
 112. Printed letter from the Central Criminal Court to Charles Maton.
 113. Plain paper with ink ms notes and 3 small newspaper clippings. 'Copy of a letter from the Foren? ..Feb 26 1839 read to Lodge 1'
 114. Printed notice to the mechanics of Glasgow regarding a fund raising concert for the Journeymen Bookbinders.
 115. Printed notice 'Appeal of the Journeymen Bookbinders to the Trade Societies of Liverpool'.
 116. Printed notice 'Appeal of the Journeymen Bookbinders to the Trade Societies of Manchester & Salford'.
 117. Ink ms letter to Mr James Davis from Westley son & ?Jarvis dated March 4 1839. With 2 small newspaper clippings pasted on.
 118. Printed notice to trade societies of Manchester and Salford from the Provisional Committee of the Manchester Bookbinders' Society.
 119. Printed notice with a small newspaper clipping pasted on.Westley, Leighton & Eeles, Remnant & Co call for binders.
 120. Printed poster (pull out) 'Bookbinders'Struggle delegate meeting March 16 1839' with one small newspaper clipping pasted on.
 121. Newspaper clipping from the Operative Sun, March 17. Meeting of the trades in Manchester.
 122i-iv. Newspaper clippings re meeting of the trades in Manchester.
 123. Printed sheet. 'Address of the Journeymen Bookbinders to the Trade Societies of Manchester and Salford'.
 124. i) Printed poster for a Select Ball on March 7 1839. ii) newspaper article on arrest of journeymen bookbinders from Leighton and Wells. iii) Small printed sheet 'To the Journeymen Smiths of Manchester'.
 125. Printed sheet. 'Appeal to the working classes in York'.
 126. Sample of penny subscription book of Journeymen Bookbinders of London and Westminster, described in ink ms by J J.
 127. Printed sheet dated March 11 1839 'To the Trades of Edinburgh'.
 128. Printed sheet. 'From the Bookbinders of Birmingham to their brother operatives'.
 129. Plain sheet of paper with ink ms notes. Receipt signed by Crawford dated March 11/39.
 130. i) Printed notice of general meeting on March 21 1839 of Journeymen Bookbinders. ii)-iv) newspaper clippings mainly relating to Edinburgh.
 131. Newspaper article in the Operative, Sunday, March 24, headed 'General Meeting of the Bookbinders of London'.
 132. Printed sheet 'To the officers… of the Northern Consolidated Relief Fund'.
 133. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. Letter to Lodge 3? signed T Dunning, Mar 23 1839?.
 134. 9 newspaper clippings. The largest is by T J Dunning.
 135. 5 newspaper clippings mainly relating to pubic meeting in Glasgow.
 136 Printed notice. 'Bookbinders of London Public meeting' by order of the … Bookbinders of Glasgow, March 21 1839.
 137. Printed sheet re Delegate Meeting in Paisley sent to John Jaffray in April ?1839.
 138. Printed notice to pressmen re general meeting of subscribers to the bookbinders to be held on March 27. Ink ms notes on the verso.
 139. Plain paper with ink ms notes headed 'Names of men in Leightons 26 March 1839'.
 140. Printed sheet. 'To the Subscribers to the Bookbinders', March 28, 1839 with subscriptions from the Press Department in aid of the Bookbinders.
 141. Newspaper clippings headed 'Great Meeting of the Trades of London'.
 142. Printed sheet. 'To the various trades of Londn and its vicinity' from Journeymen Bookbinders' Committee.
 143. 8 newspaper clippings mainly related to the discharged bookbinders.
 144. 6 newspaper clippings relating to the bookbinders struggle.
 145. Printed sheet 'To the Officers and Members of the Bookbinders' Consolidated Relief Fund' with one small newspaper clipping pasted on.
 146-149. Plain sheets with ink ms notes and some pencil notes. Figures for the number of men and apprentices at each shop.
 150. 6 newspaper clippings mainly relating to the indicted bookbinders Dore, Armstrong and Hogg.