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Jaffray Collection (Page 6)

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 continued151. 5 newspaper clippings relating to the struggle, mainly letters to the Operative.
 152. Printed pamphlet with 22 pages. The Rules of the Friendly Society of Master Bookbinders, London, 1839.
 153. i) Printed sheet 'Iron Moulders' Committee… Manchester, April 4, 1839.
ii)-vi) newspaper clippings, one a continuation of article begun on 151.
 154. Plain sheet of paper with ink ms notes 'The Raffle for the Church Service presented to the Committee for the Benefit of the Discharged Journeymen' April 9 1838. On the verso is one small newspaper clipping and 2 printed cards publicising the raffle.
 155. Ink ms letter with stamp to John Jaffray dated Nov 26 1847. [Loose sheet].
 156. 3 columns of newspaper clippings re the discharged bookbinders.
 157. Printed notice of general meeting of Journeymen Bookbinders' Trade Society, on April 18 1839.
 158. One plain sheet with ink ms notes, a receipt. Also 3 columns of newspaper clippings re the struggle, one a continuation of an article begun on 156.
 159. Printed poster (pull-out) headed 'The Bookbinders Struggle to the Working Classes of Hull'.
 160. 5 newspaper clippings mainly relating to the meeting at Hull re the struggle.
 161. Printed sheet. 'Third Address of the Journeymen Bookbinders to the Trade Societies of Manchester, Salford…'.
 162. Printed sheet. Application for support for the binders dated Birmingham April 22 1839.
 163. Printed sheet. 'Address of the Journeymen Bookbinders to the Trade Societies of Bolton' April 20 1839.
 164. Printed sheet, labelled 'proof copy' in pencil of poem titled 'Say will we yet'.
 165. Printed version of 164. 'Sung with unbounded applause at the Seckford Auxiliary… April 27.
 166. Plain sheet of paper with ink ms notes. An extra verse to the above poem?
 167. 4 newspaper clippings mainly relating to the meeting of the Master Bookbinders.
 168. Printed letter from Committee of the Friendly Society of Master Bookbinders calling for a general meeting of employers to be held on May 2 1839.
 169. 8 newspaper clippings mainly relating to the meeting of Master Bookbinders.
 170. 4 columns of newspaper clippings relating to the provincial trade.
 171. Printed letter from the Bookbinders Society, dated Oldham May 8 1839.
 172. Printed sheet headed 'The Bookbinders Turn-out'. Delegates at a meeting in Bury on 8 May 1839 to support the binders.
 173-4. 3 plain sheets with ink ms notes including figures concerning payments to the discharged and levies from the 3 lodges.
 175. 4 newspaper clippings re the struggle.
 176. Plain sheet dated in pencil '6th May'. Ink ms notes on the holding of the annual feast in such a form that it will not 'disgrace the cause in which we are now engaged'.
 177. Printed sheet dated in ink June 1st, headed 'Second Subscription of the Pressmen in aid of the Bookbinders'.
 178. Printed notice re the anniversary on 28th June. Mr Lovett [mistakenly printed Lovell] would be the special guest.
 179. Prined letter 'Second Subscription to the Pressmen in aid of the Bookbinders'.
 180. Letter with ink ms notes. One folded sheet and another sheet tipped in. Sent to Mr J England from Francis Westley, with notes added by John Jaffray.
 181. Printed sheet headed 'Rules and Regulations of the Sick Fund established at Messrs. Westley, Son and Jarivs' May 30 1839.
 182. Plain sheet with ink ms notes, headed 'Specimen of a committee bill'. Also on this sheet, a small newspaper clipping.
 183. 5 newspaper clippings re the stuggle.
 184. Printed form from the court requiring presence at trial. 'To George Sims'. On verso ink ms notes; W C Humphryes, Solicitor for the Prosecution.
 185. 8 newspaper clippings. Letters relating to the struggle and the apprenticeship questions and portraits of the Chief Justice and one of the Council for the Journeymen.
 186. 3 columns of newspaper clippings headed 'Important Members of the Journeymen Bookbinders'.
 187. Printed notice of general meeting of Journeymen Bookbinders' Trade Society on May 30th 1839.
 188. Printed sheet 'Resolution of the Journeymen Bookbinders'.
 189. 3 columns of newspaper clippings re the struggle.
 190. 2 columns of newspaper clippings re the struggle and the third appeal.
 191. Plain sheet of paper (pull-out) rules in red. 'Balance sheet of the expenditure and income fo the Bookbinders's Committee'.
 192. Poster printed on yellow [loose] advertising Benefit on July 17 1839. On the verso a plain sheet of paper has been pasted. Declaration by John Jaffray.
 193. Printed sheet headed 'To those members of the Manchester Locality of the C.R.F. who are now…. subscribing towards our brethren in London.' Dated June 4 1839.
 194. Printed sheet headed 'Third Appeal of the Journeymen Bookbinders of London to their Brethren of all trades in all parts of the United Kingdom' dated June 14, 1839. Two small newspaper clippings have been pasted on.
 195. i) Poster printed on yellow paper advertising Benefit for June 27 1839 ii)Poster on yellow printed paper advertising Wreck ashore or the Rovers Return.

196. Printed poster for Benefit at Manchester's Queen's Theatre, June 27 1839. 2 printed tickets pasted on.
 197. Printed sheet 'to the Compositors of London' June 26 1839.
 198. Plain paper with ink ms 'Rules to be observed in this shop (Leightons)'.
 199. Printed sheet 'To the pressmen employed in this office'.
 200. Scrap of plain paper with ink ms 'Delegations for one night J J'
 201. Sheet of plain paper with ink ms 'The following members of the Committee have waited till past 10 o'clock…
 202. Printed poster 'An appeal to the working men of Ipswich'. Also pasted to this sheet, 6 newspaper clippings re the struggle.
 203. Plain sheet with ink ms letter re Reg v Taylor and others from W C Humphreys.
 204. 5 newspaper clippings re the struggle.
 205. Plain paper with ink ms notes. Receipt for monies received at the Seckford Arms.
 206. Printed poster for Benefit on July 17.
 207. Printed sheets 'To the subscribers to the bookbinders'. Second subscription of the Journeymen Pressmen in London in aid of the much oppressed Journeymen Bookbinders…'.
 208. 5 newspaper clippings re the struggle and Benefits.
 209. 9 newspaper clippings, including cartoon, about William Lovett.
 210. Ink ms letter from Lovett to Jaffray dated July 5 1839.
 211. Ink ms letter from Lovett to the Bookbinders Association dated July 5 1839.
 212. Printed sheet. 'Journeymen Bookbinder's Society. The Apprentice Question July 14, 1839'. Also on this sheet, 2 small newspaper clippings and one printed ticket for the anniversary dinner on July 8 1839.
 213. Printed sheet. 'A brief statement of the Receipt .. of the Society' dated London July 15 1839.
 214. 4 newspaper clippings re the Annual dinner and one printed ticket to the Bookbinders' Friendly Society anniversary ball, July 8 1839.

215. Printed poster for Benefit on July 17 1839.
 216. Fold out multi coloured printed poster for July 17 Benefit. [Torn along folds].
 217. Printed poster for Benefit [torn bottom right].
 218. i) Ink ms letter to Mr Wm Crawford from CW? Palmer dated July 11 1888. ii) Fold out printed poster for Promenade Concert July 17 1839. [Torn along fold top and bottom].
 219. Large fold out multi coloured poster for 17 July Benefit. [Torn along folds. Paper thin.]
 220. Large fold out multi coloured poster advocating the rights of trade societies. [Fragile condition].
 221. 4 printed tickets for binders' gala and Benefits. One white satin ribbon.
Grand Gala

Grand Gala © The British Library Board

 222. Plain sheet with ink ms notes, takings of the Eagle Benefit.
 223. Ink ms letter to Mr England from J Chapman, dated July 25.
 224. Ink ms letter to Mr England dated July 24 1839. This acts as covers to pamphlet with marbled paper cover with printed verso 'Journeymen Bookbinders of London and Westminster….'. Sheets of ink ms notes follow. This booklet (number 338, John Jaffray) was used to record monies taken for the Journeymen Bookbinders.
 225. 7 newspaper clippings re the struggle and subscriptions.