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Jaffray Collection (Page 7)

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 continued226. Printed sheet annoucing Journeymen Bookbinder's Trade Society general meeting on July 26 1839. On same page 2 newspaper clippings.
 227. Ink ms letter to Jaffray from ? Pencil note added by Jaffray 'when W Crawford bolted'.
 228. Printed sheet 'To Country Bookbinders' from Holland. One small clipping pasted on.
 229. Printed sheet, fold out, Eleventh Report of the Bookbinders' Consolidated Relief Fund, including Black List and Income and Expenditure. [Torn at fold].
 230. Pencil rubbing of binding ? 'Presented to James Harding… by the Bookbinders of Manchester' binder's signature included; WINSTANLEY BINDER. Also one newspaper clipping re the presentation.
 231. Ink ms letter to the Chairman and members of … Lodge 3 from Jas? Harding. 30 Nov 1839.
 232. Rubbing of binding of 'Shakespeare's Works'
 233. Printed sheet regarding Mr James Harding and his Benefit on Aug 28 1839.
 234. Sheet with ink ms notes. 'Names of some of the members of Lodge 1 read over on august night when 3 0 half crowns should have been paid'.
 235. Plain sheet with ink ms notes regarding a proposed meeting between ?Remnant and Mr England.
 236. Ink ms letter to Mr England from T J Dunning, Aug 27 1839.
 237. Ink ms letter dated Aug 9 1839 [handwriting indistinguishable].
 238. Ink ms draft as written by Mr England. Conditions for the settlement of the dispute between the Master Bookbinders and the Journeymen.
 239. 6 newspaper clippings re the struggle and the victory of the Journeymen Bookbinders.
 240. Printed poster for second Benefit Aug 14 1839.
 241. Printed sheet. Programme for the Benefit Aug 14.
 242. Ink ms letter (with pencil ms notes on verso) regarding the tickets for the second Benefit.
 243. Printed poster (on orange background) for the August 14 Benefit [Fragile].
 244. Printed poster for Benefit at Royal Grecian Saloon.
 245. Printed poster for the second Benefit 14 August 1839.
 246. Printed sheet 'An address .. spoken by Mr Adams at the Royal Grecian Saloon'. With a newspaper clipping pasted on to the same page.
 247. Plain sheet with ink ms notes 'Copy of the acknowledgement of ?error signed by the individuals indicated by Bone'. With 9 signatures and 3 small newspaper clippings pasted on.
 248. Plain sheet with ink ms notes 'Conclusion of the struggle. Extracts from the general committee minutes… Sept 2 1839'. With 3 small newspaper clippings pasted on.
 249. Printed sheet, notification of general meeting of Bookbinders Trade Society on Fri 30 Aug, 1839.
 250. Printed sheet inviting member of Bookbinders' Society to the meeting on 13 Sept 1839, to explain why he hasn't paid his levy.
 251. Printed card soliciting vote from a member of Lodge 1, from WC Brown.
 252. Printed card similar to item 251 from Wm C Clark. Also 2 ink ms signatures of Brown and Clark pasted on.
 253. Plain paper with ink ms notes from Mr Clark acknowledging receipt of money from Jaffray.
 254. Plain paper with ink ms notes similar to item 253.
 255. Plain paper with in ms list of names, weeks, and monies owed. With a small newspaper clipping pasted on.
 256. Plain paper with ink ms notes similar to item 255.
 257. 4 sheets of plain paper with ink ms notes. Review, dated Sept 1 1839, by the committee, of events during the struggle.
 258. Printed sheet. Notice of general meeting of Society of Bookbinders, 3 Oct.
With 2 newspaper clippings on the same page.
 259. Printed sheet summoning member to deliver up subscription books received during the struggle.
 260. Printed sheet. Notification of levy by Society of Bookbinders.
 261. Plain paper with ink ms notes. 'Read to the Lodges' re tickets for farewell Benefit.
 262. Pamphlet sewn up in printed waste, of in ms account dated 7 October1839, titled 'Address to the lodges from John Calvert, J A Atkins, John Jaffray, Benjamin Teasdale'. On the last page, 2 small newspaper clippings have been pasted.
 263. 3 sheets of plain paper with ink ms notes. 'the Jolly 'Blows-out' of the Struggle Committee' signed J J. A small newspaper clipping has been pasted to the same page.
 264. Printed sheet to list subscribers to raffle held by Glasgow bookbinders October 1839.
 265. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. 'Extracts from the general committee minutes' Oct 3, 1839.
 266. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. 'Concerning the first Eagle benefit'. 7 October 1839.
 267. Printed notice for general meeting of the Society of Bookbinders on 31 October 1839.
 268. 2 newspaper clippings. I) relating to the assault of James Mcpherson of Westley's. ii) Raffle for Bible to take place in October 1839.
269 Plain paper with ink ms notes. 'Extract from a letter to Manchester dated Oct 7 1839' signed J Jaffray.
 270. Plain paper with ink ms notes. 'Extract from a letter to Edinburgh Oct 10 1839'.
 271. Plain paper with ink ms notes. 'Copy of circular headed 'Journeymen Bookbinders Friendly Society London 15 Oct 1839'. To the Committee of the Halifax Bookbinders Society. Signed J Jaffray.
 272. Plain paper with ink ms notes. Headed Clerkenwell 31 Oct? concerning meeting of Journeymen Bookbinders.
 273. 2 small newspaper clippings. 10 small slips of paper with ink ms signatures. Facing page; 15 small slips of paper with ink ms signatures and 6 loose paper slips of the same.
 276. 2 plain sheets with ink ms notes. The tail edge of each sheet has become detached. Sheets are headed 'First Report of the Audit Committee Nov 4 1839'.
 277. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. 'Non- Society men at Remnants & Edmonds's 31 Oct 1839.
 278. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. 'Names of members of Lodge 1 erased prior to November night'
 279. Printed poster with 3 small clippings pasted on. 'Members erased during the month of Nov 1839.
 280. Plain sheet of paper with ink ms notes. 'General Committee Minutes Nov 1839.
 281. Printed sheet. 'To the Journeymen Tradesmen of Dublin'.
 282. Printed playbill for the Benefit of the Bookbinders Society Wed Nov 13 at Theatre Royal Abbey Street.
 283. Plain sheet with ink ms notes and signatures. 'At a time like the present when such a total want of honourable principle is manifested by so many individuals in our trade, it is thought that not only would the spread of such unprincipled ideas be checked….'.
 284. Printed sheet (folded), 'To the officers and members of the trade societies of Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Ashton, Rochdale etc' from the Bookbinders with 1 newspaper clipping pasted on.
 285. 12 newspaper clippings, largest headed 'Trades' Journal. Bookbinders' Struggle'.
 286. Plain sheet with ink ms notes and 3 small newspaper clippings pasted on. Headed 'History of the Struggle' and signed in pencil J J. A poem.
 287. Plain sheet with ink ms notes headed 'Names of persons erased during the month of December 1839'.
 288. Printed sheet headed 'Bookbinders' Friendly Society 9 Jan 1840.
 289. Printed sheet, Jan 10 1840 requesting weekly voluntary subscription.
 290. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. General Committee Minutes Dec 1839.
 291. Printed sheet. Request for levy from Journeymen Bookbinders.
 292. 2 newspaper clippings concerning thieves (bookbinder, James Smith, driven to stealing due to the Struggle and lack of money) and 1 paper slip with ms note on it [?].
 293. Printed sheet 'Address of the Committee of Journeymen Bookbinders of London and Westminster to the Trade Societies… September 9, 1839. With 2 newspaper clippings pasted on.
 294. Printed sheet 'To the Journeymen Trade Societies of Great Britain and Ireland…including balance sheet during the period of the struggle Jan 12 to Oct 5 1839.
 One plain sheet of paper tipped in.
 295. Plain sheet with ink ms notes 'To the Journeymen Trade Societies of Great Britain & Ireland.
 296. Plain sheet (folded) with ink ms notes. 'Subscription for London Bookbinders'.
 297. Printed sheet (pull out). 'To the friends of humanity and justice in Great Britain & Ireland… including statement of the income and expenditure of the Glasgow Committee of Trades' Delegates'.
 298. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. 'Amounts of the sums obtained by three of the most notorious efforts made in modern times to raise money…'.
 299. Plain sheet with ink ms notes by JJ concerning words of Hughes History of England.
 300. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. 'Potters' Balance sheet from Aug 8 1836 to April 8 1837.