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Jaffray Collection (Page 8)

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 continued301. Plain sheet with ink ms notes. 'Expenditure'.
 302. Printed sheet (fold out). 'A general and final balance sheet of the income and expenditure of the London Central Dorchester Committee from the commencement in February 1835 to the conclusion in March 1840'.
 303. Printed sheet (fold-out). 'An address from the London Central Dorchester Committee…'Also general balance sheet and statement of subscriptions.
 304. Printed sheet (fold-out). 'Balance sheet. Receipts and expenditure of the General Convention.
 305. Plain paper with ink ms notes. 'Auditors Autographs, March 1840'.
 306. Plain paper with ink ms notes. Price of the 18th audit.
 307. 6 sheets of paper with ink ms notes. Figures relating to audit 1839.
 308. 3 sheets of paper with ink ms notes. Figures relating to 1840
 309. i) Printed pamphlet, Eighteenth Annual Audit Account of the Friendly Society of Journeymen Bookbinders, 1840 [30 pages]. On the final page, 15 small newspaper clippings have been pasted. ii) 4 plain sheets with ink ms notes have been pasted to the back cover of this pamphlet. The sheets are headed 'Overcharge of the levies… from 5 ?Januy 1839 to 2 May 1840.
Robertson, the Journeymen Bookbinders chairman to Jaffray.
 311. Ink ms letter dated 25 September 1839 from Robertson to William Gadd.
 312. Ink ms letter dated 15 Jan 1840 from Robertson to Jaffray.
 313. 3 pages of an account book with ink ms notes. The Second Address of the Auditors to the Members of Lodge no 1.
 314. Printed sheet. Address of the Trades' Committee to the Operatives of Belfast, 30 March, 1840.
 315. Printed sheet from Journeymen Bookbinders notifying potential employers where they may be contacted. Dated March 7 1840.
 316. Printed sheet from Bookbinders Trade Soceity re levy. 5 March 1840.
 317. Plain paper with ink ms notes '? to the President and Committee and Managers of the London Society of Bookbinders'. Date May 4 1840 added in pencil [probably by Jaffray].
 318. Notice for Concert for the benefit of unemployed workers to be held on 13 April 1840.
 319. Printed notice dated 20 March 1840, for meeting of Bookbinders' Trade Society.
 320. Printed notice dated 9 April 1840, concerning the levy on members of the Bookbinders' Trade Society.
 321. Printed poster/playbill advertising grand gala on July 8 1840.
 322. Another copy of 321.
 323. A larger poster advertising Concert for Bookbinders' Trade Society July 8 1840.
 324. Newspaper clipping headed 'Great Bookbinders' Dinner'.
 325. Printed notice of resolutions at London Consolidated Lodge of Journeymen Bookbinders dated July 1 1840.
 326. Printed pamphlet (24 pages). The Third Annual Report of the Committee of the Master Bookbinders' Association, London, 1840.
 327. Printed poster/playbill (pull-out) advertising benefit benefit for July 8 1840.
 328. Printed poster/playbill (in red and black) advertising the Grecian Saloon.
 329.
Printed playbill for the July 8 benefit.

Printed playbill for the July 8 benefit. © The British Library Board

 330. Large printed poster/playbill (on a multicoloured background) advertising the July 8 benefit.
 331. Printed poster/playbill (pull-out) for benefit on Aug 18. There is a strip of rubber stuck to the tail edge of this poster.
 332. Printed notice of resolution at London Consolidated Lodge of Journeymen Bookbinders meeting Aug 3 1840.
 333. Printed notice from T J Dunning, Secretary of the London Consolidated Lodge, re the ticket sales from the July 8 entertainment.
 334. Printed poster/playbill for benefit on 1 September 1840.
 335. Printed poster/playbill (in red and black) advertising September 1 concert. [NB paper torn down fold]
 336. Small printed poster/playbill for the September 1 concert.
 337. Printed poster/playbill describing the acts appearing at the September 1 concert.
 338. 4 newspaper clippings re struggle and 1 blue card with ink ms notes and name 'William Emery Lodge 3'.
 339. Printed notice (addressed in ink to Jaffray) of London Consolidated Lodge meeting on Oct 14 1840.
 340. Plain paper with ink ms notes headed 'Erased fine 1840'.
 341. Printed notice of resolutions from Lodge meeting on Jan 5 1841.
 342. Plain sheet of paper with ink ms notes 'Recollections of the Struggle' with 8 small newspaper clippings pasted on.
 343. Ink ms letter to Jaffray, dated April 2 39, from J Thomson?
 344. Ink ms letter to Jaffray, probably also by Thomson
 345. Ink ms letter to Jaffray dated Glasgow 6 September, from James Thomson.
On the same sheet a small newspaper clipping is pasted.
 346. Plain paper with ink ms notes headed 'Efforts made at Birmingham'.
'J Wallace' added in pencil.
 347. Plain paper with ink ms notes. A letter to 'Friend Jackie', dated Birmingham May 23 39, from Jack Wallace.
 348. Plain paper with ink ms note signed Thomas Maclean.
 349. Plain paper with ink ms notes. A letter to Jackie dated Birmingham July 23 1839, signed John Wallace.
 2 blank pages.
 350. Plain paper with ink ms notes, dated 24 September 1839, including a list of names of people who kept their pledge. Signed by ? ? Lamont.
 351. Ink ms letter to Jaffray from L ?C Lamont dated Edinburgh 23 August 1840.
 352. Ink ms letter to Jaffray from John Hume dated Edinburgh Jan 18 1839.
 353. Ink ms letter to Jaffray from John Hume dated Edinburgh Jan 25 1839.
 354. as 353 dated March 1 1839.
 355. as 353 dated July 20 1839.
 356. Plain paper with ink ms notes. Letter to President and Gentlemen of Lodge ? [paper torn] signed J Godwin, Michael Brocas, dated March 2 1840.
 357. Printed sheet [torn] headed ' …cket-book and leather-case maker… Friendly Society' statement of expenditure from 14 Feb to 16 Feb 1846.
 2 blank pages although it looks as though something has been torn out of both pages.
 358. Paper with ink ms notes headed 'Westleys'. List of binders names with their binding skills, nationalities, and characteristics.
 359. Plain paper with ink ms notes. 'Names of hands at Leighton's'. Pencil notes added.
 360. Plain paper with ink ms notes. A list of binders' names relating to the struggle.
 361. Plain paper with ink ms notes. Headed 'Memorial.. of Joseph Wright (copy). Also pasted to the same page is a small newspaper clipping.
 362. Plain paper with ink ms notes 'Mr James England's account fo the negociations & settlement, and how they were brought about'.
 363. Letter to Jaffray dated June 26 1847 from J England relating to 362.
 364. Pamphlet of 8 pages of ink ms notes. Headed 'Account of the negociations & settlement of the struggle by T J Dunning. Written for J Hendley, Chairman of the anniversary dinner at Highbury Barn 1847'. A printed handbill 'To Country Bookbinders' has been tipped in at the end of the pamphlet.
 365. Plain paper with ink ms notes. Letter to Jaffray dated June 30 1847 from Mr England.
 366. Plain paper with ink ms notes headed 'Trades Delegates'. On the verso of this page, 6 small newspaper clippings have been pasted.