Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott (1888-1973), headmaster of Eton; Jack Herbert Driberg (1888-1946), Lecturer in Anthropology, Cambridge University, 1934-42 and brother of Labour MP Tom Driberg (1905-1976)
Elliott's letter on letterhead of Fernwood, Wimbledon Park, London SW; 17 September [no year]. Driberg's book: London: Frank H. Morland, 16 Park Mansions, Fulham, S.W. 1908.
ONE (Elliott's letter): 3pp., 12mo. 34 lines. Bifolium. In good condition, on aged paper, loosely attached to the title-leaf of the book by a small piece of gummed paper. The letter begins: 'My dear Driberg | I ought to have acknowledged your letter sooner, but I only received it on my return from abroad, and since then I have been busy struggling with the arears which always accrue during absence.' He thanks him for sending his 'son's little volume', which he has read 'with much interest & congratulate him on the neat & modest appearance he has made in print'.
Sir James Graham [Sir James Robert George Graham] (1792-1861), 2nd Baronet, Tory Home Secretary, 1841-1846 [Sir Frederick Pollock (1783-1870), Attorney General, 1834-5, 1841-4]
[Whitehall. March 1843.]
2pp., 8vo. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with slight discoloration to reverse of second leaf, which also bears traces of mount along one edge. Addressed, on reverse of second leaf, to 'The Attorney General | &c &c &c | J R G Graham'. This letter - an unusually detailed survival for a communication from one officer of state to another during this period - concerns a House of Commons debate on the 'Moral and Religious Education of the Working Classes', held on 28 February 1843, and extensively reported in The Times, 1 March 1843, pp.3-4.
Second Edition, "Printed Privately for Use in Mostyn House School, Parkgate, Cheshire"
20 pages, 4to, boards, buckram spine, both worn, title label, corners rubbed, 'annotated' by schoolboy (minimally), chip off p.1 not affecting text, small hole in last page, apparently complete. Signatures on first page ('H. Ivell') and title label on front cover ('Frances' [sic] Briggs' & 'C. Stockley'. No other copy listed on COPAC or WorldCat. Note: "Mostyn House School, a striking black and white building, was opened in Parkgate in 1855. From 1862 until it closed in 2010, it was run by the Grenfell family, most recently as a co-educational day school.
[John Grix, Surrey House Establishment for Young Gentlemen, Littlehampton, Sussex.]
Without place or date.
2pp., 4to. On aged and stained paper. With good, finished engraving at head of first page, by 'R. T. Stocker, Delt.' from 'J. Cross. sc. 18 Holborn', depicting the house in its grounds, with children playing on its lawns. From the papers of F. A. Bulley of the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Dr John Propert (1792-1867), founder of the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom [now Epsom College]
New Cavendish Street, Portland Place, W. [London]. February 1859.
3pp., 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with traces of mount adhering to the blank reverse of the second leaf. The First page is headed, in fancy type, 'ROYAL MEDICAL BENEVOLENT COLLEGE. | EPSOM.', beneath which is an engraving of the College. The prospectus is presented in the form of a letter, and is dated 'Febry. 1859' and signed (as a 'faithful fellow-laborer') by Propert in light-blue ink.
James Williamson (d. 1795), Professor of Mathematics at the Universtiy of Glasgow, 1761-1795 [Alexander Williamson, Laird of Balgray (fl. 1802)]
'College Glasgow'. 1 June 1792.
2pp., foolscap 8vo. Bifolium. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. The breaking of the seal has resulted in slight loss at the foot of the gutter, affecting two words of text. Verso of second leaf addressed, with two postmarks and red wax seal, to 'Alexander Williamson Esqr | Alisons Square | Edinburgh'.
Charles Graves [Charles Ranke Patrick Graves] (1899-1977), journalist and writer, son of Alfred Perceval Graves (1846-1931), and brother of the poet Robert Graves (1895-1985)
On letterhead of 34 Buckingham Terrace, Edinburgh. 23 April 1937.
6pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. He is writing to inform Clark that he is 'about to become a schoolmaster - temporarily only', and is 'giving the English Literature Course to Scottish Schools this session'. He is 'speaking on "Poetry of To-Day and Yesterday", or, in more precise terms, on Poetry since the death of Tennyson'. He gives the times of his talk, and hopes Clark will 'tune in'. 'Broadcasting to schools is increasing up here, though I imagine that it will be equally as popular, if not more popular, in England'.
Henry Edward Manning [Cardinal Manning] (1808-1892), Roman Catholic Cardinal-Archbishop of Westminster [Spencer Walpole (1806-1898), Conservative politician; Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman (1802-1865)]
St Mary's, Bayswater [London]. 14 September 1858.
6pp., foolscap 8vo. On two grey-paper bifoliums. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper. Docketted by Wiseman on the reverse of the last leaf: 'Dr Manning's Mem[orandu]m to Walpole on Reform[ator]ies'. The document (presumably copied by Wiseman expressly for Manning) is addressed to 'The Right Hon. Spencer Walpole M.P.', and is complete to the valediction, but unsigned. It begins: 'Sir | I beg leave to lay before you a subject of much importance affecting the Reformatory School for Catholic Boys at Brook Green, Hammersmith which is under my direction.
Henry Montagu Butler (1833-1918), headmaster of Harrow School, Dean of Gloucester Cathedral, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge and Vice-Chancellor of the University
Gloucester. 31 December 1885.
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium on mourning paper. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper. 'It was indeed a great happiness to see those young choristers finding part of their Christmas happiness in ministering to the invalid little ones.
Cobourg: Printed at the Office of the 'Cobourg Star', 1845.
Pamphlet, 31pp., 12mo,blank paper wraps (as issued?), foxed throughout, minor dammage, mainly fair condition, ex lib small label on front, label of "Education Department. Reference Library' on back. Copies listed on COPAC/WorldCat include three in Canada and one at the BL.
[University of Wales (Prifysgol Cymru), University Appointments Board; Board of Education Reference Library]
Prifysgol Cymru, University of Wales. Reports from 1909 and 1914, printed on '25/1/1910 [25 January 1910]' and '11/12/1914 [11 December 1914]'. Memorandum published in Oswestry by Woodall, Minshall, Thomas and Co., Ltd., Caxton Press. 1926.
The three items in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with stamps, shelfmarks and red labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. ONE: 'Report of the Special Committee of the Theological Board on certain Theological Colleges. Received by the Theological Board at its Meeting on June 25th, 1909, and presented to the University Court at its Meeting on November 26th, 1909.' By E. Anwyl, H. Rashdall and T. F. Roberts, and dated June 1909. 17 + pp., 12mo. Table giving 'Number of Students who have completed B.D. Examinations, 1896-1908' as two-page appendix.
T. Marchant Williams [Sir Thomas Marchant Williams], B.A., Stipendiary Magistrate for Merthyr-Tydfil, and Warden of the Guild of Graduates [University of Wales; Board of Education Reference Library]
Cardiff: Western Mail Limited, St. Mary Street. [1905.]
43pp., 12mo. Stapled. In grey printed wraps. 'With the Author's compliments' in manuscript at head of front cover. In good condition, with light age and wear, and stamp, shelfmark and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library.
[University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Board of Education Reference Library]
The University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. Four items dating from 1916, the others from 1896-1897, 1899, 1907 and 1938.
The six items from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. The collection in fair condition, on aged and worn paper. ONE: 'Brief explanatory statement to accompany the Degree Regulations of the University of Wales, and the Schemes of study in accordance therewith, submitted by the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and approved by the University for Session 1896-7.' Printed by R. Samuel, Printer, New Street, Aberystwyth. 8pp., 12mo.
[University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire; Board of Education Reference Library]
University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. Seventeen of the items dating from between 1894 and 1921; the eighteenth from 1955.
The collection is in good condition, on aged and worn paper. The nineteen items all from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label. ONE: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships.' Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited, St. Mary Street. 1894. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. TWO: 'County Free Studentships and Scholarships'. Cardiff: Daniel Owen and Company, Limited (as Item One). 1895. 12pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. THREE: 'Diplomas in Engineering, Mining, Metallurgy, and Mining and Metallurgy.
[Miss E. A. Carpenter, Lady Principal, The Alexandra Hall of Residence for Women Students, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; Board of Education Research Library]
Without place or date. [University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.]
10pp., 12mo. Comprising fourteen leaves (the first three paginated to 6 and the rest unpaginated), with the central bifolium ('Fees (Exclusive of Vacations)' and perforated 'College Entrance Form') on pink paper and the rest in red. Stapled and unbound. In good condition, with stamp and shelfmarks of the Board of Education Library. Three perforated leaves, carrying the 'College Entrance Form' (as described above), 'Hall Entrance Form for Resident Women Students' and 'Entrance Certificate | To be signed by a qualified medical man.' The 'Rules and Regulations' are on pp.3-6, and include '5.
[Lord Justice R. Vaughan Williams; University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Law Department; Board of Education Reference Library]
'Report' reprinted from the Cambrian News, 3 March 1899 [Aberystwyth: J. & J. Gibson, Printers, "Cambrian News" Office, Terrace Road. 1899]. 'Education of Articled Clerks' reprinted from the Welsh Gazette, 9 May 1907.
Both items from the Board of Education Reference Library, and bearing its stamp, shelfmark and red label. ONE: 'Report of Meeting under the Presidency of Lord Justice R. Vaughan Williams, held at 63, Chancery Lane, London, February 24th, 1899, to promote the establishment of a Department of Law.' 10pp., 12mo. Stapled. In grey printed wraps stamped at head 'EXHIBIT NO. 2'. Subtitled 'INFLUENTIAL MEETING IN LONDON' and giving a 'record of proceedings', with speakers including Sir Roland Vaughan Williams, Maynard Owen, A. J.
[John Edward Lloyd, Secretary and Registrar, University College of North Wales, Bangor; Board of Education Reference Library]
The four items from the University College of North Wales, Bangor. The Agricultural Department prospectus and handbill from 1901, the other items from 1917.
The four items from the Board of Education Reference Library, and variously bearing its stamp, shelfmarks and red label.The four in fair condition, on aged and worn paper. ONE: Set of eight documents bound together relating to the Court of Governors. 40pp., 4to. Comprising: Notice by J. E. Lloyd, 3 October 1917; list of 'Attendance of Members of Council At Meetings of Council and Committees from September 1st, 1916, to August 31st, 1917'; Minutes of 7 and 27 February, 29 March and 25 April 1917; Statement of Accounts for the Year ending June 30th, 1917.
[Janet M. Campbell; L. A. Selby-Bigge; Board of Education, London]
'This Paper may be referred to as Circular 912.' London: Printed under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, By Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, East Harding Street, E.C., Printers to the King's Most Excellent Majesty. 1915.
14pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. In very good condition, lightly aged and worn. The 'Memorandum' is by Campbell, with a 'Prefatory Note' by Selby-Bigge, dated May 1915. Divided into two main sections: 'Class Teaching on the Consultation Day' ('Health Talks' and 'Sewing Class') and 'Classes held other than on the Consultation Day' ('Mothercraft, Hygiene, &c.', 'Sewing Class', 'Cookery', '"Advanced" Classes', 'General Arrangements' and 'Teachers'). Final section on 'The Local Education Authority'.
[W. J. Lineham, Chairman, Association of Teachers in Technical Institutes; Board of Education Reference Library]
All three volumes printed in London by E. G. Berryman & Sons, Steam Printers, Blackheath Road, S.E. 1905, 1906 and 1907.
The three volumes uniform, in light brown printed wraps. 12mo:  + 59pp., 84pp. and 134pp. All three with stamps, shelf-marks and red labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. The three volumes in good condition, on lightly aged paper, in worn and creased wraps. The first of the three volumes begins with a twenty-page address by the chairman W. J. Lineham, followed by eight and a half pages of discussions. The other two volumes print a variety of discussion papers and reports of discussions on them, and both have lists of members. Scarce: no copy on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
J. M. Mackay, M.A., Honorary Dean of the Faculty and Rathbone Professor of History Victoria University, University College of Liverpool; Owens College, Manchester; Board of Education Reference Library
Liverpool: D. Marples & Comp. 1897.
Title-page headed: 'Victoria University, University College of Liverpool, Faculty of Arts.' 58pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with central vertical crease, and with shelf-marks and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library, and the printing of Mackay's name on the front cover touched up in manuscript.
[The Yorkshire College, Leeds; Victoria University; the Worshipful Company of Clothworkers of the City of London; Board of Education Reference Library]
Leeds: Goodall and Suddick, Ltd. 1903.
16pp., 4to. Frontispiece and ten half-page black and white photographic illustrations. Stitched. In grey printed wraps. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with stamps, shelf-mark and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Loosely inserted is a printed circular (1p., 4to) from W. F.
[Universities Bureau of the British Empire, London; Board of Education Reference Library]
All five by Universities Bureau of the British Empire, 50 Russell Square, London, EC1, and dated 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927-1928, 1928-1929. The first printed by Purnell and Sons, Paulton, Somerset, the others by C. F. Hodgson, Ltd, London.
The volumes for 1923-1924 and 1925-1925 both subtitled 'Interchange of Teachers Between the Universities of Great Britain and Ireland and those of other Countries'. The five volumes uniform, stapled and unbound. 12mo: 48pp., 40pp., 31pp., 33 + pp., 33 + pp. The volume for 1924-1925 with 'Supplementary List, with three-page 'Corrections of Original (printed) List' loosely inserted. All five in good condition, on aged and worn paper. The five with shelfmarks, and four with the red label of the Board of Education Reference Library.
[The Yorkshire College, Leeds; Victoria College; Leeds University; Board of Education Reference Library]
Five printed by McCorquodale & Co. Limited, Leeds, and three by Jowett & Sowry, Printers and Lithographers, 78 Albion Street, Leeds. Dating from between 1893-1894 and 1903-1904.
The Yorkshire College of Science was founded in 1874, and merged with Owens College, Manchester, and University College, Liverpool, to form Victoria University ten years later. In 1904, King Edward VII granted Leeds University its own Charter as an independent institution. The nine items from the Board of Education Reference Library, and carrying its stamps, shelf-marks and red labels. All nine in fair condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. Comprising: ONE. 'Department of Agriculture. Third Report, 1893-4.' 48pp., 8vo. In light-blue printed wraps. TWO. 'Department of Agriculture.
[Philip Lyttelton Gell, Chairman; Report of the Universities' Settlement in East London, 1888; Toynbee Hall]
Oxford [Horace Hart, Printer to the University], 1888.
15 + 1pp., 12mo. Stitched and unbound. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with shelfmark and red label of the Education Department, Reference Library. Four-page introduction by Gell followed by nine pages of 'Statements of Account for year ending June 30, 1888'. Included are four pages of accounts of the Endowment Fund, Foundation Fund, Literary Building Fund and Maintenance Fund at Toynbee Hall, and a page on the Spencer Ball and King-Harman Memorial Fund.
[The Incorporated Association of Headmasters; Board of Education Reference Library]
The volumes for 1904 and 1916 both 'Published for the Incorporated Association of Headmasters by Whittaker & Co., London. To be had also of the Educational Supply Association, 42 Holborn Viaduct, E.C. The volume for 1895 printed without title page.
The three volumes all in original grey printed wraps. 1895: iv + 106pp.; 1904: 112 + pp., 8vo; 1916: 65pp., 8vo. All three in good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper. The three volumes with stamps, shelf marks and red labels of the Board of Education Reference Library. All three volumes include lists of members. No copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
[Herbert Bendall, editor; Council of the Incorporated Association of Headmasters; Board of Education Reference Library]
Both pamphlets 'Printed and published for the Incorporated Assocation of Headmasters by the Educational Supply Association, Limited, 40-44, Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C. January 1914 and January 1915.
The two volumes uniform in grey printed wraps. 12mo: 77 +  pp., and 77 +  pp. Both in good condition, on lightly aged paper, in worn wraps. Both with stamp and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Both volumes with extensive lists of English, Welsh and Roman Catholic schools. Scarce: the only copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat in the British Library.
[Oliver Lodge, Principal of the University of Birmingham; Prof. William Ramsay, F.R.S.; Sir Henry Roscoe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London]
The "Journal" Printing Offices, 31, Cannon Street, Birmingham. December 1901.
6pp. 8vo. Stapled and unbound. In good condition, on aged and worn paper, with stamp and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library. The author of the pamphlet begins by expressing the hope that 'at the forthcoming meeting of Principals in London, on the 19th and 20th December, time may be found to discuss part of the subject of the influence of the Universities and Colleges upon Secondary Schools'. Both transcriptions are more than two pages long. Scarce: no copies on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat.
[H. A. L. Fisher, President of the Board of Education; A. Bonar Law, Chancellor of the Exchequer; Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Donald MacAlister; Sir Bertram Windle; Sir Alfred Ewing; Bragg; Gillespie]
London: Universities Bureau of the British Empire, Imperial Institute, SW7. [Undated, but concerning a deputation on 23 November 1918.]
36pp., 12mo. Stapled and unbound. In good condition, on lightly aged and worn paper, with rust to staple. With manuscript shelf-marks (of the Board of Education Reference Library). Compliments slip of the Universities Bureau of the British Empire tipped-in onto front cover. The first page begins: 'MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS of a Deputation of Representatives of the Universities of the United Kingdom and of certain other institutions doing work of University standard, which waited upon the President of the Board of Education (the Right Honourable H. A. L.
[Graduates Defence Committee, The Victoria University; University College, Liverpool; Owens College, Manchester; Board of Education Reference Library]
Manchester: Sherratt & Hughes, 27 St Ann Street. 1902.
39pp., 12mo. In grey printed wraps. Good, on lightly aged and worn paper, with stamp, shelfmarks and red label of the Board of Education Reference Library. Containing a full-page list of officers of the Graduates Defence Committee, full-page introduction.