Scrapbook containing material relating to the Tower of London

Object Title

Scrapbook containing material relating to the Tower of London

Scrapbook containing material relating to the Tower of London

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WILL A3/6

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File

Scope and Content

Contains:

Series of cuttings from bookseller's catalogues listing materials relating to the Tower of London, a colour scrap depicting the ceremony of the keys, an entrance ticket to the Tower (6d)
A cartoon 'London Laughs' (Evening News, 18.5.1936),
Extracts from the catalogue of the Gardner Collection of material relating to the Tower and other booksellers' items,
'Marco, a lion in the Tower',
'Trophy from India... monster gun at the Tower of London' from The Illustrated London News (31 August 1844),
Mezzotint: 'Plundering the Tower (14 August 1777),
Engraving: 'Trinity House on Tower Hill',
Engraving: 'The Old George, Tower Hill',
Two views of the New Mint on Tower Hill, c. 1810,
Later reprint of the Hollar view of the Tower of London,
Extracts from 'The Builder' relating to the Tower of London, including 'The Tower at the close of the sixteenth century', with the accompanying reconstruction dated Jan. 3 1885,
'The Treasury House in the Tower', July 31, 1886,
A re-engraving of the Hayward and Gascoigne plan of the Tower of London,
'A view of the Tower from the river Thames', engraved for Harrison's History of London,
Two early twentieth century coloured picture postcards, showing the Wakefield Tower and the Beauchamp Tower,
A capriccio view of the Tower of London 'composed by R. Allen, 101 Arlington Street, Islington',
'The Builder' view of 'The Tower of London in the time of Elizabeth', by H.W. Brewer, 5 January 1, 1886,
Lithograph: 'Conflagration of the Tower of London on the night of the 30th October 1841',
'View of the North Side of the Tower of London... on the night of Saturday October 30th',
Steel engraving: 'The Tower of London as it appeared during the Awful Conflagration...',
Engraving: 'Execution of the Rebel Lords in 1745',
Engraving: 'The Tower of London from the Hill',
Steel engraving: A copy of the Kip view of the Tower from the river Thames,
Steel engraving: 'The Tower Moat' (from a view taken about 1800),
Steel engraving: The Tower of London from the river - drawn by C.W. Wylie, no date, ? from The Illustrated London News, Blank,
Steel engraving: 'Funeral of Lord Napier of Magdala...' leaving the Tower of London, no date, 1890,
Engraving: 'View of the Chapel of St. Peter in the Tower' about 1825 (engraved for Bayley's History of the Tower),
Engraving: 'The Chapel in the Tower', no date, ? about 1780,
Engraving: 'Interior of the Chapel of St. Peter in the Tower' (from Bayley's History of the Tower),
Engraving: 'S. Aisle of the Chapel in the White Tower',
Engraving: 'The Chapel in the Tower, now called the Record Office' 1809,
Steel engraving: 'St. John's Chapel', not dated, about 1850,
Steel engraving: 'The Byward Tower - drawn by John O'Conner' 1883,
Steel engraving: 'Byward Tower, West View',
Steel engraving: 'The Byward Tower - drawn by John O'Conner' 1883,
Steel engraving: 'Byward Tower, East View',
Engraving: 'View of the Bloody Tower (from Bayley's History of the Tower),
Steel engraving: 'Gateway under Bloody Tower',
Engraving: 'Traitor's Gate, Tower of London' 1806,
Steel engravings: 2: Traitors Gate, about 1875, 1883,
Engraving: E. Blore/R. Sands: 'Gateway under the Cradle Tower',
Three steel engravings, about 1883: 'Wakefield & St. Thomas's Towers', 'Bell Tower' and 'Martin Tower',
Engraving: 'Interior of the Well Tower', dated 1821,
Three steel engravings, about 1883: 'Beauchamp Tower', 'Prisoner's Walk from the Beauchamp Tower' and 'Interior of the Beauchamp Tower',
Coloured picture postcards, about 1900 : 'Gateway, Bloody Tower' and 'Middle Tower Gateway',
Steel engraving: 'Middle & Bywardd Towers' about 1883,
Steel engraving: 'New Armoury, Tower of London: the Council Chamber' about 1865,
Steel engravings, about 1883: 'St. Peter's Chapel and place of execution'; 'Queen Elizabeth's Prison in the Bell Tower'; 'Sketches in the Armoury and Museum of the Tower of London'; 'Staircase under which the bones of the Murdered Princes were'; and 'Where the rack stood',
Steel engravings: 'Queen Elizabeth & page'; 'James II'; 'Model of a Tournament' and 'Some groups in the Horse Armoury',
Steel engraving: 'Holiday time at the Tower' dated in pencil 1871. Extracted from The Graphic (30 December 1871), p. 632., Text on p. 627 reads in part: 'The modern Londoner we are afraid rather pooh-poohs the Tower, preferring the Crystal Palace;... But in primitive country places the faith still exists that the Tower of London is a place which should be visited at least once in his or her lifetime by every subject of Her Majesty; and the time to see those rustic visitors in perfection is during the festivals of Easter, Whitsuntide or Christmas... It is amusing to observe the awe with which the bland but dignified beefeater is regarded, and when John Nokes lays and slender neck once rested, although he jests it is with a secret feeling of misgiving that the beefeater is possessed of enormous latent powers, and I authorised by his superiors, in case of any serious misbehaviour on the part of the company, to commit them to noisesome dungeons, or introduce them to the hideous embraces of the 'scavengers daughter'',
Steel engraving: 'A view of the fire at the Tower of London as it appeared on the night of the 30th October 1841' compare with drawing (I.282),
Photograph: 'Fused bayonets from the Tower fire of 1841',
Coloured reproduction of the miniature of in the British Library (MS Royal 16F2) showing Charles Duke of Orleans in the Tower. Loosely inserted,
Water coloured plan of the Tower. Loosely inserted,
Steel engraving: 'The Dynamite outrages: Scene of explosion in the Tower of London',
Loosley inserted: Etching, signed G. Cruikshank: 'Breaking into the Strong Room in the 'Jewel House' and Removal of the Regalia, on the night of the Fire, Oct. 30, 1841',
Engraving: 'Tower of London: The Crown Jewel Room'. From: London Interiors (about 1844),
Steel engraving: 'A free day in the Jewel Room', Coloured picture postcard: 'Crown Jewels, Tower of London' about 1900,
Steel engraving: 'Lieutenants Lodgings' about 1883,
A series of photographs published to illustrate the 'Nightly ceremony of Closing the Tower of London', As above,
Steel engravings: 'View from the North West' and 'View from the East' about 1883,
Coloured picture postcard: 'The Tower of London from Tower Hill' showing Tower Bridge in the background, about 1900,
Steel engravings: 'The Tower Improvements: The Lantern Tower as proposed to be restored' 1883; 'The Tower Improvements: Government warehouse and store recently demolished' 1883,
Steel engraving: 'The Tower of London, showing the White Tower, after the demolition of the old Guard-rooms and offices',
Large colour print, signed Renniard: 'Yeomen Warders of the Tower of London in full uniform - drawn from life', 'Etchings of old London by Ernest George' 'Tower of London 1884' showing the stairs by the Spur Postern,
Engraving: 'N.E. View of the White Tower' dated 1821,
Coloured picture postcard: 'The White Tower, Tower of London' about 1900,
Steel engraving: 'The Tower Steps' 1883, showing ? the Irongate Stairs,
Steel engraving: 'Funeral of Sir J. Burgoyne - the procession at Tower Wharf',
Engraving: 'The Tower of London from the excavations for the St. Katherine's Docks' dated 1827,
Hand coloured engraving: 'Royal Armoury in the Tower of London',
Coloured aquatint: Rowlandson and Pugin 'Horse Armoury, Tower' Iuxta Turrim London. a Meridie prospectus',
Engraving: 'Various weapons and Implements of War, which have been employed against the English by different Enemies, now deposited in the Tower of London',

Extent

1 volume

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

14.5 inches x 10.5 inches (37 cm x 26.5 cm). 52 leaves

Access Conditions

Open access

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