Leamington

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Date:1834 - 1836 (c.)

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Leamington

By John Fairfax (1804-1877)

376mm x 284mm

This lithograph print depicts four scenes of Leamington Spa. Clockwise from the top right they are: the Royal Pump Rooms, All Saints Parish Church, the Episcopal Chapel and Warneford Hospital. Fairfax produced the print for his New Illustrated Guide and Directory. These prints were produced between 1834, when the Warneford Hospital was opened, and 1836.

John Fairfax was born in Warwick in 1804 and was apprenticed to a printer, bookbinder and bookseller. After a short period with the London Morning Chronicle in 1825 he moved to Leamington and established himself as a printer. In 1828 he co-founded the Leamington Spa Courier with James Sharp. The partnership broke up after only four months and Fairfax carried on as a printer, bookseller and newsagent. In 1835 he became part owner of the Leamington Chronicle and Warwickshire Reporter. However, a successfully defended libel suit in 1836 left him filing for bankruptcy. He emigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1838 with his wife, mother and three children. In Australia he bought the Sydney Herald which he built up into one of the most respected newspapers in the Empire.


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1770s
The Entrance of Warwick Castle From The Lower Court
The Entrance of Warwick Castle From The Lower Court

Paul Sandby (1730-1809) The Entrance Of Warwick Castle From The Lower Court Ink ...

1790s
Soho, Staffordshire
Soho, Staffordshire

J. Walker Soho, Staffordshire, 1 September 1798 Ink on paper 190mm x 235mm A landscape ...

1810s
Leamington Baths
Leamington Baths

Leamington BathsInk on paper240mm x 335mmThis aquatint print of the Royal Pump Rooms ...

1830s
Milverton Chapel
Milverton Chapel

A colour copy of a print of Milverton Chapel in Leamington Spa. The chapel was known ...

1860s
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

Black and white photograph by Walden Hammond of The Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington ...

1880s
Alice Willes
Alice Willes

A portrait of Alice Willes c.1880-1910.

1890s
Portrait of S T Wackrill
Portrait of S T Wackrill

Portrait of S T Wackrill A photograph of S. T. Wackrill sitting at his writing desk ...

1910s
Edith Gaskin In Fancy Dress
Edith Gaskin In Fancy Dress

A photograph of Edith Gaskin, aged 13, in fancy dress as a night-light, c.1917. ...

1930s
Victoria Bridge and the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
Victoria Bridge and the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa

A postcard by Valentine & Son of Victoria Bridge and the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington ...

1950s
Princess Margaret at Leamington Spa Station
Princess Margaret at Leamington Spa Station

Black and white photograph. This photograph depicts Princess Margaret with Mayor ...

1970s
Councillor Nichols Wearing the Mayoral Robes of Leamington Spa
Councillor Nichols Wearing the Mayoral Robes of Leamington Spa

The mayor's attendant is helping Councillor Nichols into the Mayoral robes of Leamington ...

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