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Engineer's report on the state of the waterworks at Warwick

Copy of the report of John Stead, engineer, on the state of an old mill or water engine near the town of Warwick, and for a new mill to be erected for the purpose of grinding corn, from a survey taken ...

Extract from letter addressed by Louisa Waller to her son Ernest Waller.

Extract from letter addressed to Ernest by his mother, to be opened after her death, expressing her thankfulness for the kindness and affection of her relations, including special reference to the guardianship ...

Extract of a letter from Col. Lacy Yea of the 7th Fusiliers to General Wetherall, Adjutant General (pages 1 and 4)

Extract of a letter written by Colonel Lacy Yea, serving in the Crimea at the Camp before Sebastopol, to General Wetherall at Horse Guards. Col. Yea writes that they are in need of Captains but are ...

First World War Recruitment Letter

A handwritten letter from Downing Street requesting the householder to complete a form regarding the members of the household in order to produce a register for possible recruits, November 1914.

Genealogy of Sir Jonathan Wathen Waller, Baronet, and the Waller family in general.

The volume contains 25 pages, some or which are blank. It was copied originally from papers in the house of JC Slack at Kentish Town, 1815, since destroyed by fire, and corrected and recopied by Jonathan ...

Grant of royal licence to Jonathan Wathen Phipps to assume the name and arms of Waller

Signed by Sidmouth, reciting Jonathan's lineage and descent from his maternal grandmother, Anne Waller.

Henri Estienne, A mervaylous discourse upon... Katherine de Medici, 1575 - inside frontboard

Thomas Phillipps' ownership of a book Shakespeare may have owned. The great nineteenth century collector of manuscripts and books, Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), marked his books MHC for his ‘Middle ...

John Shakespeare, High Bailiff of Stratford-upon-Avon, 1569

Minutes of a meeting of the Stratford Corporation, 7 September 1569: 'Mr John Shakysper hygh balyf' heads the list of aldermen and chief burgesses attending. Shakespeare's father, John, had been active ...

Lace Box - sale label

Interesting provenance label on the lid of the lace box. This refers to the sale by the estate of Mrs Charles Lee Lewes at Sotheby's 27 June 1923. [see Painting of Dante for another item from this sale]. This ...

Lawyer's letter incorporating a summary of the proposed marriage settlement of Ernest Adolphus Waller and Louisa Wise

Letter from Lincolns Inn, to Sir Jonathan Wathen Waller, Hastings, containing the minutes, or heads, of the proposed settlement on the intended marriage of Rev Ernest Adolphus Waller and Louisa Wise, ...

Leaf 8 from the Household Book of Mary Wise

This 18th century household book contains 248 food, drink, medicinal and beauty recipes. The name 'Mary Wise' is written on the parchment cover. Mary Tilson married the second surviving son of Royal ...


A handwritten leaflet, which contains a specimen of India Coast writing.

Leamington Bank Deed of Settlement Book

A deed of settlement book from the Leamington Bank, 1835.

Leamington Boys Mission: Letters

Approximately twenty letters relating to Leamington Boys Mission, Leamington Spa. The bundle includes some written to and received from the politician Sir Anthony Eden.

Leamington College Memorabilia

A sheet of grey paper which bears the signatures of eight teachers from Leamington College. It belonged to John Dawes who attended the school from 1951 to 1955. The schoolmasters at Leamington College ...

Legal Document Concerning the Leamington Spa Borough

A long, narrow, folded hand written legal document. The document is an analysis or brief produced following investigation by a committee chaired by Samuel Wackrill in 1874. It was produced to recommend ...


A letter sent by J R Stanford to Mr Dodd of Hall and Son Tailors on 13 December 1996. Mr Stanford has enclosed a cheque of £1,077.45 to settle his account and thanks Mr Dodd for his excellent service.


Letter sent from Fred Tims to his mother on 7 February 1917. It was sent from Mesopotamia.