Item 18 - Transactions of the Philobiblon Society

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Crewe MS/18

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Transactions of the Philobiblon Society

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  • 1863–76 (Creation)

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1 volume (35 x 26 cm), containing 118 leaves, with a letter bound in be-tween pp. 50 and 51 and a menu-card pasted to p. 138. Pages v, vii, and 1–220 have printed borders in black and red ink. Bound in leather.

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(Established 1854.)

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As Crewe MS 17.

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On the spine is stamped ‘Philobiblon Society’ and, at the foot, ‘1863 | 1876.’ The contents are minutes of meetings, etc. (as in Crewe MS 17).

In the list below, only the first page of each item is indicated. The addresses are in London unless indicated otherwise. The member associated with each address is identified only on its first occurrence.

p. v: Printed title: ‘Transactions of the Philobiblon Society 1854 [sic]’.

p. vii: Printed section title: ‘Meetings.’

p. 1: Minutes of a meeting on 28 Feb. 1863 at the Deanery, St Paul’s (residence of H. H. Milman).

p. 3: Minutes of a meeting on 28 Mar. 1863 at 1 Park Square, Regent’s Park (residence of R. S. Turner).

p. 5: Minutes of a meeting on 25 Apr. 1863 at 128 Park Street, Grosvenor Square (residence of William Stirling).

p. 7: Minutes of a meeting on 6 June 1863 at 16 Upper Brook Street (residence of Richard Monckton Milnes).

p. 15: Minutes of a meeting on 27 June 1863 at Orleans House, Twickenham (residence of the Duke of Aumale).

p. 20: Minutes of a meeting on 11 [July] 1863 at Dufferin Lodge, Highgate (residence of Lord Dufferin).
(Dated Saturday, 11 June, by mistake.)

p. 22: Minutes of a meeting on 20 Feb. 1864 at 66 Russell Square (residence of J. B. Heath).

p. 27: Minutes of a meeting on 12 Mar. 1864 at 50 Albemarle Street (residence of John Murray).

p. 29: Minutes of a meeting on 28 May 1864 at 24 Arlington Street (residence of Robert Curzon).

p. 33: Minutes of a meeting on 16 July 1864 at 16 Upper Brook Street.

p. 37: Note of a meeting on 24 July 1864 at 27 Belgrave Square (residence of Lord Taunton).

p. 38: Minutes of a meeting on 1 Apr. 1865 at 30 Prince’s Gate (residence of Henry Huth).

p. 40: Minutes of a meeting on 29 Apr. 1865 at 1 Park Square West, Regent’s Park.

p. 42: Minutes of a meeting on 27 May 1865 at Newstead, Wimbledon Park.

p. 44: Minutes of a meeting on 17 June 1865 at Orleans House, Twickenham.

p. 50: Minutes of a meeting on 1 July 1865 at Farnborough Hill, Hampshire (residence of Thomas Longman).

Bound in after p. 50: Letter from Sydney Smith to Mrs Longman, [c. 11 Nov. 1833].
Submits a humorous plan of a dinner of insects and bugs, which he thinks will be agreeable to ‘Kirby & Spence’ [the authors of An Introduction to Entomology, 4 vols., 1815–26, which was published by Longmans].
(Postmarked at Maddox Street and with the date 11 Nov. 1833. Directed to Mrs N. Longman, Garden Mount, Hampstead.)

p. 53: Minutes of a meeting on 24 Feb. 1866 at the Deanery of Westminster (residence of Arthur P. Stanley).

p. 56: Minutes of a meeting on 24 Mar. 1866 at 30 Prince’s Gate.

p. 58: Minutes of a meeting on 28 Apr. 1866 at 128 Park Street, Grosvenor Square.

p. 60: Minutes of a meeting on 2 June 1866 at 36 Eaton Place (residence of Sir Erskine Perry).

p. 62: Minutes of a meeting on 23 June 1866 at St Dunstan’s, Regent’s Park (residence of Henry H. Gibbs).

p. 66: Minutes of a meeting on 23 Feb. 1867 at the Deanery of Westminster.

p. 68: Minutes of a meeting on 18 Mar. 1867 at 14 Bruton Street (residence of Lord Delamere).

p. 70: Minutes of a meeting on 1 June 1867 at Newstead, Wimbledon Park.

p. 72: Minutes of a meeting on 29 June 1867 at Orleans House, Twickenham.

p. 76: Minutes of a meeting on 27 July 1867 at 1 Park Square.

p. 79: Minutes of a meeting on 16 May 1868 at 66 Russell Square.

p. 83: Minutes of a meeting on 13 June 1868 at 30 Curzon Street (residence of Lord Dartrey).

p. 85: Minutes of a meeting on 27 June 1868 at 21 Arlington Street (residence of Sylvain Van de Weyer).

p. 88: Minutes of a meeting on 11 July 1868 at St Dunstan’s, Regent’s Park.

p. 92: Minutes of a meeting on 27 Feb. 1869 at the Deanery of Westminster.

p. 96: Minutes of a meeting on 20 Mar. 1869 at 4 Audley Square (residence of Edward Cheney).

p. 111: Minutes of a meeting on 24 Apr. 1869 at 72 Eaton Place (residence of Sir John Simeon).

p. 115: Minutes of a meeting on 8 May 1869 at 16 Upper Brook Street.

p. 118: Minutes of a meeting on 12 June 1869 at Newstead, Wimbledon Park.

p. 127: Minutes of a meeting on 24 July 1869 at 1 Carlton Terrace (residence of George Tomline).

p. 129: Brief notes of meetings on 5 Mar. 1870 at [5] Onslow Gardens (residence of J. A. Froude); 30 May 1870 at [21] Arlington Street; 16 June 1870 at Arklow House (residence of Alexander Beresford Hope); 30 June 1870 at Orleans House; 9 July 1870 at Dorchester House (residence of R. S. Holford); 16 July 1870 at Strawberry Hill (residence of Chichester Fortescue); and 28 July 1870 at [16] Upper Brook Street.
The notes begin: ‘This Book having been mislaid, there is no record of the Proceedings of the Society during 1870 beyond the following official record.’ The start of this period coincides with the appointment of Sir John Simeon as honorary secretary.

p. 133: Minutes of a meeting on 4 Mar. 1871 at 67 Brook Street (residence of Kirkman Hodgson).

p. 135: Minutes of a meeting on 25 Mar. 1871 at 14 Grosvenor Square (residence of E. J. Stan-ley).

p. 138: Printed menu-card for a dinner on 29 Apr. 1871.

p. 139: Minutes of a meeting on 29 Apr. 1871 at 10 Upper Grosvenor Street, W. (residence of Sir William Stirling Maxwell).

p. 143: Minutes of a meeting on 25 May 1871 at 45 Berkeley Square (residence of the Earl of Powis).

p. 146: Minutes of a meeting on 1 July 1871 at Newstead, Wimbledon Park.

p. 148: Minutes of a meeting on 11 May 1872 at 6 Clifford Street (residence of Lord Houghton).

p. 152: Minutes of a meeting on 1 June 1872 at St Katherine’s Lodge, Regent’s Park (residence of C. Brinsley Marlay).

p. 157: Minutes of a meeting on 15 June 1872 at 55 Portland Place (residence of Walter Sneyd).

p. 164: Minutes of a meeting on 26 June 1872 [St Dunstan’s, Regent’s Park].
(The place of meeting is identified simply as ‘the house of Mr Gibbs’.)

p. 166: Minutes of a meeting on 3 July 1872 at 1 Park Square, Regent’s Park.

p. 168: Minutes of a meeting on 15 Mar. 1873 at 6 Clifford Street.

p. 171: Minutes of a meeting on 17 May 1873 at 10 Upper Grosvenor Street.

p. 174: Minutes of a meeting on 31 May 1873 at 30 Curzon Street.

p. 176: Minutes of a meeting on 28 June 1873 at [21] St James’s Square (residence of the Bishop of Winchester, Samuel Wilberforce).

p. 178: Minutes of a meeting on 12 July 1873 at Hatfield House, [Herts.].

p. 181: Minutes of a meeting on 30 July 1873 at 14 Grosvenor Square.

p. 183: Minutes of a meeting on 9 May 1874 at 10 Upper Grosvenor Street.

p. 187: Minutes of a meeting on 20 June 1874 at Newstead, Wimbledon Park.

p. 190: Minutes of a meeting on 18 May 1875 at 66 Russell Square.

p. 197: Minutes of a meeting on 29 May 1875 at St Dunstan’s, Regent’s Park.

p. 201: Minutes of a meeting on 12 June 1875 at St Katherine’s Lodge, Regent’s Park.

p. 205: Minutes of a meeting on 26 June 1875 at 1 Sussex Square, W. (residence of Lord Cole-ridge).

p. 207: Minutes of a meeting on 1 Apr. 1876 at 6 Clifford Street.

p. 209: Minutes of a meeting on 13 May 1876 at 27 Queen’s Gate, Kensington (residence of F. W. Cosens).

p. 211: Minutes of a meeting on 27 May 1876 at 55 Portland Place.

p. 215: Minutes of a meeting on 10 June 1876 at 61 Prince’s Gate.

p. 217: Minutes of a meeting on 24 June 1876 at Dorchester House.

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Paginated i–iv, 1–220, with two unnumbered flyleaves at the front and four at the back. A letter is bound in between pp. 50 and 51.

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