Birmingham

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“Allin’s Cabinet of Curiosities”

The site of the Municipal Hall, corner of Congreve Street Old and New Birmingham: A History of… read more »

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1900s Summer School group, including Rendle Harris

1900s Summer School group, including Rendle Harris Image from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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1903 Summer School, Lake Windermere

Image from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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A Catalogue of Commerce and Art: Bisset’s Magnificent Guide for Birmingham, 1808

Image: Title page of Bisset’s Magnificent Guide or Grand Copper Plate Directory for the Town of Birmingham The… read more »

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A Letter from a Mechanick in the busy Town of Birmingham, to Mr. Stayner, a Carver, Statuary, and Architect, in the sleepy Corporation of Warwick

Image: South-West Prospect of Birmingham, 1829, attributed to Frederick Calvert. Watercolour on Paper. Image from: Birmingham Museums & Art… read more »

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A Philosopher, Conduit Street

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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A Poetic Survey Round Birmingham by J. Bisset

From: Bisset’s Magnificant Directory POETIC SURVEY ROUND Birmingham, &c. ————————- Suppose some TRAV’LLERS, at an Inn set… read more »

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A Portrait of Dr William Small

Pencil sketch of Dr William Small, member of the Lunar Society and a prominent physician in Birmingham during… read more »

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A Portrait of Dr. William Small

William Small: Teacher, Scientist and Mentor William Small was born in Forfarshire, Scotland, in 1734, the son… read more »

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A Portrait of Dr. William Withering

William Withering: Physician, Botanist and Mineralogist In 1741, William Withering was born at Wellington, Shropshire, the only… read more »

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A Portrait of James Watt

James Watt: Inventor James Watt was born in Greenock, Scotland in 1736. His father was an instrument… read more »

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A Portrait of Rev. Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley: Scientist, Philosopher and Reformer Born into a Yorkshire wool manufacturing family in 1733, Priestley was… read more »

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A Portrait of Samuel Galton jnr

Samuel Galton Junior: Industrialist Samuel Galton junior was born in Birmingham in 1753, the son of the… read more »

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A Rainy Day

Watercolour undated, David Cox (1783-1859, b. Deritend, Birmingham – d. Harborne, near Birmingham). Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Gift… read more »

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A Ramble of the Gods Through Birmingham by J. Bisset

From: Bisset’s Magnificent Directory RAMBLE OF THE GODS THROUGH BIRMINGHAM. A TALE. “Eranti, paffimque oculos per cunєla… read more »

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A Sorry End: The Priestley Riots of 1791

Image: Ticket for the French Revolution Dinner, Birmingham 14 July 1791. The Dinner began the chain of events… read more »

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Acorn Commercial Hotel, Birmingham

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858 Local Studies and History,… read more »

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Advert for Martin Billing, Letter-Press, Lithographic and Copper-Plate Printer

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Advert for The White Hart Hotel, Birmingham

The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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Advertisement: Charles Radenhurst, New Royal Hotel, New Street, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Iohn Traies, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: J. Darwen and Son, Saddlers, Harness Makers, Bridle Cutters, etc, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Kendall and Son, Perfumers, Cabinet Case Makers, and Importers of Foreign Fancy Merchandise, London

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Messenger and Sons, Manufacturers of Chandeliers, Tripods and Lamps

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Radclyffes and Co, General Printers and Stationers, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Sir Edward Thomason, Birmingham, Manufacturer of Articles

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Sir Edward Thomason, Vice Consul and Knight Chevalier

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: Stock and Sharp, Glass and Lead Warehouse, Birmingham

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Advertisement: W. and G. Peters, Importers of Foreign Wines and Spirits

Image from: William Hawkes Smith, Birmingham and its Vicinity as a Manufacturing and Commercial District (London and Birmingham, 1836), Local… read more »

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Adverts for John Yates & Sons, Birmingham

Image from: The New Illustrated Directory Entitled Men and Things of Modern England, 1858

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An Account of a Society for Encouraging the Industrious Poor

An Account of a Society for Encouraging the Industrious Poor was published in Birmingham in 1787. Its… read more »

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Answer to Dardanus’s

Image: Plan of Birmingham, drawn by J. Sherrif of Oldswinford, late of the Crescent Birmingham. J Bisset, Bisset’s Magnificent… read more »

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Apparatus

Image from: Joseph Priestley Collection by Samuel Timmins, Birmingham City Archives.

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Advert for Revolutionary Dinner

Hotel, Birmingham, July, 1791. Commemoration of the French Revolution. A Number of Gentlemen intend DINING together on… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – An Escape

AN ESCAPE. MARY TAYLOR, who escaped from the Custody of the Keeper of the County Gaol in… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Appeal for calm during riots

BIRMINGHAM, JULY 18. BIRMINGHAM, July 16, 1791. Friends and Fellow Countrymen, IT is earnestly requested, that every… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Appeal for information about forged handbill

Birmingham, August 22 1791 WHEREAS it now appears, that amongst other insidious and unwarrantable Practices made use… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Employment Advert

WANTED in a Gentleman’s Family, near Birmingham, immediately, or at Michaelmas next, a sober industrious Woman Servant;… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Letter to Aris’s about Dr. Priestley and the Birmingham Riots

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Birmingham. Friends and Fellow Townsmen, IT is with extreme concern… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Letter to Aris’s Gazette about Dr Priestley and the Birmingham Riots

To the Rev. Dr. PRIESTLEY. Quid minus utile fuit quam ulcus hoc tangere? REV. SIR, TO deplore… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Proclaimation by the King on the Birmingham Riots

By the KING. A PROCLAMATION. GEORGE R. WHEREAS it hath been represented unto Us, that a great… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Request from Dr. Priestley for return of letters lost in riots

To the Printer of the Birmingham Gazette. SIR, I DO not now write to complain of my… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Request to return property looted in riots

WHEREAS it is well known that divers Persons still withhold Books, Paper and other Property belonging to… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – SONG, on obtaining the BIRMINGHAM and WORCESTER CANAL BILL

SONG, on obtaining the BIRMINGHAM and WORCESTER CANAL BILL. Come, now begin delving, the Bill is obtain’d,… read more »

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Aris’s Birmingham Gazette – Trial and Execution of Rioters

On Saturday the Commission for holding the Assize for this county, was opened before Mr. Baron Hotham,… read more »

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Armenians en route to the United States of America

Image from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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Back entrance from the lawn

SchoolsImage from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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Back entrance of Woodbrooke, with group gathered outside

Image from: Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.

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