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- Object: Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons
James Caulfield, "Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters, of Remarkable Persons, from the Revolution in 1688 to the End of the Reign of George II. Collected from the Most Authentic Accounts Extant" (London, H. R. Young and T. H. Whitely) 4 vols., 1819-1820; containing 155 portrait prints after various artists, and numerous wood-engraved vignettes from the school of Bewick printed throughout the letterpress. Each volume bound with letterpress title- and contents-pages.
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Height: 285 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 225 millimetres
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- Locations of volumes as follows:
Volume 1 (245.b.5); II (245.b.6); III (245.b.7); IV (245.b.8)
Pasted in Volume 4 is a letter from W. R. Harradence to the Secretary of the British Museum, dated 19th March 1955, which reads as follows:
In Caulfield's Remarkable Persons, Vol. IV, Page 248: Class 10 P8 1851 is a pritn of William Waler, portrait painted in his one hundred and twenty-third year. In the above mentioned print this venerable gentleman is shown holding a stick with a pear shaped handle. It may perhaps be of interest to know that I have in my possession what I believe is the identical stick, handed down to me by my Grandfather Robert Walker Harradence, his first wife being a Miss Walker. The above mentioned stick is I think a malacca cane with an ivory handle, now orange colour with age. It is inscribed under the handle:--'I. George 1702' on a brass band. A hole has apparently been burnt through the handle to take a tassel which is missing. It gives one quite a thrill when holding this stick to remember it was also held by one of King Charles Ist supporters who fought in the Battle of Edge Hill!
W. R. Harrandence"
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Associated Title: Portraits, memoirs, and characters, of remarkable persons
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