Engravings and prints from the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation community [manuscript], 17th to 19th centuries.


Engravings and prints from the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation community [manuscript], 17th to 19th centuries.

The collection contains engravings, a few of which may be originals; restrikes; 19th century reprints from magazines and books; some original art work and tissue paper tracings, both presumably by Howland; and photographs. Photographs include faded portraits of Lord Palmerston, Lord Lyndhurst, William Walker with original autograph, and the Rev. Dr. Marvine; a few small snapshots of Swiss scenes and a large one of a glacier; and one mounted scene of four women in front of a Victorian gingerbread house. Miscellaneous items include Maria S. Case's high school diploma; pages from a souvenir book from the 1889 Paris Exposition; and oversize engravings of prominent Protestant Reformation figures. Individual portrait engravings include European nobility and rulers; popes; Christian saints; artists including Gilbert Stuart; authors including Milton and Shakespeare; scientists, including Sir Isaac Newton; explorers including Sir Walter Raleigh; and philosophers. Some of the engravings may have been removed from "Gallery of Masterpieces of the Old German Wood Engravers," published 1858/1859.

550 (ca.) items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7926464

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Raleigh, Walter, Sir, 1552?-1618

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Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828

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Holbein, Jean, fl. 1790-1795.

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Exposition universelle de 1889 Paris, France

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Palmerston, Henry John Temple, Viscount, 1784-1865

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English statesman. From the description of Printed letter signed : London, to Clinton G. Dawkins, H.M. Consul General at Trieste, 1849 Apr. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612596 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Stanhope St., to Dr. Budd, 1837 Apr. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610835 From the description of Autograph letter in third person : Foreign Office [London], to M. Arichini, 1834 Aug. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 27060970...

Fairhope Single Tax Corporation

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Based on ideas formulated by Henry George in his "Progress and Poverty," Ernest B. Gaston and twelve other reformers from Des Moines, Iowa, incorporated the Fairhope Industrial Association in southern Alabama in 1894. In 1904, after favorable legislation had been adopted by the Alabama legislature, they were reincorporated as the Fairhope Single Tax Corporation. A chance remark that the venture had a "fair hope" of success resulted in the town's name. A single tax system...

Walker, William, 1824-1860

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Lyndhurst, John Singleton Copley, Baron, 1772-1863

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John Singleton Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst, British politician. Early in his career, he led the prosecution against the Cato Street Conspirators, and was involved in the trial of Queen Caroline. From the description of John Singleton Copley, Lord Lyndhurst manuscript material : 15 items, ca. 1825-1861 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 124206793 Lord Chancellor of England and son of portrait painter, John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). From the descrip...

Howland, Marie Stevens, 1836-1921

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Milton, John, 1608-1674

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English poet. From the description of Documents relating to Kensington mortgage, 1651-1700. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475458 Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x00012e John Milton (1608-1674), the poet. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the English translat...

Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727

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English natural philosopher and mathematician. From the description of Receipt signed : London?, 1718 May 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612606 From the description of Autograph notes : [n.p.], ca. 1706?. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611631 From the description of Document signed : London?, 1704 Oct. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612422 Sir Isaac Newton was a mathematician. From the description of Notes on ancient history and ...