Dinner menus and guest lists of Sir Thomas Gery Cullum and his second wife, Anne Lloyd, 11 Aug. 1832 to October 1874 ....
Dinner menus and guest lists of Sir Thomas Gery Cullum and his second wife, Anne Lloyd, 11 Aug. 1832 to October 1874 : MS on paper, bound.
1 codex manuscript, 4to, 79 ff., n.n.
The bookplate of Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum is pasted inside the front cover; a later plate for Bryan William James Hall is pasted inside the flyleaf.
There is a note by Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum regarding the contents of the book on the flyleaf.
Anne Lloyd began recording her dinner parties the year she married Sir Thomas Cullum, 1832. Beginning with relatively plain English fare, the detailed menus become progressively richer and French. The left-hand pages, or left-hand columns, consist of lists of guests. The last entry is 1874; she died the following February.
Sir Thomas Gery Cullum, 1777-1885, 8th Baronet, was chaplain to the Duke of Sussex. Hardwick House in Suffolk, the Cullum family home, was originally a medieval grazing area for St Edmundsbury Abbey. It was owned by the Cullum family for over 250 years, from 1656 to 1921. They created an unusually fine garden at the site. The last of the Cullums to own the property, Gery Milner-Gibson-Cullum, left no heirs. Upon his death in 1921 the estate became Crown property and was sold to private buyers. In the depression of the 1920s, no buyer for the house could be found. Sadly, it was demolished and sold for building materials. During the Second World War temporary quarters were erected for use as a POW camp. Hardwick Heath today consists of about fifty-five acres of open parkland. It is owned by St Edmundsbury Borough Council and managed for recreation and nature conservation.
Cotes, Roger, 1682-1716.
Photographic print of bust sculpture of Cotes with the words "Posuit Robertus Smith Magister Collegia 1758" at the base.
1 photographic print ; image 15.5 x 11 cm. on sheet 33 x 26 cm.
Cotes was an English astronomer and mathematician. Robert Smith was his friend and successor at Trinity College.
Morris, William, 1834-1896.
Bust portrait of Morris leaning on his right hand : photograph, nd.
1 photographic print ; ca.36 x 26.5 cm.
Morris is credited with being the founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement as well as being an artist , illustrator and architect.
The Southern Pacific Railroad Company, plaintiff, vs. Calvin Martin et als, defendants : petition for the condemnation of lands to public use, 1868.
Imprint: San Francisco, Towne & Bacon, Printers.
Physical Description: 4 leaves.
At head of title: In the District Court of the Third Judicial District, State of California, County of Santa Clara.
Campbell, Fox & Campbell, attorneys for plaintiff
Defendants include ca. 140 names, many of which are from early Santa Clara County families.
Armstrong, Martin Donisthorpe, 1882-
Physical Description: 9 leaves (1 folder)
Two autograph letters signed to J.W. Haines, thanking for dinner and discussing food. The five poems also relate to meals, food, and drink.
"Martin Donisthorpe Armstrong (1882-1974) was an English writer and poet, known for his stories. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He served in World War I in the British Army in France; he was included in the final Georgian Poetry anthology. He married in 1929 Canadian writer Jessie McDonald after she had divorced Conrad Aiken, making Armstrong the step-father of the young Joan Aiken. He appears in disguised form as a character in Conrad Aiken's Ushant." [from Wikipedia]
First general deed of trust from the United Railroads of San Francisco to the Union Trust Company of San Francisco : pamphlet...
United Railroads of San Francisco
First general deed of trust from the United Railroads of San Francisco to the Union Trust Company of San Francisco : pamphlet, 1902.
Physical Description: 79 p.; 26 cm.
"Four per cent. Sinking fund gold bonds, $35,275,000. Coupons payable 1st of April and 1st of October. Bonds dated June 7th, 1902 Due April 1st, 1927."
Relations between the Central Pacific Railroad Company and the U.S. government : published pamphlet.
Central Pacific Railroad Company.
Imprint: San Francisco, H. S. Crocker & Co., 1889.
Physical Description: 70 p., 23 cm.
Signed by G.L. Lansing, Secretary and Controller.
I. The legal obligations and the manner in which they have been observed. II. The benefits promised and how they have been realized.