54 Toogood Family
Three albumen paper photographs, some with added portions of
stationery letterhead and captions in ink on backing above and
below image, one dated "September 9th, 62" in ink on
backing verso, sizes range from 8.9 x 11.2cm to 9.3 x 12.5cm.
Slight soiling, discolouration, silvering to edges.
include (1) "My brother [and] Bowie; Henrietta Ballard [and]
Vic; My mother [and] Snowball; 'My self'"; (2) "S.
Toogood, Roy. [Royal] Artillery; F.B. Toogood" and (3) "F.B.T.,
H.B., S.T." Pasted mottos from letterhead read "Ubique"
(motto for the Royal Artillery) and "Stabit quocunque jeceris."
The latter is the motto of the Isle of Man, UK. Several members
of a Toogood family originating on the Isle of Wight are known
to have emigrated to NSW. Ref: Wiki, Isle of Wight Family History
The group $1,350
55 Bushrangers Including
Kelly Gang 1863-1880
Group of 11 pages or slips of newsprint with wood engraving illustrations,
some monogrammed, initialled or signed in block by artists including
Calvert, Cawker, Cubitt, Jackson and Nash, sizes range from 21
x 28.3cm to 42.2 x 28cm (paper). Stains and foxing, tears and
paper loss to edges.
Illustrated Sydney News, The Illustrated Australian News,
and The Graphic. Bushrangers depicted include Daniel Morgan,
Frank Gardiner, Ben Hall, John Gilbert, Thomas and John Clarke,
John Dunn, James McPherson, Harry Power, and Ned Kelly.
The group $1,650
56 Irish Revolutionary
...With John Martin And Father John Kenyon, 1866. Albumen paper
photograph, carte-de-visite format, annotations in pencil and
ink, printed photographer's line and label to backing verso,
9 x 6.4cm. Slight scuffs and chips to upper portion, laid down
on original backing.
read "Mitchel centre. On his right ... Left Father [Kenyon].
Martin. Irish." Photographer's line reads "E. Gatel,
Prédécesseur & Successeur de E. Bondonneau,
photographe éditeur. Breveté s.g.d.g. Galerie de
Valois, 173 Palais Royal, Paris." Label reads "Lesage
Artist's Repository, 40 Lr Sackville St, Dublin." Known
as "The Three Johns" John Mitchel, John Martin and
John Kenyon were Irish activists who met up for the last time
in Paris in 1866. Earlier, Mitchel was sentenced for 14 years
transportation for treason, serving his term in Tasmania in 1850.
There he met up with friend John Martin, who was also serving
time. Mitchel escaped with assistance from a journalist from
the New York Tribune in 1853 to the USA, where he became an active
supporter of the Confederacy. Ref: Wiki.
57 A Complimentary
...Tendered By The Members Of The Volunteer Brigade Band [Concert
Programme, Brisbane], 1868. Letterpress on silk with tasselled
woven ribbon border, 32 x 19.5cm. Slight stains. Framed.
includes "Royal Victoria Hall [Brisbane]. Monday, July 27,
1868... to their band master, Mr A. Seal, under the distinguished
patronage of His Excellency the Hon. Maurice Charles O'Connell,
Governor; the Hon. R.R. McKenzie; the Hon. E.W. Lamb; the Hon.
R. Pring; the Hon. T.L.M. Prior; Capt. W.L. Fowles and the elite
of Brisbane. Printed at the Courier General Machine Printing
Office, George Street, Brisbane."
58 "Tell Me
Mary How To Woo Thee" Sung By Armes E. Beaumont c1868
Sheet music in letterpress with albumen paper photograph laid
down on cover, illegible signature in ink upper right, 13.5 x
10.2cm (photograph), 33 x 26cm (paper). Slight foxing, creases,
to right edge of sheet music, minor creases to photograph.
reads "Newly edited and arranged by C.E. Horsley. J.R. Clarke,
23 Hunter Street, Sydney. J.A. Engel, Printer. [Music by] C.A.
Hodson." The photograph is a portrait of Edward (Armes)
Beaumont (1842-1913), a British opera singer who arrived in Melbourne
in 1848. He made his first public performance in 1861 as solo
tenor in Handel's Messiah. In 1867 Beaumont lost an eye in a
shooting accident which left him dangerously ill: his recovery
was aided by a benefit concert. He later went on to join the
Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Society. Ref: ADB.
59 Nepean Towers,
Douglas Park NSW c1870s
Group of nine albumen paper photographs, each titled in pencil
on backing below image, 22.6 x 27.8cm (approx. each). Slight
foxing overall, minor dents or surface loss to edges of some,
down on original album page.
"Dr [Jenkins'] House; Chapel, Nepean Towers; and Nepean
Towers." Some images show a party including a horse-drawn
carriage, cattle with wagon and women on foot crossing a river
at a ford with a footbridge. The estate and residence, built
by Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (c1842-1844), was originally
named Parkhall after his family home in Scotland. Between 1860
and 1883 it was owned by Dr Richard Lewis Jenkins, who renamed
it Nepean Towers and added the colonnades and chapel visible
in some images. The estate is now owned by the Missionaries of
the Sacred Heart and known as St Mary's Towers Retreat Centre.
Ref: Towers Retreat.
The group $4,400