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126.—“A north view of the Great Booth or Amphitheatre in the Bancroft, Stratford-upon-Avon, erected for the Jubilee, Sept. 6 and 7, 1769."

An original drawing by Richard Greene, a well-known antiquary of Garrick's native place, Lichfield. 71 in. by 4} in.

The Jubilee commemoration of Shakespeare, organised by the actor David Garrick, opened at Stratford-upon-Avon on Sept. 6th and closed on the gth, 1769.

Presented by J. O. HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS, 1875.

127.-A rosette made of ribbon worn at the Garrick Jubilee, 1769.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

128.-Ticket for the Oratorio, Dedication Ode, Ball, etc., at the Shakespeare Jubilee, 6 and 7 Sept. 1769, signed by George Garrick (David Garrick's brother) with seal, framed.

Presented by JOHN ASHFIELD, Chapel Street,


129.-Silver medal struck for Garrick's Jubilee

in 1769.

130.-Wood-block of a drawing of Herne's Oak, Windsor Park, by F. W. Fairholt, 1835, 43 in. by 32 in.

See Nos. 231, 294, 295.

131.—A twisted iron stand for a rush candle 84 in. high.

Rush holders date from the 16th century. They consist of an iron standard firmly fixed in a wooden stand with a pendant forceps for grasping the rush. The rush employed was that usually found growing near hedges and ditches; some practice was required in peeling them, the object being to leave one stem rib from top to bottom to support the pith; they were then dipped in any kind of fat or grease and served as the lights in domestic use, especially in the rural homes of the humbler classes.

Presented by H. T. WACE, F.S.A., Shrewsbury


132.-Five specimens of rushlights.

Presented by OLIVER BAKER, The Manor House,

Over Whitacre, July, 1903. 133.-Four specimens of rush candles. Presented by Mrs. PEILE, London, 3 Dec. 1902.

3 134.-Stand for a rush candle (fitted with specimen).

Presented by J. R. FURNESS, Plas Mawr, Conway,

1895. 135.—A silhouette portrait of Mrs. Hornby, 20 May 1841.

Mrs. Mary Hornby resided at Shakespeare's Birthplace and acted as cicerone from 1793 to 1820. She showed Washington Irving over the house in 1815, and he has described her personal appearance in his ‘Sketch Book.' She collected relics of the Poet and was author of two volumes: “The Battle of Waterloo, a tragedy? (Stratford-upon-Avon, 1819), and of Extemporary Verses written in Shakespeare's Birthplace' (Stratford-uponAvon, no date).


THEATRE, Stratford-upon-Avon, Aug. 1902. 136.-Casket made of oak from Shakespeare's Birthplace, carved by John Marshall; 51 in. by 3žin. by 3in.

Presented by _MRS. MARSHALL, widow of the

carver, December 7th, 1887. 137.-A punch ladle.

Purchased (from Mrs. Barlow, Worcester) and presented by Messrs. John M. Carrere, Architect, 28, East Forty-first Street, New York City, and Frederick Eugene Partington, Staten Island Academy, New Brighton, U. S. A., August, 1904.

Copy of declaration accompanying the ladle:- “I found it behind the wainscoating on the ground floor of the Great Room in Shakespeare's House Henley Street, Stratford-on-Avon, in 1860. The house was under repair and restoration; I was the Sub-Contractor under Mr. Gibbs, Architect, Mr. Reed was Manager, Mr. Callaway was Clerk of the Works. I was Foreman over the Masons.. A Punch Bowl Spoon-wooden. I give it to Clara R. Barlow, White Lion Hotel, Bidford. I sign this paper as being true, Feb. 19th, 1897. SAML. WILKES, Broom”.

138.—A small round oak box made of wood from Shakespeare's pew in Holy Trinity Church, Stratfordupon-Avon, removed in 1840.

This box was purchased from the Executors. of the late Thomas Kite, Feb. 7, 1900. Mr. Kite was Parish Clerk at the time of the restoration of Stratford-upon-Avon Parish Church in 1840, when all the ancient pews were demolished. He died Dec. 27, 1899, in the 91st year of his age.

139.—A box made by Thomas Sharp, froin wood of Shakespeare's Mulberry Tree. 7 in. by 4in. by 2 in.

Enclosed in the box is the following memorandum :-“I have given this Box carved from Shakespeare's Mulberry Tree and presented by the late Miss Mason to my brother Robert Bell Wheler, to be deposited and preserved in the Museum at Shakespeare's. House. ANNE WHELER. Febry. 23rd, 1865”.

140.- A little round box inade out of oak from Shakespeare's Birthplace, taken out at the restoration of 1859.

The maker was John Marshall, Carver and Cabinet maker, who lived in “ Julius Shaw's House,” Chapel Street, and was largely employed on the fittings of the Birthplace.

Presented by CHARLES BURTON, Paddington,

London, February, 1901.

141.-Punch ladle, used at the Garrick Jubilee in honour of Shakespeare, held in September, 1769.

It belonged to William Edniunds ("the grey-headed sexton of Washington Irving's Sketch Book) until his death in April, 1823. It then became the property of his only child, Elizabeth, who married Francis Horn Kite, of Stratford-upon-Avon. From their youngest son, Thomas Kite (born June 30, 1809, died December 27, 1899); see No. 138, note : it was purchased by the Trustees of Shakespeare's Birthplace, March ist, 1899.

142.—Tooth of Mammoth (Elephas primogenius) “ from a gravel pit near Bull Lane,” Stratford-uponAvon.

Presented by MISS ANNE WHELER.

143.—Tooth of Mammoth (Elephas primogenius) found near Stratford-upon-Avon.

Presented by THOMAS GIBBS.

144:-Brass Seal of Rev. James Davenport, D.D., Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon, as Ordinary Judge of the Peculiar of Stratford, 1787.

Dr. Davenport was Vicar of Stratford from 1787 till his death in his ninety-second year, in 1841.

145.-A series of Roman coins, found at Stratfordupon-Avon between the years 1800 and 1856.

They consist of about eighty_specimens, ranging from Germanicus, B.C. 15, to Gratianus, A.D. 367, including Nero, Vespasian, Antoninus Pius, Verus, Commodus, Philippus Postumus, Gallienus, Maximianus, Claudius Gothicus, Tetricus, Constantine, Crispus, Decentius, Magnentius, and Gratianus. The only empress whose coins appear among the series is Faustina the younger, wife of Marcus Aurelius. As usual with hoards of coins found in England, those of Constantine greatly preponderate; in this instance about half the entire number belong to the reign of that emperor. There are no remarkable or rare reverses in the col. lection, the most interesting being those of Antoninus Pius, with Britannia seated on a Rock; and those struck by the usurping Roman governors Carausius and Allectus in Britain.

All these, with one exception, were found at Stratford-uponAvon. A third brass, VRBS . ROMA, with the wolf and twins on the reverse, found in the neighbouring parish of Welcombe in 1831.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER,

146.—A series of about forty Roman coins, similar to the above, generally in bad condition.

They were found at Stratford-upon-Avon in various years before 1800.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

147.—Silver Roman Coins found at Stratfordupon-Avon, belonging to the reigns of the Emperors Vespasian, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Gordianus, Decius, Valerian, Julian the Apostate, and Gratianus.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

148.-Silver British coins found at Stratfordupon-Avon, viz., Ethelred, Edward the Confessor, Henry III, Henry VIII, Alexander II of Scotland, Gulielmus Episcopus Cambracensis.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

149.—Coins found at the Cross o' the Hill (a hill about a mile south of Stratford) :--Thirteen silver pennies of Henry III, all with short cross reverses.

150.-Forty-seven pennies of Edward I., Edward II., Edward III., minted in various cities.

151.-Eighteen groats and half-groats of Edward I., Edward II., and Edward III, fifteen minted at London, two at Canterbury, and one at York.

152.-Ten groats, half-groats, and pennies of Henry V., and Henry VII., minted at Calais and Canterbury.

Presented by Miss ANNE WHELER.

153.— A collection of Stratford-upon-Avon tradesmen's tokens, and of coins found in Stratfordupon-Avon, thirty-two in all. Tokens:

Р (1-2) Obv. a falcon with wings extended, A between the

3 in. diameter.

H (3-4) Obv. R A. Legend RICHARD HVNT. Rev. R A STRAT

FORD 1651. Z in. diameter.
(5-6) Obu. Arms of Stratford SAMVEL PHILIPS.

Rev. S T STRATFORD 1652. & in. diameter.

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