#FOBAH purchase for #Birmingham #Archives
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Birmingham Archives and Heritage, it was announced that a small purchase had been made and donated to Archives & Collections, Library of Birmingham and this blog is to inform people about the item.
It is an invitation ticket to an exhibition of paintings at Everitt and Hill, art dealers, on New Street, on 18 August [c.1860], (reference number MS 4869 Accession 2017/ 007). The invitation was to James Baldwin and the paintings he was invited to view were:
James Watt and his First Steam Engine by Lauder R.S.A.
Shakespeare and Milton by John Faed
The Wanderer’s Return by Henry O’Neill
Broken Vows by Philip Calderon
It was, of course, the first item which attracted the attention of the FoBAH Committee.
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