1869 The opening of the Suez Canal
Events of this year in the Illustrated London News
Lincoln - Judging Foxhounds at the Agricultural Meeting ' front page
' The Union Pacific Railway - The Great Salt Lake at Utah From the Ogden Road '
' Prize Foxhounds at The Agricultural Meeting at Lincoln ' (drawn by Samuel Carter) a full page print from engraving showing eleven fox hounds - there is a list of the owners in an article on another page
' The Iron Clad Fleet - The Twin Screw Turret Ship " Captain " ...' Full page print from engraving of the ship with full sails
' Ceramic Objects Produced by the Crystal Palace Art Union '
' Architectural Museum at Bowling Street in Westminster '
' The Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark ' .
' Isle of Wight - Princess Louisa Laying the First Stone for The Second Building of The National Cottage Hospital at Vetnor ' a view of the first building at Ventnor Undercliff with Steephill Castle in the background
' Meeting of Lay Members of the Church in the Assembly Miel Rooms Lincoln - The Bishop in the Chair '
' Race for Doggett's Coat And Badge: The Finish ' boat race from The Old Swan at London Bridge to The White Swan at Chelsea .
' The Goodwood Race Cup '
' The Chesterfield Cup ' horse racing
' Stamford Races - the Clifden Cup '
' Chess Problem by Captain Clark of Smeinogorsk in Siberia '
Constitutional Reforms in France
' Show of Fox Hounds at Lincoln - with a list of the winners and kennels etc
Foreign and Colonial News -Ffrance with ref. to The French Senate etc - Spain - Portugal - Belgium - Italy - Austro Hungary - Germany - Russian - Turkey and Egypt - America ( US ) - India
Weekly Return of Births and Deaths with number of deaths from Zymotic diseases - Smallpox - measles - scarlet fever - diptheria - whooping cough - typhus - enteric - cholera - phthisis etc
The Union Pacific Railway of America
Salt Lake City and The Great Salt Lake .
' Imperial Parliament
The Markets with ref. to the price of grain - turnip - Bread - Hat and Straw - Linseed and rape seed etc - Tallow - Coals from Sunderland Newcastle Hartlepool and Blyth etc - Offle
Meeting of the Royal National Life Boat Institution at John Street, Adelphi - with a list of awards to various people and lifeboats
Scientific Results of the Month
Doggetts Copat and Badge Race - boat race with ref to the winner George Wright of Bermondsey with ref and names of other competitors etc
The Goodwood and Chesterfield Cup
Obituary of Eminent Persons includes Vice Admiral George Henry Seymour MP for Antrim died at Hampton Court Palace - - - General William Chamberlayne died at his Seat Orford House in Essex - - - Joseph Bute Jukes Esq MA FRS Director of HM Survey of Ireland and Professor of Geology to the Royal Collegs of Science
Wills and Bequests includes The Right Hon. Edward Lawless and Lord Baron Cloncurry of Lyons Castle Kildare etc - - - Sir George Sinclair of Ulster - - - Admiral Sir George Robert Lambert GCB - - - Robert Falkner Esq., Merchant of Broughton Park in Lancaster - - - Mis s Louisa Perry of Avenue Road in Regents Park - - - William Carr of St Marys Church Torquay Devon - - - Edmund Slocock Esq JP for Berks late of Bellevue House Chelsea .
Law and Police includes Raid on Gambling House at Wormholt Scrubbs
Regatta at Ryde Isle of Wight – Finish of the Race of The Royal Victoria Yacht Club, for the Vice Commodores Plate ' front page showing yachts: The cutter Oimara owned by Mister C. J. Tennant, crossing the line, and the schooner Cambria, owned Mister J. Ashbury
' Highgate nr London – Croquet Tournament on the Grounds of the Grammar School, Arranged by the National Croquet Club ' view of the players playing in the tournament and spectators looking on – various houses and marquees in the background
' St Peter Port Guernsey – The New Harbour and Castle Cornet ' an engraving showing a view from the road
' Invalides, Paris – The Deum on the Hundreth Anniversary of the Birth of Napoleon I ' full page print from engraving showing a service being held in Cathedrale Saint Louis des Invalides
Sketches of Exeter in Devon-:
' Old Houses in North Street '
' Fore Street – Old Chemist Shop etc '
' Westgate Quarter ' row of old houses with a small river running underneath
' Rogemont Castle '
' The Guildhall '
' Vancouner Island - St Andrews Church atVictoria ' small engraving
' New Church at Genthod In Switzerland '
' St Lukes Church at Howick in Natal, South Africa '
'Isle of Wight – The London City Missionaries Seaside Home at Bonchurch '
' Greenock – The New hospital and Infirmary ' …by architect Messrs Salmon and Ritchie of Glasgow
The Crimea -:
' Sevastopol – the Russian Memorial Military Chapel ' the Saint Nicholas church at the Brotherhood cemetery Ukraine - ???????? ???????? ?? ???????? ???????
' The Interior of the Chapel at Sebastopol ' full apge print from engraving showing artists, stonemasons, etc working on the interior
' Havana in Cuba – The Palace of Arms ' full page print from engraving – info. Palacio de los Capitanes Generales in the Plaza de Armas - Museo de la Ciudad
' Chess Problem by Mister W. C. Cotton of Tynemouth '
Improved Workmens Dwellngs in London with ref. to The Improved Industrial Dwellings Company Ltd – Alderman Sir Sydney Waterlow – Miss Octavia Hill – Mr Ruskin
Foreign and Colonial News includes:
France with mention of the death of Marshal Niel - - - Prince Imperial at Chalons – Fetes in paris
Italy and the murder of The Contessa Armanda da Novara In a railway carriage - - Violent Deaths in Italy
Austro Hungary – with mention of the Austrian Reichsrath delegation and Herrens Dietrichstein, Wachter, Mertens, Neumann, Handel and Wuellerstorf etc
Turkey and Egypt
Country news with ref. to:
"protest by Rector and gentry of the parish on the proposed revival of old custom of presenting flitches of bacon … the stupid vulgarity closed with a procession and fireworks…"
Telegraph from Plymouth to Eddystone lighthouse
Meeting of the South Devon Archery Club in Powderham park
New Dock at Leith …
Wesleyan Methodist Conference at Hull …
Ramsgate Broadstiars and Margate "visited with Countless million of insects known as ladybirds…"
Earl of Shrewsbury gives refreshments to a munber of gentry, farmers and tradespoeple of Market Harborugh, at Alton Towers …
Working Mens Coub Institute Union of the Strand in London visit Hurstbourne park near Whitchurch in Hants by invitation of Earl of Portsmouth…
Croquet Tournament at Highgate – a list of contenders etc
Illustrated London News editorial
The Court – Royal Comings and Goings
Law and Police includes:
Setting asdide the Bankruptcy of the Duke of Newcastle on the ground that he was a peer …
Henry Fitzwarrine Chichester in the Court of Bankruptcy, son of Lord Edward Chichester
Mr Praeger a Professor of Clifton College receives £1500 in damages …
Thomas Richards a Police inspector of the Brighton Railway Co. convicted of bribery …
Inquest of Griffith Griffiths at College Arms St Pancras …
Robbery and Outrage in Old Kent Road
Charges of Attempted Suicide
Joseph Kay a Wine Cooper charged, on his own admission, with the murder of his two young children – a fabrication …
New Acts of Parliament
Monetary and Commercial Transactions
the Markets - Prices of Food, Wheat – B read – Turnip – Linseed – Tallow – Coals, Newcatle, Sunderland, Blyth, Scotch, Welsh, York – Meat
The Russian Memorial Chapel at Sevastopol – with mention of the artists from the School of St Petersburgh, assigned to work on the interior, Wassilieff, Kubbanoff, KJarnieff, and Izello of Italy
The Palace of Arms at Havannah
The Regatta at Ryde
Decimal Coinage and the Metric System – with ref. to the Standards Commission
Music, Theatres etc
Sports column with mention of:
A sale of Kettledrums at the Whitehall sale lot at York, The Boy and Sunshine, Manuella etc
The Bags on Glenshero Invernesshire (hunting)
The Farm with ref. to:
The Northumberland Society Show at Hexham with mention of Mr Jacob Wilson – Mr Saunder's Edgar – Mr George Head – Mr Elliot of Hindhope – M. Miel – Mr John Booth -
Mr William Taylor of Thingehill Court Herefordshire testing the Grout and Farmer Patent for Growing Hops
Mr John Grey of Dilston (nr Hexham) by His Daughter – small 60 words
Nothing in the Papers Column with mention of Mr Disraeli and Mr Gladstone – Mr Knox – Mr Bright
Naval and Military – Appointments etc with mention of General Sir William J. Codrington – Winners of the Marksmens Prizes, Private Wheeler, Private Caesar, Private Searle, Sgt Poulton, Privates Hopper, Tipper etc – Lieutenant Colonel Wood – Private W. Leadbetter – Colonel the Hon. C. H. Lindsay - Lieutenant Colonel Du Plat Taylor – Colonel Stedall – and many more
The Council on Education Prizes – List inc. W. H. Sounes of Sheffield – Louisa Gann of Bloomsbury – D. W. Raimbach of Birmingham – Susan A. Ashworth of Edinburgh – S. Reive - W. C. Way of Newcastle on Tyne – J. S. Goepel of Frome etc
Ships Leaving from Liverpool for USA, Canada, South America, New Zealand, East Indies etc. including several puddlers from nthye Black Country and Spinners fro mPreston leaving for the United States
Mr Henry D. Jencken a Barrister, attacked by the enraged populace of Lorca of Murcia in Spain
Literature – Books reviewed include:
The Annals of Rural Bengal by W. W. Hunter of the Bengal Civil Service
The Subjection of Women by John Stuart Mill
The Weddding Day in All Ages and Countries by Edward J. Wood
From London Bridge to Lombardy by W R. Richardson
Bible Animals by Rev. J. G. Wood MA FLS etc
The Ministers Wife by Mrs Oliphant
The Perfect Treasure (Tinsley)
Obituary of Eminent Persons include:
Adolphe Niel - Marshal of France, Grand Cross of Legion of Honour died at hi Residence at the Ministry of War
The Right Hon. Susan Alice, Viscountess Combermere died at Combermere Abbey Nantwich in Cheshire
The Right Hon Sir Charles Jasper Selwyn Lord Justice PC LL.D Reive died at his seat Pagoda House, Richmond
John Thomas Rossborough-Colclough Esq of Tinterne Abbey County Wexford died at New Park near Dublin
The Hon. Emily Eden the Author, daughter of the Late Baron Auckland, Sir Gilbert Elliott
Wills and Bequests:
Right hon. James Edmund Baron Cranstoun of Creeling, North Britain
The Right Hon. Lepel Charlotte, Lady Alexander – (small announc.)
Sir William à Beckett retired Chief Justice of the Colony of Victoria
Sir Robert Juckes Clifton MP (short)
Alexander William Rowland of Champion Hill, Lower Sydenham, and of Hatton Garden
Walter Stevenson Davidson Esq., a banker of St James's St
Weekly Return of Births and Deaths
Birmingham - The Erdington Orphanage The Gift of Mister Josiah Mason ' Front page
' Mr Josiah Mason of Birmingham The Founder of the Erdington Almshouses and Orphanage '
' Hakodadi - The Japanese Imperial Fleet Attacking the Rebels ' - info. Hakodate Japan
' Bay and Harbour of St Jago de Cuba ' full page print from engraving - info. St. Iago de Cuba or more commonly Santiago
' Bastia on Corsica - Empress of the French and Prince Imperial ' full page print from engraving of the harbour with crowds of people
' Glasgerion by T. R. Lamont ' full page print from engraving - info. harpist
' The International Exhibiton at Amsterdam ' full page print from engraving of the interior of the hall
' Holy Trinity Church at Wildbad nr Wurtemberg ' - info. Württemberg in Germany
' The Forest Farm by Arthur J. Stark ' .
' Ajaccio on Corsica - The Empress and Prince Imperial Visiting the House Where Napoleon I Was Born '
' Antwerp - Funeral of Baron Henri Leys the Belgian Painter '
' Corsica - The Empress of the French and Prince Imperial Landing at Ajaccio ' full page print from engraving showing a view of the bay or harbour with sailing and steam ships
The Pacific Union Railway of America
' The Hanging Rock at Echo Canyon Utah '
' The Dial Rocks Utah '
' The Monument Rock Utah '
' Chess Problem by Mr T. Smith '
A New Phase of American Politics
Foreign and Colonial News
Country News includes Ring Found o nIlfracombe Beach belonging to originally Lord Rolle - - - Severe Thu8nderstorm at Todmorden ne Bradford - - - Gang of Pachers at Sankey Bridge Warrington - - - etc
Mr Josiah Mason of Birmingham
The Illustrated London New Editorial
The Church - Preferments and Appointments
Universities and Public Schools - Oxford and Cambridge including Exam results etc - - Eton College - - Reading Grammar School - - Andersons University Glasgow - - Kensington Proprietary School
Music - The Norwich Festival - - - The Worcester Festival
The Industries of Scotland - exerts from a book by David Bremner .
The Warsop Aero Steam Engine - Letter to the Editor of the ILN from Mr Richard Eaton
Law and Police
The Markets with ref. to the Corn Exchange and Grain prices - Bread prices - Turnip prices - Hay and Straw prices Coal prices from Newcastle Sunderland Hartlepool Blyth Scotych Welsh and York -Tallow prices - Meat prices
Glasgerion including a poem
Pacific union Railway America
Weekly Return of Births and Deaths .
Obituary of Eminent Persons includes General The Hon. Sir Charles Gore GCB etc Died at his Official Residence at Chelsea hospital - - - Sir Charles George Young DCL died at his residence in Prince's Terr Hyde park - - - Mary The Hon Mrs Henry Ward Killec at Parsonstown Kings Co. - - - Edward Christopher Egerton Esq MP Eastern Div. Cheshire died at Bavano in Italy from Sunstroke - - - General George Conran died at 56 Pulteney Street Bath - - - Colonel Robert Terry died at Winchester
And adverts of the day
Death of The Earl of Derby of Knowsley Park nr Liverpool: ' Knowsley Church - The Funeral of the Earl of Derby ' .
' The Boat House at Knowsley '
' The Police Lodge at Knowsley '
' Knowley - The Huyton Lodge '
' The Broad Walk at Knowsley '
' Ormskirk Church – Place of Sepulture of the Old Earls of Derby '
' Vault in Knowsley Church, the Place of Sepulture of the Late Earl ' – info. crypt - Edward George Geoffrey Smith-Stanley
' The Funeral Procession Leaving Knowsley House ' full page print from engraving
' The Thames Embankment at Westminster – the Works of the Metropolitan District Railway ' full page print from engraving showing workers, a steam engine, horses and carts etc
' The Hall of The Skinners Company – the Sheriffs Inauguration Banquet ' a full page print from engraving showing a grand banquet taking place in a beautiful wood panelled hall, with ornate ceiling, various banners and flags on display, three rows of tables, and a top table – info. "Skinners" referring to the fur trade or furriers of London, an historical guild
' Paris Winter Fashions – Ten Hat and Bonnet Designs ' there is a list which describes the hats on a previous page
' Paris Winter Fashions – Robes and Mantles ' dresses and coats – as above
' The Lord Mayor Elect of London – Alderman Robert Besley '
' The New China Clipper "Caliph" Built at Aberdeen ' built by Alexander Hall and Co. for Mr Alexander Hector of London
Holborn Valley Viaduct London:
' Historical Stone Statues on the Farringdon Street Bridge – Sir W. Walworth – Fitz Alwyne First Lord Mayor – Sir Thomas Gresham - Sir Hugh Myddelton ' near full page
' Bronze Allegorical Statues o the Piers of The Farringdon Street Bridge ' near full page
' The Blackfriars new Bridge Over the Thames ' a half double page panoramic print from engraving, a view showing the complete bridge, boats, steamboats, sail-boats, rafts etc in the foreground and St Pauls Cathedral in the background
The Insurrection in Dalmatia -:
' The Bocche de Cattaro in Dalmatia ' a print from engraving showing a view of a waterway or lake, sailing boat and houses, and a backdrop of mountains
' Looking from Porto Nuovo – A View up the Bocche di Cattaro ' info. Bay of Kotor - Boka Kotorska, ???? ???????? in Montenegro and Croatia
' Castel Nuovo at Cattaro ' – info. Castelnuovo - Herceg Novi
' Cattaro From the Road Leading to Castelnuovo '
Fromsketches by Mr P. w> G. Canning an Officer of HMS Duke of Wellington
' Blackfriars New Bridge – One of the Ornate Piers '
' Chess Problem by Mister I. W. Abbott '
Queen Victoria Visit to the City to Open the Holborn Viaduct and Blackfriars Bridge
Foreign and Colonial News:
France with mention of Baron Werther – Princess Mathilde – The Search for the Body of Kinck senior
America – with mention of President Grand – General William M. Belknap of Iowa – Father Hyacinthe at New York – Steamer Stonewall Bound from St Louis to New Orleans, Catches Fire near Cairo
Canada with mention of Sir John Macdonald
New Zealand with mention of Dr Featherston – Hon. Mr Dillon Bell
Metropolitan News – Temple Gardens Gay with Chrysanthemums by Reive Mr Broome and Mr dale the Gardeners - - - Meeting of the Governors of the Hospital for Sick Children, Hon Arthur Kinnaird Presided - - - New School for Apprentices at 44 Clerkenwell Green – etc
Illustrated London News Editorial
The Court – Royal Comings and Goings
Country News includes:
Sir Titus Salt
Sudden Storms on the Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Coasts, Boston, Scarborough
Mr George Earle a Native of Falmouth, but Lived in Philadelphia
Tenant Right and Fenian Meetings in Ireland
Law and Police includes:
Two Prisoners Charged at the Old Bailey with Murder
Plate Robbery at Bow Street, Walter Smith .
Shoe Maker Named Russell Charged at Worship St Police Court with Miel Setting Fire to His Premises
A Curious Post Office Case Before Mister Vaughan at Bow Street Police Court
Daring Robbery near Barnsley
Inquest into the Death of Mrs Emily Fowler at Penge
aThe Registrar Generals Quarterly Return
Monetary and Commercial Transactions
The Royal Humane Society
Letter to the Editor of the ILN on Convalescent Hospitals and Orphan Homes from Catherine Marsh
Returns of the Poor Law Board
Return Showing Number of Persons Taken to Prison in 1866 and 1867 under the County Courts Act
Archaeology of the Month
Scientific Results of the Month – Review by Professor Williamson "What is BAthybius" - - - Francis Ellerhausen Patent for Producing Wrought Iron in America - - - M. Tessie du Moptay and Gasworks for the Production of Oxygen System in New York
The War Office - Naval and Military Appointments List
Weekly Return of Births and Deaths
Obituary of Eminent Persons include:
Lady Elizabeth Wells of Holme House, Huntingdonshire
John Newton Lane Esq JP of Staffordshire died at his seat Kings Bromley Manor near Lichfield
Major General Egerton Charles William Miles Milman former commander at Mauritius died at His Residenc The Old Palace, Richmond
Professor John Conington died at his native town of Boston in Lincs
Frederick North Esq of Rougham and of Hastings Lodge, Sussex MP for Hastings
George Macartney Esq of Lisanoure Castle County Antrim
Death of The Marquis of Westminster at Eaton Hall Cheshire
Wills and Bequests include:
Edward Christopher Egerton Esq MP., Of Mountfield Court near Robertsbridge, Sussex and of Lowndes Square Knightsbridge
Rev. Samuel Thomas Bloomfield D.D. Honary Canon of Peterborough, Vicar of Bisbrooke, Rutlandshire
William Bullar Esq MD of Basset Wood, North Stoneham, Southampton
some of the content July to December
' Scene at the Globe Theatre ...'
' The Prince of Wales at Scarborough - A Fireworks Display - with Hotels and Park in the Foreground '
The Jour Des Morts at Paris and The Entrance to the Cemetery of Pere la Chaise ' full page print from engraving
' Blackfriars New Bridge ' double page print from engraving
' Chess Problem by Mr H. E. Kidson of Liverpool '
Also articles (no engravings unless listed above) including :-
The Late Mr George Peabody
Foreign and Colonial News includes France and references to " La Lanterne " - - Italy and King Victor Miel Emmanuel - - And More
Metropolitan News with reference to Miss Elizabeth Soul and the Alexandra Orphanage for Infants at Hornsey Rise - - Plus more
' Country News includes A Whale Cast Ashore at Longriddy - - The Fenians - Professor Edward Caird - - And More
Weekly Return of Births and Deaths - Reference to numbers having died of Measles - Zymotic Diseases - Smallpox - - Typhus - - Kiarrhoea - - Enteric Fever - Whooping Cough - - Phthisis - - and more
The Court at Windsor Etc
Illustrate4d London News Editorial
Mr Byrons New Play at The Globe
Letters From Dr Livingstone
'Obituary of Eminent Persons includes The Right Hon. Sir Richard GrosvenorThe Marquis of Westminster died at Fonthill in Wiltshire - - - Mr George Peabody The Great American Philanthropist died at Sir Curtis Lampsons Residence Eaton Square London - - - John Bruce Esq FSA - - - General Robert Bartlett Coles - - - The Rev John Clarke Haden Precentor of Westminster Abbey '
Wills and Bequests incudes Lieutenant Colonel Sir Trevor Wheler of Limerick House Leamington Warwickshire - - - Robert Bright Esq of Bristol and Abbots Leigh Somerset - - - Wiliam Edgar Esq of Piccadilly and Eagle House Clapham Common - - - Charles Moore Esq MP late of Mooresfort in Tipperary and 19 Grafton Street
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