1856 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Charles Hotham GEORGE DALLAS Malta Waterspout 2970

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The Illustrated London News

DATED 1856

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 16 pages (32 sides)


This first part of the description features a list of Images i.e. engravings from sketches, drawings etc. (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Reading The News of The Peace At The Mansion House - Front page showing the Crimea Peace celebrations.

Firing of The Park Guns - near half page engraving on celebrating the end of the Crimea War

Firing of The Tower Guns - near half page on Crimea celebrations.

HMS Colossus: With The Gun Boat Flotilla, Leaving The Motherbank for Portland - full page print from engraving showing the 80-gun Royal Navy second rate sailing ship of the line.

A double page with two engravings entitled Peace and War: Peace on Earth Good Will Towards Men. Cry Havoc and Let Slip The Dogs of War .

The New American Minister, The Hon. George Mifflin Dallas.

Launch of HM Dispatch Gun Boat Vigilant At Messrs Mare and Co's , Blackwall

The New Organ in The Restored Abbey Church, Sherborne, Dorset.

Waterspouts Seen off Malta.

Words and music celebrating the end of the war Crimean War Thank God For Peace - full page.

The Peace Supplement - a full page celebrating the end of the War in Crimea showing an angel and soldiers, children etc.

The Attack on Sveaborg - over half page engraving showing the ships around the port, attacking the fortress town etc. - info. Suomenlinna, Finland.

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Between Gustafsvern and Bartholomew: Captain Hewlett of HMS Edinburgh Directing the Movements of The Snapper and The Stork Gun Boats at a Russian Three Decker.

The Bombardment of Sveaborg - Captain Glasse and His Chief Engineer of HMS Vulture, Superintending the Repairs of the Mortars. reive.

A Crimean Snowdrop - engraving showing a flower.

Map: Plan of Constantinople and Its Suburbs - a half page engraving showing a wonderful detailed plan/map

The Monastery of St George at Balaclava - Two Soldiers Inside the building

The Congress of Vienna Meeting: Sitting of the Plenipotentiaries of the Eight Powers Who Signed the Treaty of Paris in 1815: Lord Wellington of England - Count de Lobo of Portugal - Prince von Hardenberg of Prussia - M. De Saldanha of Portugal - Count de Lowenheim of Sweden - Count Alexis de Noailles of France - Prince Metternich of Austria - Count de LAtour Dupin of France - Count de Nesselrode of Russia - Count de Palmella of Portugal - M. Miel - Viscount Castlereagh of England - Duc de DAlberg of France - Baron Welssenberg of Austria - General Lord Stewart of England - Chevalier Gomez La brador of Spain - Lord Clancarty of England - Mister Wacken - Chevalier Gentz - Talleyrand of France - Baron von Humboldt of Prussia - Lord Cathcart of England - full page engraving from a painting by Jean Baptiste Isabey

The Sanctuary Knocker of Durham Cathedral - a grotesque and huge Norman knocker

Schumla: The Market Place - near half page engraving

A Street in Constantinople - near half page

Allied Naval Commanders in the Baltic and Black Seas: Hon. Sir Richard Saunders Dundas - Sir Charles Napier - Sir Edmund Lyons - J. W. Dundas - Ferdinand-Alphonse Hamelin - Bruat - Duchesne. - info. the caption gives only the initials of the christian names, not the full names.

The Port of Balaclava - near full page


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

The Peace - referring to the Crimean War

Foreign and Colonial News:


Proclamation of Peace in St Petersburg

The Allies inthe East

Russia, Persia, and Cabul

The Annexation of Oude

America with mention of Royal Mail SS Africa Left New York, and the Missing Ships Quaker city and Persia - Mr Douglas - Mr Weller - General Walker - Meeting of British Residents of New York at the Astor House - John Frost - Fearful Accident on the Delaward River - Nicaragua Transit Company - Commodore Vanderbilt - Kansas Correspondent of the St Louis Democrat - etc

Notes of The Week - with mention of Lord Palmerston - Sir George Grey - Execution of the Ruffian Bousfield, Hanged at Newgate - etc

Mr Disraeli, Prussia, and Germany. Letter to the Editor of the ILN from A German - approx 1200 words

Country News includes The Capture of a Gang of Garotte Robbers - At Bristol three powerful men, Rewins, Lynch and Lyons arrested for robberies in Somersetshire spreading dismay and fear...

HMS Colossas With the Gun Boat Flotilla, Leaving the Motherbank for Portland

The Revenue

The Court - Royal Comings and Goings

Metropolitan News includes:

The Execution of Bousefield for murdering his wife and three children in Portland Street, Soho

Her Majesty's Benevoloence, with a list of names etc

Voluntary Education Meeting in Crosby Hall

City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest

Charing Cross Hospital

Holloway and North Islington Despensary

Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear

St Mark's Hospital Anniversary Festival with mention of Dr Spurgin - Mr Frederick Salmon - etc

Serious Fire in Fleet Street at the premises of Messrs Dobbs and Co., Fancy Staioners

Fire in Ave Maria Lane at premises of Messrs Marlborough and Son the Publishers, newsagents

Daring Garotte Robbery in Liverpool

Horrible Railway Accident near Margarettsville USA - small

Obituary of Emininent Persons includes:

Robert Scott Esq of Stourbridge and Great Barr

Sir Charles Hotham KCB, Governor of Victoria, Ausxtralia

Sir Henry Watkin Williams Wynn at Llanvoida one of the family seats in Shropshire

Sir Hyde Parker Bart of Melford Hall Suffolk died at Government House, Devonport

The Hon. Robert Torrens, Justice Torrens first Puisne Judge of the Court of Common Pleas at Derrynord Lodge, Co. Londonderry

Imperial Parliament:

The Proclamation of Peace

Salaries of County Court Judges

Medical Profession Bill

Factories Bill

Transportation (Penal servitude)

Naval and Military ~Ihntelligence


The Hon. G. M. Dallas the New American Minister

The Lord Mayor's Dinner to Mr Buchanan - A Pacific Proposal

New Organ at the Abbey Church of St Mary, Sherborne with mention of Messrs Gray and Davison - Hon. And Rev A. Byron - Rev. W. H. Scott - Rev. Prebendary Grant - Mr R. C>Carpenter who Carved the Case - Mr W. Slater - Lord Digby

National Sports

The Tree Of Peace - poem by E. L. Hervey

Monetary Transactions of the Week From Our City Correspondent

The Markets - prices of food, coal etc

The London Gazette - Bankruptcy - Births Marriages and Deaths

History of the War Against Russia:

The Battle of Inkerman

Abstract of Subsequent Events

Combat of Eupatoria

Night Combat at the Selenghinski Redoubt

Death of The Emperor Nicholas

Miscellaneous Survey

Various Assaults During the Summer Kertch Expedition and General History

Naval Operations in the Baltic and Black Seas

Battle of Traktir Bridge on the Tvchernaya

Fall of SebastopolKeenlyside

Operations at the Liman of the Dnieper and Bug; War in Asia

The Crimean Snowdrop

A Woman 100 Years Old - Betty Pearson of Bancroft Rd, King Street, Farnworth

A Public Park in New York City - It will stand nearly in the centre of Manhattan Island on Which New York stands .... - approx 280 words.

A Ghost Story - Letter from the Posen Gazette

Value of Landed Property in Sydney Australia

Large Sale of Negroes - announcement in the Washington Daily Union.

Mr Braham - Letter to the Illustrated London News from J. Doran

A French Opinion on Mr Carlyle

The Peace - Poem by A. F.

The Postmaster Generals Report

The New Warming Apparatus in Farnborough Church, Kent - approx. 250 words.

Sanctuary Knocker of Durham Cathedral

Queries to the Editor of the ILN

Spring Fashions

Rhubarb as an Illustration of the Suitability of Our Climate, Soil etc

The Meaning of Foolscap


Adverts of the Day

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This is an original but USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only. It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25). The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, there is age yellowing to the pages. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings vary in size. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are NO pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. There are no colour images unless otherwise stated. The process of the page numbering in The ILN carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info.” in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a tube.


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