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Antique Newspaper EXPLOSION AT CHATHAM Charles Babbage CALCUTTA INDIA Rotten Row London GLADSTONE MEETING AT BLACKHEATH HMS Megaera Wrecked Île Saint-Paul


Weekly issue: 12 pages (24 sides)

The Illustrated London News

DATED 1871

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc. They include:

Siege Operations at Chatham Exploding Mine - full front page

The Late Mr Babbage - half page

The Courthouse Calcutta - near half page

October in Rotten Row (appears to have been drawn by ERW) - full page

Mr Gladstone Addressing a Meeting on Blackheath - full page

Full page devoted to HMS Megaera with 3 illustrations entitled: The Wreck of HMS Megaera (a half page panorama); Encampment of Officers and Crew; Store Sheds and Condensing Tanks. - INfo. wrecked off St Pauls Island or Île Saint-Paul in the Indian Ocean.

Plate Given to Royal Engineers by Indian Engineer Officers

Siege Operations at Chatham: The Assault - double page

Chess Problem by Mr W Grimshaw

The Last of the Megaera - full page

November Night in Ireland (an interior illustration, showing a celebration of All Hallows Eve possibly by F Wentworth)

The Great Forest Fires in America: view Near the Fox River - full page

Field Marshal Sir G Pollock, New Constable of the Tower of London - half page

Paris Fashions for the Month - half 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 Reconstruction of the Army

News from France on the heroic expedition of Prince Napoleon to Corsica

The Murder of Mr Justice Norman (the town Hall of Calcutta)

Late Mr Babbage (eminent mathematician and inventor of the calculating machine)

Rotten Row in October

Mr Gladstone's meeting on Blackheath

The Megaera on St Pauls Island

Royal engineers Mess Plate

Rewards for Saving Life (a meeting of the Royal Humane society Trafalgar Square - mentioning Henry R Beard, Harris, Patrick McCarthy, Dutton, John L Butterfield (a man with the false leg), Charles Ogilvie, James Boyde, Gustavus Parkes, John Anderson, James Crichton, William Churchill, Edward De Gravo Sills, Henry Seely, Eugene a Wickham, Daniel Toomer, Peter Sullivan, JD Biggs, Thomas Macdonald, Patrick Lawler, Robert Walsh, Patrick Flanagan, Thomas McElligott, Patrick Dixon, James Bryan, Michael Goffery, Rev Alfred Dann, Rev M Ambrose, Hannah Cronin, William T Casey, George Voyle, W A L Q Henriques, Edward Kingsford, John Buchanan, Hamilton Keown, Charles Ramsden, Henry Spencer, William Saxby, Emma Smith, Margaret McCluselin, George Munro, Catherine Casey, Augustus Bird, miss Attree, John storr, Henry Southwick, William Hamond, George Peters, Richard Smith, Alexander Townsend, anne Lord, miss F fremlin, John Lutch, Lt Byng, Joseph Crabb, Henry Angel, John Long, captain DR Cameron, Edward R Armstrong, Edward Connors, Thomas Walker, John McLaren, Edward Mansell, WH Knowles, John Harrington, miss L Freeman

Siege operations at Chatham

Obituary of Eminent Persons, including: - The Right Honourable Gertrude Jane Dowager Viscountess Guillamore - Maria Dowager Lady Dalyell of 120 Belgrave Road - George Simon Harcourt Esq of Ankerwycke, near Staines

Wills and Bequests, mentioning: Rev George Archdall-Gratwicke, late master of Emmanuel College - Miss Martha Mary Halliday Davies - William Joseph Myers Esq of Seaforth - Rear Adml Thomas George Forbes

A November Night in Ireland

Forest Fires in America

Field Marshal Sir G Pollock SleekburnC. 1507

This is an original but USED vintage 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 newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images vary in size.

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. The process of the page numbering in the ILN run on from previous issues and therefore do not start at number 1.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies 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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