Ephemera collection online

ephemera

This collections consists of items, on paper, that were never intended to be kept for more than a few weeks.

booklet
Accession number: LDWIM011500
Class: Ephemera
Description: A booklet entitled 'Some notes on Wimbledon and the National Rifle Association 1860-1889'. It was issued by Wimbledon Public Libraries in June 1960 and includes a bibliography.
extract from journal
Accession number: LDWIM011501
Class: Ephemera
Description: An extract from Guns Review, February 1976, 'Around the Ranges' by Major E.G.B.Reynolds: 'The National Rifle Association....a brief history'. It includes illustrations of rifles and a plan of the Wimbledon ranges.
extract from brochure
Accession number: LDWIM011502
Class: Ephemera
Description: An extract from 'Bisley', a brochure on the camp, published by the National Rifle Association, c.1990. It is entitled 'Ancient and Modern', and includes many photographs, water colours and lithographs of the Wimbledon camp.
extract from magazine
Accession number: LDWIM011503
Class: Ephemera
Description: An extract from articles in The Tramway Review, 1951/2, entitled 'The Wimbledon Common Tramway', by Alan A. Jackson. It describes the tramway laid by the National Rifle Association each year for the prize meeting. It was laid along the rear of the firing points. After the meeting, it was stored until the following year. Attached to the article is an illustration from the Illustrated London News, July 17th 1886, showing the plan of the Wimbledon Camp with the tramway, and a copy of an engraving of the horse-drawn tramway car.
extract from annual report
Accession number: LDWIM011504
Class: Ephemera
Description: An extract from the 1864 Annual Report of the National Rifle Association, giving details of the construction of the Camp and laying of the Tramway for the first time, and also a Statement of Accounts of the Association.
extract from journal
Accession number: LDWIM011505
Class: Ephemera
Description: An article from The N.R.A Journal and Shooting News, July 1952, published by the National Rifle Association, entitled 'Remnants of N.R.A. Days at Wimbledon' by M.J. O'Brien. It is illustrated with a plan of the ground and specimens of bullets recovered from the butt sites. (2 copies)