Ephemera collection online

ephemera

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

extract from journal
Accession number: LDWIM011506
Class: Ephemera
Description: An extract from the Journal of Newspaper and Periodical History, Winter 1987-8, which lists under Victorian Army Volunteer Periodicals 'The Earwig' (1864-1871), published annually for the National Rifle Association camp on Wimbledon Common. Details about the contents of The Earwig are given. Other periodicals produced for the Wimbledon Camp are also listed. The information was collected by R.H. Bailey, University of London.
extract from journal
Accession number: LDWIM011507
Class: Ephemera
Description: An extract from the Journal of Newspaper and Periodical History, vol 6.1, 1990, entitled 'Victorian Army Volunteer Periodicals - 2: The Camp Kettle (1868) and The Handspike (1867). Each periodical was produced once only, for volunteers at the National Rifle Association Wimbledon Camp. The article is by R.H. Bailey, University of London, and gives details of the contents of both periodicals. (2 copies)
extract from magazine
Accession number: LDWIM011508
Class: Ephemera
Description: An illustrated article in The Magazine of Art, 1883, entitled 'The "Artists" at Wimbledon Camp', by Harry V. Barnett. It describes the activities of the 20th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers during the National Rifle Association Camp on Wimbledon Common. It also gives details of life at the Camp during its two weeks stay on the Common.
extract from book
Accession number: LDWIM011509
Class: Ephemera
Description: An extract from 'The Holland Park Circle' by Caroline Daker, 1999. It gives details about the founding of the Artists' Rifle Volunteer Corps and the involvement of Frederic Leighton with them. The Artists' Rifles attended the National Rifle Association's Camp on Wimbledon Common.
cartoon
Accession number: LDWIM011510
Class: Ephemera
Description: A cartoon from Punch magazine, February 16th 1884, depicting Sir Frederic Leighton in his colonel's uniform for the Artists' Rifle Volunteer Corps (they took part in the National Rifle Association's Camp on Wimbledon Common).
biographical notes
Accession number: LDWIM011511
Class: Ephemera
Description: Biographical notes on Sir Frederic Leighton, 1830-1896, who became the President of the Royal Academy in 1878. He was also involved with the Artists' Rifle Volunteer Corps, who attended the National Rifle Association Camp on Wimbledon Common. With the notes is a brochure about his home, Leighton House, Kensington.