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World War, 1914-1918

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

Argyle Theatre of Varieties Poster, 16 December 1918

 Item
Reference code: 178R12.254
Scope and Contents

Argyle Theatre of Varieties, Birkenhead. Horace Hunter and Lily Hammersley and West End Company in 'The Years Between', Haley’s Juveniles Vocal Scena, Lydia and Francis Parisian, Artistic and Acrobatic Dances, Tom Costello Comedian, Lucy Brennan Comedienne, Thelma Hamilton Soprano Vocalist, Brown’s Royal Bioscope Showing Latest War News in Animation, Frank Whitman Dance Mad Fiddler. Blue and red type.

Dates: 16 December 1918

Bill Barnes Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: NFA0172
Scope and Contents

Programmes, posters and photographs mainly related to the Poole family's travelling Myriorama show.

Dates: 1881 - 2017

Burley Manuscripts

 Fonds
Reference code: 165
Scope and Contents

Textbooks, offprints, newspaper cuttings, degree certificates, etc. of George William Burley, Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

For further details of this collection please see the box list in the External Documents section below.

Dates: 1913 - 1992

Business Records, 1889 - 2003

 Series
Reference code: 178H40
Scope and Contents

Business records containing minutes of meetings, financial records, documents related to legislation and urban planning, Showmen's Guild diaries, year books, records on the campaigns run by the Showmen on the defence of Mitcham, Norwich, Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge fairs.

Dates: 1889 - 2003

Correspondence, 1917 - 1919

 Series
Reference code: 178F33
Scope and Contents

Various items of correspondence related to the Dobson family and World War One.

Dates: 1917 - 1919

Correspondence, 1917 - 1918

 File
Reference code: 178F33.2
Scope and Contents

Postcards and correpondence mainly between Mrs Dobson and Mr J. Dobson, some are World War One related.

Dates: 1917 - 1918

Correspondence, c1900 - 2008

 Series
Reference code: 178F20
Scope and Contents

Items of personal correspondence and correspondence related to the Sanger and Ohmy families.

Dates: c1900 - 2008

Correspondence Related to the Ohmy Circus Family, 1905 - 1929

 File
Reference code: 178F20.12
Scope and Contents

Postcard correspondence related to the Ohmy Circus family, including a postcard from Lillie Reeve to Mr Claude Smith while he was a prisoner of war in Germany.

Dates: 1905 - 1929

Cyril Critchlow Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: NFA0089
Scope and Contents The Cyril Critchlow collection contains programmes, posters, handbills, books and magic journals, many of which relate to shows in Blackpool where Cyril resided and includes material on entertainment venues such as Blackpool’s North Pier, Central Pier, South Pier, Tower Circus and a small collection of programmes from other national venues. Additionally, it contains circus photographs and postcards mainly of the Ohmy Circus and Sanger Circus including individual circus troupes and performers...
Dates: c1837 - 2008

Decar and Tomato Collection

 Fonds
Reference code: NFA0094
Scope and Contents

This collection contains black and white photographs and postcards of several generations of the Decar family with a strong focus on John Decar and his act as Decar and Tomato. It also includes other circus performers as well as autograph books and a scrapbook.

Dates: 1902 - 1951

Drawing of Armour Car, c1900 - 1929

 Item
Reference code: 178V10.12
Scope and Contents

Drawing of front and back elevation of armour car for showboat by H. Darby, stamped Geo. Orton, Sons & Spooner Ltd. Pencil on paper.

Dates: c1900 - 1929

Drawing of Armour Car for Showboat Design, c1930 - 1939

 Item
Reference code: 178V10.27
Scope and Contents

Side elevation design of armour car for showboat by H. Darby, stamped Geo. Orton, Sons & Spooner Ltd. Pencil on paper.

Dates: c1930 - 1939

Emergency Passport, October 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178Z26.3
Scope and Contents

Emergency passport issued to Lily Smith (Ohmy) in Berlin, Germany during the First World War by the American Embassy to enable her liberation from Ruhleben prisoner camp and her return to England. Typescript.

Dates: October 1914

Guide Book of Charles W. and John R. Poole Latest Myriorama, c1920 - 1929

 Item
Reference code: 178Z64.7
Scope and Contents Colour illustration of the Union Jack on front cover, inside variety programme listing John R. Poole, George Logan, The Lannons, Sam Kelly, The Tree Avenue Girls, M. Joanny and The Murus Comedy Four, descriptions of sights in england, Vienna, Petrograd, Berlin, Brussells, Paris, scenes of WWI including Kitchener's army, the sinking of Kaise Whilheml der Grosse, mine sweeping, camp and hospital scenes and lyrics to the national anthems of the allies and other popular songs such as It's a Long...
Dates: c1920 - 1929

Hall by the Sea, Grand Belgian Ball Programme, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.14
Scope and Contents

Margate, In aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, all the proceeds given by Mr & Mrs Arthur Reeve to the above Fund. Fan shaped programme on card showing a light blue and black photograph of a large hall with chandeliers and ornate walls and ceilings on front on reverse black type on off white background and green floral border.

Dates: 8 September 1914

Hall by the Sea, Grand Belgian Ball Programme, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.15
Scope and Contents

Margate, In aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, all the proceeds given by Mr & Mrs Arthur Reeve to the above Fund. Fan shaped programme on card showing a light blue and black photograph of a large hall with chandeliers and ornate walls and ceilings on front on reverse black type on off white background and green floral border.

Dates: 8 September 1914

Hamer Manuscripts

 Fonds
Reference code: 62
Scope and Contents Research papers and other material on several topics: English language and literature, theatrical history, nursery rhymes, World War One battles in 1918, and Anglo-Saxon cross fragments of the Sheffield area.The archive is in several distinct sections, and consists of research material in manuscript, with some printed material, often with ms. annotations. The sections include:Hamer Research Collections on English language and literature (MS 62); Manuscript notes on...
Dates: c1930 - 1962

J.L.A. Grout Archive

 Fonds
Reference code: 433
Scope and Contents

A collection of documents relating to the life and career of John Lewis Anderton Grout (1889-1963).

For further details of this collection, please see the listing in the External Documents section below.

Dates: 1913 - 1964

London Hippodrome Programme, 30 November 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178K53.64
Scope and Contents

Colour illustration of woman dresses in flags of the allied countries during world war one on white background. Inside commercial advertising and programme including Gerano, bioscope, Kartelli, 'Business as Usual' a war related play and patriotic songs, also projection of films from the front, 12p.p.

Dates: 30 November 1914

Lord George Sanger's Hall by the Sea Italian & Zoological Gardens Programme, 8 September 1914

 Item
Reference code: 178K45.3
Scope and Contents

Margate, Special programme for the Benefit of the Belgian Relief Fund. Colour illustration of a woman seating with a garland of fruit behind her and white doves on a maroon, orange and yellow background on the front cover, inside black type on white paper containing programme and commercial advertising, three fold. Printed by Electric Press, Margate, 3p.p.

Dates: 8 September 1914