Birmingham Ephemera associated with the late W.J. Davis, the property of a Lady

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Date of Auction: 7th October 2009

Sold for £35

Estimate: £40 - £60

Illuminated Appreciations (2), by the Borough of Birmingham on behalf of the Health Committee, ‘that the best thanks of this Committee be given to the Chairmen of its Sub Committees – viz…Mr Councillor W.J. Davis, Chairman of the Finance Sub Committee…’, 19 October 1881, 30 October 1882, both signed by G.O. Smith, Town Clerk; together with a typed list of all the members of Birmingham Council, 1880/1; also three ALS to Josiah Cund, 81 Hockley Hill, Birmingham, November 1876, from J. Bennett on behalf of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Machinists &c, London SE, from Joseph Arch and from William Brinsley, regretting their absences from a complimentary dinner given for W.J. Davis to mark his return to the Birmingham School Board, two with original envelopes [6]. Appreciations very fine [PLATE II] £40-60


Josiah Cund was the honorary secretary of the Birmingham Labour Association