Tickets and Passes of London from the David Young Collection
Date of Auction: 5th June 2019
Sold for £120
Estimate: £80 - £100
FootnoteProvenance: Format FPL 44, 1986 (6018); W.J. Noble Collection, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 61B (Melbourne), 3-4 August 1999, lot 219; A Collection of 19th Century Unofficial Farthings, DNW Auction 70B, 11 July 2006, lot 2078.
Albert Richard Smith (1816-60), b. Chertsey, studied medicine in London and Paris but gave up the profession to pursue a career in journalism and as a playwright. In 1851 he climbed Mont Blanc and for many years afterwards entertained crowds at the Egyptian Hall on a stage set resembling a Swiss alpine chalet. A founder member of the Alpine Club in 1857, he helped to popularise the pursuit of mountaineering in mid-Victorian Britain