Lot 181

19th-Century Family Record Book

Family album, bookplate of Lionel Smithett Lewis dated 16 November 1886, including early family documents (bill of payment dated 1797, testament of 1792, marriage certificates of late 17th century and 1789, early 19th century insurance doacuments, printed “General Statement of the Income and Expenditure of the Turnpike Road from the Town and Port of Sandwich” dated April 1838, payments of Government loans), newspaper clippings of marriage, examination results and obituaries of family members, pictures of tombs, churches, family gatherings and soldiers, late 19th-century funeral and wedding cards, 18th-century family autographs, steel engraving of Exeter Cathedral, manuscript family genealogy from the 17th century, in album with publisher’s pictorial cover, most pages damaged, detached and brittle, browning and foxing, edges chewed, damage to joints and spine, covers rubbed, folio, [c. 1886].

***Lionel Smithett Lewis (1867-1953) graduated from Queen’s College, Cambridge, and was later appointed Vicar of Glastonbury. He was a very active member of the Church Anti-Vivisection League and authored a book on the Holy Grail.

Estimate: £200-£300