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THE WHIG CLUB (11 S. iii. 428).—The Times, quoting from its number of 21 Sept., 1827, states that a correspondent has taken the trouble to inform us that at the sale of the furniture of the Crown and Anchor yesterday, the Whig-club chair was disposed of for 45 1." Perhaps this will afford the desired clue as to where the annual dinners of the Club were held. A. H. W. FYNMORE.
PANSY AND BEE: A COLLECTOR'S MARK (cliii. 316).-A bee was the collector's mark of William J. Latta, of Philadelphia, U.S.A., whose collection of objects associated with Napoleon was sold by auction at the Anderson Galleries in 1913-4. I cannot trace a pansy as the mark of any collector, though a search through Fagan's 'Collectors' Marks' may assist your correspondent.
ARRICK (clii. 406, 407, 447; cliii. 34, 232). I have gone over the London and Salisbury lists of Marriage Licences, also all Marriages up to 1838 in Salisbury, except St. Paul's. MR. BINGHAM ADAMS has given me some very good information. I am sorry to say that the registers he has mentioned are not here. There is only a very early edition of St. Andrew's, Plymouth, in our library. In St. Stephen's, Walbrook, London, I find one family of four sons, who spell their names respectively, Harwick, Harrick, Harrwick, Harrwicke. The second died, and in the Burial Register he appears as Hurricke.
Regarding Mr. Houston, I have been in touch with him, a friend of mine in Scotland, it appears, knows him well. It is quite true
that Andrew Arrok lived in Sauchie in 1610; that is the date of his wife's will. Andrew Orok's wife's will is proved at Sauchie, 1632. There was no Church in Sauchie till 1883. Mr. Donald Tod, of London, gave me this in January last, and says that the form Arrok (no doubt the early form of Arrick) occurred in Sauchie in 1610. He has no matter to prove this out of his large stock of Scottish family history.
The Minister of Clackmannan looked up his records at the Register House for me for the same dates as Mr. Houston, 1760-1795: no success. I have been also to the Register House and looked up records from 1700-60. I find the records from 1610-1700 are imperfect, and many leaves missing.
POCKETS (cliii. 280, 323).-In brasses of
the fourteenth century, pockets are occasionally engraved in the lady's kirtle, as for instance in the 1365 Stapleton brass once at Ingham, Norfolk, now entirely lost. WALTER E. GAWTHORP. 96, High Road, N.2. [ERCHANTS' MARKS (cliii. 137,177,250). -It is interesting to note the likeness between some merchants', masons', and printers' marks, especially in the matter of the reversed 4 and the masts and pennants. In the Victoria and Albert Museum, on the cover of a German Ledger, 1648, is such a mark, also introducing the letters B and M. Mayor of Norwich in 1451 presented screen to the Chapel of St. Mary in St. John's, Maddermarket, Norwich. His mark, in which is an inverted 4, is, I believe, somewhere thereon. In vol. i., No. 2 Journal of the O. U. Brass Rubbing Soc., there is an article by H. K. St. John Sanderson, on Merchants' Marks. He refers to an article by R. Webb, Cambridge Camden Society, 1846.
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THE mining town of Lens, on the coal-field of the Pas-de-Calais, has risen from its ruins-ruin so complete that the whole had to be new-built. The Times of Nov. 16 gives an account and pictures of the new town, the result of the energy and ability of the Société des Mines de Lens, one of the largest industrial companies in the North of France. The company was faced not only with the task of restoring the mines and their wrecked superstructure, but with rebuilding the homes of their workpeople, a gigantic work, now almost completed. With one exception the pits are in working order, and trim rows of cottages stand in place of the wilderness of battered bricks. In the region of Lens, as in most colliery districts where the mining shafts have been sunk in open country, the miners' dwellings cluster round the pithead, forming, with the church, the schools, and a certain number of shops, a self-contained social unit. In France such a settlement is called a citè, and the town of Lens is made up of a dozen or so of these citès. The company now provides in every way for the needs of the miner and his family. It gives him a home, with a garden sufficient for him to grow all the vegetables which he requires, and adds a gardening school where he can learn to grow them. It assumes the role of the Government in the upbringing of his children, and gives them a first-class elementary education. It provides cookery and dressmaking classes for the elder girls, and allows them to earn their living
until they marry within the citè by running work-rooms where they can get employment. Each citè has its co-operative store, its surgery, its men's club, its cinema, and its various social institutions. To all appearances the Lens miner is satisfied with his lot. The attitude of the company towards its employees is on a par with the broad lines on which it has laid its plans for the expansion of the industry by the manufacture of sub-products of coal. They are both typical of the larger and more far-sighted industrial policy which has manifested itself in France since the war.
ON Wednesday last we noticed in The Times
description of Miss Nan West's decoration of the waiting-room of the new OutPatient Department at the Royal Orthopedic Hospital in Great Portland Street. The subjects chosen are summer landscapes treated, the critic reports, with freshness, gentleness and gaiety-which should make them acceptable to the people who will most often be looking at them. The artist is young; and it may well be thought, that the special charm of youth is peculiarly appropriate to a hospital. It is further satisfactory to find this new field opening up for artists. The easel picture under modern home conditions, will probably be less and less in demand; it will be clear gain if much
and that the best-of what art is and conveys comes to be transferred back to a position it occupied more largely in former days Nor can the walls of public buildings. we help hoping that the artist will find here not only opportunity for new and interesting developments in technique, but also occasion for new inspiration.
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Copies of inscriptions and traditions should be placed in the church safe, and copies of inscriptions, with numbered plan of church and churchyard, would be gratefully acknowledged by the Society of Genealogists, 5, Bloomsbury Square, W.C.1.