Official wording, Apprenticeship Indenture
Official wording of an Apprenticeship Indenture, between John Henry Watson of 3 Newland Street, Derby, and Messrs John Davis & Son (Derby) Limited. The document is signed by John Henry Watson himself (then about 17 years old), his father Walter Watson, and Henry Davis, Governing Director. The apprenticeship is for five years, dating from 25 June 1901, in the skill of instrument making. The apprentice's pay is agreed at 4 shillings and sixpence per week for the first year, rising to 6 shillings in the second year, 7/6 in the third, 9/6 in the fourth, and 12/6 in the fifth. The apprentice agrees to be obedient, not do any damage, not to take leave of absence without consent, and not to play cards, dice or other unlawful games, nor to frequent taverns or playhouses.
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3 January 1902
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The Empty Chair by Lawson Wood
A moving illustration featured in the Tatler in December 1915 showing a woman, head bent in grief, sitting by a fireside, while an empty chair beside her speaks volumes about the person who is missing - perhaps a husband or son, away fighting (or a casualty of?) during World War One. An unusually serious subject for the artist Lawson Wood, better known for his humorous illustrations featuring Granpop, a wily orang utan. Date: 1915
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Cartoon, Wilson Barrett, actor, manager and playwright
Cartoon, Wilson Barrett (William Henry Barrett; 1846-1904), actor, theatre manager and playwright -- When you next advertise the virtues of the actor, Mr Wilson Barrett, be sure you don't get out of your depth! The Silver King refers to his melodramatic play production at the Princess's Theatre, London, in which he played the role of Wilfred Denver. He had recently given an after-dinner speech at a Theatrical Fund charity dinner, and perhaps gone a little too far on the subject of morality.
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