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
© Mary Evans Picture Library/GILL STOKER
The Blue Mouse adapted by Roy Horniman
The Blue Mouse adapted by Roy Horniman from the German of Alexander Engel & Julian Horst. First produced in Brighton, 27th April and at the Criterion 12th May 1914. Because his boss promotes staff with pretty wives, the hero gets the dancer known as the blue mouse to pose as his wife. Much of the farce derives from the confusion between the wife and the blue mouse. For the Criterion. Photos in the programme indicate that the human figures are from left to right, Madge Lessing as Kitty Vernon (the blue mouse), Eric Lewis as Sir Henry Dowse (the boss) and Percy Hutchison as the ambitious George Barker. Date: 1914
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Richard Boss Crokers horses, Dublin, Ireland
Horses belonging to Richard Boss Croker, an Irishman who emigrated to America as his family fled the potato famine, and worked successively as barman, blacksmith and boxer before climbing the ranks at Tammany Hall, the Democratic Party machine at the hub of New York politics, becoming Boss in 1886. Three of his horses are seen here at Kingsbridge Station, Dublin, as they were trying to get to Armagh for the races, but their journey was hampered by the rail strike.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection