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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1297 copy of the Magna Carta sold to Australia
The thirteenth century copy of the Magna Carta, bought by the Australian Commonwealth National Library from King's School, Bruton, Somerset, being handed over to the Australian High Commissioner Sir Thomas White by Lord Blackford, representing the Governors of the School. The document was presented at Australia House, London on October 4th 1952, and cost 12, 500 at the time. It is a copy of Edward I's confirmation of the Magna Carta and is dated October 12th 1297"
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Robert Morrison, Protestant missionary
Robert Morrison (1782-1834), Anglo-Scottish Protestant missionary to Portuguese Macao, Qing-era Guangdong and Dutch Malacca, seen here with Li Shigong (left) and Chen Laoyi (centre), who are working on a translation of the Bible.
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