Category: Non-fiction

WOOL: A BRITISH EMPIRE ASSET; WOOL AND IT'S CHARACTERISTICS; WOOL FOR THE MASSES; SOME CHANGES IN WOOL PRODUCTION. Four Original Typscripts: Three For B.B.C. Radio Broadcasts, the other a Lecture Delivered Before The Bradford Textile Society. Stock code: 13587

Publisher:

Original Typescript. 1926

Description:

Four original typescripts together with a quantity of related letters and a signed menu for The Optimists' Corner of the Bradford Liberal Club Annual Dinner (Jan 9th 1924). "Wool: A British Empire Asset" is 8 typed pages, inscribed "Broadcast Feb 19 -1926" in black ink at the head of page one and with minor corrections in the author's hand; "Wool And Its Characteristics" is 8 typed pages inscribed "Broadcast Feb 26 -1926" in black ink at the head of page one and with minor pencilled corrections in the author's hand; "Wool For The Masses" is 9 typed pages, inscribed "Broadcast March 5th -1926" in black ink at the head of page one and with minor pencilled corrections in the author's hand; "Some Changes In Wool Production" is 20 typed pages inscribed "Lecture delivered before Bradford Textile Scty, March 2-1931" in pencil at the head of page one, with minor corrections in the author's hand throughout. Together with letters and a telegram to the author concerning the broadcasts or lecture visits (two are from South African Wool Exchanges); a menu for The Optimists' Corner of the Bradford Liberal Club Annual Dinner (Jan 9th 1924) at which the author stood down as Chairman and the incoming Chairman installed. The menu and order of service are printed across two pages internally, the rear cover is signed by all in attendance; An envelope of press cuttings concerning the author's 1936 tour of South Africa, inscribed in black ink "Don't destroy S.B.H.". The lecture and broadcasts cover wool production in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK with discussion of early pioneers of the trade, different breeds of sheep and the quality of the wool they produce through to the commercial values and quantities.

Price:

£250.00

Notes:

An excellent collection of primary material from a leading authority on wool production and commerce. Hollings was the founder of the weekly publication "The Wool Record" which he established in 1909. Beginning as a newsheet devoted to reports of wool sales and lists of prices and quotations, the cost of a year's subscription was one guinea (21 shillings). It was printed by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co, of Drummond Road, Bradford, and posted to subscribers every Thursday afternoon two hours after the Bradford Market closed. By 1911 the trade essential publication had grown to 12 pages and accepted advertisements from wool merchants. In 1936 he sold the Wool Record to Thomas Skinner & Co, a London firm of publishers.