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Description
Album of photographs and signatures of workers of the Stratford Works, presented to Sir William Birt, general manager of the Great Eastern Railway, on the occasion of his knighting, Jan. 1, 1897 in recognition of his leadership in making GER one of the most enterprising and progressive railway companies of England and of the world.
Extent
1 album (16 photographic prints) : albumen, 36 x 23 cm (albums)

Photographs are mounted on rectos of heavy white paper, within ornamental frames hand-painted in watercolors, each decorated with a different type of branch and leaf, including grasses, morning glory, ivy, pine, and bamboo.

Bound in dark green pebble-grain leather, with gilt rolled border of leaves and flowers; inner panel, containing gold-stamped cover title "To Sir William Birt. January 1897," ruled in gilt, with ornamental gilt cornerpieces; ornamental gilt spine panels; inner gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box, with spine title "Stratford Works."
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.