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Image from page 612 of “Social England; a record of the progress of the people in religion, laws, learning, arts, industry, commerce, science, literature and manners, from the earliest times to the present day” (1902)
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Title: Social England; a record of the progress of the people in religion, laws, learning, arts, industry, commerce, science, literature and manners, from the earliest times to the present day
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Traill, H. D. (Henry Duff), 1842-1900
Publisher: London, New York : Cassell and Company, limited
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tshire, onits own account, and let it lo a tenant on the stock and landlease principle. ilie amount of nrablc land let is said tohave been 108 acres, and this was fui-nislied with stock valuedat .£74 7s. 3d. The term taken by the tenant was a shortone, but there is cvidenc(^ that the system in its main out- RURAL KXGLAND. .:)9 14861 lines reniainGd in force for iinwarcls of a century, the leasebeing renewed usually to the same tenant every five or tenyears ; for in 1530 the stock is still entered as unrepaid.During all this time the rent only varied from £14, at tlieoutset, to £14 10s. in 1484, and £15 10s. with a quarter ofoars in 1530: in oth(?r words, if we consider the arable alone,from is. 5d. an acre to a little under 3s. This, however, mustbe rather an over-estimate: for, as in this case the tenanttook the whole demesne, he must also have got the wastes and,apparently, some of the manorial rights. Further, it wasstipulated that the college should pay for all repairs and for

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UUAlING (MS. Cauou. Liturit uJJ.iBtKtleicm Library^ Oxford.) all losses frmii tnurraiii if tlioy exceeded ten per cent. Thus,in 1484, the rent-collector paid the farmer £1 12s. 2d. forrepairs, and charged it t(^ the college. Similarly as to stock,in 1447, the college pays on twenty-two wethers, tluil haddied in the previous j-ear, twenty-four ewes and seventeenhoggs : in 1448 on ninety-two wethers, fourteen ewes and tenhoggs ; and, in 1452, on fifteen wethers, twenty-tive ewes andsix hoggs. The risks undertaken by the college were, in fact,by no means slight, and in the long run must have Lireatlyreduced the burden of the rent upon the tenant, even sup-posing that it had always been jxiid. This, however, was byno means always the case, for we tind from the accoiuits thatthe rent collector was almost constantK- in arrcar. 540 rilE CLOSE OF THE MTDDLE AGES. (1399 Alton Barnes has been given as a gciod tyjiical case, Imtin the matter of arrears it is, if any tiling, hardly up to theaver

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GOP Attacks Lady Bird On Run Down Property in Alabama – Jet Magazine, May 28, 1964
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Tenants Are Being Courted By Two Warring Lending Groups

The tenants of the two mega complexes Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village were not taken note of when these units were sold last. But today two lending parties are fighting in court for control of the sibling complexes located in Manhattan (East). Both parties are wooing the 25,000 occupants.

The tussle is over control of the complexes. The hearing in Manhattan State Supreme Court remained hanging over interpretation of creditor agreement. Judge Richard B. Lowe III said that the ruling would soon be given. It is certain that the decision would be appealed against according to lawyers and experts dealing with real estate.

Meanwhile the two lending factions – Winthrop Realty Trust together with Pershing Square Capital and CW Capital contend that the interests of the tenants are their top priority. The two groups of lenders also contend that they are willing to create an affordable cooperative that will include all the 11,226 apartments located in 110 buildings on the eastern side of First Avenue between 23rd Street and 14th Street.

Ryan Toohey made a statement following the hearing on behalf of both Pershing as well as Winthrop said, “We look forward, as we always have, to a positive resolution that allows us to move forward with our plans to bring affordability, stability and ownership opportunities to the residents of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village”.

The leaders of the tenants group are happy with the way they are being wooed by both sides although they remain skeptical as to the connotation of the word ‘affordable’ – whether it meant the same to the lenders as it did to them. The president of the tenant association Alvin Doyle said that it was good to be wooed and courted.

Daniel R. Garodnick, city councilman who resides in Peter Cooper Village warned in a communication to Pershing Square that the tenants would support a suggestion that would place house ownership within their reach and permitted the present tenants who were under rent regulation to remain where they are. He elaborated that the tenants would give opposition to any plan to an oversized mortgage loan that would lead to financial pressures be placed on the landlord compelling them to exit the present rent-regulated renters. He wrote, “It is of the utmost importance that this property remains accessible to New Yorkers of moderate means who aspire to live there in the future”.

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Blakesley Hall, Blakesley Road, Yardley – gate
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This is Blakesley Hall in Yardley. It is on the Blakesley Road (it might have been Blakesley Hall Road in the past). It is a Grade II* listed Tudor hall, and is one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham and is a common example of Tudor architecture with the use of darkened timber and wattle-and-daub infill, with an external lime render which is painted white.

The hall dates from aroun 1590, built for Richard Smalbroke, a man of local importance in Yardley.

It was built when Yardley used to be in Worcestershire.

His family farmed the area around the hall, but the other buildings were lost over time.

In 1685 the hall fell into the hands of the Greswolde family, and for the next 200 years it was a tenant farm. In 1899, the hall was acquired by Henry Donne who renovated the dilapidated house before selling it to the Merry family, a local paint and varnish manufacturer, who were the last family to occupy the hall.

The hall became a museum in 1935 after centuries of use as a private home. The hall was damaged by a bomb in 1941 and didn’t reopen until 1957 when the house was repaired.

It was last renovated in 2002.

As a Community Museum, that is branch museum, of the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery it is owned and run by Birmingham City Council and is open to the public (not Mondays, except Bank Holidays) without charge.

Timber-framed farmhouse built by Richard Smalbroke in the last quarter of
the C16 and subsequently added to. The ground floor with vertical studding;
the upper storey jettied on huge brackets at the corners and with short diagonal
struts to produce a herringbone pattern; tiled roof. Two storeys except
the gabled crosswing on the left which has an attic storey in the gable which
has square panels with quadrant braces to produce a lozenge pattern. Windows
with leaded lights, 2, 3 even 4 mullions and, some of them, transoms
too. The house seems from the beginning to have been ceiled at first floor
level. A gabled stair turret in the angle between hall and crosswing balances
the porch. This is also gabled and has the inscription OMN(1)P OTENS D(EUS)
P(RO)TECTOR SIT DOM(US) HUI(US) RS. To the right, an C18 brick addition.
To the rear, a mid C17 kitchen wing of painted brick. Inside the house,
an upstairs room with a wall painting of circa 1600.

Blakesley Hall – Heritage Gateway

Walled gated entrance to the grounds of the Hall from Blakesley Road.

Dundrum – Luas Tram Stop

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Dundrum – Luas Tram Stop
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Dundrum is effectively a suburb of Dublin even though it is a town in its own right.

In 1971, Dundrum was one of the earliest locations in Ireland to open a purpose-built shopping centre (the first being in Stillorgan). A much bigger shopping centre opened just south of Dundrum on 3 March 2005. Known as Dundrum Town Centre it contains within the complex one of the largest cinemas in Ireland, opened in early October 2005.

The plans for the old shopping centre includes space for hotels, apartments and more retail outlets. However this has been postponed and the older retail units have been leased to new tenants such as Lidl.

When the Normans arrived in 1169, a series of fortifications were built around Dublin. A castle was built in Dundrum as part of this series of outer fortifications around the 13th century. Later in 1590, a newer castle was built by Richard Fitzwilliam as part of a strategic line of castles within the Pale. The original village clustered around Dundrum Castle and was considered a rural defensive outpost against assaults and raids from Irish tribes and families such as the O’Tooles and the O’Byrnes.

In 1619, a relation by the name of William Fitzwilliam was granted the castle in recognition of his bravery and courage while defending against these assaults and his family held onto the Fitzwilliam seat until 1790. The castle was never reoccupied and exists today as ruins overlooking the Dundrum Bypass and the new shopping centre. Recent excavations in 1989 recovered green glazed pottery known as "Leinster Ware", shells from oysters and cockles, animal bones, and shards of pottery from Saintongue in France probably used for storing wine.

The arrival of Richard Fitzwilliam and the building of the castle established commercial activity in the region. The village was well known for "The Manor Mill" where corn was ground into flour. An overflow waterfall was also used by a paper mill and an iron works.

In 1813, the original Roman Catholic church on Main Street was built. It was replaced by a larger building in 1878 and marked when Dundrum was constituted a separate parish. A large extension was built in 1956. The church is built in a gothic style from Dublin granite with Portland and Bath stone used for the surrounds of windows and doors.

In 1818, Christ Church on Taney Road was opened as a replacement for a smaller church that stood on the same site. Selling pew sites raised funding for the new building, and the sale of 18 pews on the ground and 8 on the gallery raised nearly £400. The architect for the new church was William Farrell. Walter Bourne was born in 1795 in Dublin. He died on 19 Nov 1881 in Taney House. He married Louisa Arabella Minchin in 1821.

The village expanded greatly after the arrival of the Dublin and South Eastern Railway (DSER) in 1854. By 1876, the Manor Mill became a Laundry and was the largest employer of female labour in the region, The Laundry hooter was a regular and well-loved sound in its day, and would sound at 7.50am for thirty seconds, then at 8am to start work, and also at 13.50, 14.00, and finally at 16.50 and 17.00.

In 1893, a Dublin solicitor named Trevor Overend purchased an 18th-century farmhouse. Today, this building is named Airfield House and is open to the public.

The Dun Emer Press was founded at Dundrum by Elizabeth Yeats, assisted by her brother William Butler Yeats, in 1903.

In 1914, a Carnegie Library was opened by the then Lord Chancellor. Originally, the library was used as an entertainment facility for the community and the upper floor was equipped with a stage and even a kitchen. The building was also used as a school until the 1950s.

Image from page 382 of “Vanderpoel family annuals and household memories” (1916)
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Title: Vanderpoel family annuals and household memories
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Vanderpoel, George B. (George Burritt), 1846-
Subjects: Vanderpoel family
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ine diamonds arethe most valuable, there is what is called the Rose diamond quitethin, no luster, no brilliancy those you need not enquire about,If you continually look at the article, and hear what the differ-ent sellers have to say, you soon become familiar with what isdesirable. My time, as well as store of information, is exhaustedso I bid you adieu, with much love to you both from Your affectionate father, Jacob Vanderpoel. Jacob Vanderpoel to Geo. B. Vanderpoel, care John Munroe & Co.,Paris, France. 28 Cherry Street, New York, July 6, 1869.My Dear Son & Daughter: Yours of the 20th, and 21st, came to hand yesterday. Wewere glad to hear from you. The Drafts are all right, mention-ing Five pounds was my mistake. Mary E. is at Newburgh,and Julie expects before long to go to Palensville. I believeMary E. will return, and go with her, the Judge is far from well,and the Dr. has recommended Sulphur Springs for him, and Isuppose he will go somewhere, and Julie with Mary E. in the

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AND HOUSEHOLD MEMORIES 729 Clove. The Fourth, or rather the Fifth, of July is over, and I amglad of it, the day was noisy, but so far as the weather was con-cerned I think it one of the finest days I ever saw, none too warmnor none too cool. Dont you think you could find some thinnerpaper to write on, Postage being quite an item, if you were inEngland where they allow you a half ounce, it would not makeso much difference. You know the postage you have to pay inGold. It was on one of your letters received last week, I thinkwe paid fifty or sixty cents deficiency; if your paper was alittle thinner you would find a small sheet would only be % ofan ounce, 30 cts. I mention this as economy is wealth, but suchthick paper as you are using is only a waste. I do not go awaythis week, as I had expected, but have set Benny to work writingup my August receipts for tenants, preparatory to his goingaway, and I also. I will not leave now till next week, and I mayhave Benny wait until I return, or I

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5 Unusual Steps to Get Tenants Into Your Rental Property Fast

 A landlord’s nightmare – one of my properties had been empty for months. The previous tenant had done a bunk, and although I’d done all the right things, refurbished, and redecorated inside and out in neutral colours, put it with different agents, placed ads myself, nothing was happening. A few viewings but no takers. I really couldn’t understand this, and with 300 pounds going out each month on the mortgage, this was just not OK.  

Finally, I was prompted into taking inner action by a close friend, who said ‘You have to love that house Jane! At the moment, you’re hating it, resenting it, and wishing you hadn’t bought it. That won’t work.’

She was right, and I just hadn’t realised it. That day I created a picture of the house with the photos I had of it, all nicely cleaned and decorated. I directed my thoughts lovingly at it, I affirmed that I had a marvelous long-term tenant, and I refused to let any other thoughts enter my head about it. I practiced feeling great about this house, with it’s wonderful tenants in, did this every morning for a couple of minutes, and then I didn’t think about it anymore. Within 3 weeks, I had a delighted tenant. 

So here’s the five steps you must take if you’re finding it hard to get a good tenant, even if you’ve apparently done everything right:

1) Find out what you’re feeling about your property. You do this by noticing what you’re thinking about it, eg if you just wish the whole thing would disappear, then you can be sure you have some negative feelings about it. Or pay attention to how you feel each time you think about it. If it’s depressed, fed up, angry, bored, embarrassed, anything other than a good feeling, then it needs to change!

2) Acknowledge what you’re feeling. You must know what’s getting in the way, and then take a moment to acknowledge those feelings. If you don’t do this step, it is akin to having a visitor come to your home and you either don’t open the door to them at all, or if you do, you quickly slam it shut in their face! The feelings you don’t want must be acknowledged because otherwise you’re not telling the truth about your situation and these feelings will lurk around in the background, ready to trip you up when you least expect it.

3) Let go of the feelings – ie say hallo, thank you for visiting, but no thank you. Literally, I sometimes have people do exactly this in their mind’s eyes. It works. Or you could let go of your angry feelings, say, while you’re at the gym, or out for a walk. Walking in an angry manner is a great and safe way to let go of feelings that are getting in your way. If you’ve never done this before, I recommend trying it, it works!

4) Take active steps to ‘love’ your property. Whatever this means to you, this step is crucial. You could do just what I did; or you could just do all that in your imagination. Of you could find some other idea that appeals to you, like giving it a thorough clean yourself whilst being aware you are loving it. It is how you take this step that is so important, not so much what you do. However, whatever method you find that works for you, commit to practicing it each day until you have found a good tenant. If you haven’t put an ad in the paper yourself, do this along the lines of ‘Great 2 bed house looking for someone wonderful to make it their home. If this is you, call….’. Your job in this step is to put out to the world that this property is ultra-special in a different way to every other property. Your agent won’t have a clue how to do this.

5) Finally, practice associating your house with you feeling good. If you’ve never done this before, imagine right now a time when you felt great, and note the words you used to describe that feeling. This is how you want to be feeling whenever you think of your property. Associate the two by conjuring up these feelings whenever you think of your property and you’ll be well on your way to finding a tenant.  The power of the mind is incredible. It can be used for you, or against you. There was no logical reason why my house wasn’t renting; the agents had no idea, couldn’t understand it themselves. If you’re in this situation, I strongly advise taking some loving action, in whatever way. Be disciplined about directing your thoughts and feelings positively about your property, take physical action if necessary, and keep going until change happens. It will!

Jane Duncan Rogers runs RichThinkers, a coaching and mentoring business helping you use your mindset to create what you want in your business and your life. If you’re finding it hard to identify or change your thoughts and feelings about your property challenge, call her on 0044 1309 676280 or visit to sign up for her free report 7 Steps to Thinking Rich, or to join the next tele-coaching circle.

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Port Fairy. The Public Library which was once the Mechanics Institute. Built 1865-71. Became the library in 1984.
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Port Fairy/Belfast.
Like nearby Portland Port Fairy was settled by whites before New South Wales created a settlement district in that region near the SA border. Sealers and whalers had visited this bay from the early 1800s with voyages from Van Diemen’s Land or from America. Captain Wishart of the whaling ship called the Fairy named the bay Port Fairy in 1828 after he had sheltered here during a raging storm. Temporary whaling and sealing camps were set up here from around 1830, including camps by the Mills brothers of Launceston who began as sealers and then progressed to being whalers. The bay is situated at the mouth of the Moyne River adjacent to Griffiths Island, now a sanctuary for Shearwater or Muttonbirds or Puffinus tenuirostiris as they are officially known. John Griffiths had established a whaling station on the island in 1835. Permanent white settlement began at Port Fairy from 1843 when James Atkinson had a Special Survey undertaken by the NSW government. At £1 per acre he purchased 5,120 acres. Further inland near Koroit and Tower Hill William Rutledge also purchased 5,120 acres through a Special Survey. A condition of the Special Survey was the establishment of a town and encouragement of settlers. Atkinson, who was born in Ireland, named his town Belfast to attract poor Irish settlers. William Rutledge of Koroit was also an Irishman and he sponsored Irish immigrants to lease his lands. Rutledge established a wool and trading company in Port Fairy with his business partners. Atkinson also leased land to Irish immigrants to grow potatoes as they had back in Ireland.

Once Portland became an official settlement area of NSW in 1840 similar conditions had to apply to the Port Fairy district. Governor Gipps in Sydney declared the Portland Bay District open for pastoral leases in 1839 and Commissioner LaTrobe was put in charge of the Portland and Port Phillip Bay districts as pastoralists flooded in to take up lands. But it took three more years before Port Fairy became official with Atkinson’s Special Survey in 1843. Atkinson’s town was Belfast but the government port and jetty here was known as Port Fairy from around 1843. In fact the town of Belfast was only changed to Port Fairy by Act of Parliament in 1887. Once Atkinson purchased his land he leased some sections to Charles Mills of Launceston who became the first permanent white farmer and he also leased all town blocks in Belfast. It was not until 1887 that the Atkinson estate allowed the leased town blocks to be sold as freehold. Atkinson was not liked by the townspeople and it is for that reason that they petitioned the government to eradicate his town name of Belfast in 1887! (Despite the leasehold on all town blocks the town grew very quickly and by 1857 it had a population of 2,190.)

Charles Mills took up around 400 acres for £52 a year rent along the lagoon near the mouth of the Moyne River which he called Picanini Ponds. This occurred in 1844. He soon changed the name of his property to Woodbine. His fine two-storey residence called Woodbine was erected in 1847 once he had obtained a 31-year lease of the farm from Atkinson. He subleased some of his land to his brother-in-law, a ticket of leave man from Van Diemen’s Land, named James Glare. Charles Mill’s brother John Mills lived in Belfast at 40 Gipps Street. He captained whaling and later trading ships along the coast. Whaling finished in Port Fairy in 1848 the last year that a whale was caught near the town. Atkinson also leased the rest of his rural land to tenant farmers who only obtained freehold from the late 1870s onwards. But there was plenty more fertile land near Port Fairy. In 1852 the new Victorian government (Victoria was created as a new colony in 1851) resumed pastoral leases around Port Fairy and subdivided and sold 8,000 acres mainly in 100 or 200-acre farms. Most of those who took up the land were dairy farmers, wheat farmers or potato growers. The town of Belfast continued to grow and today it has over 50 heritage-listed buildings with many dating from the 1840s and 1850s. Although Atkinson only gave leasehold in Belfast he donated land for the Anglican and Catholic churches, the first school at the rear of the Anglican Church, the library and the meeting hall.

Buildings to look for in Port Fairy:
•Walk begins if you choose at 44 James St. Site of former Wesleyan Methodist Church (1855) in a distinctive Greek/Georgian style melange. Next door is the wooden parsonage 1899. The bluestone Sunday School was built 1870 and also used as a town school. This land donated by James Atkinson from his special survey.
•Walk back to the next intersection on the corner James/Bank Streets where you will see the Caledonian Inn (1844)- oldest licensed hotel in Victoria but now a motel; continue down Bank Street towards the sea.
•At the next corner of your left is Barkley St. Walk down here if you want and see the Anglican Church with its fine encircling stonewall. It opened 1856 replacing an earlier wattle and daub church built 1847.
•Next you will see the former Council Chambers with the clock in the pediment. Once also used as a Post Office. Almost next door is the Star of the West Hotel (1856) built for a black West Indian.
•Then turn right into Sackville St. Immediately on your left are the classical style old Lecture Hall (1889) and the Library (former Mechanics Institute 1865.) There are many fine buildings in this the main shopping strip.
•At the intersection with Cox St. are three old fine looking bank style buildings on each corner. The bank on the right in bluestone was the Australasian Bank erected in 1857, one of the earliest banks in Port Fairy. Seacombe House (1847) was built as the Stag Hotel. On the nearest corner is the former Post Office, 1881.
• Then turn left into Cox St and beyond the first street on your left is a former bank built in 1870. Now the Municipal offices. Next door is Emoh Cottage 1840, added to 1885, the former home of William Rutledge the owner of the Koroit Special Survey. The façade is grand but narrow. It is now a Youth Hostel.
•Continue towards the sea and turn right in Gipps St. First on your left is Captain John Mills’s cottage from 1850s at the rear of the later home from 1880s. Whilst here walk down to the waterfront to enjoy the Moyne River wharfs. Almost on the next corner is the Court House in bluestone from 1860.
•Now turn right into Campbell St but glance left and on the other corner is the former Merrijig Inn (1841), once the social and political centre of early Belfast.
•At the second street on your right up Campbell is Sackville St. Turn into Sackville St. and on your right is Motts Cottage built 1845, 1860 and 1890. Once home to two early sailors. The single storey front part is clearly the 1845 cottage. The two-storey part added to the rear was erected in 1860.
•On the next corner of Sackville/Cox Streets the walk ends. If you want to see the grand Presbyterian Church and manse go to 29-33 Albert St.( the main highway). It was built in 1854 to replace the 1843 Scots church. Romantic Talara (1855) is on Princes Highway which we saw earlier and the Catholic Church (1859).

Tower Hill.
The road into Koroit will allow us to look down in the crater of Tower Hill yet another of the volcanic features of Australia Felix. The crater is a maar crater believed to have been formed about 30,000 years ago. Maars are formed when hot lava comes into contact with cold ground water resulting in many explosions hurling rock, scoria and volcanic ash into the air. Most of the material falls around the rim of the crater creating layers of volcanic tuff – rock, scoria and stones – which create a broad, relatively flat volcanic crater. They are not associated with lava flows. Maar caters like Tower Hill are broad with an almost level crater floor as the magna or lava would have cooled as soon as it came into contact with cool ground water. Later activity in the maar crater led to several smaller volcanic cones (scoria cones) appearing in the crater floor. The soils are fertile and there was thick vegetation on Tower Hill but this was cleared by early settlers. The crater edges were denuded. But in 1892 this scenic area was declared as Victoria’s first National Park. It is now home to many emus, kangaroos, echidnas etc. Replanting of the crater slopes began in 1981 using a detailed painting by Eugene von Guerard in 1855 to determine which species were originally growing here! The crater itself is 4 kms long and 80 metres high. The Koroitgundidj people ran an information centre.

Men, women and children, including Ben, Myrtle and Icy Jewel Lawrence, listening to speakers at an outdoor STFU meeting

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Men, women and children, including Ben, Myrtle and Icy Jewel Lawrence, listening to speakers at an outdoor STFU meeting
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Title: Men, women and children, including Ben, Myrtle and Icy Jewel Lawrence, listening to speakers at an outdoor STFU meeting

Date: 1937

Photographer: Louise Boyle

Photo ID: 5859pb2f26kc800g

Collection: Louise Boyle. Southern Tenant Farmers Union Photographs, 1937 and 1982

Repository: The Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives in the ILR School at Cornell University is the Catherwood Library unit that collects, preserves, and makes accessible special collections documenting the history of the workplace and labor relations.


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Former NAACP Field Secretary William Pickens: 1942
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William Pickens is shown at work at the Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC in August of 1942.

Pickens had been field secretary of the NAACP during the 1930s during the “Scottsboro Boys” trials and worked at executive secretary Walter White’s direction to try to wrest the case from the Communist Party.

Pickens was initially sympathetic to the communist effort, but White persuaded him to oppose the party’s efforts.

The “Scottsboro Boys” were nine youths, eight of whom were convicted of raping two white women in Alabama and sentenced to be executed.

The sharp debate over strategy and tactics represented an open break with the NAACP’s legal and lobby approach.

The communists utilized mass marches, meetings, civil disobedience, world-wide protests along with generating tens of thousands of letters, telegrams and petition signatures in an effort to free the youths.

This was combined with a legal effort that challenged some basic tenants of the system and won precedent-setting Supreme Court decisions establish a right to competent counsel and overturning state practices barring African Americans from juries.

Charges were eventually dropped against four of the youths and the others were saved from the death penalty. Perhaps as important, the communist tactics showed that mass action could effect change for African Americans.

For an article on the Scottsboro marches and rallies in Washington, D.C, see…

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Photographer unidentified, from Farm Security Administration photographs, courtesy of the Library of Congress. Call number: LC-USE6- D-005480 [P&P]

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Sigurd the Earl of Orkney is flanked by his three sons on his right and on the left by his wife – Olith nic Mael Coluim (and the daughter of Malcolm King of Scots confirming that handy old habit of trading your children in marriage to better cement international alliances – I’m wondering if perhaps our long term futures might be enhanced by a marriage of our new Prince George to a fair daughter of the Peoples Republic of China?). Of the Earl’s sons, I’m not sure I have them in the right order in the profiles below, gleaned from the Orkneyinga Saga:-

After Sigurd’s death at the Battle of Clontarf the Orkney lands of his Earldom were distributed among his three sons: Sumarlidi Brusi and Einar. His youngest son Thorfinn was only five years age and was in the care of his grandfather King Malcolm of Scotland who later in life gave Thorfinn the Earldom comprising Caithness and Sutherland. Thorfinn is described as a tall. strong black-haired man and was a bit of a greedy sod.

Sumarlidi died quite young, and unusually, in his bed. Thorfinn then claimed his share of Sumarlidi’s Orkney lands. Einar refused to go along with this though Brusi was willing for Thorfinn to have a share of these lands. Eventually Einar took over control of two thirds of Orkney, he ruled with a strong hand and continued summer voyages in pursuit of plunder. He was unflinching in extracting taxes from his tenants and a bit of a bully. In time his avarice led to famine throughout his holdings while in the neighbouring lands belonging to his brother Brusi prospered. Einar was ruthless and cruel a hard and successful fighting man who brought despair to his people. His brother Brusi was peaceloving and fair-minded much like his dead brother Sumarlidi had been. Thus, then as now, the fates of men are decided by the character of their rulers.

Nice Tenants Rights photos

A few nice Tenants Rights images I found:

Tenants Rights
Image by Herb@Victoria
right> King @ Bannatyne, Ryan Block

It was a surprise to see this building resurected, after a fire in 1991, Ken Reiss, owner, neglected it for many years hoping to have it’s historical status delisted so it could be demolished. Insurance money was apparently used to pave the parking space next door. The building, together with the parkade look great.

This office-warehouse was built in 1895 for Thomas Ryan, a journeyman shoemaker from Perth, Ontario. Typical of many arrivals, Ryan had arrived in Winnipeg in 1874 with in stock and a desire to improve his lot. He soon partnered to form McFarlane and Ryan, one of the city’s first shoe merchants. Ryan purchased the business two years later, and established Thomas Ryan Boots and Shoes.

The business prospered, and in 1883 Ryan moved to a new store at 492 Main Street, the city’s first structure featuring all stone construction and an electric passenger elevator.

Ryan embarked on a political career, sitting as a city alderman from 1884 to 1888, and included a one-year term as Mayor. His position created opportunities and after selling the retail operation to his brother George in 1889, he shifted into wholesale. His wholesale operation prospered and by 1895 required a new warehouse.

The structure was built on the southwest corner of King Street and Bannatyne Avenue. Designed by Hugh S. Griffith in the Richardsonian Romanesque style common in the warehouse district, the building was originally three storeys in height and displays the main elements of the Richardsonian Romanesque style.

Entrances occur on King and Bannatyne and a loading door is on the west elevation. The main-floor interior features offices and sample rooms.

In 1903, Ryan commissioned Griffith to extend the warehouse upward one storey. Ryan relocated in 1906-07 to a new facility at Princess Street and Notre Dame Avenue, more than tripling his storage capacity. Ryan opened branches in Calgary and Edmonton and maintained eight travelling salesmen. Ryan retired in 1928 and the business ceased operations. He died in 1937 at age 86.
A series of wholesalers occupied the King Street warehouse after 1907. A long-standing tenant was Warkov and Safeer, a wholesale leather supplier.