- Association Collection 3
Frank Hamel. Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope: a new light on her life and love affairs. London: Cassell and Company, 1913.
This book contains the bookplate of the barrister, writer and bibliophile Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847-1916), as well as six letters by author Frank Hamel to Broadley, and five letters by Hester Lucy Stanhope (1776-1839) inserted throughout. Lady Stanhope was a socialite, adventurer and traveler, the niece of the statesman William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806).
Job Orton. Memoirs of the life, character and writings of the late Rev. Philip Doddridge, D.D. Of Northampton: a narrative of facts. Dublin edition. Dublin: Printed by M. Goodwin, 1820.
Reed collected three books from the library of the English journalist, literary critic and bibliophile Clement King Shorter (1857-1926) and bearing his bookplate.
Wilfrid Meynell. Journals and journalism: with a guide for literary beginners. Second edition. London: Field & Tuer, 1880.
With author’s presentation inscription to Edmund Yates (1831-1894), and the latter’s bookplate.
In his collecting, Reed gravitated towards Dickens associated items. Yates was a literary man who contributed to Household words and All the year round, earning Dickens’ friendship and high esteem.
Writing under the pseudonym John Oldcastle, Wilfrid Meynell (1852-1948) was an English newspaper publisher and editor, and husband to the poet and suffragist Alice Meynell. Her father, Thomas James Thompson, was a friend of Charles Dickens.