By Gordon D.W. Curtis
William Sweetland used to be a bathtub organ builder who flourished from c.1847 to 1902 in which time he equipped approximately three hundred organs, normally for church buildings and chapels in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire but additionally for destinations scattered south of a line from the Wirral to the Wash. Gordon Curtis areas this paintings of a provincial organ builder within the wider context of English musical lifestyles within the latter 1/2 the 19th century. An introductory bankruptcy reports the provincial musical scene and units the organ within the context of non secular worship, public live shows and family track making. This e-book relates the biographical info of Sweetland's relations and company background utilizing fabric got from public and family members files. Curtis surveys Sweetland's organ construction paintings as a rule and a few of his most vital organs intimately, with patents and different innovations explored. The musical repertoire of the provinces, fairly with reference to organ recitals, is mentioned, in addition to noting Sweetland's friends, different organ developers, architects and artists. the second one a part of the booklet involves a Gazeteer of all identified organs by way of Sweetland geared up via counties. each one access features a brief heritage of the software and its current situation. seeing that there is not any definitive released checklist of his paintings and as the entire place of work documents have been misplaced in a hearth a long time in the past this can be the closest method of a complete record for this builder.
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Spanish Monk Reading Magdalen (copy) The weeping Magdalen Broad Street, Bath Young lady with a dog Self Portrait St Cecilia (copy, after Raphael) Pygmalion and Galatea The Resurrection 42 Darwin, Francis, Rustic sounds and other studies in literature and natural history (London: John Murray, 1917). 43 1841 census, Bath district, Walcot sub-district, HO 107/970, fol. 2/29, p. 8. Biography 31 On being shown some of these paintings, Long is reported to have said ‘They are marvellous works! The “Reading Magdalen” is perfection!
Mr. C. read a portion of the letter in which he admitted the adultery. Evidence was given to the effect that the respondent was seen to frequent disorderly houses in Bath. Sir James Hannen, upon this evidence, granted a decree of judicial separation, with costs. 26 One cannot escape the conclusion that Sweetland was prepared to undergo a degree of humiliation and even calumny in order to be rid of a wife on whom he had cheated and with whom, for whatever reason, he no longer felt able to live. Anna moved out of Cleveland Place West but remained nearby and in 1881 she was living at the Parsonage House, 38 The Paragon, once the scene of her husband’s alleged adultery, with her widowed sisters, Fanny Walker and Lucy Noad, the latter being the mother of Thomas Henry Noad (see Chapter 3).
Annie Lane said she was employed at the Great Western Railway station at Bath. Ebenezer-cottage could be seen clearly from there. She had frequently seen Sweetland leave that house. – William Richard Short said he was a police-constable at Bath. He knew Ebenezer-cottage very well. Up to July last it had an immoral character. He had seen women at the window beckoning to men passing. – Joseph Gunning, carpenter, Bath, proved that Sweetland superintended the repairs at 1, Manvers-place. After they were completed Mrs.