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Personal collection of Gillian Hawtin.

About the Collection

This collection represents the interest of Gillian Hawtin’s father, George Hawtin, who was one of the early supporters of the Labour Movement in London. The collection has a range of works concerning the Socialist Movement and economic history. The collection has: c.3700 books, c.15 18th century items, 1300 19th century items.

The collection prefix before the call number is: Hawtin.

Biographical History

Ursula Gillian Hawtin (1926-1994) was awarded from UCC in Arts II the Henry Hutchinson Literary Scholarship in English and BA in History from UCC. Originally she was to have entered a religious order upon her return to England but this appears not to have transpired. She lived in Wimbledon in London. Gillian Hawtin became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in 1964 and was an Associate of the Royal Historical Society 1969-1975. In 1990 her postnomials were: U.G Hawtin, BA, PhD, FSAScot, FRSAI.

George Hawtin (1874-1953) was a bookseller in St Mark's Place, Wimbledon Hill, SW 12. 

Collection Highlights

From The Earth to the Moon: Direct in 97 hours 20 Minutes and A Trip Around It.

From The Earth to the Moon: Direct in 97 hours 20 Minutes and A Trip Around It. 6th ed. Trans. Louis Mercier and Eleanor E. King. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. Pictorial binding in green and gold.

The Dancing Faun

Title page with Beardsley design to Florence Farr's The Dancing Faun. London: Elkin Mathews, 1894.

George Allen - Second Book of Nursery Rhymes

Walter Crane's bookplate and manuscript dedication to him by George Allen in Ye Second Booke of Nursery Rhymes. Set to music by Joseph S. Moorat. Illust. by Paul Woodroofe. London: Ruskin House, George Allen, 1896.

The endpapers are illustrated in green and white pattern of sailing ships. This item has Walter Crane’s bookplate and a manuscript note from the publisher George Allen to Crane.

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