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Catalogue of books by Alfred H. Tarleton


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Born in London Tarleton was the only son of Admiral Sir J. Walter and Finetta Esther Tarleton. He served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy from 1874 to 1888. Tarleton was Justice of the Peace for the county of Middlesex and Lord of the Manor of Cranfield. He inherited and acquired several estates including Breakspears, Uxbridge, Cranfield, and Brockley. Tarleton married Henrietta Charlotte Tennyson d'Eyncourt on February 6, 1888. They lived in London on Warwick Square and had four daughters: Finetta Esther, born and died in 1890; Frieda Henrietta born in 1891; Vera Constance, born in 1896; and Helen Maud, born in 1898.

Leather-bound volume with stamped, gilt decorative borders and Catalog of library stamped on the cover. The volume comprises an inventory of books owned by Alfred H. Tarleton. Compiled in 1904 the catalog lists 4,541 volumes. Tarleton explained in the introduction the books in this catalog were housed in Warwick Court, London; the library at Breakspears; Sir J. Walter Tarleton's Bolesworth Library; Finetta Esther Tarleton's Dimsdale Library; and Admiral Tennyson d'Eyncourt's library at Bayons Manor. The catalog is typed on pre-printed leaves with the following columns: no. of vols., title, author, edition or date, and notes. The volumes listed in the catalog are arranged alphabetically by title spanning years from the 17th century to the early 20th century. The collection of books includes Bibles, biographies, classics, dictionaries, histories, the navy, novels, poetry, seafaring, and voyages. One leaf following the introduction is an explanation of references and abbreviations used in the notes column. Tarleton noted the inventory does not include his children's books. The pre-printed leaves are numbered 1 to 150. Leaves 123 to 150 are blank. Some handwritten notations in the volume are dated 1908. Laid in the volume is a list recording the number of volumes for each letter of the alphabet.

Alfred H.Tarleton armorial bookplate pasted on the inside front cover.

Label on inside front cover: Lucy and Birch, Stationers, Uxbridge.

Sold by Marlborough Rare Books (London, England), 2017.

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Donna Brandolisio
Finding Aid Date
December 2017
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