Catalogue description Records relating to Ye Ugly Face Club

This record is held by Liverpool Record Office

Details of 367 UGL
Reference: 367 UGL
Title: Records relating to Ye Ugly Face Club

Howell's transcription has been described as "loose" and "much of the matter ... transposed without comment" but his work provides a useful introduction to the records of the Club.


Howell states that his transcript was made from the original MS "in the collection of the late Joseph Mayer Esq., of Bebington". Howell himself is described on p.11 of his book, as being in 1887 "the well-known dealer in new and second-hand books of Church Street, Liverpool ..." into whose hands the Ugly Club MS had come. Presumably Howell sold or otherwise disposed of the MS because in an article in the Liverpool Daily Post, 12 Dec. 1901, Sir Edward Russell states that he has seen the MS "by the courtesy of Mr. Jaggard, of Moorfields" (see 367 UGL 1/2 below).

Date: 1743-1757, 1901
Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Ye Ugly Face Club, Liverpool

Physical description: 1 vol., 1 doc.
Immediate source of acquisition:

The items listed below were purchased from Messrs. Longden in February 1959 by this library.

Publication note:

The contents of the volume listed below have been printed in Edward Howell (ed.). Ye Ugly Face Clubb, Liverpool, 1743 - 1753: a verbatim reprint from the original MS in the collection of the late Joseph Mayer ... of Bebington ..., 1912 (Ref.H367 UGL).

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