Stonyhurst College

 
Accession number AR.EP.CC.0338
Creator
Places
Stonyhurst (England [United Kingdom])
England (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Date
1939
Measurements
2.5 x 3 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
cigarette card

Description

TRANSCRIPTION:

Views of Interest / Fourth series of 48 hand coloured Real Photographs / No. 181

Stonyhurst College. The spires of classic Stonyhurst College dominate a region described by an enthusiast as "unmatched by any other English beauty spot." Stonyhurst is the successor of a chequered establishment founded at St. Omer about 1592 by the Jesuit, Robert Parsons. This was moved to Bruges in 1762, and to Liége in 1773. The French Revolution caused it to seek sanctuary in England, and a Lancashire squire donated his dwelling at Stonyhurst to house the refugees. The College has been located in Lancashire since 1794, and ranks as the chief Roman Catholic public school. It possesses a magnificent observatory, and a fine library and museum: the “head” is the rector, and most of the masters are priests.

Photograph: Photochrom copyright.

Issued with Suripe & Spinet Oval Cigarettes. R. & J. Hill, Ltd. Shoreditch, London, E.I. & Birmingham

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.095
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.CC.0338
Creator
Places
Stonyhurst (England [United Kingdom])
England (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Date
1939
Measurements
2.5 x 3 inches
Materials/Techniques
colorized photograph
Work types
cigarette card

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