in Derbyshire", 1863*
|Eighteenth and nineteenth century
tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
Advertisements pp.13 - 30
|On this page are the following
advertisements (all Matlock Bath):
Bemrose | Royal Museum |
T. H. Holmes | Speedwell Cavern
| Montpelier House
Boden's Petrifying Well | Heights
of Abraham | Rutland Arms | New
W. BEMROSE AND SONS,
Museum Parade, Matlock-Bath,
BOOKSELLERS, STATIONERS, PRINTERS,
LITHOGRAPHERS, ENGRAVERS, &c.
DOOR and WINDOW PLATES neatly executed.
PHOTOGRAPHS, STEREO GRAPHS, and ENGRAVINGS
Matlock-Bath, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, Lea Hurst, Dove Dale,
Hardwick Hall, Wingfield Manor, and all other
places of interest in the PEAK of Derbyshire.
DRAWING MATERIALS, WATER COLOURS, SKETCH BOOKS
AND BLOOKS, PENCILS, &c.
GUIDE BOOKS AND MAPS:
THE ORDNANCE SURVEY, COUNTY MAPS, &c.
Bibles, Church Services, and Books suitable for presents.
BOTANICAL DRYING PAPER.
BOOKS FOR MOUNTING DRYED PLANTS.
London, Manchester, and Leeds Newspapers, Daily.
A SELECT ASSORTMENT OF ALBUMS AND ALBUM PORTRAITS.
BOOK PARCEL FROM LONDON THREE TIMES A WEEK.
PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING,
CONTAINING THE LIST OF VISITORS.
In this Museum may always be seen an extensive and choice
Of the Amethystine and Topazine, Flour Spar and of Black Marble,
of the most elegant forms.
OBELlSKS, CANDELABRA, &C.
Of the finest Black Marble, formed after the Antique
Of every description, Inlaid with the finest Specimens, beautifully
Engraved, or with Plain Marble.
CLEOPATRA'S, BANKS'S, AND OTHER
In Black Marble, the Hieroglyphics and Inscriptions correctly
copied from the Originals.
Urns, Memorials, and Altars.
With Inscriptions, Arms, &c.
COLLECTIONS OF MINERALS
Of the choicest Specimens and rare Crystallizations.
ITALIAN ALABASTER FIGURES AND VASES.
From the first Sculptors in Florence.
SPARS and TUFA FOR ROCK WORK,
Grottos, Garden Ornaments, &c.
N.B.-The Tufa, from its porous nature, is admirably adapted
growth of Creeping Plants, &c. Orders for any quantity
executed with punctuality and despatch.
T. H. HOLMES,
BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, BOOKBINDER, AND
Museum Parade Library, & Fancy Repository Matlock-Bath.
GUIDE BOOKS, AND MAPS OF DERBYSHIRE.
PHOTOGRAPHS OF MATLOCK-BATH, CHATSWORTH, HADDON-HALL, &c.,
STEREOGRAMS OF DERBYSHIRE SCENERY.
A choice selection of CARTE DE VISITE ALBUMS at astonishingly
BOOK PARCELS FROM LONDON TWICE A WEEK.
THE SPEEDWELL CAVERN
CONTAINS some of the finest specimens of STALACTITE,
STALAGMITE, and FLUOR SPAR, to be found in Derbyshire,
and is interesting and beautiful throughout.
B. FROGGATT, Proprietor.
The entrance is in the Upper Wood above the Old Bath Hotel.
YOUNG LADIES ARE RECEIVED AS RESIDENT PUPILS BY
AT TWENTY-FIVE GUINEAS PER ANNUM.
Accomplishments and Masters at the usual Terms
The Quarters commence on the 1ST Feb., 10th April, 1st Aug.,
& 10th Oct.
Original Petrifying Well,
OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE
PARTIES visiting this beautiful locality and wishing to inspect
one of its wonders, must not go back without seeing this, the
oldest and by far the best of the PETRIFYING WELLS in Matlock.
Visitors wishing to purchase Specimens of Petrifactions will
find a Superior Collection at this Well, at moderate prices.
HOUR'S WALK in MATLOCK
HEIGHTS OF ABRAHAM,
COVERING an area of 35 acres, and containing well-kept gravel
walks, two miles in extent, from various points of which the
most charming Views of the surrounding scenery may be obtained.
THE ROYAL RUTLAND CAVERN
THE VICTORIA PROSPECT TOWER
are also situated within the grounds.
The Heights are indicated by a flag half-way up, at the Cavern,
and another on the Prospect Tower.
Tickets of admission, One Shilling each, can be procured at
Walker's Museum on the Parade, and at the Lodges. The ascent
commences near Hodgkinson's Hotel.
H. BRYAN, LESSEE.
The DEVONSHIRE CAVERN can also be seen by enquiring at the Lodges.
JOHN HOLMES, PROPRIETOR.
WINES & SPIRITS OF THE BEST QUALITY.-WELL AIRED BEDS.
Good Stabling and Lock-up Coach Houses. - Fine Home Brewed
Ale. - Post Horses and Carriages. - A Spacious Tea Garden.
Fishing in the River Derwent.
N.B. - Visitors, Pleasure parties, and Commercial Gentlemen
find at this Hotel excellent accommodation, with moderate charges.
NEW BATH FAMILY HOTEL,
MISS IVATTS & MRS. JORDAN,
An excellent COFFEE ROOM for Ladies and Gentlemen.
A LARGE TEPID SWIMMING AND HOT BATHS.
POST HORSES, CARRIAGES, & STABLING.
AN OMNIBUS TO AND FROM THE RAILWAY.
|Elsewhere on this website
advertised in various trades directories - view the lists.
the 1861 census
Royal Museum Advertisement in Bemroses' Guide (1869)
Bath Hotel Stereoview. Miss Ivatts
and Mrs. Jordan were at the hotel for twenty plus years from 1856.
See Matlock Names in the London Gazette - 1868. The New Bath
Hotel was used as a venue for property sales for many years and one
entry is listed in Miss Ivatts
and Mrs. Jordan's time there.
*Transcribed by Ann Andrews in November 2004 from:
Hall, Spencer Timothy (1863) "Days in Derbyshire ..."
With sixty illustrations by J. Gresley (artist), Dalziel Brothers
(illustrators). Simpkin, Marshall and Co, Stationers' Hall Court,
London, and printed by Richard Keene, All Saints, Derby.
With my grateful thanks to Ray Ash who provided photocopies for me
Image scans Copyright Ray Ash and intended for personal use only.