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Henry John Gauntlett

by Maull & Co
albumen print on card mount, circa 1875
7 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (198 mm x 150 mm) image size
Given by Mrs Paul E.J. Gauntlett, 1926
Photographs Collection
NPG x16333

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  • Maull & Co (active 1865-1877), Photographers. Artist or producer associated with 112 portraits.

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Current affairs

Samuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.
The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.

Art and science

Anthony Trollope's masterpiece The Way We Live Now is published after serialisation. Containing over 100 chapters, the complex plot, following the fortunes of sham financier Augustus Melmotte, tackles the commercial, political and moral hypocrisy of the age.

International

Disraeli purchases nearly half the total shares in the Suez Canal Company from the bankrupt Egyptian Khedive, Ismail Pasha, securing a controlling interest in the trading route. Since Parliament was not in session at the time, Disraeli borrowed ?4 million from the banking family Rothschilds, attracting much criticism from Parliamentary opponents, although he won popularity from the Queen and the public.

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Terence Crolley

18 December 2018, 23:06

Henry John Gauntlett (1805 - 1876).

I know a great deal about Gauntlett. The periodical "Organists Review" published an article on him by me in August 2006. I am also joint author, with Dr. Judith Blezzard, of his biography in the New Dictionary of National Biography (2004).

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