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'The Revisers of the New Testament 1881'

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'The Revisers of the New Testament 1881'

by and after Samuel Alexander Walker
albumen cabinet card, 1881 (early-mid 1870s)
5 5/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (143 mm x 100 mm) image size
Purchased, 1984
Photographs Collection
NPG x132403

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  • Samuel Alexander Walker (1841-1922), Photographer; son of William Walker. Artist or producer associated with 200 portraits.

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Current affairs

William Edward Forster's Education Act is passed, making provisions for education for all under-13s. It demonstrated the balance in Gladstone's first ministry between progressive reform and conservativism by spreading literacy, whilst maintaining the status of Church schools.
The Married Women's Property Act gives wives rights over their own earnings.

Art and science

The Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's fantasy-overture Romeo and Juliet, based on Shakespeare's play and written with the aid of composer Mily Balakirev, debuts in Moscow, conducted by Nikolai Rubenstein.
W. G. Grace becomes cricket captain of Gloucestershire, marking the start of a successful decade for the club in which they won three 'Champion County' titles.

International

Isaac Butt, an Irish MP at Westminster, forms the Home Rule Association.
The Franco-Prussian war breaks out between France and a coalition of German states led by Prussia. Provoked by the candidacy of German Prince Leopold Hohenzollen-Sigmaringen for the Spanish throne, France declared war in July after Bismark published the deliberately provocative Ems telegraph, in which the French were represented in an offensive light on the issue.

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