To Mr Joseph Tylor.Respected Sir _ At a meeting of Workmen employed in your Manufactory, August 26th 1850, it was unanimously resolved that a Memorial of Respect be presented to you... Presented August 11th 1851...
Lithographic portrait on india, rare, 350 x 265mm, 13¾ x 10½, on paper with lithographed text, sheet 430 x 320mm, 17 x 12½". Laid on board, some toning of backing paper.
Portrait of Joseph Tyler, a quaker who owned a succesful brassfoundery, J. Tyler & Sons, 2 Newgate Street, London. The Post Office Commercial Directory for 1865 described the firm as 'engineers (hydraulic, mechanical & pharmaceutical), brassfounders, brass finishers, cockfounders, braziers, coppersmiths, plumbers, pottery dealers, manufacturers of pumps, water closets, soda water engines & machines, diving apparatus, baths & patent bath boilers, hot water apparatus, fire engines, hose pipe, garden engines & syringes, chemical apparatus for laboratories, brass manufacturers, pewterers & beer engine makers, ice mould makers, manufacturers of moderator & belmontine lamps, lamps for India & colonies, standard weights & measures for corporation use, condensing apparatus for distilling salt water for ships’ use...'. His sons, Alfred (1824-84) and Edward (1832-1917) both started in the the family business but made their names elsewhere. Alfred wrote extensively on geology and proposed the name 'pluvial' for periods of extended rainfall. Edward left the business due to ill-heath, becoming an anthropologist, developing the modern definition of 'animism', becoming the first Professor of Anthropology at Oxford University in 1896, receiving a knighthood in 1912. A third son, Louis, remained in the business.
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