Item 09 - 1972 Christmas card of the Prince of Wales, then President, with members of the Society's Council in the grounds of Malborough House on the occasion of his inspecting London cabs of improved design which had been awarded prizes by the Society in November 1872, by Anna Zinkeisen

Identity area

Reference code

RSA/PR/GE/109/19/09

Title

1972 Christmas card of the Prince of Wales, then President, with members of the Society's Council in the grounds of Malborough House on the occasion of his inspecting London cabs of improved design which had been awarded prizes by the Society in November 1872, by Anna Zinkeisen

Date(s)

  • 1999 (Creation)

Level of description

Item

Extent and medium

Colour transparency
35 mm slide

Context area

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

In 1872 the Society offered prizes for improvements in the design of London cabs. Many of the leading cab proprietors and builders of the day put forward their vehicles. These were submitted to extensive testing, including a journey in procession from Kensington to the City and back, by a special committee of the Society, which suggested detailed practical improvements to six of them. Eventually four of the improved cabs were awarded prizes of £30 each. The picture shows the scene in the grounds of Malborough House on 1st November 1872, when the Prince of Wales, President of the Society, inspected the winning cabs. The Journal reports that His Royal Highness 'expressed himself pleased with the vehicles' and 'gave an order for one for use at Sandringham'. The Prince is depicted in the left foreground with members of the Society's Council and on the extreme right is seen the Princess of Wales with her children. 49,500 copies sold.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Open Until

Conditions governing reproduction

Geremy Butler Photography

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Original PR/GE/109/11/27

Related descriptions

Notes area

Note

Edition:
Publisher:, ,

Note

Note

Conservation priority

Note

Related record

Note

Creator KillickV 20/03/2000

Alternative identifier(s)

AltLabel1

B7/T6/S20

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places