Alderman Charles Paulton Plant

By: Illuminated Presentation Book - Charles Paulton Plant .

Price: £120.00

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A fine fiull leather presentation book. 30.8cm x 27.5cm x 2.8cm. - 5 illuminated leaves. Polished navy blue calf with bright gilt decoration to both front and rear boards. Also, front board with central brass shield with the engraved arms of Wolverhampton. Boards a little bowed. Spine with raised bands and gilt decorated compartments. All page edges bright gilt. Bright inner gilt dentelles, Ivory coloured silk endpapers. First leaf is an introduction by Mayor Thorne. Second leaf is an award of Alderman to Charles Paulton Plant. Third and fourth leaves list some of the events during his time as Mayor. The fifth leaf includes the red wax Mayoral Seal and is signed by George R. Thorne and the Town Clerk. Excellent coloured caligraphy throughout ** "Under the Municipal Reform Act 1835, municipal borough corporations consisted of councillors and aldermen. Aldermen would be elected not by the electorate, but by the council (including the outgoing aldermen), for a term of six years, which allowed a party that narrowly lost an election to retain control by choosing aldermen. The act was changed in 1910, so that outgoing aldermen were no longer allowed to vote. Councils can still create honorary aldermen, often a reward for long service. "Alderman" is used for both men and women and may be prefixed to a person's name (e.g. Alderman John Smith, Alderman Smith or, for women, Alderman Mrs (or Miss) Smith). " - See Wikipedia** Charles Paulton Plant (1858 - 1923) was a wine merchant & brewer. He was Mayor of Wolverhampton 1901-02. *** George Rennie Thorne (1853 – 1934) was a solicitor and politician. He was Mayor of Wolverhampton 1902-03

Title: Alderman Charles Paulton Plant

Author Name: Illuminated Presentation Book - Charles Paulton Plant .

Categories: BINDINGS,

Publisher: Wolverhampton: c.1903 . 0:

ISBN Number: 0

Seller ID: 45292

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