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Conservative Leadership in
House of Lords 1881 —



INDEX



Information sent to
Arthur W. a Beckett
by Sir John Holker, 279

Cook, R. A. — Objections to
No. 8, Hyde Park Gate
South as an eyesore,
61

Cope, R. A. — Tenancy of No. 7,
Hyde Park Gate South,
61,63

Coward, Louis — Part in Gray's
Inn Jubilee perform-
ance of the " Maske of
Flowers," 1897, 232

Cox, Douglas — Agent of Dra-
matic Authors' Society,

237
Coyne, Sterling —

Dramatic Authors' Society,

Secretaiy of, 235
Signatory to the original
deed of Punch, 56
Cremorne Gardens — Derby

night in 1870, 264
Cruikshank, George — Friend-
ship with the a Becketts,
82
Crystal Palace —

Opening, Recollections of,

255
Paxton, Joseph, designer
of, 255



D'Auban, Mr. — Training of
dancers for Gray's Inn
Jubilee performance of
the "Maske of Flowers,"
232

Dalton, Brockwell — Sub-
Editor of the Glowworm,
138

Day, Sir John — Parnell Com-
mission, Silence through-
out, 289

Delane of the Times — Rela-
tions with Gilbert
Abbott a Beckett, 78



Derby —

Cremorne Gardens, Gather-
ing on Derby niglit of
1870, 264, 265
Expedition of Punch staff
during Tom Taylor's
editorship, 213
" Sweep " in Bouverie
Street, 213
Diary keeping. Advantage of
— Merits of a short
diary, 188-192
Dickens, Charles — •

Boulogne, Partiality for,

65

Dramatic Authors' Society,
Connexion with, 236

Exhibition at the Memo-
rial Hall, Farringdon
Street, 1903, 69

Friendship with Gilbert
Abbott a Beckett, 16,

44

Guild of Literature and
Art, Interest in, 141

Nicholas Nickleby, Dedica-
tion to Macready, 250

Performance in " Not so
Bad as we Seem "in aid
of the Guild of Litera-
ture and Art, 141

Stage costume. Refusal to
appear in, before Queen
Victoria, 250

Visits to Portland House,
Fulham, 68

Witticism sent to Punch
rejected by Mark Lemon,

255

Dinner given by Gilbert Abbott
a Beckett at No. 8, Hyde
Park Gate South, Cele-
brities at, 62

Doom of St. Queric, 188, 204,
207

Dotheboys' Hall — Description
founded on Gilbert Ab-
bott a Beckett's experi-

16



INDEX



ences at Westminster,
i6
Doyle, Arthur Conan — Chapter
in The Fate of Fenella,
206
Doyle, Dicky —

Artistic Work of, 71

Contributions to Punch

Friendship with the h.
Becketts, 70

Reasons for severance of
connexion with Punch,
66, 71

Return to Punch proposed,
192, 193
Dramatic Authors' Society,

History of, 235-237
Dramatists — Scale of remu-
neration at commence-
ment of 19th century,
68

Percentages introduced by
Dion Boucicault, etc.,
68, 236, 237
Du Maurier, George —

All - round accomplish-
ments of, 112

Appreciation of, 198, 199

Arthur W. k Beckett's first
meeting with, 195

Connexion with Punch,
198

Edinburgh, Duchess of — Pre-
sence at Jubilee perfor-
mance of the " Maske
of Flowers " at Gray's
Inn, 1897, 231

Editors —

Punch, Editors of, see

Punch
Staff, Duties to, 299
Would-be contributors,
Treatment of, 121, 298
{see also names of Edi-
tors)

Edwardes, George, and John
HoUingshead, Messrs. —



Success as theatrical
managers, 244
Egyptian Hall —

" Brown, Mrs.," opening
entertainment, 261

Maskelyne's, Mr., enter-
tainment, 263

Smith's, Albert, Enter-
tainment s — " Mont
Blanc " and " China,"
258-60

Ward's, Artemus, enter-
tainment, 262

Yates, Edmund, and
Harold Power, Enter-
tainment given by, 263
" En Passant " — Verses by

E. J. Milliken, 212
Escott, Mr. T. H. S.—

Britannia, Articles in, etc.,
279

Glowworm, Editorship of,

159
Tomahawk, Contributions

to, 159
" Essence of Parliament "

Creation of by Shirley

Brooks, 220
Evans' cafe, 243
Evening Star censor — Punch

and Tomahawk opinion

of, 174
Exhibition of 185 1, Recollec-
tions of, 255

Fate of Fenella, 206

Fechter, Mr. — Success at the

Princess's, 246
Fenianism — Tomahawk Cam-
paign against, 177
Figaro in London —

Attacks on Charles Kean

and the Poet Bunn, 3 1
Attempts to resuscitate, in

1834,57. 59

" Broughamiana " Arti-
cles, 45

Characteristics of , 3 1 , 32



317



INDEX



Figaro in London, contd.—

Editorship of, by Gilbert

Abbott a Beckett, 27, 28

Enlargement of — Address

to subscribers, 57
" Gloucesteriana " Arti-
cles, 45
Imitators of — Gilbert Ab-
bott a Beckett's cam-
paign against, 29, 31
Portrait of JNIiss Horton as

" Ariel," 281
Preston, second master of
Westminster School, Al-
lusions to, 2,2
Seymour's, Richard, Quar-
rel with Gilbert Abbott
a Beckett over the car-
toons, 38-41
Similarity between scheme
of Figaro in London and
that of Punch, 28, 60
Success of, 27, 36
Winding up of, in 1839 —
Gilbert Abbott a Beckett's
severance of connexion
with, 28, 36, 51, 59
Firefly, Opposition to the Glow-
worm, 157
Fitzroy Theatre — Gilbert Ab-
bott a Beckett's connex-
ion with, 50, 5 1
France —

Empire overthrown by
Tomahawk attacks on
Napoleon III. — A. W.
a Beckett's interview
with French novelist,
192
Paris, see that title
Franco-Prussian War —

Derby night of 1870, Ga-
thering at Cremorne Gar-
dens — Forecasts, 265
Paris, Siege of, see title
Paris
" Frightful Hair," burlesque on
"The Rightful Heir/ '144



Furniss, Harry —

Punch table, Appointment

to, 220
" Toby M.P.'s " contri-
butions, Illustration of,
220



Gareloch — Highland indig-
nation at Sambourne's
sketching on the Sab-
bath, 197
Gilbert Abbott a Beckett—
"a Beckett the beak"
— Nickname given by
Thackeray, 43
Bunn's attack on, in A
Word with " Punch,"
47, 104, 275
Charitable and sympathe-
tic nature — Anecdote of
the bootmaker, 1 1
Death of, at Boulogne from

diphtheria, 34, 96-101
Dramatic Authors'Society,

Connexion with, 235
Education at Westminster
School — Rough treat-
ment, etc., 15
Figaro in London, Connex-
ion with, 27, 28, 36
Jerrold, Douglas — Sallies

at expense of, 253
Leader-writer to theTimes,

65
Leech, Collaboration with,

74
Lemon, Collaboration with,

19,47,48
Literary activity, 16, 46,

75

Magistracy in London —
Scenes in Court, 10

Marriage with Miss Mary
Anne Glossop in 1835, 54

Obituary notice by Doug-
las Jerrold, 66, loi

Personal anecdotes, 94, 95



318



INDEX



Gilbert Abbott a Beckett,
contd. —

Personal friendships with
literary men, 25, 16,
33,42,44,56
Plays written by, 48, 50,

52

Punch, Connexion with —

Claims to have been one

of the founders, etc., 9,

12, 31, 58, 60, 102, 229

Contributions to the

first number, 23, 24
Quarrel with Richard
Seymour — Facts of
the case, 36-42
Stage, Attitude towards,

19,48
"Torying a magistrate " —
Recital at meeting pre-
sided over by a Beckett
— Gilbert Abbott a Bec-
kett called on to exercise
magisterial functions,

259
Comic Guide to the Royal

Academy, Production of,

118
Comic History of England —

Work on Third Volume,

103
Dramatic Authors'Society,

Connexion with, 235
Junius, Editorship of, 230
Lemon, Mark, Difference

with, 153
Milliken's, E. J., verses on,

309
Prize for English Verse
gained at Westminster,

153
Punch —

Appointment to the
table, 219

Spielmann's, Mr., Allu-
sions to connexion
with Punch, 229,
308



Globe — Franco-Prussian War —
Appointment of Arthur
W. a Beckett as Special
Correspondent, 182, 265
Glossop, Joseph-
Connexion with Body
Guard, and the Royal
Coburg Theatre, 53

Marriage with daughter of
Surgeon Feron, 54
Glossop, Miss Mary Anne —

Marriage with Gilbert Ab-
bott a Beckett in 1 835 , 54

Operas written by — Pro-
duction of " Agnes Sor-
rel " at the St. James'
Theatre, 50
" Gloucesteriana " — Articles in

Figaro in London, 45
Glowworm — •

Arthur W. a Beckett's
editorship of, on the
retirement of C. F.
Burnand, 131, 137, 172

Burnand, F. C, first edi-
tor of, 126, 130, 131

Collins' Mortimer, work
in — Specimen of, July 7,
1866, 208

Dinner to proprietors of
Music Halls, 1 29

Early contrilsutions to,
126, 138

Escott, T. H. S., editor-
ship of, 159, 279

Griffith Gaunt controversy,
146

Issue of first number, 128,
129

Last, Printer — Connexion
with the paper, 1 27

Music Hall editions, 128

Negotiations with Arch-
bishop Manning to ac-
quire the Glowworm in
the interests of the
Church of Rome in Eng-
land, i^g-S2



319



INDEX



Glowworm, contd. —

Origin of the title, 126
Premises acquired by, 127
Rise and fall of the Glow-
worm, 24, 126
Sub-editors, 129, 138
Watch Cry, Criticism of —
Libel action resulting
from, 132-136
" Golden Rose " — Proposal to
bestow the " Golden
Rose " on Queen Vic-
toria on the occasion of
her 80th birthday —
Arthur W. a Beckett's
interview with Cardinal
Manning, 2S4, 285
Grain, Dick (Corney), 192

Glowworm, Work in con-
nexion with, 139
Reed's, German, enter-
tainment — Connexion
with, 283
Gray's Inn —

k Beckett's connexion

with, 117, 230
Jubilee celebrations, 1897
— Performance of the
" Maske of Flowers,"
see title "Maske of
Flowers "
Green, Paddy, at Evans', 243
Greenwood, Frederick — " The
Amateur Casual" — Arti-
cles in the Pall Mall Ga-
zette, 156
Griffith Gaunt controversy in
the Glowworm between
Charles Reade, Arch-
bishop Manning and
Arthur W. k Beckett,
146
Guild of Literature and Art —
Dinner to celebrate com-
pletion of houses —
Speeches by Bulwer
Lytton and Charles
Dickens, 142



Guild of Literature and Art,
contd.

Lytton's, Sir Bulwer, in-
terest in, 141
Guthrie, Anstey, author of
Vice Versa — Appoint-
ment to Punch table,
220

Halliday, Andrew — Contribu-
tions to the Glowworm 138

" Hamlet " — Success at the
Princess's, 246

Harris, Augustus —

Pantomime story, 247
Princess's Theatre, Man-
agement of, 245, 246

" Heredity " — Arthur k Bec-
kett's belief in, 117

Herv6 — Vengeance for the
Franco-Prussian War,
Leaving to a future gene-
ration, 268

History of Punch, by Spielmann,
see Spielmann's History
of Punch

Holidays — Arthur W. k Bec-
kett's advice to journa-
lists, 274, 299

Holker, Sir John, Conservative
party leadership in
House of Lords, 1881 —
Information sent to Ar-
thur W. a Beckett, 279

Holland, Miss Fanny — Connex-
ion with German Reed's
entertainment, 283

HoUingshead, John and George
Edwardes, Messrs. —
Success as theatrical
managers, 244
Horton, Miss —

Portrait as " Ariel " in
Figaro in London, 281
{see also Reed, Mr. and
Mrs. German)
" How things are done " —
Arthur W. k Beckett's



320



INDEX



series in Sunday Times,

203, 276
Hume, Hamilton, Recollections

of, 69
Hyde Park Gate South, No. 8

— Meetings of literary

men at Gilbert Abbott a

Beckett's round table,

61

Immorality — Tomahawk Cam-
paign against, 176
" In Memoriam Fratris," 18
Institute of Journalists —

Arthur W. 4 Beckett's
Speech as President —
Defence of proprietors,
etc., 294
Preliminary examination
a voluntary test, 293
Interviewing — Methods fol-
lowed] in United States,
etc., 305, 306
Irving, Henry —

Macbeth, personation of,

191
Pecksniff, desire to play,

246
Queen's Theatre, Long
Acre, Connexion with,
248

Jerrold, Douglas —

Bunn's attack on, in A
Word with " Punch,"
47, 104, 275
Contributions to Punch,

13
Criticism of the Comic

History of England, 97
Dramatic Authors'Society,

Member of, 236
Friendship with Gilbert

Abbott k Beckett, 2^,

42,65
Gilbert Abbott k Beckett's

sallies at expense of,

253



Jerrold Douglas, contd. —

Meeting and reconciliation

with the a Becketts in

Boulogne, 34, 65, 97

Obituary notice of Gilbert

Abbott a Beckett, 66,

lOI

Plays— Gilbert Abbott a
Beckett's notices of, 57

Smith's, Albert, Relations
with, 258, 261
John Bull-
Dinner, Origin of, 223

Furniss's, Mr. H., work
for, 221
Journalists and Journalism —

Holidays, Necessity for,
274, 299

Libel — Sir A. Borthwick's
services to the Press in
connexion with, 137, 177

" Log RoUing " by, Al-
leged, 306

Over-zeal in race for news,
Danger of, 303-306.

Powers of — Claim of the
Press to rank as a pro-
fession, etc., 293

Proprietors, Relations with
—Arthur \V. k Bec-
kett's experiences, etc.,
294-97

Training of — Chair at one
of the Universities pro-
posed, 293
Jubilee of 1897 — " Maske of
Flowers" performance
at Gray's Inn (see that
title).
Judge and Jury Society, 127
" Judgment of Paris " car-
toon, 1 88 1 — Sir John
Holker's information as
to who should be Venus,
279
Junius — Paper edited by Gil-
bert Arthur a Beckett,
230.



321



INDEX



Kean, Charles —

Censor criticism of , in 1828,
18

" Macbeth " at the Prin-
cess's — Attention to de-
tail in, 246

Punch's attack on, Origina-
tion of, in Figaro in Lon-
don, 31
Keene, Charles —

Appreciation of, 200, 201

Biography of — Premature
announcement of the
death of Arthur W. a
Beckett, 1 1 3

Prince Consort's Own Rifle
Brigade, alias Tower
'Amlcts Milishy, Draw-
ing of, 195
" King Incog " — Farce by Gil-
bert Abbott a Beckett,
Caste of, 5 1

Notice and Preface, 48, 49
Kipling's, Mr., poem, " The
Islanders " ; " A. A's."
Letter to the Times —
Editor's request to know
if A. W a Beckett were
" A. A.," 304

"La Grande Duchesse de

Gerolstein " — Queen

Alexandra's presence at

St. James' Theatre, 270

Labouchere, Henry —

Paris, Siege of, Special
Correspondent during,
266
Queen's Theatre, Long
Acre, Proprietor of,
24S
Last, Printer —

Glowworm , Connexion with,

127
Opinion of Gilbert Abbott
a Beckett, 24
Lavender Sweep Garden Par-
ties, 213



Lawson, Lionel, 244

Lecture on Punch by Arthur

W. a Beckett, 276
Leech, John —

Collaboration with Gilbert

Abbott a Beckett, 74
Contributions to Punch,

13

Drawings, Rarity and value
of, 76

Recollections of, 72> 75 >
76, 254

St. Bernard Dog of Albert
Smith's " Mont Blanc "
entertainment. Draw-
ing of, 257
Lehmann, R. C. — Appointment
to the Punch table,
220
Leigh, Percival —

Appreciation of Gilbert
Abbott a Beckett, 35,

85
Arthur W. k Beckett's

Relations with, 217
Connexion with Punch,

Locum ienens of Punch
during absence of Tom
Taylor, 197 — Resigna-
tion of post, 216

Magnanimous action of
the Proprietors of Punch,

91
Personal Recollections of,

91, 92
Tomahawk y Article by
Arthur W. a Beckett,
Opinion on, 184

Leighton, Sir Frederick — Opin-
ion as to permitting
presence of Press repre-
sentatives at Royal
Academy banquet, 281

Lemon, Mark —

Bunn's attack on, in A
word with " Punch,"
47, 104, 275



322



INDEX



Lemon Mark, contd. —

Collaboration with Gilbert
Abbott a Beckett, 19,

47, 48

Dramatic Authors' Society,
Member of, 236

Editorial methods, etc.,
254

Interview with Arthur W.
a Beckett, 154

Punch — Services in con-
nection with foundation
of Punch, 13

Quarrel with Gilbert a
Beckett, 153
Lennox, Lord Henry, 244
Letter from a persistent would-
be contributor to an
Editor, Anecdote, 121

Libel-
Arthur W. a Beckett's
bargain with the specu-
lative solicitor, 137
Borthwick's, Sir A., ser-
vices to the Press in
connexion with, 137,
177

Life and Adventures of George
Augustus Sala. Refer-
ences to Gilbert Abbott
a Beckett, 105

Literary Beacon, edited by
Gilbert a Beckett, 1 7

" Little Red Riding Hood,"
opera by Mrs. Gilbert
a Beckett, 50, 56

Litton, Miss —

Commission to Arthur W.
a Beckett for another
piece, on lines of "About
Town," 238
Production of Arthur W.
a Beckett's Play "About
Town," 238, 289

Local Colouring — James Payn's
method of producing,
222



Lockwood, Frank — Parnell

Commission caricatures,

287
" Log Rolling " by Journalists,

Alleged, 306
London Labour and the London

Poor — Production of , by

Henry May hew, 25
" Love's Telegraph," play by

Planche — Failure of, at

the Princess's, 245
Lucy, H. W. — Appointment

to the Punch table,

219
Lynn, Dr. — Conjuring trick

spoilt by George Rose,

198
Lytton, Sir E. Bulwer —

Deafness of. Anecdotes

illustrating, 144
Guild of Literature and

Art, Interest in, 141
" Portland," Habitue of,

141
Thackeray, Relations with,

143



McCarthy, Justin — Chapter in
The Fate of Fenella,
206
" Macbeth," Irving in, 191
Macready —

Nicholas Nicklehy dedi-
cated to, 250
Stage and family life,
Distinction between,
251
" Mahogany Tree " in Bouverie
Street —
Meetings of the staff of
Punch, Reminiscences,

64
Sambourne's, Linley, car-
toon for Punch jubilee,
252 {see also Punch Din-
ner)



323



INDEX



Manning, Archbishop —

Glowworm — Arthur 4 Bec-
kett's proposition to the
Archbishop to secure
the paper in the interests
of the Church of Rome
in England, 149-52.

" Golden Rose " for Queen
Victoria on the occasion
of her eightieth birth-
day proposal — Arthur
W. k Beckett's inter-
view with Manning, 284,
285

Griffith Gaunt, Criticisms
on, 147

Westminster Gazette. In-
terest in, 148, 151
Marlborough, late Duke of —
Conversational powers,
etc., 221
Marshall, Francis Albert —

Friendship with Arthur
William a Beckett,
124

Tomahawk, Work in con-
nexion with, 158, 184
Martian — Back of Arthur W.
4 Beckett's head among
illustrations, 299
Mask — Caricature of Times

Staff, 79
" Maske of Flowers " —

Arthur W. k Beckett's
performance as Invier-
no, 291

Jubilee performance at
Gray's Inn, 1897, with
Arthur W. k Beckett as
Master of the Revels,

230-35
Revision of, by Arthur

W. k Beckett, 140
Maskelyne's Egyptian Hall

entertainment, 263
Mathers, Miss Helen — Chapter

of The Fate of Fenella,

306



Mayhew, Henry —

Arthur W. a Beckett's
interview with, in con-
nexion with The Shops
and Companies of Great
Britain, 25-7

Connexion with Punch,
claim to have been
the originator and
founder, 56, 60

Dramatic Authors' Society,
Member of, 236

Friendship with Gilbert
Abbott k Beckett dating
from school days at
Westminster, 15

Nom de guerre of " Ralph
Rigmarole," Esq., 50

Signatory to the original
deed of Punch, 56

" Wandering Minstrel,"
Production of, at the
Fitzroy Theatre, 50
Mayhew, Horace (Ponny) —

Contributions to Punch,

13
Fondness for children, 63
Friendship with the k

Becketts, 90
Recollections of, at Punch

table, 254
Smith's, Albert, " Mont
Blanc " entertainment.
Appearance at, 257
"Meet me once again " — George
Du Maurier's illustra-
tion, 112
Melbourne Punch — William k
Beckett's contributions
to, 22
Metropolitan Railway, Addison
Road Extension — Gil-
bert Abbot k Beckett's
attempt to write down
the Railway, 95
MUliken, E. J.—

Arthur W. k Beckett's
relations with, 227



324



INDEX



Milliken, E. J., contd—

Death of, in 1897, 229

Gilbert Arthur a Beckett,
Verses on, 309

Parliamentary reporting,
111 success at, 219

Poetical talent, 211;
specimens, 212

Punch table, Date of First
appearance at, 210

Creation of " 'Arry " in
Punch, designing of car-
toons, etc., 211

Spielmann's, Mr., apprecia-
tion of, 227
" Mr. Briefless," Creation of,
by Gilbert Abbott a
Beckett, 22, 81
" Mont Blanc" — Albert Smith's
entertainment at the
Egyptian Hall, 257-60
Morgan, Matt —

Meeting with Arthur W.
a Beckett at the fete
in aid of the Royal
Hospital for Incurables,
123

Tomahawk ,Connexionwith,
159, 184
Morning Post — Appointment
of Mr. T. G. Bowles as
Special Correspondent
during Siege of Paris,
265
" My Walpole," 164
" Mystery of Edwin Drood " —
Performance at the Sur-
rey Theatre, 70
Mystery of Mostyn Manor —
Blocks used for illus-
trations, y^

Napoleon III. —

Punch's attitude towards

Thackeray's objections

to, 66
Tomahawk, Campaign

against, 179



Naval and Military Magazine —
Arthur W. a Beckett's
editorship of, 228

" Never too Late to Mend,"
production at the Prin-
cess's — Action of j i ths
Press critics, 147

" News Investigator," Methods
of — Methods in United
States, etc., 305, 306

Nicholas Nickleby —

Dedication to Macready,

250
William and Gilbert Ab-
bott a Beckett the
originals of Ralph and
Nicholas Nickleby, 16,
48

Nightingale Lane — Garden
Parties, 213

" Not so Bad as we Seem,"
by Bulwer Lytton — Per-
formance of, by amateurs
in aid of the Guild of
Literature and Art, 141

Notice, etc.. Need for agree-
ment as to, between
journalists and pro-
prietors, 295-97, 308

O'Connor, John — Scenery
painted for Gray's Inn
Jubilee performance of
the " Maske of Flowers,"
etc., 231

O'Connor, T. P. — Success as
journalist, 276

Obituary notices —

Arthur W. a Beckett,
Obituary notices in Life
of Charles Keene and
Perthshire A dvertiser, 113
Celebrities — Obituary no-
tices kept in readiness,
280

"Old Love." Unacted play
by Arthur W. a Beckett,
History of, 238-43



325



INDEX



" Oliver Twist " at Queen's
Theatre, Long Acre — SirH.
Irving and John Clay-
ton engaged in, 248
" Our Boys " —

Arthur W. a Beckett's
play " The Old Love "
and " Our Boys," 240
Alias in the Provinces,

237
Owl, Success of, 72

Pall Mall Gazette —

" Amateiu: Casual " — Arti-
cles by Greenwood, Suc-
cess of, 156
Articles on " Mr. Punch,
his Predecessors and.
Contemporaries," by F.
C. Burnand

A word with " Punch,"
references to, 106
Criticisms of the early
days of the Punch
table, 77
Smith's, Albert, rela-
tions with Punch —
Suggestion that
quarrel arose on
account of Smith's
reproductions from
the French, 256
Tomahawk, criticisms
on, 163
Success of, 156
Pantomime, the Trump Card
for all the legitimate
theatres in 1859, 246
Papevs from Pump Handle
Court — Reprint of Ar-
thur W. a Beckett's
" Briefless " articles in
Punch, 286
Paris —

Arthur W. a Beckett's

visits, etc., no, 270
Hotel du Helder, Dinner
given by Whitehurst to



Paris, contd. —

Arthur W. a Beckett-
Climax to a projected
duel, 268
Siege of —

English sympathy

with France, 267
Special Correspon-
dents surviving at
present day, 266
" Paris " — A. Sketchley's en-
tertainment at the
Egyptian Hall, 261
Parnell Commission —

Lockwood's, Frank, Cari-
catures, 287
Punch represented by
Arthur W. a Beckett,
287, 288
Parry, John — Connexion with
German Reed's enter-
tainment, 283
Paxton, Joseph — head garden-
er at Chatsworth, De-
signer of Crystal Palace,
etc., 25s
Payn, James — Method of pro-
ducing local colouring,
222
Pecksniff, Sir H. Irving's

desire to play, 246
Perthshire A dveriiser — Obitu-
ary notice of Arthur
W. a Beckett while still
living, 113
Pigott — Cross-examination in
Parnell Commission

Court, 288
Pincott, Mr., Reader to Punch —
Mlanncr of suggesting
amendments, etc., 302
Planche's play " Love's Tele-
graph," Failure of, at
the Princess's, 245
Pope Leo XIII. — Friendship

for Queen Victoria, 285
Portland Club, Recollections
of, 140



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INDEX



Portland House, Fulham —
Dickens', Charles, Visits

to, 68
Metropolitan Railway ex-
tension — Gilbert Abbott
a Beckett's attempt to
writedown the Railway,

95

" Postilon de Lonjumeaux,"
Production of, at the St.
James' Theatre, 55

Power, Harold, Recollections
of, 263

Prendergast, Mr. — Musical
Part of Gray's Inn Jubi-
lee' performance of the
" Maske of Flowers "
entrusted to, 232

Press, see Journalists and
journalism

Preston, second master of
Westminster School —
Gilbert Abbott a Beck-
ett's allusions to, in
Figaro in London, 32

Prince Consort's Own Rifle
Brigade — Company
Commanded by Arthur
W. a Beckett, 195

Princess Theatre, History of —
111 results of change in
character of Enter-
tainment, etc., 245

Printer, Importance of being
on good terms with,
300

Profession, Claim of Press to
rank as, 293

Proprietors, Classes for, pro-
posed — Relations be-
tween employers and
employed, Arthur W.
a Beckett's experiences,
etc., 294-297

Punch, or the London Charivari
Arthur W. a Beckett ap-
pointed on the staff in
1874 ; 12, 185



Punch, or the London Charivari,
contd. —

Blue riband of the Press —
Title given by a Beckett
of Punch, 214
Burnard, F. C, responsible
for Author's connexion
with Punch, 183
Characteristics of, 32, 86
Connection of the a Beck-
etts with Punch for
forty- three years 23,
35, 102, IIS, 172
Dinner —

Arthur W. a Beckett's

first appearance, at

in 1875 ; 186, 187,

188

Cartoon, Discussion

of, 194
Interregnum dinner
following death of
Tom Taylor — Ar-
thur W. a Beck-
ett present at,
215, 216
Keene's, Charles, Cri-
ticisms, 113
Past celebrities at,
Reminiscences, 253-

255
Spielmann's, Mr., de-
scriptions of, 90
Editorship —


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