WHIPS 'A deputation from the Board of Governors of the City of Dublin Hospital waited yesterday at the circus to present Mr. Charles Hengler with an address, as an acknowledgement of a donation of 50. to the institution; and also to present Miss Jenny Louise Hengler with a handsome gold-mounted riding whip, as a recognition of her services on the occasion of the benefit, which was tiven by Mr. Hengler for the hospital. ... The address was neatly and tastefully engrossed on velum, and the whip, considering Miss Hengler's special accomplisment, was a most appropriate gift. It was made of white whalebone, and has been finished in one of the first establishments in London. ...' The gold mount was inscribed. Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, Dublin, Friday, 4 August 1871 Jenny Louise Hengler described as 'a graceful exponent of haute e'cole riding' 'The Young Hernandex, who is said to be a son of Risley, and not to be descended according to the lying genealogy given of him in some papers, will, after the present week, join Franconi's exquestian troupe in Paris. His secession from Astleys' is to be deplored, as his extradronary ability was just becoming known, and drawing crowds to the theatre. On Thursday, which was his benefit, an elegantly silver-mounted riding whip, decorated with white ribbon, was thrown to him by a lady from the boxes, as a reward for his graceful act of horsmanship.' The Satirist; or, the True Censor of the Times, London, Saturday, 31 March 1849, p. 152 'It appears the Lincolnshire people are fully aware of the fact that England is eminently a horse-breeding country. The Earl of Yarborough has presented a handsome useful riding whipe mounted in silver to the North Lincolnshire Agricultural Society to be awarded by them to the owner of the best hunting cold shown at the meeting of the society, which is held annually. The whip has medallions chased round it, each of which has one initial letter of the society, interspersed with acorns and oak leaves, a shield with the earl's coronet and lett Y, the top surmounted with a dead stag lying among rocks. It was designed and made by Callow and Son, of Park-lane. The gentleman who is so fortunately as to obtain this whip is Mr Reading, of Grantham.' Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle, London, Sunday, 23 September 1860, p. 2 Presumably the following refers to the 1862 exhibition '... During the progress of the Exhibition we had neither time nor space at our command to deal with the articles most adapted to a Sportsman's tastes ... Now, however, we feel it incumbent upon us to supply the definciency. And first and foresmost come the whips of Swaine and Aidney [sic], to which the Commissioners could not do otherwise than award a first-class medal. To enlarge upon the worth of a good whip is wholly unnecessary, as those who unfortuntely have had a bad one in their hands can well testify. The great feature of Swaine and Aidney's [sic] are their solidity, which is produced by the firmness of the platting, and covered with the whitest gut, their durability is insured longer than may be beneficial for the interests of the firm itself. In these cases we found whips suited to every class of persons, and for every occasion, whether for the trousseau of a Bride or the outfit of a Governor-General...' Baily's Monthly Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, London, Monday, 1 December 1862, p. 313 1837 advertisement - 'gig whips, silver-mounted, jockey, hunting and other whips...' died 'On Sunday last, about One o'Clock, Mr. Paul Jervis, his Majesty's Whip-maker in Smithfield, and late worthy Member of the Common-Council of this City for the Parish of S. Sepulchres, departed this Life, after a Fortnight's Sickness.' Weekly Journal or British Gazetteer, London, Saturday, 30 August 1718, p. 1138a The King's Birthday 'Yesterday, the Anniversary of his Majesty's Birth-day was observed in the metropolis with every demonstration of joy and respect...' The Illuminations included p. 3c - Regent Street and Quadrant '... Crowder and Callow, whipmakers, festooned their windows with lamps.' p. 3d ... 'Hamlet, silversmith, at the corner of Sidney's-alley, displayed over the royal arms a beautiful G.R., with a star surmounted with a superb coronet, and enclosed with laurel and festoons.' The Morning Chronicle, London, Tuesday, 24 April 1827 re New York International Exhibition '... Messrs. Swaine and Adeney, of Piccadilly, plumply announce, in the very largest of gilded letters, that they are whipmakers to his Royal Highness Field Marshal Prince Albert. Blessed is the steed on whose fleet flanks such whips are ornamentally applied!' The Morning Chronicle, London, Wednesday, 14 September 1853 'Stage Coach Trade. - On May-day - an occasion of general rejoicing in the old coaching days - a deputation from the English coach proprietors . . . waited on General Wyndham, M.P., at his residence, Mount-street, Grosvenor-square, and presented him with a characteristic ''token'' in commemoration of the success of the gallant General's labour in the House of Commons, on the late reduction of stage carriage duty. The ''token'' was a superb holly four hurse whip, with carved ivory handle and gold mounts, representing in the rihly chased fine gold lower mount (as also in the ivory handle) a mail coach with coachman, guard, &c., four horses ''spanking along'' a turnpike road; the upper mount, also of fine chased gold, having the General's crest and this inscription, ''General Wyndham, MP, from the Whips of England, in Commemoration of June 27, 1855,'' that being the day on which the gallant General carried his motion in the House to reduce the duty. The whip, &c. was manufactured by Messrs Swaine and Adeney, whip manufacturers to the Queen and Prince Albert, and elicited much admiration.' North Wales Chronicle, Bangor, Saturday, 10 May 1856 ----------------------------------------------------------