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Illustration of William Bragge (1823-1884), pictured wearing the badge of the Master Cutler

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Title:Illustration of William Bragge (1823-1884), pictured wearing the badge of the Master Cutler
Location:Sheffield
Date:1874
Date Period:1851-1899
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From 'The Sheffield Rasp' (Sheffield Comic, Satiric and Political Journal), 9 May 1874.

Illustration accompanies an article in the journal about the opening of the Weston Park Museum which references William Bragge’s role helping to found the museum, and his pledge to donate artefacts to the museum from his private collections.

Outside of William Bragge’s prominent roles in Sheffield as Managing Director of Sir John Brown and Company, Master Cutler, Councillor and later Alderman, President of the Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society, President of the Sheffield School of Art, Chairman of the Free Libraries and Museum Committee (where he played a key role in the establishment of Weston Park Museum), he was a keen antiquarian who amassed extensive collections of rare manuscripts and artefacts, many of which were sourced from his extensive overseas travels.

Original at Sheffield City Archives: MD7801/9/16a.

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