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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Hi mikejee. Oh !! I see, Logical then that it would have been a hobby, not his day job. Not a bad artist though, even if it was only a hobby.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Hi mikejee. Seems the John Joseph BAILEY living at 61 Leonard Road, Handsworth is our most likely candidate, especially as he had moved on by the 1932 edition of Kelly's. Incidentally, did Kelly's have him listed as an artist at that address in 1923 ?
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Hi Mikejee. I have located the Artist J.J. BAILEY in the book British Artists 1880 - 1940 and I am confident that I have the correct artist. He is listed as living in, firstly Handsworth during 1923 and afterwards Sutton Coldfield in 1937. He was a member of the Royal Society of Artists...
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Hi Maurice. The book British Artists 1880 - 1940 has arrived this afternoon and there are 15 people with the name FITZGERALD listed. Regards Phil.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Hi Janice. Yes. It belonged to my mother who brought it with her from her parents house in Birmingham when she married my father in 1949. I think it originally belonged to her father's family. Hence the assumed date of around 1910 to 1920.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Thanks Janice. I have managed to follow the instructions and bingo, we are there. Regards Phil
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Maurice. I have sent for The Dictionary of British Artists from Amazon. I will have a look for Fitzgerald at the same time as I am looking for J.J. BAILEY. Any other details such as initials etc, just send them through to me. Regards Phil.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Hi Maurice. I have tried R.B.S.A. but they do not have a J.J. BAILEY on their books. Only a James BAILEY born 1922. Too late for our artist I think.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Dear Maurice. Most Helpful indeed. Thanks Phil.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Keep getting message saying the uploaded picture file is too large for the server.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Dear Mikejee. I will do my best. This may take some time. But I will get it right eventually. Lol.
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Dear Maurice. I am very grateful to you for your research into the artist J.J. BAILEY and I will follow up on your suggestion reference the Dictionary of British Artists. I hope the entry gives a brief biography as this would be invaluable for inclusion in our family history project. It is...
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    S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street,

    Dear Pedrocut.. Thank you for some very careful research on the two Samuel KEELEY'S. Given the completely differing occupations and backgrounds of the two, I am reasonably confident that the S. KEELEY of S. KEELEY & Sons, 26 Whittall Street is the second name that you researched and I agree...
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