Perkins, Algernon (1808 -1872)

Algernon Perkins, of Hanworth Park, Middlesex, was the second but eldest surviving son of the well known book collector, Henry Perkins, of Hanworth Park, Middlesex, and Jane Latham. Educated at Oriel College Oxford, where he matriculated 20 October 1826 age seventeen, and took his B.A. in 1831 and his M.A. in 1833. He then entered as a Student of the Inner Temple in 1831. He married Sophia, daughter of George William Soltau, of Little Efford in Devon. He died without issue in 1872. After his death the library was sold at auction by Gadsden, Ellis & Co at Hanworth on 3 6 June 1873, when the 865 lots produced £26,000. It contained no less than two copies of the Gutenberg Bible, one printed on vellum and a second on paper.

Seat / Residence(s): Hanworth Park, Middlesex
Library Auction Details: Gadsden, Ellis & Co (3-6 June 1873)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Perkins, Algernon (1808 - 1872) (Stamp 1) Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a unicorn's head
Arms: Gules two chevrons between three escallops argent (Perkins) impaling Per bend sinister azure and argent on the dexter side three ears of wheat on one stalk, on the sinister three fleurs de lys argent (Soltau of Little Efford in Devon)
Impalement: Per bend sinister azure and argent on the dexter side three ears of wheat on one stalk, on the sinister three fleurs de lys argent (Soltau of Little Efford in Devon)
Heraldic Charges: chevrons (2) between, Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: fleurs-de-lys (3), Heraldic Charges: per bend, Heraldic Charges: unicorn's head, Heraldic Charges: wheat, ears of (3)