"situate at a given point not less than 1 statute mile from the periphery of the metropolis, within a time limit of not more than 15 minutes from tram or train line (e.g., Dundrum, south, or Sutton, north, both localities equally reported by trial to resemble the terrestrial poles in being favourable climates for phthisical subjects), the premises to be held under feefarm grant, lease 999 years, the messuage to consist of 1 drawingroom with baywindow (2 lancets), thermometer affixed, 1 sittingroom, 4 bedrooms, 2 servants' rooms, tiled kitchen with close range and scullery, lounge hall fitted with linen wallpresses," (U17.1514)
"fumed oak sectional bookcase containing the Encyclopaedia Britannica and New Century Dictionary," (U17.1522)
"bentwood perch with fingertame parrot (expurgated language), embossed mural paper at 10/- per dozen with transverse swags of carmine floral design and top crown frieze, staircase, three continuous flights at successive right angles, of varnished clear grained oak, treads and risers, newel, balusters and handrail, with stepped up panel dado, dressed with camphorated wax: bathroom, hot and cold supply, reclining and shower: water closet on mezzanine provided with opaque singlepane oblong window, tipup seat, bracket lamp, brass tierod and brace, armrests, footstool and artistic oleograph on inner face of door: ditto, plain:" (U17.1534)
"servants' apartments with separate sanitary and hygienic necessaries for cook, general and betweenmaid (salary, rising by biennial unearned increments of £2, with comprehensive fidelity insurance, annual bonus (£1) and retiring allowance (based on the 65 system) after 30 years' service), pantry, buttery, larder, refrigerator, outoffices, coal and wood cellarage with winebin (still and sparkling vintages) for distinguished guests, if entertained to dinner (evening dress), carbon monoxide gas supply throughout." (U17.1543)
"What additional attractions might the grounds contain?
As addenda, a tennis and fives court," (U17.1551)
"a shrubbery, a glass summerhouse with tropical palms, equipped in the best botanical manner, a rockery with waterspray," (U17.1552)
"a beehive arranged on humane principles," (U17.1554)
"What improvements might be subsequently introduced?
A rabbitry and fowlrun, a dovecote, a botanical conservatory," (U17.1567)
"2 hammocks (lady's and gentleman's), a sundial shaded and sheltered by laburnum or lilac trees, an exotically harmonically accorded Japanese tinkle gate bell affixed to left lateral gatepost, a capacious waterbutt, a lawnmower with side delivery and grassbox, a lawnsprinkler with hydraulic hose." (U17.156)8
"What facilities of transit were desirable?
When citybound frequent connection by train or tram from their respective intermediate station or terminal. When countrybound velocipedes, a chainless freewheel roadster cycle with side basketcar attached, or draught conveyance, a donkey with wicker trap or smart phaeton with good working solidungular cob (roan gelding, 14 h)." (U17.1573)
"What might be the name of this erigible or erected residence?
Bloom Cottage. Saint Leopold's. Flowerville." (U17.1579)
Unrelated but interesting, there is a Leopold street in Budapest, shown on this PC.
"What syllabus of intellectual pursuits was simultaneously possible?
Snapshot photography," (U17.1588)
"agreeable cottagers' fires of smoking peat turves (period of hibernation). Indoor: discussion in tepid security of unsolved historical and criminal problems: lecture of unexpurgated exotic erotic masterpieces: house carpentry with toolbox containing hammer, awl nails, screws, tintacks, gimlet, tweezers, bullnose plane and turnscrew." (U17.1598)
"Might he become a gentleman farmer of field produce and live stock?
Not impossibly, with 1 or 2 stripper cows, 1 pike of upland hay and requisite farming implements, e.g. an end-to-end churn, a turnip pulper etc." (U17.1603)
"(Mr and Mrs Leopold Bloom have left Kingstown for England)." (U17.1614)
"Prove that he had loved rectitude from his earliest youth.
To Master Percy Apjohn at High School in 1880 he had divulged his disbelief in the tenets of the Irish (protestant) church (to which his father Rudolf Virag (later Rudolph Bloom) had been converted from the Israelitic faith and communion in 1865 by the Society for promoting Christianity among the jews) subsequently abjured by him in favour of Roman catholicism at the epoch of and with a view to his matrimony in 1888." (U17.1636)
The London Society for the Promotion of Christianity among the Jews was founded in 1809. Its mission was the conversion of Jews of all classes, but it initially concentrated on the destitute Jews in the London area. It provided them with food and clothing, and some with training and employment in a textile mill and a printing plant established for that purpose. In time, the London Society had agents in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Muslim strongholds of N. Africa and the Levant. This PC shows Rev. Samuel Schor, born 1859 to Hebrew Christian parents in Jerusalem, and a member of the London Society.