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local_library The Family Topographer, Antient and Present
Local history by date. Culture, population, notable events and people.
Samual Tymms   1832   317
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The Family Topographer, Antient and Present

Hampshire Details:
● Situation and Extent
● Ancient State and Remains
● Present State and Appearance
● Seats
● Populations as of 1821
● History - From 43 to 1815 AD
● Eminent Natives
● Miscellaneous Observations
● Referenced List of Works

local_library The Father's Tragedy, William Rufus, Loyalty Or Love
Poems And Plays
Michael Field   1885   310
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The Father's Tragedy, William Rufus, Loyalty Or Love

From "The Saturday Review": It is many years since we have read a new poem so instinct with the immutable attributes of poetry, so free from current cant and trick, and animated by an inspiration so warm and native and unfailing. The drama, though classic in subject, is modem in form, and almost denuded of lyrical ornament.

There is no chorus and there are no experiments in Greek metres. Still more characteristic is the interpolation of certain humorous scenes conceived in the wanton spirit of the Elizabethan drama ; and, underlying all, runs an eccentric vein of fateful irony, which affords the most individual expression of the author's genius.

local_library The Forests of England in Bye-Gone Times
England's forests from Roman times to the present (1883)
John Croumbie Brown   1883   289
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The Forests of England in Bye-Gone Times

Book Introduction: Reference is made to arrangements proposed by the British Government in 1870 for the preparation and publication of a compilation of information in regard to the past history and management of English Forests and to circumstances which have led meanwhile to arrangements for the publication of this compilation.

In the absence of any previous work for the Commissioners of Woods and Forests, I prepared for myself a rough sketch of the history of British forests, and the treatment of them from the earliest times to the present ; and this having served my purpose, I have filled up the outline and revised the compilation for the press, hoping that in the lack of something better it may be acceptable to others desiring such information.

local_library The Hampshire Antiquary and Naturalist Volume 1
The Archaeology, History and Folk-lore of Hampshire in the 19th Century.
Various   1891   172
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The Hampshire Antiquary and Naturalist Volume 1

Local Notes and Queries, and other Antiquarian and Natural History Matters connected with the County of Hampshire.

From the preface: It has often been suggested that there should be some permanent record of the meetings of the Hampshire Field Club. This Club is doing much by its periodical visits to various parts of the county to make known many interesting features in out of the way corners, and to elicit an interest in local antiquities, which has already borne fruit in increased study and better preservation.

The only full and regularly published reports of these meetings are those of The Hampshire Independent, and the republication of these will doubtless be welcomed by many besides members of the Club.

local_library The Life Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A biography of Connan Doyle. A story of adventure, melodrama and tragedy.
John Dickinson Carr   1949   330
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The Life Of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This vivid biography, written by John Dickson Carr, benefits from his full access to the archives of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to his notebooks, diaries, press clippings, and voluminous correspondence. Like his creation Sherlock Holmes, Doyle had "a horror of destroying documents," and they accumulated to vast amount throughout his house at Windlesham. They provide many of the words incorporated by Carr in this portrayal of Doyle's forays into politics, his infatuation with spiritualism, his literary ambitions, and dinner-table conversations with friends like H. G. Wells and King Edward VII.

Carr, then, in a sense collabourates with his subject to unfold a colourful narrative that takes Doyle from his school days at Stonyhurst to Edinburgh University and a medical practice at Southsea, where he conceived the idea of wedding scientific study to criminal investigation in the fictive person of Sherlock Holmes. It also explores the private tragedy of Doyle's first marriage and long-delayed second as it follows him into the arena of public activity, propaganda, and literary output that would win him both celebrity and a knighthood.

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