A scrap of a letter or envelope that I found tucked inside my copy of Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities”—there is a calculation, 14.56 × 225, giving £3,2557; there is also a stamp that I have taken for a postmark, reading “JY A? 11 ?806” which I have taken to be a date of July 11th 1806, with a missing letter giving a two-letter abberviatoin for [...] [more...][$]
The other side of the scrap of a letter or envelope that I found tucked inside my copy of Harwood’s 1801 “Grecian Antiquities”—there is a list of books written on it, which I tried to transcribe here. The books all seem to have been published before 1806, consistent with my readong of the postmark or stamp mark on the other side. [more...][$]
Somehow i ended up with this manuscript, which authorized the founding of a Church school for the poor in Haynes, Bedfordshire, UK, in 1850. Probably this was the school that’s in the South-West corner of Haynes Church End, almost at Clophill Lane, converted to a private house in the 1960s by an arcitect who lived there (Chris Robinson). My father [...] [more...][$]
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