Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events Which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and Berwick-Upon-Tweed, with Biographical Notices of Deceased Persons of Talent, Eccentricity, and Volume 1

Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events Which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and Berwick-Upon-Tweed, with Biographical Notices of Deceased Persons of Talent, Eccentricity, and Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...Liverpool as the medium of private communication between Great Britain and the Holy See, in which capacity he acquitted himself with much address. Mr. Silvertop was appointed High Sheriff of Northumberland, in 1830, and was the first Roman Catholic who had filled that office since the reign of James II. He was the first to notice and to foster the genius of the celebrated sculptor Lough, who was born near Minsteracres, and. his purse waa ever open to merit struggling with difficulty or misfortune. March 26.--This morning whilst the fishing boats belonging to the village of Cullercoats were at sea they discovered something floating of uncommon length and of silvery and dazzling brightness. It proved to be a fish of the Gymmetrus genus of which there are few of the species known. It was 12 feet 5 inches long, 13 inches in depth, and 3 inches thick, with a crest about 14 inches in height. The fish was exhibited at Tynemouth, North and South Shields, and Newcastle, and was afterwards shown in London, where it attracted much attention. It is now in the Museum of the Natural History Society, Newcastle. Apiil 3.--A "gentleman" and "lady" drove up in a gig to the door of the Fulwell Inn, near Sunderland. The gentleman introduced himself as the " Laird o' Banff," and possessed of estates in the North of Scotland, yielding rental to the amount of 7,000 per annum. He displayed a large bundle of notes and invited the landlord to dine with him and to send for all the respectable farmers and tradesmen around for the same purpose, whilst the workmen and others in the kitchen were regaled with brandy. The laird and lady remained enjoying themselves for two days, when the gentleman and his host rode out together to...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870360
  • 9781236870360