Proceedings Volume 35-36

Proceedings Volume 35-36

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of the county went. No doubt some parts of the county history could be well written at the present moment--such at the Roman, preRoman, and even Saxon times; but when they came to the documentary period there was a vast amount of labour to be gone through, so that it would be a cause for the greatest regret to all who were interested in the matter if the county history were hastily written. It would have been of the greatest regret to them if it had been written twenty years ago, for it would all have to have been re-written. He did not think, at the lowest computation, that ten years were too much for encountering the labour of ransacking the documents they knew of. He had given to one of the members a list of great stores of unransacked documents. He believed these raw materials were growing, but they were not nearly grown to their full extent, though they were in rapid process of growth; but he reckoned that it would be as much as ten years before the documentary evidence could be put in order, and therefore his plea was for time. But that did not at all militate against the proposal, on the contrary, it made it extremely desirable that they should begin to see their way about it. The work must be done by a small body of men, and he was fully in accord with the proposal to devolve the matter upon the Council of the Society, requesting them to take it into close consideration and put it into shape. He seconded the resolution as moved by the President. The Rev. J. A. BENNETT said that he took an especial interest in the subject, as being the Secretary of the Record Society. He welcomed too Mr. Hobhouse's suggestion, and he knew from his intercouse with the Council that they too would enter into it willingly, and carry it out to the...
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971647
  • 9781236971647