Proceedings Volume 53-54

Proceedings Volume 53-54

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...material for curious investigation and fresh criticism at the hands of many generations yet to come. On the historical side I have a very active sympathy with your Society, as the possessor of certain ancient records connected with our county, which have been the subject of investigation by members of this Society on two occasions, when my father had the pleasure of welcoming them at Longleat, and I find in the volumes of your Prnceea'z'n_qs a very interesting paper dealing with the contents of the Longleat Libraries, read before your Society on the occasion of one of those visits by my old and valued friend, the late Canon Jackson, whose reputation as an antiquary is the cherished memory of at least two counties. ' These reflections have led me to adopt as the topic of my Presidential Address a brief and necessarily cursory retrospect of the period of remarkable and valuable work commemorated by your Society. Before I do so, allow me to pay a tribute to the memories of three of your members, whose loss the Society has to deplore since your last Annual Meeting. Mr. Edward Stanley was one of your Trustees and twice your President--on the last occasion in this very place ten years ago, when you celebrated your Fiftieth Anniversary. Sir Richard Paget had been a Vice-President of your Society for over forty years. Vol. LIV (Third Series, Vol. XIV), Part 1. B I had the honour and privilege of being associated with both these gentlemen, both in the House of Commons and at the old Quarter Sessions of Somerset, and afterwards on the County Council, and I know how highly and how deservedly their characters and their work in public and private life were esteemed in the county they served so well. Mr. Elworthy also has passed away. He was at one...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990145
  • 9781236990143