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Background imageWrote Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea - The Burgh Island Hotel Tractor

Bigbury-on-Sea - The Burgh Island Hotel Tractor
Transportation in the Sea Tractor over to the Burgh Island Hotel, Bigbury-on-Sea, South Devon, allowing guests to travel to/from the mainland at High Tide

Background imageWrote Collection: Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory

Starlight bent by the Suns Attraction: The Einstein Theory
This diagram drawn by W. B. Robinson illustrates Professor Einsteins Theory that light is subject to gravitation. The drawing was based on British observers photographs at the eclipse of the sun

Background imageWrote Collection: Queen Victoria and children in mourning at Windsor

Queen Victoria and children in mourning at Windsor
Queen Victoria with her daughters, Vicky (Crown Princess of Prussia, standing behind), Alice (kneeling) and her son Prince Alfred, mourning Prince Albert

Background imageWrote Collection: Bleak House

Bleak House, Broadstairs, Kent, England. This building has great literary associations, for it was here that Charles Dickens lived and wrote " David Copperfield" etc

Background imageWrote Collection: Leopardi / Villa Ferrigni

Leopardi / Villa Ferrigni
GIACOMO LEOPARDI Villa Ferrigni, Italy, where the Italian poet wrote Ginestra in 1836

Background imageWrote Collection: Jean Henri Fabre

Jean Henri Fabre (1823-1915) French entomologist who wrote a series of texts known as the Souvenirs Entomologiques

Background imageWrote Collection: Cologny / Villa Diodati 6 /

Cologny / Villa Diodati 6 /
Cologny, near Geneva: the Villa Diodati which Byron rented in the summer of 1816; he wrote the third canto of Childe Harold here

Background imageWrote Collection: Thucydides / Bust

Thucydides / Bust
THUCYDIDES Greek historian, wrote his history while exiled for perceived military failure

Background imageWrote Collection: Darwins Study, Down

Darwins Study, Down
CHARLES DARWINs HOME The study in which he wrote On The Origin Of Species

Background imageWrote Collection: Samuel Johnson Reynolds

Samuel Johnson Reynolds
DR SAMUEL JOHNSON English writer, lexicographer, critic and conversationalist

Background imageWrote Collection: Robert Burton

Robert Burton
ROBERT BURTON (1577-1640) English clergyman and author who wrote The Anatomy of Melancholy under the pseudonym of Democritus Junior in 1621

Background imageWrote Collection: Saint Humbeline

Saint Humbeline
SAINT HUMBELINE sister of Bernard of Clairvaux, who wrote her letters reproaching her for her worldly lifestyle so she left her husband and became a nun Date: 12th century

Background imageWrote Collection: Lady Charlotte Bury - 1

Lady Charlotte Bury - 1
Lady CHARLOTTE SUSAN MARIA BURY, daughter of the 6th duke of Argyll, wife (1) of Colonel John Campbell, (2) rev Edward Bury. Not just a pretty face, she wrote poetry and stuff. Date: 1756 - 1861

Background imageWrote Collection: Sportsmans Costume

Sportsmans Costume
What to wear while shooting birds ? Sportsperson Walter Winans sets a good example in this belted jacket and plus- fours outfit, with puttees and a jaunty tyrolean hat... Date: 1909

Background imageWrote Collection: France Grignan

France Grignan
Le chateau de Grignan, in the Drome departement : madame de Sevignes daughter, to whom she wrote those wonderful letters, was comtesse de Grignan. Date: circa 1840

Background imageWrote Collection: Roger Quilter

Roger Quilter
ROGER QUILTER English musician, known chiefly for his songs though he also wrote orchestral music of an impressionist character. Date: 1877 - 1953

Background imageWrote Collection: Thomas Hilder

Thomas Hilder
THOMAS HILDER Puritan churchman, minister of Sandwich, Kent; he wrote a book on marriage for the benefit of his children Samuel, Mehetabel and Anne. Date: 1598 - 1651

Background imageWrote Collection: Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890

Sketches of Cricket in India, 1890
A series of sketches by an English Cavalry Officer of a game of cricket played between an Indian College and British Officers, in India, 1890

Background imageWrote Collection: Hector Berlioz

Hector Berlioz
HECTOR BERLIOZ French musician, who wrote the Symphonie fantastique, Les nuits d ete, The Trojans and much more. Date: 1803 -1869

Background imageWrote Collection: Oscar Hammerstein II

Oscar Hammerstein II
OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist and librettist, famous for his professional partnership with Richard Rogers. Wrote lyrics for " South Pacific" etc

Background imageWrote Collection: GEBER

GEBER Either the Arabian alchemist of the 8th to 9th centuries or the 14th century Spanish alchemist who wrote under the same name

Background imageWrote Collection: Saint John of the Cross

Saint John of the Cross
SAINT JOHN OF THE CROSS, Spanish Carmelite who worked with Teresa of Avila to reform the order : he wrote The dark night of the soul while in prison in Toledo

Background imageWrote Collection: Rafael Sabatini / Cig Card

Rafael Sabatini / Cig Card
RAFAEL SABATINI Italian novelist who wrote mainly historical romances in English

Background imageWrote Collection: Erckmann-Chatrian / Gill

Erckmann-Chatrian / Gill
EMILE ERCKMANN and LOUIS CHATRIAN French co-authors who wrote under the name Erckmann- Chatrian

Background imageWrote Collection: Tom Davies bookseller

Tom Davies bookseller
Thomas Davies bookshop in Russell Street. Tom Davies, bookseller, actor and author and friend of Boswell and Johnson, who amongst other works wrote The Life of Garrick (1780)

Background imageWrote Collection: Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, Kazakh-Soviet officer and author

Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, Kazakh-Soviet officer and author
Baurzhan Momyshuly (Momish-Uly) (1910-1982) - a Kazakh-Soviet military officer and author. As an author he wrote several books - military prose, stories and novels for adults and children

Background imageWrote Collection: Al-Farabi

Al-Farabi - a renowned philosopher and jurist who wrote in the fields of political philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and logic

Background imageWrote Collection: White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Jacob Milling postcard

White Star Line, RMS Titanic, Jacob Milling postcard
White Star Line, RMS Titanic. An exceptional handwritten postcard postmarked 11pm on 9 April 1912 sent by Second Class passenger Jacob Christian Milling (1863?1912)

Background imageWrote Collection: RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce

RMS Titanic, table of English composer Archibald Joyce
An important piece of musical and Titanic history, a late 19th/early 20th century oak barley twist gateleg table on which the composer and ?English Waltz King? Archibald Joyce (1873)

Background imageWrote Collection: Julius Harrison

Julius Harrison
A portrait drawing of English composer and conductor, Julius Allan Greenway Harrison, 1885-1963. Known for his interpretation of operatic works, he also wrote books on music

Background imageWrote Collection: Portrait of Edwin Evans

Portrait of Edwin Evans
A portrait painting of English music critic, Edwin Evans, who is leaning his elbow on the table, casually smoking a pipe. He wrote books which championed the music of Claude Debussy in particular

Background imageWrote Collection: Louis Esson

Louis Esson
A portrait oil painting of Scottish born, Australian poet and playwright, Thomas Louis Buvelot Esson, who wrote plays such as The Time is Not Yet Ripe (1912) and The Drovers (1922)

Background imageWrote Collection: Head and shoulders portrait of Marshal Radetzky

Head and shoulders portrait of Marshal Radetzky
One of a large series of postcard portraits of men and women who featured prominently in the 19th Century -the Great Century - Das Grosse Jahrhundert

Background imageWrote Collection: William Julius Mickle 1735 1788 Scottish Writer

William Julius Mickle 1735 1788 Scottish Writer
william, julius, mickle, 1735, 1788, scottish, writer, who, wrote, play, about, death, socrates, made, admired, translation, camoens, lusiad, history, historical, 10165035

Background imageWrote Collection: MRS ALEXANDER

MRS ALEXANDER Annie French Hector) Irish wife of archeologist, after whose death she wrote nearly 50 novels and hymns including All things bright & beautiful Date: 1818 - 1895

Background imageWrote Collection: Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial

Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial
McCrae, who served in the Boer War, is popularly remembered as the author of what is probably the best-known poem of the First World War -In Flanders Fields

Background imageWrote Collection: Vlamertinghe Chateau, subject of Edmund Blunden poem

Vlamertinghe Chateau, subject of Edmund Blunden poem
Blunden wrote the poem, On Passing Vlamertinghe Chateau in July 1917 in which he describes Poppies by the million. The Chateau survived the war

Background imageWrote Collection: Alexis Soyer

Alexis Soyer
French-born Alexis Soyer was Britains first celebrity chef. He was head chef at Londons Reform Club, set up a soup kitchen in Dublin during the Irish Famine, wrote best-selling cookery books

Background imageWrote Collection: EMILIE LEHMANN

EMILIE LEHMANN Polish patriot and feminist who besides fighting for the liberty of Poland wrote valuable papers on the emancipation of women. Date: circa 1848

Background imageWrote Collection: Clare Leighton

Clare Leighton
CLARE LEIGHTON British/American writer and artist, who in her long lifetime wrote 15 books and illustrated over 40 others. Date: 1899 - 1989

Background imageWrote Collection: Laure Junot

Laure Junot
LAURE SAINT-MARTIN PERMON, wife of Andoche JUNOT, duchesse d Abrantes : wrote memoirs containing valuable information, also less memorable novels. Date: 1784 - 1838

Background imageWrote Collection: Spain (1892). Bases de Manresa, catalanist asesembly

Spain (1892). Bases de Manresa, catalanist asesembly gathered togheter at the City Hall of Manresa, which wrote the Basis for the Catalan Regional Constitution. Drawing by Jaume Pahissa. Drawing

Background imageWrote Collection: Lady Charlotte Bury - 2

Lady Charlotte Bury - 2
Lady CHARLOTTE SUSAN MARIA BURY, daughter of the 6th duke of Argyll, wife (1) of Colonel John Campbell, (2) rev Edward Bury. Not just a pretty face, she wrote poetry and stuff. Date: 1756 - 1861

Background imageWrote Collection: Delhi Durbar 1911

Delhi Durbar 1911
King George V and Queen Mary at the Delhi Durbar on 12 December 1911, held to celebrate the Kings accession. There had been Durbars before in 1877 and 1903 but these one was on a monumental scale

Background imageWrote Collection: Nikolai Ostrovsky

Nikolai Ostrovsky
NIKOLAI OSTROVSKY Russian writer : though blind and paralysed he wrote an optimistic autobiographical novel

Background imageWrote Collection: Mr Sidney Webb later 1st Baron Passfield - British socialist

Mr Sidney Webb later 1st Baron Passfield - British socialist
Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield (18591947), a British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics

Background imageWrote Collection: Dickens Home at Gads Hill, Rochester, Kent

Dickens Home at Gads Hill, Rochester, Kent
A fine red brick house at Gads Hill, near Rochester, Kent. It was here that Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870, while writing his novel " Edwin Drood". circa 1905

Background imageWrote Collection: Islamic art. Tombstone of Muhammad. Signed: Ibrahim wrote. L

Islamic art. Tombstone of Muhammad. Signed: Ibrahim wrote. L
Islamic art. Tombstone of Muhammad, son of al- Abbas, son of Muhammad, son of Utba, son of al-Hasan, son of al-Hasan. Signed: Ibrahim wrote. Late 9th-early 10th century. Basalt. 75x31x33 cm



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