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Compassing the vaste globe of the Earth : studies in the history of the Hakluyt Society, 1846-1996

Author: Roy Bridges; Paul Edward Hedley Hair
Publisher: London : Hakluyt Society, 1996.
Series: Works / issued by the Hakluyt Society, ser. 2, 183.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Hakluyt Society, this text is a collection of essays on prominent persons in the society since 1846. It contains a full catalogue of all publications produced  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Bridges; Paul Edward Hedley Hair
ISBN: 0904180441 9780904180442
OCLC Number: 185795759
Description: xi, 336 s. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Part I Prolegomena: Foreword; The Hakluyt Society from past to future, P.E.H. Hair. Part II The 19th Century: Victorian Figures: William Desborough Cooley and the foundation of the Hakluyt Society, R.C. Bridges; R.H. Major and the British Museum, Tony Campbell; Henry Yule: India and Cathay, R.J. Bingle; Clements Markham: longest serving officer, most prolific editor, Ann Savours. Part III The 20th Century: Recollected Figures: William Foster and the records of the India Office, C.F. Beckingham; R.A. Skelton and the map room, D.B. Quinn; Esmond S. De Beer: scholar and benefactor, Michael Strachan. Part IV Epilogue: The Hakluyt Society and world history, R.C. Bridges and P.E.H. Hair; Appendices; Index.
Series Title: Works / issued by the Hakluyt Society, ser. 2, 183.
Responsibility: edited by R.C. Bridges and P.E.H. Hair.
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