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

Author: R C Bridges; P E H Hair; Tony Campbell; David B Quinn; Hakluyt Society.
Publisher: London : Hakluyt Society, 1996.
Series: Works issued by the Hakluyt Society., Second series ;, no. 183.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A special volume of essays to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Society, with a full listing and index of Hakluyt Society publications 1847-1995.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Bibliography
Biography
History
Named Person: Richard Henry Major; R A Skelton; Richard Henry Major; R A Skelton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R C Bridges; P E H Hair; Tony Campbell; David B Quinn; Hakluyt Society.
ISBN: 1409433692 9781409433699
OCLC Number: 860620770
Notes: Includes index.
Includes articles by: Tony Campbell on R.H. Major pp. 80-141 - D.B. Quinn on R.A. Skelton pp. 201-207. Both subjects were Keepers of Maps at the British Museum and British Library.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 336 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits.
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., Second series ;, no. 183.
Responsibility: edited by R.C. Bridges and P.E.H. Hair.
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