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Lot 62

WILLIAM BARNES, "THE DORSET POET":

"A Few Words on the Advantages of a more Common Adoption of the Mathematic as a Branch of Education, or Subject of Study", William Barnes, Whittaker 1834; and "The Christian Year. Thoughts in verse for the Sundays and Holydays", Rivingtons, new edition 1882, dedication by William Barnes: "L.L. Barnes with love from her fond Father, 1 Sept 1884 ...." (2)

Estimate: £200 - £400
Hammer price: £180
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Provenance: The Bartelot Family Collection, mostly the property of Rev. Richard Grosvenor Bartelot FSA, Rector of Fordington, Dorchester 1907-1939, or his son Major R St G G Bartelot.

Grosvenor Bartelot was born in 1868 and went to Crewkerne Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford, in the 1880s. In the next two decades he served as curate at Corfe Castle, Anglican chaplain in Turin, and as the Bishop of Salisbury's missioner covering duties of other clergy all over Dorset. He became a noted antiquarian and genealogist and was elected FSA. Having been born a Bartlett, in 1898 he changed his name to the original Norman form, Bartelot. In 1906 he became Vicar of Fordington St George, Dorchester, and next year he married Evelyn, daughter of Alfred Pope Esq of South Court and Wrackleford House, founder of the Eldridge Pope brewery. Having retired in 1936 to Timsbury, Somerset, he died in 1947.


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