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Lot 63

REV. MOULE OF FORDINGTON, DORCHESTER: "Memories of a Vicarage"

Handley CG Mould DD, London, The Religious Tract Society, 1913, a gift from Moule (then Bishop of Durham) in 1918 to his successor a Vicar of Fordington Rev. R.G. Bartelot, including a letter from Mrs Moule and Moule's licence as Curate at Fordington 1869; "A Brief Memorial of Mrs Moule of Fordington", W. Poole, London and Henry Ling, Dorchester, 1877, Anon. 1st edition; and two copies of "Christmas Hymn 1874, words and music by Rev. HCG Moule (a lot)

Estimate: £100 - £200
Bidding ended. Lot is unsold.

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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