Location 1892 - 1897
There is a slim pocket New Testament that belonged to B-P; how nor when it became his is not known.Upon B-P's death, this book came to his younger daughter Betty, who took it with her on her travels.
B-P made a note :
Burroughs, Welcome & Co
his is obviously a recommendation for something to treat his excrutiating eczema from which he suffered all his life. Modern science shows that lanoline makes it worse. Poor fellow !
Sent: 28 November 2007 13:08
To: Library Enquiries
Subject: Information Service Enquiry
I have found a note giving
"Burroughs, Welcome & Co, Snow [illegible], London". I guess this would
have been one of your addresses at the time (between 1892 & 1899) Could
you tell me what the illegible word might be ? The first letter is "B";
it could be "Bde", say, for "Boulevard", or "Bge" for "Bridge".....
From: "Hilton ,Christopher"
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 5:38 PM
Subject: RE: Information Service Enquiry
Burroughs Wellcome's address at this
stage was on Snow Hill in central London so I would have expected this
to be the form given. However, if you are certain that the second word
begins with B, it might possibly be "Building", as in "Snow Hill
Building", which sometimes occurs in the archives as the address: we
would have to assume that the writer of the note omitted the "Hill" in
error, which I suppose is possible. Does this seem plausible, when you
look at the handwriting?
Dr. Christopher Hilton
Archives Team Leader
The Wellcome Trust
183 Euston Road
LONDON NW1 2BE
Tel.: (+44) 020 7611 8481
B-P also wrote out on the fly-leaf the hymn "Lord of all being, throned afar" written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1848
Fetched frm the InterNet:-
A SUNDAY HYMN
POEMS FROM THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST-TABLE. 1858-1859
The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Volume 6.
LORD of all being! throned afar,
Thy glory flames from sun and star;
Centre and soul of every sphere,
Yet to each loving heart how near!
Sun of our life, thy quickening ray
Sheds on our path the glow of day;
Star of our hope, thy softened light
Cheers the long watches of the night.
Our midnight is thy smile withdrawn;
Our noontide is thy gracious dawn;
Our rainbow arch thy mercy's sign;
All, save the clouds of sin, are thine!
Lord of all life, below, above,
Whose light is truth, whose warmth is love,
Before thy ever-blazing throne
We ask no lustre of our own.
Grant us thy truth to make us free,
And kindling hearts that burn for thee,
Till all thy living altars claim
One holy light, one heavenly flame!
The Book is inscribed at the back by B-P with a table showing where he was every Sunday from March 1892 to Feb 1899. That suggests (no more) that perhaps this New Testament was a present given for his 35th birthday on 22nd February 1892. Some of these entries have been transcribed, into an Excel spreadsheet. If you should happen to have the time and the inclination, it would be much appreciated if you were to transcibe more into that spreadsheet; if so, do write and tell us first, to avoid duplication. Then we can add that to this.
Here is the first bit, from March to December, 1892:-
3 Apr Blank
10 Apr Syracuse
17 Apr Palermo
24 Apr Acircale
1 May Malta
8 May Malta
15 May Malta
22 May Malta
29 May San Antonio
5 June San Antonio
12 June Valetta
19 June San Antonio
26 June San Antonio
3 July Verdarla
10 July Verdarla
17 July Verdarla
24 July Verdarla
31 July SS Parramatta
7 Aug Sarajevo/Bosnia
14 Aug Sternsten Styria
21 Aug Feld Kirch
28 Aug Turin
4 Sept Brindisi
11 Sept Verdarla
18 Sept Verdarla
25 Sept Verdarla
2 Oct Verdarla
9 Oct Verdarla
16 Oct Selmun
23 Oct Verdarla
30 Oct S.S. FitzGerald
6 Nov Cettinje
13 Nov Syracuse
20 Nov Valetta
27 Nov Valetta
4 Dec Valetta
11 Dec Valetta
18 Dec Valetta
25 Dec Valetta
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