Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth: Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846-1996 (Hakluyt Society Second No. 183)
By: P. E. H. Hair (author), R. C. Bridges (author)Hardback
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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. Containing: P.E.H. Hair, 'The Hakluyt Society: from Past to Future'; R.C. Bridges, 'William Desborough Cooley and the Foundation of the Hakluyt Society'; Tony Campbell, 'R.H. Major and the British Museum'; R.J. Bingle, 'Henry Yule: India and Cathay'; Ann Savours, 'Clements Markham: longest serving Officer, most prolific Editor'; C.F. Beckingham, 'William Foster and the Records of the India Office'; D.B. Quinn, 'R.A. Skelton of the Map Room'; Michael Strachan, 'Esmond S. de Beer: Scholar and Benefactor'; and R.C. Bridges and P.E.H. Hair, 'The Hakluyt Society and World History'.
R.C. Bridges and P.E.H. Hair
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.
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