File MF/RO 146/1, 147/1, 148/1 - Microfilms of Great Yarmouth Monthly Book Club minutes, accounts, etc., 1780-1784, 1787-1844, and accounts and book loan records, 1781-1784, 1783-1786, 1845-1849, 1850-1853, 1854-1859, 1860-1865, 1866-1871, 1872-1887, 1888-1900, 1901-1948.

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MF/RO 146/1, 147/1, 148/1

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Microfilms of Great Yarmouth Monthly Book Club minutes, accounts, etc., 1780-1784, 1787-1844, and accounts and book loan records, 1781-1784, 1783-1786, 1845-1849, 1850-1853, 1854-1859, 1860-1865, 1866-1871, 1872-1887, 1888-1900, 1901-1948.

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(1780-?)

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Founded in 1780. Originally limited to 12 members and later expanded to 20 full and 6 visiting members. It purchased books which were then loaned to members, the most distinguished of whom was probably Dawson Turner.

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(1775-1858)

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Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary, was born in Great Yarmouth, the son of James Turner, merchant and banker, and his wife, Elizabeth Cotman. He was educated at North Walsham Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge, but left before taking his degree to join Gurney and Turner's Bank in Yarmouth. In 1794, he married Mary Palgrave of Yarmouth and Coltishall, Norfolk, with whom he had eleven children, of whom six daughters and two sons survived infancy. The key elements in his subsequent life were banking, family, and a studious disposition. His main passions were for botany and, later, for painting and antiquarian studies. He became an avid collector of literary and scientific books and manuscripts, as well as being an author of many works on antiquities and botany, especially cryptogamic plants. Throughout his life, he corresponded with many of the great botanists, antiquaries and artists of the day.

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0dceb502-716c-4df3-90be-e24b024f9b6a

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Created 06/08/2010 by Droip. Modified 17/12/2018 by Droip.

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