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My own life and times 1741-1814.

Author Thomas Somerville
Title My own life and times 1741-1814.
Imprint Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas
Date of Publication 1861
Language English
Notes This is an extra-illustrated copy of the memoir of Thomas Somerville, minister of Jedburgh and uncle of the famous scientic writer Mary Somerville. This copy bears the bookplate of William John Lee, presumably the son of the editor of Thomas Somerville's text, William Lee, a professor of Glasgow University. There are almost 200 prints and 19th-century photographs added to the volume. Of particular interest is the carte-de-visite photograph of Mary Somerville, bound in after p. 390 and a photograph of a marble bust of her. Thomas Somerville had first been Mary's uncle by marriage and subsequently her father-in-law, he gave her early encouragement and tuition.
Shelfmark AB.2.208.20
Reference Sources DNB
Acquired on 20/05/08
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