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The Book of Gorley. Accounts of Cranborne Chase and Ashley Rails by Heywood Sumner

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SUM
Title
The Book of Gorley. Accounts of Cranborne Chase and Ashley Rails by Heywood Sumner
Date
1908-1938
Level of description
Fonds
Extent and format
Paper; prelims + pp.199; prelims + pp.197 (96-188 blank). Two volumes. Quarto. Vellum, green.
Scope and content
Two volumes on the history and archaeology of Cranborne Chase and vicinity, Dorset, and (825/2) the Roman pottery site at Ashley Rails, New Forest, by George Heywood Maunoir Sumner, FSA (1853-1940); compiled 1908-38. Calligraphically written and illustrated by numerous drawings, watercolours and sketch maps. See the facsimile of an earlier volume of 1904-c. 1909, Cuckoo Hill. The Book of Gorley (1987), vi-xxi, for details of Sumner's work. A.J., 21 (1941), 262 (obituary).
Creator
Sumner, George Heywood Maunoir (1853-1940), antiquary and archaeologist
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/825/1-2
SAL/MS/825
Archival history
Acquired by Mrs Cecily Margaret Guido, FSA, after the death of the author (1940) and presented by her, August 1966.
Related units of description
Further items relating to Sumner and his family were acquired by Hants. Record Office, Winchester, in 1995 (106M95/D1).
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