1895 February Footnotes

[1] Besant, Walter, 1836-1901: St. Katherine’s by the Tower; a novel

[2} Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is the third novel by George Eliot, published in 1861.

[3] Geoff – Geoff Barnard (1872-1891) – Poz and Doz’s brother who died.  He was an artist with huge potential, taking after his father, Fred Barnard.

[4] The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit is a novel by Charles Dickens was originally serialised between 1842 and 1844.

[5] Cretonne was originally a strong, white fabric with a hempen warp and linen weft was originally a strong, white fabric with a hempen warp and linen weft.

[6] Coy Pond Road, Branksome, Poole, BH12 1HX – Coy Pond and the gardens cover around 9 acres of land, from Branksome towards Bournemouth Gardens.

[7] Branksome is a suburb of Poole in Dorset, England.

[8] Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family by Elizabeth Rundle Charles, a story set in Germany at the time of Luther and the German Reformation.

[9] Netting was a form of needlecraft, popular among Victorian ladies, that used linen, cotton, or silk thread to weave mesh purses as well as mesh decorations for handkerchiefs and similar articles.

[10] The Story of Sonny Sahib by Sara Jeannette Duncan.

[11] Winning the Victory; Author: ‘Evelyn Everett-Green – “a tale – only a tale, and seems to find no redeeming qualities in it.”

[12] Branksome Dene Chine, Branksome Chine and Alum Chine (a chine being the local name for a deep gorge caused by river erosion extending to the sea) – take your pick!


[13] Cecil Barnard (Barnard Family, so related – 1st cousin, once removed) Member of the Savage Club and a talented musician and entertainer.

[14] Boyhood is the second novel in Leo Tolstoy’s autobiographical trilogy.

[15] Let Nothing You Dismay by Walter Besant, 1883 – short novel.

[16] Frank Fairleigh: Or Scenes from the Life of a Private Pupil by Francis Edward Smedley.



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