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Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:20 pm
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Good afternoon, John

Oh yes: he is very much part of the story, though I wonder to what extent he would have thought of himself as Welsh. I would love to hear more about that biographical note some ...

Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:47 am
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Alan - I think you can rely on me to acknowledge any debts to others' work. And yes, I don't live far from there.

Regards,

Paul

Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:13 pm
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Greetings to one and all.

I took early retirement at the end of March; at the moment, I'm tying up loose ends of a project I was involved with for Exeter University on a 16th-century topic. When t ...

Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:14 pm
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Alan, according to Chesson in 1879, both the text and the translation he published in N&Q came from Bp. John W Colenso. I can't speak for its accuracy, but there is no doubt that Colenso was profi ...

Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm
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I have just come across a note by F. W. Chesson in the ever-useful Notes and Queries for 25 October 1879; it transcribes a Zulu war song which was sent to him, presumably by Bishop Colenso:

The fol ...

Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:26 pm
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Alan

I hadn't realised that you created that image. It is very good indeed: well done.

Sat May 11, 2019 4:04 pm
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I'm strangely in love ...

Very Happy

Sat May 11, 2019 3:50 pm
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Seconding what AMB wrote, I too think that this forum offers a superb body of on-line knowledge and discussion. It may be quieter than it was back in the day, but in my view it remains an important re ...

Sat May 19, 2018 8:12 pm
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Hi Stephen and apologies for the tardy reply - I have been away.

To my knowledge, the HQ is not available online, but if you can't get hold of a copy, contact me privately.

Regards,

Paul

Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:14 pm
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Just to add to the list, I have a short (and fairly inconsequential) piece recently published which discusses possible allusions to the AZW in Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poems of 1879, ''At That Bleak Hil ...

Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:23 pm
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I believe that Watson’s Maiwand injuries are mentioned in A Study in Scarlet (1887), The Sign of the Four (1890), and in a short story entitled ‘The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor’ (1892). I'd be int ...

Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:43 am
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Thanks, John: it doesn't sound very hopeful.

Regards,

Paul

Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:41 pm
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Like everyone on this thread, I view this 'heritage' development with concern. Has there been any response from history / archaeology departments in South African universities?

Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:04 pm
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Thanks, Peter - I'm guessing you knew this story about Ellis's medal already; it was, however, new to me.

Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:26 am
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Apologies if you all know this already, but thanks to Bill C, I came across a letter in the museum at Brecon which sheds some interesting light on what happened to the South Africa medal awarded to 31 ...
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