Carrie Griffin, Mary O'Connell
This is the home of research into the the antiquarian book-collector, amateur printer, and farmer Charles Clark (1806-1880) of Great Totham Hall, and Heybridge, Essex. We are two book historians who are developing a research project on Clark and on his bookish and literary activities.
Although Charles Clark is a nineteenth-century figure, his passion is printing in blackletter and in the old style, and printing and collecting tracts and books from the medieval and early modern period.
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16 April 2020
Great Totham Hall near Witham April 18th 1840 Dr Sir, Just as it always is! I now find that I shall not be able to send you the promised parcel of “Bokes” for a fortnight...
7 April 2020
Jesus College Libraries Andrewes’ name in an acrostic poem and as an anagram: Fellows’ Library H.13.41(8) (© Jesus College, Oxford) This unassuming pocket-sized...
18 February 2020
27 August 2015
For the past 8 years, there has been an award for the funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This year, the prize went to Darren Walsh for his one liner “I just...