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    • Holt-White, Rashleigh

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The life and letters of Gilbert White of Selborne

edited by Rashleigh Holt-White

(Cambridge library collection)

Cambridge University Press, 2015

  • v. 1
  • v. 2

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Reprint. Originally published: London : John Murray , 1901

Includes bibliographical references and index

Description and Table of Contents

Volume

v. 1 ISBN 9781108076487

Description

Published in 1901, this illustrated two-volume biography of the renowned English naturalist Gilbert White (1720-93) presents a thorough account of his life and achievements. Prepared by White's great-great-nephew Rashleigh Holt-White (1826-1920), it incorporates a selection of White's correspondence with family and friends, providing valuable insights into his beliefs and character. Included are letters sent by White's lifelong friend John Mulso (1721-91), who praised the naturalist's work, predicting it would 'immortalise' White and his Hampshire village. Still considered a classic text, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789), featuring White's careful observations of local flora and fauna, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. In the present work, Holt-White sought to correct the 'erroneous statements' that had previously been made about his relative. Volume 1 covers White's life and achievements up to August 1776, including his studies at Oxford and his ordination as a priest.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. The Viti
  • 2. John White settles at Selborne
  • 3. Gilbert White's early years
  • 4. Gilbert White ordained priest
  • 5. Gilbert White curate of Durley
  • 6. Death of Gilbert White's father
  • 7. An addition to the garden at Selborne
  • 8. A heartwhole bachelor
  • 9. Barrington suggests account of Selborne fauna
  • 10. Death of his sister
  • 11. Gilbert White unable to visit Blackburn
  • 12. Oestrus curvicauda
  • 13. Thomas White's inheritance.
Volume

v. 2 ISBN 9781108076494

Description

Published in 1901, this illustrated two-volume biography of the renowned English naturalist Gilbert White (1720-93) presents a thorough account of his life and achievements. Prepared by White's great-great-nephew Rashleigh Holt-White (1826-1920), it incorporates a selection of White's correspondence with family and friends, providing valuable insights into his beliefs and character. Included are letters sent by White's lifelong friend John Mulso (1721-91), who praised the naturalist's work, predicting it would 'immortalise' White and his Hampshire village. Still considered a classic text, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1789), featuring White's careful observations of local flora and fauna, is also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. In the present work, Holt-White sought to correct the 'erroneous statements' that had previously been made about his relative. Volume 2 traces White's life from September 1776, considering the impact of the loss of family members, and his legacy after his death.

Table of Contents

  • 1. The influence of Mr Grimm
  • 2. The new parlour completed
  • 3. Account of Collins in The Gentleman's Magazine
  • 4. Haunted by passages of music
  • 5. A recipe for a mad dog's bite
  • 6. Death of Mr Yalden
  • 7. The Wilts method of brewing
  • 8. A Selborne parish return
  • 9. A remarkable prophecy
  • 10. Dr Chandler settles at Selborne
  • 11. Dr John White marries
  • 12. Funeral directions
  • Index.

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