Jack Junk’s Opinion of the French Language

To mark European Day of Languages (http://edl.ecml.at/), here is a cartoon by Derbyshire-raised cartoonist George M. Woodward, taken from the large collection of his works held here:    The sailor on the left asks: Why Jack! You was so long in a French Prison, I suppose you larnt to patter their Lingo a little? The sailor on … Continue reading Jack Junk’s Opinion of the French Language

More delights from the Strutt Library

For obvious reasons, afficionados of our county's history know a thing or two about mining.  This book, part of the Strutt Library, is by Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), the "father of mineralogy", and goes into the subject in some considerable detail.  It is illustrated too, as you can see from these pictures: [2018: Images of this … Continue reading More delights from the Strutt Library

A Disney Production

Yesterday, we posted pictures of the Melland Library being readied for transport to an outstore.  Today is the turn of the Strutt Library, an extraordinary assemblage of books collected by the eponymous family of industrialists.  The library contains a great wealth of sources of interest for the study of Derbyshire history, and a great deal besides.  … Continue reading A Disney Production