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Handbook of Practical Cookery: New and Enlarged Edition by Matilda Lees Dods

A student of the South Kensington School of Cookery, Matilda Lees Dods is believed to be the school’s second graduate to teach cookery, offering her “introductory course of lectures” in London in 1876.  For almost two years she toured through the manufacturing towns of Scotland and north England, where her talks attracted audiences of up […]

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Building the University of Adelaide War Memorial

“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them.” The Ode of Remembrance is inscribed on a plaque at the eastern end of the Adelaide University Union Cloisters. […]

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Practical sermons by the Rev. B.E. Nicholls

Published in 1845, Practical Sermons was written by the Rev. Benjamin Elliott Nicholls, M.A. of Queen’s College, Cambridge, and Curate of St. John’s in Walthamstow.  Of his personal life, relatively little is known, other than his date of birth, 1796, and his marriage, in 1825, to Miss Amelia Poynder at St. Mark’s Church in Kennington.  […]

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