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TitleMaterial for his book on William Borlase: Spencer Savage
AdminHistorySpencer Savage (1886-1966) was appointed Clerk at the Linnean Society in 1911 until his retirement in 1951. He took time off to serve as a gunner on the Western Front in the first World War and returned to the Society in March 1919. Savage became Librarian and Assistant Secretary in 1929 and during his tenure he became a distinguished Linnean scholar and compiled for the Society A Catalogue of the Linnean Herbarium (1945).
DescriptionNotebooks and papers for Spencer Savage's (S.S.) projected Life of William Borlase.

1. 1875 Oct. The Quarterly Review, No. 278. Pages taken from journal, pp 367-395. Heading: William Borlase, St. Aubyn, and Pope.
2. 1953 Aug 10. S.S. to James, G.G. Seeks permission to quote from the Borlase MSS and to print in full John Ellis's letters to Borlase.
3. 1956-1957. S.S. [Reprint from Svenska Linne-Sallskapets] Linnnaes and Cornwall.
4. 1953 Aug 16. Parker, C.W.B. to S.S.. His sister might be able to help with his queries. Explains.
5. 1954 Mar 22. Parker, C.W.B. to S.S.. Thinks he has the Borlase MSS but uncertain where it is. Had searched amongst his books but had not yet found it.
6. 1954 May 30. Parker, C.W.B. to S.S.. Sorry but illness had confined him to his bed. Would have another search in June for the Borlase MSS.
7. 1957 Apr 2. Pugsley, N.S.E. (City Library, Exeter) to S.S.. Provides information about the Rev. John Bedford.
8. 1957 Sep 30. Parker, C.W.B. to S.S.. Mentions Johnson Ball who had visited him to ask about James Green, the artist who had illustrated Borlase's publications.
9. 1972 Sep 12. Bicentenary Exhibition at Penzance Public Library. [Printed leaflet] Memoir of William Borlase.
10. [Notes handwritten] Extracts from the Borlase MSS.
11. [Notes handwritten] Memorials of William Borlase, Vicar of Lundgvan, and his friends.
12. [Notes handwritten] Creation 2. [76 pp.]
13. [Notes handwritten] Includes : In a list picked up from the floor of the Sale Room at the late Lady St. Aubyn's, certain of the Borlase MSS are given different numbers from those now on the known volumes. Gives details. Also, quotation from The West in English History, ed. By N.L. Rowse. with title Oliver, Dr William.
14. [Notes handwritten] Queries. Also, location of the Borlase MSS.
15. [Notes handwritten] Extracts from the Borlase MSS.
16. [Notes handwritten] 1739 Draft. Creation 1. On the Creation and On the Deluge.
17. [Notes handwritten] Memorials of William Borlase, Vicar of Ludgvan, and his friends.
18. [Notes handwritten] Some of Borlase's scientific correspondents.
19. [Notes handwritten] Borlase's Autobiography. [Written twice, one in ink the other in pencil.]
20. [Notes handwritten] Borlase as a Philosopher.
21. [Notes handwritten] Names of individuals and what they had done.
22. From Borl. MSS. W. Borlase to W. Oliver. 3 April 1739. (Draft letter.)
23. 1974 Feb 12. Pool, P.A.S. to Bridson, G. The bulk of the Borlase MSS. including correspondence used by S.S., is in his care as Hon. Archivist to the Penzance Library.
24. Portrait of Borlase and snapshots of Lundgvann.
25. 1938. Notebook. Miscellaneous. Extracts from Borlase MSS. Included is cutting from newspaper, Life of William Borlase.
26. 1938. Notebook. Miscellaneous. Extracts from Borlase MSS.
27. [No date] Notebook. Creation and Deluge.
28. [No date] Notebook. Extracts from Borlase MSS.
29. [No date] Notebook. Extracts from Borlase MSS.
30. [No date] Notebook. Extracts from Borlasc MSS. Also, Notes for book.
31. [No date] Notebook. Extracts from Borlase MSS.
32. [No date] Notebook. Extracts from Borlase MSS.
Date1875-1972
LevelItem
Extent1 box
LanguageEnglish
NotesG.D.Bridson List no. 4 to 12
Creator NameSavage, Spencer
Access_StatusOpen
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