Preface to the Revised Edition

Preface to the Revised Edition

My father died on March 6, 1897, before he had finished correcting the proofs of the revision of this new edition. He left the work to me, and I should like to be permitted to thank all who helped in this labour of love.

The Librarians at the Nottingham, Lancaster, and Eastbourne Free Libraries must be specially mentioned. Mr. Briscoe, of the Nottingham Free Library, was a personal friend of my father’s; he and his colleagues spared neither time nor trouble in searching out dates, and in supplying much useful information.

I thank, too, most warmly, the proof-reader, who has shown so much patience, and has helped me in every possible way in what might have been a very hard task; he made it not only an easy but an exceedingly pleasant one.

To all my father’s friends, known and unknown, who have written such kind and encouraging letters, I can only say from the bottom of my heart, “Thanks, and ever thanks.”

Nellie Cobham Hayman.

Edwinstowe Vicarage, Newark,
    September, 1898.

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