Category Archives: Horman-Fisher family

Mumbles and scraps (Objects 170-171)

Today’s objects are some sketches that I assume came from the 19th century residents of Llwyn Derw House, as featured in the previous post. The clue is in the inscriptions: in the charming pen and ink sketch above, the carriage’s … Continue reading

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House of Mystery, with a heart of oak (object no.169)

This oil painting of a country house used to hang in our much humbler family home, from the time Mum inherited it from Auntie in 1971, until her own death 30 years later. Prior to that it had hung on … Continue reading

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Eaton round (Object 126)

Here’s another intriguing 200-year-old object from the Usmeum for which I have no story. Fitting neatly into the palm of my closed hand, it is a perfectly round box, 1 inch high and 2 inches across, made of a pale … Continue reading

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Two centuries of freedom (Object 125)

In the above photograph my youngest niece, Alice, holds in her hands one of the most interesting objects in the Usmeum. It was recently unearthed in a box at the regional branch (Brother 2’s house) and transferred here, where it … Continue reading

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Poetic justice (Object 116)

Tonight is Burns Night, always a big event in our family (about which I have already written, here and there). My Dad  adored Burns and could recite even the longer poems, such as Tam O’Shanter, from memory. We always had … Continue reading

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Old Friends and Pilgrims (Object 108)

This post features some more old books, this time from the library of the regional branch of the Usmeum (Brother 2’s house). Like the Alices in my previous post, these books were the childhood possessions of the Fry and Horman-Fisher … Continue reading

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Read Me (Object 107)

Following Auntie’s “Book of Nature,” here are some more books inherited with her other possessions from Derwen. I am an old-fashioned librarian, and, regardless of my expertise with online research databases, I still love books. And I really love old … Continue reading

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