“Many Happy Returns!”<br />Archiving the Birthday Book of <br />George ClaridgeDruce<br />Sarah Stewart, B.Sc. Hons., M.Sc...
Overview<br />Part I<br />Druce: His Life and Work<br />The Birthday Book: Historical Background<br />Part II<br />Project...
George ClaridgeDruce (1850-1932)<br />
A Brief Biography<br />1850 – b. Potterspury<br />1872 – Passes Pharmaceutical Exams w, Honours<br />1879 – Opens Chemists...
Contributions to Botany<br />Four county floras published: Oxon (2 editions – 1886, 1927), Berks (1897), Bucks (1926), Nor...
Orchissimia– The “Monkey Orchid”<br />Photos: S. Harris<br />
Druce in Oxford <br />9 Crick Road – Yardley Lodge<br />118 High St. – Druce & Co.<br />
Max Beerbohm’sZuleika Dobson (1911)<br />“Death cancels all <br />engagements.”<br />
The Birthday Book<br />
A Fine Miscellany…<br />
Some Emminent Personages…<br />
Conservation Concerns<br />
Problems<br />Information and images contained with the Druce Birthday Book are inaccessible<br />Significant Conservation...
Project Objectives<br />Make contents of the Birthday Book accessible for research<br />Limit physical handling of a fragi...
Access Database – Entry Form<br />
Special Relationships<br />1) One person connected with many separate items.<br />2) One item connected with many separate...
                     <br />Imaging the Druce Birthday Book…<br />
Imaging, Cont’d…<br />
Outcomes<br />Items - 782<br />Images - 901<br />Individuals - 735<br />Addresses - 347<br />Total Records = 2765<br />
What’s Next?<br />
Happy 161th, Dr. Druce – (1850-2011) <br />
Acknowledgements<br />Anne-Marie Catterall<br />Dr. Stephen Harris<br />Serena Marner<br />Ollie Bridle<br />Juliet Ralph<...
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"Many Happy Returns!": A Digital Archive of the Birthday Book of George Claridge Druce (1850-1932) - Sarah Stewart

  1. 1. “Many Happy Returns!”<br />Archiving the Birthday Book of <br />George ClaridgeDruce<br />Sarah Stewart, B.Sc. Hons., M.Sc. <br />May 23, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Part I<br />Druce: His Life and Work<br />The Birthday Book: Historical Background<br />Part II<br />Project Objectives and Methods<br />Outcomes and What’s Next<br />Summary and Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. George ClaridgeDruce (1850-1932)<br />
  4. 4. A Brief Biography<br />1850 – b. Potterspury<br />1872 – Passes Pharmaceutical Exams w, Honours<br />1879 – Opens Chemists shop in Oxford<br />1886, 1897 – Flora of Oxfordshire published <br />(2 eds.), Honorary MA from Oxford<br />1900 – Mayor of Oxford<br />1903 – Presidency of Botanical Exchange Club<br />1927 – Elected Fellow of the Royal Society<br />1932 – d. Oxford<br />
  5. 5. Contributions to Botany<br />Four county floras published: Oxon (2 editions – 1886, 1927), Berks (1897), Bucks (1926), Northants (1930)<br />Over 500taxa described<br />200,000 herbarium specimens<br />Northamptonshire Natural History Society (1876)<br />Ashmolean Natural History Society (1880)<br />Botanical Exchange Club (1903)<br />Honorary MA (1889) and FRS (1927)<br />Change in focus to conservation<br />Potamogetondruceii(Now P. nodosus)<br />
  6. 6. Orchissimia– The “Monkey Orchid”<br />Photos: S. Harris<br />
  7. 7. Druce in Oxford <br />9 Crick Road – Yardley Lodge<br />118 High St. – Druce & Co.<br />
  8. 8. Max Beerbohm’sZuleika Dobson (1911)<br />“Death cancels all <br />engagements.”<br />
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  11. 11. The Birthday Book<br />
  12. 12. A Fine Miscellany…<br />
  13. 13. Some Emminent Personages…<br />
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  21. 21. Conservation Concerns<br />
  22. 22. Problems<br />Information and images contained with the Druce Birthday Book are inaccessible<br />Significant Conservation Concerns<br />Need a project that will address these issues<br />
  23. 23. Project Objectives<br />Make contents of the Birthday Book accessible for research<br />Limit physical handling of a fragile and rare item<br />= Digital Archiving of Druce Birthday Book<br />
  24. 24. Access Database – Entry Form<br />
  25. 25. Special Relationships<br />1) One person connected with many separate items.<br />2) One item connected with many separate people.<br />
  26. 26.                      <br />Imaging the Druce Birthday Book…<br />
  27. 27. Imaging, Cont’d…<br />
  28. 28. Outcomes<br />Items - 782<br />Images - 901<br />Individuals - 735<br />Addresses - 347<br />Total Records = 2765<br />
  29. 29. What’s Next?<br />
  30. 30. Happy 161th, Dr. Druce – (1850-2011) <br />
  31. 31. Acknowledgements<br />Anne-Marie Catterall<br />Dr. Stephen Harris<br />Serena Marner<br />Ollie Bridle<br />Juliet Ralph<br />Roger Mills<br />Catherine Dockerty<br />Penny Roberts<br />

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