"Many Happy Returns!": A Digital Archive of the Birthday Book of George Claridge Druce (1850-1932) - Sarah Stewart
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    "Many Happy Returns!": A Digital Archive of the Birthday Book of George Claridge Druce (1850-1932) - Sarah Stewart "Many Happy Returns!": A Digital Archive of the Birthday Book of George Claridge Druce (1850-1932) - Sarah Stewart Presentation Transcript

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