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Clarence Bicknell (1842-1918) - Research

 
This page was created by Marcus Bicknell in August 2011 as a home page for students of Clarence Bicknell's art, archaeology, botany and other talents. 
The links give access to research documentation, collections, and data made directly available by Marcus. February 2013: It will be probably be subsumed in spring 2013 into the new website for Clarence and the Clarence Bicknell Association www.clarencebicknell.com

Clarence seems to be adored by those that know about his work, as much for the character of the man (benefactor, charity worker, thinker, humanist, pacifist and esperantist) as for his work (botanist, artist, collector and archaeologist) . Mention his name in his corner of the Franco-Italian Alps and Riviera - Bordighera, Tende, La Brigue and Casterino - and his memory is cherished. This renewed enthusiasm for his work calls for this web page where those interested in Clarence can find in one place a host of web links, books, magazines and other sources of material which exist in various places. It is my intention to put in one place links to other existing documentation of collections of Clarence's work for example in the Museo Bicknell (Bordighera), the Institute for Ligurian Studies (Genoa), Musee des Merveilles (Tende), Casa Fontanalba (Casterino), the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and private collections such as mine.

Collection in the Bicknell family - limited availability

Visitors' book

Clarence's Esperanto book of friends

Collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK - search their online database or visit the museum by appointment

415 items according to their web site (some of the important item references below) given by my uncle Peter Bicknell in 1980. The jewel in their crown is the Book of Berries by Clarence, a vellum bound hand-drawn book of fruit and flowers in honour of his friend Margaret Berry (pun intended). The museum has not made images available online yet and we are in touch with them to find out if this will happen in the future. The material is best researched through their OPAC database for example by clicking here.

Collection at the Museo Bicknell in Bordighera, Italy - search their online database or visit the museum by appointment

Information available in print to Marcus; to be added here soon.

Collection at the Institute of Ligurian Studies in Genoa, Italy - search their online database or visit the museum by appointment

Information available in print to Marcus; to be added here soon.

Collection at the Musée des Merveilles, Tende, France - visit the museum by appointment

Information available in print to Marcus; to be added here soon.

Publications referred to on the internet

Addresses of sites with collections of, or an interest in, Clarence Bicknell and his work. Research arising out of this page




This page updated and links corrected 15th July 2012

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