Gibson (George) Archive

Subject strengths: Literature, History

Although George Gibson (fl. 1800-1850) was a farm steward to Sir M.W. Ridley, Blagdon, Northumberland, the Gibson Papers are really a literary archive, with some material which may be considered pertinent to the history of education in Gibson's ciphering book (1804) - mathematical problems, solutions and rules; a poem; information about weights, measures and the value of money as well as his many doodles. There are many short poems, such as An address to a mouse that I turned up with the plough on 2nd January 1819, Reflections on hearing the clock strike five and Farewell address to my ink bottle as well as a long poem about the difficult slaughter of a sow which was too heavy to lift, some ecclesiastical poetry, a long, anti-Catholic poem on education in Ireland and some correspondence.

 

Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:

Collection Name: Gibson (George) Archive

Archive Ref Code: GB186/GG

Date Range of Material

19th century

Type of Material

Personal archive of George Gibson

Size of Collection

0.5 Linear Metres of shelving

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