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Some Hampstead Memories was first published in 1909, and although very slim, has some qualities, not least the 16 illustrations by Frederick Adcock.
It is not a personal memory book; rather, it is a short reminisce through some of the various famous residents, such as Keats, Shelley, and Leigh Hunt – along with extracts of poetry. There is also information on Jack Straw’s Castle and the Spaniards Inn.
This FamLoc Edition has been modified only slightly from Mary Adams’ original. There has been the inevitable changes to format, and the illustrations have been moved to coincide better with the relevant text. The grammar and prose, however, has been faithfully retained, other than changes to a handful of typographical errors.
The footnotes of the original have been incorporated into the new Notes to Text chapter at the end of the book, the annotated text being underlined.
This will prove to be a valuable addition to the other Hampstead books we at FamLoc have published.
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Chapter and Contents of Some Hampstead Memories:
FamLoc Edition Foreword
Hampstead — The Wells — Belsize House — John Gay — Dr. Johnson — Colley Cibber — Leigh Hunt — The ‘Cockney School’ — Keats — Fanny Brawne.
The Heath — The Spaniards — Dick Turpin — “No Popery” Riots — Erskine House — Caen Wood — Literary Associations of the Spaniards Inn.
Jack Straw’s Castle — Its Associations with Dickens — The Kit-Kat Club at Hampstead — George Crabbe — Robert Louis Stevenson at Hampstead — George Romney — John Constable — Mrs. Siddons.
Joanna Baillie — Residence at Bolton House — Her Friends — Percy Bysshe Shelley and Hampstead
Illustrations in Some Hampstead Memories:
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