: Frederick Locker-Lampson
Biography & Autobiography
by Frederick Locker-Lampson, An Appendix To The Rowfant Library Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download An Appendix To The Rowfant Library books
, Excerpt from An Appendix to the Rowfant Library: A Catalogue of the Printed Books, Manuscripts Autograph Letters, EtcOf the stock from whence he sprang. It was strongly tinctured with the love of letters. His great-grandfather, John Locker, was pronounced by Dr. Johnson, in his life of Addison, to be a gentleman eminent for curiosity and literature. Who could wish for a better testimonial? John Locker married a granddaughter of Bishop Stillingﬂeet and a sister of the once famous Benjamin Stillingﬂeet, whose blue stockings and fondness for the society of learned ladies combined to produce a nickname which has endured. The eldest son of John Locker was the Captain William Locker whose name will always be found in every life of Horatio Nelson. Captain Locker's youngest son, Edward H awke Locker, married in 1815 a daughter of the Rev. Jonathan Boucher, then vicar of Epsom, whose earlier clerical life had been spent in the American Colonies, where he was the friend of George Washington in the days before the war. Mr. Boucher remained loyal to the Crown, and his sermons and addresses relating to that great subject, published in 1797, deserve more attention than they have always received at the hands of the historian. Mr. Boucher had a great and miscellaneous collection of books, which, after his death, were sold at Leigh and S. Sotheby's. 145 Strand, in 1806. The sale lasted thirty-nine days. The catalogue may still occasionally be had of the second-hand booksellers. A stronger contrast to the Rowfant Library cannot well be imagined.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.