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11 September 2019Selborne, Gilbert White's House and the Oates Collection
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Selborne, Gilbert White's House and the Oates Collection
Wednesday 11 September 2019

Selborne, near Alton, was the home of Gilbert White, the 18th Century naturalist.  His daily observations of the surrounding natural world were published in 1789 as "The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne", which has never been out of print.  The Library contains a copy of every subsequent edition.

The Oates Collection commemorates the advertures of Frank Lawrence, a Victorian explorer and of his nephew, Lawrence 'Titus' Oates, a member of Scott's expedition to the South Pole.  Major General Patrick Cordingley will guide us through the Oates Collection and a member of stff will explain the importance of Gilbert White.  The Head Gardener will guide us through 5 acres of restored gardens.