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The Gentleman's Magazine: A Panorama of Georgian Surrey for Family and Local Historians. A talk for National Libraries Week.
Wednesday 06 October 2021, 05:30pm - 06:45pm
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Founded in 1731, The Gentleman's Magazine was the world's first magazine, reporting domestic and foreign news, announcing the latest discoveries in science, medicine and technology, reviewing books and recording freak weather, births, marriages and military promotions. Its obituaries of the deceased laid the foundation for the later Dictionary of National Biography and are a major source for the lives and deaths of thousands of 18th century people. This talk provides an introduction to the magazine, explores its value for family and local historians and uncovers hidden stories of Surrey people and the county's history throughout the Georgian period. Whether you live in 'modern' Surrey or in the ancient parishes that now form part of Greater London, this talk will include examples relating to your locality.

Talk takes place 5.30pm to 6.45pm and is £5. Please book a place online. Once your registration has been received, you will be emailed a unique link and password to attend the talk on Zoom.

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