Capability Brown Festival - Interpreting Brown's Account Book
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Capability Brown Festival - Interpreting Brown's Account Book

Capability Brown Festival - Interpreting Brown's Account Book

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The Lindley Library at the Royal Horticultural Society

80 Vincent Square

London

SW1P 2PE

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Dear all,

Due to the significant interest in this topic, we are pleased to announce a second session of this Skills Sharing seminar, to take place on Thursday October 20th.

Should you have any questions please feel free to email info@capabilitybrown.org.

Best regards,
the Capability Brown Festival team

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As part of the Capability Brown Festival's commitment to building and sharing knowledge, we warmly invite you to join us at the third event in the Skills Sharing Seminar program: Interpreting Brown's Account Book.

The session will be led by expert palaeographer, archivist and historical researcher Peter Foden and hosted by Fiona Davidson, Head of the Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library.

The day will comprise an introduction to palaeography and 18th century handwriting, giving you hints and tips about deciphering Brown's 'round hand' style. You'll get the chance to try your hand at transcribing directly from Brown's account book, and hear about what we have learned about the landscaping business and Brown's work from this valuable resource. We'll also look at various other documents and sources such as account vouchers, terriers and deeds, letters, bonds and bank notes.

A more detailed agenda will be available shortly/emailed to you upon your confirmation of attendance.

Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. Please specify any particular dietary requirements by emailing info@capabilitybrown.org

For further information about Peter's interests and pursuits please visit 'Peter's Pursuits' at the link below
https://peterspursuits.wordpress.com/about/

While at the Lindley Library you are invited to view the 'A Very Capable Businessman' exhibition featuring Brown's account book and contemporary horticultural literature from the period.



TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Lindley Library
The Royal Horticultural Society
80 Vincent Square
London
SW1P 2PE
Tel: 020 3176 5800

TRAIN

The nearest train station is Victoria and the library is reached in 10 minutes by foot. Alternatively you can take a number of bus lines from Victoria Station or Victoria Coach Station.




For all enquiries please contact info@capabilitybrown.org or call the Festival Administrator on 020 7685 2665

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