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Capability Brown Festival - Interpreting Brown's Account Book
Thu 20 October 2016, 11:00 – 15:30 BST
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.
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the Capability Brown Festival team
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about Peter's interests and pursuits please visit 'Peter's Pursuits' at the link below
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.
The Lindley Library
The Royal Horticultural Society
80 Vincent Square
Tel: 020 3176 5800
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 email@example.com or call the Festival Administrator on 020 7685 2665