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 Post subject: Leaves from the Catalogue of the Sarah Denny Museum
PostPosted: 21 Dec 2012, 01:05 
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What could be in the collections of this institution? We know from Summer Term that they have Tom's model of an Elizabethan house, some fossils, a bracelet made of lava from Mount Vesuvius, "curios from the Amazon country" and a case of butterflies. So far, so dull, it strikes me - I'm sure we could think up some much more interesting objects to add to it!

ETA: Please add a brief (or longer!) catalogue description of your chosen object or objects (options include physical appearance, measurements, materials, where it was produced and by whom, where used and by whom, and who presented it to the museum), It can be serious or not, just as you choose...


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I was going to say the love letters from one of Andreas Hofer's soldiers which were found during the school camp, but I think the school traced one of his descendants and handed them over to him.

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Yes, they did - but nothing to stop the museum having copies of the wording and maybe a photo of the objects, along with an account of how they were discovered :)


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Cornelia's saxophone (it's only ever mentioned in one book so presumably she didn't make a lifelong hobby of playing it) :lol:.

They're bound to've had scripts and programmes from all the nativity plays and pantomimes :roll:.

Photos from Tyrol days.

Wasn't there a trophy presented for the winner of rowing races, which would only have been used in Tyrol and St Briavel's? I seem to remember Eugen von und zu Wertheimer presenting it as quickly as possible because he wanted to whisk Marie off somewhere so he could chat her up :lol: .

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(from the costume collection)
Girl's petticoat, of white frilled muslin, with a very full gathered skirt. Name-tape for T von Stift.
Length: 60cm
Condition: scorched


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Manuscripts of all Joey's books!


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Thanks, both - this collection is sounding better by the minute. Any inventory descriptions forthcoming, by any chance?


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No doubt poor Rosalie would have to keep the inventory up to date, along with her zillion and one other duties!

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No doubt whatever, but I have a cunning plan for this version of the museum - by now Jack Lambert has finished her education, gone into IT development and made oodles of money, and endowed a curator for the museum on condition that they use her software for the cataloguing :lol:


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From the manuscript collection:

Scroll. early sections made to look mock-medieval, later sections sellotaped to end. List of signatures starting in 1930s last one dated 1950s.

Now almost entirely illegible, due to some damp damage and use of fugitive inks. Sellotape discolouring - as always [note from curator - ?use 'Liftoff' or lighter fuel to remove; replace with archival tissue tape?]

Possible literary interest as an early signature appears to be an immature version of that of the late author Josephine M Bettany, later Maynard, amongst whose effects, donated to the museum, this scroll was discovered.

[Further note from curator: 'Could this be the long-lost Peace League document?']

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One small delicate china coffee cup, origin unknown.

Rose patterning to rim, green border around saucer edge. Thought to be original cup from which Mlle Lachenais drank her nectar-like coffee brew.

One small brass coffee grinder, for hand-use, thought to have been owned as cited above.

Small packet dark brown coffee beans, still sealed. Ibid.

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Like the idea of this thread, I hoped people might do this some stage !

My own contribution initially is to link shamelessly to my own drabblet for the LGM day girls Journeys theme :-D But it might also spark some ideas for people of the type of thing I think you mean.

http://www.sallydennylibrary.co.uk/view ... hp?sid=556

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Thanks, Beecharmer - what an interesting collection, and that looks as if at least one exhibition is on the cards!


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A mess of hair pins, belonging to two eras of the School. Some of Tyrol days purported to belong to J M Bettany in her late teens. The rest from the Swiss era, believed to have belonged to Miss O'Ryan and collected by her students after her hat blew off, causing her hair to break free from its confines.

Also, one beret used by the mistress to bundle her hair into on tat occasion.


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A copy of the Peace League framed, once it was safe to be able to have it on display.

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Back editions of The Chaletian
Nina Rutherford's composition for baby cecil
Something from all the girls who went out in the world musicians?
(will come back to this at some point when on a computer! As it's rather a great idea)

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Secretly made tape recording of the conversation Joey heard at Penny Rest between Aunt Maud and Annis's father.


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The "dainty" coffee service (or at least one or two pieces) from the set the girls gave Madge for her first birthday at the school.

Samples of all of the different versions of the school uniform -- including the ones that were rejected.

Karen's cookbook.

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A rusty chain belonging to Bruno found in the cabbage patch rose garden by Geoff Maynard when trying to dig to Australia


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One bookend slightly dented but clean(ed of any bloodstains). Dented because it fell on floor and not for any other reason!

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