Author Topic: Bushby Manuscript  (Read 5068 times)

2Kenora

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Re: Bushby Manuscript
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2014, 04:09:09 AM »
I was one of those people at the meeting in Newport News to view this work, having been pointed in the right direction by Des Pawson.  I was so taken by it that I stayed on an extra two days to make notes and browse through all 8 volumes - the museum were also kind enough to copy some pages for me.  I came home and with the assistance of my daughter started to look into the Bushby genealogy and spent some time at Kew and in London researching the family.  HNGB's children (3) had no heirs so the family stopped with his daughter Dorothy who died in May 1983 in Weymouth - having passed the manuscripts on to the Mariners Museum in Newport News.
I then published (not for distribution or gain) A paper - A Review of The Unpublished Manuscripts "NOTES ON KNOTS' by Henry North Grant Bushby (1863 - 1926) - extracts of which I hope will be published with the e-copy of the book.
Transcription - I have transcribed 19 pages already with another 10 allocated ready for next week.  Des Pawson is co-ordinating the volunteers (there are 24 at present)and allocating the pages.  All you have to do is log on to http://librarygallery.marinersmuseum.org/needtranscription and register (free) quoting that you are a member of the IGKT and you will be given a login name and password.  Then contact Des who will allocate you a block of pages. 
Yes (as some have said) it is not easy, but once you get used to the writing and decipher some of the hieroglyphics it is very rewarding.
DONT sit back and expect something for nothing!

Gordon

After having transcribed +/- 40 pages or so I have to agree on both counts that it is not easy at first but one DOES become familiar with the writing style AND the vernacular of the late 19th - early 20th century English writing.  That, and it IS very rewarding to finally be able to bring these pages to the mainstream world.
Mr Bushby's penmanship is exquisite and it is interesting to note that at certain times he may have been rushed, or excited to put his thoughts down quickly on paper with a quill pen.  Sometimes the quill was worn, and yet others when he must have been very relaxed and in no hurry at all with a perfectly broken in pen at hand.
Fascinating work and I am happy to be able to play a part in bringing it forth to the world.

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Re: Bushby Manuscript
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2015, 12:53:09 AM »

Dan_Lehman

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Re: Bushby Manuscript
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2018, 11:32:22 PM »
Oddly, it's not all so easy to find access to the actual,
splendid "Notes on Knots" by Henry North Grant BUSHBY.
They come from this search, though, with individual volumes
accessed by clicking on the their icons.

NB:  Vol. 1's page #1 is missing from this view;
it does --or DID-- exist, and began his List of Authorities.

http://catalogs.marinersmuseum.org/search?query=Bushby

[Hmmmm, although I've just opened the file for Vol.1,
and it sits thus in one of my browser tabs,
the site is currently not responding ... .]

In some other searches on the site,
one gets links to mere brief presentations of the
work, but not the actual full work --and no hint
of getting that! ?? (grrr)


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Re: Bushby Manuscript
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2018, 02:08:05 AM »
Thank you for sharing these links Scott and Dan !
Always good to study and understand historical works.

I am having trouble reading the hand writing... I had a look at page 62 Vol 1. What name did he attribute to this knot? What is the date?
It would be nice to get a typed translation of all of his handwriting...

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Re: Bushby Manuscript
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2018, 02:43:03 AM »
I'm reading 'H's "Dalliance Knot"'

A date is written on the left side of page 61 - (1909).
Maybe.

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Re: Bushby Manuscript
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2018, 09:58:41 PM »
Quote
I am having trouble reading the hand writing...
 I had a look at page 62 Vol 1. What name did he attribute to this knot?
 What is the date?
It would be nice to get a typed translation of all of his handwriting...
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I'm reading 'H's "Dalliance Knot"'

A date is written on the left side of page 61 - (1909).
Maybe.

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Ha, you got right to it (A_S, in questioning) !
Bushby's source "H." is the big mystery for me,
and is clearly not what some of IGKT transcribers
put as "Hasluck" throughout, in footnotes; nor
is it their cited "Haslope".

[NB : it's best to indicate what >>page #s<< you're
 using --those of the PDF presentation (which make
 getting to them pretty easy), or Bushby's (which
 admittedly are close to the other).
 In this case, it's the latter.
]

That "1909" date clearly attaches to the work cited
with it, from scouting, not Mystery Source H. .

And, yes --as I noted elsewhere, some time ago--,
Bushby now ranks as first in presenting the butterfly
knot
, as he muses over the things otherwise given
for a middleman's knot by then-extant literature.

My best guess of "H." is :: "Knots and Knotting"
by P.L. Haslope, 1901(?) --a credit seen (GoogleBooks)
on the cover page of a later Haslope book on fishing.
But so far that most intriguing titled book hasn't come
onto anyone's radar, alas --and not on Des Pawson's,
who is a master book finder!  We can only hope . . .  .

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