Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mr. Seddon's 59th birthday do

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I spotted this card in a rare book sellers shop, Anah Dunsheath on High Street. It hadn't yet been priced, but I took a liking to it -- a piece of Richard Seddon's life! Anyway, the proprietor went off to value the card, and I thought up a figure in my head (not a lot, I'm not rich by any means) beyond which I'd let it go. I guessed right -- it was bang on.

Here's the report on the function, from the Evening Post, 23 June 1904. As above, click on the image to enlarge.


Two years later, Seddon died while returning from Australia to "God's Own Country."

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