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1914 Dec. 20
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1914 Dec. 20
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eng
Summary
Letter, 30 December 1914, from Sir Herbert George Fordham (1854-1929), Hertfordshire, England, to Falconer Madan (1851-1935), Bodleian Library, Oxford University, Oxford, England, thanking Madan for his kind comments about Fordham's book. Fordham also fears that the war (World War I) will require all attention to the detriment of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as well as libraries, by the loss of students and users
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Sir Herbert George Fordham (1854-1929) was a pioneer in the field of the history of cartography, and in particular, the area of carto-bibliography, informational and selective compilations of maps. His early interests and education were of a scientific nature, and in 1891, upon the death of his father, he went to manage the family estate in Cambridge. He continued to pursue his personal interest in maps and in 1914 compiled a bibliography of early maps of England and France. Although active in Cambridge civic affairs, he devoted even more time in the 1920s to the study of maps and their history, and established a reputation as one of the foremost authorities on cartography. He brought to notice the importance of historical geography in education. The majority of his map collection and his works were left to the Royal Geographic Society.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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3
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General Library Branch
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001531817
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p.

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