A Little Light Reading

Although it’s not the easiest book to find—only 475 copies were printed—The Trinity House of Deptford Strond by C R B Barrett (Lawrence & Bullen 1893) is a fantastic illustrated biography of Trinity House and well worth a read for anyone interested in the origins, quirks and responsibilities of the corporation. The beautiful frontispiece, illustrated by the author, is presented below. [Worldcat description]

Similarly, interesting biographies were also written in-house by some of our Elder Brethren and are thankfully more readily available, notably Deputy Master Captain Joseph Cotton’s Memoir on the Origin and Incorporation of the Trinity House of Deptford Strond (1818) (Available as a PDF at Google Books) and Deputy Master Captain Sir Frederick Arrow’s The Corporation of the Trinity House: A Memoir of its Origin, History and Functions (1868). (Available as a PDF at Google Books)

Frontispiece from Barrett's The Trinity House of Deptford Strond (1893)

Frontispiece from Barrett’s The Trinity House of Deptford Strond (1893)

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