Magpies Squirrels and Thieves

Magpies  Squirrels and Thieves

Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves tells the stories of some of the nineteenth century's most intriguing collectors following their perilous journeys across the globe in the hunt for rare and beautiful objects.

Author: Jacqueline Yallop

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857895615

Category: History

Page: 300

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During the Victorian age, British collectors were among the most active, passionate and eccentric in the world. Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves tells the stories of some of the nineteenth century's most intriguing collectors following their perilous journeys across the globe in the hunt for rare and beautiful objects. From art connoisseur John Charles Robinson, to the aristocratic scholar Charlotte Schreiber, who ransacked Europe for treasure, and from London's fashionable Pre-Raphaelite circle to pioneering Orientalists in Beijing, Jacqueline Yallop plunges us into the cut-throat world of the Victorian mania for collecting.
Categories: History

The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815 1850

The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815 1850

... by Jacqueline Yallop, Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves, a text that is part novel-
writing, part historical investigation, see Jacqueline Yallop, Magpies, Squirrels
and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World (London, Atlantic, 2011).

Author: Mark Westgarth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000050622

Category: Art

Page: 182

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Rather than the customary focus on the activities of individual collectors, The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects illuminates the less-studied roles played by dealers in the nineteenthcentury antique and curiosity markets. Set against the recent ‘art market turn’ in scholarly literature, this volume examines the role, activities, agency and influence of antique and curiosity dealers as they emerged in the opening decades of the nineteenth century. This study begins at the end of the Napoleonic Wars, when dealers began their wholesale importations of historical objects; it closes during the 1850s, after which the trade became increasingly specialised, reflecting the rise of historical museums such as the South Kensington Museum (V&A). Focusing on the archive of the early nineteenth-century London dealer John Coleman Isaac (c.1803–1887), as well as drawing on a wide range of other archival and contextual material, Mark Westgarth considers the emergence of the dealer in relation to a broad historical and cultural landscape. The emergence of the antique and curiosity dealer was part of the rapid economic, social, political and cultural change of early nineteenth-century Britain, centred around ideas of antiquarianism, the commercialisation of culture and a distinctive and evolving interest in historical objects. This book will be of interest to scholars in art history, histories of collecting, museum and heritage studies and nineteenth-century culture.
Categories: Art

Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan

A good comparative can be made in Jacqueline Yallop's Magpies, Squirrels &
Thieves: How the Victorians collected the world (London: Atlantic Books, 2011).
Heylen (2012), 115. Skinner (1977), 276. This superiority of a family usually,
though ...

Author: Niki Alsford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315279190

Category: History

Page: 230

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On 19 April 1895, British Consul Lionel Charles Hopkins, at the northern port of Tamsui, was summoned by Tang Jingsong, the governor of Taiwan, to his yamen in the western district of Taipei. Shortly after his arrival, Hopkins was handed a petition. Signed by a number of Taiwanese ‘notables’, the document appealed to the British government to incorporate the island into a protectorate in the wake of an impending Japanese invasion. The British declined. This book addresses the interconnectivity of these two communities, by focusing on the market town of Dadaocheng in northern Taiwan. It seeks to contextualise and examine the establishment of a ‘settler society’ as well as the creation of a sojourning British community, showing how they became a precursor of modernity and ‘middle classism’ there. By uncovering who the signatories of the petition were and what their motivation was to call upon the British consulate to bring the island under its protection, it brings into focus a remarkable period of transition not only for the history of Taiwan but also for the modern history of China. Using 1895 as a year of enquiry, it ultimately challenges the current orthodoxy that modernity in Taiwan was simply a by-product of the Japanese colonial period. As a social and transnational history of the events that took place in Taiwan during 1895, this book will be useful for students of East Asian Studies, Modern Chinese Studies and Asian History.
Categories: History

East India Company at Home 1757 1857

East India Company at Home  1757 1857

... British and Their Possessions (New Haven, 2006); Jacqueline Yallop, Magpies
, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World (London, 2011).
43. A. Patchett Martin, Life and Letters of the Right Honourable Robert Lowe, ...

Author: Margot Finn

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787350281

Category: History

Page: 538

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The East India Company at Home, 1757–1857 explores how empire in Asia shaped British country houses, their interiors and the lives of their residents. It includes chapters from researchers based in a wide range of settings such as archives and libraries, museums, heritage organisations, the community of family historians and universities. It moves beyond conventional academic narratives and makes an important contribution to ongoing debates around how empire impacted Britain. The volume focuses on the propertied families of the East India Company at the height of Company rule. From the Battle of Plassey in 1757 to the outbreak of the Indian Uprising in 1857, objects, people and wealth flowed to Britain from Asia. As men in Company service increasingly shifted their activities from trade to military expansion and political administration, a new population of civil servants, army officers, surveyors and surgeons journeyed to India to make their fortunes. These Company men and their families acquired wealth, tastes and identities in India, which travelled home with them to Britain. Their stories, the biographies of their Indian possessions and the narratives of the stately homes in Britain that came to house them, frame our explorations of imperial culture and its British legacies.
Categories: History

Tribing and Untribing the Archive

Tribing and Untribing the Archive

... Magpies, Squirrels & Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World, London:
Atlantic Books, 2011, p. 33. 7 The remnants of Lady Phillips' thwarted vision live
on in the gallery in the little-exhibited lace, tapestry, embroidery, ceramic and ...

Author: Carolyn Hamilton

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN: 1869143396

Category: Material culture

Page: 648

View: 241

The pernicious combination of tribe and tradition continues to tether modern South Africans to ideas about the region's remote past as primitive, timeless, and unchanging. Any hunger for knowledge or understanding of the past before European colonialism remains to a significant degree unsated in the face of a narrowly prescribed archive and repugnant, but insidiously resilient, stereotypes. These volumes track how the domain of the tribal and traditional came to be sharply distinguished from modernity, how it was denied a changing history and an archive, and was endowed instead with a timeless culture. They also offer strategies for engaging with the materials differently-from the interventions effected in contemporary artworks to the inserting of nameless, timeless objects of material culture into histories of individualized and politicized experience. The two volume set make this archive of material culture visible as an archival resource. They also seek to spring the identity trap, releasing the material from pre-assigned identity positions as tribal into settings that enable them to be used as resources for thinking critically about identity. *** "This seminal collection provides rare insight into issues of identity, ethnicity, self-expression, and performance (material culture) from the pre- to postcolonial period in South Africa. ...each volume contains large, colorful photographs of contemporary South African artwork and rare historic photographs of ethnic communities from the precolonial period to help readers better understand the complexities of culture and material culture in the region. Map illustrations also accompany many articles. These voices demand representation in libraries and universities in the US. Essential. All academic levels/libraries." --Choice, Vol. 55, No. 1, September 2017 *****Chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2017 by Choice Magazine!! *** "This volume, the set of long-term projects that sparked its creation, as well as intensive work-shopping that brought together scholars across disciplines should act as a model for regional scholars throughout our field(s) to continue this critical work." --International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 50, 3 (2017) [Subject: African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Art History]
Categories: Material culture

Kissing Alice

Kissing Alice

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2010 MCKITTERICK PRIZE Arthur Craythorne has barely married Queenie May when he is called away to fight in the First World War.

Author: Jacqueline Yallop

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857895790

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 616

Arthur Craythorne has barely married Queenie May when he is called away to fight in the First World War. When he returns from the trenches, he is a changed man and his wife and two young daughters, Alice and Florrie, strive hard to steer clear of his aggression and make him proud. Although Florrie follows Arthur into the Catholic Church, it is Alice he seems to favour, and Florrie seethes with envy of her sister as she watches them grow closer. But Arthur's attentions towards Alice prove darker than either of them can yet acknowledge, and when Arthur dies, the three women he leaves behind must each find ways to cope with all that remains unspoken between them.
Categories: Fiction

Marlford

Marlford

But Marlford, the local village founded by her grandfather, is in decay - subsidence from the old salt mines is destroying the buildings, the books in the memorial library are mouldering, and old loyalties and assumptions are shifting.

Author: Jacqueline Yallop

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782390282

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 214

Ellie Barton has spent her young life living in the dilapidated manor house with her elderly father. Her duty is to her aristocratic lineage, something of which she is often reminded by those few people around her. But Marlford, the local village founded by her grandfather, is in decay - subsidence from the old salt mines is destroying the buildings, the books in the memorial library are mouldering, and old loyalties and assumptions are shifting. When two idealistic young men decide to squat in the closed wing of the house, they show her a world much wider than Marlford, and Ellie begins to feel trapped beneath the unbearable weight of history and expectation.
Categories: Fiction

Obedience

Obedience

Sister Bernard has lived in a grey-stone convent in rural France for more than seventy years.

Author: Jacqueline Yallop

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857895752

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 293

Sister Bernard has lived in a grey-stone convent in rural France for more than seventy years. In that time, a once youthful and lively cloister has gradually emptied, until only Bernard and two other nuns remain. Now, the three women pack away their few possessions into wooden boxes, preparing to leave the building that has been their home for decades. For the nuns, the closing of the convent means more than losing a home; the walls have shielded them from a changing modern world, for Sister Bernard the quiet monotony of the religious life has protected her from memories of the past - the disgrace of when she was a young woman in wartime France; when her devotion to God faded in the face of her need for a young Nazi soldier; and when she experienced the full horror and violence of war.
Categories: Fiction

American Ornithology for the Home and School

American Ornithology for the Home and School

In one large , airy cage were kept two magpies ( a male and female ) , a parrot , a
crow and a pine squirrel . ... Everyone knows what natural thieves the magpies
are . ... The two magpies in the cage were constantly up to all sorts of tricks .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435061099867

Category: Birds

Page:

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Categories: Birds

Chatterbox

Chatterbox

Our picture represents the magpie, more as a murderer than a thief, in the very
act of executing one of her boldest evil deeds. Here she has not to contend with a
weak and defenceless bird, but with the clever squirrel, who is not at all afraid of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2860899

Category:

Page:

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The Ottawa Naturalist

The Ottawa Naturalist

The increase is no doubt largely due to the merciless warfare that has been
waged against such enemies as crows , magpies , squirrels and chipmunks .
These are the chief enemies of ... of being an egg thief . Nests containing eggs ,
that had ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU12493988

Category: Natural history

Page:

View: 422

Categories: Natural history

Fifteen Rabbits

Fifteen Rabbits

“But . . . friends,” the squirrel was quite beside himself, “only sometimes . . . it's too
much . . . !” “One must live,” the magpie chattered unfeelingly. “Thief!” the hedge-
sparrow shrieked. “Thief!” shrieked the titmice, finches and red-breasts.

Author: Felix Salten

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442487567

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 481

Burrow into this classic tale about a family of rabbits from the author of Bambi. Hops and his young rabbit friends must face all the triumphs and trials in the first year of life in the woods. Life is dangerous in the forest, especially for the fifteen young rabbits who are learning to navigate their home. While there are many wonderful things and other animals to get to know—including a deer by the name of Bambi—there are also dangers, and the constant threat of man. In order to thrive, the rabbits must stick together... Felix Salten’s story of the lives of fifteen rabbits is brought back to life in this beautiful repackage.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Lewis Clark

Lewis   Clark

North Dakota or Bust!, page 12 3, 4, 1, 2 Barking Squirrels and Other “Critters”,
page 13 1. Answers will vary. Students should say that ... sometimes step in and
break a leg. 2. Magpies are considered “thieves” because they steal the eggs ...

Author: Walter Hazen

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9780787705749

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 406

Color Overheads Included! Join the Lewis and Clark Expedition an exciting journey into the uncharted wilderness of western North America. Charged by President Jefferson in 1804 to gather information and explore the newly-acquired Louisiana Territory, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the Corps of Discovery up the Missouri River, across the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, and down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. The activities in this book provide insight into the geography, natural resources, plant and animal life of the region, as well as the culture of the various Native American tribes the Corps of Discovery encountered along the way. The eight full-color transparencies at the back of the book can be used alone or with specific activities listed in the table of contents.
Categories: History

Idlings in Arcadia

Idlings in Arcadia

JAY AND SQUIRREL This being a great partridge country such birds as hawk ,
magpie , jackdaw and jay are few ; the gamekeepers see to that ; and though the
last named is an incorrigible thief of other birds ' eggs , there is about him that ...

Author: Edward William Dirom Cuming

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3301047

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 326

View: 459

Categories: Animal behavior

The Seventh Walnut

The Seventh Walnut

The squirrel Squirrels live in trees which provide all of their nourishment : buds ,
soft sprouts , pine cones , beechnuts , and , above all , fruit ... It has a reputation
for being mischievous and an impudent thief , for it dares to steal all that glitters .
The magpie feeds on a varied menu : worms , insects , snails , fruit , and seeds .

Author: Geneviève Petit

Publisher: Wellington Pub

ISBN: 0922984107

Category: Ecology.

Page: 27

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Various animals and the predators seeking them affect the fate of a stray walnut, demonstrating the food chain in nature. Includes information on the walnut and the animals in the story.
Categories: Ecology.

Country Life

Country Life

The same applies to the grey squirrel. Squirrels crossing the lawn from the hedge
trees to steal nuts approach with the same nervousness and wariness displayed
by other born thieves such as the magpie. I only ever shot one, and gave up ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015020056589

Category: Country life

Page:

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Categories: Country life

The Complete Book of Game Conservation

The Complete Book of Game Conservation

Live trapping in either single - catch or multiple cages is the most economic and
efficient method of squirrel control . ... Although many keepers have their own
ideas concerning the typical signs of the work of crows , rooks and magpies ...
Sometimes the nest lining may be scratched out , as if the thief was unwilling to
believe that the last egg had been taken , but most frequently the nest lining or
egg ...

Author: Charles Coles

Publisher: Random House Business

ISBN: WISC:89054835434

Category: Birds

Page: 381

View: 987

Categories: Birds

The Book of Home Pets

The Book of Home Pets

... Poultry, Pigeons, Rabbits, Guinea-pigs, Dogs, Cats, Squirrels, Fancy Mice,
Tortoises, Bees, Silkworms, Ponies, Donkeys, Goat, ... Luckily at the very moment
master magpie made his appearance among the company . ... the girl , and the
discomfiture of the magpie , who stood by , like a detected thief as he was ,
eyeing the constable as though he expected to be immediately handcuffed and
walked off .

Author: Samuel Orchart Beeton

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112020356363

Category: Cage birds

Page: 832

View: 355

Categories: Cage birds

The One Volume Nature Encyclopedia

The One Volume Nature Encyclopedia

... 86 Loricata , 381 Magpies , 34 LOTTRIDGE , SILAS A . : Eastern fly Mahogany ,
839 ing squirrel , 223 ; Eastern gray Maia ... 220 ; Eastern white - footed
Maidenhair Fern , 686 mouse , 245 ; Eastern woodchuck , Maize Thief ( purple
grackle ) ...

Author: Clyde Fisher

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924001141104

Category: Natural history

Page: 940

View: 893

Categories: Natural history