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Firsts in the recording of sight and sound:

1: The technology


2: The human subject

Earliest human traces


Earliest evidence of human individuality


Anarchism and science fiction: a reading list


The impact of photography on 19th century British

Quaker attitudes to portraiture


The Friend and The British Friend as sources for

Quaker family history in the 19th century


The family life of John Evelyn

The Battery Diary of 341 Battery, 86th Field Regiment,

Royal Artillery (Herts. Yeomanry), 1944 to 1946

My family history (in progress)



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This website was last revised on 2015-11-24.