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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: Arthur Mee
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 21:53:03 -0000
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Thanks, Phil! I'd been looking for him him on the 1901 census, but there are
loads of them and I hadn't a clue where he came from. Though I've now tried
looking with Kent as a birth place or keyword but still can't find a likely
candidate. Do you know any more about Arthur? I've read so many of his Essex
etc parish descriptions I feel that I know the man, yet I know nothing about
him whatsoever.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Warn" <>
> I think *we* can claim Arthur Mee as a Kent man! <vbg>.
> He lived in Hextable, next to Swanley, in the parish of Sutton at Hone.
> My copy of The King's England / Gloucestershire says "in 41 Volumes" -
> this includes an introductory volume.
> My copy is date April 1950, although originally published in 1938.
> So, unless AM edited more volumes, 41 it is.
> Phil
> Orpington, Kent
> At 18:22 01/12/2005, Colleen wrote:
>>I agree, his county books are lovely. aren't they? So beautifully written.
>>Mee obviously greatly loved our English heritage and these books were very
>>much a labour of that love. I have Mee's Middlesex and Kent too. Anyone
>>know how many county books he wrote altogether?
>>Mee was writing his county books in the early1940s, maybe earlier, so he
>>would have been researching this from, say, the late 1930s to 1940s, I
>>suppose, possibly earlier. I imagine he was getting on a bit when he wrote
>>them, so he straddles two eras, the 19th and 20th century and though the
>>only 60, 70, 80 years ago, as Gill has pointed out, much of the heritage
>>he was recording has been lost to development. Good on you Arthur, you
>>left us a lovely record of our Essex heritage and that of other counties
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Delia Gleave" <>

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