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Augustus Smith of Scilly.

Elisabeth Inglis-Jones

Augustus Smith of Scilly.

by Elisabeth Inglis-Jones

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Published by Faber in London .
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  • Scilly, Isles of (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Smith, Augustus John, 1804-1872,
    • Scilly, Isles of (England)

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA670.S2 I5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination3-213 p.
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5721883M
      ISBN 100571086950
      LC Control Number70418821

      Scilly and its Emperor. Recorded as living at Huntsmoor Park. The book contains extracts of letters of Augustus Smith to, and edited by S.F.T., political addresses and speeches at public meetings, memorable events connected with the Isles of Scilly & illness and death. Back in Augustus Smith styled himself the "Lord Proprietor of Scilly" having taken a lease on the islands from the Duchy of Cornwall. He made his home near the site of the medieval Tresco Abbey and his descendants, the Dorrien-Smith family, still live there.. Whilst the rest of the Scillies have reverted to the Duchy, the family still retain a lease on Tresco which they run as a time.

        The island is still owned by the descendants of Augustus Smith and they have inherited not just the abbey garden but his gift for innovation. It is present in the architecture where traditional granite Scillonian cottages sit side by side with Scandinavian beach .   BOOK NOW. 2 Cambridge University Botanic Garden. 8 Tresco Abbey Gardens, Isles of Scilly. Established by Augustus Smith in the 19th century, it's home to .

      The New Inn is on Tresco, a private estate since one Augustus Dorrien-Smith saw fit to lease it from the Duchy of Cornwall in , an appealing and affordable alternative to the Flying Boat Club. With fresh, sunny rooms and a fabulous sea view The New Inn is truly unique. Here we explore the glorious Tresco Abbey Garden, a horticultural paradise where s exotic species from 80 countries thrive in the sub-tropical climate. Originally established as a private garden in the 19 th century by island owner Augustus Smith, the diversity of plant life found within the garden is as extraordinary as it is unique.

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About. Augustus Smith arrived on Scilly inbought the lease from the Duchy of Cornwall, and brought order and prosperity to the islands. The means he used were not always popular, and his reputation is of a man fair but hard. Augustus Smith of Scilly. [Elisabeth Inglis-Jones] Home.

WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth Inglis-Jones. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Augustus Smith arrived on Scilly inbought the lease from the Duchy of Cornwall, and brought order and prosperity to the islands.

The means he used were not always popular, and his reputation is of a man fair but hard. Sam Llewellyn, Smith's great-great nephew and biographer, explores his life and times, and reveals fascinating details.

In Augustus Smith Augustus Smith of Scilly. book the whole of the Isles of Scilly from the Duchy of Cornwall. This book describes how, on Tresco, Smith started the garden and how each subsequent generation has shaped its development.

The author, Mike Nelhams has worked at Abbey Garden since ; first as the Head Gardener and now as its Curator. Augustus Smith of Scilly. INGLIS-JONES Elizabeth. Published by Faber and Faber, London () Used. Hardcover. First Edition.

pages contents include The barons of Edeyrnion, An old receipt book, The gentry in the 18th century, History of the parish of llanfachreth, Hopkins The jesuits and Barmouth.

Seller Inventory # Abbots of Tavistock Admiral ancient ashore Augustus Smith beach beauty birds Bishop Lighthouse bluebells boat Borlase boulders Bryher bulbs Castle century Channel coast colour Cornish Cornwall Cromwell's Castle daffodils Dorrien-Smith Eastern Isles feet fish flowers garden gorse Governor grey Gugh Gull head headland hedges Hill Holy Vale Hugh.

Augustus died inleaving the Scillies and his estate to his nephew, Thomas Algernon Dorrien-Smith. With ship building in decline and the islands’ economy in poor shape, Thomas came up with the idea of growing and exporting cut daffodils to.

InAugustus Smith left Hertfordshire and took up residence on the Isles of Scilly as Lord Proprietor and leaseholder of all the islands. He chose to live on Tresco and selected a site adjacent to St Nicholas Priory - which had fallen into disrepair in the sixteenth century - to build his home.

There were only about three houses on that island and that may have lead to problems before Augustus Smith cleared the island to turn it into a deer park (which happily was a failure).

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Above Appletree Bay, there is an imposing monument to Augustus Smith of Herefordshire, who leased all of the Isles of Scilly and appointed himself as Lord of the Isles. Nowadays, Tresco is leased from the Duchy of Cornwall by the Dorrien-Smith family, descendents of Augustus Smith.

Man with a mission - Augustus Smith and the Isles of Scilly The year is Back then it was customary for rich young men to travel abroad in search of worthy causes. Thirteen Years' Stewardship of the Scilly Isles.

Augustus Smith. Available in the IOS Museum. Extreme Miseries of the Off Islands (of Scilly) by C. Smith. Famine. Thirteen years stewardship of the Isles of Scilly, from to Publisher: London, Emperor Smith: The Man Who Built Scilly by Sam Llewellyn. Dovecote Press, 04/28/ Paperback.

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Augustus John Smith (15 September – 31 July ) was governor of the Isles of Scilly for over thirty years, and was largely responsible for the economy of the islands as it is today.

Smith was born at Ashlyns Hall, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England, and went into became known locally as a philanthropist, doing his best to improve educational standards in his home. Inthe Duchy of Cornwall leased the Isles of Scilly to a Hertfordshire squire, Augustus Smith, who became the Lord Proprietor of the islands.

He helped bring a prosperity to Scilly. Augustus John Smith: Emperor and King of Scilly [Richard Larn OBE and Bridget Larn] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Augustus John Smith: Emperor and King of Scilly. Tresco's key attraction – and one of Scilly's must-see gems – is this subtropical estate, laid out in on the site of a 12th-century Benedictine priory by the horticultural visionary Augustus Smith.

While the Victorian era produced countless well-educated young men from wealthy British families, Augustus John Smith stood out. Provincial Grand Master and Chapter member of both Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Smith saved the five off-islands of Scilly from starvation.

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The climate on the Isles of Scilly enables plants that would not survive anywhere else in the UK to thrive. The Duchy of Cornwall leased the island of Tresco to Augustus Smith in He built Tresco Abbey and started creating the garden and building up a magnificent collection of plants from all over the world.

A sprawling epic of a novel - ranging from the high society of Ireland to the Scilly Isles, to the gold bearing hills of the Rockies and back. Llewellyn has written a monster of a book. I loved the descriptions of the Scillies, and the attitudes and fears of a generation brought up /5(5).Augustus Smith, the founder of the family dynasty, was a follower of Jeremy Bentham and attempted to put Bentham's Utopian ideas into practice in the Isles of Scilly (at one time he managed all of the inhabited islands of the group).

That included free compulsory public education decades before it was required elsewhere in England.