‘I left this world’

John Mackenzie Bacon [1846 – 1904]. Rev John Bacon spent 10 years at Cambridge University (1865-1875), whilst there witnessed aballoon ascent – and vowed to make one at sometime. For … Continue reading ‘I left this world’

‘The best collector of clocks’

Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan (1803 –1888), known as Octavius Morgan, was a British politician, historian and antiquary. He was a significant benefactor to the British Museum. Following the death his … Continue reading ‘The best collector of clocks’