[Bell Historians] U,V, and Lukis

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford at t...
Wed Apr 16 08:29:22 BST 2003

Can just add that Lukis was elected to the College Youths in 1865. At the
time, his address was given as "Wath, near Ripon"

Thanks, John, for shedding light on the whereabouts and nature of his papers

Chris P

----- Original Message -----
From: "John David" <johnedavid at h...>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2003 8:34 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] U,V, and Lukis

> U and V
> Thank you for the answers so far.
> Perhaps I should clarify. Older eg 17c inscriptions would have been spelt
> HONOVR, V used where in the later 18c and nowadays we would use a
> round-bottomed U.
> Re Lukis
> WCL was a member of the College Youths, I saw his membership certificate
> the Lukis Museum some 40 years ago but when I asked to see it again more
> recently, some 10 years after a big ama;gamation and reorganisation of the
> Local museums it could not be traced. A great deal of sorting and
> classifying has gone on since so it may have turned up again. The Guernsey
> Museum has a notebook of WCL's containing the inscriptions from several
> hundred towers, some of the earlier ones are in Lukis on Church Bells, the
> later ones not, so presumably he continued collecting them after the book
> was published, and there must have been earlier notebooks now elsewhere or
> lost. There is a copy of a report in a Salisbury newspaper of the 1854
> lecture. The Museum also has a file of his correspondence, including
> from l'Estrange and others about bells. It also contains the originals of
> some of the plates in the book and some rubbings of inscriptions, one of
> which is of particular local interest as it seems to be of the
> of the three Exeter bells of the Vale Church which were recast into six in
> 1891.
> The address is: Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery, Candie Gardens, St Peter
> Port, GY1 1UG
> 01481 700477.
> John David
> Guernsey
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