David Thomas

I was Assistant Librarian in the Taylor Institution Library, Oxford from 1971 to 2004. I was in charge of Italian and (vaguely) of Roumanian and also, latterly, of French and (nominally) of Celtic. My main research interest was in foreign language manuals of 16th-century England and in the bibliography of French translations of Vives's schoolboy dialogues, so, as you may imagine, the National Egg Collection was somehow rather different and exchanging Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance for Poultry World interesting, to say the least!

The National Egg Collection for Wounded Soldiers and Sailors 1914-1918

The National Egg Collection was launched in November 1914 following proposals put forward by Frederick Carl, the editor of Poultry World. The aim initially was to provide 20,000 newly-laid eggs a week to the wounded in hospital in Boulogne. However, … Continue reading

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