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Clarence seems to be adored by those that know about his work, as much for the character of the man (benefactor, charity worker, thinker, humanist, pacifist and esperantist) as for his work (botanist, artist, collector and archaeologist) . Mention his name in his corner of the Franco-Italian Alps and Riviera - Bordighera, Tende, La Brigue and Casterino - and his memory is cherished. This enthusiasm for his work called for somewhere on the web where those interested in Clarence can find in one place a host of web links, books, magazines and other sources of material which exist in various places. Material on this page has been available since 2012 on www.marcusbicknell.co.uk/clarence


It is our intention to put in one place links to other existing documentation of collections of Clarence's work for example in the Museo Bicknell (Bordighera), the Institute for Ligurian Studies (Genoa), Musee des Merveilles (Tende), Casa Fontanalba (Casterino), the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and private family collections. The purpose of this page, and one of the purposes of the Clarence Bicknell Association, is to stimulate research by others and to provide support, sources and a forum for them.


Collection in the Bicknell family - limited availability


Visitors' book

  • Visitors book of the Casa Fontanalba, Clarence's house at Casterino, vellum bound. 1906-1918 and later. The visitors book is illustrated with water colours of flora of the region. An image of the outer of the book is shown to the right.
  • Transcript of names in the visitors book of the Casa Fontanalba, Clarence's house at Casterino. This list of visitors shows the wide range of Clarence's interests and the company he kept.  Free of charge. Click here to download and consult tab 1 Visitors Book (click bottom left). Please inform Marcus of any errors in the spelling of names etc. You could also ask me for a scan of a particular signature if you want to look in more detail. An image of a sample page of the book is shown to the right. Email Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

Clarence's Esperanto book of friends

  • Clarence's book of friends, mostly visitors to the Casa Fontanalba,  Clarence's house at Casterino, vellum bound. An image of a sample page (Emile Cartailhac) is shown below.
  • Transcript of names in book of friends, mostly visitors to the Casa Fontanalba,  Clarence's house at Casterino. These are people for whom he wanted to write a short biography, in Esperanto! Some of the names are the same as in the visitors book (above). Free of charge. Click here to download and consult tab 2 Clarence bios (click bottom left).

Collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK - search their online database or visit the museum by appointment

415 items according to their web site (some of the important item references below) given by my uncle Peter Bicknell in 1980. The jewel in their crown is the Book of Berries by Clarence, a vellum bound hand-drawn book of fruit and flowers in honour of his friend Margaret Berry (pun intended). The museum has not made images available online yet and we are in touch with them to find out if this will happen in the future. The material is best researched through their OPAC database for example by clicking here.


Collection at the Museo Bicknell in Bordighera, Italy - search their online database or visit the museum by appointment

Information available in print to Marcus; to be added here soon.


Collection at the Institute of Ligurian Studies in Genoa, Italy - search their online database or visit the museum by appointment

Information available in print to Marcus; to be added here soon.


Collection at the Musée des Merveilles, Tende, France - visit the museum by appointment

Information available in print to Marcus; to be added here soon.


Publications referred to on the internet

One of the longest lists of Clarence's works is on a database called FRANTIQ (Fédération et ressources sur l'Antiquité) - Catalogue Collectif Indexé which you can access by clicking here


Addresses of sites with collections of, or an interest in, Clarence Bicknell and his work. 

 

  • Museo Bicknell, Via Romana 39, I-18012 Bordighera IM, Italie. Dr. Daniela Gandolfi, Directrice de l’Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri. Tel. +39 0184.263694  http://www.iisl.it/Biblioteca%20Clarence%20Bicknell/Biblioteca%20Bicknell.htm
  • Musée des Merveilles, Avenue du 15 Septembre 1947, Tende 06430, France. M. Charles Turcat, Administrateur du Musée des Merveilles www.museedesmerveilles.comTél +33 4 93 04 32 50
  • Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge,  CB2 1RB, United Kingdom. Tel +44 1223 332900
  • Maison de la Patrimoine, 26 Av du Général De Gaulle, 06430 La Brigue, France. Stage de peinture « Wild Flowers » www.arte-accademia.com
  • This page will be probably be subsumed in spring 2013 into the new website for Clarence and the Clarence Bicknell Association www.clarencebicknell.com

Research arising out of this page

  • Graham Avery, researching into the work of botanist Reginald Farrer, came across his name in Clarence's visitors' book. The resulting article is a fascinating cameo of the lives of Farrer and Bicknell when they met at the Casa Fontanalba, and what the undercurrent was when they did so. I am delighted at this piece as it justifies already, for me, the effort of transcribing the hand-written documents onto the internet. It's my OBH (On Beacon Hill) newsletter 12 and can be downloaded from http://www.marcusbicknell.co.uk/contents.htm


To contribute to these pages or to offer advice and corrections please write or email me at:
Marcus Bicknell
Homefarm Orchard, Threehouseholds
Chalfont St.Giles, Bucks HP8 4LP, U.K.
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