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Broadening the mind: The travels and travails of Hugh Seymour Tremenheere

15/11/2023 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Our next talk at the Library will be from Guy English who will be giving an insight into the life of Hugh Seymour Tremenheere and our  ‘Tremenheere Collection’ in our archive at the Morrab Library. The talk will take place in the Reading Room at 2pm on Wednesday 15th November.

Guy describes Hugh Seymour Tremenheere as “an unsung Cornish man who shaped our world” and “the most significant Cornishman you’ve never heard of”. Through his talk, he will explore the travels of this Cornish boy of Family but no Fortune and how he became an unsung hero of social reform in Victorian England, having an impact on nearly every aspect of society, still recognisable today.

Guy English worked making Kodak film and then came to Cornwall in 2001 for better sailing than London. With his late wife Catharine, secretive artist and poet, he produced several reports, and books, some involving botany.

This led him to the Morrab Library, and he has been volunteering, documenting the extensive archives for several years. One such archive was that of the Borlase family, which then morphed into the Tremenheeres, a project he completed in 2022.

Tickets are allocated by a ballot system. Please email enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk or call 01736 364474 to be entered into the ballot for a ticket. The ballot closes on Monday 6th November. Entry to this event is free but donations are welcomed to help support Morrab Library (suggested £5). Refreshments will be provided after the talk.


14:00 - 15:00


Morrab Library


Morrab Library