Dr Savage’s Bermuda

Dr Savage’s Bermuda

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Dr Savage’s Bermuda

Author: Dr. Edward Cecil Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2015
$40

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The forgotten landscape of Bermuda in the 1830s is recovered in this remarkable collection of paintings by the prolific and talented Royal Artillery surgeon Dr. Johnson Savage. The paintings were the start of an extraordinary relationship between Bermuda and several generations of the Savage family. Included are exquisite images from Savage’s later posting in Corfu; his work as a medical illustrator; paintings by his Royal Navy Midshipman son Arthur; and an account of the doctor’s grandson, Arthur Johnson Savage, RE, who completed the great Ordnance Survey of Bermuda in 1900.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 13.25 x 10.25 x 1 inches
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-10927750-89-6
Pages: 254

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Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage

Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime...

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Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage

Author: Dr. Gordon Watts Jr.
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2014
$40

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Over three hundred wrecks and five hundred years of history— this is the legacy of Bermuda, the shipwreck capital of the mid-Atlantic. As an isolated island outpost, Bermuda has brokered an intimate partnership with the sea, depending on it for resources, commerce and defence. The vessels that now litter its barrier reefs have helped shape Bermuda’s cultural identity.

One of the most active archaeologists to work in Bermuda waters is Dr. Gordon Watts, and in this book he distills a lifetime’s experience to paint the full picture of Bermuda’s maritime history through its underwater heritage. The book brings the results of over 35 years of archaeological research together in one place, and in addition outlines the vessels reported as lost and places them in the context of Bermuda and Atlantic World history.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 13.4 x 10.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-927750-70-4
Pages: 276

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Short Bermudas

Short Bermudas

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Short Bermudas

Authors: Sandra Campbell and Duncan McDowall
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2015
$25

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There’s no shortage of surprises in this collection of essays about Bermuda’s colourful past. It’s all here: onions, slavery, mega-yachts, fish houses, Boers, Civil War bioterrorism, women who dared and the making of Tucker’s Town. All topped off with the legendary story of calypso’s Talbot Brothers.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 9 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-926609-84-3
Pages: 111

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Royal Bermuda

Royal Bermuda

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Royal Bermuda

Authors: Rosemary Jones & Dr. Edward Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2014
$25

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With more than 350 photographs from public and private collections, Royal Bermuda details the Island’s four centuries of connections to the British Crown, from Bermuda’s accidental colonisation by the English in 1609 to the present day. Along with special chapters devoted to every official Bermuda visit by the Queen since 1953, this collector’s edition chronicles other royal stopovers since the Victorian Age, and includes profiles of local collectors of royal memorabilia, plus a pictorial timeline with mini-biographies of monarchs who helped shape Island history from the 17th century onwards. Step back in time through its pages and enjoy the fascinating pageant of royal influence on Bermuda, from maritime heritage to tourism, defence, currency and everday life.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 10.1 x 10 x 0.68 inches
Published: 2014
ISBN:978-10927750-63-6
Pages: 224

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Wings Over Bermuda

Wings Over Bermuda

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Wings Over Bermuda

Authors: Ewan Partridge & Tom Singfield
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2014
$30

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Wings Over Bermuda traces the history of aviation in Bermuda from a small 1919 sightseeing operation to the big jets of today. It follows the rise of Bermuda as a strategic wartime base for Allied Forces—eventually to become the civilian hub of Bermuda’s air gateway. The book contains hundreds of rare photos and tells aviation stories unheard until now.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.4 x 12.3 x 1.2 inches
Published: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-927750-32-2
Pages: 304

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Chained on the Rock: Slavery in Bermuda & Edward Fraser: From Slave to Missionary

Chained on the Rock: Slavery in...

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Chained on the Rock: Slavery in Bermuda & Edward Fraser: From Slave to Missionary

Author: Cyril Outerbridge Packwood
Edited by C.F.E Hollis Hallett
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2012
$50 (boxed set)

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A revised edition of Cyril Packwood’s ground breaking book published in 1975 where local residents were first introduced to a detailed examination of slavery in Bermuda. Edited by C.F.E Hollis Hallett, this book explores the impact of slavery on slaves, slavers and Bermuda up until Emancipation.

Included is Edward Fraser, a previously unpublished manuscript by Cyril Packwood and also edited by C.F.E Hollis Hallett. This book tells the story of Edward Fraser, who was born a slave but rose to become a much-admired and energetic missionary for the Methodist Church in Bermuda and the West Indies.

Product Specs: Chained on the Rock
Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.6 x 11.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2012 (Second Edition)
ISBN: 978-1927750-03-2
Pages: 240

Product Specs: Edward Fraser: From Slave to Missionary
Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.6 x 11.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-1927750-04-9
Pages: 116

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Bermuda Forts 1612–1957

Bermuda Forts 1612–1957

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Bermuda Forts 1612–1957

Author: Dr. Edward C. Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2013 (Second edition)
$30

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Since the beginning of settlement in 1612, the history of Bermuda and its fortification against attack have gone hand in hand. Bermuda Forts presents an unparalleled investigation of that history and the military structures that evolved with it. Replete with more than 400 colour and black-and-white illustrations, the book is the result of 15 years of archival and archaeological research–a must for everyone interested in the heritage of this remarkable island, and in the international legacy of British coastal defence work.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 11.8 x 9.2 x 1.2 inches
Published: 2013 (Second edition)
ISBN: 0-921560-11-7
Pages: 358

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Hall of History: Bermuda’s Story in Art

Hall of History: Bermuda’s Story...

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Hall of History: Bermuda’s Story in Art

Authors: Graham Foster & Rosemary Jones
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2013 (Second edition)
$40

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The Museum celebrates local artist Graham Foster’s grand mural at Commissioner’s House in a spectacular book showcasing the 1,000 square foot artwork in 208 dazzling, full colour pages.

Explore the Island’s past and present through this large-format volume’s lavish spreads, zoom-in details and compelling illustrative style. Lively informative text by award-winning author Rosemary Jones interprets each scene and explains how the artwork was made.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 14.3 x 14.3 x 1 inches
Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-1-926609-59-1
Pages: 209

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Bermuda Memorial Inscriptions

Bermuda Memorial Inscriptions

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Bermuda Memorial Inscriptions

Authors: H.R & R.C. Tulloch
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2011
$20

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A collection of transcribed inscriptions of all the memorials (extant in 2004) in naval, military, and historic cemeteries of Bermuda, including St. Peter’s Church, part of the World Heritage site in the Town of St. George. A section of the book is also devoted to memorials of sailors, soldiers and airmen both local and overseas.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 7.9 x 11.3 x 1.6 inches
Published: 2011
ISBN: 0-921560-18-4
Pages: 358

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Bermuda: Growth of a Naval Base

Bermuda: Growth of a Naval Base

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Bermuda: Growth of a Naval Base

Author: Lt. William Eric Brockman, RN
Edited by: Dr. William R. Cooke
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press, 2009
$20

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A narrative by Lt. William Brockman written during his appointment at Bermuda Dockyard from 1930-32 which expands on an 1893 history by Captain H. J. Carr. Brockman touches upon the social and family life of Dockyard as well as its construction and history. Editor Dr. Cooke has added numerous footnotes for historical clarification and a selection of photos of Dockyard from 1850-1900.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 11.31 x 0.75 inches
Published: 2009
ISBN: 0-921560-20-6
Pages: 81

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Butler's History of the Bermudas

Butler's History of the Bermudas

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Butler's History of the Bermudas

Transcribed and edited by: C.F.E Hollis Hallett
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press, 2007
$20

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The original manuscript written by Nathaniel Butler, 5th governor of Bermuda, existed only in the British Library, until it was published as a verbatim translation by Governor Lefroy in 1882. Now completely re-edited and rendered into modern English, with comprehensive side notes by Clara F.E. Hollis Hallett, this book covers Butler’s account of Bermuda from 1609 to 1622.

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Type: Hardcover
Size: 8 x 11.3 x 1.1 inches
Published: 2007
ISBN: 0-921560-14-1
Pages: 248

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A Children’s Guide to the Hall of History

A Children’s Guide to the Hall...

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A Children’s Guide to the Hall of History

National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2013 (Second edition)
$10 (free to local students & teachers and for children entering the Museum)

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This special children’s guide highlights key parts of the Hall of History mural, which portrays the 500-year history of Bermuda. Along with historic details, the guide helps kids, parents and teachers to learn more about Bermuda’s fascinating story and to take a closer look at the mural.

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Type: Paperback
Size: 11 x 8.5 x 0.06 inches
Published: 2013

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Heritage Matters Volume 5

Heritage Matters Volume 5

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Heritage Matters Volume 5

Author: Dr. Edward Harris
National Museum of Bermuda Press, 2015
Price: $10

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Roll up your sleeves for another bout of heritage and humour with the Island’s leading historian, Dr. Edward Harris, MBE. Through his entertaining essays, we meet the mighty and the meek, colourful kite fliers, desperate castaways, shark oil forecasters, cassava cooks, magnificent motorcycles, and a whole lot more. There’s never a dull day in Bermuda heritage.

Product Specs:
Type: Softcover
Size: 9.06 x 12 x 0.25 inches
Published: 2015
ISBN: 978-1-927750-79-7
Pages: 87

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19th Century Church Registers of Bermuda

19th Century Church Registers of...

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19th Century Church Registers of Bermuda

Indexed by: A.C. Hollis Hallett
Updated by: C. F. E. Hollis Hallett
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press and Juniperhill Press, 2005
$25

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This is an updated volume of the 1996 edition with many of the questioned names and spellings reinterpreted by comparing and cross-referencing with details from other sources, in particular the Registry General. A must for genealogy researchers.

Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.7 x 11.2 x 2.5 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-23-8
Pages: 1406

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Civil Records of Bermuda Under the Sommer Islands Company 1612–1684

Civil Records of Bermuda Under...

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Civil Records of Bermuda Under the Sommer Islands Company 1612–1684

Compiled by: A. C. Hollis Hallett
Bermuda Maritime Museum Press & Juniperhill Press, 2004/5
Price: $50

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In this three-volume book, the late Dr. A. C. Hollis Hallett brings together all the early government and other records of Bermuda, which he read and transcribed word for word from the original preserved records. Volume I covers the years from 1612–1669, with its chapters arranged chronologically according to the governors of the period. Volume II deals with 1669–1684, with the narrative of the development of Bermuda continuing through the progression of governors, and concluding with passenger lists and shipping returns for several years dating from 1656. Volume III presents all the personal legal documents covering the scope of the whole book (1612–1684).

Vol I:
Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 x 1.8 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-14-9
Pages: 708

Vol II:
Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 x 1.6 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-16-5
Pages: 624

Vol III:
Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 9.3 x 12.2 x 2 inches
Published: 2005
ISBN: 0-921992-18-1
Pages: 766

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Bermuda in Print Bermuda: A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda (2nd Edition)

Bermuda in Print Bermuda: A Guide...

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Bermuda in Print Bermuda: A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda (2nd Edition)

Compiled by A. C. Hollis Hallett
Published by: Juniperhill Press, 1995
$30

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This is an essential reference for collectors of Bermudiana as well as for those seeking information about Bermuda. Every book referencing Bermuda is listed as well as articles found in journals, such as the Bermuda Historical Quarterly, the ‘Heritage’ magazines, and the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History.

Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 6.3 x 9.3 x 1 inches
Published: 1995 (Second edition)
ISBN: 0-921992-12-2
Pages: 325

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Chronicle of a Colonial Church 1612–1826, Bermuda

Chronicle of a Colonial Church...

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Chronicle of a Colonial Church 1612–1826, Bermuda

Author: A. C. Hollis Hallett
Juniperhill Press, 1993
$25

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This book chronicles the history of Bermuda’s institutional religion as well as schools and the public education system from initial settlement in 1612 until the early nineteenth century. For a tiny Atlantic Island, Bermuda’s religious history is remarkably complex.

Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 6.2 x 9.2 x 1.2 inches
Published: 1993
ISBN: 0-921992-08-4
Pages: 420

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19th Century Bermuda Wills 1835–1913

19th Century Bermuda Wills 1835–1913

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19th Century Bermuda Wills 1835–1913

Author: C. F. E. Hollis Hallett
Published by: Juniperhill Press, 1993
$25

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Summarised and indexed, this book is an extension of Early Bermuda Wills and another must be used for genealogical research.

Product Specs:
Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.7 x 11.3 x 1.2 inches
Published: 2000
ISBN: 0-921992-13-0
Pages: 412

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Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History

Bermuda Journal of Archaeology...

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Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History

The Journal of the Bermuda Maritime Museum Volume 1-21
Vol 2 & 6 Out of Print
$20 each

The annual Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History (BJAMH) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal, and publishes articles concerned with archaeological or historical research related to Bermuda. It is the successor journal to the Bermuda Historical Quarterly (BHQ), which ceased publication in 1982.

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