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 Post subject: Sir George Magrath's medals for sale
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:17 pm 
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Bonhams will be selling Sir George Magrath's medals on 27th March.

https://www.bonhams.com/press_release/13036/

http://artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=61112#.UTZB7WtYCSM


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 Post subject: Re: Sir George Magrath's medals for sale
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:57 pm 
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George Magrath's is a fascinating story. A very good friend of mine, 'Barbie Thompson' who is based in Plymouth, has spent a number of years researching Magrath. Barbie is quite well known in the SW area as an excellent speaker on a variety of naval related subjects. I'm sure members of this forum would appreciate her Magrath presentation.

I know of two occasions this year that Barbie is due to give the magrath presentation:

Buckland Abbey in May, and also the Nelson Society AGM at Bristol in October.

I can heartily recommend it to anyone who has the chance to attend either!


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 Post subject: Re: Sir George Magrath's medals for sale
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:55 pm 
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Sold for £14,400: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-21955519

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 Post subject: Re: Sir George Magrath's medals for sale
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:40 am 
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I'm belatedly catching up with a few posts on this forum! In June 2013, the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 made a visit to Plymouth in Devon, in which Barbie Thompson paid a key part. On the 4th June, they spent the day at Princetown, Dartmoor, in a commemoration ceremony to mark the 200th anniversary of the arrival of American prisoners of war at Dartmoor. Roy and I were very pleased to be invited, and after weeks of dreadful weather (snow at Princetown only a few days earlier!), the sun shone all day, and it was a brilliant ceremony. Magrath (or MaGrath) was of course the highly respected surgeon at Dartmoor POW prison, and had served on board the Victory until a few months before Trafalgar, much admired by Nelson.

Lesley Adkins
http://www.adkinshistory.com


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 Post subject: Re: Sir George Magrath's medals for sale
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:50 am 
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Many thanks for the info, Lesley.

Here's a link to an earlier discussion on American prisoners at Dartmoor:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=363&p=2066&hilit=Dartmoor#p2066

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