Found this book thrown away in a free box at an OP Shop ( Charity/ Thrift shop).Photo was kindly put up the right way by Elodie.
Looks to be a bit shabby on the outside and one page inside has a few names written in Ink relating to a Poem and NZ WW2.
"For The Honor of the QUEEN"
Doesn't look anything special If you noticed the cover is Honor and inside is Honour.
Printed in Dublin in 1900 and I found it in Christchurch NZ in approximately 2016 some 116 years later.
How it came here no one knows.
Sydney Elizabeth Auchinleck born at 35 York Street Dublin April 18 1884 Died 1970.
TDC's first female Chemistry graduate.
An extraordinary life.The daughter of Dr Hugh Auchinleck (FRCS(I)).
At the age of 16 her talent showed publishing the above book of Poetry. Her poem of the same title was set to music and played by military bands.
She was unable to study Engineering like she wanted as Trinity didn't admit women to Engineering School until 1972.
Became engaged to Dr Norman Jewell a graduate of Medical school who won the MC for his services during WW1.
Sydney took a teaching diploma which was awarded in 1910.
What makes this shabby looking book so special is this.
"To dear Mr Auchinleck with the little author's love". autographed Sydney E Auchinleck 4th January 1901.
Now a rare book in the UK .
AUCHINLECK name originates from Scotland.
Maybe this post is of interest to any living ancestors, historians or Dubliners.
From Shane Duffy.