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Rare name "Auchinleck"

Rare name "Auchinleck"

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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.
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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" 
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Doesn't look anything special If you noticed the cover is Honor and inside is Honour.
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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.

Posted Tue 3 Dec 2019 2:00 AM
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Hi Shane,

What an interesting find, I love it! 😍
For sure, the writing makes this copy even more so unique. Do you think it could be given to her Father based on "Mr. Auchinleck" and the date?

I see you looked into the past of Sydney Elizabeth Auchinleck already. Her life is fascinating and also a reminder of how society evolved throughout the last 118 years.
It would be amazing to find the story being this book, and how did it make his way to New Zealand.

What about her poems, do you have any favorite ones?
Maybe we should start a new thread where everyone could share their favorite Poems from Irish authors! 

I went ahead and edited the up-side-down picture for you.

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This is a fantastic find Shane! I love searching charity shops never knowing what I might find! Sydney sounds like an amazing person, thank you for sharing this with us.  
Posted Tue 3 Dec 2019 10:27 AM
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Elodie I do have one particular poem by Sydney E Auchinleck  " In Memory"
VERSE 1 
Rest gently ,heroes, in your far - off graves,
Where savage foes are powerless to molest
Nor heed the sobs which echo after the waves
Torn from Britannia's aching breast....

Yes she autographed the book for her father Mr Auchinleck.

I have no idea what so ever how the book ended up in Christchurch NZ since she gave it to her father, Searching anywhere if he might have come to NZ himself. Unless the book was also discarded and someone found it ina charity or book shop and brought it home to NZ. Just a couple of ideas.

Thank you for editing the photos I have no idea how do that here, 

The Ulster Historical Foundation 
Yes I am an avid rummager of charity shops. To be able to share this from NZ is so amazing.

I hope you all read the other Post " A Shakespeare's Birthday book 1880..about the owner Dr Thomas Leslie Crooke.
This was I found and rescued before  it was destined for landfill or worse burnt. Fate stepped in here. 

Thank you to all 
Shane Duffy

Posted Tue 3 Dec 2019 11:11 AM
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Nice one, Shane!
Please make sure to let us know if you unveil anymore of this mystery.

As you seem to love Irish Literature, would you like to create a thread with your favorite book/poem...?
This could be a start for our community to share their recommendations on books to read.
For example, I never heard of Sydney Elizabeth Auchinleck until you posted here, and I am sure many other members will love discovering her and other Irish writers.


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Elodie

Yes I like the idea about Irish Writers/ Poets. Being a few hours ahead here in time zones I really want to post an Autograph first from The Shakespeare's Birthday Book.
Am feeling so privileged  owning this book and keeper of Dr Thomas Leslie Crooke his life and stories who once owned it.
I will make post using the autograph first of whom I consider another great Irish woman.
This will be ahead of time so will appear before her actual birthday. She will also be included in writers and poets.
Look for the autograph post
From Shane Duffy



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