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On Bowditch

In my latest little story thing I gave Horatio a copy of Bowditch. This is roughly just possible, although I am not sure when he made it to England. My excuse was this-- if it had been possible Horatio would have revelled in it.

Nathaniel Bowditch is a local hero where I come from, at least in some circles. I had heard about him as a kid. I read the kids book about him when I was small. Anyway-- see what you think.

Also would anyone want to write a piece where he meets Jack Aubrey? They would have loved each other!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Bowditch

First snow here today. Coming down hard out there now. Ridiculous that it took this long. Mike has just gone out to show Sabir.

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anteros_lmc
Jan. 17th, 2016 09:44 pm (UTC)
How fascinating! I wondered who Bowditch was :} It definitely sounds like he and Horatio were kindred spirits!
mylodon
Jan. 18th, 2016 12:14 pm (UTC)
What a character - never came across him. There are Bowditchs in our village, though!
nodbear
Jan. 19th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
It looks from the census that in the 19th century most Bowditch families were from the Devon,Dorset,Somerset area = so its natural some would spill over into neighbouring counties :)
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