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Fascinating scrapbook now available for you to browse


In 1870 10 year-old Gulielma Lister's family bought High Cliff as a holiday home. Despite becoming world famous for her research into slime mould, one of the first 15 women admitted to the prestigious Linnaean Society and widely travelled, Guilielma frequently visited Lyme Regis over the next 60 years, taking a great interest in every aspect of life here, both past and present. Beginning in 1905 she compiled a scrapbook with the help of her friend Blanche Palmer, an eclectic mix of newspaper cuttings, annotated postcards and photographs, handwritten drawings, maps, diagrams and transcriptions. This wonderful collection, christened the Lister Thesaurus, is now available for you to browse. If you would like more detailed information about the Lister family, do read this article on the Museum's own website by Richard Bull

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