Issue 3 – Dated 27 Feb 2010
I am always very reluctant to go outside my ‘comfort zone’. Gail, my wife, however loves a little challenge and in
I have been asked if I believe that Hyatt Verrill perhaps had a drug habit that enabled
Shameless Promotion… A. Hyatt Verrill wrote an autobiography, Never a Dull Moment, that I find to be fascinating. I received
The Library of Congress now has plans to digitize
From 1915, Archive.Org has just added the complete text of The Boys’ Outdoor Vacation Book, which includes an iceboat!
The first articles from a new batch of “Travel” magazines from 1925 has been posted on
The Library of Congress was kind enough to photocopy Verrill’s three articles that appeared in Timehri, a journal from (British Guiana)
Glimpses of the Guiana Wilderness is a 1918 tour around
While doing some research and some conversion to digital, I found two new references to books that Verrill wrote.
While tracking down his articles that appeared in
Then while I was checking out my facts on British Guiana, or
theWild Tribes of British Guiana. By A. Hyatt Verrill.
with many Illustrations. Demy 8vo, Cloth. About 21/- net.
theWild Tribes of Guiana" theauthor — thewell-known traveller — gives an extraordinary interesting account of his wanderings and adventures in a little-known and dangerous country. He gives a graphic account of his journeys and thehardships he endured. Particularly interesting is his story of Indian customs and habits, their diabolical skill in poisons, and their wonderful accuracy in theuse of theblowpipe, which they use as a weapon of precision. There is also a great deal of ethnographical and anthropological information, and some interesting discussion of primitive remains, curious early pottery, and strange mounds of shells many miles away from thesea.