British-Hungarian Connections

Donation in 1964  to the Ferenc Széchenyi National Library in Budapest of 7 original issues of the London Gazette from 1686 giving contemporary reports on the siege of Buda and its eventual capture from the Ottomans:

The London Gazette
Published by Authority
Printed by he Newcomb in the Savoy:

No 2153, Monday July 5 to Thursday July 8.  1686,
No 2158, Thursday July 22 to Monday July 26.  1686
No 2160, Thursday July 29 to Monday August 2.  1686
No 2165, Monday August 16 to Thursday August 19. 1686
No 2167, Monday August 23 to Thursday August 26, 1686
No 2168, Thursday August 26 to Monday August 30, 1686
No 2174, Thursday September 16 to Monday September 20. 1686

Arranging in 2004 the English language publication of András D Bán’s  British-Hungarian Diplomatic Relations 1938-41 the attempt to maintain relations

Writing the synopsis, finding a publisher (Frank Cass), raising funds, commissioning the translation from Hungarian, carrying out extensive research to find the original sources of quotations, inviting John Lukacs to write the Introduction, writing how the book came to be published in English, drawing maps, finding illustrations, commissioning the front cover, arranging the book launch at the Hungarian Embassy in London February 2004 where Lukacs, Evans, Szombati and Vaci spoke.

Imprint: Routledge. ISBN: 9781135753924. Publication Status: Active. Format: Electronic book text. Physical Info: 256 pages;

Memorial plaques to William Tierney Clark (1783-1852) CE FRS, engineer-      architect of the Chain Bridge (1849 -) between Buda and Pest over the      Danube. Managed the process, selected the sculptor, lobbied for realisation, arranged the receptions, gave an appreciation of Clark at   the unveilings:

Budapest Chain Bridge Pest side under the candelabra unveiled on 12th June 2014. Reception held in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

London Hammersmith on Fulham Reach promenade unveiled on 24th  June 2014. Reception in the marketing building owned by St George, developers.

Memorial Tokens were presented on both occasions to those who helped in the realisation and with research.


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