Tag Archives: Paul Dakin

Francis St. Vincent Morris: the pilot poet

Paul Dakin North London, UK   Francis St. Vincent Morris I discovered his original notebook and correspondence when sorting my late uncle’s effects. They were given to him by Morris’ sister Ruth. Francis St. Vincent Morris was a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. Three weeks after arriving in France he crashed in a snowstorm and […]

Sir Roderick Glossop: Wodehouse’s “eminent loony doctor”

Paul Dakin North London, UK Sir Roderick Glossop (right) and J Washburn Stoker appear in court following Jeeves’ intervention P.G. Wodehouse is one of the greatest comic authors of the twentieth century. He wrote nearly a hundred books containing a fascinating array of characters. Many inhabited the confined geography of 1920’s London and country houses, […]

John Wesley: amateur physician and health crusader

Paul Dakin London, United Kingdom   Portrait of John Wesley John Wesley was an 18th century Anglican priest, Fellow of Lincoln College and Oxford don, with an intellect and energy that resulted in over 400 publications and the riding of a quarter of a million miles to preach forty thousand sermons.1 The movement he reluctantly […]