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Offline Deskman

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1889 diary His name and good...men?
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 14:35 GMT (UK) »
Three times this B name appears but can we agree what it is?

p7
"was met by two fellows Brün a pupil at Rectory & the schoolmasters son"

p8
"church ways! Brün seems particular to dislike Mr B[owker] since “the minister” saying
hes got harsher & makes him & the other fellow both good sizedfellow men
be in the house by 9 oclock
"

p9
"They seem to appreciate the superior refinement of Brün over [space] at the rectory"

The p8 example is given in context with the xxx between 'good and 'men'

I hope Karen McDonald spots this and enjoys the exercise. Thanks for any help.

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Re: 1889 diary His name and good...men?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
It's Brün - but does he mean Brown?
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Re: 1889 diary His name and good...men?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Thanks ShaunJ, I agree that it is Brün but I find it odd that the writer was so pedantic about the umlaut. Otherwise the writer is careless about dotting 'i's and crossing 't's.

There is only one other 'brown' as a possible proper name and even then it is a lc 'b'.

Odd.

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Re: 1889 diary His name and good...men?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:00 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if it was Bruen - and your diarist has substituted an umlaut for the "e" in the German fashion.
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Re: 1889 diary His name and good...men?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:32 GMT (UK) »
I went out for walkies and missed the new post.  :)

Looks like Brün to me. Clear as a bell.

As you say, Deskman: This really is a pedantic Umlaut, in view of his usual habit of not crossing his "t" or dotting his "i"...

Best regards from sunny Stürzelberg (we are away from home for a couple of days, so I can't write "Northern Germany" today.)

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Re: 1889 diary His name and good...men?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:44 GMT (UK) »
...both good sized men  ???

The "s" is the same as in "since" in the line above (and both are lower case).

Hmmm...I'm somehow not convinced about "the minister"...
I can't help but see an "a" (or possibly even an "x") in the middle!
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Re: 1889 diary His name and good...men?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your empathy on Brün, your suggestion of sized - that must be it and for your challenge on 'Minister' Karen McDonald.

I attached a well lit high res image and tarraaaa... its museum

Brilliant.
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I hope Karen McDonald spots this and enjoys the exercise.

Enjoy Stürzelberg. I will away and look it up.

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Re: 1889 diary His name and good...men?
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 20:42 GMT (UK) »
Enjoy Stürzelberg. I will away and look it up.

There's not much of it. But it's nice.  :) And great for walkies with the dog.  ;D

(Glad I could be of help!)

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