The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 84
Bath Chronicle, March 12th, 1885
Bath Chronicle, March 12th, 1885.
Contains a mass of useful and not easily obtained information, brought together at great trouble and expense and methodically arranged so as to be easy of reference. The name of ' Debrett' is an old and an honoured one, and Dr. Mair the editor is Justly conscious of the prestage which it thereby enjoys and of the responsibility which belongs to him to uphold and extend it. The necessities and demands of this generation have obliged him to extend his enquiries far beyond the point at which the original ' Debrett ' was content, or compelled to stop. Every fresh name added to the long list necessitates fresh enquiries, and it will give an idea of the enormous and really costly labour and carefulness involved in the preparation of the work that upwards of 20,000 correspondents annually supply the editor with information, all of which has to be considered and methodized. The general reader, we fear, is hardly sufficiently grateful for the results of so much labour and pains.