Narrative of eight-years research, in Scotland, England and Hong Kong, as well as world-wide, with useful addresses and contact information. Intermixed with fascinating stories and provocative reflections from the author's own life experience, mainly in Asia. VERNER BICKLEY shared in his wife's research for the Biography of Frederick Stewart. His own career as cultural and educational practitioner and educator provided useful insights and leads. "Verner Bickley writes in a mostly light-hearted vein, with a gentle humour." — Sir James Hodge, British Consul General, Hong Kong"Verner and Gillian Bickley's methodical investigations are a handshake down the years. Their fascination with Frederick Stewart (1836-1889) produced Gillian's biography, The Golden Needle, in 1997. Dr Verner Bickley's Searching for Frederick and Adventures Along the Way is a behind-the-scenes 'bookumentary', explaining in detail how and why the Bickleys undertook the endeavour. For genealogists and Hong Kong historians, Verner Bickley's book is a fascinating guide to biographical research. It contains contact numbers and addresses for Hong Kong and British public record offices, libraries, archives, registries, plus Web sites and top tips on searching, such as where to start and how to synthesise documents." —SCMP
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