magens mello
December 1879

My dear friend,

Some years ago now I had formed a strong wish to examine the fissures at Creswell Crags, but until lately could never find the opportunity due to my church duties at Brampton. Last year, however, I was enabled to pay a preliminary visit to the spot. A very brief inspection sufficed to show me that it was one well worth careful exploration; and in answer to an application to His Grace the Duke of Portland, he very kindly gave me leave to carry on the work.

Rev. Magens Mello

This letter was composed in 2001. It is based on documents and publications by Magens Mello linked together in a style appropriate to the time.

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  • Searching for sites to explore

  • Investigating Church Hole

  • Investigating Robin Hood Cave

  • The notes we made...

  • Mother Grundy and the hippopotamus tooth...

  • The presence of man

  • My thoughts on the matter

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