Friday, March 11, 2011

Notes from the Library #12

"The Yews of Crom", a chapter in Thomas Pakenham's  1996 book which is in the Library here, concerns some remarkable Irish Yew trees that have direct family connections.

Crom Castle, on the banks of Lough Erne in Ireland, where these ancient trees are to be found, is the  ancestral family home of the Creightons. In the gardens here in Mudgee we have planted a number of yew trees  that  are directly descended from cuttings originally taken at Crom.  

The Library contains more than just books. Family documents, including some signed by George 111, a Creighton family seal, and a portrait of Abraham Creighton,  all originally from Crom,  are also now kept here in the Library at The Drip

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