George Binney Dibblee
Married: 1904 - Laura Sterling Thomson (?-1951)
George Binney Dibblee was born in Trichinopoly. He was usually known as Binney. He collected the papers and photos that make up much of this website.
Some of the letters from his father describe how Binney tried to pass the exams for the Indian Civil Sevice, but failed. Then a master at his school, (Haileybury) lent him money to study at Balliol, Oxford. This teacher was Mr Milford. L.S.Milford wrote "Haileybury College, Past and Present", published 1909. There are some references to Binney in this book, as an "old boy":
Binney matriculated (started his course) 15 October 1887 just after his father died. From The Guardian, November 6, 1890. "Mr G. B. Dibblee, Scholar of Balliol, has been elected to a History Fellowship at All Souls... Mr. Dibblee obtained a first class in Modern History in the summer." Who's Who in Oxford Economics says G.B. Dibblee was bursar and dean of All Souls College (1920 to 1924).
Books written by G.B.Dibblee:
According to various censuses:
While in France (see left), George Binney Dibblee and his wife met James Joyce (the writer) in France. Apparently, Geoerge Binney Dibblee got on well with James Joyce, but his wife didn't really like Joyce's wife!
From Review of 'Visions of the Press in Britain, 1850–1950'
Encyclopedia article about The Newspaper by George Binney Dibblee.
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