The Beginning of the S.N.R.

By Sir Alan H. Moore, published November 1955


Sir Alan Moore, the author, was a prime mover amongst the individuals who came together and founded what became the Society for Nautical Research.   This article tracks, on an almost daily basis, the meetings, conversations and decisions which led from Moore’s first meeting with Car Laughton in January 1905 to the inaugural meeting of the Society on 14 June 1910. The birth of the sub-committee which produced the Mariner’s Mirror is also described, together with its transformation into the journal we recognise today. The nautical dictionary was the only one of the original objects which had not been tackled, and he hoped that someday ‘enthusiasm and energy may undertake the work’.

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