Walls of Words

Nicole Lobdell

Nicole Lobdell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in 19th-century British literature at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.



Charles Wade's Snowshill Manor, August 2011.


Located about 30 minutes outside Oxford, Snowshill Manor is an extraordinary collection of an early 20th-century hoarder gifted to the National Trust in the 1940s.  Wade's personal motto was "Let nothing perish."  His collection grew so large that he was forced to move out of the manor house and into the smaller parson's cottage on the estate.  In that cottage hangs a sign (the 7th photo) that lists one of Wade's favorite authors was Dickens.  Coincidence?  I don't think so.  Like attracts like.

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