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He could have left his vicarage after a not-too-early breakfast and been at the Society's premises comfortably by mid-afternoon. He would almost certainly have stayed the night in town, but, had he wished to do so, he could have returned to Exeter overnight on the mail train. The Exeter- London railway link was completed in 1844. Before that, it was a hundred and seventy weary, 44 A Social History of Archaeology bumpy miles by coach, necessitating at the very least an extra twenty-four hours and another night in London for the round trip.
The remark about 'learned leisure'. is significant. Page was born at a time when the scolar could reasonably expect to have a private income sufficent to give him the leisure and independence his work required. Page had to earn his living, but he made the best of the situation. 33 The Victorians and their Societies 'Spared from the necessity of having to earn his living, he was able to devote his boundless energy throughout practically 34 A Social History of Archaeology 1858 Dr Salomon Reinach 23 d.
Q.. ~ 8 ~ jS• n ~ - ~ N N The Victorians and their Societies 23 were always provocative of thought and further study. ' He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1888. ' 'For many years he was a great figure in the University of Cambridge. His regular work was that of Secretary of the Local Examinations and Lectures Syndicate, which included both branches of the University's extra-mural work. ' 1835 Robert Munro 6 d. 1920 Munroe was born in Ross-shire and qualified as a doctor at the University of Edinburgh.