This page provides contact details and web links for organisations who might be involved in remembering Clarence Bicknell. It will be completed and developed with time.


Museo Biblioteca Clarence Bicknell, Via Romana, 39, 18012 Bordighera, Imperia, Italy
Phone:+39 0184 263601.

Istituto Internazionale di Studi Liguri, c/o Museo di S. Agostino, Piazza di Sarzano n. 35 R- 16128 Genova, Italy.
Tel: +39 366 5373933

Musée de Cuneo, Piazza Tancredi Duccio Galimberti, 6, 12100 Cuneo Province of Cuneo, Italy
Phone:+39 0171 693344

Musée des Merveilles, Avenue du 15 Septembre 1947, Tende, France 06430     
T: +33 4 93 04 32 50  e:     http:/

Giardini Botanici Hanbury, La Mortola, Corso Montecarlo, 43, 18039 Ventimiglia (IM) – Italia.
telephone +39 0184 22661 / fax +39 0184 226632.

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St  Cambridge, CB2 1RB
+44 1223 332900.

Upcoming biography

Valerie Browne Lester is researching her new biography of Clarence Bicknell to be published before the centenary of his death in 2018. She is a cousin of Marcus Bicknell through Lucinda Bicknell, Elhanan’s 3rd wife, and descendant of Hablot Browne “Phiz”, Dickens’ principal illustrator. Valerie is the author of “Fasten Your Seatbelts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin” 1995, “Phiz, the Man who Drew Dickens” 2004, translation of “le Grand Meaulnes” 2009 and “Giambattista Bodoni, His Life and His World” 2015. Read more on her web site If you have source material pertaining to Clarence Bicknell please contact us (

We will also list others that show a new interest in Clarence such as …

  • Ufficio Attività Culturali Bordighera –
  • Maison de la Patrimoine, La Brigue –
  • Association Patrimoine Traditions Brigasque –
  • AMONT – Association Montagne et Patrimoine, Centre des Etudes Vésubiennes –
  • Musée de Saorges
  • Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes
  • University of Nice
  • Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris
  • L’Association Nationale Espéranto France
  • French Héritage
  • Vieilles Maisons Françaises
  • Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge University
  • Federazione Esperantista Italiana
  • Esperanto Association of Britain
  • London Esperanto Club
  • Art Workers’ Guild of London
  • Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew
  • Royal Botanical Gardens at Edinburgh
  • Royal Horticultural Society, London

Media and sources of information

Innovation Media in Bordighera publish the magazine SanRemo Luxury & Lifstyle Magazine which carried the video The Marvels of Clarence Bicknell on its from cover and a 6-page photo spread and article in the late summer of 2016 (anno V – set 2016) – www.SANREMO.IT and

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