Joseph "Spungy" Freakinswad
Alfrend Lord "Tennisanyone?"
J. R. R. Tolkein
Richard Maurice Bucke
H. G. Wells
Sir Adam Beck
Toulouse Le Grandfig
Clara Wilton Smigglesworth
Desmond "Curry" Riffles
The Friar's Tarts
Brigadier Pudding (ret.)
St. Catherine Among the Hermaphrodites
Welcome to the associate figures part of our site. Both Emily Chesley and Michael Flannigan met many important historical figures in the fields of politics, literature, art, science . . . most fields of human endeavor. Some were major influences in their time, and some are of little historical note, but they all were influenced -- and had an impact -- on Chesley and Flannigan.
London, Ontario is (somewhat) famed for being the home of Sir Adam Beck, champion on electric power in the early years of the 20th century. But few know that both Emily Chesley and Michael Flannigan had a profound influence on the father of electrification.
read our profile of Sir Adam Beck...>
Learn all about London's own Lickstamp O'Baybee, whose telegram-art might have been forgotten, if not for a chance explosion and the archival proclivities of the London Police Force.
read the editor's notes
and the telegrams here...>
One of London's own, Brigadier Pudding (ret.) kept an immaculate journal, somewhat incongruous with his scatological yearnings.
read the notes and an excerpt from his memoirs...>
Emily inspired many writers, including H.G. Wells and an historian unknown to many, Florence Deeks. Little did Emily know it at the time, but she was a pivotal figure in the curious case of Deeks v. Wells.
...read the monograph ...>
Assassin, old India hand, and lifelong friend of Michael Flannigan.
He was also master of the "poofy jig," a dance craze that swept through the British Empire in the 1840s.