The Marshcourt Estate: Chalk, British Stocktrader Herbert “Johnnie” Johnson Designing the First Trading Algorithm, Marshcourt Acting as a Rest and Recovery Site for Soldiers, the British Government Profiting from African Hunting, and the Modern Day Usage of Marshcourt

Marshcourt estate in Stockbridge in Hampshire, England is an Edwardian manor which was built from chalk as chalk was widely and readily available in this region. Edwin Lutyens (pronounced “lutch-inns”), the architect who designed and built Marshcourt designed the billiards room to have a plinth made of chalk which allows players to simply run their cue along it to rechalk the end of the cue as they continue playing. Lutyens built Marshcourt for Herbert "Johnnie" Johnson, a stock trader and stock...

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