Social Victorians/People/Borthwick

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Borthwick
  • Lord Glenesk
    • Sir Algernon Borthwick, Bt. (1887–1895)
  • Baron Glenesk
    • Algernon Borthwick, 1st Baron Glenesk (1895 – 24 November 1908)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British[1]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Algernon Borthwick, 1st Baron Glenesk (27 December 1830 – 24 November 1908)[2]
  • Alice Beatrice Lister Borthwick ( – 28 March 1898)[3]
  1. Hon. Lilias Margaret Frances Borthwick Bathurst (12 October 1871 – 30 December 1965)
  2. Hon. Oliver Andrew Borthwick (2 March 1873 – 23 March 1905)

Relations[edit | edit source]

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Friends[edit | edit source]

  • Lord Randolph Churchill

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Algernon Borthwick, Lord Glenesk[edit | edit source]

  • Owner of the Morning Post
  • Conservative Party
  • House of Commons, 1885–1895

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1870 April 5, Alice Beatrice Lister and Algernon Borthwick married.[3]

1893 November 15, Lilias Borthwick and Seymour Henry Bathurst married at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, London.[4]

1897 July 2, Algernon and Alice Borthwick and Oliver Borthwick attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House; also attending was their son-in-law, Henry Bathurst, 7th Earl of Bathurst, but Lilias Borthwick Bathurst is not listed as having attended.

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Alice Borthwick, Lady Glenesk (at 88) was dressed as

  • "Egeria."[5]:8, Col. 1b; 7, Col. 4c
  • "a Greek."[6]:5, Col. 7c

Robert Faulkner & Co.'s portrait of "Alice Beatrice (née Lister), Lady Glenesk as Egeria" in costume is #67 the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[7] The printing on the portrait says, "Lady Glenesk as Egeria."[8]

Algernon Borthwick, Baron Glenesk (at 87) was dressed as Lord James Murray in the Queen Elizabeth procession.[5]:8, Col. 1b; 7, Col. 4c Robert Faulkner & Co.'s portrait of "Algernon Borthwick, 1st Baron Glenesk as Lord James Murray" in costume is #68 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[7] The printing on the portrait says, "Lord Glenesk as Lord James Murray."[9]

Oliver Borthwick (at 89) was dressed as "Marshal Turenne."[5]:8, Col. 1b

Questions and Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. No immediate relationship to Gabrielle Borthwick in the Golden Dawn.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Algernon Borthwick, 1st Baron Glenesk". Wikipedia. 2020-07-30. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Algernon_Borthwick,_1st_Baron_Glenesk&oldid=970330890. 
  2. "Algernon Borthwick, 1st and last Baron Glenesk." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Alice Beatrice Lister." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  4. "Hon. Lilias Margaret Frances Borthwick." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  6. "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6a–6, Col. 1b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  8. "Alice Beatrice (née Lister), Lady Glenesk as Egeria Alice Beatrice (née Lister), Lady Glenesk as Egeria." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158421/Alice-Beatrice-ne-Lister-Lady-Glenesk-as-Egeria.
  9. "Algernon Borthwick, 1st Baron Glenesk as Lord James Murray." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158422/Algernon-Borthwick-1st-Baron-Glenesk-as-Lord-James-Murray.