Social Victorians/People/Selborne

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Palmer
  • Earl of Selborne (U.K. peerage)[1]
    • William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne (4 May 1895 – 26 February 1942)[2]
  • Courtesy Titles
    • Baron Selborne
    • Viscount Wolmer
      • William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne (1882– 4 May 1895)[2]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: English[3]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne (17 October 1859 – 26 February 1942)[2]
  • Beatrix Maud Cecil Palmer (– 27 April 1950)[4]
  1. Lady Mabel Laura Georgiana Palmer (6 October 1884 – 15 July 1958)
  2. Roundell Cecil Palmer, 3rd Earl of Selborne (15 April 1887 – 3 September 1971)
  3. Hon. Robert Stafford Arthur Palmer (26 September 1888 – 21 January 1916)
  4. Hon. William Jocelyn Lewis Palmer (15 September 1894 – 6 June 1971)

Relations[edit | edit source]

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

  • University College, Oxford[3]
  • Liberal Party and Liberal Unionist[3]
  • Member of Parliament[3]
    • For East Hampshire (1886–1892)
    • For West Edinburgh (1892–1895?)

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1893 October 27, William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne and Beatrix Maud Cecil married.[4]

1897 July 2, the Earl of Selborne and Lady Selborne attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

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

Beatrix Palmer, Lady Selborne[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Beatrix Palmer, Lady Selborne (at 557) was Lady Percy.

Lafayette's portrait of "Beatrix Maud (née Cecil), Countess of Selborne after a picture of Lady Percy by Vandyk at Hatfield" in costume is #186 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[5] The printing on the portrait says, "The Countess of Selborne after a picture of Lady Percy by Vandyk at Hatfield," with a Long S in Countess. ("Countess of Selborne after a picture of Lady Percy").[6]

William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne[edit | edit source]

William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne (at 70) was an officer of the 16th (or 18th?) century: he

  • was dressed in an "Infantry uniform of the early 16th century."[7]:p. 8, Col. 1a (The "16th century" in the Morning Post article is difficult to read, but it does not look like "18th century.")
  • was "in an infantry uniform of the early 16th century."[8]
  • "was in the Infantry uniform of the early Sixteenth Century."[9]:p. 3, Col. 4a
  • was dressed as "an officer of the Duke of Marlborough's Army."[10]
  • wore an "infantry uniform of the early eighteenth century."[11]:p. 36, Col. 3b
  • "personated ... a soldier of the last century."[12]:p. 5, Col. 7c

Lafayette's portrait of "William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne as an officer of the Duke of Marlborough's Army" in costume is #187 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[5] The printing on the portrait says, "The Earl of Selborne as an officer of the Duke of Marlborough's Army."[10]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Earl of Selborne". Wikipedia. 2021-02-18. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Earl_of_Selborne&oldid=1007476344.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_of_Selborne.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "William Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne". Wikipedia. 2020-10-08. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=William_Palmer,_2nd_Earl_of_Selborne&oldid=982467614. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Lady Beatrix Maud Cecil." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "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.
  6. "Countess of Selborne after a picture of Lady Percy." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158549/Beatrix-Maud-ne-Cecil-Countess-of-Selborne-after-a-picture-of-Lady-Percy-by-Vandyk-at-Hatfield.
  7. "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.
  8. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  9. “The Ball at Devonshire House. Magnificent Spectacle. Description of the Dresses.” London Evening Standard 3 July 1897 Saturday: 3 [of 12], Cols. 1a–5b [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000183/18970703/015/0004.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Earl of Selborne as an officer of the Duke of Marlborough's Army." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158550/William-Waldegrave-Palmer-2nd-Earl-of-Selborne-as-an-officer-of-the-Duke-of-Marlboroughs-Army.
  11. “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” The Gentlewoman 10 July 1897 Saturday: 32–42 [of 76], Cols. 1a–3c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003340/18970710/155/0032.
  12. "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.