Sometime in 1896[edit | edit source]
Sometime in the first quarter of 1896 William Butler Yeats moved to No. 18 Woburn Buildings, London, possibly January, but for sure by March (Harper 80 76, n. 12, 3-4)
January 1896[edit | edit source]
1 January 1896, Wednesday, New Year's Day[edit | edit source]
13 January 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
On the 24th The Literary World reports the following: "The Memorial Institute to Mrs. Elizabeth Barrett Browning was opened at Ledbury last week by Mr. Rider Haggard. The institute is a charming building in the half-timbered perpendicular style of architecture, and it occupies one of the most commanding positions in the town. It is bult of Lebury limestone and Etonfield sandstone, with oak timbering, with a clock-tower at the corner. The total cost was £2,330, and it is satisfactory to know that the whole of that sum was obtained from more than 1,000 subscribers, with the exception of about £300. Already several important gifts have been made to the library, including a complete set of the works of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, presented by Mr. George Malton Barrett, the brother of the poetess; and about one hundred volumes of books, presented by Dr. Furnival, the late president of the Browning Society. Mr. Haggard, who spoke for a considerable time to an appreciative concourse, sketched the life of the poetess in enthusiastic terms, and paid a generous tribute to the memory of 'the greatest poetess the English-speaking people have yet produced.'" "Table Talk," The Literary World, 24 January 1896, vol. 53, p. 77, col. 1. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
18 January 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
On the 24th The Literary World reports the following: "A pleasant gathering took place in Edinburgh on Saturday last to do honour to Mr. Andrew Stewart, who for a quarter of a century has been connected with The People's Friend. Mr. Stewart began his career on The Friend as sub-editor, under Mr. David Pae, and among his contributors had such men as the late George Gilfillan and Professor Blackie. Such novelists as Annie S. Swan and Adeline Sergeant have written much of their best work for The Friend, and through its pages their stories were read weekly in a quarter of a million homes. Mr. W. C. Leng, one of the proprietors, took the chair, in the absence of Sir John Leng, who is abroad, and speeches were delivered by Mr. Anderson, Mr. Robert Ford, Mr. J. C. Hadden, Mrs. Lawson, Miss A. S. Falconer, and others." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 24 January 1896, vol. 53, p. 77, col. 2. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
22 January 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
On the 24th The Literary World reports the following (but really it occurred on the 15th?): "A meeting of the Society of Public Librarians was held at the Whitechapel Public Library on Wednesday evenng last. (Mr. Frowde in the chair), when two excellent papers were delivered -- 'Subject Index to English Literature,' by Mr. Bagguley, and 'Lady Assistants in Public Libraries," by Mr. Snowsill. The whole of the members present were practically, if ungallantly, strongly opposed to the introduction of females as attendants in public libraries." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 24 January 1896, vol. 53, p. 78, col. 1. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
24 January 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
The 31 January 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The recently-formed Publishers' Associaton had a meeting of its members on Friday last, most of the leading publishers attending. No defnite appointments were made, but it is pretty generally understood that the office of President lies between Mr. Charles Longman and Mr. John Murray." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 31 January 1896, vol. 53, p. 103, col. 2. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
27 January 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
Authors' Society meeting, talk by Mr. Hall Caine on international copyright. "Table Talk," The Literary World, 31 January 1896, vol. 53, p. 101, col. 3. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
February 1896[edit | edit source]
Lecture at the Westminster Town Hall reported by The Literary World on 14 February 1896: "'The transmission of personality is the creed of literature as it is of religion,' said Mr. Birrell in the course of a lecture on Dr. Johnson, at Westminster Town Hall, and the ober dictum is worthy of all acceptation. Mr. Asquith presided, and the audience including 'all the talents,' Lord Roseberry, Mr. Arthur Balfour, Mr. Thomas Hardy, Mr. Henry James, and Mr. Herbert Paul occupying chairs in the front row. / Mr. Asquith uttered the usual orthodoxies concerning the author 'who lived so little by his writings and so much by his personality.' That is a view which we confess we do not share. ..." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 14 February 1896, vol. 53, p. 149, col. 1. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
The annual meeting of the Authors' Society, reported on in the 21 February 1896 Literary World: "The annual meeting of the Authors' Society passed off pleasantly, in spite of the minatory motion that stood in the name of Mr. W. H. Wilkins regarding the unfortunate 'Address' to the authors of America, a motion that was gracefully withdrawn in view of the committee's resoluton that the 'Address' had no official character. We congratulate the Society on the access of 14 new members during the year and on the evidence of practical work afforded by the fact that two-thirds of the members had applied for advice and assistance, to say nothing of the MSS. submitted for the same purpose. The printed report, of which a copy has reached us, is full of exceedingly sound advice, of especial value to young or inexperienced authors." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 14 February 1896, vol. 53, p. 172, col. 3. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
3 February 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
Sometime this week, probably, was a meeting of the Society of Public Librarians, reported on in the 14 February 1896 Literary World: "A meeting of the Society of Public Librarians was held at the Canning Town branch of the West Ham Public Libraries last week, when Mr. Foskett, of the Camberwell Public Libraries, delivered 'A Contribution to Occult Literature,' and Mr. Whitwell, of West Ham, read a paper entitled, 'Some Critical Remarks on the Works of Thomas Love Peacock.' Both papers were very well received, and gave rise to interesting discussions." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 14 February 1896, vol. 53, p. 150, col. 1. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
5 February 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
22 February 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
According to the 28 February 1896 Literary World, "On Saturday last, at Hampstead, the ceremony was witnessed of unveiling the memorial tablet in the house in John-street in which John Keats resided. It was expected that Sir Walter Besant would take part n the ceremony; gout, unhappily, prevented his doing so, but he sent a letter in his place, which was read in due course. Sir Charles Dilke, Mr. S. Colvin, Mr. Edmund Gosse, Dr. Robertson Nicol, and Prof Hall Griffin were among those present. The proceedings were simple in the extreme. Prof. Griffin, in a brief speech, dwelt on the historical nature of the surroundings from a literary point of view and the ceremony terminated, leaving Lawn-Bank, John-street, with the addition of a tablet bearing the following inscription: Erected by the Society of Arts. / JOHN KEATS, / Poet, / Lived in this House. / B. 1795. / D. 1821." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 28 February 1896, vol. 53, p. 196, col. 2. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
March 1896[edit | edit source]
Sometime in March 1896, the Inner Order of the Golden Dawn moved its headquarters to 62 Oakley Square, where it stayed until September 1897 (Howe 126).
Sometime in the first quarter of 1896 W. B. Yeats moved to No. 18 Woburn Buildings, London, possibly January, but for sure by March (Harper 80 76, n. 12, 3-4)
5 March 1896, Thursday[edit | edit source]
"The wedding of Miss Lily Caine, sister of the novelist, with Mr. George Day will take place on March 5 at St. George's, Hanover-square." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 28 February 1896, vol. 53, p. 196, col. 2. (Accessed 9 October 2009 in Google Books.)
7 March 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
Gilbert and Sullivan's The Grand Duke, Or the Statutory Duel opens at the Savoy.
11 March 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
Queen's Drawing Room hosted by Alexandra, Princess of Wales, as reported in the London Evening Standard on Thursday, 12 March 1896. The long list of names is rendered as an ordered or numbered list here to save space and make referring to people easier; the original newspaper story puts each one on a new line as a new paragraph.
THE DRAWING ROOM.
The Princess of Wales held the first Drawing Room of the season at Buckingham Palace yesterday afternoon, on behalf of the Queen. Carriages conveying débutantes commenced to arrive shortly after noon, and by one o'clock the line of vehicles reached right away to Marlborough-yard. The weather was mild though somewhat gloomy, and a large crowd collected in the Mall. Tho number of presentations was about the same as usual; but, from an outsider's point of view, there was an unusual absence of colour. The Princess of Wales was accompanied by the Princesses Victoria and Maud and Prince Charles of Denmark, and the Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Alexandra, the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, and the Duke and Duchess of York, were present. Escorted by a troop of Life Guards, the State carriage, conveying the Princess of Wales, her two daughters, and Prince Charles of Denmark, arrived at Buckingham Palace from Marlborough House almost precisely at three o'clock. The National Anthem was played as their Royal Highnesses passed into the Palace, and there was general uncovering and cheering among the crowd in front of the Palace gates. The Princess was received by the Officers of State, and conducted to the Throne Room, when the presentations commenced.
The Drawing Room was to a large extent a mourning function as regards dress. All the Royal personages were in black, even the two brides-elect, Princess Maud of Wales and Princess Alexandra of Coburg. The Princesses Victoria and Maud of Wales were dressed alike in black satin, prettily arranged with hart's-tongue fern leaves of lisse outlined in jet on the bodices and skirt foot, and rich black satin ribbon at the waist. The material chosen by the Duchess of Coburg was rich black moiré, and the Princess Alexandra's black satin gown was veiled in gauze brocaded in a small floral design. The Duchess of York was dressed in black silk of English manufacture. The Duchess of Buccleuch, like all the other ladies belonging to the Royal Households, wore black plumes and veil. Her gown was of richest poult de soie, trimmed on the corsage with folds of crape and jet ornaments. The Duchess of Buccleuch presented her niece, Lady Victoria Kerr, daughter of the Marquess of Lothian and goddaughter of the Queen, who wore a charming white satin gown, the bodice veiled in lisse held with bands of silver embroidery. The neck was softened by a drapery of lisse, on which was laid, with very natural effect, a spray of apple-blossom. From the silver waistband fell a scarf of silvered lisse to the bottom of the skirt, fastened there by a bunch of apple-blossoms. The train of striped white brocade was bordered with lisse, knotted at intervals with clusters of apple-blossom. Lady Helen Kerr was also in white satin, with an exceedingly pretty corsage arranged with mousseline de soie, and graceful trails of mauve and white convolvuli. There were folds of mousseline de soie carried down the front of the skirt, widening towards the foot, and enframed by the convolvuli. The pale mauve brocade train had a lace-like pattern in cream silk, and was bordered with the flowers and mousseline de soie. Lady Tweedmouth's black velvet toilet was ornamented with fine jet on the corsage, and had full tulle sleeves. The train was fastened to the shoulder by a large knot and lined with a new material, moiré mouillée. Lady Howard Vincent chose a chène silk gown with design of roses and violets, trimmed on the bodice with a fringe of violets, and shoulder-straps of roses. There was a softening of pink lisse about the neck, and the heliotrope and white train came from under the arms, and was fastened with a coquille bow at the back. Susan, Countess of Malmesbury — presented on her marriage — wore a gown of pearl grey satin, draped with exquisite old needlepoint lace, forming a fichu on the bodice. The train was of black brocade. Lady Eva Cotterell — also presented on her marriage — wore white satin, embroidered in silver, and trimmed on the train with lovely lace and knots of silver ribbon. Lady Emma Crichton was in black satin, embroidered in sapphires and silver swallows, and draped with creamy lace. The black velvet train was lined with white satin. Lady Codrington's heliotrope satin gown was made with pointed Court bodice and stomacher of fine embroidery wrought in gilt thread, and pale rubies and diamonds. The shoulder-pieces, of wine-toned velvet, were ornamented to match, and a large poppy, with diamond heart, was fastened at the side. The train was of velvet. Miss James, niece of Lord James of Hereford, wore a black satin gown, richly worked on overskirt and bodice with jet and brilliants in design of knots and floral sprays. The black velvet train was lined with white satin.
Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox was in black and satin, the train being trimmed with tulle ruches, wide at the hem and narrowing towards the waist. The bodice was softened by folds of tulle caught with diamonds, and a long chain of pearls passed over one shoulder and encircled the figure. Lady Feo Start chose a gown of pinkish mauve satin, embroidered half way down the front seams with bunches of wheat, the leaves and stems being wrought in fine silver and the wheat ears in diamonds. At the foot a larger cluster appeared gracefully tapering to the side. The corsage was embroidered to match, and filled in round the neck by silver tulle, and the embroidered sleeves fell off the arm, held by shoulder-straps of silver. The train was in the same shade of velvet, with bold groups of the wheat at each corner, and diminishing to a point midway up the sides. This train was lined with white satin, and fastened to each shoulder by splendid diamond ornaments. The Countess of Lathom's black satin dress was ornamented with fine jet embroidery, and worn with a black brocade train draped with Chantilly lace. Lady Bertha Wilbraham accompanied her mother, wearing a satin dress in a delicate shade of French grey, very prettily trimmed with chiffon, old lace, and clusters of lilies of the valley. The Countess of Clanwilliam had a rich black broché train with a black satin gown richly pailletted. Lady Elizabeth Meade's white satin gown had a very smart bodice arranged with kilted chiffon forming scollop-shaped frills on the shoulders, and groups of Eucharist lilies were fastened at the bust and waist. Lady Beatrice Meade was in white moiré deftly arranged with lisse, embroidered lace, and white narcissi, which also trimmed the white satin train. Viscountess Cross was attired in a black moiré bengaline satin, bordered with Brussels Point caught with fine jet ornaments, and a black satin gown. The Hon. Mary Cross wore black satin, relieved by a vest and sleeves of silver embroidered white satin and a pearl grey satin train. The ivory satin gown selected by the Hon. Margaret Cross was embroidered in a charming design executed in silver, gold, and steel, and had billowy chiffon sleeves, and a train of striped white satin. Lady Arthur Hill was in black satin, draped with costly old lace, and wore pearl and diamond ornaments. Lady Arthur presented Miss Nina Hill in a sweetly pretty white satin toilet, veiled in Brussels net. The corsage was finished by an ostrich feather ruche in front, and frills of net round the shoulders and back. The train fell from both shoulders, like white wings, showing the figure between. Lady Aline Wentworth Beaumont wore white satin, the corsage softened with chiffon, and the waist encircled by a deep silver band. The handsome train was of gold and cream brocade, with a design of shaded tulips, and was turned back at the corner with bunches of tulips. The Countess of Lytton's black peau de chine dress was trimmed up the side with bows of satin ribbon, and worn with a brocade train. The bodice was arranged with jetted lace. Lady O'Conor wore a black velvet gown, the bodice draped across rich jet embroidery and finished by jet butterflies and roses on the shoulders. The train was of black satin.
The Lady Mayoress of London was beautifully dressed in ivory satin, embroidered in frosted silver, forming a festooned floral design round the skirt foot. There were touches of turquoise blue velvet on the corsage, matching the train, which was lined with primrose satin, and ornamented with bunches of large white ostrich plumes. Lady Wilkin presented her daughter in a charming débutante's gown of white satin under net. From each side of the waist fell clusters of lilies of the valley and mimosa, stray blossoms of the flowers being scattered in a shower to the skirt foot. The train was trimmed with silver cord and bunches of flowers. Mrs. H. M. Stanley was becomingly attired in grey satin, embroidered in steel paillettes, forming irregular lines about the hips. The bodice was trimmed with grey chiffon and steel embroidered guipure, and the train was of grey and gold brocade. Lady Mary Lygon, in attendance upon the Duchess of York, had a black velvet train, and a black satin gown trimmed with chiffon and jet. Viscountess Chelsea's white satin dress was very beautifully embroidered in diamonds. Lady Playfair was in black satin. The Dowager Lady Westbury wore a black and white brocade [Col. 2/3] gown, trimmed with rare old Spanish lace, and a black velvet train. Viscountess Trafalgar's becoming toilet was carried out in delicate tones of green and pink. Viscountess Dalrymple wore a superb white brocade gown. Lady Rivers Wilson was presented, on her marriage, wearing an oyster-toned satin gown, made in Louis XV. period, with long corsage, trimmed with rare Point de Gaze, caught up with bouquets of white poppies enveloped in tulle. The train of silver tissue formed a Venetian mantle falling under a hood of the lace, and was lined with mauve satin, matching a large straggling branch of orchids which were laid on at the side. Lady Mount-Stephen wore a gown of rich black brocade, with a large design of roses and little trailing blossoms. The bodice was filled in, back and front, with cream satin under filmy lace, and was embroidered in jet. The sleeves were of white chiffon and lace, and the train of rich black velvet. Viscountess Knutsford's black brocade gown was enriched with fine jet embroidery, and her black satin train was trimmed with lace and jet.
By command of the Queen, a Drawing Room was held yesterday afternoon, at Buckingham Palace, by her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, on behalf of her Majesty.
Presentations to her Royal Highness at this Court are, by the Queen's pleasure, considered as equivalent to presentations to her Majesty.
Their Royal Highnesses the Princess of Wales, Princess Victoria, and Princess Maud of Wales, accompanied by his Royal Highness Prince Charles of Denmark, attended by Lady Suffield (Lady in Waiting), Miss Knollys (Bedchamber Woman in Waiting), Lord Colville of Culross, K.T. (Chamberlain to the Princess of Wales), General Sir D. M. Probyn (Comptroller and Treasurer to the Prince of Wales), Sir Francis Knollys (Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales), and Major General Stanley Clarke (Private Secretary to the Princess of Wales), escorted by a detachment of the Ist Life Guards, arrived at the garden entrance of the Palace from Marlborough House.
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, arrived from Clarence House, attended by Miss Colville and Captain the Hon. D. Monson.
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Connaught and Strathearne, attended by Lady Elphinstone and Colonel Alfred Egerton, were present at the Drawing Room.
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York arrived from York House, attended by Lady Mary Lygon, Major General Sir F. De Winton, and Sir Charles Cust.
His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein and his Highness Prince Christian Victor of Schleswig-Holstein arrived from Cumberland Lodge, attended by the Hon. C. Eliot. His Highness the Duke of Teck was present at the Drawing Room.
Her Majesty's Body Guard of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms was on duty in the State Saloons, under the command of Lord Belper (the Captain). The Royal Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard were on duty in the interior of the Palace, under the command of Lieut. Colonel H. P. Vance, the Lieutenant (in the unavoidable absence of the Captain, the Eari of Limerick). A Guard of Honour of the 1st Battalion of Grenadier Guards, with the Band of the Regiment, was mounted in the Quadrangle of the Palace, and a Guard of Honour of the Ist Life Guards, with their Band, was stationed in the Courtyard of the Palace; and the Park party was furnished by the Royal Horse Guards.
The Princess of Wales, accompanied by the other members ol the Royal family, entered the Throne Room at three o'clock, and the Princess of Wales took her station in front of the Throne.
Her Royai Highness the Princess of Wales wore a gown of black silk embroidered in jet, corsage and train to correspond. Headdress — Tiara of diamonds, black feathers, and veil. Ornaments — Pearls and diamonds. Orders — Victoria and Albert, Crown of India, St. Catherine of Russia, St. John of Jerusalem, the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and the Danish Family and Golden Wedding Orders.
Their Royal Highnesses the Princesses Victoria and Maud of Wales wore gowns of black satin, corsages embroidered with jet applique in the shape of leaves, sleeves of vandyke chiffon with straps of fine jet, the same kind of jet forming the waistbelt; trains of black satin to correspond. Ornaments — Pearls and diamonds. Orders — Victoria and Albert, Crown of India, Danish Golden Wedding, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Jubilee Commemoration Medal.
Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York wore a dress of rich black English watered silk, embroidered and trimmed with jet and feathers; corsage and train to correspond. Headdress — Tiara, feathers, and veil. Ornaments — Pearls and diamonds. Orders — Victoria aud Albert, Crown of India, St. John of Jerusalem, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Jubilee Commemoration Medal.
The Foreign Ambassadors and Ministers having been introduced in the order of precedence, the following presentations were made in the Diplomatic Circle: —
By Countess Deym, Princess Alex Thurn Taxis (née Princess Hohenlohe), Countess Clary Aidringen (née Countess Kinsky), Madame Geoffray, and Mdlle. Demidoff.
By Mrs. Bayard, Mrs. William Sheffield Cowles.
By Madame de Bille, Madame de Salis.
By the Marchioness of Salisbury, Madame Kato and Countess Lewenhaupt.
The following presentations to the Princess of Wales, on behalf of the Queen, were made, the names having been previously left at the Lord Chamberlain's office, and submitted for her Majesty's approval: — [The long list of names is rendered as an ordered or numbered list here to save space and make referring to people easier; the original newspaper story puts each one on a new line as a new paragraph.]
- Arnold, Lady, by Lady Suffield.
- Adair, Mrs. Charles H., by Lady Salmon.
- Anstruther, Miss Rosamond, by the Hon. Mrs. Anstruther.
- Ardagh, Lady (Dowager Countess of Malmesbury), by Viscountess Knutsford.
- Bedford, Lady, by Mrs. Goschen.
- Bainbridge, Miss Gwendolen, by her mother, Mrs. Hugh Bainbridge.
- Bell, of Scatwell, Lady, by the Hon. Mrs. Rennel [?]
- Bannerman, Miss, by the Countess of Ellesmere.
- Birney, Miss Kerrow, by Lady Hart.
- Bellew, the Hon. Mrs. Richard, on her marriage, by the Lady Bellew.
- Bums, Mrs. James C., by the Lady Gertrude Cochrane.
- Butler, Miss Blanche, by her mother, Hon. Mrs. Robert Butler.
- Baylis, Mrs. Philip, by Mrs. Wharton Hood.
- Brown, Miss Hargreaves, by her mother, Mrs. A. Hargreaves Brown.
- Boodle, Miss Marion Florence, by her mother, Mrs. H. Trelawny Boodle.
- Baker, Miss Katharine, by her mother, Mrs. George Barrington Baker.
- Buxton, Mrs. Edward, on her marriage, by her mother, Mrs. Gurney.
- Brabazon, Lady Mary, by the Countess of Lathom.
- Buxton, Miss Hilda, by her mother, Hon. Mrs. Francis Buxton.
- Beilew, The Lady, by the Lady Alexandrina Beaumont.
- Boulton, Mrs. Oscar, by Mrs. S. B. Boulton.
- Barclay, Mrs. George, by the Hon. Mrs. Francis Buxton.
- Bostock, Mrs. Ashton, by Lady Russell Reynolds.
- Bairstow, Mrs. Walter, by Mrs. Ingilby.
- Bucknall, Mrs. Sydney, by her mother, Lady Sidgreaves.
- Bevan, Miss Mary Pauline, by her mother, Mrs. Thomas Bevan.
- Bruce, The Hon. Mary, by Lady Balfour of Burleigh.
- Brassey, Lady Violet, by Lady Evelyn Cotterell.
- Bankes, Mrs. Ralph Vincent, on her marriage, by Mrs. Mount.
- Beach, Miss Susan Hicks, by her mother, Lady Lucy Hicks Beach.
- Cotterell. Lady Evelyn, by Hon. Lady Cotterell.
- Curtis, Miss (of the United States), by Mrs. Bayard.
- Curtis, Miss Clara (of the United States), by Mrs. Bayard.
- Campbell, Mrs. Alexander, by the Hon. Mrs. Townley Mitford.
- Cooper. Mrs. J. R., by the Hon. Lady Ridley.
- Clay, Miss Sybil, by her mother, Mrs. Walter Holbech.
- Craven, Miss, by Lady King.
- Cockerell, Miss Patience, by her mother, Mrs. William Cockerell.
- Cunningham, the Hon. Lady, by Lady George Hamilton.
- Cooper, Mrs. Harry, by Lady Comrnerell.
- Craig, Miss Gibson, by Lady Gibson Craig.
- Craig, Miss Alice Gibson, by Lady Gibson Craig.
- Crossley, Miss, by the Hon. Mrs. Montagu Forbes.
- Cole, Lady Florence, by Countess of Enniskillen.
- Chaplin, Miss Bertha, by her mother, Mrs. Cecil Chaplin.
- Colomb, Miss Gwenda, by her mother, Lady Colomb.
- Clifford, Miss Alice, by Lady Pollock.
- Callaghan, Mrs. George, by the Hon. Lady Fremantle.
- Callaghan, Miss Dorothy, by Mrs. George Callaghan.
- Coddington, Lady, by Viscount Cranborne.
- Clarkson, Miss, by Mrs. Laurenco Edye.
- Crossman, Mrs. Douglas, by Lady Grant Duff.
- Da Costa, Mrs. Oscar, on her marriage, by Mrs. Bertram Ward.
- De la Rue, Miss Sybil, by Mrs. T. Andros de la Rue.
- Dale, Mrs., by Lady Dale.
- Dale, Lady, by the Marchioness of Ripon.
- Dawnay, Miss Helen, by her mother, Lady Adelaide Dawnay.
- Digby, Miss Lettice, by her mother, the Hon Mrs. Kenelm Digby.
- Dalgety, Miss Gladys, by her sister, Viscountess Trafalgar.
- Dunphie, Mrs. Alfred, on her marriage, by Mrs. Anderson Critchett.
- Douglass, the Hon. Mrs., on her marriage, by the Hon. Mrs. Paton.
- Dalison, Miss Joan, by her mother, Mrs. Maximilian Dalison.
- Dunlop, Mrs. William H., by Mrs. Frank Addison Brace
- Evans, Miss Gwladys, by Lady Evans.
- Edge, Miss Kathleen, by Lady Barnes.
- Egerton, Lady Katharine, by her mother, the Countess of Ellesmere.
- Earle, Miss Caroline, by Lady Earle.
- Earle, Miss Evelyn, by Lady Earle.
- Eustace, Miss Adelaide, by her mother, Lady Katharine Eustace.
- Eustace, Miss Violet, by her mother, Lady Katharine Eustace.
- Frere, Mrs. Arthur, on her marriage, by the Countess of Lathom.
- Fremantle, Honble. Lady, by Mrs. Goschen.
- Foley, Lady Mary, on her marriage, by Lady Feodorowna Sturt.
- Fletcher, Mrs. H. Morley, by the Hon. Mrs. Walter R. D. Forbes.
- Fenwick, Miss Elfreda Gabriel, by her mother, Mrs. Fenwick Fenwick.
- Forwood, Lady, by the Marchioness of Salisbury.
- Forwood, Miss Ida, by her mother, Lady Forwood.
- Fielden, Miss Lorna, by her mother, Mrs. Thomas Fielden.
- Fowler, Miss, by Mrs. Forrest.
- Finlay, Lady, by the Marchioness of Salisbury.
- Fortescue, Hon. Mrs. Lionel, on her marriage, by Lady Lucy Hicks Beach.
- Floyd, Mrs. Henry, by the Countess of Clanwilliam.
- Fordham, Mrs. R. Oswald (Lady O'Malley), on her marriage, by Lady Flower.
- Fowler, Miss Anna, by Mrs. Christie-Miller.
- Fielden, Miss Gertrude, by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Thos. Fielden.
- Firebrace, Mrs. Frederick, on her marriage, by the Lady Reay.
- Finch, Miss Essex, by Mrs. Finch.
- Gillford, the Lady, by the Countess of Clanwilliam.
- Greenly, Miss Lucy, by Lady Florence King King.
- Gambier, Miss Gore, by Mrs. Murdoch.
- Horsfall. Miss Eva, by Lady Charles Scott.
- Heygate, Lady, by the Countess Waldegrave.
- Hill, Miss, by her mother, Lady Arthur Hill.
- Hutchinson, Mrs. Edward, by Lady Dale.
- Howard, Miss Gertrude, by her mother, Mrs. John Howard.
- Hogg, Miss Ethel, by her aunt, Mrs. Horner.
- Hall, Mrs. Thomas, by Mrs. Chamberlain.
- Hely-Hutchinson, Lady Evelyn, by Countess of Donoughmore.
- Hutton, Mrs. Stamford, on her marriage, by her mother, Mrs. Fenwick Fenwick.
- Hanbury, Mrs. Everard, by her mother, Mrs. Murdoch.
- Herbert, Miss Gwladys, by Mrs. Edmund M'Clure.
- Hoskyns, Mrs. [P?]aget, by the Dowager Lady Westbury.
- Hawke, Hon. Catharine I., by the Lady Hawke.
- Jowers, Miss Ethel, by Lady George Campbell.
- Jenkins, Mrs. Lawrence, by Lady George Hamilton.
- Jervis. Hon. Mrs. Bonald, by Lady Harris. [Col. 3/4]
- Kennard, Miss Winifred Hegan, by her mother, Mrs. Hegan Kennard.
- Knutsford, the Viscountess, by the Marchioness of Salisbury.
- King, Miss Alice King, by her mother, Lady Florence King King.
- Kemble, Miss Dorothea, by her mother, Mrs. Horace Kemble.
- Kerr, Lady Victoria, by her aunt, the Duchess of Buccleuch.
- Low, Miss Olive, by Lady Low.
- Low, Lady, by the Lady Ida Low.
- Low, Miss Helen, by Lady Low.
- Loch, Lady, by the Marchioness of Ripon.
- Leverson, Mrs. George B. C., on her marriage, by the Hon. Mrs. Mostyn.
- Mount, Miss Evelyn, by her mother, Mrs. Mount.
- Morris, Miss Lilian, by Mrs. Malcolm Morris.
- Mackay, Mrs. Alexander Dunlop, by her mother, Hon. Mrs. Townley Mitford.
- Maunsell, Mrs. Mark, by the Countess of Lauderdale.
- Mitford, Miss Constance, by her mother, Mrs. Robert Sidney Mitford.
- MacLeod, Miss Flora, by her aunt, the Hon. Lady Northcote.
- The Lady Mayoress, by the Marchioness of Salisbury.
- Maitland, Lady Nora, by the Countess of Lauderdale.
- Micklethwaite, Mrs., on her marriage, by the Hon. Mrs. Baillie of Dochfour.
- Mackenzie, Mrs. G. Mackay, on her marriage, by Lady Charley.
- Maguire, Hon. Mrs., by her aunt, Lady Peel.
- McDonald, Mrs. Archibald, by Mrs. Edmund McClure.
- Marshall, Miss, by Mrs. Victor Marshall.
- Markham, Miss June, by Mrs. Edwin Markham
- Morris, Mrs. Malcolm, by the Countess of Lytton.
- Noel, Miss Charlotte, by her mother, Mrs. Gerard Noel.
- Oppenheim, Miss Linda, by Mrs. Henry Oppenheim.
- Pery, The Lady Florence, by her mother, the Countess of Limerick.
- Paynter, Mrs. Hugh, by Viscountess Cross.
- Peckover, Miss Alexandrina, by the Hon. Mrs. Arthur Brand.
- Pound, Mrs. John, by the Hon. Lady Ridley.
- Palmer, Mrs. Norman Craig, by the Hon. Mrs. Hanbury Lennox.
- Phillips, Miss Faudel, by Mrs. Faudel Phillips.
- Phillips, Miss Norah Faudel, by Mrs. Faudel Phillips.
- Playfair, Miss, by the Hon. Mrs. Playfair.
- Parr, Miss Katharine, by Mrs. Charlton Parr.
- Pakington, the Hon. Mary, by her mother, Lady Hampton.
- Page, Mrs. Ernest, by Mrs. William Court Gully.
- Pilcher, Miss Margaret, by Mrs. Henry Drayson Pilcher.
- Ritchie, Mrs. (of the United States), by Mrs. Bayard.
- Reid, Lady, by Lady Harcourt.
- Riddel, Mrs. D. McN., on her marriage, by Lady M'Clintock.
- Royds, Miss Kathleen, by Mrs. Clement Molyneux Royds.
- Reynardson, Miss Alice Birch, by her mother, Mrs. Birch Reynardson.
- Ravenhill, Mrs. Frederick, by Mrs. Richard B. Martin.
- Russell, Miss Edith, by Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain.
- Stern, Miss Violet, by her mother, Mrs. James Stern.
- Savile, Miss Beatrice Mary, by the Viscountess Pollington.
- Scott, the Lady Constance, by the Duchess of Buccleuch.
- Sterling, Miss Margaret, by her mother, Mrs. Sterling.
- Schrelber, Miss, by her mother, Mrs. Ernest Schrelber.
- Schrelber, Miss Evelyn, by her mother, Mrs. Ernest Schrelber.
- Smith, Mrs. Alwyn Dudley, by Mrs. Dudley Smith.
- Townsend, Mrs. George, by the Lady Rayleigh.
- Tarbutt, Miss Dorothy Percy, by Mrs. Percy Tarbutt.
- Thornycroft, Mrs., by Mrs. Gerard Noel.
- Thornycroft, Miss Ruth, by her mother, Mrs. Thornycroft.
- Tennant, Mrs. Coombe, on her marriage, by Mrs. Henry Morton Stanley.
- Tufton, the Hon. Rosamond, by her mother, Lady Hothfield.
- Tritton, Mrs. Joseph Herbert, by the Viscountess Torrington.
- Tritton, Miss Elizabeth Mary, by her mother, Mrs. Joseph Herbert Tritton.
- Tritton, Mrs. Herbert Leslie Melville, by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Joseph Herbert Tritton.
- Troughton, Miss Lilian Adeline, by Mrs. Gubbins.
- Vincent, Lady, by the Hon. Lady Ridley.
- Vandeleur, Miss Evelyn Norah, by her mother, Mrs. Vandeleur.
- Verney, Hon. Mrs., by Mrs. Oswald.
- Wright, Miss, by Mrs. George Townsend.
- Wright, Miss Ettie, by Mrs. George Townsend.
- Wilkin, Miss, by her mother, the Lady Mayoress.
- Worcester, the Marchioness of, on her marriage, by the Duchess of Abercorn.
- Whiteley, Mrs. George, by Mrs. Robert Yerburgh.
- Warrington, Mrs. Thomas Rolls, by Mrs. Matthew Ingle Joyoe.
- Walker, Mrs. Frowd, on her marriage, by Mrs. Chamberlain.
- Wyld, Miss Beatrice, by her mother, Mrs. Wyndham Bewes.
- Wyld, Miss Violet, by her mother, Mrs. Wyndham Bewes.
- Wilson, the Hon. Lady Rivers, on her marriage, by the Hon. Mrs. Mostyn.
- Wood, Mrs. Henry James Theodore, by Lady Powell.
- Worrall, Miss Katharine, by her mother, Mrs. James Worrall.
- Walsh, Mrs. William Hussey, on her marriage, by her mother-in-law, Mrs. Hussey Walsh.
12 March 1896, Thursday[edit | edit source]
[? Date is a guess.] The 20 March 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Last Thursday week, at Stationers' Hall, the first meeting of the newly-formed Publishers' Union was held, about ninety members, representing nearly fifty of the leading publishing-houses, being present. Mr. C. J. Longman was elected president, Mr. John Murray vice-president, and Mr. Frederick Macmillan treasurer, with ten members of council." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 20 March 1896, vol. 53, p. 270, col. 1. (Accessed 10 October 2009 in Google Books.)
27 March 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
The 20 March 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Mr. J. M. Barrie, Mr. Anthony Hope, Sir Douglas Straight, Mr. Henry James, and Mr. James Bryce will be amongst the guests at the quarterly dinner of the Omar-Khayyäm Club next Friday." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 20 March 1896, vol. 53, p. 271, col. 2. (Accessed 10 October 2009 in Google Books.)
April 1896[edit | edit source]
3 April 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
5 April 1896, Sunday[edit | edit source]
6 April 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
The 17 April 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The Vagabonds flocked to the Holborn Restaurant last week to do honour to Mr. Linley Sambourne — and to be photographed. Mr. à Becket introduced his colleague on Punch in a witty and charming little speech, and Mr. Sambourne replied with a short but eloquent description of the changes in 'black and white' art since he began his career." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 17 April 1896, vol. 53, p. 364, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.) The 17 April 1896 Literary World also reports the following: "Another function held during the past week was the dinner given by Sir Stuart Knill at the Mansion House to 'The Sette of Odde Vlumes,' of which coteries he has been elected president." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 17 April 1896, vol. 53, p. 365, col. 1. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
11 April 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
The 17 April 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The London Press Society held their annual gathering on Saturday last at Anderton's Hotel, with Mr. L. W. Lason presiding. The chairman, in proposing the chief toast, drew an interesting parallel between the Press of our empire and that of foreign nations. The Continental and American Press were too often coarse and vituperative in their attacks on rivals and political opponents, he remarked; but, taking our Press all round, it could not be denied that it shone to advantage in honest, purity, and quiet courage." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 17 April 1896, vol. 53, p. 366, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
14 April 1896, Tuesday[edit | edit source]
The 17 April 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The twentieth anniversary meeting of the supporters of the Bethnal-green Free Library was held on Tuesday last at Grosvenor House, the Rev. C. J. Ridgeway presiding in the unavoidable absence of the Duke of Westminster." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 17 April 1896, vol. 53, p. 365, col. 1. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
19 April 1896, Sunday[edit | edit source]
"The celebration on Sunday of the anniversary which members of the Primrose League deem suitable for a gentle demonstraiton of Conservative political sentiment, as well as of regard for the interesting personality of the late Lord Beaconsfield, was observed with the customary floral rites and tributes, especially displaed around the pedestal of his statue outside Westminster Abbey. At Hughenden Manor, his country house, and at his tomb in the churchyard there, some pilgrims of this memorial vocation assembled. Other places associated with some incidents of his life — the houses in London where he resided at different periods, and his reputed birthplace, which as been a matter of doubt and discussion — were spoken of, though not formally visited, upon / the same occasion. It now appears to be the most probable opinion that Benjamin Disraeli was born, not in the house at the corner of Bloomsbury Square, or in the house in the Adelphi. where some years of his childhood were passed, but in a house situated in Theobald's Road, overlooking Gray's Inn Gardens, which was certainly occupied by his father, Mr. Isaac Disraeli, at that date." ("Primrose Day at Westminster." Illustrated London News (London, England), Saturday, April 25, 1896; pg. 515; Issue 2975, Cols. B-C)
20 April 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
Not sure of date: the 1 May 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The new Publishers' Association held their first meeting at Stationer's Hall last week, when the President, Mr. C. J. Longman, delivered a lengthy address, in the course of which he touched on many points of contention in the relations between authors and publishers, and other topics of interest and importance to the book-trade. Amongst those present were Mr. John Murray, Mr. Frederick Macmillan, Mr. R. B. Marston, Mr. Oswald Crawford, Mr. William Heinemann, Mr. T. Fisher Unwin, Mr. Edwin Arnold, Colonel / Routledge, Mr. Richard Bentley, Mr. Edward Bell, and Mr. R. J. Smith." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 1 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 412, cols. 1-2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
25 April 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
The 1 May 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The fifteenth annual dinner of the Press Club, which took place on Saturday last at the Freemasons' Tavern, was a great and unqualified success. Mr. John Morley, who was enthusiastically received, criticised modern journalism in a speech of some length, reminding his hearers in the course of it that he had been called to his present course from the desk where he was writing his leading article. Sir Frank Lockwood also spoke, as did Mr. Spencer Hughes. Lord Wolseley and Lord Charles Beresford were present, and the chair was taken by Mr. Charles Williams." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 1 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 412, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
27 April 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
The 1 May 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Sir Walter Besant was prevented, by an attack of incipient influenza, from presiding at last Monday's dinner at the Authors' Club. There was a larger attendance than usual in expectation of seeing him in the chair." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 1 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 415, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.) Column 1 in the same "Table Talk" narrates a story told apparently at this same Authors' Club: "Now that the May Meetings are upon us, a story of Exeter Hall in the old days may be quoted from the recollection of a gentleman who told it at the Authors' Club. The occasion was a meeting for advancing the cause of Foreign Missions, and several speakers had deplored the fact that so many converts had recanted. A young midshipman, who was present, felt moved to get on his feet, and say that he knew of at least one case where a convert had not recanted. Being urged to give details he told how he had once been in a boat at sea with a Kaffir chief. Pushing the chief overboard he had asked him if he would be a Christian. The chief declined as energetically as he could with his mouth half full of water, and the midshipman holding on to his scalp. The latter soused him under again, and in a few seconds pulled him to the surface to ask the same question. The chief still refusing, he was dipped again, and then, on regaining the surface, he loudly declared himself a believer. 'I thereupon,' said the midshipman, 'put him under for ten minutes, and I can assure you that convert never recanted.'" "Table Talk," The Literary World, 1 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 415, col. 1. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
Monday, 1896 April 27, Muriel Wilson was a bridesmaid the wedding of Lady Angela St. Clair Erskine and James Stewart Forbes (1896-04-28 Aberdeen Journal).
Here is the report of the wedding from the Inverness Courier, with the gift list set as an unordered list to save space and simplify finding people:
MARRIAGE OF LADY ANGELA ST. CLAIR ERSKINE.
Yesterday afternoon, at the increasingly fashionable church of St Paul’s, Knightsbridge, S.W., and in the presence of very large and fashionable assembly, the marriage took place of Mr James Stewart Forbes, and Lady Angela Selina Blanche St Clair Erskine. The bridegroom, Mr James Stewart Forbes, of the 9th Lancers, is the only son of the late Mr George Stewart Forbes (who was senior partner in the well-known Indian mercantile firm of Forbes, Forbes, & Co., in the city of London), nephew of Helen Lady Forbes of Newe, Aberdeenshire, and cousin of the present baronet. The bride, Lady Angela Selina Blanche St Clair Erskine, is the charming and accomplished youngest daughter of the late Earl of Rosslyn, and of Blanche, Countess of Rosslyn, of Rosebank, Mid-Lothian, and 20 Charles Street, Berkeley Square, London. She is a sister of the present Peer and also of the Duchess of Sutherland and Countess of Westmoreland, and half-sister of the Countess of Warwick and Lady Algernon Gordon-Lennox.
The service was fully choral, and the Church handsomely decorated with tall palms banked with white flowers, while the altar vases had been specially refilled with white blooms for the ceremony. The Rev. James Fleming, Canon of York and Vicar of St Michael Square. S.W., officiated, assisted by the Rev. Montagu Villiers, M.A., of St Paul’s; the Rev. J. Thompson, domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Rosslyn. The bride arrived with her brother the Earl of Rosslyn, who during the singing of the nuptial hymn, Lead us, heavenly father, lead us,” conducted her to the chancel entrance and gave her away. The bridegroom was supported by his brother officer, Mr F. Allhusen of the 9th Lancers as “best man.” There were eight bridesmaids in attendance upon the bride. These young ladies were — Lady Marjorie Blanche Eva Greville, the daughter of the Earl and Countess of Warwick; Miss Ivy Gordon-Lennox, the daughter of Lord and Lady Algernon Gordon- Lennox, nieces of the bride; Miss Keith Fraser (daughter of General James Keith Fraser, C.M.G., and Mrs Keith Fraser), cousin of the bridegroom; the Hon. Ethel Gerard (daughter of Lord and Lady Gerard), Miss Diana Isabel Sturt (daughter of the Hon. Humphrey and Lady Feadovouno Sturt; Miss Edith Chaplin (daughter of the Right Hon. Henry Chaplin, M.P.); the Hon. Muriel Agnes Stewart Erskine (daughter of Lord and Lady Cardross), and Miss Muriel Wilson (daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur Wilson). The bridesmaids were charmingly gowned in white muslin dresses, Louis LVI. style, over satin with frilled fichu, and ruched sleeves to wrist finished with frills and broad white satin ribbon sash. They also wore very handsome white and bright scarlet velvet cloaks, slung from one shoulder, lined with white satin, and large felt white picture hats with white ostrich feathers, and knots of scarlet velvet. The bridegroom’s presents to them were enamel chain bangles with enamel heart in centre, each of different design, and carrying nosegays of lilies of the valley in foliage.
Two smart pages (nephews of the bride), the Marquis of Stafford and Lord Alistair Clair Leveson-Gower (sons of the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland), followed the bride as trainbearer, picturesquely attired in white satin Court costume, with full blouse of gold Indian muslin, and point de Alencon lace chabot and sleeves, ruffles, white shoes and silk stockings, the breeches being fastened at the knee with diamond buckles, and scarlet velvet cloaks from shoulders, “Cavalier" style, to match bridesmaids; white felt “Cavalier" hats, fastened on one side with strap of red velvet, clasped with a diamond ornament, and white ostrich feathers falling over the brim, the bride’s present them being diamond fox-head pins. Lady Angela St Clair Erskine selected a “wedding gown” consisting of white satin Duchesse petticoat “Josephine,” over dress of Brussels lace, with entredeux of fine Indian muslin, the bodice being of satin, with inforcement of Brussels lace and Indian muslin, with bands of Brussels lace, “Mount de cour" of the richest white satin, with very delicate embroidery of sprays of lilies of the valley, wrought in diamonds and silver. Her fine tulle veil covered coronet of real orange blossoms. Her ornaments were pearls, and she carried a bridal bouquet of lilies of the valley, tied with white satin streamers.
The scene inside the church was a most brilliant one. Quite an hour before the time fixed for the ceremony, the large edifice was nearly filled, and at the hour even standing room could not be had. The carriages outside had completely blocked Wilton Place, where the church is situated. The first to arrive was the Dowager-Countess Lovelace, wearing a gown of grey brocaded satin, with black velvet cape. Soon after came Isabella Countess of Wilton, wearing dark purple velvet, Lady Blythswood in black, Lord and Lady Newton Butler, Lord Algernon Gordon Lennox, Viscountess Hood, the Countess of Rosslyn, Lady Esher, Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox, and the Countess of Warwick (the former in pale heliotrope, the latter in white silk, with lovely cape of turquoise blue velvet trimmed with silver). The young Duke and Duchess of Marlborough next arrived. This is the Duchess's first appearance at a society wedding since her marriage. She looked very well in black satin, and wore some magnificent diamonds. The Duke and Duchess of Sutherland followed, the latter in white muslin, arranged with pale yellow silk, and large white hat, ornamented with white plumes and yellow bows. There were also the Duchess of Westminster, Earl and Countess of Westmoreland [sic], Blanch, Countess of Rosslyn, Lord Thorpe, Lady Alwyn Compton, Lady Clementine Walsh, Lady Hothfield, Hon. Rosamond Tufton, Earl of Crewe, Earl of Dunraven, Lady Mabel Kenyon, Lady Slaney, Countess Cairns, Sir Allan and Lady Mackenzie (wearing black and white striped silk), Marchioness of Downshire, Major and Lady Kathleen Pilkington, Mr Wm. Gilett, Marchioness of Tweeddale, Sir Charles and Lady Forbes of Newe, Mrs George Forbes, Miss Forbes, Lady Maud Keppell, Lady Evelyn Dawnay, Lord and Lady William Nevill, Countess of Essex, Sir W. H. Wilkins, Lady St Oswald, Lady Ducane [sic], Lady Lilian Wemyss, Helen Lady Forbes of Newe, Mrs Menzies, Col. Baillie, Mrs Farquharson, Mr Hugh Fraser, Mr Dudley Ward, Mr and Mrs Grenfell, Lady Gerard, Mrs Charles Wilson, Mrs Arthur Wilson of Tranby Croft, Captain Foley, Hon. George and Mrs Curzon, Lady Sarah Wilson, Lady Georgina Curzon, Lord Rowton, Sir George Chetwynd, Mr and Mrs Clayton Glyn, Sir Charles and Lady Hartopp, Countess Deym, Lady Vivian, Lord Vivian, Mr Percy Wyndham, Hon. Mrs Keith Falconer, Mrs Alfred Somerset, Mr Dundas, Miss G. Harvey, Mrs Ernest Chaplin, Colonel and Mrs Gore, Sir Arthur Holkett, Lady Meysey Thompson, Mr and Mrs Alfred Loder, Sir William and Lady Russell, Mr and Lady Mary Jenkins, Hon. Mrs Eliot, Hon. Mrs Percy Mitford, Mrs Balfour, Captain Leigh, and many others.
The procession up the aisle looked very pretty, the unique design of the bridesmaids' gowns and cloaks causing great admiration. Diamonds were the principal ornaments worn, and most of the ladies present wore bright colours, heliotrope and green shades appearing to be the favourites, and it is seldom that London sees such a brilliant gathering. The Prince of Wales would have attended the church, but was unable to do so owing to the levee. He, however, attended the reception, and heartily congratulated the happy pair.
During the service the hymn "O perfect love, all human thoughts transcending," was sung with great effect, and after the signing of the register, the bridal party adjourned to Stafford House, where Blanche Countess of Rosslyn, gave a large reception. Early in the afternoon Mr James and Lady Angela Forbes left for Easton Lodge, Dunmow, Essex, a seat of the Earl and Countess of Warwick, where the early days of the honeymoon will be spent. The going-away dress was of pale grey canvas, with large white satin collar and revers, and green sash, and large black picture hat, with green feather and shaded yellow roses.
The presents, which numbered over 600, were exhibited in the drawing-room of Stafford House. They included the following:—
- His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales — Sapphire and diamond curb bracelet
- H.S.H. Princess Adolphus of Teck — Ruby and sapphlre safety pin
- The Duke and Duchess of Sutherland and the Earl and Countess of Warwick — A magnificent diamond tiara [Col. 2c / 3a]
- Bridegroom to Bride — Ruby and diamond ring, emerald and diamond bracelet, large diamond bow, enamel and gold muff chain, diamond heart, emerald and diamond necklace, large leather fan with "Angela" in diamonds
- Blanche, Countess of Rosslyn — Old Brussels lace, three rows of pearls, and a long rope of pearls
- Mrs George Forbes — Complete set of silver plate
- The Earl of Crewe — Opal and diamond pendant
- Adelaide, Countess of Westmoreland, and Lady M. Spicer — Umbrella handle
- Lady Sarah Wllson — Shagreen card case
- Mrs Wilfred Marshall — Heart-shaped links
- Mr J. Oswald — Silver-topped toilet bottle
- Mrs Oswald — Silver-mounted memorandum book
- Mrs Scarisbrick — Photo. frame
- Mr Kennard — Silver candles
- Lady Keith Ashley — Silver tea knives
- Rev. Mr and Mrs Pigott — Small silver tray
- Mr and Mrs H. Cherrington — Gold-topped salts-bottle
- Colonel and Lady Mabel Slaney — Picture of Warwick Castle
- Lady Bettine Taylor — Cushion
- Mr and Mrs Alfrel Loder — Card case
- Mr and Mrs de Winton — Fan
- Hon. A. Macdonell — Stationery case
- Lady Edmonstone — Brooch
- Sir John Willoughby — Ruby and diamond bracelet
- The Ladies Cecilie and Mary Willoughby — Photo. frame
- The Earl of Rosslyn — Turquoise bangle and Victoria
- Miss Balfour — Silver box
- The Countess of Ancaster — Fan
- Lord and Lady Burton — Fox and fan
- Mrs Macdonald — Paper knife
- Colonel and Mrs Baillie — Tortoiseshell and silver box
- Mrs Dowdall —Book
- Lady Alwyn Compton — Tortoiseshell and turquoise-handled umbrella
- Hon. John Ward — Small gold and enamel photo. frame
- Lord Herbert Vane Tempest — Turquoise bangle
- Viscountess Hood — Book
- Misses L. and D. de Bremner — Parasol
- Mrs Farquharson — Parasol
- Colonel Poynter — Silver candlesticks
- Count Larisch — Enamel and pearl muff chain
- Mrs Woodhouse — Book
- Mrs Finch — Silver tray
- The Austrian Ambassador — Feather fan
- The Countess of Cork — Diamond and black pearl brooch
- Miss Fleetwood Wilson — Silver-mounted clock
- Comte and Comtesse A Munster — Clock
- The Ladies F. and L. Cecil — Silver tray
- Mrs Baird — Sugar castor
- Mrs L. de Rothschild — Ruby and diamond bangle
- Mrs A. Sassoon — "Duck" brooch
- Mr and Mrs Hufa [sic] Williams — Old gilt candlesticks and shade
- Lord Kenyon — Diamond crescent
- Lord and Lady Raincliffe — Turquolse and diamond bangle
- Mr and Lady Eva Dugdale — Cabinet for miniatures
- Mr Henry Holden — Silver-mounted salts bottle
- Countess Cairns — Fan
- Tenants on Lord Rosslyn's Estate — Silver candlesticks
- Mr and Mrs Stuart Menzies — Silver pot
- Lord Cardross — Old tortoiseshell box
- Lady Evelyn Bertie — Smelling bottle
- Lord Hy. Grosvenor — Silver toast racks
- Earl and Countess of Essex — Lamp shade
- Hon. Baillie of Dochfour — Miniature case
- Mrs Gore — Small tray
- Countess Howe — Silver ornaments
- Lady Southampton — Silver box
- Miss Keith Falconer — Photo frame
- Lord and Lady Rothschild — Antique silver tea and coffee service in case
- Mrs Gerard Leigh — Silver-mounted note book
- Mr and Mrs A. Bourke [Rourke?] — Box for miniature
- Major-General Sir Henry Ewart — Two gold candlesticks
- Miss Muriel Wilson — Diamond and pearl bangle
- Major Davidson — Links
- Mr and Mrs D. Cooper — Old tortoiseshell tray
- Lady de Trafford — Large green travelling cushion
- Mr Bristow — Tortoiseshell umbrella
- Mr Sykes — Whip
- Mr Dowell — Book
- Mr and Mm F. Hartmann — Old box
- The Countess of Westmorland — Old three-fold gilt screen
- Mrs Forbes — Diamond swallow
- Lady Cotterell — Silver photo. frame
- Lord and Lady Lindsey — Silver paper knife
- Mr and Mrs R. Vigner — Turquoise and diamond ring
- Lady Blanche Conyngham — Silver hand bell
- Mrs Mitford — Silver ornament
- Mrs Asquith — Butterfly brooch
- Lady Dorchester — Silver dish and spoon
- Mr and Mrs Frewer — Louis XVI. candlesticks
- Canon and Mrs Fleming — Silver handled paper knife
- Colonel and Mrs Oldham — Tortoiseshell box
- Mr and Mrs Alwyn Greville — Two old gilt looking-glasses
- Lord Ronald Gower — Old print
- Mr and Mrs J. Lowther — Large gold-topped salts bottle
- Mr and Miss Tufnell — Large box
- Mrs Wall and the Servants at Rosslyn Rest — Silver inkstand
- Hon. Sydney Greville — Silver photo frame
- Mr and Mrs Adrian Hope and Mrs Farnham — Case for writing paper
- Lord Rosebery — Sapphire and diamond bracelet
- Lord Rowton — Silver cup
- Mr R. Charters — Driving whip
- Mrs Lawrence Currie — Amethyst heart brooch
- Captain and Mrs Drummond — Book-case
- The Duchess of Wellington — Enamel clock
- Lady Cardross — Dryfons frame [sic: Dryfus? type seems clear enough...]
- Helen Lady Forbes — Silver teapot, sugar basin, and cream jug
- Mrs R. Brett — Diamond and ruby pin
- Lord W. and Lord R. Nevill — Two gold cups
- Isabella, Countess of Wilton — Silver box
- Duke of Grafton — Coral necklace
- Mr Cough Craven — Turquoise and diamond ring
- The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough — Diamond ring
- Sir Charles and Lady Hartopp — Green travelling bag
- Lord Willoughby de Broke — Fox head safety pin
- Lady Caroline Gordon Lennox — Frame
- Sir William Russell — Book
- Sir George Chetwynd — Saphire [sic] and diamond bangle
- Mrs Bischoffsheim — Parasol
- Mr and Mrs Watson Taylor — Hand-painted fan
- Mr Barclay — Turquoise and diamond ring
- Mr and Madam Von Andre — Gold-mounted travelling bag
- Mr Corbet — Whip
- Viscount Royston — Writing table
- Mrs Marshall — Tortoiseshell salts bottle
- Mrs Somerset — China handled stick
- Countess of Chesterfield — Writing set
- Lord Hy. Bentinck — Photo. frame
- Sir Allan and Lady Mackenzie — Two old silver bowls
- Mr F. Murray Honey — Menu holders
- Lady L. Wemyss — Safety pin
- Mr Tynedale — White candlesticks
- Mr Cecil Foley — Fox head pin
- Lord and Lady Curzon — “En tout cas," with China handle
- Lord Stafford, Lord Alastair Leveson Gower, Ladv Rose Mary Leveson Gower, Miss K. [R.?] Chaplin, and Miss F. Chaplin — Small watch set with diamonds
- Mr and Mrs Harry Lawson — Silver mirror
- Mrs Glyn — Cushions
- Lord Blythswood — Old Worcester teapot
- Mrs Hartmann — Louis XVI. settee
- Mrs George Curzon — Frame
- Dowager Countess of Warwick—Writing table
- Lady Wolvarton—Two small silver coffee pots
- Miss Blanche Forbes — Antique mustard pot
- Miss Forbes — Silver tea and coffee set in case
- Mr F. Allhuson — Tortoiseshell and gold box
- Baron and Baroness de Hirsch de Gererk — Gold coffee set on tray
- Mr Powell — Gilt basket
- Viscount Brackley — Six "Initial" menu holders
- Mrs George Keppel — Box
- Lord and Lady St Oswald — Three small silver cruets
- Hon. R. Ward — Luncheon basket
- Sir Samuel Scott — Luncheon basket
- Madame de Falbe — Gilt tea set
- Madame Offenheim — Gilt coffee set
- Lady Filmer [? Fihaer? Fihner? ] — Ebony and silver paper cutter
- Lady Du Cane — Silver seal
- Lady Sandhurst — Gun metal and gold pocket knife
- Lady M. Jenkins — Two silver boot lifters in case
- Lady Esher — Silver paper clip
- Lord and Lady William Nevill — Two silver trays
- Countess of Romney — Silver cigarette case
- Mr and Mrs Arthur Sasson [sic] — Silver box
- Household Servants of Mrs Forbes (Burleigh) — Silver cigarette case
- Mary Lady Edmonstone — Silver holder
- Household Servants of Mrs George Forbes — Silver salver
- Lady C. Walsh — Small silver salver
- Hon. R. Brett — Silver candlesticks
- Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild — Silver vase
- The Marquis of Camden —Two silver candlesticks
- Lady Evelyn Dawny — Two silver candlesticks &c.
May 1896[edit | edit source]
3 May 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
The 8 May 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Speaking at the Booksellers' dinner in the week, Dr. Welldon remarked that there was a time in history when the dissatisfied author could complain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, who had in certain cases legal authority to redress his grievances. He was sorry this cusom had died out in the profession. It would have been instructive to hear what price the Archbishop would have put on 'Robert Elsmere,' "The Heavenly Twins,' 'The Sorrows of Satan,' or 'Barabbas.'" The next item is also related to the Booksellers' dinner: "Mr. Crockett was also on hand with one or two good stories. One of the best of these concerned himself. Mr. Crockett told how he recently was introduced to a lady, to whom his profession was mentioned. 'Mr. Crockett,' she said during the evening, 'I hear you are an author. Have you published any of your works yet?'" "Table Talk," The Literary World, 8 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 436, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
4 May 1896, Tuesday[edit | edit source]
"MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, May 6." <quote>Sir Horace Farquhar, M.P., and Lady Farquhar entertained at dinner last evening at their resident in Grosvenor-square the Duchess of Devonshire, the Duke of Leeds, the Marchioness of Salisbury and Lady Gwendolen Cecil, the Marquis and Marchioness of Londonderry, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Countess Cadogan and Lady Sophie Cadogan, the Countess of Derby, the Earl and Countess of Onslow, the Earl of Dudley, Viscount Royston, Lord James of Hereford, Lord Stanley, M.P., Lady George Hamilton, the Right Hon. George Curzon, M.P., and Mrs. Curzon, the Hon. St. John Brodrick, M.P., and Lady Hilda Brodrick, Sir Samuel Scott, and Mr. Victor Cavendish, M.P. Subsequently Lady Farquhar gave a reception. Those present included the Astro-Hungarian Ambassador and Countess Deym and Countess Isabella Deym, the Brazilian Minister, the Duke of Norfolk, and the Duke of Devonshire.</quote>("Court Circular." Times [London, England] 7 May 1896: 9. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 2 May 2013.).
5 May 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
<quote>MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, May 6. [/] His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales gave a dinner party this evening, at which the following were present:— His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught; the German Ambassador, Count Hatzfeldt; the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador, Count Deym; the United States Ambassador, the Hon. T. F. Bayard; the French Ambassador, Baron de Courcel; the Italian Ambassador, Lieutenant-General A. Ferrero; the Spanish Ambassador, Count de Casa Valencia; the Turkish Ambassador, Costaki Anthopoulo Pasha; the Count de Ficalho, Grand Maître de la Cour to the King of Portugal; the Archbishop of Canterbury; the Lord Chancellor, Lord Halsbury; the Lord President of the Council, the Duke of Devonshire; the Marquis of Lansdowne, the Marquis of Salisbury, the Earl of Lathom, the Earl of Rosebery, the Earl of Kimberley, Lord George Hamilton; Field-Marshal Viscount Wolseley, Lord Herschell; the Right Hon G. J. Goschen, the Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Right Hon. J. Chamberlain, the Right Hon. Sir William Vernon Harcourt, the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, the Right Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, the Right Hon. John Morley, General the Right Hon. Sir Redvers Buller, the Right Hon. Sir Matthew White Ridley, the Right Hon. H. Asquith; the President of the Royal Society, Sir Joseph Lister; General Sir Evelyn Wood, Admiral Sir Frederick Richards; the President of the Society of Antiquaries, Sir Augustus Wollaston Franks; the Director of the Natural History Museum, Sir William Flower; Rear-Admiral Sir John Fisher, Rear-Admiral Sir Frederick Bedford; the Principal Librarian and Secretary of the British Museum, Sir Edward Maunde Thompson; the President of the Royal Geographical Society, Mr. Clements R. Markham; the President of the Royal College of Surgeons, Mr. Christopher Heath; the President of the Royal College of Physicians, Dr. Samuel Wilks; Colonel Alfred Egerton, in attendance on His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught; and General Sir Dighton Probyn and Major-General A. Ellis, in attendance on His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. [/] The following were unavoidably prevented from obeying His Royal Highness's command:— The Russian Ambassador, M. de Staal; the Speaker, the Right Hon. W. C. Gully; the President of the Royal Academy, Sir John E. Millais. [/] During dinner the band of the Grenadier Guards, under the direction of Lieutenant Dan Godfrey, played the following selection of music:— [/]
March, "Hepp, Hepp, Hurrah!" -- Kràl.
Overture, "Le Singe de Brésil" -- Lindpaintner.
Waltzer, "Gartenlaube" -- Johann Strauss.
Selections of Melodies -- Greig.
March, "Mit Hörnerklang durch Wald und Flur" -- Kohout.
Fantasia, "Hänsel und Gretel" -- Humperdinck.
Polish Dances -- Franz Morgan.
Selection, "Donna Juanita" -- Suppé.
Waltzer, "Mondnacht auf der Alster" -- Fétras.
10 May 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
The 15 May 1896 Literary World reports the following: "A brilliant gathering took place on Monday last at the Galleries of the Royal Society of British Artists, where, on the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Madge, nearly a thousand authors and pressmen, peers and members of Parliament came together to meet the proprietors and editors of the newspapers of the United Kingdom. An excellent musical programme was given under the direction of Mr. William Ganz, and the reception was altogether a thorough success." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 15 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 462, col. 3. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
13 May 1896, Thursday[edit | edit source]
The 22 May 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Mr. Frankfort Moore, in a racy speech, introduced Mr. Harold Frederic, the London representative of The New York Times, and the author of 'Illumination,' and other well-known novels, to the members of the New Vagabond Club on Thursday, the 14th, and Mr. Frederic responded to the toast of his health in a speech full of point and humour. He touched upon the international question, and quietly hinted that it was only here that the fuss was made, not in America. We daresay he is right as regards the people, but the New York newspapers occasionally give one a different impression. Perhaps what Mr. Frederic meant to convey, but was too courteous to say in an assembly of Englishmen, was that all the American talk about the Venezuela busines from the beginning to end was only a way of pulling the British lion's tail so as to enjoy hearing him roar and to make capital out of the incident for election purposes. Mr. Frederic passed a compliment upon Englishmen as regards their 'splended cosmopolitanism,' as shown in the capacity of Englishmen to live up to everything that is demanded of an Imperial race. He alluded to the number of American authors, from Bret Harte downwards, who had made their homes here — 'not that they loved America less, but that they loved London more.' Among those who attended to do honour to Mr. Harold Frederic were Mr. Grant Allen, Mr. William Le Queux, Mr. C. J. Tibbits, Mr. G. B. Burgin, Mr. Morris / Colles, Mr. Coulson Kernahan, Mr. Bertram Mitford, Mr. Walter Jerrold, and Mr. Douglas Sladen." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 22 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 484, cols. 1-2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
14 May 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
The 8 May 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Mr. Hermann Vezin will assist at the Tenth Annual Public Reading of the Shakespeare Reading Society, to be given at the Steinway Hall on Friday evening, May 15. The play Julius Caesar is arranged and rehearsed under the direction of Mr Wm. Poel; the harp will be plaed by Miss Mary Chatterton. The Reading will be repeated on the following evening to students who are preparing the play for the Oxford and Cambridge local examination." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 8 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 436, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.) The 15 May 1896 Literary World confirms the date: "The Shakespearian Reading Society will meet at the Steinway Hall, Lower Seymour-street, W., to-night at 8.30 p.m., when Julius Caesar will be read by its members, assisted by Mr. Hermann Vezin and Mr. Wm. Poel." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 15 May 1896, vol. 53, p. 461, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
23 May 1896, Sunday[edit | edit source]
1896 May 23 (or the weekend before, so Saturday May 16?), Muriel Wilson is at a weekend country-house party at Warwick Castle: <quote>Among the guests entertained by the Earl and Countess of Warwick at Warwick Castle for the weekend were Sir John Willoughby, the Countess of Rosslyn, Lord and Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox, Miss Muriel Wilson, and Miss Tufnell.</quote> (1896-05-23 Leamington Spa Courier).
26 May 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
The 10 April 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Mr. George A. Macmillan will preside at the booksellers' Dinner to be held at the Holborn Restaurant on the 27th of next month. He will be assisted by Mr. Joseph W. Darton, and several leading authors and publishers will be there." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 10 April 1896, vol. 53, p. 341, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
June 1896[edit | edit source]
The Women Journalist Club's "midsummer party to which all literary, artistic and social London is bidden" (Krout, Mary H., "Women's Clubs," Chapter 9, A Looker-On in London. Rpt in Victorian London: Publications: Social Investigation/Journalism. Online: www.victorianlondon.org [August 2005].). Here, from victorianlondon.org, is Krout's description of that event:
In June, 1896, this great function was held at Stafford House - the town residence of the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, and there was such a demand for invitations that the committee was forced to announce through the columns of the morning newspapers that no more cards would be issued, those which had been sent having been inexorably marked "strictly non-transferable." The invitations included every artist, man or woman, every journalist, author, musician and actor of note in London, with scientists, members of Parliament, cabinet ministers, diplomats and those who lived simply to enliven and adorn the social world. Long before ten o'clock there was a line of carriages stretched down Pall Mall, each awaiting its turn at the entrance in the shadow of the great porte cochère around which was stationed an array of footmen in black and gold livery. The guests were received by the President, Mrs. Craigie, a woman of striking beauty and dignity, who was assisted by Mrs. Johnson, the editor of The Gentlewoman, and other women journalists. A remarkably varied programme had been arranged, literally suited to all tastes, and the names of the artists who had contributed their services included Mine. [Mme] Albani and Cissy Loftus, Arthur Roberts, the comedian and Johannes Wolff the violinist, Alice Gomez, the contralto of the St. James concerts, and Letty Lind of the Empire Music Hall. Mme. Albani did not appear, but the beautiful and fascinating Cissy Loftus did not disappoint the company, and she gave an extremely clever imitation of a popular actress whose mannerisms were then the delight [-85-] of the Music Hall artists, and a source of pecuniary profit as well. [The page break in the original print copy is marked in the text as "[-85-]."] (A Looker-On in London, by Mary H. Krout, 1899 - Chapter 9 -Women's Clubs)
1 June 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
Not sure of date. The 12 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "It is authoritatively understood that the offer of one of the most important literary positions in London has been made to Mr. Edward W. Bok, editor of The Ladies' Home Journal, of Philadelphia, who is at present in England. Not alone is the position offered Mr. Bok of the most desirable character, but the honorarium attached to it is reported to be several times larger than the salary received by any editor in England. In addition to this, a ten-year lease of a Grosvenor-quare mansion is included in the offer. The position would require Mr. Bok's permanent residence in London. ... / An offer of the magnitude which the negotiations with Mr. Bok are reported to assume is particularly significant from the fact of the recipient's youth. Mr. Bok, if we err not, has just passed the thirty line in point of age, and is the youngest of all the American magazine editors. He was born in Holland, and comes of excellent Dutch / [col. 2] stock. He came to America at the age of six, and his rise there has been phenomenal. ... / Mr. Bok has been a much-dined and fèted man during his present visit to London. Last week, Lady Morell Mackenzie gave a dinner in his honour, and this week will entertain him with a country house-party at her place at Wargrave." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 12 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 556, cols. 1-2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
3 June 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
Georgiana, Lady Dudley: <quote>After all that umbrella holding she [Georgiana, Lady Dudley] deserved to be the one whom the Prince chose to sup with on the happiest day of his life. This was June 3, 1896, when H.R.H. won the Derby with Persimmon to tumultuous applause. After the usual dinner at the Jockey Club, Albert Edward, so his engagement diary records, went on to 'midnight supper with Lady Dudley'</quote>(Leslie 74).
7 June 1896, Sunday[edit | edit source]
Of Mr. Edward W. Bok, "Last Sunday Mr. Bok was the special guest of Madame Adelina Patti at a luncheon of thirty." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 12 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 556, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
8 June 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
Of Mr. Edward W. Bok, Lady Morell Mackenzie "this week will entertain him with a country house-party at her place at Wargrave." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 12 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 556, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.) Also, "Sir Douglas also entertained Mr. Bok at dinner a few evenings ago. Mrs. C. D. Gibson gave him a luncheon; he led the Portland House cotilion with the young Duchess of Marlborough, while Anthony Hope, Jerome K. Jerome, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and Beerbohm Tree have all entertained him." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 12 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 556, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
10 June 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
Mr. Schreiber was present at the fashionable wedding of the Hon. John Tufton and Lady Ierne Hastings, which was reported in the "Court Circular" section of the Morning Post for 11 June 1896:
The marriage of the Hon. John Tufton, eldest son of Lord Hothfield, and Lady Ierne Hastings, third daughter of the late Earl of Huntingdon, was solemnised yesterday at St. Anselm's Church, Davies-street, at half-past two o'clock. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Herbert Moore, vicar of St. Anselm's, assisted by the Rev. W. F. B. Ward, private Chaplain to the Duke of Newcastle. The bride was given away by her brother, the Earl of Huntingdon. The bridesmaids were Lady Rowena and Lady Noreen Hastings, sisters of the bride; Lady Kathleen Hastings and Miss Pasley, nieces of the bride; Lady Muriel Parsons and Miss Campbell. The bridegroom was attended by the Hon. Charles Wyndham, lst Life Guards. Amongst the immediate relatives and friends in the church and afterwards at Grosvenor-square were the Duke of Newcastle, the Countess of Huntingdon, Mr. and Lady Irene Campbell, Sir Thomas and Lady Constance Pasley, Major and the Hon. Mrs. Candy, Major and the Hon. Mrs. Stirling, Lady Dora Yeoman, Lady Sarah Wilson, Lady Ventry and the Hon. Maud de Moleyns, the Hon. Lady Acland Hood, Lady and the Misses Wilson, General Stracey, Colonel Stracey, Scots Guards; Mr. W. Campbell, Mr. Herbert Wilson, the Countess of Cottenham and Lady M. Pepys, the Countess of Ranfurly, Marchesa Santurce, the Viscountess Galway, Lady Churston, the Countess of Rosse, Viscount and Viscountess Wolseley and the Hon. F. Wolseley, Mrs. Adrian Hope and Miss Hope, Mr. W. Gillett, Mr. Hastings Parker, Sir Hubert Miller, Captain Milner, lst Life Guards; Mr. Schreiber, 1st Life Guards; Lord Lovat, 1st Life Guards; Captain Boyce, and many others. The Duchess of Newcastle was prevented by illness from being present. Mr. and Lady lerne Tufton left London for the Isle of Wight in the afternoon.
12 June 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
Muriel Wilson is at Epsom for the races in Mr, and Mrs.’s D’Arcy’s private stand, which they had lent to Lord and Lady William Nevill, who then “entertained a large party on the Derby and Oak days.” <quote>Mr and Mrs D’Arcy owing to their absence on the Continent, lent their private stand at Epsom to Lord and Lady William Nevill, who entertained a large party on the Derby and Oaks days. The Company comprised the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, the Duke of Manchester, the Marquess of Abergavenny, the Marchioness of Worcester, Marquis Camdea [?], the Marquis of Waterford, the Marchesa di Serramezzena [?], Donna Flori, Count Palfly, the Earl and Countess of Yarborough, the Earl and Countess Delawarr, Countess Cowley, Lord Sudeley, Lord Suffield, Lady Sandhurst, Lord and Lady Henry Nevill and Miss Nevill, Lord and / Lady George Nevill, Lady Alice Morland, Mr and Lady Violet Brassey, Lady Clementine Walsh, Lady Cicely Gathorne Hardy, and Miss Gathorne Hardy, Hon. Sidney Greville, Hon. F. Stanley, Hon. H. Henniker, Hon. Miriam Thellusson, Hon. R. Molyneux, Hon. Jas. Mansfield, Hon. W. Edwards, Hon. Mrs Oliphant, Sir Edward and Lady Colebrooke, Sir Frederick and Lady Milner, Sir George and Lady Lewis and Miss Lewis, Mr Arnold Morley, Hr and Mrs Henry Labouchere, Mr and Mrs Beerbohm Tree, Mr E. Hatch, Mr and Mrs Wilson, and Miss Muriel Wilson, Mr Chas. Wyndham, Mr and Mrs Beresford Melville, and Miss Clay, Madame Van André, Mrs Leslie, Mr and Mrs Adrian Hope, Miss Mary Moore, Mr and Mrs George Alexander, Captain Ellison, Captain Peel, Hr H. Spender Clay, Mr George Ellison, Miss Rollit, Mr and Mrs C. Van Raalte, Mr and Mrs Arthur James, Mrs H. V. Higgens, Mr J. B. Leigh, Mr Walter Leslie, Mr and Mrs B. Crawshay, Mr Brinton, Captain Oswald Ames, and many others.</quote> (1896-06-12 The Courier)
14 June 1896, Sunday[edit | edit source]
Of Mr. Edward W. Bok, "For Sunday next Sir Douglas Straight has invited a party of friends to take the young editor on his private steam-launch for a cruise on the Thames." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 12 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 556, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
15 June 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
The 5 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "We understand that Dr. Conan Doyle will preside at the Ladies' dinner of the New Vagabond Club, on the 15th inst., as Mr. Jerome will be absent from London on that date. Eighteen literary ladies have been invited as guests." ("Table Talk," The Literary World, 5 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 532, col. 1. [Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books].) The 19 June 1896 Literary World goes on at length about the dinner: "The Ladies' Dinner of the New Vagabond Club, held on Monday in the King's Hall, Holborn, was a great success. The most interesting feature was the really able speeches given by the two ladies, Mrs. Burnett Smith (Annie S. Swan) and Mrs. Fenwick Miller, who responded for themselves and their fellow-guests to the toast of their health proposed by Dr. Conan Doyle. If this sort of thing grows, male speakers will soon be at a discount, and no public function will be complete without an oration or two from members of the fair sex. When Mrs. Miller rose to follow Mrs. Burnett Smith in thanking her hosts for their entertainment, the happy thought struck her that it would be as well to observe the strict rule on such occasions; so she desired the other lady guests to stand up while she spoke. This request was complied with, and afforded the audience a better opportunity of distnguishing the special guests of the evening from the larger number who occupied seats at the high table. Their names were, in addition to the two speakers, Mrs. Burton Harrison, Mrs. Flora A. Steel, Mrs. Gertrude Atherton, Mrs. Edith E. Cutbell, Mrs. Andrew Dean, 'George Egerton,' 'Helen Mathers,' Miss Mathilde Blind, and Miss Nora Vynne. / The Vagabonds and their guests could not have been less than 500 in number, and overflowed from the floor of the hall into the galleries. But there was no crowding, and the principal speeches were heard better than is customary at such dinners, probably owing to the eagerness of all to hear, thus preventing the usual under-current of chat. It is impossible to enumerate here all the many literary and otherwise distinguished persons who made up the audience, but it included Sir James Linton, Henniker Heaton, M.P., 'Max O' Rell,' Edward W. Bok, Dr. Moncure D. Conway, Silas K. Hocking, Frankfort Moore, A. W. / [col. 2] a' Beckett, Walter Crane, Oswald Crawford, C.M.G., G. Manville Fenn, Robert Barr, Couldon Kernshan, Dr. Todhunter, Walter Jerrold, W. Morris Colles, D. Havelock Fisher, G. Thompson Hutchinson, and, of course, the vice-chairman, Douglas Sladen and G. B. Burgin, to whom the success of the club is largely due. / ... Dr. Doyle concluded by saying that it would be strange if the New Vagabond Club did not make these ladies welcome, for women had always been noted for being charitable to beggars. / Mrs. Burnett Smth began by remarking that twenty years ago such a meeting as that would have caused a flutter in the breast of Mrs. Grundy. But she was delighted to think that women could thus meet their brothers on equal terms of kindliness and goodwill. Whatever might be said of the 'new woman' movement, it made for good in one direction. A number of old-fashioned ideas about women who write had disappeared. She felt the truth of the quotation: / Woman's cause is man's, / They rise or sink together. / She made an eloquent protest against the old theory that the husband of the literary woman lived in a chronic state of buttonless shirts, undarned socks, and ill-cooked dinners. Her wide experience taught her that wmen writers were conspicuous for their excellent housekeeping. / [Col. 3] Mrs. Fenwick Miller, in her splendidly enunciated little speech, took up the same strain of protest against the prejudiced view of women who write. For herself she was glad to live in this age, as in no previous one had comradeship been so strong. It was possible for a woman to believe that her greatest happiness consisted in the love of one man and the pleasures of one home, and yet to learn to extend her sympathies and so gain more happiness. The world was made for both sexes, and not, as some seemed to imagine, for one." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 19 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 581, cols. 1-3. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
17 June 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
Of Mr. Edward W. Bok: "On Wednesday next he will sail home." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 12 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 556, col. 2. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
20 June 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
The 26 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Mr. Clement Shorter, by the way, presided at the gathering of the Omar Khayyám Club at Marlow last Saturday evening. Several prominent writers were present, including 'Maarten Maartens,' Mr. Grant Allen, Mr. J. M. Barrie, Mr. Harold Frederic, Mr. Edmund Gosse, and Mr. George Gissing." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 26 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 605, col. 3. (Accessed 14 October 2009 in Google Books.)
22 June 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
The 26 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "Speaking at the Women Writers' Annual Dinner, on Monday last, at the Criterion Restaurant, Mrs. Sydney Webb pleaded for consideration for writers of books which she classed apart from literature, though precisely why dd not transpire. Speaking from her own experience, Mrs. Webb declared that the occupation was a hard one, and that the women who took it up needed all the encouragement presumably that the authors of successful 'Pioneer' and 'Pseudonym' novels could give them. Amongst the speakers were Miss Mary Kingsley, who described the doubtful pleasures of exploring, Miss Clementina Black, and Miss Ella Curtis, who had some serious problems concerning reviewers and reviewing to place before her audience. Others present at the dinner were Mrs. Flora Annie Steel, Mrs. Molesworth, Mrs. Caffyn ('Iota'), Mrs. Sidgwick, 'Helen Mathers,' 'Annie S. Swan,' and Miss Sarah Doudney." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 26 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 604, cols. 1-2. (Accessed 14 October 2009 in Google Books.)
26 June 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
There was apparently a regular celebration of Arthur Collins' birthday, 26 June, by Bret Harte, George Du Maurier, Arthur Sullivan, Alfred Cellier, Arthur Blunt, and John Hare (Nissen, Axel. Brent Harte: Prince and Pauper: 239. ). Choosing 1885–1902 as the dates because those apparently are the dates of the close relationship between Harte and Collins, ending in Harte's death in 1902.
29 June 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
The 19 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The Authors' Club will entertain Dr. Conan Doyle at dinner at the Club-house on June 29, and Sir Walter Besant will take the chair." "Table Talk," The Literary World, 19 June 1896, vol. 53, p. 581, col. 3. (Accessed 13 October 2009 in Google Books.)
Muriel Wilson was present (among those who “accepted invitations to this function”) at the wedding of Lady Sophie Cadogan and Sir Samuel Scott at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street., W., London. The Prince and Princess of Wales were there, as were “hundreds” from “Society.” The list of notable guests, which includes Mrs. Arthur Wilson and Muriel Wilson, precedes the groom’s name in the story (1896-06-30 Belfast News-Letter).
Here is the report of the wedding from the Morning Post, with the list of people who attended set as an unordered list to save space and simplify finding people; commas for that list have been silently deleted. The newspaper article made the gift list easy to navigate by using all caps for people's names, so that list is set as it was.
MARRIAGE OF SIR SAMUEL SCOTT AND LADY SOPHIE CADOGAN.
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane-street, was filled to its utmost capacity yesterday afternoon, on the occasion of the marriage of Lady Sophie Cadogan, younger daughter of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Countess Cadogan, with Sir Samuel Scott, Bart., Royal Horse Guards. The chancel of the spacious building was beautifully adorned with odontoglossum Alexandrae, white hydrangea, lilium Harrissii, white roses, carnations, azaleas, and ferns, and a variety of palms — Kentias, Seaforthias, and cocos — were arranged on each side and disposed about the choir with excellent taste. The nave was lined by non-commissioned officers and troopers of the bridegroom's regiment in full uniform with cuirasses.
Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, accompanied by the Princesses Victoria and Maud, and attended by the Countess of Macclesfield and Major-General Stanley Clarke, arrived shortly before half-past two o'clock, and were shown to seats reserved for them facing the chancel on the bride's side. Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of York, who had previously arrived, with Lady Mary Lygon and the Hon. Derek Keppel in waiting, occupied seats on the bridegroom's side, near Sir Horace and Lady Farquhar. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge was also present.
Punctually at half-past two the choir advanced to the west door to receive the bride, while the organist played the Bridal March from "Lohengrin." Lady Sophie entered the church a few minutes afterwards, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant. The bridal procession was then formed, and passed up the nave between the ranks of Guardsmen, singing, **0 Jesus, I have promised." Sir Samuel, who awaited his bride at the chancel steps, was attended by Marquis Camden as best man. The bride wore a trained gown of the richest ivory satin duchesse, handsomely embroidered round the hem in silver and small pearls in a floral design, and finished at the edge with three tiny ruches of chiffon. The bodice had a yoke of narrowly tucked chiffon, bordered with exquisite Brussels lace, from which soft draperies of chiffon inserted with silver and pearl embroidery was drawn into a high satin sash. The transparent sleeves, of drawn chiffon, were finished at the top with bow epaulettes of embroidered satin. Lady Sophie wore a coronet of orange blossoms and a tulle veil. Her lovely bouquet was of rare white orchids intermixed with lilies of the valley. Master Green, nephew of the bridegroom, acted as page, wearing a pale blue satin costume trimmed with lace, the cape lined with white satin. He carried a large white felt hat with blue feathers. Nine bridesmaids followed, Lady Anne Coventry, Lady Helen Craven, and Miss Margaret Van de Weyer, cousins of the bride; Lady Helen Stewart, Lady Isobel Stanley, Lady Kathleen Cole, Miss Bridget Bulkeley, and two little girls, the Hon. Sybil Cadogan, niece of the bride, and the Hon. Victoria Stanley. The elder bridesmaids wore gowns of ivory mousseline-de-soie over kilted glacé silk, the full bodices veiled with deep cream lace lightly embroidered with diamonds, with long lace sleeves and Pompadour sashes fastened on one side with diamond buttons. Their hats were of white fancy straw, draped round the crowns with folds of white tulle, glacé ribbon to match their sashes, and black tulle, with a plume of feathers at the side. The children were in quaint frocks to match the elder ladies, but their picturesque hats were of kilted chiné ribbon, with loops of bébé ribbon and clusters of white feathers. The bridegroom presented each with a gold chain bracelet with turquoise acorn pendant, the cup of which was of diamonds, and a bouquet of pink roses tied with white satin, the children carrying small baskets of pink rosebuds.
The Lord Primate of Ireland performed the nuptial rite, assisted by the Rev. Canon Eyton (late rector of the parish), rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster; the Rev. Henry Bevan, rector of Holy Trinity; the Rev. Gerald Blunt, rector of Chelsea; the Rev. J. J. Roumieu, rector of Culford, Bury St. Edmunds; and the Rev. Edward Symonds, domestic chaplain to Earl Cadogan. The bride was given away by her father. The Service was fully choral, and before the address the hymn, "O perfect life of love," was sung as an anthem, the solo being taken by a boy soprano. After the Benediction, given by the Archbishop, the choir and congregation sang, "Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us." The bride and bridegroom, preceded by the Archbishop of Armagh and clergy, then passed to the vestry to sign the register, Earl Cadogan escorting the Princess of Wales, and the Prince of Wales accompanying Countess Cadogan. Sir Horace Farquhar gave his arm to the Duchess of York, and the Duke of York offered his to Lady Farquhar. A wedding favour of shamrock, white heather, and orange blossom was placed on the seat of each guest. While the registers were being attested a member of the choir sang, "Be thou faithful unto death," from Mendelssohn's " St. Paul."
Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Princesses Victoria and Maud, and the Duke and Duchess of York, with their ladies and gentlemen in waiting, attended the reception afterwards held by Earl and Countess Cadogan at Chelsea House. Those present at the ceremony and reception included
- the Austro-Hungarian Ambassador and Countess Deym and Countess Isabella Deym
- the Brazilian Minister
- Count Koziebrodski
- Princess Pless
- the Duchess of Devonshire
- the Duchess of Manchester
- the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn and Lady Alexandra Hamilton
- the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough
- the Duchess of Buccleuch and the Ladies Scott
- the Duke of Grafton
- the Duke of Manchester
- Sir Horace aud Lady Farquhar
- the Marchioness of Ormonde and Lady Beatrice Butler
- the Marquis and Marchioness of Salisbury
- the Marchioness of Londonderry and Lady Helen Stewart
- the Marchioness of Headfort aud Lady Beatrice Taylour
- the Marchioness of Lansdowne and Lady Beatrice Fitzmaurice
- the Marchioness of Hastings and Miss Olive Chetwynd
- the Archbishop of Armagh and Miss Alexander
- the Earl and Countess of Coventry and Lady Barbara Coventry
- Elizabeth Countess of Wilton and Mr. Pryor
- the Earl of Crewe
- the Earl and Countess of Romney
- the Earl of March
- the Earl and Countess of Kilmorey
- the Earl of Rosse
- Countess Howe and Lady Evelyn Eyre
- the Earl of Clarendon
- the Earl and Countess of Craven
- Evelyn Countess Craven
- the Countess of Lathom and the Ladies Wilbraham
- Countess Grosvenor and Lady Constance Grosvenor
- the Countess of Derby and Lady Isobel Stanley
- Victoria Countess of Yarborough and Mr. Richardson
- the Countess of Ancaster
- Lady Alice Willoughby and Lady Cecelie Goff
- the Countess of Powis
- the Earl of Hardwicke
- the Earl of Listowel and Lady Beatrice Hare
- the Countess of Erne
- the Countess of Enniskillen and Lady Florence Cole
- Georgiana Countess of Dudley
- the Earl of Kimberley
- the Countess of Caledon
- the Countess of Gosford
- the Countess of Huntingdon
- Viscountess Marsham
- Viscount and Viscountess Chelsea
- Viscountess Newport and the Hon. Miss Bridgeman
- Viscountess Helmsley
- Viscount Castlereagh
- Viscountess Coke
- Viscount and Viscountess Deerhurst and Lady Dorothy Coventry
- Viscount and Viscountess Curzon
- Viscount and Viscountess Cross
- the Lord Chancellor of Ireland
- Lord and Lady Lurgan
- Lady Ashbourne and the Hon. Violet Gibson
- Lady Halsbury and the Hon. Evelyn Giffard
- Lord and Lady Glenesk
- Lord and Lady Hastings
- Lord and Lady William Nevill
- Lord and Lady Castletown
- Lady Norreys
- Lady Alice Stanley
- Lady Stratheden
- Lady Arthur Wellesley and Miss Wellesley
- Lady Lucy Hicks-Beach and Miss Hicks-Beach
- Lord and Lady Iveagh
- Lady Barbara Smith
- Lord and Lady Burton and Miss Thorn
- Lord Rowton
- Lord H. Vane-Tempest
- Lady Julia Wombwell and Miss Wombwell
- Lady Aline Beaumont, Lord Charles Montagu
- Lord and Lady Algernon Gordon Lennox
- the Earl of March
- Lady Angela Forbes
- Lord Inchiquin and the Hon. Miss O'Brien
- Lord Berkeley Paget and Miss Paget
- the Hon. Lady and Miss Ridley
- Emily Lady Ampthill
- Lady St. Oswald
- Lady Wolverton
- Lady Musgrave and the Hon. Miss Harbord
- Lady Caroline Gordon Lennox
- Lady De Trafford
- Lady Bulkeley
- Lady Hindlip
- Lady and Miss Forbes
- Lord and Lady Arthur Hill
- Lady Tweedmouth
- Lord and Lady Balfour of Burleigh
- the Dowager Lady Lurgan
- Lady Clementine Walsh
- Lady Jeune and Miss Stanley
- the Hon. Mrs. Maguire
- the Hon. Mrs. Corbett
- the Hon. Mrs. Arthur Cadogan
- the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Marsham Townshend and Miss Eva Hoare
- the Hon. Mrs. Charles Hay and Miss Hay
- the Hon. Mrs. Charles Cadogan
- the Hon. Mrs. George Campbell
- the Hon. Humphry and Lady Feodore Sturt
- the Hon. Sidney Greville
- Admiral the Hon. John Yorke
- the Hon. Mrs. Algernon Bourke
- the Hon. W. Coventry
- the Hon. C. Brownlow
- the Hon. Otway and Mrs. Cuffe
- the Lord Chief Justice of Ireland and Lady and Miss O'Brien
- the Lord Mayor of Belfast and Mrs. Pirrie
- the Right Hon. G. J. and Mrs. Goschen
- Mr. and Lady Emily Van de Weyer
- Captain and Lady Jane Van Koughnet
- Mr. and Lady Victoria Hamilton
- Captain and Lady Sarah Wilson
- Mr. and Lady Margaret Loder
- Captain the Hon. A. and Mrs. Somerset
- Sir Archibald and Lady Edmonstone
- Sir Albert Rollit, M.P.
- Sir Henry Edwardes
- Mr. Algernon Peel
- Mr. Seymour Corkran
- Sir Charles and Lady Hartopp
- Captain and Mrs. Philip Green
- Baroness and Miss de Brienen
- Mr. and Mrs. Henry White
- Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Gordon
- Colonel and Mrs. Fludyer
- Captain and Mrs. Anstruther Thomson
- Mrs. A. Paget
- Mr. and Mrs. A. Sassoon
- Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hay
- Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Grenfell
- Mr. Hatch, M.P.
- Mr. and Mrs. Sassoon
- Mr. Horace Cadogan
- Mr. and Mrs. Claud Hay
- Colonel and Miss Crichton
- Mrs. Charrington
- Mrs. James
- Mrs. Cecil Reid and Miss Reid
- Mrs. Arthur Wilson and Miss Wilson
- Mrs. Charles Wilson and Miss Wilson
- Mrs. Molyneux and Miss Dawnay
- Mr. and Mrs. Cornwallis West and Miss West
- Mr. and Mrs. Coles Child
- Mrs. Owen Williams
- Mrs. B. Martin
- Mrs. Prothero
- the Misses Caldwell
- Mrs. Hatford Harter
- Mrs. Henry Villiers
- Mrs. Pease and Miss Pereira
- Mrs. Hwfa Williams
- Mr. and Mrs. F. Sassoon
- Mr. Paley
- Mr. Graham Vivian
- the Misses Montgomery
- Mr. W. Clay
- Mrs. and Miss Ritchie
- Mr. and Mrs. E. Walter Greene and the Misses Greene
- Mr. and Mrs. Helicar and Miss Helicar
- Mrs. Hungerford
- Mrs. Chute. Major and Mrs. de Freville
- Mr. and Mrs. David T. Arnott, Rev. Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Bevan
- and many others.
The house was beautifully decorated with palms and white flowers, and the Band of the Royal Horse Guards, stationed on the Terrace, played some spirited music during the afternoon. The Royal guests took their departure at four o'clock.
The newly-wedded pair left soon afterwards for Castle Rising Hall, King's Lynn, the seat of Sir Horace Farquhar. [Col. 2c / 3a] Lady Sophie Scott went away in a gown of ivory crêpe de chine, the bodice draped with point d'Alençon, caught with pale malmaisons, the tight-fitting sleeves were of rucked I mousseline-de-soie, and the softly hanging skirt was edged with ruches of mousseline and lace insertion. The bride wore a large white hat covered with white feathers.
The wedding presents were exhibited in the ball-room, and included a large number of costly jewels.
The Prince and Princess of WALES presented the bride with a diamond aigrette set with two large turquoises.
The Princesses VICTORIA and MAUD sent her a gold bonnet-pin encrusted with diamonds and a large turquoise.
The Duke and Duchess of YORK'S gift was a gold parasol handle set round with turquoises and diamonds.
The Duke and Duchess of FIFE sent four silver dessert baskets.
The gems given by the BRIDEGROOM to his bride comprised a superb diamond tiara, a broad diamond collar formed of seven rows of stone, another collar of diamonds and sapphires, a magnificent diamond bracelet, a set of half hoop rings— diamond, ruby, emerald, and sapphire— and a diamond bow brooch.
Sir HORACE and Lady FARQUHAR gave a valuable parure of sapphires and diamonds, including a coronet, necklace, bracelet, star, &c.
Earl CADOGAN'S presents to his daughter were a lovely diamond necklace, formed of five bows, with clustered centres and tassels, terminating with large pear-shaped stones, the bows connected by festoons of smaller diamonds; and a magnificent bracelet of emeralds and diamonds Countess CADOGAN gave her a sapphire and diamond bracelet. Lady LURGAN'S gifts were a diamond butterfly and gold curb bracelet; Viscount CHELSEA, gold-mounted dressing case; the Hons. GERALD, LEWIN, WILLIAM, EDWARD, and ALEXANDER CADOGAN, diamond locket with crystal centre; Viscountess CHELSEA, a chain bracelet with turquoise and diamond drop; Lord LURGAN, gold-mounted dressing bag.
The other gifts to the bride included:— From Princess ADOLPHUS of TECK, stick with tortoiseshell and gold handle; Prince and Princess EDWARD of SAXE-WEIMAR, a hand-painted photograph screen; Prince and Princess HENRY of PLESS, large white ostrich feather fan; the Marquis and Marchioness of SALISBURY, pink enamel pendant watch, set round with pearls, and attached to an enamel bow; the Duke of MANCHESTER, diamond and sapphire combs; the Marquis and Marchioness of LONDONDERRY, diamond and turquoise bracelet; the Marquis and Marchioness of ZETLAND, turquoise and diamond shamrock brooch; the Earl and Countess of COVENTRY, green enamel and pearl bracelet; the Earl and Countess of DERBY, bracelet composed of large pearls and diamonds alternately, with pendant heart encrusted with diamonds; the Lord Lieutenant's AIDES-DE-CAMP, inkstand, blotter, and envelope case in tortoiseshell and silver; the Earl of DURHAM, ruby, diamond, and pearl shamrock brooch; the Earl of ROSEBERY, massive silver-mounted mirror; the Right Hon. A. J. BALFOUR, pair of silver-mounted toilet bottles; GEORGINA Countess of DUDLEY, a pearl and diamond bracelet; Lord and Lady ROTHSCHILD, a lace fan set with monogram in diamonds; the Earl of CHESTERFIELD, a table; the Earl and Countess BATHURST, an enamel watch; the Earl and Countess of LATHOM, jewelled hat pin; the Duchess of SUTHERLAND, a silver hunting flask; the Earl and Countess of CRAVEN, a silver looking-glass; the Earl of SUFFOLK, an armchair; the Earl and Countess of ANCASTER, a silver bowl; the Countess of MACCLESFIELD, a Dresden china coffee set; the Duke and Duchess of WESTMINSTER, a screen; the Earl of CLARENDON, a pair of cut glass and silver perfume bottles; the Earl and Countess of CALEDON, a silver bowl; the Earl and Countess of ERNE, a clock; the Earl and Countess of DALKEITH, a pair of silver candlesticks; the Dowager Countess of CRAVEN, a silver tea set; Sir WILLIAM and Lady KAYE, a marble-topped writing table; Mr. ALFORD, a table; Sir PETER and Lady O'BRIEN, hunting crop; Lord HERBERT VANE-TEMPEST, tortoiseshell boxes; Mr. and Mrs. A. SASSOON, a diamond bow brooch; Lady MUSGRAVE, a diamond wing brooch; Lord and Lady ARTHUR HILL, a bezique table; the LORD CHANCELLOR of IRELAND and Lady ASHBOURNE, a silver cup; Baroness HIRSCH, jewelled fly; Viscount and Viscountess CASTLEROSSE, a jewelled brooch; Lord and Lady LANGFORD, a gold curb bracelet set with sapphires and diamonds; the Earl and Countess of ARRAN, a pair of links; the Countess of GOSFORD, a muff chain; the Earl and Countess of ESSEX, a handsome screen; Lord and Lady TWEEDMOUTH, a gold and diamond heart-shaped smelling-bottle; the Right Hon. GERALD and Lady BETTY BALFOUR, set of enamelled buttons; the Ladies DOROTHY and ANNE COVENTRY, a diamond buckle; Lady CONSTANCE GROSVENOR, two jewelled pins; Mr. GEORGE CORNWALLIS WEST, a jewelled handle for parasol; Mr. PRYOR and the Countess of WILTON, a miniature snuff-box; Mr. and Mrs. BRADLEY MARTIN, a gold chain purse set with sapphires and diamonds; Lady HELEN STEWART and Lord CASTLEREAGH, a gold and glass scent-bottle set with pearls and diamonds; Mr. CYRIL FOLEY, a gold, diamond, and turquoise brooch; Miss BLANCHE FORBES, a gold and diamond pin; Captain DUNDAS, gold case set with diamonds and turquoises; the Duke and Duchess of DEVONSHIRE, a diamond and ruby safety-pin; Lady WOLVERTON, a pearl and diamond brooch; Mr. ALFRED de ROTHSCHILD, a diamond and ruby double horse-shoe brooch; Lord and Lady ALICE STANLEY, a diamond and enamelled hat-pin; Colonel and Mrs. ARTHUR PAGET, a ruby and diamond bracelet; the Earl of CREWE, a pearl half-hoop bracelet; the Knight of KERRY and Lady FITZGERALD, a silver scent-bottle; Viscount and Viscountess DEERHURST, a fan; Lady Victoria HAMILTON, a pair of silver baskets; the Hon. CHARLES COVENTRY, a torquoise brooch; Viscountess CURZON, a silver box; Mr. ARTHUR VICARS, a hunting horn and kettle extinguisher; Mrs. CAVENDISH BENTINCK, a watch; Mr. and Lady EMILY VAN DE WEYER, an inlaid writing-desk and table; Lord and Lady BURTON, a silver bowl; Mr. and Mrs. LEOPOLD DE ROTHSCHILD, a diamond comb for the hair: Mr. EDWARD PACKE, a diamond heart-shaped locket on chain: Mr. and Mrs. F. SASSOON, six silver shell-shaped salt cellars; Mr. and Lady BETTY BALFOUR, a pair of links; Mr. CHARLES BALFOUR, set of enamelled pins; the Hon. LEWIN CADOGAN, a scent bottle and Prayer-book; the Hon. ALEXANDER PARKER, a driving whip; Lady HELEN CRAVEN, a silver pepper castor; Viscountess MARSHAM and Mrs. P. GREEN, a fishing rod; Colonel and Mrs. CORNWALLIS WEST, a parasol; Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES WILSON, a gold necklace with diamond and turquoise drops; Mr. A. SPIERS and Lady ANNE SPIERS, a pair of silver lyre candlesticks; Lord ALEXANDER PAGET, a gold-topped toilet bottle; Mrs. PALEY, a silver inkstand; the Countess of ENNISKILLEN, a tortoiseshell and gold toilet bottle; Mr. JAMES MANSFIELD, a silver snuff box; Miss KATHLEEN SCOTT, silver bonbon tray; Sir FRANCIS and Lady JEUNE, a tortoiseshell pen tray with silver figure; Mr. ARTHUR PALEY, a silver powder puff box; Lord ROWTON, an old silver flask; EMILY Lady AMPTHILL, a tortoiseshell and silver-mounted clock; Viscount BRACKLEY, a glass specimen case; Mr. and Mrs F. SANDFORD, an old French ormolu clock; Mr. OSBERT CRAVEN, a carriage clock; the RECORDER of DUBLIN, a fine old Irish lace collar; the SOLICITOR-GENERAL of IRELAND and Mrs. KENNY, an antique silver clock; Miss CLARE O'BRIEN, a silver stamp-box; Lord HENRY VANE-TEMPEST, a silver-mounted writing set, with pair of silver candlesticks; the Rev. G. BLUNT, two silver muffineers; Mrs. JOHN WOODFORD, Venetian glass toilet bottle; Lord and Lady BURTON, a silver-gilt bowl with cover; Mr. CLAUDE YORKE, two silver-mounted photo frames; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. DOUGHETY, a large silver and glass toilet bottle; the LORD MAYOR of BELFAST and Mrs. PIRRIE, a beautiful Irish embroidered handkerchief; Lady HINDLlP, worktable requisites in crystal casket; MEMBERS of the IRISH INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, beautiful lace handkerchiefs; Mrs. OPPENHEIM, a silver-gilt mounted blotting book; LILY Duchess of MARLBOROUGH and Lord WILLIAM BERESFORD, four tall silver candlesticks; Colonel and Mrs. FLUDYER, a silver-gilt and glass toilet bottle; Mr. and Lady BARBARA SMITH, an antique covered silver tankard; Mr. BATES VAN DE WEYER, four silver bonbon baskets; the Marchioness of HASTINGS, a silver-mounted photo frame; Miss CHEYWYND, a silver heart-shaped box; Colonel FORESTER, two silver dessert baskets; Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR LIDDELL, an antique silver box; Lord and Lady AMPTHILL, sealing-wax holder and seal; Lady CAROLINE GORDON-LENNOX, a painted glass flower vase; Miss FARQUHARSON and Miss ELO FARQUHARSON, a china parrot; Mr. CECIL CADOGAN, a carriage clock; EVELYN Countess of CRAVEN, an old silver box; Mr. ALFRED OPPENHEIM, a French gilt clock; Miss MURIEL WILSON, books (7 vols.); Lady BULKELEY, a pair of old china ornaments; Lord and Lady IVEAGH, a Russian table clock mounted in gold and enamel; Lady EDITH FRANKLIN, a silver-mounted toilet bottle; Miss AGAR, a pocket Prayer-book in case; Mr. FRANK MILDMAY, a silver carriage clock; Mr. and Mrs. EWAN NEPEAN, a small silver sauce boat; Miss WILSON, book-markers; Mr. J. B. LEIGH, a basket pincushion; Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. BAILLIE of Dochfour, a pair of china parrots; General and Mrs. OWEN WILLIAMS, a Chinese figure; Mr. THOMAS BARING, four china figures; Mr. and Lady VIOLET BRASSEY, an inlaid tortoiseshell box; the Hon. Mrs. CORBETT, a tortoiseshell purse; Lady EVELYN COTTERELL, a hand-painted glass bowl; the Hon. ARTHUR and Mrs. CADOGAN, a pair of silver candlesticks; Miss MARGARET VAN DE WEYER, a silver pen and pencil in case; Mr. RAYMOND GREER, six turquoise and gold buttons; Lady lSOBEL STANLEY, green and gold etui case; the Dowager Lady LURGAN, a pair of silver fruit dishes; Chevalier DE SOUZA CORREA, inlaid box; Mr. WILLIAM YOUNG, four silver salt-cellars; Lord ANNALY, a round silver clock; Viscountess HOOD, an antique painting in oval frame; Mr. and Mrs. LAUNCELOT LOWTHER, an old two-handled silver cup; Hon. Mrs. GERVASE BECKETT, writing table clock in silver-mounted case; VICTORIA Countess of YARBOROUGH, a silver-mounted mirror; Miss ENID WILSON, green photo frame; Mr. HORACE CADOGAN, gold and coral mounted scent-bottle; Countess DEYM, a small silver coffee pot; Mr. and Mrs. MARSHAM TOWNSHEND, a silver-mounted magnifying glass; Colonel OLIPHANT, an oval enamelled box; Lady HELEN CRAVEN, a silver saucepan; the Earl and Countess of ROSSE, a large enamelled casket; the MANAGER of the ROYAL IRISH SCHOOL of ART NEEDLEWORK, two beautifully worked covers; Lady M. CRICHTON-MAITLAND and Miss CRICHTON-MAITLAND, a pair of silver and glass bottles; Major and the Hon. Mrs. STIRLING, a pair of silver piano candlesticks; Mr. HENRY PARKER, a chased silver toilet box; Countess HOWE, a tortoiseshell letter rack; Miss THORNHILL, an enamelled box; Mr. R. CRAVEN, a coin-handled paper knife; Lady SYKES, an antique brass and marble inkstand; the Marquis and Marchioness of BATH, a silver card tray; Vicount NEWPORT, a silver heart-shaped stamp box; Mr. ALGERNON PEEL, silver and tortoiseshell paper knife in pink shagreen case; Mr. CORKRAN, a pair of tortoise-shell and silver-mounted candlesticks; Sir WILLIAM EDEN, an antique enamelled bracelet; Mr. HENRY HOLDEN, a shamrock photo frame; the GIRLS' FRIENDLY SOCIETY'S CHELSEA CLUB, a pair of silver fruit baskets; the Earl of MARCH, a silver-mounted leather casket; Lady Margaret LODER, a silver cream jug and sugar basin; the Duke and Duchess of ABERCORN, Japanese box for counters; Mr. OTWAY CUFFE, an antique silver box; the Countess POWIS, a silver-gilt photo frame; Lady RIDLEY, a set of antique paste buttons: Mrs. NORTON, a silver stamp case and porte-monnaie; Mr.C. DALISON, a silver pin tray; Earl and Countess CADOGAN'S HOUSEHOLD, silver inkstand and candlestick; Mr. W. COVENTRY, a card table; the WOMEN on the CULFORD ESTATE, a silver wine cooler; the GAMEKEEPERS on the CULFORD ESTATE, a sporting seat; Mr. and Mrs. WHEELER, a wine bin; the Earl and Countess of WESTMORLAND, a silver-mounted stick; Captain FEILDEN, umbrella, with pencil; Viscount and Viscountess FOLKESTONE, a parasol; Lord and Lady ALGERNON GORDON-LENNOX, an umbrella; Sir CHARLES and Lady HARTOPP, an umbrella; Viscountess HELMSLEY, an umbrella; Colonel and Mrs. CORNWALLIS WEST, an umbrella; the Marchioness of HEADFORT, a gold-handled umbrella; Lord and Lady GERARD, a pale blue silk and gold-handled sunshade; Mr. and Mrs PERCY WYNDHAM, old white and gold china tea set; the PEOPLE of NORHT [sic] HARRIS, a length of Harris tweed; Sir R and Lady M. BULKELEY, a bookstand; Mrs. W. LAWSON, a hand-painted fan; Viscount and Viscountess DEERHURST, a fan; Captain and Lady SARAH WILSON, a natural ostrich feather fan; Lord and Lady GLENESK, a fan; the Earl of SEFTON, a marqueterie and ormolu [Col. 3c / 4a] table; Miss NAYLOR, an old hand-painted fan; Miss DE BRIENEN and Miss Daisy DE BRIENEN, an old jewelled fan; Mr. HORACE PLUNKETT, a fan; Mr. OLIPHANT, an oval glass-topped table; Mr. GRIMSTON, four silver bonbon dishes in case; the Earl and Countess of LISTOWEL, a small table; the Earl and Countess of KILMOREY, a green leather revolving bookcase; Lord and Lady ARTHUR HILL, a card table; the Earl of HAREWOOD, a green blotter and letter case; Lord NORREYS, two silver ice pails; Mrs. ARTHUR WILSON, an embroidered footstool; the CHELSEA GIRLS' CLUB, an embroidered afternoon teacloth; Lady ASHBURTON and Miss BRASSEY, an ormulu and marble- topped table; Viscountess DOWNE, an inlaid Indian stool; the Countess of PORTARLINGTON, a green leather bag; Mrs. CHAINE, a set of pale blue enamelled and gold spoons; Mr. and Mrs. D. COOPER, four silver bottle stands; the Rev. E. SYMONDS, books; Lady HONORIA CADOGAN, a Prayer-book and salts-bottle; Mr. and Mrs. WALTER GREEN, silver basin; Mr. and Mrs. BONYNGE, an embroidered blotter; the MOTHERS' UNION, a pair of silver-gilt midget photo frames; the Earl and Countess of HUNTINGDON, china and silver tea set; Miss VAN DE WEYER, silver photo screen; Lady MURIEL PARSONS, antique silver ornament; Mrs. CHARLES CADOGAN, a silver box; Miss K. GREENE, book in worked cover; Sir CHARLES HALL, set of antique silver ornaments; Lady COLEBROOKE, six diamond and enamel buttons; Lord and Lady SETTRINGTON, silver pincushion; Mr. JAMES LOWTHER, silver bell; Miss EVA HOARE, silver bird; Captain and Lady JANE VAN KAUGHNET, two silver baskets; Miss THORNEWILL and Miss JANE THORNEWILL, large silver bowl; Mrs. CECIL REID, a silver paper knife; Mr. CARYL CRAVEN, a turquoise and gold bangle; the Hon. J. and Mrs. YORKE, pearl and gold bar brooch: Major and Mrs. DE TRAVILLE, a gold fox brooch; Sir HENRY EDWARDS, a gold box; Mrs. CHARLES BALFOUR, two jewelled pins; the Hon. Mrs. MAGUIRE, a diamond and ruby brooch; Captain J. ORR-EWING, enamel and pearl chain; Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE MORRIS, an antique gold and pearl brooch; Lord and Lady ALINGTON, a gold box; Lady Mary CURRIE, a gold and jewelled chain; Captain HEDWORTH LAMBTON, a pair of links.
The Bridegroom's presents included:— From the BRIDE, a pearl and diamond pin; Earl CADOGAN, a gold snuff box of exquisite workmanship; Countess CADOGAN, an ormolu reading lamp; Lady FARQUHAR, silver tantalus on table; Viscount CRICHTON, four silver pierced dessert dishes; the Marquis of LONDONDERRY, a silver cigar box; Lady EDMONSTONE, set of writing-table requisites; Miss PACKE, silver inkstand and calendar; Mr. ALFRED COOPER, a cigarette holder in case; Colonel PERCY, a walking-stick; Colonel LARKING, a bookcase; Mr. and Mrs. CAMPBELL, a silver inkpot; Sir ROBERT MONCREIFFE, a silver-crest letter-weight; the Marquis CAMDEN, a pair of links; the Duchess of SUTHERLAND, a knife on chain; Mr T. BROWN, a hunting crop; Mr. W. H. GREEN, a silver butterfly letter-clip; Mr. and Mrs. LENNARD, an antique silver box; Mr. GODFREY HESELTINE, a silver shaving-pot; Lady DE TRAFFORD, a gold and diamond match-box; Mr. KENNET [sic] WILSON, a gun-metal match-box; Mr. F. B. MILLER, four silver-mounted decanters; Miss PEREIRA, a walking-stick; Mrs. GEORGE FORBES, a snake seal; Mr. A. R. HAY, a blotter; Mr. and Mrs. W. HOARE, a writing set and case; Mr. STEPHEN WOMBWELL, a carriage clock; Lieutenant- General HANKEY, a gold pencil case; Lord HERBERT VANE-TEMPEST, a silver cigar box; Lord DUNSANDLE, two silver candlesticks; Mr. J. B. LEIGH, a silver cigar case; Viscountess MARSHAM and Mrs. PHILIP GREEN, a pair of silver candlesticks; Mr. E. LEVESON-GOWER, a marble clock; Mr. PREDDY MENZIES, a silver and enamel cigarette case and match-box; Mr. REUBEN SASSOON, a gold-topped cane; Mr. and Mrs. W. JAMES, four gold and enamel spoons; Sir RALPH and Lady FLORENCE HARE, four heart- shaped ash trays; Mr. and Lady ALINE BEAUMONT, walking-stick with tortoiseshell handle; Mr. J. P. MILBANKE, case containing "Bradshaw," "A. B. C," &c.; Viscount MARSHAM, a gold-mounted cane with pencil in handle; Mr. and Mrs. CLEMENT SATTERTHWAITE, a silver cigarette case; Mr. A. E. BURNABY, a silver inkstand with clock on lid; Mr. HUNGERFORD, a silver shaving-pot; Lord and Lady STRATHEDEN and CAMPBELL, a silver cigarette case; Mr. H. ST. D'AETH, a silver cigar case; Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR HAY, a double silver inkstand; Messrs. JONES, walking-stick; Captain VILLERS [sic], a silver cigar cutter and lighter; Captain RICARDO, a silver box; Captain and Mrs. GERALD FITZGERALD, a silver match- box; the Countess of ROMNEY, a silver cigarette case; Captain and Mrs. ALFRED JOHNES, a silver inkstand; Captain and Mrs. ARTHUR SOMERSET, a set of antique spoons; Mr. H. F. SCOTT, a pair of diamond links; Baron MAX DE TUYLL, an antique china box; Mrs. W. H. GREENFELL, a pencil case: Mr. ERNEST HATCH, a silver tea-caddy; Mr. E. PACKE, a double silver inkstand; the Misses CALDWELL, a silver-mounted telegram form book; Captain PHILIP GREEN, a weather glass; Mr. RALPH LAMBTON, a luncheon case; Mr. LEONARD BRASSEY, a gold match-box; Mr. E. S. JOHNES, two silver ash trays; Mr. ALGERNON PEEL and Mr. VICTOR CORKRAN, a silver sandwich case; Captain the Hon. E. DAWSON, weather glass; Mrs. CHARRINGTON, a cigarette case; Mr. J. S. FORBES, a gold seal with pencil; Messrs. COMYNS and SONS, a blotting book; Mr. C. P. BUCKWORTH, two silver ash trays; the Duke of MARLBOROUGH, a silver inkstand; Lord and Lady WILLIAM NEVILL, a silver-mounted blotting-book; Mr. E. B. CHARTERIS, a knife; Mr. and Mrs. ALISTAIR HAY, four silver pepper castors in the shape of dice; Mr. HATFIELD HARTER, a paper knife; the TENANTRY at North Harris, a dressing bag; the Estate and House SERVANTS, GAMEKEEPERS, and GILLIES at North Harris, a deer's-foot inkstand, mounted in silver; the Household and Estate SERVANTS at Sundridge Park, a silver kettle; Mr. H. MELLIDEW, a knife; the CHAPLAIN to the Royal Horse Guards, a pair of silver candlesticks; Mr. and Mrs. LEOPOLD ROTHSCHILD, a pair of silver candlesticks; Captain the Hon. R and Mrs. GREVILLE, a pair of silver candlesticks; Mr. A. SASSOON, a gold-mounted stick; Mr. and Mrs. A. BOURKE, a print; Mr. CLAUDE HAY, a silver box; the TRADESPEOPLE at Bromley, a silver teapot, &c.; Mr. EGREMONT MILLS, a book; Colonel ROWNEY, a pencilcase; Captain the Hon. G. FORESTER, a silver-mounted glass jug; Dr. BURNEY YEO, a bezique box; Mrs. HAMMOND, a knife; the Hon. B. BATHURST, a silver box; Mr. BROWN, a hunting crop; the Hon. GERALD CADOGAN, a gold-mounted stick; the Hon. ARTHUR COVENTRY, a gold and tortoiseshell-handled stick; Earl COWLEY, a gold-mounted stick; Captain and Mrs. A. SOMERSET, six antique spoons in case; Major BYNG, a silver shaving-pot; Mr. T. B. MILLER, four silver-mounted claret jugs; Mr. and Mrs. COLES CHILD, a glass and silver match-stand; Mr. HUBERT EATON, a silver-mounted blotter; the Hon. DUDLEY MARJORIBANKS, an antique silver casket; Mr. and Mrs. J. PEASE, six books; Mr. F. PAYNE and Mr. J. H. LEPPER, a silver inkstand.
July 1896[edit | edit source]
On 4 July 1896 in The Queen, an article begins, "On Monday last Dr Doyle, who is as much beloved by his friends as by his readers, was entertained at a banquet by his fellow-members of the Authors Club" (Orel 135). Doyle gave a speech at that banquet, which the article reprints.
2 July 1896, Thursday[edit | edit source]
The 5 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The date of the promised revival of Marlow's Doctor Faustus is fixed for Thursday evening, July 2, when the performance will be given before members of the Elizabethan Stage Society and their friends at St. George's Hall. Marlowe's tragedy differs from Goethe's in this, among other things, that Marlowe wrote, as Goethe could not, in the firm belief in the possibility of the situations he created."
3 July 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
Mrs. Goschen's Dance
Mrs. Goschen's dance at the Admiralty last night was a great success. Among the guests were the Duchess of Buccleuch and the Ladies Scott, Captain Jedina, Captain Gulich, Count Hadik, Count de Pontavice, M. de la Chaussée, the Lord Chancellor and the Hon. Evelyn Giffard, the Earl of Clanwilliam and the ladies Meade, Earl Granville, the Countess of Belmore and Lady Winifred Corry, the Earl of Donoughmore, the Earl of Eldon and Lady Louisa Scott, the Countess of Dunmore and Lady Victoria Murray, Earl Waldegrave and Lady Mary Waldegrave, and a large contingent of "dancing men."
4 July 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
The 26 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "We understand that one of the principal features of the performance of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus will be the introduction of the Seven Deadly Sins, the designs for which have been taken from engravings belonging to the sixteenth century, and found in the print rom of the British Museum. The first and last parts of the play will reproduce in colour and costume the university life of Marlowe's day. The middle part of the play, the one most difficult for a stage manager to cope with, will consist of tableaux showing Faustus on his travels, and giving living pictures of the Feast of St. Peter, introducing the picturesque incident of the curse with 'bell, book, and candle'; the banquet at the court of Charles V.; and the Flight of Faustus, in his chariot drawn by yoked dragons, 'to scale Olympus top.' In consequence of the heavy expense attending each representation of the play, there will be only one public performance, that on the afternoon of July 4. Mr. Arnold Dolmetsch will supply the music."
13 July 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
Muriel Wilson attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace given by Queen Victoria. Several thousand people were there, it looks like (1896-07-14 Morning Post).
16 July 1896, Thursday[edit | edit source]
The 19 June 1896 Literary World reports the following: "The idea of Ladies' Dinners seems to have caught on in clubland. A dinner is to be given to Mrs. Hodgson Burnett by the Authors' Club on July 16, and as the accommodation at the Club-house is neither suitable nor adequate, the dinner will be held in the King's Hall of the Holborn Restaurant. Members may take as many guests as they like, either ladies or gentlemen."
August 1896[edit | edit source]
Sometime in August 1896 Lady Gregory met William Butler Yeats (I got this from Wade?).
August 1896, the steamer the Norse King to take scientists and tourists to the Varanger Fjord to view the solar eclipse. At least in the planning, as reported in January 1896, "The official observers of the joint committee of the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society have arranged to go by the Norse King. Among those on board will be Dr. A. Common, president of the Royal Astronomical Society, and Sir Robert Ball, who has consented to deliver a series of three lecture on the eclipse while the steamer is in the Varanger Fjord." (From a "special announcement," quoted in "Table Talk," The Literary World (3 Januray 1896), vol. 53, p. 13 [accessed 10 October 2009 in Google Books].)
19 August 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
Queen Victoria was at Osborne, accompanied by Princess Henry of Battenberg and the Hon. Frances Drummond, and then also Countess Feodore Gleichen. The dinner party Wednesday night also included people who were at Cowes for the yachting:
Her Majesty's dinner party last evening included Captain Acland, her Majesty's ship Australia, guardship at Cowes, and the Hon. Mrs. Acland, Mrs. Lawrence Drummond, Sir Allen Young, C.B., and Major Strong, 2nd Battalion Scottish Rifles.
31 August 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
Summer Bank Holiday
September 1896[edit | edit source]
October 1896[edit | edit source]
31 October 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
November 1896[edit | edit source]
5 November 1896, Thursday[edit | edit source]
Guy Fawkes Day
23 November 1896, Monday[edit | edit source]
"Little Eyolf (in William Archer's translation) opens at the Avenue Theatre, with Janet Achurch, Elizabeth Robins and Mrs Patrick Campbell in the three female roles. [George Bernard] Shaw's review of this production, with a cast including what he described as 'the three best yet undiscovered actresses of their generation', appeared in the Saturday Review on November 28" (Gibbs 128).
December 1896[edit | edit source]
2 December 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
<quote>ACTORS' BENEVOLENT FUND.
Mr LEOPOLD DE ROTHSCHILD presided over the sixth annual dinner of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, held at the Hotel Métrople on Wednesday evening. Actors have never shown themselves reluctant to assist in the cause of charity, and the profession was strongly represented on this festive occasion. The presence of Sir Henry Irving and other leading actors and managers gave special éclat to the festival, and the dinner proved in all respects to be one of the most successful held since the establishment of the fund. The claims of this admirable charity were pointedly put before the distinguished company by the chairman of the evening, Mr Leopold De Rothschild, who, in the course of his speech, mentioned that at the present time some seventy persons are in receipt of weekly grants from the fund. It is important to bear in mind that the direction of this excellent charity is in the hands of a committee of gentlemen of long and practical experience of the stage, and its modes of assistance are specially devised to meet the contingencies of theatrical life. The dinner took place in the Whitehall Rooms, and the following gentlemen accepted invitations:— [what follows is printed as a 3-column list which in this transcription reads across] Abrahams, Morris / Galer, Elliott / Millwood, W. / Alexander, Geore / Gatti, A. / Morgan, Ernest / Allen, W. E. / Gatti, S. / Mote, Henry / Armytage, H. T. / Gibson, Richard / Mundy, Luther / Asher, S. G. / Gleichen Count / Nathan, L. / Baker, Col. W. H. / Griffith, Murray / Nathan, H. / Baker, E. / Grossmith, George / Nauheim, Carl / Baker, Ernest H. / Hague, Clarance / Nicholls, E. W. / Barnes, J. H. / Hallard, C. M. / Nicholson, G. J. / Benjamin, David H. / Hamilton, A. / Norman, Fredk. / Bell, H. / Hammond, G. J. / Ochs, James / Betty, H. / Harris, Herbert, A. / Ogilvie, R. A. / Bishop, Alfred / Harrison, Fredk. / Pallant, Walter / Blackley, Frank / Harvey, Edward / Paulton, H. / Blumenthal. M. A. / Heilbut, S. / Phipps, C. I. / Bolton, T. H. Henry, C. S. / Pittar, Parke M. / Bouverie, Hon. K. P. / Herring, George / Power, W. / Brown, G. V. / Herts, H. A. / Pyke, Joseph / Pull, E. H. / Hirsch, Adolph / Renwick, G. / Candy, George / Hollands, A. K. / Ritchie, Clement / Cawston, George / Honey, T. / Robinson, Fredk. / Chamberlain, Rich. / Holdsworth, J. / Roche, L. / Chinnery, H. J. / Howard Hon. K. / Samuel, Sir Saul / Chinnery, Ellis / Howson, Charles / Sarjeant, Arthur / Corgialegno, W. / Hurst, Joseph / Scudamore, F. A. / Cohn, M. / Irving, Sir Henry / Schmidt, H. / Cohen, A. L. / Joels, J. / Shade, A. R. / Cohen, Leonard / Joels, Woolf / Shaw, Sir E. M. / Cohen, J. / Johnson, Sam / Shone, R. V. / Coltson, C. L. / Kelly, C. A. / Silverthorne, E. C. / Cole, C. W. / King, A. P. / Skelly, Francis / Conguest [?], George / Kirchner, T. / Spalding, A. F. M. / Cooper, Frank / Langford, A. E. / Stern, James / Coster, Martin / Latham, T. / Stoker, George / Cruickshanks, C. / Lawrence, E. S. / Tapping, A. B. / Dam, H. J. W. / Lawrence, G. W. / Terry, Edward / Dawes, Richard / Lawrence, W. / Thorne, Thomas / Davidson, Louis / Ledger, Edward / Tidd, J. D. / Davies, Charles / Leign, J. H. / Tite, A. / Dornton, Charles / Lindo, Gabriel / Trevoe, F. M. / Duncannon Visent. [?] / Lockwood, Sir F. / Turner, G. H. / Durham, Frederick / Loewe, S. / Tyars, Frank / Edmonds, W. / Lowenfeld, H. / Villanueva, Dr. H. / Edmonds, W. jun. / Lukach, J. H. / Villiers. R. E. / Edwardes, George / Lumley, Ralph / Vincent, Henry / Ellis, Alfred / Macklin, F. H. / Waley, A. J. / Ellis, Granville / Maddick, E. D. / Waterlow, P. H. / Esmond. H. V. / Marks, H. H. / Wells, / Evill, Henry / Marsden, Peter / Westcott, W. / Fos, Raoul / Martin, Robert J. / Wingatr, H. L. / Forbes [?], Norman / Maskall, T. / Winter, M. / ?rece [?], J. De / Maunder. J. H. / Woolf, Lewis / Gabriel, Chas. S.M. / Mellish, Fuller / Wright, Rev. C. E. / Gabriel, S. / Middlemist, Dr. / Wyndham, Charles</quote> (1896-12-05 Era)
3 December 1896, Thursday[edit | edit source]
Annie Horniman's name was removed "from the Roll of the Order" of the Golden Dawn (Howe 136).
16 December 1896, Wednesday[edit | edit source]
Dolmetsch mentioned wanting to go to Florence. "Dolmetsch was always keen to perform in Italy but was unable to afford such a trip on his own account. Horne, as usual, came to the rescue and used his influence to obtain a sponsor, but nowhere is the benefactor named. Although Dolmetsch was scrupulous in limiting his spending to the musical requirements of an undertaking, he was blissfully unconcerned as to the source of the funds so provided. All that occupied his thoughts at the moment was that at last he would be going to Italy — the land where culture pervaded everything and the very speech was music" (Campbell ????).
25 December 1896, Friday[edit | edit source]
26 December 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
26 December 1896, Saturday[edit | edit source]
December Bank Holiday
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Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- "The Drawing Room." London Evening Standard 12 March 1896, Thursday: 3 [of 10], Col. 2a–4b [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000183/18960312/014/0003.
- "Marriage of Lady Angela St. Clair Erskine." Inverness Courier 28 April 1896 Tuesday: 5 [of 8], Cols. 2a–3c [of 6]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000446/18960428/037/0005.
- "Court Circular." Morning Post 11 June 1896, Thursday: 7 [of 12], Col. 6c [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18960611/072/0007.
- "Marriage of Sir Samuel Scott and Lady Sophie Cadogan." Morning Post 30 June 1896 Tuesday: 4 [of 12], Cols. 2a–4b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18960630/029/0004.
- "Table Talk." The Literary World, 5 June 1896 (Vol. 53): 533, col. 2. Google Books.
- "Mrs. Goschen's Dance." St James's Gazette 04 July 1896 Saturday: 13 [of 16], Col. 1b [of 2]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0001485/18960704/057/0013.
- "Table Talk." The Literary World, 26 June 1896 (Vol. 53): 604, col. 2. Google Books.
- "Table Talk." The Literary World, 19 June 1896 (Vol. 53): 581, col. 3. Google Books.
- "Court Circular." Morning Post 20 August 1896 Thursday: 5 [of 8], Col. 4a [of 7]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18960820/072/0005.