ALBUM An interesting late Victorian album, compiled by Evelyn Radford of Hale End Manor, near Walthamstow in Essex
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ALBUM An interesting late Victorian album, compiled by Evelyn Radford of Hale End Manor, near Walthamstow in Essex
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ALBUM
An interesting late Victorian album, compiled by Evelyn Radford of Hale End Manor, near Walthamstow in Essex, 44 pages (with others blank), numerous watercolour views and sketches, ink caricatures, photographs (mostly of country houses and house parties), inscriptions and poetic verses and contributions by Clement Markham, members of the Strathallan family, the Gilstraps of Fornham Park near Bury St. Edmunds, and others, several items (including printed concert programmes for "Entertainments" at Hale End) loosely inserted, half morocco, g.e., letterd "Evelyne" on upper cover, rubbed, 4to, [1890s]

Footnotes

  • A good example of a Victorian fin-de-siecle "House party" album, commemorating visits by the Radford family of Hale End, Walthamstow to various locations, mostly in England and Scotland, particularly Kildonan in Sutherland. Amongst many attractive sketches is a watercolour sketch of the English flag by Clement Markham with a 4-line verse referring to his Arctic connections "There's a flag on the mast/and it points to the NORTH/and the NORTH is the land that I love!". Other sketches include "The Gold Cup, 1897", Alderwasley House near Matlock, views of Menton, hunting scenes, and a distant view of Cambridge.
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