Face of a Neighbor

January 16, 2023 at 12:19 pm (estates, fashion, history, people, portraits and paintings) (, , , , , , )

Inevitably, whenever _I_ find something up for sale, the sale is LONG past. Same applies for this portrait of Joanna (Miss Cure). By the time the painting was done, circa 1850, she would have been Mrs. Philips of Heath House, Staffordshire. (She married in 1826.) The original auction took place in April 2022, at Mellors […]

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UK archives online

October 6, 2013 at 12:39 pm ()

August 2021: Most broken links had been updated; I’ve not re-checked them. Several archival entities were added this past Spring. More LOCAL HISTORY publications have been added; some were already represented by past blog posts. Conducting research from afar generally means finding material first. Here’s a growing list of UK archives with online catalogues. You […]

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Miss Mary A. Leigh

January 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm (jane austen, people, portraits and paintings) (, , , , , , , , , )

As mentioned a few days ago, Paul Frecker’s website includes a photo by Camille Silvy of a woman identified as “Miss Mary A. Leigh” — my immediate thought: Mary Augusta Austen Leigh? Truthfully: I just don’t know! On the left is Frecker’s sitter, ID’ed as sitting number 10,508 taking place on 10 July 1862 – which puts her in […]

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Lady E. Compton

January 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm (portraits and paintings) (, , , , , , )

A bit of a puzzle has come up and I’m curious if anyone has any clue(s) that would help. Paul Frecker has this photo designated Lady E. Compton – is this woman any member of the Comptons of Compton Wynyates / Castle Ashby / Marquess of Northampton family? My own Lady Elizabeth (daughter of the 1st Marquess) […]

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Photo Frustrations

January 14, 2013 at 2:14 am (fashion, history, jane austen, news, people, portraits and paintings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

This past weekend I have been looking through portraits by the famed Camille Silvy. I found several “new to me” portraits at Paul Frecker’s website, including William Wellesley Knighton (right; son of Sir William Knighton, uncle of Richard Seymour of Kinwarton), a second picture of Captain Seymour (probably Ned Seymour, Richard and Fanny’s son), Henry Le […]

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