Victorian Portraits for Sale from The Sensation
Laura Adeline Carey and Seymour James Carey, two carte de visites
of the Careys as children. (1.) A carte de visite photograph of Laura Adeline
Carey (1869-1959) as a baby by Francis Harris Secourable and Barnett. Laura
Carey was born in Southend, Essex, the daughter of Arthur Carey, a civil engineer
and his wife Elizabeth Skipper. She had siblings called Arthur Reginald Carey
and Seymour James Carey, both of who joined the army. She married Alexander
Mcdonald Baird in 1902. Inscription on front in ink Laura Adeline Carey
& dog Bill 1870'. Good condition. (2.) A carte de visite of Seymour James
Carey by Henry J. Godbold of St. Leonards on Sea. In ink on reverse Seymour
James Carey April 1880'. Lieutenant Seymour James Carey was born in Kent in
1874. He joined the Suffolk Regiment and was killed at Colesburg in South
Africa during the Boer War in 1900. Faded, bottom edge trimmed (not affecting
Ref. no. 1a Price £45
Mrs. Cregoe Colmore, A carte de visite photograph by P. Skeolan, 12
Promenade Villas, Cheltenham, taken in the early 1860s. Inscribed in ink on
reverse Mrs. Cregoe Colmore, Moor End, Cheltenham'. Probably Mary Cregoe
Colmore, the wife of Colmore Frind Cregoe Colmore of Moor End, Cheltenham.
She is wearing a silk dress and posed with a small dog. Good condition.
Ref. no. 2a Price £45
Hannah Landsberg, A carte de visite mourning card photograph Of Hannah
Rachel Landsberg (1851-1877), the daughter of Hirsch Landsberg
and Rosalie Landsberg. Her father was an Austrian silversmith and jeweller
in Oxford Street. She married David Lowe in London in 1876. The card
says she was buried in Willesden Cemetery. The photograph is very faded.
Ref. no. 3a Price £20
Lieut Colonel Alfred Austin, a carte de visite of Lieutenant Colonel
Alfred Austin (1832-1918), taken when he was a captain in the 1870s, by Asplet
and Green, Photographers of 18½ Beresford Street, Jersey. Alfred Austen
was born in Tottenham in 1832 and he was the son of Ellen and John Austin.
In 1841 he was living with his parents and siblings in Hackney; his siblings
included Colonel Theodore Austin of the Madras Staff Corps. Alfred Austin
joined the 6th Regiment of Foot (The Royal 1st Warwickshire) and reached the
rank of captain in 1861. After his retirement from the army he married Mary
Mayer Stevenson of Wolsley House, Cheltenham, the daughter of Elizabeth and
Ralph Stevenson (a solicitor). They settled in Cheltenham where lived at Lypiatt
Terrace. They had one child, Edward Austin (1889-1941) who was killed in action
in Greece when he was a Major in 4th Queen's Own Hussars. Ink caption on separate
paper with his name and regiment and in pencil on reverse of picture. Good
Ref. no. 4a Price £45
Janet Hester Younger, Edith Georgina May Younger and Grizel Cochrane Reine
Younger, a cabinet photo of the three Younger girls as small children
by William Crooke of Princes Street, Edinburgh. Identified in ink on the reverse
as 'Hester 9yrs 10months, Eda 6yrs 2months & Grizal Younger 2yrs 7months,
July 1889'. The three children were the daughters of Jane Edith Richardson
and Henry Johnston Younger of Benmore House, Dunoon and Kilmun, Argyllshire.
Henry Johnston Younger was a brewer - William Younger of Edinburgh. Janet
Hester Younger was born in London in 1879 and she married Major Arthur James
Fitzhugh Cox and had a son called John Anthony Fitzhugh Cox. Eda Georgina
May Younger was born in Edinburgh and married Sir William Jardine of Applegirth.
Grizel Cochrane Reine Younger was born in Athelstaneford, Haddingtonshire
in East Lothian, married a Mr. Dudgeon, and died in Devon in 1961. Good condition.
Ref. no. 5a Price £45
James Webber Smith, A carte de visite of James Webber Smith age 22
in India by Howard Bourne and Shepherd. The photograph was taken in about
1868. James Webber Smith was the son of Major General James Webber Smith.
He joined the 38th Regiment (Staffordshire) of Foot in the army in 1863 and
became a captain in 1870. He was the great uncle of actor David Niven. Identifed
in ink on reverse as 'Jim Webber Smith, Simla, aged 22.' Some fading.
Ref. no. 6a Price £45
Colonel Arnold Christian Pears, A carte de visite photograph of Colonel
Arnold Christian Pears (1811-1891) of the Madras Artillery. Arnold Christian
Pears was born in 1811 and baptised in Bray, Berkshire on 28 January 1812.
He was the son of the Reverend James Pears and Mary Radcliffe Pears. He joined
the Indian Army as a cadet in 1827 and spent most of his military career with
the Madras Artillery. He was in England in 1835 when he married Salome Boucher,
the daughter of the Reverend John Boucher of Kirk Newton, Northumberland,
at Salisbury Cathedral. By 1846 he was a Lieutenant and Brevet Captain and
spent some time at the Honourable East India Company's Depot at Warley. After
his wife's death, he married Anna Maria Fry, the daughter of John Gurney Fry
(presumably a member of the banking family and relative of Elizabeth Fry),
in Bombay. In 1854 he became a major in the Madras Artillery and Lieutenant
Colonel in 1857. Colonel Pears died in Bath in 1891. He had at least one child,
Alice Elizabeth Pears, who married Major General James Kiero Watson of the
60th Rifles. Identified in ink on front. Some aging, good condition.
Ref. no. 7a Price £45
George Malcolm Douglas, a carte de visite of Lieutenant George Malcolm
Douglas by Coutts (formerly Lindley & Warren, altered to Coutts in ink)
of Bombay, India. Dressed in India summer uniform and holding a gun. Identified
in ink on reverse as G. Douglas Lieut 33rd Regt.' He is posed in Major
George Malcolm Douglas (1840-1885) was born in Wickham, Hampshire. He was
the son of barrister William Henry Douglas. Douglas joined the Duke of Wellington's
33rd Regiment as an ensign in 1859 and became a lieutenant in 1863. In 1864
he was an instructor of musketry. In 1869 he married Jemima Jamieson in Glasgow.
Douglas retired as a major and spent the rest of his life living at Rosehill
in Northam, Devon. His only child, Sholto William Douglas (1870-1959) was
a major in the army, became the Chief Constable of the Metropolitan Police,
and married Grace Catherine Wolfe Murray. A couple of marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 8a Price £45
Charles Stephen Leslie, two carte de visite photographs of Charles
Stephen Leslie of Petternear House, Balquhain Castle, Aberdeenshire by R.
Brown of 8 West High Street, Inverurie, Scotland. The first shows Leslie smoking
a pipe and wearing a kilt and tartan socks. The second shows Stephen, his
young son sitting on a pony and two gillies. One gillie has a dirk and a shotgun.
Charles Stephen Leslie (1832-1916), of the Clan Leslie, was a Scottish landowner.
Ref. no. 9a Price £80
Joseph and Elizabeth Winterhoff, a real photo postcard of Joseph Winterhoff
and his wife Elizabeth, posted on 23 December 1903 to Mr. and Mrs. Martin
Holloway, 20 Medora Road, Elm Park, Brixton Hill, London. The message reads
'With best wishes for health and happiness to you both and hoping you will
spend a happy Xmas, from Joe & Elizabeth Winterhoff, Xmas 1903'. Joseph
Winterhoff (c.1873-19) was born in Germany and was the son of Louise and Frederick
Winterhoff. He grew up in Claines, Worcestershire. In 1901 the Winterhoffs
were living in Walthamstow, London at 100 Albert Road and Joseph was working
as a mechanical engineer. A few marks to card.
Price £30 Ref. no. 10a
Sir Henry Jourdain and Lady Jourdain, two carte de visite photographs
by Treble of Hastings. Henry John Jourdain (1835-1901) was the son of London
merchant Frederick Jourdain and was a banker and East India merchant. He worked
in Mauritius for some time and was chairman of Blyth, Greene, Jourdain and
Company. His first wife, pictured here, was Rosina Augusta Bourguignon (c.1838-1880).
Ref. no. 11a Price £80
John Francis Erskine Goodeve, later known as John Francis Goodeve-Erskine
the 27th Earl of Mar. A carte de visite of John Francis Erskine Goodeve (1836-1930)
by the London School of Photography and taken at about the the time he originally
succeeded to the title in 1866. The picture shows him in traditional Scottish
dress and he is identified in pencil on the reverse. Born in Bristol, he was
the son of surgeon William James Goodeve and Lady Frances Jemima Erskine.
His sisters were Charlotte Erskine Goodeve, Eliza Philadelphia Erskine Goodeve
and Madelina Erskine Goodeve Erskine and he had half siblings from his father's
subsequent marriage. After a long fight he was legally confirmed as the 27th
Earl in 1885. He married Alice Mary Sinclair Hamilton in 1866 and their son,
John Francis Hamilton Sinclair Cunliffe Brookes Forbes Goodeve-Erskine, became
the 28th Earl. Loss to top right corner where it has been burnt.
Ref. no. 12a Price £35
Eric William Mayers, a carte de visite photograph of Eric William
Mayers age about four by Edgar Scamell, Photographer, 120 Crouch Hill, London.
In ink on reverse Eric William Mayers Dec. 28th 1893 July 28th 1955'.
Eric Mayers was the son of James C. and Martha Mayers. As a child he lived
in Hornsey. He served in the First World War and married Catherine Elaine
Evans in 1923. He worked as a glass manufacturer. Good condition.
Ref. no. 13a Price £45
William Robertson Sandbach, a carte de visite of William Robertson
Sandbach (1813-1891) by William and Bridge of 63a Baker Street, London. Identified
in ink on reverse with birth and death dates William Robertson Sanbach
B. 7.3.1813 D. 25.9.189'. Sandbach was born in Liverpool and was the son of
West India merchant Samuel Sandbach and Elizabeth Sandbach (nee Robertson).
William Sandbach became a West India merchant, ship owner and owner of land
in Demerara. He married Baroness Sara Maria Van Capellen, the lady in waiting
of Queen Sophie of the Netherlands; Sara was the daughter of Dutch Admiral
Theodorus Frederic Van Capellan. After Sandbach's marriage he lived at Princes
Gate, Hyde Park. He was a wealthy man and the executors of his estate were
his nephews Alfred Traill Parker and Gilbert Robertson Sandbach. Good condition.
Ref. no. 14a Price £45
William Stevens Paine Smith, Thomas Stevens Smith, Priscilla Jane England,
Walter Thomas Smith, Florence Louisa Smith and Lena Florence Hovington,
6 carte de visite photographs from the Smith, England and Hovington familys.
Each picture is identified in ink on the reverse by the same hand with details
of birth/death etc.
1. William Stevens Paine Smith (1846-1916) by F.W. Evans of 245 Old Kent Road, London. He and his brother Thomas (see 2.) were butchers born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and were the sons of Thomas Smith and Elizabeth Stevens. He married Sarah Jane Fisher in 1869 and they had children called Frank Edward F. Smith (1870), Selina Alice Smith (1873-1953; married Joseph Rogers), Sarah Jane Smith (1877), Millicent Maud Smith (1878), William Walter Smith (1880), William Walter Smith (1880), Nancy Fisher Smith (1885-1957; married Frederick Valentine Jenns), Kate Eleanor Mary Smith (1887), Martha Louisa Smith (1889; married Archibald Gransby Hawkins), Fred James Smith (born 1890) and Young Tom Smith (1892 - 1964; a butcher).
2. Thomas Stevens Smith (1847-1926) married Priscilla Jane England in 1870. He became a butcher in Camberwell where he lived with his wife and children at 4 Neate Street.
3. Priscilla Jane England later Smith (1850-1895) was born in Aylesbury and was the daughter of coal mercgant William Charles England and Priscilla.
4. Walter Thomas Smith (1875-19?) as a toddler by F.W. Evans. He became a butcher and probably married Emily.
5. Florence Louisa Smith (1873-19?) as a child by R.R. Willson of Walworth.
6. Walter Thomas Smith, Florence Louisa Smith, Lena Florence Hovington by R.R. Willson of Walworth. Lena Hovington (1881-?) was the cousin of Walter and Florence and she was the daughter of bricklayer Harry George Hovington and Kate England. She married Claud Cecil Nevill in Walworth in 1904.
Ref. no. 15a Price £70
Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, Edith Henrietta Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft
and Henry Ernest Fowler, eight carte de visite photographs of the novelist
Ellen Thorneycroft (1860-1929) as a child and teenager - including two with
her sister Edith, one with her mother Ellen and one with her brother Henry.
1. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler age 3 taken c.1863 by W.H. Dodds, Photographer, Wolverhampton. She is with a tiny white dog. She was the daughter of Henry Hartley Fowler (1830-1911) the first Viscount Wolverhampton & Ellen Thorneycroft.
2. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler aged about 6, with her mother Ellen Fowler (nee Thorneycroft, later Viscountess Wolverhampton) and baby sister the novelist Edith Henrietta Fowler (1865-1944; married William Robert Hamilton and had sons called Gavin Robert Fowler Hamilton & Henry Fowler Hew Hamilton). Photograph by Mrs. Williams, 42 Darlington Street, Wolverhampton.
3. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler aged about 7 c.1867 by Mrs Williams, 42 Darlington Street, Wolverhampton.
4. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler age 10 taken in 1870 by Mrs. Williams, Talbot Place, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton.
5. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler age 12 taken in 1872 by Mrs. Williams, Talbot Place, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton.
6. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler age 15 with her sister Edith Henrietta Fowler and brother Henry Ernest Fowler (1870-1943; later 2nd Viscount Wolverhampton, married Evelyn Henrietta Wrottesley the daughter of Arthur Wrottesley). Taken in 1875 by Sarony, Sarony Square, Scarborough.
7. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler taken in 1877 by Mrs. Williams, Talbot Place, Darlington Street, Wolverhampton.
8. Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler dressed, probably as a bridesmaid, c.1890, by the London Stereoscopic Company, 110 & 108 Regent Street & 54 Cheapside.
Rare family photos. Some aging and marks to some images; mostly good condition.
Ref. no. 16a Price £220
Gracilla Boddington, a carte de visite photograph of Gracilla Boddington
(1801-1887) by W. Cox of 13 Bridge Street, Northampton. Gracilla Boddington
was born in Hawkshead, Lancashire and was the daughter of Grace Ashburner
(the former wife of Irish politician Samuel Boddington) and Benjamin Boddington
(who stood trial for 'stealing' his cousin's wife). The family wealth came
from the South Sea Company. In 1871 she was living at Burcher Cottage in Titley,
Herefordshire. Gracilla Boddington was the author of a number of religious
books. The executor of her estate was her nephew Reginal Stewart Boddington.
A few marks to image, but a rare item.
Ref. no. 17a Price £45
Captain Thomas Mackenzie, a carte de visite photograph of Captain
Thomas Mackenzie (born c.1837) of the 78th Highlanders by G.W. Wilson of Aberdeen.
Thomas Mackenzie was the son of Forbes Mackenzie of Ross-shire, Scotland and
joined the 78th Highland Regiment of Foot in 1858. In 1861 he was stationed
at Edinburgh Castle. He became a captain in 1863, about the time this photograph
was taken. Good condition.
Ref. no. 18a Price £45
Sir Thomas Newby Reeve and Lady Frances Ann Reeve, two carte de visites
by Charles Combes of Brighton. Thomas Newby Reeve (c.1794-1868) married Frances
Ann Catling (1788-1868) n Norwood in 1818. They had children called Charles,
Elizabeth, Anna Maria, Frances Mary Reeve, Louisa Reeve, Thomas Catling Reeve
and Emily Reeve. The family lived at Kew Lodge in Kew House Road, Richmond
and Reeve was a local magistrate. Age marks and fading, corner crease to Sir
Thomas (not affecting image)
Order Ref. no. 19a Price £80
Lieutenant Colonel Howorth, a carte de visite photograph of Lieut.
Col. Richard Howorth (c.1801-1872) by Sarony of Scarborough. Howorth had served
in the Royal Engineers, joining in 1825. He was born in Ipswich and died in
France. He saw action in Canada during the Rebellion of 1837 and 1838 and
1839 and was awarded a medal during the Kaffir War of 1846. In 1851 he was
living with his mother Elizabeth, a landed proprietor, in Ipswich. He left
his estate to his brother the Reverend William Howorth, the vicar of Whitton,
Ipswich, Suffolk. His nephew Richard Fletcher Armytage became an army chaplain.
Ref. no. 20a Price £45
Elizabeth Adelaide Manning, a cabinet photograph of Elizabeth Adelaide
Manning by Byrne & Co. of Richmond. Elizabeth Adelaide Manning (1828-1905)
was born in the Bloomsbury or St. Pancras area of London. Her parents were
the barrister James Manning and Clarissa Palmer. After her father's death
in Elizabeth was independently wealthy as a landowner and investor in the
railways. In 1891 one of her guests at her house was an Indian medical student
from Bombay and one of her great interests was India; she was was a founder
member of the National Indian Association and was the editor of the Association's
journal, later known as the Indian Magazine and Review. She left a
large estate when she died and probate was granted to Henry Drake, Charles
William Townsend and Charles Steele Murchison. She was buried in Norwood Cemetery.
Identified in ink as 'Elizabeth Adelaide Manning' on the reverse. Good condition.
Ref. no. 21a Price £45
Eleanor Slater, a carte de visite of governess Eleanor Slater by W.
Clayton of Long Row, Nottingham. Identified in pencil on reverse as Miss
Eleanor Slater our English governess'. Eleanor Slater (1818-1879) was born
in St. Peter's, Nottingham and was the daughter of Thomas and Martha Slater
(nee Beardsley). She had a number of siblings, including her sister Elizabeth
Slater, with who she sometimes lived, wine merchant Samuel Beardsley Slater
and Jane Slater. She died on 10 February 1879 at 1 Arboretum Terrace, Goldsmith
Street, Nottingham. Good condition.
Ref. no. 22a Price £35
George Augustus Williams, a carte de visite of Williams dressed in
costume, possibly as Mephistopheles, for a fancy dress ball. Photograph by
J. Perkins of 12 Bridge Street, Bath. Identified in ink on reverse as Col.
Augustus Williams' and further pencil notes about the colonel by Lucy Rymer,
who says he married Lucy Anderson, niece to Frany Cooke, daughter of
Ellen Gibbon, Frany's sister. Had 3 or 4 sons. Id. Lucy Rymer.' George Augustus
Williams (1829-1897) was born in Bath and was the son of Royal Navy commander
Lawrence Blount Williams and Charlotte Arthurina Williams (nee Cuthbert).
Williams attended the Royal Naval School at New Cross but became a cadet in
the Bengal Infantry in 1844. He was Dinapore, Bengal when he married Lucy
Maria Anderson, the daughter of Andrew Anderson and Ellen Anderson (nee Gibbon)
in 1852. Williams served with distinction in India and during the Indian Mutiny,
together with a Mr. Ricketts and 100 Sikhs, kept 1000 mutineers at bay'.
He eventually reached the rank of Major General in the Bengal Army and when
he retired to England, lived in Bath and at Yarborough House, Pelham Fields
in Ryde on the Isle of White. He died in Bath in 1897. From his first marriage
he was the father of Lucy Maria Williams (she married Bath banker Walter Spencer
Brymer, and had children called Benita, Walter and Cecil), Cecil Frank Williams,
George Augustus Williams (who as an army lieutenant in Calcutta married Frances
B.M. Creek, the daughter of the Reverend E.B. Creek) and Lieutenant Colonel
Arthur Blount Cuthbert Williams (who married Florence Isabel Goodall daughter
of Edwin Benjamin Goodallin, in Darjeeling). From his second marriage to Laura
Major Jeffery, he was the father of Violet Adah Williams, who died as a child.
Top and bottom of blank area of card trimmed, good condition.
Ref. no. 23a Price £45
Charles Faulkner Glass, a carte de visite of Lieutenant Charles Faulkner
Glass by Rustumjee Jamsetjee of Poona, India. Identified in ink on reverse
Charles Glass Lieut R.A. 1866'. Charles Faulkner Glass (c.1841-1883)
was born in India. He was the son of Harriett and Henry Harrington Glass and
his father worked for the East India Company in the Bombay Civil Service.
Charles Glass attended the Royal Indian Military College, Addiscombe and became
a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1859. In 1879 he became a major. Major
Charles Faulkner Glass died in India in 1883. His widow Fanny moved back to
England and they had at least two daughters, Ethel Mabel Glass (born in Kirkee,
India) and Hilda M. Glass. Good condition.
Price £45 Ref. no. 24a
Alice Mary Lindberg and Olga Florence Annie Lindberg, a cabinet photograph
of Alice Mary Lindberg and Olga Florence Annie Lindberg as children by W.P.
Glaisby of Spurriergate, York. Identified in ink on the reverse as Alice
Mary Lindberg, one year 10 months old. Olga Florence Annie Lindberg, seven
months.' The two girls were the daughters of Major Thomas Henry Lindberg of
the 3rd Northumberland Fusileers and Mary Florence Lindberg (nee Hargrove).
In 1911 they were living with their parents, sister Mary Hilda Lindberg (married
Hugo Erskine Everard) and brother Oscar Henry Lindberg, at Acomb House in
York, Yorkshire and Olga Lindberg (1885-1951) was now a writer; she was the
author of Fairies From Flowerland (1915). Alice Lindberg (c.1884-1947)
married civil engineer Cuthbert Addison Fenwick (1890-1947, the son of clergyman
Cecil Owen Meynell and Evelyn Meynell. Good condition.
Ref. no. 25a Price £45
Wallace William Benson, a carte de visite photograph of Captain Wallace
William Benson by Rustumjee Jamsetjee of Poona, India. Identified in ink on
reverse as Wallace Benson Capt R.A. 1866'. Wallace William Benson (c.1839-1868)
was the son of Major William Benson of the 4th Bengal Cavalry. He attended
the East India Company's Military College at Addiscombe and became a lieutenant
in the Royal Artillery. He became a captain in 1865. In 1867, at Bombay Cathedral,
he married Emily Ross, the daughter of Colonel William Anderson of the Bengal
Native Infantry, Commandant of the Jhodpoor Legion and Political Agent in
Rajpootana. Benson drowned in 1868 at the age of 29, on a voyage from Bombay
to Abyssinia. Good condition.
Ref. no. 26a Price £45
William Arthur Warner Sleigh, Emma Alice Sleigh and their baby
daughter Emma Warner Sleigh, a carte de visite by Mayall of Brighton.
Inscribed in ink on the reverse 'With Mr. & Mrs. Warner Sleigh's kindest
regards 2nd September 1870' and on the front 'The Happy Family of Warner Sleigh'.
It has to be said Mrs. Sleigh does not look very happy. William Arthur
Warner Sleigh (1843-1881) was the son of top barrister William Campbell
Sleigh and Amelia Warner. He followed his father into the law in 1864 and
was immediately given important cases; through illness, in later years, he
was often unable to appear in court cases for which he had been employed.
He was described as clever but always in trouble. Nor did he prove to be a
good husband; married three times, his first two marriages ended in divorce
and he died on the way to America where he planned to make a new start. Emma
Alice Bignell (1847-1893) was Warner's second wife and they married in
1869; she was the daughter of Robert Richard Bignell a wine merchant and the
owner of the music hall the Argyll Rooms. Emma divorced Sleigh in 1877 and
in 1878 married solictor Charles John Curtis; after Curtis's death she married
Edward Chapman. Emma Warner Sleigh (1870-1929) married engineer Ernest
Matthew Lacey in 1888 and later, and at the time of her death, she was living
with engineer Stamford Vair Clirehugh; she had children called Robert Markswell
Lacey, Ernest Frank Sleigh Lacey, Frank Philip Sleigh Lacey, Ernest Vair Sleigh
Lacey and William Warner Sleigh Lacey. Good condition - but note the baby's
face cannot be seen very clearly.
Ref. no. 27a Price £45
Evelyn Hamilton Gifford, a carte de visite photograph taken in about
1880 of Evelyn Hamilton Gifford (1876-1920) by T. Fall of London. Evelyn Gifford
was born in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire and was the daughter of the Reverend
Edwin Hamilton Gifford and Margaret Symons Jeune. Evelyn was a cousin of Emma
Gifford, the wife of Thomas Hardy and Evelyn's father Edwin conducted the
marriage between Emma Gifford and Thomas Hardy. Evelyn remained close to the
Hardys. Evelyn is posed with a doll and a cuddly toy. Some fading and a small
nick to blank area of photo.
Ref. no. 28a Price £35
Ebenezer John Hatchell, a carte de visite photograph, taken in about
1862, of Ebenezer John Hatchell (c.1835-1881) by Chancellor of Dublin, Ireland.
At the time it was taken he was Assistant Surgeon in the 60th Rifles. He was
the son of Emily and Ebenezer Hore Hatchell of Dublin. He became a doctor
in 1856. He served in the army in India and Dublin and joined the 60th Rifles
in 1859. Good condition.
Ref. no. 29a Price £45
Colonel James Conolly, A small photograph of Colonel James Conolly
(1818-1885) in Montreal, circa 1861, by an unknown photographer. Captioned
Colonel Conolly, D.A.G. (Deputy Adjutant General), Montreal. When I bought
it, it was said the photograph was originally in an album of military families
stationed in Canada during the 1860s. In earlier years Conolly had served
with distinction in the Crimean War and later achieved the rank of Lieutenant
General James Conolly. He was born in Naples, Italy. Later he was a military
attache. His Crimea medals were sold at Spink in 2009. Good condition.
Ref. no. 30a Price £45
Edward Footner, a carte de visite of Dr. Edward Footner by Southwell
Brothers of London. Identified in ink on reverse Dr. Edward Footner
72nd Highlanders'. Edward Footner (1836-1913) was born in Romsey, Hampshire.
He was the son of Jane and George Footner and his father was a solicitor in
Romsey. In 1858 he was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons and he became
an army surgeon. In 1863 he joined the 72nd Foot Regiment and in 1871 he transferred
to the 91st Highlanders. He became surgeon major in 1876 and served, and received
a medal with clasp, in the Afghan war of 1878-80 and was present at the action
in Ahmed Kheyl and Urzoo. He retired in 1885. On his return to England he
spent time in Tunbridge Wells with his doctor nephew John Bulkley Footner,
the son of his brother George Bright Footner. Edward Footner died in Southend
in 1913. Good condition.
Ref. no. 31a Price £45
Captain Lennox Peel, a photograph of Cecil Lennox Peel by William
Notman of Montreal, Canada. The image is no longer on its original carte de
visite card but is on album card, and has been cut out from the album a long
time ago. It was taken in about 1863. Cecil Lennox Peel (1830-1910) was in
the Scots Fusilier Guards. He was the son of Lady Jane Lennox and Lawrence
Peel and married Caroline Susan Mary Cotton, the daughter of Wellington Henry
Stapleton-Cotton, Viscount Combermere, in 1867. His children were Alice Jane
Lennox Peel and Cecil Hester Lennox Peel (married Leicester Morgan Reed).
Ref. no. 32a Price £45
Marion Emmeline Delacombe and Harry Delacombe, a carte de visite of
Marion Emmeline Delacombe (1863-c.1950) and Harry Delacombethe (c.1872-1959)
age 17 and 8 by W. Price, The Babington Photographic Studio, Babington Lane,
Derby. Marion was born in Woolwich in 1863 and Harry was born on the island
of San Juan in Columbia. They were the children of Captain William Addis Delacombe
of the Royal Marines and Isabella Ann Harris. In 1881 they were living at
Little Over Hill, Normanton, Derbyshire, where their father William was Chief
Constable of Derby, with their parents and sister Isabella Fanny Delacombe
(married Kenneth Hugh Buchanan) and brother William Barclay Delacombe (he
became an auctioneer and married Virginia Jessopp). Harry became a journalist
in London and married Julia Annie Towers Smith, the widow of Thomas Edmund
Oddie and they had a son called Roy Delacombe. Identified in ink on reverse
M.E. Delacombe, Harry Delecombe September 1880'. Good condition.
Ref. no. 33a Price £45
Emma Julia Noakes, a carte de visite photograph of Emma Jane Noakes
by an unknown photographer. It was taken in 1866. Emma Julia Noakes (1835-1891)
lived in Islington.
Ref. no. 34a Price £30
Samuel Vale, a carte de visite of Samuel Vale (1802-1888) by Netterville
Briggs of 18 Upper Parade, Leamington. Identified in pencil on reverse as
Samuel Vale esquire'. Samuel Vale was born in Coventry, the son of Mary
and Samuel Vale; his father was a well-known watchmaker. Samuel Vale became
a solicitor and was articled to attorney John Carter in Coventry in 1818.
In 1843 he married Charlotte Ryley, the daughter of watchmaker John Ryley.
After she died he married Sarah Bennett in Daventry, the daughter of Thomas
Bennett of Flecknoe, Warwickshire. As well as being a solicitor, Vale was
a property owner, magistrate and a director of the Coventry Union Bank. For
much of his life, and until his death he lived at 29 Warwick Row in Coventry.
Ref. no. 35a Price £45
Catherine Blacker, 1840s 9th plate daguerreotype photograph of Catherine
Blacker (1797-1853). Identified with label on case, handwritten in ink Mrs.
L. Blacker 1797-1853 belongs to N.M.B. Scott'. Born Catherine Miller, she
was the daughter of the Reverend George Miller of Trinity College, Dublin
and vicar of Armagh. In 1820 she married solicitor Latham Blacker of Glenkeene,
Londonderry and Lisahanna, Tyrone, the son of Susan and Beaver Blacker. In
1851 the Blackers were living in London at 67 Gloucester Terrace, Paddington.
Catherine Blacker died as the result of injuries sustained in a train crash
in Ireland in 1853. Her children were the Reverend Beaver Henry Blacker of
Booterstown, George Miller Blacker, Colonel Latham William Blacker, Anna Blacker,
Catherine Georgiana Elizabeth Blacker, Florinda Martha Blacker and Elizabeth
Mildred Blacker. Top of the daguerreotype case detached, oxidisation to edges,
good condition for a daguerreotype of this age, a rare survival.
Ref. no. 36a £150
Letitia Mabel Lee, a carte de visite photograph of Letitia Mabel Lee
(1869-1939) and her mother by Walter and Son, the Photographic Institute,
Hawley Street, Margate. Inscribed in ink on the reverse 'Letitia Mabel Lee
age 11 months'. Letitia Mabel Lee was born in Putney in 1869, the daughter
of Sydney William Lee and Letitia Frances Lee. Her father was an architect.
She married Alfred Frederic Roe, the artist and author Fred Roe, in Putney
in 1890. Their son, the writer Frederic Gordon Roe, was born in 1894. Very
Ref. no. 37a Price £45
Lieut-Colonel William Richard Vandeleur, a carte de visite photograph
of William Richard Vandeleur (c.1842-1917) when he was a young man, taken
by Thomas North of Dublin. William Richard Vandeleur was the son of Mary Diana
Vandeleur and the Reverend William Vandeleur of Julianstown, County Meath.
He joined the Northamptonshire 48th Regiment as an ensign in 1859, became
a lieutenant in 1863 and a captain in 1871. He later joined the 9th Regiment
and became a Lieutenant Colonel. In 1868 he married Emma Susan Hotham, the
daughter of B.B. Williams of Buscot Park. Vandeleur's brothers were Major
Thomas Burton Vandeleur of the 7th Fusiliers and Colonel Boyle Vandeleur of
the 5th Lancers. William Vandeleur died in Hove in 1917. The carte is identified
in black ink on front as Willie Vandeleur Col. (previous rank scratched
out and replaced in purple ink) 9th Foot' and on reverse in same hand Aunt
Mary's 3rd Son'. Slightly trimmed to top blank edge, good condition.
Ref. no. 38a Price £45
Lieut. James William Graves, a carte de visite Cdv by Robinson &
Sons of Dublin. Inscribed in ink on reverse To Jane Graham with ? Grave's
fondest love. Cape Coast Castle, West Coast Africa, 26th July 75'. Also noted
in pencil on the reverse are the words 1st man shot in the Ashanti War'.
The name on the autograph looks like it could read 'Harry' but this man must
surely be Lieut. James William Graves who was in the 18th Royal Irish Regiment.
In Hart's Army List for 1875 it is noted Lieut. Graves accompanied Sir
Garnet Wolseley to the Gold Coast in September 1873 on special service, and
served throughout the Ashanti War of 1873-74. Commanded a portion of the Essaman
and taking of the villages along the Coast; present at Quarman 31st January,
having been attacked while escorting ammunition to the front; also present
at the capture and destruction of Becquah, battle of Ordahsu and capture of
Coomassie (twice mentioned in despatches, Medal with Clasp). In a newspaper
article titled The Ashantee Expedition' in 1873 it mentions the men
with Garnet Wolseley as 'Lieuts Graves and Woodgate - all Special Service
Officers' and The first shot was fired at Lieut. Graves, and lodged
in his gaiter'. A lttle foxed on edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 39a Price £45
O'Neil and McCausland, a carte de visite of two army officers by W.
Porter of Fleetwood. A couple of small nicks to bottom edge of photo, otherwise
very good condition.
Ref. no. 40a Price £30
Olive Dutton Green, a Cabinet photograph of Olive Dutton Green as
a girl by Window and Grove of Baker Street, London. Identified in pencil on
reverse as Olive Dutton Green aged 13 years' Olive Dutton Green (1878-1930)
was an artist, the daughter of George Dutton Green and Constance Dutton Green
of Adelaide, Australia. Her sister Evelyn also moved to Britain and married
Gordon Cavenagh Mainwaring and another sister married A.M. Morgan of Adelaide.
She died in London in 1930. A couple of small marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 41a Price £35
Sergeant Heap and Sergeant Butterworth of the Scots Fusilier Guards,
a carte de visite sized photographed mounted on album card. As I bought this
originally with other photos clearly from the same album, and which were marked
as being taken in Montreal, Canada in about 1862, this probably was too. The
two soldiers are posed with their Canadian snow shoes. Annotated in ink at
the bottom 'Sergeant Heap, Sergeant Butterworth Scots Fusilier Guards'. Has
an odd crackling effect over the picture almost like varnish.
Ref. no. 42a Price £30
Ellen Sarah Tyrie, a carte de visite of Ellen Sarah Tyrie by Russell
Sedgfield of Norbiton, Kingston-on-Thames. Ellen Sarah Tyrie (1833-1909) was
born in Stamford Hill, Middlesex, the daughter of David Tyrie and Elizabeth
Julia Tyrie. David Tyrie was a stockbroker and as well as Ellen had children
called James Edward Tyrie, Elizabeth Emma Tyrie, John Richard Tyrie, David
Charles Tyrie (married Louise Meyer) and Amelia Ana Tyrie (married Edward
Andrew Laumann). In 1851 the family were living at the Mount, Norwood. After
her father's death, Ellen went to live in Kingston with her sister and their
stepmother. She died at her home Ashdown Lodge in Crowborough in 1909. Identified
as Ellen Tyrie in pencil on the reverse. Good condition.
Ref. no. 43a Price £35
Unknown Soldier, an 1860s carte de visite of an unknown soldier in
uniform by Rustomjee Jamsetjee of Main Street, Poona in India. Good condition.
Ref. no. 44a Price £10
Sir Joseph and Lady Maria Bazalgette, Charles Norman Bazalgette, Willoughby
Bazalgette, three photographs of Joseph Bazalgette and two of his sons.
1. cabinet photo of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and his wife Maria Bazalgette by
Byrne & co. of Richmond. It belonged to relative Matilda Annette Bazalgette
(Mrs. Bicknell) and then her daughter Zoe Napier Bicknel (see next two items).
An ink note on the back by Mrs. Bicknell reordering a copy Only the
gentleman's portrait, c/o Mrs. Bicknell, 11 Park School, Windsor, Berkshire'.
2. A carte de visite photograph of Charles Norman Bazalgette (1847-1888) as
a barrister by Elliott & Fry. He married Ethel Mary and died young. 3.
Cabinet photo of Willoughby Bazalgette (1857-1900) by Russell & Sons of
Wimbledon. Possibly signed by him on the reverse. He married in 1895 and also
died young. Good condition. See the next item for pictures from the same family.
Ref. no. 45a Price £110
Ref. no. 46a Price SOLD
Zoe Napier Bicknell, three carte de visites of Zoe Napier Bicknell
as a child by the Binographic Portrait Company, Bournemouth, Elliott and Fry,
and C. Hawkins of the Brighton School of Photography. Zoe Matilda Napier Bicknell
(1866-1947) was the daughter of Cecil Dermer Bicknell and Matilda Annette
Bazalgette. She married Alexander West in 1898 and died in the Hove area in
1947. Corners of card clipped on third photo, foxing to the first photo, otherwise
Ref. no. 47a Price £80
Charlotte Still Dashwood later Charlotte Still Durant (Mrs. Richard Durant),
a carte de visite photograph of Charlotte Still Durant (Mrs. Richard Durant)
by Hennah & Kent, 108 King's Road, Brighton. Charlotte Still Dashwood
(1828-1863) was born in London and she was the daughter of army major Alexander
Wilton Dashwood (later a Lieutenant Colonel) and Marian Dashwood. In 1856
she married silk broker Richard Durant. In 1861, at about the time this photograph
was taken, she was living with her husband, children and sister-in-law Emily
Durant in the Old Steine area of Brighton. She died in 1863. Her children
were Mary Elizabeth Durant, Louisa Blanche Durant, Charlotte Agnes Durant
(married land agent Charles Alfred Parker), Richard Durant (died young) and
Anna Maria Durant. Some age mottling to background, good condition.
Ref. no. 48a Price £45
Captain Alexander Peebles, three carte de visite photographs of Alexander
Peebles in uniform by the London School of Photography. One of the photographs
is autographed 'yrs truly Alexander Peebles, Captain C. Battery L.A.B'. L.A.B.
stands for London Artillery Brigade, also known as the 1st London Artillery
Corps. Peebles became captain in 1869 and resigned his commission in 1872.
Alexander Marshall Peebles was born in Scotland (c.1840-1891), the son of
Alexander Marshall Peebles and Euphemia Peebles, and he grew up in Lambeth
where his father was a paper merchant. He became an architect and architect
to the City of London and married Emily Louisa Maclure in 1876. Good condition.
Ref. no. 49a Price £80
J. & T. Wright, a carte de visite photograph by R. Oldham of Preston,
Lancashire of a man and pressing machine. Ink inscription on the reverse,
With J. & T. Wrights compliments, Platt Bridge. New pressing machine.'
The man is probably Mr. J. or Mr. T. Wright. Thomas Wright was an engineer.
Ref. no. 50a Price £45
Lord Abinger, three carte de visite photographs of Lord Abinger, two
by E.J. Palmer of Toronto and one by Southwell Brothers of London. The first
is of him and his wife Lady Abinger, the second him alone, and the third is
of Lord and Lady Abinger and Mrs. Hayward. Mrs. Hayward looks very like Lady
Abinger and so it is likely they are sisters. The Southwell Brothers picture
once belonged to Mr. Stevenson in Montreal in 1864. Good condition.
Ref. no. 51a Price £80
George Langton Hodgkinson, a photograph of George Langton Hodgkinson
(1837-1915), taken in 1857 when he was a student at Pembroke College, Oxford.
He was a talented cricketer, and while a vicar was the founder of Gainsborough
Trinity Football Club in Lincolnshire. Mounted on old album paper. Good condition.
Ref. no. 52a Price £45
John Eden Duncombe Shafto and Robert Charles Eden, a photograph of
John Eden Duncombe Shafto (c.1836-1882) and Robert Charles Eden (1836-1907),
taken in 1857 when they were students at Christ Church and Oriel College,
Oxford. Shafto became a barrister. Eden joined the American army, fought in
the Civil War and achieved the rank of Colonel; he died in Bloomfield, New
Jersey. Mounted on old album paper. For another photo of Eden see below. Good
Ref. no. 53a Price £45
Pownoll William Phipps and Robert Charles Eden, a photograph of Pownoll
William Phipps (c.1836-1903) and Robert Charles Eden (1836-1907), taken when
they were students at Pembroke College and Oriel College, Oxford in 1857.
The photograph is of a rowing crew team, and of the five men only Phipps and
Eden are identified. Bow, Stroke and Coxswain are listed. Phipps became a
vicar and Eden went to America. Mounted on old album paper. Faded and a few
marks, but good condition.
Ref. no. 54a Price £45
William More Molyneux, a photograph of William More Molyneux (c.1835-1907),
taken when he was a student at Pembroke College, Oxford in about 1857. William
More Molyneux was the son of James More Molyneux of Brightwell, Oxford. He
attended Rugby School and went to Pembroke College in 1854, and was awarded
a B.A. in 1857 and an M.A. in 1865. He later studied for the law at Middle
Temple, worked at the House of Commons and lived at Loseley in Surrey. Mounted
on old album paper, captioned in ink W. More Molyneux. Good condition.
Ref. no. 55a Price £45
Alfred James Coleridge, a photograph of the Reverend Alfred James
Coleridge (c.1832-1880), taken when he was a student at Oxford in 1857. He
became a vicar in Bedfordshire. Mounted on old album paper. Good condition.
Ref. no. 56a Price £45
Charles Paine Paul, a photograph of Charles Paine Pauli (1836-1897)
taken when he was at student at Pembroke College, Oxford in 1857. He was a
friend of the author Samuel Butler and became a barrister. Probably signed
by Pauli. Mounted on old album paper, tear to the paper edge, photo fine.
Ref. no. 57a Price £45
T.B. Hardy, two cabinet card photographs of the Victorian seascape
and marine artist Thomas Bush Hardy (1842-1897). The first shows him as a
young man in a suit of armour, and was taken by Rowland Taylor, identified
in old pencil on the reverse 'T.B. Hardy artist'; the second shows him when
he is much older and is by Disderi of London - identified in old pencil on
reverse 'T.B. Hardy' and a different hand in pencil 'seascapes ex. 1870-1893'.
Some pencil retouching to the hair on the second picture. Some aging, good
Ref. no. 58a Price £80
Pauline Makins, a cabinet photograph of Pauline Makins as a child
dressed in a fairy costume by G. and R. Lavis of Eastbourne, and a large mezzo
tint photograph (probably taken at the time of her wedding) by Lafayette.
Pauline Makins (1879-1956) was the daughter of barrister Henry Francis Makins
and Kezia Elizabeth Makins Hunt. She married Nigel Christopher Walsh (1867-1904),
the son of Arthur Walsh, the 2nd Baron Ormathwaite in 1904. The cabinet photo
is faded. Unfortunately, when I bought these a few years ago, the person I
bought the photos from packed them badly and the Lafayette photo was creased
down the middle; also included with the pair is a Lafayette matching portrait
which I believe to be Pauline's husband - this was very badly creased and
damaged in the post when it was originally sent to me.
Ref. no. 59a Price £45
Barnard Henry Davidson, William Davidson and Davidson Family, three
carte de visite photographs relating to the Davidson family: William Davidson,
his son Barnard Davidson and Barnard Davidson's wife and children.
1. a carte de visite of William Davidson (1807-1894) by J. Collier of Inverness. Davidson is dressed in a kilt and has the Clan Davidson badge on his hat. William Davidson was the son of Henry Davidson, the laird of Tulloch near Inverness and Elizabeth Caroline Deffell. He became an East India merchant and married Louisa Elinor Barnard Hankey; their eldest child was Barnard Henry Davidson. In 1881 William Davidson was living at Bloomfield House in Plumstead, when he was a director of Royal Exchange Insurance, and living with him with him was his wife Louisa, son Frederick Robert Davidson, daughter Lilian Davidson and daughter Ida Davidson.
2. a carte de visite of Barnard Henry Davidson (1841-1903) by R.A. Boursnell & Sons, 60 Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush Green. Davidson is in uniform. Barnard Davidson was the son of William and Louisa Davidson. He served in the army, firstly as an ensign in the 60th Foot Regiment in 1859 and then later in the colonial police. He married Ellen Sophia Herbert, the daughter of Nicholas Herbert, in India in 1872.
3. a carte de visite of Ellen Sophia Davidson and her two young sons Duncan Arthur Davidson (born 1873) and Ernest George William Davidson (c.1874-1918). Taken by an unidentified photographer and captioned in ink Mrs. Barnard Davidson & Boys.' The two boys were both born in Rangoon and were at boarding school in England in 1881. Duncan married Bessie Christina Harvey in 1913. Ernest died at sea in 1918, when he was a captain in the Royal Navy and probate was granted to his widow Winifred Isabel Corwynne Davidson. Some aging, good condition.
Ref. no. 60a £80
Dudley Charles Fitzgerald, 24th Baron de Ros, photograph of Dudley
Charles Fitzgerald, 24th Baron de Ros (1827-1907). Colonel de Ros was a keen
photographer and took a number of early photographs of the Royal family when
he was equerry to Prince Albert. The photograph has an ink stamp on the reverse
belonging to Fradelle & Young, Photographs, 283 Regent Street, and was
clearly supplied to a newspaper or magazine, as pencil annotations on the
reverse indicate it was to be cropped for publication to show oval head
& bust.' Caption on reverse written in ink reads Maj-General Lord
de Ros has been gazetted Colonel of the 1st Life Guards, succeeding the late
Field-Marshal his Highness Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar'. A glossy print with
Ref. no. 61a Price £30
Le Havre May 1874, a group of British militia soldiers in Le Havre.
They are from different regiments and militias and some have medals and guns.
Pencil annotations identify some of the men as: Shaw of the London Scottish
Regiment, Clapham of Essex, Hart of Lincoln, E. Langer President of the Havre
Shooting Club, Colonel Gourley M.P. (this is Edward Temperley Gourley (1826-1902),
who was the M.P. for Sunderland and a Colonel in the 1st Durham Militia),
Alderman Gould (there was a Frederick Gould who was an alderman and mayor
in Kingston, Surrey), Captain Story and W.A. Rowe. On the reverse is a very
attractive street scene of shops in Caen, Normandy. Good condition.
Ref. no. 62a Price £45
Henry Shaw Whalley, a cabinet photograph of Henry Shaw Whalley by
Atkinson of Chester. Signed in ink Henry S. Whalley, Captn 1st C.V.R.E.
Happy New Year 1895'. Henry Shaw Whalley (1858-1904) was a land agent and
surveyor, but was also a second lieutent and later Captain in the local 1st
Cheshire Royal Engineers. The photograph shows him posed in his Royal Engineers
uniform. He was born in Great Mollington, Cheshire and was the son of John
Whalley (c.1827-c.1903) and Hannah Maria Whalley (c.1837-1907) and had siblings
called John Davies Whalley, Mary HannahWhalley, Sarah Alice Whalley, Anne
Priscilla Whalley, Frederick Herbert Whalley, Fanny Gertrude Whalley, Samuel
Davies Whalley and Arthur Francis Whalley. He married Henrietta Humphreys
(also known as Harriett Whalley died 1954 as Harriett Whalley born c.1863
died Newton Abbott), the daughter of Thomas Humphreys, in Bolton, Lancashire
in 1895. Henry and Henrietta had five children, four of whom were: Winifred
Sybil Whalley (married Arthur Brumby Cannon), John Foryd Whalley, Victor Hamilton
Whalley and Cecil Hubert Whalley. Good condition.
Ref. no. 63a Price £45
Rowland Henry Rawlinson and Frederick Haswell Rawlinson, a carte de
visite photograph of twin brothers by Charles P. Richards of Dragley Beck
Lane, Ulverston. Ink inscription on reverse Roland Henry and Frederick
Haswell Rawlinson aged 2 yrs & 2 months 18th October 1891'. The Rawlinson
twins were born in Hackney in 1889, the sons of William Henry Rawlinson and
Charlotte Rawlinson. Good condition.
Ref. no. 64a Price £45
Marian Eliza Clementson, a carte de visite by J.C. Stodart, Art Photographer,
Margate. Marian Eliza Clementson (c.1856-1947) was born in Portugal, the daughter
of wine importer and merchant Edwin John Clementson and Fanny Maria Clementson.
In 1861 she was living with her parents and siblings Alice Fanny Clementson
(married Richard Henry Heward), Isabel Mary Clementson and Herbert Walter
Clementson in Camberwell. She also had brothers called John Clementson, Ernest
Frank Clementson, Arthur Edwin Clementson. Marian Clementson became a schoolteacher
and for a time taught in Brighton. In 1891 she was living at 103 Addiscombe
Road, Croydon with her mother and sisters Isabel and Annie Carlota Clementson.
In 1901 she was living at 9 Hove Park Villas with her sister Annie and in
1911 they were living at 18 Lowther Road, Preston Park, Brighton. Identified
in pencil. Good condition.
Ref. no. 65a Price £45
Walter Lewes Pitt, a carte de visite photograph of Walter Lewes Pitt
(c.1843-1914) of the 55th Regiment by Howard, Bourne and Shepherd of Simla,
India. He was the son of William Gregson Pitt and Charlotte Spooner. He married
Arabella Charlotte Moysey, the daughter of Frederick Luttrel Moysey, in 1871
and their daughters Charlotte Annie Lilian Pitt and Muriel Evelyn Pitt were
born in 1872 and 1878. The family lived in Eastbourne. Good condition.
Ref. no. 66a Price £45
John Barrett-Lennard, a cabinet photograph by W. and A.H. Fry of Brighton.
This was probably the same John Barrett-Lennard who was the Reverend John
Barrett-Lennard (1839-1898), a clergyman in Crawley. A few age marks, good
Ref. no. 67a Price £25
William Henry Ogier and Maria Ann Ogier, a cabinet photo by T.A. Grut
(Thomas Alfred Grut) of Guernsey of William Henry Ogier and his wife Maria
Ann Ogier. Inscription in ink on reverse dated 29/11/1911 Dear Grandson
H.T.(or J.) O. your dear Grand Pa William Henry Ogier & your dear Grand
Ma Maria Ann Ogier are come to wish you many Happy Returns of your 9th (?)
Birthday'. William Ogier was born at St. Peter Port on Guernsey in about 1840
and he was the son of John and Marguerite Ogier. He became a sailor and sea
captain in the merchant navy. Maria Ogier was born in Guernsey. They had a
large family and their children included James Alfred Ogier, Alice Maria Ogier,
Margaret Ellen Ogier, William Henry Ogier, Edith Louisa Ogier, Emily Ogier,
Henry John Ogier, Clarence Walter Ogier, Annie Maud Ogier, Arthur Bryant Ogier
and Minnie Isabel Ogier. In 1911 William and Maria were living at Halla Burton
in Vale Road, St. Sampson on Guernsey with their son Arthur, daughter Minnie
Isabel Priaulx and granddaughter Isabelle May Priaulx. Good condition.
Ref. no. 68a Price £45
William Rawlins Capel, a carte de visite photograph of the Reverend
Rawlins Capel (1828-1904) by E. Flukes of Bath.Capel was born in London and
was the son of engineer and iron founder James Durnford Capel and Mary Ann
Capel. He had a brother called Bury Capel, who became a chaplain. He attended
St. John's College, Cambridge and became a clergyman. He was the vicar of
Bickenhill in Warwickshire for some years. From his first marriage he had
a daughter called Ethel Constance Capel (born. c.1855, married Arthur Cooke
Yarborough in 1877). In 1897 he remarried Jobina Harriet Pace, the daughter
of Horatio Pace of the Madras Army. Good condition.
Ref. no. 69a Price £45
William Morrison Bell, a carte de visite of Captain William Morrison
Bell (1834-1900) of the 3rd King's Own Hussars by T. Cranfield, 115 Grafton
Street, Dublin. He is posed reading a newspaper. Identified in ink on the
reverse. William Morrison Bell was the son of William Bell, a coal mine owner,
and Mary Wilhelmina Morrison of Wearmouth in Sunderland. His brother was Sir
Charles William Morrison Bell of Ottterburn Hall. He joined the regiment in
1854 and became a captain in 1858 and major in 1864. As Major William Morrison
Bell he was the author of Other Countries in 1872, a two volume work
describing his travels in India, Ceylon, Japan, China, Australasia, America
and other places. He spent his last years living at Thor, Birchington, Kent
and died at The Lillies, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight on 6 April 1900. Good condition.
Ref. no. 70a Price £45
Daniel Maude, a carte de visite photograph of Daniel Maude (c.1801-1874)
by James Mudd of Manchester. Daniel Maude was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire
and was the son of Francis Maude. He was a barrister, who was called to the
bar at Gray's Inn in 1829 and was later a magistrate in Manchester and Greenwich.
He was married to Marianne, the daughter of John Branson and the widow of
John Bright, and by his marriage to her was the stepfather of historian and
canon of Christ Church, Oxford William Bright (1824-1901). In 1861 he was
living at 6 Blackheath Park in Kidbrooke, London. Comes with a clipped signature
from a letter 'D. Maude', presumably in Maude's handwriting. Good condition.
Ref. no. 71a Price £45
Charles Haydon Wilkinson Cafe and Fanny Rugg, two carte de visites
of Charles Haydon Wilkinson Cafe and Fanny Rugg by James Russell and Sons
of Chichester and J.A. Jones of Brighton. Cafe and Rugg married in 1875. Charles
Haydon Wilkinson Cafe (1851-1929) was the son of Haydon Lloyd Cafe and Harriet
Emily Wilkinson. Fanny Rugg (c.1851-1898) was born in Brighton and was the
daughter of Brighton doctor and surgeon Richard Rugg and Anna Sophia Herman;
the picture was taken there when she was clearly still a teenager. The couple
had children called Haydon Christopher Cafe Rugg, Violet Isabel Harriet Cafe
and Mary Cecilia Cafe. In 1911 Haydon was a retired Colonel living in St.
Leonards with his daughter Mary. Mottling and aging to Cafe, Rugg faded and
Ref. no. 72a Price £45
Joseph John Elliott Family, a carte de visite photograph of the family
of Joseph John Elliott (1835-1903) who was a photographer with Clarence Edmund
Fry, forming the company Elliott and Fry. The photograph shows three of Joseph
and Lucy Elizabeth Elliott's children with their two nurses: Lucy Caroline
Elliott (born 1866), Mary Stuart Elliott (born 1871), Hubert John Elliott
(c.1867-1955), Emily Elliott (nurse) and Fanny (later Mrs Stringer, the under
nurse). They are identified on the reverse of the photograph and it says the
photo was taken at Underhill, Chipping Barnet in about 1871. There is no photographer
backstamp on the reverse, and presumably Elliott took it himself as a family
photograph. Good condition.
Ref. no. 73a Price £60
Florence Emily McCalmont and Evangeline Elizabeth McCalmont, two carte
de visite photographs of Florence McCalmont (1852-1929) and Evangeline McCalmont
(1854-1928) by Adams & Stilliard of Southampton, taken in March 1872.
Florence and Eva McCalmont were born in Highfield, Hampshire, the daughters
of Thomas McCalmont (1809-1872) and Emily Georgina Hill McCalmont (1826-1912).
Their father was the vicar in Highfield. Florence married Alexander James
Corse Scott in 1875 and had a daughter called Evangeline Katherine Corse-Scott,
. Eva later lived with her mother, sister Florence and brother-in-law Alexander
James Corse Scott at Uplands House, South Stoneham, Portswood. A little age
speckling, but good condition.
Ref. no. 74a Price £45
Amy and Oswald Noel, two cabinet photographs of Amy and Oswald Noel
as children by J.L. Huntly, of 238 Upper Street, Highbury. Identified in ink
on reverse Amy Noel (Blake)' and Oswald Noel aged 4'. They were
the children of Alfred and Amy Noel. Alfred Noel was a gold chain maker and
manufacturing jeweller. In 1901 the children were living at 35 Ronald Road,
Highbury, Islington with their parents, 10 year old sister Maud and grandmother
Helen Page. In 1911 they were at 100 Highbury Hill and their 19 year old brother
jeweller Alfred was also home. Amy Noel (1889-c.1865) was born in Hoxton and
married jeweller Bertie Victor Blake, the son of Alfred James Blake and Emma
Blake. Bertie Noel (1895-1984) was born in Hoxton. Some aging, good condition.
Ref. no. 75a Price £45
Colonel Thomas George Glover, a carte de visite of Colonel Thomas
George Glover (1826-1881) of the Royal Engineers by T. Fall of London. Identified
in pencil on front as 'Colonel Glover RE'. Glover is remembered today for
his photographs taken at the time of the Indian Mutiny and his India album
is now owned by the British Library. He was born in London and was the son
of Thomas George Glover and Augusta Glover. He served in the Royal Engineers
(Bengal Engineers) and joined as an ensign in 1844 and was made colonel in
1870. He saw action in the Punjab campaign of 1848-49 (medal with two clasps)
and was at the Battle of Agra during the India Mutiny (medal). He married
Mary Jane and they had two children: Thomas Herbert Glover and Augusta Elizabeth
Glover. Augusta married Major General Sidney Selden Long and they were the
parents of distinguished Royal Airforce First World War pilot Selden Herbert
Long DSO MC. Good condition.
Ref. no. 76a Price £45
Biddell Family, three carte de visite photographs of the Biddell family
of Lavenham, Suffolk. William Biddell by J.W. Clarke of Bury St. Edmunds,
Bertha Biddell age 3 by J.R. Sawyer's Italian Studios of Norwich and Great
Yarmouth, and Percy Biddell age 6 by J.R. Sawyer. William Biddell (c.1825-1900)
was born in Playford, Suffolk and was the son Playford farmer Arthur Biddell
and Jane Biddell; his cousin was the astronomer George Biddell Airy. He married
Ellen Blencowe (c.1833-1867), who was the mother of his children, in 1857,
and after her death he married Mary Ann Scott. He was a farmer at Lavenham
Hall, Lavenham where he lived with his wife Mary Ann and children Percy and
Bertha. He became a member of Parliament. Percy Biddell (1864-1892) became
a solicitor. Bertha Biddell (1867-c.1954) married clergyman Henry Taylor in
1900; she had daughters called Bertha Mary Taylor, Hilda Biddell Taylor, Ruth
Biddell Taylor and Elisabeth Biddell Taylor. Good condition.
Ref. no. 77a Price £60
Arthur Blencowe Biddell, a carte de visite photograph of Arthur Blencowe
Biddell (1856-1923), taken June 1865, aged 8½, by William Cobb of Ipswich.
Arthur Biddell was a cousin of the Biddells in no.74. He was the son of Manfred
Biddell and Sarah Lucy Blencowe of Playford, Suffolk where his father was
a farmer at Lux Farm. Arthur later lived in Crescent Road, Ipswich with his
brother John Lyall Biddell, who was a photographer. Some fading and marks
to picture, otherwise good.
Ref. no. 78a Price £30
Harvey Winson Fellows and Caroline Peters Fellows, a cabinet photo
of Harvey Winson Fellows by Dickinsons of London and a carte de visite of
his daughter Caroline Peters Fellows by Richard Dighton of Cheltenham. Harvey
Winson Fellows (1826-1907) was born in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire and was
the son of Thomas and Mary Fellows. Fellows was a solicitor and lived at Mill
End House, Rickmansworth. He was also a well known amateur cricketer, as was
his brother Walter Fellows. He married Harriet Coupland Murray in 1852 and
had children called Emily Margaret Fellows (born 1853, she married a colonel
in the Indian Army, George Atkins, in 1873 and had children called George
James Murray Atkins, Emily Mabel Murray Atkins and Gladys Marguerite Murray
Atkins) and Caroline Peters Fellows (1855-1945). Identified in pencil on reverse
as Harvey Fellows' and in another pencilled hand cricketer'. Some
fading, bottom area of white card trimmed. Good condition. The carte de visite
of his daughter Caroline (identified as 'Carrie Fellows in ink on the reverse)
shows her in fancy dress for a ball or a costume for amateur dramatics; she
later lived at the Dial House in Rickmansworth, good condition.
Ref. no. 79a Price £60
Maxwell Nicholson, a carte de visite photograph of the Reverend Maxwell
Nicholson (c.1819-1874) by John Moffat of Edinburgh. Maxwell Nicholson was
born in Whithorn, Wigtownshire in Scotland and was the minister of St. Stephen's
parish in Edinburgh. He was married to Frances Isabella Oliphant and their
children were Stuart Oliphant Nicholson, Mary Nicholson, Francis Marcus Nicholson,
Margaret Nicholson and Ann Helen Nicholson. Good condition.
Ref. no. 80a Price £45
Walter Frank Corbett and Mr. Corbett, two carte de visites: Walter
Frank Corbett age 6 years old 1869 by H. Howle of Newport, Salop and a man
by Maull & Polyblank of London. The man has In pencil on reverse Mrs.
Corbett', which may mean this was Mr. Corbett and the boy's father or that
it was a picture of the friend and given to the Corbett family.
Ref. no. 81a Price £45
Henry St. Leger Bury Palliser, a carte de visite photograph of Admiral
Henry Bury Palliser (c.1839-1907) by Bassano of London. Palliser was from
a naval family and was the son of Richard Bury Palliser and Fanny Marryat.
He married Beatrice Emelia Astell, the daughter of Major Charles Edward Thornton
Astell and Harriette Dare Spaight, in 1878 and served as Commander of the
Pacific Station in the 1890s. Some fading and aging and top and bottom edges
of card area trimmed).
Ref. no. 82a Price £30
Lanyon Family, six carte de visite photographs of the Lanyon family:
1. Hannah Lanyon by Constable of Brighton. Hannah Hyde (1843-1929)
was born in Windsor, Berkshire and grew up in London. She was the daughter
of Edward Hyde and Emma Hyde of Park Place, Paddington and later 23 Alfred
Place West, Thurloe Square, and she had a brother called John Edward Hyde.
Her father was an Inland Revenue inspector. Hannah Hyde married John Lanyon
in Kensington in 1863. 2. John Lanyon and Hannah Lanyon by M. Allen
& Company of Dublin. John Lanyon (1839-1900) was the son of Elizabeth
Helen Lanyon (nee Owen) and the architect Sir Charles Lanyon of The Abbey,
White Abbey, County Antrim. The family had strong associations to Belfast,
where Charles Lanyon designed many important buildings. 3. Elizabeth Catherine
Hermione Hyde by Cecil W. Wood, Brompton Photographic Studio, London.
Captioned in pencil on the reverse 'Granny Hyde', this must be Edward Hyde's
second wife (his first wife Emma, the mother of Hannah was already dead by
1851) Elizabeth Catherine Hermione Brooksbank (1820-1915), the daughter of
Thomas Constantine Brooksbank and Elizabeth Brooksbank, who married Edward
Hyde in 1865. 4. Elizabeth Hyde Lanyon by Lambert Weston and Son of
Dover Folkestone. Born in Dublin in 1866, she married Michael Seymour Dudley
Westropp (1868-1954) in 1902. 5. Emma Hyde Lanyon (1864-1940) by Lambert
Weston and Son. Emma Lanyon was born in Dublin and married Ferdinand Mansel
Peacock in Belfast in 1899. 6. Emma Hyde Lanyon in 1867 by W.E. Debenham
of London. The blank card edges have been trimmed on each picture, otherwise
Ref. no. 83a Price £80
David Mitchell Aird, a carte de visite of barrister, printer and author
David Mitchell Aird by John Watkins of London. David Mitchell Aird (c.1812-1876)
was born in Glasgow and was the son of John Aird and Marjery Mitchell. He
and his father later moved to London and David Mitchell Aird became a master
printer. He married Eliza Rew in 1845. In 1858 he became a barrister of the
Middle Temple and had his chambers in Pump Court, while still retaining his
printing business with his wife, and he also graduated from Oxford University.
He died in London in 1876. He and Eliza had one son called David Alfred Aird
(1849-1893), who also became a barrister and married Ellen Eliza Darling in
1876; their children were David Alfred Mcgregor Aird (1879-1969), Alexander
Philip Mcgregor Aird (1880-1956) and Reginald James Mitchell Aird (1890-1960).
Some aging & ink marks to picture. Inscription on the reverse in ink includes
the words This is my keepsake (?) of father's (?) brother (?) - put
it with care in your album'.
Ref. no. 84a Price £45
Emily Lacey Sharman, a carte de visite photograph of Emily Lacey Sharman
(1863-1893), taken in July 1866 by Silas Eastham of Southport and Manchester.
Emily Sharman was born in Halifax, Yorkshire and was the daughter of William
Sharman and his wife Emily. Her father was a master worsted spinner. She grew
up in Halifax and later lived in Ormskirk in Lancashire. She married bank
clerk Rowland Evans Ellis (1862-1930), the son of merchant John Ellis, in
Bradford in 1887. They had a son called Vaughan Sharman Ellis (1888-1973).
Some mottled aging to picture.
Ref. no. 85a Price £30
Charlotte Maxwell Heron, a Wothlytype carte de visite photograph of
Charlotte Maxwell Heron (c.1815-1886) by the United Association of Photography
of London. It was taken in September 1871. The Maxwell Heron family had previously
been known as Heron Maxwell. Born Charlotte Frances Burgoyne, she was the
daughter of Captain Frederick William Burgoyne of the Royal Navy. She married
Michael Maxwell Heron, the son of Sir John Shaw Heron Maxwell Heron, a Captain
in the 87th Fusiliers who became the vicar of Heddon in Northumberland. Her
children were John Maxwell-Heron (1836-1899, previously known as Captain John
Heron Maxwell), Frederick William Burgoyne Heron Maxwell-Heron (1838-1918),
Harriet Heron Maxwell-Heron (c.1836-1925) and Stuart Mary Heron Maxwell-Heron
(1840-1888). Some age mottling to background, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 86a Price £40
William Stewart Irvine, a carte de visite photograph by Lafosse of
Manchester. Ink inscription on reverse W.S. Irvine, M.D., FRCSE 1877).
Dr. William Stewart Irvine (1812-1893) was a respected doctor in Scotland
and was born in Little Dunkeld, Perthshire. He lived in a house called Craigatin
in Pitlochry. The Irvine Memorial Nursing Home was built in his honour. His
wife was Sarah Margaret Stewart Irvine and his children were Jessie Marion
Stewart Irvine (married Frederick Preston Lees, son of James Lees of Manchester),
Alexander Stewart Irvine, Henry Stewart Irvine, Margaret Eliza Stewart Irvine
and William Stewart Irvine. Good condition.
Ref. no. 87a Price £45
Maximilian Dudley Digges Dalison, a carte de visite by J. Weston and
Son of Folkestone. Maximilian Dalison (1852-1885) was the son of Maximilian
Hammond Dalison and Matilda Alexander. He was a captain in the Scots Guards
when he was killed 'gallantly leading his men' at the Battle of Hasheen near
Suakin in the Sudan in 1885. He married Charlotte Grace Beresford-Peirse and
had children called Joan Mary Dalison and Maximilian Dudley Peirce Dalison.
His daughter Joan married Alexander William Keown-Boyd. An ink inscription
on the reverse refers to the date of his death in the Sudan and the young
children he left behind. Some aging and fading to the image, the face being
paler than the rest.
Ref. no. 88a Price £35
Edward Sabine Tait, Charles James Tait and Henry Brewer Tait, three
carte de visite photographs of the Tait brothers as children: 1. taken in
1865by A. & E. Seeley of Islington Green, London. Identified in ink on
the front and ownership signature of Fanny Henderson on the reverse. 2. by
R. & J.W. Brunskill of Sedbergh and Bowness-Windermere. Identified in
ink on the front. 3. by Mayall, 91 King's Road, Brighton, identified in ink
on back and initialled F.H. The boys were the sons of Doctor Edward Wilmshurst
Tait (1829-1903) and Miriam Jemima Sabine (1829-1862). Edward Sabine Tait
(1856-1939) married Frances Emily Willett, the daughter of engineer Thomas
William Willett, and became a surgeon; Charles James Tait (1858-1930) married
Ethel Vaughan Willett and became an architect; Henry Brewer Tait (1859-1935)
married Beatrice Brend Batten and became a surgeon. Some aging and marks but
fairly good for age.
Ref. no. 89a Price £60
Edward Christopher Tyrell Hawker, a cabinet photo of Edward Christopher
Tyrell Hawker (1858-1887) by John Edwards of London. He was born in Chelsea
and was the son of Edward James Hawker and Margaret Jane Rennie of 37 Cadogan
Place. His grandfather was Admiral Edward Hawker of Ashford Lodge, Petersfield.
He became a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers and in 1881 was at the School
of Military Engineering in Chatham. He was also a keen amateur photographer.
Inscribed in ink on reverse E.C. Tyrell Hawker Lieutenant Royal Engineers
Taken in June 1886' and in a later hand the words Top Middle Round'.
Old marks on blank area of reverse from where it was probably removed from
a frame or album. Good condition.
Ref. no. 90a Price £35
Francis Edward Fitzherbert, a carte de visite of Francis Edward Fitz-herbert
(1859-1932), later known as Lord Francis Edward Fitzherbert-Stafford 12th
Baron Stafford, taken when he was fifteen years old by Lock & Whitfield
of 178 Regent Street, London and 109 King's Road, Brighton. Dated in ink on
the reverse F. Fitzherbert - 1875- Beaumont'. Beaumont refers to Beaumont
College in Windsor, where Fitzherbert was a pupil. Francis Fitzherbert was
born in Swynnerton, Staffordshire and was the son of Emily Charlotte Stafford-Jerningham
and Basil Thomas Fitzherbert. He married Dorothy Hilda Worthington, the daughter
of Sarah Elizabeth Batty and brewer Albert Octavius Worthington, in 1903 and
they lived at Meretown House in Newport and Swynnerton Hall. A little aging,
Ref. no. 91a Price £45
Dadabhai Naoroji, a cabinet photograph of Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917)
by Franz Baum of London and Manchester. Naoroji was born in India and became
the first Asian M.P. in Britain in 1892 when he became the Liberal Party member
of Parliament for Finsbury Central. Good condition.
Ref. no. 92a Price £35
Gordon Family, four carte de visite photographs of the nieces and
nephew and brother-in-law of Gordon of Khartoum, General Charles George Gordon's
(1833-1885). All in good condition.
1. Margaret Julia Gordon (1860-1945) and Henry Donald Gordon (1858-1920) by an unknown photographer. Margaret and Henry were the children of Samuel Enderby Gordon and Margaret Flora Mary McDougall. Margaret married Robert Uniacke Anderson in 1886. Identified in pencil on reverse.
2. Violet Beatrice Caroline Gordon (1868-1938) by S. Long, Photographer, 82 Wellington Street, Woolwich. Violet was the daughter of Sir Henry William Gordon (1818-1887) and Henrietta Rose Staveley. She married Alexander Fleetwood Pinhey. Identified in pencil on reverse.
3. Henry William Gordon (1853-1870) as a boy in naval uniform by G.B. Davies, Photographer, 22 Wellington Street, Woolwich. Henry was the son of Henry William Gordon (1818-1887) and Henrietta Rose Staveley. He drowned age 16 as a midshipman when the Royal Navy gun ship HMS Captain sank off Spain; his father was Controller Royal Arsenal, Woolwich at the time. Identified in pencil on reverse and written in ink on reverse for Emily'. Emily was Emily Mary Dunlop (c.1847-1909) the daughter of Elizabeth Maria Gordon and General Franklin Dunlop. Identified in pencil on reverse.
4. Lieutenant General Franklin Dunlop (1812-1887) by Rider Barrett, Artists and Photographers, 16 Bernard Street, Southampton. Dunlop was married to General Gordon's sister Elizabeth Maria Gordon (1820-1883). Identified in pencil on reverse.
Ref. no. 93a Price £100
Mr. Hayward and Wyatt Hayward, two carte de visite photographs. The
first is by Robert Hayward of Finchley and is identified as 'Mr. Hayward'
in pencil on reverse - this is likely to be a self-portrait of the photographer
Robert Hayward. The second carte is of Wyatt Hayward as a little
boy in a Scottish style outfit and is identified in pencil on the reverse
in the same hand as 'Wyatt Hayward' and, although it has no photographer backstamp,
was probably taken by his father Robert Hayward. Robert Hayward (c.1835-1903)
was born in Brighton and was the son of Deborah King Hayward; he married Susannah
and in 1871 he was a photographer at Strawberry Vale in Finchley, living at
Strawberry Vale. He worked as a photographer into the 1890s. His children
were Wyatt, Frank, Percy, Ernest, Sydney, Stanley Marcus Hayward and Leslie.
Wyatt Hayward (1864-1954) began his career as a photographer by working as
his father's assistant. He married Eliza Baptista Woodman in 1887 and in 1891
was working as a photographer in Barnet; he had children called Wyatt Hayward,
Winifred Dorothy Hayward, Cecil Hayward and Marjorie Joyce Hayward.
Ref. no. 94a Price £45
Philip Thomas Buston, a carte de visite of Lieutenant Philip Thomas
Buston of the Royal Engineers in uniform by Alexander Bassano. Buston
eventually became a general and D.S.O. Philip Buston (1853-1938) was born
in Twyford, Hampshire, the son of the Reverend Roger Buston and his wife Anne
Mary Buston. As a child Philip lived at Vicarage House in Twyford with his
parents and siblings Roger Buston (became a school master married Mary Georgiana
Harrop Milne Redhead), Edith Mary Buston, Charles Buston (became a clergyman
& married Edith Eleanor Richards), Arthur John Buston (became a cotton
broker & married Catherine Emma Pritchard), Anne Isabella Buston, Mary
Phillis Katherine Buston, Eleanor Sarah Buston (married farmer George Edward
Gillett) and Margaret Elizabeth Gretton Buston (married cleryman). Philip
Buston joined the Royal Engineers and became a Major in 1889, and was awarded
the D.S.O. in 1901 after serving in the Boer War. After he retired from the
army he went to live at Tilstock Lodge, Whitchurch, Shropshire and he died
there in 1938. Identified in ink on reverse Philip T. Buston Lieut.
R.E.'. Good condition.
Ref. no. 95a Price £45
Islington Group of Identified Schoolboys, a cabinet photo of 13 boys
by T.C. Turner, 17 Upper Street, Islington, London. Identified in ink on reverse
and dated May 6th 1882. Good condition. Ink name in bold below followed by
my researched identification:
Julius Schmidt: Charles Julius Theodore Schmidt (1871-1923) who was born in Islington and was the son of Mary Schmidt. He became an insurance clerk and inspector of agents. In 1899 he married Florence Mary Thompson and had children called Hilda Mary Schmidt, Theodore Edward Schmidt, Alice Mildred Schmidt and Florence Ella Schmidt.
Robert Charles: Robert Charles (1868-) was born in Islington 1868. His brother Ashley Charles is also in the photo. He was the son of Albert Onesiphorus Charles and Rebecca Julia Charles and had siblings called Arthur Edgley Charles, Alice Charles, Bessie Charles, Robert Charles, Rosa Charles and Albert Ashley Charles. In 1881 the family were living at 19 Alwyne Square, Islington.
Richard Salmon: probably Richard George Salmon (1871) who was born in Barnes but was living at 28 Canonbury Park South in Islington in 1881. He was the son of George Salmon, a commercial clerk, and Mary Salmon. He became an insurance actuary and in 1897 married Edith Hodgson, with whom he had daughter Editha Mary Salmon.
Walter Hill: possibly Walter Hill, born in Clerkenwell in 1871 and living in Islington in 1881, he was the son of master cooper Henry Hill and Mary Hill. In 1891 he was a stockbroker's clerk.
W.F. Anderson: likely to be William Frederick Anderson (1869-1947), who was born in Islington and in 1881 living at 13 Essex Road, Islington. He was the son of timber dealer Charles Frederick Anderson and Mary Ann Anderson. He married Agnes and became a timber dealer.
Claude Spiller: Claude Pritchard Spiller (1870-1938) was born in Islington 1870. He was the son of consulting analytical chemist John Spiller and in 1881 was living in Islington with his father, sister Ethel Mary Spiller and brother Arnold John Spiller; another brother was the Rev. Leonard Spiller of Acton. Claude Spiller became a mechanical draughtsman. He was the nephew of book cloth manufacturer Ion Pritchard
Ashley Charles: Albert Ashley Charles (1872-1882) , brother of Robert. He died soon after the photo was taken.
Ref. no. 96a Price £45
John Flather, a carte de visite by Mons. Louis of Euston Road, Kennington
and Boulogne of elderly barrister John Flather. Identified in ink on the reverse
and described as the oldest barrister in Chancery. Flather was a member of
Lincoln's Inn and died at his home 37 Burton Crescent, St. Pancras in 1875,
leaving his estate to his niece Susan Newson Timbrell (Susan Newson Flather
born c.1817 St. Pancras, the daughter of John's brother James Flather, she
married Henry Timbrell in 1838) and great niece Mary Susannah Timbrell (Mary
Timbrell born c.1847 in Rome; she became Mary Bussereau after her marriage
to Pierre Bussereau). John Flather (c.1786-1875) was born in St. Botolph,
London, the probable son of Thomas and Eliza Flather, and was called to the
bar in 1818. In 1851 he was living with his wife Eleanor (also known as Ellen
born c.1814-1874) and son Alfred John Flather (1834-1872) at 39 Hastings Street
near Gray's Inn. He acted as churchwarden for many years in St. Pancras. His
son Alfred went to St. John's Cambridge, became a clergyman and died young.
Top edge of card trimmed (not affecting image), some aging, good condition.
Ref. no. 97a Price £45
Florence Esther Powell, a cabinet photo of Florence Esther Powell
(1870-1944, married name Florence Esther Dimsdale) by H.S. Mendelssohn of
London, taken in November 1890. Esther was born in Kensington and was the
daughter of barrister Maurice Powell and Florence Powell (daughter of William
Oke Manning). In 1881 she was living with her parents and siblings Alice Katharine
Powell, William Maurice Powell (later known as William Maurice Bayne-Powell)
and Lucilla Francis Powell at 50 Palace Gardens Terrace. She married Henry
Cockfield Dimsdale, the son of Joseph Cockfield Dimsdale and Catharine Dimsdale,
in 1909 - their son was Major Henry Cockfield Luke Dimsdale (1911-1964). Identified
in ink on the reverse. Some aging, good condition.
Ref. no. 98a Price £45
Colonel Edmund Stephens, a carte de visite of Lieutenant Edmund Stephens
of the Royal Engineers by George Boyer Davies of Wellington Street, Woolwich.
Edmund Stephens (c.1839-1900) was born in London. He joined the Royal Engineers
and was a Lieutenant in 1859. In 1871 he was at the School of Military Engineering
in Brompton and in 1872 he became a captain. In 1874 he was stationed in the
Bahamas at the Colonial Office. In 1875 he married Florence Cockburn Harvey,
the daughter of George Cockburn Harvey, at St. Luke's Cathedral in Halifax,
Nova Scotia. They had three daughters called Mary Vernon Stephens, Frances
Vernon Stephens and Dorothy Vernon Stephens. In the 1890s they lived in Hove
at 8 Selborne Road. In 1900 Colonel Edmund Stephens died at 40 Brunswick Road
in Hove. Identified in pencil on reverse as 'Edmund Stephens Lt 1/4/59' and
in ink on the image by the chair as 'Stephens RE'. Top edge of the blank card
trimmed, good condition.
Ref. no. 99a Price £35
John Charles White and Harriott Cuff White, two carte de visites of
John Charles White and Harriott Cuff White. Mr. White by Hennah and Kent of
Brighton and Mrs. White by H. Lenthall of Regent Street. Both pictures were
taken in 1863. Identified in ink and dated on the reverse. Good condition.
Ref. no. 100a Price £80
Olive Blanche Baynham, a carte de visite of Olive Blanche Baynham
as a child by Walzl of 28 Norwood Road, London. Olive Blanche Baynham (1879-1934)
was born in India and was the daughter of the Reverend Arthur Wilfred Baynham
and Alice Philadelphia Sophia Scott Baynham. Her sisters were Frances Isabel
Baynham (married Albert Menzies Bissett) and Beatrice Louisa Baynham (married
Richard John Rupert Measham). Her father was a vicar and in 1901 the family
were living at the Vicarage in Alvediston in Wiltshire; he was later at the
vicarage in Ash Priors near Taunton. Prior to her death, Olive had been living
at The Pastures, Leytonstone. Identified in ink on reverse as Olive Baynham.
Ref. no. 101a Price £30
Ellen Barlee, a carte de visite of author Ellen Barlee by Negretti
& Zambra of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham. Good condition.
Ref. no. 102a Price £45
George Mogridge, a carte de visite of the grave of George Mogridge,
the author 'Old Humphrey', in Hastings Old Town by Godbold of Hastings. Mogridge
lived in the Kingsland area of London with his wife Mary, but died in Hastings
in 1854. Good condition.
Ref. no. 103a Price £10
Mr. Goedecke, a carte de visite of Mr. Goedecke by Thompson Fisher
and Co. of 54 Mare Street, Hackney (the photographer was at this address between
1891-1904). Identified in pencil on the reverse as 'Mr. Goedecke'. The most
likely candidate for Mr Goedecke is Louis Goedecke who lived in the Hackney
area. Louis Goedecke (c.1832-1904; also known as Ludwig Goedecke) was born
in Hanover, Germany. He was married to Sophie, who died in 1875. In 1881 he
was a widower working as a bootmaker and living at 120 Pownall Road in Shoreditch
with his children Helen, Matilda, Frances, Maria, George (married Agnes Brennan),
Ida and Sophia (Sophia married Frederick Charles Garner). He died in Bethnal
Green in 1904. Good condition.
Ref. no. 104a Price £30
John Dill, a carte de visite by Hennah and Kent of Brighton. In ink
on reverse My friend Mr Dill aged 89'. There is some shaky, elderly
looking, handwriting pasted to the reverse which might say 'my photograph',
presumably it is Dill's. John Dill (c.1779-1871) was born in Donegal, Ireland.
He was a doctor and surgeon and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons
in London in 1814. He lived with his wife Eliza Dill (c.1786-1869) at 21 Regency
Square in Brighton, and in 1851 his nephew Richard Dill, who also became a
local doctor and in 1861 lived at 19 Regency Square with his wife Augusta
Caroline Wale and sons John Frederick Gordon Dill and Richard Marcus Gordon
Dill, was living with them. At the time of his death, John Dill was living
at 3 Western Cottages in Brighton and his nephew Richard Dill and Carew Sanders
Robinson were his executors. Good condition.
Ref. no. 105a Price £45
Jeanie Johnston Cameron and Margaret Cameron, two carte de visites
of sisters Jeanie Johnston Cameron (1869-1955) and Margaret Cameron (1868-1950)
as children by Thomas Protheroe of Wine Street, Bristol. They were the daughters
of hosier and draper Angus Cameron and Jessie Wright Cameron; their other
siblings were Ewen Cameron, James Cameron, Duncan Cameron and Rachel Burr
Cameron (who married Thomas James Macnamara, the Member of Parliament for
Camberwell). Jeanie Johnston Cameron was born in Bristol in 1869. Jeanie became
a teacher and married journalist, author and publisher's editor Harold Armitage,
the son of teacher William Armitage, at Newton Park Union Church in Leeds,
Yorkshire in 1901. In 1902 they had a son called Angus Armitage. Margaret
Cameron was born in Bristol in 1868 and she became a teacher. She married
schoolteacher Fred Foster in Leeds in 1900 and in 1911 they were living in
Kingston on Thames. Identified in ink on the reverse. A little fading, good
Ref. no. 106a Price £80
John Edward Keene, a carte de visite of Captain John Edward Keene
by Thomas Hart of 21 George St., Plymouth. Identified on the reverse in pencil
as 'Captain Ruck Keene'. Captain John Edward Keene of the Royal Artillery
was stationed in Plymouth in 1864. He was in the area again in 1869 when he
was firing shells on Dartmoor. Good condition.
Ref. no. 107a Price £45
Caulfield Francis Beamish, a carte de visite by T. Cranfield of 115
Grafton Street, Dublin. Identified in ink on front Caulfield F. Beamish.
Capt. 45th Regt'. Captain Beamish joined the 45th Regiment as an ensign in
1854 and became a Lieutenant in 1858 and a Capttain in 1863; in 1868 he was
awarded a medal for his part in the Abyssinian campaign where he was at the
capture of Magdala. Caulfield Beamish (1835-1881) was born in Ireland, the
son of James Caulfield Beamish (a sleeping partner in a brewery) and Louisa
Erskine Beamish. His sister was Louisa Kate Beamish and she married Morley
Headlam. Beamish grew up in the Plymouth area of England and after he left
the army he moved to Whorlton Grange, Durham, near to where to his mother
and sister lived. A few age marks and a pin hole to top and bottom where it
must have been pinned to display at some time, good condition. Ref. no.
108a Price £30
Benedictus Marwood Kelly, a carte de visite by Thewenti Brothers of
Bath. Good condition. Benedictus Marwood Kelly (1785-1867) was the son of
Benedictus Marwood Kelly, an attorney, and Mary Coham. His brothers were Commander
William Kelly of the Royal Navy and John Tucker Kelly of the Madras Horse
Artillery. Kelly joined the Royal Navy in 1798 on the Niger and was then on
the Gibralter under the command of his uncle Captain W.H. Kelly. He saw action
in the Napoleonic Wars and eventually became an Admiral. He married Mary Anne
Price, the daughter of Richard Price, of Highfield Park in Sussex in 1837
and was widowed only a year later. In 1855 he married Juliana Boyd and they
settled at Saltford House in Saltford, Somerset. His wife continued to live
at Saltford House and after her death in 1896 probate was granted to George
Fenwick Boyd. Identified in pencil on reverse. Good condition.
Ref. no. 109a Price £45
Guy Budd Courtney, a carte de visite of Guy Budd Courtney as a child
in 1873 by Elliott and Fry of London. Identified in ink on reverse. Guy Budd
Courtney (1864-1943) was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, the son of Kensington
banker Edward Monlas Courtney and Isabella Elizabeth Voules. He attended Pembroke
College, Cambridge and became a doctor at St. George's Hospital in London
and later in Ramsgate. He married Alice Gertrude Fison (c.1857-1940), the
daughter of Anne and Joseph Fison, in Ipswich, Suffolk in 1889 and they had
sons called Joseph Monlas Courtney (who became a doctor) and Lionel Guy Courtney
(who became a clergyman). In 1911 Guy was a doctor living at Winton Croft
in Binfield, Berkshire and he was mentioned in dispatches in the First World
War when he was a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corp. In 1940 he was living
at Trinity House, Barnstaple, Devon and died at Brynderwyn in Teignmouth.
Ref. no. 110a Price £35
Dhanjisha Navroji Parakh, a carte de visite of Dr. Dhanjisha Navroji
Parakh by Elliott and Fry taken in about 1871 when he was a young surgeon
in London lodging in the home of surgeon George Coates at 201 Euston Road.
Signed on reverse in ink W.J. Harvey Esq from yours sincerely D.N. Parakh.'
A later hand in pencil on the reverse identifies him as surgeon-major
D.N. Parakh'. Parakh was a member of the Parsee community of Bombay and was
born in India in about 1851. His brother, Dr. Nasarwanji Nowroji Parakh, was
also a surgeon. Dhanjisha Navroji Parakh became an army doctor and on 30 September
1886 became Surgeon Major at the Bombay Medical Establishment. Later he became
Professor of Midwifery at Grant Medical College in Bombay. A little fading
on one side of his coat, good condition.
Ref. no. 111a Price £45
Reverend Charles Mark Barne & Miss Fanny Barne, a carte de visite
of Charles Mark Barne by C.S. Cork of Cowes, Isle of Wight and a carte de
visite of his sister Fanny Barne by an unknown photographer. They were the
son and daughter of banker George Barne and his wife Mary. Charles Mark Barne
(1804-1891) was born in Tiverton, Devon and graduated from Sidney College,
Cambridge University. In 1861 he was a clergyman without care of souls in
Kirk Deighton in Yorkshire He died at The Hermitage, Exmouth in 1891. Fanny
Barne (c.1816-1887) was born in Tiverton, Devon and in 1841 was living with
her parent and sister Ellen at New Place, Tiverton. She also lived with her
sisters Ellen and Catherine and in 1881 was in St. Peter Street, Tiverton.
She died in Tiverton in 1887. Bottom edge of card trimmed on Charles Barne
(not affecting photo), good condition.
Ref. no. 112a Price £80
Francis Duke and Sarah Jane Pleasance Duke, a carte de visite of Francis
Duke by an unknown photographer and inscribed by on the reverse 'your affectionate
godson Francis Duke BA St. John's College Cambridge 21 April 1862', and a
carte de visite of Francis's wife Sarah Jane Pleasance Duke by C.H. Reutlinger
of Paris. Francis Duke (c.1839-1881) was born in Sussex, the son of attorney
William Duke and Mary Duke. He studied at St. John's Cambridge and became
a clergyman. He was chaplain of Lewes County Gaol in 1866 and was later resident
at North Pallant, Chichester. He married Sarah Jane Pleasance Markby (c.1834-1924),
the daughter of Jane and Edward Gillam Marby, in 1863. They had children called
Theodore Markby Duke, Augusta Markby Duke, Christopher Stanhope Duke, Laura
Margaret Duke, Eleanor Maria Duke and Pleasance Victoria Duke. The Reverend
Francis Duke died at the Bethlem Hospital, Lambeth in 1881. A couple of marks
to Mrs. Duke, good condition.
Ref. no. 113a Price £80
Mr. Mello and Mrs. Mello, two carte de visites: Mrs. Mello by an unknown
photographer and Mr. Mello by Mr. C. Combes of 19 Bedford Place, Brighton.
As the photograph of Mrs. Mello was dated 1861, the likely candidates by age
are John Arnold Mello and his wife Caroline Anne Mello. An Arnold Mello was
resident in Brighton at the time, but he was not married, and John Arnold
Mello was almost certainly a relative of Arnold Mello and so would have visited
Brighton. Good condition.
Ref. no. 114a £45
Reginald Scott Sopwith, a cabinet photograph of Reginald Scott Sopwith
as a young child posed with a toy horse by Palmer of Granville Marina Studios,
Ramsgate. Reginald Scott Sopwith (1878-1916) was born in Staffordshire. He
was the son of Catherine (nee Catherine Susan Shelford) & Arthur Sopwith,
a civil and mining engineer. In 1881 he was living at Church Street, Burntwood
Edial and Woodhouses, Staffordshire with his parents and brothers Thomas Karl
Sopwith (he became a famous clergyman), Shelford Francis Sopwith and sister
Anna Gwenmore Sopwith; he also had brothers called George Ernest Sopwith and
Sydney Sheldon Sopwith. In 1901 he was a mining student boarding in Lichfield
St. Mary, Staffordshire. During the First World War he enlisted in the Royal
Fusiliers City of London Regiment; he was killed in action at Flanders on
11 April 1916. Identified in ink on front as Reginald Scott Sopwith
age 2 yrs & 2 months'. In pencil in reverse 'Miss H.A.', the person it
must have been given to. A little aging, good condition.
Order ref. no. 115a Price £45
Rudolf Kohler, Curt Netto, Charles William Hodson and Thomas, a cabinet
photograph by Mr. Fiske (there is no printed backstamp but the handwritten
ink annotation on the reverse says the photographer was called Mr. Fiske -
presumably Yosemite photographer George Fiske) of four tourists visiting Yosemite
Valley, California on 24 July 1882. The four men pictured are Curt Netto (1847-1909)
professor of mining and geology at the Imperial University, Tokyo, Charles
William Hodson (1851-1910) engineer with the Indus Valley State Railways in
India, Rudolf Kohler 'an Hungarian who had been employed in a mercentile capacity
in Siberia' and 'Thomas of Hemsworth, near Pontefract, Yorkshire globe-trotting
for amusement after retiring from the army' - Thomas probably wrote the inscription
and is quite likely to be one of the sons of the Reverend Charles Edward Thomas
of Hemsworth Rectory, William Henry Thomas (1855-1903; later known as William
Henry Thomas Battie-Wrightson and who probably had just left the army at this
date as he married Lady Isabella Georgiana Katherine Cecil in London in 1884)
or Charles Freeman Thomas (1860-1950), both of whom served in the York and
Lancaster Regiment. Long inscription on the reverse about each man and how
'we met on board the S.S. Gaelic sailing for Yokohama to San Francisco and
travelled in California together - after which Thomas & Kohler went eastwards
together while Netto & Hodson visited various mines in Nevada & Colorado
and did not separate till Niagara'. Some fading, light crease at very top,
Ref. no. 116a Price £60
Wright Family & Osbert Charles Gresham Leveson Gower, five carte
de visites and one cabinet photograph.
1. Carte de visite by Augustus Edward Wright), Binsted Vicarage, Alton, Hants. Augustus Edward Wright (1853-1928) was born in Caxton, Cambridgeshire and was the son of Augustus John Wright (1818-1869) and Rebecca Elizabeth Corker (1821-1859). Picture shows the entrance of a house, a maid, an older woman in an invalid chair, an older woman pushing it and a young woman standing. Reverend A.E. Wright was a keen amateur photographer and well known for his pictures of the Binsted area.
2. Cabinet photo by Alfred W. Kissack of Eton, Windsor of Edith Annie Wright, Frederick Hornsby Wright (seated) and Osbert Charles Gresham Levison Gower. Taken in about 1903 & identified in ink on reverse. Frederick Hornsby Wright (1888-1976) was born in 1888 Kensington, the son of barrister Robert Augustus Arthur Wright and Edith Annie Wright (nee Barnes). Frederick married Leone Irma Elter and had sons Allan Hornsby Wright & Robert Hornsby Wright. His Eton schoolfriend Osbert Charles Gresham Leveson Gower (1889-1968) was the son of diplomat Arthur Francis Gresham Leveson Gower and Caroline Frederica Foljambe). He married Winifred Van Allen Phillips Young and became a commander in the navy.
3. Carte de visite taken c.1865 of Augustus Wright (named Augustus Wright in pencil) as a boy by Messrs Ayles & Bonniwell of Trinity House, Hastings. Augustis Edward Wright (1853-1928) or his relative Augustus Hornsby Wright (1852-c.1945) son of George Bache Wright and Mary Griffith Wright.
4. Carte de visite of Robert Wright (named as Robert Wright in pencil) as a boy by Mr. Henry Lambert, photographer, 10 Fountain Bdgs, Bath. Robert Augustus Arthur Wright (1855-1900) was the father of Eton schoolboy Frederick Hornsby Wright. Robert was the son born of Joseph Hornsby Wright and Ann Oaks. He became a a barrister and married Edith Annie Barnes.
5. Carte de visite of Annie Wright (named as Annie Wright) by Mayland of Cambridge. Annie Marie Wright (1851-?) was born in Caxton, Cambridgeshire 1851, the daughter of Augustus John Wright and Rebecca Elizabeth Corker and the sister of Augustus Edward Wright.
6. Carte de visite of Mrs. J.H. Wright (identified in ink on reverse) by Maull & Polybank, Photographers 55 Gracechurch Street, 187a Piccadilly and Tavistock House Fulham Road London. Mrs. J.H. Wright is presumably Mrs. Joseph Hornsby Wright (nee Ann Oakes). She was the wife of Joseph Hornsby Wright, mother of Robert August Arthur Wright and Arthur Hornsby Wright and grandmother of Frederick Hornsby Wright). Good condition.
Ref. no. 117a Price £110
Eveline Mary Corbould Haywood - the artist Eveline Corbould-Ellis,
a carte de visite of the portrait miniature painter Eveline Corbould Ellis
as a child by Elliott and Fry. Identified in ink on the reverse as Eveline
M.C. Haywood aged 9½ yrs - 7 Feb 1878' and she is dressed in a Dutch
costume. Eveline Mary Corbould Haywood (1868-1942) was born in Chiswick. (1868-1942),
the daughter of ironfounder George Harris Haywood and Isabel Fanny Haywood
(nee Corbould). In 1891 she was living at 8 Cottesmore Gardens, Kensington
with her parents and her siblings Edward Holroyde Haywood, Ronald Ernest Haywood,
Isabel May Stewart Haywood and Mima Lilian Haywood. In 1895 she married Cuthbert
Frederick Ellis, after which he became known as Cuthbert Frederick Corbould
Ellis. They had children called Enid Mary Corbould-Ellis (married Harry Philpot
Koelle), Lesley Howard Corbould-Ellis (married Kathleen Norah Penny) and Alison
Sybil Corbould-Ellis (married Donald Clitheroe Wilson). Evelyn became a well-known
artist as Evelyn Corbould-Ellis (she is listed as a miniature portrait artist
in Foskett's Dictionary of Miniatures) and exhibited at the Royal Academy
and other exhibitions. Good condition.
Ref. no. 118a Price £60
Spencer William Thomas Tyler, a cabinet photo by Hana Studios of London
of Spencer William Thomas Tyler (1844-1907). Autographed in ink on front 'Sincerely
yours, Spencer Tyler'. Spencer Tyler was born in Lambeth, the son of Spencer
William Tyler and Louisa Tyler (nee Hill). His father was a cocoa nut fibre
matting maker and in 1851 he was living with his parents and sisters Mary
Maria Ann Tyler and Eleanor Amelia Tyler (married merchant Thomas Sharpe)
at 15 Walcot Place West. His other siblings were Louisa Tyler (married Sutton
Sharpe) and Robert Emeric Tyler (became an architect & married Emma Pegg
Clayton). At the time of his marriage to Emily Sophia Nethersole in 1869 he
was working as a government contractor. But Tyler also had other interests;
he was a keen member of the 1st City of London Artillery Volunteers and became
a Captain and later a Major. Another interest was theatre and music hall and
he was the manager of the Royal in 1891 and was also involved with the Oxford
Music Hall in 1895. This picture of him was by the theatrical photographer
Hana. He had children called Sophie Louise Tyler (married chemical manufacturer
John William Watts) and Spencer William Tyler (married Norah Elizabeth Elliott).
Faded & grubby condition with chipped corners.
Ref. no. 119a Price £30
Charles Ball-Acton, a carte de visite of Major Charles Ball-Acton
by Lambert Weston and Son of Dover and Folkestone. It was taken in 1868 when
he was still known under his birth name of Charles Acton. Identified in ink
on reverse Major Chas. Acton P.J.C. (Or P.T.C.) 51st K.O.L. Infantry
aeat 37.' Charles Ball-Acton (c.1830-1897) was born in Ireland, the son of
William Acton. He joined the 51st King's Own Light Infantry (2nd Yorkshire
West Riding) and eventually became a colonel. In the 1850s he surved in Burma
and saw action in the Burmese War of 1852-1853 and was awarded a medal for
the capture of Rangoon. He married Georgina Cecilia Hanbury Annesley, the
daughter of George Annesley, in London in 1869 and they had children called
Evelyn Caroline Annesley Ball-Acton (married Edward Nixon Wynne), Grace Annesley
Ball-Acton, Charles Annesley Ball-Acton, Reginald Thomas Annesley Ball-Acton
(married Isabel Richmond), Vere Annesley Ball-Acton and Irene Annesley Ball-Acton.
Faded, but good condition.
Ref. no. 120a Price £45
Frederick Sleigh Roberts and Nora Henrietta Bews, two early photographs
of Lord Roberts and his wife Nora taken in about 1858 or 1859 by an unknown
photographer - ie these photos were taken before carte de visites existed.
These are probably the earliest known photographs of the young Roberts and
Nora. Identified in pencil on the reverse as General Roberts C.B. V.C.'
and 'Mrs. Roberts'. Frederick Sleigh Roberts (1832-1914) was born in Cawnpore,
India, the son of General Sir Abraham Roberts and Isabella Bunbury. He was
awarded the Victoria Cross in 1859 and became Earl Roberts of Kandahar. Nora
Henrietta Bews (1838-1920) married Roberts in 1859 in Ireland. She was the
daughter of Captain John Bews and Mary Elizabeth Reid. Frederick and Nora
had six children, including Frederick Hugh Sherston Roberts who was awarded
the Victoria Cross medal and was killed in the Boer War, and Aileen Mary Roberts
who succeeded to her father's title. Photos were once oval and were later
trimmed into squares with edge loss, some creasing and fading, bottom right
edge tear to Frederick Roberts in border area. Rare.
Ref. no. 121a Price £80
Philip Hugh Dalbiac, a carte de visite of a young Philip Hugh Dalbiac
by John Isaiah & Son of Bangalore, India. Identified in pencil on reverse
as Capt. Dalbiac 45th Regt.' Philip Hugh Dalbiac (1855-1927) joined
the 70th Regiment initially and then joined the 45th Regiment in 1875 as a
sub-lieutenant. He returned from India in with the 45th Regiment in 1878.
He was the son of Mary and Henry Eadley Aylmer Dalbiac of Durrington, Sussex.
Dalbiac married Lilian Seeley, the daughter of Charles Seeley of Sherwood
Lodge, Nottinghamshire and Brooke House, the Isle of Wight in 1888. He became
the Conservative M.P. for Camberwell in 1895. Some aging, good condition.
Ref. no. 122a Price £35
Mary Duthoit & her daughters Julia Ann Trimnell Duthoit, Mary Ann
Duthoit, Jane Trimnell Duthoit, four carte de visites of the Duthoit family
by Elliott & Fry of London. 1. Mary Duthoit (c.1802-1891), formerly
Mary Trimnell, was the wife of James Duthoit. Her children with James included
William Duthoit, Emily Fanny Duthoit, Julia Ann Trimnel Duthoit, John James
Duthoit, Alfred Duthoit, Mary Ann Duthoit and Jane Trimnel Duthoit. In 1851
and 1861 James was a clerk at the Bank of England and the family was living
at 18 New Park Road, Kennington. After his retirement they moved to Reigate
Road, Reigate in Surrey. 2. Julia Ann Trimnell Duthoit (c.1838-1920).
3. Mary Ann Duthoit (c.1845-1923) who was known as Polly to her family
as indicated by pencil note on reverse. 4. Jane Trimnell Duthoit (1849-1932)
worked as a music teacher. She died in 1932 when she was staying in Eastbourne
but she had been living for years in Upper Bridge Road, Redhill; probate was
granted on her estate to her nephews Captain Harold James Duthoit Spriggs
of the Royal Navy and Edward Percy Spriggs.
Ref. no. 123a Price £80
General Anderson, a carte de visite by Clarkington & Co. of London.
Indentified in pencil on reverse as General Anderson 1863). The most
likely candidate for General Anderson is General Alexander Anderson (1807-1877)
of the Royal Marine Light Infantry. He was born in Rochester, Kent and was
buried in Brompton Cemetery. A little faded and a couple of marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 124a Price £25
Mary Katherine Fishburn Jackson, a carte de visite of Mary Katherine
Fishburn Jackson as a child, posed holding a doll, by L. Susciph of Rome,
Italy. Mary Jackson (1862-1942) was born in Dedham Grove, Essex in 1862, the
daughter of Royal Navy Commander William Travers Forbes Jackson and Mary Ann
Fishburn. Her brother Sydney Charles Fishburn Jackson (1863-1928; later Colonel
Charles Fishburn Jackson who married Lucy Beatrice Drake & had sons called
Philip Sydney Fishburn Jackson & Alexander Cosby Fishburn Jackson) was
born a year later. Both parents died when Mary and Sydney were children. In
1889 Mary married Major General Forbes Macbean (1857-1919), the son of Lieut.
Colonel Forbes Macbean of the 92nd Highlanders and Frances Macbean; their
son was Duncan Gillies Forbes Macbean (1893-1915), who was killed in action
in the First World War. In 1891 Mary and Forbes were living at 25 Victoria
Park in Dover. Mary Katherine Macbean died in Switzerland in 1942. Identified
in ink on reverse Mary Katherine Fishburn Jackson: 7 years old. May
1869'. Faded, a few little marks, top blank edge of card slightly trimmed
& a dent to blank bottom edge, good condition.
Ref. no. 125a Price £45
George Alfred Frere, a carte de visite photograph of George Alfred
Frere by A.D. Lewis of 111 and 113 Scotswood Road, Newcastle. Identified in
ink on reverse G.A. Frere Sept 1879' George Alfred Frere (1849-1931)
was born in London and was the son of Royal Navy commander John James Bartholomew
Edward Frere and Anne Frere. He attended St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University
and became a bank clerk in Newcastle. He married Leslie Baillie Dempster (c.1850-1908)
in 1885 and they had two daughters called Ellenor Anne Frere and Leslie Baillie
Frere (married Arthur Campbell Purton). Good condition.
Price £25 Ref. no. 126a
Charles Norman Wait Hanks, a carte de visite of Charles Norman Wait
Hanks by C. Hawkins of Bath. Identified in ink on reverse as Charles
Norman Wait Hanks aged 1 year & 3 months'. Charles Norman Wait Hanks (1878-1932)
was born in Fyfield, Essex, the son of farmer William Hanks and Maria Luton
Hanks (nee Maria Luton Wait). In the 1880s he lived with his parents and brothers
William Henry Pyke Hanks and Thomas Gilbert Luton Hanks at Lampit Farm (or
Lampitts Farm), Fyfield and in 1891 the family were living in Three Chimney
Lane, Thatcham in Berkshire. In 1901 he was living at Marsh House in Thatcham.
At the time of his death, Charles Hanks was living in Marshfield, Chippenham.
Ref. no. 127a Price £35
Hamilton Charles Beville, a carte de visite of Hamilton Charles Beville
(1844-1876) by A.F. Lafosse, Allen's Buildings, 32 Victoria Street, Manchester.
Identified by ink caption pasted to blank area at top of image as Hamilton
Beville 31st.' He was a lieutenant in the 31st Regiment when he died after
an accident while stationed in Portland in 1876 and was buried in Melcombe
Regis in Dorset. He was the son of Charlotte and Captain Henry Edward Beville
of the 5th Dragoons and was born at his family home of Edmondscote Manor House
in Warwickshire. His family later lived at Great Horkesley, near Colchester.
His siblings were Henry Beville of the 1st Belooch Regiment, George Francis
Beville who became a major in the Bombay Staff Corps., Charles Wallace Beville
who died near Trinidad, Frederick August Beville who became a captain in the
Bombay Army, Elizabeth Beville, Edward Sperling Beville who became a major
in the 109th regiment and Catherine Grace Beville (married the Reverend Vincent
Pearse). Good condition.
Ref. no. 128a Price £45
Francis Meager D'Arcy, Blanche Emily D'Arcy and Cuthbert Edward D'Arcy,
three carte de visites of the D'Arcy children by Edward Hill of 39 Darlington
Street, Wolverhampton. Each identified in ink on the reverse as Francis
Meager D'Arcy when he was ten years old. 1875', Blanche Emily D'Arcy
when she was five years old. 1875', Cuthbert Edward D'Arcy taken when he was
three years of age 1875'. The D'Arcys were the children of John Sheppard D'Arcy
(1840-1885) and Emily Meager. In 1871 their father John was a broker in skin
and hide and the family was living at 21 Cleveland Street in Wolverhampton.
The D'Arcys also had children called Louise Madeleine D'Arcy, Basil Norman
D'Arcy, Lionel John Montague D'Arcy and Gerald Claude Randolph D'Arcy.
Francis Meager D'Arcy (1864-1938) became a solicitor in Upper Penn Staffordshire. He married Rose Patrice Fellows and they had children called John Leslie Fellows D'Arcy, Frank Geoffrey D'Arcy, Joan D'Arcy and Frances Margaret D'Arcy. Blanche Emily D'Arcy (1870-1955) married Herbert Daniel Northwood, a metal broker & merchant, and had children called John Daniel D'Arcy Northwood, Eric George D'Arcy Northwood and Richard Patrick D'Arcy Northwood. Cuthbert Edward D'Arcy (1872-1931) died in Westmorland. Good condition.
Ref. no. 129a Price £80
Charles Albert Windsor and Jessie Emma Spurway, a carte de visite
of Charles Albert Windsor by by A.L. Henderson of 49 King William Street,
London Bridge, a mourning card for his death which states he was buried in
Abney Park Cemetery, a newspaper clipping of a letter from his brother Louis
about how Charles died saving the life of Jessie Emma Spurway when she fell
through the ice while skating with Louis on a pond in Hampstead in 1886, and
a picture of a coat of arms belonging to Jessie Spurway's grandmother (handwriting
hard to read, possibly Cooper for the grandmother). Charles Albert Windsor
(1855-1886) was born in Clerkenwell, London while his parents Selina and William
Windsor were living in Lloyd Square, Islington. His father was a solicitor
and his siblings were William Windsor (married Amelia Alice Huxtable), Selina
Maria Windsor, Louis Alfred Windsor, Agnes Gertrude Windsor and Laura Anderson
Windsor and Sarah Joyce Windsor. These items belonged to Jessie Spurway,
who later married a Mr. Grossman. Jessie Emma Spurway was born in Clerkenwell
in 1861 and was the daughter of jeweller Robert Spurway and Eliza Spurway.
Ref. no. 130a £35
Arthur Frederick Egerton, two carte de visite photographs of Lieutenant
Colonel Arthur Frederick Leveson Egerton (1829-1866) - the first by
Gustave Dautez of Gibralter, the second by an unknown photographer and probably
meant to be cut down to be inserted into mourning jewellery. Both identified
in ink on reverse and noting that he died in February 1866. Egerton
was the son of Francis Leveson Gower Sutherland, Earl of Ellesmere and his
wife Harriet Catherine Greville (daughter of Charles and Lady Charlotte Greville).
He served in the Grenadier Guards and in the Crimean War was also aide de
camp to Lieutenant General Rokeby. He retired from the army and married
Helen, the daughter of Martin Tucker Smith, in 1858. His children were Granville
George Egerton, Cecil Martin Egerton, Louisa Blanche Egerton, Claude Francis
Egerton and Arthur Frederick Egerton. A mark near face on first image, otherwise
Price £60 Ref. no. 131a
Reverend Francis Hawkins Cole and Elizabeth Blake Sewell, two small
silhouettes on card of Francis Hawkins Cole and his wife Elizabeth Blake Sewell
of Marazion. The silhouette of Rev. Francis Hawkins Cole (c.1786-1864) was
created with a cut-out technique. Cole was the son of Captain Francis Cole
of the Royal Navy, who was from St. Hilary in Cornwall, and Honor Keir. He
attended Christ Church College, Oxford University. The silhouette of Elizabeth
Blake Sewell (died 1828) is painted; she was the daughter of Thomas Bailey
Heath Sewell and Lady Elizabeth Bermingham. Francis and Elizabeth had two
children: Francis Sewell Cole (who married Julia Crawshay, the daughter of
Richard Crawshay) and Louisa Anne Sewell (who married Richard Luther Watson
of Calgarth Park). Both sitters are identified in ink on the reverse. Good
Ref. no. 132a Price £80
Fannie Maule Slade, a carte de visite photograph of Fannie Maule Slade
(c.1845-1875) by Jabez Hughes of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Identified in pencil
on reverse. Aged about 16 she is dressed in an eastern costume. Fannie Maule
Slade was the daughter of Lieutenant General Marcus John Slade and Charlotte
Slade of Elvington House, Belvidere Street, Ryde. Her siblings included Helen
G. Slade and Major Montagu Maule Slade of 10th Hussars who was killed in a
cavalry charge at the Battle of El Teb in the British Sudan Campaign in 1884.
On 10 September 1875 she married George Sackville Lane Fox, the son of George
Lane Fox of Bramah Hall, Yorkshire, at St. Marie's Catholic Church in Ryde.
Fannie died after giving birth to her daughter in Paris in 1875. Her children
were Philip Edward Joseph Lane-Fox, Captain Francis Edmund Joseph Lane-Fox
and Mary Katherine Elizabeth Lane Fox. Corners clipped, good condition.
Ref. no. 133a Price £45
George Sandys, Real photo postcard of politician and army captain
George John Sandys (1875-1937) by J.H. Coath of Liskeard. Dating from about
1910. Sandys was born in Lindfield, Sussex and died in Monaco in 1937. In
1901 he was a lieutenant in the 5th Dragoon Guards and living with his mother
Louisa in Kensington. Some aging and a couple of small marks. Good condition.
Ref. no. 134a Price £10
Freddie Guthrie Tait, original pen and ink drawing, a portrait on
card, of golfer Freddie Guthrie Tait (1870-1890) by M.C. Veitel (could read
Veital or something similar). The picture shows Tait in uniform at the time
of his service in the Boer War; before this he was a champion golf player.
The drawing was probably published in a newspaper or magazine of the period
and is very well done. There is foxing to the card and image.
Ref. no. 135a Price £60
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