1898 December Footnotes

[1] Mr. Witt’s Widow A Frivolous Tale is one of the greatest works by the Anthony Hope. Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (1863 – 1933), was an English novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels.

[2] Ranjit Singh And The Sikh Barrier Between Our Growing Empire And Central Asia (1898) by Lepel Henry Griffin

[3] Soldiers Three is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling. Published 1888.

[4] The University Women’s Club, formerly the University Club for Ladies, is a British private members club founded in 1883 by Gertrude Jackson of Girton College, Cambridge. As the popular gentlemen’s clubs did not accept any women as members, its creation was intended to provide an equivalent club accessible to women. By its own definition, it is a club for “graduate and professional women of varied backgrounds and interests”. Members include lawyers, scientists, writers and musicians, as well as businesswomen. In 1898 it had moved to Maddox Street from Bond Street, London.

[5] James Shoolbred & Co, Victorian furniture makers.

[6] Sir Isidor George Henschel (1850 – 1934) was a German-born British baritone, pianist, conductor, and composer.

[7] Andrew Carrick Gow RA (1848 –1920) was a British painter who painted scenes from British and European history as well as portraits and genre.

[8] Sir Ambrose Macdonald Poynter (1867–1923), a notable London-based calligrapher and architect.

[9] Sir Francis Bernard Dicksee KCVO PRA (1853 – 1928) was an English Victorian painter and illustrator, best known for his pictures of dramatic literary, historical, and legendary scenes. He also was a noted painter of portraits of fashionable women, which helped to bring him success in his own time.

[10] Edward Onslow Ford RA (1852 – 1901) was an English sculptor.

[11] “The Beach of Falesá” is a short story by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.

[12] The Bottle Imp is an 1891 short story by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson usually found in the short story collection Island Nights’ Entertainments.

[13] A Runaway Girl is a musical comedy in two acts written in 1898 by Seymour Hicks and Harry Nicholls. The composer was Ivan Caryll, with additional music by Lionel Monckton and lyrics by Aubrey Hopwood and Harry Greenbank. It was produced by George Edwardes at the Gaiety Theatre, London.

[14] Across the Plains (1892) is the middle section of Robert Louis Stevenson’s three-part travel memoir which began with The Amateur Emigrant and ended with The Silverado Squatters.

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