1902 March Footnotes

[1] “The Benefactress” by Elizabeth Von Arnim. Published 1901.

[2] The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins’s fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of “sensation novels”.

[3] “Maples” -Maple & Co Antique Furniture, Tottenham Court Rd, London.

[4] William Hooker Gillette (1853 – 1937) was an American actor-manager, playwright, and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage and in a 1916 silent film thought to be lost until it was rediscovered in 2014.

[5] Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1853 – 1937) was an English actor and theatre manager. He was considered the finest Hamlet of the Victorian era and one of the finest actors of his time, despite his dislike of the job and his lifelong belief that he was temperamentally unsuited to acting.

[6] Francis Davis Millet (1848 – 1912) was an American academic classical painter, sculptor, and writer who died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912.

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