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Partridge, Frances Catherine, 1900 - 2004 (writer and literary journalist)

 Person

Dates and places

1900-2004. Brunswick Square and Gordon Square, Bloomsbury; Ham Spray House, Wiltshire.

Sphere of activity

Writer

Admin / Family structure

Married Ralph Partridge, 1933.

Relationships

Close friend of Julia Strachey and members of old and new Bloomsbury.

Found in 62 Collections and/or Records:

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1967, 1967

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AG/1/31/33
Scope and Contents

21 letters from Angelica Garnett.
23 letters from David Garnett.
This file also includes:
1 autograph letter, signed, from Frances Partridge to David Garnett, 18 Oct. 1967.
2 autograph letters, signed, from Duncan Grant to David Garnett, 14 and 23 Nov. 1967.



Dates: 1967
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: The correspondence of Mrs. Garnett and her late husband, David Garnett, may only be read with Mrs. Garnett's permission. For further information, please contact the Archivist.
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Burgo Partridge, 1935 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/5/4
Scope and Contents

These photographs include snapshots of Burgo as a baby, toddler and young boy as well as duplicate copies of a professional passport photograph. Some images include Frances Partridge, other children, and a woman who appears to be a nurse or nanny. The file also contains photographs of a painting showing a dog chasing rats in a wooden pit watched by men in late 19th century dress. These were held in an envelope labelled: 'Rat photos (picture given to Burgo) by Euphemia Grove'.

Dates: 1935 - 1954
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Correspondence between Frances Partridge and NGA, 1972-05-09 - 1994-03-11

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NGA/5/1/779
Scope and Contents

This file comprises:-
3 autograph letters signed from Frances Partridge to NGA. 23 Feb. 1975 - 11 Mar. 1994
1 carbon typed letter from NGA to Frances Partridge. 9 May 1972.

Dates: 1972-05-09 - 1994-03-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Some files are closed because they contain personal information. Most files which are marked as restricted access can be read with the written permission of the author. All other files may be consulted in the Archive Centre following the standard registration procedures.
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Dora Carrington playing badminton with Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/10/149
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Dora Carrington in the centre of the badminton court at Ham Spray House. Her back is towards the camera, she looks upwards, and she appears to be running to hit a shuttlecock. Her partner is Saxon Sydney-Turner, who stands with his racquet held in his right hand. In the distance, at the edge of the court, sit Ralph Partridge and Frances Partridge.

Dates: 1930
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Dora Carrington sitting with Marjorie Strachey, Frances Partridge and Ralph Partridge, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/10/13
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting on the lawn near the verandah of Ham Spray House. Her right knee is raised and she holds a jug up to her face. Next to her sits Marjorie Strachey, with her left hand raised and her left elbow resting on her knee. Frances Partridge sits next to her, and Ralph Partridge kneels on the grass to the right. All look towards the camera.

Dates: 1929
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Dora Carrington with Boris Anrep and Frances Partridge at Ham Spray House, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/226
Scope and Contents Snapshot of Dora Carrington kneeling on the lawn of Ham Spray House. Her right arm rests on her right knee and her left arm is outstretched towards a young owl which sits on the shoulder of Boris Anrep. She looks to the right at the owl. Boris Anrep sits on the grass in the centre of the group, looking towards the camera. Frances Partridge sits to the right in a deckchair, holding a cup and saucer on her lap. She looks to the left at Boris Anrep and the owl. The verandah of Ham Spray House...
Dates: 1929
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Dora Carrington with Frances Partridge and Roger Senhouse at Ham Spray House, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/708
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting with her back to the camera on the low wall of the verandah of Ham Spray House. She holds a small object, possibly a model of a bird, in her raised right hand. Frances Partridge sits on the wall to the right, looking down at a similar object in her own hand. Roger Senhouse stands between them holding a watering can above his head to reach the plant growing on the metal supports of the verandah. He looks towards the camera.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Dora Carrington with Frances Partridge and Roger Senhouse at Ham Spray House, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/228
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Dora Carrington, with her back to the camera, sitting on the low wall of the verandah of Ham Spray House. Opposite her on the wall sits Frances Partridge, with her legs crossed. Both women look down at objects they hold in their outstretched hands. Roger Senhouse stands between them, holding a watering can above their heads to the plants growing on the verandah framework. The caption in the album reads, 'Mandrake with Water-carrier'.

Dates: 1929
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Frances Partridge and others having a picnic outdoors, 1920-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/1/104
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Margaret White sitting to the left, with her back to the camera. Garrow Tomlin lies on his stomach on the grass next to her, and Frances Partridge reclines on her side opposite him. Near the camera to the right sits 'Pat Blac..et' (possibly Patrick Blackett), who rests on his left arm and looks to the left at Margaret White. In her album, Frances Partridge describes the image as 'Picnic up the River. The Long Term'.

Dates: 1920-07
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Frances Partridge and others having a picnic outdoors, 1920-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/1/105
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting on grass to the left, resting on her right arm, looking to the right and smiling. Next to her, furthest from the camera, sits Patrick Blackett, who rests his arms on his raised knees. A woman, possibly Margaret White, sits behind Garrow Tomlin. He sits to the right with his hands held on his raised knees. In her album, Frances Partridge notes the picnic took place in 'The Long Term'.

Dates: 1920-07
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Frances Partridge and Ralph Partridge bottling wine, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/480
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting on a low seat in the foreground to the right, turning her head towards the camera. Ralph Partridge sits near the steps of the cellar, looking down at bottles of wine near his feet. An unidentified man sits to the left of the image.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Frances Partridge and Ralph Partridge sitting with Rachel Cecil (MacCarthy), 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/578
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting to the right of the image at a table covered in a checked cloth, holding a cat in her hands. Rachel MacCarthy (later Cecil) sits at the far side of the table and looks towards the camera. Ralph Partridge sits on a low wall to the left of the table, looking down at the food he holds in his hands. In her index, Frances Partridge describes the scene as breakfast on the verandah of Ham Spray House.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Frances Partridge and three other young women outdoors with blankets covering their heads, 1917

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/1/121
Scope and Contents

In her album, Frances Partridge identifies the individuals as 'Frances, Barbara, Margaret and Me'.

Dates: 1917
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Frances Partridge as a child, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/1/26
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge standing next to the sea, reaching down to pick up something from the beach. An older girl, identified in the album as 'Jill', stands to the left and looks down at her. Both wear sun hats. The location is noted as Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Dates: 1915
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Frances Partridge in old age, 2000 - 2002

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/5/6
Scope and Contents

These photographs include professional portraits in black and white, enlarged images of Frances Partridge with friends (including Nicholas Henderson and Patrick Halloran) and snapshots of meetings with friends in various houses.

Dates: 2000 - 2002
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Frances Partridge lying on the verandah of Ham Spray House, 1928-03 - 1928-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/28
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge lying on her side on cushions on the stone verandah. Her left arm rests on a book or magazine in front of her, and she looks towards the camera.

Dates: 1928-03 - 1928-06
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Frances Partridge sitting alone, 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/1/93
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting on a lawn at the base of a tree, with her hands held together around her knees, and looking away from the camera. In the album, she gives the location as Newnham, Cambridge.

Dates: 1919
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Frances Partridge sitting alone outdoors, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/59
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting on grass, naked and holding a towel over her knees. Her left hand is raised to her head and she looks towards the camera. According to 'Friends in Focus', the location is her favourite bathing place, a backwater of the river Kennet.

Dates: 1930
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Frances Partridge sitting indoors with Edward Gathorne-Hardy and Julia Strachey, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/181
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Edward ('Eddie') Gathorne-Hardy sitting in a chair next to a window, with a vase of pampas grass behind him. He is smiling and looking upwards at Julia Strachey, who sits either on his knee or on the arm of the chair. She is leaning backwards, with her right leg outstretched and her eyes closed. Frances Partridge sits in the same position on the right, looking downwards at Julia Strachey. Her face is partially in shadow.

Dates: 1930
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Frances Partridge sitting near stone steps, 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/1/131
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting with her hands crossed on her lap and her legs crossed at the ankles, looking towards the camera. There are stone steps to the left, a hedge to the right and trees in the background.

Dates: 1914 - 1915
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Frances Partridge sitting on a horse with Ralph Partridge standing nearby, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/574
Scope and Contents

Blurred snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting on a white horse, looking towards the camera. Ralph Partridge stands to the right of the image, holding the bit in the horse's mouth, and looking away from the camera to the left.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Frances Partridge sitting outdoors with Dora Carrington and two men, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/123
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of a picnic scene in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire. Frances Partridge sits furthest from the camera, resting her back against a tree trunk, with her hands on her lap, looking downwards. Dora Carrington sits closest to the camera, near the tree trunk, also looking downwards. Her face is obscured by her hair. Two men sit in shadow to the left of the image. They might be Ralph Partridge and Bernard ('Beakus') Penrose.

Dates: 1930
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Frances Partridge sitting outdoors with Garrow Tomlin, 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/2/1/103
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting to the left on a grassy bank with trees in the background. She wears a swimming costume and swimming hat. Garrow Tomlin sits beside her with his elbows resting on his raised knees. Both look towards the camera. In her album, Frances Partridge describes the image as 'Bathing above Byron's Pool', Grantchester, Cambridgeshire.

Dates: 1920
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Frances Partridge sitting outdoors with Paul Cross, Angus Wilson and Stephen Tomlin, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/133
Scope and Contents Snapshot of a 'picnic by the bathing pool', according to Frances Partridge's index. Frances Partridge reclines on the grass to the left, resting on her left arm, looking to the right. Paul Cross lies on his stomach furthest from the camera. He wears a cloth cap, holds a cigarette in his left hand, and looks towards the camera. Angus Wilson sits with his back resting against a brick wall. He looks downwards. Frances Partridge notes in her index that he is 'of Tidcombe Manor'. Stephen Tomlin...
Dates: 1930
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Frances Partridge sitting outdoors with Ralph Partridge, Bernard Penrose and Rachel Cecil, 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/2/122
Scope and Contents Snapshot of a picnic scene in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire. Frances Partridge sits to the left, resting her back against a tree trunk, with her hands on her lap, smiling and looking to the right. Ralph Partridge sits furthest from the camera, with his knees raised and his right hand resting on his right knee. He holds a cup or bowl in his left hand and looks to the right. Bernard ('Beakus') Penrose sits closest to the camera, with his left knee raised and his head in profile to the left....
Dates: 1930
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