Partridge, Frances Catherine, 1900 - 2004 (writer and literary journalist)
Dates and places
1900-2004. Brunswick Square and Gordon Square, Bloomsbury; Ham Spray House, Wiltshire.
Sphere of activity
Admin / Family structure
Married Ralph Partridge, 1933.
Close friend of Julia Strachey and members of old and new Bloomsbury.
Found in 63 Collections and/or Records:
Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting to the left on a bench or table, possibly in a College room, wearing a dress and a long necklace. Next to her, and arm in arm with Frances, sits Dot Mackay, wearing a long striped dress and holding a cigarette in her left hand. Both women look towards the camera. In her album, Frances Partridge describes the image as 'taken the last day in Newnham'.
Snapshot of Lettice Baker (later Ramsey) sitting to the left, with her right hand on her knee, looking to the right. In the centre of the group sits Dot Mackay, and next to her sits Frances Partridge. They both look towards the camera. The women sit arm in arm on a bench in a room with plain walls.
Snapshot of Frances Partridge standing on a frozen lake or river with a woman and two men, one of whom is sitting on the ground. In the album, Frances Partridge describes the image as 'K, Me, Tony and Ivan. Skating. Cambridge'.
Snapshot of Frances Partridge (then Marshall) in an image she described in her album as 'Me, Katharine, Nurse, Jimmy and Judy'.
Snapshot of Frances Partridge standing on the verandah of Ham Spray House, with her hands held behind her back, looking towards the camera. Saxon Sydney-Turner stands beside her to the left on a lower step of the verandah, with his hands by his sides, looking downwards.
Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting in a deckchair furthest from the camera, on the verandah of Ham Spray House. She has her legs crossed and looks down at a book which rests on her knee. Alix Strachey stands in the foreground, holding a cup and saucer, looking towards the camera.
Snapshot of Roger Senhouse sitting to the left on the verandah wall of Ham Spray House. His right hand holds a cigarette by his side, and he turns to look to the right. Dora Carrington stands in the centre of the group, wearing her jodhpurs, and looking to the right. Frances Partridge sits on the wall to the right, holding a cigarette in her hand and looking towards the camera.
Snapshot of Frances Partridge leaning forwards towards the camera on the verandah of Ham Spray House. Her face is obscured by shadow. She is looking down at something May Earp is holding out of view. May Earp is sitting in a deckchair, also looking downwards. Tommy Earp sits to the right, looking over the top of the deckchair.
Snapshot of Frances Partridge standing on the verandah of Ham Spray House. She wears a light-coloured dress and dark necklace, and looks downwards. May Earp sits in the centre of the group in a deckchair, looking down at a book which she holds in her hands. Tommy Earp sits on a windowsill to the right, with his legs crossed, looking downwards.
Colour photograph of GHWR and Eardley Knollys sitting back to back on a bench at the foot of a tree in Bavaria, Germany. Dimensions: 8.8 x 8.8 cm. Sleeve 163.
The photograph includes Frances Partridge sitting crossed legged on the grass in the front row.
Snapshot of Julia Strachey lying on a lawn, resting on her right elbow, with her left hand on the grass in front of her. Her face is towards the camera, but her eyes are closed. Above her, Raymond Mortimer looks through the fronds of a large pampas grass plant. Another figure also looks through the grass. In the album the person is identified as Frances Partridge, but she does not list herself in her index entry for this page.
279 autograph letters signed and 8 autograph postcards signed Clive Bell. 1928-1964.
2 autograph letters signed to Vanessa Bell. [c.1937].
1 photograph of Frances and Ralph Partridge, Clive Bell and one other looking through head holes in a board painted with flamenco dancers. Spain. [1930s].
4 autograph postcards signed to Clive Bell. 1928-1934.
49 autograph letters signed and 25 autograph postcards signed.
7 autograph letters signed.
Letters from Frances Partridge to Janetta Parladé. Also includes some letters from Frances Partridge to Jaime Parladé.
11 autograph letters signed and 1 autograph postcard signed.
Lytton Strachey, E.M. Forster, Ralph Partridge, Frances Partridge and Pierre Lancel standing on a bridge, 1922 - 1930
Snapshot of Marjorie Strachey crouching down on the lawn near the verandah of Ham Spray House. Her arms are crossed in front of her. Frances Partridge sits next to her, and Ralph Partridge crouches or kneels to the right. All look downwards.
Snapshot of a 'bathing picnic', according to Frances Partridge's index. Ralph Partridge sits in the foreground with his back to the camera, a towel around his waist, and his right elbow resting on his raised right knee. Noel Carrington sits to the left, wearing a shirt and looking towards Ralph. Frances Partridge is sitting in the background, naked from the waist up, but her head is not shown in the image. Towels, clothes and picnic food are lying on the grass around them