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 (partly damaged by light on the film) showing Ralph Partridge crouching down looking at a small animal (probably a cat). To his right and left are two women, kneeling on the grass. They might be Frances Partridge and Julia Strachey.
Snapshot of Ralph Partridge with his back to the camera at the far end of the verandah of Ham Spray House, looking at a dart board. W.J.H. ('Sebastian') Sprott walks towards the camera away from the board. Frances Partridge stands closest to the camera, writing the score on the wall to the right.
Ralph Partridge sitting inside Ham Spray House with Frances Partridge and Dora Carrington, 1922 - 1930
Snapshot of Frances Partridge sitting to the right of a table laid with a teapot and cups and saucers. She looks across at Dora Carrington, who sits at the left of the table, looking downwards. Ralph Partridge sits at the far side of the table and looks at the camera. Bookshelves cover half of the wall in the background.
Snapshot of Ralph Partridge sitting to the left, with his back to the camera, on the verandah at Ham Spray House. Seated with him around a table are Frances Partridge and Saxon Sydney-Turner. At the table to the right is an unidentified woman wearing a hat, with her left hand raised to her chin.
Snapshot of a 'bathing picnic', according to Frances Partridge's index. Ralph Partridge sits to the left, holding his right leg with his right hand, and looking to the right. Next to him sits Noel Carrington, smiling towards the camera. Catharine Carrington wears a dress and also looks towards the camera. Frances Partridge sits to the right, naked from the waist up, looking at Ralph Partridge. There is long grass in the foreground.
Rosamond Lehmann sitting with Frances Partridge, Lytton Strachey, Vivien John and Wogan Philipps, 1930-07
Snapshot of Rosamond Lehmann sitting to the left closest to the camera on the lawn of Ham Spray House. She sits on a rug or coat on the grass, with her arms crossed on her lap and her head turned away from the camera. According to a note in the album, Frances Partridge might be sitting on the grass with her head turned away from the camera. Vivien John's head is visible over the knee of a man reclining on the grass. In the distance, Lytton Strachey stands next to Wogan Philipps.
Snapshot of Stephen Tomlin standing with his left hand by his side and his badminton racquet raised in his right hand. Reine Pitman stands closest to the camera, also with her racquet raised. Frances Partridge and Ralph Partridge sit on the grass at the edge of the court. In the background is a fence with cottages and trees beyond.
Shapshot of distant figures sitting in deckchairs or on the grass in front of a lattice fence with cottages behind. This might be the same badminton game as, for example, FCP/7/4/2/125. If so, the figures might be Frances Partridge, Reine Pitman, Stephen Tomlin and Lytton Strachey.
Snapshot of three female characters, possibly dressed as children, and one male character, all seated close together. In the album, Frances Partridge describes the image as 'Newnham Melodrama. Mr [?Benks] - B. James and The Triplets - Lettice, [?Sticky], Me'.
Professional formal photograph of men and women in evening dress, with Frances Partridge's note that the event took place in 'May Week'. She identifies herself and several other friends whose names or initials are hard to read.
In her album, Frances Partridge adds the initials 'FM', but it is not clear where she is in the cast.