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[House party at Highbury, near Birmingham, 23 January 1899], 1899-01-23

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3011N/2

Scope and Contents

341 x 284 mm. Mounted on card. Group portrait of guests at a weekend house party at Joseph Chamberlain's residence near Birmingham. The figures in the group are:
Sir Henry Hesketh BELL: see introduction to collection for biographical notes.
Sir Edward Walter HAMILTON (1847-1908): Treasury official 1870-1902.
Thomas Henry SANDERSON (1841-1923), 1st Baron Sanderson: entered Foreign Office 1859; Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1894-1906.
Mrs Mary C. Endicott CHAMBERLAIN (c. 1863- ): 3rd wife of Joseph Chamberlain.
Whitmore Lionel RICHARDS (1869-1954): Barrister; son-in-law of Joseph Chamberlain.
Spencer Compton CAVENDISH (1833-1908), 8th Duke of Devonshire: M.P. 1857-91; Secretary of State for War 1860, 1882-85; Postmaster General 1868-70; Chief Secretary for Ireland 1870-74; Secretary of State for India 1880-82; President of Board of Education 1900-02.
Louise Fredericke Auguste, Duchess of Devonshire( -1911): wife (m. 1892) of Spencer Compton CAVENDISH.
Joseph CHAMBERLAIN (1836-1914): M.P. 1876-85; President of the Board of Trade 1880-85; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1895-1903.
Ida Frances Annabella, Countess of Bradford ( -1936): wife (m. 1869) of George Cecil Orlando BRIDGEMAN, 4th Earl of Bradford.
The party is described in some details in Bell's diary synopses for 21-24 January 1899, including impressions of the guests and a brief account of the taking of this photograph.


  • 1899-01-23


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Biographical / Historical

Whitlock was based in New Street, Birmingham. No further information is available.

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Main portion of print in good condition, some of the mount is missing at the bottom corners.

Existence and Location of Copies

CN/CUL Y3011N/2.




Whitlock, fl 1899, photographer

Finding aid date

2003-07-02 14:37:27+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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