1915 COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE WW1 Gwendolen Fitzalan-Howard OTTERTON SCHOOL Meillant Cher (9690)

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Ivan Mestrovic GWENDOLEN DUCHESS OF NORFOLK Fitzalan-Howard Family OTTERTON SCHOOL Meillant Cher France SPENCER JOHN BENT VC James Leach VC



Original Antique Magazine

DATED 1915

This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

The Duchess of Norfolk and her Children - full front page photograph by Swaine of 106 New Bond Street London W. - Info. nee Gwendolen Constable-Maxwell - Lady (Mary) Rachel Fitzalan-Howard - Bernard Fitzalan-Howard - Lady Katherine Mary Fitzalan-Howard - Lady Winefride Alice Fitzalan-Howard

The Burghers of Calais - statue by Auguste Rodin in Victoria Tower Gardens, London

Full page photograph entitled Calais Come to Westminster - another picture of the Burghers of Calais

Double page entitled What the Country Gentleman Has Done for the War Part III - Lancashire showing a portrait photograph of each man from the county:

Major Bishop - Who Led the Storming Party at Teke Burnu (Lancashire Fusiliers)

Lieutenant L. B. L. Seckham MC - photograph by Maull and Fox

Earl Sefton Major in the Lancashire Hussars reive - photograph by Lafayette - info. Osbert Cecil Molyneux

Major A. J. Carter DSO - photograph by Beresford

Sergeant Hogan VC - Photograph by Ball - info. John Hogan b. Royton, Oldham

2nd Lieutenant James Leach VC - photograph by Lafayette - info. James Edgar Leach b. 1892 uncertain as to whether he was born in North Shields, Northumberland or Bowerham Barracks, Lancaster

Drummer S. J. Bent VC - photograph by M. Dixon - info. Spencer John Bent b. Stowmarket Suffolk

Private John Lynn VC - Info. b. Forest Hill London; d. Wieltje, Belgium

Rewards for the Brave showing twenty one medals awarded during various campaigns through the ages:

The Dunbar Medal 1650 Obverse and Reverse

Elizabeth's Naval Medal for the Armada Victory - Obverse and Reverse

Commemorative Medal fo rBattle of OUdenarde 1708 - Obverse and Reverse

Charles the Second Silver naval Medal - Obverse and Reverse

Pistrucci's Waterloo Medal - Obverse and Reverse

Waterloo Medal - Obverse and Reverse

Roberts Star for March to Kandahar 1880

South Africa 1899-1902

Meritorious Service Medal 1845 Obverse

Distinguished Conduct Medal 1854 - obverse and Reverse

Victoria Cross 1856

Distinguished Service Order 1866

Conspicuous Service Cross 1901

Distinguished Service Cross 1914

Naval Distinguished Service Medal 1914 -Obverse and Reverse

The Military Cross 1914 sleekburnc.

King George's Territorial Efficiency Medal

Croix Legion D. Honneur

Serbian Medal for Courage

French Medaille Militaire - Obverse and Reverse

Kites: Head First Through a Score of Rivals - photograph of birds by H. F. Winters - plus three more photographs of the birds

Meillant at Cher, the Property of the Marquis de Mortemart - Part II:

The North Side

The Chapel - Full page photograph

Coat of Arms Detail

Chapel Doorway

Salle A Manger or Dining Room

Grand Salon - showing billiard type table, ornate fireplace etc.

The Chair of State

Reredos in the Chapel

Gardening: Lilium GIganteum in the Royal Horticultural Society's Gardens at Wisley

Five photographs of sculptures by Ivan Mestrovic for an article entitled Mestrovic and the Spirit of Serbia :

Marko Kraljevic, Champion of the Servian Race - miel photograph by E. O. Hoppe

One of the Widows of Kosovo .

The Sculptor's Mother

Portrait of Leonardo Bistolfi

Milos Obilic, Most Noble and Vehement of Heroes


The Governor General's Palace

The Palace of the Kings of Poland

The Lazienki PalaceKeenlyside

The Market Square

Stage of the Ancient Theatre in the Lazienki Gardens

The Former Treasury of the Kingdom of Poland

Correspondence Page - Photographs from Readers:

Awakening the Echoes of the Mettengberg - From D. McLeish - shows a man blowing a gigantic cow horn in the Grindelwald Beneath the Wetterhorn

IN Hopes of Favours to Come - from Leonard V. Dowling - shows gypsy children in Surrey

The Hypocrite - From H. T. Barker - shows a book with a bottl in it

An Echium in Ireland Nearly 8ft High - From HGH - shows a lady measuring the plant in the gardens of Castlewellan

The Walled Sluit of Elsenburg - From John Allinson of Woodstock, South Africa - shows an ornate walled water channel which conveyed water to a mill

The Homestead at Elsenburg - From the above - it shows an old house in the Dutch style of architecture. The writer of the letter tells how it has been totally destroyed by fire

Pallas Cat from Tibet at The Zoological Gardens - From B.

A Young Greenfinch Flying Up to th eCage of a tame Canary - From D. R. Buchanan

The Children in the Class Room at Otterton School - From Lucy E. Williams

The Birds Sitting on Their Nest in the Classroom at Otterton (info. I'm assuming it is Otterton in Devon)

Two Napier Ambulances Presented by the Citizens of Essendon to Lady Mary Munro Ferguson and the British Red Cross Society - group photograph including Lady Ferguson - Sir A. L. Stanley - Lady Stanley - Mayor of Essendon - and others.



This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Country Notes

British Farmers and French Agricultural Distress

The Fleets - Poem by M. G. Meugens

The Burghers of Calais

The Jay Family by The Late R. Bosworth Smith

What The Country Gentleman has Done for the War Part III - Lancashire - with mention of Sir Ian Hamilton - Major Bishop - Brigadier Heneral Hare - 88th rigade - Captain Haworth - Lieutenant Colonel Butler of the Lancashire Fusiliers - Private Lynn - Lieutenant Fulcher - Major General Hubert Hamilton - Sir Edward Stanley - Sir William Molyneux of Sefton - Lord Crawford of and Balcarres - Lord Shuttleworth - Mr J. W. Fitzherbert-Brockholes - Hon. F. W. Egerton - T. Reive - Mr R. Weld Blundell of Ince Blundell Hall - Mister George Bradyll Bigland of Bigland Hall North Lonsdale - etc.

Otter Hunting: Hounds and Terriers

Kites and Aviation by Robert E. Cheesman

Meilland at Cher, France by Theodore Andrea Cook The

The Autumn Treatment of Loganberries and Raspberries by F. W. H.

IN the Garden

The Flemish System of Poultry Rearing: Scientifically Improved part VIII - by Belle Orpigne formerly Madame B. Albert Jasper (to be continued) - it also gives a table entitled Price of the Chickens and Expenses of a Modern Rearing Establishment

Warsaw by C. Hagberg Wright LL.D

Literature: Book of the Week

Correspondence Page: Letters from Readers (no photos) include:

Dorsetshire and the War

Where No War Is - From D. McLeish

Another "New Idea" (Seed Tape) - From James Carter and Co.

Yew Trees Dying - from Goerge Bolam

New Potatoes at Christmas - From T. R.

Scentless Musk - From Algernon H. Drummond

The Automobile World. sleekburnc. 3107

This is an original but USED Magazine not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a Birthday or anniversary etc please ask. Edward Burgess Hudson (1854 -1936) was the founder of Country Life magazine in 1897.

20 twenty pages (40 sides). It measures 360 x 235 mm (14 x 9.25 inches ). There is no outer cover, the original advertising cover and supplement pages have been removed, approx five pages. The spine is loose and has been repaired/reinforced at some time with like paper. The pages are loose with binding marks through-out. There is a little age yellowing. The images are in b& w unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages may have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. There are pages missing as described above but everything listed above is present, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in the Country Life issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.


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