1917 COUNTRY LIFE Magazine GRACE CURZON Frithwood House Northwood WW1 (4401)

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Grace Elvina Curzon CHATEAU D'HAUTEFORD War Architects Eric Frankland Bell FRITHWOOD HOUSE NORTHWOOD Blue Eyed Shags




Original Antique Magazine

DATED 1917


This first part of the description features a list of images/photographs etc:

Lady Curzon Formerly Mrs Alfred Duggan - full front page photograph by E. O. Hoppe - Info. Grace Elvina Curzon (née Hinds, formerly Duggan).

Spring Sowing - fp photograph by Hudson and Kearns Ltd.

At Home With Blue Eyed Shags - x7photos and article by Robert Cushman Murphy, Brooklyn Museum, New York.

Chateaux of France: Chateau D'Hauteford, Dordogne, The Seat of M. D'Artigues - x7photos, and article by W. H. Ward.

What Architects Have Done in the War - x13photos, and article by Lawrence Weaver:

Captain Maurice E. Webb - Royal Engineers (RE) - Past President, Architectural Assoc.

2nd Lt. Philip E. Webb RE - Killed in Action (KIA). c.keenlyside.

Mister A. G. R. Mackenzie - Lost at Ypres - Pres. Architectural Association (AA).

Captain Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie - 2nd Seaforth Highlanders.

Captain Eric Frankland Bell First Architect VC - KIA.

Lt. W. G. Newton MC.

Major Phillips Fletcher DSO and Croix de Guerre - Killed on Active Service.

Captain Noel Hadwen - Duke of Wellingtons Regt - KIA.

2nd Lt. Alec Hornsnell - Suffolk Regt. - KIA.

2nd Lt. Frank S. Chesterton - Royal Artillery - KIA.

Major Peter G. Fry DSO - RE.sleekburnc.

Lt. J. F. Venmore MC - KIA.

2nd Lt. W. H. Ward - West Yorkshire Regt.

The article also mentions (no pics): Captain Hillier - Captain H. P. G. Maule - Major Wightman Douglas RE.

Correspondence Pages - Letters and Photos/Images from Readers:

Schoolroom Scene The Cat - Le Chat showing soldiers billeted at a school in France, teaching children English - From A.

When Bread Was Dear Indeed; a sample of handwriting stating the price of bread sold at Winterslow nr Salisbury 1800-1 - from CSW.

Gun or Plough, It's All One to Us (Sussex scene) - from Eleanor Shiffner..

Where King Bruce Studied the Spider (Bruces Castle, Rathlin) miel - From Maud D. Haviland

Plus other letters from (no pics): Orchids in Surrey from Eleanor Peel - Wanted, A Kipling Poem The Power of the Dog From M. Graham - Can Birds Count? From m. G. S. Best - How to Dispose of Rabbit Skins from Alice M. Ivimy - Poultry Food for Rabbits from A. B. Roth - etc.

The Lesser Country Houses of Today: Frithwood House, Northwood Designed by Mr Mervyn Macartney - x8pics, and article by LW.

Automobile World: Farm Tractor Hauling Self Lifting Plough and Harrow, All Operated by the Driver - Wolseley Car with a Signalling Party - Thames In Winter and a 95hp Standard Car at Streatley - x3photos, and article.

Articles Only:

A Resolution for the Year.

Country Notes.

Grandfather - Poem by Lilian Street

The Remount Train - Poem by W. H. Ogilvie - info. William Henry Ogilvie.

Increasing the Wheat Crop - Why Not 1917?

Notes and Comments on Food Production with Letters to the Editor from: Food of Partridges from Barnard - Tractor v. Horse Power from H. P. Saunderson - To Convert a Lawn into a Potato Plot from James Gibson - with replies from the editor.

Gardening: The Cultivation of Early Peas reive and Potatoes - by H. C. - plus correspondence from M. G. S. Best on a Lime Tree.

Increasing Our Fighting Forces by Millions by John Alfred Jordan.

Where the Wild Geese Feed - poem by Marjorie Kennedy-Erskine.

Literature; and Literary Notes.

Racing and Breeding Notes

In The West Country and the South Devon Hunt (book review).


One full page of adverts showing x4: Ariel Motor Cycle - Swan Fountain Pen - Clincher Tyres - Warland Duel Rims.

One full page of adverts showing x4: The Burberry Coat - Jaeger Mens Overcoat - Allens DUrobelle Fadeless Fabrics - Lambert Goldsmith and Silversmiths (small). sleekburnc. 0601



Edward Burgess Hudson (1854 -1936) was the founder of Country Life magazine in 1897. This is an original USED vintage 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.

Approx 17 pages (34 sides). It measures 355x235mm (14x9.25inches ). The titled, priced and dated frontispiece page is present; but the outer cover, property, advertising, and other article supplement pages have been removed as it was bound without the exterior cover or end-pages/adverts. The spine has been repaired/reinforced at some time; the pages are loose with binding marks through-out. There is a little age yellowing but this apart, the pages are clean. The images vary in size and are in b/w unless otherwise stated. PLEASE NOTE: There are pages missing; but what I have described above IS present - but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering carry on from the previous issue, therefore do not start at number 1.

The description of the contents above are in my own 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. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM small parcels (too big for lge. letter). Please note that I don't make profit on postage and packing; it is done at cost. The only profit made is by ebay as they charge me approx. 10% on what I charge for postage.

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