Memorials of Old Chelsea: a new history of the village of palaces. With numerous illustrations by the author.
by Beaver, Alfred
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First edition. Elliot Stock. London. 1892. Quarto. viii, 428pp. Engraved frontispiece of Cheyne Row, numerous further engravings. Quarter cloth, printed label to spine. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Offsetting to p245. Inscribed to title: "Charles D. Medley from Uncle Will. Xmas 1902."
With Chelsea Provenance: from the library of Charles Douglas Medley of 11 Edith Grove Chelsea.
Charles Douglas Medley 1870-1963. Lawyer Field Roscoe & Co., an authority on authors' copyright who acted for Somerset Maugham, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Aldington, D.H. Lawrence and Noël Coward, among others, and who numbered George Moore and Harley Granville-Barker among his closest friends.
Charles was the son of Rev Edward Medley and Emily Grey Birrell. Nephew of Rev William Medley (the dedicator of this book) and Harriet Eliza Birrell. Emily and Harriet were sisters of the Right Hon. Augustine Birrell, M.P., Q.C. His son, (Charles) Robert Owen Medley was the artist (1905–1994), born on 19 December 1905 at 11 Edith Grove, London, the second child in the family of four sons and two daughters. His wife, Anne Gwendoline (Nancy), née Owen. The Medleys traced their roots to Yorkshire, and the Owens were a Welsh family who moved in the Holland Park circle around the Greek shipping family of Ionides.References: Richard Aldington: An Autobiography in Letters; The Letters of D. H. Lawrence. ODNB.
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- Memorials of Old Chelsea: a new history of the village of palaces. With numerous illustrations by the author.
- Beaver, Alfred
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- London, Architecture, Chelsea
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- History; British Local History; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; Archaeology & Ancient History;
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