Lot 256 (Fine Interiors (including Books) - Two Day Sale, 10th September 2019)
LADY CULLUM’S DIARIES (3 vols.): 1- 1854, 111pp transcribed into 120 typed paged. Describes meeting among others: W M Thackeray (both in London and on the Continent); Lord Bristol; Sir Thomas Gage; Mr. Donne; Lord Campbell (Chief Baron); Sir F Pollock; Mr. Waterton; Professor Sedgwick; Etc. 2- 1855, transcribed into 82 typed pages, includes a visit to her brother William Lloyd-Flood, at Farmley, Kilkenny, Ireland, and visiting Ballyduff and Dublin. Among the people she mentions in the diary: Sir Benjamin Outram; Capt. & Mrs. Conran; Lord Hervey; Capt. Agnew; Etc. 3- 1856-1865. Among the highlights: Meeting Agnes Strickland everyday while in London; 'Miss S is very prosy and always talking of herself and her books- she is an extraordinary looking woman, very well meaning but most tiresome companion. She has a high opinion of her celebrity which almost amounts to mania'; 1863- 'Dined at the Thackeray’s. Miss Thackeray and Lord Stanley very amusing. Thackeray was in high spirits… I settled down the presents with him at the back of his house. It is to be done when his novel is finished; his novels are his bank…' And finally: Dec. 26, 1863- 'Shocked and grieved to hear of Thackeray’s sudden death'. Three full leather bound volumes plus multiple copies of the transcription in folders. (Anne and her brother William, children of John Flood of Farmley, Kilkenny, Ireland grew up under the name Lloyd, in Ireland. They were educated in England- Anne at Mrs. Schnell’s School of young ladies, where she met the Duke of Cumberland’s son, George- later George V, last king of Bavaria; they corresponded in later life (see Sir Thomas and Lady Cullum Autograph album). While on a grand tour with her Aunt Elizabeth in 1831, she met the Rev. Sir Thomas Grey Cullum and they got married the following year (3)
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Auction: Fine Interiors (including Books) - Two Day Sale, 10th September 2019
6 September 2019, 9am - 5pm
8 September 2019, 10am - 1pm
9 September 2019, 9am - 5pm
10 September 2019, from 9am
11 September 2019, from 9am
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