My Life and Some Letters Mrs Patrick Campbell

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Published: August 1st 2012

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My Life and Some Letters  by  Mrs Patrick Campbell

My Life and Some Letters by Mrs Patrick Campbell
August 1st 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 526 pages | ISBN: | 10.77 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... DEDICATION I CAME outMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...

DEDICATION I CAME out by the stagedoor of the Duke of Yorks Theatre at a quarter-past twelve on the first night of the production of Madame Sand, by Phillip Moeller. A girl of about fifteen, bare-headed, was standing against the wall, evidently waiting for some one. I said: What are you waiting for? To see you. Where do you live? At Richmond. How are you going to get back? Walk. I walked here early this morning. I wanted to get a good place to see the play, and I did: and now I have been waiting to see you. Then, with a wild young look of ecstasy, she vanished into the night. To her I dedicate this book.

MY LIFE AND SOME LETTERS CHAPTER I. WITH some little difficulty I have gathered together the following romantic and rather remarkable facts of my family history: -- My grandfather, John Tanner, was a descendant of Thomas Tanner, Bishop of St. Asaph- born 1693, died 1735. He had a son, Thomas Tanner, who was Rector of St. Edmund The King and Martyr, and Rector of Merstham, Surrey- also Prebendary of Canterbury.

***** My grandfather went out to India as a very young man, and eventually became Army Contractor to the British East India Company. He made a large fortune--married Mary Ann Davis in 1823. They lived at Byculla Park, Bombay- seven children were born to them, the eldest--my father--John Tanner- William, Oscar, Fred, Emily, Emma, and my dear Uncle Harry (Henry Ward Tanner).

My father and my mother, Maria Luigia Giovanna Romanini, fell helplessly in love at their first -mejrtiiigi-.my mother could not speak a word of English, and my father not a word of Italian. He was twenty-one, she was seventeen. The marriage caused great excitement in Bombay at the time, my father being the heir of one of the richest An



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