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Amusing Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Jeune, (Sir Francis Cowley, 1836-1917, Editor of 'Punch' 1881-1906)
1890 - (Mary, wife, 1881, of Francis Henry Jeune, judge, from 1905 Baron St. Helier), saying "Do go to a matinée-production of Dramatic Cantata 'Pickwick' by self and [Edward] Solomon", with "Arthur Cecil Rutland Barrington & Lottie Venne . am going to Paris tomorrow so must see to your seats before I leave", he recalls (with puns) the guests at her "Charming dinner the other evening", including a comic verse on 'Bishop McGee' (the eloquent and forceful William Connor Magee, 1821-1891, Bishop of Peterborough, briefly Archbishop of York), ". He told some good tales (In that he ne'er fails) But he'll take too what e'er you may gie, may gie He's a jolly old Bishop McGee!, Phelps . pleasant, Lord Esher . subdued in such company . Brett without the Harte", 4 sides 8vo., 192 Brompton Road (overwriting 'Whitefriars, London'), 27th January no year, but Mrs Jeune's weekly dinners were famous for bringing together people in public life of all kinds. Her father-in-law, Bishop Jeune, was Magee's predecessor at Peterborough. Lord Esher (William Baliol Brett, 1815-1899), was now Master of the Rolls, known in court for his brusque and direct manner.
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