Friday, August 30, 2013

Maud Sambourne

Maud daughter of the Punch cartoonist Lionel Sambourne

in August 1896,  was staying at Buscot Park. In a letter to her mother, she described how Alexander Henderson took her to visit Kelmscott. She was nor impressed, finding the house 'lovely for its oldness but oh! so artistic and grubby'. May Morris was the only one at home, and Maud 'stared at Miss Morris
and wondered why she dressed in such a sloppy way with no stays'.

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