[ Printed illustrated newsletter. ] Old Girls' Association. Albemarle House, Wimbledon Common. [ With 'List of Members, 1931' and '1931 Chronicle'. ]

Albemarle House Girls School, Wimbledon Common [ Miss Parratt; Mrs. Hugh Wallace, II (Gertrude Watts); Miss M. Notley; Mrs. Tom Mott (Helga Baumann); Miss Irene Fenwick ]
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Albemarle House, Wimbledon Common. Undated [ with 'List of Members, 1931.' ]
SKU: 20004

Scarce: no other copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC. 16pp., 12mo. With an additional two central pages of illustrations on shiny art paper. Stapled and unbound. In fair condition, aged and worn, with light pen mark at foot of cover. A final page headed 'A Sunset Abroad. | (From a Tourist's Diary)' is preceded by eight numbered sections: 'List of Members, 1931' (pp.3-5); '1931 Chronicle' (pp.6-9); 'Other News', 'Obituary', 'The Old Albemarlian Association', 'The Year at Albemarle' (pp.11-14), 'Games Notice' and 'Editor's Notes'. On the final page is an appeal for 'St. Mildred's House | Isle of Dogs, | E.14. | A Settlement in East London'. The two central plates carry nineteen illustrations of women and dogs. The 'Chronicle' gives information about a large number of 'Old Albemarlians', as for example: 'ANNE GILMOUR went to Munich in September to study German and violoncello. Almost as soon as she arrived an accidental blow from an oar on the head gave her concussion and an interesting time of convalescence in a foreign land ensued. On arriving home for Christmas she developed measles which was only to be followed by influenza. Now that there is at last better news of her we trust that her run of bad luck is finally over.' The obituary of Lady Parratt (1842-1931) describes her as 'the Fairy Godmother of Albemarle' ('On one delightful occasion Lady Parratt's handkerchief was to be seen waving from her Windsor window at a charabanc full of Albermarle girls all waving back.'). The other subject of an obituary is Betty Craster (1913-1931), who had attended the school between 1923 and 1930, whose death 'terribly overshadowed' the Lent Term.