Monthly Archives: August 2010

A PARTNERSHIP

22 Lower Grosvenor Street (with the awnings), photographed in the 1890’s before the house was demolished. [Survey of London] Louis Bazalgette was in partnership with two others while trading as ‘Taylors and Drapers’ at the Lower Grosvenor Street p… Continue reading

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THE SAD TALE OF EVELYN’S ARM

There is a family story than Louis and Fanny’s son Evelyn was dropped by his nurse as an infant, which caused paralysis of his left arm. Louis later recorded in the family Bible the various treatments that were tried. It is a poignant and very per… Continue reading

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JANE AUSTEN’S WORLD

If you got to this blog from Vic Sanborn’s excellent ‘Jane Austen’s World’ blog site: Many thanks for visiting! (And of course thanks to Vic for kindly posting the link.) If you didn’t, you will find a great deal of fascinating information there, … Continue reading

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A SNIPPET FROM LOUIS’ ACCOUNT

Here is a portion in Louis’ handwriting of his account with the Prince of Wales for the 26th July, 1787.It includes a jacket for Maria Fitzherbert.It is legible if you hover over the image and select ‘Click to View Large’.As usual, there are sever… Continue reading

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FINANCING SHERIDAN

On February 7th, 1799, Messrs Sheridan, Grubb and Richardson, Proprietors of Drury Lane Theatre, wrote Louis a bill of exchange (effectively a post dated cheque) for ₤60/15/6, to be cashed 10 months after the cheque was written. Two days later t… Continue reading

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THANKS FOR VISITING – COMMENTS WELCOME!

Ispagnac, the small village in the Cevennes where Louis Bazalgette was bornThis blog has been running for two weeks and has received about 300 visits, which to me is encouraging, considering that it covers a rather narrow subject area. I would lik… Continue reading

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A FLASH COVE

The Times Law Report of May 26, 1797 reads: “BAZALGETTE v. CARTWRIGHTThis was an action in which the Plaintiff, who is taylor to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, brought against the Defendant, to recover the sum of 700l., which he had lent … Continue reading

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