I was very excited to receive from my cousin the above photograph, which she found in her late mother’s effects. It was not marked, and she did not know who it was, but on seeing it I knew immediately.
How? Well, for two reasons:
1. It was found in the family
2. Evelyn had a withered left arm
See my blog about how this happened here:
His obituary reads:
Obiit Evelyn Bazalgette, QC, born 1801. He matriculated at Balliol College Oxford and took a first class in classics and a second in mathematics in 1822. Among his now distinguished contemporaries at Oxford may be mentioned the 7th Lord Shaftesbury, whose name appears in the first class of the same list, and Dr Pusey. He was admitted as a student of Lincoln’s Inn in 1823 and was called to the bar in 1827. For many years he enjoyed an extensive Chancery practice and numbered among his contemporaries Lord Abinger, Lord Cairns, Lord Campbell, Lord Cottenham, Lord Cranworth, Lord Denman [son of one of the doctors who tried to cure his withered arm], Lord Hatherley, Lord Langdale, Lord Lyndhurst, Lord Romilly, Lord St Leonards, Lord Truro and Lord Westbury. He was created a Queen’s Counsel in 1858 and invited to the bench of Lincoln’s Inn in the same year. He was treasurer of Lincoln’s Inn in 1878, one of the governors of King’s College and one of the few surviving original members of the Oxford and Cambridge Club, established by Lord Palmerston and others in 1830.
[Pump Court, the Temple newspaper and review, Volume 7]
Evelyn was Louis Bazalgette’s son by his second marriage to Frances, and was my great-great-great-great uncle. It appears that he was much loved in the family, and his sweetness of expression is very marked in this picture. I love it!