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McClure, Louisa Agnes, 1884 or 1885–

The Countess Winifred, and her children : a tale / by Louisa Agnes McClure ; edited by Margaret McClure.

Scotland?, 1896.
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[4], 28 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PZ7.M33 C68 1896
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Bound in black half cloth and green silk over boards. Title and floral decorations added in gouache.
Illustrated manuscript story by Louisa Agnes McClure about one Countess Winifred and her five children. An annotation, in blue ink, on the title page indicates that the author was "age 11" at the time of composition. With 11 illustrations in pen and black ink, the full-page frontispiece illustration with watercolor.
The text tells the story of several children who go about their daily routines, go to school, celebrate a birthday, take a trip to the shore, and fret about their parents' upcoming trip to America (which does not in fact occur). One gets scarlet fever, though recovers due to the attention of a doctor, who in turn marries the children's aunt. The text concludes with the wedding, and a brief update on the characters' lives twelve years after the fact. The illustrations show the children and their various adventures, including a trip to the attic, time at the shore, boarding a train, and in bed with illness. An index and list of illustrations are included at the end of the text.
Short stories.
Ink drawings.
McClure, Margaret.
IIIF Manifest:

  • A Saturday drive
  • The schoolroom
  • Marjorie's birthday
  • A rainy day
  • A trip to the seaside
  • At home
  • The coming home
  • The fever
  • The engagement
  • The marriage
  • Concluding remarks.

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