Guide to the Annie Gregory letter, ca. 1900 MS 275
Annie Gregory belonged to a Methodist (Wesleyan) family in Wiltshire. Annie published a book in 1881 called "Susanne Gibson: A Study for Christian Workers… with an appendix concerning a London School for Wesleyan Ministers’ Daughters". Lady Margaret Spicer was a younger daughter of the 12th Earl of Westmoreland. Though her father was a colonel in the British Army, and served in the Crimean War, he was chiefly notable for losing much of his fortune on horse racing. But Lady Margaret’s grandfather, the 11th Earl, was a celebrated M.P. soldier, diplomat, musician, and historian. He founded the Royal Academy of Music, wrote seven operas and many other smaller musical pieces, and wrote two or three books on military and political matters. The husband of Lady Margaret was Captain John Edward Philip Spicer (1850-1928), who was from a celebrated old Wiltshire family. John Edward Philip Spicer was High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1889, and a Captain in the Queen’s Life Guards.
This collection contains a letter from Annie Gregory to Lady Margaret Spicer, daughter of the 12th Earl of Westmoreland. In the note, Annie requests that Lady Spicer let her know if her husband Captain John Edward Philip Spicer would let her (Annie) come to Chittoe Heath. Annie Gregory belonged to a Methodist (Weslayan) family in Wiltshire.
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Annie Gregory letter, ca. 1900, MS 275, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This collection was a gift donated to Fondren by George Williams on February 8, 1979.
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