n.p. (c. 1901-1992). Hardcover. Scrapbook photo albums of two prominent English families - the Bonham-Carter family (Henry Bonham-Carter and Florence Nightingale had the same Grandfather) and the Baker family, featuring the distinguished Air Marshal Sir John W. Baker. Included with the albums is a collected Florence Nightingale signature. The Bonham-Carter album binding is broken and in poor condition with the occasional blank spot on it's toned and brittle pages - all interior content is about very good and thus fair overall. The Baker album and it's content are all in near fine condition. The Bonham-Carter album has "H.M. [Hilary] Bonham-Carter Book 2 April 1924" written on the front pastedown and consists of 16 folio leaves (14" tall x10" wide) containing 80 photos - one being a 9.5"x17.5" fold-out group photo, 8 postcards, c. 20 newspaper clippings and c. 12 menus and programs. The Baker album has 18 oblong 4to leaves (10"x 12.5") containing 107 photos of various sizes and 9 pieces of ephemera/memorials. Hilary Bonham-Carter and Air Marshal Sir John W. Baker were married in 1927, so it's logical that these items are together and that the provenance of the Florence Nightingale signature is legitimate. Also included is a photocopy of an exhibition catalogue published by the Florence Nightingale Museum "A Life of Henry Bonham-Carter : The new exhibition brings to light the historical links between Florence Nightingale and the well known Bonham-Carter family." from the front cover ; a 30 page photocopy of "Reminiscences" by Sibella Bonham-Carter 1899-2005 and a short wiki bio of the famous English actress Helena Bonham-Carter. Fair and Near Fine. Item #4097
An interesting and intimate look at two storied English families.
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