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Lot 60

ORIGINAL PROGRAMMES FOR EVENTS RELATED TO THOMAS HARDY AND PERFORMED IN DORCHESTER

"A New Play" adapted from Thomas Hardy's famous novel "Far from the Madding Crowd" presented by the Dorchester Debating Society, November 17 and 18, 1909; "The Mellstock Quire" presented by the Dorchester Debating Society, November 16 & 17, 1910;

Estimate: £100 - £200
Hammer price: £480
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

"The Hardy Plays" adapted from his "Wessex Tales" - "The Three Wayfarers" and "The Distracted Preacher", presented by the Dorchester Debating Society, November 15 and 16, 1911; 

a flyer and souvenir programme for "Wessex Scenes from The Dynasts"; and a flyer "Hours in Hardyland" (a lot)

Provenance: The Bartelot Family Collection, mostly the property of Rev. Richard Grosvenor Bartelot FSA, Rector of Fordington, Dorchester 1907-1939, or his son Major R St G G Bartelot.

Grosvenor Bartelot was born in 1868 and went to Crewkerne Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford, in the 1880s. In the next two decades he served as curate at Corfe Castle, Anglican chaplain in Turin, and as the Bishop of Salisbury's missioner covering duties of other clergy all over Dorset. He became a noted antiquarian and genealogist and was elected FSA. Having been born a Bartlett, in 1898 he changed his name to the original Norman form, Bartelot. In 1906 he became Vicar of Fordington St George, Dorchester, and next year he married Evelyn, daughter of Alfred Pope Esq of South Court and Wrackleford House, founder of the Eldridge Pope brewery. Having retired in 1936 to Timsbury, Somerset, he died in 1947.


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