Re: QD - more info from Ursula
Posted by Boffer on July 12, 2012, 10:19 pm, in reply to "Re: QD - more info from Ursula"
I myself have seen the page from The Graphic that illustrates a brooch that they label as "a jewelled pendant from the people of richmond". |
It's design is somewhat similar to the brooch that Roberts labels as 'Queen Mary's Richmond Brooch'. However I am in no doubt to believe Roberts as he consulted the authoritative source of Queen Mary's Jewels (her own notes).
The brooch illustrated in the Graphic, I assume is perhaps the 'Surrey Brooch', it is more than possible that the Graphic made a mistake in its labelling, just as now the press have been known to make mistakes. The one person who is most likely to not make mistakes is Queen Mary herself.
Here is the image taken from the Graphic, I am inclined to believe this captioning less reliable than Roberts. Although looking at the design, it is clear that the two brooches were confused by the contemporary press as they are so similar (it is not clear which brooch this is). Just like today, speculation on these boards, or factual inaccuracies perpetuate in other publications, I believe this is the same case with this captioning of this brooch.
: I'm not disputing your remarks Boffer but I
: note that Ursula's page mentions some
: contemporary press sources.
: I don't have them here in our main library.
: I wonder if Laura M could clarify for us
: what those sources said at the time please.
: --Previous Message--
: I believe without a shadow of a doubt the
: information supplied by Roberts, we have to
: remember that unlike all previous
: publications, Roberts had unparalleled
: access to the Royal Archives, most important
: Queen Mary's Photographic jewellery
: inventory, which has clear pictures and
: detailed notes on each piece of jewelley.
: Queen Mary herself will have known which
: brooch was a gift from Surrey and which was
: a gift from Richmond and she would have thus
: labelled them accordingly. It is from these
: indisputable sources that Roberts draws his
: Thus I have unqualified trust in the
: validity and credibility of Robert's
: publication and information. Thus this
: brooch was a gift from The Town of Richmond,
: and is thus known as 'Queen Mary's Richmond