Group    From 1922  To 1932

David Copperfield Children's Library

Founded by the American Rev. J. Brett Langstaff. The picture is from 1947.

The New York Times, 19 March 1922 carries a letter reporting on a performance of a play for the benefit of this library.   Written by Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton the single performance of "Not So Bad As We Seem" was cast with “distinguished amateurs" including: Ivor Novello, A. A. Milne, Sir William Orpen, Compton Mackenzie, Rebecca West, Alfred Noyes, Mrs. Asquith (Margot, wife of ex-PM, Herbert, we think) and Henry C. Dickens (grandson of Charles).  It was performed in the ballroom of Devonshire House, where, 71 years previously Charles Dickens had been a member of the original cast when the play was first presented.  (Aren’t old newspapers wonderful?)

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
David Copperfield Children's Library

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Charles Dickens - Cranleigh Street

In Dickens' time it was called Johnson Street. His house was number 29 though...

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George Claydon

George Claydon

Drowned in the 1898 HMS Albion disaster, aged 14. Buried in grave 2 at the memorial in East London Cemetery.

Person, Children, Tragedy

1 memorial
Edward Smith

Edward Smith

Edward Smith is the 3rd on the right of the seven boys sitting in the photograph of the scout troop. His birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1901 in the Lambeth registration district. As a...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

2 memorials
Albert Edward Dack

Albert Edward Dack

Albert Edward Dack is the boy lying on his side on the front right in the photograph of the scout troop. Albert Edward Dack was born on 1 August 1899 in Walworth, the fourth of the ten children of...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

2 memorials
Gilbert Johnstone

Gilbert Johnstone

Hon. Gilbert Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone. See his brother Francis for family information. President of the Eton Mission Rowing Club in 1934. Attended Eton, leaving before 1883. The Eton House (pdf dow...

Person, Benefactor, Children, Social Welfare

1 memorial
William Beckham

William Beckham

William Beckham is the boy lying on his side on the left at the front in the photograph of the scout troop.  He was one of the ten children of William John Beckham (1870-1917) and Harriett Beckham...

Person, Children, Community / Clubs, Tragedy

2 memorials