Fonds BC634 - Alys Fane Trotter Collection

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Alys Fane Trotter Collection


  • 1896-1960 (Creation)

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2 archive boxes; ca.60 items

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Biographical history

Alys Fane Trotter (circa 1862 – 21 December 1961) was an Irish poet and artist. She was born in Dublin, the daughter of Ella Flora, née Mayne (1828–1907) and Maurice Keatinge (1816–1896). Maurice was the Principal Registrar at the Irish Court of Probate; his wife from a long established Wiltshire family with an estate at Teffont Avias. On 30 June 1886, at St James church, Paddington, Alys married Alexander Pelham Trotter MICE MIEE FPS (1857–1947). He was the son of Alexander Trotter (1804–1865), a banker by his second wife, Isabella Strange (1816–1878) daughter of Thomas Andrew Lumisden Strange. From 1896 to 1899, Alexander was the Electrical Advisor to the Cape Colony government in southern Africa. Whilst living there Alys and Alexander explored the Cape and Alys wrote and illustrated "Old Cape Colony: a chronicle of her men and houses from 1652 to 1806". Some of Trotter's drawings are now in the William Fehr Collections in South Africa. (Wikipedia)

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Donated by Mrs PW (Helen) Holt.

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TS, photographs, correspondence, press cuttings for a biography (unpublished) of AF Trotter.


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  • English

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  • English



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