James Douglas in Egham, Surrey - the 1840's

from Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century, page 2:

I commenced my education at a very select young Ladies seminary, presided over by Miss Sarah and Miss Mary Shirley – I remember being decorated with a fool’s cap, holding a blackboard at the back of my shoulders while my feet were firmly fixed in a piece of board in one position. Still those were happy days & especially the breaking up days when the Boarders had Private Theatricals & I did enjoy…   more >>

cite as

James Douglas, Account of life as a chorister in the nineteenth century. In Choir Archives, St George's Chapel, Windsor, England, p. 2. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1524212727005 accessed: 22 May, 2024 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)

location of experience: Egham, Surrey


James Douglas
chemist, Clerk and manager railways, tobacco importer

Listening to

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unspecified song, duets performed by James Douglas Senior, Martha Ann Douglas

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1840's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The author's father, also James Douglas (1806-1879) was a watchmaker of Egham, Surrey. His mother was Martha Ann Douglas nee Boyce (1813-1880). His sister is mentioned occasionally in the memoir but not named.

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:25:28 +0100
Approved on Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:45:46 +0100