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 >>
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: 9 December, 2023 (All extracts from the memoir are by kind permission of the writer's descendant Prof. James Wilkinson.)
Listening tohide composers
|unspecified song, duets||performed by James Douglas Senior, Martha Ann Douglas|
|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.