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Lived: The Grange, Alresford SO24, UK (51.12188, -1.19812)
Buried: Kinlochluichart Church, Kinlochluichart Forest, Garve, Highland IV23

Harriet Hosmer was an American sculptor. In November, 1852, with her father and her friend Charlotte Saunders Cushman, she went to Rome. While living in Rome, she was associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thorvaldsen, Thackeray, George Eliot and George Sand; and she was frequently the guest of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning at Casa Guidi, in Florence. Novelist Henry James (brother of Alice James) unflatteringly referred to the group of women artists in Rome of which she was a part as "The White Marmorean Flock,“: lesbians Anne Whitney, Emma Stebbins, Edmonia Lewis and non-lesbians Louisa Lander, Margaret Foley, Florence Freeman, and Vinnie Ream. She was devoted for 25 years to Lady Ashburton, widow of Bingham Baring, 2nd Baron Ashburton. Lady Ashburton was born Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie, youngest daughter of James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie, and had one daughter, the Hon. Mary Florence ("Maisie"), born 1860 in London. She was a Patron of Arts after the death of her husband. Mount Hosmer, near Lansing, Iowa is named after Hosmer, the result a race to the top that she won as a youth.
Together from 1878 to 1903: 25 years.
Harriet Goodhue Hosmer (October 9, 1830 - February 21, 1908)
Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie, Lady Ashburton (March 5, 1827 – February 2, 1903)



Days of Love edited by Elisa Rolle
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ISBN-10: 1500563323
Release Date: September 21, 2014
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The Grange is a XIX century country house—mansion and landscape park near Northington in Hampshire. It is currently owned by the Ashburton family.
Address: Alresford SO24, UK (51.12188, -1.19812)
Type: Public Park (open to public)
Hours: Open daily for exterior viewing only (Managed by English Heritage)
Phone: +44 1962 779668
English Heritage Building ID: 145178 (Grade I, 1955)
Place
Built in 1670-3, Design by William Samwell (1628-1676), Remodelled in 1804-9, Design by William Wilkins (1778-1839), Added in 1817, Design by Sir Robert Smirke (1780-1867), in 1823-5 and 1852, Design by Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863), in 1868-70, Design by John Cox, Restored in 1980-82.
The Grange, Greek Revival style, landscaping by Robert Adam, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Bought in 1821 by Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton (1774–1848), he later bought many other estates in the area, including Itchen Stoke and Itchen Abbas. The Grange Park Opera stages a festival annually, during June and July, in The Grange’s Orangery theatre. Built in 1670s for Sir Robert Henley, encased and remodelled in 1800s for Henry Drummond, added to in 1860s for Sir Francis Baring, later Lord Ashburton and his descendants. Brick with stone dressings, encased in stucco, roof slate. Originally 9 bay sides with projecting centre 3 and end bays, and 7 bay ends with projecting centre 3 bays and blind end bays, 2 storeys and attic on raised basement. West Front revealed by demolition of additions and restored. Wilkins work important early example of Greek Revival. He encased existing house to create 9 bay sides with giant pilasters, projecting centre 3 bays with 4 square piers, and massive entablature, with wreaths in frieze, to hide attic and roof. To East end he added a large Greek Doric portico, 6 columns wide and 2 deep, overlooking falling ground to the lake. The basement was concealed by a massive stucco, with stone coping, podium on East and South sides and raised ground on other sides. Most of the additions have gone except for Cockerell’s conservatory and Cox’s 2nd floor windows inserted in frieze. The house stands on a promontory overlooking the lake, landscaped by Robert Adam, with the remains of terraces to the South and East and with wide views over the wooded park.
Note: Guy Burgess (1911–1963) was a British radio producer, intelligence officer and Foreign Office official. He was a member of the Cambridge Five spy ring that passed Western secrets to the Soviets before and during the Cold War. He died aged 52, having become dependent on alcohol in his last years. His remains were interred in the family plot at St John the Evangelist Church (Church Lane, West Meon, Hampshire, GU32 1LF).
Bedales School (Church Rd, Steep, Petersfield GU32 2DG, UK) is a co-educational, boarding and day independent school in the village of Steep, near the market town of Petersfield. It was founded in 1893 by John Haden Badley in reaction to the limitations of conventional Victorian schools. Bedales continues to be one of the most expensive public schools in the UK. Notable queer alumni and faculty: Alix Strachey (1892–1973); Frances Partridge (1900–2004).
Life
Who: Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie (May 5, 1827 – February 2, 1903)
Bingham Baring, 2nd Baron Ashburton was a British businessman and a Whig politician who later became a Tory. Lord Ashburton married his first wife, Lady Harriet Mary Montagu, eldest daughter of George Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich, on April 12, 1823. Their only child, Alexander Montagu Baring (1828–1830), died as an infant. Lady Harriet is well known for inspiring the devotion of Thomas Carlyle, to the great dismay of his wife Jane Welsh Carlyle. Lady Harriet died on May 4, 1857, aged 51. Lord Ashburton married his second wife Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie, youngest daughter of James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie, on 17 November, 1858. They had one daughter, the Hon. Mary Florence, born on June 26, 1860 at Bath House, Piccadilly, London (a site now occupied by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority), who married William Compton, 5th Marquess of Northampton. Lord Ashburton died at The Grange, Hertfordshire, in March 1864, aged 64. He was succeeded in the barony by his younger brother, Francis. Lady Ashburton subsequently had an intimate relationship with the sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908.) She died in London in February 1903, aged 75, and is buried at Kinlochluichart Church (Kinlochluichart Forest, Garve, Highland IV23).


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Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312
ISBN-10: 1532906315
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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Lord Ashburton married as his second wife Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie (1827-1903), youngest daughter of James Alexander Stewart-Mackenzie, on 17 November, 1858. They had one daughter, the Hon. Mary Florence, born on 26 June, 1860 at Bath House, Piccadilly, London (a site now occupied by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority), who married William Compton, 5th Marquess of Northampton. Lord Ashburton died at The Grange, Hertfordshire, in Mar. 1864, aged 64. Lady Ashburton subsequently had an intimate relationship with the sculptor Harriet Hosmer. She died in London in Feb. 1903, aged 75, and is buried at Kinlochluichart Church (Kinlochluichart Forest, Garve, Highland IV23).



Queer Places, Vol. 2 edited by Elisa Rolle
ISBN-13: 978-1532906312
ISBN-10: 1532906315
Release Date: July 24, 2016
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