Christmas   in the Works of
Stanley Weintraub

Bernard Shaw: The Diaries 1885 - 1897. Volume II
University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1986

p. 882

[Dec] 21 Go down to Kelmscott by the 13.25 train from Paddington.

....got to Paddington in good time. Miss Allen saw us off. We had an hours wait in Oxford and walked through the town....The party at Kelmscott consisted of the Sparlings, myself [Shaw], Morris, and Mary De Morgan....

X´mas boxes to May [Morris Sparling] and May's parents 20/-....

[Dec] 22 (at Kelmscott)

...Cold weather, very muddy underfoot....The routine here is....Breakfast at 9; dinner at 13; afternoon tea at about 17; and supper at 9 1/2. Then we all go up to the tapestry room and play at "twenty questions." All except Morris and myself go to bed about 22 1/2 or 23. We sit up an jaw a bit longer....This evening we had mummers in.....

[Dec] 24

Frost harder than before....took a walk with Sparling before dinner....Finished the pasting [album of press notices]. Serenades, etc. by the villagers outside. Talked to Morris about Durer, etc. before we went to bed.

Index of Weintraub Christmas Exhibit Pages

  1. Dear Young Friend: The Letters of American Presidents to Children
  2. Albert: Uncrowned King
  3. Victoria: An Intimate Biography
  4. Shaw's People: Victoria to Churchill
  5. Disraeli: A Biography
  6. Bernard Shaw: The Diaries  1885-1897, Volume I
  7. Bernard Shaw: The Diaries  1885-1897, Volume II
  8. Shaw: An Autobiography  1856-1898
  9. The Playwright and the Pirate: Bernard Shaw and Frank Harris: A Correspondence
  10. Bernard Shaw  1914-1918: Journey to Heartbreak
  11. Private Shaw and Public Shaw: a dual portrait of Lawrence of Arabia and G.B.S.
  12. Lawrence of Arabia: the literary impulse
  13. Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of 1914
  14. The Last Great Cause: The Intellectuals and the Spanish Civil War
  15. Reggie: A Portrait of Reginald Turner
  16. Whistler: A Biography
  17. Beardsley: A Biography
  18. Aubrey Beardsley: Imp of the Perverse
  19. Four Rossettis: A Victorian Biography
  20. Exhibit: Story of Stanley Tree
  21. Exhibit: Stanley Tree Photograph 1
  22. Exhibit: Stanley Tree Photograph 2

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