Georgiana Bloomfield, Baroness Bloomfield

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Lady Bloomfield Piano Album contains first/early editions (21 in total) of Frédéric Chopin major piano works. Source: Jozef Kapustka - "Chopin i Lady Bloomfield" http://jozef.kapustka.salon24.pl/690681,chopin-i-lady-bloomfield

Georgiana, Lady Bloomfield (née Liddell; 1822–1905), was a British courtier and author.

Life[edit]

She was the youngest daughter of Thomas Henry Liddell, first Baron Ravensworth (1775–1885), and his wife, Maria Susannah (c.1773–1845), and sister-in-law to the Marquess of Normanby. She was maid of honour to Queen Victoria until her marriage with John Bloomfield, 2nd Baron Bloomfield, on 4 September 1845. Their marriage was childless. She joined her husband on his diplomatic delegations, to St Petersburg the month after her marriage, to Berlin (1851–60), and to Vienna (1861–71).

Works[edit]

  • Reminiscences of Court and Diplomatic Life (2 vols.), 1883: record of her career of her life as courtier and as the wife of a diplomat. https://archive.org/stream/reminiscencesofc00blooiala
  • Memoir of Benjamin, Lord Bloomfield, (2 vols.), 1884: memoirs of her father-in-law.
  • Gleanings of a Long Life, 1902: collection of extracts from her favourite books.