Lady Adelaide Cadogan

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Adelaide Cadogan

Lady
Born
Adelaide Paget

1820
Died1890
NationalityEnglish
OccupationWriter
Notable work
Works on plays and card games

Lady Adelaide Cadogan née Paget (1820-1890), was a British noblewoman and prodigious authoress, most noted for her seminal work on plays and card games. She used her title in her publications and that is how she is generally styled.

Biography[edit]

Lady Adelaide Paget was born in 1820. She was the daughter of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and Lady Charlotte Paget, née Cadogan. She was one of the train-bearers to Queen Victoria at the 1838 coronation.[1]

She married the Honourable Frederick William Cadogan.[2]

Lady Adelaide's Illustrated Games of Patience is believed to be the first ever compendium on patience games. Originally published around 1870, it ran through many editions and is still reprinted today. In England, a 'Cadogan' has come to be a used as a term for any book on patience games.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Illustration from Drawing-Room Plays by Lady Adelaide Cadogan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Key to Mr Leslie's picture of Queen Victoria receiving the Holy Sacrament at her Coronation". National Portrait Gallery.
  2. ^ Lady Adelaide Cadogan (née Paget) at www.npg.org.uk. Retrieved 14 Aug 2018.
  3. ^ Morehead 2013.
  4. ^ Illustrated games of patience by Lady Adelaide Cadogan. Retrieved 14 Aug 2018
  5. ^ Reprint. Retrieved 14 Aug 2018

Bibliography[edit]

  • Morehead, Albert H. (2013) The Complete Book of Solitaire and Patience Games. Read, London.

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