"The Flapper" :
a monthly magazine compiled, edited, handwritten and illustrated by the children of Sir Frederick and Lady Shaw of Bushy Park, Terenure, Co. Dublin,
|Main Creator:||Shaw, Grace Eleanor, 1889-1964|
The first magazine appeared in January 1904 and it continued at intervals through to the end of 1910. The six children were Annie Shaw (sub-editor), Mary Shaw ("Newsmonger"), Grace Shaw (editor), Robert, Eily and Frederick. They were aged between seventeen and eight when the magazine started. Contents of the magazine include stories, poems, family news (presented as if the children were in Mafeking) - all composed by the children and their associates. Family, visitors including Robert Lloyd Praeger, staff and animals appear frequently, and the youngest child Freddie is occasionally the butt of his sibling's humour. There are accounts of dances, race meetings, polo matches and army manoeuvres.
MS 42,227/1 (1904); MS 42,227/2 (1905-1906); MS 42,227/3 (1906-1907) and MS 42,227/4 (1910).
Each issue is provided with a variety of illustrations, mostly by the children and their mother Lady Shaw [Eleanor Hester Vere]. Photographs are also included. August 1905 issue contains a photograph of the children and their parents.
Physical description: 4 volumes.
Arranged in chronological order.
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|MS 42,227/1-4||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
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