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Eveline Miller

In 1893 Eveline Mary Curzon (1863-1934) married James Percy Miller, (1864-1906), 2nd Baronet Miller of Maderston, a soldier and racehorse owner. He has an armorial WPB bookplate. Eveline's bookplate shows Manderston House, near Duns in Scotland. The house was rebuilt by James between 1901 and 1903. It has a silver-plated staircase. Money was no object as James wanted to remind Eveline of her parent's house, Kedleston Hall. He died 3 years after the work was finished, aged 42 y. They had no children. She did not inherit the house. The house now contains the largest collection in the world of Huntley & Palmer's biscuit tins. That's something after my own heart.

Date: 1907
Plate size: 113 x 85
Design: 100 x 72 mm max.
Credit: INV W.P.B. (William Phillips Barrett)
Designer: C. Bird
Proof: AH
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