Sur­prised to see a fa­mil­iar face

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IBOUGHT a copy of your an­niver­sary edi­tion (May 31) and was sur­prised and de­lighted to dis­cover a pho­to­graph of my grand­fa­ther, Capt C. E. Rad­clyffe, dis­play­ing his tat­too of the en­tire fam­ily coat of arms on his chest (be­low). I have been search­ing for many years for a copy of this pic­ture.

It was last printed in a New York news­pa­per in 1904, in an obit­u­ary that claimed he had died in the Boer War. He kept a copy of this in his di­ary, writ­ing that it’s not given to many to read their own obit­u­ary!

I did know that grand­fa­ther was a fre­quent cor­re­spon­dent with COUN­TRY LIFE, but I had no idea that th­ese pho­to­graphs had ap­peared. I would be grate­ful if you could sup­ply a copy so that we can hang it next to the more se­ri­ous por­trait (right) of the founder of our com­pany, Fox­den­ton Es­tate. Nicholas Rad­clyffe, by email

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