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Who was Jane Morris? A lecture at Columbia University, NYC.

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My photograph of Frank C. Sharp

Sailor Boy Harold Courtenay Tennyson (27 April 1896-29 January 1916)

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Alfred Tennyson’s son Hallam Tennyson had three sons with his wife Audrey Tennyson. The third born son was named Harold Courtenay Tennyson born on April 27, 1896 at Farringford House, Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight in England.Even though young Harold had no memory of his Poet Laureate grandfather, being born almost four years after his death, it is said that he had the same temperament and had inherited similar traits i.e. the flashing dark eyes, the molding of the brow and cheek which Thomas Woolner captured so well in his bust of Alfred Tennyson.Harold’s middle name ‘Courtenay’ comes from his mother Audrey Boyle’s side of the family along with a keen sense of determination. Both the Tennyson’s and the Boyles were Navy and Army serving families.
For years Hallam acted as his father’s secretary. Following his father’s death and succeeding to the barony on 6 October 1892, he wrote a memoir of his poet father. Once he became the 2nd Baron Tennyson, he was prepared to accept a coloni…