Scope and arrangement
Consists of an undated 52-page typescript by George Wotherspoon, which appears to have been written in the late 1940s. Entitled "A Lady of Many Amours," Wotherspoon's manuscript is focused primarily on actress Lillie Langtry and her extramarital relationship with a wealthy American sportsman named Frederick Gebhard. Wotherspoon also writes of Langtry's stage career, her reputed relationship with Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, and about the societal mores of the era. Wotherspoon also writes of Langtry's daughter Jeanne. The typescript is labelled "Part 7," which suggests that this text was part of a larger work which does not survive. Included is a pamphlet of biographical information about Lillie Langtry, written by H. T. Porter and issued by the Société Jersiaise in 1973. Also included are three photographs of Lillie Langtry, one of her father, and one of her grave.