Welcome to this cyberplace, set up as a space for news and reviews of A Gentleman of Pleasure and occasional jottings about John Glassco. Five years have now passed since publication, and I've moved on to other projects, but I'm leaving this up with the thought that those drawn to Glassco's writing will find something of interest.

04 September 2011

Edward Rawlings, Montreal, 1863

Glassco's maternal grandfather, Edward Rawlings, photographed shortly after he emigrated from England. As the founder and president of the Guarantee Company of North America, he would become one of Montreal's wealthiest men. Though Glassco inherited only a small fraction of Rawlings' estate, the money enabled him to live a life of relative leisure.

The fourth of thirty posts focussing on images not found in A Gentleman of Pleasure.
The entire series can be found here.

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