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Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (née Douglas)

(1855-1905), Wife of John McLean Griffin; daughter of 8th Marquess of Queensberry

Sitter in 2 portraits
After marrying, Florence combined her love of sport, travel and writing in a journey to Patagonia from 1878-9 where she hunted big game, publishing Across Patagonia in 1880. In 1879 she was the war correspondent for the Morning Post, covering the Zulu war in Southern Africa. She had strong views on African politics, publishing In the Land of Misfortune in 1882. In Britain she was a keen writer of letters to newspapers on a range of liberal issues. She had forthright views on women, proposing equality of the sexes in marriage and divorce. In the 1890s, in a distinct turn-around, she condemned as cruel the blood sports she had once so greatly enjoyed, in The Horrors of Sport (1891).

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Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (née Douglas) ('Ladies. No. 6.'), by Théobald Chartran ('T') - NPG D44155

Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (née Douglas) ('Ladies. No. 6.')

by Théobald Chartran ('T')
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 5 January 1884
NPG D44155

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Mary Mark Ockerbloom

01 October 2016, 22:29

Your title states: Lady Florence Caroline Dixie (née Douglas) (1855-1905), Wife of John McLean Griffin; daughter of 7th Earl de la Warr I believe the description "Wife of John McLean Griffin; daughter of 7th Earl de la Warr" is incorrect. Lady Florence Douglas was the daughter of the 8th Marquess of Queensberry (18 April 1818 – 6 August 1858) and his wife Caroline Margaret Clayton (1821–1904), Lady Florence Douglas married Sir Alexander Beaumont Churchill Dixie, 11th Baronet (1851–1924) C.f. and sources given there

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