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Henry Frederick Ponsonby, 1825-1895

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1825
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Date of Death: 1895
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Identity:

Henry Ponsonby was Queen Victoria's Private Secretary.

Life:

As Private Secretary he was in touch with Whistler during the Queen's Royal Jubilee Year, when Whistler was President of the Society of British Artists (and when, in that year, it became the Royal Society of British Artists).

Bibliography:

Encyclopedia Brittanica, (11th edition) 1911, at http://www.1911encyclopedia.org (accessed 2005).