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Wanda Brister and Jay Rosenblatt

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781949979312

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781949979312.001.0001

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Epilogue The Lady Composer Rediscovered

Epilogue The Lady Composer Rediscovered

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(p.259) Epilogue The Lady Composer Rediscovered
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Madeleine Dring
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Wanda Brister

Jay Rosenblatt

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781949979312.003.0010

“She thought remains were of little importance.”

—Roger Lord, letter of May 30, 2007

On June 22, 2004, one of us (Wanda) enjoyed a visit with Roger Lord at his home in Dorset, at which time she was able to discuss with him the life and career of his first wife, Madeleine Dring. The conversation turned from her life to her death, and he was asked, “Where is Madeleine buried? I would like to go place flowers on her grave.” Lord replied, “I don’t know if she is still there. We only leased the grave for twenty-five years.” Gravesites are at a premium in London and are often leased and turned over for later use. He continued “But I can tell you what I inscribed on her marker.” At the time of this exchange, twenty-seven years had passed since she died. But Lord did not forget about the question. In a letter of May 30, 2007, he writes: “P.S. You ask about tomb inscription & where. Madeleine was buried in Lambeth Cemetery.”...

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