was particularly close to his unmarried sisters. Both women were accomplished in their own right. The elder sister, Hester
, became known as a talented embroiderer and friend to Mary Augusta Ward
and Virginia Woolf
A. Mary F. Robinson
In June 1881 Vernon Lee
stayed with AMFR
's family in London. The next month the friends visited Oxford with Mary's sister Mabel
. Their Oxford social life included attending a dinner party hosted by...
Leisure and Society
After her sister Eliza bought the house in Melbury Road, EB
hosted afternoon salons there (which, however, a commentator calls undistinguished
Westwater, Martha. The Wilson Sisters. Ohio University Press, 1984.
). In the 1890s, Hester
and Clara Pater
(sisters of Walter) were frequent...