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JMBarrie / Re: Did Gerrie Dislike JMB?
« on: September 19, 2020, 09:31:14 PM »
Thanks for the info Andrew!  :D
JMBarrie / Did Gerrie Dislike JMB?
« on: September 19, 2020, 03:21:48 AM »
Did Gerrie dislike JMB? By sound of it in her interviews, she didnít seem to care for JMB at all and didnít want him around her family much, which is why he had no influence on Jackís children and didnít seem to be around them much. And if she did dislike JMB, I wonder why?
Database / Re: Pictures for Database
« on: September 18, 2020, 10:46:23 PM »
Hi Andrew! I just e-mailed the pages again. I hope you got them this time! Please let me know!

Database / Re: Pictures for Database
« on: September 17, 2020, 08:57:30 PM »
Hi Andrew, I emailed you pictures of the pages of The Blot on Peter Pan and Neil and Tintinnabulum on Sunday. Just wondering if you got it. If I need to resend the pages please let me know.

JMBarrie / Re: Barrie's letter to Sylvia
« on: September 13, 2020, 04:07:56 PM »

100% agree! Platonic love can be as beautiful as romantic love, and should be emphasized more in media!

JMBarrie / Re: The Cause of Barrie's Impotence
« on: September 13, 2020, 04:00:32 PM »

I personally donít think Barrie ever wanted to get married. Right before he married Mary, he wrote about a nightmare he had about being married. And Barrie didnít seem to want to spend a lot of time with Mary either. It is possible that he just married the wrong person, but since he never tried to re-marry again, I highly doubt this. Although you could argue that he wanted to marry Sylvia LD, but if he actually would have gone through it if Sylvia wanted to, will forever be unknown. Would he have done it because he wanted to have a romantic relationship with her or so the boys could have a stable family unit (for the time period), again weíll never know and is up to interpretation.

Davies Family / Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« on: September 13, 2020, 03:45:26 PM »
Oh ok. That sucks! Hopefully Iíll be lucky enough to see the film somehow someday.
Davies Family / Re: Yellow Week at Stanway!
« on: September 12, 2020, 08:54:01 PM »
Would anyone consider trying to record Yellow Week at Stanway from the BFI website and trying to upload it to YouTube, or another video sharing website, again so we can all see it? Since I live in the US I unfortunately canít do it!
General topic / Re: John Michael Asquith
« on: September 08, 2020, 03:32:52 AM »
Thank you for the info Andrew! Itís tragic that John had to go through that! I think the exceptionally poor treatment Iím sure he received at the institution was a major cause of his early death. If he was treated with the care and respect that is done for autistic children and adults today, he would have lived a much longer life.
Cynthiaís letter about Johnís death reminds me of Queen Mary of Teckís letters about the death of Prince John, who was also autistic, basically saying the exact same thing, that she was glad that Prince John was no longer suffering (from his epilepsy, which caused his death), but she did later say in her diary: ďmiss the dear child very much indeed."
JMBarrie / Re: About the "Kissing pretty boys" article
« on: September 06, 2020, 01:14:35 PM »
100% agree with everything you said!  :D And yes it is fun to work in theatre! I highly recommend it if that kind of thing interests you!
Also thanks for the condolences about me and my father.


Database / Pictures for Database
« on: September 04, 2020, 10:15:33 PM »

I recently got some books that are connected to JMB, and I will continue to get more, and I was wondering how I can send pictures of interesting things I find in these books so they can be posted on the database for all to see?

One of them is The Letters of JMB, and there are wonderful letters in the book that everyone should read! Like his letters to one of his godsons Peter Scott, and the letters to Peterís mother Kathleen.
Also Barrie mentions Michael Davies in various letters, that are not even in Andrewís book, that I think people would definitely be interested in seeing!
Also I just really recommend you get this book! Itís so great!

Also I got the books The Flying Carpet and The Treasure Ship where Barrie contributed stories basically writing about Michael, but calling the character Neil.
Neil and Tintinnabulum, the story in The Flying Carpet, is mentioned in Andrewís book a lot, but The Blot on Peter Pan, from The Treasure Ship, isnít mentioned at all and I didnít know existed until I read Mackailís biography, and this story definitely confirms that Neil is meant to be Michael Davies!

So it would be great if these things were on the database for everyone to read!
General topic / Re: John Michael Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 09:42:00 PM »
Hereís a picture of Cynthia and John.
General topic / Re: Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 09:36:27 PM »
Here are some interesting things I found today about Michael Asquith!

Hereís a picture of an adult Michael Asquith and a picture of him and his second wife Elizabeth.

The most interesting thing I found was about Michaelís first wife Diana Battye. Apparently, before her and Michael got married, she went missing for some reason, then about a week later, she was found crying in front of Cynthia Asquithís house.
 Here are some newspaper clips talking about it.

Here are newspaper clips, a photo, and a video talking about their marriage in 1938.

Michael and Diana got divorced in 1952.

Finally, hereís a picture of one of their sons, Stephen, as a boy. And an obituary of their other son Peter, who died just last year at the age of 71, this was posted on Keith W. Boraston Funeral Directors Facebook page:

Obituary Notice
Peter Edward Asquith late of Kidderminster.
Tragically Passed away on 1st March 2019 age 71 after a fire related accident at his flat in Kidderminster,
and only a few month's after the loss of his loving wife.
A church service followed by a burial service is to take place on Monday 25.03.2019
Peter's coffin will arrive at 1pm and be placed in the church.
A service by Revrand Robert Legge will take place at 2pm
2.45. Peter will be reunited with his late wife Margaret at St Georges Church cemetery  Kidderminster.
Donations are to go to St Georges
A reception afterwards at the church.
Our condolences to Peter's family and friends.
General topic / John Michael Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 04:35:17 PM »

What happened to John Michael Asquith?
I read recently that he had some sort of disability. Did he have autism? Was he sent away to a hospital or an asylum, the unfortunate case for autistic people back then?
And John died in May 1937, a month before JMB, at age 26. How did he die?
General topic / Re: Michael and Simon Asquith
« on: September 04, 2020, 04:32:58 PM »
That is an interesting fact!  :D Thanks for the info! But now Iím wondering why JMB would want to spend time with people who were so stuck up?
The only guess I can make is he was desperate to have another family relationship like he had with the Daviesí, especially after Michael LDís death. According to the Letters of JMB, he told Cynthia multiple times that her and her boys, especially Simon, cheered him up. So Iím sure he needed them to help him with his grief and loneliness.
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