Lady Adelaide Cadogan (née Paget; 1820–1890) was a British noblewoman and prodigious author, most noted for her seminal work on plays and card games. She used her title in her publications and that is how she is generally styled.

Lady Adelaide Cadogan
Adelaide Paget

Notable workWorks on plays and card games
SpouseFrederick William Cadogan
Parent(s)Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey
Lady Charlotte Cadogan

Biography edit

Lady Adelaide Paget was born in 1820. She was the daughter of Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey and Lady Charlotte Paget, née Cadogan. She was one of the train-bearers to Queen Victoria at her 1838 coronation.[1]

She married her first cousin, the Honourable Frederick William Cadogan.[2] Their grandparents were Charles Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan and his second wife, Mary Churchill.

Lady Adelaide's Illustrated Games of Patience is believed to be the first-ever compendium on patience games. Originally published around 1870, it ran through many editions and is still reprinted today. In England, a 'Cadogan' has come to be used as a term for any book on patience games.[3]

Selected works edit

Illustration from Drawing-Room Plays by Lady Adelaide Cadogan.

References edit

  1. ^ "Key to Mr Leslie's picture of Queen Victoria receiving the Holy Sacrament at her Coronation". National Portrait Gallery.
  2. ^ Lady Adelaide Cadogan (née Paget) at Retrieved 14 Aug 2018.
  3. ^ Morehead 2013.
  4. ^ Illustrated games of patience by Lady Adelaide Cadogan. Retrieved 14 Aug 2018
  5. ^ Reprint. Retrieved 14 Aug 2018

Bibliography edit

  • Morehead, Albert H. (2013). The Complete Book of Solitaire and Patience Games. London: Read.

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