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Grantham Journal
Saturday 30th April 1881
Grand Wedding

Among recent marriages (says the Morning Post) is that of Mr. Charles Pierre Shaw, a distinguished member of the New York bar, to Miss Lizzie Rebecca Gresham Fisher, eldest duaghter of the late Dr. S Fisher, of Whatton-in-the-Vale, Nottinghamshire, and Thurloe-place, South Kensington. The Fishers are descendants of Thomas Shaw, the celebrated travelier and Oriental scholar, and also of the Greshams.

The marriage took place at St. Mary Abbot's, South Kensington on Easter Tuesday morning, the ceremony being performed by the Very Rev. Dean Stanley, assisted by the Hon. and Rev. Carr Glyn.

The bride wore a white brocaded silk dress and train, trimmed with deep pearl fringe, a tulle veil pinned with diamond pins, and without a wreath.

The bridesmaids were the brides sister, Miss Bertha Fisher and her cousins, Miss Mary Fisher of Nottingham, Miss Horsham, of Manchester, and Miss May Bridges, of South Kensington. They wore heliotrope satin costumes, with large velvet Gainsborough hats to match, and white ostrich feathers, scarlet and white bouquets.

The wedding breakfast was given by Mrs. Fisher, the brides mother, at the Alexandra Hotel. Among the relatives and guests were - Mr. and Mrs. Gresham, of Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. Whyman of Nottingham; Mr. Norman Lockyer, Mr. Justin McCarthy M.P., Mrs. Osgood, Miss Hope Glenn, Colonel Hosmer, Mr.. and Mrs. Jospeh Hatton, Mr. FB Wilkie, Chichago;Mr. HF Gillig, and the American Consuls of Bristol and Manchester.

Congratulatory letters and telegrams were received frm Mr. William Black, Mr. Bret Harte, and from the bridegrooms brother, who as his wedding present a draft on an English Bank for 50,000 dollars.

The wedding presents include some costly articles of silver plate from relatives of the bride, and a present of diamonds from the bridegroom, consisting of two bracelets, a ring, a chatelain, and a flask. On the flask is an inscription - "Earth-Water" and in fact contains a small particle of earth and a few drops of water which the Amercian brough to his bride. Each piece is covered with diamonds of the largest size and most gorgeous lustre, and the gems are set in a background of iron pyrites, having a peculiary novel and please effect.

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