Milestones: Feb. 22, 1926

Engaged. Nicholas Llewellyn Davies, youngest of the four adopted children of famed author-play-wright Sir James Matthew Barrie; to the Hon. Mary Beatrice James, daughter of the noted sportsman Walter John James, third Baron Northbourne. As everyone knows, Mr. Barrie met the four Davies children years ago in Kensington Gardens, and adopted them after the death of their parents. Their mother, Sylvia (Du Maurier) Davies, was the beautiful daughter of famed artist George Du Maurier and a sister of Sir Gerald Du Maurier. She and her children figure in many of Barrie's works. George,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!