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A Cora Josephine Gordon lecture in 1947: "Off the beaten Track in Europe"

Cora Josephine Gordon  (1879-1950) continued to give public lectures and to write on art following the death of her husband Jan Gordon  in 1944. The Hull Daily Mail of October 4th 1946 carried a public notice detailing upcoming Tuesday talks at the Hull Literary and Philosophical Society, at the Queen's Hall. Cora Gordon's talk, "Off the beaten Track in Europe," is shown for Tuesday January 14th 1947. Before Jan Gordon's death, the couple had given public lectures together, often including musical performances. On their American journey in 1927 and 1928, they had given illustrated lectures under the management of William B. Feakins (Wm. B. Feakins, Inc., Times Building, New York). From 1931 onwards there are reports of lectures given by Cora alone, including the following. 1931. Sheffield ; " I do know that Cora Gordon is going up to Sheffield at the end of the month to give two or more lectures about the travels which she and her husband ha