Page 107. " Is he a member of one of the water-colour Societies? "

Landscape with a figure on horse
Public DomainLandscape with a figure on horse - Credit: Nicholas Pocock, a founder member of the Society
The Royal Watercolour Society is an English institution of painters.  It was founded as the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1804 by William Frederick Wells, with ten members.  The members seceded from the Royal Academy, where they felt that their work commanded insufficient respect and attention.

In 1812, the Society reformed as the Society of Painters in Oil and Watercolours.  It reverted to its original name in 1820. The Society obtained its Royal Charter 1881. 

In 1988, it changed its name again to the Royal Watercolour Society.

Page 114. " property in which she had a life interest only, and property which was left at her own control "
Legal books
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A life interest is a form of right, usually under a trust, which lasts only for the lifetime of the person benefiting from that right. A person with a life interest is known as a life tenant.  A life interest ends when the life tenant dies.

An interest in possession trust is the most common example. In a typical case, the life tenant receives all the income from the trust for the rest of his or her life. On their death, the trust comes to an end, and the capital of the trust is paid to another person, as specified by the trust document.

A life estate is an ownership interest in property which lasts for the life of the beneficiary. The owner of a life estate has the right to possession of the property, and may use it as any other owner, but with a duty to avoid waste of the property value affecting parties with a future interest.