Sullivan dedicated his song, "O Fair Dove"
O Fond Dove!" to Rachel Scott Russell; it was published by
Ashdown & Parry in 1868.
Rachel Scott Russell and Sullivan
had a romantic liaison during the 1860s. This song was dedicated to
her after her mother had unsuccessfully tried to prevent the pair
seeing one another. Rachel would sometimes sign her letters to
Sullivan "Fond Dove" or "F.D".