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ANDERSON, ETHEL LOUISE 1883–1958
The writer Ethel Anderson was born Lillington, Warwickshire, the daughter of Cyrus Mason and his wife Louise, who were both from Australia, and she was brought up in Sydney. In 1904 she married Major Austin Thomas Anderson of the Royal Artillery. The family lived in England from 1914 until 1924. She corresponded with Elgar in 1924 about his setting of her 'Ballad of Brave Hector'.

ASHDOWN, EDWIN 1826–1912
Edwin Ashdown was born in Marylebone, the son of Francis Ashdown, who was in domestic service. In 1840 he was apprenticed to the music publishers Wessel and Stoddart, and remained in the publishing business all his life. He formed his own company in the 1850s, eventually having offices in London and New York.
    In 1927 the firm, by now Edwin Ashdown Ltd., took over Enoch and Son, which had a small Elgar catalogue. In 1932 Elgar corresponded with the firm about the music he had written for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924, and published by Enoch.

ASHDOWNE, FRANK *
Misreading of Elgar's handwriting: see ASHDOWN, EDWIN

AUNT 'CAR'
See Caroline Raikes in RAIKES FAMILY

AUNT 'CHOLMELEY'
See Elizabeth Cholmeley Roberts in ROBERTS FAMILY

AUNT 'EM'
See Emma Raikes in RAIKES FAMILY

AUNT 'LIB'
See Elizabeth Agnes Probyn in PROBYN FAMILY

AUNT 'V'
See Arabella Veronica Dighton in DIGHTON FAMILY

AVELING, CLAUDE LINDSAY CLIFFORD 1869–1943
Claude Aveling was born in Kent, the son of Steven Aveling, a mechanical engineer, and was educated at King's School, Rochester, Westminster School, and Christ Church, Oxford. In 1894 he became secretary to Sir George Grove at the Royal College, becoming subsequently Assistant Registrar and Registrar. He retired in 1935. A literary man, he was both a librettist and a translator. He corresponded with Elgar in 1923 and 1924 about the music for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley.

BARNETT FAMILY *
The Elgars 'travelled with Barnetts' from Paddington to Malvern in September 1899.

BAUERKELLER, RUDOLPH 1879–1922
The violinist Rudolf Bauerkeller was born in Manchester, the son of the violinist William Rudolf George Bauerkeller. He emigrated to the USA before the Great War where he became leader of the New York Symphony Orchestra. He wrote to Elgar in 1911 about his proposed performance of the Violin Concerto in the Bechstein Hall, London.

BEERBOHM, HERBERT DRAPER
See TREE, SIR HERBERT BEERBOHM & FAMILY

BETHMANN HOLLWEG, THEOBALD
See VON BETHMANN HOLLWEG, THEOBALD

BOTTERILL, CATHERINE BARR BENZIE 1873–1959
Mrs. Botterill was a friend of Sam Blake. Born in Scotland, she was the daughter of Thomas McMeekin, a tea planter. She married Phillips Botterill (1870–1944), a Havana cigar merchant, in 1894. They divorced in 1922. Carice and Sam had tea with her in Earls Court, London, in December 1921.

BOTTOMLEY, WILLIAM LAWRENCE 1883–1951
Born in New York, William Bottomley graduated from Columbia University in 1906 with a degree in architecture. In 1907 he won a McKim Fellowship to study at the American School of Architecture in Rome, and then in Paris, returning to New York in 1909. His buildings are mostly neo-classical designs. Carice met him in Rome at Julia Worthington's 'At Home' in February 1908.

BROOME, WINIFRED 1873–1950
Miss Broome lived at Waresley Green, Hartlebury, Worcestershire. She was the daughter of Edward Alfred Broome, a mill owner and magistrate, of Areley Court, Stourport. A nurse, she wrote to Elgar from St. George's Hospital in 1902. Carice saw much of her in the late 1930s.

BUTCHER (BRINKWELLS) *
The only butcher in Fittleworth listed in the 1915 Kelly's Directory was Edgar John Comber. There were none by 1918, but three in Petworth: William Matthew Boorer of Lombard Street, William Moyer of Market Place, and William Payne of Pound Street. Carice notes the butcher delivering to Brinkwells in June 1921.

CARINGTON, SIR WILLIAM 1845–1914
See CARRINGTON, SIR WILLIAM

COMPTON, WILLIAM GEORGE
See NORTHAMPTON, LORD & FAMILY

CROPPER, SUSANNAH ELIZABETH LYDIA 1830–1911
Susannah Cropper was the daughter of Rev. Dr. Thomas Arnold, headmaster of Rugby School, and a cousin of Richard Penrose Arnold (q.v.). In 1853 she married John Wakefield Cropper (1828–1892), a director of the Midland Railway. They had homes in Liverpool and Malvern.

CUMBERLAND, GERALD
See KENYON, CHARLES

CURWEN, JOHN KENNETH 1881–1935
Kenneth Curwen was born in West Ham, Essex, the son of the music publisher Joseph Spedding Curwen. A Director of J. Curwen & Sons, he corresponded in 1924 about the printing of a special edition of Parry's Jerusalem for use at the opening of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley.

DAVIDSON, EDWARD & FAMILY
Edward Chambers Davidson (1857–1933) was the son Septimus Davidson and elder brother of Hugh Morgan Davidson and, like his father, a solicitor. In 1889 he married Frances Mary Vertue (1864–1941), daughter of Naunton Henry Vertue, a Dutch stockbroker. Their daughter Nancy Vertue Davidson (1890–1951) married Donald Baillie Carter (1892–1976) in 1929. Carice knew them through their cousin Winifred Davidson.

EARDLEY-WILMOT FAMILY
The son of Reverend Edward Revell Eardley-Wilmot, Robert Eardley-Wilmot (1849–1935) studied medicine at Edinburgh. He was a J.P. for Warwickshire and Sussex, and lived at Preyste House, North Street, Petworth. He married Frances Gwynne Whitby (1853–1928), daughter of Dr. Charles William Whitby, in 1876. Their son Theodore Eardley-Wilmot (1879–1918) married Mildred Clare Reynolds (1882–1956), daughter of William Reynolds, a cotton broker, in 1908. Theodore was killed in the Great War. Theodore and Mildred had two children: Anthony Revell Eardley-Wilmot (1910–1944), who was killed in action in France; and Mildred Joan Eardley-Wilmot (b.1912) who was married twice, firstly to Thomas Walton Davies in 1939 and then to Baron Cross of Chelsea in 1952.

ELLIS, OSWALD AND FRANCES
Oswald Harry Ellis (1874–1940) was the son of Edwin Ellis, a Surrey J.P. He was a fruit grower. He married Frances Mary Euphemia 'Nancy' Brawne-Lindon (1883–1973), daughter of Herbert Valentine Brawne-Lindon, in 1914. She was the grand-daughter of Keats's fiancιe Fanny Brawne. They were friends of Sam Blake, who took Carice to see them in May 1921.

FITZGIBBON, FR GERALD 1877–1960
Fr Fitzgibbon was born in Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland, and was a Roman Catholic Priest in Upper Norwood, London. Carice and Samuel Blake (q.v.) went to see him in November 1921 to arrange their marriage.


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