See HINTON, KATHARINE GOODSON
GRAVES, CLARENCE SINGLETON 1862–1936
Clarence Graves was born in Tottenham, London, the son of Harold Graves, a wine and spirit merchant. From a musical family – his mother was an organist – Charles studied singing and the flute, playing in the band of the Worcester Glee Club. By profession he was a hide and skin broker. In 1904 he wrote a letter of congratulation to Elgar.
See DOUTHITT, WILFRED
GRIFFITH, DR WALTER SPENCER ANDERSON 1854–1946
Dr Griffith was born in Brighton, the son of Rev. John Griffith, headmaster of Brighton College. He studied medicine at the Royal East Sussex Hospital, and at Bart's in London, qualifying in 1878. He specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology with a practice in Harley Street. A good amateur 'cellist, Elgar wrote to him in1904 recommending Hugh Blair for the post of conductor of the Handel Society, for which he was a Committee Member.
GRILLER, AARON SIDNEY 1911–1993
The violinist Sidney Griller was born in London, and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He formed the Griller Quartet in 1928. In 1949 he was appointed Professor of Chamber Music at the University of California, and the quartet became the University's resident quartet. Carice met him at the Worcester Three Choirs Festival in September 1932 when the quartet played the Piano Quintet with Myra Hess.
HAYWARD, CHARLES FLAVELL 1863–1906
See HAYWOOD, CHARLES FLAVELL
HENDERSON, JOHN GILBERT STACEY
See STACEY, GILBERT
HUDSON, EDWARD BURGESS
The publisher and magazine proprietor Edward Hudson was born in London, the son of John Daniel Hudson, who ran the family printing business of Hudson and Kearns. Among Hudson's titles were Country Life and Tit Bits. Elgar went to a birthday party he gave for Guilhermina Suggia (q.v.) at his home in July 1921.
HUTTON, MR & MRS
Henry Leonard Hutton (1867–1954), son of Rev. Thomas Hutton, taught modern languages at Dulwich College. In 1920 he married Julie Rieu (1873–1954), the daughter of Charles Pierre Henri Rieu (1821–1902), Professor of Arabic at Cambridge. Carice had tea with them in Dulwich, South London, in December 1921.
JENNER, GERTRUDE AUGUSTA BARNABY
See WALKER, GERTRUDE & FAMILY
JONES, ROYNON & FAMILY
Roynon Jones (1738–1817) and his wife Mary Richards (1732–1808) provided a string of descendants who married into the Probyn, Raikes and Roberts families, all relations of Alice Elgar. In 1785 their daughter, Anne Raynor Jones (1764–1846) married Rev. John Probyn (1757–1843), Vicar of Newland. In 1810 John and Anne's daughter Caroline Probyn (1791–1879) married Robert Napier Raikes (1783–1851).
In 1795 Roynon and Margaret's daughter Margaret (1769–1843) married Dr. William Roberts (1766–1808). William and Margaret's daughter Margaret (1799–1880) married Thomas Probyn (1798–1871) in 1823, and their son Henry Gee Roberts (1800–1860) (q.v.) was Alice Elgar's father.
Adam Willis Kirkaldy (1868–1931) was born in Stoke Newington, the son of John Kirkaldy, who had a plumbing business. He was educated privately and at Wadham College, Oxford. In 1903 he was appointed lecturer in Commerce at Birmingham University, becoming Professor of Finance in 1906. In 1896 he married Evelyn Frances Elliott (1867–1933), the daughter of Rev. Robert John Elliott, vicar of St. Stephen's, Poplar. Elgar wrote to her in 1909 about musical repertory.
See COOPER, EMIL
LEITNER, FRAU K. *
The Elgars stayed at Frau Leitner's guest house in Garmisch in 1897
MORGAN, EVAN BERNARD 1892–1978
Bernard Morgan was born in Liverpool. He was an article clerk in a solicitor's office before serving in the Royal Engineers during the Great War. He was Secretary of the Anglo-German Association from its formation in 1929, about which he wrote to Elgar.
PARKES, HENRY PERSEHOUSE 1831–1900
Henry Parkes was born in London, and owned the firm of H. Persehouse Parkes and Co. of Tipton, Staffordshire, manufacturers of cables and anchors. He lived at Yew Tree House, Belbroughton, Worcestershire. The Elgars spent a week there in the autumn of 1897 with Basil Nevinson and Hew Steuart Powell. On his death Parkes left some £65,000.
PARSONS, ALFRED WILLIAM 1847–1920
The painter, illustrator, and garden designer Alfred Parsons was born in Somerset, the of the surgeon Joshua Parsons. In 1865 he joined the Post Office as a clerk in 1865, but in 1967 decided to be a painter, training at the South Kensington School of Art. He was a member of the 'Broadway group' of painters and writers at Broadway, Worcestershire, in the 1880s and '90s, where he later lived. He met the Elgar at a tea party given by the De Navarros (q.v.) at Court Farm, Broadway, in August 1910.
PAYNE, MRS *
Carice called on Mrs Payne in London in November 1921, perhaps the Ada Payne who wrote to her from Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, in 1934, saying '… it is so long since we met … But perhaps you've forgotten our censorship class'.
The Picknells – all named Robert – were Fittleworth's grocers and drapers. Robert Picknell junior was born in Fittleworth in 1879 and his father was born in 1854. His grandfather had played county cricket for Sussex with little success, averaging only 5 and never being allowed to bowl! Carice bought a hat there in August 1921.
See RABBIT, PETER
PYE, ANNA 1853–1921
Carice and Samuel Blake had lunch with Mrs Messenger and tea with Mrs Pye in August 1921. Mrs Pye lived in Binsted, near the Messenger's farm in Alton, Hampshire. She was the widow of Dr Walter Pye, who was in practice in Piccadilly in the 1880s and 90s. After his death she became Superintendent of a Nursing Home and then, after moving to Hampshire, a midwife and farmer. She was the daughter of James Burns Kidston (1817–1890), a Glasgow procurator.