1897 November Footnotes

[1]  The Story of Two Noble Lives: being memorials of Charlotte, Countess Canning, and Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford by Augustus J. C. Hare. Published 1893.

[2] The Slave Of The Lamp from Hugh Stowell Scott. English novelist wrote under the pseudonym Henry Seton Merriman (1862-1903). Published 1892.

[3]  Dame Emma Albani, DBE (1847 –1930) was a leading opera soprano of the 19th century and early 20th century, and the first Canadian singer to become an international star.  Her repertoire focused on the operas of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini and Wagner. She performed across Europe and North America.

[4] Fanny Davies (1861 – 1934) was a British pianist who was particularly admired in Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, and the early schools, but was also a very early London performer of the works of Debussy and Scriabin. In England, she was regarded as the ‘successor’ of Arabella Goddard, though her style and technique differed from Goddard’s considerably.

[5] Harry Lempriere Pringle (c 1870–1914), basso. Born in Hobart, he studied there, then in the early 1890s with Amy Sherwin’s teacher, Julius Stockhausen, in Frankfurt. Pringle appeared at Covent Garden between 1897 and 1900 in many roles including The marriage of Figaro, Fidelio, Lucia di Lammermoor and much Wagner, with Jean De Reszke, Pol Plancon and Lilian Nordica. During these years he toured the USA, with Albani and Patti, singing at the ‘Met’.

[6] Maud MacCarthy (1882 – 1967), was an Irish violinist, singer, theosophist, writer, poet, esoteric teacher and authority on Indian music.

[7] Tom Brown‘s School Days (sometimes written Tom Brown’s Schooldays, also published under the titles Tom Brown at Rugby, School Days at Rugby, and Tom Brown’s School Days at Rugby) is an 1857 novel by Thomas Hughes.

[8] Earl Canning by H. S. Cunningham, Published 1891.


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