1900 October Footnotes

[1] Adelina Patti (1843 – 1919) was an Italian 19th-century opera singer, earning huge fees at the height of her career in the music capitals of Europe and America.

[2] Sir Charles Santley (1834 – 1922) was an English-born opera and oratorio star with a bravura technique who became the most eminent English baritone and male concert singer of the Victorian era.

[3] Ada Jemima Crossley (1871 – 1929) was an Australian singer. Born at Tarraville, Gippsland, Victoria, she was the daughter of Edward Wallis Crossley, an ironmonger, and Harriette, née Morris, both from Northamptonshire, England. Ada was the sixth surviving child in a family of twelve children.

[4] Ben Davies (1858 – 1943) was a Welsh tenor singer, who appeared in opera with the Carl Rosa Opera Company, in operetta and light opera, and on the concert and oratorio platform. He was spoken of as a successor of Edward Lloyd, as a leading British tenor, and retained something of his style and repertoire in concert performance.

[5] The City of London Imperial Volunteers (CIV) was a British corps of volunteers during the Second Boer War.


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