1908 May Footnotes

[1] Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE (1858 – 1944) was an English composer and a member of the women’s suffrage movement. Her compositions include songs, works for piano, chamber music, orchestral works, choral works and operas.  Her opera The Wreckers is considered by some critics to be the “most important English opera composed during the period between Purcell and Britten.

[2] Wilfrid Gabriel de Glehn (sometimes ‘Wilfried’) RA (1870 – 1951) was an Impressionist British painter, elected to the Royal Academy in 1932.

[3] PercyAldridge Grainger (1882 – 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist who lived in the United States from 1914 on and became a citizen in 1918.

[4] Martial & Armand was a prominent couture house on the fashionable Place Vendome during the first quarter of the 20th century.

[5] Oscar Johannes Ludwig Eckenstein (1859 – 1921) was an English rock climber and mountaineer, and a pioneer in the sport of bouldering. Inventor of the modern crampon, he was an innovator in climbing technique and mountaineering equipment, and the leader of the first serious expedition to attempt to climb K2.

[6] August Baron Schluga von Rastenfeld (1841-1917) – a spy.


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