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Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

Abrams, Harriett (c. 1758–1821), singer and composer, was, according to her niece's husband, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, the daughter of a man who came to England 'in the suite of some Hanoverian minister, in what capacity I never heard' (Trollope, 151...

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John Braham (1777?–1856) by unknown artist, c. 1834 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Biddlecombe

Braham, John (1777?–1856), singer, was probably born on 20 March 1777 in London. The year of his birth has often been given as 1774, but two accounts published during his lifetime—in The Harmonicon (10, 1832, 1), and in the Illustrated London News...

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Sir George Henschel (1850–1934) by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1879 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Henschel, Sir George [formerly Isidor Georg] (1850–1934), singer and conductor, was born on 18 February 1850 in Breslau, Silesia, the only son of Polish Jews, Moritz Jacob Henschel, a wool and coal merchant, and his second wife, Henriette, the daughter of Joseph Frankenstein...

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Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

Norsa, Hannah (d. 1784), singer and actress, was the daughter of Issachar Norsa (d. 1748?), a Jewish tavern keeper. She made her stage début as Polly in John Gay's The Beggar's Opera on 16 December 1732 in the newly opened Covent Garden Theatre...