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Sir Edgar Speyer, baronet (1862–1932) by Sir William Orpen, exh. RA 1914 Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Speyer, Sir Edgar, baronet (1862–1932), railway financier and patron of music, was born in New York on 7 September 1862, the second son of Gustavus Speyer, a Jewish banker, of Frankfurt, and his wife, Sophia, daughter of Rudolph Rubino, of Fritzlar, Prussia, and ...


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Waley, Simon Waley (1827–1875), composer and banker, was born on 23 August 1827 at Stockwell, London, the younger son of Solomon Jacob Waley (d. 1864) and his wife, Rachel Hort; Jacob Waley (1818–1873) was his elder brother. He became a prominent member of the ...