Alfred Sutro: a man with a heart by Lewis Sawin

By Lewis Sawin

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Subsequently, he had various engagements in England and, with Augustin Daly, in the United States. 32 Looking back across forty years, Sutro could say that Bourchier was "a man of many faults"; but although his summary of Bourchier's character candidly states what those faults were, the summation is positive. His faults were not hidden deep down, but on the surface, as it were, for all men Page 11 to see them. He was self-indulgent, bad-tempered, obstinate, greedy; he was dreadfully spoiled; . .

134-35. 27. Unpublished letter, Sutro to Zangwill. 28. See Lebzelter, p. 20, and frequent references in Holmes, pp. 70-148 passim. 29. Karl Beckson, Arthur Symons: A Life (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987), p. 284. 30. According to the record of Helena Sutro's will at Somerset House, her estate was £22,210 1s 6d. 31. Celebrities and Simple Souls, pp. 34-35. 32. DNB, 4th Supplement, p. 96. 33. Celebrities and Simple Souls, p. 35 Page 13 2 Marriage and Paris Among the residents of Finsbury Square in Alfred's childhood were the Isaacs: Joseph Michael Isaacs; his wife, Sarah Davis Isaacs; and their children, Harry, Rufus, Godfrey, Florence (Florrie), and Esther (Essie) Stella.

17 With regard to Essie's relationship with Walkley there are, in fact, two widely differing accounts. The story of an affair comes from the Isaacs side of the family, specifically from Essie's sister Florrie. 18 Because there is no reason why Florrie Van Gruisen should have invented the Isaacs version of the story, it seems reasonable to conclude that the Sutro family version is an inversion of the facts, with an ironic element of truth in it. 19 Nevertheless, at the beginning of 1896 Alfred was not aware of the problem.

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