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Joachim, Harold Henry, 1868-1938 (philosopher)



  • Existence: 1868-1938

Harold Henry Joachim was the son of Henry Joachim, a wool merchant from London. He was a prominent philosopher who taught at St Andrews and Oxford, and also a talented violinist.
Harold was the nephew of the violinist and composer Joseph Joachim, who had a deep influence on his life. Joseph considered him one of his closest friends and confidents, and they exchanged numerous letters in which they discussed family matters as well as professional and artistic subjects. Joseph kept contact with his nephew during his tours around Europe, and made sure to visit him whenever he was in London or Oxford. In 1907, Harold married Joseph's daughter Elizabeth, and they had a son and two daughters.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Seven photocopied pages of an autograph book belonging to Harold Joachim, including one page with list of entries, 1 July 1882-21 January 1886 (dates of original document)

Identifier: Coll-1711/4/2
Scope and Contents List of signatures: Otto Peininger Fred Leighton Florene Hemming Alfred Piatti Arthur Sullivan Joseph Joachim Henry F. Dickens Ludwig Straus John Farmer Agnes Zimmermann Emily Skinner Illegible Paul David parry Fanny Davies Josef Ludwig Clotilde Kleberg H. Montagu Butler L. Alma Tadema Clara Schumann Arminius Vambery Gustave Masson John Hare Kate Perugini Eaton Faning B. Jowett
Dates: 1 July 1882-21 January 1886 (dates of original document)