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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:

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Harold H. Joachim, 25 April 1929

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1298
Scope and Contents Letter, 25 April 1929, Oxford, Harold H. Joachim to Donald Tovey. Congratulating Tovey on the success of his opera. Holograph signed.
Dates: 25 April 1929