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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 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Harold H. Joachim, 27 February 1907

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1297
Scope and Contents Letter, 2 February 1907, Oxford, Harold H. Joachim to Donald Tovey. An invitation to dinner. Holograph signed.
Dates: 27 February 1907

Letter to Sophie Weisse from Harold H. Joachim, 25 November 1908

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L2254
Scope and Contents Letter, 25 November 1908, Oxford, Harold H. Joachim to Sophie Weisse. Thanking Miss. Weisse and Tovey their kindness, and allowing Harold Joachim to hear wonderful music. Holograph signed.
Dates: 25 November 1908

Letter to Sophie Weisse from Sir Donald Francis Tovey, 04 February 1898

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L538
Scope and Contents Letter, 4 February 1898, Oxford, Donald Tovey to Sophie Weisse. Describing the experience of playing with Kruse, details of a performance and of Oxford life. Holograph signed.
Dates: 04 February 1898

Postcard to Sir Donald Francis Tovey from Harold H. Joachim, 17 July 1931

Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L1299
Scope and Contents Postcard, 17 July 1931, Puy de Dome, Harold H. Joachim to Donald Tovey. Congratulating Tovey on the memorial concerts. Holograph signed.
Dates: 17 July 1931