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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 15 Collections and/or Records:

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

Newspaper cuttings about Joseph Joachim's centenary concert, Adila Fachiri and Jelly d'Aranyi. Aslo include a concert programme and a letter to Harold Joachim from his sister Gertrude including verses from "Punch" on Jelly and Adila, 1931-1966

Identifier: Coll-1711/3/7
Scope and Contents From the Series: This series comprises newspaper clippings in German and in English dating from 1874 to 1989, on various subjects and events relating to Joachim such as celebrations in his honour, Jubilee concerts, obituaries after his death, anniversary events, etc.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1931-1966

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

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)