Sunday, 28 October 2007

Friendly dedication

Frederick dedicates his autobiography to an Oliver Armstrong Fry. From 1889 to 1904, Fry was the editor of the literary and social periodical Vanity Fair, famous for its cartoon lithographs as produced by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. Married to Annie Zetterquist Rolfe, Saint records that Fry wrote a preface to a book written by his brother-in-law, Clapton Crabb Rolfe. Saint describes this architect as 'notorious for talking clap-trap'. Oliver Fry was also a director of Vincent Brooks, Day & Son but there is surprisingly little reference to such a great friend of the author.

Saint, Andrew Three Oxford Architects. Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society.

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