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Photo, Print, Drawing J. Clayton Boyes, d. 1937

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  • J. Clayton Boyes, d. 1937


  • Spurr & Son, Bridlington, East Riding, Yorkshire, (pht)


  • -  Photograph


  • -  Inscription: Recto: bottom mount l. l.: (photographer's imprint, in gold) Spurr & Son; l. r. (address, in gold) SOUTH CLIFF / BRIDLINGTON.; verso: u. r.: (in pencil) 064; top center (in black ink) To/ H: M: F: Esqre. Dublin. [H. Macaulay FitzGibbon, Esquire]; l. r.: (signed, in black ink) J. Clayton Boyes / 24 July. 1905
  • -  Provenance: Capt. H. Macaulay FitzGibbon, The Bungalow, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland, 21 June 1923.
  • -  This is no. 43 "J. Clayton Boyes" on FitGibbon list, under "Cabinet Size." Boyes, a "Classical Flautist, A.M.U.", from Bushey, Watford, England, first wrote to Miller on 8 Dec. 1921. He had seen an advertisement Miller had placed in The Flutist and he offered to sell Miller two "old wooden flutes." These were DCM 216, a Rudall & Rose, and DCM 217, a Longman & Broderip. Miller and Boyes corresponded for many years and Miller ultimately obtained 43 "old flutes" from Boyes, the last one acquired in March 1934. A few undated letters from Mrs. Boyes describe her husband's ill health and Miller notes that Boyes died on 21 April 1937. There are several other photographs of Boyes in the Miller Collection that are of a more casual nature. Many show Boyes in his garden, with flute, and there is also a photograph of his home, "The Corner Cottage," in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England.
  • -  Condition: Good condition. There is a dark patch on edge of elbow at left. It is housed in a dark beige glassine wrapper.


  • photograph


  • Photograph, mounted on heavy grey photographer's card. Mount: 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (16.5 x 10.3 cm.); photo: 5 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches (13.6 x 9.6 cm.)


  • Music Division

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  • Box Number: B

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