HEADLAM, Captain Sir Edward James
Kt, 1928; CSI 1924; CMG 1919; DSO 1916.
Born 1 May 1873; 4th son of late Morley Headlam of Gilmonby Hall, Yorkshire, and
Whorlton Grange, Durham; married 1918, Nancey Benyon (died 1932), widow of
Stanley Hobson, Nigeria.
Durham School; HMS Conway.
Sub-Lt RIM, 1894; Lt 1900; Comm. 1913; Marine Survey of India, 1897-1914; Naval
Transport Officer E. African Forces, 1914-1917; Principal Naval Transport
Officer, South and East Africa, 1917-1919; Director Royal Indian Marine,
1922-1928; retired 1929. Assistant Marine Transport Officer, British
Expeditionary Force, N. China, 1900-1901 (medal, despatches); Royal Humane
Societies Medal; Hon. Member American Military Order of Dragon; FRGS; gun
running operations, Persian Gulf, 1912 (Naval General Service medal and clasp);
served European War (despatches four times, CMG, DSO, special promotion to
Captain, 1914-1915 Bronze Star, British War and Victory Medals).
History of Sea Service under the Government in India; occasional articles in
Royal Geographical Society's Journal, and United Service Journal.
C/o Lloyds Bank, 6 Pall Mall, SW1 .
Died 14 July 1943
Distinguished Service Order: Headlam, Edward James, Commander, Royal
London Gazette, 14 Jan. 1916
HEADLAM-MORLEY, Elisabeth Charlotta Henrietta Ernestina (nee SONNTAG)
Title: Else Headlam-Morley Collection
Dates of creation: ca. 1880-1950
Extent: 7 metres
Name of creator: Else Headlam-Morley (1866-1950), composer
Elisabeth Charlotta Henrietta Ernestina Headlam-Morley (née Sonntag) was born at Luneburg in 1866. Known as Else, she was the youngest daughter of Dr. August Sonntag. She learnt the violin from a former pupil of Friedrich Wieck and the piano from her eldest sister Hedwig (Heidi), who was also a pupil of Wieck, and at the age of seven she wrote her first composition. After her family's move to Dresden, she played at the musical evenings given by Marie Wieck and Clara Schumann.
When she was thirteen she was accepted as a pupil by Liszt, and studied with him at Weimar for five years, until his death in 1886, and afterwards with Franz Xaver Scharwenka in Berlin. Among Liszt's older pupils whom she knew at Weimar were Alfred Reisenauer, Alexander Siloti, Emil Sauer and Arthur Friedheim. She travelled with Liszt to Budapest and appeared as a pianist there and in Vienna under Julius Epstein. She also studied harmony etc. with Heinrich Schulz-Beuthen. In 1892 she married James Wycliffe Headlam-Morley, who was knighted in 1929 for his work as historical adviser to the Foreign Office.
After her marriage, Else Headlam-Morley devoted her time increasingly to composition. She composed two operas "Leonarda" and "Die Tulpen", and numerous songs and works for piano and orchestra. "Leonarda", composed in 1925, was staged in Salzburg and in Innsbruck, under Dr. Nicholai van der Pals, and other performances of her music took place in the twenties and thirties in Berlin with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra under Dr. Ernst Kunwald, in Munich, Leipzig and Stuttgart, at the Queen's Hall in London, and in Bournemouth under Sir Dan Godfrey. "Leonarda" received concert performances in London in 1950 and in Aachen in 1962. Lady Headlam-Morley died in February 1950.
Scope and content
Manuscript and printed scores of Lady Headlam-Morley's own compositions, correspondence, concert programmes, posters and press cuttings, and other papers and photographs.
Immediate source of acquisition
Presented by Mrs Lorna Headlam-Morley, 1999 (accession Misc. 1999/2000:2).
The collection will be appraised as sorting and listing proceeds.
Roughly grouped in the following categories:
"Leonarda"; other compositions of Lady Headlam-Morley; letters to her from her children, Kenneth A.S. Headlam-Morley (1901-1982), Secretary, the Iron and Steel Institute 1933-1967, and Professor Agnes Headlam-Morley (1902-1986), historian; other correspondence; press cuttings, programmes, material relating to Sir Dan Godfrey, miscellanea.
Not yet open for consulation, pending sorting and listing
Godfrey, Sir Daniel Eyers, 1868-1939
Headlam-Morley, Else, Lady, 1866-1950
Headlam-Morley, Agnes, 1902-1986
Headlam-Morley, Kenneth Arthur Sonntag, 1901-1982
Music manuscripts and papers
Music - 20th century
Operas - 20th century
Headlam-Morley, lady. - Else married James Wycliffe Headlam-Morley, C.B.E.
granted the rank and precedence which would have been hers had her husband
survived to receive the title of a knight bachelor: 1 son, 1 daughter. 29 St.
Mary's rd. Wimbledon, S W.19.
HEADLAM, Francis John
Stipendiary Magistrate of Manchester from 1869.
Born 9 June 1829; 6th son of late Ven. John Headlam, Archdeacon of Richmond,
Chancellor of the Diocese of Ripon, Rector of Wycliffe, and Maria, daughter of
Rev. Thomas Wilson Morley of Clapham, Yorks; married 1872, Matilda, daughter of
S. Pincoff of Ardwick, Manchester.
Eton, University Coll., Oxford. Scholar, 2nd class Lit. Hum., 1852; Fellow,
1854; Bursar, 1863-1871.
Was assistant master of Westminster School, 1855-1856; called to the Bar, 1858
(Inner Temple); went Northern Circuit, and Durham and Northumberland Sessions.
5 Cheyne Gardens, Chelsea, SW ; City Police Court, Manchester.
Oxford and Cambridge; Union, Manchester.
Died 29 March 1908.
HEADLAM, Air Vice-Marshal Frank
CB 1965; CBE 1958 (OBE 1954).
Head, Australian Joint Services Staff, London, 1968-1971.
Born 15 July 1914; son of Malcolm Headlam, Oatlands, Tasmania; married 1940,
Katherine Beatrice (marr. diss. 1956), daughter of P. S. Bridge, Victoria; one
son one daughter.
Clemes Coll., Hobart.
Pilot Officer RAAF 1934. Served War of 1939-1945 (SE Asia, Northern Australia).
Gp Capt. 1942; Air Cdre 1953; Dir-Gen. of Plans, 1958; Mem. for Personnel Dept
of Air, 1957 and 1959; Air Vice-Marshal 1961; Air Officer Commanding Operational
Command, RAAF Penrith, NSW, 1961-1962; Air Officer Commanding 224 Gp, Far East
Air Force, 1962-1964; Dep. Chief of Air Staff, RAAF, 1965-1966; AOC Support Comd,
RAAF, Melbourne, 1966-1967. ADC to the Queen, 1954; Extra Gentleman Usher to the
Tennis, golf, fishing, shooting.
5 Thornton Street, Kew, Victoria, Australia.
Melbourne; Melbourne Cricket; Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria.
Died 27 December 1976.
HEADLAM, Gerald Erskine
Born 21 October 1877; youngest son of late Morley Headlam, Gilmonby Hall, Yorks.,
and Whorlton Grange, Co. Durham; unmarried.
Giggleswick and Sherborne Schools; All Souls College and St Catherine's Society,
Assistant Master: Ladycross, Bournemouth, 1899-1900; The Oratory School,
1901-1923 and 1927-1938; Assistant Master and Housemaster, St Edmund's
College, Ware, 1924-1927; Headmaster of the Oratory School, Woodcote House,
Reading, 1938-1942; Captain, TA (retired); commanded Oratory School OTC,
1914-1923 and 1928-1934; Commanded St Edmund's College OTC, 1925-1927.
The Oratory School, Woodcote House, Reading.
Died 16 June 1954
HEADLAM, Brig.-Gen. Hugh Roger
CB 1930; CMG 1918; DSO 1915.
Born 15 July 1877; 4th son of late F. J. Headlam.
Wellington College (classical scholar); RMC, Sandhurst.
Entered Army, York and Lancaster Regt, 1897; Capt. 1903; Major, 1915; Staff
Officer, 1901-1902; with Egyptian Army, 1903-1913; Staff Captain, 1914;
Brigade-Major, 1915; psc; Bt Lt-Col 1917; Bt Col 1919; Col 1924; served S.
Africa, 1899-1902 (despatches twice, Queen's medal, 6 clasps, King's medal, 2
clasps); Sudan, 1905 (medal with clasp, despatches, 4th class Medjidieh, 3rd
class Osmanieh); European War, 1914-1918 (DSO, CMG, Officier Légion d'Honneur,
despatches 7 times, wounded); Waziristan 1919 (medal with 2 clasps); commanded
1/5 West Riding Regt (TF), 1915-1916; Brigadier-General in Command 64th Infantry
Brigade, June 1916; Inspector of Infantry Home Forces, August 1918; GSOI, AHQ,
India, October 1919; Col Commandant Castlebar Brigade, 1921; Col Commandant 25
Prov. Brigade, 1922; Col Commandant British Troops in Soudan, 1924-1926; in
command of 1st Batt. The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster), 1920-1924;
Brigadier 12th (Secunderabad) Infantry Brigade, 1926-1930; retired pay, 1930;
Inspector, Staff School, Iraq Army, 1931-1934; operations in Kurdestan (with
Iraq Army), 1932 (medal with clasp, despatches, Iraqi Army medal); 3rd Class
Cobbles, Shillingstone, Dorset.
Died 25 October 1955