A recently obtained postcard mystery so if the name RUMFORD means anything to you let me know and I will pass the postcard on to you – many thanks!
I have just discovered that they are the children of Dame Clara Ellen Butt, DBE (1 February 1872 – 23 January 1936), who was a world famous contralto – Sometimes she was also called Clara Butt – Rumford after her marriage, she was an English contralto with a remarkably imposing voice and a surprisingly agile singing technique. Her main career was as a recitalist and concert singer.
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