Richard C Jebb
Springfield, Sidgwick Avenue
History of Springfield
1883: In Period Piece Gwen Raverat describes how her mother, Maud du Puy, came in the spring of 1883 visit her aunt, Caroline Jebb in Cambridge. The Jebbs lived at Springfield though ‘ Uncle Dick’ was at the time Professor of Greek at Glasgow. The family lived in Cambridge in the summer. The Jebb household at Springfield is described in Period Piece p.90ff.
1884-5: the house was rented by George Darwin and his new wife Maud. (Period Piece p.31) while they looked for a house to buy.
1891: Queens Road
Richard Claverhouse Jebb, 49, professor of Greek, b Dundee [see cartoon]
Caroline L Jebb, 43, b USA [Period Piece p87f has a detailed description of ‘Aunt Cara’]
Margaret Horne, 33, servant, b Scotland
Francis Claxton, 26, servant, b Norfolk
Bessie Ingles, 17, servant, b Lancs
Widow of US Civil War officer takes Cambridge by storm
Alfred S H Walford, b 1899, Ear Nose Throat surgeon (Major RAMC TA)
Phyllis I, b 1901 (Red Cross training in auxiliary nursing)
Marjorie Loates, b 1917, cook
Violet Moule, b 1917, parlourmaid
A paper on laryngology by Walford is available.
(Flat 1) Rev Canon H W Montefiore
(Flat 2) Rowland J Custerson
(Flat 3) K G Davey PhD