Who’s Who in Wodehouse

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Errata and Addenda

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Errata and addenda in alphabetical listings:

Sir Buckstone Abbott: The title of his book should be My Sporting Memories.

J. B. Attwater: His niece calls him “Uncle John” in Chapter 18 of SM37.

Dry Martini: Omitted in 33RMa.

Alaric Pendlebury-Davenport, 6th Duke of Dunstable: His late brother, father of Horace, was named Rupert, as mentioned in SS61.

W. Firby-Smith: His first initial W. is signed on the notice at the close of Chapter 18 of MK09.

Montague Grayson: Note that in BC24b he is merely the “large, mauve-faced individual in golfing costume”; neither his name nor his occupation as a novelist are mentioned in the Grand magazine serial.

Lionel, former patient of Sir Roderick Glossop, cousin of the female who looks as if she breeds Pekes, described by Horace Davenport in ch. 16 of UF39.

Horace Pendlebury-Davenport: His late father, brother of the Duke of Dunstable, was named Rupert, as mentioned in SS61.

Percy6.5: The biscuit maker from the Booth and Baxter factory in Walsingford with whom Joe Vanringham fights three rounds in the Walsingford High Street in SM37, ch. 19; his name is not given until ch. 20.

Port from the Wood: Omitted in 33RMa.

Rum and Milk: Omitted in 33RMa.

Sherry and Bitters: Omitted in 33RMa.

Additions to Indexes:


11IA, “In Alcala”: It’s too late to change the basic letter-and-number code, but Gus Caywood has shared has shared a scan of the story’s initial appearance in the People’s Magazine (US), November 1909. So 11IAa will have to be the code for this 1909 story. Gus notes that he thinks “the 1909 date is significant, since the story is both autobiographical (drawn from PGW’s earliest days at the Hotel Earle), and soppier than anything else he was writing.”

GB04b2BY ORDER OF THE LEAGUE! (The Gold Bat) in Boys’ Friend, 1923

05CLb2The Locksley Lines Supplying Trust, Ltd. (A Corner in Lines) in Boys’ Friend, 1922/11/18

05AHb2The Schemer! (The Autograph Hunter) in Boys’ Friend, 1922/12/23


BCE: The title of the American edition is simply Blandings Castle.

Updated 1 January 2022

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