Errata and addenda to The Millennium Wodehouse Concordance

Volume 1: Wodehouse in the Clubhouse


p. xiv:

McClure-COG is combined issue for June–July 1921

ThisWeek-JBW should be ThisWeek-KYT, as the title Keep Your Temper, Walter was used in both magazines. Title in FQO and USFQO is Joy Bells for Walter.


p. xv:

Red-PFO should be The Plus Fours

The parallel story to Strand-ALG should be Red-ATT, A Triple Threat Man, 2/36.

The parallel story to Strand-LEL should be Red-OOD, Not Out of Distance, 4/36.

The date of Strand-PTT should be 6/27.

Argosy-HHB should be The Hazards of Horace Bewstridge.


In the alphabetical listing, p. 1 and following:

Add entry for Acker, Merrill & Condit: “America’s Oldest and Finest Wine Shop”, founded 1820, still in business. (SatEvePost-WOW)

ADDAMS, Charles (1912–1988): American cartoonist and illustrator

ARBMISHEL: see Abe Mitchell

ARREEVADON: see Harry Vardon

ARMOUR, Tommy (1896–1968): Scottish-American pro golfer

ARTBASHIEKEFF: possible allusion to Boris Artzybasheff (1899–1965), Russian-American surrealist illustrator

BANNISTER, William: GMB here should be GOO as on p. xii, xvi

BATES, spelled Anastatia in all sources, except SatEvePost-PRS where it is Anastasia

BATES, Jane: same character as Jane Packard

BINGLEY, Teddy: omit “morose” — not supported by the story

BLACKWELL, Edward (1866–1945): Scottish amateur golfer

BORGLUM, Gutzon is correctly spelled this way in Cosmopolitan; delete alternate spellings.

BRAID, James (1870–1950): Scottish pro golfer and author ☆

BRENTANO should be BRENTANO’S, real-life bookstore founded in Manhattan in 1853, becoming a regional chain by the mid-20th century before being bought out in the later 20th century and finally liquidated in the early 21st. ☆

BUTLER: Change MUP-ARB to TMU-ARB here, below at CAPE PLEASANT, and throughout this volume, for consistency with other volumes.

Add entry: CARLOCK BROS.: Renaming of the Cohen Bros. for RED-PFO.

COHAN, George M. (1878–1942): American musical comedy playwright, songwriter, and performer

Add entry: CONSUL, THE ALMOST HUMAN: a member of the Wrecking Crew; named after a trained chimpanzee on the Edwardian stage (HOG-CFO, LEO-LEL)

DELAMERE, Claude (not Claud)

DELL, Ethel M. (1881–1939): British author of romance novels

DIX, Dorothy (Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer, 1861–1951): American journalist, advice columnist

DUNCAN, George (1883–1964): Scottish pro golfer and course designer

FARRELL, Johnny (1901–1988): American pro golfer

FRY, Sidney Harold (1869–1961): beaten in the final of the 1902 British amateur championship by Charles Hutchings

GOOCH, Gloria: The character she plays in “Tried in the Furnace” is fortunately situated...

Add entry for GOTCH, Frank (1877–1917): American professional wrestler mentioned in ISM-WIV.

HACKENSCHMIDT, George (1877–1968): Estonian-born strongman and professional wrestler, active in Europe, Britain, America; rival of Frank Gotch

HAGEN, Walter (1892–1969): American pro golfer

HUTCHINGS, Charles (c. 1849–1922): oldest golfer to win Amateur Championship, 1902, at age 53; did not start playing until 1881, when he was over thirty.

Add entry for HUTCHINSON, Horatio (“Horace”) (1859–1932): British amateur golfer, Amateur Champion 1886 and 1887; author of several books on golf (HOG Preface, HOG-MPF, Strand-MPF) ☆

Add entry for HUTCHISON, Jock (1884–1977): Scottish-American professional golfer, PGA champion 1920, [British] Open champion 1921 (Elk-CUC). Substituted for Hutchinson (possibly by Red Book editor) in Red-PFO. ☆

LAMOUR, Dorothy: (1914–1996): American actress and singer

MARVIS BAY: Located in Cornwall in Uneasy Money; in Devonshire in several short stories (see volume 7, p. 178). Blogger “DG” suggests Carbis Bay near St. Ives, Cornwall.

MASSY, Arnaud (1877–1950): French professional golfer, won 1907 Open

MATHILDA, Lady: better described as a dragged queen; see Claude Delamere, pp. 28–29.

McBEAN, Sandy: Omitted in Strand-ROS; spelled MacBean in Golf Omnibus version of ROS.

McCAY: Add cross-reference to Westaway in Volume 7 in Pearson's-RRK. ☆

McCOY, the Real: See below for corrections to the table on pp. 74–5. ☆

McMURDO, Sidney George: also appears in MMS-PTT.

MEALING, Archibald: add cross-reference to Reginald Humby in Vol. 7, the cricketing original of this story.

MILSOM, Margaret: add cross-reference to Margaret Melville in Vol. 7, the cricketing original of this story.

MILSOM, Stuyvesant: add cross-reference to Brewster Melville in Vol. 7, the cricketing original of this story.

MILSOM, Mrs.: add cross-reference to Mrs. Melville in Vol. 7, the cricketing original of this story.

MORRIS, Old Tom (1821–1908): Scottish golfer, born and died at St. Andrews

MORRIS, Tommy (1851–1875): Scottish golfer, one of the pioneers of professional golf

MORRISON, Alex J. (1896–?): American golf instructor and author

MURRAY, Arthur (1895–1991): American dance teacher, founder of dance studio chain; the song “Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing in a Hurry” by Johnny Mercer and Victor Scherzinger was sung by Betty Hutton in the 1942 film The Fleet’s In.

OUIMET, Francis (1893–1967): American amateur golfer, first amateur winner of 1913 U.S. Open at age 20; the regulation 72-hole match ended in a three-way tie with Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, so an 18-hole playoff the next day decided the tournament.

PACKARD, Jane: see also Jane Bates.

PALMER, Arnold (1929–2016): American pro golfer

POTTER, Saul: also Professor Derrick’s opponent in Love Among the Chickens, defeated in semifinals. See volume 4, with corrections.

PRIG, Betsey: from Charles Dickens’s Martin Chuzzlewit

QUILL, Colonel: Though details on his life are hard to find, he is actually mentioned in Harry Vardon’s 1907 book How to Play Golf for this invention.

RAY, Ted (1877–1943): British pro golfer

SARAZEN, Gene (1902–1999): American pro golfer

Add entry: SHEESON, Yarker: Vladimir Brusiloff’s dialect mangling of “Jock Hutchison” in Elk-CUC. ☆

SPELVIN, Anastatia (not Anastasia); see BATES, Anastatia

SPELVIN, George: a traditional theatrical pseudonym in America, used since the 19th century when an actor’s real name should not appear in the program for contractual reasons, or when one actor is playing a dual role and the audience should not be forewarned of this.

TAYLOR, John Henry (1871–1963): English professional golfer

TODD, Elmer: In SatEvePost-WOW, plays the same role as James Todd in CCU-WOW.

TRAVIS, Walter J. (1862–1927): Australian-American amateur golfer, teacher, golf course architect

VARDON, Harry (1870–1937): Jersey-born British pro golfer

VOLTERRAGIN and VEENER SIRADZEN: correct to SIRAHZEN as in GWT; cf. Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen.

VOSPER, Hildebrand: butler to the Duke of Bootle for fifteen (Strand-KIW, Liberty-KIW) or eighteen years. Delete “Californian”; replace with Goldenville, Long Island.

WILDING, Tony (1883–1915): Wimbledon tennis champion 1910–13.

WOOSLEY, Freddie: spelled “Freddy” in SatEvePost-WOW.

Add entry: ZBYSZKO, Stanislaus (1879–1967): Polish professional wrestler referenced in ISM-WIV; Strand-WIH spells his name Zbysco.


Corrections to table, pp. 74–5:

The column heading “Professional” refers to the PGA Championship. ☆

The entry for Harold Hilton correctly should indicate that he was winner of UK Amateur Championship 1900, 1901, 1911, and 1913, and winner of UK Open Championship 1892 and 1897, and winner of US Amateur Championship 1911. ☆

The entry for Bobby Jones correctly should indicate that he was winner of UK Amateur Championship 1930, and winner of UK Open Championship 1926, 1927 and 1930, and winner of US Amateur Championship 1924, 1925, 1927, 1928, and 1930, and winner of US Open Championship 1923, 1926, 1929, and 1930. As an amateur he was ineligible for the PGA tournament. ☆

The entry for Walter Travis should give his middle initial as J (for John) rather than T. ☆

The entry for Harry Vardon should also show that he won the US Open Championship in 1900. ☆

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Compiled by Neil Midkiff; updated 2017-12-19
☆ New information added 2019-01-01; thanks to Graeme Davidson for much of this.
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