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Dictionary of National Biography, 1931-1940 (London: Geoffrey Cumberlege, 1949), p. 839 (hereafter cited as DNB); for the Isaacs family reference: Gerald Isaacs, Rufus Isaacs, First Marquess of Reading . . by His Son (London: Hutchinson, 1942), I, p. 7. 8. Register of Births for Saint Luke, Middlesex. 9. Family Tree of the Sutros. ) Page 12 10. Robert Ernest Stewart and Mary Frances Stewart, Adolph Sutro: A Biography (Berkeley, CA: Howell-North, 1962), pp. 9-11,178. 11. Celebrities and Simple Souls, p.
10 The Chili Widow opened on September 7, 1895, at the Royalty and was well received. "There was a buzz of excitement that first night," Violet's sister Irene Vanbrugh remembered; "the start of a new management as well as a new production. . The play was a great success. " In the end Alfred lost his £1,000 and Bourchier asked for more, but Alfred declined. Bourchier kept the play on for nearly a year and lost a good deal of money. 12 The Sutros probably remained in London or Studland for several weeks after the opening of The Widow, for Alfred saw Mrs.
The evening arrived; the songs were sung, I gave my decision, and was disconcerted to find it received with shouts of laughter, that almost drowned the applause. "22 At some time during these City years, Alfred traveled to the United States on the first of four visits he made during his lifetime. This one may well have been a business trip for the Sutro brothers' firm. He traveled to Chicago, then to St. Louis, and subsequently at least as far west as Colorado. From this journey Alfred brought back a store of experiences, some of which he could recall more than forty years later.