Littleton, Alfred Henry (1845 -1914)

Alfred Henry Littleton, Chairman of Novello and Co., Music Publishers and General Printers, was born in 1845, the eldest son of Henry Littleton, descended from the Littletons of Lanhydwch in Cornwall. He was educated at University College School, London and in Germany. He was a Member of the Council of the Royal College of Music, of the Committee of the Royal Choral Society, Royal Albert Hall, Master of the Musicians' Company 1910 1911, and a Ritter of the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle. He married, firstly, in 1868, Rosalind Maria Annie daughter of Edmund Bryan Harper of Hillsborough, County Down, secondly, in 1914, Emma, daughter of Alfred Welby, of Cleckheaton. Chairman of Novello & Co. He died 8 November 1914, and his library, mostly musical, was sold at auction by Sotheby's 13 May 1918.

Library Auction Details: Sotheby's
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Littleton, Alfred Henry (1845 - 1914) (Stamp 1) Motto: Ung Dieu et ung roy
Helmet: Esquire
Crest: A stag's head caboshed surmounted of a buglehorn
Arms: Quarterly 1 & 4. Argent a chevron between three escallops sable (Littleton) 2 & 3. Or three piles sable a canton ermine (Wriothesley) impaling Sable a chevron and a canton ermine (Harper)
Quarterings: 1 & 4. Argent a chevron between three escallops sable (Littleton) 2 & 3. Or three piles sable a canton ermine (Wriothesley) impaling Sable a chevron and a canton ermine (Harper)
Impalement: Sable a chevron and a canton ermine (Harper)
Heraldic Charges: chevron between, Heraldic Charges: piles (3), Heraldic Charges: canton, Heraldic Charges: chevron, Heraldic Charges: stag's head caboshed, Heraldic Charges: escallops (3), Heraldic Charges: buglehorn