Who’s Who in Wodehouse

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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.

Doctor Bain: Practices medicine in Rudge in MN28.

Elsie Bean: Also mentioned obliquely by Bertie Wooster in MO71, ch. 3: “what a housemaid I used to know would have called an overbearing dishpot.”

Pobby Blaythwaite: Owner of a two-seater car borrowed by Lord Biskerton in BM31. (Spelled as Bobby Blaythwait in BM31A)

Nigel Carmody, an ancestor of Lester and Hugo, once held Rudge Hall for King Charles against the forces of the Commonwealth, as recalled in MN28.

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.

George5.5 is a passing ant, flung from Pongo’s wrist in UD48, ch. 7.2, so named by a second ant similarly flung.

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.

Clarence (“Pot of Poison”) Greaseley: Mentioned in 35AMbAB as an atypical resident of Mayfair, not one by whom to judge the West End of London.

Old Judwin is the coffee-room waiter at the Carmody Arms in MN28.

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.

Jack Molloy, fictitious gangster and arsonist invented by Berry Conway to explain his facial scar to Ann Moon in BM31. (Spelled as Jack Malloy in BM31B)

Daphne Dolores Morehead: “as full of curves as a scenic railway” (not “highway”) in JF54.

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.

Leila J. Pinckney: In magazine versions of 25HC, her name is given as Leila May Pinckney, and in the story’s appearance in MMM one reference to that version of her name is retained, as Rodman talks to McKinnon about living in the plot of one of her novels.

Gloria Pirbright: Mentioned in OR51 as a Hollywood social rival of Adela Cork, the previous hostess of Lord Topham.

Port from the Wood: Omitted in 33RMa.

Rum and Milk: Omitted in 33RMa.

Sherry and Bitters: Omitted in 33RMa.

Small Bass: In 37AGaA he is called a Small Ale, a change apparently made by the Saturday Evening Post editor to avoid mentioning a brand name.

Squiffy Bixby: see under Bixby, Lord Tidmouth in DS32.

Lady Jane Threepwood: In magazine versions of 27PH, Lady Constance refers to “poor Julia” as Angela’s deceased mother. Changed to “Jane” when 27PH was collected in BCE (1935) after Lady Julia Fish took an active role in HW33.

Digby Thistleton: Instead of “creator” substitute “promoter” of the hair preparation.

Miss Trimblett: In TM22b she is not Billie Bennett’s maid, but Jane Hubbard’s maid. In Part 5 of TM22b her name is spelled Trimlett four times, in passages not present in other versions.

Twingo: Nickname of a London friend of Lord Topham, to whom he telephones in OR51.

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 28 April 2024.

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