[Another George post! –ee]
Today is June 17. Chambers Book of Days mentions that the Roxburghe Club — the famously exclusive book collectors’ club — was founded on this day in 1812. Curious about its publications — each member is expected to publish an antiquarian volume for their fellow 40 club members — I found a list of the club publications and a list of the club members at its website. Among the current members are the fashionista Christopher Gibbs and Getty Images founder Mark Getty. After a romp through Gibbs’ antic career as reported in Wikipedia, I checked Getty’s page there. In neither instance does the Roxburghe get a mention. Curious about Getty’s wife Domitilla Harding, I found her photo on Google Images accompanying a Daily Telegraph story about her support of the Lambton sisters’ effort to get some inheritance. The story mentioned that the Lambton and Getty marriage ended in 2011.
A keen Wikipedia editor, I now wonder if I should edit Getty’s page to include mention of his Roxburghe membership. It wouldn’t hurt but there’s not much room for it. Should I also mention that his marriage ended? I don’t think so — it seems intrusive.