Partington, J. H. E., (John Herbert Evelyn), 1843-1899

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J. H. E. (John Herbert Evelyn) Partington, 1843-1899

Partington ran a successful art school near Manchester, England. Then in 1890 he moved his family to Oakland, California where he founded the Partington School of Illustration in San Francisco. His eldest son Richard Langtry Partington (1868-1929) was his assistant at the school. J.H.E. Partington and his wife Sarah had seven children: Richard Langtry, Blanche, Gertrude, Phyllis, Kate, Edward and Jack Allan.

Blanche Partington, d. 1951

Blanche was a music and drama critic in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was the friend and confidante of many literary figures including Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, Joaquin Miller, and George Sterling. She was also a noted Christian Science Practitioner in San Francisco.

Gertrude Partington Albright, 1874-1959

Gertrude was a painter and etcher who studied with her father as well as in Europe. She did illustrations for many national magazines including Bay Area literary magazines. Gertrude married Herman Oliver Albright in 1917, her late sister Kate's husband.

Phyllis Partington

Phyllis was a Metropolitan Opera Singer in New York City.

Jack A. Partington, Jr.

Jack Allan Partington, Jr. is the son of Jack Allen Partington and grandson of J.H.E. Partington. He was a photographer.

From the guide to the Partington family papers : additions, 1865-1979, bulk 1865-1949, (The Bancroft Library)

Relation Name
associatedWith Albright, Gertrude Partington, 1874-1959 person
correspondedWith Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? person
correspondedWith London, Charmian person
correspondedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916 person
correspondedWith Miller, Joaquin, 1837-1913 person
associatedWith Partington, Blanche, d. 1951- person
associatedWith Partington family. family
correspondedWith Partington family. family
associatedWith Partington, J. A. (John A.) person
associatedWith Partington, Richard Langtry, 1868-1929 person
associatedWith Partington School of Illustration corporateBody
correspondedWith Sterling, George, 1869-1926 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
California--San Francisco
Opium abuse--Pictorial works
Smoking paraphernalia--Pictorial works


Birth 1843

Death 1899





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