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Constance Beerbohm was the oldest daughter of Julius Ewald Edward Beerbohm (1811–1892),[1] of Dutch, Lithuanian, and German origin, who had come to England in about 1830 and set up as a prosperous corn merchant.[1] He married an Englishwoman, Constantia Draper, and the couple had four children. Constance Beerbohm's brother was the renowned actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree; another brother was the engineer, author and explorer Julius Beerbohm. A younger half-brother was the caricaturist and parodist Max Beerbohm.[1]

As a writer Beerbohm contributed articles to Strand Magazine,[2][3] The Woman at Home,[4] and Cassell's Magazine[5] among others. Her book, 'A Little Book of Plays for Professional and Amateur Actors', was published in 1897. A member of the famous Beerbohm family of actors and writers, she corresponded with many of the eminent men of her day, including Clement Scott[6] and William Rothenstein.[7] She also acted as housekeeper for Eliza Beerbohm, her aunt and her father's second wife, helping to bring up her five younger half-siblings, including Max Beerbohm.



  • Beerbohm, Constance 'A Little Book of Plays for Professional and Amateur Actors' George Newnes (London) (1897)

See also


  1. ^ a b c Google Books listing Max Beerbohm: a Biography, by David Cecil - Houghton Mifflin, 1965
  2. ^ Strand Magazine Vol. V January to June 1893
  3. ^ [1] Beerbohm on the Internet Archive
  4. ^ The Woman at Home October 1894 Vol. 3, No 13
  5. ^ [2] 'Relics Dear to Royalty' Cassell’s Magazine [v47 #5, April 1909]
  6. ^ [3] Beerbohm in the Clement William Scott Papers - University of Rochester
  7. ^ [4] Beerbohm's Letters to Sir William Rothenstein Harvard University Library

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