Person    | Female  Born 12/5/1852  Died 1913

Helen Carte

Categories: Commerce, Music / songs, Theatre

Countries: Scotland

Born Wigtown, Scotland as Susan Helen Couper Black. Later changed "Black" to "Lenoir", apparently the family's original name in 17th century France.

Starting as secretary to Richard D'Oyly Carte she quickly became an essential part of the business. They married in 1888 and she continued her management role through their marriage and after his death, only giving up management of the theatre in 1909 through illness.

Considered as the foremost business woman of her era.

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Helen Carte

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D'Oyly Carte armillary sphere

The memorial is in the form of an equatorial armillary sphere. Although the m...

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T Walton (London) Ltd

T Walton (London) Ltd

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Group, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Royal Opera Arcade

Royal Opera Arcade

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1 memorial
J. Lyons & Co. Cadby Hall

J. Lyons & Co. Cadby Hall

From our picture source: "In July 1894 Lyons bought two acres of land, occupied by a former piano showroom with its manufacturing buildings, known as Cadby Hall." That very informative site goes on...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial
W. F. D. Smith, Lord Hambleden

W. F. D. Smith, Lord Hambleden

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2 memorials
Harry Selfridge

Harry Selfridge

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Person, Commerce, USA

2 memorials