Born: January 11, 1839, London, England.
Baptized: June 2, 1839, St. George’s Everton, Liverpool, England.
Died: May 29, 1924, Torquay, Devon, England.
Henry was the son of Liverpool solicitor H. Heathcote Statham, brother of Francis Statham, and husband of Florence Elizabeth Dicken (married February 17, 1887, Upper Norwood, London).
He was educated at the Liverpool Collegiate Institution under Dr. Howson. He was then articled to an architect in Liverpool, where he subsequently practiced for a time.
Around age 30, he moved to London. In 1883, he became editor of The Builder, a post he held for a quarter century.
He was an amateur musician, and gave classical organ recitals at the Albert Hall on Sunday afternoons during the London season.
He also wrote on music, and for many years was music critic for the Edinburgh Review.
He contributed to Grove’s Dictionary of Music, and wrote many essays on artistic, musical, and literary subjects, especially in the Edinburgh Review, the Fortnightly Review and the Nineteenth Century. Many of his papers were read before the Institute of Architects and the Architectural Association.
He was a member of the Architectural Association, the Musical Association, and Fellow of the Royal Philharmonic Society.
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