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LATE MR, ELVY. 'l

LEADING COMMERCIAL MAN.

Mr. Robert Hammond Elvy, one of Sydney's oldest commercial men, dlod recently at his residonce, Tregarth, iRaglan-Btreet, Manly, al

the age. of 93 years.

THE LATE MR. R. H. ELVY.

Ho y\as the originator and proprietor of the old-established pianoforte and music ware- house bearing his name. His courtesy and yvondcrful vitality-he only retired.a foyv yveoks ago-and his reminiscences of tho early days, especially of Victoria, where In 1835 ho helped to establish the firm of Wilkie and Elvy, now Messrs. Allan and Co., of Mel- bourne, made him a popular figure. In 1863 ho carno to Sydney, and established the firm of Elvy and Co., and was instrumental, with the late Mr. William Lyster, in bringing many operatic artists to Australia.

Tho late Mr. Elvy was bom In Kent, Eng- land, and had four grandsons on activo service during the late w'ar. He has left three sons and two daughters.

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