Talk:Harold Acton

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How did Harold Acton acquire his title? Was it a knighthood or a baronetcy? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.104.165.49 (talkcontribs) 00:56, 16 November 2006.

"In 1974 he was named a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE)." and would have been knighted with that gong.86.42.193.105 (talk) 10:40, 7 August 2012 (UTC)

Acton as Anthony Blanche/Ambrose Silk[edit]

Waugh also wrote that "there is an aesthetic bugger who sometimes turns up in my novels under various names - that was 2/3 Brian [Howard] and 1/3 Harold Acton" (cit. in Patey The Life of Evelyn Waugh Blackwell, 1998). That seems to make the first sentence of the article not entirely accurate, because there is some correlation. 216.164.170.250 (talk) 22:07, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

Mitchells[edit]

Added about the Chicago Mitchells, with refs, apparently very civilised as well as successful, and how HA's parents met.86.42.193.105 (talk) 10:37, 7 August 2012 (UTC)