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Garry Paul Humphreys

Garry Paul Humphreys, freelance writer, musician. Fellow Royal Society Arts, 1978. Member Library Association (now CILIP), Incorporated Society Musicians, Association English Singers and Speakers (secretary 1988-1995).


  • Ethnicity: Father was Polish (from Bucacz, now in the Ukraine); mother was Welsh (from Llandogo, Monmouthshire)

  • Humphreys, Garry Paul was born on February 22, 1946 in Nottingham, England. Son of Tadeusz Warszylewicz and Marie Muriel (Jenkins) Seager; adopted child of Howard and Ivy (Genders) H.

  • Education

    • Student, North Western Polytechnic School of Librarianship, London, 1967-8; Private musical studies with, Norman Platt, Nigel Rogers, John Carol Case (singing); Bryan Fairfax (conducting). Chartered Librarian, 1970


    • Business Librarian City of London Libraries, 1989-2003; Lecturer, writer on business information and museum topics; member Standing Committee Official Publications, 1984-2003; member Standing Committee Business Information, 1989-2003; occasional condtr.; former (and still occasional) professional chorister and soloist. Member editorial committee A Century of English Song, since 1993; writer record liner and concert program notes; contributor articles to professional journals; reviews for Church Times; obituaries for The Independent.

    Major achievements

    • Centenary Medal of Library Association 1998


    • Libr. Association

    • Incorporated Society Musicians , Great Britain

    • Association English Singers and Speakers (secretary 1988-95).



    Music, books, theatre, walking, family life


    • Spouse Janet Louise Zimmermann, July 30, 1977 (divorce 1987). Spouse Linda Jean Fullick, December 11, 1997.
    • father: Tadeusz - Polish
    • mother: Marie - Welsh
    • spouse: Linda Jean Fullick - British
    • Daughter: Rhiannon Katarzyna Amabel Humphreys - British
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    • 1967 - 1968
      North Western Polytechnic, London
    • 1969 - 2003
      Business Library City of London Libraries.
      City of London, United Kingdom


    Garry Humphreys

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