Grahame, Kenneth

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Grahame, Kenneth Gender: M
James Cunningham Grahame
born on 8 March 1859 at 10:15 (= 10:15 AM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wemyss
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°21' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°57 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 26°18'

Kenneth Grahame


British writer who called himself "a Sunday writer" as he worked for the Bank of England for his vocation from 1879. Orphaned early, he was raised by his grandmom and educated at St. Edward's before becoming a clerk in the bank. He rose rapidly to bank secretary in 1898, a position he kept until his health broke down in 1907, forcing his retirement in 1908. In 1903, a man robbed the bank at gunpoint, threatening Grahame's life.

Married to Elspeth Thomson in 1899, Grahame had one son the following year, Alastair, who was killed in a train accident at age 20.

He published three books, the first in 1893, "Pagan Papers." He was remembered most fondly for "The Wind in the Willows," written for his son and published in 1908. He also wrote "the Golden Age," a volume of essays and a posthumous collection.

He died on 6 July 1932, aged 73, in Pangbourne, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1893 (First essays published)
  • Financial Crime Victimization 1903 (Bank held up by gunman)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1908 (Most popular book "The Wind in the Willows")
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1908 (Quit the bank due to poor health)
  • Death of Child 1920 (Son Alistair killed by train)

Source Notes

Wemyss No.186 quotes B.R.

On 3 August 2017 Sy Scholfield forwarded birth registry entry and upgraded rating to BC/BR in hand.


  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive (Poor health)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Parents died when he was young)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son died in his 20s)
  • Vocation : Business : Economist (Bank secretary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection