Herman Joynes

Born December 1, 1860, at Eton. Second son of the Rev. James Leigh Joynes, Lower Master of Eton College. Admitted at King’s College, a scholar from Eton, October 9, 1880. Bell Scholor, 1881. B.A. 1884. Secretary and Assistant Master at Tonbridge School, in 1886. Subseqently took private pupils at Brighton. Died August 1, 1921, aged 60, at Brighton, after bathing.

Herman Joynes, who was the young Conrad Noel’s official tutor in classics, was more of an anarchist than a socialist. Dressed in the brown habit of a lay brother, Herman distributed anarchist pamphlets in the streets during the state visit of the Shah of Persia. He was a brilliant scholar and managed to get his pupil into Chichester Theological College.

Henry Salt moved to Brighton following the death of Kate Salt to be closer to his friend and brother-in-law. Salt makes a brief mention of Herman in Company I Have Kept, the story is repeated in Salt’s letter The Gentlest Rebel.

Published Poems of Herman Joynes

The Old Order Changeth, To-day, February 1887, page 33

Ichabod, To-day, September 1887, page 77

“Dea Certe”, To-day, May 1889, page 149