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Clarence Threepwood Earl of Emsworth
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Clarence Threepwood, ninth Earl of Emsworth, amiable and boneheaded peer, appears first in Something Fresh; a long, lean, bald-headed, stringy man of about sixty with a reedy tenor voice, a widower for 25 years. Called Fathead at Eton in the '60s. Cleanshaven except in Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best, where he grows a beard. Ruler of Blandings Castle, one of the oldest inhabited houses in England, and owner of a black Berkshire sow named Empress of Blandings in Summer Lightning, Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey!, Company for Gertrude, Go-Getter, Heavy Weather, Uncle Fred in the Springtime, Full Moon, Pigs Have Wings, Service With a Smile, Galahad at Blandings, A Pelican at Blandings, Sunset at Blandings. In Something Fresh he has a sister Lady Ann Warblington, presumably a widow, who is chatelaine of Blandings. In later stories a different sister, Lady Constance Keeble, rules at Blandings Castle, succeeded in this role by another sister, Lady Hermione Wedge, in Full Moon and Galahad at Blandings. His other autocratic sisters are variously mentioned as Lady Charlotte (Jane's mother in The Crime Wave at Blandings), Lady Julia Fish, Lady Dora Garland, Lady Georgiana, Marchioness of Alcester, Lady Jane (deceased—he is trustee of Jane's daughter Angela in Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey!), and Lady Florence Moresby. Lady Diana Phipps is the only sister who does not chew broken bottles. An uncle Harold is mentioned in Full Moon, another uncle—his mother's brother, named Alistair-in Company for Gertrude. Trustee of his nephew, Ronnie Fish, in Heavy Weather. Comes from a long-lived family: his father was killed in the hunting-field at 77; his uncle Robert lived till nearly 90; his cousin Claude was nearly 84 when he broke his neck trying to jump a five-barred gate. Hates and fears all secretaries including The Efficient Baxter, whom his sister Connie is always thrusting upon him as secretary, and the relatively harmless Sandy Callender, forced on him by Hermione in Galahad at Blandings when she takes over from Constance as chatelaine of Blandings castle. A backwoods peer to end all backwoods peers, dines at the Senior Conservative Club, of which he is a country member, when in London (which he hates). His elder son is George, Lord Bosham, his younger son Freddie. In The Custody of the Pumpkin he acquires a telescope, his main preoccupation being not yet a sow but a pumpkin. The love of his life, the Empress of Blandings first appears in Pig-Hoo-o-o-o-ey!. Visiting Long Island for a niece's wedding to Tipton Plimsoll in Birth of a Salesman, he undertakes to sell richly bound encyclopedias of Sport and sells a gross of them to Freddie's neighbor George Spenlow, who mistakes him for a private detective. Just back from New York in Galahad at Blandings, where he attended sister Constance's wedding to James R. Schoonmaker. Fond of morning dips in his lake. Nature has equipped him with a mind so admirably constructed for withstanding the disagreeableness of life that, if an unpleasant thought enters it, it passes out again a moment later.

Source: Daniel H. Garrison. Who's Who in Wodehouse
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