||A member of the not-so-secret society the Apostles, he took a double first at Trinity College, Cambridge and did well enough in the Civil Service exams to gain a choice opening in the Treasury. He remained there until retirement and never married.
"Both physically and mentally Saxon was ghost-like, shadowy. He rarely committed himself to any positive opinion or even statement. His conversation if it could rightly be called conversation was extremely spasmodic, elusive, and allusive. You might be sitting reading a book and suddenly find him standing in front of you on one leg in front of the fire knocking out his pipe into the fireplace and he would say without looking up: 'Her name was Emily'; or perhaps: 'He was right.' After a considerable amount of cross-examination, you would find that the first remark applied to a conversation weeks ago in which he had tried unsuccessfully to remember the christian name of Miss Girouette in Nightmare Abbey, and the second remark applied to a dispute between Thoby Stephen and myself which I had completely forgotten because it had taken place in the previous term."
Leonard Woolf, from Sowing: An Autobiography of the Years 1880-1904 (1960)