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{{Quote|You will never fool the cedar carrier.|Gervaise Ollivander.|Pottermore}}
 
{{Quote|You will never fool the cedar carrier.|Gervaise Ollivander.|Pottermore}}
'''Gervaise Ollivander''' was a [[wizardkind|wizard]] who came from a [[Ollivander family|long line]] of [[wandmaker]]s who had [[Ollivanders Wand Shop|operated]] in [[Diagon Alley]] since [[B.C. era|382 B.C]]. He was the son of [[Gerbold Ollivander|Gerbold Octavius Ollivander]], and the father of [[Garrick Ollivander]]. <ref name="wandwoods">''[[Pottermore]]'' wand wood information (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977740275/wand-woods-off-of-pottermore here])</ref><ref name="wandcores">''[[Pottermore]]'' information on [[wand core]]s (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8977640199/wand-cores-off-of-pottermore here])</ref>
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'''Gervaise Ollivander''' was a [[wizardkind|wizard]] who came from a [[Ollivander family|long line]] of [[wandmaker]]s who had [[Ollivanders Wand Shop|operated]] in [[Diagon Alley]] since [[B.C. era|382 B.C]]. He was the son of [[Gerbold Ollivander|Gerbold Octavius Ollivander]], and the father of [[Garrick Ollivander]].<ref name="pottermore">''[[Pottermore]]''</ref>
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
 
 
===Early life===
 
===Early life===
Gervaise Ollivander was born sometime between the [[19th century|nineteenth century]] and [[1920s|1921]], somewhere in [[Great Britain]]. He was born into the [[wizardkind|wizarding]] [[Ollivander family]], who had been in the [[Ollivanders Wand Shop|wand-making business]] since [[B.C. era|382 B.C]].<ref name="wandwoods"/><ref name="wandcores"/>
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Gervaise Ollivander was born sometime between the [[19th century|nineteenth century]] and [[1910s|1919]], somewhere in [[Great Britain]]. He was born into the [[wizardkind|wizarding]] [[Ollivander family]], who had been in the [[Ollivanders Wand Shop|wand-making business]] since [[B.C. era|382 B.C]].<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
 
===Career as a wandmaker===
 
===Career as a wandmaker===
 
{{Quote|Early in my career, as I watched my wandmaker father wrestling with substandard wand core materials such as kelpie hair, I conceived the ambition to discover the finest cores and to work only with those when my time came to take over the family business. This I have done.|[[Garrick Ollivander]].|Pottermore}}
 
{{Quote|Early in my career, as I watched my wandmaker father wrestling with substandard wand core materials such as kelpie hair, I conceived the ambition to discover the finest cores and to work only with those when my time came to take over the family business. This I have done.|[[Garrick Ollivander]].|Pottermore}}
Geraint took up the [[Ollivanders Wand Shop|family business]] in [[London]], studying further into [[wandlore]] and becoming an accomplished wandmaker.<ref name="wandwoods"/>
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Geraint took up the [[Ollivanders Wand Shop|family business]] in [[London]], studying further into [[wandlore]] and becoming an accomplished wandmaker.<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
He and [[Garrick Ollivander's mother|his wife]], a [[Muggle-born]] witch, had at least one child, [[Garrick Ollivander|Garrick]]<ref name="ollivander">''[[Pottermore]]'' background information on [[Garrick Ollivander]] (transcription available [http://lady-slytherin-forever.tumblr.com/post/8978736031/information-about-ollivander here])</ref> sometime in, or prior to [[1920s|1921]].
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He and [[Garrick Ollivander's mother|his wife]], a [[Muggle-born]] witch, had at least one child, [[Garrick Ollivander|Garrick]] sometime in, or prior to, [[1910s|1919]].<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
According to Gervaise, it was impossible to fool a wizard or witch who carried a wand of [[cedar]] wood, an opinion that [[Garrick Ollivander|his son]] shared. <ref name="wandwoods"/>
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According to Gervaise, it was impossible to fool a wizard or witch who carried a wand of [[cedar]] wood, an opinion that [[Garrick Ollivander|his son]] shared.<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
As it was practice at the time, a customer would often present the wandmaker with a magical substance to which they were attached, or had inherited, or by which their family swore.<ref name="ollivander"/> As such, Gervaise used a wide variety of [[wand core]]s. Early in his career, his son [[Garrick Ollivander|Garrick]] saw his father working with substandard wand core materials such as [[kelpie]] hair, [[kneazle]] whisker and [[Troll whisker]]. It was then that he conceived the ambition to work with only the finest cores, and thus discover the ideal wand.<ref name="wandcores"/>
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As it was practice at the time, a customer would often present the wandmaker with a magical substance to which they were attached, or had inherited, or by which their family swore.<ref name="pottermore"/> As such, Gervaise used a wide variety of [[wand core]]s. Early in his career, his son [[Garrick Ollivander|Garrick]] saw his father working with substandard wand core materials such as [[kelpie]] hair, [[kneazle]] whisker and [[Troll whisker]]. It was then that he conceived the ambition to work with only the finest cores, and thus discover the ideal wand.<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
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Gervaise Ollivander
Biographical information
Blood status

Pure-blood[1]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Male

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
Occupation

Wandmaker

Loyalty

Ollivanders Wand Shop

"You will never fool the cedar carrier."
—Gervaise Ollivander.[src]

Gervaise Ollivander was a wizard who came from a long line of wandmakers who had operated in Diagon Alley since 382 B.C. He was the son of Gerbold Octavius Ollivander, and the father of Garrick Ollivander.[2]

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

Gervaise Ollivander was born sometime between the nineteenth century and 1919, somewhere in Great Britain. He was born into the wizarding Ollivander family, who had been in the wand-making business since 382 B.C.[2]

Career as a wandmakerEdit

"Early in my career, as I watched my wandmaker father wrestling with substandard wand core materials such as kelpie hair, I conceived the ambition to discover the finest cores and to work only with those when my time came to take over the family business. This I have done."
Garrick Ollivander.[src]

Geraint took up the family business in London, studying further into wandlore and becoming an accomplished wandmaker.[2]

He and his wife, a Muggle-born witch, had at least one child, Garrick sometime in, or prior to, 1919.[2]

According to Gervaise, it was impossible to fool a wizard or witch who carried a wand of cedar wood, an opinion that his son shared.[2]

As it was practice at the time, a customer would often present the wandmaker with a magical substance to which they were attached, or had inherited, or by which their family swore.[2] As such, Gervaise used a wide variety of wand cores. Early in his career, his son Garrick saw his father working with substandard wand core materials such as kelpie hair, kneazle whisker and Troll whisker. It was then that he conceived the ambition to work with only the finest cores, and thus discover the ideal wand.[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. On Pottermore - "New from J.K. Rowling: Pure-Blood", the Ollivanders are mentioned to have been included in the Pure-Blood Directory published in Britain in the 1930s. As Gervaise Ollivander was already alive by 1930, this establishes that he must be a pure-blooded wizard; his son was not a Pure-blood, however. This was due to Gervaise marrying a Muggle-born.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Pottermore

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