Wolfe, Humbert, 1885-1940

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Birth 1885-01-05
Death 1940-01-05
English, French

Biographical notes:

English poet, playwright, and lampoonist.

From the description of Humbert Wolfe letter September 12, 1921. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 13061267

Humbert Wolfe was an Italian-born English poet.

From the guide to the Humbert Wolfe letter, September 12, 1921, (Ohio University)

Humbert Wolfe was a gifted and energetic poet and civil servant. Born in Milan as Umberto Wolff, he became a British citizen when his father moved the family to England. Educated at Oxford, he had a long career in the Civil Service, first with the Board of Trade and then the Ministry of Labour, serving with distinction and attaining posts of increasing responsibility. He was also a skilled poet and influential essayist, publishing numerous books and countless articles, as well as translations of important works. He was a popular writer, perhaps best known for his satirical works, but fell out of favor due to changing literary tastes after World War II.

From the description of Humbert Wolfe letter to Dear Ellis, 1932 Nov. 1. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 77135218

Humbert Wolfe was a British poet, essayist, translator, and playwright.

From the description of Humbert Wolfe collection of papers, 1901-1944. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465549

From the guide to the Humbert Wolfe collection of papers, 1901-1944, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

British; Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Labour; poet.

From the description of Letter to Kathrine Larned Boggess, 1928. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721116


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