Haggard, H. Rider (Henry Rider), 1856-1925

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Birth 1856-06-22
Death 1925-05-14

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English novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Dutchingham, to his brother Alfred, [no year] Dec. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270499264

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W.E. Henley, 1888 June 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270501948

From the description of Portion of autograph letter signed : to an unidentified recipient, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270511140

From the description of H. RIder Haggard papers, 1866-1956. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 460880598

H. Rider Haggard was born in Norfolk, England, and as a young man, spent six years in South Africa studying and writing about its history, agriculture, and forestry. He achieved worldwide fame for his thirty-four adventure novels, notably King Solomon's mines (1886) and She (1887).

From the description of H. Rider Haggard letters, 1886-1915. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 64190456

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author whose works include King Solomon's mines (1885) and She (1887).

From the description of Correspondence of H. Rider Haggard, 1878-1925. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122499698

Henry Rider Haggard was born June 22, 1856 in Bradenham, Norfolk, England; attended Lincoln's Inn, 1881-85; called to the bar, 1885; secretary to Lieutenant-Governor Henry Bulwer in Natal, South Africa, 1875-77; Master and Registrar of High Court of Transvaal, 1877-79; returned to England in 1879 and began managing wife's estate in Norfolk in 1880; researched agricultural conditions and rural populations in England, 1901-2; chair of the committee, Society of Authors, 1896-98; wrote many novels, including Dawn (1884), King Solomon's Mines (1885), Allan Quatermain (1887), She : a history of adventure (1886), and Belshazzar (1930); died in London, 1925.

From the description of Papers, 1882-1925. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39034758

Henry Rider Haggard was an English novelist of adventure, fantasy, and historical fiction.

From the description of Henry Rider Haggard collection of papers, 1884-1920 bulk (1885-1915). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485897

From the guide to the Henry Rider Haggard collection of papers, 1879-1920, 1885-1915, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

A prolific novelist among whose works include "King Solomon's Mines" (1885).

From the description of Papers, (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39920208

Dudley Nichols (1895-1960) was an American screenwriter, producer, and director.

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels.

Merian C. Cooper (1894-1973) was an American film director and producer.

Ruth Rose (1896-1978) was an American screenwriter.

Max Steiner (1888-1971) was an American composer.

RKO Radio Pictures (1932-1955) was a motion picture production and distribution company. The company was originally established in 1929 as Radio Pictures during the founding of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. In 1931 the company merged with Pathé, and was renamed RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. In 1955 the company merged with General Teleradio to form RKO Teleradio Pictures.

From the guide to the She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols, 1935 July 12, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English novelist best known for his adventure stories such as King Solomon's Mines (1885) and She: A History of Adventure (1886).

Haggard was born June 22, 1856 in Norfolk, England, the son of Ella and William Haggard. He attended Ipswich Grammar School and upon graduating failed the army entrance exam. His father sent him to London to prepare for a job in the Foreign Office. Haggard did not sit for the British Foreign Office exam, but instead travelled to Africa as an unpaid member of the Lieutenant-Governor of South Africa, Sir Henry Bulwer's, staff. Although Haggard secured a position in Africa that afforded him the means to marry his love from home, Mary Elizabeth Jackson ("Lilly," as she was called by friends), she had already married a well-to-do banker. In August 1880, having returned to England, Haggard married Louisa Margitson with whom he had four children.

Haggard went on to have a career as a successful writer, becoming Britain's foremost adventure novelist. As a political figure, he was involved in agricultural reform and knighted for public service in 1912. In 1919, he was made Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Haggard died May 14, 1925 in London, England.

From the guide to the H. Rider Haggard Collection, 1887-1961, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)


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