Rolfe, Frederick, 1860-1913

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1860-07-22
Death 1913-10-26
Britons
French, English

Biographical notes:

English novelist and historian "Baron Corvo."

From the description of Autograph letters signed "Fr. Rolfe" (4) : Kensington, to J.B. Pinker, the literary agent, 1904 May 30-Jun. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657195

Frederick Rolfe was an English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer. He wrote under the pseudonym Baron Corvo.

From the description of Frederick Rolfe collection of papers, 1891-1954 bulk (1891-1910). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485077

From the guide to the Frederick Rolfe collection of papers, 1891-1954, 1891-1910, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Frederick William Rolfe (1860-1913), the English novelist and eccentric, who was better known by his assumed name 'Baron Corvo'. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

From the guide to the Autograph manuscript of, Don Tarquinio, by Frederick Rolfe, and a commonplace book compiled by him, together with a letter, 1904-1906, (Leeds University Library)

English novelist and eccentric.

From the description of Papers, 1892-1980. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122482555

English novelist and eccentric. Rolfe, whose pen name was Baron Corvo, authored numerous books and stories. Amongst the most famous are the Toto stories, HADRIAN THE SEVENTH, called by some the greatest eccliastical novel ever to be written, and the masterpiece THE DESIRE AND PURSUIT OF THE WHOLE. To say that Rolfe was at times eccentric, acerbic and petulant is understatement, but he was also an excellent story teller, conversationalist and amateur athlete. His life of trials and tribulations ended in 1913, when he died at the age of 44.

From the description of Papers, 1892-1906. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86159471

English author.

Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe, Baron Corvo, led an itinerant life as a schoolmaster, painter, journalist and photographer. He converted to Catholicism and was twice unsuccessful as a candidate for the priesthood. He lived his later years in Venice, Italy, from where these letters were written.

From the description of Some inedited and unpublished letters of Baron Corvo, 1909 October 25 -1910 August 21. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 423071934

English author.

Frederick William Serafino Austin Lewis Mary Rolfe, Baron Corvo, led an itinerant life as a schoolmaster, painter, journalist and photographer. He converted to Catholicism and was twice unsuccessful as a candidate for the priesthood. He lived his later years in Venice, Italy, from where these letters were written.

From the description of Letters to Masson Fox, 1909 Oct. 25-1910 Aug. 21 / Fr. Rolfe, Baron Corvo. (Scottsdale Public Library). WorldCat record id: 17242419

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  • Letters--20th century
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • English literature--19th century
  • Commonplace-books--20th century
  • English fiction--20th century
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Letters 20th century
  • Speech and social status
  • Commonplace books 20th century

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Places:

  • Venice (Italy) (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Calabria (Italy) (as recorded)
  • Venice (Italy) (as recorded)
  • Venice (Italy) (as recorded)