Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1867-08-14
Death 1933-01-31
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Novelist.

From the description of Letters, 1900-1932. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580518

From the description of Papers, 1925-1933. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 708580524

John Galsworthy was an English dramatist and novelist. Educated as a barrister at Harrow and New College, Oxford, he instead decided to travel, attending to his family's shipping business abroad, and then began writing. His first book, From the Four Winds, was a collection of short stories published under the name John Sinjohn, a name he continued to write under until 1904. Particularly notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906-1921) and its numerous sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter . Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.

From the guide to the John Galsworthy Letters, 1909-1931, 1909-1910, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

English novelist and playwright.

From the description of Letters of John Galsworthy [manuscript], 1910-1928. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820208

From the description of Letters, 1907-1970 (Brandeis University Library). WorldCat record id: 38919224

From the description of The Hondekoeter : corrected typescript signed, 1928 Jan. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269597192

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : London, to Lady Walston, 1932 Sept. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 606886501

Justice, starring John Barrymore, opened at the Candle Theater on Broadway, 3 April 1916.

From the description of Letter, 1915 Dec. 17, Devon [England] to Mrs. Norman Hapgood, New York. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 82397393

English novelist, dramatist, poet, man of letters.

From the description of Letter, 1922. (Ohio University). WorldCat record id: 12986885

President of the International PEN Club.

From the description of Letter : London, to Laurence Housman, 1922 Apr. 24. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 25285953

Epithet: OM, author and dramatist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000862.0x0003b0

Novelist and dramatist.

From the description of John Galsworthy collection, circa 1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 167659025

Lady Cowdray was a trained nurse and benefactor of the American British Cowdray Medical Center in Mexico and the Nation's Fund for Nurses in Britain.

From the description of Letter, 1917 Oct. 24, London, to Lady Cowdray. (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 80619427

British playright and novelist; refused knighthood in 1918.

From the description of Letters to Frederick Whelen, 1909-1918. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34689937

From the description of Letters to Frederick Whelen [manuscript], 1909-1918. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877907

English playwright and novelist, author of the Forsyte saga.

From the description of ALS : London, to Miss Kraft, 1925 June 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165811

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Littlehampton, to Hamilton Galsworthy, 1918 Jan. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269572023

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. M'Peake, 1924 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269572069

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, and Chandler, Arizona, to Ranee, 1922 Aug. 26 and 1925 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870850

English novelist and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed with initials (7) : London, Bury, etc., to Lillah McCarthy, 1908 Dec. 10-1931 Jun. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269590678

From the description of John Galsworthy papers, 1912-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122395409

English novelist and dramatist, John Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932.

From the description of Statement, 1916. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007087

John Galsworthy was born on 14 August 1867 at Kingston Hill, Surrey. He was educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1889. In 1890, he was called to the bar, and to gain experience in marine law, travelled to the Far East in merchant ships. He began to write in 1897, publishing his first collection of short stories, From the Four Winds, but his first real success was the play The Silver Box, published in 1906. Later in the same year, the first of his celebrated Forsyte Saga series was published. During the First World War, he worked for the Red Cross in France, and was recruited by the War Propaganda Bureau to write material on behalf of the British government. After the war, Galsworthy completed the Saga, and in 1932, received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on 31 January 1933 in Hampstead, London.

From the guide to the John Galsworthy collection, 1909, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

John Sinjohn Galsworthy was born Aug. 14, 1867 in Kingston Hill, Surrey, England; studied law and called to the Bar in 1890, but did not practice; traveled extensively, meeting Joseph Conrad in the far east; his first play was The silver box (1906); his first successful novel, A man of property (1906), became the first of a series collectively known as the Forsyte saga; founded P.E.N. club; refused a knighthood, but accepted the Order of Merit in 1929 and the Nobel Prize in 1932; died Jan. 31, 1933 in London.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1910-1933. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38272885

John Galsworthy (1867-1933) was a British author and playwright. He wrote under the name John Sinjohn and John Galsworthy.

From the guide to the John Glasworthy note to Miss Leroy (?), September 22, 1922, (Ohio University)

Biography

John Sinjohn Galsworthy was born August 14, 1867 in Kingston Hill, Surrey, England; studied law and called to the Bar in 1890, but did not practice; traveled extensively, meeting Joseph Conrad in the far east; his first play was The Silver Box (1906) ; his first successful novel, Man of Property (1906), began the first of a series collectively known as The Forsyte Saga ; founded P.E.N. club; refused a knighthood, but accepted the Order of Merit in 1929 and the Nobel Prize in 1932; died January 31, 1933 in London.

From the guide to the John Galsworthy Papers, 1910-1933, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

John Galsworthy (1867-1933), an English novelist and playwright, was born on August 14, 1867, in Surrey, England, into a wealthy and well established family. He studied law at Oxford and graduated in 1889. Galsworthy showed little interest in being a lawyer and after developing a close relationship with author Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) in 1892, Galsworthy began writing. By 1897, he had his first book of short stories published and in the following year his first novel, Jocelyn, was published. In 1906, Galsworthy published the first novel in his series The Foryste Saga, which placed him among the distinguished authors of his time and for which he is best known today. Galsworthy was also a prominent playwright, which garnered him the most attention during his lifetime. He spent his time between his homes in Bury, West Sussex, England, and his London home, The Grove, in Hempstead. In 1932, Galsworthy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in his London home on January 31, 1933.

From the guide to the John Galsworthy letters, Galsworthy (John) letters, 1910-1931, (Redwood Library and Athenaeum)

John Galsworthy, 1867-1933, playwright and novelist; educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford; called to bar (Lincoln's Inn), 1890; published early novels under pseudonym John Sinjohn; The Man of Property, 1906; began the Forsyte Saga sequence (published collectively in 1922) in which he wrote with an exact and not unsympathetic observation of Victorian upper-class commercial society, continuing the story of its supersession by a more easy-going generation in the trilogy A Modern Comedy, 1929; his remarkably successful plays including The Silver Box, 1906, Justice, 1910; and The Skin Game, 1920, state a theme with great simplicity of construction and dialogue; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1932.

Reference: The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Part II 1901-1950 (Oxford, 1967).

From the guide to the John Galsworthy Letters Additional Collection, 1907-1949, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

John Galsworthy, 1867-1933, playwright and novelist; educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford; called to bar (Lincoln's Inn), 1890; published early novels under pseudonym John Sinjohn; The Man of Property, 1906; began the Forsyte Saga sequence (published collectively in 1922) in which he wrote with an exact and not unsympathetic observation of Victorian upper-class commercial society, continuing the story of its supersession by a more easy-going generation in the trilogy A Modern Comedy, 1929; his remarkably successful plays including The Silver Box, 1906, Justice, 1910; and The Skin Game, 1920, state a theme with great simplicity of construction and dialogue; Nobel Prize for Literature, 1932.

Reference: The Concise Dictionary of National Biography Part II 1901-1950 (Oxford, 1967).

From the guide to the Galsworthy Papers, 1867-1969, (University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department)

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