Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958

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From the description of Papers of Alfred Noyes, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454022

Author Alfred Noyes was born in England and attended Oxford, although he left without earning a degree. He published his first book of poems at the age of twenty-one, and within ten years had become the most commercially successful poet of his day. Popular and prolific, Noyes wrote disarming, skillful verse in traditional metre, and actively opposed the Modernist movement. He also published essays, short fiction, novels, criticism, drama, and biography, and taught at Harvard and Princeton. He was exceedingly popular, and his acquaintances included Theodore Roosevelt and Benito Mussolini.

From the description of Alfred Noyes letters to Mrs. Ralph Sanger, poems, and essay, 1916-circa 1927. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69937421

English poet.

From the description of Armistice : autograph poem signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270609651

From the description of Autograph letters signed (9) : Ipswich, London, etc., to St. John Adcock, 1928 Sept. 7-1930 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270611576

Alfred Noyes was an English poet, best known for his ballads THE HIGHWAYMAN (1906) and THE BARREL ORGAN. From 1903 to 1908, Noyes published five volumes of poetry books, including THE FLOWER OF OLD JAPAN and other poems. In 1907, he married Garnett Daniels. Noyes taught English literature at Princeton University, from 1914 until 1923. Noyes' wife died in 1926, resulting in his conversion to Roman Catholicism. He wrote about his conversion in THE UNKNOWN GOD, published in 1934.

James Thayer Gerould was a Princeton University librarian.

William Morris Colles was an author's agent and the founder and managing director of Authors' Syndicate in London, England.

From the description of Alfred Noyes collection, 1903-1936 (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 76954599

Poet.

Alfred Noyes was born in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England. His first book of poetry was completed while studying at Oxford, which he left without taking a degree. His most successful work deals with the sea and the Elizabethan tradition, notably the epic Drake, 1908. Having married an American, he travelled in the United States, and became visiting professor of poetry at Princeton from 1914 to 1923. In 1922 appeared The Torchbearers, a panegyric in blank verse on the hitherto.

Comparatively unsung men of science. He published literary essays in Some Aspects of Modern Poetry, 1924, a defence of traditionalism, and he also wrote plays, and studies of William Morris and Voltaire. Noyes died in 1958.

From the description of Letter, 1923. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50657725

English writer and poet.

Best known for his poems "The highwayman" and "The barrel organ", Noyes also published and lectured extensively on literature in England and the United States. He taught English literature at Princeton University (1914-1923). Noyes was married to American Garnett Daniels until her death in 1926. He converted to Catholicism in 1926 and wrote frequently on the relationship between science and religious faith.

From the description of Alfred Noyes papers, 1843-1958 (bulk 1902-1927). (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 32876022

Alfred Noyes (1880-1958) was an English poet. Born in Wolverhampton, he attended Exeter College, Oxford and later taught English at Princeton University (1914-1923). He published his first book of poetry, The Loom Years, in 1902, followed quickly by five more between 1903 and 1908; his autobiography, Two Worlds for Memory, was published in 1953.

Perhaps Noyes' best-known work is the ballad-poem "The Highwayman," which begins, "The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees / The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas / The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor / And the highwayman came riding -- riding -- riding / The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn door." The poem has been set to music twice, adapted as a historical novel, and used as a music video.

From the guide to the Alfred Noyes Papers, 1900-1948, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Abbott, Allan, b. 1876. Allan Abbott. Papers, [ca. 1920-1961]. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Alfred Noyes letters to Mrs. Ralph Sanger, poems, and essay, 1916-circa 1927. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Papers of Alfred Noyes, 1941. Library of Congress
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter to Albert Croll Baugh, 1925. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Alfred Noyes collection, 1903-1936 Princeton University Library
creatorOf Woodruff, Douglas, 1897-1978. Papers, 1908-1963. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
referencedIn James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964, 1878-1915 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Meloney, Marie Mattingly, 1883-1943. Papers, 1891-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. [Colt-Kipling Collection miscellaneous letters]. Library of Congress
creatorOf Hyde, H. Montgomery (Harford Montgomery), 1907-1989. H. Montgomery Hyde Collection, 1897-1971. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Correspondence, 1860-1979. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter to H.D. Patrick. Aberystwyth, Wales. 1902 Oct. 28. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter to Ada Rehan, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Papers relating to Swinburne's Lesbia Brandon, Oct.-Nov. 1952. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter, 1915, April 29, Princeton, N.J., to Brooks Henderson, New York. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Tales of the mermaid tavern : manuscript, [1913] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter, 1920, April 20, Princeton, N.J., to Philip D. Sherman, Pawtucket, R.I. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Aldrich, Eleanor L. Autograph letter signed Eleanor L. Aldrich (Mrs. Talbot Aldrich) to: Miss [Mildred Helen] McAfee January 24, [19]41. Wellesley College
referencedIn John MacKay Shaw Collection, 1737-2007
creatorOf Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (Bronx, New York, N.Y.). Edgar Allan Poe Cottage records, ca. 1905-1974. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Thatcher, Harry, 1905-1937. Nymphs and naiads / [Harry Thatcher ; text by] Alred Noyes, from Drake. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Rosenbach Company. Correspondence, 1903-1953. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Grogan, Elmira. The heart of a rose / [words by] Alfred Noyes ; [music by] Elmira Grogan. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Alfred Noyes [graphic]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Typed letter signed Alfred Noyes to: Miss Bates October 24, 1922. Wellesley College
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt records, 1888-1982 (major authors N-S). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Landau, Rom, 1899-1974. The Rom Landau Collection, 1899-1965. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn James J. Robinson papers, Robinson (James J.) papers, (bulk 1945-1950), 1930-1977 John Hay Library, Special Collections
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Morley's First Sketch of English Literature papers, 1909 and 1936. University of Michigan
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Typed letter signed Alfred Noyes to: Miss Scudder April 29, 1916. Wellesley College
creatorOf Mikolaycak, Charles. The highwayman : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Thatcher, Harry, 1905-1937. In the cool of the evening / [Harry Thatcher ; text by] Alfred Noyes. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Witter Bynner letters from various correspondents and other material, 1904-1962. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter, 1923. Florida State University
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Beerbohm, Max, Sir, 1872-1956. Sheed and Ward family papers, 1832-1982. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
creatorOf Fildas, Glyn. Old grey squirrel [music] : unison song for schools / words by Alfred Noyes ; music by Glyn Fildas. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Miscellaneous Manuscripts-II, 1696-1951 University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division [mss]
referencedIn Creese, James, b. 1896. James Creese papers, 1913-1920. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Lamb, Rose. Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk, circa 1870-1900. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Armistice : autograph poem signed : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hamilton Gallery collection of autographs, European and American writers: Manuscripts-letters, 1830-1919. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. James Whitcomb Riley collection of papers, 1878-[1964] bulk (1878-1915). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Edgar Allan Poe Cottage records, ca. 1905-1974 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers of Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss, ca. 1860-1969 (inclusive) Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Holford, Franz, 1907-1994. Kew in lilac time [music] / words by Alfred Noyes ; music by Franz Holford.. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Correspondence to Franklin Baldwin Wiley, 1923. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Alfred Noyes Papers, 1900-1948 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Blankfort, Henry. The highwayman : screenplay, 1951 Jan. 24 / by Henry Blankfort. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Noyes, Mary. Autograph letter signed Mary Noyes to: Miss [Elizabeth] Manwaring February 4, 1941. Wellesley College
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Alfred Noyes papers, 1843-1958 (bulk 1902-1927). Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Royer, Rose de Vaux. Letter 1917, March, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Rose de Vaux Royer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1946. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. Edwin Markham corrected proof, portrait, and signed poem, 1913-1926. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Thornton Wilder letters, 1927-1965. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph letter signed from Alfred Noyes (1880-1958) to Frederick Charles Owlett, September 17, 1923
referencedIn H. Montgomery Hyde Collection TXRC95-A4., 1907-1989 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Autograph file, N, 1686-1975. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950. William Rose Benet́ Collection, 1845-1959 St. Lawrence University, Owen D. Young Library
creatorOf Woodruff, Douglas, 1897-1978. Douglas Woodruff Family Papers, 1824-1967. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter to Mr Eddy. Berkeley, CA. [19--] Feb. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Autograph letter signed Alfred Noyes to: "Dear Sir" July 30, 1903. Wellesley College
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Princeton in war time : manuscript, 1917. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Rose Lamb papers, circa 1870-1961, bulk circa 1870-1900 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. Thornton Wilder letters, 1927-1963. Pennsylvania State University, Commonwealth
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Alfred Noyes papers, [et al.], 1696-1951. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Thatcher, Harry, 1905-1937. Go down to Kew in lilac time / Harry Thatcher ; [text by] Alfred Noyes. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Autograph letters signed (9) : Ipswich, London, etc., to St. John Adcock, 1928 Sept. 7-1930 Jan. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Letter, [1902 or 1903], Aberystwyth, Wales, to Grant Richards. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Thatcher, Harry, 1905-1937. Song of Drake's men / [Harry Thatcher ; text by] Alred Noyes, from Drake. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dunn, Waldo Hilary, 1882-1969. Correspondence, 1913-1965. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Warren, Elinor Remick, 1900-1991. The heart of a rose / poem by Alfred Noyes ; music by Elinor Remick Warren. University of California, Davis, Shields Library
referencedIn Viola Price Franklin letter collection, 1849-1941 Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959. Albert Léon Guérard papers, 1909-1959. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958. Autograph letter signed : Rottingdean, Sussex, to Mr. Rees, 1912 Oct. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Abbott, Allan, b. 1876. person
associatedWith Adcock, Arthur St. John, 1864-1930, person
associatedWith Aldrich, Eleanor L. person
associatedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907, person
associatedWith A.P. Watt (Firm) corporateBody
associatedWith Barnes, William, 1801-1886. person
associatedWith Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. person
associatedWith Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929. person
associatedWith Baugh, Albert C. (Albert Croll), 1891-1981, person
associatedWith Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953. person
associatedWith Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950. person
associatedWith Blankfort, Henry. person
correspondedWith Bliss, Robert Woods, 1875-1962 person
associatedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith British Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Brown, Francis, 1903- person
associatedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Casement, Roger, Sir, 1864-1916. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
correspondedWith Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926 person
associatedWith Created by John MacKay Shaw person
correspondedWith Creese, James, b. 1896 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir, 1859-1930. person
correspondedWith Draper, Ruth, 1884-1956 person
associatedWith Dunn, Waldo Hilary, 1882-1969. person
associatedWith Edgar Allan Poe Cottage (Bronx, New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fildas, Glyn. person
associatedWith Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970. person
associatedWith Franklin, Viola Price person
correspondedWith Gerould, James Thayer, 1872- person
associatedWith Grogan, Elmira. person
associatedWith Guérard, Albert Léon, 1880-1959. person
associatedWith Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton, 1887-1939. person
correspondedWith Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 person
associatedWith Holford, Franz, 1907-1994. person
associatedWith Huggins, Wilfrid. Wilfrid Huggins cartoons person
associatedWith Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885 person
associatedWith Hyde, H. Montgomery (Harford Montgomery), 1907- person
correspondedWith Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. person
associatedWith Lamb, Rose person
associatedWith Lamb, Rose. person
associatedWith Landau, Rom, 1899-1974. person
associatedWith Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., collector. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940. person
associatedWith Meloney, Marie Mattingly, 1883-1943. person
associatedWith Mikolaycak, Charles. person
associatedWith Noyes, Mary. person
associatedWith Osborn, Edward Bolland, 1867- person
associatedWith Owlett, Frederick Charles. person
associatedWith Princeton University corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Library corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University (Princeton, N.J.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Rees, Mr, person
associatedWith Richards, Grant, 1872-1948. person
associatedWith Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916. person
associatedWith Robinson, James J., 1893-1980 person
associatedWith Rosenbach Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Royer, Rose de Vaux. person
associatedWith Sanger, Ralph, Mrs., person
associatedWith Scudder, Vida Dutton, 1861-1954. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith Shorter, Clement King, 1857-1926 person
associatedWith Strachey, John, 1901-1963. person
associatedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. person
associatedWith Thatcher, Harry, 1905-1937. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith Warren, Elinor Remick, 1900-1991. person
associatedWith Waugh, Arthur, 1866-1943 person
associatedWith West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. person
associatedWith Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937. person
associatedWith Woodruff, Douglas, 1897-1978. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
associatedWith Young, Norwood, 1860-1943. person
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English poetry--20th century
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Poetry--20th century
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Birth 1880-09-16

Death 1958-06-28

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