Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977

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Henry Williamson (1895-1977), writer, was born in south London and educated at Colfe's Grammar School, Lewisham. He fought in the army in the First World War and gained a deep sense of the futility of conflict as a result. He worked as a journalist for a short while before writing his first novel, 'The Beautiful Years', in 1921. This became volume one of a quartet, named 'The Flax of Dreams'. At the same time he moved to North Devon and, in 1927, wrote there 'Tarka the Otter', the book on which his fame most heavily rests, and 'A Patriot's Progress' (1930), based on his trench experiences. After 'Salar the Salmon' (1935) he became an outspoken supporter of German reform and British fascism, which led to his being briefly interned at the start of the war. His postwar work, which is arguably his most important, is a cycle of fifteen novels entitled, 'A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight', which was completed in 1960.

From the guide to the Henry Williamson: manuscript of 'The Owl', Aug 1920, (Special Collections Archives, University of Exeter (GB0029))

Henry Williamson (1895-1977) was an English author, naturalist, and farmer.

From the guide to the Henry Williamson papers, 1934-1966, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

English novelist.

From the description of Letter, 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122699652

British author and novelist.

From the description of Letters, 1946-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122480255

English novelist who is known for his sensitive but unsentimental handling of nature themes.

From the description of Correspondence, 1944-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536374

English author and novelist.

From the description of Lucifer before sunrise, 1967. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122367823

From the description of Papers, 1934-1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122606021

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creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Letter, 1962. American Primers
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. The beautiful years : [novel] / by Henry Williamson.
referencedIn West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. Papers, 1909-1975. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935. T.E. Lawrence Collection, 1912-1966. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Henry Williamson: correspondence with Brocard Sewell, 1957-1975 University of Exeter
referencedIn Photograph of Henry Williamson's workshack [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Symons, Julian, 1912-. Review essay on Henry Williamson, between 1979 and 1989. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Correspondence, 1944-1952. American Primers
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Lucifer before sunrise, 1967. American Primers
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. The flax of dream [electronic resource]. OCLC Econtent Synchronization Program
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Letters to C. W. Beaumont. [s.l.]. 1929. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Henry Williamson: letters to Eric and Kathleen Watkins, 1936-1974 University of Exeter
referencedIn John Middleton Murry collection of papers, 1911?]-1962 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Henry Williamson papers, 1934-1966 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Garnett Collection, 1882-1966, 1891-1928 Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. The flax of dream. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Williamson-Tunnicliffe Correspondence, 1932-1977, 1932-1977 University of Exeter
referencedIn Henry Williamson Papers, c1920-1960 University of Exeter
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. The story of a Norfolk farm. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Tales of a Devon village / by Henry Williamson.
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Salar the salmon : [novel] / by Henry Williamson.
referencedIn English literature mss., ca. 1750-ca. 1979 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Papers, 1934-1966. American Primers
creatorOf Putnam and Co., Ltd. (Publishers). Letter, 1939 August 15, London, to Henry Williamson, Stiffkey, Norfolk. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Papers, 1920-1974. New Hampshire Newsp Project
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Critical prose and journalism, 1927 to 2003 St John's College, Oxford
referencedIn Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962. Richard Aldington correspondence to Henry Williamson, 1951-1962. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. The linhay on the downs : [short stories] / by Henry Williamson.
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. John Middleton Murry collection of papers, [1911?]-1962. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Papers, 1922-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Annabel Cash Papers, 1969-1973 University of Exeter
referencedIn T. E. Lawrence Collection TXRC98-A3., 1912-1966 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Correspondence of Henry Williamson and Stuart Petre Brodie Mais, 1929-1938 University of Exeter
referencedIn Henry Williamson Society: letters of Annabel Cash, 1984-1996 University of Exeter
creatorOf Henry Williamson: manuscript of 'The Owl', Aug 1920 Special Collections Archives, University of Exeter (GB0029)
creatorOf Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977. Letters, 1946-1948. American Primers
creatorOf Sewell, Brocard. Records, 1941-1968. Indiana University
referencedIn Henry Williamson: letters to Joyce Wright, 1953-1960 University of Exeter
referencedIn Henry Williamson Society Papers, 1977 - [ongoing] University of Exeter
referencedIn Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. The novels of Henry Williamson, [195-?]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Farrar Papers, 1939-1944 University of Exeter
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correspondedWith Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962. person
associatedWith Allen, Walter Gore, 1910- person
associatedWith Allsop, Kenneth, 1920-1973. person
associatedWith Annabel Cash, b1962 person
associatedWith Beaumont, Cyril W. (Cyril William), 1891-1976, person
associatedWith Beaumont Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1973. person
associatedWith Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. person
associatedWith Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe person
associatedWith Connely, Susan. person
associatedWith Elwin, Malcolm, 1902- person
associatedWith Garnett, David, 1892-1981 person
associatedWith Gower, Anthony. person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Ranke, 1895-1985 person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Henry Williamson, 1895-1977 person
associatedWith Henry Williamson Society corporateBody
associatedWith Hollingsworth, P. C. person
associatedWith James Farrar, 1923-1944 person
associatedWith Jefferies, Richard, 1848-1887. person
associatedWith Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935 person
associatedWith Mosley, Oswald, 1896-1980. person
associatedWith Murray, John Middleton. person
associatedWith Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. person
associatedWith Pound, Reginald. person
associatedWith Putnam and Co., Ltd. (Publishers) corporateBody
associatedWith Symons, Julian, 1912- person
associatedWith Thomas, Ann. person
associatedWith West, Herbert Faulkner, 1898-1974. person
associatedWith Williamson, Henry person
associatedWith Williamson; Henry, 1890-1982 person
associatedWith Yeats, Victor. person
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England
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Devil--Fiction
Authors, English--Correspondence
English fiction--20th century
Nature stories, English
Correspondence
Literature--History and criticism
Material Types
Country life
Authors, English--History--Sources
World War, 1914-1918--Fiction
Authors, English
Country life in literature
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Birth 1895-12-01

Death 1977-08-13

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