Hart-Davis, Rupert, 1907-1999

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Rupert Hart-Davis was a publisher, author, and man-of-letters. Born in London, he attended Eton College and Oxford University; he became an actor for a time, entering the publishing world in 1929 and working for William Heinemann, Ltd., and later Jonathan Cape, Ltd. In 1946, he founded his own publishing house, publishing a diverse range of both obscure and well-known authors. He was also a successful author, perhaps best known for his widely-admired biography of Hugh Walpole, and a respected editor of the letters or diaries of many prominent authors. He was a member of the Coldstream Guards during World War II.

From the description of Rupert Hart-Davis letters to Karl Goedecke, 1957-1958. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 162135816

English publisher, editor and man of letters.

From the description of Rupert Hart-Davis letter to James H. Sheppard [manuscript], 1957 February 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648019854

Epithet: Knight; author and publisher

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000560.0x000150

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referencedIn Dunn, Richard. Richard Dunn letters and photographs relating to Hugh Walpole, 1940-1951. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Askwith, Betty, 1909-1995. Betty Askwith collection, 1916-1981. Boston University, School of Medical
referencedIn Andrew Young collection of papers, 1922-[1970 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Theodora Bosanquet papers, 1898-1960. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Hart-Davis, Rupert, 1907-. Letters to Paul Engle. (s.l.) 1963. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1853-2005 (inclusive), 1939-2003 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Papers, 1922-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf LADY DIANA COOPER CORRESPONDENCE. Vol. XVII. (ff. 130). 1. ff. 1-110. Letters to Patrick Shaw-Stewart; 29 Aug. 1914-2 Jan. 1918. 2. ff. 111-117. Letters to George, 8th Baron Vernon, one containing a reply; 26 Oct. 1915, n.d. 3. ff. 118-119. Letter fr..., 1908-1927 British Library
creatorOf Vol. xiii (ff. 229). Greene, Gwen Plunket– Haynes, Oriana.includes:ff. 1-27v Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh, novelist: Gwen Plunket-Greene, wife of Harry Plunket-Greene: Letters to Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh from Gwen Plunket-Greene: 1925-1959.ff. 2... British Library
creatorOf Hart-Davis, Rupert, 1907-1999. Rupert Hart-Davis letters to Karl Goedecke, 1957-1958. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Vol. 1, ff. 187.Freda Muriel Fisher, née Wood; daughter of Sir Henry Trueman Wood; niece of Annie Besant: Autobiographical memoir by Freda Muriel F: circa 1935-1939: Typewritten.includes:f. 1 Sir Rupert Charles Hart-Davis, author and publisher: Mrs... British Library
referencedIn Nancy Cunard Collection TXRC99-A11., 1895-1965, (bulk 1908-1965) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Pirie, Robert S. Robert S. Pirie papers, [1956-2005]. Grolier Club
creatorOf MS Mus. 1530. Michael Hurd Papers: Letters from correspondents Dehn-Hughes; 1950-1999, n.d.ff. 160. 360 x 275mm.includes:ff. 1-12. Michael Hurd, composer and author: Paul Edward Dehn, writer: Letters from Paul Edward Dehn to Michael Hurd: 1950-1955. ..., 1950-1999 British Library
creatorOf COCKERELL PAPERS. Vol. XCVI (ff. 219). Hab-Hase.includes:ff. 1-18 Loyd Haberly, author and printer: Letters to S. C. Cockerell: 1930-1933, n.d.f. 19 Clifford Haigh, Editor of 'The Friend': Letter to S. C. Cockerell: 1950.ff. 20-53b Hon Dora Har... British Library
creatorOf Hart-Davis, Rupert, 1907-1999. Rupert Hart-Davis letter to James H. Sheppard [manuscript], 1957 February 19. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn G K Chesterton Papers, 1877-1988 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Fonds Edward Gordon Craig Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des arts du spectacle
creatorOf Ursula Vaughan Williams correspondence: Cordelia Curle-Jeremy Hunt, 1949-2000 British Library
creatorOf G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. XLVII B (ff. 212). 1932-[1981].Dorothy Edith Collins, secretary to G K Chesterton: Correspondence with publishers and others concerning proposed and reprinted articles by G. K. Chesterton: 1927-1981: Partly signed, partl..., 1932-1981 British Library
creatorOf Alport Papers. Vol. I. Various correspondence and papers; 1922-1970, n.d.Contents:1. Letters received; 1931-1970, n.d.. Includes autograph letters from W. H. Auden, Lennox Berkeley, Robert Buhler, Harold Ede, T. S. Eliot, Derek Hill, Ivon Hitchens,..., 1922-1970 British Library
referencedIn Eccles Bequest. Vol. CLVII. Book reviews of works by or relating to Wilde, with other miscellaneous advertising material. Mostly printed.Harford Montgomery Hyde, historian and politician: Review of Hyde's 'Oscar Wilde: A Bibliography': 1975-1976, n.d... British Library
referencedIn Papers of Joyce Grenfell and Virginia Graham, 1927-1997 University of Cambridge, Lucy Cavendish College
creatorOf Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965. Nancy Cunard Collection, 1895-1965 (bulk 1908-1965). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Strachey/Holroyd Papers. Vol. liv (ff. 255). 1. ff. 1-96. General correspondence of the Strachey Trust from its proposal and foundation; 1969-2001. Includes correspondence with the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art.2. ff. 97-183. ..., 1969-2001 British Library
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
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correspondedWith Askwith, Betty, 1909-1995. person
associatedWith Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. person
correspondedWith Bosanquet, Theodora. person
associatedWith Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) person
associatedWith Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Dunn, Richard. person
correspondedWith Eccles, Mary Hyde. person
associatedWith Engle, Paul, 1908- , person
associatedWith Goedecke, Karl, person
associatedWith Grenfell | Joyce Irene | 1910-1979 person
correspondedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
correspondedWith Pirie, Robert S. person
associatedWith Sheppard, James H. person
associatedWith Stoker, Florence Balcombe, 1858-1937. person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
associatedWith Young, Andrew, 1885-1971 person
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Great Britain
Publishers and publishing--20th century--Correspondence


Birth 1907-08-28

Death 1999-12-08




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