Adair, Virginia, 1913-2004

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Jack Morpurgo (1918-2000) graduated from Christ's Hospital School in England. He was the first British graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia after the American Revolution. He served in the British military during World War II. In his professional life, he was an editor and author of fiction and non-fiction. He was a frequent contributor of articles and book reviews to magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers. He wrote and participated in numerous radio and television broadcasts in Britain, the United States, Canada, and Australia. A significant portion of his career was spent under the tutelage of Alan Lane, founder of Penguin Books.

From the guide to the J.E. Morpurgo Papers, 1742, 1937-2000, 1950-1970, (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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creatorOf Morpurgo, J. E. Papers, 1937-2000, 1950-1970. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf J.E. Morpurgo Papers, 1742, 1937-2000, 1950-1970 Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
referencedIn Mary Virginia Hamilton Adair Papers MS 0857., 1933-2004, 1995-2004 Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
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associatedWith Adair, Mary Virginia Hamilton person
associatedWith Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974 person
associatedWith Christ's Hospital (Horsham, England) corporateBody
associatedWith College of William and Mary corporateBody
associatedWith Forte, Charles, 1908- person
associatedWith Morpurgo, J. E. person
associatedWith Nye, Russel Blaine, 1913- person
associatedWith Penguin (Firm) corporateBody
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United States
Historians--Great Britain--Biography
Publishers and publishing Great Britain Biography
English teachers--Great Britain--Biography


Birth 1913-02-28

Death 2004-09-16



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