Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909

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British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000623.0x000264

George Manville Fenn was a prolific author of boys' adventure stories, often in serial form. Born in London, he trained as a teacher, and taught for several years before trying his hand at the printing business. He found his niche writing adventure tales, and became a master of sustaining suspense between serialized issues of his stories. He also wrote in other genres, but adventure stories were his greatest success, and he published nearly two hundred such tales.

From the description of George Manville Fenn letters to E. Howard and contract memorandum, 1889-1890. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60525767

British novelist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Syon Lodge, Isleworth, to Harper & Brothers, 1892 Jan. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270527818

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creatorOf Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909. Autograph letter signed : Syon Lodge, Isleworth, to Harper & Brothers, 1892 Jan. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909,. Autograph letter signed from George Manville Fenn to W. Sawyer [manuscript], 19th or 20th century December 15. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Writers A-P. Includes: Arthur à Beckett, George Alexander, Sir Squire and Effie Marie Bancroft, Lionel ('Lal') Brough, Lennox Browne, Sir F C Burnand, H J Byron, Sir Hall Caine, J Comyns Carr, Richard Claude Carton, Sir G Anderson Critchett, G Manvil..., 1872-1903 British Library
creatorOf McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster). Edward Webster McGlenen papers, 1857-1937 (inclusive), 1857-1890 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. William Morris Colles papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn William Morris Colles Papers, 1888-1928. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1886, 1886 British Library
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1889Play by J. H. Darnley, writer of plays; submitted: 1889, 1889 British Library
creatorOf Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909. George Manville Fenn letter. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1889, 1889 British Library
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1888Play by J. H. Darnley, writer of plays; submitted: 1888, 1888 British Library
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1892, 1892 British Library
creatorOf Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909. Autograph letter signed : Isleworth, to John Paseo , 1904 Apr. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1887Play by J. H. Darnley, writer of plays; submitted: 1887, 1887 British Library
creatorOf Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909. George Manville Fenn letters to E. Howard and contract memorandum, 1889-1890. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909,. Autograph letter signed from George Manville Fenn to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1890 July 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1878, 1878 British Library
creatorOf Play by G. M. Fenn, writer of plays; submitted: 1886, 1886 British Library
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associatedWith Colles, William Morris, 1855-1926. person
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Harper & Brothers, corporateBody
associatedWith McGlenen, Edward W. (Edward Webster) person
correspondedWith Sawyer, William, 19th/20th cent. person
associatedWith Sem, 1863-1934. person
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Birth 1831-01-03

Death 1909-08-26

Bretons

English

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