Sarolea, Charles, 1870-1953

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Belgian scholar and publicist in England.

From the description of Autograph postal cards signed (2) : Ghent and Middelkerke, Belgium, to W.A. Knight, 1898 May 24 and 1898 July 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634807

Charles Sarolea was born on 25 October 1870 in Tongres, Belgium. He was educated at the Royal Athne, Hasselt, and Lige University, graduating with a degree in classics and philosophy and a doctorate. In 1894, he was appointed lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, later becoming professor of French literature and head of the French and Romance Department, a post he held until 1931. In 1901, he served as the first Belgian consul-general for Edinburgh. Sarolea was the founder-editor and proprietor of the journal Everyman (1912-1917) and founder-chairman of the French publishing firm Georges Cres and Co. He was the author of numerous publications, including political histories and biographies of writers such as Victor Hugo (1911) and Tolstoy (1912). He died on 11 March 1953.

From the guide to the Charles Sarolea collection, 1905, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)

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correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Knight, William Angus, 1836-1916, person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Sarolea, Charles person
associatedWith Shackleton Ernest Henry 1874-1922 person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
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Birth 1870-10-25

Death 1953-03-11





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