Turner, W. J. (Walter James), 1889-1946

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Turner was born in Melbourne where he attended Scotch College and theSchool of Mines. He travelled in Europe and South Africa, and served with the British army during World War I. By 1918 Turner had published two volumes of verse and became recognized as a member of the Georgian group ofwriters. Turner became literary editor of the London DAILY HERALD and THESPECTATOR.

From the description of Papers, 1918-1937. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122618559

Walter James Turner was an English poet and music critic.

From the description of Walter James Turner collection of papers, 1917-1940. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122346136

From the guide to the Walter James Turner collection of papers, 1917-1940, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Poet, born and educated in Melbourne. Studied in Europe, served in the First World War, subsequently literary editor of the Spectator.

From the description of [Papers] [manuscript]. [1922-1946] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225799950

Walter Turner was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, but from the age of seventeen he lived principally in England where he established a reputation as a writer of poetry, fiction and drama. His writing shows little influence of his Australian background.

From the description of Literary manuscripts and letters [manuscript]. [19--] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225747296

Born and educated in Melbourne, Walter James Turner emigrated to London in 1907 to become a writer. He served in World War I, and achieved success in literature as a writer, music critic, drama critic, and editor. He is probably best remembered for his poetry, a skillful blend of philosophical perspective and Modernist styling, often exploring the connections between art and religion.

From the description of W.J. Turner postcards to his wife Delphine, 1912-1928. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 55506784

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creatorOf Turner, W. J. (Walter James), 1889-1946. Literary manuscripts and letters [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Turner, Walter James Redfern, 1889-1946. Epigrams : typescript : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Turner, Walter James Redfern, 1889-1946. Poem : autograph manuscript drafts : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Turner, Walter James Redfern, 1889-1946. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to the editor of The New Statesman, 1938 Apr. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Turner, Walter James Redfern, 1889-1946. Heart of a rose : autograph manuscript signed : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Turner, Walter James Redfern, 1889-1946. The BBC and music : autograph manuscript signed of his essay : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Turner, Walter James Redfern, 1889-1946. Hear the screech-owl hoot : autograph manuscript draft signed of the poem : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
referencedIn Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Editorial correspondence, 1904-1930 Houghton Library
creatorOf Turner, Walter James Redfern, 1889-1946. Fifth Canto : autograph manuscript drafts of the poem (3) : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Walter James Turner collection of papers, 1917-1940 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Turner, W. J. (Walter James), 1889-1946. [Papers] [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962. Letters and cards : London, Lowestoft, Norwich, Newport, Sendai, Ohio, to Holbrook Jackson, London, 1911-1941. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Turner, W. J. (Walter James), 1889-1946. Papers, 1918-1937. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Turner, W. J. (Walter James), 1889-1946. Walter James Turner collection of papers, 1917-1940. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Turner, W. J. (Walter James), 1889-1946. W.J. Turner postcards to his wife Delphine, 1912-1928. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
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associatedWith De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. person
associatedWith Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 person
associatedWith Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928. person
associatedWith Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. person
associatedWith Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962. person
associatedWith James B. Pinker and Son corporateBody
associatedWith James B. Pinker and Son. corporateBody
associatedWith Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953. person
associatedWith Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975 person
associatedWith Monro, Harold, 1879-1932. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
correspondedWith Rothenstein, William, Sir, 1872-1945 person
associatedWith Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967. person
associatedWith Squire, John Collings, Sir, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Turner, Delphine, person
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Great Britain--London
Subject
Poets, Australian--Archives
Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
Modernism (Literature)
Music critics
English literature--Book reviews
Occupation
Poets
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Birth 1889

Death 1946-11-18

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English

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