Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915

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Poet and British naval officer.

From the description of Rupert Brooke papers, 1913-1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79456150

English poet.

From the description of Sonnet : place not specified : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1914 June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270135815

Rupert Brooke was a British Georgian poet, a privileged, intelligent, handsome youth, and his verse has come to represent the prevailing mood of England prior to World War I. Both he and his poetry were extremely popular in their day, but later reassessment has found the poems to be naive and sentimental. His untimely death during World War I provoked national mourning, and, although critical reaction remains divided, his verse is lyrically charming and instinctively patriotic.

From the description of Rupert Brooke postcards, 1911-1915. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52999906

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915), educated at Rugby School and King's College, Cambridge, was a member of the Georgian Poets. His most famous work, the sonnet sequence 1914 and Other Poems, appeared in 1915. Brooke joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in August 1914; he died of sepsis from an infected mosquito bite on a French hospital ship on his way to Gallipoli.

From the description of Rupert Brooke letters to Dudley Ward and to Frances Cornford, 1908-1915. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702199318

Rupert Brooke was an English poet, playwright, and essayist.

From the description of Rupert Brooke collection of papers, [1905]-[1937] bulk (1912-1929). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465530

From the guide to the Rupert Brooke collection of papers, 1905]-[1937, 1912-1929, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Rupert Brooke was educated at Rugby, where his father was master for many years and where he became friends with Geoffrey Keynes. He matriculated at King's College, Cambridge in 1906 as a classics scholar, though he was later to concentrate on English. In 1909, having completed the first part of the Classical Tripos, he moved to Grantchester where he would become the centre of a group known as the 'neo-pagans' and began to write the poetry for which he would become famous. In the same year he won the Charles Oldham Shakespeare Scholarship and in 1910 the Harness Prize. He was elected a fellow of King's College in 1913.

Personal problems prompted Brooke to take a long holiday, despite his recent election to a fellowship, and he spent a year traveling in America, Canada and the Pacific, along the way writing a series of articles for the Westminster Gazette. He returned in June 1914 and soon received a commission as a Sub-Lieutenant in the Hood Battalion of the Royal Naval Division. Thereafter he served at Antwerp, trained for a winter at Blandford Camp and then joined the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force in February of 1915. He died on the following 23 April and was buried at Skyros, the victim in succession of sunstroke and blood poisoning.

From the guide to the The Papers of Rupert Chawner Brooke, 1869-1989, (King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge)

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creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Papers. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Sangorski, Alberto, 1862-1932. Selected gems from modern poets. California State Library
creatorOf Chanler, Theodore, 1902-1961. The soldier : song : op. magnum no. 2 / Theodore Chanler ; [words by] Rupert Brooke. Library of Congress
referencedIn Pye, Sybil. Rupert Brooke / Sybil Pye. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Edward Dent: Letters to him, 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection, 1896-ongoing University of Gloucestershire
referencedIn Rupert Brooke: Papers, Early 20th century Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953. [Letter] 1915 May 17 [to] Edmund Gosse / Eddie [Edward Howard Marsh]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953. Edward Howard Marsh collection of papers, [1886]-1963 bulk ([1910]-1952). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Toucheff, James. Rupert Brooke in the South Seas, 1913-1914. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937. The dead / [words by] Rupert Brooks [sic] ; [music by Henry Hadley]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Rupert Brooke papers, 1913-1914. Library of Congress
referencedIn Max Beerbohm collection of papers, 1878-1964, 1909-1957 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Rupert Brooke: John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama, 1911-1912 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937. Letters. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Drinkwater, John, 1882-1937. Letters, 1919-1929, England, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes: Personal Papers and Correspondence, c. 1906 - 1982 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Rupert Brooke letters to Dudley Ward and to Frances Cornford, 1908-1915. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. Sir Winston Churchill collection of papers, [1898?]-1954 bulk (1910-1954). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Royer, Rose de Vaux. Letter 1917, March, New York City [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Rose de Vaux Royer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Collection, 1913-1937. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
referencedIn Potter, Richard Montgomery Gilchrist. Correspondence, 1923-1940. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Hillard, Harriet Low, 1809-1877. Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971 (bulk 1806-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Correspondence and journals of Henry James Jr, 1855-1916 . Houghton Library.
referencedIn Pink and Lily Inn. Pink and Lily Inn visitor's book, 1910-1938. American Primers
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Rupert Brooke : the complete poems. Greater Victoria Public Library
referencedIn Low-Mills family papers, 1767-1971, (bulk 1806-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Shepherd, Arthur, 1880-1958. The song of the pilgrims / poem by Rupert Brooke ; [music by] Arthur Shepherd. Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library
referencedIn Edward Howard Marsh collection of papers, 1886]-1963, 1910-1952 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. The busy heart, 1914. University of Michigan
creatorOf Rupert Brooke collection of papers, 1905]-[1937, 1912-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Sykes, Alrene. Rupert Brooke [manuscript] University of Queensland, UQ Library
referencedIn North, Eric H. Correspondence. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn J.M. Dent & Sons. J.M. Dent & Sons records, 1834-1986 (author files Bi-By). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Sonnet : place not specified : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1914 June 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Rupert Brooke postcards, 1911-1915. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Milton, George-Merritt. The Bloomsburys and supporting cast, a collection of paintings, books and papers, 1882-1979. Florida State University
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Rupert Brooke collection of papers, [1905]-[1937] bulk (1912-1929). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ford, Harrison, 1894-1957. 1914 and other poems, ca.1926. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Papers of Betty Friedan, 1933-1985 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Chanler, Theodore, 1902-1961. The dead : song : op. 1, no. 1 / Theodore Chanler ; [words by] Rupert Brooke. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ross, Orvis. The dead : elegy for chorus and orchestra with soprano, alto or tenor solo / poem by Rupert Brooke ; music by Orvis Ross. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Royer, Rose de Vaux. Letter 1917, March, New York City [to] [Mr. [Edwin] Markham]Very Special, [Staten Island] / Rose de Vaux Royer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. The collected poems. Greater Victoria Public Library
referencedIn Sir Geoffrey Keynes: Papers, 1905-1959 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Portrait file: Guide. Houghton Library.
referencedIn De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. Letter, 1922 July 6, Anerley, to Mr. Eddy, New York City / Walter de la Mare. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter, 1936 Mar. 16, Oxford, to G.B. Harrison, Bishop's Stortford [Eng.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn A.P. Watt (Firm). A.P. Watt records, 1888-1982 (major authors A-B). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Thomas, John Charles, 1891-1960. Miscellaneous music manuscripts, 1880-1950. Peabody Conservatory, Arthur Friedheim Library
referencedIn Lytton Strachey collection of papers, 1904-1934 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn North, Eric H. Letter, 1976 August 20 [n.p.], to Mr. Cramer [Hanover, N.H.]. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Monro, Harold, 1879-1932. Papers, 1911-1931. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bruccoli, Matthew J. (Matthew Joseph), 1931-2008. [Bruccoli Great War newspaper collection]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Pratt, Dallas,. Collection of 18th, 19th, and 20th century autograph material. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Milestones toward journey's end : being pages from my life / by Maurice Browne. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945. To Rupert Brooke, the Dardanelles, April 1915 / Arthur Davison Ficke. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. Letter, 1918 Jan. 20, London, to Arthur Eckersley / J.M. Barrie. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn W. B. O. Field portrait collection, ca. 1600-1900. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bridgen, John William. Literary archive of Humphrey Moore and associated materials on twentieth-century poetry, assembled by John Bridgen. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn Gordon Kinzer Letters, 1924, undated Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Stringer, Arthur John Arbuthnott, 1874-. Letters, to Ellen Van Volkenburg, 1946-1947. University of Michigan
referencedIn Flaccus, Kimball, 1911-1972. [The library of Rupert Brooke] 1931. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Williamson, W.,. Typed poems selected and annotated by W.W., 1916, June 3. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn James, Henry, 1843-1916. Autograph letters signed (5) : Cheyne Walk [London], to Mrs. Marie Belloc Lowndes, 1915 Feb. 6 and 8, Apr. 27, May 20 and Aug. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Beryl Bainbridge Papers, c 1925-2004 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton, 1887-1939. Letters, 1917 Oct. 4-Oct. 15, London, England, to his parents. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Kelly, F. S. (Frederick Septimus), 1881-1916. Diaries of Frederick Kelly, 1907 Oct.-1916 Nov. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Robert Whitelaw: Remarks in school, 1904-1905 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf The Papers of Rupert Chawner Brooke, 1869-1989 King's College Archive Centre, Cambridge
referencedIn Halliburton, Richard, 1900-1939. Richard Halliburton papers, 1916-1975. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Bloomsbury Authors. Records about American publication of Rupert Brooke's works, 1916-1952. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Frances Cornford: Letters to Sir Edward Marsh, 1915-1951 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Sir Winston Churchill collection of papers, 1898?]-1954, 1910-1954 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Kilmer, Joyce, 1886-1918. In memory of Rupert Brooke / Joyce Kilmer. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Autograph letter signed with initials : to Reginald Pole, 1914 Dec. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Hier, Ethel Glenn, 1889-1971. The way that lovers use / words by Rupert Brooke ; [music by] Ethel Glenn Hier. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Houghton, Elizabeth Whitcomb, d. 1950,. Elizabeth Whitcomb Houghton Collection, 1897-1940. Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library, John P. Raynor Library
referencedIn Van Volkenburg, Ellen. Letter, 1957 Feb. 9, New York, to "My Dears" [i.e. Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Stewart, Ann Arbor]. University of Michigan
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Daradanelles (Turkey)
Canada
Oceania
Cambridge (England)
Subject
Poets, Georgian
Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, English--20th century
World War, 1914-1918--Correspondence
War
Poetry
Occupation
Naval officers, British
Poets
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Person

Birth 1887-08-03

Death 1915-04-23

Britons

English

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