Blunt, Wilfrid Scawen, 1840-1922Variant names
Wilfred Scawen Blunt was an English author and explorer. He was born in Sussex, and served in the diplomatic corps in Europe and South America. He retired in 1872, married Anne Isabella Noel, Lord Byron's granddaughter, and they travelled through Europe and the Middle East, and went into partnership breeding Arabian horses. He vociferously opposed British imperialism, and was imprisoned in 1888 for supporting Irish Home Rule. He kept a diary for most of his adult life, and also wrote numerous treatises and poems, some celebrating his infamous hedonism, others expressing his opposition to imperialism. Throughout his life, he remained on good terms with a number of prominent statesmen and poets, including Winston Churchill, Oscar Wilde, and Ezra Pound.
From the description of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt letter to Dear sir, 1913 Oct. 31. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 85869620
Blunt was an English traveller, politician, and poet.
From the description of Papers, 1882-1937. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122564117
From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Sir Sydney Cockerell, 1899 Jan. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525232
Blunt was an English author.
From the description of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt letter : to Frederic Harrison, [no year] June 9. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936694
Blunt was an English traveler, politician, and poet.
From the guide to the Wilfrid Scawen Blunt papers, 1882-1937., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)
English poet, traveller, and politician.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Hotel du Jardin," to Lady Lytton, [c. 1875?] Thursday evening. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270519950
From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Sheykh O'Beyd [near Cairo], and Newbuildings Place, Horsham, Sussex, to Mrs. [C.W.] Earle, 1889 Dec. 18 and 1906 Dec. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270532580
From the description of Sonnet [Ah love, impute it not to me a sin] and Another sonner [Ah Love--Love --In vain I scoff] :[n.p.] : autograph manuscripts unsigned, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539082
English poet and traveller.
From the description of Autograph letter signed [in pencil] : "Newbuildings Place," Southwater, Sussex, to Prof. Samuel C. Chew, 1920 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270520543
1858-1870 Diplomatic Service; 1877-1881 travelled in Arabia, Syria, Persia and Mesopotamia; 1881-1882 took part in the Egyptian National Movement; 1883-1884 travelled in India; 1887 arrested in Ireland for calling meeting in a proclaimed district; 1888 imprisoned for two months in Galway and Kilmainham Gaols.
Epithet: diplomat, poet and horse breeder
British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x0003dd
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|South Africa, Africa|
|Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Pacific Ocean, Pacific Ocean|
|Channel Islands, United Kingdom|
|Hyderabad State, India|
|New Zealand, Australia|
|Naples and Sicily, Kingdom of, Italy|
|Trinidad, the Carribean|
|Travancore State, India|
|Russia, Europe, Asia|
|Asia Minor, Asia|
|Cochin State, India|
|Bolton Percy, West Riding of Yorkshire|
|Mediterranean Sea, Europe|
|New Zealand, Australia|
|Mysore State, India|
|English literature--19th century|
|Male authors, English--Correspondence|