Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957

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English writer and critic born in London. He was editor of Rhythm, the Athenaeum and the Adelphi. He wrote poetry, essays and criticism In 1918 he married Katherine Mansfield for whose work he helped gain recognition. He also edited the Peace News (1940-46).

From the description of John Middleton Murry collection. [1931-1944]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676738340

Author John Middleton Murry was born in London to lower-class parents, and proved to be something of a child prodigy, earning scholarships to Christ's Hospital and Oxford. Determined to make a living as a writer, he founded the journal Rhythm, which helped him make some contacts before it failed. He wrote poetry, plays, and several unsuccessful novels before settling into a career as an influential editor and critic. The two key relationships in his life were his friendship with D.H. Lawrence, and his marriage to Katherine Mansfield; he promoted both their careers, and championed their works as a critic, to the point of exploitation. In his later years, his works became more political, as he became a Marxist and a pacifist.

From the description of John Middleton Murry letters to Mr. Henderson and page of quotations, 1929. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 68815775

English author.

From the description of Typed letter signed : [n.p.], to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1930 Aug. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874986

John Middleton Murry, the husband of Katherine Mansfield, was an English biographer, literary critic, essayist, novelist, playwright, and poet.

From the description of John Middleton Murry collection of papers, [1911?]-1962. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122686844

From the guide to the John Middleton Murry collection of papers, 1911?]-1962, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

John Middleton Murry was an English critic and editor. In 1919, he became the editor of the Athenaeum and in 1923, founded his own review, the Adelphi. He was friendly with many literary personalities, including T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, and Virginia Woolf. Murry also wrote a large number of literary criticisms and biographical works. He was a noted pacifist during World War II.

From the description of Die dritte Forderung, 1945? / J. Middleton Murry. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60525736

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creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Letter to "Hamilton" : London : ALS, 1923 May 8. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Drabble, Margaret, 1939-. Letters of English authors, 1840-1977. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Thorpe, Clarence De Witt, 1887-. Literary papers, 1920-1958. University of Michigan
referencedIn Ottoline Morrell Collection TXRC98-A17., 1882-1946, (bulk 1882-1938) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn English literature mss., 1951-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. John Middleton Murry collection of papers, [1911?]-1962. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955, 1894-1953 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to R. Cobden Sanderson, 1920 Feb. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Barker, George, 1913-1991. George Barker collection, circa 1932-1970, undated. Boston College, Thomas P. O'Neill Library
referencedIn Papers of Catherine Carswell (1879-1946), novelist, journalist and biographer, 1910-1991 The University of Nottingham
referencedIn Eleanor Murray Watkins Papers, [ca. 1958-1975?] University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn D. H. Lawrence collection of papers, 1909-1964, 1910-1933 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Dorothy Brett Collection, 1922-1969, 1965-1969 Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. John Middleton Murry collection. [1931-1944]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn George Moore collection of papers, 1879]-[1935, 1889-1933 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Autograph File, M, 1648-1985. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lawrence, Frieda von Richthofen, 1879-1956. Frieda Lawrence Collection, 1870-1969. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Olga Stepanek, Papers, 1910-1960 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library
creatorOf John Middleton Murry collection of papers, 1911?]-1962 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, ca.1900-1949. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn The Koestler Archive & Other Papers Relating to Arthur Koestler, 1939-1993 Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Sedgwick, Anne Douglas, 1873-1935. Letters to Henry Chester Tracy [manuscript], 1922-1929. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Von Arnim, Elizabeth, 1866-1941. Papers of Elizabeth Mary Russell, Countess Russell, 1890-1962. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Letter : Hawstead near Bury St. Edmunds, to Mr. Walker, 1930 Mar. 21. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Foerster, Norman, 1887-1972. Norman Foerster papers, 1907-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1921-1951. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters from Roy Campbell to William Plomer, 1925-1930 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
referencedIn D. H. Lawrence Collection TXRC98-A9., 1904-1981, (bulk 1904-1935) Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. John Middleton Murry letters to Mr. Henderson and page of quotations, 1929. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. The novels of Henry Williamson, [195-?]. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Letter : London, to Claud Lovat Fraser, London, 1913 June 9. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Letters : Suffolk, Tokyo, Hawstead, Kent, to Walter E. Peck, Oxford & Bristol, 1921-1931. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn British authors collection, 1840-1953. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Moore, George, 1852-1933. George Moore collection of papers, [1879]-[1935] bulk (1889-1933). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. D.H. Lawrence Collection, 1904-1981 (bulk 1904-1935). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Watkins, Eleanor Murray, 1903-1975. Papers, [ca. 1958-1975?]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977. Papers, 1923-1986. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Letters concerning John Keats, 1794-1958 (inclusive) 1822-1895 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Thomas Hardy collection of papers, 1870-1964 bulk (1870-1928). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Thomas Hardy collection of papers, 1870-1964, 1870-1928 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Lawlor, Patrick Anthony. Correspondence on Katherine Mansfield, 1938-1966. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers of John Middleton Murry, 1912-1959 Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert), 1885-1930. D. H. Lawrence collection of papers, 1909-1964 bulk (1910-1933). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Autograph File, G, 1641-1991. Houghton Library.
creatorOf 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 Brett, Dorothy, 1883-1977. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1929-1967. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Štěpánek, Olga Folda, 1906-1998. Papers, 1910-1960. University of Nebraska - Lincoln
referencedIn Powys, John Cowper, 1872-1963. Correspondence, with Alan Dakers, 1948. University of Michigan
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1928 Apr. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Letter, 1927 June 12, London, to G.B. Harrison, London. University of Michigan
creatorOf Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. Letters, 1920, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Havelock Ellis Correspondence, 1894-1950. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Frieda Lawrence Collection TXRC98-A6., 1870-1969 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. Havelock Ellis letters, 1894-1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850. [Reviews of editions of Wordsworth and books about Wordsworth] Indiana University
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Typed letter signed : [n.p.], to Herbert J. Seligmann, 1930 Aug. 13. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931. Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Die dritte Forderung, 1945? / J. Middleton Murry. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. Typed letter signed : London, to John Middleton Murry, 1932 Feb. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Constable Correspondence, 1916-1956. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Bett, W. R. (Walter Reginald), 1903-. Tribute to Walter De la Mare, Letters, 1946-1948. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956. Typed letter signed : Taplow, to Tom Turner / 1939 May 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938. Ottoline Morrell Collection, 1882-1946 (bulk 1882-1938). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield collection 1907-1978. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Letters from others to Anthony Bertram, 1920-1971. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Correspondence, 1920, from Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield papers - additions, 1910-1938. Newberry Library
creatorOf Harrison, G. B. (George Bagshawe), 1894-1991. Correspondence, with writers and scholars, 1913-1939. University of Michigan
referencedIn Schaefler, Sam, 1920-,. Historical and Literary Letters and Documents, 1674-197-. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Virginia Woolf collection of papers, 1882-1984, 1912-1940 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Editorial correspondence, 1904-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1936-1937. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) Collection, 1865-1999, 1865-1999 GB 159 The University of Nottingham
creatorOf Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield papers, 1903-1942. Newberry Library
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Great Britain
Subject
English literature--20th century
Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
World politics
Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
World War, 1939-1945--Peace
Publishers and Publishing
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Function

Person

Birth 1889-08-06

Death 1957-03-13

Britons

English,

French,

German

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