British authors collection, 1840-1953.

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British authors collection, 1840-1953.

British authors collection, 1840-1953.

Literary manuscripts and letters of writers of the British Commonwealth. Correspondence, literary manuscripts, commonplace books, autographs, and photographs.

2 linear ft.

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Macaulay, Rose, 1881-1958

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Rose Macaulay was born in Rugby in 1881 and educated at Somerville College, Oxford. She was a prolific writer: her first best-seller was Potterism in 1920 but she also published a biography of John Milton, and wrote verse. Her final novel, The Towers of Trezibond (1956) was especially highly regarded and created a literary sensation. She also wrote many articles for periodicals such as The Spectator and The Observer . Her correspondence with a distant cousin, the Revd. J.H.C. Johnson, was publis...

Henley, William Ernest, 1849-1903

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William Ernest Henley was born in Gloucester, and sufferred from a painful condition in his joints; his left leg was amputated when he was eighteen, and the right leg was saved only through experimental treatments of carbolic acid. He was accepted to Oxford, but couldn't afford to attend, and he tried to earn a living as an author, writing poetry and drama with some success. As a poet, he is remembered for his experiments with blank verse; he also wrote countless magazine articles and essays. Hi...

Byrne, Donn, 1889-1928

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Author. Donn Byrne is the pen name of Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne. From the description of Donn Byrne poems, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455206 Donn Byrne (1889-1928) was an Irish novelist whose real name was Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne. He worked as a journalist in New York City and wrote popular stories and novels based on Irish tales. From the guide to the Donn Byrne papers, 1908-1941, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) ...

Bowen, Elizabeth, 1899-1973

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British writer of essays, short stories, and novels. From the description of Letter to Mrs. Brownrigg [?], ca. 1930. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122570785 Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1923) was an Anglo-Irish author. Among her many novels are The last September (1929), The house in Paris (1935), The death of the heart (1938), The heat of the day (1948), A world of love (1955), and Eva Trout; or, changing scenes (1968). Her othe...

Stevenson, M. I. (Margaret Isabella), 1829-1897

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Epithet: mother of R L Stevenson British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x0002b6 ...

Morley, John, 1838-1923

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English statesman and author. From the description of Autograph letters signed (7) : to Prof. Knight, 1876-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270613155 1886 and 1892-1895 Chief Secretary for Ireland; 1905-1910 and 1911 Secretary of State for India. Epithet: statesman Title: Viscount Morley of Blackburn British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001026.0x0001f0 ...

Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905

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English actor and manager of Lyceum Theatre. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lyceum Theatre, to Arthur Sullivan, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125258 Henry Irving was a British actor-manager. In 1878, he took over the Lyceum Theatre and hired Ellen Terry as the company's leading lady. This partnership lasted for 25 years and was reknowned throughout England and the United States. Bram Stoker, Henry Irving's manager and personal assistant, was re...

Spencer, John Poyntz Spencer, Earl, 1835-1910

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Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953

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Franco-British writer. From the description of Letters : to Miss Penn, 1917 Nov. 24 and 1929 Mar. 15. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122601939 English historian, essayist, poet and novelist born La Celle-Saint-Cloud, France July 27, 1870; died Guildford, England July 16, 1953. Belloc wrote biographies of Robespierre (1901) Marie Antoinette (1909) and numerous works on English political history. From 1920-19...

Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964

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English poet, biographer, critic, and anthologist. Edited and contributed to the annual anthology Wheels. From the description of Edith Sitwell correspondence, 1942-1944. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 28185434 English poet, critic, and novelist. From the description of Letter to an unknown recipient, ca. 1949. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817483 From the description of Photoprint and letter, n.d. and 1981 Oct...

Duffin, Henry Charles, 1884-....

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Epithet: author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000974.0x00020b ...

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

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Author and Nobel Prize winner. From the description of TLS, 1924 March 4 : Sussex, to Commander Clarke Millen, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 17153795 Kipling was a British author. Beaverbrook was a British capitalist, and newspaper publisher. From the description of Letters to Baron Beaverbrook, 1885-1918. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122609327 From the guide to the Letters to Baron Beaver...

Thornycroft, William Hamo, Sir, 1850-1925

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English sculptor. From the description of Letters and sketches, ca. 1890-1910. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83201804 ...

Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

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Robert Lewis (later changed to "Louis") Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on November 13, 1850. He attended the University of Edinburgh intending to become a civil engineer like his father, but ill health curtailed his studies and prompted him to travel to warmer climates. This inspired Stevenson to write stories, novels and essays about his travels. While in France he met American artist Fanny Osbourne. The two fell in love, and in 1879 Stevenson traveled to California, where he...

Leigh, William Henry, 1824-1905.

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Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872

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British novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bregenz], to Edward Chapman of Chapman and Hall, publishers, 1847 Jan. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590332 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Florence, to Mr. Chapman of Chapman and Hall, 1854 Feb. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590629 Irish novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : La Spezia, to Charles Dickens, 1860 Oct. 21. (Unknown). ...

Aikin, Lucy, 1781-1864

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Lucy Aikin, historian, known for her works on the courts of Queen Elizabeth and King James I, and a biograophy of Joseph Addison. She wrote the only contemporary sources for the lives of her famous relatives, father John Aikin and aunt Anna Letitia Barbauld. A volume of her letters, showing her to be an advocate of women's rights and religious freedoms, was published posthumously. From the description of Lucy Aikin manuscript material, 1846. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record...

Harland, Aline,

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Martineau, James, 1805-1900.

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James Martineau was an English Unitarian minister and educator. He wrote several books about religious philosophy, and became well-known as a result. He was the brother of social activist Harriet Martineau. From the description of James Martineau letters, 1847-1856. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51999687 James Martineau was an English educator, philosopher, clergyman, and author. Born in Norwich, he taught at Lant Carpenter's School before be...

Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947

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Richard Le Gallienne, British journalist and author, was a prolific writer during the late 19th and early 20th century. His early mentor was Oliver Wendell Holmes. Le Gallienne wrote My ladies' sonnets (1887), and the romantic novel, The quest of the golden girl (1896). He published The romantic nineties (1926), while working as a journalist in New York. In 1927 Le Gallienne emigrated to France where he lived out the remainder of his life. From the description of Manuscript-Letters, ...

Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1828-1898

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Wilmington, Del., to [Henry Morrison] Flagler, 1884 Sept. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270672065 Epithet: American statesman British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x000223 Diplomat and statesman; U.S. senator (1869-1885); U.S. secretary of state (1885-1888); of Wilmington, Del. From the descriptio...

Housman, A.E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936

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A.E. Housman was a classical scholar, professor of Latin at Cambridge University, and poet. From the description of Letter to "Dear Sirs," 1922. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288834 English poet and classical scholar. At Trinity College, Cambridge, 1911-1936. From the description of [Letter] 1931 Apr. 15, Trinity College, Cambridge, England [to Helen] Peck / A. E. Housman. (Smith College). WorldCat record id...

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

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Joseph Conrad, a major British writer, was born in Poland and became a British subject in 1887. After a twenty year career at sea, he published his first novel, "Almayer's Folly" (1895), successfully launching his writing career. From the description of Letters-Manuscripts, 1908-1913. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122588887 Novelist and short story writer who was born Jozef Konrad Teodor Korzeniowski in Berdichev, Ukraine, and became a British citizen in...

Morris, William, 1834-1896

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Socialist, artist, and poet of England. From the description of Papers of William Morris, circa 1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132209 William Morris (1834-1896) was a British socialist, poet, artist and architect, and a leading figure in the Arts and Craft movement. He founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, was a cofounder and leader of the Socialist League and financed its organ Commonweal. He also founded his own publishing company, the Kelmsc...

Green, Henry, 1905-1974

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Epithet: of Rolleston British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x000139 Epithet: of Add MS 42016 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000982.0x000138 ...

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909

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British poet. From the description of The descent into hell [manuscript poem], 1873 Jan. 9. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41416044 From the description of Autograph quotation, [ca. 1890?]. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315968127 Swinburne (1837-1909) was an English lyric poet, dramatist, and critic of the Victorian era. He was famous for the innovative versification of his poetry and infamous for his violent attacks on Victorian morality. ...

Chamberlain, Joseph, 1836-1914

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Joseph Chamberlain was born in 1836; he was educated at University College School, and at the age of sixteen moved from London to Birmingham to join his uncle's screw manufacturing business, Nettlefold and Chamberlain; he became a member of the Birmingham Education Society, the National Education League, and was chairman of the Birmingham School Board [1868-1873]; he was a member of Birmingham Town Council [1872-1880], being Councillor for St Paul's Ward and Mayor [1873-1876]; he was MP for West...

Langly, A. F.

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Mahony, Francis, 1804-1866

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Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928

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Edmund Gosse, a well known man of letters, librarian to the House of Lords (1904-1914), and author of the autobiography, Father and Son (1907), was a pioneering translator of Ibsen and author of numerous volumes of poetry, criticism and biography. Charles Edmund Merrill was an active member of the Grolier Club from 1910 until his death in 1942. From the description of Letters : to Charles E. Merrill, 1910-1924. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122577035 English poet and man of...

Ackerley, J.R. (Joe Randolph), 1896-1967

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Joe Randolph Ackerley was an English novelist, playwright, poet, and editor. From the description of Joe Randolph Ackerley collection of papers, 1919-1969. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607249 From the guide to the Joe Randolph Ackerley collection of papers, 1919-1969, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) British author. From the description of Collection, 1924-1983....

Rossetti, William Michael, 1829-1919

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English author - Brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [18]85 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657827 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [190]7 Feb. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657844 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Prof. Knight, [18]96 Jan. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657832 From the description of Autograph posta...

Gregory, Lady, 1852-1932

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Isabella Augusta Persse (1852-1932) married Sir William Henry Gregory (1817-1892). After her husband's death, Lady Gregory became an author and playwright. She also acted as manager of the Abbey Theatre from 1904-1912. From the description of Lady Gregory papers, 1879-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863298 Isabella Augusta Gregory, Lady Gregory (1852-1932), the Irish playwright and poet. For a fuller account of her life and achievements see the Dictionary of National...

Newman, John-Henry, 1801-1890

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Anglican clergyman and leader of the Oxford Movement, converted to Roman Catholicism and was later created cardinal. From the description of John Henry Newman papers, 1836-1864, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122463556 English theologian. From the description of Letters, 1875-1879. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959802 English divine and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : the Oratory, Birmingham, t...

Dobson, Austin, 1840-1921

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Dobson became known as a poet for his works "Proverbs in Porcelain" (1877) and "Collected Poems" (1897), in which he used the French forms, and as a biographer, for "Fanny Burney" and "Horace Walpole." From the description of Correspondence, 1902-1908. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122445124 Henry Austin Dobson, civil servant and poet, was born on 18 January 1840. After leaving school at the age of 16, he joined the Board of Trade where he remained until...

Plomer, William, 1903-1973

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William Plomer was an English poet, novelist, short-story writer, librettist, and songwriter. From the description of William Plomer collection of papers, 1921-1973. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575712 From the guide to the William Plomer collection of papers, 1921-1973, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) William Plomer was born in South Africa and educated in England. After ...

Kingston, William Henry Giles, 1814-1880

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000695.0x0001a2 ...

Macfall, Haldane, 1860-1928

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Chambers Haldane Cooke Macfall was an English military officer and author. Both parents had military ties, and he was educated at military school, and served in India and West Africa, retiring as a lieutenant. He became an influential art critic and historian, and a successful novelist of both historical fiction and adventure stories. He was also an artist and book designer. He returned to the military during World War I, serving as a captain. From the description of Haldane Macfall ...

Cary, Joyce, 1888-1957

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Joyce Cary was a British author, best known as a novelist. Born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, and raised in England, Cary was a sickly youth who showed a talent for writing and painting; he studied art, but questioned his ability and quit to attend Trinity College, Oxford, instead. He served with the Red Cross during the Balkan War, and joined the Nigerian Political Service, spending his spare time reading and writing. He found initial success with short fiction, and as he began to write nov...

Colden-Marshall, Arthur,

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Douglas, Norman, 1868-1952

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English novelist and essayist. Born George Norman Douglas. From the description of South wind : AMs and related material, [1916]-1924 Oct. 25. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645587 From the description of ALS : London, to Grant Richards, 1917 Oct. 3. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122645586 George Norman Douglas was born Dec. 8, 1868 in Falkenhorst, Thuringen, Austria; recognized as British author, scientist, diplomat...

Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852

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Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer. Moore was a friend and acquaintance of many of the English Romantics, including Lord Byron. He met Mary Shelley in the late 1820s, while researching his biography of Byron. From the description of Thomas Moore manuscript material : 220 items, 1811-1846 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76835859 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and composer. From the guide to the Thomas Moore manuscript material : 254 items, 1811-1846, (...

Coward, Noël, 1899-1973

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English composer, writer, actor, and producer. From the description of Signature on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899310 Badger's Green opened Jun. 12, 1930. From the description of Letter [1930] Jun. 20 [London] to Maurice Browne [London] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365183 English actor and author. From the description of The Birth of Hope : autograph manuscript signed ...

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...

Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903

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Born 1820; educated at Hinton Charterhouse near Bath, 1833-1836; assistant schoolmaster at Derby, 1837; worked as a draftsman and engineer during the building of the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, 1837-1841; sub-editor of the Pilot , the organ of the Complete Suffrage Movement, 1844; occupied himself anew with engineering, 1844-1846, and experimented with mechanical inventions, 1846-1847; sub-editor of The Economist in London, 1848-1853; visited house of John Chapman, the advanced publisher,...

Tomlinson, H. M. (Henry Major), 1873-1958

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English novelist. From the description of Letter, 1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367390978 Henry Major Tomlinson, born 1873 in Essex, England, was a novelist, essayist, travel writer, and journalist. He died 5 February 1958 in London. From the description of H. M. Tomlinson papers, 1920-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86130283 English journalist and novelist. From the description of Autograph synopsis of his novel Gallions Reach, s...

Todd, Henry John, 1763-1845

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Epithet: of Add MS 20082 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001188.0x0002ed ...

Dilke, Charles Wentworth, Sir, 1843-1911

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British politician, from London. From the description of Papers, 1875-1904 and n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122509864 From the description of Papers, 1875-1904. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19405887 Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke, second baronet, English writer and politician. From the description of Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke manuscript material : 1 item, 1872 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 17369120...

Brown, Ian,

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616

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William Shakespeare was likely born April, 23, 1564; he was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. He grew up, had a family, and bought property in Stratford while working in London, the center of English theater. As an actor, a playwright, and a partner in a leading acting company, he became both prosperous and well-known. His parents were John and Mary Shakespeare. John was a leatherworker and involved in local politics, first becoming an alderman and eventually a town bailiff. ...

Moore, George, 1852-1933

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George Augustus Moore, novelist and story writer, was born February 24, 1852, at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Ireland. From the description of George Moore letters, 1895? (University of Delaware Library). WorldCat record id: 501325752 Author who sometimes used the pseudonym, Lady Rhone. From the description of Letter : England, to Foster Baker, n.d. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23884097 George Moore was born at Moore Hall, County Mayo, Irel...

Cook, Eliza, 1818-1889

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Eliza Cook, English poet and journalist. Cook began publishing her poetry in the 1830's, and in 1849 she started a weekly magazine directed at working class women, called Eliza Cook's Journal. From the description of Eliza Cook manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1850's (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 124208251 From the guide to the Eliza Cook manuscript material : 1 item, ca. 1850's, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and Hi...

Macalay, Rose, 1889-

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Herwarth, Hans-Wolfgang von.

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George, Daniel P.

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Mayhew, Henry, 1812-1887

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English author. From the description of Letter, 1883 July 16 : London, Eng., to John Lawrence Toole. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270518 From the description of Letter, 1883 July 16 : London, Eng., to John Lawrence Toole. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19464939 From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to an unnamed correspondent, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270636981 From the description of ...

Kavanagh, Patrick, 1904-1967

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Garnett, Richard W.

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Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930

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British author, best known for his stories about detective Sherlock Holmes. From the description of Letter : South Norwood, to Major Pond, 1894 May 31. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 57008581 English physician, novelist and detective-story writer. From the description of Papers of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [manuscript], 1893-1985 (bulk 1893-1927). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816353 Doyle was an English mystery writer perh...

Cunninghame Graham, R. B. (Robert Bontine), 1852-1936

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Scottish travel author and politician. Liberal MP for North West Lanarkshire, first president of the Scottish Labour Party and, later, the Scottish National Party. From the description of Letters, 1924-1936. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 242980619 Traveler, writer, historian. From the description of R. B. Cunninghame-Graham papers, 1907-1930. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68795867 From the description of Papers, 1907-19...

Webb, Beatrice, 1858-1943

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Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), nee Potter, social reformer and diarist. Married to Sidney Webb, pioneers of social science. She was involved in many spheres of political and social activity including the Labour Party, Fabianism, social observation, investigations into poverty, development of socialism, the foundation of the National Health Service and post war welfare state, the London School of Economics, and the New Statesman . From the guide to the Beatrice Webb, A summer holiday in S...

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000429.0x0002c9 English writer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Office of All the Year Round, 26 Wellington Street, Strand, London, W.C., to Frederick Lehmann, 1863 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125432 English novelist and publisher. From the description of ALS : Broadstairs, Kent, to Mr. Cullenford, 18...

Dane, Clemence

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English dramatist. From the description of How clear she shines! : a play in three acts, [n.p.] : typescript copy (carbon) with some deletions and corrections, at least partly autograph, [ca. 1932]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129885 Clemence Dane was the pseudonym of Winifred Ashton, an English author noted for her plays and novels. Her brief experiences as an actor and her love of the theatre infused her work with a dramatic quality. She was also a gifted artist and ...

Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, baron, 1800-1859

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Thomas Babington Macaulay, born in 1800 in Leicestershire, England, was an historian and author. He was educated at Cambridge. After the success of an essay on Milton in the Edinburgh Review in 1925, he contributed regularly to that journal. He was called to the bar in 1826 and elected to Parliament in 1830. After various distinguishing public duties, he was raised to the peerage as Baron Macaulay of Rothley in 1859. He also continued to write during these public appointments, primarily on histo...

Roberts, Charles G. D., Sir, 1860-1943

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Canadian poet and novelist. From the description of Letter, 1905 Feb. 28, to "Russell" [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647809509 Roberts was a Canadian author. From the description of Charles George Douglas Roberts compositions, ca. 1902-1904. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612372602 From the guide to the Charles George Douglas Roberts compositions, ca. 1902-1904., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard...

Binyon, Laurence, 1869-1943

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Laurence Binyon was an English writer. The University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections has a mandate to acquire literary papers. From the description of Laurence Binyon fonds. [1941]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 660202804 Binyon was born Aug. 10, 1869 in Lancaster, England; British Museum official for 40 years, as well as art historian, critic, translator, playwright, and poet; author of numerous works on art, including Painting in the Fa...

Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990

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Rosamond Lehmann was an author, editor, and translator, probably most widely known as a novelist. Born in England to a well-to-do Edwardian family, she attended Cambridge and found success with her first novel, the semiautobiographical Dusty Answer. Her work had a particularly feminine quality, featuring lyrical prose and psychological insight, but slightly repetitive plots; she was often compared with Virginia Woolf as a stylist with a strongly feminine perspective. She also served as vice-pres...

Brooke, Jocelyn

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Brooke was an English author. From the description of Letter, 1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79977053 English literary author and critic. From the description of Papers, 1831-1966. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 31638900 ...

O'Flaherty, Liam, 1896-1984

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Irish novelist. From the description of A fireman's death : corrected manuscript, ca. 1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122445420 From the description of The tyrant : corrected manuscript, ca. 1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122289306 Liam O'Flaherty was born in the Aran Islands, County Galway, Ireland on 28 August 1896. He was educated at Rockwell College, Black Rock College and University College Dublin. From 1915 to 1917 O'Flaherty served with the Irish G...

Joyce, James, 1882-1941

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James Augustus Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882, in Rathgar, a borough of Dublin, Ireland, the eldest of ten children who survived infancy. In 1888 he was enrolled at Clongowes Wood College, a Jesuit boarding school near Dublin, where he stayed until 1891. Thereafter he attended Belvedere College, and then University College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1902 with a major in Italian. While at UCD Joyce wrote a paper in defense of Henrik Ibsen's drama called Drama and Life, which was ...

Hughes, Thomas, 1822-1896

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English reformer and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Old Square [London], to John Ruskin, 1866 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269516755 Thomas Hughes, English social reformer and children's writer, best known for his Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857). From the description of Thomas Hughes manuscript material : 2 items, 1871-1872 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430711041 From the guide to the Thomas Hughes man...

Besant, Annie, 1847-1933

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Theosophist and political leader in India. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Crowther, 1888 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270623129 Annie Wood Besant was born in London to Irish parents. An early marriage to a young clergyman ended in divorce, as Annie's increasing progressivism led to social activism. She renounced the Church, and became one of the most formidable and sought after writers and lecturers for such causes as the Freethink...

Carpenter, Edward, 1844-1929

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British social reformer and poet. From the description of Lecture notes, 1879-1880. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28106871 British social reformer and writer. From the description of A market place in Morocco, [19--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146085 English poet and philosopher. From the description of Letter, ca. 1910, to William Sloane Kennedy. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 184907549 ...

Gale, Norman, 1862-1942

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Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878

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George Cruikshank was a British artist, social and political caricaturist, and illustrator. From the description of George Cruikshand papers, 1827-1897 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26507077 English artist, illustrator and satirist. From the description of Album of George Cruikshank Color Prints, 1835. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 48116918 English artist and caricaturist. From the description of ALS : to...

Flecker, James Elroy, 1884-1915

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Harland, Henry, 1861-1905

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Henry Harland, American novelist, was born in New York City and educated at the City College of New York and Harvard Divinity School. For his early novels he used the name Sidney Luska, pretending to be a Russian Jewish immigrant. In 1889 he moved to Paris, then in 1890 to London, where he remained. He was the original editor of The yellow book, 1894-1897, and wrote lightly humorous novels and short stories under his own name. From the description of H. Harland letters, 1880s-1890s. ...

Stephens, James, 1882-1950

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Irish poet and story writer. From the description of What Thomas said in a pub [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647814436 Epithet: of Add MS 33979 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x00017e James Stephens was an Irish poet, short story writer, and novelist. From the description of James Stephens collection of papers, 1908-1939 bulk (1911-1938...

Hope-Wallace, Phillip,

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Balchen, Sybil,

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Locke, William John, 1863-1930

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English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Hemel Hempstead Mar. 22 1918, to Miss Gaylord, 1918 Mar. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668246 From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Hemel Hempstead Feb. 2 1915, to Harry H[arkness] Flagler, 1915 Feb. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270668242 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Villa Simone, Rue de Cercle Nautique, Cannes, to an unknown correspondent,...

Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923

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Katherine Mansfield was born in New Zealand, and also lived in England. During her Bohemian and rather brief life, she made significant contributions to the art of short story writing as a major 20th century writer. Her fiction is characterized by crisp metaphorical prose, a graceful yet inescapable sense of irony, and, above all, a unique and irresistible degree of observation. From the description of Katherine Mansfield letters, 1913. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). Worl...

Hunt, Deigh, 1784-1859.

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Lester, Beryl,

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Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933

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English novlist and dramatist. From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Miss Rowland-Brown, 1896 Nov. 8 and 1903 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270475679 English novelist and playwright most known for "Prisoner of Zenda." From the description of Letters of Anthony Hope Hawkins to editors [manuscript], 1896, 1897, 1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420487257 British author. From the descriptio...

Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882

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William Harrison Ainsworth was an English novelist. From the description of William Harrison Ainsworth collection of papers, [1836]-1889. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652063 From the guide to the William Harrison Ainsworth collection of papers, 1823]-1889, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Per...

Mackenzie, Compton, 1883-1972

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Compton Mackenzie, British novelist, playwright and biographer. From the description of The Windsor tapestry scrapbook, 1938-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82976285 From the description of The Windsor tapestry scrapbook, 1938-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702163412 Sir Compton Mackenzie was a Scottish novelist, playwright, literary and music critic, and essayist. From the description of Sir Compton Mackenzie collection of papers, 1906-1952. ...

Meres, Francis, 1565-1647

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Kelly, Gerald, 1902-1964

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Yonge, Charlotte M. (Charlotte Mary), 1823-1901

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English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Otterbourne, Winchester, to "My dear Florence", 1874 Sept. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584507 Novelist and children's writer. From the description of Letters, 1866-1893. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233117781 Charlotte Mary Yonge was born and lived all her life at Otterbourne, near Winchester. Her father had, on marrying, renounced a military career and m...

Alma-Tadema, Laurence, -1940

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English author and daughter of the artist. From the description of An undivined tragedy : autograph manuscript signed of the first page only of the dialogue, 1894 Mar. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132701 ...

Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881

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James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...

Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962

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Victoria Sackville-West (1892-1962), English poet, novelist, and author of books on gardening, known for her association with the Bloomsbury group and the gardens she designed at Sissinghurst Castle. From the description of Passenger to Teheran, 1926. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702191711 From the description of Victoria Sackville-West writings and commonplace book, 1910-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702184003 Vita Sackville-West was an English novelist, p...

Guedella, Phillip, 1889-

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McCarthy, Justin H. (Justin Huntly), 1860-1936

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Irish author and politician. From the description of Autograph postal card signed : [n.p.], to Harper & Bros., stamped 1900 Dec. 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270608778 British dramatist, novelist, and historian. From the description of Two letters to Andrew Chatto and one letter to Messers Chatto and Windus, 1880-1897. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122444082 Justin Huntly McCarth...

Kelmscott press

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Bennett, Arnold, 1867-1931

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Arnold Bennett was a British novelist, dramatist, short-story writer, literary critic, journalist, and editor. From the description of Arnold Bennett collection of papers, 1881-1955 bulk (1894-1953). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615455 From the guide to the 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.) Arnold Bennett, English no...

Meynell, Alice, 1847-1922

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English author Alice Meynell was born in to a wealthy and artistic family. A voracious reader,she began writing poetry and was encouraged by literary friends to have it published, to great success. She met and married Wilfrid Meynell, and the couple would eventually produce seven children. Alice Meynell began writing prose to support their growing family, and her many fine essays were influential and admired. A gifted writer, her work is noted for clarity and erudition. In addition to writing po...

Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899

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British surgeon and physiologist. From the description of Papers, 1880-1898. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31716044 English surgeon. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 21 September 1872, to an unidentified recipient, 1872 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674194 From the description of Autograph letter signed : 1 Harewood Place, Hanover Square [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1884 June 7. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Phillpotts, Eden, 1862-1960

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Eden Phillpotts was an English novelist, playwright, poet, and author of short stories. From the description of Eden Phillpotts collection of papers, 1892-1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517263 From the guide to the Eden Phillpotts collection of papers, 1892-1939, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) English novelist, playwright and poet. From the guide to the Ed...

Hewlett, Maurice, 1861-1923

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Maurice Henry Hewlett was an English novelist and poet. He was born in Surrey and entered the family law practice in 1878, later called to the bar by the Inner Temple in 1890. He gave up law to concentrate on writing after the success of his first novel, The forest lovers, in 1898. This was followed by other novels and later poems and essays. From the description of Maurice Hewlett letters, 1900-1922. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60525772 Ma...

Sloss, Max.

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Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965

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British novelist, playwright, and short story writer, most well-known for his autobiographical novel "Of Human Bondage". From the description of Letter, signed : St. Jean-Cap Ferrat (France), to James R. Parish, Brockton, Mass. 16 June 1961. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 62718967 William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was a British author. From the description of W. Somerset Maugham letters, 1919-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 144652236 ...

Flecker, Hellé

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Moore, T. Sturge (Thomas Sturge), 1870-1944

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Thomas Sturge Moore was an English poet, playwright, and art critic. Largely self-educated, Moore wrote books on modern artists and volumes of poems. His correspondence with William Butler Yeats has been published. From the description of T. Sturge Moore papers, 1918 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26507462 From the guide to the T. Sturge Moore Papers, 1918, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical P...

Bottome, Phyllis, 1882-1963

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000349.0x00039a ...

Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926

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Israel Zangwill was an English novelist, playwright, essayist, and political activist. From the description of Israel Zangwill collection of papers, 1895-1918. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485923 From the guide to the Israel Zangwill collection of papers, 1895-1918, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.) Zangwill was an English novelist, playwright, and Zionist leader. ...

Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966

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English novelist and travel writer. From the description of Evelyn Waugh Collection, 1843-1994 (bulk 1910-1966). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122492298 Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh (1903-1966) ranks as one of the outstanding satiric novelists of the 20th century. Hilariously savage wit and complete command of the English language were hallmarks of his style. He was born in London on Oct. 28, 1903, the son...

Besant, Walter, 1836-1901

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English novelist. From the description of Note : to Wilson, 1891 March 6. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936605 From the description of Autograph clipped from a letter : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270621664 British author. From the description of The luck of the "Susan Bell" / by Walter Besant. [ca. 1868-1901] (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29305316 Walter Besant (1836-1901) was an English aut...

Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912

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Scottish man of letters. From the description of Enchanted cigarettes : [n.p.] : autograph essay signed, [ca. 1891]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598917 Author and scholar Andrew Lang was born in Scotland, and educated at St. Andrews, Glasgow, and Oxford. He resolved to be a journalist, and wrote articles and columns for various publications, but eventually this versatile and prolific author produced poetry, fiction, essays on various topics, history, literary criticism...

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

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British playwright; literary, art and music critic; lecturer and essayist; and socialist. One of the founders of the Fabian Society, precursor of England's Socialist Party. From the description of Richard S. Weiner Collection of George Bernard Shaw, 1886-1950. (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31366657 Playwright and critic; founding member of Fabian Society, 1884. From the description of Bernard Shaw papers, 1878-1964. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat ...

Nathan, George Jean, 1882-1958

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Author. From the description of Letter with reply of George Jean Nathan, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70983742 Editor of The American Spectator. From the description of Letters signed (17) : New York, to Claire Luce, 1933-1955 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270952693 ...

Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958

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Poet. From the description of Papers of Alfred Noyes, 1941. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454022 Author Alfred Noyes was born in England and attended Oxford, although he left without earning a degree. He published his first book of poems at the age of twenty-one, and within ten years had become the most commercially successful poet of his day. Popular and prolific, Noyes wrote disarming, skillful verse in traditional metre, and actively opposed the Modernist movement. He ...

Dale, R. W., 1829-1895

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Hobson, Harold.

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Kimberley, John Wodehouse, Earl of, 1826-1902

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British politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Cyrus W. Field, 1879 July 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 540956767 ...

Morrell, Ottoline Violet Anne Cavendish-Bentinck, Lady, 1873-1938

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Patron of the arts and society hostess. From the description of Ottoline Morrell Collection, 1882-1946 (bulk 1882-1938). (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122648377 British-born literary hostess of the World War I and post-war periods. From the description of Papers. 1916-1934. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23685667 Purchase; John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd.; 1992. ...

Kenyon, Frederic J.

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Hilton, James, 1900-1954

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Author. From the description of The story of Dr. Wassel : literary manuscript, 1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453722 ...

Allen, Walter, 1911-

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Hart-Davis, Rupert, 1907-1999

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Rupert Hart-Davis was a publisher, author, and man-of-letters. Born in London, he attended Eton College and Oxford University; he became an actor for a time, entering the publishing world in 1929 and working for William Heinemann, Ltd., and later Jonathan Cape, Ltd. In 1946, he founded his own publishing house, publishing a diverse range of both obscure and well-known authors. He was also a successful author, perhaps best known for his widely-admired biography of Hugh Walpole, and a respected ed...

Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889

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Epithet: novelist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x000026 Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was a British novelist, playwright, and short story author. Over his career he wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name . From the guide to the Wilkie Collins Lette...

Machen, Arthur, 1863-1947

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Welsh novelist and essayist, a forerunner of 20th century Gothic science fiction. From the description of Eleusinia / by a former member of H. C. S. 1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122598531 From the guide to the Eleusinia, 1881, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Machen was a Welsh writer of tales, mystical, romantic, and macabre. From the description of Introduction to Lady Benson's Memoirs : manuscript, 1926. (Peking University Library). WorldCat...

Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863

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Amy Crowe (1831-1865) was a family friend who lived with Thackeray as his adopted daughter and later married Thackerays̓ cousin Edward Talbot Thackeray. From the description of [Letter] to Amy Crowe, 27 September [1854], 36 Onslow Sqr. Brompton. [1854] (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign). WorldCat record id: 35091085 Thackeray was an English novelist and satirist. J. Pearson and Co. and George William Childs were booksellers in London. Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchi...

Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898

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See Lewis Carroll in many other sources for biographical information. From the guide to the Charles Lutwidge Dodgson collection, undated, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]) Dodgson is better known as Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in wonderland. From the description of [Letter, 18]94 Mar. 29, Ch.Ch., Oxford [to Mabel Scott] / C. L. Dodgson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 213330160 Charles Dodgson w...

Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926

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Joseph Pennell was an American artist and educator, primarily known for his etchings and illustrations. Much of his early work consisted of city scenes, published in magazines. He later worked on a variety of projects, often illustrating books in collaboration with his wife, author Elizabeth Robins. After spending time in Europe, notably London, Pennell taught art, and the couple collaborated on a biography of James McNeill Whistler. From the description of Joseph Pennell letter to M...

Procter, Adelaide Anne, 1825-1864

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Poet Adelaide Anne Procter was born in London and raised in a literary environment that helped nurture and develop her own budding talent. Most of her poems were published in Charles Dicken's magazines, often under a pseudonym. Her life was marked by her conversion to Roman Catholicism, and by her devotion to women's rights. Although much of her verse seems simplistic and sentimental by today's standards, she was perhaps the most popular living poet of her day. From the description o...

Smith, Albert, 1816-1860

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English author and lecturer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Piccadilly, to Willsie, Monday. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270663669 From the description of Autograph letter in third person : to Mr. Lee, 1848 July 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270662138 From the description of Autograph letter signed and printed document signed, dated : [London, n.d.], and 28 November 1855, to [Edward Tyrrell] Smith, 1855 Nov. 28 and n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat r...

Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932

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Canadian born British novelist and politician. From the description of The battle of the strong, 1898. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54022853 From the description of Gilbert Parker papers, 1898-1922. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647975976 Parker was a Canadian novelist. After emigrating to England he became involed in British affairs as a Conservative member of Parliament. From the description of [Letter] 1919 May 13, 24....

Faraday, Michaël, 1791-1867

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English chemist and physicist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Royal Institution, to Benjamin Dockray, 1856 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 607104668 Chemist, physicist. From the description of Michael Faraday letter, 1836. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 77010683 English natural philosopher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Royal Institution", to an unidentified professor, 1831 May...

Grossmith, George, 1847-1912

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English actor and singer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : 28 Dorset Square, N.W., [London], to W. Davenport Adams, [n.d.] Feb. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126589 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Garrick Club, [London], to Herman Charles Merivale, [n.y.] June 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270127092 From the description of Autograph letter signed : 39 Haverstock Hill, [London], to Crawford Wilson, 1880 Apr. 26. (Unknow...

Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937

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Epithet: of Add MS 38794 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001295.0x00005c Thomas James Wise was an English book collector, printer, bibliographer, and literary forger. From the description of Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122455235 From the guide to the Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937, (The New York Public ...

Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888

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Mary Howitt, née Botham, English writer and translator. From the description of Mary Howitt manuscript material : 2 items, ca. 1828? (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430350254 Writer of children's stories and other works, who often wrote with her husband, William Howitt. From the description of Letters, 1835-1854. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122295254 English author. From the description of Papers, 1832-...

Sharp, William, 1855-1905

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William Sharp was a noted English author, writing prolifically in every conceivable genre. After his death, it was surprisingly revealed that he was also "Fiona MacLeod," a popular mystical writer whose work became a keystone of the Celtic Renaissance. Sharp's themes of mysticism, alienation, symbolism, and spiritual exhaustion fuse mythology with modernism, anticipating the work of Eliot, Joyce, and D.H. Lawrence. From the description of William Sharp letters, 1889-1894. (Pennsylvan...

Bridges, Robert, 1844-1930

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Bridges was an English poet. From the description of Robert Bridges letter : to E.B.H., 1905 June 3. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936785 Robert Seymour Bridges, English poet. He held the title of Poet Laureate from 1913, upon the refusal of Rudyard Kipling. From the description of Robert Seymour Bridges manuscript material : 2 items, 1897 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76944649 From the guide to the Robert Seymour B...

New, Herbert.

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White, William Hale, 1831-1913

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English novelist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Park Hill, Surrey, to W.A. Knight, 1883 June 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867602 From the description of Autograph letter signed : High Wickham, Hastings, to W.A. Knight, 1896 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867606 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "The Cottage," Groombridge, Kent, to W.A. Knight, 1904 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270867611 En...

Guillermet, Fanny

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Lockwood, George B. (George Browning), 1872-1932

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Scott, Walter, 1771-1832

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Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, Melrose, to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1818] Mar. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747107129 From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified to Charles [Sharpe], [1817 or later?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 745119219 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to [William Slade], 1803 June [3]. (Unknown). W...

Smedley, Edward, 1788-1836

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De la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956

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Walter De la Mare (1873-1956) was a British poet, novelist, short story writer, critic, essayist, anthologist, dramatist, and a prolific writer of children's poetry and fiction. From the description of Papers of Walter De la Mare, 1923-1956. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122584933 Mégroz was the early biographer of de la Mare. From the description of Letter, c. 1923, to R.L. Mégroz. (Unknown). WorldCat record...

Woolner, Thomas, 1825-1892

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English sculptor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, 1873 Nov. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857198 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Knowles, 1868 July 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Mr. Devitt, 1884 Apr. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857178 From the description of Autograph letter sig...

Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889

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English writer and librarian. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : London, to J. Harrison, 1868 July 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270665313 Shakespeare scholar, literary antiquary, and lexicographer. From the description of Correspondence, 1849-1892. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34367915 Shakespeare scholar, literary antiquary, lexicographer, and critic. From the description of Correspondence, with W...

Martin, Theodore, sir., 1816-1909

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English man of letters. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Brighton, to Mr. Hogarth, 1857 Nov. 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871426 British parliamentarian and man of letters. From the description of Letters of Lord and Lady Martin, 1885-1904, to George A.P.H. Duncan. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14445032 English biographer. From the description of Autograph letters signed (9) : to Prof. Knight, 1880-1904. (U...

Barkan, Hans.

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Brooks, Harold Fletcher

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Gissing, George, 1857-1903

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Important late Victorian novelist. From the description of Earl Daniels Collection of George Gissing. (Colgate University). WorldCat record id: 31469731 English novelist. From the description of Letters to Algernon Gissing, 1881-1886. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34566949 Gissing and Roberts were friends from the time that they were classmates at Owens College. From the description of Correspondence from Morley Roberts, 1884-...

Powys, Llewelyn, 1884-1939

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Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939) came from a family of distinguished British writers, and wrote a wide variety of works, including essays, a biography, a novel, travel books, works of popular philosophy and propaganda, autobiographical memoirs, and "an imaginary autobiography." Married in 1924 to Alyse Gregory, managing editor of the Dial magazine, and a well-known and well-connected New York novelist and essayist, Powys generally divided his active career between the U.S. and his beloved Dorset. He d...