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Walter De la Mare Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 65249-65611  
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Description
This collection contains correspondence of British writer Walter De la Mare (1873-1956), as well as five photographs. The strength of the collection is the correspondence, which spans decades, between De la Mare and other writers, including Morchard Bishop, H.C. Duffin, and Fredoon Kabraji. The correspondence traces De la Mare’s views of poetry and writing and also deal with personal matters.
Background
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. He was born in Charlton, Kent, England on April 25, 1873, the son of James Edward and Lucy Sophia (Browning) De la Mare. He married Constance Elfrida Ingpen in 1899 and had four children: Dick, Florence, Jenny, and Colin. He died in Twickenham, Middlesex, England on June 22, 1956.
Extent
363 items in 8 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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