Sir John Collings Squire (1884-1958) was the literary editor for the
New Statesman (1913), a poet, editor of various books of poetry, the founder of the literary magazine
London Mercury (1919), and a reviewer for the
Illustrated London news (1937). The collection consists of literary manuscripts, correspondence, and miscellaneous printed material related to Squire's
Squire was born in Plymouth, England on April 2, 1884; educated at St. John's College, Cambridge; unsuccessful Parlimentary
candidate for Labour and Liberals; literary editor, New Statesman, 1913; published book of poems, Survival of the fittest (1916); founded literary magazine, London Mercury, in 1919; chairman, Architecture Club, 1922-28; editor of various books of poetry and also published volumes of critical
essays; knighted, 1933; became reviewer, Illustrated London news, 1937; died at Rushlake Green, Sussex, December 20, 1958; his collected poems were published in 1959.
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