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De La Mare Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 114
Held at: University College London
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Full title: De La Mare Papers
Date(s): 1931-1941
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): Mare | Walter John | De La | 1873-1956 | poet, novelist and anthologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

De La Mare was born on 25 April 1873 at Charlton in Kent. He was educated at St Paul's Cathedral Choristers' School, where he edited the school magazine. He then entered the service of the Anglo-American Oil Company for which he worked until 1908. He began his literary career with Songs of Childhood (1902), followed by a vast array of poems, stories, novels, books for children and anthologies. He died at Twickenham on 22 June 1956.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two letters to E V Hitchcock dated 22 December 1931 and 24 June 1935; newspaper article from the Daily Telegraph, 24 December 1941; Two poems (privately printed, 1931).

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For further correspondence and papers of Walter John De La Mare, see the National Register of Archives.

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1999, revised Oct 2001

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