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Pain, Barry (1864-1928)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL 221
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Pain, Barry (1864-1928)
Date(s): 1907
Level of description: collection
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Pain | Barry Eric Odell | 1864-1928 | writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Barry Eric Odell Pain was born in 1864 in Cambridge and educated at Sedbergh School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. After graduating he spent several years as an army coach before moving to London to pursue writing. He was a prolific writer of fiction and non-fiction, but is most often remembered today for his 'Eliza' series, a humorous portrait of working class, suburban life. The painter Rudolf Lehmann was his father-in-law and the composer Liza Lehmann his sister-in-law.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Barry Eric Odell Pain, 1907, comprise a letter to Mr Marshall, reluctantly accepting a dinner engagement in Walsall. 'To be perfectly candid, I hate public dinners and am dead sick of being guest-of-the-eveninged'.

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Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2008

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