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Davies, William Henry: letter (1915)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL206
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Davies, William Henry: letter (1915)
Date(s): 1915
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Davies | William Henry | 1871-1940 | poet and writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Henry Davies was born into a working class family in Monmouthshire, in 1871. He was brought up by his grandparents. He travelled in North America for several years as a young man, where his right leg was partly amputated after a railway accident. Subsequently, Davies lived and worked in London, writing poetry and several novels. His work was acclaimed by several of his leading contemporaries, including Arthur Symons and George Bernard Shaw; Shaw wrote the preface to Davies's autobiography.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from William Henry Davies of 14 Great Russell Street, London to Mrs Bax [? wife of either Ernest Bax or Arnold Bax], 16 Nov 1915. Declining an invitation, instead suggesting: 'I wonder if you would care to come here to tea on Friday next, or the following Monday'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

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. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. 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.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Miss Harriet Cohen CBE.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
Aug 2008

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