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Trench, Herbert: letter, 1923

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL352
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Trench, Herbert: letter, 1923
Date(s): 1923
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 leaves
Name of creator(s): Trench | Frederic Herbert | 1865-1923 | poet x Trench | Herbert


Administrative/Biographical history:

Frederic Herbert Trench was born in Avoncore, County Cork, Ireland, and educated at Hailebury College and at Keble College, Oxford, where he studied modern history. After graduating he was a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford during 1889-1891 before spending 11 years working for the Board of Education. Trench became known as a poet in the early 1900s. Between 1909 and 1911 he was also artistic director of the Haymarket Theatre, London. From 1911 he lived mainly in Settignano, Italy, where the life and land inspired many of his later poems.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Frederic Herbert Trench of Villa Viviani, Settignano, Florence, Italy to T Sturge Moore, 7 May 1923. Offering him the loan of his Italian villa; mentions works of Moore's that he is reading. 'I am trying to write a few more plays and poems'. Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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:

Formerly enclosed in T Sturge Moore's copy of Trench's Lyrics and narrative poems (1911) - classmark: YO T735c 911.

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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:
July 2008

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