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Phillpotts, Eden: letter, 17 Jan 1928

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL436
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Phillpotts, Eden: letter, 17 Jan 1928
Date(s): 1928
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 sheet
Name of creator(s): Phillpotts | Eden | 1862-1960 | writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Eden Phillpotts was born in India and educated in Plymouth, Devon. He spent several years working as an insurance officer before becoming a prolific novelist, playwright and poet. He was president of the Dartmoor Preservation Association for many years and a large proportion of his works are set on Dartmoor. His daughter Adelaide (1896-1993) also became a writer and collaborated with her father on several works, including the play 'Yellow Sands'.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Eden Phillpotts of Torquay, [Devon] to Brenda Spender [literary editor of Country Life magazine], 17 Jan 1928. Thanking her for a letter of sympathy. He had been 'bombarded with applications to write about T H [a reference to an obituary for Thomas Hardy, who had died the previous week], but Sir James Barrie seems to have been a splendid little undertaker ...'. Autograph, with signature 'E.P.'

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:

Gift from Mrs A Mead (1970).

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Publication note:

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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