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Literary Papers of James Elroy Flecker


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Flecker's literary papers, including unpublished verse and prose, and drafts of Hassan.


  • 1898-1915


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Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1275; Eng. poet. c. 81].
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MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1275; Eng. poet. c. 81-2, d. 243-54, e. 185-6, f. 42

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13662

Biographical / Historical

Herman James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915) was a poet and dramatist. His principal works are: The best man (Oxford, 1906); The bridge of fire (London, 1907); The last generation (London, 1908); Thirty-six poems (London, 1910); The Grecians (London, 1910); Forty-two poems (London, 1911); The scholar's Italian book (London, 1911); The golden journey to Samarkand (London, 1913) and The King of Alsander (London, 1914). The old ships (London, 1915), Hassan (London, 1922, 1923, 1951) and Don Juan (London, 1925) were published posthumously. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

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A full description is available in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1984 by the poet's nephew, John Sherwood.


John Sherwood used the papers extensively in his biography of Flecker, No golden journey (London, 1973).
Literary Papers of James Elroy Flecker
Emily Tarrant
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom