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Flecker's literary papers, including unpublished verse and prose, and drafts of Hassan.

Dates

  • 1898-1915

Extent

18 shelfmarks

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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Full range of shelfmarks:

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.

Other Finding Aids

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.

Bibliography

John Sherwood used the papers extensively in his biography of Flecker, No golden journey (London, 1973).
Title
Literary Papers of James Elroy Flecker
Status
Completed
Author
Emily Tarrant
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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Weston Library
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