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Walter John De La Mare Papers

Summary Information
Title: Walter John De La Mare Papers
Dates: 1913
Creator: De La Mare, Walter John
Extent: 1 folder
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-359
The collection contains holograph, correspondence, and clippings for one book.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

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Peacock Pie; a book of rhymes, 1913

Biographical Sketch

Walter de la Mare was born April 25, 1873 in Charlton, Kent, England, and died June 22, 1956 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England. Through his mother he was related to the poet Robert Browning. He was a poet and novelist who also wrote under the pseudonym Walter Ramal. He was educated at the Choir school of St. Paul's Cathedral in London In 1899 he married Constance Ingpen; the couple had 4 children. His first book of poems, Songs of Childhood, was published in 1902 under the name Walter Ramal; his first novel, Henry Borcken, was published in 1904. He was awarded honorary degrees by several universities, and was named Companion of Honor by King George VI.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains material from 1 book--holograph, correspondence, and clippings.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • De La Mare, Walter John
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Peacock Pie; a book of rhymes 1913 
Note  London: Constable, 1913
Box MF283
holograph (1 p.)  Box MF283
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF283
clippings, reviews (1 p.)  Box MF283