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Collection Level Description: Literary Papers of James Elroy Flecker

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1275; Eng. poet. c. 81-2, d. 243-54, e. 185-6, f. 42
Title: Literary Papers of James Elroy Flecker
Dates of Creation: 1898-1915
Extent: 18 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content

Flecker's literary papers, including unpublished verse and prose, and drafts of Hassan.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Publication Note

John Sherwood used the papers extensively in his biography of Flecker, No golden journey (London, 1973).

Access Points

Authors | 20th century

Drama | 20th century

Poetry | 20th century

Flecker | Herman James Elroy | 1884-1915 | Poet and Dramatist

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