Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a novelist and man of letters. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
A collection made by Sir Hugh Walpole of manuscripts and letters of writers and artists of the late 19th and early 20th cent., with some papers relating to them. Many of the letters are addressed to John Lane, and many of the papers have headings in the hand of A.J.A. Symons. The collection consists of:
The collection was bequeathed to the Library by Walpole in 1941.Access Conditions
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 55537-602.
Artists | 19th century
Artists | 20th century
Authors | 19th century
Authors | 20th century
Poets | 19th century
Poets | 20th century
Douglas | Alfred Bruce | 1870-1945 | Lord | Poet
Lane | John | 1854-1925 | Publisher
Le Gallienne | Richard Thomas | 1866-1947 | Poet and Essayist
Phillips | Stephen | 1864-1915 | Poet and Dramatist
Rolfe | Frederick William | 1860-1913 | Author 'baron Corvo'
Symons | Albert James Alroy | 1900-1941 | Author and Bibliophile
Symons | Arthur William | 1865-1945 | Editor Critic and Poet
Walpole | Hugh Seymour | 1884-1941 | Sir | Knight Novelist and Man of Letters
Watson | Angus William | 1858-1935 | Sir
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