The collection comprises of correspondence by Galsworthy to Kathleen Scott (wife of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott).
John Galsworthy collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 15 John Galsworthy
- Dates of Creation1909
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (1 leaf)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Galsworthy was born on 14 August 1867 at Kingston Hill, Surrey. He was educated at Harrow and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1889. In 1890, he was called to the bar, and to gain experience in marine law, travelled to the Far East in merchant ships. He began to write in 1897, publishing his first collection of short stories, From the Four Winds, but his first real success was the play The Silver Box, published in 1906. Later in the same year, the first of his celebrated Forsyte Saga series was published. During the First World War, he worked for the Red Cross in France, and was recruited by the War Propaganda Bureau to write material on behalf of the British government. After the war, Galsworthy completed the Saga, and in 1932, received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died on 31 January 1933 in Hampstead, London.
The correspondence to Kathleen Scott is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Dictionary of National Biography, 1931-1940, Oxford University Press London (1950) and Spartacus
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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