Literary Papers of James Elroy Flecker

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. misc. d. 1275; Eng. poet. c. 81-2, d. 243-54, e. 185-6, f. 42
  • Dates of Creation
      1898-1915
  • Language of Material
      English.
  • Physical Description
      18 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Flecker's literary papers, including unpublished verse and prose, and drafts of Hassan.

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.

Conditions Governing Access

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/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

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

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Bibliography

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