Finding-Aid for the Walter de la Mare Collection (VMF039)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Series I. Correspondence

Series II. Clippings

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: de la Mare, Walter, 1873-1956, British author
TitleWalter de la Mare Papers
Quantity: 1 folder
Identification: WTU00179

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Biographical Note

Walter de la Mare was born at Charlton, Kent, in the south of England, of well-to-do parents. de la Mare was loosely connected with the literary tradition of Wordsworth and Coleridge. de la Mare's reputation as a poet was established by the volume The Listener and Other Poems (1912). De la Mare wrote for both children and adults. His best-known novel is Memoirs of a Midget (1921), which described sympathetically the world of Miss M., or Miss Thomasina. The book won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1922. He died in Twickenham, near London, on June 22, 1956. De la Mare is buried in St Paul's Cathedral.

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Scope and Contents Note

The de la Mare papers consist of 5 letters to Marie Adami in which he thanks her for gifts and alludes to the event of his wife’s death. There is also a letter from [Roscio?] to Adami regarding de la Mare and some clippings connected to the author.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Accession 1055

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Box and Folder Listing

Series I. Correspondence

Originally laid in Love by de la Mare, Faber & Faber, 1943. PN6110 L6 D4
de la Mare, Walter to Adami, Marie
1938: July 27 TLS, 1 p
de la Mare thanking Mrs. Adami for her gift of a book and commenting on his reading of same.
1938: November 2 TLS, 1 p
de la Mare thanking Mrs. Adami for her gift of a tiny mouse and commenting on his recent correspondence with Ralph Abercrombie.
1938: November 21 TLS, 1 p
de la Mare expressing his disappointment at Mrs. Adami's missing their luncheon engagement due to an illness.
1939: January 27 TLS, 1 p
de la Mare expressing hope that Mrs. Adami will soon be able to come for a visit.
[n.d.] ALS, 2 pp
de la Mare thanking Mrs. Adami for her recent letter and relating that his "last book gave me more toil & trouble that any other." He makes reference to his current domestic arrangements, presumably following his wife's death.
Roschio (?) to Adami, Marie
1956: May 6 TLS, 2 pp
Roschio (?) describing an interview he just had with de la Mare and the conversation they had regarding Mrs. Adami.

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Series II. Clippings

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