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Mortimer, Raymond, 1895-1980

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895-04-25 - 1980-01-09

biographical statement

British writer, known mostly as a critic and literary editor.

He was born in Knightsbridge, London, and brought up in Redhill, Surrey. He was educated at Malvern College, and Balliol College, Oxford, which he entered in 1913 to read history. His studies were interrupted by service in a hospital in France from 1915; and then work in the Foreign Office. He did not complete his degree.

In the 1920s he was in Paris, writing fiction. He later became literary editor of the New Statesman, worked at the BBC and in liaison with the Free French in World War II, and subsequently as a reviewer for the Sunday Times.

Citation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Mortimer

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

J. Howard Woolmer collecton of Poetry Bookshop research and bibliographic materials, 1913-1988

 Collection
Identifier: 1988-007
Scope and Contents J. Howard Woolmer collecton of Poetry Bookshop research materials consists largely of Woolmer's research materials and pre-publication drafts of the bibliography but includes PBS manuscripts and ephemeral printing. The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Correspondence: Joy Grant: letters from British writers and collegues of Harold Monro in reply to Grant as she wrote Harold Monro and the Poetry Bookshop (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967) including correspondents J.R. ...
Dates: 1913 - 1988

Jean Rhys archive, 1920-1991

 Collection
Identifier: 1976-011
Scope and Contents Manuscripts relating to colonial writer and author of Wide Sargasso Sea: drafts of stories, letters to, from and about her; sound recordings; reviews of her books; interviews with and articles about her.Jean Rhys (1890-1979) had two intensely creative periods in her career as novelist and story writer; the first from about 1920 to 1935 and the second from about 1950 until her death in 1979. Apart from her published work, few records of the earlier period are known to survive. This...
Dates: 1920 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1949 - 1979

Siegfried Sassoon collection, 1919-1955

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-001
Scope and Contents This is an artificial collection comprised from several purchases. It includes correspondence, dating from 1931 to 1934, between Sassoon and Thomas Balston of Gerald Duckworth & Co., Ltd., Morchard Bishop, Raymond Mortimer and Arthur Waley, as well as writings including 8 individual autograph poems, a galley proof of This Glib Garland (1931), and drafts, mock-up, and proof copy of Poems by Pinchbeck Lyre (1931). Also included is a 1920 studio portrait of Sassoon inscribed to him by J.B....
Dates: 1919 - 1955