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Walter de la Mare Collection

Identifier: CLRC-359

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one manuscript with two poems written on it: "Miss T.," which appeared in the book Peacock Pie, published in 1913, and the unpublished poem "The Huntsmen." The collection also contains a description of the item cut from the seller's catalog, as well as correspondence from the rare book seller The Current Company, notifying Elmer L. Andersen that the identity of "Miss T." was Beatrice Trum Hunter, who wrote The Natural Foods Cookbook.


  • 1975, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Poet and novelist Walter de la Mare was born April 25, 1873 in Charlton, Kent, England, and died June 22, 1956 in Twickenham, Middlesex, England. He was educated at the Choir school of St. Paul's Cathedral in London In 1899 he married Constance Ingpen; the couple had 4 children. His first book of poems, Songs of Childhood,was published in 1902 under the name Walter Ramal; his first novel, Henry Borcken,was published in 1904. He was awarded honorary degrees by several universities, and was named Companion of Honor by King George VI.


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Language of Materials



The collection contains a manuscript with two poems by Walter de la Mare as well as correspondence related to the purchase of the item.

Walter de la Mare Collection, 1975, undated
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • July 2018: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library