Collection RC0733 - E. M. Forster collection

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E. M. Forster collection

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  • 1931-1946 (Creation)

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14 letters

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E. M. (Edward Morgan) Forster was a British novelist. He was born in London on 1 January 1879 and educated at Tonbridge School and King's College, Cambridge. His first novel, Where Angels Fear to Tread, was published in 1905; one of his best novels, A Passage to India, which won both the Femina Vie-Heureuse and James Tait Black prizes, was published in 1924. Forster was awarded the Order of Merit on his ninetieth birthday.

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The collection consists of letters to Reginald Popham Nicholson (1874-1950) and his wife, Mary Elinor Nicholson. Nicholson was a career foreign service officer. After his retirement he became the secretary of the Royal African Society and editor of its journal from 1932-1938 and then served in the Red Cross Foreign Relations Department, 1941-1943.

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Collection was purchased in March 1982 from Zeitlin and Ver Brugge Booksellers, Los Angeles.


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