Item RC0648 - Herbert Edward Palmer - Letter to L. A. G. Strong

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Herbert Edward Palmer - Letter to L. A. G. Strong

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  • [194?] (Creation)

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Herbert Edward Palmer, lyric and narrative poet and critic, was born in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire on 10 February 1880 and educated at Birmingham and later Bonn Universities. For many years he worked as a schoolmaster. In 1921 he relinquished his post as English master at St. Alban's school to devote himself to a full-time literary career. His Collected Poems were published in 1933. He published an autobiography, The Mistletoe Child, in 1935. Palmer died on 17 May 1961.

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Palmer's letter was written to Leonard Alfred George Strong (1896-1958), author, journalist, and a director of Methuen Ltd. from 1938 to 1958. In the letter Palmer makes an assessment of his own poetry.

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