Item RC0678 - John Drinkwater letter to Amelia Defries

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John Drinkwater letter to Amelia Defries

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  • 4 September 1921 (Creation)

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1 letter.

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John Drinkwater, poet, playwright, and actor was born in Leystonstone, Essex on 1 June 1882 and educated at Oxford High School. He was co-founder of an amateur dramatic society, the Pilgrim Players, in 1907. He went on to become the manager of the then fledgling Birmingham Repertory Theatre where he also acted. He is best known for a series of historical plays beginning with Abraham Lincoln. He died in London on 25 March 1937.

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Letter was purchased with copy of Drinkwater's <i>Olton's Pools</i> (1916).


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