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Pelham Webb collection
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1 letter and 7 poem manuscripts
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Pelham Webb was an English poet who was killed in action at the Battle of Arras 9 April 1917. He was the son of of Dr. and Mrs. Pelham Webb, of London, and attending Abingdon School in Oxfordshire. He was a Second Lieutenant in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry, D Compnay, 5th Battalion. His only book of poems Wandering Fire was published in Chelsea in 1916. He was buried in the British Tilloy Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines, France.
The information in this file originally stated that Webb had been killed in 1914, but this is believed to be incorrect. There are no Pelham Webb's listed in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and while he does generally sign his name 'Pelham Webb', omitting the Arthur, one of the documents is initialed APW.
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The fonds contains poem manuscripts and a single letter. The identity of Mrs. Russell, to whom the single letter in this collection was written and for whom the poems, addressed to "Lydia", were presumably composed, is unknown.
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Collection was purchased from George R. Minkoff in 1984.
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