J. M. Barrie

Scottish author and dramatist, 1860-1937

"J. M. Barrie is best remembered today as the creator of ""Peter Pan"". He was educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens. ""Peter Pan"" quickly overshadowed his previous work, although he continued to write successfully, and it became his best-known work, credited with popularising the name Wendy, which was very uncommon previously. ""Peter Pan"" has been featured in a variety of media and merchandise, both adapting and expanding on Barrie's works."

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Barrie, James Matthew

Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan (1860-1937). 2 autograph letters signed. [Farnham and London]. 8vo. Altogether (1+1 =) 2 pp. on 2 ff.
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To John Henderson, Secretary of the National Liberal Club: "Foiled again! I am down here but his is no excuse for not answering sooner [...]" (Black Lake Cottage, Farnham, May 17, 1901). - The letter from London, December 15, 1902, announcing a cheque for subscription of the Omar Khayyam Club.

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Barrie, James Matthew

Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan (1860-1937). 2 autograph letters signed. [London], 133 Gloucester Road, S.W. 8vo. ½ p. on bifolium. Stationery with printed letterhead, including addressed envelope, glued to the blank inside of the bifolium. (And:) Kirriemuir, 8 Sept. [1893]. 8vo. 1 p. on bifolium. Includes addressed envelope. Further includes an albumen photogra.
$ 2,752 / 2.500 € (77460/BN49896)

Both to the botanist Katharine Murray Horner, Lady Lyell (1817-1915), wife of Sir Charles Lyell's younger brother, Henry. One letter is written when she is Barrie's neighbour in his native Kirriemuir, the other to her home at 9 Cornwall Gardens, South Kensington: "Yes, delighted. [...] I am struggling with a love scene. If it wins I'll send it in my place. Yours ever [...]". (14 May 1897; date from a pencil note, likely by the recipient, inside the envelope flap).

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